• India captain MS Dhoni says his side will not dwell on former glories as they bid to retain their ICC World Twenty20 trophy.

    India captain MS Dhoni says his side will not dwell on former glories as they bid to retain their ICC World Twenty20 trophy.

     

    The wicketkeeper-batsman led his side to victory in the inaugural 20-over tournament at the start of what has become a successful period both personally and collectively.

     

    Although Dhoni looks back fondly on the fortnight in South Africa in September 2007 - that ended with a dramatic final win against Pakistan - he is now keen to create further glorious chapters in his team's history.

     

    "I feel it is not about what has happened but what you can do," said Dhoni. "You can’t really relish the memories and say 'we have won the 2007 World Twenty20 so we will win this year'. We have to do everything from scratch because the teams will be well-prepared now and every side has a good chance of winning the cup. It’s not about the past; it’s all

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  • With three Man of the Match awards and his Super Over heroics against the Knight Riders, the spotlight will be on Pathan during the World T20 Championship next month. Devendra Pandey speaks to the man who triggers a buzz whenever he walks in to bat.

    Statistically, Yusuf Pathan didn't quite dominate the IPL this time around, but he did enough to enhance his reputation as a fierce hitter who can chase down any target and create panic in the rival ranks. With three Man of the Match awards and his Super Over heroics against the Kolkata Knight Riders, the spotlight will be on Pathan during the World T20 Championship next month. Devendra Pandey speaks to the man who triggers a buzz whenever he walks in to bat. Excerpts:

     

    Have you always had an attacking game?

     

    Well, yes. It just came naturally, nobody told me to be so. When I was 14, my first coach Bashir Shaikh saw me bat — at that time, I didn't have much power in my strokes. But he told me I had the perfect grip and asked me to never

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  • In an interview to the Hindustan Times, Lalit Modi stressed that IPL will return to India next season and will continue to be held there, he didn't rule out the idea of having some matches of the tournament outside India sometime in future.

    The success of the Indian Premier League (IPL) has emboldened its commissioner Lalit Modi. Even as he stressed that IPL will return to India next season and will continue to be held there, he didn't rule out the idea of having some matches of the tournament outside India sometime in future.

     

    Taking IPL out of India

     

    There's already pressure on us to take it to other countries, but it will be held only in India. We can have some other version of it running in some other place. As for US and China, we might expand the IPL or have a few-week separate tournament there. We might even shift the Champions League there.

     

    More foreigners in XI

     

    The demand has been made earlier also and has been rejected every time, and will continue to be rejected. We

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