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Narendra Modi’s Indian Ocean opportunity

For all his many foreign visits and stadium speeches, Narendra Modi still lacks a defining international economic project. The recent attack in Uri scuppered one candidate, namely pushing greater economic integration across South Asia. But it has brought another into view: the Indian Ocean, and the idea of placing the wider region at the heart of a new neighbourhood policy ... Read More »

While India struggles with a million malaria cases a year, Sri Lanka has eradicated the deadly disease

The World Health Organization on Monday certified Sri Lanka as a malaria-free nation, in what it called a “truly remarkable” achievement. WHO regional director Poonam Khetrapal Singh said in a statement that Sri Lanka was among the most malaria-affected countries in the mid-20th century. WHO said Sri Lanka began an anti-malaria campaign that successfully targeted the mosquito-borne parasite that causes ... Read More »

Sabbir the Machine missing Malinga foxy Mortaza Highlights from Bangladesh win over Sri Lanka

Bangladesh recorded their first ever win against Sri Lanka in a T20I on Sunday, and will now fancy their chances of making the final. Sri Lanka, minus Lasith Malinga, struggled with both bat and ball, and need to lift their game if they are to live up to their reputation as T20 World Champions. Here are the biggest talking points ... Read More »

India drop points as Bangladesh move up in ICC rankings

India: dropped two points but managed to retain their second position despite losing the three-match series 1-2 to Bangladesh, who moved a place to seventh in the latest ICCODI rankings. The 2-1 series win in Mirpur has put Bangladesh on 93 ratings points – five behind  and five ahead of eighth-ranked West Indies. With England, plus seven next highest-ranked sides as on 30 ... Read More »

India vs Bangladesh ODI: Battered and bruised MS Dhoni men need serious teamwork to bounce back

There is a difference between getting thrashed in the subcontinent and being comprehensively beaten outside it. The latter, despite India’s victorious World Twenty20 and Champions Trophy campaigns, isn’t unfamiliar with this India team. But not since the ODI series against Pakistan in 2012-13 have India lost a rubber going into the third game in the subcontinent.   Playing in Australia, ... Read More »

South Africa spin twins knock Sri Lanka out of World Cup

CHOKERS NO MORE—Tahir’s four, Duminy’s hat-trick seal Sri Lanka’s doom in first quarterfinal. Scores | Pictures | We’re obsessed with our goal: AB JP Duminy took a hat-trick as South Africa’s bowlers set up a crushing nine-wicket World Cup quarter-final win over Sri Lanka in Sydney on Wednesday. Sri Lanka, who won the toss, were bowled out for just 133 on a good Sydney Cricket ... Read More »