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Sri Lanka coach seeks free hand to lead revival against India

Sri Lanka, Aug 22: Sri Lanka cricket coach Nic Pothas says "too many cooks" are spoiling his efforts to revive the national team and has called for greater autonomy in the wake of yet another confidence-sapping loss against India on Sunday.

Sri Lanka were well beaten in the recently concluded three-test series against India, losing the first two matches...

BCCI hauls up kit sponsor Nike after Indian players complain of substandard clothing

New Delhi, Aug 22: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has expressed displeasure over Indian cricket team’s official kit sponsor Nike for providing sub-standard clothing to the team over the past few months.

According to a report in the Indian Express, the Indian players have complained regarding the poor quality of the clothing. Subsequently, the two...

Shikhar Dhawan: If I do not perform, any other cricketer can take my place

Dambulla, Aug 22: Shikhar Dhawan is savouring his purple patch, but the opener has not forgotten the slump which had forced him out of the team, saying failures have taught him important lessons.

Dhawan was dropped after the New Zealand series last year due to a slump in form and came back to the team for the Champions Trophy...

India beat Sri Lanka by 9 wickets in 1st ODI as Dhawan, Kohli star in chase

Dambulla, Aug 21: The Indian Cricket Team achieved yet another comprehensive victory over Sri Lanka in the opening One Day International (ODI) of the five-match series at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium in Dambulla, Sri Lanka, on Sunday.

After losing Rohit Sharma early, the unbeaten partnership between opener Shikhar Dhawan and skipper Virat Kohli set up a nine-wicket victory...

Former hockey player from Kodagu stabbed to death by wife

Madikeri, Aug 21: A former hockey player from Kodagu was allegedly stabbed to death by his wife over some dispute in Malad suburb located in the northern part of Mumbai.

52-year-old Chenanda Naveen Appaiah and his wife Amita had an argument over some issue at around 1 pm yesterday. The dispute escalated into a fight and during...

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I deserved Arjuna this time: Sandhu after third failed attempt

New Delhi, Aug 20: Country's leading squash player Harinder Pal Sandhu, the 2014 Asian Games team gold medalist, has been left dejected after being ignored by the Arjuna awards selection panel for the third time.

"I was pretty confident that I would be chosen for the honour this time. It is deeply disappointing when you are not picked despite...

Keeping '19 WC in mind, need to assign specific roles: Virat Kohli

Dambulla, Aug 20: India captain Virat Kohli wants specific roles for certain players keeping a two-year time frame leading upto the 2019 World Cup, in mind.

"For us, it is about the time frame. It is not about which opposition we are playing. You can't pick and choose. I have never believed in that and we as a team...

HCA not following Lodha panel recommendations: Azharuddin

Hyderabad, Aug 20: Former India skipper Mohammed Azharuddin today alleged that the Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) is not following the Lodha Committee recommendations and also indulged in other "irregularities and misuse".

Azharuddin, whose nomination was rejected for the post of HCA president in the elections held in January this year, said deserving players were "ignored" in the teams announced...

India begin search for World Cup core, take on Sri Lanka

Dambulla, Aug 19: The Tests clinched without much of a strain, India will begin the journey to identify the core of their 2019 World Cup squad when they square off against a low-on-confidence Sri Lanka in a five-match ODI series, starting here tomorrow.

The visitors won the three-Test series by a comfortable 3-0 margin and will look to take...

Kumble Not Strict; Shastri More Involved in New Stint: Saha

Kolkata, Aug 19: Some of his teammates may have considered Anil Kumble "strict" but India's Test wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha never felt that about the former coach, who quit after a bitter fallout with skipper Virat Kohli.

Kumble was forced to resign in June this year, after difference of opinion with Kohli. Kumble, a former captain, had gone...