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  August 11, 2003 | 19:50 IST


Stop overreacting, Dennis

If anybody asked me which state has the best young cricketing talent in the country, they'd probably be surprised by my answer -- Uttar Pradesh.
[cricketnext.com]



The scandal he did not need

There are no such things as good and bad times to be involved in a phone sex scandal. Some are just worse than others.
[foxsports.news.com.au]



Vaughan produces change of direction in England thinking

County cricket has been given the chance to show its worth this week in Nottingham following the selection of four uncapped players in England's 13-man squad for the third Test at Trent Bridge.
[independent.co.uk]



Bond still doubtful for India series

New Zealand fast bowler Shane Bond, who is recovering from a back stress fracture, may not be fit in time for the team's upcoming tour of India.
[htcricket.com]



Fletcher under fire

Geoffrey Boycott has never shied away from controversy, but his opinions on England reflect what many have been thinking.
[bbc.co.uk]



Is there a triple of doubles for Smith?

Proteas coach Eric Simons says the young captain believes that is not impossible.
[iol.co.za]



Sachin's Ferrari draws flak

Cricket superstar Sachin Tendulkar drove head-long into controversy Monday after he was exempted from paying duty on a luxury Ferrari car gifted to him by one of his sponsors.
[sify.com]



Smith's saved Proteas, says vice-skipper

Vice-captain Mark Boucher insists skipper Graeme Smith is single-handedly repsonsible for turning South African cricket on it's head.
[msn.skysports.com]



Thilak keen to become one-day keeper

The Indian one-day cricket team is in need of a regular wicket keeper. Rahul Dravid has been doing the job, but the selectors are on the lookout.
[ndtv.com]



England are pathetic, blasts Boycott

The former England captain, who made over 8000 runs in 114 Tests, launched into an outspoken attack on the team, coach Duncan Fletcher and the selectors.
[msn.skysports.com]



Fletch is phantom menace

Geoff Boycott has attacked Duncan Fletcher as a 'phantom coach who gets away with murder'.
[thesun.co.uk]



Pakistan shifts South African series opener to Lahore

The Pakistan Cricket Board has switched the venue for the opening Test in the three-match series against South Africa in October from Rawalpindi to Lahore, in a revised schedule released Monday.
[hindustantimes.com]



The talk in cricket

Andrew Flintoff reckoned the bat he took into the Lord's Test had one more decent innings left in it - and that prediction proved as spot on as most of his awesome hitting.
[thisislondon.co.uk]



'Not many have so visibly revelled on the Test stage'

Darren Gough may not have been the greatest bowler to have played for England - although his 229 Test wickets command respect in any company - but there cannot be many who have so visibly revelled in playing on the international stage.
[guardian.co.uk]



He's an Ed with a brain

Ed Smith, batsman and author, is the biggest boffin to play for England for many years.
[thesun.co.uk]



Text pest claims hit Warne's comeback

Just when the banned Test bowler Shane Warne's thoughts were turning to playing again - albeit in charity matches - a mystery woman has emerged from his past with fresh allegations of harassment.
[smh.com.au]



Morgan backing under-fire coach

England boss David Morgan has come to the defence of Duncan Fletcher following the fiercest criticism yet of a coach suddenly under close scrutiny.
[thisislondon.co.uk]



Take lie detector test

A woman who accuses Shane Warne of bombarding her with raunchy telephone calls has challenged the Test cricketer to take a lie detector test over the scandal.
[theage.com.au]



Warne sex scandal may tarnish team

The latest sex scandal involving Shane Warne would do more damage to the already tarnished reputation of the Australian cricket team, his biographer said.
[theage.com.au]



Shane wanted me to keep quiet

A South African mother-of-three claims disgraced Australian cricketer Shane Warne bombarded her with raunchy phone messages for more than a year after she had a quick fling with him.
[sundaytimes.co.za]



Bond unlikely for India test series

Bond is still a week away from returning to bowling in the nets after suffering a back stress fracture in Sri Lanka in May.
[nzherald.co.nz]



ACC wants cricket in games

The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) wants the sport to be played in the South Asian Federation (SAF) Games to help end the deadlock between India and Pakistan.
[bbc.co.uk]



Smith displays good breeding of county set

England's selectors have gone back to the shires for their new Test caps, revealing the confusion and contradiction at the heart of the system.
[guardian.co.uk]


'Spoilt child' Hussain a hindrance to Vaughan

Vaughan will bring a much less tense and neurotic approach to the job of captaincy.
[independent.co.uk]



Vaughan produces change of direction in England thinking

Four uncapped players are called up for Trent Bridge as South African all-rounder snatches trip to Lord's for Worcestershire.
[independent.co.uk]

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