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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.

Apr 3, 2013

Jeev Milkha Singh wants truce between rival tours in Asia

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Twice Asia number one Jeev Milkha Singh would like to see a truce between the Asian Tour and its rival OneAsia so the continent can realise its potential as golf’s next big market, the golfer said on Wednesday.

For the second time this year, the rival tours went head-to-head last week with Australian Scott Hend winning the Asian Tour’s inaugural Chiangmai Golf Classic in Thailand while South Korean Choi Ho-sung clinched the Indonesia PGA Championship on the OneAsia circuit.

Apr 3, 2013

India’s Singh wants truce between rival tours in Asia

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Twice Asia number one Jeev Milkha Singh would like to see a truce between the Asian Tour and its rival OneAsia so the continent can realize its potential as golf’s next big market, the Indian said on Wednesday.

For the second time this year, the rival tours went head-to-head last week with Australian Scott Hend winning the Asian Tour’s inaugural Chiangmai Golf Classic in Thailand while South Korean Choi Ho-sung clinched the Indonesia PGA Championship on the OneAsia circuit.

Mar 21, 2013

Warne blames defensive captains for leg-spin decline

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Six years since he quit international cricket with 1,000 wickets to his name and a reputation for reviving a moribund craft, Shane Warne is concerned about the current lack of high-class leg-spinner in cricket.

Five slow bowlers feature in the top 10 test bowlers’ list but none are leg-spinners, who seem to be being overshadowed by their left-arm and off-spinning cousins.

Mar 21, 2013

Warne blames defensive captains for leg-spin decline

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Six years since he quit international cricket with 1,000 wickets to his name and a reputation for reviving a moribund craft, Shane Warne is concerned about the current lack of high-class leg-spinner in cricket.

Five slow bowlers feature in the top 10 test bowlers’ list but none are leg-spinners, who seem to be being overshadowed by their left-arm and off-spinning cousins.

Mar 21, 2013

Cricket-Warne blames defensive captains for leg-spin decline

NEW DELHI, March 21 (Reuters) – Six years since he quit international cricket with 1,000 wickets to his name and a reputation for reviving a moribund craft, Shane Warne is concerned about the current lack of high-class leg-spinner in cricket.

Five slow bowlers feature in the top 10 test bowlers’ list but none are leg-spinners, who seem to be being overshadowed by their left-arm and off-spinning cousins.

Mar 18, 2013

Jeev Milkha Singh wants major boost to step out of dad’s shadow

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Jeev Milkha Singh has won the Asian Tour’s order of merit twice, has four wins on the European Tour and is the first Indian golfer to break into world’s top 50, but he feels he will continue to live in his father’s shadow until he wins a major.

More than five decades after Milkha Singh, Jeev’s father, narrowly lost out on the 400m bronze medal at the 1960 Rome Olympics, the “Flying Sikh” has lost none of his popularity and his Bollywood biopic will hit theatres in July.

Mar 18, 2013

Olympic-India’s Jeev wants major boost to step out of dad’s shadow

NEW DELHI, March 18 (Reuters) – Jeev Milkha Singh has won the Asian Tour’s order of merit twice, has four wins on the European Tour and is the first Indian golfer to break into world’s top 50, but he feels he will continue to live in his father’s shadow until he wins a major.

More than five decades after Milkha Singh, Jeev’s father, narrowly lost out on the 400m bronze medal at the 1960 Rome Olympics, the “Flying Sikh” has lost none of his popularity and his Bollywood biopic will hit theatres in July.

Mar 15, 2013

Golf-Chapchai, Liang share halfway lead in India

NEW DELHI, March 15 (Reuters) – Chapchai Nirat of Thailand and China’s Liang Wenchong both carded second successive rounds of six-under-par to share a two-shot lead after the second round of the Avantha Masters on Friday.

Chapchai and Liang, both chasing their first wins since 2007 that came a week apart, were level at 12-under 132 ahead of four players on 10-under.