Boycott

  • Jason Gillespie glad to fulfil Geoffrey Boycott order September 13, 2014

    London: Jason Gillespie said he was pleased to have carried out the wishes of Yorkshire great Geoffrey Boycott after guiding the side to their first English County Championship title in 13 years on Friday. Yorkshire's innings and 152run First Division victory away to nearest pursuers Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge saw them...
  • BCCI's enormous power not good for cricket, says Geoffrey Boycott September 7, 2014

    London: Days after cricketing legend Ian Botham called for Indian Premier League (IPL) to be scrapped, former England captain Geoffrey Boycott has said it is not the T20 tournament but the Indian cricket board wielding enormous power that is detrimental to the game. Reacting to Botham's comments about the IPL being...
  • England batting like 'chumps' against India, says Geoffrey Boycott September 1, 2014

    London: Slamming the English cricket team for batting like "chumps" against world champions India, former England captain Geoffrey Boycott has said skipper Alastair Cook, Ian Bell and Joe Root should not be a part of the oneday side. "England have gone into this series with three orthodox batsmen in our top...
  • UPSC aspirants prepare to boycott prelim exams scheduled on Sunday August 23, 2014

    New Delhi: The hardest hit in the UPSC language row has been aspirants preparing for the exam. While many are lagging behind in preparations, some have even decided to boycott the exam and stage a walkout from the examination hall. After a rigorous round of protestations, lathi charge and detainment,...
  • Jharkhand CM calls hooting at PM Modi's event 'rape of democracy' August 22, 2014

    Ranchi: Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren termed the hooting he faced by a section of crowd at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's function on Thursday as "rape of democracy", while his party Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) demanded a public apology from Modi. "The unseemly and disrespectful approach during my speech is...
  • Indian batsmen were like lambs to the slaughter: Boycott August 18, 2014

    London: Former England captain Geoffrey Boycott has slammed the Indian team for their pathetic display with both bat and ball in the humiliating 13 Test series loss to England and said the batsmen were like "lambs to the slaughter". "India were pathetic when they had to bat and bowl on two...
  • Geoffrey Boycott issues Sam Robson warning August 13, 2014

    London: Geoffrey Boycott has told England opener Sam Robson there is a "huge question mark" against the Australiaborn batsman's international future. Boycott said Robson needed to become more secure outside off stump while England as a whole had to improve their batting against the short ball if they were to cope...
  • Geoffrey Boycott points out three key areas for England to improve August 12, 2014

    London: Former captain Geoffrey Boycott is mighty pleased with England winning the Manchester Test by an innings and inside three days but he sounded a word of caution saying that Alastair Cook and Company must improve upon three areas before they face India in the seriesdecider fifth Test starting August...
  • Geoffrey Boycott, Ian Botham laud England for turnaround August 1, 2014

    London: Lavishing praise on the England cricket team for their seriesequalising win in the third Test against India, former captains Geoffrey Boycott and Ian Botham said the home side looked much stronger than the tourists in every department of the game. Writing in 'The Daily Telegraph', Boycott hoped that the English...
  • Stern punishment if Anderson is guilty: Boycott July 16, 2014

    London: Former England captain Geoffrey Boycott has recommended "stern punishment" for James Anderson if the England pacer is found guilty of abusing and pushing Ravindra Jadeja on the second day of the first Test at Trent Bridge. "If anybody's found guilty, and if I had a say in it, I believe...
  • Geoffrey Boycott wants end to lifeless pitches like Nottingham July 15, 2014

    London: Disappointed by the "lifeless" pitch which produced a draw in the opening IndiaEngland Test, former captain Geoffrey Boycott said decks like the one in Nottingham will turn the home pacers into a bunch of "midgets" with little or no belief in their abilities. "Both sets of seam bowlers were flogged...
  • HC issues contempt notice to lawyers for boycott call July 15, 2014

    The Rajasthan High Court has issued contempt notice to some lawyers, including the president of Bar Association, in connection with the boycott call given by advocates of lower judiciary. Justice Bela M Trivedi took suo motu notice of the boycott call and issued notices. The lawyers had given the boycott call...
  • Boycott says outofform Cook could quit as captain June 24, 2014

    Former England great Geoff Boycott says the "nightmare of Australia is not over" and believes captain Alastair Cook's poor batting form is a "recipe for resignation". The home team, chasing 350 to win, were reduced to 57 for 5 on the penultimate day of the second and final Test on Monday...
  • LS polls: 2 villages in Maharajganj boycott balloting May 12, 2014

    Phooralpur village of Maharajganj constituency, where 13 people were killed at an unmanned crossing two days ago, was among the two villages which did not take part in the ongoing polling. The villagers were demanding a railway crossing. On May 9, 13 people were killed while crossing the railway track near here...
  • Irked over lack of basic amenities, 10 MP villages to boycott LS polls April 13, 2014

    Voters of more than ten villages in Bhind district of Madhya Pradesh have decided to boycott the Lok Sabha elections to protest the lack of basic amenities in the area. The villagers, led by sarpanch Ramkali Baghel in a meeting at Khamrauli village on Saturday expressed their anger and alleged that...
  • Mirwaiz calls for boycott of polls, brands it a futile exercise April 9, 2014

    On the eve of the first round of polling in Jammu and Kashmir, moderate Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umer Farooq on Wednesday asked the people to stay away from the Lok Sabha elections, branding it a "futile exercise". "Elections are the spirit of democracy but in Jammu and Kashmir where political...
  • Maoists ask people to boycott Lok Sabha elections April 6, 2014

    Maoists on Sunday called for a boycott of the Lok Sabha election in Jamui parliamentary constituency of Bihar, and told cadres to attack security forces during the poll, police said. A police official said Maoist leader Pragati issued the diktat at a 'janata darbar' held in Vishanpura forest, saying no poll...
  • Maoists sending bulk SMS for poll boycott in Bihar April 2, 2014

    In a first, Maoists are sending out bulk SMS to voters calling for boycott of the Lok Sabha elections in six constituencies going to polls in the first phase in Bihar, while also threatening policemen and polling personnel. "Though they have always been against elections, this is a new method adopted...
  • Odisha: Kandhamal tribals threaten to boycott polls March 31, 2014

    A large number of tribal people have threatened to boycott polls for Kandhamal Lok Sabha and Phulbani Assembly seats accusing the government of being callous in providing basic facilities like drinking water, electricity, education and healthcare. Around 5,000 voters, mostly tribals, of Bilabadi, Danga, Shraba, Mallickpada, Shamapaju, Birigada and five other...
  • In a first, Maoists use SMS service to appeal for poll boycott March 31, 2014

    In a first, Maoists are using SMS service to appeal to people to boycott the Lok Sabha polls in Bihar and neighbouring Jharkhand, police officials said on Monday. "Maoists are sending bulk SMSes to mobile-phone subscribers and appealing to them to boycott the ensuing general elections," a police official said. The SMSes...
  • Riot-hit-families to boycott elections, say no faith in leaders March 8, 2014

    Members of 66 displaced families belonging to three of the riot-hit villages have decided not to cast their votes in the Lok Sabha election, saying they have lost faith in political leaders. The families had fled their villages Lank, Sisauli and Bitawda in the district during the communal violence that left...
  • Republic Day celebrated in Odisha amidst boycott by Maoists January 26, 2014

    The 65th Republic Day was celebrated across Odisha with gaiety and enthusiasm on Sunday amidst tightened security in view of a boycott call by Maoists. Governor S C Jamir unfurled the tricolour at the main function on Mahatma Gandhi Road in Bhubaneswar, while Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik did so at the...
  • Boycott slams England 'clowns' after humiliating Ashes whitewash January 6, 2014

    London: Onetime England great Geoffrey Boycott accused the current team of batting like "oneday clowns" after their 50 Ashes thrashing in Australia. A series where England were bowled out for under 200 on six occasions ended in humiliation when they were dismissed for just 166 inside 32 overs on the third...
  • Ashes drubbing depressing, humiliating, says Boycott January 5, 2014

    London: Former England batsman Geoffrey Boycott has described the current team's 05 drubbing in the Ashes series by Australia as "depressing and humiliating". "This has been one of the most depressing and humiliating days for English cricket," Boycott wrote in his column for The Telegraph on Sunday when England lost the...
  • Michael Vaughan, Geoffrey Boycott salute Swann December 22, 2013

    London: Former England stars Michael Vaughan and Geoffrey Boycott expressed their admiration for spin bowler Graeme Swann on Sunday after he abruptly announced his retirement from the sport. Swann, 34, bows out with immediate effect, meaning he will play no part in the final two Tests of the Ashes tour of...
  • Geoffrey Boycott berates 'selfish' Kevin Pietersen December 16, 2013

    London: Outspoken former England batsman Geoff Boycott described Kevin Pietersen as "selfish" after he again conceded his wicket cheaply as the tourists slumped towards defeat in the Ashes on Monday. With England chasing an improbable target of 504 to avoid defeat in the third Test in Perth, Pietersen put on...
  • Cook's 'brain scrambled', Boycott fumes December 11, 2013

    Perth: England great Geoffrey Boycott on Wednesday blasted captain Alastair Cook's "scrambled brain" and said the team needed to use more common sense to prevent yet another defeat to Australia. Boycott has been shocked by England's lacklustre efforts during the Ashes tour and laid some of the blame at Cook's feet,...
  • Boycott slams England batsmen after Ashes collapse December 7, 2013

    London: England great Geoffrey Boycott has slammed his country's current crop of batsmen after yet another dismal collapse against Australia. Boycott has been shocked by England's lacklustre efforts with the bat in the latest Ashes series and the former opener launched a scathing attack on Alastair Cook's team after the third...
  • Another Bangladesh party boycotts elections, uncertainty deepens December 4, 2013

    Bangladesh's Awami Leagueled grand alliance suffered a major setback on Tuesday when one of its key members announced a boycott of the general elections a day after the main opposition BNP decided against taking part, raising questions over the credibility of the January 5 polls. Political violence during opposition protests for...
  • Boycott slams England for 'giving away' first Ashes Test November 22, 2013

    London: England have "given the first Test away" after a shambolic first innings collapse against Australia in Brisbane on Friday, according to former opening batsman Geoffrey Boycott. After delighting in Stuart Broad's superb bowling performance which gave England the upper hand on the first day of the Ashes series on Thursday,...