Jul 27, 2002

SECOND LINE TAKES CHARGE

G. VISWANATH ON the eve of the third league match against England at The Oval, India's captain Sourav Ganguly was asked by a very senior ...

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SECOND LINE TAKES CHARGE

G. VISWANATH ON the eve of the third league match against England at The Oval, India's captain Sourav Ganguly was asked by a very senior ...

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A left-hander of rare merit

G. VISWANATH MARCUS TRESCOTHICK, the Player of the Tournament in the recent NatWest series, is heading for greater glory. He arrived a ...

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The heart, zest and desire to keep going

TED CORBETT WE thought when one-day internationals began 30 years ago that we were watching a young man's game full of athletes diving ...

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Brainstorming sessions with a psychologist

G. VISWANATH JULY 10: England captain Nasser Hussain was interviewed on SkySports. Regarding the England ...

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Professional players on the road

KNACKERED from playing two back to back matches, it was a weary lot that boarded the team bus in London. Pulled out of beds early in order to ...

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Indian cricket cynic or believer

ROHIT BRIJNATH WITHIN the cricketing soul of the Indian lurks a cynic and a believer. We are burdened by our painful past, but we are ...

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In conquering home advantage lies the real test

SOURAV GANGULY'S lament that the tour schedule for the one-day triangular series was a bit too hectic and tiring for his team may well be spot ...

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They came up with special efforts

WHAT a fantastic victory it was for Indian cricket at Lord's. Just the kind of tonic the side required, now that the countdown to the World Cup ...

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Lord's: Sourav's Litmus Test

CATCH the third eye did John Wright only by conspicuously keeping himself out of the ESPN camera range during the grandstanding July 13 Lord's ...

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'It isn't a job, it's a passion'

S. DINAKAR FOR some, the game is a job. For others, it is a passion. Ask Kapil Dev Nikhanj, and he will look straight into your eyes and ...

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Plenty of stories in this year's Championships

LLEYTON HEWITT has brought back some sanity to men's tennis with his emphatic win at this year's Wimbledon championships. Upsets have been the ...

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Indians way ahead of the rest

INDIA'S domination in Asian chess is becoming more pronounced. By monopolising the medals at stake in the Asian junior (under-20) chess ...

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Climbing the rungs steadily

RAKESH RAO THE emergence of a new Asian junior chess champion from Tamil Nadu is nothing new, really. After all, the State has remained a ...

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A wise move by the AICF

P. K. AJITH KUMAR IT was only two years ago that the All India Chess Federation (AICF) started an extensive and regular coaching ...

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His results do all the talking

RAKESH RAO ON the sands of time, the footprints of Viswanathan Anand continue to serve as milestones for those treading the road to chess ...

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Hills, forests and country roads

SANJAY RAJAN THERE is this interesting story that one heard about Possum Bourne during the Parker Enzed Rally of Rotorua in New Zealand's ...

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Terry at Leeds United

TERRY VENABLES is back. As a club manager. To the predictable chorus from the usual suspects; or sycophants. Faute de mieux you might say ...

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The role of a Match Referee has been revamped

VIJAY LOKAPALLY RANJAN MADUGALLE'S rise as a competent Match Referee has been the highlight of his cricketing career. After retiring in ...

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Amazing leadership qualities

SANJAY RAJAN STEVE WAUGH'S defining quality is his implacable self-belief. As a batsman, he is tenacious and driven by passion. As ...

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The day of the Young Turks

India's stupendous resurgence, so brilliantly authored by Yuvraj Singh and Mohammed Kaif, was the piece de resistance of the showpiece event at ...

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Cricket is in their blood

The resounding success of these two gifted cricketers is a saga of hard work, not only for Kaif and Yuvraj, but for their parents as well, writes Vijay Lokapally.