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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 March 16, 2009

South Africa to host Champions Trophy 2009
The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday said that South Africa would host this years Champions Trophy One Day tournament in September-October. ANI

IPL likely to submit revised schedule on Tuesday
The Indian Premier League is likely to submit a revised schedule on Tuesday after Home Ministry advised IPL organisers that it may not be possible to hold the Twenty20 series as per its previous revised schedule. ANI

Stephanie Rice took Ian Thorpies advice on how to deal with fame
Swimming sensation Stephanie Rice has revealed that she turned to Ian Thorpe for advice on how to deal with her rapid rise to stardom. ANI

Sehwag rockets into top 10 as Tendulkar returns to top 20
India master blaster Virender Sehwag has reached on the sixth position of the Reliance Mobile ICC ODI Player Rankings, while champion batsman Sachin Tendulkar has reached on the thirteenth position. ANI

Hiddink geared up to take on opponents
After reving up the title race last night, Chelseas coach Guus Hiddink reckons he can take on Manchester United following the latters loss to Liverpool the top of his handlebars. ANI

Lee should get his place back in the team, Oz coach Nielsen
Australian cricket coach Tim Nielsen has said that Brett Lee would be included in the squad once he is declared fully fit to take the field. ANI

Indian Premier League talks with BCCI inconclusive
The Twenty20-tournament seems to be in troubled waters once again as the talks between the officials of Board of Cricket Control for India (BCCI) and the Home Ministry ended inconclusive on Monday. ANI

Liverpools Gerrard doesnt think Man U can win Premier league
Riding high on his sides stunning performance to beat Manchester United 4-1, Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has raised questions over Uniteds hope of bouncing back in the league. ANI

Shane Warne spotted canoodling with ex-wife
Former Australian cricketer Shane Warne and his ex-wife Simone Callahan were recently spotted getting cosy backstage at Sound relief concert. ANI

Proteas cricket team gradually taking on a migrant hue
Four of South Africas top six batsmen in the forthcoming Test match have brown skins, and had tall left-arm fast bowler Lonwabo Tsotsobe recovered from knee surgery, most of Graeme Smiths team would have included players from previously repressed communities. ANI

Ferguson charges FA of devaluing tournament
Manchester United coach Alex Ferguson has charged the FA of of devaluing the FA Cup. ANI

Australia beat Pak in womens World Cup
Having lost their last match to India by 16 runs, a vengeful Australian womens cricket team today pummeled Pakistan into submission by 108 runs. ANI

Gazza says he died three times in rehab
Retired English footballer Paul Gascoigne a.k.a. Gazza has revealed that he died three times in rehab before being revived by medics. ANI

Oz, South Africa to play each other annually
Australia will play South Africa every summer under plans being negotiated by the two cricket boards, but in future the visitors will never be seen at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Boxing Day. ANI

Stuart Clark signs six-week deal with Kent
Injured Australian fast bowler Stuart Clark has signed a six-week deal to play English county cricket with Kent in the hope of making it back to the national squad for the Ashes this year. ANI

Oz spinner McGain ready to bide his time
After having his path blocked to Test cricket by part-time spinners, many believe the time has arrived for Bryce McGain to try out his leggies on the big stage. ANI

Oz leg-spinner McGain could debut in Cape Town, but he is not sure
Victorian leg spinner Bryce McGain could make his Test match debut in South Africa in Cape Town on Thursday. ANI

Pacer OBrien faces a new challenge in Kiwi-India Tests
Kiwi pacer Iain OBrien is looking forward to playing Test cricket. ANI

Upbeat India targeting Test redemption
The Indian cricket team will look to alter its far from satisfactory Test record in New Zealand when the first Test gets underway in Hamilton from Wednesday. ANI

Guptill stays calm ahead of Kiwi-India Test series
The Black Caps are fighting for credibility against India, and new recruit Mark Guptill, is expecting to do his bit for the cause in a calm and steady manner during the Test series that gets underway from Wednesday, the New Zealand Press Association says in a report. ANI

New Muhammad Ali emerges in UK
A 12 year school kid from Keighley, West Yorkshire, not only shares his name with former boxing legend Muhammad Ali, but also possesses the talent that reminds one of the former great. ANI

World Cup: White Ferns to battle India with revenge on their minds
New Zealands women cricketers face their most important match in four years against India tomorrow, eyeing revenge against the side who eliminated them from the previous World Cup. ANI

Liverpools Benitez to continue provoking ManUs Ferguson
Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez has pledged to carry on provoking Sir Alex Ferguson, claiming that his club is best in Europe after his side mauled Manchester United 4-1 at Old Trafford. ANI

West Indies mauls England in T20 match by six wickets
Englands bid to regain momentum after last weeks Test series defeat against West Indies failed when Ramnaresh Sarwan hit 59 from 46 balls to propel his team to a six-wicket victory over the English side in their Twenty20 match at Queens Park Oval. ANI

Pakistan beat India 3-2 to clinch Four-Nation junior hockey championship
Pakistan has defeated India 3-2 to clinch the Four-Nation junior hockey tournament here. ANI

PCB not hopeful of Bangladesh touring Pak, gears up for tour cancellation
The Pakistan Cricket Board is gearing up for yet another cancellation of tour as Bangladesh has still not confirmed the itinerary for the already shortened and postponed One-day series. ANI

Nasim urges India to help Pak revive international cricket
Former Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Nasim Ashraf has urged India and other Asian countries to help the troubled country revive its chances of hosting international cricket. ANI

Hard to pick winner for ICC World Twenty20, says Lara
Former West Indies captain Brian Lara lifted the ICC World Twenty20 trophy in Trinidad on Sunday and then admitted it was tough to pick a side that might do the same on 21 June at Lords. ANI

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