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Jul 16, 2014

Cricket-India complaint threatens to sour relations with England

MUMBAI, July 16 (Reuters) – As England paceman Jimmy Anderson faces the prospect of a ban following a complaint from India, relations between the sides are in danger of becoming seriously soured in the wake of the latest contentious issue involving the Asian powerhouse.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) charged England’s bowling spearhead under level 3 of the code of conduct for allegedly “abusing and pushing Ravindra Jadeja” during the opening test of the five-match series in Nottingham last week.

Jul 12, 2014
Jul 12, 2014
Jul 7, 2014
Jul 7, 2014

India drops plans for late 2019 Asian Games bid

MUMBAI (Reuters) – India has dropped its plan to submit a late bid for the 2019 Asian Games after failing to meet an extended deadline, the secretary general of the Indian Olympic Association told Reuters on Monday.

Hanoi was awarded the Games in November 2012 ahead of the Indonesian city of Surabaya but the Vietnamese capital stood down as hosts in April fearing the multi-sport event would not be financially viable.

Jul 7, 2014

Games-India drops plans for late 2019 Asian Games bid

MUMBAI, July 7 (Reuters) – India has dropped its plan to submit a late bid for the 2019 Asian Games after failing to meet an extended deadline, the secretary general of the Indian Olympic Association told Reuters on Monday.

Hanoi was awarded the Games in November 2012 ahead of the Indonesian city of Surabaya but the Vietnamese capital stood down as hosts in April fearing the multi-sport event would not be financially viable.

Jul 6, 2014
Jul 6, 2014

India’s pace potency could decide their fate in England

MUMBAI (Reuters) – As India prepare to take on England in what promises to be a hard-fought series, the potency of a bowling attack in which Ishant Sharma is the only paceman to have played a test on English soil could prove to be the decisive factor.

India were humiliated 4-0 the last time they toured England in 2011 but the hosts appear vulnerable ahead of this five-match series after a 5-0 Ashes whitewash in Australia at the start of the year and a more recent home series defeat against Sri Lanka.

Jul 6, 2014

Cricket-India’s pace potency could decide their fate in England

MUMBAI, July 6 (Reuters) – As India prepare to take on England in what promises to be a hard-fought series, the potency of a bowling attack in which Ishant Sharma is the only paceman to have played a test on English soil could prove to be the decisive factor.

India were humiliated 4-0 the last time they toured England in 2011 but the hosts appear vulnerable ahead of this five-match series after a 5-0 Ashes whitewash in Australia at the start of the year and a more recent home series defeat against Sri Lanka.

Jun 25, 2014

Captain Cook needs to steady England ship or face mutiny

By Sudipto Ganguly

(Reuters) – English cricket stands at a crossroads and after the latest setback in a turbulent seven-month spell, captain Alastair Cook has done little to suggest he is the right man to lead the side into a new era of success.

During last year’s dismal tour Down Under, England were thrashed 5-0 in the Ashes series and followed that up by bowing out of the World Twenty20 at the group stage, culminating with an embarrassing defeat to the Netherlands.