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March 21, 2015

Bangladesh ‘made to lose’ in World Cup: Hasina

Dhaka, March 21 : Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said her country was "made to lose" the cricket World Cup quarterfinal against India, according to media reports on Saturday."There's nothing to be upset. Everyone has seen how we were made to lose. We will win in the future," she said, according to a bdnews24.com report. "We would have won if the umpires did not give wrong decisions. Insha Allah, Bangladesh will win in the future. Bangladesh will become world champions…

I-League: Royal Wahingdoh held by Bharat FC

Guwahati, March 21 : Royal Wahingdoh FC were held to a 1-1 draw against Bharat FC in an I-League football tournament encounter at the Nehru Stadium here on Saturday.Both teams, however, ended with 10-men on-the-field as Nigerian Loveday Enyinnaya for the Royal’s and Bobby Hassell of Bharat were sent off following a tussle. Forward Jackichand Singh strike for the home-team in the 32nd minute was nullified by striker Kris Bright five minutes before the end of regulation time. Jackichand’s goal came after the…

Not retiring from any format: Gayle

Wellington, March 21: West Indies batsman Chris Gayle on Saturday made it clear that he is not retiring from any form of the game, but a recurring back injury will keep him out of upcoming Test series against England."I'm actually out of the Test series, the back won't hold up for that format at this point in time. But I haven't retired from any format as yet," Gayle was quoted as saying by espncricinfo. "As I go on I will keep informing the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) about my…

Australia will aim to continue dominating India: Maxwell

Sydney, March 21: Australia’s power-hitting batsman Glenn Maxwell on Saturday said they have to be at their best and will look to dominate an in-form Indian side in the World Cup semi-final at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Thursday."India are a very good side, they wouldn't be here in the semi-finals if they weren't a good side. We have to bring our A game forward when we play them this week," Maxwell said. India had a disappointing summer in Australia when they lost the four-match Test…

India have to still beat two big favourites

Almost a month before the World Cup got underway, when most people were writing off India’s chances of defending their title, two of us grey-haired individuls said on a television talk show that it would be an India-Australia final at the majestic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on March 29.The others on the panel were not so sure and played safe by predicting a South Africa-Australia final with New Zealand as the dark horse because they are the only side playing all their matches at home, including the semis. India…
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