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Ipl To Move To South Africa Or India!

Sachin Tendulkar, the captain of the IPL franchise Mumbai Indians, has said it is disappointing that the 2009 season of the Indian Premier League will be played outside India. The tournament is likely to be shifted to either England or South Africa and Tendulkar said "it won't be the same".   "It is disappointing that the IPL has been moved out of India," he said. "We will certainly miss ....

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Harbhajan Banned For Eleven Matches

Harbhajan Singh has been handed an 11-match ban and fined his complete match fee after his clash with Shanthakumaran Sreesanth at the end of Friday's Indian Premier League encounter between Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab.The Mumbai bowler was found guilty of a Level 4.2 offence under the International Cricket Council's Code of Conduct after television pictures appeared to show Harbhajan ....

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Surrey Reject Ipl Approach

Surrey have rebuffed an approach from the Indian Premier League for Mark Ramprakash but are open to releasing their players in future.Rajasthan Royals wanted Ramprakash, 38, to fill in while South Africa captain Graeme Smith was absent from their squad.The only English player to sign up for the inaugural IPL season is Dimitri Mascarenhas. English cricket bosses initially insisted no ....

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India Square Series With South Africa

India wrapped up an eight wicket win within three days in the third and final Test against South Africa in Kanpur.The hosts were set a target of just 62 after a spectacular collapse in the evening session saw the tourists bowled out for 121 in their second innings.The result never looked in doubt, despite the loss of the wickets of Wasim Jaffer and Virender Sehwag, as India claimed the win they ....

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Bcci Postpone Zimbabwe Tour

The BCCI have postponed India's tour of Zimbabwe which was due to take place in June.The inaugural season of the Indian Premier League ends on June 1 and India have announced a three nations tournament with Pakistan and hosts Bangladesh between June 8 and 14, which leaves no time for a trip to Zimbabwe.BCCI Secretary Niranjan Shah said: "We have decided to put off the tour of Zimbabwe. The hectic ....

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South Africa Win Second Test By An Innings

South Africa 494 for 7 dec (de Villiers 217*, Kallis 132) beat India 76 (Steyn 5-23) and 328 (Ganguly 87, Dhoni 52) by an innings and 90 runsSouth Africa swept to a comprehensive victory against India and took a 1-0 series lead.The stage was set when India were dismissed for their second lowest ever Test total in their first innings - a mere 76.The tourists declared on 494-7 meaning that India ....

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First Test Ends In Draw

Neil McKenzie finished on 155 not out as the first Test between India and South Africa finished in a draw in Chennai. McKenzie anchored the Proteas' second innings of 331 for five as South Africa batted through the last day to ensure they go into Thursday's second Test all square. Hashim Amla, who went on to make 81, was twice dropped before lunch, once by Sreesanth and once by RP Singh. Those errors, combined with McKenzie's determination to occupy the crease, set the tone for the ....

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Double Century For Sehwag

A brilliant unbeaten double century from Virender Sehwag was the catalyst for India reaching 309 for one by tea on the third day of the first Test against South Africa. India's bowlers had struggled to contain the Proteas on Thursday as they scored an impressive 540 in their first innings. But roles were reversed in the first two sessions on Friday as Sehwag set about getting India back in the game. The 29-year-old dominated the morning's play as the home team reached 176 without ....

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Proteas Register Massive Total

Hashim Amla scored 159 as South Africa reached a huge first-innings total of 540 on day two of the first Test against India. Amla hit 19 fours in his 248-ball innings before being run out by Shanthakumaran Sreesanth following an attempted quick single. Mark Boucher nothced up his 28th Test half century in registering 70 before top-edging an attempted sweep which skied to Rahul Dravid, and Morne Morkel added 35 before being caught and bowled by Harbhajan Singh. Harbhajan then took ....

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Proteas Dominate Day One

South Africa's top order laid the foundations for a large first-innings total on the first day of the opening Test against India in Chennai. Openers Graeme Smith and Neil McKenzie both scored half-centuries and Hashim Amla remained unbeaten on 85 at the close to help the tourists to 304 for four. India took two wickets during the evening session to and AB de Villiers (10 not out) finished the day at the crease alongside Amla, who struck 10 fours in his patient innings. The Indian ....

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India To Field On-form Veterans

South Africa's controversial quota-based selection policy exploded during their win in Bangladesh with Andre Nel reacting strongly to his exclusion from the tour of India, while Charl Langeveldt later opted out because he did not want the tag of a quota player. India's historic CB Series victory in Australia resparked the senior-junior debate that has been raging ever since Mahendra Singh Dhoni led a young squad to Twenty20 glory in South Africa. However, the Indian team that will take ....

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Tendulkar Recommended Dhoni For Captaincy

Sachin Tendulkar recommended Mahendra Singh Dhoni for the Indian captaincy and suggested that youngsters should be included in the World Cup-winning Twenty20 squad instead of "players of his generation". As well as the above, BCCI president Sharad Pawar also revealed to PTI in an interview that Rahul Dravid had dropped hints during the England series last year that he did not wish to remain as India captain, a decision that he finally announced after the series. "Rahul had told me he ....

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Langeveldt Pulls Out Of South Africa Squad

South Africa have confirmed that fast bowler Charl Langeveldt has pulled out of the Test squad to tour India because he is upset about the controversy surrounding his selection. Accusations were made that the decision to include Langeveldt in the squad was made to cater to Cricket South Africa's transformation policy. Langeveldt was picked ahead of Andre Nel. The South African selectors had previously made it clear they needed to select at least six black players in the squad. A ....

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Ishant Ruled Out Of First Test

Ishant Sharma has been ruled out of the first Test against South Africa but Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh have been retained after the selectors named an expected squad of fourteen in Bangalore. Murali Kartik was brought in as the third spinner but an ankle sprain has ruled him out for three weeks. Piyush Chawla, who was named as a back-up, replaces him. "It is a serious injury and will take a minimum of three weeks to heal," Bangalore-based surgeon Chetan Rai, who examined Kartik ....

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Bcci: Harbhajan Available For Selection

Although he has not yet been to the National Cricket Academy (NCA) to get his fitness assessed, the Indian board will inform the national selectors that Harbhajan Singh is fit and available for selection. Yuvraj Singh was at the NCA in Bangalore on Monday morning to attend a fitness test hours before the national selectors were due to meet and finalise the 15 for the first two Tests against South Africa. The three-Test series starts in Chennai on March 26. "Harbhajan has informed the ....

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Match Preview : India V Sri Lanka

India halfway through their series with Australia and Sri Lanka, have the edge over the latter for tuesdays thriller. India confidently beat Australia at the MCG while Sri Lanka suffered a heavy defeat to the Aussies last week India topping the table have Sri Lanka gasping for a victory, with India a game in hand also. India still have only played one game as their previous two had been washed out. Great worries arise for Mahela Jayawardene, the Lankan captain as apart from Sangakkara, none ....

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Twenty20 Match Preview!

8:30am viewers of Sky Sports will witness the world champions try to maintain their run of victories following the world cup, this time at the MCG! India have played Australia two times in the twenty20 format and been victorious on both occasions. They knocked Australia out in the semi-final of the ICC World twenty20 competition, and defeated them weeks later in Mumbai by seven wickets. India have a 17 man squad to pick out their best 11. Nine of which werent in the test squad. MS Dhoni, ....

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Ganguly Dropped From Odi Squad!

With the ODI series with Sri Lanka, Australia and India is approaching soon on the 3rd  February. Shocked fans are suddenly witnessing the axing of India's Sourav Ganguly from the 16-man squad and unsurprisingly not included in the twenty20 squad. Aswel as Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman are also out of the squad. The selectors are clearly focusing on the youth, and disregarding experience. The BCCI reveal Suresh Raina and Praveen Kumar to be in the squad following good Ranji Trophy ....

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Gary Kirstens India Review!

Gary Kirsten, a former South African Batsmen, and future Indian coach (Set to take over on March 1st), believes this to be a great position to start coaching! "Maybe it's not a bad position to be in because I've been so far removed from what's been going on," he said. He recently arrived in Perth to join his future team ahead of the third test starting January the 16th. 40 year old Kirsten, who participated in over 100 test matches for South Africa said he believed its a healthy ....

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Navjot Singh Sidhu Anger At Icc Decision!

Former Indian test opener Navjot Singh Sidhu has stated that he believes the accusation of racism towards Harbhajan Singh is a shock to the entire Indian nation. Harbhajan has been banned for three matches by the ICC following claims of racist remarks towards Andrew Symonds. The Indians response to the alleged racist remarks were to suspend the tour until an outcome of the appeal took place. and the tourists are adamant that the accusation is "blatantly false". Sidhu, who scored ....

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Harbhajan Vs Symonds!

Huge drama has occured following Ricky Pontings complaint to the ICC over Harbhajan Singhs alleged racist remarks to the ICC. What happened?  "This is what happened before our confrontation," Symonds said in the Herald Sun. "Brett Lee had just sent down a delivery and Harbhajan took off down the wicket. When he was returning to his crease, he decided to hit Brett on the backside. I have no idea why he did it. "I was standing nearby and when I saw what happened, ....

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India Fall To Humiliating Defeat!

Embarrassing will be an understatement to describe the events of the fifth day in Sydney. The fifth day was looking to be an exciting, close test match full of might from both sides in this battle! However it turned out to be a one-sided battle, with the Australians winning the war aswell! It turned out to be an exciting end for the Aussies, with fielders packed in amongst the tailenders. However Australias part time spinners provided the difference between the two sides, giving the ....

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India In Opener Crisis!

The year 2007 began with Indias opening pair settled, and working well. A problem that has always been there in India, was finally sorted. Now, the tables have turned. The test series in South Africa saw Dinesh Karthik open for the first time, very impressively. Statistics show he achieved six 50+ scores, in six tests. He took up the role so positively and confidently. Later, Karthik was Indias highest run scorer in the England series. Alongside Wasim Jaffer, they looked a fiery, yet stable ....

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Where Did We Go Wrong?

Where did India go wrong? Was it really the fact that the batting was poor? Or was the Australian Bowling just superb? The bowling was better than superb! But do we expect anything else of the Aussies in their own back garden? India indeed batted poorly, especially considering batting is considered to be Indias strongpoint. I think the whole strategy for India was wrong. Rahul Dravid, one of the greatest batsmen the world will see, but opening the batting against the likes of Brett Lee is ....

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