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England fight back versus India

(BBC) Debutant Joe Root and Matt Prior led England’s fightback against India on an attritional first day in Nagpur yesterday. After winning the toss England slumped to 139-5 on a slow and low wicket, but Root (31 not out) and Prior (34 no) helped the tourists recover to 199-5.

Sport Minister mulling FIFA intervention

By Iva Wharton Sport Minister Dr. Frank Anthony yesterday said he is considering writing a letter to FIFA, the world governing body on football, seeking their intervention to bring an end to the impasse between the GFF and GFA.

Western Tigers confident of K&S title

Western Tigers are confident of winning the Kashif and Shanghai football title, their coach Calvin Alleyne declared yesterday. During an interview with Stabroek Sport, the confident coach stated his team’s mission and said that they will be pulling out all the stops to be champions come New Year’s Day.

Spot fixing threatens integrity of modern game

LONDON,  (Reuters) – Any comfortable assumptions that world cricket has largely eradicated corruption after the shock of the Hansie Cronje match-fixing scandal are challenged in a disturbing new book investigating India’s illegal bookmaking underworld.

Dottin eyeing successful Warner Park return

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados,  CMC – Dashing West Indies Women batsman Deandra Dottin says she is eagerly looking forward to returning to Warner Park, when South Africa Women visit the Caribbean for a limited overs series next month.

Australia open post-Ponting era against Sri Lanka

SYDNEY, (Reuters) – Australia open the post-Ricky Ponting era with three tests against Sri Lanka over the next four weeks, desperate to build on the positives from a thrilling series against South Africa and hoping to emerge with the opposite outcome.

NZ board apologises to Ross Taylor for captaincy mess

(Reuters) – New Zealand Cricket has publicly apologised to Ross Taylor for its poor handling of the former captain’s demotion. Taylor was stripped of the one-day and Twenty20 captaincy last week at the recommendation of head coach Mike Hesson after the tour of Sri Lanka and the disgruntled batsman turned down the offer to continue as test skipper.

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