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Jasvinder Sidhu, with the Delhi sports team, has been a journalist for 20 years and writes on cricket.

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Wagging finger, expletives: HT journo describes abuse by Kohli

Kohli then called Sumit Ghosh, reporter of Bangla daily Ebela reporter, and had a short conversation with him. The next moment Sumit, an old friend of mine, walked toward me and said, “Sidhu, he has apologised to you for his behaviour. He mistook you for a reporter from another English daily... It was mistaken identity.”

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Updated on Mar 05, 2015 01:54 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Perth

Where India's anti-DRS stand is under review

It is well known that under N Srinivasan's leadership, the BCCI has been the most vocal against DRS technology. Some other boards also raised questions against certain technological aspects of the review mechanism. But it appears the International Cricket Council (ICC), headed by Srinivasan, considers the Indian board the biggest villain as far as opposition to the DRS goes.

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Updated on Mar 02, 2015 06:25 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Perth

The UAE team: Juggling day jobs and a dream

A police officer, two marketing executives, three salesmen, four bankers and a flight attendant — welcome to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) World Cup team.

Updated on Feb 24, 2015 02:52 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Melbourne

I take one day at a time to combat fatigue: Kohli

It is not always about playing the right shot; it could also be about making the right moves off the field. India have completed three months Down Under. Away from home for so long could drain the players not just physically, but mentally and emotionally as well.

Updated on Feb 22, 2015 06:06 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Melbourne

World Cup 2015: GPS data keeps Aussie players fit and firing

Maintaining fluid levels is crucial but the next time one sees an Australia fast bowler sipping on a drink at the boundary after a spell, it would be because a precise reading of the level of body salts had been made than the mere fact that he is tired.

Updated on Feb 20, 2015 12:07 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Canberra

The Aussie cricket store where Waugh brothers and Michael Clarke once worked as salesmen

Kingsgrove Sports Centre is barely 10 minutes away from the suburban Kingsgrove Station. This famous cricketing gear store owned by Harry Solomons, an Australian of Sri Lankan origin, has been a destination for players since it was opened 35 years ago.

Updated on Mar 01, 2015 10:51 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Kingsgrove

Indian fans have time of their lives in ‘enemy’ stands

As defending champions India were winning the battle of nerves at a frenzied Adelaide Oval, some fans found their way behind enemy lines, cheering on the Men in Blue as a deafening silence enveloped on the sea of green.

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Updated on Feb 16, 2015 07:48 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Adelaide

WC 2015: Cricket fever in the air, India-Pak ‘war’ breaks out in Adelaide

For seven hours on Sunday, Simar Paul Singh and Khurram Ahemad will cease to be friends and business partners. And Indo-Pak Cuisine, the restaurant they jointly run in Salisbury, 25km from the Adelaide Oval — the venue of Sunday’s prize fight between India and Pakistan — will stay closed for a little more than that.

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Updated on Feb 15, 2015 07:42 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Adelaide

Indian bookies, ‘honey traps’ top ICC’s watchlist

As breathless fans count down the hours to cricket’s biggest spectacle, the shadow of fixing isn’t too far away.

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Updated on Feb 14, 2015 01:26 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Adelaide

Before World Cup clash, India-Pak Adelaide ‘friendly’ gets too hot

It was supposed to be a dry run but there was no keeping the steam down during an India-Pakistan friendly between local teams in Adelaide.

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Updated on Feb 13, 2015 12:36 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Adelaide

Know your World Cup Warrior: Stuart Binny | Inner battle

Whatever Stuart Binny achieves in this tournament, he cannot escape comparisons with his father Roger, who was the hero of the 1983 triumph as a similar seam-bowling all-rounder

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Updated on Feb 11, 2015 03:41 PM IST
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Know your World Cup warrior: Shikhar Dhawan | Get knocked down, get up again

For years, he lived under the shadow of Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir, but his steely temperament and patience were eventually rewarded. Shikhar Dhawan's career has been a hit-and-miss affair.

Updated on Feb 11, 2015 03:48 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By

World Cup: How India discovered Mohammed Shami via Kolkata

Fast bowling genes ran in the family, but the cricketing dreams of his father and brother were snuffed out early. This is the story of how Mohammed Shami took a timely train ride and reached his destination.

Updated on Feb 11, 2015 03:57 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByJasvinder Sidhu and Somshuvra Laha

Here's why the Indo-Pak tie in Adelaide will keep fans 'secular'

The World Cup's biggest game will have an 85-point 'code of conduct' for spectators -- one that specifically bars religious messages -- at the Adelaide Oval when defending champions India play Pakistan on February 15.

Updated on Jan 15, 2015 03:50 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

When cricket got its colour in 1992 tournament

The 1992 World Cup with coloured clothing, floodlights, white balls and black sight screens in Australia and New Zealand was remarkable. John Wright tells HT in an interview how it all started Down Under.

Updated on Jan 15, 2015 03:08 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By

Delhi cricket officials ‘go nuts’ this time

A DDCA official was accused of stealing peanuts from the Rajasthan Ranji team dressing room at the Feroz Shah Kotla ground, during its game against Delhi. The visiting team manager Vijendar Yadav has filed a written complaint.

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Updated on Dec 25, 2014 04:40 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Meiyappan was betting from home: India Cements

Son-in-law of sidelined BCCI president N Srinivasan was team principal of ICL-owned CSK until he was arrested by Mumbai Police last year and charged with illegal betting on IPL matches.

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Updated on Apr 03, 2015 12:28 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Indians for lighter bats to tackle bounce

To counter the pace and bounce in Australian pitches, most of India's top batsman landed in Australia with slightly modified bats in their kitbags. Bat manufacturers have provided them with lighter bats for better handling and ‘pick-up’.

Updated on Dec 08, 2014 06:58 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By

IPL spot-fixing: BCCI sealed my fate in five minutes, claims Sreesanth

Banned Rajasthan Royals pacer S Sreesanth is closely following the Supreme Court proceedings in the IPL spot-fixing scandal and believes his case was hastily decided by the BCCI.

Updated on Dec 02, 2014 04:05 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

IPL spot-fixing scandal: Mudgal panel had to push players to talk

The Justice Mukul Mudgal committee examined around 100 persons before finalising the IPL spot-fixing scandal with its investigators having to coerce information out of many of the players it questioned.

Updated on Nov 21, 2014 02:09 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

IPL fixing: Mystery player 'individual 3' raises questions

The Mudgal panel report points to a player mentioned as 'individual 3'. It says Srinivasan didn't act on violations by 'individual 3', raising the question how important the player could be. Cricket shamed

Updated on Nov 19, 2014 12:54 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

No respite for Srinivasan as SC stops shy of naming star players

When a Special Bench of the Supreme Court, comprising Justices TS Thakur and FM Kalifullah, began the much-awaited hearing into the Mudgal Committee findings on Friday, BCCI lawyer, C Aryama Sundaram, and Kapil Sibal, representing barred BCCI president, N Srinivasan, wore confident looks. But the Bench's revelation of four 'other actors in the drama' came as a shocker to them.

Updated on Nov 15, 2014 05:14 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

IPL spot-fixing: Next hearing in SC on Friday

The Supreme Court will go through the Justice Mudgal Committee report on the betting and spot-fixing scandal in the 2013 edition of the Indian Premier League on Friday.

Updated on Nov 10, 2014 04:17 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Sports champ to disgraced criminal: The fall of wrestler Jagdish Bhola

Bhola was just a child when two of his uncles who stayed with his family committed suicide. Bhola's story is like many others in a long list of Indian sportspersons who after retiring or failing to make a mark in the arena, have channelised their strength and used their familiarity to rule the underworld.

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Updated on Nov 02, 2014 06:53 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

From medal dreams to prison bars: A story of fallen sportsmen

The list of sportsmen behind bars in India is dominated by boxers, lifters and wrestlers. While ex-India batsman Jacob Martin was arrested three years ago on charges of human trafficking, wrestler Jagdish Bhola was held last year for alleged links to a Rs 700cr drug cartel.

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Updated on Nov 02, 2014 02:31 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

ISL: The 3 'R's of curbing corruption in football

Corrupt practices in football is not new. To protect its new cash-rich competition, the Indian Super League, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) is banking on the message spread by its integrity unit, one based on three 'R's.

Updated on Oct 31, 2014 12:53 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi/kolkata

Karnataka youngster not just another brick in the wall

So many good things have been happening to Karnataka cricketer Kannaur Lokesh Rahul that the 22-year-old feels the days to don the India colours could just be round the corner.

Updated on Oct 28, 2014 03:14 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Mudgal panel quizzed Khetarpal on Dhoni's manager

Before wrapping up its investigation in the IPL fixing scandal, the Justice Mukul Mudgal Committee questioned former sports promoter Aushim Khetarpal and MS Dhoni's friend-cum-manager Arun Pandey.

Updated on Oct 28, 2014 02:40 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

I too was a victim of molestation: Mary Kom

The nation might be celebrating Mary Kom’s gold at the Incheon Asian Games, but the champion boxer disclosed that she was allegedly molested during a camp in Rohtak some time back.

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Updated on Oct 18, 2014 10:01 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

If someone asks you to do wrong things, he is not a friend: Amir

At 18, he was on his way to becoming the pace king of Pakistan. But the ground beneath Mohammad Amir's feet caved in after he was found guilty in the spot-fixing scandal on the 2010 England tour.

Updated on Oct 15, 2014 02:19 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi
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