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Jan 21, 2014

Indian clubs report approaches to fix league matches

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – A Malaysian betting syndicate approached Indian clubs to fix I-League matches last season, a top official said on Tuesday, prompting the country’s football federation to take the first step towards setting up an anti-corruption unit.

The clubs reported approaches at last week’s FIFA-INTERPOL “Integrity in Sport Workshop” in New Delhi, and All India Football Federation (AIFF) vice president Subrata Dutta called it a genuine concern.

Jan 21, 2014

Soccer-Indian clubs report approaches to fix league matches

NEW DELHI, Jan 21 (Reuters) – A Malaysian betting syndicate approached Indian clubs to fix I-League matches last season, a top official said on Tuesday, prompting the country’s football federation to take the first step towards setting up an anti-corruption unit.

The clubs reported approaches at last week’s FIFA-INTERPOL “Integrity in Sport Workshop” in New Delhi, and All India Football Federation (AIFF) vice president Subrata Dutta called it a genuine concern.

Jan 17, 2014

Indian luger Keshavan undeterred by icy apathy

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Sixteen years after hurtling down the ice on a borrowed luge at the 1998 Nagano Games, India’s Shiva Keshavan will make his fifth Winter Olympic appearance in Sochi next month, still supported more by goodwill than the system.

Winter sports languish at the bottom of the pecking order in cricket-mad India, leaving athletes short on funding and crying out for attention.

Jan 17, 2014

Olympics-Indian luger Keshavan undeterred by icy apathy

NEW DELHI, Jan 17 (Reuters) – Sixteen years after hurtling down the ice on a borrowed luge at the 1998 Nagano Games, India’s Shiva Keshavan will make his fifth Winter Olympic appearance in Sochi next month, still supported more by goodwill than the system.

Winter sports languish at the bottom of the pecking order in cricket-mad India, leaving athletes short on funding and crying out for attention.

Jan 16, 2014

Sochi-bound Indian athletes receive late funding boost

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Three Indian athletes have received late funding to travel to next month’s Winter Olympics but two of them are still waiting for government assistance to purchase equipment needed to compete in Sochi.

While luger Shiva Keshavan raised money for his equipment through sponsors, Alpine skier Himanshu Thakur and cross-country skier Nadeem Iqbal’s participation remains in doubt barely three weeks before the Games open in Russia.

Jan 16, 2014

India’s Sochi-bound athletes receive late funding boost

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Three Indian athletes have received late funding to travel to next month’s Winter Olympics but two of them are still waiting for government assistance to purchase equipment needed to compete in Sochi.

While luger Shiva Keshavan raised money for his equipment through sponsors, Alpine skier Himanshu Thakur and cross-country skier Nadeem Iqbal’s participation remains in doubt barely three weeks before the Games open in Russia.

Jan 16, 2014

Olympics-India’s Sochi-bound athletes receive late funding boost

NEW DELHI, Jan 16 (Reuters) – Three Indian athletes have received late funding to travel to next month’s Winter Olympics but two of them are still waiting for government assistance to purchase equipment needed to compete in Sochi.

While luger Shiva Keshavan raised money for his equipment through sponsors, Alpine skier Himanshu Thakur and cross-country skier Nadeem Iqbal’s participation remains in doubt barely three weeks before the Games open in Russia.

Dec 25, 2013

Indefatigable and inspiring, Kallis leaves rich legacy

By Amlan Chakraborty

(Reuters) – It turned out to be an emotional 12 months for test cricket as South Africa’s Indefatigable warhorse Jacques Kallis quit the format, having cemented his place as statistically the greatest all-rounder ever and a modern great of the game.

Australian Ricky Ponting bowed out at Perth late last year while India plunged into deep depression when Sachin Tendulkar walked into the sunset amid much hype and fanfare in Mumbai last month.

Dec 25, 2013

Cricket-Indefatigable and inspiring, Kallis leaves rich legacy

Dec 25 (Reuters) – It turned out to be an emotional 12 months for test cricket as South Africa’s Indefatigable warhorse Jacques Kallis quit the format, having cemented his place as statistically the greatest all-rounder ever and a modern great of the game.

Australian Ricky Ponting bowed out at Perth late last year while India plunged into deep depression when Sachin Tendulkar walked into the sunset amid much hype and fanfare in Mumbai last month.

Dec 18, 2013

Yearender – When cricket lost its favourite son, and some sheen

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – A teary-eyed Sachin Tendulkar ended his cricketing journey in glorious Mumbai sunshine and as the sport bade farewell to its favourite son, the dark side of the “gentleman’s game” was once again exposed.

Cricket’s greatest bilateral rivalry saw England win the first round of the Ashes at home before landing in Australia to be ruthlessly dismantled by Michael Clarke’s men who scripted a dramatic turnaround to reclaim the famed terracota urn in style.