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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.

Apr 25, 2013

Badminton-Indian rookie beats idol Hidayat at his own game

NEW DELHI, April 25 (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.

Apr 22, 2013

Saina Nehwal banging head against Chinese wall

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – China’s enviable pool of outstanding talent makes it almost impossible for anyone else to make a dent on their ruthless domination of badminton, Saina Nehwal said on Monday.

The London Olympic bronze medallist has been something of an aberration in the women’s rankings, being the lone non-Chinese in the top five for much of the last year and offering sporadic challenges to the sport’s super-power nation.

Apr 22, 2013

Badminton-Indian Nehwal banging head against Chinese wall

NEW DELHI, April 22 (Reuters) – China’s enviable pool of outstanding talent makes it almost impossible for anyone else to make a dent on their ruthless domination of badminton, top Indian player Saina Nehwal said on Monday.

The London Olympic bronze medallist has been something of an aberration in the women’s rankings, being the lone non-Chinese in the top five for much of the last year and offering sporadic challenges to the sport’s super-power nation.

Apr 11, 2013

Let Pakistan stage Davis Cup matches: Khalid

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – If troubled Myanmar can host Davis Cup matches then Pakistan should be allowed to follow suit, captain Mohammad Khalid said on Thursday as the country continued to protest at being disqualified from a weekend tie.

Khalid is still smarting after Pakistan were controversially disqualified from their ‘home’ Davis Cup match, played in Yangon, Myanmar, against New Zealand last weekend because of “unplayable” court conditions.

Apr 11, 2013

Tennis-Let Pakistan stage Davis Cup matches – Khalid

NEW DELHI, April 11 (Reuters) – If troubled Myanmar can host Davis Cup matches then Pakistan should be allowed to follow suit, captain Mohammad Khalid said on Thursday as the country continued to protest at being disqualified from a weekend tie.

Khalid is still smarting after Pakistan were controversially disqualified from their ‘home’ Davis Cup match, played in Yangon, Myanmar, against New Zealand last weekend because of “unplayable” court conditions.