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Hunt is on for best Jimmy Savile lookalikes

Last updated on: August 19, 2003 18:18 IST
  August 19, 2003 | 18:20 IST

Hunt is on for best Jimmy Savile lookalikes

A competition to find the best Jimmy Savile lookalike will be held during the fourth Test between England and South Africa at Headingley.
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Two-day BCCI meet from tomorrow

Two years after its present set of office- bearers were elected here in September 2001, the bigwigs of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) are assembling in Chennai for a two-day working committee meeting beginning tomorrow.
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I want to bat down the order, in Tests: Virender Sehwag

The blaster, who has often been compared to Sachin Tendulkar, spoke about his troublesome back, his experience in the English county circuit and also the tough season ahead.
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England follow form horses

Twelve years split Kabir Ali and Martin Bicknell, the two pace bowlers called up by England for the fourth Test against South Africa.
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'We will miss Shaun - but we will do the job'

South Africa captain Graeme Smith and England's Michael Vaughan do not think the absence of Shaun Pollock from the tourists' side for the fourth Test at Headingley will be a decisive factor.
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Ali targets Test spot

Worcestershire's Kabir Ali hopes to continue the trend of successful Test debuts for England seam bowlers if he is picked to play against South Africa at Headingley.
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Buchi Babu Tourney: Hyderabad beat Air India

Hyderabad grounded a depleted Air India and entered the quarterfinals registering a big 105-run victory after lunch on the third and final day in the Sahara All India Buchi Babu Invitational Cricket Tournament today.
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High hopes for new Tiger

For 19-year-old Mashrafe Mortaza the greatest cricketing ambition is to become the Courtney Walsh of his country.
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We don't sledge: Waugh

Steve Waugh today blamed television replays for placing too much emphasis on sledging and said modern cricket is played in a good spirit.
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'Gavaskar views on sledging personal'

Australia Test Captain Steve Waugh today described as ''personal'', the comments by Indian batting hero Sunil Gavaskar that sledging was a slur on the image of cricket.
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Yoga an intrinsic part of training camp

It is a case of 'rise and shine.' An hour-long session of yoga helps the Indian team probables kickstart their day on a positive note every morning before boarding the team bus to the Chinnaswamy Stadium.
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Steve Waugh says Indian Test match series a "big challenge"

Australian skipper Steve Waugh said Monday the Test match series against India scheduled for October next year was a "big challenge" which his team would play "aggressively".
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Chiranjeevi to face Ganguly in cricket match

Encouraged by the success of Tollywood Trophy, MAA TV is doing an encore on September 7, at the municipal stadium in Vizag (Andhra Pradesh) with the MAA Cricket Star Trophy.
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I'm ready for my big test: Bicknell


Martin Bicknell has told Sky Sports News that he is ready to 'do a job' for England in the crucial fourth Test against South Africa, starting at Headingley on Thursday.
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Kirtley's mother makes all the noise

James Kirtley had the most dead-pan

countenance in Nottingham yesterday, somewhere between Les Dawson and Jack Dee, which befitted someone who had just bored the flannels off South Africa.
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Youngsters join the army in barmy delight

A normal Nottingham Monday morning:

queues at the Robin Hood experience, a bobbin of lace and men in uniform doling out parking tickets. A normal Monday morning then, except the policemen were smiling and handing out not speeding fines but free tickets to the Test.
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Vaughan savours 'career best'


captain Michael Vaughan hailed the third Test victory over South Africa at Trent Bridge as "the best match of my career".
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James Lawton: Timely victory for enduring values of grand old game

Trent Bridge drama shows that cricket's soul remains in five-day arena despite faith placed in aberration of Twenty20

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Upbeat Smith taking positives from defeat

South Africa captain Graeme Smith was far from deflated after his side lost the third Test to England by 70

runs on Monday.
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Lara, Pollock top Test rankings


Indian Brain Lara and South Africa's Shaun Pollock top the batting and bowling repectively in the latest PricewaterCoopers Test rankings released today.
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Headingley recall stuns veteran

Veteran fast bowler Martin Bicknell admitted today he is amazed to be recalled to the England team 10

years after his last Test.
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Lay off the kids, Warne's brother tells media pack

They wake each morning to a media scrum -

television cameramen, newspaper photographers and reporters camped on the driveway. Every move they make is recorded, any hint of family turmoil reported across the nation.
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NZ cricket selectors give ball to Mason and Hitchcock


Mason and Paul Hitchcock were the major talking points in the New Zealand cricket teams to tour India and Pakistan named today.
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Afghan cricketers pad up in Pakistan

Cricketers from war-torn

Afghanistan will get the opportunity to play competitive cricket in Pakistan in the next few months.
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Bangladesh cricket manager's Urdu interview shocks tour party


manager MA Latif has stunned the members of the national cricket team and the travelling journalists by giving a television interview in Urdu.
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Cricket festival 'must be saved'


Essex Cricket Festival which is facing the axe must be saved for the good of a town, it was claimed last night.
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