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Jun 25, 2015

Mustafizur’s cutter carves name for debutant paceman

By Sudipto Ganguly

(Reuters) – When Mahendra Singh Dhoni collided with Mustafizur Rahman during the first one-dayer against Bangladesh, the incident appeared to serve as a metaphor for the teenage paceman’s ability to block India’s path throughout the series.

Few fast bowlers have had a more sensational debut than the 19-year-old left-armer, who picked up 13 wickets in the 2-1 victory to tie the record for the most dismissals in a three-match series with Australia’s Ryan Harris.

Jun 25, 2015

Cricket-Mustafizur’s cutter carves name for debutant paceman

June 25 (Reuters) – When Mahendra Singh Dhoni collided with Mustafizur Rahman during the first one-dayer against Bangladesh, the incident appeared to serve as a metaphor for the teenage paceman’s ability to block India’s path throughout the series.

Few fast bowlers have had a more sensational debut than the 19-year-old left-armer, who picked up 13 wickets in the 2-1 victory to tie the record for the most dismissals in a three-match series with Australia’s Ryan Harris.

Jun 24, 2015

India FA eye origin players for short-term solution

MUMBAI (Reuters) – In the wake of a humbling World Cup qualifying defeat by Guam, India’s football association has approached the government to allow players of Indian origin to join the national squad, a top official said on Wednesday.

Insisting it was a short-term measure, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) has written to the sports ministry seeking an exception to the existing rule which states only Indian passport holders can represent the country.

Jun 24, 2015

Soccer-India FA eye origin players for short-term solution

MUMBAI, June 24 (Reuters) – In the wake of a humbling World Cup qualifying defeat by Guam, India’s football association has approached the government to allow players of Indian origin to join the national squad, a top official said on Wednesday.

Insisting it was a short-term measure, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) has written to the sports ministry seeking an exception to the existing rule which states only Indian passport holders can represent the country.

Jun 4, 2015

Slow going in India’s search for Fletcher successor

MUMBAI (Reuters) – India have been without a head coach since Duncan Fletcher left in March, and with two low-profile tours in the offing and the appointment of a new advisory panel just this week, the country’s cricket board appears in no rush to name a successor.

Former captain Ravi Shastri will continue in his role as the team director when they embark on a tour of Bangladesh next week, and they are also unlikely to have a head coach when they travel to Zimbabwe in July.

Jun 4, 2015

Cricket-Slow going in India’s search for Fletcher successor

MUMBAI, June 4 (Reuters) – India have been without a head coach since Duncan Fletcher left in March, and with two low-profile tours in the offing and the appointment of a new advisory panel just this week, the country’s cricket board appears in no rush to name a successor.

Former captain Ravi Shastri will continue in his role as the team director when they embark on a tour of Bangladesh next week, and they are also unlikely to have a head coach when they travel to Zimbabwe in July.

Jun 4, 2015

Cricket-Slow going in India’s search for Fletcher successor

MUMBAI, June 4 (Reuters) – India have been without a head coach since Duncan Fletcher left in March, and with two low-profile tours in the offing and the appointment of a new advisory panel just this week, the country’s cricket board appears in no rush to name a successor.

Former captain Ravi Shastri will continue in his role as the team director when they embark on a tour of Bangladesh next week, and they are also unlikely to have a head coach when they travel to Zimbabwe in July.

Apr 27, 2015

Sandhu defies dad to achieve Europe goal

MUMBAI (Reuters) – Like most Indian children with sporting ambitions, Gurpreet Singh Sandhu’s father wanted his son to become a cricketer but the goalkeeper is glad he did not heed the paternal advice.

Last week, the 23-year-old shot stopper became the first Indian to play for a top-tier European club after making his debut for Stabek FC in a Norwegian Cup tie against Runar.

Apr 27, 2015

India’s Sandhu defies dad to achieve Europe goal

MUMBAI (Reuters) – Like most Indian children with sporting ambitions, Gurpreet Singh Sandhu’s father wanted his son to become a cricketer but the goalkeeper is glad he did not heed the paternal advice.

Last week, the 23-year-old shot stopper became the first Indian to play for a top-tier European club after making his debut for Stabek FC in a Norwegian Cup tie against Runar.

Apr 27, 2015

Soccer-India’s Sandhu defies dad to achieve Europe goal

MUMBAI, April 27 (Reuters) – Like most Indian children with sporting ambitions, Gurpreet Singh Sandhu’s father wanted his son to become a cricketer but the goalkeeper is glad he did not heed the paternal advice.

Last week, the 23-year-old shot stopper became the first Indian to play for a top-tier European club after making his debut for Stabek FC in a Norwegian Cup tie against Runar.