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Rohan-Aisam image nominated for 'Peace and Sport' award for India, Pak bonhomie
The Indo-Pak Express comprising Pakistans Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi and Indias Rohan Bopanna is again in news, as the duos image taken during the semifinals of the US Open 2010 has been nominated for the Peace and Sport award. ANI

Misbah has 'best cricket brain' in Pak: Lawson
Former Pakistan coach Geoff Lawson believes that Misbah-ul-Haq has the best cricket brain in Pakistan, and is well-placed to handle the Test captaincy in the forthcoming series against South Africa in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). ANI

Bangalore Test poised to be another India-Australia humdinger
India and Australia are heading towards another thriller of a Test match on day five of the Bangalore Test after both the teams failed to grasp the initiative on day four. ANI

News from the world of Sports with a special focus on Cricket for October 16, 2008

ICC CEO Lorgat to brief media during Mohali Test
International Cricket Council (ICC) Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat will hold a media briefing during the lunch interval on day two of the second Test between India and Australia in Mohali. ANI

Hassan Sardar to be Pak hockey selection body chief
Former Olympian Hassan Sardar will take over as the new chairman of the selection committee that chooses the senior team. ANI

PCB chief delighted over Champions Trophy reschedule
The Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Ijaz Butt, on Thursday expressed his happiness over the rescheduling of the Champions Trophy, saying it would open doors for more world-class cricket in the troubled nation. ANI

Victorian Siddle to make Test debut as Clark ruled out
Victorian fast bowler Peter Siddle, 23, will make his Test debut in the second Test against India after Stuart Clark was declared unfit for participation because of a inflamed elbow. ANI

Ponting sympathises with Kumble
Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting said today that he expected the Indian selectors to show more faith in his Indian counterpart Anil Kumble than the media seemed to have, but at the same time accepted that Kumble seemed to be unwilling to stick it out and re-establish his reputation against his opponents. ANI

India turn up the verbal heat
Indian cricket captain Anil Kumble has become the latest to question Australias attacking reputation. ANI

Taylor, Jhulan and Sthalekar on top of the world
Claire Taylor of England, India captain Jhulan Goswami and Australias Lisa Sthalekar are on top of the world in the Reliance Mobile ICC ODI Womens Rankings which were launched in Mumbai on Thursday. ANI

ICC gives nod to hold CT in Pak in Sept, but only in one city
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had a sigh of relief last evening when the ICC gave its green signal to hold the ICC Champions Trophy in Pakistan next year in September. ANI

Brett Lee looking forward to second test match in Mohali
Australian spearhead Brett Lee on Wednesday said he hoped to fire on all cylinders after his subdued start in the drawn first test. ANI

Beckham to play in Brisbane football match in December
Former England football captain David Beckham and his LA Galaxy teammates will visit Brisbane to play the Queensland Roar in an exhibition match on December 11. ANI

Jhulan, Mithali lead Indian players parade in Reliance Mobile ICC ODI Womens Rankings
Indian womens cricket team captain Jhulan Goswami has topped the Reliance Mobile ICC ODI Womens Rankings for bowlers which were launched in Mumbai on Thursday. ANI

Golfer Ballesteros gets brain tumour removed
The tumour in golf legend Seve Ballesteross brain has been removed by doctors after an eight hour operation.The three-times British Open winner is conscious and in a stable condition at a Madrid hospital, The Sun quoted doctors there, as saying. ANI

Funniest football quotes unveiled
Football teams may be bearing the brunt of the ongoing credit crunch, but the game can still provide entertainment, especially with the quotes of the players. ANI

Lee bemused over Indias claim of moral victory in Bangalore Test
Australian fast bowler Brett Lee says that he is bemused with the Indian teams claim that it secured a moral victory in the first Test in Bangalore. ANI

Post-showers, bare-looking Mohali pitch may turn spinner-friendly
After yesterdays showers, the pitch at the Mohali Stadium, where the second India-Australia Test is to be played from tomorrow, wore a patchy look and looked bare at both ends, promising once again something for the spinners and not to the quickies, said a report in the Sydney Morning Herald (SMH). ANI

Beckham factor will see Queenslands Suncorp Stadium full to capacity
England soccer star, who now plays for LA Galaxy, is expected to fill the Brisbanes Suncorp Stadium to its capacity, when he plays in an exhibition match on December 11 for the Queensland Roar club. ANI

Benaud urges fans to keep faith with young spinners
Former Australian captain and well known cricket commentator Richie Benaud has appealed to his countrys cricket fans to keep the faith with Australias young band of emerging leg-spinners. ANI

Monty Panesar to sharpen his bowling skills in Lanka ahead of India series
First Sikh England cricketer Monty Panesar is all set to play club cricket in Sri Lanka to hone his leg-spin skills ahead of the two Tests against India in Ahmedabad and Mumbai in December. ANI

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