INDIA 2012

  • Crime map of India October 17, 2013

    Often statistics tell a different story from what we perceive and this crime map of India is an example. While statistics may not necessarily be able to tell the whole truth, but they do give an insight into aspects that would have been otherwise overlooked. The crime statistics available with...
  • BorderGavaskar Tests to start in Chennai, end in Delhi January 14, 2013

    New Delhi: The BCCI has revised the schedule for the upcoming fourTest series between India and Australia next month, allotting the opener to Chennai followed by fixtures in Hyderabad, Mohali and Delhi. As the per the new itinerary, the first BorderGavaskar Test will be held at the MA Chidambaram Stadium...
  • Pak players hope for pay raise after win in India January 11, 2013

    Karachi: Busy celebrating the ODI series win against archfoes India, Pakistani cricketers are hoping that the triumph would enhance their chances of getting a handsome pay raise this year. A source told PTI that the national selectors met in Lahore on Thursday and handed over a preliminary list of candidates who...
  • Miss Universe 2012: Shilpa Singh fails to enter top 10 December 20, 2012

    New Delhi: Miss India Shilpa Singh couldn't make it to the top 10 at the Miss Universe 2012 competition being held at Las Vegas. Participants from 89 countries are fighting for the top spot at the prestigious beauty pageant. Software engineer and dancer Shilpa Singh had got the chance to represent...
  • Sachin moves down to 19th in ICC Test rankings December 9, 2012

    Dubai: Pragyan Ojha retained his fifth position while Sachin Tendulkar slipped a place down to be ranked 19th in the latest ICC Test rankings released here on Sunday. Leftarm spinner Ojha, gained six points to reach a careerbest 773 rating points after he finished with five wickets in the Kolkata...
  • Team India surrenders at Eden Gardens December 9, 2012

    A listless India succumbed to their second successive humiliating defeat on home soil at the hands of England. ...
  • India's attitude and approach not right, says Gavaskar December 8, 2012

    Kolkata: Former skipper Sunil Gavaskar on Saturday criticised the Indian cricketers for their lacklustre "approach and attitude" towards preparations and said this was precisely the reason behind the home team's disastrous performance in the ongoing Test series against England. "We have been outplayed totally in all aspects of the game. Indian...
  • We will be able to pull off a draw, says Ojha December 7, 2012

    Kolkata: Leftarm spinner Pragyan Ojha on Friday said that there's not much help from the 22yard strip at the Eden Gardens and the Indian batsmen will be able to eke out a draw under current circumstances. "I think the pitch wasn't doing much. It was a straight wicket and the outfield...
  • Will Tendulkar go the Ponting way? November 30, 2012

    "I'm a realist. I live in the real world and I know if I'm not getting runs I might not make the summer out and I definitely won't be in England. Ive got no illusions or disillusions about where my cricket's at. That was Ricky Ponting on Channel Nine during...
  • Pakistan turn to fast bowlers for victory in India November 28, 2012

    Karachi: Pakistan skipper Mohammad Hafeez on Wednesday said they would rely on their pace attack to win the upcoming oneday series in India. Hafeez's remarks come at a time when England crushed India by 10 wickets in the Mumbai Test with their spinners Monty Panesar and Graeme Swann sharing 19...
  • Shane Warne panders to Indians: Inzamam November 28, 2012

    Karachi: Former Pakistan cricket captain InzamamulHaq has hit out at the exAustralia spin king Shane Warne for criticising Pakistani umpire Aleem Dar for his bad decision during the recentlyconcluded second Test between India and England in Mumbai. "The way I look at it Warne has targeted Aleem Dar just to gain...
  • Controversy about Eden pitch breaks out after curator sidelined November 28, 2012

    The curator at Eden Gardens, Prabir Mukherjee, has been replaced after refusing to prepare a turning track for the third Test between India and England. ...
  • Injured Umesh Yadav out of third Test November 26, 2012

    Mumbai: Pacer Umesh Yadav, who was ruled out of the second Test against England in Mumbai due to a lower back injury, will miss the third match too, to be held in Kolkata from December 5. After a decent outing in the seriesopener in Ahmedabad, Yadav missed the action in Mumbai,...
  • Pietersen thanks Indian supporters in Hindi on Twitter November 26, 2012

    Mumbai: Kevin Pietersen, whose heroic knock of 186 played a huge part in England's thumping 10wicket victory against India in the second cricket Test, has a few good words to say about the Mumbai crowd. Pietersen posted a message in hindi on his Twitter page to thank the crowd who gave...
  • India team selection for next two Tests on Tuesday November 26, 2012

    Mumbai: The Indian squad for the third and fourth cricket Tests against England to be played in Kolkata and Nagpur will be picked here on Tuesday, the BCCI said. "The selection committee meeting is to be held tomorrow (in Mumbai) to choose the teams for the next two Tests," informed Cricket...
  • Will cherish my ton if Eng win tomorrow: Pietersen November 25, 2012

    Mumbai: England's batting star Kevin Pietersen on Sunday said the difference between the first Test in Ahmedabad, where he flopped, and the second at the Wankhede Stadium here, which was witness to his monumental knock of 186, was his outlook towards defence. "I wasn't playing well at all in Ahmedabad. I...
  • Gambhir hoping for a miracle to rescue India November 25, 2012

    Mumbai: India are facing a crushing defeat against England in the second Test but an optimistic Gautam Gambhir is hoping that a miracle would happen and turn around things for them on Sunday. Lefthanded opener Gambhir, who is fighting hard from one end with an unbeaten 53, said it has...
  • Lot of hard work left to win this Test: Swann November 24, 2012

    Mumbai: Offspinner Graeme Swann, who on Saturday became only the 14th Englishman to claim 200 wickets in Test cricket, feels his team had a lot of tough work left to do before thinking about a win in the ongoing second Test against India here. "I wouldn't say we are in a...
  • This knock is more satisfying than double ton: Pujara November 24, 2012

    Mumbai: Young Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara on Saturday rated his century in the first innings of the ongoing second Test higher than the unbeaten double hundred he struck in the first Test, saying it has come in a more challenging situation. Pujara, who is in scorching form, scored 135 to...
  • Dhoni just putting doubts in English minds: Warne November 22, 2012

    Mumbai: Australian spin legend Shane Warne reckons Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni's demand for turning tracks in the ongoing Test series against England is merely a ploy to create doubts in the minds of visiting batsmen. "You know it's a red soil. You know it is going to spin. I...
  • Injured Finn ruled out of second Test against India November 20, 2012

    Mumbai: England pacer Steven Finn has been ruled out of the second Test against India with the thigh strain he picked up at the start of the tour. Finn, who was injured during England's first warmup match of the tour, was expected to be recalled for the second Test here...
  • India take series lead November 19, 2012

    India won the first cricket Test against England by nine wickets in Ahmedabad to take the lead in the fourmatch series. ...
  • Pujara can be tried in shorter format: Gavaskar November 19, 2012

    New Delhi: Batting legend Sunil Gavaskar on Monday said that young Cheteshwar Pujara has got his basics right and the Saurashtra batsman could be tried in limited overs of cricket. "Something that certainly can be given a try, because he has got the basics right. If you have the basics right...
  • Thackeray's death will not affect IndiaPak series: PCB November 18, 2012

    Karachi: PCB Chairman Zaka Ashraf is confident that the death of India's firebrand leader Bal Thackeray will not affect their national team's upcoming tour to India even though the late leader's party has strongly opposed the revival of bilateral cricket ties. "I sent a get well message to Bal Thackeray despite...
  • Dhoni rules out playing three frontline spinners November 14, 2012

    Ahmedabad: Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Wednesday virtually ruled out the possibility of his side playing with three frontline spinners in the first Test against England on a dry Sardar Patel Stadium wicket here on Thursday. This would mean that senior offspinner Harbhajan Singh, recalled to the side after...
  • Akram hopeful of trouble free IndiaPak series November 14, 2012

    Karachi: Fast bowling legend Wasim Akram on Tuesday said he was confident Pakistan's hotlyanticipated tour of India next month would pass off safely and urged the two sides to use threats by Hindu radicals as motivation. Pakistan will meet their archrivals in five oneday internationals and two Twenty20s in December and...