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Warne's criticism of Ponting was unfair: Merv Hughes

Experts in favour of Khwaja and Harris in Oz Ashes squad

Broad was 'distraught' by PCB chief's comments of England throwing ODI match
England fast bowler Stuart Broad has said that he was shocked when Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ijaz Butt accused English players of throwing a ODI match for an "enormous" amount of cash. ANI

Alex Ferguson won't blame goalkeeper for draw
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has refused to put the blame on goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar after his howler gave West Brom a 2-2 draw at Old Trafford. ANI

Former Pak hockey greats call for PHF President's resignation
In a rejoinder to the press statement of Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) President Qasim Zia, former hockey greats have said Qasim should resign along with his hand-picked management after finishing sixth at the Delhi Commonwealth Games. ANI

Coach role holds no appeal for Fleming
With 28 test match victories Stephen Fleming is statistically the best New Zealand skipper, but doubts remain whether the greatest captain of the country will ever return to the national side as coach. ANI

Swann apologizes to South African fans for his slur on Twitter
England spinner Graeme Swann has had to apologise for a Twitter message in which he referred to South African fans as "Dutchmen". ANI

Swann can turn Ashes series in England's favour: Lee
Australian fast bowler Bret Lee, who was one of England's chief tormentors when they suffered the humiliation of being whitewashed by Australia on their last tour Down Under, feels off-spinner Graeme Swann could turn the Ashes series in England's favour. ANI

Bollinger a concealed weapon for Ashes
With ordinary record in England, both in county cricket, Tests and one-dayers, pacer Doug Bollinger will surprise plenty of Englishmen in the Ashes series this Australian summer by showing that he can actually bowl a bit. ANI

Misbah's performance crucial for upcoming South Africa series: Waqar
Pakistan cricket coach Waqar Younis has said that the performance of new Test captain, Misbahul Haq, will be important in the forthcoming series against South Africa in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). ANI

Brett Lee makes impressive comeback
Pacer Brett Lee made an impressive comeback from his long injury on Sunday as his tight spell helped New South Wales win in the one-day Cup match at Hurstville Oval. ANI

Coleen Rooney 'planning saucy night for husband Wayne's b'day'
Wayne Rooney's wife Coleen apparently has plans to gift her hubby a saucy night on his 25th birthday. ANI

Warne's criticism of Ponting was unfair: Merv Hughes
Taking a swipe at Shane Warne in a bid to soften the scrutiny on captain Ricky Ponting, Australian national selector Merv Hughes has said that Warne's criticism was unfair. ANI

Experts in favour of Khwaja and Harris in Oz Ashes squad
New South Wales batsman Usman Khawaja and Queensland fast bowler Ryan Harris should be picked in the Australian squad for the Ashes series, according to experts. ANI

Mancini prefers Manchester City players womanizing than drinking
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has said that he advises his players to indulge in womanizing than drinking. ANI

PCB should clean up mess: Zaheer Abbas
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is doing one blunder after another, thus taking the national cricket to the edge of a disaster, former captain Zaheer Abbas has said. ANI

Ancelotti fancies succeeding Capello as England manager
Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti has revealed that he would be willing to succeed England manager Fabio Capello in future. ANI

Ferguson unfazed by talks of captaining Aussies
Callum Ferguson, who has been tipped as Australian Test captain-in-waiting, tries to resists the hype over the debate that rages around the leadership credentials of Ricky Ponting. ANI

2018, 2022 World Cup bidding process in turmoil over FIFA officials' vote-selling scam
The bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 football World Cups has been thrown into turmoil after two senior FIFA officials were accused of offering to sell their votes in the contest in return for cash. ANI

Chappell prefers Ponting over Waugh to lead Australia
Former Australian captain Ian Chappell has said that he would prefer Ricky Ponting to captain the team than Steve Waugh. ANI

Clarke owns up responsibility for Australia's 2-0 whitewash in India
Australia vice-captain Michael Clarke, who made 35 runs in four Test innings in India, has spent so little time on the pitch on this tour that he id not certain about his form. ANI

Greg Norman engaged for third time
Greg Norman is all set to tie the knot with his girlfriend Kirsten Kutner. ANI

Kochi ODI washed out due to heavy rains
The first One-Day International between India and Australia has been abandoned due to heavy rains that took place in the wee hours here on Sunday. ANI

Shane Warne to host chat show on Channel 9
Spin king Shane Warne is all set to get into a glittering job as a chat show host. ANI

Ageing Ponting's reign as skipper may end by April 2011: Chappell
Former Australian captain Ian Chappell believes that Ricky Ponting's reign as skipper may be over by April 2011. ANI

Aussie boxer was sent home over 'dropping pants in front of official' during Delhi CWG
An Australian boxer was sent home early from the Commonwealth Games at New Delhi after he allegedly dropped his trousers in front of an official. ANI

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