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India Sports
  Last Updated: May 15, 2007 - 7:22:41 PM

India Sports
Wrestlers asked to be ready for random dope test
New Delhi, May 16 - The Wrestling Federation of India - has verbally asked the grapplers attending the national camp to be ready for a random dope test ahead of the Commonwealth Championship next month so that any ignominy at the world stage could be avoided.
May 16, 2007 - 12:16:03 PM

India Sports
From caddie to ace golfer - meet Ashok Kumar
New Delhi, May 16 - Rags to riches stories have been hardly told in Indian golf, but the meteoric rise of Ashok Kumar who started as a caddie is just one such classic tale.
May 16, 2007 - 10:20:10 AM

India Sports
Tibetan 'Olympics' to coincide with Beijing Olympics
Dharamsala, May 15 - In an exercise to attract the attention of the world community, Tibetans in exile here will be organising their maiden 'Olympics' from May 15-25 next year. These games will coincide with the Olympic Games in China.
May 15, 2007 - 9:55:34 PM

India Sports
Tibetans to have their own Olympics
Dharamsala, May 15 - In a unique endeavour to attract the attention of the world community, the Tibetans in exile here will be organising their maiden Olympics from May 15-25 next year.
May 15, 2007 - 2:49:08 PM

India Business
Probe ordered on tax breaks of Tendulkar, Gavaskar
New Delhi, May 14 - Income tax exemptions claimed by top cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and former captain Sunil Gavaskar have come under the scanner of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India -, the independent watchdog on government finances.
May 14, 2007 - 8:00:56 PM

India Sports
Randhawa wins DLF Masters, Kapur finishes second
Gurgaon, May 13 - Jyoti Randhawa carded a two-under-par, 70 taking his total to 15-under-par, 273, to win the DLF Masters at the DLF Golf and Country Club here Sunday.
May 13, 2007 - 7:11:21 PM

India Sports
Army organises run ahead of military games
Chandigarh, May 13 - Hundreds of people from all walks of life Sunday took part in a run organised here by the Western Command as a precursor to the 4th World Military Games to be held at Hyderabad in October this year.
May 13, 2007 - 4:56:20 PM

India Sports
Met office offers weather tips to Indian cricket team
New Delhi, May 12 - The India Meteorological Department -, which has provided rain forecasts to the Indian cricket team touring Bangladesh, is ready to provide weather predictions to it for ties in south Asia and Sharjah.
May 12, 2007 - 11:02:55 PM

India Sports
Argentina beat Pakistan, finish 5th in Azlan Shah hockey
Ipoh -, May 12 - Argentina defeated Pakistan 4-2 and finished fifth in the 16th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup eight-nation hockey tournament here Saturday.
May 12, 2007 - 6:45:13 PM

India Sports
Kashmir has world-class soccer potential: Brazilian coach
Srinagar, May 12 - Brazilian football coach Juan Marcos Troia believes Kashmir has immense talent and if trained properly the Valley could produce ace international players in the days to come.
May 12, 2007 - 11:58:42 AM

India Sports
Randhawa in lead in DLF Masters golf
Gurgaon, May 11 - Jyoti Randhawa carded a brilliant eight-under-par, 64 with a total of 12-under-par, 132 to take the lead at the halfway stage of the Rs.6.5 million DLF Masters at the DLF Golf and Country Club here Friday.
May 11, 2007 - 8:11:33 PM

India Sports
Will we be ready for Commonwealth Games, wonders parliament panel
New Delhi, May 11 - A parliamentary committee has wondered whether the infrastructure of the 2010 Commonwealth Games here would be completed in time, urging that work on this be taken up at the earliest.
May 11, 2007 - 8:41:05 AM

India Sports
Ranjit Singh takes lead at DLF Masters golf
New Delhi, May 10 - Chandigarh's Ranjit Singh carded a six-under-par,66, to take the first round lead at the Rs.6.5 million DLF Masters golf tournament that started in nearby Gurgaon Thursday.
May 10, 2007 - 9:30:46 PM

India Sports
India to have comprehensive sports policy soon
New Delhi, May 10 - In an effort to provide each village in the country with basic sports facilities, the government will soon have a comprehensive sports policy, according to Sports Minister Mani Shankar Aiyar.
May 10, 2007 - 6:52:47 PM

India Sports
Shifting priority from hockey is 'childish': former Olympians
New Delhi, May 10 - Former Indian Olympians termed the government's decision to remove hockey from its 'priority' to 'general' category as a 'childish act' and asked sports minister Mani Shankar Aiyar to review it.
May 10, 2007 - 4:16:35 PM

India Sports
Injured Tiwari confident about his return
Kolkata, May 10 - Manoj Tiwari, whose maiden international tour went awry after a right shoulder injury at the nets in Bangladesh, said he would get back soon to the field.
May 10, 2007 - 1:36:55 PM

India Sports
Randhawa to concentrate on European Tour
Gurgaon, May 9 - Having tasted success in the Asian Tour, ace golfer Jyoti Randhawa now wants to concentrate and restrict himself to the European golf.
May 9, 2007 - 7:31:14 PM

India Sports
'Rebel shuttlers are completely out of form'
New Delhi, May 8 - The top rebel shuttlers who skipped the ongoing national camp are completely out of form and won't be selected for the Sudirman Cup team, said Badminton Association of India - president V.K. Verma Tuesday.
May 8, 2007 - 8:53:20 PM

India Sports
Jyoti, Gaurav, confirm for DLF Masters golf
New Delhi, May 7 - Golfers Ashok Kumar, Jyoti Randhawa and Gaurav Ghei have confirmed their participation in the Rs.6.5 million DLF Masters golf tournament starting in nearby Gurgaon Thursday.
May 7, 2007 - 6:27:39 PM

India Sports
Strict rules to check sports violence in Chandigarh
Chandigarh, May 7 - Faced with the problem of growing incidence of on-field violence in various sporting events, the Chandigarh sports department Monday announced strict rules for games held in the city.
May 7, 2007 - 4:40:58 PM

India Sports
Neo Sports to telecast India-Bangladesh series
Mumbai, May 7 - Neo Sports Monday announced it will telecast live India's 23-day cricket tour of Bangladesh, starting Thursday.
May 7, 2007 - 3:46:29 PM

India Sports
Team India leaves for Bangladesh
Kolkata, May 7 - After an eventful five-day conditioning camp here, the Indian cricket team left for Bangladesh Monday to play one-dayers and a Test series beginning Thursday.
May 7, 2007 - 12:58:18 PM

India Sports
Ashok Kumar wins Crompton Greaves Open golf
Mumbai, May 6 - Ashok Kumar carded a final round four-under-par, 66, en route to a new tournament record to win the inaugural Rs.7 million Crompton Greaves Open at the Bombay Presidency Golf Club here Sunday.
May 6, 2007 - 6:04:07 PM

India Sports
Shastri bats for senior players; says Rahul not missing tour
Kolkata, May 6 - Batting for senior cricketers, Team India manager Ravi Shastri Sunday said Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and Virender Sehwag still have enough cricket left in them and they were not 'finished yet'.
May 6, 2007 - 5:02:46 PM

India Business
Kashmir hosts TAG Heuer-Kingfisher Golf tourney
Srinagar, May 6 - The one day TAG Heuer-Kingfisher precision golf tournament was teed off here Sunday by the Tourism Minister Mohammed Dilawar Mir at the Royal Springs Golf Course.
May 6, 2007 - 2:16:26 PM

India Sports
Dhoni kissed publicly by a female fan
Kolkata, May 6 - Indian cricketer M.S. Dhoni was Sunday hugged and kissed publicly by a frenzied female fan in the Eden Gardens here on the last day of the five-day conditioning camp ahead of the Bangladesh tour.
May 6, 2007 - 2:01:06 PM

India Sports
Gopichand urges shuttlers to attend national camps
New Delhi, May 6 - While he doesn't want to be caught in the crossfire between shuttlers and the badminton authority, national coach Pullela Gopichand believes the players must attend national camps.
May 6, 2007 - 10:44:59 AM

India Sports
Two-member panel to look into Indian cricketers' contracts
New Delhi, May 5 - The issue of Indian players' contracts slipped further into bureaucratic mire Saturday when the cricket board formed a two-member panel to 'look into' the matter after the team's Bangladesh tour ends May 29.
May 5, 2007 - 10:47:14 PM

India Sports
India's meagre sports funds underutilised: Parliament panel
New Delhi, May 5 - In a startling disclosure, a top Parliamentary committee has said that India's top sports bodies, including the ministry, underutilises even the 'meagre funds' allocated, resulting in millions of rupees to lapse.
May 5, 2007 - 7:05:12 PM

India Sports
Dravid injury puts Team India into crisis
Kolkata, May 5 - Team India continued to wilt under crisis as skipper Rahul Dravid Saturday ended up bloody-nosed after a bouncer from R.P. Singh hit his face during the conditioning camp at the Eden Gardens here.
May 5, 2007 - 5:00:26 PM

India Sports
Ashok maintains lead in Crompton Greaves golf
Mumbai, May 5 - Ashok Kumar was on fire Saturday as he carded another six-under-par 64 to record the lead during the Rupees-seven-million Crompton Greaves Open with a total of 15-under-par 195 here.
May 5, 2007 - 4:59:44 PM

India Sports
Chetan, Jwala to skip selection trial for Sudirman Cup
New Delhi, May 5 - As a mark of protest, national badminton champion Chetan Anand and his wife Jwala Gutta have decided to skip the two-day selection trial in Hyderabad starting Sunday for the upcoming Sudirman Cup in Scotland.
May 5, 2007 - 3:25:55 PM

India Sports
Dravid injured at nets, advised rest
Kolkata, May 5 - An R.P. Singh bouncer left Indian cricket skipper Rahul Dravid bleeding from his nose Saturday at a practice session here ahead of the Bangladesh tour. He was given sedatives and sent to his hotel for rest.
May 5, 2007 - 12:48:53 PM

India Sports
Sourav plays aggressive shots at conditioning camp
Kolkata, May 4 - On the third day of a five-day conditioning camp ahead of the Indian cricket team's tour of Bangladesh, former captain Sourav Ganguly was seen playing some aggressive strokes at the Eden Gardens here Friday.
May 4, 2007 - 11:17:01 PM

India Sports
Cricketers refuse to sign contracts
New Delhi, May 4 - The Indian cricketers have refused to sign the annual contracts in its present form, a top player confirmed Friday.
May 4, 2007 - 10:07:58 PM

India Sports
Kumar grabs lead in Crompton Greaves Open golf
Mumbai, May 4 - A consistent Ashok Kumar carded a brilliant six-under-par, 64 to grab the lead after the second round of the Rs.7 million Crompton Greaves Open at the Bombay Presidency Golf Club here Friday.
May 4, 2007 - 9:33:00 PM

India Sports
Randhawa, Ghei to lead field at DLF masters golf
New Delhi, May 4 - Jyoti Randhawa and Gaurav Ghei will lead a star-studded field of international and domestic professional golfers at the inaugural Rs.6.5 million DLF Masters golf tournament, starting here Thursday.
May 4, 2007 - 8:29:35 PM

India Sports
Cricketers' contracts may be deferred by a month
Mumbai, May 4 - The renewal of Indian cricketers' contracts, which expired seven months ago, could be deferred by another month, a top official said here Friday.
May 4, 2007 - 7:49:07 PM

India Sports
India may not finish among top three in Azlan Shah: Gill
New Delhi, May 4 - Indian hockey chief K.P.S. Gill is not optimistic about the national team's chances in the Azlan Shah Hockey Tournament, starting in Malaysia Saturday.
May 4, 2007 - 6:42:10 PM

India Sports
Indian hockey team needs psychologist: Adrian D'Souza
New Delhi, May 4 - Indian hockey team needs a sports psychologist who can help the players cope with the mental stress to enhance their on-field performance, said ace Indian goalkeeper Adrian D'Souza here Friday.
May 4, 2007 - 6:05:59 PM

India Sports
Another attempt to revive hockey - six-a-side game
New Delhi, April 4 - Officials are becoming desperate to revive Indian hockey. The latest attempt is six-a-side schools' tournament - the maiden tile of which was won by Amity International School of Noida here Friday.
May 4, 2007 - 4:48:22 PM

India Sports
Yoga session for Indian players at conditioning camp
Kolkata, May 4 - A yoga session coupled with a regular fitness regime and extensive net practice marked the day Friday for the Indian team at a conditioning camp here ahead of the Bangladesh tour.
May 4, 2007 - 3:21:36 PM

India Sports
I have a dream - of popularizing football in India: Kalam
New Delhi, May 4 - It was a meeting that International Football Federation - President Sepp Blatter would long remember. For 45 minutes, President A P J Kalam held forth on the sport quoting profusely from a book by French soccer star Michel Platini and his 'own dream' of popularizing the sport in India's 600,000 villages.
May 4, 2007 - 9:25:55 AM

India Sports
Sachin resumes practise, uses heavy bat
Kolkata, May 3 - Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar Thursday resumed practise at the Eden Gardens here a day after he injured his right ankle during a Team India conditioning camp ahead of the Bangladesh tour.
May 3, 2007 - 10:55:34 PM

India Sports
Uniform retainership amount for Indian cricketers
Mumbai, May 3 - Each Indian cricketer going to Bangladesh for the upcoming series would receive a uniform retainer of Rs.500,000, the Board of Control for Cricket in India - said here Thursday.
May 3, 2007 - 10:46:54 PM

India Sports
Gaganjeet, Vijay lead Crompton Greaves Open golf
Mumbai, May 3 - Gaganjeet Bhullar and Vijay Kumar carded identical six-under-par 64 to snatch early lead in the first Rs.7 million Crompton Greaves Open golf tournament here Thursday.
May 3, 2007 - 9:32:02 PM

India Sports
Olympic torch in Mumbai next year
Mumbai, May 3 - For the first time, the Olympic torch will come to Mumbai April 17 next year on its relay route for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.
May 3, 2007 - 5:01:28 PM

India Sports
Lehal, team win Crompton Greaves Open Pro-Am
Mumbai, May 2 - Professional golfer A.S. Lehal teamed up with Ravi Sanghrajka, Shashank Sandhu and Dilip Goenka to win the Pro-Am competition of the Rs.7 million Crompton Greaves Open at the Bombay Presidency Golf Club here Wednesday.
May 2, 2007 - 6:34:04 PM

India Sports
Sachin injured during net practice
Kolkata, May 2 - Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar sustained injury in his right ankle during a practice session Wednesday at Eden Gardens.
May 2, 2007 - 6:33:30 PM

India Sports
Haryana police looking for Delhi bookie in betting racket
Chandigarh, May 1 - Haryana police have issued a search notice for a Delhi resident after they busted an inter-state cricket betting racket operating in Gurgaon and Delhi.
May 1, 2007 - 8:26:52 PM

India Sports
Soccer team members arrested for boy's death
Kolkata, May 1 - Five members of a football team were arrested Tuesday for the death of a teenager who they had allegedly hit on the head with a wicket after a row over sharing the same playing area at the Maidan here.
May 1, 2007 - 6:59:53 PM

India Sports
India slip below Bangladesh in Maruti Suzuki rankings
New Delhi, May 1 - Abysmal performance in the World Cup resulted in India slipping to the ninth spot below Bangladesh in the latest Maruti Suzuki cricket ratings for one-dayers, where World Champions Australia still remain at No.1.
May 1, 2007 - 6:27:41 PM

India Sports
How legal was Adam Gilchrist's hidden ball?
Bangalore, May 1 - Two days after Adam Gilchrist's slaughter of the lambs in the World Cup final, cricket's fans and fanatics are still coming to terms with the onslaught that fetched 149 off just 103 balls and took the truncated game away from the Lankans even before they began their reply.
May 1, 2007 - 6:02:38 PM

India Sports
Top India athletes in action at Grand Prix
Patiala, May 1 - Fresh after a training camp in South Africa, a host of top national athletes will be in action in the season opener Indian athletics Grand Prix - meet at the National Institute of Sports -, here starting Wednesday.
May 1, 2007 - 6:01:56 PM

India Sports
Five of soccer team arrested for boy's death
Kolkata, May 1 - Five members of a soccer group were arrested Tuesday for the death of a teenager who they had allegedly hit on the head with a wicket during a row over sharing the same playground at the Maidan here a day earlier.
May 1, 2007 - 5:33:55 PM

India Sports
Kapur to train amateurs at Crompton Greaves Open
Mumbai, May 1 - One might be well aware of his golfing skills and now Shiv Kapur is ready to impart some of those skills to amateur golfers in a specially designed golf clinic on the eve of the seven-million-rupees - Crompton Greaves Open at the Bombay Presidency Golf Club here Wednesday.
May 1, 2007 - 5:08:43 PM

India Business
Ganguly's agent seeks meeting with BCCI chief Pawar
New Delhi, May 1 - Shaken by allegations that the player-agent nexus is influencing the national team's selection, the company that looks after the commercial interests of Sourav Ganguly has sought an unprecedented meeting with the cricket board chief to help in evolving a sponsorship policy.
May 1, 2007 - 4:43:15 PM

India Business
Sourav Ganguly's agent seeks meeting with BCCI
New Delhi, May 1 - Shaken by allegations that the player-agent nexus is influencing the national team's selection, the company that looks after the commercial interests of Sourav Ganguly has sought an unprecedented meeting with the cricket board chief to discuss the issue.
May 1, 2007 - 11:46:21 AM

India Sports
Shastri, Dravid to plan strategy for Bangladesh tour
Kolkata, April 30 - Led by manager Ravi Shastri and captain Rahul Dravid, the Indian cricket think tank arrived here 48 hours before the conditioning camp for the Bangladesh tour to plan a strategy that would help in preventing a recurrence of the Caribbean disaster.
Apr 30, 2007 - 7:49:43 PM

India Sports
Sania slips to 50th spot in singles rankings
New Delhi, April 30 - India's Sania Mirza, who has been out of action from the tennis court for quite some time due to a knee injury, slipped one place to the 50th spot, in the latest Women's Tennis Association - rankings released Monday.
Apr 30, 2007 - 5:21:31 PM

India Sports
Sachin, Sourav were 'simply dropped': Kapil Dev
Kolkata, April 30 - For cricket icon Kapil Dev, Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly being 'rested' for the one-day series in Bangladesh next month is simply a euphemism to hide the fact that they were 'dropped' from the side.
Apr 30, 2007 - 3:17:46 PM

India Sports
Santosh Trophy: AIFF to inspect facilities in Srinagar
New Delhi, April 29 - The All India Football Federation - will send a delegation next month to inspect the facilities at Srinagar which is set to host the Santosh Trophy national football championship in July.
Apr 29, 2007 - 4:52:13 PM

India Sports
74-year-old Indian completes 75 marathons
New Delhi, April 29 - Septuagenarian Ashis Roy created a unique record by successfully completing 75 marathons after he finished the Country Music Marathon at Nashville, Tennessee, in the US Saturday.
Apr 29, 2007 - 4:47:33 PM

India Sports
Vivek finishes ninth at shooting World Cup
Sydney, April 28 - India's Vivek Singh finished ninth in the men's 10 metre air pistol at the shooting World Cup here Saturday.
Apr 28, 2007 - 7:10:54 PM

India Sports
'Concerns' about Delhi as venue for hockey World Cup
New Delhi, April 28 - International Hockey Federation - president Els van Breda Saturday said that the body has some 'concerns' regarding New Delhi as a probable host of the 2010 World Cup.
Apr 28, 2007 - 3:06:38 PM

India Sports
Unleash national sports movement: Manmohan Singh
New Delhi, April 28 - Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday called upon the country's sports administrators to 'unleash' a new nationwide 'wave of sports consciousness and development' involving the young.
Apr 28, 2007 - 1:34:58 PM

India Sports
Delhi to bid for 2020 Olympic Games: Kalmadi
New Delhi, April 28 - Delhi will bid for the 2020 Olympic Games, Indian Olympic Association - president Suresh Kalmadi said here Saturday. India has never hosted what is billed as the biggest sports extravaganza in the world.
Apr 28, 2007 - 1:29:12 PM

India Sports
Indian girls advance to World Junior Tennis finals
New Delhi, April 27 - Indian girls' team Friday qualified for the World Junior Tennis Competition finals, to be held in the Czech Republic in August.
Apr 27, 2007 - 10:19:57 PM

India Sports
Pawar discloses 'complaints' against cricket advertisers
New Delhi, April 27 - Indian cricket board president Sharad Pawar said Friday young players have told him that some advertisement companies were 'trying to influence selection' of the national team.
Apr 27, 2007 - 9:49:28 PM

India Sports
Lenovo designs Olympic torch with Chinese touch
Kolkata, April 27 - 'Cloud of Promise,' the torch of the 2008 Olympic Games that will be relayed across the world before arriving at Beijing, has been designed by the world's leading computer manufacturer Lenovo.
Apr 27, 2007 - 4:00:18 PM

India Sports
Indian girls beat South Korea in world junior tennis
New Delhi, April 26 - Indian girls defeated South Korea 2-1 in a Group 4 match in the Asia Oceania qualifying round of the World Junior Tennis Competition here Thursday.
Apr 26, 2007 - 7:55:04 PM

India Sports
Rs.7 mn Crompton Greaves Open golf begins May 3
Mumbai, April 26 - There is good news for golfers as Rs.7 million will be up for grabs in the Crompton Greaves Open golf tournament starts May 3 at the Bombay Presidency Golf Club here.
Apr 26, 2007 - 6:33:40 PM

India Business
40 Indians to train in Finland as ski instructors
Manali, April 26 - Forty young Indians leave for Finland next month for advanced training as ski instructors ahead of being employed in a $300 million ski village American billionaire Alfred Ford is developing here in Himachal Pradesh.
Apr 26, 2007 - 10:04:10 AM

India Sports
Unique birthday gift for Tendulkar
Mumbai, April 24 - The somewhat subdued birthday celebrations of Indian cricket's batting legend Sachin Tendulkar, who turned 34 Tuesday, was lit up with a unique gift from his childhood friend and former India batsman Vinod Kambli -34 miniature bats with Kambli's signature.
Apr 24, 2007 - 8:02:49 PM

India Sports
STAR family to launch cricket channel
New Delhi, April 24 - ESPN-STAR Sports Tuesday announced the launch a cricket specific channel from June this year.
Apr 24, 2007 - 6:18:30 PM

India Sports
Pressure from PMO forces Delhi stadiums to reopen
New Delhi, April 23 - It took a word from the Prime Minister's Office - to restart training that had been stopped for renovation of two premier stadiums for the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
Apr 23, 2007 - 9:57:05 PM

India Sports
Tendulkar turns 35
New Delhi, April 23 - Batting maestro of Indian cricket Sachin Tendulkar turns 35 Tuesday.
Apr 23, 2007 - 5:05:52 PM

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BCCI forms panel to pick new national coach
Mumbai, April 23 - Indian cricket board president Sharad Pawar Monday formed a seven-man panel to pick a new national coach to replace Greg Chappell.
Apr 23, 2007 - 1:45:40 PM

India Sports
Indian team for Azlan Shah hockey named, Tirkey captain
Chennai, April 21 - Midfielder Prabodh Tirkey will lead the country in the 16th Azlan Shah hockey tournament in Malaysia next month, the Indian Hockey Federation - announced here Saturday.
Apr 21, 2007 - 10:19:05 PM

India Sports
How a professional cricket body differs from an amateurishly run one
The difference between a professionally operated cricket organisation and an amateurishly administered one was acutely illustrated by the way the England & Wales Cricket Board and the Board of Control for Cricket in India's handled their respective post-World Cup crises. In less than 24 hours, the ECB appointed a long term successor - Peter Moores - to Duncan Fletcher, who resigned as coach of the England team. Almost a month after India's ignominious exit from the competition, the BCCI continue to be groping over who will replace Greg Chappell, who quit two weeks ago.
Apr 21, 2007 - 8:28:53 AM

India Sports
Twenty20 cricket meet named after late Mushtaq Ali
Mumbai, April 20 - The Indian cricket board Friday decided to aptly name the national Twenty20 tournament after late Test player Mushtaq Ali, well known for his hitting prowess. Twenty20 requires big hitting too.
Apr 20, 2007 - 9:59:58 PM

India Sports
Sachin, Ganguly 'rested' for ODIs, Sehwag for Tests
Mumbai, April 20 - Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly were Friday 'rested', Virender Sehwag was retained and a few youngsters were picked in the 15-member Indian one-day and Tests squads for the Bangladesh tour next month following the World Cup disaster.
Apr 20, 2007 - 9:59:09 PM

India Sports
Greatest moment of my life: Manoj Tiwary
Kolkata/Ahmedabad, April 20 - Manoj Tiwary, the Bengal dasher who was Friday included in the Indian team for the one-day international series against Bangladesh, said it was perhaps the greatest moment of his life.
Apr 20, 2007 - 8:26:11 PM

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ODI squad: Sachin, Ganguly axed, Sehwag retained
Mumbai, April 20 - Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly were Friday axed while Virender Sehwag was retained in the 15-member Indian one-day squad for the Bangladesh tour.
Apr 20, 2007 - 7:43:30 PM

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Tendulkar, Ganguly axed from ODI squad
Mumbai, April 20 - Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly were Friday omitted from the 15-member Indian one-day squad announced for the tour of Bangladesh. Virender Sehwag was, however, picked only for the three one-dayers.
Apr 20, 2007 - 7:14:14 PM

India Business
TV ratings plummet as India brushes aside World Cup
New Delhi, April 20 - Television ratings have been plummeting ever since India's 'dream team' exited from the cricket World Cup in the West Indies. Advertisers have been the worst hit and players' endorsements are under review.
Apr 20, 2007 - 8:26:40 AM

India Sports
Dhoni's pool generates heat in Ranchi
Ranchi, April 19 - Jharkhand's cricket star Mahendra Singh Dhoni finds himself in troubled waters over a swimming pool in his home here with residents of the area up in arms and the chief secretary seeking details of the under construction project.
Apr 19, 2007 - 3:28:47 PM

India Sports
Now AFC grants money to improve Indian football
New Delhi, April 17 - The Asian Football Confederation - Tuesday announced here a grant of $1 million for the development of Indian football.
Apr 17, 2007 - 10:26:08 PM

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Win in India with India, says FIFA chief
New Delhi, April 17 - In his attempt to take Indian football to the world level, FIFA chief Joseph Blatter announced the launch of a development project 'Win in India with India' here Tuesday.
Apr 17, 2007 - 9:43:20 PM

India Sports
IAF mountaineering team to Mt. Cho Oyu flagged off
New Delhi, April 17 - The Indian Air Force - platinum jubilee mountaineering expedition to Mt. Cho Oyu, the world's sixth highest peak, was flagged off here Tuesday by IAF chief Air Chief Marshal Fali Major.
Apr 17, 2007 - 7:38:49 PM

India Sports
Wake up 'sleeping giant', FIFA chief tells India
New Delhi, April 16 - The need of the hour for Indian football is good administration, infrastructure and popular support if it wants to turn into reality the dream of playing in the World Cup, FIFA chief Joseph Blatter said here Monday.
Apr 16, 2007 - 7:58:45 PM

India Business
India Inc to support football: Sunil Mittal
New Delhi, April 16 - Corporate India will wholeheartedly support football to help the nation graduate to the world level, Confederation of Indian Industry - vice president Sunil Mittal said here Monday.
Apr 16, 2007 - 7:51:01 PM

India Sports
Infrastructure and administration needed in Indian football
New Delhi, April 16 - Indian football needs good administration, infrastructure and popular support if it wants to turn the dream of playing in the World Cup a reality, FIFA chief Joseph Blatter said here Monday.
Apr 16, 2007 - 6:06:29 PM

India Sports
Look beyond cricket, FIFA chief to Indians
New Delhi, April 16 - Cricket-mad Indian fans should look beyond the game and embrace football that has a great future in the land of a billion people, said Joseph Blatter, FIFA president, here Monday.
Apr 16, 2007 - 6:04:30 PM

India Sports
Mohun Bagan defeat East Bengal in crucial NFL tie
Kolkata, April 15 - Mohun Bagan moved out of the relegation zone in the National Football League - by scoring a come-from-behind 2-1 win over arch-rivals East Bengal at the Salt Lake stadium here Sunday.
Apr 15, 2007 - 11:06:54 PM

India Sports
FIFA launches GOAL 2011 to help ailing Indian football
Kolkata, April 15 - FIFA president Joseph Blatter Sunday launched 'Goal 2011' project that will look into the maladies affecting the growth of the game in India and try to provide time-bound solutions for it.
Apr 15, 2007 - 10:42:28 PM

India Sports
FIFA chief assures new era in Indian soccer
Kolkata, April 15 - FIFA president Joseph Blatter Sunday visited the three major football club houses here and assured that the real game would begin in India from now on under the guidance of the world soccer body.
Apr 15, 2007 - 3:00:38 PM

India Sports
FIFA chief Blatter arrives in Kolkata
Kolkata, April 14 - FIFA president Joseph Sepp Blatter arrived here Saturday night with his entourage of around 100 officials on a three-day visit to India.
Apr 14, 2007 - 11:01:53 PM

India Sports
Tendulkar denies having apologised to BCCI
New Delhi, April 14 - Rubbishing speculative reports that he has apologised to the Indian cricket board for criticising coach Greg Chappell, Sachin Tendulkar said Saturday that he had only explained his point of view to the board, and had not apologised.
Apr 14, 2007 - 9:59:48 PM

India Sports
Kolkata lays out red carpet for FIFA chief
Kolkata, April 14 - This soccer-mad city has virtually laid out a red carpet for international football federation - president Sepp Blatter, who is to arrive here Saturday night on his maiden India visit.
Apr 14, 2007 - 3:15:16 PM

India Sports
FIFA chief's visit a big opportunity for Indian football: Dasmunsi
New Delhi, April 14 - The three-day visit of FIFA president Joseph Blatter to India is a 'golden opportunity' for the country to grab some projects for the development of football in the country, says Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi, president of the All India Football Federation -.
Apr 14, 2007 - 2:31:04 PM

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Chappell denies he 'feared for safety' during World Cup
Rajkot/Brisbane, April 13 - In a quick reaction, former India cricket coach Greg Chappell Friday denied reports in Australian media that he had fears for safety after his team shockingly lost to minnows Bangladesh in the World Cup last month.
Apr 13, 2007 - 4:49:52 PM

India Sports
There has been a silent revolution: Anand
New Delhi, April 12 - After an initial gaffe by the world chess body FIDE, India's Viswanathan Anand was formally crowned as the world No.1 last week after he won the Morelia-Linares Chess Tournament last month.
Apr 12, 2007 - 12:43:20 PM

India Sports
Bangalore, Chennai to host Afro-Asia Cup
New Delhi, April 11 - The second edition of the Afro-Asian Cup featuring three day-night one-day matches will be hosted by Bangalore and Chennai in June, Sharad Pawar, chairman of the Afro-Asian Cricket Co-operation, said Wednesday.
Apr 11, 2007 - 11:31:09 PM

India Sports
Professional football league to kick off from October
New Delhi, April 11 - Indian football is all set to have a facelift with the launch of Professional League from October, it was announced by the All India Football Federation - here Wednesday.
Apr 11, 2007 - 11:30:46 PM

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New Delhi hopeful of hosting 2014 Asiad, says Kalmadi
New Delhi, April 11 - After bagging the 2010 Commonwealth Games, New Delhi is confident of winning the bid to host the Asian Games in 2014, Suresh Kalmadi, president of the Indian Olympic Association -, said Wednesday.
Apr 11, 2007 - 10:58:13 PM

India Entertainment
Mandira Bedi in midst of Sikh religious storm
Chandigarh, April 11 - She may have turned heads with her appearance as a cricket anchor but model-cum-actress Mandira Bedi's 'extraa innings' with a Sikh religious symbol has raked up a storm in the Sikh-dominated Punjab.
Apr 11, 2007 - 9:36:00 PM

India Sports
Indian boxers bag three silvers in King's Cup
New Delhi, April 11 - Indian men boxers have bagged three silvers and a bronze in the 29th King's Cup Boxing championship in Bangkok.
Apr 11, 2007 - 10:40:25 AM

India Sports
India should not take Bangladesh lightly: Chandu Borde
Mumbai, April 11 - India should not take Bangladesh lightly when they tour the country for a Test and one-day international series next month, former national cricket captain Chandu Borde has warned.
Apr 11, 2007 - 10:25:47 AM

India Sports
Did Tendulkar dishonour Indian national flag?
New Delhi, April 10 - Controversies seem to be pursuing the embattled Indian cricket team. Sachin Tendulkar has courted the latest. He cut a cake in the shape and colour of the national flag in the West Indies.
Apr 10, 2007 - 6:41:13 PM

India Sports
Thousands mourn Meerut blaze victims a year on
Meerut -, April 10 - Thousands of people gathered at the Victoria Park in Meerut Tuesday to mourn the death of 64 people in a huge fire that broke out during a consumer fair here exactly a year ago.
Apr 10, 2007 - 5:37:54 PM

India Sports
Srikkanth alleges divide-and-rule, Dungarpur says 'no'
New Delhi, April 10 - Former India captain Krishnamachari Srikkanth alleged in comments published Tuesday that an attempt was made in 1989 to divide the team over graded payments, but Raj Singh Dungarpur rubbished the charge.
Apr 10, 2007 - 1:03:27 PM

India Sports
Confusion persists over cricketers' endorsements
New Delhi, April 9 - A day after Rahul Dravid sought discussion with the board over restriction on players' personal endorsements, former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram criticised the move but the confusion persisted.
Apr 9, 2007 - 10:55:59 PM

India Sports
Tendulkar should not retire: Brett Lee
New Delhi, April 9 - Critics from all quarters may have called for Sachin Tendulkar's retirement from cricket but Australian fast bowler Brett Lee came to the batsman's aid Monday saying that the cricketer should not bow to any pressure.
Apr 9, 2007 - 8:31:17 PM

India Sports
Chandhok takes a step towards his F1 dream
New Delhi, April 9 - Having won the inaugural Asian Formula Renault V6 series last year, Indian driver Karun Chandhok will now take part in Grand Prix - 2 races, which will be a stepping stone to his Formula 1 dreams.
Apr 9, 2007 - 7:33:15 PM

India Sports
Akram takes a dig at BCCI's endorsement rule
New Delhi, April 9 - Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram has criticised the Indian cricket board's decision to put a cap on players' earnings, saying the move to restrict endorsements was akin to treating senior players 'as kids'.
Apr 9, 2007 - 5:50:30 PM

India Sports
Randhawa second in PGTI Order of Merit
New Delhi, April 9 - A day after winning the inaugural AIS Golf Open title, ace golfer Jyoti Randhawa moved to the second spot in the Professional Golf Tour of India's - Order of Merit for the 2006-07 season.
Apr 9, 2007 - 3:15:15 PM

India Sports
BCCI: Indian cricket's Rip Van Winkle wakes up to realities, but how
Not surprisingly, Rahul Dravid, speaking on behalf of his colleagues, has voiced concern about the payment system and restrictions on players' endorsement incomes arbitrarily and unilaterally declared by the Board of Control for Cricket in India - after its two-day conclave.
Apr 9, 2007 - 9:38:54 AM

India Sports
Endorsement issue: Dravid for healthy discussion with BCCI
Mumbai, April 8 - A day after the Indian cricket board came down heavily on the players and drastically cut down their earnings, captain Rahul Dravid said Sunday that he was for a 'healthy dialogue' between the two parties on the issue.
Apr 8, 2007 - 10:55:30 PM

India Sports
Paes' rescue act saves India from Davis Cup relegation
New Delhi, April 8 - Leander Paes defeated Dmitriy Makeyev in the deciding singles as the Indian saved relegation scare by defeating Kazakhstan 3-2 in the Asia Oceania Group I relegation play-off tie at Almaty in Kazakhstan Sunday.
Apr 8, 2007 - 8:06:54 PM

India Sports
Randhawa wins AIS golf title
New Delhi, April 8 - Jyoti Randhawa carded an eight-under-par, 64 in the fourth and the final round to win the inaugural AIS Golf Open at Delhi Golf Club here Sunday.
Apr 8, 2007 - 6:17:49 PM

India Sports
Jung finishes 13th in shooting World Cup
New Delhi, April 8 - Indian shooter Samaresh Jung finished 13th in the men's 50 meters free pistol event at Fort Benning in the US.
Apr 8, 2007 - 4:36:55 PM

India Sports
Bowling coach Frazer goes, Gloster's contract extended
Mumbai, April 7 - Bio-chemist Ian Frazer, who doubled up as the bowling coach of the Indian team, has been asked to leave following the side's World Cup disaster while the contract of physiotherapist John Gloster has been extended till December.
Apr 7, 2007 - 10:08:33 PM

India Sports
Indian cricket board cracks down on players' income
Mumbai, April 7 - The Indian cricket board Saturday came down heavily on players following the World Cup disaster, restricting their income from advertisements, and announcing that the national selection committees would be reconstituted with 'full-time' selectors from next year.
Apr 7, 2007 - 8:05:17 PM

India Sports
Indian cricket board scraps players' contract system
Mumbai, April 7 - In the wake of Indian cricket team's poor performance in the World Cup, the national cricket board Saturday decided to scrap the players' contract system and also restrict cricketers' endorsements to three.
Apr 7, 2007 - 5:59:39 PM

India Sports
Chappell discharged from hospital after check-up
Mumbai, April 7 - Outgoing Indian cricket coach Greg Chappell was Saturday admitted to a hospital here after complaining that he was feeling unwell. He was later discharged after a routine medical check-up was conducted.
Apr 7, 2007 - 4:04:53 PM

India Sports
Chappell undergoes check up at Mumbai hospital
Mumbai, April 7 - Outgoing Indian cricket coach Greg Chappell was admitted to a hospital here Saturday after complaining that he was feeling unwell.
Apr 7, 2007 - 2:29:19 PM

India Sports
Retaining Chappell will be step backwards: Wadekar
Mumbai, April 7 - Saying he was 'hurt' and 'sad' over not being invited to a cricket board meeting to deliberate on India's poor World Cup showing, former India captain Ajit Wadekar Saturday said that giving Greg Chappell a position in the National Cricket Academy - would be a 'step backwards'.
Apr 7, 2007 - 2:28:05 PM

India Sports
Chappell offered role in National Cricket Academy
Mumbai, April 6 - Former India coach Greg Chappell, whose term ended with the World Cup, could take a suitable position in the Bangalore-based National Cricket Academy -, said sources here Friday.
Apr 6, 2007 - 11:11:26 PM

India Sports
Shastri 'offered' interim cricket manager's post
Mumbai, April 6 - Former India captain-turned-commentator Ravi Shastri is said to have been 'offered' the job of interim manager of the national team for the tour of Bangladesh next month by the Indian cricket board here Friday.
Apr 6, 2007 - 10:19:16 PM

India Sports
Ghei grabs lead in AIS Golf
New Delhi, April 6 - Gaurav Ghei carded a brilliant seven-under-par, 65 to grab the lead on the second day of the inaugural AIS Golf Open at the Delhi Golf Club here Friday.
Apr 6, 2007 - 9:31:33 PM

India Sports
Chappell, manager agree on youngsters in their reports
Mumbai, April 6 - The Indian cricket board may now have no choice but to try more youngsters in the senior side after coach Greg Chappell and World Cup team manager Sanjay Jagdale concurred on the issue in their reports.
Apr 6, 2007 - 9:30:11 PM

India Sports
Chappell's association with Indian cricket may continue
Mumbai, April 6 - Greg Chappell could continue to be associated with Indian cricket after the expiry of his contract, board president Sharad Pawar said Friday, after discussing the coach's report on the recent World Cup disaster along with the other top board officials.
Apr 6, 2007 - 6:03:15 PM

India Sports
Chappell may continue to play role in Indian cricket
Mumbai, April 6 - Greg Chappell, whose two-year contract with the Indian cricket team ended with the World Cup debacle, could continue to be associated with the game in the country, board president Sharad Pawar said Friday.
Apr 6, 2007 - 4:37:54 PM

India Sports
Media sweats it out as cricket bosses discuss Cup debacle
Mumbai, April 6 - Police, private security guards and barricades kept media personnel at bay on a hot and humid Friday afternoon as top cricket administrators stayed closeted in an air-conditioned boardroom to discuss India's World Cup debacle.
Apr 6, 2007 - 2:55:25 PM

India Sports
Swimming pool lands Dhoni in troubled waters
Ranchi, April 6 - Indian wicketkeeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni's troubles are far from over. After an attack on his under construction house by furious fans following the dismal World Cup show, the residents are up in arms against a swimming pool on its premises.
Apr 6, 2007 - 12:53:35 PM

India Sports
BCCI begins meetings to discuss World Cup debacle
Mumbai, April 6 - The first of the two key meetings called to discuss the recent World Cup debacle in the West Indies started at the Wankhede Stadium here Friday amidst a huge media presence.
Apr 6, 2007 - 10:54:53 AM

India Sports
Kashmiri footballers to bend it like Marcos
New Delhi, April 6 - Budding soccer players in Jammu and Kashmir will now have the privilege of learning the game under the tutelage of former Brazilian star Jaun Marcos Troia.
Apr 6, 2007 - 10:06:58 AM

India Sports
Senior-junior rift cost us the World Cup: Chappell
New Delhi, April 5 - The rift between senior and junior players in the team was a major reason behind India's poor show in the World Cup, said Greg Chappell in his yet to be submitted report to the Indian cricket board.
Apr 5, 2007 - 10:08:09 PM

India Sports
A day of speculations, wild goose chase for media
Mumbai, April 5 - Wild speculation, innuendo and wild goose chase were the order of the day here Thursday, the eve of the crucial meetings to take stock of India's World Cup catastrophe. There was little authentic information as to which path the Indian cricket will take.
Apr 5, 2007 - 10:00:52 PM

India Sports
Chowrasia in lead in AIS golf
New Delhi, April 5 - S.S.P. Chowrasia carded a bogey-free nine-under-par, 63 to tie the course record and take the lead after the first round of the inaugural Rs.6 million AIS Golf Open, which started at the Delhi Golf Club here Thursday.
Apr 5, 2007 - 8:50:21 PM

India Sports
Tendulkar summoned at BCCI review meeting
New Delhi, April 5 - The Board of Control for Cricket in India - has asked Sachin Tendulkar to appear before its special review meeting in Mumbai Friday.
Apr 5, 2007 - 7:45:59 PM

India Sports
Frantic activity in BCCI ahead of crucial meeting
Mumbai, April 5 - The receptionist told the electrician to change the fused bulbs. The power point presentation system was re-checked in both boardrooms. The entire Indian cricket board staff was on its toes Thursday, on the eve of the key meetings following India's World Cup debacle.
Apr 5, 2007 - 5:59:51 PM

India Sports
Chappell's farewell party will have to wait
Mumbai, April 5 - The Indian cricket board will give a farewell party to coach Greg Chappell, a top official said here Thursday. But the party will have to wait for a while as the Australian is taking a flight out of the country Friday.
Apr 5, 2007 - 3:15:24 PM

India Sports
Shooter Rajput qualifies for Beijing Olympics
New Delhi, April 5 - Sanjeev Rajput became the seventh Indian shooter to book a berth for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games when he finished 11th in the men's 50 meter rifle three position event in the World Cup at Fort Benning in the US.
Apr 5, 2007 - 12:51:47 PM

India Sports
BCCI's Rs.15-mn World Cup offer for its officials
Mumbai, April 5 - Indian cricket board members from its 30 affiliated associations have been given an unprecedented offer - an absolute free trip to the West Indies, worth a whopping Rs.15 million -, to watch the ongoing World Cup and stay on cruise ships.
Apr 5, 2007 - 12:09:10 PM

India Sports
What is needed is complete reform of Indian cricket
The Board of Control for Cricket in India - has the dubious distinction of being the only full member of the International Cricket Council - which does not have a website. This, in the 21st century in the home of computer software, is a shocking commentary on the administration that's engaged in running cricket in India. Coach Greg Chappell may have become the fall guy in the wake of India's disastrous showing in the World Cup, the best replacement money can buy can be recruited, younger players can be phased in and older players phased out; but there will be no material change without a complete reform of Indian cricket.
Apr 5, 2007 - 8:59:17 AM

India Sports
Tendulkar denies rift with anyone
Mumbai, April 4 - Sachin Tendulkar Wednesday denied having 'any rift with anybody' following reports that he was 'shattered beyond words' after coach Greg Chappell reportedly blamed the attitude of some senior players for India's shocking debacle in the World Cup.
Apr 4, 2007 - 11:39:28 PM

India Sports
Chappell resigns to set off churning in crisis-hit Indian cricket
Mumbai, April 4 - Indian cricket was in the throes of a major churning as Australian coach Greg Chappell suddenly quit Wednesday after remarks attributed to him against the 'mafia' of senior players led to a groundswell of criticism.
Apr 4, 2007 - 10:23:06 PM

India Sports
On-trail media gets just a glimpse of Chappell
Mumbai, April 4 - As soon as the news of Indian cricket coach Greg Chappell's resignation Wednesday spread, the media including hordes of broadcasting vans of TV channels gathered at the Taj Mahal Hotel where the former Australia captain is staying.
Apr 4, 2007 - 9:36:09 PM

India Sports
Chappell resigns as India coach citing family reasons
Mumbai, April 4 - Beleaguered Indian cricket coach Greg Chappell Wednesday resigned his job, citing personal and family reasons, following the team's World Cup debacle and criticism of his style of functioning by senior players.
Apr 4, 2007 - 7:45:58 PM

India Sports
Did Chappell pay for his indiscretion?
The cricketing fraternity now in the West Indies for the World Cup are aghast at the shadow boxing, the apparent blame game that's erupted in India over who were responsible for India's unspeakable performance in the premier one-day tournament.
Apr 4, 2007 - 7:41:49 PM

India Sports
Greg Chappell resigns as Indian cricket coach
Mumbai, April 4 - Citing personal and family reasons, Greg Chappell has resigned as coach of the Indian cricket team. He informed Indian cricket board secretary Niranjan Shah and executive secretary Ratnakar Shetty about this Wednesday, requesting them to issue a media statement on his behalf.
Apr 4, 2007 - 6:31:34 PM

India Sports
Indian shooters miss Olympic berths by a whisker
New Delhi, April 4 - Indian shooters Harveen Srao and Amanpreet Singh have missed berths for the 2008 Beijing Olympics after a poor show in the World Cup at Fort Benning in the US.
Apr 4, 2007 - 6:14:52 PM

India Sports
Cricket banned in 28 Haryana villages
Jind -, April 4 - A panchayat of 28 villages in Haryana has banned the playing of cricket following India's dismal performance in the World Cup in the West Indies.
Apr 4, 2007 - 1:16:33 PM

India Sports
Tendulkar irked at Chappell's reported comments
New Delhi, April 4 - Sachin Tendulkar has hit out at the comments attributed to coach Greg Chappell on the attitude of some of the senior players after India suffered a first round exit from the World Cup, saying 'I'm shattered beyond words'.
Apr 4, 2007 - 11:30:58 AM

India Sports
Zee launches ambitious $232mn Indian Cricket League
New Delhi, April 3 - In a move effectively challenging the Indian cricket board's national tournaments, Zee Group Tuesday announced the launch of an ambitious Indian Cricket League - with a corpus fund of Rs 1 billion - and a promise to field many international players.
Apr 3, 2007 - 9:40:50 PM

India Sports
Ganguly to be urged to play Twenty20
Kolkata, April 3 - National selector from East Zone Ranjib Biswal will request Sourav Ganguly to take part in the final round of the domestic Twenty20 tournament as the Indian cricket board wants a blend of youth and experience for the world championship in South Africa.
Apr 3, 2007 - 7:34:04 PM

India Sports
Bengal defeat Assam in Twenty20 tie
Kolkata, April 3 - Riding on the young brigade, hosts Bengal defeated Assam by 35 runs in their opening tie of the East Zone Twenty20 tie at the Eden Gardens here Tuesday.
Apr 3, 2007 - 7:33:36 PM

India Business
ZEE to start new cricket league
New Delhi, April 3 - The Zee Group Tuesday announced the launch of an Indian Cricket League - with a Rs.1 billion corpus.
Apr 3, 2007 - 7:15:16 PM

India Sports
Raghunath finishes 9th in shooting World Cup
New Delhi, April 3 - India's P.T. Raghunath has finished ninth in the men's 10-metre air rifle event in the World Cup at Fort Benning in the US.
Apr 3, 2007 - 7:12:11 PM

India Sports
Woolmer's legacy to live on, courtesy well-wishers
New Delhi, April 3 - The legacy of Bob Woolmer, the Pakistan cricket team's coach who was found dead in mysterious circumstances last month, will be preserved, courtesy a trust his well- wishers have set up to fund his cherished projects.
Apr 3, 2007 - 6:55:53 PM

India Sports
Orissa defeat Jharkhand as Dhoni disappoints
Kolkata, April 3 - Mahendra Singh Dhoni put up another dismal show scoring just one run, as Jharkhand lost the opening tie of the East Zone Twenty20 cricket to Orissa by 11 runs Tuesday.
Apr 3, 2007 - 6:16:05 PM

India Sports
I'm open minded about India job: Chappell
New Delhi, April 3 - India cricket coach Greg Chappell Tuesday said he has an 'open' mind about the top job, but stressed that he would not comment on the issue until the key Indian board meetings this weekend.
Apr 3, 2007 - 6:15:33 PM

India Sports
SAARC rally flagged off by heads of states
New Delhi, April 3 - The SAARC car rally, which has already covered some 7,000 km across four countries, was Tuesday flagged off by leaders of all eight participating South Asian countries as their regional summit began here.
Apr 3, 2007 - 11:50:19 AM

India Sports
The race to avoid Australia in the semis
None of them will admit this, but New Zealand, South Africa, Sri Lanka and England, now seemingly in the running for berths in the last four of the World Cup, would rather avert a semi-final clash with Australia. The picture is by no means clear - as the Kiwis are still level pegging with the Aussies - but there is a resignation among some of the contenders that the Australians may head the Super Eight table, thus the slot to avoid is the 4th position.
Apr 3, 2007 - 8:26:03 AM

India Sports
Sheila Dixit welcomes SAARC car rally participants
New Delhi, April 2 - After covering some 7,000 km and four countries, the fleet of 28 cars taking part in the maiden SAARC car rally were given a rousing welcome by the Delhi government on the eve of the regional summit here.
Apr 2, 2007 - 11:21:03 PM

India Sports
Chappell says no question of resigning: Reports
New Delhi, April 2 - India coach Greg Chappell said that he would not resign from the post as it is a contractual job, Indian television channels reported Monday.
Apr 2, 2007 - 9:50:46 PM

India Sports
A disappointed Dhoni practices in Kolkata
Kolkata, April 2 - It was a rather disappointed Mahendra Singh Dhoni who practised at the nets at Eden Gardens here Monday. Even the cricketer's style statement, complete with long hair and dapper red sport shirt, could not hide the agony of the Caribbean nightmare.
Apr 2, 2007 - 7:27:58 PM

India Sports
Zonal Twenty20 cricket matches begin Tuesday
Kolkata, April 2 - The Board of Control for Cricket in India - is slowly regrouping players for the Twenty20 World Championships with the zonal rounds beginning here Tuesday with a Jharkhand-Orissa tie.
Apr 2, 2007 - 7:24:55 PM

India Sports
Dhoni avoids media in Kolkata
Kolkata, April 2 - His angry fans might have chopped off the mane but Mahendra Singh Dhoni still sports it. However, the cricketer's style statement, complete with long hair and dapper red sport shirt, did not hide the agony of a Caribbean nightmare at the Eden Gardens here Monday.
Apr 2, 2007 - 6:52:20 PM

India Sports
Paes moves to eighth spot in doubles ranking
New Delhi, April 2 - Indian tennis star Leander Paes has moved four places to the eighth spot in the latest doubles rankings released Monday.
Apr 2, 2007 - 6:50:35 PM

India Sports
Chess wizard Anand is formally world No.1
New Delhi, April 2 - India's Viswanathan Anand was formally crowned world No. 1 Monday when the world chess governing body corrected its mistake and gave the pride of place to the grandmaster.
Apr 2, 2007 - 6:17:08 PM

India Sports
Tennis ball secret of Malinga's sling arm action
Guyana, April 2 - Amused by Sri Lanka's curly haired fast bowler Lasith Malinga's sling arm action? Try bowling with a tennis ball and you could develop a similar bowling action.
Apr 2, 2007 - 5:17:13 PM

India Sports
Bhutia voted 'Player of the Year'
New Delhi, April 2 - Star Mohun Bagan striker Bhaichung Bhutia has been voted 'Player of the Year 2007' for the second time in a poll conducted by a football website.
Apr 2, 2007 - 2:33:58 PM

India Sports
Chappell failed to improve India's fielding: Nair
Thiruvananthapuram, April 2 - Former Indian cricket board official S.K. Nair Monday said coach Greg Chappell failed to improve the fielding standards of the Indian team and that proved crucial in their World Cup debacle.
Apr 2, 2007 - 1:31:57 PM

India Sports
Indian shooters eye Olympic berths
New Delhi, April 1 - Indian shooters will be hoping to grab more Olympic berths for the 2008 Beijing Games after the four World Cup shooting events this year, with the first beginning at Fort Benning in the US from Monday.
Apr 1, 2007 - 4:15:28 PM

India Sports
Three arrested for online cricket betting in Kolkata
Kolkata, March 31 - Three people including an alleged cricket bookie were arrested Saturday by the Criminal Investigation Department - of West Bengal for running an online cricket betting racket in Kolkata.
Mar 31, 2007 - 7:18:54 PM

India Sports
Cricket betting rackets busted in Delhi, 5 held
New Delhi, March 31 - Five people in the capital were arrested in two separate incidents for allegedly running betting rackets involving cricket matches, police said Saturday.
Mar 31, 2007 - 4:28:10 PM

India Sports
Which will be the fourth team in the semis?
After the earthquake of India and Pakistan's ejection, the Super Eight stage has so far unfolded in a predictable pattern. As in the 1999 World Cup, three teams from the southern hemisphere look set to square up in the semi-finals, with the other place up for grabs between Sri Lanka, England and the West Indies.
Mar 31, 2007 - 9:11:32 AM

India Sports
Kumble quits ODI cricket, eyes 600 wickets in Tests
Bangalore, March 30 - After spinning India to many victories, Anil Kumble, the country's most successful One-day International bowler with 337 wickets, quit ODI cricket Friday, but has now set his eyes on the 600-wicket mark in Test matches.
Mar 30, 2007 - 9:13:30 PM

India Sports
Kumble: Graceful spinner who relished Indian pitches
New Delhi, March 30 - Leg-spinner Anil Kumble, who retired from One-day International cricket Friday, is essentially a wicket-to-wicket bowler who could have been more effective had injuries not taken their toll on his shoulder.
Mar 30, 2007 - 9:12:45 PM

India Sports
Kumble quits ODI cricket, available for Tests
Bangalore, March 30 - After spinning India to many victories, Anil Kumble, the country's most successful One-day International bowler with 337 wickets, quit this version of the game Friday but said his next target would be to reach 600 wickets in Test matches.
Mar 30, 2007 - 7:23:17 PM

India Sports
Kumble quits ODI cricket, will play Tests
Bangalore, March 30 - Veteran leg-spinner Anil Kumble, India's highest wicket taker in one-day international cricket with 337 scalps, retired from this version of the game Friday.
Mar 30, 2007 - 6:22:02 PM

India Sports
India slip to eighth spot in one-day rankings
New Delhi, March 30 - India slipped to the eighth spot while Australia regained the top spot in the one-day team ratings of the latest Maruti Suzuki Cricket Ratings released here Friday.
Mar 30, 2007 - 3:32:32 PM

India Sports
Sourav reaches Kolkata to hero's welcome
Kolkata, March 30 - It was not a conqueror's homecoming, but former cricket captain Sourav Ganguly was Friday accorded a surprisingly warm welcome at the airport here with fans loudly cheering him.
Mar 30, 2007 - 12:18:51 PM

India Sports
Reduce a cricketer's reliance from commercial earnings
Batting, emphasised Ian Chappell, former Australian captain now distinguished commentator and a respected cricketing brain in the world, is about 'watching' the ball. This means not only focussing your eyes on the leather and seam, but also concentrating your mind on these. Batsmen who are able to accomplish this challenging co-ordination are generally the more successful.
Mar 30, 2007 - 8:40:00 AM

India Sports
Indian cricketers return home quietly
New Delhi, March 29 - The vanquished Indian cricket team, which crashed out in the first round of the World Cup, returned home quietly in batches Thursday morning and headed straight to their homes under police escort.
Mar 29, 2007 - 12:36:33 PM

India Sports
India out of Olympics men's football
Chennai, March 28 - India crashed out of the 2008 Beijing Olympics men's football competition with a 0-2 defeat to North Korea in a qualifying match here at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium Wednesday.
Mar 28, 2007 - 11:01:01 PM

India Sports
2010 Delhi Games: Stadiums' renovation starts Sunday
New Delhi, March 28 - The process of renovation/upgradation of the stadiums for the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games will start Sunday, with the athletes residing at these venues being shifted to alternate accommodation.
Mar 28, 2007 - 9:33:54 PM

India Sports
India crash out of Olympics men's football
Chennai, March 28 - India crashed out of the 2008 Beijing Olympics men's football competition with a 0-2 defeat to North Korea in a qualifying match here Wednesday.
Mar 28, 2007 - 9:28:37 PM

India Sports
Chappell SMS on World Cup team creates furore
New Delhi, March 28 - India coach Greg Chappell's month-old SMS to a journalist expressing his dissatisfaction over the World Cup team has created a furore, days ahead of a meeting at which the squad's cup disaster will be discussed.
Mar 28, 2007 - 3:07:19 PM

India Sports
Cricket fan attempts suicide in Haryana
Ambala, March 28 - Bitterly disappointed by India's early exit from the World Cup in West Indies, a cricket fan attempted suicide in Haryana's Ambala town.
Mar 28, 2007 - 2:10:47 PM

India Business
Lenovo delivers hardware for Beijing Olympics
Kolkata/Beijing, March 28 - Computer maker Lenovo has completed the second of three hardware deliveries for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games to the Integration Test Centre of the Beijing Organising Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad -.
Mar 28, 2007 - 12:43:03 PM

India Diaspora
Indians around the world disgusted with India's showing
Indians around the world are disappointed - indeed disgusted - with India's humiliating exit from the World Cup. Moans Shan Gupta from Melbourne: 'Almost every NRI wanted to see India win. But that was not to be. Professionalism was totally missing. The first casualty should have been Sharad Pawar - after India's poor display.'
Mar 28, 2007 - 8:46:18 AM

India Sports
Misfits like Pawar are ruining Indian cricket
Sharad Pawar's statement about creating two Indian teams - are struggling to stitch together even one respectable side!) is more pathetic than the performance of the Indians in the World Cup. This is the fundamental problem, more serious than the on-field failings of the cricketers and indirectly the cause of the latter. Misfits like Pawar have been governing Indian cricket for decades. They don't have a clue; and are, moreover, distressing communicators.
Mar 28, 2007 - 8:31:00 AM

India Sports
Chappell was discontented with World Cup team selection
New Delhi, March 28 - India coach Greg Chappell was unhappy with the way some senior players went against the selection of youngsters for the World Cup, it was disclosed by a veteran cricket journalist Tuesday.
Mar 28, 2007 - 2:26:44 AM

India Sports
Chappell was unhappy with World Cup team selection
New Delhi, March 27 - Team India coach Greg Chappell was unhappy with the way some senior players went out of their way to back youngsters for the World Cup team, it was disclosed by a veteran cricket journalist Tuesday.
Mar 27, 2007 - 11:21:34 PM

India Sports
Sasikaran to lock horns with top GMs in Sofia
New Delhi, March 27 - Indian Grandmaster Krishnan Sasikaran will be locking horns with some of the top stars in world chess at the third M-Tel Masters in Sofia, Bulgaria starting May 9.
Mar 27, 2007 - 10:21:58 PM

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Security beefed up for Indian cricketers
Rajkot -, March 27 - The Indian cricketers, facing anger of millions of fans in the country after their debacle in the World Cup, will be provided security, an Indian cricket board official said here Tuesday.
Mar 27, 2007 - 8:06:46 PM

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