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  • India are playing best cricket of World Cup 2015: Brian Lara 2 days ago

    Perth: Insisting that India are currently playing the "best cricket of the World Cup", West Indies batting legend Brian Lara feels that the defending champions must test their bench strength against minnows UAE in a Pool B match here on Saturday. Lara said by testing a few reserve players against weaker...
  • Sunil Gavaskar floored by 'natural cricketers' from Afghanistan 3 days ago

    Melbourne: Sunil Gavaskar has predicted a bright future for Afghanistan after their first ever World Cup win on Thursday, saying the players from the strife-torn come across as "natural cricketers", reminding him of West Indies' greats of the past. "They come across as natural cricketers, like the players of the past...
  • Sunil Chhetri not automatic choice for captaincy: Stephen Constantine 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Set to begin his second stint as Indian football head coach with a match against Nepal next month, Stephen Constantine on Tuesday said that he is yet to decide on who will captain the national team in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification campaign. India play Nepal on March...
  • Additional spectrum case: 2G court to hear arguments from March 4 February 19, 2015

    New Delhi: The special 2G court would start hearing from next month arguments on framing of charges in the 2002 additional spectrum allocation case, in which CBI has chargesheeted former Telecom Secretary Shyamal Ghosh and three telecom firms. Special CBI Judge OP Saini fixed the matter for March 4 to...
  • World Cup 2015: Kirsten's presence in SA camp won't make much difference, says Gavaskar February 19, 2015

    Even as South Africa plot India's downfall with the help of Gary Kirsten and Mike Hussey, cricketing greats Sunil Gavaskar and Ian Chappell on Wednesday felt their presence would not make much of a difference to the Proteas' chances in their World Cup game against the holders. South Africa have hired...
  • 'Gary Kirsten's presence in SA camp won't make much difference' February 18, 2015

    Melbourne: Even as South Africa plot India's downfall with the help of Gary Kirsten and Mike Hussey, cricketing greats Sunil Gavaskar and Ian Chappell on Wednesday felt their presence would not make much of a difference to the Proteas' chances in their World Cup game against the holders. South Africa have...
  • Yuvraj deserves every penny for his yeoman service: Gavaskar February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Former captain Sunil Gavaskar on Monday endorsed Delhi Daredevils splurging Rs 16 crore on Yuvraj Singh in the IPL 8 auction, saying the flamboyant allrounder "deserves every penny for his yeoman service" to Indian cricket. "I am really happy for him, look at what he has gone through. He...
  • Cricket World Cup and family affair February 16, 2015

    Sydney: When Mitchell Marsh stunned England with a five-wicket haul in co-hosts Australia's 111-run thrashing of England in their opening World Cup match it represented the latest chapter in a remarkable family history. Saturday's match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground was Marsh's World Cup debut and his return came 28 years...
  • World Cup 2015: Former Indian cricketers laud Team India after win against Pakistan February 15, 2015

    New Delhi: Crediting India's emphatic win over arch-rivals Pakistan in the World Cup to Mahendra Singh Dhoni's mature captaincy, cricket legend Kapil Dev on Sunday said the Indian skipper used his experience really well and was spot on with field placements. "This Pakistan team lacks maturity but we seem to have...
  • Sunil Gavaskar, VVS Laxman criticise World Cup format February 12, 2015

    Sydney: Legendary players Sunil Gavaskar and VVS Laxman on Thursday lambasted the format of the upcoming Cricket World Cup, saying that the inclusion of the ICC Associate members could reduce the intensity of competition. Gavaskar and Laxman said making the showpiece event a 14-team affair with the inclusion of the likes...
  • Sunil Gavaskar, Ian Chappell tip India to beat Pakistan again in WC February 11, 2015

    Sydney: Legendary cricketers Sunil Gavaskar and Ian Chappell tipped India as favourites in their much anticipated World Cup clash against Pakistan, saying that past history and better acclimatisation to Australian conditions could tilt the balance in favour of the defending champions. India have beaten Pakistan in all the cricket World Cup...
  • Confirmed! 'Hero' remake to be released on July 3 this year February 9, 2015

    Mumbai: 'Hero', Salman Khan's first film production under his new banner SKF, is all set to hit theatres on July 3 this year. The film, starring debutante actors Suraj Pancholi and Sunil Shetty's daughter Athiya, is the remake of the superhit 1983 film of the same name. The upcoming film is...
  • World Cup 2015 will be most competitive ever, says Sunil Gavaskar February 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar feels that the 2015 cricket World Cup beginning on February 14 in Australia and New Zealand will be "most competitive" edition ever as many teams can win the title. "Will Australia do it this time, or New Zealand, who are gelling and combining so...
  • Delhi HC restrains Sunil Dev from acting as DDCA Director February 3, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi High Court on Tuesday stayed its order restraining former India cricket team manager and DDCA Secretary Sunil Dev from acting as a director of the sports body for allegedly violating Companies Act by receiving remuneration for rendering his services. A bench of justice B D Ahmed and Sanjeev...
  • World Cup Flashback: Gavaskar's bizarre batting in 1975 February 2, 2015

    Three months after the death of legendary cricket wordsmith Neville Cardus, who vividly portrayed the romance of the traditional game, the International Cricket Council (ICC) in 1975 held the first World Cup -- an event that in subsequent years catalysed mind-boggling changes in the 22- yard game, multiplying the thrill,...
  • SLC reported to anti-graft commission February 2, 2015

    Colombo : Sri Lanka's cricket governing body SLC has been reported to the Commission on Bribery and Corruption on Monday. The Marxist JVP of the People's Liberation Front said they had highlighted 25 points over alleged misconduct by top officials of bribery and corruption at SLC. Sri Lanka Cricket is suffering from...
  • Photo Of The Day: Kangana Ranaut, Aamir Khan, Prasoon Joshi party together February 2, 2015

    Look who's all happy and glowing! Actress Kangana Ranaut, who won the Filmfare Award for Best Actress recently, was seen partying with actor Aamir Khan, lyricist Prasoon Joshi and producer Sunil Bohra. ...
  • Windies' Nikita Miller hoping to fill void left by Sunil Narine February 1, 2015

    Kingston: Left-arm spinner Nikita Miller hopes to fill the void left by off-spinner Sunil Narine for the West Indies in the upcoming World Cup. The 32-year-old seasoned Jamaican replaced Narine for the prestigious event which runs from February 14 to March 29 in Australia and New Zealand. He has not played...
  • MS Dhoni did look short of ideas at Perth, feels Sunil Gavaskar January 30, 2015

    Perth: Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar feels that India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni ran "short of ideas" in Friday's loss against England at Perth. Asked why India's most successful bowler Stuart Binny (3/33 in 8 overs) wasn't given an opportunity to complete his full quota of 10 overs, Gavaskar said:"You have...
  • Nikita Miller replaces Sunil Narine in West Indies' World Cup squad January 30, 2015

    Left-arm spinner Nikita Miller has been called up by the West Indies for the Cricket World Cup to replace Sunil Narine who withdrew from the squad. Miller, 32, has featured in 45 one-day internationals, taking 40 wickets with a best of 4 for 43 against Zimbabwe. His last appearance for the West...
  • Narine pulls the trigger before World Cup, withdraws from West Indies squad January 27, 2015

    West Indies mystery spinner Sunil Narine has decided to pull out of the country's squad for the next month's World Cup to be played in Australia and New Zealand. This comes as a big blow for the West Indian team as Narine was an integral part of the Windies attack and...
  • East Bengal to face Bengaluru FC in I-League January 27, 2015

    Kolkata: Smarting from their shock defeat against Pune FC at home, reigning champions and Federation Cup winners Bengaluru FC will face formidable East Bengal in the Hero I-League football tournament at the Vivekananda Yuva Bharati Krirangan, here on Tuesday. With one point from two matches, BFC have slipped to 10th place...
  • Punjab Warriors beat Uttar Pradesh Wizards 3-2 in HIL January 26, 2015

    Punjab Warriors registered their second victory in this year's Hero Hockey India League (HIL), beating Uttar Pradesh Wizards 3-2 on Monday. Warriors got their goals from Varun Kumar (12th minute), SV Sunil (27th) and Sandeep Singh (42nd), while Wizards skipper VR Raghunath converted two penalty corners in the seventh and 53rd...
  • Bengaluru FC take on Pune FC in I-League January 23, 2015

    Bengaluru: After starting their campaign with a draw, pressure will be on Bengaluru FC to register their first win of the season when they take on Pune FC in an I-League match here on Saturday. Bengaluru will be hoping to make amends in their performance as their supply chain to their...
  • Jaya Bachchan and Gulzar launch the music for Amitabh Bachchan-Dhanush starrer 'Shamitabh' January 21, 2015

    Mumbai: The music of filmmaker R Balki's much awaited film 'Shamitabh' was unveiled Tuesday night by Jaya Bachchan and Gulzar in the presence of the entire star cast of the film. The event was followed by paying tribute to the music composer Ilaiyaraaja. The event also saw a live performance by...
  • Sunil Gavaskar blasts Indian bowlers, wants Ishant out of team January 20, 2015

    Brisbane: Once again slamming the Indian bowlers for their poor showing in Australian conditions ahead of the World Cup, former captain Sunil Gavaskar said that the bowlers have learnt nothing from their past experiences on foreign tours. After failing to take 20 wickets in the 2-0 Test series defeat against Australia,...
  • I-League: Dempo SC earn first points against Bengaluru FC January 17, 2015

    Bengaluru: Goa's Dempo SC earned their first ever point while playing against Bengaluru FC, following a goalless draw in the Hero I-League, which kicked off at Sree Kanteerava Stadium here on Saturday. For the fist time, Dempo drew with defending I-League Champions and earned their first point against them. Both teams...
  • Bengaluru FC favourites to retain I-League title January 17, 2015

    Bengaluru: The eighth Hero I-League kicks off here Saturday night with defending champions Bengaluru FC taking on Goa's Dempo in a repeat of last Sunday's Federation Cup final that the former won. The 2015 edition was formally launched here Friday with the rival skippers, Sunil Chhetri and Clifford Miranda in attendance...
  • Photo of the day: Sunil Grover makes a beautiful bride in white gown; takes a selfie with Kapil Sharma and Sonam Kapoor January 14, 2015

    Sunil Grover looked a far cry from her usual garb on the sets of 'Comedy Nights with Kapil'. The popular actor's striking white gown was revealed in a photo which he Sonam Kapoor shared on her Instagram account. The 'Doli Ki Doli' actress thanked Kapil and his team for their...