July 8th, 2011
He may have quit international cricket for three years now but the love and affection Sourav Ganguly received on his 39th birthday was enviable.
As a large number of his fans gathered outside his Behala residence this morning, the former Team India captain took time off from his hectic shooting schedule for a TV show to cut the customary birthday cake for the photojournalists before rushing to a studio at Rajarhat. Read more... (109 words, 1 image, estimated 26 secs reading time)
February 9th, 2010
Paul Harris is a character straight out of a Vegas gambling film. He says “perception is often reality” and batsmen perceive him to be an innocuous bowler, and that’s where he says he gets his wickets. He played around with his own perception to become the most successful spinner in the match, his “innocuous” outside-the-leg line from over the stumps getting him the wickets of Sachin Tendulkar and M Vijay, the only men who looked like they could deny South Africa. Thanks to Harris, the fast bowlers didn’t need to bust their gut in consigning India to their third innings defeat at home in the last 10 years – all three to the same opposition. Read more... (750 words, 1 image, estimated 3:00 mins reading time)
September 3rd, 2009
John Dyson was sacked as West Indies coach because he hadn’t signed a contract during his 18-month stint, a senior WICB official has said.
Conde Riley, a director of the board from Barbados, said that they had been left with no option but to sack Dyson, who left his position last month following Test and one-day series defeats against Bangladesh. Read more... (314 words, 1 image, estimated 1:15 mins reading time)
May 25th, 2009
The IPL final could have gone either way but Andrew Symonds’ back-to-back strikes tilted the balance in favour of Deccan Chargers, according to captain Adam Gilchrist and his Bangalore counterpart Anil Kumble. Read more... (595 words, 1 image, estimated 2:23 mins reading time)
August 18th, 2007
Pakistanis have always remained very loving and attached to their cricketers especially the middle order batsmen. They have always idealized the likes of Mushtaq, Haneef, Javed Miandad, Inzamam and Mohammad Yousaf. Regardless of their performances, nation has always given them their respect and regard and reward. The middle order batsman has always been the most influential player in the team. Read more... (384 words, estimated 1:32 mins reading time)
June 29th, 2007
The Indian team had mixed news from the sick bay ahead of the second ODI against South Africa on Friday. While S Sreesanth has been ruled out of the match, and Gautam Gambhir was also deemed unfit, MS Dhoni and Ajit Agarkar appeared to be ready for selection.
“Sreesanth is still not well. He’s definitely not well enough to play tomorrow (Friday)”, said Rahul Dravid, the India captain, after the fast bowler did not turn up for practice.
Gautam Gambhir, the opening batsman, has also joined the sick list. “Gautam Gambhir has also had a bit of a viral fever so he’s in the hotel”. Read more... (577 words, 1 image, estimated 2:18 mins reading time)
June 22nd, 2007
Dav Whatmore, who was interviewed by the Pakistan board this morning, said he was up to the challenge of taking on one of the more demanding jobs in world cricket. Read more... (329 words, 1 image, estimated 1:19 mins reading time)
June 22nd, 2007
Steve Harmison intends to postpone his hernia operation until after the Test series against India and possibly his county Durham’s appearance in the Friends Provident Trophy final on August 18. Read more... (408 words, 1 image, estimated 1:38 mins reading time)
June 21st, 2007
In the world cricket, normally the awe surrounds the blasting batsmen or the lightening fast bowlers. There are very few examples of spinners inducing excitement and thrill. Shane Warne of Australia is the best spinner of all time without any shade of doubt. His right arm leg break is second to none. His nearest opponents in the matter of spinning the ball are far behind. His majestic finger voodoo has ruled the world for 16 years with a style. Read more... (675 words, estimated 2:42 mins reading time)
June 20th, 2007
Three Sri Lankan batsmen are competing for the void created by the self-imposed absence of former captain and opening batsman Marvan Atapattu for the series against Bangladesh.
Thilan Samaraweera, Jehan Mubarak and Michael Vandort were all picked to represent the Sri Lanka A team here on Tuesday in the three-day tour match with the visitors starting on Wednesday (today). Read more... (198 words, 1 image, estimated 48 secs reading time)