Cricketers and their love for mean machines is no secret. From Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar
to Captain Cool Ms Dhoni
, from time to time almost every player has confessed their love for speed.
Sachin has a Ferrari
, Sourav Ganguly
‘s favorite ride is his red Mercedes. Captain Dhoni
has a fleet of cars and bikes comprising the Hellcat & Harley Davidson motorcycle, not to forget his Hummer SUV and a Ferrari. Whereas as Dhoni’s deputy Virat Kohli
‘s ride if an Audi R8 V10.
France all but ensured a pre-quarterfinals berth by defeating Switzerland 5-2 in their Group E game at Arena Fonte Nova at Salvador on Saturday.
The win extends France’s no-loss record against the Swiss to seven games; the French had won three and drawn three before this game. Also, France became the 5th team after Brazil, Germany, Italy and Argentina to score 100 World Cup goals, and they celebrated the occasion by finding the net five times against a side that just failed to keep pace with them.
The Supreme Court on Friday refused to hand over transcripts of the statements given by former Board president N Srinivasan, Indian skipper M S Dhoni
and Indian Premier League (IPL
) Chief Operating Officer Sunder Raman to Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), two days after cricket’s governing body in country had filed a petition in the apex court for the same.
The tapes carry recorded statements that the trio gave to SC-appointed Justice Mukul Mudgal Committee to probe IPL betting and fixing scandal that erupted during the previous edition of the cash- rich league.
The two-judge bench of Justice A.K. Patnaik and Justice J.S. Khehar told the BCCI lawyers that they will examine if handing over the transcripts is required when the IPL scam case comes up for hearing again on April 16.
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The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has issued a show cause notice to flamboyant all-rounder Shahid Afridi for speaking to the media after returning from Dhaka recently after taking part in the ICC World Twenty20 tournament.
The notice was issued after some members of the national team relayed their reservations to the Board over the comments made by the outspoken Afridi, according to sources in the board.
Afridi told the media at the airport that Pakistan team had not shown an aggressive mindset in the match against the West Indies which led to their ouster from the tournament before the semi-finals.
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New Delhi: In its bid to return to the Olympic fold after 14 months of suspension, the much maligned Indian Olympic Association (IOA) will hold its highly awaited elections on Sunday with BCCI chief N Srinivasan’s younger brother N Ramachandran likely to be elected unopposed as IOA’s new President. Ramachandran currently heads World Squash Federation.
London: While cricket, by definition, continues to be a team sport, a duel going by the name of Sachin Tendulkar versus Shane Warne was known to whip up incredible hype and anticipation. Now, long after their face-offs entered cricketing folklore, the two greats are all set to square up against each other at the ‘home of cricket.’
Tendulkar and Warne will lead Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) and Rest of the World respectively in an exhibition 50-over game to mark the ground’s 200th anniversary. The match is scheduled on July 5.
New Delhi: Maverick England batsman Kevin Pietersen’s controversy-riddled international career today came to an abrupt end after he was dumped from the team for the upcoming tour of the West Indies and the subsequent World Twenty20 Championships in Bangladesh.Read more