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Can Munaf Patel derail Rawalpindi Express?

Last updated on: September 02, 2003 20:36 IST
  September 2, 2003 | 20:40 IST


Can Munaf Patel derail Rawalpindi Express?

Yes, if pace legend Dennis Lillee is to be believed, this unknown lad from a nondescript Gujarat village Ikhar in Bharuch has been sending down 140-150 kmph zingers on a regular basis.
[ timesofindia.indiatimes.com ]



Legends who bowed out at The Oval

Alec Stewart joins a list of cricketing superstars who will make their farewell's to the game at the Oval...
[ mirror.co.uk ]



Gaffer will be king for a day

Alec Stewart will be feted by an unprecedented England captains' guard of honour when he makes his Test farewell at The Oval on Thursday.
[ mirror.co.uk ]



Caddick to have surgery

England pace bowler Andrew Caddick will be out of action for another three months after being told to undergo surgery.
[ bbc.co.uk ]



BCCI seeks approval for resuming cricket ties

BCCI has sought Centre's approval for resuming cricketing ties with Pakistan by kicking off three bilateral junior level tournaments but is yet to receive a response, a senior BCCI official said.
[ thatscricket.com ]



Friendly cricket polls in the offing

It's election time again. But don't expect any major fireworks, or indeed any dramatic changes in the composition of the Indian cricket board this season.
[ timesofindia.indiatimes.com ]



ESPN-Star stumps Sidhu

ESPN-Star sports commentator and former India cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu has been removed from an "exclusive" contract with the ESPN-Star sports commentary panel last month.
[mid-day.com]



Centre's nod sought to resume cricket ties with Pak

BCCI had sought Centre's approval for resuming cricketing ties with Pakistan starting with three bilateral junior level tournaments, but was yet to receive a response, said a senior BCCI official.
[indiatimes.com]



No decision on Indo-Pak cricket yet

The Union government has yet to take a final decision on resumption of cricketing ties between India and Pakistan, BCCI secretary S K Nair said.
[mid-day.com]



County stint was a bad batting phase of my career: Yuvraj

Yuvraj Singh dismissed his unimpressive show in his debut county season as "one of those bad batting phases" and insisted that his stint with Yorkshire had been a "good experience".
[htcricket.com]



The first cut - Aavishkar Salvi

"I was shocked when Sourav said, 'Salvi, you're starting'," said Aavishkar Salvi.
[cricket.org]



ICC launches awards for 2003

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has launched its 2003 awards for promoting excellence in the game's development.
[htcricket.com]



Don's bat expected to fetch Rs 4.8 lakh

The bat Don Bradman used to score record-breaking centuries in the first post-War Ashes series will be put up for auction in Bowral, New South Wales on October 19.
[mid-day.com]



Bracewell: Stop blame game

Kiwi coach John Bracewell aimed a parting shot at English cricket's "blame culture" after leading Gloucestershire to their sixth one-day trophy in five years.
[mirror.co.uk]



I want to keep playing for Mumbai: Amol

The stylish Mumbai right hander, who started his domestic career in a similar vein as the likes of Dravids and Gangulys in the early 90s, is eagerly waiting to hear the Mumbai side that will take on Rest of India in the Irani Trophy later this month.
[mid-day.com]



Alec Stewart: 133 and out

Stewart's last stand comes, fittingly, at the Oval.
[guardian.co.uk]



It's life for the Waughs, while Davo calls it a day

Their paths first crossed in the late 1970s and, even then, Alan Davidson suspected the gifted teenage twins were destined for grander stages than this, an East Hills municipal cricket ground.
[smh.com.au]



All talk and no play on Day one

With rain ensuring no action on field the attention was focussed on the meeting between India's senior players and the BCCI officials over the proposed graded system for players according to seniority.
[indianexpress.com]



All talk and no play on Day one

With rain ensuring no action on field the attention was focussed on the meeting between India's senior players and the BCCI officials over the proposed graded system for players according to seniority.
[indianexpress.com]



Confident Mehmood predicts better show in 3rd Test

Captain of Bangladesh Cricket Team Khalid Mehmood has said that we are confident that our boys will show an improved performance here in the third Test match against Pakistan scheduled to commence from September 3.
[paktribune.com]



Rhodes on verge of retirement

Jonty Rhodes is on the verge of retiring from cricket after Gloucestershire announced he would not be returning to the club in 2004.
[bbc.co.uk]



Country comes first to South Africa

As county cricket comes under fire from unlikely quarters, it will not be lost on a buoyant South Africa team that their own backyard is being put in order.
[bbc.co.uk]



County game suffers in spotlight

County cricket has precious few occasions on which it can showcase itself to the public, but on Saturday it failed to take advantage of a precious opportunity.
[bbc.co.uk]

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