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Is 'monkey' a racist term, asks Indian origin group
Sydney, Jan 8 (IANS) The United Indian Association (UIA), a body representing the various migrant community groups of Indian origin in Australia, and its youth wing, the India Sports Club (ISC), have voiced surprise over the racist connotations seen in the word 'monkey', allegedly used by Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh in his spat with Andrew Symonds.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008 11:59:54 PM

Hogg charged for using abusive language
Sydney, Jan 8 (IANS) Australia spinner Brad Hogg has been charged by Indian team manager Chetan Chauhan for using abusing language following an alleged incident that took place on the final day of the second Test between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008 8:25:23 PM

Victory for India as Harbhajan in, Bucknor out (Roundup)
Sydney/New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) The Indian cricket establishment won a significant battle Tuesday, as the International Cricket Council (ICC) not only removed West Indian umpire Steve Bucknor from the third Test beginning in Perth Jan 16, but also suspended the three-Test ban on Harbhajan Singh pending appeals filed by both the board and the player himself.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008 7:20:33 PM

Ponting hurt at being called 'dobber' aka 'cry baby'
Sydney, Jan 8 (IANS) Australian captain Ricky Ponting, who equalled his predecessor Steve Waugh's winning streak of 16 consecutive Test victories Sunday, said he was hurt by comments that he had opened a 'Pandora's box' by reporting alleged racial comments made by Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008 4:54:24 PM

Hogg shoots for Bollywood movie with Lee
Sydney, Jan 8 (IANS) Brad Hogg, Australia's main spinner, took time off to do a scene for upcoming Bollywood movie 'Victory' while waiting for his hearing before the International Cricket Council following India's complaint against him.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008 4:51:54 PM

Team India kills time with beach volleyball
Sydney, Jan 8 (IANS) The Indian team was still unaware of the International Cricket Council's move to remove umpire Steve Bucknor from the third Test at Perth, when they went to Sydney's Bondi Beach for an informal beach volleyball game with the lifeguards.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008 4:37:08 PM

Cultural misunderstandings cause for confusion: Border
Sydney, Jan 8 (IANS) Former Australia skipper Allan Border has suggested that the confusion between the Indian and Australian teams is often due to cultural misunderstandings.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008 3:31:59 PM

It's India vs. ICC, says Aussie commentator
Sydney, Jan 8 (IANS) Arguing that 'India must not be allowed to run the game,' an Australian commentator has also called on the International Cricket Council (ICC) not to give in before the Indian 'cricketing wealth' in the controversy over banning Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh for three Tests.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008 3:29:33 PM

Aussie team goes out of favour of home fans
Sydney, Jan 8 (IANS) The Australian team has fallen out of favour even with their own fans back home after the fracas in the second Test here with India. A poll conducted by Fox Sports revealed that 57.66 percent of Australians who took part in the poll said they would 'no longer support this side'.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008 3:03:15 PM

Bucknor sacked, Harbhajan can play in Perth Test (Lead)
Melbourne, Jan 8 (IANS) Team India heaved a sigh of relief as controversial West Indies umpire Steve Bucknor will not be officiating while Harbhajan Singh can play in the third Test against Australia in Perth starting Jan 16, the top International Cricket Council (ICC) official announced here Tuesday.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008 12:38:32 PM

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