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HindustanTimes Wed,23 Apr 2014

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Fresh BCCI panel more a problem than solution

For all the riches the Indian cricket board has accumulated, and the clout which has come with big money, it has repeatedly failed to demonstrate its will to do the right thing, or be seen to be doing it.

Mumbai boy realises WC dream overseas

Growing up in the alleys of Vasai, in suburban Mumbai, Swapnil Patil was driven by his father-and-coach, Prakash’s, motto, “kuch bada kar ke dikha (achieve something big)”.

I hope luck stays with me and I can keep making some big scores: Maxwell

Having taken IPL 7 by storm by scoring match-winning half centuries in two consecutive games, Kings XI Punjab’s batsman Glenn Maxwell says the mayhem that he causes with his bat is merely a bit of luck and his ability to "manipulate" fielders.

For Karthik, its happiness all around, finally

Dinesh Karthik broke into the India team a little before the Mahendra Singh Dhoni phenomenon made the 'second-wicketkeeper' an unaffordable proposition in the team.

It always feels nice when you know that you are going to be a regular in the playing eleven: Maxwell

After playing a stupendous innings (95 off 43 balls) against Chennai Super Kings which helped his team Kings XI Punjab win the high-scoring match on Friday, Australian Glenn Maxwell is confident of a better performance in this season of the Indian Premier League.

It was job half finished: Maxwell

His blistering 89-run knock set up the Kings XI Punjab's incredible victory over Rajasthan Royals but for Glenn Maxwell it was still an unfinished job as he was not there to hit the winning runs.

Batting line-up gives Kings XI Punjab an edge over Rajasthan Royals

Their campaigns off to a flier, both Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals would be hoping to outsmart each other when they clash in an exciting match of the seventh Indian Premier League, here on Sunday.

Chahat gearing up for the big splash

From a four year-old little girl, who loved to dabble in water, Chahat Arora has grown into a confident teenager who has been making ripples in the junior swimming circuit for quite some time now. A decadelong career embellished with multiple national medals, besides over 100 won in the different state events, stand testimonial to the fact.

IPL 7: Maxwell finally proves his worth for Punjab vs CSK

Glenn Maxwell's 43-ball 95 powered King's XI Pujab to a six-wicket victory over Chennai Super Kings in their IPL match in Abu Dhabi on Friday with an over to spare.

CSK, Rajasthan Royals look to come out of corruption shadow

In the news for wrong reasons off the field, both Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings will finally have focus back on their cricket when they open their IPL-7 campaign on Friday.

RCB vs DD: After final flop, Yuvraj justifies the big bid price

Going into the IPL, the mood might not have been all that great for Yuvraj Singh who was just about recovering from a string of nasty barbs directed at him following India’s loss to Sri Lanka in the final of the World T20. His house was pelted at.

World T20 final defeat still rankles, says Yuvraj

Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh todaysaid it was difficult to cope with the World Twenty20 final defeat against Sri Lanka but he was learning to take disappointments in his stride.

Kevin Pietersen out of action, Delhi Daredevils face challenge

The big gun won’t fire for Delhi Daredevils on Thursday. As the revamped team prepared for a fresh season, it was their newly anointed skipper, Kevin Pietersen, who made all the news.

IPL 7: Kallis silences doubters, helps KKR beat holders MI

Defending champions Mumbai Indians, despite Lasith Malinga’s sensational form which saw him finish with four for 23 could not respond when it came to the chase.

Srinivasan, 12 players named in Mudgal report: SC

The Supreme Court on Wednesday said N Srinivasan has been named in the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing probe report and thus can't discharge any function inside the Board of Control for Cricket in India.
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