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In a move that may or may not have anything to do with India’s drubbing in the ongoing series against England, the BCCI has demanded Test status for Papua New Guinea (PNG), an island nation in Oceania. PNG had been accorded ODI status after finishing fourth in the World Cup qualifiers held in New Zealand in January [...]

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In the wake of Team India’s abject humiliation, there is a growing clamour from many influential quarters for N Srinivasan to be sacked as ICC chairman and reinstated as the BCCI boss. The Supreme Court was one of the first to tear into the cement baron. “I find your presence as ICC chairman nauseating,” was [...]

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In a rather unexpected incident, a mob of over enthusiastic cricket lovers today reached the residence of Indian pace spearhead Ishant Sharma and started pelting it with stones. Police reached the place immediately and calmed down the mob by telling them that not only had India had actually won the Test Match but, what’s more, [...]

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Minutes after Ishant Sharma bounced (yeah, read that again) the English batsmen out to secure a famous victory for Team India at the mecca of world cricket, mails from one and all poured in. Unable to manage the flood of emails, Ishant put his man Friday, Chintu Chitamani, on the job. Chintu, who’s a regular reader [...]

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Anderson may be guilty of offences graver than “pushing and abusing” Sir Jadeja, which is a level 3 offence under the ICC Code of Conduct. The England fast bowler allegedly failed to address Sir as Sir during the course of a colorful exchange of views. Anderson may face a mere two Test ban for the [...]

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Millions of Indians in the wee hours of dawn grooved to the beats of the samba as the curtains fell on the 2014 Football World Cup. They were celebrating not because Germany had triumphed but because they could finally stop pretending to be crazy about the beautiful game and get back to their usual pastime [...]

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After two consecutive massive, match-altering last-wicket partnerships between India’s Bhuvaneshwar Kumar-Mohammad Shami and England’s Joe Root-James Anderson tested the patience of the limited audience that watches Test cricket, the ICC has decided to do away with last-wicket partnerships for the remainder of the ongoing India-England series, on an experimental basis. The number of runs for [...]

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Banned New Zealand cricketer and swashbuckling opening batsman Lou Vincent, has been upset over not having received an invitation to participate in India’s most-watched reality show, Bigg Boss, thus far, even a week after boldly confessing his involvement in match-fixing. “What the hell is this, yaar? Sreesanth didn’t openly confess, but he’s been banned and [...]

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Ahead of the first Test between England and India, skipper MS Dhoni commenced mind games, claiming its the English batsmen who were under immense pressure to find form against Ishant Sharma or kiss goodbye to their careers. “Well, of course, the whole world knows how Ishant Sharma bowls,” a calm and cool Dhoni said ahead [...]

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In the midst of football fever, thanks to the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2014, it was a rather lukewarm affair that transpired during the first ODI of the India vs Bangladesh series. With India fielding a totally rejigged side against the hosts and having had to chase a total of 272, under the captaincy of [...]

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