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HindustanTimes Tue,23 Sep 2014

Cricket

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

No quick technology fix for problem bowlers, says ICC after Ajmal row

The ICC is cautiously optimistic that wearable sensors can provide the technological breakthrough needed to stamp out illegal bowling actions but does not expect them to be ready for trial in matches before mid-2015.

Rohit Sharma will not play in CLT20: John Wright

Defending champions Mumbai Indians' head coach, John Wright, on Wednesday said that skipper Rohit Sharma will not play in the Champions League T20 tournament due to injury.

PCB asks Saqlain Mushtaq to help Saeed Ajmal's action

Pakistani cricket authorities have turned to former spinner Saqlain Mushtaq to help Saeed Ajmal change his bowling action and make a comeback to international cricket.

Bangladesh pacer reported for suspect action

Paceman Al-Amin Hossain has become the second Bangladeshi bowler to be reported for a suspect action on the team's disastrous tour of the West Indies, the ICC said on Wednesday.

West Indies ease to win against Bangladesh in first Test

West Indies overcame their own atrocious catching and a defiant hundred by Mushfiqur Rahim to defeat Bangladesh by ten wickets before lunch on the fifth day of the first Test in St Vincent on Tuesday.

Saeed Ajmal chucking ban only highlights a growing problem

It is no secret that Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal bends his arm, and with it the rules on illegal bowling that are deemed too liberal.
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