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Mar 14, 2014

Cricket-Australia, Sri Lanka eye elusive Twenty20 title

March 14 (Reuters) – Cricket will shed all pretensions of being a lazy, nuanced game and reward brute force when top teams brawl in Bangladesh over the next three weeks for the biggest crown of the game’s shortest and most unabashed format at the ICC World Twenty20.

Mostly young, brawny men will walk out wielding heavy, modern bats with the sole aim of whacking the ball into the orbit in front of a largely young crowd with insatiable appetite for the crash-bang format.

Mar 12, 2014

UAE to host first stage of 2014 IPL cricket – organisers

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The United Arab Emirates will host the first leg of this year’s Indian Premier League cricket (IPL), the organisers said on Wednesday.

The lucrative Twenty20 tournament this year clashes with the parliamentary election in the world’s biggest democracy.

Mar 12, 2014

Cricket-UAE to host first stage of 2014 IPL cricket – organisers

NEW DELHI, March 12 (Reuters) – The United Arab Emirates will host the first leg of this year’s Indian Premier League cricket (IPL), the organisers said on Wednesday.

The lucrative Twenty20 tournament this year clashes with the parliamentary election in the world’s biggest democracy.

Feb 11, 2014

IOC welcomes India back, opens cash pipeline

SOCHI, Russia/NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s return to the Olympic fold switches on a multi-million-dollar pipeline of funds and stokes the giant nation’s sporting ambitions.

A chronic under-achiever on every field of play bar the cricket pitch, the world’s second-most populous nation has been given a chance to start again with a clean slate, and a new sports leadership, after Olympic chiefs ended its suspension on Tuesday.

Feb 11, 2014

Olympics-IOC welcomes India back, opens cash pipeline

SOCHI, Russia/NEW DELHI, Feb 11 (Reuters) – India’s return to the Olympic fold switches on a multi-million-dollar pipeline of funds and stokes the giant nation’s sporting ambitions.

A chronic under-achiever on every field of play bar the cricket pitch, the world’s second-most populous nation has been given a chance to start again with a clean slate, and a new sports leadership, after Olympic chiefs ended its suspension on Tuesday.

Feb 9, 2014

India elects new officials in bid to overturn ban

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The suspended Indian Olympic Association (IOA) elected a new set of officials on Sunday hoping to overturn an Olympic ban on the world’s second most populous nation.

The IOA was suspended for going ahead with its December 2012 election in which Lalit Bhanot, who spent 11 months in jail on corruption charges, was voted in as secretary general.

Feb 9, 2014

India elects new officials in bid to overturn Olympic ban

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The suspended Indian Olympic Association (IOA) elected a new set of officials on Sunday hoping to overturn an Olympic ban on the world’s second most populous nation.

The IOA was suspended for going ahead with its December 2012 election in which Lalit Bhanot, who spent 11 months in jail on corruption charges, was voted in as secretary general.

Feb 9, 2014

Olympics-India elects new officials in bid to overturn ban

NEW DELHI, Feb 9 (Reuters) – The suspended Indian Olympic Association (IOA) elected a new set of officials on Sunday hoping to overturn an Olympic ban on the world’s second most populous nation.

The IOA was suspended for going ahead with its December 2012 election in which Lalit Bhanot, who spent 11 months in jail on corruption charges, was voted in as secretary general.

Jan 21, 2014

Indian clubs report approaches to fix league matches

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – A Malaysian betting syndicate approached Indian clubs to fix I-League matches last season, a top official said on Tuesday, prompting the country’s football federation to take the first step towards setting up an anti-corruption unit.

The clubs reported approaches at last week’s FIFA-INTERPOL “Integrity in Sport Workshop” in New Delhi, and All India Football Federation (AIFF) vice president Subrata Dutta called it a genuine concern.

Jan 21, 2014

Soccer-Indian clubs report approaches to fix league matches

NEW DELHI, Jan 21 (Reuters) – A Malaysian betting syndicate approached Indian clubs to fix I-League matches last season, a top official said on Tuesday, prompting the country’s football federation to take the first step towards setting up an anti-corruption unit.

The clubs reported approaches at last week’s FIFA-INTERPOL “Integrity in Sport Workshop” in New Delhi, and All India Football Federation (AIFF) vice president Subrata Dutta called it a genuine concern.