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  • All-night party awaits Delhi boy Ishant Sharma 06-03-2008 10:05 PM

    Bangalore: Royal Challengers Bangalore scripted a dramatic entry into the semi-finals of the CLT20 when Arun Karthik hit a six off the last ball while chasing a mammoth 215 set by South Australia Redbacks here at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Wednesday. The tormentors-in-chief for the Redbacks, though, were Virat...
  • Goodies, wedding proposals follow stardom for Praveen 06-03-2008 08:57 PM

    St. John's: Former captains Chris Gayle, Ramnaresh Sarwan, vice-captain Brendon Nash, all-rounders Dwayne Bravo and Keiron Pollard, and left-arm spinner Sulieman Benn do not figure in the list of retainer contracts the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has offered for next year. It is reliably learnt that Nikita Miller, left-handed...
  • Nation accords Heroes of Oz a gala welcome 06-03-2008 08:56 PM

    Gautam Gambhir on Wednesday unveiled his clothing line which is named 'Gautam.' ...
  • In Pics: Delhi turns up to honour Team India 06-03-2008 03:07 PM

    London: Ian Bell says India will be the favourites in the forthcoming five one-day internationals and that the hosts' humbling during the disastrous England tour will amount to nothing. India were blanked 4-0 in Test series and then went down 3-0 in the ODIs, which has raised doubts over their...
  • Delhi rolls out the red carpet for Men in Blue 06-03-2008 02:21 PM

    Kingston (Jamaica): Explosive opener Chris Gayle could be back in charge of the Jamaica national team for this month's WICB Regional Super50 Championship in Guyana. The Jamaica Observer newspaper on Tuesday reported that Gayle has been recommended as captain of the team and is awaiting ratification from the Jamaica Cricket...
  • One Sikh is enough for 1,25,000 people: Bhajji 06-03-2008 01:23 PM

    Bangalore: Just like Group A, where the fate of the teams looking to qualify for the semifinals of the Champions League Twenty20 was decided only on the last day of the group’s round robin matches, Group B's future will also be decided on Tuesday when the two other semifinalists will...
  • Bhajji's parting shot in Oz: I won't tone down 06-03-2008 11:44 AM

    Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Tuesday appointed Upeka Abeykoon-Nell as the Tournament Director of next year's Twenty20 World Cup in the country. She will be heading the organising team of the event, to be held from September 18 to October 7 at four different venues. Abeykoon-Nell, a corporate PR...
  • Grand homecoming awaits Wizards of Oz | More 06-03-2008 08:22 AM

    Chennai: The Group A of the Champions League Twenty20 has justified its name - Group of Death - given to it before the start of the tournament as Tuesday is the last day of round robin matches of the group, with all five teams still in fray to reach the...
  • Aussies want to follow India's pick-youth policy 05-03-2008 09:17 PM

    Chennai: A fighting 73-run partnership between Steve Smith and Ben Rohrer helped New South Wales Blues overcome Mumbai Indians by five wickets in the Group A CLT20 match here on Sunday. New South Wales Blues innings 17th over: All over for Mumbai Indians. Outstanding innings from Steve Smith (45 not...
  • Cricket-crazed 'shy boy' does Meerut proud 05-03-2008 08:29 AM

    Colombo: Former Australian batsman Geoff Marsh began his two-year stint as Sri Lanka's new coach on Thursday, hoping to lead the side beyond his contract and into the next World Cup in 2015. Marsh, who turns 53 in December, said he was ready to accept the challenge of preparing the...
  • Injury forces Ishant Sharma out, Sreesanth in 03-03-2008 11:59 PM

    Somerset innings Somerset win! A blistering knock by Roelof van der Merwe (73 off 40 balls) helped Somerset beat Kolkata Knight Riders by five wickets in their Champions League T20 encounter at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on Sunday. Over No. 20: Somerset get to the target with...
  • BCCI warns Aussies of tit-for-tat treatment in India 03-03-2008 11:39 PM

    Hyderabad: A balzing knock from Jon-Jon Smuts and a disciplined bowling performance helped Warriors to register a comprehensive 50-run win over the South Australia Redbacks in their Champions League Twenty20 match at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on Sunday. Electing to bat first, Warriors rode on a 65-ball...
  • Bhajji's monkey menace: ICC rules out action 03-03-2008 08:31 PM

    Chennai: Lasith Malinga played the best innings of his Twenty20 career to seal a thrilling three-wicket victory for the depleted Mumbai Indians in their Champions League T20 opener against the Chennai Super Kings at the MA Chidambaram Stadium here on Saturday. With 11 runs needed in the last over, Malinga...
  • Team management sees red over Bhajji report 03-03-2008 10:28 AM

    Chennai: Dashing opener Shane Watson has a few candidates in mind for the vacant Australia coach's post even as the nation's Cricket Board (CA) is desperately searching for a suitable candidate for the job following Tim Nielsen's sudden resignation. CA is scrambling to find a replacement for Nielsen before Australia...
  • Bhajji's monkey menace: Row starts from a scratch 03-03-2008 08:05 AM

    Karachi: Pakistan's Aleem Dar, who was adjudged the best umpire for the third year running by the International Cricket Council (ICC), says the secret of his success is his honesty and his concentration on the game. "It is a hard job for an umpire, particularly when technology is also at...
  • Aussies unhappy with Harbhajan verdict 31-01-2008 08:41 PM

    Melbourne: More than two-thirds of international players in a recent survey conducted by FICA believe that Indian Cricket Board exerts unfair influence on ICC decision-making but 40 per cent of them said they were willing to skip national duty for playing in the cash-rich IPL run by the BCCI. Asked...
  • Indian players asked to behave after Harbhajan row 31-01-2008 08:21 PM

    Port of Spain: Rain in the last few days hampered the West Indies in their practice session at the Queen's Park Oval, the venue of the first three limited overs matches against India starting on Saturday, and they had to sweat it out at the indoor facilities. As West Indies...
  • ICC asks players to take note of Harbhajan row 31-01-2008 12:52 AM

    Lahore: The Pakistan cricket Board is mulling over the possibility of allowing a team from Afghanistan to take part in its national T20 tournament in June in Faisalabad. According to board officials, the Afghanistan officials are keen on the idea of sending its Kabul region team that includes all the...
  • ICC error saved Harbhajan from ban: Judge | The ruling 30-01-2008 07:38 PM

    Belfast: Security officials hurried Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq away from reporters and back to the squad's hotel after his side beat Ireland in the first of two one-day internationals. But this was one occasion when his team's actions spoke louder than words. Pakistan's emphatic seven-wicket victory at Stormont here on Saturday...
  • Aussie Prime Minister wants more civility in cricket 30-01-2008 07:38 PM

    Cardiff: Alastair Cook and Jonathan Trott hit centuries as England reached 287-2 at stumps on day three of the first Test against Sri Lanka on Saturday. Cook's knock of 129 not out came from 263 balls with 10 fours, while Trott's innings of 125 not out came from 219 balls...
  • $60-million catch made Aussies dilute Bhajji case | Word is out 29-01-2008 09:21 PM

    Mumbai: Mumbai Indians batsman James Franklin didn't hit the winning runs on Wednesday, but his stay at the crease when wickets at the other end fell in quick succession held the key as the team yet again beat the Kolkata Knight Riders in a thriller to go through to the...
  • In Pics: India-Australia courtroom drama 29-01-2008 12:35 PM

    New Delhi: A Volkswagen Passat car sporting signatures of all captains of the 10 IPL teams has fetched a record over Rs 30 lakh in a charity auction that would benefit WWF India. The signature German luxury car has been snapped up by Banglore cricket enthusiast Saidas Malladi whose winning...
  • Bhajji fined 50% fee, no ban | What are these offences 29-01-2008 10:23 AM

    Mumbai: After dishing out a last-ball thriller in the last league match, Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders would square off against each other yet again at the Wankhede stadium on Wednesday but the stakes are high now as it will be end of the road for the loser in...
  • Bhajji shadow threatens to halt India tour Down Under 28-01-2008 08:51 PM

    Derby: Dilhara Fernando took three wickets for four runs as Sri Lanka completed their preparations for next week's first Test against England with a morale-boosting 38-run win over the England Lions here on Sunday. Sri Lanka, who'd already beaten Middlesex, won on the fourth and final day after being made...
  • Aussies are best, India second: Ricky Ponting 28-01-2008 08:01 PM

    Saint Kitts: Pakistan opener Taufeeq Umar was dropped three times before compiling an unbeaten 97 on Sunday to put his team in the ascendancy at stumps on day three of the second Test against West Indies. Pakistan were 202-3, which gave them an overall lead of 251 runs after having...
  • Why a Sachin ton inspires cricket | Yeh dil maange more 24-01-2008 01:02 PM

    Jaipur: They have jumped to the second spot in the points table with sixth consecutive win but the Royal Challengers Bangalore's stand-in skipper Virat Kohli is not ready to take their place in the IPL play-offs for granted. Top four teams will compete in the play-offs to earn a place...
  • Kumble speaks: ODI team selection bad timing 23-01-2008 05:59 PM

    Jaipur: Their play-off hopes dented by two consecutive defeats, Rajasthan Royals need to do something special to tame a rampaging Chris Gayle as they prepare to clash with Royal Challengers Bangalore in their next IPL match on Wednessday. Both the teams have consistently been in the reckoning for the play-offs...
  • Rivalry adds spice to India-Australia finale 23-01-2008 05:08 PM

    London: The future of Test and one-day cricket, as well as the controversial decision review system (DRS), will be among the subjects up for discussion when the International Cricket Council (ICC) cricket committee gathers at Lord's for a two-day meeting starting here on Tuesday. The ICC would like DRS, first...