May 11, 2002

A Prime Minister who mixes with the people

VIJAY LOKAPALLY APRIL 22: The Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister, Mr. Patrick Manning, leaves the comforts of the club house and goes ...

Briefing

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A legend in two lands

VIJAY LOKAPALLY THAT he is a legend in India is well known. But his popularity in Trinidad has to be seen to be believed.

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Captaincy is about motivating the players

I REMEMBER the team meeting prior to India's opening World Cup duel against Clive Lloyd's formidable West Indians, at Old Trafford. The year ...

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The new-look Javagal Srinath

GIVEN that irony is one of the defining elements of Indian cricket, it shouldn't raise too many eyebrows if I say that the real find of the ...

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The bouncer as a third eye opener

A Screen Test with a difference was Bridgetown. A Screen Test from which how photogenic did our batsmen emerge? The writing on the ball was ...

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There is a flip side to the glitter

SPORT transfers a person into another world and a different orbit altogether. Cricket transports a rookie from Jhandewalan to Jorbagh, from a ...

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The change of tactics and techniques down the years

BRIAN GLANVILLE BY the time the first World Cup was played in Uruguay in 1930, English football was already in thrall to the third back ...

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At work with volatile talent

A. VINOD IT is quite easy to define the role of a coach. For, a coach is a person who, at any level of the game, puts out his team and ...

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ICONS OF THE WORLD CUP

SANJAY RAJAN Tostao THERE are tales in sports that are soaked in courage. The news in the days leading to the '70 World Cup in ...

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World Cup personalities

AS the World Cup finals approach, it is interesting to speculate what new faces will be seen, what new reputations will be made. So it was ...

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Hard work pays, ask Marsh

IF ever a bloke deserved to succeed in life, that bloke is Geoff Marsh. As I sit down to write about "Swampy" I realise that he will hardly be ...

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The homecoming

S. R. SURYANARAYAN THIRTY SIX years after the launch of the World Cup, football came home in 1966 when England, the country which had ...

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Coaching the coaches

VIJAY LOKAPALLY FOR Jeff Dujon, keeping wickets to the likes of Michael Holding, Andy Roberts, Joel Garner and Malcolm Marshall was an ...

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Importance of third umpire is growing

TED CORBETT IT's summer, the sun streams in through my study window and somewhere beyond the duck pond a green woodpecker is tapping out ...

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Australia's silence over soccer and sledging

ROHIT BRIJNATH IT is that season when Australia, particularly Melbourne, has switched off from the world. Their isolation as an island ...

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One of a kind

RAKESH RAO WITH the retirement of Madhumita Bisht, a long and illustrious chapter in the history of Indian badminton has come to a close.

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Well done Didi

Madhumita's was a career which lasted for more than 25 years - she made her debut for the first time in the sub-junior section way back in ...

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Indians grab half the booty in Teheran

RAKESH RAO TEHERAN once again turned out to be a 'home-away-from-home' for Indian medal hunters. In the last couple of years, every time ...

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The missing dollars

ARVIND AARON HUNGARIAN chess star Peter Leko, known for his slow and steady play with classical positional approach, redefined his ...

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On the fast track to immortality

NIRMAL SHEKAR Forget the drivers' championship. There is just no chance - Gerhard Berger. MODERN sport, at the highest levels, is ...

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The charms of St. Lucia make Indians complacent

VIJAY LOKAPALLY GIVEN the serene setting of St. Lucia, the Indians would have been happier enjoying a holiday than engaging themselves in ...