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India vs England: Geoffrey Boycott points out three key areas for hosts to improve

Last Updated: Monday, August 11, 2014, 17:47

Former captain Geoffrey Boycott is mighty pleased with England winning the Manchester Test by an innings and inside three days but he sounded a word of caution saying that Alastair Cook and Co. must improve upon three areas before they face India in the series-decider fifth Test starting Aug 15 at The Oval.

Boycott slams lifeless Nottingham pitch, wants Cook to step down

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 17:28

Disappointed by the "lifeless" pitch which produced a draw in the opening India-England Test, former captain Geoffrey Boycott said decks like the one in Nottingham will turn the home pacers into a bunch of "midgets" with little or no belief in their abilities.

Peter Moores won`t take captaincy off Alastair Cook

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 11:01

England coach Peter Moores has insisted he won`t be a party to taking the captaincy off Alastair Cook in a bid to get the opener back to his best form with the bat.

Bahrain opposition to boycott legislative election

Last Updated: Sunday, June 01, 2014, 02:19

Bahrain`s top Shiite opposition parties say they will boycott parliamentary and municipal elections slated for October.

Two villages in UP`s Maharajganj boycott polling

Last Updated: Monday, May 12, 2014, 21:19

Phooralpur village of Maharajganj constituency, where 13 people were killed at an unmanned crossing two days ago, was among the two villages which did not take part in the ongoing polling.

Eight more youths arrested in Baramulla for harassing electorates

Last Updated: Saturday, May 10, 2014, 19:39

Eight more youths, allegedly involved in harassment of those who exercised their franchise defying separatist call for boycott of Lok Sabha elections, were arrested today taking the total number of those arrested to eleven.

Celebrities boycott Brunei-owned hotels over sharia law

Last Updated: Monday, May 05, 2014, 13:26

Celebrities including Virgin group founder Richard Branson have vowed to boycott a hotel chain linked to Brunei`s sultan after he introduced a controversial Islamic penal code in his country.

Stone-pelting incidents in Srinagar, youth killed in firing

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 20:52

A youth was killed and two others were injured when security forces allegedly opened fire to chase away stone-pelting protesters here today, police sources said.

Algeria opposition to boycott Bouteflika inauguration

Last Updated: Sunday, April 27, 2014, 21:06

Algerian opposition parties are to boycott the inauguration Monday of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika after his re-election in a campaign he was too sick to participate in, an opposition leader said.

Odisha Maoists oppose polls, call for shutdown

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014, 14:33

Urging people to boycott the polls, the outlawed Communist Party of India-Maoists has called for a shutdown in parts of Odisha April 10, a rebel leader said in an audio message Tuesday.

Israeli court discusses anti-boycott law

Last Updated: Monday, February 17, 2014, 05:22

Israeli rights groups have asked the Supreme Court to overturn a law that bans Israelis from calling for a boycott of Jewish settlements in the West Bank.

Finnish minister to boycott Sochi opening ceremony

Last Updated: Thursday, January 16, 2014, 16:15

Finland`s sports and culture minister will boycott the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Sochi next month due to concerns over Russia`s human rights violations.