Cricket

Portrait of Sanju Chawla

More details have emerged about the background and lifestyle of alleged cricket bookie Sanju Chawla who arrived back on Indian soil on Thursday to face charges relating to the infamous 2000 international match-fixing scandal. Chawla is one of the main suspects who will face trial over his involvement in spot-fixing …

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Mixed injury news for India

After coming from behind to beat Australia in their three-match ODI series, Indian thoughts are now turning to their forthcoming tour of New Zealand, and there is mixed news for them on the injury front. One man whose participation on the tour is now in doubt is opener Shikhar Dhawan, …

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CBI investigating fixes in Indian Sport

The Central Bureau of Investigation’s (CBI) special unit has written to all National Sports Federations and associations affiliated to the Union Sports Ministry. Their letter has asked them, as a matter of priority, to supply various details about officeholders and their activities. The details requested include names, addresses, registration number …

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India Sri Lanka 3rd T20I

India beat Sri Lanka by 78 runs in their third and final T20I, taking the series by two-nil, with no result in the first match.  Both sides made changes for the third match in the series. India brought in Manish Pandey and Yuzvendra Chahal for Shivam Dube and Kuldeep Yadav, …

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India-Pakistan players unlikely to feature together in Asia XI 

Players from India and Pakistan are least likely to play together in an assembled Asian XI team that will take on World XI in the two T20I matches with official status according to BCCI joint secretary Jayesh George. The matches are set to take place in Bangladesh but with India …

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Jadeja dismissal provokes controversy

India lost the first ODI to the West Indies in Chennai by 8 wickets on Sunday, but the match did not finish without its fair share of controversy and drama, particularly when it came to the dismissal of Ravindra Jadeja.  The all-rounder had reached 21 when, in the 48th over …

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India teenage sensation leaves her mark again

India’s brilliant 15 year old Shafali Verma further added to her reputation as one of the brightest stars in women’s world cricket by helping India A to a 16 run victory over their Australian counterparts at the Allan Border Field in Brisbane on Thursday. The teenager, who opened the innings, …

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TV Umpires to Decide Front Foot No Balls

The ICC (International Cricket Council) has announced that the third umpire, watching on TV, will legislate on front foot no balls in the forthcoming T20I and ODI series between India and West Indies, as opposed to the on-field umpires, as has been the case up until now. It follows a …

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Nick Wright – India’s New Strength and Coordinating Coach

In the build-up to their forthcoming limited over series against the West Indies, the India team have been spotted in practice undergoing an unusual training drill. Introduced to enhance a player’s sprinting speed, as well as ability to better withstand the pressures of a match situation, the drill involves the …

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BCCI decides to reform tenure rules

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) at this year’s AGM (Annual General Meeting), the 88th in total, has decide to dilute the rules limiting the amount of time that office holders can hold tenure. The amendment now needs to be approved by the Supreme Court of India …

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