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Murali’s tormentor, Hair, caught stealing from liquor shop


Sydney : Former Australian Test umpire Darrell Hair has admitted stealing cash from the liquor shop where he was working, a dramatic fall from grace for a man who enjoyed a successful but controversial career in cricket. The 65-year-old, who caused a storm when he no-balled Muttiah Muralitharan for an illegal bowling action in 1995, took $7,041 between February 25 ...

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Gayle pleads not guilty in masseuse case


Sydney : Star West Indian cricketer Chris Gayle has denied exposing his genitals to a massage therapist, claiming an Australian media group was out to “destroy” him in a defamation action. The lurid accusations were made by Fairfax Media newspapers — The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and The Canberra Times — in a series of stories in January last ...

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Jitu, Heena strike gold in air pistol mixed team event


New Delhi, October 24 : Jitu Rai and Heena Sidhu combined to give India their first gold medal of the ISSF World Cup Final here, clinching the top honours in the 10m air pistol mixed team event on the opening day of competitions. Rai, a Commonwealth and Asian Games gold-medallist, and Sidhu, also a former Commonwealth Games gold-winner, picked up ...

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Sultan of Johor Cup: India beat Malaysia 2-1


Johor Bahru : Dilpreet Singh scored a brace as the Indian junior men’s hockey team defeated hosts Malaysia 2-1 to register their second consecutive win at the seventh Sultan of Johor Cup. The Indian colts came from a goal down to win their second consecutive match of the tournament at the Taman Daya Hockey Stadium. Malaysia scored an early goal ...

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Rookies Mohammed Siraj, Shreyas Iyer in T20 squad; no rest for Kohli yet


Mumbai, October 23 : Skipper Virat Kohli got no immediate break, while rookie pacer Mohammed Siraj and prolific batsman Shreyas Iyer made their way into a 16-man Indian T20 squad for the three-match series against New Zealand, starting November 1. Despite speculation, Kohli was not rested from the New Zealand series and was also picked for the first two Tests against ...

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