Dec 3, 2005

Two more cricket bastions threatened

The footballers of Australia and Trinidad and Tobago helped their nations to qualify for World Cup 2006 and in doing so attached cultural and ...

Briefing

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Two more cricket bastions threatened

The footballers of Australia and Trinidad and Tobago helped their nations to qualify for World Cup 2006 and in doing so attached cultural and ...

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`I can adapt to the Test match situation'

I used to hit balls right from the start. I loved the feeling. There was nothing else in my mind. When I started with tennis ball cricket, ...

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Nalbandian grows into a Master

ROHIT BRIJNATH MAYBE it was just time. Maybe Roger Federer's 14-0 streak against Argentine players had ...

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19 sixes, still a draw

TED CORBETT I have just watched two Tests in discomfort and a certain amount of danger and I am not happy. In Multan some 100 ...

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Another season of hope unfolds

THE big boys are busy playing big matches in front of big crowds but another level of cricket — the Ranji championship — is about to roll. As ...

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Movies and cricket

S. DINAKAR THE cricketing caravan journeys to Hyderabad. This is a fresh series for India. The South Africans had arrived with a record ...

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Exit autocracy, enter consensus

England coach Duncan Fletcher was assisted by Matthew Maynard in coaching batting and evolving game plans, based on the video-taped analyses of ...

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The challenges in the slips

A huge man, Flintoff is quick and amazingly soft in his movements and techniques. He invariably gets two hands to almost everything and can ...

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Pakistani umpires...

TED CORBETT NOVEMBER 14: Isn't modern technology wonderful? It sends astronauts to the moon, allows divers to tell the time many fathoms ...

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Why another look-in?

PETER ROEBUCK SOURAV GANGULY'S inclusion in the Test squad could not have happened in Australia. V. V. S.

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Duleep before Ranji — the way to go

TOP Indian cricketers — former cricketers included — have a peculiar mindset. They are never satisfied with what the BCCI is doing for the ...

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GREEN TOP gives INDIANS the blues

S. SABANAYAKAN INDIA paid dearly for tinkering with the batting order too much in the fourth one-day ...

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The World Cup now

AFTER that recent spate of so called `friendlies', not to mention a few play-offs, the World Cup picture becomes steadily clearer. Grand ...

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Pathan lights up a billion hopes

K. C. VIJAYA KUMAR IN a span of 24 hours, bombast was replaced by hope. One-day cricket can do that — ...

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Stars' absence takes away the sheen

ABHIJIT SEN GUPTA THE 45th edition of the National Open Athletic Championships held at the GMC Balayogi ...

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Federer and the Masters of the Universe

Federer's record speaks of utter domination these past couple of years, an authority imprinted so emphatically upon his opponents that they ...

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Test for Sourav

Sir, — Sourav Ganguly has finally got another opportunity to prove his credentials at the Test level. He should grab the opportunity with both ...

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The show has ended

FIFTY years and a day after England's greatest all-round cricketer and a 1980s superstar was born, the greatest British footballer of the 20th ...

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Working-class hero

"I'd always been regarded as an upstart who didn't really belong in such exalted company." — Fred Perry GULU EZEKIEL WHO was the ...

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