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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

Australia win a thriller against South Africa

Johannesburg: Australia pulled off a thrilling two wicket victory over South Africa in the fiercely contested second Test to square the series 1-1. Eighteen-year-old debutant Pat Cummins (13), after surviving a close leg before call off leg spinner Imran Tahir, sent the next ball to the mid-wicket fence, sparking jubilant scenes in the Australian team.

Furious Azhar lashes out at Kambli

New Delhi: Former Indian captain Mohammad Azharuddin rubbished claims by his ex-teammate Vinod Kambli that the 1996 World Cup semi-final against Sri Lanka at the Eden Gardens could have been fixed. Azharuddin was backed by his former teammates Sanjay Manjrekar, Nayan Mongia and Venkatpathy Raju and the then team manager Ajit Wadekar, who all said

Global award for Buddh International Circuit

New Delhi: The Buddh International Circuit (BIC), which hosted India’s maiden Formula One Grand Prix last month, has been awarded the ‘Motorsport Facility of the Year’ award at the Professional Motorsport World Expo 2011, held in Cologne, Germany. Boris Lazaric, COO Construction, Jaypee Sports International (JPSI) received the award on behalf of JPSI, Tuesday. Baltimore

“Roebuck has committed suicide”

Cape Town: Former Somerset captain and well-known commentator and journalist Peter Roebuck has committed suicide, the South African police said. Roebuck, aged 55, died at his hotel in Newlands, Cape Town where he was covering the current Test series between Australia and South Africa. South African police released a statement confirming that Roebuck took his

Australia bowled out for their fourth lowest Test total

Cape Town: Australia collapsed to their fourth lowest total in Test cricket, managing a paltry 47 in their second innings against South Africa here on Thursday. In fact, Australia were on the verge of being bowled out for the lowest ever Test total when they were 21/9, still five shy of New Zealand’s 26 all