Nov 12, 2005

Greg gets cracking

Mohali has to be among the foremost cricketing venues in the country. Everything is done with great care, taste and style here. Pictures of ...

Briefing

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`Billy the entertainer does not affect Billy the umpire'

S. DINAKAR BILLIE BOWDEN, 42, is the sunshine man of international umpiring. Someone who puts joy into what is a tedious job of immense ...

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They just want to play cricket

The West Indies team ethic is perhaps, and ironically so, reinforced by individual self-interest. And over and above is the realisation that ...

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Food for thought

IN 1995, the year we finally beat the West Indies in Test cricket, we were having problem with our one-day approach. In a bid to get input from ...

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Adding a new dimension

S. DINAKAR THE delivery was wrapped in the mystique of the Oriental, drifting into the right-hander and ...

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Dhoni: 'Very Very Sixy'

RAJU BHARATAN SOME labels you invent stick. Like `The Palm-Tree Hitter' in the case of Polly Umrigar, ...

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Managerial troubles

THE knives, even the shotguns, are out for the besieged Alex Ferguson, manager of the ailing Manchester United. Mediocre to a degree in its ...

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Greg gets cracking

Mohali has to be among the foremost cricketing venues in the country. Everything is done with great care, taste and style here. Pictures of ...

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Dada has himself to blame

The selectors and the team management have embarked on an ambitious plan to groom youngsters ahead of the World Cup in the Caribbean. They have ...

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Brazilian key ignites Mahindra engine

S.R. SURYANARAYAN ONE minute was all what was left for the lottery of the penalty shootout to be drawn.

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A turbo-charged bulldozer

S. DINAKAR MAHENDRA SINGH DHONI walks with a swagger and dumps the ball to the different corners of the ...

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Brilliant chase at Leeds

GULU EZEKIEL THE legend of Don Bradman's `Invincibles' — arguably the greatest team of all time — was ...

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Describing the beautiful game

Commentating in India is a first-time experience for John Helm and Russell Osman, who are "pleasantly surprised by the standard of Indian ...

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Power play

Dhoni is not someone Indian cricket stumbled upon by chance. He is a product of the system. He rose through the ranks and then tasted ...

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Youngsters script a rousing finish

S. DINAKAR MORE than the victory itself, it was heartening for India that two youngsters held their nerve ...

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Pushed by Sania, Maria and Wayne

IN the one and a half years that had passed since the double in Pakistan in the spring of 2004, Indian cricket had progressively plummeted to ...

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THINKING OUT OF THE BOX

ONE hardly expects eyebrows to be raised on the Marina beach. With the exception of the horrific images of December 26, the golden sands of the ...

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SPOTLIGHT ON SAINA

RAKESH RAO INITIALLY, the lack of depth in the field for the Asian Satellite badminton championship was ...

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`The game has improved'

S.R. SURYANARAYAN THE hungry look is no longer written on his face. He is a satisfied man, who has an ...

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RAHUL DRAVID