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  • 2nd Test: Jayawardene ton gives Sri Lanka edge on Day 1 against South Africa Yesterday

    Colombo: Mahela Jayawardene smashed his 34th Test century as Sri Lanka overcame an early hiccup and scored a healthy 305 for 5 on day one of the second Test against South Africa on Thursday. Jayawardene made a splendid unbeaten 140 off 225 balls with 16 fours and a six on a...
  • Zadran blasts Afghanistan to famous ODI win over Zimbabwe 2 days ago

    Dawlat Zadran hit 24 runs from seven balls to help Afghanistan to a two-wicket one-day international win over Zimbabwe on Tuesday, only the second time the war-torn country has beaten a Test-playing nation. The victory at Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo followed a 32-run victory over Bangladesh in the Asia Cup...
  • 1st ODI: Sean Williams stars as Zimbabwe beat Afghanistan by 6 wickets 1 week ago

    A quick-fire 70 at more than a run a ball from Sean Williams lifted Zimbabwe to a comfortable six-wicket win over Afghanistan in the first one day international at Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo on Friday. Williams, who blasted eight fours and a six off his 65 balls, fell just before...
  • Denial of entry to judge into TN club raised in Lok Sabha 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The denial of entry to a High Court judge into Tamil Nadu Cricket Association Club was raised in the Lok Sabha on Friday by a Congress member who wanted central intervention to ensure that "such ridiculous colonial practices" are done away with. Mullappally Ramachandran, MP from Kerala, said it...
  • MCC no to changing law on 'Mankading', says batsmen to blame 1 week ago

    London: Batsmen should stay inside the crease and not back up too early to avoid being 'Mankaded', felt the World Cricket Committee while refusing to change the law which allows for running out the non-striker. The MCC's World Cricket Committee concluded its two-day meeting with the panel stating that it was...
  • Jos Buttler 'Mankading' fine by MCC July 17, 2014

    London: Some of cricket's greatest names insisted England's Jos Buttler had only himself to blame for his 'Mankad' dismissal against Sri Lanka. The issue of players being run out backing up was in the spotlight when Buttler was dismissed in such a fashion by bowler Sachithra Senanayake during Sri Lanka's 3-2...
  • Dhoti code: Jayalalithaa's stand gets support from political parties July 16, 2014

    Chennai: Days after the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association barred a sitting Madras High Court judge and two senior advocates from entering the club wearing dhotis, Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has issued a strong warning to the club. Calling it sartorial despotism, Jayalalithaa said that the government intends to pass a...
  • Dhoti code: Jaya warns clubs, says will cancel licences if such acts continue July 16, 2014

    Chennai: The Tamil Nadu government has stepped in after the row over a Madras High Court Judge and two advocates being refused entry into the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association Club for wearing dhotis. Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has said that she will not hesitate to cancel licences of the clubs who...
  • Is dress code in clubs a colonial hangover? July 15, 2014

    The recent incident of not allowing a Madras High Court judge into Tamil Nadu Cricket Association Club in Chennai has triggered a controversy. It has led to a nationwide debate on the relevance of dress code which is being strictly followed by most of the clubs in India. ...
  • No dhoti, pyjama, slippers; elite clubs keep British legacy alive, people express outrage July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda, DMK chief M Karunanidhi and Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav can't enter most of the clubs across India. The reason is what they wear is not an appropriate dress for the most of the elite clubs in the country. Fortunately, these...
  • Madras HC judge denied entry into TNCA Club for wearing dhoti, DMK objects July 14, 2014

    Chennai: After a Madras High Court judge was denied entry into the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association Club for wearing a dhoti, DMK chief Karunanidhi has spoken out condemning the incident. He said, "Wearing dhotis is Tamil culture and a ban on dhotis is condemnable. If there's a compulsion that a...
  • TN: Congress decries denial of entry to dhoti-wearing judge at club July 13, 2014

    Chennai: The Tamil Nadu unit of Congress on Sunday said it was "regrettable" that a High Court Judge was denied entry into a club for wearing dhoti, the state's traditional attire. "It is not important who went there wearing dhoti, but a rule barring the entry into a club (for...
  • Ashley Cole arrives for medical with AS Roma July 7, 2014

    Rome: Former England defender Ashley Cole has arrived in Italy for a medical with AS Roma and is expected to sign a two-year deal with the Serie A club. "Welcome to Rome, Ashley", said the Italian club on its official Twitter feed, publishing a photo of the former Chelsea player on...
  • 11 die in plane crash at Poland parachute club July 6, 2014

    Warsaw: Eleven people were killed and one person is seriously injured after a plane crashed at a parachute club close to Czestochowa, in the south of Poland, a spokeswoman for the emergency services said. "Twelve people were on board the plane and the only survivor was taken to hospital and...
  • Live Score: Warne's RoW opt to bat against Sachin's MCC July 5, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) The Sachin Tendulkar-led Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) XI are playing the Shane Warne-led Rest of the World XI in a 50-over one-day game to celebrate the bi-centenary of the Home of Cricket - Lord's. Exactly six months and 18 days...
  • Kaka rescinds contract with AC Milan June 30, 2014

    Milan: AC Milan midfielder Kaka has rescinded his contract with the Serie A club, leaving the former Brazil international free to sign for Orlando City Soccer Club. On Monday Milan says Kaka's contract has been "resolved by mutual consent." Kaka will fly to the United States on Monday night to sign for...
  • Justin Rose triumphs in play-off to win his sixth PGA Tour title June 30, 2014

    Justin Rose emerged last man standing to win the $6.5 million Quicken Loans National at the first extra hole in a playoff at Congressional Country Club in Maryland on Sunday. Britain's Rose sank a 15-foot bogey putt at the final regulation hole before parring it a few minutes later to edge...
  • Mother arrested for leaving toddler in car to go to a night club June 25, 2014

    Houston: A 24-year-old South Asian woman in the US has been arrested and charged with endangering a child after she allegedly left her 3-year-old son alone in a hot car so that she could go to a night club. According to the Harris County Sheriff's Office, Uzma Sheikh tried to...
  • 'Holiday' breaks Akshay Kumar's jinx at the Box Office, enters the Rs 100 crore club June 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Akshay Kumar is back to rule the Box Office. His latest, 'Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty' has earned Rs 100 crores in two weeks since its release. The film, which stars Akshay and Sonakshi Sinha in the lead roles, has been directed by South filmmaker AR...
  • Berdych crashes out at Queen's but Wawrinka progresses June 14, 2014

    London: Second seed Tomas Berdych double-faulted on match point as he suffered a shock 6-4, 7-6 (7) quarterfinal defeat by Spaniard Feliciano Lopez in the Aegon Championships at Queen's Club on Friday. World number three Stanislas Wawrinka advanced with a 7-5, 6-3 win over Australian Marinko Matosevic while Radek Stepanek, who...
  • Alexandr Dolgopolov withdraws from Queen's quarters due to injury June 13, 2014

    Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine withdrew with a right thigh injury from the quarterfinals at Queen's Club on Friday. The eighth-seeded Dolgopolov was hurt during a first-round doubles late Thursday, forcing him and Ernests Gulbis to retire. Fourth-seeded Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria benefited from the walkover into the semifinals on Saturday, when he...
  • Brian Lara to play for MCC on Lord's 200th Anniversary Day June 13, 2014

    London Legendary West Indies batsman Brian Lara is set to play for Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) against Hertfordshire on Lord's Anniversary Day on June 22. The former West Indies skipper will turn out for MCC in the unique fixture to celebrate the Lord's bicentenary year. Lara, an Honorary Life Member of...
  • Andy Murray off to a convincing start at Queen's June 12, 2014

    Andy Murray began the next chapter of his colourful tennis story with a straightforward win over Frenchman Paul-Henri Mathieu in front of new coach Amelie Mauresmo at Queen's Club on Wednesday. The 27-year-old, playing his first match on grass since winning last year's Wimbledon title, looked totally at ease during a...
  • CNN-IBN bags best TV story award at the Mumbai Press Club Red Link Awards June 7, 2014

    Mumbai: CNN-IBN on Saturday bagged the awards for the two best TV stories at the Mumbai Press Club Red Link Awards. CNN-IBN's Anubha Bhonsle and Priyali Sur have been awarded by the Mumbai Press Club for their reporting. They have been given the prestigious Red Link Awards for best and second...
  • Tendulkar savours Lara partnership in Lord's bicentenary June 3, 2014

    Retired Indian cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar said on Tuesday he is savouring the opportunity to pair up with West Indies great Brian Lara at Lord's for an exhibition match marking its 200th anniversary. Marylebone Cricket Club in May confirmed that Lara will join an MCC XI captained by Tendulkar and also...
  • AIFF need to guarantee 25 million USD for FIFA Club World Cup May 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has got down to tapping sponsors to raise a whopping 25 million USD as FIFA guarantee for bid to host the Club World Cup back-to-back in 2015 and 2016. Interestingly, India is hosting the FIFA Under-17 World Cup a year later in 2017...
  • Kochi's ISL franchise named as Kerala Blaster Football club May 27, 2014

    The Kochi team, co-owned by Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, for the upcoming Indian Super League (ISL) football tournament has been named as "Kerala Blaster Football club". Tendulkar will also be the goodwill ambassador of the National Games that will take place in Kerala early next year. On the occasion, Tendulkar...
  • Japan adds 'Mountain Day' to its list of public holidays May 23, 2014

    Tokyo: Japan on Friday established Mountain Day as its new public holiday, taking the annual total to 16 as the government looks for ways to keep a famously hard-working people out of the office. Legislation to create the new holiday on August 11 was enacted after passing through the upper house...
  • Mithali Raj stars for Rest of the World Womens XI May 20, 2014

    London: Indian skipper Mithali Raj scored 67 to help Rest of the World Women's XI outplay Marylebone Cricket Club Women by 41 runs in a match arranged as part of the Lord's bicentenary celebrations. Electing to bat, the World XI side rode on half-centuries from Mithali and Australia captain Meg Lanning...