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“Preparation for Tests against India will be ideal”

Sydney: Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting, who is struggling with form, said his preparation for the Boxing Day Test against the Indian team will be the best but admitted that he is currently focussed on Twenty20 cricket. Ponting, who turns 37 on Monday, said he desperately wants to play the Big Bash Twenty20 league and

India will not boycott Olympics but will protest against Dow

New Delhi: The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Thursday decided not to boycott the 2012 London Olympics but it will lodge a strong protest with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) over Dow Chemicals sponsoring the mega sports event. The victims of the Bhopal gas tragedy have been demanding that India should skip the Olympics due to

Australian top order asked to attend batting camp

Melbourne: Concerned with the poor performance of the top order, Cricket Australia (CA) has asked skipper Michael Clarke, Ricky Ponting and Michael Hussey to attend a batting group camp here from December 20-22. The effort is to fine-tune their preparations ahead of the Test series against Indian team starting here with the Boxing Day Test

Loss to NZ a wake-up call before India series: Clarke

Sydney: Australia have plenty to think about ahead of the Boxing Day Test against Indians. They lost to New Zealand at home after 25 years on Monday, prompting captain Michael Clarke to call for consistency in their performance ahead of the highly anticipated India series. Australia collapsed to 233 all out from 159 for two

Australia series a different ball game: Gambhir

Chennai: While expressing happiness over India’s 4-1 series win against the West Indies here on Sunday, Indian stand-in captain Gautam Gambhir cautioned that the forthcoming cricket tour of Australia would be a ‘different ball game’ that will put to test both the technique and mental toughness of the players. “It always helps to get runs

Sehwag breaks Tendulkar’s record

Indore: Virender Sehwag, who on Thursday broke Sachin Tendulkar’s record of highest individual score in One-day internationals, said he was elated at going past the cricketing great. Sehwag scored 219, surpassing Tendulkar’s unbeaten 200 that he made against South Africa in Gwalior last year. “I was happy when Tendulkar scored 200 not out. I was

Roebuck’s family calls for second probe

Sydney: Peter Roebuck’s family has asked for a second post-mortem examination, claiming that the cricketer-turned-commentator would not have committed suicide. They have already hired a British criminal lawyer who arrived in South Africa this weekend to look into Roebuck’s death. Roebuck fell from a sixth-floor hotel room in Cape Town on November 12. The cricket

Ponting is elephant in the room: Cairns

Sydney: Former New Zealand captain Chris Cairns called Australian great Ricky Ponting the ‘elephant in the room’ and said Cricket Australia (CA) needs to end his 16-year Test career. The legendary all-rounder feels that Ponting’s retirement is the best way forward for Australian cricket. “I don’t think you can have two years averaging 27 as

Yuvraj recovering from serious lung ailment

New Delhi: Yuvraj Singh’s mysterious lung problem, that has kept the Player of the World Cup out of international cricket the last couple of months, is more serious than thought to be. Yuvraj’s mother Shabnam Singh Saturday revealed that he has a serious lung problem and the flamboyant left-hander has shown immense courage in fighting