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  1. 1. cmyk cmyk16 Hyderabad ● Wednesday ● 8 June 2011 DC Hernandez is Churchill England’s Peter going nowhere, says Manchester United coach Alex Ferguson. Brothers rope in HAL midfielder Xavier Vijay Kumar. Crouch dismisses claims that he is quiting international football. GamesAfridi drags PCB to courtKarachi, June 7: Suspend- Fit Serena set to make comeback after a year Federer pulls out of Halle, officials fumeed Pakistan captain ShahidAfridi on Tuesday filed apetition in court demanding Shahid is London, June 7: Serena Williams will make her Shortly after her Wimble- don win last year, Williams Halle (Germany), June 7: French Open finalist Rogerthat sanctions imposed onhim by the Pakistan Cricket immature, return from a year-long injury absence when she cut her foot on glass at a restaurant in Germany. She Federer’s late withdrawal from Halle’s ATP event hasBoard (PCB) be overthrown contests the Eastbourne played in an exhibition angered the tournamentand calling for justice. A long running slanging says Waqar tournament next week, sig- nalling she should be fit to match in Belgium against Kim Clijsters days later. director, who insists the Swiss let him down at thematch between Afridi and Karachi, June 7: Pak- defend her Wimbledon title. But when she returned to eleventh hour.Pakistani managers has istan coach Waqar You- A statement from her man- the United States she had World number-three Fed-rocked the game, still reel- nis and manager Intikhab agement released Tuesday the first of two operations erer traditionally usesing from the aftermath of a Alam criticised former in the U.S. said she will for the injury. The second Halle’s grass-court tourna-spot-fixing scandal which captain Shahid Afridi as compete in the tournament surgery was in October, and ment to prepare for Wim-ended in lengthy bans on “immature and unwilling on England’s south coast she said she spent 10 weeks bledon and has a permanentSalman Butt, Mohammad to listen”, according to which is one of the tradi- in a cast and 10 weeks in a contract to play at the westAsif and Mohammad tour reports leaked to the tional grasscourt warm-up walking boot. German event.Aamer. media on Tuesday. events for Wimbledon, Serena Williams. The 29-year-old American The publicity campaign Afridi took legal action Excerpts of their which begins June 20. was then diagnosed in Feb- for this year’s event includ-after announcing his retire- reports were published in Williams has not played statement. “These past 12 ruary with blood clots in her ed Federer’s image. How-ment from international the Dawn newspaper, on tour since winning her months have been extremely lung. After that, she said she ever, with the actioncricket to protest against fuelling a public slang- 13th Grand Slam singles tough and character build- needed treatment for a already underway, the tour-being replaced as one-day ing match between the title at the All England Club ing. I have so much to be hematoma - a gathering of nament suffered a hugecaptain last month. star player, who last July. grateful for. I’m thankful to blood under the skin - on her blow late Monday when the The Pakistan board said announced his retire- “I am so excited to be my family, friends, and fans stomach. She had returned top seed pulled out becauseAfridi breached a code of ment last week, and Pak- healthy enough to compete for all of their support. “Ser- to practice in only in April. he did not want to risk aconduct by announcing his istani cricket manage- again,” Williams said in the ena’s back!” — AFP groin injury. — AFPretirement and levelling ment.allegations against the “As captain I feel he isboard. still very immature, has The PCB suspended his poor discipline, lackscentral contract, revoked all game plan and is unwill-his no-objection certificates ing to listen to others’which would have allowed opinion or advice,” wrotehim to play in England and Waqar of the West IndiesSri Lanka and served him tour where Afridi led thewith a show-cause notice team to a 3-2 win in May.last week. Afridi last month pub- They also formed a three- licly accused Waqar ofman disciplinary committee “undue meddling” inbefore which Afridi was team selection, whichsummoned to appear on Shahid Afridi comes out of Sindh High Court in Karachi forced the PakistanWednesday. after filing a petition against PCB on Tuesday. — AFP Cricket Board (PCB) to “I have taken a plea that serve him with a show-the show-cause notice client Afridi and have court on Thursday. “We cause notice. It thenserved on me is illegal and appealed for a stay order respect court’s decision,” replaced him as captain.the ban on me playing against the punishments Pakistan board said in a In protest, Afridiabroad should be lifted and I against him,” his lawyer short statement. announced his retire-hope justice will be done,” Mahmood Mandviwala The 31-year-old former ment from internationalAfridi said after filing the said. one-day captain is the latest cricket last week, sayingpetition in the southern The court swiftly ordered in a series of Pakistani he would not play underprovince Sindh. the PCB to adjourn the dis- cricketers to launch legal the current PCB set-up “We have filed a petition ciplinary committee meet- battles against the country’s headed by chairman Ijazin the Sindh High Court ing and summoned Pakistan cricket authorities. Butt. — AFPagainst the sanctions on our board officials to appear in — AFPCannot take WI lightly: LaxmanDC CORRESPONDENT last time,” Laxman said here HYDERABAD on Tuesday. This is also India’s first tourJune 7: For Indian teams of after Gary Kirsten left theyore, the West Indies have Indian shores, but Laxmannever been a happy hunting said the new coach, Duncanground. But all that changed Fletcher was quite capable ofin 2006 when Rahul Dravid taking the team forward.led the side to a drought-end- “The last three years (withing Test series win. Mahen- Gary) have been fantastic.dra Singh Dhoni captained We were lucky to have some-the team to a one-day series one like Gary coach the teamvictory three seasons later and I’m sure Duncan Fletch-and the current Indian outfit, er will continue Gary’s goodfull of confidence, would be work. The Indian teamlooking to continue the V.V.S Laxman. would prosper under therecent successful run by tak- guidance of Fletcher,” heing both the ODI and Test appointed Test vice-captain Abhinav Mukund and said.series. V.V.S. Laxman feels that’s Murali Vijay — are excellent “We can never afford to be The only thing that might hardly a reason to be con- batsmen. It is a great oppor- complacent with a team likeworry the team management cerned. tunity for them to perform. If the West Indies. While it isis the absence of three key “We will definitely miss the everyone plays to his poten- true they are lacking in expe-batsmen — Sachin Ten- services of Sehwag, Sachin tial, we will definitely win rience, they are full of talent-dulkar, Virender Sehwag and and Gambhir as they’re very there.” ed players, who are potentialGautam Gambhir — from important batsmen. But their “Everyone’s hoping to win match-winners,” Laxmanthe line-up, but newly- replacements — Virat Kohli, the Test series there, just like added.Gary, the right Manpreet misses outcoach: Pollock on goldJohannesburg, June 7: I am sure the New Delhi, June 7: India’sFormer South Africa cap- hopes of winning a bagfultain Shaun Pollock termed methods he used of gold medals at the Giral-Gary Kirsten’s appointment that were such a do Cordova Cardin Memo-as chief coach of the nation- rial Boxing tournamental side as a “good move.” success with India, suffered a setback as the Cricket South Africa were he will bring with pugilists settled with justdesperately looking for Cor- him to the South one silver and five bronzerie van Zyl’s and after per- on the concluding day ofsistent requests, Kirsten African camp.” the event in Havana, Cuba.agreed on a two-year con- Manpreet Singh (91kg)tract. Shaun Pollock won the lone silver, while “I am really chuffed for Nanao Singh (49kg),Gary; it really is a good a major honour. To coach Suranjoy Singh (52kg),move for South African South Africa was always Santosh Harijan (52kg),cricket,” said Pollock, who going to be a massive privi- Kuldeep Singh (75kg) andled South Africa in 26 Tests lege and it is something that Paramjeet Samota (91kg)and 97 one-day internation- I am humbled by and I am had to be content with aals was quoted as saying by certainly looking forward to bronze medal each.the local media. working with the players,” — PTI “I am sure the methods he Kirsten said in Johannes-used that were such a suc- burg yesterday.cess with India, he will Kirsten had also said Regd. No. SDHO/9/2009-11bring with him to the South “while my coaching philos-African camp,” Pollock ophy will not be any differ- Printed and Published by O. Thomas on behalf ofsaid. ent than it was for the Indian Deccan Chronicle Holdings Limited Pollock’s new-ball partner team, I always endeavour to at Deccan Chronicle PressAllan Donald will be the influence players in a posi- 36, S.D. Road,bowling coach. tive way and give them Secunderabad-500 003, A.P; While Kirsten will kick- options so that they can Deccan Chronicle Press,start his new assignment grow as cricketers and as Survey No. 186(P), Kondapur, Serilingampally,from August 1, Donald will people.” Ranga Reddy Dist., A.P. &start earlier as he will be SA’s first international Deccan Chronicle Pressaccompanying the South assignment is in October at Plot No. 9, Alwal Village,Africa ‘A’ team for some the when Australia visit for a Vallabh Nagar Taluk, Malkajgiri Man-series that are lined up. two-match Test series, and dal, Ranga Reddy Dist. A.P. RNI Registration No. 3081/57. “I’m delighted by the three ODIs plus a T20 inter- Editor: A.T. Jayantiappointment and consider it national. — PTI