Cricket

England skipper Collingwood’s duck against South Africa linked to strip club visit

London, Sept.19 : Scoring a duck in a cricket match would not merit much attention, but in England skipper Paul Collingwood’s case, it resulted in the media being all over him because his early dismissal against South Africa in a Twenty20 World Cup match was blamed on a visit to a strip club.

The 31-year-old father of one admitted that he went to a lap-dancing club in Cape Town in the early hours of Saturday morning. In less than 24 hours he was out for a duck against South Africa, reports The Daily Mail.

England skipper Collingwood’s duck against South Africa linked to strip club visit

London, Sept.19: Scoring a duck in a cricket match would not merit much attention, but in England skipper Paul Collingwood’s case, it resulted in the media being all over him because his early dismissal against South Africa in a Twenty20 World Cup match was blamed on a visit to a strip club.

The 31-year-old father of one admitted that he went to a lap-dancing club in Cape Town in the early hours of Saturday morning. In less than 24 hours he was out for a duck against South Africa, reports The Daily Mail.

Tendulkar wishes national side luck for T20 World Cup

Kolkata, Sept 18: Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar today wished the Indian team luck for the ongoing Twenty20 World Cup in South Africa, and hoped it would do well in the upcoming matches.

"I have been watching, it’s (Twenty20 format) fantastic. The team has done well. It is just the last match that wasn't the result we wanted, but the tournament is still wide open, and I am confident the team will do well," Tendulkar told reporters at a function to promote the Kolkata Open WTA event here.

Dravid quits as India captain

New Delhi, Sept 14: In a surprise move, batsman Rahul Dravid has resigned as India captain with immediate effect in order to concentrate on his batting.

Dravid had rendered his resignation to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President, Sharad Pawar, at a meeting here on Thursday, which the board accepted today.

Board secretary Niranjan Shah said in a statement that Dravid asked the BCCI to relieve him of the captaincy job before Australia's tour of India, beginning later this month.

Mohammad Asif confident about getting Sehwag’s wicket early

Durban: Pakistan pacer Mohammad Asif has said that he is well aware of the weaknesses of India‘s swashbuckling batsman Virender Sehwag, and he would try to get rid of the Delhi player early when the two sides meet in a Group D match of the Twenty20 World Championship here later today.

Aiming to continue the psychological advantage he has been enjoying over Sehwag for the last two years, Asif said, “I know his weaknesses very well, and I want to exploit them yet again.”

BCCI launches its own ‘premier’ T20 league

New Delhi, Sept 13: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) today launched its own cash-rich domestic and international Twenty20 league with the support of top Test playing nations.

BCCI vice president Lalit Modi here announced the setting of the Indian Premier League in the presence of top representatives of several Test playing nations and the International Cricket Council (ICC).

Hard Times have passed, says Irfan Pathan

Irfan Pathan
Chennai: Irfan Pathan, who has been out of the test and one-day team, has got a new lease of life with getting a berth in the Twenty20 World Cup squad. Promising to get his rhythm back, Irfan stated that “hard days are over now.”

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