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India vs West Indies 1st Test Live Streaming (November 2013)

West Indies captain Darren Sammy won the toss and chose to bat against India in the first Test at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Wednesday.

Rohit Sharma and Mohammed Shami make their Test debuts for India.

Kemar Roach is not fully fit yet and Sheldon Cotterrell will make his Test debut for the West Indies.

India captain MS Dhoni said, “The pacers might have a bit of help at the start, then it will be up to our spinners.

“We are not worried, are looking forward to the 199th Test of Sachin. Even in the ODIs, we played authentic shots to rack up big scores.

“Arriving at our playing XI was a bit tricky, we have two debutants, Rohit Sharma and Shami Ahmed.”

West Indies captain Darren Sammy said, “We will bat first. The surface looks a bit tricky, we do not want to bat last.

“Our preparations are pretty good, we had a mental training session at Miami and we had a good practise game here.

“Two changes for us, Kemar Roach has not recovered and Sheldon Cottrell will make his debut. Narsingh Deonarine is not playing.”

India vs West Indies 2013 Live Streaming

West Indies (Playing XI): Chris Gayle, Kieran Powell, Darren Bravo, Marlon Samuels, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Denesh Ramdin(w), Darren Sammy(c), Shane Shillingford, Veerasammy Permaul, Sheldon Cotterrell, Tino Best.

India (Playing XI): Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Pragyan Ojha, Mohammed Shami.

Sachin Tendulkar announces retirement from ODIs

Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar today announced retirement from One-Day Internationals.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) released Sachin’s statement on the day when team for Pakistan series was to be announced.

“I have decided to retire from the One Day format of the game,” said Tendulkar.

“I feel blessed to have fulfilled the dream of being part of a World Cup wining Indian team.

“The preparatory process to defend the World Cup in 2015 should begin early and in right earnest. I would like to wish the team all the very best for the future.

“I am eternally grateful to all my well wishers for their unconditional support and love over the years.”

Tendulkar played his last ODI against Pakistan in Dhaka during the Asia Cup, where he made a half-century in India’s victory.

He is finishing with 18,426 runs in 463 ODIs at an average of 44.83. He has scored 49 hundreds, 96 fifties in the format, including a double hundred.

England Squads for India T20, ODI Series (2012-2013)

England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have named squad for the two-match T20 series against India next month as well as a squad for the five-match ODI series against India in January.

Stuart Broad will lead the T20 side with Surrey pace bowler Stuart Meaker the only player included in the squad not to have played a T20 match for England before.

The ODI series begins on January 11 in Rajkot. Five players included in the squad did not take part in England’s most recent ODI tour of India in 2011: Danny Briggs, Eoin Morgan, James Tredwell, Stuart Broad and James Anderson.

National selector Geoff Miller said: “We know that playing limited-overs cricket in India can be challenging but the T20 and ODI series provide an excellent opportunity for these players to show that they have learnt valuable lessons from the last ODI series against India and improved as players in sub-continent conditions.

“We have selected squads containing experienced international players alongside younger players who have impressed playing for England Lions and the England Performance Programme recently and who deserve an opportunity to establish themselves in the England side.

“We are constantly looking to manage the workload of players as effectively as possible and this winter is no different so there are number of players who are being rested for parts of the winter programme. This will enable them to take part in fitness and conditioning programmes in preparation for a busy 2013.”

England T20 squad

Stuart Broad (c), Jonny Bairstow, Tim Bresnan, Danny Briggs, Jos Buttler, Jade Dernbach, Alex Hales, Michael Lumb, Stuart Meaker, Eoin Morgan, Samit Patel, James Tredwell, Luke Wright

England ODI squad

Alastair Cook (c), Jonny Bairstow, Ian Bell, Tim Bresnan, Danny Briggs, Jade Dernbach, Steven Finn, Craig Kieswetter, Stuart Meaker, Eoin Morgan, Samit Patel, Kevin Pietersen, James Tredwell, Jonathan Trott, James Anderson (first three matches), Stuart Broad (final two matches)

Sachin Tendulkar gifts BMW car to shuttler Saina Nehwal

Badminton player Saina Nehwal on Sunday received a brand new BMW car for winning a bronze medal at the London Olympics from none other than batting legend Sachin Tendulkar.

Sachin also gave a car to India’s national badminton coach Pullela Gopichand and young shuttler Pusarla Venkata Sindhu, who won the girls’ singles title in the Asian Youth Under-19 Championships last month.

“I am sure that she (Saina) is happy but not satisfied,” the iconic Indian batsman said at the felicitation function organised by vice president of Andhra Badminton Association Chamundeshwari Nath.

“We are also not satisfied because we know that you can go to greater heights. You have that ability with Gopi’s guidance. There are better days ahead and as a sportsperson, you always try to believe that your best is yet to come.”

“Whatever I have seen of her there is no drama involved, it’s just quality badminton and that is what you expect from a sportsperson.

“After winning (bronze medal) also, she has not got carried away and that’s the beauty of being a champion sport person”.

“This medal means a lot for India, I am sure this medal has not come without dedication, hard work, focus and having a vision,” Tendulkar said.

“You all deserve praise and good things that are coming your way,” he added.

LG People’s Choice Award 2012

The third LG People’s Choice Award this year sees two former winners nominated alongside three other international cricketing stars in a bid to win the only award voted for by the public at the annual LG ICC Awards.

Those nominated include Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara, India’s Sachin Tendulkar, South Africa’s duo Vernon Philander and Jacques Kallis, while England’s James Anderson makes up the quintet of nominees.

Both Sangakkara (2011) and Tendulkar (2010) have won the LG People’s Choice Award in the past.

For the third time in the history of the LG ICC Awards, fans will have the opportunity to decide the winner, this time by accessing an application on the ICC’s official Facebook page: www.facebook.com/cricketicc.

Voting will be open until midnight UAE time on 31 August with the winner to be announced on 15 September at the LG ICC Awards in Colombo.

The short list, nominated by an elite panel of cricket experts headed by former West Indies captain Clive Lloyd, along with Sri Lanka’s Marvan Atapattu, England’s Clare Connor, West Indies Carl Hooper and Australia’s Tom Moody was selected using criteria set out by LG and the ICC.

This dictated that the nominees should have displayed some of the attributes regarded by LG as in line with their corporate qualities such as innovation, dynamism, strength in decision-making, performing well under pressure and executing a plan to distinction.

ICC Chief Executive David Richardson said: “This is the third year of the LG People’s Choice Award and it is proving to be hugely popular among fans across the globe and continues to highlight how much voting for their cricketing heroes means.

“This year sees the two past winners nominated again alongside three other extremely deserving candidates, I’m sure the public will choose wisely as to who will be the 2012 winner of this prestigious award at the LG ICC Awards 2012.”

BCCI welcomes Sachin Tendulkar’s recommendation to Rajya Sabha

The Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) have welcomed the government’s nomination of Sachin Tendulkar as a member of the Rajya Sabha.

Sachin Tendulkar

“We (BCCI) are happy that Tendulkar’s services as a sportsperson has been recognised,” BCCI Chief Administrative Officer Prof. Ratnakar Shetty said.

“He’s been a true ambassador for the country and he deserves it.”

Tendulkar has been nominated along with veteran actor Rekha and business leader Anu Aga.

Tendulkar, who turned 39 a few days ago, is the first active cricketer to be nominated to the Rajya Sabha.

Tendulkar is the leading run-getter in international cricket with more than 33,000 runs in all formats of the game.

He is the first batsman to break the 200-run barrier in ODI cricket. And in March this year, he also became the first batsman to score 100 international centuries.

Sachin Tendulkar is now a Member of Parliament

Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar will soon be an MP (Member of Parliament). This is the first time an active cricketer has been nominated to the Rajya Sabha.

Sachin Tendulkar

On Thursday, the Congrees led government nominated Sachin along with Bollywood actress Rekha and business leader Anu Aga to the Rajya Sabha.

President Pratibha Patil later approved the nominations.

The news of his nomination, along with that of Rekha and Anu Aga, broke when Sachin with his wife Anjali came to meet Sonia Gandhi at 10 Janpath in the company of Rajiv Shukla.

With Sachin giving no indication of retirement from international cricket it will be a tough act for him to do justice to both his on field career and his parliamentary duties.

The cricketer, who already holds an honorary position in the Indian Air Force, is in Delhi for Mumbai Indians’ IPL game against Delhi Daredevils on Friday.

Sportspersons in Parliament

RAJYA SABHA

  • Elected: Dilip Tirkey (hockey) 2012
  • Nominated: Sachin Tendulkar (cricket) 2012

LOK SABHA

  • Karni Singh (shooter) 1952-77
  • Kirti Azad (cricket) 1999, 2009
  • Navjot Singh Sidhu (cricket) 2004, 2009
  • Aslam Sher Khan (cricket) 1984, 1991
  • Jyotirmoy Sikdar (athletics) 2004
  • Chetan Chauhan (cricket) 1991, 1998
  • Naveen Jindal (shooter, member of Indian squad in Busan Asiad) 2004, 2009
  • Mohammad Azharuddin (cricket) 2009.

Finger still not looking good: Sachin Tendulkar

Mumbai Indians’ Sachin Tendulkar hinted Monday that he would need some more time to recover from his finger injury.

Tendulkar was injured by a short pitched delivery from Doug Bollinger during Mumbai Indians’ opening IPL match against Chennai Super Kings on Wednesday.

“Finger still not looking good. Had to aspirate blood from my finger twice in 4 days,” Tendulkar tweeted.

Tendulkar has also posted a picture of his injured finger on Twitter.

Tendulkar, who had missed the match against Pune Warriors, is also not playing against Deccan Chargers in Visakhapatnam.

Sachin Tendulkar hands over Mumbai Indians captaincy to Harbhajan Singh

Sachin Tendulkar has decided to hand over the captaincy of Mumbai Indians in the fifth edition of the Indian Premier League to off spinner Harbhajan Singh.

“Sachin Tendulkar in discussion with the management of Mumbai Indians has decided to hand over the responsibilities of captaining Mumbai Indians in fifth season of the Indian Premier League to ace off spinner Harbhajan Singh,” a press release issued by Mumbai Indians stated.

Commenting on the decision, Sachin Tendulkar said, “The Mumbai Indians is more than a team. It is like a family to me. At this point of time, I feel I need a break from the responsibility of captaincy of the Mumbai Indians.

“After due consideration, I discussed my intention to hand over the Captainship of the team to Harbhajan Singh, with Mukeshbhai and Nitabhabhi.

“I was touched by the graciousness and wholehearted support they offered me while emphasising that they would accept any decision which helps me to continue enjoying the game.

“Harbhajan will have my wholehearted support as the senior most player in the team.”

Nita Ambani of Mumbai Indians said, “It was a very difficult moment when Sachin expressed his desire to relinquish the captaincy.

“But we believe that Sachin is the best judge on such matters and hence, as always, we fully support his decision.

“I have learnt a lot during the last three seasons working with Sachin closely. Sachin is the soul of Mumbai Indians, and I am sure he will guide Bhajii as he takes on the responsibility of captaining Mumbai Indians.”

The newly appointed captain of Mumbai Indians, Harbhajan Singh said, “Sachin Paaji spoke to me about his decision to of wanting me to take over the responsibility of the team.

“It is huge honour and I thank Paaji and Nita Bhabhi for the faith reposed in my abilities. Mumbai Indians is a great team with explosive talent and promising youngsters.

“I am committed to do the very best and look forward to leading the team to play to its full potential during the season.”

Mumbai Indians plays its first match of Season 2012 on April 4, 2012 in Chennai.