Daily Archives: Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

No fairytale ending to Ponting’s illustrious career

PERTH: Ricky Ponting was moved to tears after his celebrated Test career came to a close with a whimper rather than a bang on Monday when his beloved Australia suffered a series defeat against South Africa. The 37-year-old former captain, the second highest run scorer in Test cricket, said on the eve of his 168th match that it would be his last and he [Full Article...]

Ponting a ‘true legend’, says ICC

Dubai: Ricky Ponting is ‘one of the true legends of the sport’ the International Cricket Council (ICC) said of the former Australia captain who ended his Test career on Monday. Ponting, 37, was the most successful Test captain in the history of the sport. He played in 168 Tests and 375 one-day internationals for Australia and won the ICC World Cup three times, twice [Full Article...]

Chelsea need helping hand in Champions League

LONDON: Six clubs enter this week’s final round of Champions League group matches harbouring hopes of grabbing one of the three last-16 places still up for grabs although for holders Chelsea their fate is beyond their control. The Londoners are vying with Juventus for the second qualifying spot from Group E but even if they beat Nordsjaelland at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday they will [Full Article...]

Tendulkar slogs hard in Eden practice session

Kolkata: Sachin Tendulkar, who has lately been struggling with his form, was a picture of concentration on Monday while slogging hard at India’s net practice at Eden Gardens here before the Test match against England, which begins on Wednesday. A padded up Tendulkar faced all the Indian frontline bowlers barring left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha. Pacers Zaheer Khan, Ishant Sharma and Ashok Dinda and spinners [Full Article...]

Fit-again Finn available for Kolkata Test

Kolkata: England fast bowler Steven Finn, who missed the first two Test matches against India due to thigh injury, declared himself available, on Monday, for the third Test, which starts here on Wednesday. “If I’m needed, I’ll be ready for the (third) Test. I’ve bowled about six overs at the nets and feeling quite okay,” Finn, who proved his fitness bowling England’s Performance Programme [Full Article...]

HRT absent from 2013 entry list

LONDON: The International Automobile Federation published the entry list for the 2013 Formula 1 season with the notable absence of HRT, suggesting that the Spanish team has brought the shutters down on its operations. Thesan Capital, the owners of HRT, had said last month that they were in talks with a number of potential buyers to sell the team but appear to have failed [Full Article...]

Karnataka legislature session fraught with tension

Belgaum: The winter session of the Karnataka legislature begins on Wednesday, amid doubts over the very survival of the Jagadish Shettar government. Many ruling BJP legislators are likely to attend the Dec 9 launch of the new outfit headed by former chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa. The two houses of the legislature, assembly and council, are scheduled to meet for six days from Dec 5 [Full Article...]

‘FEMA amendments need to be passed by both houses’

New Delhi: Countering the government claim that passing the amendments to the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) in one house would suffice to make them effective legally, the BJP on Monday said it was necessary that these be passed by both houses. The opposition Bharatiya Janata Party’s reaction came a day after Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath, in an interview to a television channel, [Full Article...]