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  • Sachin Tendulkar has not attended Budget Session for a single day March 15, 2013

    New Delhi: Cricketer and Rajya Sabha MP Sachin Tendulkar may not be able to attend the first half of the Budget session of Parliament due to his engagements in the on-going India Australia cricket series. The Rajya Sabha on Friday granted him leave from February 21 to March 7. Tendulkar...
  • 15 minutes of pain: Dhoni on defeat in Guwahati November 8, 2009

    Guwahati: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni blamed the batsmen's inability to read the track in the first 15 minutes for their six-wicket loss in the sixth One-day International that gave Australia a 4-2 series win in Guwahati on Sunday. Dhoni's decision to bat first back-fired after the top-order failed to negotiate...
  • All-night party awaits Delhi boy Ishant Sharma March 6, 2008

    New Delhi: Delhi's South Patel Nagar is where India's newest bowling hero lives. Close to three months after he left home as a rookie cricketer for Down Under, Ishant Sharma returned home to a hero's welcome on Thursday. Ishant's mother Girisha is busy tidying up the house for her hero. It's...
  • Goodies, wedding proposals follow stardom for Praveen March 6, 2008

    Meerut: There was a quiet buzz at 306, Multan Nagar on Thursday. The family and friends were preparing a grand welcome for Praveen Kumar, returning from a historic victory Down Under. As people decorate the little gully outside his house amidst a steady flow of well-wishers, inside the house his mother...
  • Nation accords Heroes of Oz a gala welcome March 7, 2008

    New Delhi: Huge crowds turned out at New Delhi's Ferozeshah Kotla Stadium on Thursday to greet the Indian cricket team on their return to India. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) felicitated the players at a special function at the Stadium for winning the tri-series for the...
  • In Pics: Delhi turns up to honour Team India March 6, 2008

    Oz-conquerors Team India honoured at Ferozesshah Kotla Stadium....
  • Delhi rolls out the red carpet for Men in Blue March 6, 2008

    New Delhi: Chocolate cake, strawberries and a live band — a feast fit for the Gods awaited the Indian cricket team as it reached Delhi’s Hotel Intercontinental on Thursday afternoon. The team then proceeded to the Feroz Shah Kotla cricket stadium where the felicitation ceremony for its incredible victory over...
  • One Sikh is enough for 1,25,000 people: Bhajji March 6, 2008

    Brisbane: Indian off spinner Harbhajan Singh has promised to return to Australia better than ever, and claimed that one Sikh is enough for 1,25,000 people. He said that he had drawn strength from tenth Sikh saint, Guru Gobind Singh. Harbhajan fired a final volley at Australia by insisting that he was...
  • Bhajji's parting shot in Oz: I won't tone down March 6, 2008

    Sydney: Harbhajan Singh left Australia with a parting swipe to his critics and opponents by saying he would not tone down his on-field behaviour. Harbhajan was at the centre of much controversy on India's tour of Australia, becoming embroiled in a racism row after allegedly calling Andrew Symonds a monkey....
  • Grand homecoming awaits Wizards of Oz | More March 6, 2008

    New Delhi: Triumph seals the summer of controversies as Mahendra Singh Dhoni's Devils return home from Australia to a heroes welcome on Tuesday after the historic tri-series win against Australia. Beating the mighty Australians in their own very backyard was like a barrier transcended, a mountain conquered, incredibly by a young...
  • Aussies want to follow India's pick-youth policy March 6, 2008

    Brisbane: The young Indian team has not only showed the way to conquer the impregnable Australian team, but has also taught a few things to skipper Ricky Ponting. Ponting admits that they should learn from India's follow-youth policy and time was ripe to blood youngsters in the ageing Australian side. With most...
  • Cricket-crazed 'shy boy' does Meerut proud March 5, 2008

    Meerut: Violent protests and high crime rate - in public perception, this is the a recurring image of Meerut But now, this western UP town is celebrating the birth of a new sporting hero. With his sterling show Down Under, 21-year-old Praveen Kumar has given Meerut a reason to...
  • Injury forces Ishant Sharma out, Sreesanth in March 4, 2008

    Brisbane: Pacer Ishant Sharma, the find of this season, will miss the second CB series final between India and Australia at Brisbane on Tuesday. Ishant had injured the middle finger on his bowling hand during his 5th over in Sunday's match. He went on to finish the over with the wicket...
  • BCCI warns Aussies of tit-for-tat treatment in India March 3, 2008

    Melbourne: BCCI secretary Niranjan Shah on Monday warned that 'unnecessary' targeting of Harbhajan Singh by Australian spectators and media could result in a similar treatment for the world champions when they tour India later this year. Harbhajan was cleared of any wrongdoing by match referee after local media reported that...
  • Bhajji's monkey menace: ICC rules out action March 4, 2008

    Dubai: In what would be music to the ears of Harbhajan Singh, ICC Match Referee Jeff Crowe on Monday ruled out taking any action against the Indian spinner, who was alleged to have made monkey gestures towards crowd at the SCG. Australian media reports had claimed that Harbhajan had made monkey...
  • Team management sees red over Bhajji report March 3, 2008

    Sydney: The Indian cricket team management on Monday strongly condemned reports in some Australia's Fairfax newspapers which quoted a spectator as saying Harbhajan Singh had motioned to scratch his armpits and spat at the crowd. Standing by the spinner, team manager Bimal Soni said the bowler had done nothing wrong. Soni...
  • Bhajji's monkey menace: Row starts from a scratch March 3, 2008

    New Delhi: The monkey isn’t off Harbhajan Singh’s back yet. The disputatious India off-spinner finds himself in the thick of controversy once again with allegations of making “monkey gestures” at the spectators during the first final of the India-Australia tri-series in Sydney on Sunday. A section of Australian media reports...
  • Aussies unhappy with Harbhajan verdict January 31, 2008

    Melbourne: Even as the two teams prepare for their on field battle on Friday, the Australian camp is finding it difficult to come to terms with matters off the field. An International Cricket Council bungle meant Harbhajan Singh was just fined 50 per cent of his match fee and the Australians...
  • Indian players asked to behave after Harbhajan row January 31, 2008

    New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has told its players in Australia to behave themselves after the row involving spinner Harbhajan Singh overshadowed an exciting Test series, its secretary Niranjan Shah said on Thursday. "We have already asked the players, given them instructions not to get...
  • ICC asks players to take note of Harbhajan row January 31, 2008

    New Delhi: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has urged players to learn from the row over Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh and improve their on-field behaviour. Harbhajan was fined half his match fee for verbal abuse of Australian all-rounder Andrew Symonds during this month's Sydney Test after the ICC appeals commissioner dismissed...
  • ICC error saved Harbhajan from ban: Judge | The ruling January 31, 2008

    Sydney: An administrative mistake by the International Cricket Council (ICC) saved spinner Harbhajan Singh from a possible suspension, the judge who heard his case said on Wednesday. Harbhajan was fined half his match fee after pleading guilty to using offensive language against Australian all-rounder Andrew Symonds during the second test in...
  • Aussie Prime Minister wants more civility in cricket January 30, 2008

    Melbourne: As the controversial Sydney Test row comes to an end, Australian Prime minister Kevin Rudd on Wednesday urged his cricket team to be careful about their on-field behaviour. "It's great if we could see in the future more and more opportunities for greater and greater civility to permeate the veins...
  • $60-million catch made Aussies dilute Bhajji case | Word is out January 30, 2008

    Sydney: A fear of losing $60 million if India terminated the tour midway made the Australian cricket board force the reluctant Australian players to dilute the charge of racial abuse against Harbhajan Singh, local media reported on Tuesday. Cricket Australia (CA), which took legal advice, told its players that...
  • In Pics: India-Australia courtroom drama January 29, 2008

    The verdict is out. The charge of using a racially abusive term has been dropped against Harbhajan Singh. ...
  • Bhajji fined 50% fee, no ban | What are these offences January 29, 2008

    Adelaide: Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh escaped with a fine of 50 per cent of his match fee for the Sydney Test as the racial slur charge against him was dropped after a hearing here on Tuesday. Harbhajan had been charged with a level 3.3 offence by match referee Mike Procter for...
  • Bhajji shadow threatens to halt India tour Down Under January 28, 2008

    Adelaide/Mumbai: After a couple of weeks of simmering in the background, the racism row involving Harbhajan Singh has cast its shadow once again over India's tour of Australia. The turmoil came to the forefront after Justice John Hansen, who is to hear the appeal said on Monday that fresh evidence...
  • Aussies are best, India second: Ricky Ponting January 28, 2008

    Adelaide: Ricky Ponting has scoffed at suggestions Australia were in danger of losing their number one ranking due to the retirement of senior players and India's improving performances. Australia have lost five of their most experienced players over the last 14 months — Shane Warne, Glenn McGrath, Justin Langer, Damien Martyn...
  • Why a Sachin ton inspires cricket | Yeh dil maange more January 24, 2008

    Thirty-nine and counting. Sachin Tendulkar has been the subject of many debates, about whether he should retire or not, if he was losing his touch, or if he should also be clubbed with those who have outlived their utility. All of those debates were dumped in the trash as Adelaide rose...
  • Kumble speaks: ODI team selection bad timing January 24, 2008

    Adelaide: India captain Anil Kumble on Wednesday expressed his disappointment at the timing of the announcement of One-Day side for the triangular series but was hopeful that the senior players, who have been dropped, will give their best to win the fourth Test match here starting Thursday. "The selection is not...
  • Rivalry adds spice to India-Australia finale January 23, 2008

    Adelaide: The bitter rivalry between Australia and India has added extra spice to the final Test starting at Adelaide Oval on Thursday. The Australians have already retained the Border-Gavaskar trophy by winning the first two Tests in Melbourne and Sydney but India's surprise win in last week's third match in Perth...