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HindustanTimes Sun,31 Aug 2014

Cricket

You’ll know who the real boss is by Windies series: BCCI official

'Dhoni is no one to comment who is the boss of the team. It’s not his domain,' the senior official said. 'What happened is very disappointing and unbecoming of an India captain. The matter will come up for discussion at the next working committee meeting.'

Captain Dhoni takes on BCCI, bats for coach Duncan Fletcher

Beaten and bruised in the Test series against England, Indian cricket could well be headed for more turmoil off the pitch after beleaguered skipper MS Dhoni on Sunday effectively rejected BCCI-appointed Ravi Shastri as director of cricket above coach Duncan Fletcher.

Skipper Dhoni, BCCI heading towards spat?

Skipper MS Dhoni’s blunt statement on Sunday that under-fire coach Duncan Fletcher was still the 'boss' and will stay put until next year’s World Cup has left the cricket board in an awkward situation.

Shake-up, fresh faces renew hope but game plan vital

India have had enough time to re-group, clear their heads and start afresh in a format in which they have been a lot more competitive in overseas conditions in the recent past writes Sourav Ganguly.

Team India seeks fresh beginning in ODIs against England

Their morale battered by the Test series debacle, India would look to make a fresh start and salvage pride when they take on England in a five-match ODI series starting in Bristol on Monday.

Girlfriends a big no-no for Indian team manager

The debate of WAGs on foreign tours has taken a different twist after India's team manager Sunil Dev questioned actress Anushka Sharma's stay with Virat Kohli during the Test series in England.

Dhoni a serial offender in Indian debacles, as captain and keeper: Chappell

The latest English debacle was worse than those previous capitulations because India achieved a monumental victory at Lord’s. This should’ve been the springboard to a spirited attempt to stretch that lead but instead it became the top step on the slippery dip to oblivion.

Maqsood, Alam stand tall as Pakistan win tense chase

Sohaib Maqsood and Fawad Alam struck quick-fire fifties and combined in a record 147-run sixth wicket stand as Pakistan defeated Sri Lanka by four wickets with one ball remaining in the first one-day international at Hambantota on Saturday.

India warm-up for England ODIs with Middlesex win

Virat Kohli was back in the runs after a wretched Test series as India prepared for their upcoming one-day campaign against England with a 95-run win over Middlesex at Lord's on Friday.

Debacle warrants answers from Dhoni: Stephen Fleming

Former New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming said India's disastrous performance in England had posed some tough questions to the skipper.

Ajmal to miss first 2 ODIs vs Sri Lanka for tests on action

Pakistan's leading off-spinner Saeed Ajmal is set to miss the first two one-day internationals against Sri Lanka as he has to fly to Brisbane to undergo tests on his bowling action.

De Kock leads South Africa to ODI series sweep vs Zimbabwe

Quinton de Kock's quick-fire 84 lead South Africa to a crushing 3-0 series victory over Zimbabwe as they won the third one-day international by seven wickets on Thursday.

My role doesn't undermine Duncan Fletcher: Ravi Shastri

Handed the task of overseeing a struggling Indian team, newly appointed team director Ravi Shastri has refuted suggestions that his role would undermine the position of coach Duncan Fletcher.

Stuart Broad sets September 4 date for knee surgery

England pacer Stuart Broad will undergo knee surgery on September 4 as he targets full fitness in time for the 2015 World Cup. Earlier, the ECB had confirmed that the 28-year-old had long-standing tendonitis problem.

South Africa bowls Zimbabwe out for 165

South Africa's second-string pace attack bowled struggling Zimbabwe out for 165 on Thursday in the third and final one-day international to see the Proteas close in on a series whitewash.
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