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Sports News on April 12, 2011

Students attend adventure sports camp in Haldwani
In an endeavor to achieve overall development and become fearless to respond to emergency situations, the students underwent training in adventure sports here on Tuesday. ANI

Chennai Super Kings a tough competitor: Gilchrist
Ahead of their second Indian Premier League (IPL) match in Mohali on Wednesday, Kings XI Punjab skipper Adam Gilchrist today said defending champions Chennai Super Kings have been high on confidence after their first win the fourth edition of the tournament. ANI

Pakistan planning tournament on lines of Indian Premier League: PCB official
The Pakistan Cricket Board has been pushing the idea of a Pakistani tournament on the lines of the Indian Premier League, PCB's domestic cricket department chief Sultan Rana has said. ANI

Injured Tevez likely miss FA Cup semi-final
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has said that captain Carlos Tevez is likely to miss Saturday's FA Cup semi-final against Manchester United due to a hamstring injury. ANI

Former PCB chief against having batting coach in Pak team
Former Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Shahryar Khan has ruled out the need for a full-time batting coach for the national team, and called for former greats like Javed Miandad to work at the grassroots level. ANI

Man City in talks to sign Champions League star Seedrof
Manchester City is in talks with AC Milan midfielder Clarence Seedorf to sign the Holland legend. ANI

Button going all out to get F1 crown
Formula One ace Jenson Button has warned champion Sebastian Vettel that he will take the crown from him. ANI

Ancelotti claims his Chelsea job is safe
Chelsea boos Carlo Ancelotti has said that he will be the club's boss next season and his future does not hinges on Champions League encounter against Manchester United. ANI

No plans of retirement as of now: Afridi
Pakistan's limited-overs captain Shahid Afridi has made it clear that he has no plans of retirement at the moment, and that he will keep playing for his country "for as long as people can bear" with him. ANI

Pak team certainly needs batting coach to overcome their problems: Akram
Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram has backed limited-overs skipper Shahid Afridi over his demand for a batting coach, saying that an expert can help the national team players overcome their technical problems with the bat. ANI

It's good India, Pakistan are meeting at highest level again: Afridi
Commenting on Indo-Pak engagement under their resumed dialogue process, Pakistan's limited-overs captain Shahid Afridi has said it is good that both the nations are meeting at the highest level again. ANI

Indo-Pak World Cup semifinal helped break the ice between both nations: Gilani
Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has termed the March 30 Indo-Pak World Cup semifinal match as a stepping stone for improved relations between the two countries. ANI

Chennai Super Kings arrive in Chandigarh to take on Kings XI Punjab
Chennai Super Kings after the thrilling win against Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League Twenty20 cricket tourney inaugural match arrived at Chandigarh ahead of their ensuing clash against Kings XI Punjab. ANI

KKR will emerge stronger in upcoming matches of IPL: Shahrukh
Expressing happiness over the team's first win, Bollywood actor and Indian Premier League (IPL) franchisee owner, Shahrukh Khan, has said that he is confident of his team emerging stronger in the upcoming matches of the tournament. ANI

Confident Vettori says every IPL match is important
Ahead of their match against Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Daniel Vettori has said that they would work hard on every match of the Indian Premiere League (IPL) tournament. ANI

Pacer Finn keen to rejig England selectors memor
Fast bowlwer Steven Finn has expressed a desire to grab his spot in the England team in time to take on Sri Lanka and India. ANI

Ex-England star Dalrymple to rejoin Middlesex
Former England all-rounder Jamie Dalrymple will rejoin Middlesex this week following his bitter split from Glamorgan. ANI

New Gunners owner Kroenke may open purse strings for Wenger
With Arsenal not winning a trophy since 2005, new owner Stanley Kroenke is hoping that coach Wenger will use the 40 million pounds available to strengthen the squad. ANI

Chelsea's Abramovich deserves Champions League trophy: Lampard
Frank Lampard has called on his Chelsea team mates to put in their best efforts to win the Champions League for club owner Roman Abramovich. ANI

Under fire Ancelotti bravely says his future at Chelsea secure
Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti has made a bold claim-that his job would be safe even if his team were eliminated from the Champions League by Manchester United in their quarter-final second leg at Old Trafford tonight. ANI

Fans must not abuse Adebayor, warns Spurs management
The management of Tottenham Hotspur have warned their fans that any repeat of the offensive chants aimed at Emmanuel Adebayor at the Bernab‚u during the match against Real Madrid will not be tolerated in tomorrow's Champions League quarter-final return leg at White Hart Lane. ANI

Ancelotti could drop Torres for Champions League game against Man U
Chelsea coach Carlo Ancelotti may decide to drop 50 million pound striker Fernando Torres for Tuesday night's Champions League quarter-final second-leg against Manchester United. ANI

Arsenal's new boss Kroenke pledges success for Gunners
US billionaire Stan Kroenke has vowed to bring success to Arsenal after sealing a controlling stake at the Emirates with a 450 million dollar swoop. ANI

I hit out because I was tired: Watson
Australian all-rounder Shane Watson has revealed that he decided to hit out against Bangladesh and score his record breaking unbeaten 185 because he was tired. ANI

Ex-Oz coach Buchanan set to take over Kiwi cricket
Former Australian cricket team coach John Buchanan is almost certain to be appointed New Zealand Cricket's first director of cricket. ANI

Sri Lankan Cricket left with huge 23 m dollar debt after World Cup
Being a finalist in the cricket World Cup for a second consecutive time has not helped Sri Lanka financially, it seems. ANI

IPL 2011: Kallis powers Knight Riders to win over Deccan
South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis notched his second successive half-century to power Kolkata Knight Riders to a nine-run victory over Deccan Chargers in the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Monday. ANI

Test skipper Misbah backs revival of Pak-India cricket
Pakistan's Test skipper Misbah-ul-Haq has said that cricketing relations with India should normalize because millions of people are missing out on the excitement that such a contest brings out. ANI

Pak cricketers visit National Assembly
The Pakistan cricket team visited the National Assembly and witnessed proceedings on Monday. ANI

Pak's World Cup cricketers get Rs one million each
Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani has presented a sum of million each to each member of Pakistan's World Cup squad that managed to reach the semi-final of event inspite of not playing regular international fixtures since March 2009. ANI

Ireland to challenge ICC 2015 World Cup bar decision
Cricket Ireland (CI) has said that it may legally challenge the International Cricket Council's (ICC's) decision to bar them and other minnow Test-playing nations from the 2015 World Cup that is to be played in Australia and New Zealand. ANI

Watson's innings is the best I have seen: Clarke
Australian captain Michael Clarke has described all-rounder Shane Watson's mammoth 185 off 96 deliveries over Bangladesh as the best innings he has ever seen. ANI

Banned Pak pacer Asif permitted to enter UAE
Banned Pakistan pace bowler Mohammad Asif has received a pardon from the United Arab Emirates government, enabling him to play cricket in the UAE in future, and also allowing him to travel to and from the United Arab Emirates. ANI

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