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Oct 21, 2014

West Indies in trouble as India suspend future tours

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – West Indies cricket was plunged into a major crisis on Tuesday after India, the world’s richest board, suspended all future tours with them following the Caribbean team’s abrupt withdrawal from a series in India last week.

The mighty BCCI also decided to take legal action against the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) after the tourists abandoned the series on Friday over a protracted payment dispute between the players and their board.

Oct 21, 2014

Cricket-West Indies in trouble as India suspend future tours

NEW DELHI, Oct 21 (Reuters) – West Indies cricket was plunged into a major crisis on Tuesday after India, the world’s richest board, suspended all future tours with them following the Caribbean team’s abrupt withdrawal from a series in India last week.

The mighty BCCI also decided to take legal action against the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) after the tourists abandoned the series on Friday over a protracted payment dispute between the players and their board.

Oct 21, 2014

Eye on top spot, Australia fret over selections

By Amlan Chakraborty

(Reuters) – Australia are fretting over the composition of their final XI as Michael Clarke and his men embark on their journey to reclaim the world number one ranking in the two-test series against Pakistan starting on Wednesday.

Australia will have to win both tests in Dubai and Abu Dhabi to go one point clear of South Africa, who displaced them at the top in July, but there is still little clarity about the side who would walk out for the first match at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.

Oct 21, 2014

Cricket-Eye on top spot, Australia fret over selections

Oct 21 (Reuters) – Australia are fretting over the composition of their final XI as Michael Clarke and his men embark on their journey to reclaim the world number one ranking in the two-test series against Pakistan starting on Wednesday.

Australia will have to win both tests in Dubai and Abu Dhabi to go one point clear of South Africa, who displaced them at the top in July, but there is still little clarity about the side who would walk out for the first match at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.

Oct 21, 2014

Cricket-Eye on top spot, Australia fret over selections

Oct 21 (Reuters) – Australia are fretting over the composition of their final XI as Michael Clarke and his men embark on their journey to reclaim the world number one ranking in the two-test series against Pakistan starting on Wednesday.

Australia will have to win both tests in Dubai and Abu Dhabi to go one point clear of South Africa, who displaced them at the top in July, but there is still little clarity about the side who would walk out for the first match at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.

Oct 20, 2014

Indian footballer dies after fatal goal celebration

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – A 23-year-old Indian footballer has died from severe spinal cord damage after attempting to celebrate a goal with a somersault, an official told Reuters on Monday.

Bethlehem Vengthlang FC midfielder Peter Biaksangzuala died on Sunday at a hospital in Mizoram after the incident in Tuesday’s match in the third tier Mizoram Premier League (MPL).

Oct 20, 2014

Soccer-Indian footballer dies after fatal goal celebration

NEW DELHI, Oct 20 (Reuters) – A 23-year-old Indian footballer has died from severe spinal cord damage after attempting to celebrate a goal with a somersault, an official told Reuters on Monday.

Bethlehem Vengthlang FC midfielder Peter Biaksangzuala died on Sunday at a hospital in the northeastern Indian state of Mizoram after the incident in Tuesday’s match in the third tier Mizoram Premier League (MPL).

Oct 20, 2014

Asian Tour to unveil new event, eyes $50 million prize money by 2017

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The Asian Tour will add a third new tournament to next year’s calendar and hopes to offer more than $50 million in prize money by 2017, chief executive Mike Kerr said.

The $3 million tournament in Thailand, co-sanctioned by the European Tour and slated for February, was further proof of the Tour’s robust health, Kerr told Reuters.

Oct 20, 2014

Golf-Asian Tour to unveil new event, eyes $50m prizemoney by 2017

NEW DELHI, Oct 20 (Reuters) – The Asian Tour will add a third new tournament to next year’s calendar and hopes to offer more than $50 million in prizemoney by 2017, chief executive Mike Kerr said.

The $3 million tournament in Thailand, co-sanctioned by the European Tour and slated for February, was further proof of the Tour’s robust health, Kerr told Reuters.

Oct 19, 2014

Indian league gets off to strong start with FIFA endorsement

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The jury is still out on whether the Indian Super League (ISL) can wake the world’s second most populous nation from its football slumber but the first week of the eight-team competition has at least made people sit up and take notice.

Some 70,000 fans thronged the Salt Lake Stadium in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata for last Sunday’s spectacular opening ceremony and the social media has been abuzz with discussions about the league with celebrity owners, experienced foreign managers and a sprinkling of high-profile players.