From the publishers of THE HINDU
VOL.34 :: NO.45 :: Nov. 10, 2011
A fantastic track. An exciting Grand Prix. A crowd of 95,000 at the venue soaking in the fun. It's a great beginning for India in the fast lane. By Y. B. Sarangi
Leading from the front
Robin van Persie has scored 12 goals in 14 EPL games this season and appears to be relishing the responsibility of wearing the captain's armband following Cesc Fabregas' summer switch to Barcelona.
The so-called Great Britain team for the 2012 London Olympics seems to have hit a road block. This because the Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish associations have so far refused to release their players, clearly afraid that opponents of British football, notably in the South American federations, would leap on the opportunity to put an end to the British countries having four separate members in FIFA. Over to Brian Glanville.
LET'S BE FRANK
Is Capello's England jinxed?
The England coach is faced with two unwanted distractions. First, how to cope without his best player Wayne Rooney, who is out of the first three matches of Euro 2012. Second, and more important, how to deal with the racism allegations swirling around his captain John Terry. By Frank Malley.
The 25-year-old has proved to be an inspired addition by Newcastle boss Alan Pardew and Yohan Cabaye has been labelled as one of the best summer signings, writes Pete Thompson.
Worth the money and reading time
An odd set of circumstances surround the publication of Chris Waters' Fred Trueman The Authorised Biography. Waters is the first cricket correspondent for The Yorkshire Post who is not a Tyke, as Yorkshire folk take pride in calling themselves. Secondly, he met Trueman only once and of course he never saw the great man bowl a ball. Over to Ted Corbett.
Firm hands on the rudder
The idea that only those with impressive records as cricketers are fit to serve the game is nonsense. Recognising as much, New Zealand has named a bowls player as its chief selector, Australia has asked a rugby man to work as its manager and another outsider to serve as its director of cricket. Over to Peter Roebuck.
FIFTH ODI/INDIA V ENGLAND
When ten men fell like nine pins
It was clean sweep for India as England flattered to deceive in the final ODI of the series in Kolkata. S. Sabanayakan reports.
A win at last for England
England had a consolation win in the one-off T20, after the 5-0 drubbing in the one-day series. Kevin Pietersen played a major role in his team's victory. Over to S. Sabanayakan.
Leandro Negre, President of the International Hockey Federation (FIH), commented: “It is very exciting to see the Hockey Centre now taking shape and seeing the blue pitch for the first time. We feel confident that the spectators both in the stands and on television will get a fantastic visual experience.”
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