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  August 20, 2003 | 13:50 IST

Paras Mhambrey to assist Wright

The Indian cricket board has sought the services of Mumbai's Ranji Trophy-winning captain Paras Mhambrey to assist coach John Wright in the second leg (September 1 to 6) of the on-going conditioning camp in Bangalore.
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73 Tests and going strong!

Doing duty in 73 Tests, 330 One Day Internationals and on 92 cricket grounds suggest that some latter day Mohammed Azharuddin or Sachin Tendulkar has risen up in our ranks. But that unique record, as on August 18, 2003, stands in the name of Harsha Bhogle, peerless cricket anchor, pleasant TV chat show host, incisive journalist, sports fiend and good friend.
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Singapore shops for young Indian talent

What do you do when your dreams of becoming an international cricketer fall through? Become a commentator...or play for Singapore.
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The Ferrari fuss – much ado about nothing

Let me see if I understand this correctly. A man is gifted a Ferrari for his accomplishments in service to his country. He requests, from the government, a waiver on the import duty, which is subsequently granted. Where is the impropriety? How is he above the law? Should the fact that the man is Sachin Tendulkar make a difference?
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Youngsters to the fore as new cricket season approaches

A clutch of youngsters are vying a place in the national side as the 2003-04 cricket season gets underway with the Challenger Trophy next month.
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McGrath turns hand to writing

Glenn McGrath, Australia's most successful World Cup wicket taker, has offered his support to The Northcott Society, an organisation dedicated to helping those with disabilities.
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Experimental one-day rules to be tried out in Australia

Taking a cue from their counterparts in England, ECB, which experimented with the Twenty20Cup to revitalise the domestic competition this season, Cricket Australia has decided to introduce a series of innovative one-day formats on a trial basis in the annual eight-team State Institute Challenge to be held in Queensland from Saturday.
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Selectors got it right - Lloyd

Sky Sports commentator David Lloyd hails England's third Test victory and believes the introduction of Martin Bicknell to the attack - albeit for just one Test - could be a masterstroke.
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Tim de Lisle: Hussain makes the difference as a bad pitch provides great entertainment

It takes something special for South Africa to lose a Test match. Before Monday they had been beaten in only eight Tests out of 51 since their last series in this country: five to the marauding Australians, one in the Caribbean when they had already secured a historic series victory, one against England when Hansie Cronje declared to secure a leather jacket for his wife, and one in Sri Lanka, just after Cronje's downfall, when Muttiah Muralitharan tied them up in knots.
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Anderson banking on Headingley help

James Anderson is hoping the Headingley pitch will provide its usual assistance for seam bowlers when the fourth Test against South Africa gets under way on Thursday.
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Kabir gets England message at last

Kabir Ali excused himself for being a little rushed. "I've still got some packing to do before I set off for Yorkshire," he said a little breathlessly at lunchtime. "I didn't really know until late yesterday that I was in the Test squad."
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Fans rush to snap up Headingley tickets

Headingley's future as a regular Test venue has been secured by a sudden rush for tickets for tomorrow's fourth Test against South Africa in the wake of England's stirring victory at Trent Bridge.
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SA keep perspective

Throughout this tour we have had a catchphrase: You have to control the controllables.
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Lawson's action needs more work

West Indian paceman Jermaine Lawson will undergo more work on his bowling action after he was reported to the International Cricket Council during the fourth Test with Australia here in May.
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Kirsten confirmed fit for fourth Test

Gary Kirsten came through two batting sessions in the Headingley nets on Wednesday and looks a solid bet to take his place in Thursday's fourth Test.
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Butler leaps at spearhead role

Ian Butler may go down in history as one of the few international fast bowlers to look forward to a cricket tour of India.
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Reaction to NZ squad to India and Pakistan

Craig McMillan says he has the hunger back again as he is recalled to the NZ squad to tour India and Pakistan.
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It's just not cricket

Hugh Ross of North Rocks and his neighbours were fearful of summers spent listening to the sound of leather on willow and having a backyard full of cricket balls.
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Warne stays mum despite media appeal

Shane Warne emerged from hiding yesterday but was saying little about the sex-related controversies that have added more unwanted footnotes to his cricket career.
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Warne returns to nets and tutoring

Shane Warne emerged from his Brighton bunker yesterday – but not even his Victorian cricket coach was game to ask about the latest scandal to rock his world.
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Sutherland says Warne can't train

Shane Warne returned to training with the Victorian squad yesterday, but won't be afforded the same opportunity at national level until the Boxing Day Test at the earliest.
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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.
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Be a slow ball star with Bicknell

Hi I'm Martin Bicknell and this is my guide to perfecting the slow ball.
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Three teams enter Buchi Babu quarters

Hyderabad and two local outfits - TNCA Presidents XI and Combined Districts XI - have made it to the quarterfinals on the third and concluding day of the Sahara Buchi Babu Memorial Cricket tournament.
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Under-19s win series in England

South Africa scored their biggest victory at under-19 level when they thrashed England by an innings and 173 runs at Chelmsford on Tuesday.
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Under-19 Team for Tour of Namibia is Selected

The team will tour Namibia from September 2 to October 10 for the qualifying round of Africa and East Asia Pacific tournament.
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Fresh hope for cricket festival

The club behind a prestigious annual cricket festival which faces an uncertain future said it hoped the sporting celebration could continue in future years.
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