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January 20, 2015

Dravid endorses day/night Tests

New Delhi, Jan 20: Former Indian cricket captain Rahul Dravid Friday endorsed the idea of playing day/night Tests as a counter step to curb the ever shrinking spectator count in the longest form of the game."I am all for the experiment. I am definitely all for the experiment. Specially dwindling crowds in Test cricket is a worry. I know there are some challenges of playing cricket at night. The ball is one of them. The white ball gets discoloured. The pink ball could be an option," Dravid said on the sidelines…

‘ICC has made progress in reporting suspect bowling action’

Dubai, Jan 20: International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive David Richardson said Tuesday that they have made "significant progress" in identifying suspect action bowlers and suspending them.In the last few months, the ICC has reported and suspended some high profile bowlers, such as Pakistani spinners Saeed Ajmal and Mohammed Hafeez for not bowling fully legal deliveries. "We want to make sure that we don't lose ground on what has been significant progress over the last few months. The…

India have enough match-winners to lift World Cup: Dravid

New Delhi, Jan 20: Batting legend Rahul Dravid Tuesday said the presence of multiple match-winners in India's World Cup squad gives the title-holders a strong chance of retaining the mega trophy in Australia and New Zealand."I think India have a good chance to win the World Cup because we have so many match-winners," Dravid said on the sidelines of a sports lecture here. "Such is the format of the World Cup that getting into the quarter-finals should be easy for the top teams. Then after reaching…

ITF juniors: Indians register wins

Kolkata, Jan 20: Unseeded Indian Vanshika Sawhney defeated second-seeded Hsuan Pei Chen of Taipei in the opening round of the Girls Singles Under 18 at the ITF Juniors Tuesday.In a dominant display, Sawhney conceded only three games in the entire encounter, to win it by a 6-2, 6-1 scoreline, here at the red clay courts of the Dakshin Kalikata Sansad sports complex. India's Mayukh Rawat got the better of 5th seed Hua Chen Yu of Taipei 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 in the opening round in the under 18 Boys Singles. Kolkata boy…

ICC aims to tone down disrespectful behaviour, sledging

Dubai, Jan 20: The International Cricket Council (ICC) is aiming to tone down on-field disrespectful behaviour and sledging during the World Cup which commences in Australia and New Zealand Feb 14."Over the last six months, or even going back further to the last Ashes series, there have been too many examples of player behaviour going too far and overstepping the boundaries of acceptabilities. The amount of sledging and disrespect shown by players to each other was bad," ICC chief executive David Richardson said in…
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