Torch Relay

  • Olympics 2012 global torch relay scrapped 28-03-2009 08:08 AM

    London: The Olympic torch relay for the 2012 London Games will be confined to Britain, organisers confirmed on Friday. The past two summer Olympics have seen the torch taken on a world tour, but the experiment, started for the Athens Games in 2004, has now been scrapped. It follows the...
  • IOC scraps international torch relays 27-03-2009 10:34 PM

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  • China-based Indian woman runs in Olympic torch relay 07-07-2008 03:27 PM

    Mumbai: The IPL Governing Council will meet here on October 17 following BCCI's month-long legal battle against Deccan Chargers over the decision to terminate the IPL franchise for breach of contract. There is a meeting of the IPL Governing Council in Mumbai on October 17th. I don't know any other...
  • Olympic torch relay downscaled after quake hits China 14-05-2008 12:21 AM

    Worcester: Worcestershire's hope of seeing Saeed Ajmal return for a second spell with the English county for their domestic Twenty20 campaign have been dashed by the Pakistan spinner's international commitments. The Midlands club, whose other overseas player is Australia batsman Phil Hughes, had hoped to have Ajmal, England's tormentor-in-chief during...
  • Protests dog Olympic torch run in Bangkok 20-04-2008 03:07 AM

    Dubai: Rivals players Azhar Ali of Pakistan and Graeme Swann of England on Sunday showed confidence their teams can pull off a win in the third and final Test which was set for an interesting finish. England, set to chase 324 runs on an eased out Dubai Stadium pitch, were...
  • Olympic torch arrives in Thailand amid tight security 18-04-2008 11:42 AM

    Melbourne: Australia all-rounder David Hussey, who played a big part in his team's facile 31-run victory over India in Sydney last night, is looking for a perfect game to make it 2-0 in the second Twenty20 international at the MCG on Friday. It's pretty important to make it 2-0. We...
  • No also rans, all winners at Olympic torch relay 18-04-2008 01:42 AM

    You had to feel for Rohit Sharma during the Test series. A highly talented batsman, he had to sit on the bench or carry drinks through four crushing defeats in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth and Adelaide. It must have been frustrating for the promising youngster. With the 4-0 whitewash done, there...
  • First Person: Dream come true for CNN-IBN journalist 18-04-2008 01:27 AM

    Dubai: Fast bowler James Anderson is counting on England's batsmen to show their quality in the third Test against Pakistan after below-par performances in two defeats. Pakistan's spinners have made the England batters struggle on turning wickets in Dubai and Abu Dhabi with two convincing victories — by 10 wickets...
  • Your loss: IOA boss tells celebs who skipped relay 18-04-2008 12:44 AM

    Chennai: Farokh Engineer cannot comprehend how India lost 0-4 again after watching their annihilation in England last year. More than the disappointment of not being given a chance to help the Indian team on their 2010 trip to England, the Lancashire-based former Indian wicketkeeper-batsman is upset that the team has...
  • In pics: Stars, athletes keep spirit of Olympic Games alive 17-04-2008 05:18 PM

    New Delhi: Team India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, on Tuesday said that he is willing to give up the captaincy and be replaced by someone else. India suffered their second successive whitewash on an overseas tour when they were wiped out 4-0 by Australia in the recently concluded Test series....
  • Ayaan Ali, Jaspal Rana pull out of Olympic torch relay 17-04-2008 03:53 PM

    Kolkata: Pakistan's world cup winning captain Imran Khan on Monday revealed that during his formative years he looked up to Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi for inspiration. Addressing a gathering at the Tiger Pataudi Memorial Lecture here, Imran said there was a certain engima about Tiger Pataudi whose academic qualification was...
  • In pics: Tibetan protests ahead of Olympic torch relay 17-04-2008 01:30 PM

    Kolkata: Pakistani cricketer turned politician Imran Khan on Monday said that the appropriate time for Sachin Tendulkar to retire was after India's 2011 world cup triumph. We all want to go with a big bang but you always don't get it right. For Sachin the ultimate time to go was...
  • 40 Tibetans held as Delhi readies for Olympic relay 17-04-2008 12:56 PM

    Sydney: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni says Australia's selectors have made the right decision in naming his Chennai Super Kings team-mate George Bailey to lead the national Twenty20 side. He's an interesting character; he plays good cricket. He's someone who can play his strokes. He's very intelligent and understands the...
  • The complete list of torchbearers in India 17-04-2008 11:00 AM

    Melbourne: Injured Australian all-rounder Shane Watson wants to continue batting in the top-order once he returns to the Test team even though his increased bowling workload has made it difficult to balance his role as an opening batsman. Watson, who missed six home Tests this summer against New Zealand and...
  • Olympic flame reaches Delhi amid protests | Your say 17-04-2008 09:02 AM

    Valsad: A disciplined all-round performance by East Zone helped them beat West by five wickets to make it to the semi-final of the Duleep Trophy, here on Monday. East will meet North Zone in the semi-final scheduled to be played in Delhi from February 4. After a batting collapse saw...
  • Do celebs take the fire out of the torch relay? 17-04-2008 08:02 AM

    New Delhi Auction for the fifth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will see franchises vying for 144 players, which will also mark the formal opening of IPL 2012 The IPL 2012, The shortlist of players set to be auctioned on February 4, 2012, at the ITC Royal Gardenia...
  • Warming up for torch relay amid debates and protests 16-04-2008 11:01 AM

    Adelaide: Miffed with reports that its senior players were contemplating retirement after failing in the Test series loss to Australia, the Indian team management on Saturday rejected the speculation as baseless and refused to answer queries on the matter. India were whitewashed 0-4 in the Test series that concluded on...
  • Tibetans run mock Olympic torch relay in Delhi 15-04-2008 04:27 PM

    Napier: New Zealand opening bat Brendon McCullum has backed BJ Watling as the side's wicketkkeeper ahead of the one-off Test against Zimbabwe at Napier on Thursday. McCullum who kept for New Zealand for 51 Tests before deciding to play as a specialist batsman felt that Watling has the perfect chance...
  • Tibetan protestors watched as Olympic torch nears Delhi 15-04-2008 11:35 AM

    Adelaide: Australia captain Michael Clarke became the first captain in Test history to notch a triple and a double century in the same series by scoring 210 against India on Wednesday, completing a remarkable turnaround in his fortunes and those of his team. Clarke's commanding innings at Adelaide Oval, completed...
  • Actors, politicos have little right to carry torch: Gill 15-04-2008 09:33 AM

    Abu Dhabi: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq is wary of a sharp England riposte in the second Test starting on Wednesday after being humiliated last week. England was beaten by 10 wickets in three days of the first Test in Dubai. We've forgotten what happened in the last match, Misbah said on...
  • Tibetans to run parallel torch relay in Delhi 14-04-2008 03:35 PM

    Lahore: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has admitted that any realistic chance of a bilateral Test series with India would not be possible before 2013. Chief Operating Officer Subhan Ahmad told PTI that in the new ICC Future Tour Programme (FTP) to be enforced from April this year, it appeared...
  • China has improved on human rights front: IOC 12-04-2008 11:50 AM

    Perth: Australian batsman Shaun Marsh admitted he is in danger of losing his place in the Test side after a series of failures in the ongoing series against India. Marsh has scored 14 in his last four innings after making a comeback in the Boxing Day Test. The left-hander felt...
  • IOC asks China to improve human rights record 11-04-2008 12:13 PM

    Perth: Battered in just two and a half days, Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Sunday said the inability to quickly adapt to new conditions and the flop show of his batsmen were the reasons behind his team's series defeat against Australia. We have not performed well throughout this series....
  • Dalai Lama in favour of China's right to hold Olympics 11-04-2008 02:51 AM

    Perth: After his blazing 180 against India at Perth on Saturday, David Warner's stakes seemed to have increased as the burly opener may soon join the coveted 'Millionaire Club' along with illustrious seniors like Michael Clarke and Ricky Ponting. Incidentally, Warner was omitted from CA's 25-man contract list in April...
  • Olympic torch plays hide and seek in San Francisco 10-04-2008 10:32 AM

    Hello and welcome once again to DRS, my take on whats happening in the world of cricket from my point of view. This has been a week where thought I would talk to you about the quality of cricket journalism at the moment. I am not trying to be self-righteous...
  • Olympic torch run: US loses sleep over Richard Gere 10-04-2008 12:19 AM

    Perth: Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Thursday made a surprise revelation that he may retire from Test cricket if he is to play in the 2015 cricket World Cup. If I have to see through the 2015 (World Cup), I would have to retire from one of the formats,...
  • Don't mix politics and sports: Paes speaks for relay 09-04-2008 11:59 PM

    Perth: Set to return in Test cricket against India here on Friday, Australian paceman Ryan Harris is wary about breaking down again and said that he had bad thoughts about his recurring injury problems. South Australian right-arm fast bowler Harris has all but been assured of selection in the playing...
  • Tibetans hope 'Long March' will defeat China 09-04-2008 01:56 PM

    Perth: Hassled by crowd behaviour during the second Test in Sydney last week, the Indian team management is planning to demand higher security around the boundary rope for the remainder of the four-Test series. According to a report in the Sydney Morning Herald, Indian team managers are expected to approach...
  • Won't be caged, won't run in torch relay: Bedi 09-04-2008 01:13 PM

    Karachi: Disgraced pace bowler Mohammed Amir might be given a chance to resurrect his international career when he comes out of jail and the International Cricket Council (ICC) permits him to play again, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said on Tuesday. Amir and his two colleagues - Mohammed Asif and...