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Let the celebrations begin!

There are some peculiarities among the Dutch people that are rather alluring: those who ignore their birthdays are considered to be rather anti-social. Contrary to many other countries, where the birthday celebrant

6 dead in Dutch shopping centre shooting

THE HAGUE – A man opened fire on shoppers at a mall in the western Netherlands on Saturday, killing five and wounding at least 11 before turning the gun on himself, a local official said. “There are at present six dead, including the person responsible,” Bas Eenhoorn, the acting mayor of Alphen aan den Rijn, told a press conference.
Four people were seriously wounded and at least seven less badly hurt, he said.”A man with an automatic weapon opened fire on the crowd” in the

B’desh down Dutch to keep hopes alive

CHITTAGONG – Bangladesh made short work of their Dutch opponents in a Group B match to keep their World Cup quarter-final hopes very much alive on Monday but England will not be amused. The six-wicket victory at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium catapulted the co-hosts to the fourth place in the group, leapfrogging England, with six points from five matches. Bangladesh face South Africa in their final group assignment on Saturday but could be assured of a quarter-final berth even

Spirited Dutch make India sweat for win

NEW DELHI – Yuvraj Singh scored a match-winning 51 not out as India pulled off a five-wicket win against a spirited Netherlands after making heavy weather of a small target in the World Cup on Wednesday. Chasing 190 under lights, India were reeling at 99-4 after a three-wicket burst by left-arm spinner Pieter Seelaar but scraped through with 81 balls to spare before a packed Firoz Shah Kotla Stadium. Yuvraj, who also grabbed two key wickets, has come to India’s rescue twice in as many

India eye Dutch feast on way to quarters

NEW DELHI – India will look to wrap up a convincing victory over rock-bottom Netherlands in the World Cup on Wednesday and virtually make sure of their quarter-final berth. India are the only team who have yet to taste defeat in their group and that record is unlikely to be broken against the under-performing Dutch who have still to register a win. The host nation are on top of Group B with five points. England have as many points but have played a game more and have a worse run rate

Dutch skipper cooks far-fetched recipe to upset India

NEW DELHI – Dutch captain Peter Borren has conceived an intriguing recipe to upstage India on Wednesday which requires borrowing Ireland’s discipline, backing it with home-grown talent and then leaving it to the game’s vagaries. On paper, the World Cup Group B contest looks a mis-match featuring tournament favourites India and a Dutch squad, which is essentially made up of a handful of professionals and a host of amateurs trying to make an impact in one-day cricket’s biggest stage.

South Africa crush Dutch to top Group B

MOHALI – In no mood to brook any Dutch mischief, title aspirants South Africa steamrolled the Netherlands by 231 runs in Thursday’s World Cup match to top Group B. If Ireland’s shock victory against England on Wednesday had rekindled Dutch hopes of pulling off a similar upset, Graeme Smith and his men ruthlessly snuffed them out. To begin with, South Africa rode the marathon 221-run third wicket stand between Hashim Amla (113) and AB de Villiers (134) and JP Duminy’s (40) subsequent

South Africa vow no let-up against Dutch

MOHALI – South Africa will not lower their guard against the Netherlands as they look to build on a good start to their World Cup bid, coach Corrie van Zyl said Wednesday. The Proteas thumped the West Indies by seven wickets in their opening Group B match in New Delhi last week and want to keep up their momentum.
“We want to win the game and that’s very important for us. We want to see our combinations are right going forward,” said the South African coach. Van Zyl said South

Roach’s hat-trick rocks Dutch

NEW DELHI – West Indies speedster Kemar Roach conjured up a magical bowling spell to register the first hat-trick of the 2011 World Cup and spur his team to a 215-run win over the Netherlands in a Group B match on Monday.
With Dwayne Bravo’s inspiring words still ringing in his ears, the 22-year-old from Barbados claimed 6-27 from 8.3 overs, his last three deliveries mopping up the Dutch tail to complete a memorable hat-trick and give his team just the kind of boost they needed

Dashing Doeschate helps Dutch sink Kenya

COLOMBO – Ryan ten Doeschate hit a brilliant 98 not out to guide the Netherlands to a two-wicket upset win over Kenya in a World Cup warm-up match here Tuesday, sending a timely warning to tournament rivals. Ten Doeschate’s 92-ball knock, spiced with four sixes and three fours, helped the Netherlands chase a challenging 264-run target after being down and out at 130-7 with part-time spinner Steve Tikolo taking four wickets.
Serene Waters had scored a brilliant 126 not out for

Iran envoy summoned over hanged Dutch woman’s burial

THE HAGUE – The Netherlands said on Monday it had summoned Iran’s ambassador in The Hague to protest the hushed burial of a Dutch citizen after she was executed by the regime in Tehran. A foreign ministry spokesman said the Dutch ambassador to Tehran was also being brought back to The Hague for consultations after Zahra Bahrami was buried in the absence of her family who had wished to be present.
“We were taken aback by the manner in which Mrs Bahrami’s remains were treated, and

Dutch skipper Borren eyes new shock

AMSTERDAM – The Netherlands skipper Peter Borren, who started his cricket career in his native New Zealand, leads the Dutch into their fourth World Cup campaign.
The 27-year-old all-rounder, who played for New Zealand at under-19 level alongside the likes of Jesse Ryder and Ross Taylor, made his one-day international debut for the Dutch in 2006 against Sri Lanka.
It was an inauspicious start for Borren, pummelled by the Sri Lankan bowlers as he went for 1-94 from his 10

Iran hangs Dutch woman for drug smuggling

TEHRAN – Iran on Saturday hanged an Iranian-Dutch woman for drug smuggling after initially arresting her for anti-government protests, the Tehran prosecutor’s office said. Zahra Bahrami’s execution takes the total number of people hanged in Iran so far this year to 66 – on average more than two a day – according to an AFP tally based on media reports.
The Netherlands summoned Iran’s ambassador in the wake of the hanging, the Dutch foreign ministry said. “A drug trafficker named

Bayern close to agreeing with Dutch over Robben

MUNICH: Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge admitted Saturday the German giants are close to agreeing a compensation deal with the Dutch Football Federation (KNVB) over Arjen Robben.
Play-maker Robben is not expected to return to Bayern’s colours until at least January and has missed the entire season so far after damaging his thigh helping Holland reach the World Cup final in South Africa.
Bayern are angry the Dutch allowed the winger to play most of the

Taliban warn Dutch govt

THE HAGUE: A senior Afghan Taliban official has warned of an attack against the Netherlands if its new government implements the agenda of anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders, the Volkskrant daily reported Monday.
“If the Netherlands maintains or intensifies its anti-Islam policy, it is certain that the Netherlands will be the target of an attack by a jihadist group,” Zabiullah Mujahed, a long-time Taliban spokesman, is quoted as having told the newspaper.
“If he (Wilders) succeeds