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Lee, Pietersen, Murali confirmed for Lord’s BicentenaryLee, Pietersen, Murali confirmed for Lord’s Bicentenary

London: Retired Australian speedster Brett Lee has become the latest player to be named in the Sachin Tendulkar-led Marylebone Cricket Club XI which will take on Rest of the World XI in a Lord’s Bicentenary celebration match on July 5. English swashbuckler Kevin Pietersen and Sri Lankan spin legend Muttiah Muralitharan will also feature in the match for Rest of...

Saina loses in quarterfinals of India Open

New Delhi: London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal today crashed out of the USD 250,000 India Super Series after suffering a straight-game defeat against world number two Yihan Wang in the quarterfinals of the women's singles competition at the Siri Fort complex here today. The world number eight Saina went down 16-21 14-21 to Yihan in 39 minutes. It was...

Arunachal Governor flags off expedition to Mt Everest

 Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Lt Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma today flagged off an expedition to the Mount Everest by a lady mountaineer from the state Anshu Jamsenpa at Raj Bhawan here. Ace mountaineer Jamsenpa, who is also a mother of two girls, scaled the world's highest peak three times earlier including a double ascent within 10 days in May 2011. She...

Saina Nehwal, Parupalli Kashyap reach India Open Super Series quarter-finals

New Delhi: While India's top shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap reached the $250,000 India Open Super Series quarterfinals in contrasting styles, their compatriots found the going hard as all others lost their respective matches here on Thursday. Eighth seed Saina needed only 35 minutes to breeze past Thai Natcha Saengchote 21-15, 21-12 in their first match. Later, Kashyap beat...

If somebody is behind my shoulder, he can stay there: Ashwin

Mirpur: Claiming to be at the top of his game right now, Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin today said he is not bothered by competition breathing down his neck as his endeavour is to improve himself. "To be really honest, I've never bothered about who's behind my shoulder. That's not how I play my cricket. I believe in improving every day,...

Online sale of IPL tickets begins tomorrow

Dubai: The online sale of tickets for the seventh edition of the IPL, the first half of which has been shifted here due to the general elections in India, will start tomorrow. The tickets will be available on www.iplt20.com and www.ticketmaster.ae. They will also be available at select Lulu Hypermarkets in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah, from April 6 while stadium...

Parupalli Kashyap stuns Zhengming in India Open

New Delhi: India's Parupalli Kashyap on Wednesday produced one of his finest performances as he stunned world number seven Chinese Zhengming Wang in a thrilling three-game victory in the USD 250,000 India Super Series badminton tournament here on Wednesday. Kashyap, who played with a strapping on his shoulder after suffering a partial dislocation in German Open, prevailed over Wang 21-12...

For us semifinal is just another game of cricket: Sammy

Mirpur: It's only possible for a West Indies captain to say that a World Cup semi-final is "just another game" but then Darren Sammy is completely different from most of the other international cricket skippers. Asked whether their triumph in the 2012 final will have an effect on tomorrow's semi-final against Sri Lanka, Sammy said in his inimitable deep baritone,...

Dilshan fined for breaching ICC Code of Conduct

Chittagong: Sri Lankan batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan was on Tuesday fined 20 per cent of his match fee for showing dissent against an umpire's decision after being dismissed in his side's final group match against New Zealand in the ICC World Twenty20 Championship. "Tillakaratne Dilshan has been fined 20 per cent of his match fee for breaching the ICC Code of...

Advani, Mehta out of China Open snooker

Beijing: Top Indian cueists Pankaj Advani and Aditya Mehta crashed out of China Open snooker tournament with first round losses on Tuesday. Advani lost to Ricky Walden of England 1-5 (8-81(81), 74-0, 25-83(69), 8-73, 10-72-10 42-62) while Mehta went down fighting to another Englishman Mark King 4-5 (52-60, 57-52, 1-69, 79-49, 0-81(58), 62-48, 22-73, 62-40, 36-71) at Beijing Students University...

Women’s Football Nationals to be held in Assam

New Delhi: The 20th edition of the Women's National Football Championship will be held from April 27 to May 11 in Dibrugarh and Golaghat districts in Assam. Twenty states have been divided into four groups of five with defending champions Orissa in Group B along with Karnataka, Goa, Mizoram, and Gujarat. The most accomplished side in the tournament, Manipur have been...

Novak Djokovic routs Rafel Nadal to win fourth Miami Masters title

Miami: Six-time Grand Slam winner Novak Djokovic claimed his fourth Miami Masters crown with a dominating straight sets win over world number one Rafael Nadal on Sunday. Second seed Djokovic cruised to a 6-3, 6-3 win in the men's final of the combined ATP and WTA Tour hardcourt tournament. (Click here for latest on Tennis) "I played a great match everything...

BCCI complies with apex court order, removes all India Cements staff

Mumbai: Complying with the apex court order, BCCI has given marching orders to all the employees of India Cements or its associate companies who were also part of the Cricket Board. Confirming the development, a BCCI source revealed, “All India Cements employees connected with BCCI have been taken out of the board as per the Supreme Court order.” The notable faces...

Shuttler Sourabh loses in final of Malaysia Grand Prix Gold

Johor Bahru: India's Sourabh Verma suffered a heartbreak in the men's singles final of the Malaysia Grand Prix Gold as he went down fighting in a three-game thriller against Simon Santoso of Indonesia here today. The 21-year-old from Madhya Pradesh squandered a one-game advantage to lose 21-15 16-21 19-21 to former world number three Simon in an energy-sapping one hour...