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May 20, 2013

Cricket-India mulls spot-fixing law after arrests

NEW DELHI, May 20 (Reuters) – India is mulling a law to deal with the issue of spot-fixing in sport following last week’s arrest of cricketers and bookmakers, government officials said on Monday.

Former India test bowler Shanthakumaran Sreesanth and two other players were arrested along with 11 bookmakers on Thursday on suspicion of spot-fixing in the country’s ongoing Twenty20 league.

May 16, 2013

Sreesanth, other Rajasthan IPL players in spot-fixing row

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Former India test bowler Shanthakumaran Sreesanth and two other players have been arrested by Delhi police on suspicion of spot-fixing in the Indian Premier League, sports officials said on Thursday.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) immediately suspended Sreesanth and his Rajasthan Royals team mates Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila and promised that stricter punishments would await if they are found guilty.

May 16, 2013

Sreesanth in Indian trio arrested for spot-fixing

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Former India test bowler Shanthakumaran Sreesanth and two other players have been arrested by Delhi police on suspicion of spot-fixing in the Indian Premier League, sports officials said on Thursday.

India’s cricket board (BCCI) immediately suspended Sreesanth and his Rajasthan Royals team mates Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila and promised that stricter punishments would await if they are found guilty.

May 16, 2013

Cricket-Sreesanth in Indian trio arrested for spot-fixing

NEW DELHI, May 16 (Reuters) – Former India test bowler Shanthakumaran Sreesanth and two other players have been arrested by Delhi police on suspicion of spot-fixing in the Indian Premier League, sports officials said on Thursday.

India’s cricket board (BCCI) immediately suspended Sreesanth and his Rajasthan Royals team mates Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila and promised that stricter punishments would await if they are found guilty.

May 13, 2013

India deny Champions Trophy pullout threat

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India have no plans to pull out of next month’s Champions Trophy over a rumbling controversy surrounding a former Indian player’s election to an International Cricket Council (ICC) panel, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said on Monday.

The BCCI has been accused of using its clout to get former India spinner Laxman Sivaramakrishnan elected to the ICC Cricket Committee.

May 13, 2013

Cricket-India deny Champions Trophy pullout threat

NEW DELHI, May 13 (Reuters) – India have no plans to pull out of next month’s Champions Trophy over a rumbling controversy surrounding a former Indian player’s election to an International Cricket Council (ICC) panel, the Indian cricket board said on Monday.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has been accused of using its clout to get former India spinner Laxman Sivaramakrishnan elected to the ICC Cricket Committee.

May 13, 2013

Cricket-India deny Champions Trophy pullout threat

NEW DELHI, May 13 (Reuters) – India have no plans to pull out of next month’s Champions Trophy over a rumbling controversy surrounding a former Indian player’s election to an International Cricket Council (ICC) panel, the Indian cricket board said on Monday.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has been accused of using its clout to get former India spinner Laxman Sivaramakrishnan elected to the ICC Cricket Committee.

Apr 27, 2013

Malaysian Lee wants another shot at Olympic gold in Rio

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – World number one Lee Chong Wei will have another go at winning an elusive Olympic gold medal provided he remains injury-free, the Malaysian shuttler said on Saturday.

Lee lost a second Olympic final to his great rival Lin Dan of China last year and hinted at retirement but his eyes glistened as he spoke about the possibility of being third time lucky.

Apr 27, 2013

Badminton-Malaysian Lee wants another shot at Olympic gold in Rio

NEW DELHI, April 27 (Reuters) – World number one Lee Chong Wei will have another go at winning an elusive Olympic gold medal provided he remains injury-free, the Malaysian shuttler said on Saturday.

Lee lost a second Olympic final to his great rival Lin Dan of China last year and hinted at retirement but his eyes glistened as he spoke about the possibility of being third time lucky.

Apr 25, 2013

Indian rookie beats idol Hidayat at his own game

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Indian rookie H.S. Prannoy fulfilled a long-cherished dream on Thursday, playing childhood idol Taufik Hidayat and beating him by frequently unleashing effective backhand strokes he modelled on the retiring Indonesian stalwart.

Former world and Olympic champion Hidayat, 31, will hang up is racket in June and he clearly struggled against an Indian 11 years younger as the Indonesian went down 26-24, 21-9 in the round of 16 at the India Open super series tournament.