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Derek Abraham

  • Gone with the Windies

    Owing to pay dispute with their board, Caribbean players pull out of ongoing series with India; final ODI, lone T20 and three Tests remain cancelled; Sri Lanka agree to play 5-match ODI series in November

    Saturday, 18 October 2014 - 7:15am
  • Thanks to 'fan' Ravi Shastri, Suresh Raina gets Test lifeline

    A week after director of cricket says he will get southpaw back into Test team, UP batsman is named skipper of Board President's XI to play West Indies in three-day game

    Wednesday, 15 October 2014 - 6:05am
  • Give this team two years and see what they do: Ravi Shastri

    Ravi Shastri, Team India's director of cricket, says he took up the assignment because he believed in Dhoni & Co.

    Tuesday, 7 October 2014 - 7:25am
  • Leander Paes backs Mahesh Bhupathi; says, leagues will do to tennis what IPL has done for cricket

    In an interview with dna, Leander Paes bats for Mahesh Bhupathi's proposed IPTL, says he will join if he is convinced he can make a difference

    Friday, 19 September 2014 - 6:45am
  • Indian Davis Cup team: Doesn't smell like team spirit

    All's not well in the Indian Davis Cup team. It seems hunky-dory from the outside, but something's brewing. The indications are plenty. Yuki Bhambri, a vocal advocate of all things young, is said to be dead against the presence of "oldies" (read Leander Paes) in the team. The problem with Bhambri...

    Tuesday, 16 September 2014 - 5:50am
  • Betting on a weak link

    Slew of unforced errors, poor body language and other such giveaways suggest Yuki Bhambhri is not ready for big stage and team should look at options in lower ranked players such as Nedunchezhiyan, Ramanathan India lose 2-3 to Serbia after Bhambhri goes down to Krajinovic in decider

    Tuesday, 16 September 2014 - 5:35am
  • Somdev Devvarman comes back bravely to win in five sets against higher-ranked Dusan Lajovic and keep India alive

    Rising up, back on the street Did my time, took my chances Went the distance, now I'm back on my feet Just a man and his will to survive —Eye Of The Tiger, Survivor

    Tuesday, 16 September 2014 - 9:00am
  • Leander Paes-Rohan Bopanna keep India's chances alive

    You could sense it coming. But then you thought to yourself: how could two players who till recently refused to see eye to eye, let alone share a court, indulge in a passionate chest thump? Maybe that's why they call it sport. Or maybe, that's what Leander Paes can do to you.

    Sunday, 14 September 2014 - 7:00am
  • If Serbia can, why can't India?

    Come to think of it, Serbia barely missed Novak Djokovic in the Davis Cup World Group playoff tie in the Garden City. In fact, their third-string singles players –– Dusan Lajovic and Filip Krajinovic — were more than a handful for Yuki Bhambri and Somdev Devvarman, respectively, on Friday. Losing...

    Sunday, 14 September 2014 - 5:05am
  • Man who Serbed them pride

    Architect of tennis success story in war-ravaged Balkan nation and non-playing captain of Serbian Davis Cup team, Bogdan Obradovic says they laughed at him when he said his ward Djokovic will be World No.1 and today they smile

    Sunday, 14 September 2014 - 6:45am