Supporters neglected as winter tour visits India's far pavilions

The already strained relations between cricket's governing bodies in England (England and Wales Cricket Board) and India (Board of Control for Cricket in India) were further tested yesterday when this winter's tour itinerary to the subcontinent was published.

Raise a glass to toast opener's ugly hundred

Alastair Cook is not the sort of batsman to empty bars. Even his closest friends would admit there are more pleasurable cricketing experiences than watching him bat for an entire day. But even now, after just 24 Test appearances, Cook is being tipped by many to overtake Graham Gooch as England's highest run-scorer.

Australia's triumph for all the old virtues

The history men: Perfect planning - and McGrath and Warne - keep baggy green machine rolling on

Cricket: Saqlain upstages pacemen

SO SPEED is not everything, not when you have someone with the skill and guile of Saqlain Mushtaq in your team. He wrapped things up early and in style with a hat-trick - only the second in World Cup history.

Travel India: A rest stop at Buddha's place

Ladakh's mountainous landscape and spiritual culture are irresistible. But there is a more personal side too.

Travel India: Cricket the only game, oranges the only fruit

Four hundred miles from Mumbai, and bang in the middle of India, Nagpur is green, fertile and refreshingly tourist-free.

Women's Cricket: Brittin expects every woman to do her duty as England fly out to take on the world

The England women's cricket team fly to India today to defend the World Cup.

Cricket: Indian hopes on the ebb

India's hopes of forcing a win in the second Test against Sri Lanka in Nagpur were hit by rain after Saurav Ganguly's 99 propelled the hosts to an impressive first-innings total of 485 all out at lunch on the third day.

Cricket: Dravid leads India's charge

Sachin Tendulkar was the only front-line batsman not to take advantage of a slow wicket as India piled on the runs to reach 401 for 5 after the second day of the second Test against Sri Lanka at Nagpur yesterday.

Obituaries: Balasaheb Deoras

For more than 20 years, from 1973 to 1994, Balasaheb Deoras headed the Rashtriya Swyamsevak Sangh or RSS, a neo-Fascist Hindu revivalist organisation, one of whose members assassinated Mahatma Gandhi, and was responsible for turning it into a major political force in India.

60 Hindus die in festival crush

Ujjain - At least 60 people were trampled or suffocated to death and scores injured in stampedes in India early yesterday when Hindu worshippers gathered to celebrate a new moon festival.

India grind their way to safety

THIRD TEST: Tendulkar falls two short of his highest Test score before English openers survive uncomfortable closing overs; India 521; England 32-0

Waugh lifts Australia

Zimbabwe 154 Australia 158-2 (Australia win by 8 wickets)

Stewart gives England options for rejuvenation

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

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The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
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The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

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Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

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Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

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Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee