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Jun 5, 2013

Honda powers Japan to Brazil, South Korea close in

By Amlan Chakraborty

(Reuters) – Japan became the first team to qualify for the 2014 World Cup finals after a last-gasp home draw against Australia on Tuesday, while arch-rivals South Korea also conjured up a late equaliser in Beirut to inch closer to a spot in Brazil.

The 62,000-plus crowd at Saitama stadium survived anxious moments before playmaker Keisuke Honda converted an injury-time penalty as Japan salvaged a draw to grab one of the two direct qualifications from Group B.

Jun 5, 2013

Soccer-Honda powers Japan to Brazil, S. Korea close in

June 4 (Reuters) – Japan became the first team to qualify for the 2014 World Cup finals after a last-gasp home draw against Australia on Tuesday, while arch-rivals South Korea also conjured up a late equaliser in Beirut to inch closer to a spot in Brazil.

The 62,000-plus crowd at Saitama stadium survived anxious moments before playmaker Keisuke Honda converted an injury-time penalty as Japan salvaged a draw to grab one of the two direct qualifications from Group B.

Jun 2, 2013

BCCI chief Srinivasan stands down after IPL scandal

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Beleaguered Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president N. Srinivasan stood down on Sunday in the wake of the spot-fixing scandal that has hit the game and led to the arrest of his son-in-law last month.

The May 16 arrest of three cricketers, including former test bowler Shanthakumaran Sreesanth, for allegedly taking money to concede pre-determined number of runs in Indian Premier League (IPL) matches has exposed Indian cricket’s soft underbelly and sparked nationwide outrage.

Jun 2, 2013

Indian cricket board boss steps down after spot-fixing scandal

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Beleaguered Indian cricket board (BCCI) president N. Srinivasan stood down on Sunday in the wake of the spot-fixing scandal that has hit the game in India and led to the arrest of his son-in-law last month.

The May 16 arrest of three cricketers, including former test bowler Shanthakumaran Sreesanth, for allegedly taking money to concede pre-determined number of runs in Indian Premier League (IPL) matches has exposed Indian cricket’s soft underbelly and sparked nationwide outrage.

Jun 2, 2013

Cricket-Indian board boss steps down after spot-fixing scandal

NEW DELHI, June 2 (Reuters) – Beleaguered Indian cricket board (BCCI) president N. Srinivasan stood down on Sunday in the wake of the spot-fixing scandal that has hit the game in India and led to the arrest of his son-in-law last month.

The May 16 arrest of three cricketers, including former test bowler Shanthakumaran Sreesanth, for allegedly taking money to concede pre-determined number of runs in Indian Premier League (IPL) matches has exposed Indian cricket’s soft underbelly and sparked nationwide outrage.

Jun 2, 2013

Cricket-Indian board boss steps down after spot-fixing scandal

NEW DELHI, June 2 (Reuters) – Beleaguered Indian cricket board (BCCI) president N. Srinivasan stood down on Sunday in the wake of the spot-fixing scandal that has hit the game in India and led to the arrest of his son-in-law last month.

The May 16 arrest of three cricketers, including former test bowler Shanthakumaran Sreesanth, for allegedly taking money to concede pre-determined number of runs in Indian Premier League (IPL) matches has exposed Indian cricket’s soft underbelly and sparked nationwide outrage.

May 31, 2013

Shocked Tendulkar wants ‘sincere’ steps in scandal probe

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Indian batting great Sachin Tendulkar is shocked by the spot-fixing scandal swirling around the country’s popular Twenty20 league and urged authorities to get to the bottom of the controversy on Friday.

The May 16 arrest of three cricketers, including former test bowler Shanthakumaran Sreesanth, have exposed Indian cricket’s soft underbelly.

May 31, 2013

Shocked Tendulkar wants ‘sincere’ steps in spot-fixing scandal probe

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Batting great Sachin Tendulkar is shocked by the spot-fixing scandal swirling around the country’s popular Twenty20 league and urged authorities to get to the bottom of the controversy on Friday.

The May 16 arrest of three cricketers, including former test bowler Shanthakumaran Sreesanth, have exposed Indian cricket’s soft underbelly.

May 31, 2013

Cricket-Shocked Tendulkar wants ‘sincere’ steps in scandal probe

NEW DELHI, May 31 (Reuters) – Indian batting great Sachin Tendulkar is shocked by the spot-fixing scandal swirling around the country’s popular Twenty20 league and urged authorities to get to the bottom of the controversy on Friday.

The May 16 arrest of three cricketers, including former test bowler Shanthakumaran Sreesanth, have exposed Indian cricket’s soft underbelly.

May 26, 2013

Scandal engulfs Indian cricket; web of players, bookies faces scrutiny

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – It wasn’t a typical photo opportunity for Indian cricketer Shanthakumaran Sreesanth as he stood outside a New Delhi court in a pair of faded jeans and a dark blue full-sleeve tee-shirt.

Flanked by two policemen and his face covered with a black cloth, one of the most recognisable sportsmen in India kept his head bowed as newspaper photographers clicked away.