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  • Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba assumes charge as Vice Chief of Naval Staff 3 days ago

    Kochi: Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba will assume charge as the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Southern Naval Command on March 30. He was commissioned in the Executive Branch of the Indian Navy in January 1978 and is an alumnus of National Defence Academy, Pune, the Defence Services Staff College Wellington, College...
  • World Cup: Sunil Gavaskar advises India to bat first and post a big total 4 days ago

    Former captain Sunil Gavaskar tipped Australia as favourites to win thursday's high-voltage cricket World Cup semi-final against India but said Mahendra Singh Dhoni's side can beat the hosts if they bat first and put up a big total. "Australia are favourites because they have psychological advantage of having beaten India in...
  • Well-deserved World Cup final for New Zealand: Sunil Gavaskar 5 days ago

    Sydney: Former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar praised New Zealand for playing "outstanding" cricket throughout the World Cup, saying the Kiwis thoroughly deserved to be in the final after edging past South Africa in a battle of nerves at Auckland today. Playing in their seventh World Cup semi-final, New Zealand, who have...
  • World Cup 2015: India combining well as a bowling unit, says Sunil Gavaskar March 19, 2015

    Melbourne: Impressed with the excellent bowling show by the Indian team so far, former captain Sunil Gavaskar on Thursday said that the bowlers have combined well as a unit to pick all the opposition wickets in the seven wins on the trot in the ongoing cricket World Cup. India, who thrashed...
  • World Cup: India expected to beat Bangladesh but it may not be easy, says Sunil Gavaskar March 18, 2015

    Melbourne: Former captain Sunil Gavaskar expects India to beat Bangladesh in their cricket World Cup quarter-final fixture at the MCG on Thursday but says it may not be as easy for the defending champions as people think it is. "Bangladesh have a good batting line-up. Mahmudullah can take any game away,...
  • World Cup: Gavaskar warns India to not take it easy against Bangladesh March 13, 2015

    Auckland: Terming Bangladesh a dangerous side on current form, former captain Sunil Gavaskar on Friday warned Indian players to not take their eastern neighbours lightly when the two teams meet in the cricket World Cup knock-out stage at the MCG on March 19. India are certain to top Group B even...
  • Sunil Chhetri scores twice as India beat Nepal in World Cup qualifiers March 12, 2015

    Guwahati: Star striker Sunil Chhetri struck twice in the second half as India notched up a 2-0 win over Nepal in a dominating display in the first leg of their 2018 FIFA World Cup football qualifying round one on Thursday. Today's win at the Indira Gandhi Athletics Stadium at Sajusarai ...
  • Will oppose resolution on Afzal Guru: BJP March 12, 2015

    Jammu: BJP on Thursday said that it will oppose the resolution moved in the state Assembly by an independent MLA seeking mortal remains of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru and hoped that its coalition partner PDP will support them. "We are sure that PDP will support us and we both...
  • World Cup 2015: India need to tighten batting, says Gavaskar March 9, 2015

    Hamilton: Former captain Sunil Gavaskar feels India need to tighten up their batting and go full throttle against Ireland tomorrow to emerge as group table-toppers in the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup. Defending champions India will take on Ireland here in their fifth match of the World Cup and Gavaskar said...
  • Airtel to double 4G network by next year: CEO Sunil Mittal March 9, 2015

    Barcelona: Flush with an investment outlay of USD 3 billion a year on networks, telecom major Bharti Airtel plans to double its 4G network by next fiscal as it gears up to take on competition, including the much-awaited foray of Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries group. "We have decided to roll out...
  • ICC World Cup: West Indies missing Sunil Narine, says Clive Lloyd March 5, 2015

    Perth: Chairman of selectors Clive Lloyd said the West Indies are desperately missing the spin heroics of game-changer Sunil Narine to strengthen their campaign in the cricket World Cup underway in New Zealand and Australia. Off-spinner Narine withdrew just before the squad left the Caribbean for the World Cup, claiming he...
  • Sunil Gavaskar, VVS Laxman advise Virat Kohli to end row with journalist March 5, 2015

    Perth: Not too impressed with Virat Kohli's abusive behaviour towards a journalist recently, former Indian cricketers Sunil Gavaskar and VVS Laxman on Thursday called on the star batsman to resolve the row amicably with the concerned scribe. Gavaskar and Laxman admitted that dealing with the media was never easy but they...
  • Barack Obama re-nominates Indian-American to key administration post March 5, 2015

    Washington: US President Barack Obama has re-nominated Sunil Sabharwal, an independent Indian-American investor, to a key administration post as Alternate Executive Director at the International Monetary Fund. First nominated in April 2014 to the position of Alternate Executive Director of the IMF, Sabharwal has been an independent investor in the payments...
  • India are playing best cricket of World Cup 2015: Brian Lara February 27, 2015

    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 February 26, 2015

    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 February 24, 2015

    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...