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Hapless South Africa Rope in Graeme Smith as Batting Consultant

After seeing his ex-teammates struggle so much and disappointed by South Africa’s meek surrender in the Test series against India, Graeme Smith had last month said he might consider returning to international cricket as a player. Graeme Smith retired in 2014 and is the second highest run-getter for South Africa in Tests. © AP Cape Town: Former South Africa captain ... Read More »

Top four place will now be tough for Valencia – Neville

Valencia’s new coach Gary Neville greets the public during his first training session in Valencia, Spain, December 7, 2015. REUTERS/HEINO KALIS Valencia will find it tough to qualify for next season’s Champions League following their 1-0 reverse at Villarreal on Thursday, said new coach Gary Neville. The former England and Manchester United defender was brought in to put the club ... Read More »

United fans are the best, says under-fire Van Gaal

Football Soccer – Stoke City v Manchester United – Barclays Premier League – Britannia Stadium – 26/12/15Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal looks dejectedAction Images via Reuters / Carl Recine Much-travelled Louis van Gaal has coached some of the biggest clubs in world football but Manchester United’s fans are the best he has come across, the Dutch veteran said on ... Read More »

Australia-Windies Test to Raise USD 380,000 for McGrath Foundation

Glenn McGrath, who is the co-founder and president of the McGrath Foundation presented the Australian team with their baggy pink caps and announced the need for increased funding to address the national shortfall in breast care nurses. Beginning January 3, the Pink Test has become an iconic event, in particular Day 3 of the Test that has come to be ... Read More »

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Test For Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh And Others Before Bigger Battles

   Veterans Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh and Ashish Nehra would like to get some quality match time before the Twenty20 series in Australia, as the National Twenty20 Championship for Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy kicks off on Saturday, across four different cities. (Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, Ishant Sharma Left Teamless Ahead of IPL 9) The tournament will serve dual purpose for ... Read More »

Rabada to replace injured Steyn for South Africa

South Africa’s Dale Steyn celebrates the wicket of England’s Alex Hales during their first cricket test match in Durban, South Africa, December 26, 2015. REUTERS/ROGAN WARD South Africa fast bowler Dale Steyn will miss the second test against England, which starts at Newlands on Saturday, after failing to recover from a shoulder injury, captain Hashim Amla said. He will be ... Read More »

Arsenal’s Cech calls the shots in any language

Football Soccer – Arsenal v AFC Bournemouth – Barclays Premier League – Emirates Stadium – 28/12/15. Arsenal’s Petr Cech celebrates winning after the final whistleAction Images via Reuters / John Sibley. Livepic Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech has given an insight to the multinational shape of the modern Premier League by revealing he speaks to his defenders during matches in three ... Read More »

Shahid Afridi Welcomes Mohammad Aamir Back in Pakistan Squad

Pakistan cricketers Mohammad Amir and Shahid Afridi chat during the national team’s practice session in Lahore. © AFP Mohammad Amir’s international return may have been a contentious issue in Pakistan cricket, but Twenty20 skipper Shahid Afridi welcomed him with open arms, saying he is “happy” with the young pacer’s comeback to the limited-overs squad. (Mohammad Amir Named in Pakistan Squad ... Read More »

Indian Premier League 2016: Virat Kohli Leaves Mahendra Singh Dhoni Behind in Latest Salary List

Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli is yet to win an Indian Premier League title while Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the most successful captain in the tournament’s history. © BCCI New Delhi: India Test skipper Virat Kohli was among the few cricketers who received a higher ‘actual’ salary, according to the salary details of the retained Indian Premier League players ... Read More »

Saina Nehwal-Led Awadhe Warriors Take on Mumbai Rockets in Revamped Premier Badminton League Opener

Saina Nehwal along with Lee Chong Wei were the costliest buys in the Premier Badminton League auction, bought for a whopping sum of USD 100,000. © AP Mumbai: The revamped Premier Badminton League (PBL), starting on Saturday with hosts Mumbai Rockets taking on the Saina Nehwal-led Awadhe Warriors, will experiment with a new concept – Trump Match – that’s expected ... Read More »