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May 7, 2015

Bhullar wants to emulate Yao Ming in India

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Sim Bhullar knows it is going to be a tall order but the first NBA player of Indian descent believes that, like Yao Ming in China, he can trigger basketball frenzy in the country his parents left before he was born.

Former Houston Rockets center Yao, an eight-time All-Star, triggered NBA-mania in China after being selected first overall in the 2002 draft and went on to become his country’s wealthiest and most recognizable athlete.

May 7, 2015

Basketball-Bhullar wants to emulate Yao Ming in India

NEW DELHI, May 7 (Reuters) – Sim Bhullar knows it is going to be a tall order but the first NBA player of Indian descent believes that, like Yao Ming in China, he can trigger basketball frenzy in the country his parents left before he was born.

Former Houston Rockets center Yao, an eight-time All-Star, triggered NBA-mania in China after being selected first overall in the 2002 draft and went on to become his country’s wealthiest and most recognisable athlete.

May 6, 2015

Mirza wants to inspire girls across subcontinent

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Outside Bollywood films, Sania Mirza might be the only Indian success welcomed as warmly in neighboring Pakistan and the 28-year-old expects her doubles feats to inspire girls on both sides of the border to pick up a tennis racquet.

Mirza has long been the face of the women’s game in India and her high-profile cross-border wedding to Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik five years ago placed her in a unique position.

May 6, 2015

Tennis-Mirza wants to inspire girls across subcontinent

NEW DELHI, May 6 (Reuters) – Outside Bollywood films, Sania Mirza might be the only Indian success welcomed as warmly in neighbouring Pakistan and the 28-year-old expects her doubles feats to inspire girls on both sides of the border to pick up a tennis racquet.

Mirza has long been the face of the women’s game in India and her high-profile cross-border wedding to Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik five years ago placed her in a unique position.

May 1, 2015

ICC probe company registrations amid fears of split

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The ICC confirmed it was investigating the registration of company names which it regarded as of “concern to the sport of cricket” as reports of a rebel organisation which might split the game continued to emerge on Friday.

The Guardian newspaper reported last weekend that Indian media conglomerate, the Essel Group, had attempted to register the company name “Australian Cricket Control Pty Ltd” and had made similar efforts in other cricket-playing nations.

May 1, 2015

ICC probe company registrations amid fears of split

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The ICC confirmed it was investigating the registration of company names which it regarded as of “concern to the sport of cricket” as reports of a rebel organisation which might split the game continued to emerge on Friday.

The Guardian newspaper reported last weekend that Indian media conglomerate, the Essel Group, had attempted to register the company name “Australian Cricket Control Pty Ltd” and had made similar efforts in other cricket-playing nations.

May 1, 2015

Cricket-ICC probe company registrations amid fears of split

NEW DELHI, May 1 (Reuters) – The ICC confirmed it was investigating the registration of company names which it regarded as of “concern to the sport of cricket” as reports of a rebel organisation which might split the game continued to emerge on Friday.

The Guardian newspaper reported last weekend that Indian media conglomerate, the Essel Group, had attempted to register the company name “Australian Cricket Control Pty Ltd” and had made similar efforts in other cricket-playing nations.

Apr 27, 2015

India not bidding for 2024 Games, says IOC chief

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India is serious about hosting an Olympics but is not planning a late bid for the 2024 Summer Games, International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach said on Monday.

The German’s meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi fueled speculation about a possible Indian bid for the 2024 Games.

Apr 27, 2015

Olympics-India not bidding for 2024 Games, says IOC chief

NEW DELHI, April 27 (Reuters) – India is serious about hosting an Olympics but is not planning a late bid for the 2024 Summer Games, International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach said on Monday.

The German’s meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi fuelled speculation about a possible Indian bid for the 2024 Games.

Apr 13, 2015

Constantine back to wake up ‘sleeping giant’ India

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Stephen Constantine has first hand knowledge of how difficult it is to wake up India from its soccer slumber but the Englishman insists he can make a difference at his second attempt or he would not have accepted the offer.

India rank a dismal 147 in the latest rankings, reflecting soccer’s struggle for growth in the cricket-obsessed nation and prompting FIFA president Sepp Blatter to term the country a “sleeping giant”.