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Lee to endorse Timex watches

Last updated on: August 07, 2003 21:28 IST
  August 7, 2003 | 21:35 IST


Brett Lee to endorse Timex watches

Australian speedster Brett Lee will be the brand ambassador of Timex' Billenium watches, and will make select appearances in India in coming months.
[htcricket.com]



England face selection puzzle

Do they look to the future or concentrate on the current challenge of overcoming a strong South African side. This is the selection dilemma facing England selectors and skipper Michael Vaughan ahead of the third Test Trent Bridge.
[cricket365.com]



Ponting gives outback venues thumbs up

Australian one-day captain Ricky Ponting has heaped praise on the facilities at Cairns and Darwin, following the first-ever international matches played at the venues.
[cricket365.com]



Cricket official quits after racial abuse

An Asian chairman of a Yorkshire cricket league has resigned after members of his team were racially abused while fielding on the boundary during a match.
[htcricket.com]



South Africa caught in anthrax scare

South Africa's cricketers were caught in the midst of an alleged terrorist attack on Wednesday, as their hotel in London had to be evacuated.
[cricket.org]



May defends Warne charity match

Australian Cricketers' Association chief executive Tim May today hit back at the World Anti-Doping Agency saying it should stop criticising Shane Warne's participation in a charity match.
[foxsports.news.com.au]



Test players in county form

In the seven days before England's select their side for the third Test against South Africa, BBC Sport charts the fortunes of those in the running for a place.
[bbc.co.uk]



Sourav Ganguly offered Rs 600 million marketing deal

Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly is being offered a Rs 600 million marketing deal but it is still not decided if he is taking it, a report said on Thursday.
[htcricket.com]



Waugh books passage to India

The Test cricket calendar has been kind to Steve Waugh, ensuring he has a smooth passage through to his final frontier - India.
[stuff.co.nz]



Fleming's mana excites coach

John Bracewell says his meeting with Black Caps captain Stephen Fleming "left the hairs standing up on the back of my neck".
[stuff.co.nz]



Ramesh's omission surprising

Even as the country continues its rather elusive search for a pair of reliable Test openers, Sadagopan Ramesh does not even find his name among the 36 probables announced by the national selectors for the pre-season conditioning camp in Bangalore. Shocking, but true.
[thehindu.com]



McGrath backlash

Chief executive James Sutherland admitted yesterday that Cricket Australia received "15 days worth of complaints" and a backlash from sponsors after Glenn McGrath's verbal tirade in the West Indies.
[foxsports.news.com.au]



Murali: I feared for career

Muttiah Muralitharan says he believed his career could be over when he was called for throwing in Australia eight years ago.
[bbc.co.uk]



Hussey hits his best ever score to see off Scotland

Mike Hussey hit his highest score in one-day cricket as Northamptonshire Steelbacks beat Scotland by 75 runs at Wantage Road.
[ananova.com]



Bangladesh see light at end of tunnel

Chief executive James Sutherland admitted yesterday Cricket Australia received "15 days' worth of complaints" and a backlash from sponsors after Glenn McGrath's verbal tirade in the West Indies.
[smh.com.au]



Gough always came to the party

Giving it his all finally put a stop to one of England's great fast bowlers, writes Derek Pringle in London.
[smh.com.au]



Smith and Ntini could cash in after heroics

The fantastic performances by Makhaya Ntini and Graeme Smith at the weekend have catapulted them into the limelight as cricket greats and will help their marketability in the long-term.
[iol.co.za]



Stars line up for city cricket

Twenty-four current and former internationals will take part in a six-a-side tournament between all-star city teams at Hove on Friday.
[bbc.co.uk]



Gough will be missed

It's a real shame Darren Gough has had to retire from Test cricket.
[bbc.co.uk]



Batty can be England's trump card

An alternative strategy, depending largely on the weather in the interim and forecast for the match, might be to supplement Ashley Giles's left-arm spin with an off-break bowler.
[guardian.co.uk]



Cork primed to provide the fizz

The fact that Dominic Cork is 32 today is unlikely to dissuade the Derbyshire captain from tuning in this weekend to see if he has been called up to rescue England.
[guardian.co.uk]



England pace bowler Jones back in action

The England paceman Simon Jones began his long-awaited comeback from a career-threatening knee injury yesterday.
[independent.co.uk]

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