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Saina Nehwal looks to All England with renewed vigour

Birmingham:Relieved after clinching a title following a year-long drought, Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal will renew her dream of winning the All England crown when the USD 400,000 Super Series Premier tournament gets underway at the National Indoor Arena here on Tuesday. The only Indian to be seeded in the prestigious event, Saina will look to do one better after...

Pakistan lauded by ex-players after thrilling win over India

Lahore:Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan led the chorus of appreciation for the Pakistan team after its stunning one-wicket win over India in the Asia Cup, showering special praise on senior all-rounder Shahid Afridi for his electrifying cameo. "Afridi fulfilled his responsibilities as a senior player and I am happy to see him playing so well under lot of pressure," Imran said. Pakistan's former...

Singles and doubles leave me double-minded: Afridi

Mirpur, Bangladesh: Pakistan cricketer Shahid Afridi reacts (R) and Junaid Khan (L) looks on after winning the sixth match of the Asia Cup one-day cricket tournament between India and Pakistan at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka. He understands how important his own consistency is for the team but flamboyant all-rounder Shahid Afridi, who scripted Pakistan's thrilling last-over win...

Asia Cup: Pakistan win toss, elect to bowl against India

Mirpur: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq won the toss and elected to bowl against India in their Asia Cup match here today. India have brought in Amit Mishra to replace Stuart Binny. Pakistan have also made one change to their side, including pacer Mohammad Talha for Anwar Ali.  Teams: India: Virat Kohli (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Ajinkya Rahane, Dinesh Karthik, Ravindra Jadeja,...

Subrata Roy is a patriotic man: Kapil Dev on Sahara chief’s arrest

Bangladesh: Former Indian cricket captain Kapil Dev has expressed concern over the arrest of Sahara Group chief Subrata Roy and hoped that an "extremely patriotic person" like him will come out of this situation soon. "In Bangladesh, I came to know though TV channels that Saharasri has surrendered and is in police custody. I have known him as an extremely...

After Bangladesh, Afghanistan eye upsets against India, SL

Fatullah (Bangladesh): High on confidence after their historic win over Bangladesh, minnows Afghanistan are now hoping to stage another upset in their remaining two league games of the Asia Cup against powerhouses India and Sri Lanka. "Bangladesh were a bit lesser team than the other three. But we still have two more games coming up and our main target here...

We need to go back to drawing table: Virat Kohli on India’s loss to Sri Lanka in Asia Cup

New Delhi: Indian skipper Virat Kohli said the toss proved to be "crucial" and added that his batsmen could have played "smarter cricket" as they went down to Sri Lanka by two wickets in their Asia Cup encounter here today. Experienced Kumar Sangakkara showed the way with a breathtaking 84-ball 103 as Sri Lanka recovered from a middle-order batting collapse...

No decision on IPL venue, BCCI to wait for election schedule

Bhubaneswar: Desperate to keep a bulk of the IPL matches in India, the BCCI on Friday decided to wait till the announcement of the dates of general elections before finalising the venues of the Twenty20 mega-event, a part of which will have to be held abroad due to security issues. The BCCI’s working committee met in Bhubaneswar on Friday to...

India, Sri Lanka should beware of us: Afghanistan coach Khan

Fatullah (Bangladesh): Buoyed by a spirited effort from his boys against heavyweights Pakistan, the Afghanistan coach Kabir Khan today sounded a warning bell for India and Sri Lanka stating that they are "hungry to win" a match in the ongoing Asia Cup tournament. Afghanistan yesterday had reduced Pakistan to 117 for six before they recovered well to end up at...

Pankaj Advani to return to his first love billiards after pro season

New Delhi: Ever since Pankaj Advani ventured into the glitzy world of professional snooker, his first love billiards took a back seat, but the eight-time world champion has vowed to play more of the traditional format after the end of pro season in April. "I am missing billiards. Like I have always said billiards is my wife and snooker a...

Asia Cup 2014: India take on Sri Lanka in first real test

Fatullah (Bangladesh): Their battered pride regained after snapping an eight-ODI winless streak, five-time champions India will look to build a winning momentum when they take on Sri Lanka in what could by their first real test in the Asia Cup here tomorrow. India notched up a six-wicket win against hosts Bangladesh in their opening match of the five-nation regional tournament...

We have the firepower to unsettle Indian batting line-up: Chandimal

Mirpur: Sri Lanka vice-captain Dinesh Chandimal on Thursday said that his team was not too much worried about Virat Kohli’s fine form as his side’s bowling attack can unsettle the Indian batting line-up in their crucial Asia Cup league match in Mirpur on Friday. The Lankans began their Asia Cup campaign with a 12-run victory over defending champions Pakistan with...

Kohli’s ton scripts India’s victory over Bangladesh

Fatullah (Bangladesh):  Virat Kohli, left, runs as he celebrates his century during the Asia Cup one-day international cricket tournament against Bangladesh in Fatullah, near Dhaka, Bangladesh, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. India won by 6 wickets. Skipper Virat Kohli smashed a magnificent 136 and shared a 213-run partnership with Ajinkya Rahane (73) to lead India to a comfortable six-wicket win over...

Former Boxing World Champion kidnapped and killed in Venezuela

Venezuela: Former world champion boxer Antonio Cermeno was kidnapped and killed in his native Venezuela, police said Tuesday. Cermeno, a WBA super bantamweight and featherweight champion in the 1990s, was found shot to death Tuesday on a road in the central state of Miranda, local police chief Eliseo Guzman said. Guzman said Cermeno and other relatives were kidnapped Monday night near...