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Cricket

Wright on Ajmal ban: Interesting to see what happens

Very few people have seen subcontinent cricket as closely as former India coach John Wright. And it was during the fag end of his stint, in March 2005, that Harbhajan Singh was reported for a suspected action while bowling his doosra.

Indian women's cricket team: Poor cousins of the million dollar babies

The Indian women's cricket had a golden chance to win a medal at the Asian Games. This would have not only gotten them laurels, but also recognition. But they won't be getting a chance to travel to Incheon and prove their mettle.

CLT20: Mumbai Indians lose to Lahore Lions in qualifier

Umar Akmal played a stunning cameo as Lahore Lions beat defending champions Mumbai Indians by six wickets in their opening qualifying round match of the Champions League Twenty20 in Raipur on Saturday.

India's sports science is still in Stone Age

The one thing that is confirmed in life is death. In sports, it's injury. The trick is to minimise injuries by being better prepared, writes sports-exercise and musculoskeletal medicine specialist Dr Rajat Chauhan.

Why India’s quicks aren’t fast, furious

They are bowling fast these days but breaking down faster. India’s fast bowlers — a rare breed — are falling prey to frequent injuries, attributed to flawed training and wrong priorities.

Northern Knights cruise to win in CLT20 qualifier

New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson showed his prowess in the shortest format as his innings powered Northern Knights to a seven-wicket win over Sri Lanka's Southern Express in a rain-curtailed opening game of the Champions League T20 in Raipur.

Dilshan pulls out of CLT20 due to personal reasons

Veteran Sri Lankan batsman Tillekaratne Dilshan became the latest high-profile player to pull out of the Champions League T20, where he was supposed to play for Sri Lankan side Southern Express.

Wives and girlfriends on tour don't affect player performance: Dravid

Former India captain Rahul Dravid came to Virat Kohli's aid on Friday, dismissing the notion that the presence of wives or girlfriends on tour is a reason for poor performances.

Saeed Ajmal's elbow extension beyond 40 degrees

Pakistan's cricket chief on Friday revealed that spinner Saeed Ajmal's arm extension was on average more than double the permitted limit during tests which led to the spinner's suspension from international cricket.

IPL teams and stars keep CLT20 tournament breathing

In its sixth year of fragile existence, the Champions League T20 has seen a fourth title sponsor, only two countries hosting it and English counties giving it a miss three times.

ODI cricket is on weak wicket, it needs proper context: Dravid

Former India captain Rahul Dravid on Friday said of the three formats of the game, ODI cricket at present was largely irrelevant and struggling to survive and consequently there should be more tournaments like Champions Trophy or World Cup to give it a proper context.

Supreme Court does not entertain Srinivasan's oral plea

The apex court did not go into the oral plea of N Srinivasan to immediately carry out correction in its order relating to report by Justice Mudgal Committee which is probing him and 12 players in the IPL betting and spot-fixing scandal.

Player contracts delayed due to BCCI's AGM postponement

With the BCCI deciding to postpone its annual general meeting (AGM), player contracts are going to be delayed as well.

Chris Cairns says he now faces perjury charges in Britain

Former New Zealand all-rounder Chris Cairns confirmed on Friday he expects to face perjury charges in Britain after being notified by the Crown Prosecution Service that it intended to lay charges against him September 25.

KKR pacer Morne Morkel ruled out of CLT20

Kolkata Knight Riders suffered another injury blow before the start of the Champions League Twenty20 season with South African medium-pacer Morne Morkel becoming the third overseas player to be ruled out of the competition due to a shoulder injury.

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