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BCCI has terminated the contract of the Indian Premier League’s Kochi franchise

MUMBAI: The Indian cricket board (BCCI) has terminated the contract of the Indian Premier League’s Kochi franchise for a breach of terms, newly elected board president N. Srinivasan said on Monday. Kochi, who debuted in the fourth edition of the cash-rich IPL in 2011, won …

BCCI has terminated the contract of the Indian Premier League’s Kochi franchise

MUMBAI: The Indian cricket board (BCCI) has terminated the contract of the Indian Premier League’s Kochi franchise for a breach of terms, newly elected board president N. Srinivasan said on Monday.Kochi, who debuted in the fourth edition of the cash-rich IPL in 2011, won the …

Injury to several key team members played a huge part in the debacle: Dhoni

Injury to several key team members played a huge part in the debacle: Dhoni

India suffered a humiliating whitewash in both Test and One-Day series in their disastrous England tour but captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said that injury to several key team members played a huge part in the debacle. “I have not seen so many injuries in the …

Australia would soon regain its past glory by becoming the No 1 team: Lee

Hyderabad: Having achieved the pole position in ODIs, Australia would soon regain its past glory by becoming the No 1 team in Test cricket as well, feels speedster Bret Lee. “We won ODI series in Sri Lanka. We are 1-0 up in Tests now. We …

Novak Djokovic took victory over Rafa Nadal in the U.S. Open final

New York: Novak Djokovic provided irrefutable proof that he is the world’s best player right now and perhaps on his way to becoming one of the greatest ever with a 6-2 6-4 6-7 6-1 victory over Rafa Nadal in the U.S. Open final on Monday. …

Dhoni won the Spirit of Cricket award

London: Mahendra Singh Dhoni winning the Spirit of Cricket trophy was the lone highlight for India at the ICC Annual Awards where English cricketers walked away with the top honours in a glittering ceremony here. Dhoni was chosen for the ICC Spirit of Cricket Award …

National Open athletics; Preeja won gold in 10,000m

National Open athletics; Preeja won gold in 10,000m

Kolkata: Asian Games gold medallist Preeja Sreedharan lived up to her reputation by winning the women’s 10,000m race as the 51st National Open Athletics got off to a dull start on a rain-soaked morning here Saturday. Three finals were held in the morning session ahead …

Stosur beats Serena Williams in Women’s final at the U.S. Open

Samantha Stosur pulled off one of the biggest shocks in the history of women’s Grand Slam tennis finals by comprehensively outplaying a frustrated Serena Williams and claiming the U.S. Open title with a 6-2, 6-3 win on Sunday. Stosur claimed her first Grand Slam singles …

U.S.Open; Federer wins

U.S.Open; Federer wins

    Roger Federer equalled Andre Agassi for the second-most Grand Slam wins in the Open era by defeating Colombia’s Santiago Giraldo 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 Monday in the first round of the U.S. Open. The third-seeded Federer, a 16-time major champion, now has 224 Grand …

Preeja Sreedharan received Arjuna Award

Preeja Sreedharan received Arjuna Award

New Delhi: Ace Malayalee athlete Preeja Sreedharan Monday received the prestigious Arjuna Award in a glittering ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhawan here.She won the award for stellar her shows in the Commonwealth and Asian Games last year. Shooter Gagan Narang, who notched up four gold …

Hectic schedule affects the performance of players: Dhoni

Hectic schedule affects the performance of players: Dhoni

Chennai: Never the one to mince words when it comes speaking his mind, Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has criticised the hectic cricket schedule, saying the crammed calendar this year will drain the players both physically and mentally. “It does affect the performance of players. …

Leading new IPL entrant Pune Warriors is a big responsibility: Yuvraj

Chandigarh: Star batsman Yuvraj Singh said leading new IPL entrant Pune Warriors was a big responsibility but that he was excited to take up the challenge.“I am looking forward to having an exciting time playing in the IPL. Responsibilities are more, no doubt,” said Yuvraj. …

It has been a great privilege to coach the Indian team: Kirsten

It has been a great privilege to coach the Indian team: Kirsten

MUMBAI: Gary Kirsten, who is leaving for South Africa after finishing his coaching assignment, says his link with India has become so strong over three years that the former South African opener is committed to returning “again and again and again to this great country.” …

Sangakkara resigns as Sri Lanka captain

COLOMBO: Kumar Sangakkara has informed Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) that he is resigning as captain.SLC said on Tuesday he would resign with immediate effect as the ODI and T20 captain, but has spoken to the selectors and offered to continue as Test captain on an …

Dhoni is the best captain I have played under: Tendulkar

Dhoni is the best captain I have played under: Tendulkar

Mumbai: Over 21 years Sachin Tendulkar has given away his cricket kit — shirts, caps, pads, trousers, bat, gloves etc — for charity. But there are certain things he has decided to keep for life after winning his first World Cup; most of it is …