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Oct 23, 2014

India hope to get boxer Sarita Devi’s suspension reversed

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Boxing India is confident of L Sarita Devi’s return to the ring before too long after the International Boxing Federation (AIBA) suspended the 29-year-old for her petulant display at the recent Asian Games at Incheon, South Korea.

Sarita was furious after losing her semi-final bout in women’s lightweight division to local favourite Park Ji-na and lodged a protest against the verdict which was rejected.

Oct 23, 2014

Boxing-India hope to get boxer’s suspension reversed

NEW DELHI, Oct 23 (Reuters) – Boxing India is confident of L Sarita Devi’s return to the ring before too long after the International Boxing Federation (AIBA) suspended the 29-year-old for her petulant display at the recent Asian Games at Incheon, South Korea.

Sarita was furious after losing her semi-final bout in women’s lightweight division to local favourite Park Ji-na and lodged a protest against the verdict which was rejected.

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.