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  • From manufacturing bullets to playing cricket - meet Domnic Joseph 5 days ago

    For close to a decade after he turned 18, Domnic Joseph Muthuswamy's connect with professional cricket was via a small television set at the High Explosive Factory on the outskirts of Pune, where he works as a bullet manufacturer for the Indian Armed Forces. His father's death when Domnic was...
  • A hat-trick of wins and India's best ever World Cup start 5 days ago

    Never before have India started a World Cup in such rip-roaring fashion. Not when they crashed into the final in South Africa in 2003. Not even when they conquered the world on their way to title triumphs in England in 1983 and in their own backyard four years ago. For the...
  • ICC World Cup: Krishna Karate makes India vs UAE a special contest February 26, 2015

    At noon on February 28, the more enthusiastic cricket lovers of the village of Kollengode, some 20 km from the town of Palakkad in Kerala, will gather at a clearing and congregate before a giant screen erected to showcase one match. India will be playing a World Cup match in...
  • Ten-day break worked wonders for India's World Cup defence: Ravi Shastri February 26, 2015

    It didn't take Ravi Shastri long to stamp his character on this young Indian team. From the time he took over as team director ahead of the One-Day International series in England last August, the former India captain has stressed on positivity, aggression and a sense of team. Without stepping...
  • World Cup: Dhoni kept the fire burning, and it's showing February 24, 2015

    Within minutes of India quelling Pakistan's feeble challenge in their World Cup opener in Adelaide more than a week back, a senior journalist asked Mahendra Singh Dhoni, in all seriousness, where India's skipper hid his magic wand, a wand he has waved with stunning effect on the big stage. "That magic...
  • Sorry for hunting expedition, Glenn McGrath finds surprise support February 23, 2015

    Glenn McGrath was a hero of three successful Australian World Cup campaigns (1999, 2003 and 2007), but in recent days his image has taken quite a battering with local newspapers revealing that he hunted big game in Africa in 2008. The news copies, complete with unflattering images of him posing...
  • ICC World Cup: When Melbourne turned into Mumbai and Mohali February 23, 2015

    This could so easily have been Mumbai or Mohali, given the sea of blue that drove the Indian team and the profusion of Indian flags across the vast expanse of the hugely populated stands. In reality, this was the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Australia's pride and joy, by a distance the...
  • I see a lot of me in Ashwin: Anil Kumble February 21, 2015

    Melbourne: It may not quite be in the same league as Sir Donald Bradman saying Sachin Tendulkar reminded him of his own batting, but Anil Kumble paid R Ashwin the biggest compliment of the offspinner's cricketing life at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Saturday. Much like his bowling, Kumble's choice of...
  • Ranji Trophy Quarter-finals: Uthappa, Thakur lead star performers February 21, 2015

    Maharashtra and Mumbai progressed to the 2014-15 Ranji Trophy semifinals with wins over Andhra and Delhi respectively, taking the season's tally of outright results to 54 in 112 games, while Karnataka and Tamil Nadu joined them because of their first-innings leads over Assam and Vidarbha respectively. R Samarth and Akhil...
  • World Cup 2015: Russell stars as West Indies thrash Pakistan by 150 runs February 21, 2015

    One-Day Internationals are usually won by playing good cricket for the best part of 100 overs. But, they can be lost in a matter of 19 balls, as Pakistan proved, collapsing more readily than a house of cards that has been dynamited. Those who tuned in to the game late would...
  • Michael Holding favours ten-team 2019 World Cup February 21, 2015

    The 2019 World Cup is going to be played among 10, and not 14 teams, and while the news has been received with mixed feelings around the cricket world, Michael Holding is all for it. "I wouldn't say it is counterproductive at all," Holding told Wisden India on Friday (February 20)....
  • World Cup 2015: Batting is Team India's biggest strength, says South Africa's coach February 19, 2015

    South Africa's coach said that India have a seriously good batting line-up and Virat Kohli will be once again key in the match. ...
  • ICC World Cup: Can Indian bowlers do an encore against South Africa? February 19, 2015

    The first signs that India's bowlers might be on to something special came in the fourth over of Pakistan's chase at the Adelaide Oval last Sunday (February 15). Pakistan had laid their cards on the table by pushing Younis Khan, their most experienced limited-overs batsman, to open the batting as much...
  • Darren Gough tells what bowlers must do to contain batsmen in World Cup February 18, 2015

    Former England paceman tells us what bowlers should do with the new and old ball in the pitches Down Under during the World Cup. ...
  • Is lack of international cricket hurting Pietersen's T20 career? February 18, 2015

    "By releasing me before the auction, they were able to go fishing for something different if they saw it. If Delhi (Daredevils) and I were a sitcom relationship, we were 'on a break'. Free to see other people." This is an extract from Kevin Pietersen's autobiography, referred to the 2014 IPL...
  • World Cup 2015: Afghanistan capitulate to heavy defeat against Bangladesh February 18, 2015

    Canberra: When Bangladesh slumped to 119 for 4 in the 30th over, Afghanistan were in clover on their World Cup debut. But superb half-centuries from two former captains, Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib Al Hasan, led Bangladesh to 267 all out, a total that proved far beyond the ambit of the...
  • All-round New Zealand humble Sri Lanka by 98 runs in World Cup opener February 14, 2015

    Christchurch: A cold, grey morning underpinned by a blustery southerly and a fine drizzle gave way to a summery bright afternoon in Christchurch as the home team rang in the World Cup with a commanding performance against Sri Lanka on Saturday (February 14). If the Hagley Oval provided the perfect...
  • World Cup will mean a lot to Sangakkara, Jayawardene: Jehan Mubarak February 11, 2015

    At 34 years of age, you might think Jehan Mubarak has left his best years behind him. While that may be true, there's talk in Sri Lankan cricket circles that once the team starts to cope with life after the big stars - Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara - have...
  • Arvind Kejriwal mobbed by media; poses for selfie with polling staff February 8, 2015

    New Delhi: AAP chief ministerial candidate Arvind Kejriwal's presence at a polling station in his New Delhi constituency sent the media and the staff at the election booth in a feeding frenzy. No sooner had he arrived at the station in B...
  • Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha condoles death of cancer patient Chandan February 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha on Thursday condoled the death of 14-year-old Chandan who succumbed to cancer a day ago. Chandan, who had been undergoing cancer treatment at AIIMS in New Delhi, finally succumbed to the disease on Wednesday after a long battle. The...
  • Sri Lanka appoint Rumesh Ratnayake as consultant coach January 29, 2015

    Rumesh Ratnayake, the former Sri Lankan fast bowler, has been appointed the national side's consultant coach ahead of the ICC World Cup 2015, a Sri Lanka Cricket release said. "SLC has made the inclusion taking into consideration the views of the chairman of selectors and the national team management. All other...
  • Irfan Pathan: a veteran India never had January 27, 2015

    Mysore: It's no secret that India lacks genuine medium-pace bowling allrounders. "That's one area that makes me a bit nervous," said Duncan Fletcher, the India coach, recently. India have tried Stuart Binny in recent times, but there are few names that crop up when one draws up a list of...
  • South Africa rest AB de Villiers for final West Indies ODI January 27, 2015

    Hashim Amla returns to captain the Castle Lager Proteas for the fifth Momentum One-Day International (ODI) against the West Indies at SuperSport Park in Centurion on Wednesday. AB de Villiers has been rested for the match, while Quinton de Kock makes a return to the line-up after a speedy recovery...
  • Mumbai cricket waiting for fresh harvest January 27, 2015

    Last week, Tamil Nadu beat Mumbai by an innings and 44 runs in Chennai in a Ranji Trophy match. A watershed moment. True, Tamil Nadu aren't stragglers (though they haven't been top rung in recent times either), but Mumbai - no, they don't lose so big, not by an innings, not...
  • Snapshot: Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha interacts with National Bravery Award winners January 19, 2015

    Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha on Monday interacted with the National Bravery Award winners at Air House in New Delhi. A total of 24 awardees have been nominated including four posthumous. ...
  • Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar hands over first overhauled Su-30 MKI to Air Chief January 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar handed over the first overhauled Su-30 MKI to Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha at Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Nasik on Friday. According to a government release, the handing over of the world's first overhauled Su-30 MKI coincides with 50 years of...
  • Is having no male staff the only way to stop child abuse in schools? October 27, 2014

    An office assistant, who was arrested for the sexual assault of a three-and-a-half-year-old girl at a city school, was remanded in six days police custody by a magisterial court on Sunday. ...
  • Southern Naval Command gets new Chief of Staff October 26, 2014

    Kochi: Rear Admiral Atul Kumar Jain assumed office as Chief of Staff of Southern Naval Command. He has taken over the charge from Rear Admiral M S Pawar, who is appointed as the Flag Officer, Maharashtra and Gujarat area (FOMAG), a Naval press release said. Commissioned in July 1982, and an alumnus...
  • Bangalore minor rape: Police arrest school staff member October 24, 2014

    Bangalore: The Bangalore Police on Friday arrested one person in connection with the alleged rape of a three-year-old inside the premises of her school. The person arrested, KK Reddy, is a member of the school management. The arrest came after a criminal case was lodged against him. Three others have...
  • Delhi: Under-secretary of Staff Selection Commission arrested for rape October 8, 2014

    New Delhi: A 29-year-old married woman has accused an Under Secretary of the Staff Selection Commission of raping her following which the official was arrested by the police. According to police, the accused, identified as 55-year-old Neshram was arrested by the staff of Vasant Kunj (South) Police Station on Monday...