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  • Parnell out for South Africa but De Villiers backs depth Yesterday

    Allrounder Wayne Parnell has failed to recover from a shoulder injury in time to play for South Africa in the first one-day international against New Zealand at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui on Tuesday. Parnell is the only major injury concern for the Proteas, who are likely to select Vernon...
  • Wake-up call for rusty India after big loss in series opener October 8, 2014

    The five-match ODI series against West Indies before its start was considered as India's first step towards World Cup preparation, but the humiliating defeat of 124 runs in the Kochi opener is a wake-up call for the hosts. After putting West Indies in to bat, India did well till the middle...
  • 1st ODI, India vs West Indies: as it happened October 8, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Sunil Narine fish-hooked by WICB. Chris Gayle busy tweeting images of recuperation. Virat Kohli looking forward to home comfort. And Kuldeep Yadav an exciting, unusual option. These and an eye on sorting out their World Cup options will be the...
  • India-West Indies series in doubt: reports October 8, 2014

    Huge dispute between West Indies players and WICB over player contracts has erupted on the eve of the first ODI against India, which is scheduled to be held in Kochi later today. West Indies players claim their fees have been slashed by 75% by their board and that can lead...
  • West Indies threaten to boycott India ODI series opener October 8, 2014

    A strike could hit West Indies' tour opener against India on Wednesday due to a row between leading West Indies players and their own union. The match in Kochi, where the teams are already assembled, is the first of five one-day internationals to be followed by three Test matches and a...
  • 1st ODI: India, West Indies begin series amid ISL buzz October 8, 2014

    Sunil Narine fish-hooked by WICB. Chris Gayle busy tweeting images of recuperation. Virat Kohli looking forward to home comfort. And Kuldeep Yadav an exciting, unusual option. These and an eye on sorting out their World Cup options will be the talking points for India and West Indies over the next...
  • 1st ODI: Steven Smith ton helps Australia thrash Pakistan by 93 runs October 8, 2014

    Steven Smith scored a maiden one day hundred while paceman Mitchell Johnson took three wickets to help Australia beat Pakistan by 93 runs in the first day-night international on Tuesday. Smith, who had never scored a half-century in one-day games before, managed a sedate 118-ball 101 to guide Australia to a...
  • Pakistan, Australia focus on spin for ODI series October 6, 2014

    Sharjah: Pakistan and Australia will focus on spin when they start a three-match one-day series in Sharjah on Tuesday, despite the absence of top bowler Saeed Ajmal, who is suspended over his suspect bowling action. Pakistan have been hard pressed to compensate for the missing Ajmal, who has single-handedly won them...
  • 'Xi's visit to India shows China's neighbourhood diplomacy' September 21, 2014

    Beijing: Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to India and three other countries highlighted China's sincerity and determination in advancing its neighbourhood diplomacy, official media said on Sunday. India, Sri Lanka, the Maldives and Tajikistan which Xi visited are emerging countries struggling for prosperity, a commentary by staterun Xinhua news agency said....
  • As it happened: West Indies vs Bangladesh, 2nd Test, Day 2 September 14, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 Roundup: Opening batsmen Leon Johnson and Kraigg Brathwaite hit halfcenturies as the West Indies built a strong firstday total of 246 for 3 against Bangladesh in the second Test at Beausejour Stadium on Saturday. Lefthander Johnson, on debut, compiled...
  • 1st Test: West Indies thrash Bangladesh by 10 wickets September 9, 2014

    Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim completed his third Test century but could not prevent West Indies from romping to a 10wicket victory early on day five of the opening Test match at Arnos Vale Sports Complex on Tuesday. Mushfiqur was last man out for 116 as Bangladesh, 256 for 5 overnight, was...
  • 1st Test: Benn takes five as West Indies skittle Bangladesh for 182 on Day 3 September 8, 2014

    Leftarm spinner Sulieman Benn claimed 5 for 39 on Sunday as the West Indies bowled out Bangladesh for 182 to take a first innings lead of 302 after three days of the first Test. The hosts are likely to enforce the followon for the fourth day on Monday. Benn got good support...
  • 1st Test: Brathwaite double ton drives WI to 407 for 3 September 7, 2014

    Arnos Vale: Opener Kraigg Brathwaite compiled an unbeaten 205 as the West Indies reached 407 for 3 against Bangladesh at the close of a rainhit second day of the opening Test at Arnos Vale Sports Complex on Saturday. The hosts, 264 for 3 overnight, were stalled by persistent morning rain that...
  • Ronaldinho signs for Mexico's Queretaro September 6, 2014

    Former Brazil and Barcelona midfielder Ronaldinho, twice the World Player of the Year, has signed a two year deal with Queretaro, the Mexican first division club said on Friday. The 34yearold, who has also played for Paris St Germain and AC Milan, became a free agent in July after cancelling his...
  • 1st Test: Brathwaite century puts West Indies in charge September 6, 2014

    Opener Kraigg Braithwaite's confident unbeaten 123 led West Indies to 264 for 3 at the close on the opening day of the first Test against Bangladesh in Kingstown, St. Vincent on Friday. Barbadian Brathwaite shared a commanding 116run opening partnership with Chris Gayle as the home side made a strong start...
  • As it happened: England vs India, 1st ODI August 25, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) After getting humiliated in the Test series, India would look to redeem their campaign when they take on England in the first onedayer in Bristol. The visitors would be more comfortable in the 50over format after being boosted by fresh...
  • India seek fresh start with fresh faces in ODIs August 24, 2014

    Their morale battered by the Test series debacle, India would look to make a fresh beginning and salvage lost pride when they take on England in a fivematch ODI cricket series starting here on Monday. On one hand, the Indians will be distracted by the 13 series loss in the Test...
  • 2nd ODI: West Indies bowl out Bangladesh for 70 in a 177run rout August 23, 2014

    St. George's: An abject batting display by Bangladesh, who were bowled out for just 70, paved the way for a crushing 177run victory by the West Indies in the second oneday international on Friday. Replying to the home side's total of 247 for 7 in a match they had to win...
  • Champions League: Zenit, Porto close in on group stage with away wins August 21, 2014

    Zenit St Petersburg and Porto both put a foot in the Champions League group stage with 10 away wins in the first leg of their respective playoff ties on Wednesday. Oleg Shatov's firsthalf goal gave Andre VillasBoas' Zenit a 10 win at Standard Liege and a secondhalf effort from Hector Herrera...
  • 1st ODI: Pollard, Ramdin star as West Indies beat Bangladesh by 3 wickets August 21, 2014

    Allrounder Kieron Pollard hit 89 and Denesh Ramdin chipped in with 74 as the West Indies overcame a disastrous start to beat Bangladesh by three wickets in their opening oneday international at the National Stadium on Wednesday. With five fours and six sixes off 70 balls, Pollard added a critical 145...
  • Chennai at 375: Nirmala Lakshman's book 'Degree coffee by the yard' a biography of Madras August 20, 2014

    August 22, 1639 is considered the founding day of Madras city. Madras Day commemorates Madras city's founding by establishing Fort St George by the East India company in 1639. Nirmala Lakshman, author of 'Degree coffee by the yard' talks about the transformation of Madras to Chennai. In an interview to...
  • Manchester City start EPL title defense with 20 win over Newcastle August 17, 2014

    England: Manchester City began their Premier League title defense with a 20 victory over Newcastle on Sunday, with goals by David Silva and Sergio Aguero putting the champions on top of the fledgling standings. With a professional, assured start to the season, City showed at St. James' Park why they will...
  • Zenit sign Manchester City's Javi Garcia on 5year deal August 14, 2014

    ST. PETERSBURG: Zenit St. Petersburg contracted midfielder Javi Garcia from Manchester City on a fiveyear deal on Thursday. Zenit said a fee was agreed on with City, Garcia passed a medical, and "will join up with the team in the near future." Garcia, 27, left after two years with City, where he...
  • US: Unrest in St Louis after fatal shooting of unarmed black teen August 12, 2014

    Ferguson: A black teenager who was fatally shot by a police officer had his hands raised when the officer approached with his weapon drawn and fired repeatedly, according to two men who said they witnessed the shooting that sparked two nights of unrest in suburban St Louis. The FBI opened an...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, 1st Test, Day 5 August 10, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 4 Roundup: Kumar Sangakkara smashed his 10th double century against reckless Pakistan as Sri Lanka declared their first innings at 533 for 9 for an overall lead of 82 runs on the fourth day of the first Test on...
  • Veer: Project 'Kadam' a step towards empowering people with disabilities August 9, 2014

    The recently concluded VEER campaign on CNNIBN that sought to empower and train at least 1,000 people with disabilities seems to have inspired the youth to follow in its footsteps take up the cause of enabling the disabled. Delhi's St Stephens College's project 'Kadam' is the latest to follow in...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, 1st Test, Day 4 August 9, 2014

    For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page. Day 3 roundup: Kumar Sangakkara rose to fourth place in the list of centurymakers as he and the retiring Mahela Jayawardene plundered Pakistan's bowlers on the rainhit third day of the first Test in Galle. The hosts, who began the day...
  • Real Madrid's Angel di Maria 'too pricey', says PSG president August 7, 2014

    Paris St Germain have ended talks with Real Madrid on buying Angel Di Maria because the Argentina midfielder is too expensive, the president of the Ligue 1 champions was quoted as saying on Thursday. PSG had discussed a bid for Di Maria, whom Spanish media have reported has a price tag...
  • 1st Test: Silva, Sangakkara carry Sri Lanka after Pakistan's 451 August 7, 2014

    Galle: Sri Lanka's Kaushal Silva and Kumar Sangakkara survived Pakistan's spin Test and carried the home team to 99 for 1 in response to the visitors' healthy 451 on the second day of the first Test on Thursday. Silva was batting on 38 while Sangakkara, who could have been out lbw...
  • CPL: Sohail Tanvir, Henry Davids seal first victory for Zouks August 4, 2014

    Pakistani Sohail Tanvir's handy allround performance and a crucial innings from Henry Davids were the high spots in propelling St. Lucia Zouks to their first victory of the Caribbean Premier League(CPL) over Antigua Hawksbills by five wickets under the DuckworthLewis Method on Sunday. Tanvir followed up his typically miserly leftarm swing...