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  • Dhoni
    Sep 12, 2012 20:12 IST

    T20 WC: We have a very good team says Dhoni

    The Indian cricket team arrived in Colombo for the Twenty20 World Cup with captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni saying that he has a "very good team" which is capable of regaining the coveted trophy.

  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni
    Sep 16, 2012 11:30 IST

    Millionaires vs part-timers shows World Twenty20 divide

    At the World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka, Indian Premier League millionaires will rub shoulders with struggling part-timers, illustrating the wealth gap opened up by cricket's most contentious format.

  • Dirk Nannes
    Sep 16, 2012 23:32 ISTisle files

    On the move, almost forever...

    The tough aspect of being part of the modern-day sports circuit is the travelling involved. The sportsmen are always on the road, and it gets really exhausting when they have to cover long distances. Just ask Aussie bowler Dirk Nannes. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports.

  • Mahela Jayawardene
    Sep 20, 2012 00:02 ISTislesfiles

    Contrasting sides of Sri Lankan cricket

    The Nondescripts Cricket Club and Sinhalese Sports Club are adjacent to each other. While skipper Mahela Jayawardene plays for Sinhalese, who run the Test venue, Kumar Sangakkara leads Nondescripts. Sanjjeev K Samyal writes.

  • Disabled Sri Lankan army veterans
    Sep 21, 2012 00:10 ISTislesfiles

    Bringing back smiles in their lives

    As you pass by the Sri Lankan Tennis Association campus on weekdays in the morning, almost the entire area is taken over by players on wheelchairs. Sanjjeev K Samyal writes.

  • Dwayne Bravo
    Sep 24, 2012 00:11 ISTisles files

    A ghost from the past...

    What's in a name may be the popular refrain, but not when you want to somehow forget that unwanted past association. At the World Twenty20, the question that sprung to one's mind was whether the West Indies players were still associated with Stanford? Sanjjeev K Samyal reports.

  • Harbhajan Singh
    Sep 25, 2012 00:34 IST

    Recharged Bhajji goes shopping

    Happy that Sunday night's hard work had paid off, the India players, deservedly, decided to put their feet up on Monday. While some of them chose to relax in the comfort of their rooms, others checked out the facilities at their plush Colombo hotel.

  • Darren Sammy
    Oct 03, 2012 12:57 IST

    Gayle's female guests arrested from hotel rooms of WI players

    Sri Lankan police arrested three British women who were found socialising in the hotel rooms of West Indies players, including star batsman Chris Gayle, today, police and hotel sources said.

  • Indian cricketer Manoj Tiwary grips
    Oct 03, 2012 23:56 ISTisles files

    Fletcher thanks ‘best 12th man’

    A day which began with much promise, ended in despair for the India players when South Africa took Dhoni & Co down with them. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports.

  • Lasith Malinga
    Oct 03, 2012 23:56 IST

    Trendspotting: The ‘Eights’ wonders

    After a slow start, the action went up a few notches in the Super Eights. HT highlights some of the moments that will linger for a while...

  • getty images
    Oct 04, 2012 23:54 IST

    Pioneer of the Caribbean

    If you have been part of a new experiment, you feel special when it goes on to become a hit, more so when it changes the dynamics of the industry. That is how former West Indies captain and current manager, Richie Richardson, feels about T20 cricket. Sanjjeev K Samyal writes.

  • Suresh Raina
    Oct 05, 2012 12:59 IST

    Howzat! Raina blames Twitter blunder on nephew

    Suresh Raina has often been a trending topic on micro blogging site Twitter for his batting blitzkrieg. However on Friday, he and his 'nephew' were trending for a reason he would not have desired.

  • Shahid Afridi
    Oct 06, 2012 00:39 ISTislesfiles

    Boom, boom in dressing room

    While the Lankan camp rejoiced, the Pakistan dressing room was downcast. Shahid Afridi reportedly damaged his bat and headgear. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports.

  • Oct 08, 2012 00:09 ISTIsles files

    Homing in on gaming zones

    One of the things that strike you about Colombo's market areas is shops with boards: Sporting Star and Sporting Times. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports.