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Mar 18, 2014

Australia attack potent enough without Johnson – Bailey

DHAKA (Reuters) – Australia will miss injured paceman Mitchell Johnson but their bowling attack remains potent enough to help them win a maiden World Twenty20 title in Bangladesh, captain George Bailey said on Tuesday.

The left-arm quick has been in the form of his life, bowling Australia to an Ashes whitewash of bitter rivals England followed by an impressive performance in the subsequent test series victory in South Africa.

Mar 18, 2014

Cricket-Australia attack potent enough without Johnson – Bailey

DHAKA, March 18 (Reuters) – Australia will miss injured paceman Mitchell Johnson but their bowling attack remains potent enough to help them win a maiden World Twenty20 title in Bangladesh, captain George Bailey said on Tuesday.

The left-arm quick has been in the form of his life, bowling Australia to an Ashes whitewash of bitter rivals England followed by an impressive performance in the subsequent test series victory in South Africa.

Mar 14, 2014

Australia, Sri Lanka eye elusive Twenty20 title

By Amlan Chakraborty

(Reuters) – Cricket will shed all pretensions of being a lazy, nuanced game and reward brute force when top teams brawl in Bangladesh over the next three weeks for the biggest crown of the game’s shortest and most unabashed format at the ICC World Twenty20.

Mostly young, brawny men will walk out wielding heavy, modern bats with the sole aim of whacking the ball into the orbit in front of a largely young crowd with insatiable appetite for the crash-bang format.

Mar 14, 2014

Cricket-Australia, Sri Lanka eye elusive Twenty20 title

March 14 (Reuters) – Cricket will shed all pretensions of being a lazy, nuanced game and reward brute force when top teams brawl in Bangladesh over the next three weeks for the biggest crown of the game’s shortest and most unabashed format at the ICC World Twenty20.

Mostly young, brawny men will walk out wielding heavy, modern bats with the sole aim of whacking the ball into the orbit in front of a largely young crowd with insatiable appetite for the crash-bang format.

Mar 12, 2014

UAE to host first stage of 2014 IPL cricket – organisers

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The United Arab Emirates will host the first leg of this year’s Indian Premier League cricket (IPL), the organisers said on Wednesday.

The lucrative Twenty20 tournament this year clashes with the parliamentary election in the world’s biggest democracy.

Mar 12, 2014

Cricket-UAE to host first stage of 2014 IPL cricket – organisers

NEW DELHI, March 12 (Reuters) – The United Arab Emirates will host the first leg of this year’s Indian Premier League cricket (IPL), the organisers said on Wednesday.

The lucrative Twenty20 tournament this year clashes with the parliamentary election in the world’s biggest democracy.

Feb 11, 2014

IOC welcomes India back, opens cash pipeline

SOCHI, Russia/NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s return to the Olympic fold switches on a multi-million-dollar pipeline of funds and stokes the giant nation’s sporting ambitions.

A chronic under-achiever on every field of play bar the cricket pitch, the world’s second-most populous nation has been given a chance to start again with a clean slate, and a new sports leadership, after Olympic chiefs ended its suspension on Tuesday.

Feb 11, 2014

Olympics-IOC welcomes India back, opens cash pipeline

SOCHI, Russia/NEW DELHI, Feb 11 (Reuters) – India’s return to the Olympic fold switches on a multi-million-dollar pipeline of funds and stokes the giant nation’s sporting ambitions.

A chronic under-achiever on every field of play bar the cricket pitch, the world’s second-most populous nation has been given a chance to start again with a clean slate, and a new sports leadership, after Olympic chiefs ended its suspension on Tuesday.

Feb 9, 2014

India elects new officials in bid to overturn ban

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The suspended Indian Olympic Association (IOA) elected a new set of officials on Sunday hoping to overturn an Olympic ban on the world’s second most populous nation.

The IOA was suspended for going ahead with its December 2012 election in which Lalit Bhanot, who spent 11 months in jail on corruption charges, was voted in as secretary general.

Feb 9, 2014

India elects new officials in bid to overturn Olympic ban

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The suspended Indian Olympic Association (IOA) elected a new set of officials on Sunday hoping to overturn an Olympic ban on the world’s second most populous nation.

The IOA was suspended for going ahead with its December 2012 election in which Lalit Bhanot, who spent 11 months in jail on corruption charges, was voted in as secretary general.