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Oct 20, 2014

Golf-Asian Tour to unveil new event, eyes $50m prizemoney by 2017

NEW DELHI, Oct 20 (Reuters) – The Asian Tour will add a third new tournament to next year’s calendar and hopes to offer more than $50 million in prizemoney 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.

Oct 19, 2014

Indian league gets off to strong start with FIFA endorsement

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The jury is still out on whether the Indian Super League (ISL) can wake the world’s second most populous nation from its football slumber but the first week of the eight-team competition has at least made people sit up and take notice.

Some 70,000 fans thronged the Salt Lake Stadium in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata for last Sunday’s spectacular opening ceremony and the social media has been abuzz with discussions about the league with celebrity owners, experienced foreign managers and a sprinkling of high-profile players.

Oct 19, 2014

Soccer-Indian league gets off to strong start with FIFA endorsement

NEW DELHI, Oct 19 (Reuters) – The jury is still out on whether the Indian Super League (ISL) can wake the world’s second most populous nation from its football slumber but the first week of the eight-team competition has at least made people sit up and take notice.

Some 70,000 fans thronged the Salt Lake Stadium in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata for last Sunday’s spectacular opening ceremony and the social media has been abuzz with discussions about the league with celebrity owners, experienced foreign managers and a sprinkling of high-profile players.

Oct 17, 2014

Cricket-West Indies abandon India tour over internal dispute

NEW DELHI, Oct 17 (Reuters) – Sri Lanka stepped in as replacements after the West Indies cricket team abandoned their tour of India following an internal dispute and decided to fly home after Friday’s fourth One Day International, the Indian board (BCCI) said.

The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and the West Indies Players Association signed a new agreement last month covering pay and conditions but it was rejected by the senior players, including one-day captain Dwayne Bravo who claimed they were kept in the dark and demanded WIPA chief Wavell Hinds’ resignation.

Oct 17, 2014

West Indies abandon India tour over internal dispute

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The West Indies cricket team have abandoned their tour of India following an internal dispute and will fly home after Friday’s fourth One Day International, the Indian board (BCCI) said.

The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and the West Indies Players Association signed a new agreement last month covering pay and conditions but it was rejected by the senior players, including one-day captain Dwayne Bravo who claimed they were kept in the dark and demanded WIPA chief Wavell Hinds’ resignation.

Oct 8, 2014

Cricket-West Indies players drop boycott plans, play India

NEW DELHI, Oct 8 (Reuters) – The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) was spared a major embarrassment after its leading players, who had issued a strike threat following a row with their own union, showed up for the tour opener against India on Wednesday.

The WICB and the West Indies Players Association (WIPA) signed a new agreement last month covering pay and conditions but one-day captain Dwayne Bravo said players were kept in the dark about the talks and would not accept the outcome.

Oct 8, 2014

West Indies players drop boycott plans, take on India

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) was spared a major embarrassment after its leading players, who had issued a strike threat following a row with their own union, showed up for the tour opener against India on Wednesday.

The WICB and the West Indies Players Association (WIPA) signed a new agreement last month covering pay and conditions but one-day captain Dwayne Bravo said players were kept in the dark about the talks and would not accept the outcome.

Oct 8, 2014

Cricket-West Indies players drop boycott plans, take on India

NEW DELHI, Oct 8 (Reuters) – The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) was spared a major embarrassment after its leading players, who had issued a strike threat following a row with their own union, showed up for the tour opener against India on Wednesday.

The WICB and the West Indies Players Association (WIPA) signed a new agreement last month covering pay and conditions but one-day captain Dwayne Bravo said players were kept in the dark about the talks and would not accept the outcome.

Sep 22, 2014

Federer replaces injured Nadal in new league

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Roger Federer has agreed to step in and replace old foe Rafa Nadal in the Indian franchise of the inaugural International Premier Tennis League (IPTL), organizers said on Monday.

Fourteen times grand slam winner Nadal dealt a big blow to the fledgling tournament by pulling out because of “health problems” hours before Federer, the winner of a record 17 slam titles, stepped in despite initially appearing apprehensive of the league.

Sep 22, 2014

Tennis-Federer replaces injured Nadal in new league

NEW DELHI, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Roger Federer has agreed to step in and replace old foe Rafa Nadal in the Indian franchise of the inaugural International Premier Tennis League (IPTL), organisers said on Monday.

Fourteen times grand slam winner Nadal dealt a big blow to the fledgling tournament by pulling out because of “health problems” hours before Federer, the winner of a record 17 slam titles, stepped in despite initially appearing apprehensive of the league.