May 4, 2002

For Mr. India, another milestone

NIRMAL SHEKAR PERAMBALUR (Tamil Nadu), May 2001: A family driving back to Chennai from Kodaikanal after a week's holiday up in the hills ...

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For Mr. India, another milestone

NIRMAL SHEKAR PERAMBALUR (Tamil Nadu), May 2001: A family driving back to Chennai from Kodaikanal after a week's holiday up in the hills ...

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A reward for determination

VIJAY LOKAPALLY VICTORY tasted very sweet for the Indians. The Queens Park Oval has been rated as a home away from home by the Indian ...

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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

VIJAY LOKAPALLY APRIL 15: They acknowledge she is beautiful but not so beautiful as to be crowned Miss Guyana. There is controversy ...

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Inconvenient scheduling

GUESS at what time the Indian team left Guyana to go to Trinidad ? They left their hotel at 2.30 a.m. for a 5 o'clock flight. Guess at what ...

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Sachin's the best: Warne

ROHIT BRIJNATH "A HUNDRED centuries," he says. For a brief moment, I wonder if His Slimness, Shane Warne, who these days looks more ...

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Gripes on the electronic scoreboard

ON the ball was that spot accompanying the Bradman-chasing Sachin into his 90s: 'Nothing is as nice as finding Paradise and swinging to Bacardi ...

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Barbadose by dose

RAJU BHARATAN SACRILEGIOUS it was - the "pitch report" by Michael Holding getting Mervyn Dillon to accompany him, to the middle, before ...

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A lordly reign coming to an end

TED CORBETT ALL the signs point towards the end of the reign of Lord MacLaurin, chairman of the England and Wales Cricket Board by ...

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Hungary: best losers?

BRIAN GLANVILLE THE 1954 World Cup seemed all but gift wrapped for Hungary. Had they not just annihilated England 7-1 in Budapest having, ...

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Window to the future

A. VINOD THE World Cup is indeed a stage where the big boys excel with their grace, poise and experience. But, as in 1958 in Sweden when ...

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Doubtful starters

S. R. SURYANARAYAN AS the World Cup approaches, there is a rise in the pre-Championship tension in each team. Even as each player gears ...

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King Pele arrives

S. R. SURYANARAYAN FROM the frenzy of the Maracana Stadium in Brazil to the serenity of Switzerland, the World Cup returned to Europe.

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ICONS OF THE WORLD CUP

SANJAY RAJAN EUSEBIO HE could change the course of a contest single-handedly; had done so on quite a few occasions for both ...

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What about Uruguay?

"OTHER countries have their history," Ondino Viera, manager of Uruguay's 1966 World Cup team in the English version, told me. "Uruguay has its ...

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A futile exercise, to say the least

A. VINOD THE end to the sixth Tata National Football League was quite dramatic with Mohun Bagan holding on to what has become an ...

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'Football is my profession'

AVINASH NAIR FRANCE is the team he fancies the most to win the World Cup, later this year. And when Yusif Yakubu is asked for his ...

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Sriram tops the list

S. DINAKAR IN the end, West emerged the best. Not surprising, for Hrishikesh Kanitkar's men were the most balanced outfit in the ...

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A rising star

AMITABHA DAS SHARMA JUSTIFYING China's stature as a sporting giant, Jinhui Ding authored a precocious display of masterly snooker to lift ...

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For Mr. India, another milestone

NIRMAL SHEKAR PERAMBALUR (Tamil Nadu), May 2001: A family driving back to Chennai from Kodaikanal after a week's holiday up in the hills ...