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PCB, BCCI officials to meet in Dubai to discuss cricketing ties

Karachi, May 24 -- Top officials of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will meet in Dubai on May 29 to discuss the financial losses, which the former side had suffered due to India's constant refusal to play bilateral series as per agreement signed in 2014.

Earlier this month, the PCB had sent a legal notice to its Indian counterpart, initiating proceedings to seek compensation from the Indian b... Read More


Haris Sohail replaces Umar Akmal in Champions Trophy squad

Sri Lanka, May 24 -- Umar Akmal's poor fitness has opened the door for Haris Sohail's return to the Pakistan squad, in the Champions Trophy.

The left-hand batsman last played for Pakistan in May 2015, scoring an unbeaten 52 in Pakistan's win over Zimbabwe in Lahore.

He is expected to join the squad before the side's warm-up game against Bangladesh on Saturday.

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Arrest warrants against popular Tamil stars Suriya and Baahubali's Sathyaraj

India, May 24 -- An arrest warrant has been issued against Tamil actors Suriya, Sathyaraj, Vijay Kumar, Arun Vijay, Vivekh, Sri Priya, Sarath Kumar and Cheran, in connection with missing the recent court hearing related to a defamation case filed against them for their alleged derogatory comments against journalists. In 2009, when actor Bhuvaneshwari was arrested on prostitution charges by the Tamil Nadu police, she had revealed names of other ac... Read More


Unfazed by injuries and bad luck, Manoj Tiwary vows to carry on

India, May 24 -- Frequent injuries may shatter a player's confidence but for Bengal skipper Manoj Tiwary, they have made him strong and mature. Tiwary is the best example of a player done in by bad luck. Untimely injuries and unending wait on the bench almost pushed him to obscurity. But strong performances in domestic cricket and a fruitful IPL 10 reveals his gritty nature and a knack of challenging the odds.

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Municipal polls likely in August: Navjot Singh Sidhu

Chandigarh, May 24 -- Not yet battle-ready for the municipal elections, the Congress government will opt for holding polls to the four municipal corporations, municipal councils and nagar panchayats, whose term expires between June and September, in the first week of August.

Local bodies minister Navjot Sidhu and Punjab Congress president Sunil Jakhar on Tuesday held a meeting with Congress MLAs of municipal councils and nagar panchayats where e... Read More


Unfazed by injuries, Tiwary carries on

NEW DELHI, May 24 -- Frequent injuries may shatter a player's confidence but for Bengal skipper Manoj Tiwary, they have made him strong and mature. Tiwary is the best example of a player done in by bad luck. Untimely injuries and unending wait on the bench almost pushed him to obscurity. But strong performances in domestic cricket and a fruitful IPL 10 reveals his gritty nature and a knack of challenging the odds.

"Injuries have been a major par... Read More


Speaking about past a new experience: Sachin

MUMBAI, May 24 -- "Good to see you all from real life to reel life." The audience, mostly made up of sports journalists at a theatre in Santacruz, were then in conversation with director James Erskine when Sachin Tendulkar walked in after a part of his biopic was screened. It came to an abrupt halt as Tendulkar took centrestage and shared his journey on his upcoming biopic - Sachin: A Billion Dreams.

Thirty-five minutes of the movie, scheduled t... Read More


Captains' conclave pushes for hike in fees

MUMBAI, May 24 -- Harbhajan Singh's proposal to hike the match fees of domestic players, especially those without an Indian Premier League (IPL) contract, received backing during the BCCI's captains and coaches conclave at the Wankhede Stadium on Tuesday.

Harbhajan had written to India coach Anil Kumble and the Committee of Administrators (CoA) to look into the fee structure at the first-class level where the remuneration has not been hiked for ... Read More


'IPL ideal match practice before Champions Trophy'

MUMBAI, May 24 -- Speaking at a special screening of his movie for sports journalists on Tuesday, Sachin Tendulkar made an interesting observation on how Twenty20 cricket had changed the mindset of batsmen, giving them the belief that no total is big enough.

Looking back at the 2003 World Cup final, where the India batsmen got buried under the avalanche of runs piled up by Australia, Tendulkar said if they had the chance to replay that game, the... Read More


GLITZ AND GRIT

Mumbai, May 24 -- A party held at Mukesh Ambani's residence in Mumbai was attended by cricketers and film stars such as Amitabh Bachchan, Sachin Tendulkar, Kiran More, Parthiv Patel, Krunal Pandya and Hardik Pandya. The next big line-up of stars was seen at the Mumbai airport. This included Parineeti Chopra and MS Dhoni. Mohit Suri was seen entering his residence along with Arjun Kapoor. Dharmendra and Hema Malini were part of a movie promotion i... Read More