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Malan’s miscue undermines a mighty effort

Malan’s miscue undermines a mighty effort

Like complaining about having too much money, it seems churlish to take issue with Dawid Malan after his maiden Test century. Malan had not only made England's highest score in a Test in Australia since January 2011 (since Alastair Cook made 189 in Sydney), but contributed to England's highest fifth-wicket stand in Ashes history (237)…
‘Economics alone cannot dictate Test cricket’ – BCCI CEO

‘Economics alone cannot dictate Test cricket’ – BCCI CEO

In February, the ICC's chief executives' committee will put its finishing touches to the next Future Tours Programme (FTP) for the 2019-23 cycle. Earlier this month, representatives of the 12 Full Member countries along with the ICC operations team led by its general manager cricket, Geoff Allardice, fleshed out the proposed FTP, listing out the…
‘Club cricket toughened me up’ – Gary Neville

‘Club cricket toughened me up’ – Gary Neville

Gary Neville, the former Manchester United and England defender, believes that his experience of playing in men's cricket as a youngster was instrumental in giving him the competitive edge to become a top-class footballer. Neville, who won 20 trophies with United in a two-decade career, was a talented cricketer as a kid, and played for…
Malinga ‘rested’ for India T20s

Malinga ‘rested’ for India T20s

Lasith Malinga has been "rested" from Sri Lanka's T20 squad, one week after he had left the Bangladesh Premier League early due to personal reasons. Suranga Lakmal has also been omitted. Only six players remain from the T20 squad that faced Pakistan in October, as several first team players - left out of that last…
Samuels, Joseph ruled out of New Zealand ODIs

Samuels, Joseph ruled out of New Zealand ODIs

Marlon Samuels, Sunil Narine and Alzarri Joseph have been ruled out of West Indies' limited-overs leg of New Zealand. While Samuels was pulled out due to an injured right hand and Joseph a back strain, Narine - only in the T20 squad - made himself unavailable for personal reasons. Sunil Ambris, who took a blow…
Nothing shakes Smith’s command and control

Nothing shakes Smith’s command and control

In the three years that Steven Smith has been leading his country in Test matches, he has already dealt with plenty of extraordinary circumstances. His very first day was a sapping one against India in Brisbane, there were the five defeats in a row to Sri Lanka and South Africa, an epic duel with Virat…
Most Indians believe Modinomics working, finds Times Group’s mega online poll – Times of India

Most Indians believe Modinomics working, finds Times Group’s mega online poll – Times of...

NEW DELHI: Most Indians believe Modinomics is working, as 74 per cent respondents, in an online survey conducted in 9 languages across 10 Times Group media properties, share the government's view that the country's economy is on an upward trajectory. The three part-survey was conducted online between December 12-15 with over half a million responses.…
Most voters say no to politics of religion in Times Group’s mega online poll – Times of India

Most voters say no to politics of religion in Times Group’s mega online poll...

NEW DELHI: A majority of Indians don't believe India has become less tolerant or secular under the NDA, according to an online survey conducted in 9 languages across 10 Times Group media properties. However, an overwhelming majority of the respondents want the BJP-led government not to focus on religious issues while campaigning during elections, finds…
Govt will bear merchant charge on debit card purchases up to Rs 2,000 – Times of India

Govt will bear merchant charge on debit card purchases up to Rs 2,000 –...

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI: In a move that will encourage small shops to accept electronic payments, the government has decided to bear the charges merchants pay to banks on purchases of up to Rs 2,000 using a debit card, Bhim or Aadhaar. The subsidy will be available for a period of two years starting from January 1,…
Hemraj’s wife appeals against Talwars’ acquittal – Times of India

Hemraj’s wife appeals against Talwars’ acquittal – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The acquittal of doctor couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar in the sensational Aarushi-Hemraj murder case has been challenged in Supreme Court by the wife of Hemraj, the murdered domestic help. In October, the Allahabad high court acquitted the Talwar couple, saying they could not be held guilty in the double murder on the…
Brexit talks ‘can move to next stage’

Brexit talks ‘can move to next stage’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBrexit: Theresa May says agreement is "important step" on the road to BrexitEU leaders have agreed to move Brexit talks on to the second phase but called for "further clarity" from the UK about the future relationship it wants. The first issue to be discussed, early next…
‘Shocking apathy’ to fraternity drinking

‘Shocking apathy’ to fraternity drinking

Image copyright ABC Image caption Several fraternity members are still facing charges related to the death of Tim Piazza (centre) A committee probing the Pennsylvania State University's response to drinking in fraternities has issued a blistering report following a student's death. A grand jury found on Friday that administrators displayed a "shocking apathy" to dangerous…