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Harbhajan cleared of racial abuse

Harbhajan cleared of racial abuse

January 29, 2008 – The India spinner Harbhajan Singh has today been cleared of racially abusing Australia’s Andrew Symonds and had his three-Test ban lifted at an Internatinal Cricket Council (ICC) code of conduct hearing. Instead the off-spinner has been fined 50% of his match fee from the second Test in Sydney, having pleaded guilty to using abusive language towards Symonds.

India to prove today its close status to Australia

India to prove today its close status to Australia

January 28, 2008 – IR Summary -The match between India and Australia has become very interesting, both teams are fighting the best, neck to neck, and it is now for India to prove that it has equal excellence in their game and can beat Australia by making this match a tie.

Sachin Tendulkar feels satisfied on hitting 39th century

Sachin Tendulkar feels satisfied on hitting 39th century

Adelaide, Australia: January 24, 2008 – Sachin Tendulkar feel fully satisfied after hitting his 39th century here today since he had a wish to make a big knock on this ground.

India in sound position, may hope to level series if crosses 450

India in sound position, may hope to level series if crosses 450

January 24, 2008 – IR Summary – India made 309/5 on the first day with run rate of 3.59 in 86 overs. The present position of India is very good, sound and safe and may lead it to a good result, if it crosses 400, and it shall be marvelous if India crosses 450 and can then hope for the second win to level the series.

India capable of snatching next match from Australia

India capable of snatching next match from Australia

January 21, 2008 – Former Captain of Indian Cricket Team Sourav Ganguly said that India is so strong enough to defeat Australia in the coming test and shall level the series.

Yuvraj out, Sehwag and Pathan in for Perth Test

Yuvraj out, Sehwag and Pathan in for Perth Test

Perth, Australia: January 16, 2008 – IR Summary – Yuvraj Singh has been unlucky probably due to his love affairs, he gave a very poor performance in Australia. The Indian fans never expected such a poor show from Yuvraj. However, Virender Sehwag and Irfan Pathan have been lucky, they are to play in the Test in Perth.

Sehwag hopeful of playing in Perth Test

Sehwag hopeful of playing in Perth Test

Canberra: January 12, 2008-IR Summary- After gaining more confidence against the ACT XI, Virender Sehwag is very hopeful of playing in the next match. His success in this match on Saturday was due to his concentration, which is the key to his performance.

ICC bowed to pressure and removed Steve Bucknor: Clive Lloyd

ICC bowed to pressure and removed Steve Bucknor: Clive Lloyd

January 11, 2008 – West Indies team Manager Clive Lloyd has criticized the International Cricket Council for its decision of replacing Umpire Steve Bucknor for the third Test between Australia and India in Perth. He said that the Council has deliberately bowed to the pressure of BCCI.

Australia designed to win match at India’s cost -Ponting denied

Australia designed to win match at India’s cost -Ponting denied

Melbourne, Australia: January 10, 2008 – Australia’s Cricket Captain Ricky Ponting was disturbed as a result of scornful criticism of the Australian team’s harsh behavior, and said that he would, in future, try to improve these lapses.

Hair advises Bucknor to retire of his own

Hair advises Bucknor to retire of his own

Melbourne, Australia: January 9, 2007 – It is the right time for West Indies official to retire of his own good, otherwise there are such circumstances when he may be asked to quit, Controversial Australian umpire Darrell Hair said.