Celkon Mobile Cup 2013

Fan gets 5-year ban for hurling bottle during India-SL final

Fan gets 5-year ban for hurling bottle during India-SL final Port of Spain: The Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board (TTCB) has imposed a five-year ban on a spectator who threw a half-filled bottle on the field during the final of the Celkon Mobile Cup between India and Sri Lanka at the Queen's Park Oval on Thursday. Vijay Outim pleaded guilty to the charge of throwing missiles in a public event and was placed on a TT $1,000 (One TT dollar...
03:38 PM, Jul 15, 2013

India are lucky to have a captain like Dhoni, says Laxman

India are lucky to have a captain like Dhoni, says Laxman Kolkata: Former Test batsman VVS Laxman was on Sunday effusive in his praise for India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni who lead the national team to back-to-back title triumphs at the Champions Trophy in England and Tri-nation series in the West Indies. "His records (of winning all the world titles) speak for himself. He has that uniqueness to respond to a tough situation with ease. He does not involve himself much...
06:06 PM, Jul 14, 2013

MS Dhoni one of the best finishers of the game: Sourav Ganguly

MS Dhoni one of the best finishers of the game: Sourav Ganguly Kolkata: Former skipper Sourav Ganguly on Saturday said his and the current skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni's combined success had put a lesser-known East Zone on the cricketing map of India. The iconic left-hander from Bengal was the most successful Indian skipper till Dhoni eclipsed him with all the world title wins and Ganguly said it was really commendable. Refusing to compare himself with Dhoni, Ganguly said: "We both have come...
11:09 PM, Jul 13, 2013

Impossible to decipher Dhoni, says Gavaskar

Impossible to decipher Dhoni, says Gavaskar New Delhi: MS Dhoni is the talk of the town after he clinched the sensational victory in the tri-series final against Sri Lanka in the West Indies and Sunil Gavaskar has joined the bandwagon in praising the Indian skipper saying that even his close friends would not know him as well as they think they do. The Indian batting legend in a column stated, "MS Dhoni was not even supposed...
08:33 PM, Jul 13, 2013
The Dhoni phenomenon

The Dhoni phenomenon

Once again Mahendra Singh Dhoni proved there is simply no one on the planet to match him when it comes to chasing down a target. He took India to a thrilling victory in the final of the tri-series with a calculated assault. ...
09:11 PM, Jul 12, 2013

At times, you need to play boring cricket: Dhoni

At times, you need to play boring cricket: Dhoni Port of Spain: After guiding the team to an exciting tri-nation ODI series triumph, captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni made it clear that he is ready to play "boring cricket" while chasing low scores if it ensures a victory for his team. "At times in these low scoring matches, you need to play boring cricket. It doesn't matter whether you win in the 48th or 49th over," Dhoni said at the...
08:36 PM, Jul 12, 2013

Angelo Mathews suspended for two ODIs

Angelo Mathews suspended for two ODIs Port of Spain: Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews has been suspended for two ODIs while his players have been fined 40-per-cent of their match fees for maintaining a slow over-rate during their one-wicket defeat against India in the final of the tri-nation series here Thursday. ICC match referee David Boon imposed the suspension after Sri Lanka were ruled to be three overs short of their target at the end of...
07:33 PM, Jul 12, 2013

Dalmiya hails India's Tri-series triumph

Dalmiya hails India's Tri-series triumph Kolkata: BCCI interim chief Jagmohan Dalmiya on Friday congratulated the Indian cricket team for winning the tri-nation series at Port of Spain. "Heartiest congratulations to the Indian cricket team for playing like true champions," Dalmiya said in a statement. "One anticipates a final to be a close affair but the team's ability to perform under pressure deserves admiration," Dalmiya said while lauding India's thrilling one-wicket win in the final against...
07:00 PM, Jul 12, 2013

Do not disturb, tweets MS Dhoni

Do not disturb, tweets MS Dhoni New Delhi: After helping India to a thrilling win in the tri-series final on Thursday against Sri Lanka, MS Dhoni has tweeted that he doesn't want to be disturbed in his off days. "Goodbye west indies,carrying fond memories back with me. DND as its vacation time. much needed time off," tweeted Dhoni. Dhoni who has been struggling with a hamstring injury has been rested for the upcoming Zimbabwe ODI series....
05:40 PM, Jul 12, 2013

MS Dhoni is best finisher I have ever seen: Dilip Vengsarkar

MS Dhoni is best finisher I have ever seen: Dilip Vengsarkar Mumbai: After guiding India to a nail-biting victory over Sri Lanka in the tri-series final on Thursday, MS Dhoni has again staked claim to the title of the best-ever finisher in the history of ODI cricket. Former captain and chairman of selectors Dilip Vengsarkar admits that he has not witnessed a better finisher than the Jharkhand dasher. "It was a great fight-back from the young Indian brigade after losing initial...
04:46 PM, Jul 12, 2013

Gains India made from the Caribbean tri-series

Gains India made from the Caribbean tri-series After denying England their maiden ICC Champions Trophy title, India entered the low profile tri-nation series as overwhelming favourites. With five consecutive wins en route the podium in England, India were expected to topple Sri Lanka and West Indies in the Caribbean, which they eventually did. After suffering two consecutive defeats, India made a dramatic comeback to qualify for the final, winning the next two matches with bonus points and...
04:17 PM, Jul 12, 2013

Team India rejoice on twitter after another title

Team India rejoice on twitter after another title Port of Spain: Indian cricketers took to social media to express their joy at lifting the Tri-nation ODI series trophy and praise skipper MS Dhoni for steering the team home after a mid-innings collapse. India beat Sri Lanka by one wicket to lift the title with Dhoni being the hero of the triumph after striking a 52-ball 45. "Had been best 2 months of cricket. Going back with 2 trophies.Thankyou...
10:47 AM, Jul 12, 2013

India proving to be worthy World Champions

India proving to be worthy World Champions Twice they were in a precarious situation in the last two tournaments and twice they came out of it with flying colours. First, it was in the final of the ICC Champions Trophy last month and then in the Caribbean tri-series very recently. The young Indian side showed that it's not all about flair but also about holding your nerve in crucial situations and winning trophies. They were tottering at...
10:19 AM, Jul 12, 2013

MS Dhoni - the best finisher in modern-day cricket

MS Dhoni - the best finisher in modern-day cricket It's not the first time that he has done it and it surely won't be the last. Although the situation was tailor-made for MS Dhoni to smack the ball, he didn't have the licence to do so as wickets were tumbling at the other end. Clearly struggling with his hamstring injury that kept him out of almost the entire tri-series, Dhoni, as he often does, decided to take the things...
08:17 AM, Jul 12, 2013

I took a chance in the final over and it worked: MS Dhoni

I took a chance in the final over and it worked: MS Dhoni Skipper MS Dhoni's last-over pyrotechnics were on show again as India clinched the Celkon Mobile Cup tri-nation series trophy in Port of Spain, Trinidad on Thursday after edging Sri Lanka by one wicket. Chasing a modest target of 202 for victory, India were made to sweat right till the end with 15 runs required off the final over and just one wicket remaining. Speaking at the post-match presentation, India's most...
05:08 AM, Jul 12, 2013