Monday, January 18, 2010

Sports News (18.01.2010)


  1. Bangladesh v India - first test scoreboard

    CHITTAGONG, Bangladesh (Reuters) - Scoreboard at the close on the second day of the first test between Bangladesh and India at the Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium on Monday.

  2. 18 January 2010

    Bangladesh reaches 59-3, India 243 all out

    Bangladesh reached 59-3 on the second day of a fog-disrupted first cricket test against India Monday...

  3. 18 January 2010

    Bad light force early stumps; Bangladesh 59/3

    Chittagong, Jan 18 (IANS) Bangladesh finished the second day at 59 for the loss of three wickets against India in the first cricket Test here Monday.

  4. 18 January 2010

    England rest Strauss for Bangladesh tour

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  5. 18 January 2010

    England one-day and test squads for Bangladesh tour

    LONDON (Reuters) - England one-day and test squads named on Monday for the tour of the United Arab Emirates and Bangladesh starting on Feb. 13

  6. 18 January 2010

    England rest captain Strauss for Bangladesh tour

    LONDON (Reuters) - Captain Andrew Strauss has been rested for England's forthcoming tour of Bangladesh, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said on Monday.

  7. 18 January 2010

    Play in Test stopped due to poor light

    Chittagong, Jan 18 (IANS) Bangladesh were 59 for the loss of three wickets against India when play was stopped due to bad light on the second day of the first cricket Test here Monday.

  8. 18 January 2010

    North not the weak link of Australian team: Ponting

    Hobart, Jan 18(ANI): Australian skipper Ricky Ponting insists that struggling left-handed batsman Marcus North is not the weak link of the team.

  9. 18 January 2010

    Now, claims of blatant racism in getting soccer players to Oz from non-white nations

    Sydney, Jan.18 (ANI): Outspoken Gold Coast United owner Clive Palmer on Monday slammed the Australian government's immigration policies as "racist" after a youngster from Ghana was denied a chance to trial with the A-League club.

  10. 18 January 2010

    Australia is the best Test team in world: Yousuf

    Hobart, Jan 18(ANI): Pakistan skipper Mohammad Yousuf has described Australia as the best Test team in the world after the latter clean swept the test series three nil.

  11. 18 January 2010

    We need regular fielding camps: Pak coach

    Hobart, Jan 18 (IANS) Pakistan coach Intikhab Alam has warned that unless his charges are made to attend regular fielding camps they cannot do well in Test cricket, especially against strong teams like Australia.

  12. 18 January 2010

    Zaheer leads India fightback in Bangladesh

    CHITTAGONG (Reuters) - India grabbed three wickets in three overs just before bad light forced an early tea break to reduce Bangladesh to 59-3 on the second day of the first test on Monday.

  13. 18 January 2010

    India v Bangladesh first test scoreboard

    CHITTAGONG (Reuters) - Scoreboard at tea on the second day of the first test between India and Bangladesh at the Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium on Monday.

  14. 18 January 2010

    Injured Hilfenhaus doubtful for New Zealand tour

    Sydney, Jan 18(ANI): Injured Australian fast bowler Ben Hilfenhaus is taking longer to recuperate than first thought, making him doubtful for Australia's tour of New Zealand starting next month.

  15. 18 January 2010

    Alam calls for regular fielding camps for 'butter-fingered' Pak players

    Hobart, Jan. 18 (ANI): Distraught with Pakistan's poor fielding on the first day of third Test against Australia, Pakistan coach Intikhab Alam called for regular fielding camps at all major centres of the country.

  16. 18 January 2010

    England still not good enough: Strauss

    Johannesburg, Jan.18 (ANI): England captain Andrew Strauss has admitted that his side is still not good enough to deliver in Test matches following their innings and 74-run defeat by South Africa in the fourth Test.

  17. 18 January 2010

    ECB demands scrapping of 'controversial' umpire decision referral system

    Sydney, Jan 18 (ANI): England has submitted a formal complaint and demanded scrapping of the umpire decision referral system after the Daryl Harper controversy in South Africa.

  18. 18 January 2010

    IPL to reach US in next 18 months

    London, Jan 18 (ANI): The Indian Premier League (IPL), cricket's wealthiest and most flamboyant tournament, will soon be played in the United States of America.

  19. 18 January 2010

    Australia sweep series against Pakistan

    Australia wrapped up their 12th consecutive Test victory over Pakistan in the Hobart Test. The hosts completed a three-Test series clean sweep against Pakistan at the Bellerive Oval.

  20. 18 January 2010

    United colours of Hong Kong in this bunch of committed amateur cricketers

    If cricket, as a sport, was big enough in Hong Kong to attract sponsors, clothing manufacturer Benetton would have stepped up in a jiffy.

  21. 18 January 2010

    ICC to look at umpires review system

    The International Cricket Council (ICC) will carry out an enquiry into the umpire referral system in the wake of a series of controversial incidents in the South Africa v England test series.

  22. 18 January 2010

    Huddle, the recipe for success

    Every time an Indian bowler picked up a wicket, the team came together, charging in from different parts of the ground, and sometimes even the reserve players joined in, carrying water. A quick huddle was followed by a rousing ?Come on India!? cry that sounded especially loud in the quiet surrounds of Christchurch's idyllic alternate cricket grounds.

  23. 18 January 2010

    'Bangladesh... a pretty ordinary Test side'

    India were supposed to train from 9.30 a.m. on Saturday, but dense fog meant the team had to delay practice. Zaheer Khan and Harbhajan Singh skipped the optional session and Mahendra Singh Dhoni, after a game of football, some fielding and keeping practice left early.

  24. 18 January 2010

    Antiques auctioneer Madley to hold hammer at IPL pitch

    London, Jan 18 (ANI): Antiques auctioneer Richard Madley, who spends most of his professional life conducting sales of oriental carpets and Art Deco jewellery than sporting talent, will be holding the hammer at the annual auction of the Indian Premier League.

  25. 18 January 2010

    Pollard, Afridi emerge IPL III auction favourites

    Sydney, Jan.18 (ANI): West Indian all-rounder Kieron Pollard and his Pakistani counterpart Shahid Afridi have emerged as the favourites for recruitment in the Indian Premier League season three auction, which takes place Tuesday evening.

  26. 18 January 2010

    IPL III could see teams targetting one or two players at auction

    Sydney, Jan 18 (ANI): Sixty-six international players will be vying for an Indian Premier League contract in Tuesday's auction for season three.

  27. 18 January 2010

    Tendulkar scores 44th Test ton

    Chittagong (Bangladesh), Jan 18 (ANI): Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar on Monday smashed the 44th century of his Test career in the first Test cricket match against Bangladesh being played here.

  28. 18 January 2010

    Watson in elite company with all-round performance

    Hobart (Tasmania, Australia), Jan.18 (ANI): Six months ago Shane Watson was not even in the Australian Test team, but now he has finished the summer as Australia's leading run-scorer and one of the world's top all-rounders.

  29. 18 January 2010

    Ponting can look back on 2009-10 season with satisfaction: Roebuck

    Sydney, Jan.18 (ANI): Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting can look back on the 2009-10 season with satisfaction.

  30. 18 January 2010

    Tendulkar scores ton in India's 243 all out

    Chittagong, Jan 18 (IANS) Sachin Tendulkar scored an unbetaen 105 but India were bowled out for 243 by Bangladesh on the second day of the first cricket Test here Monday.

  31. 18 January 2010

    Lunch scoreboard: India vs Bangladesh, second day, Ist Test

    Chittagong, Jan 18 (IANS) Scoreboard at lunch on the second day of the first cricket Test between India and Bangladesh.

  32. 18 January 2010

    Tendulkar hits unbeaten century in Indian rearguard

    CHITTAGONG (Reuters) - Sachin Tendulkar smashed his 44th test century as India struggled to to 243 all out in their first innings just before lunch on the second day of the first test against Bangladesh on Monday.

  33. 18 January 2010

    Bangladesh 21-0, India 243 all out

    Opener Tamim Iqbal compiled an aggressive 21 to account for all of Bangladesh's runs after Sachin Tendulkar smashed an unbeaten century before India was dismissed for 243 in its first innings on the second day of the first cricket test Monday...

  34. 18 January 2010

    India 243 all out in first test v Bangladesh

    CHITTAGONG (Reuters) - India were all out for 243 runs in their first innings on the second day of the first test against Bangladesh at the Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium on Monday.

  35. 18 January 2010

    ICC might scrap neutral umpires system

    The International Cricket Council might do away with the concept of neutral umpires by this year's Ashes as it feels the Decision Review System would clear the decks for officials to stand in matches featuring their home country.

  36. 18 January 2010

    Play resumes in Chittagong after fog delay

    CHITTAGONG (Reuters) - Play resumed on the second day of the first test between India and Bangladesh at the Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on Monday after thick fog delayed the start.

  37. 18 January 2010

    Fog again holds up play in Chittagong test

    CHITTAGONG, Bangladesh (Reuters) - Thick fog again delayed the start of play on the second day of the first test between India and Bangladesh at the Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on Monday.

  38. 18 January 2010

    The salesmen of the year

    The Indian Premier League (IPL) tasted stupendous success not once, but twice, proving that the 20-over cricket tournament is no one-time wonder.

  39. 18 January 2010

    Priced tickets for India-SA Test at Eden Gardens

    Unlike in the India-Sri Lanka ODI where no tickets were up for public sale, cricket lovers might get to buy tickets for the upcoming Test match between India and South Africa to be held at Eden Gardens from February 14-18.

  40. 18 January 2010

    Elated Shakib pats bowlers

    Elated after bringing the much-vaunted Indian batting on its knees, Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan said maintaining a stifling line and length did the trick for his bowlers on the opening day of the first Test here on Sunday.

  41. 18 January 2010

    Canada U-19 off-spinner reported for suspect action

    Canada off-spinner Riyazkhan Pathan has been reported because of a suspected illegal bowling action after his team's U-19 cricket World Cup match against Zimbabwe on Friday.

  42. 18 January 2010

    HK caught in 'friendly' fire as Mayank, Rahul run riot

    After their 119-run opening stand that saw India cakewalk to a nine-wicket win over Hong Kong for their second straight win on Sunday, Mayank Agarwal (63) and Rahul Kannaur (62 not out) sported big smiles as they posed for pictures.

  43. 18 January 2010

    Bangladesh surprise India

    India's first outing as the No 1 Test team did not appear to be made of champion stuff, and foggy skies that greeted the two teams at the Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium on Sunday morning were perhaps an indication of the way things would turn up through the the day.

  44. 18 January 2010

    Sandeep shines through cloud cover

    The only activity at the scheduled 10.30 am start of the India-Hong Kong game at the rain-drenched Hagley Park was a duck's laborious walk to the fence.


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