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  • No harm in dropping the veterans: Erapalli Prasanna December 4, 2014

    Former Indian off spinner Erapalli Prasanna Thursday backed the selectors' decision to keep out five seasoned campaigners from the 30-member cricket World Cup probables' squad. The offie felt the selectors' decision could have been prompted by the below-par domestic performances of these players. "There is no harm in dropping the veterans from...
  • 2nd ODI: India hammer Sri Lanka with Ambati Rayudu blitz November 6, 2014

    India's batting dominance and penchant for successful chases continued in the second ODI against Sri Lanka on Thursday, as Ambati Rayudu celebrated his maiden ODI century to give India a 2-0 lead in the five-match series. Sri Lanka's competitive 274 looked minuscule in front of Rayudu's belligerence, who was promoted to...
  • Using Ravindra Jadeja as a strike bowler is disastrous: Erapalli Prasanna August 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Legendary offspinner Erapalli Prasanna questioned India's logic behind ignoring Ravichandran Ashwin and termed team management's move to play Ravindra Jadeja as a strike bowler a "disastrous" one. "Ravindra Jadeja should play in all Tests but only as a stock bowler. He is not a wickettaker. Jadeja's capability as a...
  • Screening of Sri Lankan film 'With You, Without You' cancelled in Chennai after threats from a Tamil group June 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The screening of Sri Lankan film 'With You Without You' had to be cancelled in Chennai on Saturday after officials at PVR Cinemas, which released the film in India and was screening it in their halls, received threat calls from a Tamil group. Threats started coming in prior...
  • Films by Guru Dutt, Bimal Roy and Shyam Benegal left a great impact on me, says Sri Lankan filmmaker Prasanna Vithanage June 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Sri Lankan filmmaker Prasanna Vithanage understands the importance of Bollywood in Sri Lanka and the impact it has left on him. Prasanna, whose latest film 'With You, Without You', based on Fyodor Dostoyevsky's novella, 'The Meek One', is set against the backdrop of Sri Lankan civil war and...
  • Sri Lanka keeper Prasanna Jayawardene injures hand in warmup June 13, 2014

    Sri Lanka wicketkeeper Prasanna Jayawardene was taken to hospital for a scan after injuring his hand while warming up for the second day of the opening Test against England at Lord's on Friday. Jayawardene, who took two catches on the first day but was generally untidy behind the stumps, missed the...
  • Prasanna Jayawardene ready for England backlash June 8, 2014

    Northamptonshire: Sri Lanka wicketkeeper Prasanna Jayawardene said he expected England to "come hard" at them during this month's twoTest series. The tourists took a fivematch ODI series 32 with a sixwicket win at Edgbaston on Tuesday a result overshadowed by the controversy surrounding the run out backing up or...
  • Odisha boat tragedy toll reaches 28, probe ordered February 11, 2014

    The toll in Sunday's boat tragedy in Odisha rose to 28 Monday, with rescuers retrieving more bodies, officials said. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik ordered an inquiry into the tragedy and announced an exgratia grant of Rs 1.5 lakh to the kin of the dead. "Seventeen bodies were retrieved today (Monday). It...
  • Ashwin lacks required deception to succeed overseas: Erapalli Prasanna January 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Test spinner Erapalli Prasanna is highly critical of Ravichandran Ashwin's performance for India while playing abroad, saying the Tamil Nadu tweaker "lacks deception" in his bowling. Ashwin, in his last five ODIs in South Africa and New Zealand, has taken only a single wicket bowling 46 overs for...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 3rd Test, Day 5 January 20, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 4 roundup: Sri Lanka crawled to 133 for 5 for an overall lead of 220 runs as Pakistan pushed their bid to square the series on the fourth day of the third Test on Sunday. Sri Lanka lost the...
  • Jayawardenes impress captain Angelo Mathews January 12, 2014

    Dubai: Captain Angelo Mathews was impressed with the performances of the two Jayawardenes after Sri Lanka rolled over Pakistan by 9 wickets in the second Test on Sunday and ensured they can't lose the threematch series. Mahela Jayawardene made a spirited 129 with three stitches in his left hand to win...
  • 2nd Test: Clinical Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 9 wickets, take 10 lead January 12, 2014

    Dubai: Opening batsmen Dimuth Karunaratne and Kaushal Silva hit halfcenturies Sunday and drove Sri Lanka to an emphatic 9wicket victory over Pakistan in the second Test to go 10 up in the series. Karunaratne remained unbeaten on 62 while Silva fell for 58 as Sri Lanka reached 137 for 1 for...
  • Was nervous about 'Kalyana Samayal Saadham': Kamal Haasan January 2, 2014

    Chennai: Actorfilmmaker Kamal Haasan said he wanted the recent Tamil romanticcomedy 'Kalyana Samayal Saadham' to succeed because the makers had told him that he had been their biggest inspiration and that made him nervous. The film, which has been popularized as KSS, revolves around a soontobe married couple who deal with...
  • 'Kalyana Samayal Saadham' review: This Tamil film is bold, quirky December 28, 2013

    Cast: Prasanna Venkatesan, Lekha Washington, Delhi Ganesh, Uma Padmanabhan and Crazy Mohan Director: R.S Prasanna Rating: 4 out of 5 What makes a man a 'man'? The premise of the boldly entertaining 'Kalyana Samayal Saadham' surrounds whether the answer to the question is a man's ability to perform in bed. The film's...
  • Mahela Jayawardene back for Pakistan Test series December 23, 2013

    Colombo: Former captain Mahela Jayawardene has returned to Sri Lanka's squad for the threeTest series against Pakistan starting in the United Arab Emirates later this month, the cricket board said on Monday. Jayawardene, who opted out of the ongoing limitedovers series for personal reasons, was named in the 16man squad led...
  • Social media is an effective film marketing tool: RS Prasanna November 26, 2013

    Chennai: Director R.S. Prasanna is using social networking platforms to create the right buzz for Tamil romanticcomedy 'Kalyana Samayal Saadham', releasing Dec 6. He believes it's an effective marketing practice. "Of course, there's money involved in marketing and my distributors know it better. But social media is a cheap and effective...
  • Prasanna scores ton as Tamil Nadu post 258/7 against UP November 21, 2013

    Meerut: Ramaswamy Prasanna scored an unbeaten century as Tamil Nadu overcame early jitters to reach 258 for seven at the end of the opening day's play in their Group B Ranji Trophy match against Uttar Pradesh on Thursday. Prasanna, who hit 11 boundaries and a six during his unbeaten 104run knock...
  • Upendra lends voice for Kannada film 'Ragini IPS' October 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Actor Upendra, who is popular for the impact he leaves on the minds of the viewers with his dialogue delivery, will now be lending his voice for the upcoming film 'Ragini IPS'. The film features Ragini Dwivedi in the lead role. If rumors are to be believed, Upendra...
  • Goa: Mines official's quote on Facebook sparks debate September 19, 2013

    A comment on a social networking site by a senior mines official has sparked a debate with main Opposition Congress alleging that it has brought to light the double standards of the government on the mining issue. State Mines and Geology Department Director Prasanna Acharya, without naming anyone, posted on his...
  • Present era spinners don't attempt to take wickets, says Prasanna September 7, 2013

    Mumbai: Not too impressed with the current lot of spinners in international cricket, the legendary Erapalli Prasanna said not a single tweaker of the present era attempts to take wickets. "Honestly tell me, which bowler is attempting to take a wicket. I have never seen an individual bowler, especially an off-spinner...
  • Dravid, Vishwanath in Kirmani's greatest ever Karnataka Test XI August 12, 2013

    Bangalore: Rahul Dravid and GR Vishwanath are among the 12 Karnataka players picked by former Indian wicketkeeper Syed Kirmani in his personal list of the state's greatest ever in Test cricket. In his team, fast bowlers Javagal Srinath and Venkatesh Prasad would not find themselves playing in tandem in a match,...
  • KSCA to honour cricket legends in platinum year August 9, 2013

    Bangalore: As one of the oldest sports organisations in the country, the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) will honour some of the game's legends next week to mark its platinum jubilee year in this tech hub. "We have lined up a series of events to celebrate 75 years of our service...
  • BCCI should take note of Dravid's remark and rectify: Prasanna August 5, 2013

    Bangalore: Terming batting great Rahul Dravid's remarks on Indian cricket facing a serious credibility crisis as "constructive", former spin legend Erapalli Prasanna on Monday asked the BCCI to take cognisance of it and rectify themselves. The 73yearold, who took 189 wickets in his 49 Test appearance for India, said: "Things have...
  • Cricket no more a gentleman's game: Erapalli Prasanna June 3, 2013

    New Delhi: Terming the BCCI's Emergent Working Committee meeting in Chennai a sham, former spin legend Erapalli Prasanna on Monday said that money is ruling the sport now and it is no more a gentleman's game. "The entire controversy is not going to affect the popularity of cricket in India as...
  • Why shouldn't Srinivasan step aside: Erapalli Prasanna May 29, 2013

    Breaking the silence, former India spinner Erapalli Prasanna called for BCCI President N Srinivasan's resignation in the wake of the spotfixing scandal. ...
  • Nagarjuna starrer 'Bhai' shooting to start in June May 21, 2013

    Superstar Nagarjuna is gearing up for his upcoming mass entertainer 'Bhai'. The film is directed by Veerabhadram Choudry of 'Aha Naa Pellanta' and 'Poola Rangadu' fame. Richa Gangopadhyay is the heroine of the film while Telugu actor Prasanna will be seen in pivotal role. The songs of the film were shot recently...
  • Nagarjuna to shoot in Slovenia for Telugu film 'Bhai' May 13, 2013

    Telugu superstar Nagarjuna and Richa Gangopadhyaya will be sharing space in the film titled 'Bhai'. The film is directed by 'Aha Naa Pellanta' (new) and 'Poola Rangadu' fame Veerabhadram Chowdary. The actors are currently busy shooting for the film. Recently, the actors headed to Slovenia to shoot the song sequences for...
  • BJP demands Acharya's resignation on moral grounds May 11, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: Opposition BJP in Odisha on Friday demanded resignation of state finance minister Prasanna Acharya in the wake of a Commission finding fault with the drugs administration for spurious liquor tragedy of February 2012 that claimed 41 lives. "Acharya, who was then the state's health minister should resign from the...
  • Misconception that anybody can do commercial films: Prasanna May 5, 2013

    Chennai: Tamil actor Prasanna Venkatesan feels that an actor should accept commercial roles only after having enough experience and confidence that audiences is ready to accept him in such a avatar. "It's a misconception that anybody can do a commercial film after two or three hits. You can tread that path...
  • Tamil actor Prasanna to lead in 'Kalyana Samayal Saadham' April 21, 2013

    Chennai: Tamil actor Prasanna Venkatesan, who has been only doing multistarrer Tamil films since 2009, says even though he enjoys doing these projects, he wants to do a solo hero movie. He has gone solo in Tamil romanticcomedy 'Kalyana Samayal Saadham' (KSS), his next release, and now he wants to do...