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Sports News on November 2, 2010

'Gavaskar demanded Rs 20 crores as payment': BCCI
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday hit back at former Indian cricket skipper Sunil Gavaskar after he alleged non payment of his dues by the board, and said that he in fact demanded Rs 20 crores as payment for his role as the Indian Premier League (IPL) Governing council member. ANI

Delhi HC asks Centre to fix age limit for 'Heads of Sports Federations'
The Delhi High Court on Tuesday directed the Central Government to implement its National Sports Policy under which the upper age limit for the 'Heads of Sports Federations' has been fixed at seventy years. ANI

Anand Sharma felicitates Indian CWG medal winners
Union Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma felicitated the Indian gold, silver and bronze medal winners for their splendid performance in the XIXth Commonwealth Games. ANI

Hamilton's mission is to stop Alonso at Brazil Grand Prix
Lewis Hamilton has said that he will relish a renewal of motor racing hostilities this weekend against Fernando Alonso, the man with whom he fought a bitter in-team battle on and off the track. ANI

England very 'cocky' about retaining Ashes
Former Australian leg spinner Shane Warne has said that England has become too cocky about their chances of retaining The Ashes.he legendary Aussie spinner bantered with Michael Vaughan on Twitter yesterday and has warned against English arrogance. ANI

Watching World Cup 'like going to dentist,' says Champions League fan Ferguson
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has hailed the Champions League as the best competition in the world and believes that watching the World Cup is as painful as a trip to the dentist. ANI

Sir Jackie Stewart: I was millimetres away from a life of violence
Racing legend Sir Jackie Stewart has admitted he was "millimetres" away from a life of crime because of crippling dyslexia which, even today, leaves him unable to fill in a drivers' licence application form. ANI

Melbourne ODI could be marred by Cup, bad weather, poor Oz player form
The Melbourne Cup, bad weather and the poor form of the Australian cricketers will have cricket officials nervous before Wednesday's one-dayer at the MCG. ANI

CA boss Sutherland says big-name stars will front new-look Big Bash
Cricket Australia boss James Sutherland has said the country's biggest names may not be free to play in the format's first season, but are expected to join the revolution beyond its 2011-12 debut. ANI

Lehmann backs Ferguson to make Test grade
Former Test batsman Darren Lehmann says that rising South Australian batsman Callum Ferguson wouldn't disappoint if he was called up by Australia for this summer's Ashes. ANI

I'm not a casualty of Bangladesh debacle, says resigned Kiwi cricket GM Allott
New Zealand Cricket's General Manager Geoff Allott has said that he has not resigned from his post over the Black Caps' recent embarrassing 0-4 ODI series loss to Bangladesh.I appreciate the connection that will be made timing-wise. I'm not a casualty. I think it came as a surprise to Justin [Chief Executive Justin Vaughan] and the Chairman [Chris Moller] when I let them know," ANI

Prior has cemented his place as England's top keeper
Matt Prior has cemented his place as England's No 1 wicketkeeper with a number of impressive displays. ANI

Curator says green top 'possible' again for Ashes opener at the Gabba
Gabba curator Kevin Mitchell has said that it is quite possible to create a green top agains for the first Ashes Test against England, which begins from November 25. ANI

Hauritz still sees need for spinner at 'green top' Gabba
Australian off-spinner Nathan Hauritz remains convinced that the selectors will opt for a spinner in the first Ashes Test against England to be played at the Gabba in Brisbane from November 25 despite yesterday's pace onslaught on a Gabba green top that yielded 29 of 30 wickets for the quicks. ANI

Aussies to use ODI series against Lankans to repair dented confidence
Australia will attempt to use their upcoming three-game one-day cricket series against Sri Lanka to rebuild their dented confidence ahead of this summer's Ashes series. ANI

England will thrive on Aussie taunts during Ashes series: Broad
Right-arm fast bowler Stuart Broad has said that he and his other England team-mates will thrive on any Australian taunts that come their way during the Ashes. ANI

Not interested in being used for fixing Oz middle order malaise: Watson
Australian opener Shane Watson has said that he does not want to be used as a fix for Australia's middle-order malaise. ANI

Razzaq's match-winning innings could be 'turning point' for Pak team: Alam
Pakistan team manager Intikhab Alam believes that all-rounder Abdul Razzaq's match-winning century against South Africa in the second ODI will lift the team's morale in the lead up to next year's World Cup. ANI

England will strive for perfect balance during Ashes: Broad
Right-arm fast bowler Stuart Broad has said England will strive for the perfect balance between work and play during the Ashes tour ANI

PCB chief Butt says Test batsmen who need coaching don't deserve to be selected
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ijaz Butt has said that he is not in favour of appointing a full-time batting coach for the national team. ANI

Smith feels for 'home game' deprived Pak fans
South African skipper Graeme Smith has said that he feels for Pakistani cricket fans who have been deprived of watching action on their grounds because of security fears. ANI

"Ashes-just a 'warm-up' before 2011 Test series against 'champs' India," jibes Michael Vaughan
Former England captain Michael Vaughan has ribbed the Aussies by saying that the Ashes are a "warm-up" before the 2011 Test series against India. ANI

Suspended Butt, Amir accuse ICC of 'conspiracy to defame Pakistan cricket'
Suspended Pakistan Test captain Salman Butt and Mohammad Amir have accused the International Cricket Council (ICC) of having an anti-Pakistan agenda after their suspensions for alleged 'spot-fixing' were upheld. ANI

Ponting to skip first Lanka ODI to attend grandmother's funeral
Australian skipper Ricky Ponting has decided to skip Wednesday's opening ODI against Sri Lanka at the Melbourne Cricket Ground to attend his grandmother's funeral. ANI

Sehwag backs Umpires Review System
Indian opener Virender Sehwag has given the thumbs up to the controversial Umpires Decision Review System, which has not been favoured even by his idol Sachin Tendulkar, and asked for its implementation in all of India's upcoming engagements including next year's cricket World Cup. ANI

Tendulkar has been in form longer than some of our guys have been alive: Vettori
New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori has identified Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar as the biggest challenge awaiting his team during the Test series in India. ANI

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