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Former South African Cricket Captain Clive Rice Wins a Second Innings in Life at HCG
Business Wire IndiaFormer South African cricket captain Clive Rice who was down at HCG for a treatment successfully returns home after a CyberKnife Robotic Surgery which proved effective for his brain tumour. The 65 year old former cricketer suffered a black out at his Johannesburg home before consulting a doctor who referred him for the surgery at HCG

Botham slams Ramdin for picking public fight with Richards
England legend Ian Botham has criticized West Indies stumper Denesh Ramdin for picking a public fight with ex-batting great Sir Viv Richards.

Flintoff says 'brilliant' all rounder Bresnan 'no replacement for him'
Former England all rounder Andrew Flintoff has said Tim Bresnan shouldn't be compared with him, and added that one should appreciate the fact that he is just Bresnan.

Legendary Botham slams England's 'nonsense' decision to rest Anderson
Former England captain Sir Ian Botham has hit out at England's decision to rest their best Test bowler James Anderson for the final Test against West Indies, saying it made no sense.

Botham 'surprised' over KP's departure, wants young players to get chance
Surprised over Kevin Pietersen;s retirement from ODIs and Twenty20, cricket legend Ian Botham has said that the England batsman's departure should spark a switch to youth.

Botham brands Anderson best swing bowler in world
Legendary England captain Ian Botham has heaped praise on their current bowling line up, and branded James Anderson as the world's best swing bowler.

Confident Broad hopes to better 'man of the match' Lord's performance at Nottingham
Lord's Test man of the match Stuart Broad is expecting to notch up stronger performance during the second Test match against West Indies at his home ground Trent Bridge in Nottingham, starting on Friday.

Ex-England captain Botham praises Broad's 'full-hearted' effort during Lord's Test
Former England captain Ian Botham has lauded Stuart Broad's match winning performance during the first Test against the West Indies at Lord's, saying he always gives hundred percent while wearing the England jersey.

Former England Ashes hero now works for six pounds an hour
Fast bowler Chris Old, who was a part of England's legendary 1981 Ashes team, is earning six pounds an hour in the magazine section of Sainsbury's in Truro, Cornwall after hitting tough times.

Broad becomes seventh player ever to claim five wickets and score century at Lord's
Stuart Broad became only the seventh player in history to both take five wickets in a Test innings at Lord's and score a Test century at the ground after he ended the first day with figures of six for 72 against the West Indies on Thursday.

Botham avoids 150-mile charity walk celebrations to meet ill mother
Legendary English all rounder Sir Ian Botham had to rush to meet his critically ill mother in Yeovil, Somerset, avoiding celebrations planned for the end of his latest 150-mile charity walk getting called off.

Cricket Legend Botham raises 25,000 pounds in a day for charity work
Cricket legend Sir Ian Botham has raised an unbelievable amount of 25,000 pounds in a day through road collection alone for charity work.

England cricket stars batting for good causes
England cricket stars are utilizing their spare time by doing their bit to support various charities, and have no issues in going that extra mile for a good cause.

Anderson can surpass Botham's record to become England's leading wicket-taker: Vaughan
Former England captain Michael Vaughan has predicted pacer James Anderson will surpass Sir Ian Botham's record to become the country's leading Test wicket-taker.

'Beefy' Botham pays tribute to 'brother Smokin Joe' Richards
Former England captain and legendary all-rounder Sir Ian Botham has paid glowing tribute to former West Indian great Sir Viv Richards, after the latter turned 60 a couple of days ago.

Rio Ferdinand's Snickers tweets 'acceptable' rules ad watchdog
Britain's advertising watchdog has ruled that Rio Ferdinand and Katie Price's tweets endorsing the chocolate bar, Snickers, at the start of the year, were 'acceptable'.

io Ferdinand's Snickers ad angers Twitter users
Footballer Rio Ferdinand has been slammed for promoting Snickers chocolate bar on Twitter.

Sir Ian Botham's former daughter-in-law cleared of stealing ex's dog
Sir Ian Botham's former daughter-in-law, Sarah-Jayne Botham, has been cleared of stealing his son's dog Woody and was released without charge after being arrested over it's disappearance.

'Humble' Tendulkar on verge of striking 100th international century
As veteran Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar gears to score his 100th century in international cricket, stalwarts have revealed significant insights about his personality.

Oz crowds looking forward to flashing bat of 'Buccaneer' Sehwag
Indian opener Virender Sehwag may have unexpectedly got a well-deserved compliment from the hulking Matthew Hayden during Australia's 2004 tour of India, but now his flashing broadsword is what Australian crowds will be looking forward to in the ensuing four-match Test series.

Sir Ian Botham hires private detective to find lost dog
Sir Ian Botham has hired a private detective to solve the mystery behind the disappearance of his family dog.

Test cricket is the flagship of world cricket: Ian Botham
Former England captain and all-rounder Ian Botham has described Test cricket as the flagship of world cricket today and refuses to accept that the longer format of the game is dying out.

Ian Botham's family doubles reward for lost dog
Sir Ian Botham's family has doubled the award for recovery of the dog that was stolen from outside their home on Nov 20.

Sir Ian Botham son's ex wife detained over 'dognapping' charges
Estranged wife of Sir Ian Botham's son has been arrested and quizzed over the disappearance of a pet dog from the former England cricketer's North Yorkshire home.

Botham offers 2K pounds reward for help tracing son's 'stolen' dog
Former England captain Ian Botham's family is offering a 2,000 pounds reward for help to trace their 'stolen' springer spaniel dog, Woody.

Iconic cricket writer Peter Roebuck dies in S. Africa
Acclaimed cricket commentator Peter Roebuck was found dead in a South African hotel room in Newlands, South Africa on Sunday.

Botham says chance to rid the game of crooks, conmen
Former England cricketer Ian Botham has said that there is something rotten in the game of cricket and that it has been poisoned by a few greedy individuals who take selfishness to a new level.

Cricket is still corrupt, says 'Beefy' Botham
Former England captain and fast bowler Ian Botham has insisted that corruption exists in cricket big time.

Botham urges London court to make Pak trio examples to stop match-fixing
Former England captain Ian Botham has hailed the Southwark Crown Court's spot-fixing trial verdict that has left Pakistan trio Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir facing prison sentences.

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