Daily Archives: Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

Spin will again play a big role, says Clarke

Hyderabad: Australian skipper Michael Clarke reckoned that spin will “again play a big role” in the second Test against India here, but was non-committal on whether he would go with an extra spinner or a fast bowler. He felt the 22-yard strip at the Uppal Stadium was pretty “similar” to the one at Chepauk, where they were thrashed by eight wickets. “There are a [Full Article...]

Aussies need a quality spinner

By Sunil Gavaskar Modern cricketing tours being the compact ones they are, there is little time for both teams to try and get some of the loose ends tightened before the next Test. Both teams have issues but luckily not major ones to address. The losing team generally has more to think about in terms of raising the morale of the team and looking [Full Article...]

Dhoni is best person to lead India: Laxman

Hyderabad: Putting all speculation to rest about his allegedly strained relationship with MS Dhoni, former India batsman VVS Laxman on Friday said that the Jharkhand dasher is the best person to lead the Indian team. “Dhoni is a fantastic player and I believe he is the best person to lead the Indian team,” Laxman said at the launch of a new book, Talking Cricket, [Full Article...]

We are here to win: Koevermans

Yangon: Despite India struggling for form in the two international friendlies after the Nehru Cup triumph last year, football coach Wim Koevermans feels his wards can taste success in the AFC Challenge Cup qualifiers, which begin here on Saturday. “We aim to win every match we play and it is no different for AFC Challenge Cup. We have had a good camp for the [Full Article...]

Mukul set for second term as CM

Newly elected Congress legislators pose for the lens after the CLP meeting on Friday. (ST) By Our Reporter SHILLONG: Dr Mukul Sangma, who helped steer the Congress to emerge as the single largest party in the State with a record number of seats, has been elected as the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader and is all set to assume office as the Chief Minister on Tuesday for a second consecutive term. Following Mukul’s election as the CLP leader during [Full Article...]

CLP seeks Sonia’s advice on new leader

By Our Reporter SHILLONG: The Congress Legislature Party (CLP) meeting on Friday witnessed high drama as the elected legislators and the AICC leaders found it difficult to select the new CLP leader and had to consult Congress president Sonia Gandhi over the phone. Vexed with the task of selecting the CLP leader, the Congress MLAs resolved to allow Sonia to make a selection. According [Full Article...]

Focus shifts to ministry formation

From CK Nayak New Delhi: With the re-election of Dr Mukul Sangma as the leader of the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) and hence the next Chief Minister, the focus has now shifted to the next step – formation of the ministry and filling up of two posts – Speaker and Deputy Speaker. It will, however, be a herculean task for the 46-year-old professional doctor [Full Article...]

Govt to function without CMP

By Our Reporter SHILLONG: The yet to be named Congress-led new coalition Government will not have any common minimum programme (CMP) as it will follow the Congress manifesto for governance. The Congress-led MUA coalition, too, had functioned without any CMP. Speaking to reporters on Friday at Raj Bhavan after staking claim to form the new Government, Chief Minister designate Dr Mukul Sangma said there [Full Article...]