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  • Tino Best, Shoaib Malik fined over CPL altercation 6 days ago

    Bridgetown: Temperamental fast bowler Tino Best and former Pakistan batsman Shoaib Malik have been hit with hefty fines following an on-field altercation during a Caribbean Premier League match between Barbados Tridents and St. Lucia Zouks at Kensington Oval. Best was fined 60 percent of his match fee while Shoaib has been...
  • Steyn thanks Donald, rates Galle heroics among his best July 21, 2014

    Galle: South African fast bowler Dale Steyn rated his match-winning performance in the Galle Test against Sri Lanka among his best and said watching videos of former fast bowling great Allan Donald inspired him ahead of the series-opener. The 31-year-old right-arm fast bowler took a match haul of nine wickets on...
  • Victory vindicates Hashim Amla's declaration gamble July 21, 2014

    Galle: Hashim Amla was probably more relieved than elated after his declaration gamble paid off and the bearded South African began his captaincy tenure with a thumping 153-run win against Sri Lanka on Sunday. South Africa's first permanent non-white skipper made a gamble on the fourth day of the series-opener when...
  • Vernon Philander fined by ICC for ball tampering July 19, 2014

    Dubai: South Africa's Vernon Philander has been fined 75 per cent of his match fee after breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the third day's play in the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle. Philander was charged with an article 2.2.9 offence of the ICC Code of Conduct which...
  • 1st Test: Dale Steyn gives South Africa control at Galle on Day 3 July 18, 2014

    Galle: Pace bowler Dale Steyn grabbed 5 for 50 to help restrict Sri Lanka to 283 for 9 in reply to South Africa's first-innings score of 455 for 9 declared on day three Friday of the first Test. It was the 23rd five-wicket haul in 73 Tests for Steyn, who gained...
  • Centre spends Rs 35,000 crore under SC/ST sub-plan in 2013-14 July 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Government's 25 ministries and department spent Rs 35,800.60 crore last fiscal under schedule Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) Sub-Plan, which is meant for welfare of these communities, Parliament was informed on Thursday. However, government had allocated Rs 41,561.13 crore under the SC/ST Sub-Plan for the central ministries for 2013-14, Planning Minister...
  • Veer campaing impact: St Stephen's students get Rs 50,000 to help those with hearing disabilities July 17, 2014

    CNN-IBN's special campaign, Veer, for those with disabilities has encouraged another project to get a grant for their initiative. Rs 50,000 has been given to students of St Stephen's college to carry on their initiative for those with hearing disabilities. ...
  • Picking five bowlers is a positive move, says Dravid July 16, 2014

    London: Former India captain Rahul Dravid termed Indian team management's decision to include five specialist bowlers as a positive move. "It is a very courageous move, a very positive move in my opinion," Dravid told reporters at the Laureus Academy function here on Thursday. "In the past, India have been a bit...
  • India complained within 24 hours of Anderson-Jadeja fracas: report July 16, 2014

    London: India's much talked-about delayed response to the alleged "pushing and abusing" of Ravindra Jadeja by James Anderson during the first Test in Nottingham was not exactly delayed as it has now come to light that the team complained within 24 hours of the incident. According to a report in ESPNCricinfo,...
  • Glad to help England get back in the match: Anderson July 13, 2014

    Nottingham: England pacer James Anderson on Saturday said that he was delighted with his maiden Test half-century and even more so with the fact that his innings allowed his team to find its way into the first Test versus India here. Anderson scored a personal best of 81 runs while Joe...
  • We shouldn't be disappointed with our bowling performance: Pujara July 13, 2014

    Nottingham: Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara on Saturday said that his team's bowling performances in the first Test versus England was up to the mark and they should not be too disappointed with the 198-run world record stand for the last wicket between Joe Root and James Anderson here. Root remained unbeaten...
  • 1st Test: India lead England by 128 runs on Day 4, draw likely July 13, 2014

    Joe Root and James Anderson's world-record partnership earned England an unlikely slender lead and then two late Indian wickets in the evening turned day four of the first Test in England's favour, leaving the hosts as the only team with a chance to win on the final day. Middle-order batsman Root...
  • Not a perfect day for England, admits Joe Root July 12, 2014

    Nottingham: England middle-order batsman Joe Root has refused to blame his team's batsmen for the slump in the post-lunch session that saw them collapse from 134 for 1 to 202 for 7 handing India the advantage in the first Test at Nottingham. The Yorkshire batsman then had to come up with...
  • I have regained my rhythm, says Ishant Sharma July 12, 2014

    Nottingham: Having engineered a collapse with one of his best spells in recent times, lanky Indian speedster Ishant Sharma said that he feels like having got his rhythm back. "I struggled with my rhythm in the two practice matches. "These things happen when you haven't been playing cricket for too long. I...
  • 1st Test: England fight their way to 352/9 on Day 3, trail India by 105 July 11, 2014

    Dogged resistance by Joe Root and England's late order helped the hosts recover from a precarious 205 for 7 to reach 352/9 at stumps on day three to blunt the effort of Indian pacers and cut down the visitors lead to 105. A six-wicket burst by India, thanks to Bhuvneshwar Kumar...
  • Alastair Cook confident of Matt Prior's fitness for first Test July 9, 2014

    Nottingham: England captain Alastair Cook was "99 percent sure" Matt Prior will be fit to face India in the first Test at Trent Bridge on Wednesday after the wicketkeeper's injury scare. Prior suffered a thigh injury while training on Monday but, with England having called up one-day international Jos Buttler --...
  • Revenge and redemption embody India's England tour opener July 9, 2014

    There was brouhaha about India's last England tour. The 2000th Test coincided with the 100th between the two nations, hence the commotion. At the end of that tour in 2011, there was stillness in the Indian camp - the visitors stood immobile, heads hanging. On the other side of the...
  • England toughest venue for sub-continental players, says Kohli July 7, 2014

    Nottingham: Virat Kohli has described England as 'one of the toughest venues for sub-continental teams' but said they are focused on putting up a strong performance in the five-Test series to start the transition of the young Indian team to a good quality side. The opening Test begins on Wednesday here,...
  • 1st ODI: Amla hundred sets up big South Africa win over Sri Lanka July 6, 2014

    Colombo: Hashim Amla's 13th century in one-day international and a 151-run stand with captain AB de Villiers led South Africa to a convincing 75-run win in the first ODI against Sri Lanka on Sunday. Amla scored 109 including eight boundaries to take the Proteas to 304 for 5 in 50 overs...
  • West Indies vs New Zealand Live Score: 1st Twenty20 at Roseau July 5, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: New Zealand opt to bowl against West Indies. Pre-match: Sunil Narine returns to the West Indies fold with the mystery spinner seeking to maintain his stranglehold over New Zealand in the T20 Internationals on Saturday and Sunday at Windsor Park...
  • Poor roads lead to traffic jams, force a Patna school to close for three days July 3, 2014

    A school in Patna was forced to shut down for three days after students failed to reach the school due to regular, long hours of traffic jams, officials said on Thursday. Authorities of St Joseph Convent High School in Jethuli on the outskirts of Patna decided to close the school till...
  • Stokes included in England squad for first Test against India July 3, 2014

    London: Allrounder Ben Stokes has returned to the England national team for the opening Test against India as the only addition to the 13-member squad that recently lost 0-1 in a two-Test series at home to Sri Lanka. The England selectors on Wednesday announced a 13-member squad to be led...
  • Russian navy launches new electric submarine June 27, 2014

    Moscow: The Russian navy launched a new diesel-electric submarine, a latest addition to its Black Sea Fleet, media reported on Friday. The submarine was launched on Thursday in a ceremony held in St. Petersburg, Xinhua reported. A navy official said that the new diesel-electric submarine Rostov-na-Donu, along with other vessels in...
  • Tourism ministry should seek Church's view on exposition: NCP June 24, 2014

    Panaji: Goa's tourism ministry should take the Church into confidence before designing its multi-crore publicity campaign for the decennial exposition of St Francis Xavier's relics scheduled later this year, the NCP said on tuesday. "It is only the authorities of the Church who would be able to discern how best...
  • Ellen DeGeneres, Steve Harvey are Daytime Emmy Awards winners June 23, 2014

    Los Angeles: Ellen DeGeneres, Steve Harvey and the soap opera "The Young and the Restless" were among the 41st annual Daytime Emmy winners. "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" received its eighth trophy as outstanding entertainment talk show at the awards ceremony Sunday in Beverly Hills. The "Steve Harvey" show was honored as outstanding...
  • St Stephen's, other DU colleges defer admissions after FYUP confusion June 23, 2014

    New Delhi: The face-off between Delhi University and the University Grants Commission over the 4-year Undergraduate Programme continues. The deadline for DU to submit its compliance report ends on Monday. This after the UGC ordered all Delhi University colleges to conduct admissions under the three year undergraduate course, and not...
  • UPA appointees targeted: Mamta Sharma, Karan Singh, PL Punia to quit? June 19, 2014

    The Narendra Modi government, which aims at wiping out all political appointees from the UPA government, has now asked the heads of National Commission for Women, SC/ST Commission and Indian Council for Cultural Research (ICCR) to step down from their respective posts, say sources. ...
  • After Governors, NDMA members, PM asks NCW, SC/ST panel heads to quit June 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government, which aims at wiping out all political appointees from the UPA government, has now asked the heads of National Commission for Women and SC/ST Commission to step down from their respective posts, say sources. This comes after the PMO asked all seven members of...
  • 'DU's almost 100% cut off. That's why the world is there at Sharda University': The funniest Twitter reactions to St. Stephen's 98% cut-off marks June 18, 2014

    The cut-off for admissions to the four-year undergraduate economics and English programmes for students with commerce background in Delhi University's St.Stephen's College has been set at 98 per cent, according to figures released by the college. Admit it, if you were a student in these times, you would not have...