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After a few gloomy English days, here comes the sun

The thing with Beatles lyrics is you always look for a hidden meaning. Everyone assumes Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds is really about an acid trip because of the very obvious allusion to LSD or that Yellow Submarine is actually the street name for a capsuled barbiturate. But what was George Harrison thinking about when he wrote Here Comes the Sun?

Champions Trophy: Kohli, Karthik tons seal win

Virat Kohli and Dinesh Karthik smashed a century each as India warmed up their Champions Trophy campaign with a five-wicket thumping of Sri Lanka in their first practice game here on Saturday. HT reports.

Get enlightened, bend it like Birmingham

The Edgbaston cricket ground, like many venues in this part of the world, is attempting to bridge the gap between the old and the new. Rohit Bhaskar reports.

From spot-fixing to spotlight on famed India batting

Indian cricket may be going through a wind of change with a host of high-profile administrative exits following the spot-fixing saga, for the 16 men who carry the burden of a billion hopes it was business as usual some 7,000 kilometres away.

With no Dukes, India can hope to have a ball

With the Kookaburra in play for this Champions Trophy, life will be a lot easier for the India batsmen, who were done in by seaming deliveries in 2011. Rohit Bhaskar reports. All about the leather

T20 league proves apt springboard

The controversy surrounding the spot-fixing saga in the Indian T20 league has led many to chastise the event and the cricket on offer, but for the players it wasn't just a two month party. Rohit Bhaskar reports.

Is India changing stance towards DRS?

India’s stand against the Decision Review System (DRS) is well known. It’s also an open secret that BCCI president N Srinivasan, who agreed to step aside on Sunday, was no fan of the system, which he and many of India’s top stars felt was not fully accurate.

Dress rehearsal for Indian batsmen as they face Oz seamers

Led by the talented Virat Kohli, Indian batsmen will look to continue the good work done against Sri Lanka, as they take on Australia in the second and final warm-up game tomorrow ahead of the Champions Trophy.

Dhoni receives ICC Shield for being No 1 in ODIs

Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni today received the ICC Shield for finishing as the No. 1 ODI team in the Championship table on the April 1, 2013 cut-off date.

Skipper and his friends doing it their own way

The quaint Sophia Gardens is a world away from the 24/7 hustle and bustle of Indian news channels. Not that it makes any difference to MS Dhoni. Rohit Bhaskar reports.

‘Ignored child’ of cricket stadia has the real garden

When you see Garden or Park in the name of a cricket stadium you become vaguely suspicious. Expecting lush greens is the last thing on your mind. Think of the concrete sprawl of Kolkata’s Eden Gardens or Kanpur’s Green Park. Rohit Bhaskar reports.

CT warm-up: India demolish Australia by 243 runs

Umesh Yadav wreaked havoc with a five-wicket haul after Dinesh Karthik hit a sublime unbeaten hundred as India demolished Australia by 243 runs in their final Champions Trophy warm-up match today.

Karthik reaches new heights

If there’s one trend that’s emerged after the warm-ups, it’s that Dinesh Karthik, who last played a proper ODI for the country almost two years back, is indispensable. After back-to-back hundreds, it would be hard to leave him out. Rohit Bhaskar reports.

Karthik should play against South Africa: Gavaskar

Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar today said that wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik has "done enough" in the two practice matches to earn his place in the playing XI against South Africa in the Champions Trophy in Cardiff tomorrow.

Steyn is a doubtful starter vs India: AB De Villiers

South Africa captain AB de Villiers tried to put up a brave front as he informed that his premier fast bowler Dale Steyn is a doubtful starter against India in the opening group league encounter of the Champions Trophy in Cardiff tomorrow.
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fixtures

Match Date Time Match Details Venue
1st 06-06-2013 3:15PM IND vs SA Cardiff
2nd 07-06-2013 3:15PM WI vs PAK London
3rd 08-06-2013 3:15PM ENG vs AUS Birmingham
4th 09-06-2013 3:15PM SL vs NZ Cardiff
5th 10-06-2013 6:30PM PAK vs SA Birmingham
6th 11-06-2013 3:15PM IND vs WI London
7th 12-06-2013 6:30PM AUS vs NZ Birmingham
8th 13-06-2013 6:30PM ENG vs SL London
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