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  • F1 must accent positives of new era, says Pat Symonds April 5, 2014

    Manama: Formula One needs to focus on the positives of its new turbo era rather than talking itself down, Williams technical head Pat Symonds said on Friday. Speaking ahead of Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix, Symonds warned that criticism of the rule changes from within the sport risked a backlash similar to...
  • Monkeygate saga ruined Symond's career, feels Ponting February 13, 2014

    Sydney : Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting feels lack of support from the cricket board (CA) to Andrew Symonds during the monkeygate episode was the reason behind the premature end to the mercurial all rounder's career. Ponting said Cricket Australia (CA) bowed to the heavy-weights BCCI during the 2008 incident in...
  • Sachin changed his stance couple of times during 'Monkeygate': Ponting October 22, 2013

    Melbourne: After questioning Sachin Tendulkar's conduct during the 'Monkeygate' scandal in his autobiography, former Australian captain Ricky Ponting now says he has made peace with the key Indian characters of the ugly drama during his IPL stint. Ponting, who in his book said that he was taken aback by Tendulkar's statement...
  • Wait for my book to know all about 'Monkeygate': Anil Kumble October 18, 2013

    Bangalore: Former captain Anil Kumble on Friday declined to comment on Ricky Ponting's observation on Sachin Tendulkar's role in the 'Monkeygate' scandal, saying people should wait for his book to know his version of the incident. In his memoirs - titled The Close of Play, Ponting said he didn't understand why...
  • Williams appoint Pat Symonds as technical head July 16, 2013

    London: Williams hired Pat Symonds as chief technical officer of the Formula One team on Tuesday after Mike Coughlan paid the price for the team's woeful start to the season. Coughlan "stepped down" from his position as technical director and leaves with immediate effect, the team said in a statement as...
  • Aus media slams Sachin over 'Monkeygate' row January 2, 2012

    Sydney: As Sachin Tendulkar gears up for his 100th international ton in the second Test against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Tuesday, a leading newspaper in Australia has stirred up the 'Monkeygate' controversy on the eve of the match, and questioned the Little Master's role in that...
  • Lee defends Bhajji in 'Monkeygate' row December 25, 2011

    Brett Lee has come out with his autobiography 'My Life' in which he supports Harbhajan Singh against Andrew Symonds. ...
  • Bad blood: Ind-Aus cricket controversies December 23, 2011

    It's not just the quality of contests between bat and ball that have made India versus Australia the greatest rivalry of recent times. There have been many ugly, heated and controversial moments on and off the field that have added to the drama and intensity of Test matches between the...
  • The nightmare of 'Monkey-Gate' December 20, 2011

    In 2007-08, the Symonds-Harbhajan spat blew up into a huge row with ramifications beyond cricket. ...
  • Bigg Boss: Sunny, Juhi want the boys out December 20, 2011

    Mumbai: After Shonali Nagrani's exit from 'Bigg Boss 5' house, Andrew Symonds and Pooja Misrra were also asked to leave the house on day 78. Andrew and Pooja were just guests in the house. Siddharth Bhardwaj who became good friends with Symonds was really upset to hear this. After Mahek...
  • Symonds' hurricane innings in Bigg Boss ends December 19, 2011

    After spending barely 10 days in the house, former Australian cricketer Andrew Symonds is now leaving the show. ...
  • I learnt how to make rotis in Bigg Boss: Symonds December 19, 2011

    New Delhi: Australian all-rounder Andrew Symonds, who has come out of the 'Bigg Boss' house, says he had a satisfying stay in the house and learnt how to make rotis and Indian curries during his 11-day stay. "Stay was very good and sort of satisfying. I made a couple of new...
  • Siddharth, Akash get a warning from 'Bigg Boss' December 15, 2011

    Mumbai: Akashdeep Saigal better known as Sky is infamous for provoking people to fight with him. The contestants including Shraddha Sharama and Mahek Chahal, who have been recently voted out from the show, criticized him for the same. Sky and Amar Upadhyay were extremely upset with Siddharth for not doing the...
  • Sachin Shroff felt the 'Bigg Boss' pressure December 12, 2011

    New Delhi: TV actor Sachin Shroff, who got an opportunity to meet wife Juhi Parmar in the 'Bigg Boss' house, says he could feel the pressure in the house and is proud to see how his better half was coping with it. "I didn't get the so much time to interact...
  • Pooja Misrra gets a cold reception in Bigg Boss December 8, 2011

    Mumbai: The most controversial contestant of Bigg Boss 5, Pooja Misrra is back in the show. Misrra was asked to leave the show after a series of loud spats with other housemates. Her violent and unpredictable behavior irked everyone in the house. Now she has entered the show again...
  • Bigg Boss: Pooja Misrra to re-enter with Symonds December 7, 2011

    Mumbai: Model and controversial housemate Pooja Mishra, who was evicted from 'Bigg Boss', will be re-entering the show as a translator for new celebrity contestant Andrew Symonds. Pooja was asked to leave the house few days ago after she indulged in violence on the show. "She (Pooja) will be entering the show...
  • I want to make friends in 'Bigg Boss': Symonds December 7, 2011

    New Delhi: Australian cricketer Andrew Symonds is the latest celebrity to enter the 'Bigg Boss' house and says he is looking forward to his stint on Indian television and is hoping to get an opportunity to understand Indian culture. "I don't know much about Indian culture. I know about it in...
  • 'Bigg Boss' pitch ready for Andrew Symonds December 6, 2011

    Cricketer Andrew Symonds is set for a new avataar as the former Australian all-rounder is set to enter the Bigg Boss house. ...
  • Bigg Boss: Amar, Mahek, Sid and Shonali nominated December 6, 2011

    Mumbai: Bigg Boss loves to throw a googly at the housemates during nomination. This week, rather than nominating two people for eviction, Bigg Boss asked contestants to name their favorites. Sunny Leone and Akashdeep Saigal got the highest votes and were safe from eviction. This week Amar Upadhyay, Mahek Chahal, Siddharth...
  • Cricketer Andrew Symonds to enter 'Bigg Boss' December 5, 2011

    New Delhi: Australian cricket all-rounder Andrew Symonds is set to enter the 'Bigg Boss 5' house this week. Symonds will be the second international celebrity to enter the Colors' show after Indo-Canadian porn star Sunny Leone. He will enter the show as a participant, said a source from the channel. The 36-year-old...
  • Briatore says he sacrificed himself for Reault September 18, 2009

    London: Flavio Briatore said he sacrificed himself to save his Renault Formula One team but it will take more than the departure of a flamboyant Italian showman to repair the damage done by race-fixing revelations. "The worst act of cheating in the history of sport," declared the back page headline in...
  • Renault bosses quit F1 team over race-fixing charges March 26, 2010

    London: Renault managing director Flavio Briatore and engineering executive director Pat Symonds left the Formula One team, which said on Wednesday it will not contest a charge that Nelson Piquet Jr. was ordered to crash in a race. Renault has been summoned to Paris by governing body FIA to answer allegations...
  • How Symonds ruined himself June 5, 2009

    Sydney: If Australia all-rounder Andrew Symonds never plays international cricket again, it will be a sad end to the career of a gifted player who never really fulfilled his true potential. The 33-year-old's career, in the balance after a series of off-field incidents, was almost certainly ended when he was sent...
  • Symonds breaks alcohol rules, kicked out of World T20 June 4, 2009

    London: Australia all-rounder Andrew Symonds is being sent home from the World Twenty20 tournament in England for disciplinary reasons, Cricket Australia (CA) said on Thursday. CA Chief Executive James Sutherland told a hastily-arranged news conference in Melbourne broadcast on national television that Symonds had been ordered home for alcohol related issues. "The...
  • Symonds left out of Ashes squad | 'We can still win' May 20, 2009

    Controversial all-rounder Andrew Symonds was a notable omission from Australia's squad for this year's Ashes cricket tour to England when it was announced on Wednesday. ...
  • Cricket's bad boy? Symonds involved in a brawl, again November 24, 2008

    Melbourne: It has only taken one Test match on his return to the Australian team for Andrew Symonds to get into trouble yet again. The 33-year-old all-rounder is reported to have gotten into a physical confrontation with a member of the public in a Brisbane pub on Sunday night. According to the...
  • Symonds reopens 'monkeygate' row, blames Bhajji November 8, 2008

    Melbourne: After Adam Gilchrist and Ricky Ponting, it is now Andrew Symonds' turn to reopen the old wounds of "monkeygate" claiming he was cocksure of Harbhajan Singh first calling him "monkey" in Mumbai last year before the Indian offie's alleged repeat of the same abuse in Sydney three...
  • I was warned to drop Bhajji charges: Ponting November 8, 2008

    New Delhi: Australian skipper Ricky Ponting has revealed in his new book Captain's Diary that he was warned by a senior Indian cricketer to drop the racism allegation against off-spinner Harbhajan Singh in the controversial Sydney Test early this year. "On the night after we made our on-field report about Harbhajan,...
  • Gilchrist calls Sachin a 'bad sport' | Your Say | Blog October 24, 2008

    New Delhi: Former Australian wicketkeeper/batsman Adam Gilchrist has slammed international cricket's highest run-getter Sachin Tendulkar of not being gracious in defeat in his autobiography True Colours. Gilchrist says that Tendulkar shirks from a handshake if he ends on the losing side. Describing the dramatic final moments on the final day of the...
  • Indian 'Test': Hayden shines while Ponting struggles September 12, 2008

    Symonds is axed from the 15-man Oz squad for India tour next month. ...