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Cricket News August 2006
Tri Series 2006 in Kuala Lumpur
BCCI shortlisted Sixteen players for rolling camp
Aug 28, 2006BCCI has shortlisted 16 players for a "rolling camp" ahead of the tri-series in Malaysia for which the national selectors will choose the squad in Mumbai on September 3...
Indian team for tri-series to undergo camp at Bangalore
Aug 26, 2006The Indian cricket team for the tri-series in Malaysia will undergo a conditioning camp in Bangalore starting on August 30, followed by two practice matches in Chennai before departing for Kuala Lumpur...
India to play practice matches in Chennai
Aug 25, 2006The Indian squad for next month's triangular series in Malaysia will play two warm-up matches in Chennai ahead of its departure for Kuala Lumpur...
Former Pakistan cricketer Wasim Raja dies playing cricket
Aug 23, 2006Former Pakistan cricketer Wasim Raja died today of heart attack while playing for Surrey Over 50s at High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire...
Tri Series 2006 in Kuala Lumpur
Adam Gilchrist rested for Malaysia tri-series
Aug 22, 2006Vice-captain Adam Gilchrist has been rested and veteran paceman Glenn McGrath recalled to the Australia squad for next month's limited-overs tri-series against India and the West Indies in Malaysia...
BCCI and Telecast News
Jagmohan Dalmiya agrees to appear before BCCI Disciplinary Committee
Aug 22, 2006Former BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya today agreed to appear before the board's Disciplinary Committee provided he was given all the documents relating to alleged misappropriation of funds against him...
BCCI to promote offshore venues
Aug 21, 2006The BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) has drawn up an elaborate programme to develop infrastructure in various upcoming cricketing nations to promote offshore cricket featuring the Indian team...
Sri Lanka vs India One Day International Series at Colombo
India Sri Lanka ODI series cancelled due to bad weather
August 20, 2006Sri Lanka have cancelled their current three-match one-day series against India because of the wet weather in Colombo.
Only 3.4 overs of play was possible in the first two matches and weather forecasters are predicting more rain in the coming days. "The rain has already ruined two matches and the forecast is not good, so we have requested for the series to be played at a later date," a Sri Lanka Cricket official told reporters on Sunday. SLC officials have sent a proposal to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for the series to be rescheduled just before or after the 2007 World Cup.
India keen to set record straight against Sri Lanka
Aug 18, 2006India will be looking to set the record straight against Sri Lanka in their own backyard, as they take on the hosts in a three-match limited overs cricket series starting at the Sinhalese Sports Club ground...
Tri Series 2006 in Sri Lanka
South Africa pulls out of tri-series
August 16, 2006South Africa has pulled out of the Unitech ODI tri-series. The report from an independent security company, employed by the International Cricket Council, said safety of the team, under the present circumstances, could not be guaranteed in the Sri Lankan capital.
Earlier, Cricket South Africa's security agency Nicolls and Steyn recommended that the team should return home following Monday's bomb blast here that left seven dead.
The media manager of the Sri Lankan Board, Samantha Alagama, said the tri-series thus stood cancelled. India and Sri Lanka will now play a three-match ODI series on August 18, 20 and 22 in Colombo. All the three matches will be played at the Singhalese Sports Club Stadium, which has better drainage facilities. These will be day matches.
India to take on Sri Lanka amid tight security
Aug 16, 2006The Indian cricket team is scheduled to play its first match of the tri-series in Sri Lanka today against the hosts in Colombo...
Tri Series 2006 in Kuala Lumpur
Australia confirms Singapore tri-series with India, Windies
Aug 16, 2006The Australian cricket board Wednesday confirmed its team will play against India and the West Indies in a September tri-nation series in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, scrapping the proposed Singapore leg....
Tri Series 2006 in Sri Lanka
Opening tri-series ODI washed out in Colombo
Aug 15, 2006Wet weather has washed out the opening triangular series one-day international between Sri Lanka and South Africa on Monday...
Rains threaten to wash out first two day matches
Aug 14, 2006Rains threaten to play spoilsport to India and South Africa's quest to make amends of their dismal one-day record in Sri Lanka in the Unitech Cup cricket tri-series that starts here today...
All eyes on Sachins Tendulkar as crucial tri-series starts
Aug 13, 2006All eyes will be on Sachin Tendulkar as the Indian teams 2006-07 cricket season starts with the Unitech Cup triangular series, which will begin with a Sri Lanka-South Africa match here Monday...
First cricket test ended in a draw
Aug 12, 2006The first cricket Test between India and England women's teams ended in a draw after the tourist battled hard to save the game on the final day on Friday.
Needing 271 to win, India held on to 187 for eight in its second innings. Rumeli Dhar and Amita Sharma defied the host by cracking half-centuries. After England declared its second innings at 345 for eight, India played for the draw from the very start. But, the team was left helpless with three key batters Monica Sumra, skipper Mithali Raj and Anjum Chopra falling for ducks. However, patient knocks from opener Karu Jain (29 off 130 balls), Rumeli and Amita bailed India out of a possible defeat.
Scores: England 223 & 345 for eight decl. drew with India 298 & 187 for eight
Tri Series 2006 in Sri Lanka
Sreesanth concentrating on length
Aug 11, 2006Looking to cement his place in the team with a good performance in the upcoming tri-series in Sri Lanka, S. Sreesanth says he is concentrating on his length and rhythm to bring consistency in his bowling...
Nitini in doubt for tri-series
Aug 08, 2006Makhaya Ntini is in doubt for the upcoming tri-series against Sri Lanka and India after suffering a hamstring injury during the second Test loss to Sri Lanka...
Sourav Ganguly named in Indian cricket squad
Aug 10, 2006India's former captain, Sourav Ganguly, and veteran leg spinner Anil Kumble may get the chance to revive their one-day careers at the Champions Trophy.
Ganguly, named among the probables for the October-November tournament in India, has generated heated debate across the country since being sacked as captain and axed from the team following a public spat with coach Greg Chappell last year. Left-arm fast bowler Zaheer Khan and middle-order batsman Venkatsai Laxman are also named among 30 probables announced by Indian cricket board secretary Niranjan Shah. Ganguly, only the second Indian after Sachin Tendulkar to complete 10,000 runs in the shorter version of the game, played his last one-dayer in September. He also had a brief stint with English county Northamptonshire this season in a bid to regain his place, but failed to impress. Batsmen Subramaniam Badrinath and Rohit Sharma, and all rounder Tejinder Pal Singh are the uncapped players in the probables list. The final, 14-member squad for the tournament in India will be announced on September 7. The 30-man Probables squad: Rahul Dravid, Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, Yuvraj Singh, Mohammad Kaif, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Ajit Agarkar, Irfan Pathan, Munaf Patel, Harbhajan Singh, Ramesh Powar, Anil Kumble, Dinesh Mongia, Rudra Pratap Singh, Suresh Raina, Sourav Ganguly, Venkatsai Laxman, Venugopal Rao, Robin Uthappa, Gautam Gambhir, Rohit Sharma, Subramaniam Badrinath, Shanthakumaran Sreesanth, Tejinder Pal Singh, Vikram Rajvir Singh, Dinesh Karthick, Parthiv Patel, Zaheer Khan, Shib Shankar Paul, Piyush Chawla.
Selection of probables for ICC Champions Trophy today
Aug 09, 2006Will Former Indian Skipper Sourav Ganguly bounce back into the Indian team, will ace leggie Anil Kumble, doing magic with the ball in the English County Surrey, find a place in the one-day team, are some of the questions making the rounds as selectors sit here tomorrow to pick the probables for the ICC Champions Trophy to be held in India in October-November.
Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Selection Committee Chairman, Kiran More, arrived in the city two days ago to watch the Sri Lanka-bound team hone its skills before for the tri-series commencing on August 14 with the third team being South Africa. The list of probables for the ICC Champions Trophy, to be held between October 7 and November 5, should be submitted to the ICC before August 10. Ganguly had a bad English season, while in contrast Kumble played a pivotal role so far in Surrey's wins. His performance could not be missed out by the selectors.
However, More declined to come out with the specific number of probables to be picked. He said the committee would decide on the number of probables on the day of the selection. It could be either 22 or 30 and later pruned to a 15-member squad. Coach Greg Chappell had indicated that the selectors had a wide choice to pick from.
Team India in simulated situation
Aug 08, 2006The Indian team on Tuesday played out a simulated match situation during the cricket skills camp in Bangalore where the bowlers faced off against the batsmen.
Interestingly, Dinesh Mongia who has been included in the team to Sri Lanka as an all rounder, found himself on the bowling side. Unfortunately, it just wasn't his team's day as Team Rahul Dravid took on Team Ajit Agarkar. The idea for the bowlers was to restrict the batsmen, while they tried to pile on the runs. And perhaps with the exception of Harbhajan Singh, no one was really able to put a stop to a batting juggernaut that scored 242 for six in 40 overs.
However, the main motive behind moving out of the nets seemed to have been achieved. "You can play as much as you want, but match practice tests everyone's ability to play," said John Gloster, Physio, Indian Cricket Team. Sachin Tendulkar, who has been passed fit by the BCCI, seemed to be in fine touch as well scoring faster than a run a ball 26 that included six boundaries.
Cricket skill camp begins on Chappell's birthday
Aug 07, 2006The Indian cricket team's second and final preparatory camp for the Sri Lanka tri-series began here Monday - which was the birthday of coach Greg Chappell.
The 14 players selected for the series, beginning Aug 14, as well as pacers Lakshmipathy Balaji and Vikram Rajvir Singh and spinner Murali Kartik practised at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) and M. Chinnaswamy Stadium. Monday was a special day for Chappell, back in India after a holiday in the US, as he turned 58. Meanwhile, selection committee chairman Kiran More arrived here Monday to pick probables for the Champions Trophy to be held in India in October-November. The International Cricket Council (ICC) has stipulated that a maximum of 30 probables have to be selected by Aug 7. But the world body has given two days' grace period to the Indian board and now its selection committee will pick the probables Wednesday. Apart from More (west zone), Bhupinder Singh (north zone), Ranjib Biswal (east), Sanjay Jagdale (central) and V.B. Chandrasekhar (south) are the other selectors. The 10 participating countries in the biennial Champions Trophy will have to announce their final squads of 14 members by Sep 7.
Tri Series 2006 in Sri Lanka
Unitech to sponsor tri-series
Aug 07, 2006Pan-Indian real estate and infrastructure developer Unitech Limited has bagged the sponsorship title for the forthcoming Sri Lankan cricket tri-series. Starting 14 August, the cricket teams of South Africa, Sri Lanka and India will battle for the Unitech Cup, which is scheduled to take place in Sri Lanka...
Atapattu returns for tri-series
Aug 06, 2006Former Sri Lanka captain Marvan Atapattu has been named in a 15-man squad for the one-day triangular series also involving South Africa and India...
Virender Sehwag to use new bats in Sri Lanka tri-series
Aug 05, 2006Virender Sehwag continues his re-discovered batting form in the tri-series in Sri Lanka, credit will go in some measure to the trainees of his alma mater against whom he tested brand new bats that he will take along on the upcoming tour...
BCCI and Telecast News
BCCI plans awards night
Aug 05, 2006After smashing all existing records in money-making, the world's richest cricket body is ready to honour the men and the boys who have turned the game of bat and ball into a multi-million dollar industry...
Supreme Court orders waiver of sports telecast rule
Aug 04, 2006The Supreme Court ordered on Friday that a private broadcaster holding the rights for this month's one-day cricket series in Sri Lanka need not share the feed with state-run Doordarshan channel...
India beat England in women's Twenty20
Aug 06, 2006Rumeli Dhar scored an unbeaten 66 as Indian eves handed out an eight wicket defeat to their England counterparts in the Twenty20 International match at Derby.
Electing to field, India restricted England to 107 for eight in the stipulated overs, thanks to some brilliant fielding by the visitors that resulted in five run outs. Medium pacer Jhulan Goswami was the most successful bowler with figures of two for 14. Jeniffer Gunn was the topscorer for England with 38. India reached the target with four balls to spare for the loss of two wickets. After opener Sulakshana Naik fell before a run was scored, Dhar and Mithali Raj (28) blunted the England attack and secured the victory for India. Woman of the match Dhar's 69-ball innings was studded with six fours.
India's cricket camp postponed
Aug 05, 2006The cricket skills development camp, which was slated to begin on Sunday for Sri-Lanka bound Indian players, has been postponed by a day.
The Indian squad was scheduled to assemble in Bangalore on Saturday but the Cricket Board sources said the players would arrive by Sunday evening as the camp would resume one day late. No reasons were given for the postponement. Indian Coach Greg Chappell has returned from holiday and will join the players at the camp. Team will undergo training in match-like situations at the camp to be held in two session everyday before they depart for Colombo on the evening of August 10. The Indian team will play a triangular cricket series in Sri Lanka, involving South Africa as the third team, from August 14 to 29. The team had earlier trained in the Pegasus Institute of Excellence and an Army camp where they underwent military drills, rock climbing, and Tai Chi sessions.
India to host ODI series in January 2007
Aug 03, 2006India will host a one-day tri-series in January involving Sri Lanka and West Indies, cricket board secretary Niranjan Shah said on Thursday.
"Sri Lanka have confirmed and we are waiting for West Indies to give a final okay," he said. India have a packed calendar in the build-up to the World Cup to be played in the Caribbean in March-April. They next play a tri-series against hosts Sri Lanka and South Africa from Aug. 14 with another set for Singapore and Malaysia next month also involving Australia and West Indies.
The Indian team train tough at cricket camp
Aug 02, 2006The first phase of cricket camp at Bangalore came to an end on Tuesday. The camp saw cricketers lead into the World Cup season with some innovative exercises.
The Indian team is getting set for its new cricket season with another round of innovative physical excercises. This camp at Bangalore has been different from the others for its new-look approach to team training. With outbound learning one day and a visit to an army training centre on the next, on-field fun excercises were also a part of it. This was all in an effort to build teamwork and individual excellence. he players have taken to this new training regimen like fish to water. Even seasoned pro's like Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag are enjoying all the new learning. On the face of it, it might look like a lot of fun and games, but theres also a lot of serious stuff happening at this camp. Match simulations where players are paired up into a team of a batsman and bowler and given tight targets against each other are very much a part of this cricket camp. This camp was meant specifically for fitness training. Eventually, after a short break, the players will get into a skills specific camp where they will play in match situations to gear up for a tough season that begins in Sri Lanka.
Tri Series 2006 in Kuala Lumpur
West Indies could be replaced in tri-series
Aug 02, 2006The Indian Cricket Board has confirmed that New Zealand and Sri Lanka are on standby to replace the West Indies if the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) fails to confirm the regional team's participation in the tri-series in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur next month...
West Indies Cricket Board denies it committed to tri-series
Aug 01, 2006The West Indies Cricket Board have denied media reports they have accepted an invitation from the Indian Board to participate in a triangular series involving India and Australia in Singapore and Malaysia this September...
Kinrara Oval to host proposed tri-series
Aug 01, 2006All four proposed limited tri-series cricket matches involving world champions Australia, India and West Indies will be played at the Kinrara Oval in Puchong, dubbed the home of Malaysian cricket...
Sourav Ganguly may return for Champions Trophy
Aug 01, 2006A senior member of the selection committe has hinted that former captain Sourav Ganguly could be back in the national team for October's Champions Trophy.
The deadline for the 12 teams to name their probables is August 8. It's been nearly a year since the Prince of Kolkata last played a one-day international for India. 31 runs was the contribution from his bat as India lost the final of the Tri-Series in Zimbabwe. His subsequent fall out with Greg Chappell and an alleged tennis elbow injury has seen him out of the one-day side since October. But a selector's comment to a news agency means Sourav could actually be amongst the probables for the Champions Trophy. Ganguly ironically is just one of four batsmen in limited overs cricket to have crossed the 10,000-run mark. Meanwhile, Vice-Captain Virender Sehwag, a man who blossomed as a batsman under Ganguly's Captaincy, has come out in support of his one-time mentor.
Indian Team's fitness camp ends
Aug 01, 2006The gruelling six-day conditioning camp of the Indian cricket team came to an end at Bangalore on Tuesday with a fitter and more energetic group looking ahead to the cricket skills camp about five days away.
The group seemed to be in high spirits on the last day of the camp and that's obviously a nod to the techniques of the support staff, who have used everything from management games to outbound adventure sports to activities at a military facility with the objective of challenging players not just physically, but mentally as well. "It was interesting to see how others took up leadership roles. Not just Rahul or me, everyone was taking decisions, and making it for the group," said Virender Sehwag. The support staff team of Gregory King, John Gloster and Ian Fraser, were at the helm of affairs during this camp. Tai Chi, Yoga, obstacle courses, all made their appearance in these six days. In addition, the support staff was also looking at how the group of about 20 cricketers performed as a unit. So, it's mission accomplished for the support staff of the Indian Cricket Team with a top-secret camp and exercises at a military unit. But from the 6th of August, all the attention will move to the cricket, and all the focus will be on mission Sri Lanka.
BCCI and Telecast News
The Supreme Court to rule on Ten Sports' plea
Aug 01, 2006All eyes in the sports broadcast business are on the Supreme Court today, as it is scheduled to deliver its ruling on the plea filed by Taj Television, owner of Ten Sports, seeking a directive to pubcaster Prasar Bharati against interfering with the live transmission of the upcoming Sri Lanka tri-series involving India as well...
Indian women win ODI series against Ireland
Aug 01, 2006Riding on fine half centuries by Monica Sumra and skipper Mithali Raj, Indian eves thrashed Ireland by 106 runs to win the rain-marred second and final one-day international cricket match, clean sweeping the series 2-0. Sumra scored 62 and Raj hung on to make 66 to propel Indian team to an impressive 239 for four in their stipulated 50 overs after Ireland won the toss and sent them to bat. Former captain Anjum Chopra and Hemlata Kala chipped in to contribute 23 and 30 runs respectively. However, the target was revised for the hosts and reduced to 214 in 40 overs by the Duckworth-Lewis method after rains interrupted play. Ireland scored 135 for 8 with C Beggs scoring 63 runs. For India, Nooshin al Kadeer and Jhulan Goswami were the pick of the bowlers returning 2-20 and 2-25 respectively. High on spirits after a good start to their tour, the Indian team will now travel to England to play a one-off twenty20 match, two Tests and five one-dayers. They will now face the English women in a twenty20 match on August 5.
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