A new phase of thaw in Indo-Pak ties that had begun since Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari’s travel to India last month appears to have made a positive bearing on the bilateral cricketing front, which is in a frozen state for almost four years. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Saturday announced its decision to make way for Pakistan’s representation in the fourth edition of

Chennai Super Kings bowlers exposed the vulnerability of the Delhi Daredevils' top-order as the defending champions thrashed the current table toppers by nine wickets in an Indian Premier League match, here on Saturday. With this Chennai moved to fourth on the points table of the IPL. Chasing 115-run target, Chennai Super Kings lost Michael Hussey (38) after he put on a 75-run opening stand with

Kolkata, May 12: Thirty-eight days and 57 games into IPL 5, Kolkata and Mumbai finally get to spar with each other for the first time this season. For a change, it's Kolkata who have their noses in front. In fact, they even have one foot in the play-offs, thanks to a bouquet of six straight victories. Mumbai are within sniffing distance as well, and their priority at the Eden Gardens on Saturday

Pune: Chris Gayle might have hogged the limelight for Bangalore this season but on Friday, Zaheer Khan struck telling blows to steal the show in his team's 35-run win over Pune at the Subrata Roy Sahara stadium. After Gayle and his opening partner Tillakaratne Dilshan laid the foundation for a challenging total of 173 for three, Zaheer produced a typical Test match opening spell to break the back

Sourav Ganguly’s stint as the captain of the Pune Warriors has come to an abrupt end, with the southpaw deciding to step down from the helm. Ganguly's future role in the team was spelt out by the franchise owner Subrata Roy who said that the veteran batsman wants to remain in the team as mentor only. “Sourav will be the mentor next season. We rather pushed him to play in IPL 5 as he is such a

Cyberspace is abuzz with reports stating that Dada will be starring in and as himself in a film titled Ganguly - The Movie. The links of the "trailer" are out online and the tagline - "introducing the man who needs no introduction" - has prompted all crazy Dada fans to wait in anticipation for the "film". The trailer uses a kitschy image of a roaring tiger in the backdrop even as Sourav mouths

Chennai, May 11: Chennai will host the Asian Athletics Championship in August 2013, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa said on Thursday and announced a Rs 40-crore package to renovate the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium here and relay its track and upgrade facilities to bring them on a par with international standards. Making a suo motu statement in the Assembly, Ms. Jayalalithaa said the Asian Athletics

Jaipur, May 11: Albie Morkel and Anirudha Srikkanth's late charge helped Chennai clinch a crucial four-wicket win over Rajasthan on Thursday. Chennai bowlers set up the platform with Ben Hilfenhaus and Yo Mahesh restricting the hosts to 126-6 as rain delayed proceedings. Chennai made heavy weather of the chase before Morkel and Anirudha (both 18 each off six balls ) pulled off a sensational win

Hyderabad, May 10: David Warner blasted his way to an unbeaten 54-ball 109 as he steered Delhi Daredevils to a crushing nine-wicket win over laggards Deccan Chargers in a one-sided Indian Premier League match on Thursday. Playing only in his second match this season, Warner smashed 10 fours and seven sixes in his explosive knock to help Delhi chase down a stiff target of 188 with 20 balls to spare

The countdown to this summer's London Olympics kicked off with the kindling of the Games torch by the sun's rays in ancient Olympia on Thursday, sparking a relay that will culminate with the lighting of the Olympic stadium's cauldron at the opening ceremony on July 27. On a warm and sunny day at the site of the ancient Olympics, actress Ino Menegaki, playing the high priestess, needed only a few