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India take on equally desperate West Indies

THE REALITY CHECK – After a demoralising loss to South Africa, Indian will be desperate for two points today against the West Indies. In fact, both the teams will aim for victory to end the group stages on a high. India’s much vaunted ODI unit has been found wanting at times against stronger opponents. Cases in point: the tied against England, and losing to the Proteas.
The Indians are expected to make two changes: Suresh Raina coming in for Yusuf Pathan and R Ashwin replacing

Zimbabwe desperate to show worth

KOLKATA – Zimbabwe are desperate to prove they belong with cricket’s big beasts as they wrap up their World Cup campaign against tournament whipping boys Kenya on Sunday. Zimbabwe, who played their last Test match in 2005, want to start playing Tests again but have often looked out of their depth at the World Cup.
They have slumped to heavy defeats against all four of the qualifiers from Group A – Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan and Sri Lanka – with their only victory coming

Desperate Bangladesh plot upset

DHAKA – Bangladesh hope to come out with all guns blazing when they clash with powerful South Africa in a must-win game on Saturday to enter the World Cup quarter-finals. England’s dramatic win over the West Indies in Chennai on Thursday ruined Bangladesh’s hopes of easing into the knock-out rounds without having to contend with South Africa’s firepower. They now face a make-or-break battle to determine their future in the tournament in front of 25,000 fanatical supporters in the day

SL coach desperate not to think of Australia

COLOMBO – Sri Lanka coach Trevor Bayliss was trying on Monday not to think about the mouth-watering World Cup clash against his Australian compatriots, opting to concentrate on Kenya instead. The 1996 champions went down to Pakistan by a narrow 11-run margin in their Group A match on Saturday and Bayliss is more concerned about not slipping up against Kenya on Tuesday. “Our thoughts are on the Kenya match tomorrow,” said Bayliss. “But looking forward to Australia (March 5), our guys

MoC in desperate bid to avoid imminent Turkish textile duties

KARACHI – To avoid huge potential losses likely to be incurred as a result of the imposition of anti-dumping duty on garments and fabrics imports in Turkey, Pakistan has started intense lobbying in the foreign country to protect its domestic manufacturers.
The Ministry of Commerce (MoC) has sent the Chief Executive of Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) to Turkey, as part of diplomatic wrangling over the duties, he will hold talks with senior officials of the foreign

KESC workers smell blood in desperate struggle for survival

KARACHI – Some 4,000 sacked employees of the Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC) employees, who were laid off from non-core or redundant departments late Wednesday night, attacked the power utility’s head office in Gizri on Thursday, ransacking private property and vehicles.
Protests began on Thursday morning, as enraged employees staged a sit-in outside the power utility’s head office to demand the company to revert its decision. Hundreds of others reached the old head office

Qatar wary of desperate Kuwait

DOHA – Qatar coach Bruno Metsu is wary of Gulf Cup champions Kuwait in their must-win clash at the Asian Cup on Sunday, knowing they are desperate to salvage their reputation after two defeats. The host nation go into the game at Al Khalifa Stadium on three points in Group A, alongside China, with Uzbekistan on six points and Kuwait on none.
If they beat Kuwait and China either lose or draw with the Uzbeks, then they will be through to the knockout rounds.
Like Kuwait, they

Sheridan alters ‘Desperate’ lawsuit

Nicolette Sheridan has altered her lawsuit against ‘Desperate Housewives’ creator Marc Cherry again, dropping more allegations aimed at her former boss. The actress sued Cherry last April over claims he slapped her in the face when she expressed an opinion about his script, and fired her after she complained to producers.
Last month, Sheridan agreed to remove accusations of intentional infliction of emotional distress, as part of a deal to avoid undergoing a physical and

United, Spurs desperate to avoid Barcelona trial

PARIS: Manchester United and Barcelona complete the formalities of the Champions League group phase on Tuesday, desperately playing down their roles as favourites but also keen to get their mathematics right.
United face fellow second-round qualifiers Valencia at Old Trafford with the only issue at stake being who finishes top of Group C.
The Spanish side are three points behind but to take top spot they must become the first team to score against Sir Alex Ferguson’s men in

PSM’s desperate bid to keep head above water

KARACHI: The Pakistan Steel Mills (PSM) has decided to sell off its land to overcome its overwhelming financial compulsions with the National Bank of Pakistan (NBP)-led consortium of banks unlikely to lend it Rs seven billion, part of the Rs 25 billion bailout package announced by the government to rescue the cash-stripped entity.
The PSM board in its meeting held on October 7 decided to sell around 1,500 to 2,000 acres to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) or Qatar.
“The PSM

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