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Dec 21, 2014

India’s new vintage nearly ready, says Dhoni

SYDNEY (Reuters) – It will come as little comfort to India after going 2-0 down in the four-match test series against Australia but the young touring party have already put on a much better showing than the much vaunted 2011-2012 vintage.

The supine surrender of the last India test squad to visit Australia, packed as it was with batting greats like Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman, left a bitter taste in the mouth for fans of test cricket Down Under.

Dec 21, 2014

Cricket-India’s new vintage nearly ready, says Dhoni

SYDNEY, Dec 21 (Reuters) – It will come as little comfort to India after going 2-0 down in the four-match test series against Australia but the young touring party have already put on a much better showing than the much vaunted 2011-2012 vintage.

The supine surrender of the last India test squad to visit Australia, packed as it was with batting greats like Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman, left a bitter taste in the mouth for fans of test cricket Down Under.

Dec 19, 2014

Lookahead: No mega events but plenty on the sporting menu in 2015

SYDNEY (Reuters) – The lack of an Olympics or a soccer World Cup deprives 2015 of a single global focus for sports fans but a rich calendar of international events has more than enough world class action to satiate even the most refined palate.

Tens of millions of cricket obsessives in South Asia will ensure plenty of eyeballs on the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, while rugby’s equivalent is among many contenders for the title of the world’s third biggest tournament.

Dec 19, 2014

No mega events but plenty on the sporting menu in 2015

SYDNEY, Dec 19 (Reuters) – The lack of an Olympics or a soccer World Cup deprives 2015 of a single global focus for sports fans but a rich calendar of international events has more than enough world class action to satiate even the most refined palate.

Tens of millions of cricket obsessives in South Asia will ensure plenty of eyeballs on the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, while rugby’s equivalent is among many contenders for the title of the world’s third biggest tournament.

Dec 9, 2014

Lack of unity could cost West Indies at World Cup – Lara

SYDNEY (Reuters) – West Indies batting great Brian Lara expects the side to struggle at the World Cup if they are unable to forge a unified team, the former skipper insisting a split between players and administrators was just one of their problems.

Caribbean cricket was plunged into crisis when a player revolt over money led to West Indies abandoning their one-day international tour of India in October.

Dec 9, 2014

Cricket-Lack of unity could cost West Indies at World Cup – Lara

SYDNEY, Dec 9 (Reuters) – West Indies batting great Brian Lara expects the side to struggle at the World Cup if they are unable to forge a unified team, the former skipper insisting a split between players and administrators was just one of their problems.

Caribbean cricket was plunged into crisis when a player revolt over money led to West Indies abandoning their one-day international tour of India in October.

Dec 8, 2014

Wanderers leave for Club World Cup under boycott cloud

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian champions Western Sydney Wanderers left for the Club World Cup in Morocco as scheduled on Sunday night but their pay dispute remains unresolved and the threat of a boycott still hangs over the trip.

Wanderers players are still considering whether to participate in the FIFA tournament because the club have refused to negotiate over what they believe to be a “fair and equitable share” of the prize money.

Dec 8, 2014

Soccer-Wanderers leave for Club World Cup under boycott cloud

SYDNEY, Dec 8 (Reuters) – Asian champions Western Sydney Wanderers left for the Club World Cup in Morocco as scheduled on Sunday night but their pay dispute remains unresolved and the threat of a boycott still hangs over the trip.

Wanderers players are still considering whether to participate in the FIFA tournament because the club have refused to negotiate over what they believe to be a “fair and equitable share” of the prize money.

Dec 5, 2014

Preview: Hughes casts long shadow over India series

SYDNEY (Reuters) – The death of Phillip Hughes will inevitably cast a long shadow over Australia’s delayed series against India when it finally gets underway next week at the former test batsman’s last home ground, Adelaide Oval.

There will undoubtedly be minutes of silence and black armbands to remember Hughes and his death will be still on the minds of his former team mates, not least those who were present at the Sydney Cricket Ground when he suffered the fatal blow.

Dec 5, 2014

Hughes casts long shadow over India series

SYDNEY (Reuters) – The death of Phillip Hughes will inevitably cast a long shadow over Australia’s delayed series against India when it finally gets underway next week at the former test batsman’s last home ground, Adelaide Oval.

There will undoubtedly be minutes of silence and black armbands to remember Hughes and his death will be still on the minds of his former team mates, not least those who were present at the Sydney Cricket Ground when he suffered the fatal blow.

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