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  • As it happened: Australia vs England, 5th Ashes Test, Day 1 January 3, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Battered England are desperate to avoid the ignominy of a 50 series whitewash against Australia as they scramble to salvage some pride in the final Ashes Test in Sydney starting on Friday. Alastair Cook's team coming off a dispiriting eightwicket...
  • England have Panesar worry, no return for Prior January 2, 2014

    London: England have concerns over the fitness of spinner Monty Panesar but wicketkeeper Matt Prior will not return to the team for the fifth Ashes Test against Australia, captain Alastair Cook said on Thursday. The tourists, 40 down in the fivematch series, are expected to make changes before they fight to...
  • I didn't criticise England players, says Graeme Swann December 24, 2013

    Former England offspinner Graeme Swann, who made a shock decision to quit all forms of cricket on Sunday, has denied his criticism of arrogant international players was aimed at his team mates. When announcing his retirement three Tests into the fivematch Ashes series against Australia, the 34yearold said there were "some...
  • England add Borthwick and Tredwell to Ashes squad December 23, 2013

    Legspinner Scott Borthwick and offspinner James Tredwell have been added to the England Test squad for the remainder of the Ashes series following Graeme Swann's surprise retirement, the country's cricket board said on Monday. Swann, 34, announced his retirement midway through the series on Sunday, days after England surrendered the coveted...
  • Monty Panesar in the picture in Ashes return December 5, 2013

    Australia: Monty Panesar took a wicket, dropped a catch and was at the center of a social media furor even before he got onto the field in his first Ashes Test since 2009. Graeme Swann summed up his England teammate and fellow spinner's day succinctly: "Monty is Monty." It started when...
  • Cricket Australia apologises for tweeting 'racial' image on Panesar December 5, 2013

    Adelaide: Cricket Australia apologised on Thursday after being criticised on social media for a clumsy joke involving England spinner Monty Panesar posted on Twitter during the opening day of the second Ashes Test. A picture of four men wearing turbans posing in a corridor was posted on the governing body's Twitter...
  • Fit Clarke savours rare continuity in Adelaide December 4, 2013

    Adelaide: Australia captain Michael Clarke has declared himself fit to face England in the second Ashes Test and is relishing the opportunity to lead out the same 11 players in backtoback matches for the first time in a year. Clarke skipped training on Tuesday after rolling his right ankle the day...
  • Ground announcer denies using accent for Monty Panesar December 2, 2013

    Sydney: A ground announcer stood down for allegedly pronouncing England bowler Monty Panesar's name with an Indian accent has denied doing so, and said he would be seeking clarification from Cricket Australia. Cricket Australia said on Saturday that it deemed the conduct of the PA announcer at the Alice Springs ground...
  • Aussie announcer stood down over Panesar Indian accent jibe November 30, 2013

    Alice Springs, Australia: A ground announcer for England's drawn tour match in Alice Springs on Saturday was stood down by Cricket Australia for pronouncing Monty Panesar's name in an Indian accent. David Nixon had also been cautioned on Friday for comments made about Joe Root, according to a report. "Cricket Australia deemed...
  • Graeme Swann, Monty Panesar shine as England draw tour match November 30, 2013

    Alice Springs: Graeme Swann and Monty Panesar shared seven wickets Saturday to put a positive spin on an otherwise lackluster performance by England in a drawn twoday tour match against a Chairman's XI. Swann took 456 from 23 overs and Panesar 341 from 19 as the local side declared on 2548...
  • Monty Panesar signs twoyear contract with Essex October 31, 2013

    London: England spinner Monty Panesar has signed a twoyear contract with Essex, the county said on Thursday. Panesar, who is in Australia ahead of next month's Ashes series, joined Essex on loan earlier this year after being released by Sussex. "I loved playing for Essex last season," he told the club's website...
  • Alastair Cook admits England must 'look after' Monty Panesar October 24, 2013

    London: Alastair Cook insisted England would "look after" Monty Panesar during what promises to be an especially challenging Ashes tour of Australia for the controversial spinner. England captain Cook, speaking at Heathrow Airport before the team flew out to Perth on Wednesday, said he had not been aware fully of the...
  • Monty Panesar feared England career was over September 29, 2013

    London: England spinner Monty Panesar has admitted that he thought he had destroyed his international career after being fined for urinating on a nightclub doorman. The incident occurred two months ago, after Panesar was asked to leave a club in Brighton on the English south coast. The 31yearold was fined by...
  • Panesar handed suspended ban for intimidating behaviour September 27, 2013

    London: England's troubled spinner Monty Panesar has been given a suspended onematch ban for threatening and intimidating behaviour towards an opponent, the England and Wales Cricket Board said on Friday. The sanction, which follows two incidents in the County Championship match between Essex and Worcestershire in early September, applies only to...
  • Monty Panesar's problems are behind him, says Geoff Miller September 24, 2013

    London: England insisted Monty Panesar's personal problems were behind him as they included the spinner in a 17man squad for the defence of the Ashes in Australia. Long a fans' favourite for his sheer enthusiasm and undoubted ability to spin the ball, the leftarmer found himself making the wrong sort of...
  • The Ashes: Monty Panesar in England squad after drunken incident September 23, 2013

    London: England selectors forgave players for drunken incidents by naming them on Monday in the squad heading to Australia in search for a fourth straight Ashes victory. Spinner Monty Panesar is in the 17man travelling party despite last month being fined by police for drunk and disorderly conduct urinating in...
  • Monty Panesar has let England down, says Alastair Cook August 21, 2013

    London: Troubled spinner Monty Panesar "let the England shirt down" with the unsavoury incident that sparked his exit from Sussex, captain Alistair Cook said, but insisted he could revive his Test career. Panesar, 31, was fined by police for urinating in public after he was ejected from a Brighton nightclub on...
  • Monty Panesar hopes Essex move will help Ashes chances August 20, 2013

    Monty Panesar is hoping a change of county will help his chances of gaining selection for England's Ashes tour to Australia later in the year. The 31yearold leftarm spinner made his debut for Essex against his old club Northamptonshire on Tuesday, a day after being released by Sussex following his...
  • Monty Panesar to leave Sussex after drunken incident August 19, 2013

    London: Monty Panesar is to leave county side Sussex after the club launched an investigation into the troubled England spinner being fined by police for urinating in public. The 31yearold, who is not in the latest England squad for the Ashes series against Australia, will go off the Sussex payroll...
  • Monty Panesar's marriage ends after bitter divorce battle August 18, 2013

    London: England spinner Monty Panesar's marriage with pharmacist wife Gursharan Rattan has finally ended after a bitter divorce battle, according to media reports. The 31yearold spinner, who was recently in the news for getting arrested for drunken misbehaviour and urinating in public, had managed to keep his separation from his wife...
  • Now behave son, Bishan Singh Bedi to Monty Panesar August 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Indian spin legend Bishan Singh Bedi, who mentored Monty Panesar at the beginning of his international career, on Thursday called on the England spinner to "behave" after being fined for urinating on a nightclub's bouncers in an inebriated state. "Very naughty MontyP!Never thoght U'd b so originaly adventuresome!I'd pardon...
  • Monty Panesar fined for urinating on bouncers August 7, 2013

    London: England spin bowler Monty Panesar has been fined for drunkenly urinating in public after being asked to leave a nightclub, police revealed on Wednesday. The 31yearold was ejected from a club in Brighton on the English south coast in the early hours of Monday morning. After he was seen urinating...
  • England call up Graham Onions for 4th Ashes Test August 6, 2013

    Manchester: England gave Durham pacer Graham Onions the chance of playing the fourth Ashes Test on his ChesterleStreet home ground after including him in a 13man squad on Monday. Just hours after England had retained the Ashes courtesy of a rainaffected draw in the third Test at Old Trafford on Monday,...
  • Panesar, Taylor, Tremlett recalled for 3rd Ashes Test July 28, 2013

    London: England have recalled Monty Panesar, James Taylor and Chris Tremlett for the third Ashes Test against Australia at Old Trafford starting Thursday, with fast bowlers Steven Finn and Graham Onions the omitted players. Star batsman Kevin Pietersen is still recovering from a calf strain sustained during the win at...
  • Italian PM calls up Manmohan, discusses marines issue April 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday told his Italian counterpart Mario Monti that a view on specific aspects of the case involving two marines facing murder charges in the country cannot be taken pending investigations. However, Singh, who received a call from Monti, recalled the clarification given by...
  • Italian PM meets Khurshid on marines issue April 5, 2013

    New Delhi: After the National Investigation Agency (NIA) filed a case against two Italian marines on Thursday for the murder of two Indian fishermen off the Kerala coast last year, Italy's Prime Minister Mario Monti on Friday called up External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid to discuss the case. Italian Deputy...
  • PM declines to comment on Italian marines issue March 28, 2013

    Onboard PM's special aircraft: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday declined to comment on the case of two Italian marines and the issue of delays in setting up a special court to try them on charges of killing two fishermen off the Kerala coast. "This is now a story which...
  • We risked getting isolated: Italian PM on marines issue March 28, 2013

    Rome: Outlining the reasons for sending back to India the two marines accused of killing Indian fishermen, Italy's outgoing Prime Minister Mario Monti said Rome faced a serious risk of being isolated internationally and could have opened a crisis of "serious proportions" with New Delhi. Monti also said that his...
  • Business interests considered while sending back marines: Italy PM March 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Italy's Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi had resigned over the government's decision to return the two marines to India to stand trial for killing two Kerala fishermen. Reacting to the resignation, Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti said, "The Foreign Minister resigned without discussing with the government. Italy had to...