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Organiser of 2010 Commonwealth Games arrested

Indian officials have arrested the chief organiser of the 2010 Commonwealth Gamesas part of a corruption investigation into the graft-plagued event.

Champions Trophy: The need for speed

Speedsters Shane Bond and Shoaib Akhtar may have been dogged with serious injuries but both are still boldly warning of no let-up in their fiery bowling. ''I am hoping to bowl at my fastest and get stronger as the tournament gets on,'' said Bond, who recovered from a knee injury just in time for the Champions Trophy.

Bangladesh struggling after Gillespie’s double ton

Bangladesh were struggling to avoid an innings defeat on Wednesday after an astonishing double century from Australia fast bowler Jason Gillespie in the second and final Test. At close on day four, Bangladesh were 195-4, needing 189 more runs to make Australia bat again after conceding a 384-run first-innings lead.

Shock Gillespie ton leaves Bangladesh numb

Jason Gillespie was the unlikely hero with the bat for Australia on Tuesday, striking a maiden Test century as the visitors took control of the second Test against Bangladesh. Six days after narrowly avoiding a humiliating defeat at the hands of the Test minnows, normal service was resumed for the world's best side as they finished the third day on 364-3 in reply to Bangladesh's paltry 197.

Ponting, Hayden lead Aussie charge

Skipper Ricky Ponting and opener Matthew Hayden took Australia closer to victory on Wednesday after their early scare against bottom-ranked Bangladesh in the first Test. Ponting was on 72 at stumps on the fourth day with first-innings centurion Adam Gilchrist on six as Australia reached 212-4, 95 short of a win.

Ton-up Gilchrist leads Australian fightback

Adam Gilchrist struck a robust century to lead an Australian fightback against Bangladesh on the third day of the first Test here in Bangladesh on Tuesday. The hard-hitting left-hander struck a gritty 144 to help avoid the ignominy of a follow-on before the Australian bowlers struck crucial blows in Bangladesh's second innings.

Zim displace Bangladesh as most pitiable side

Calls to strip Zimbabwe of Test status may finally have taken the pressure off Bangladesh, who yearn to gain respect as a cricket team. Long the wooden spooners of Test cricket, Bangladesh may have just turned the corner, leaving Zimbabwe to fill their shoes as the most pitiable team in the world.

Hashim Amla: ‘As of now, cricket gets top priority’

Hashim Amla came to India hoping to soak in the country's rich culture. Instead, he was stumped by it's passion for cricket. The first cricketer of Indian origin to represent South Africa in Tests, the 21-year-old made his debut in front of his proud father at the Eden Gardens stadium this week.

Hall is SA’s hero with the bat

Anil Kumble grabbed two wickets as South Africa struggled after a steady start in the first Test against India at the Green Park Stadium in Kanpur on Saturday. The leg-spinner bowled captain Graeme Smith and trapped Martin van Jaarsveld lbw in the space of eight deliveries after the visiting side won the toss and elected to bat.

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