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Mar 1, 2013

Churchill Brothers say already released tainted Lebanese player

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Akram Moghrabi was released by Churchill Brothers before the Lebanese player was named in a major match-fixing scandal in his native country, the Indian I-League club told Reuters on Friday.

The Lebanese Football Federation sanctioned 24 players on Tuesday following allegations of fixing international and regional games with the AFC extending the punishment to the three, including Moghrabi, who they said played club football outside the west Asian country.

Mar 1, 2013

Indian club say already released tainted Lebanese player

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Akram Moghrabi was released by Churchill Brothers before the Lebanese player was named in a major match-fixing scandal in his native country, the Indian I-League club told Reuters on Friday.

The Lebanese Football Federation sanctioned 24 players on Tuesday following allegations of fixing international and regional games with the AFC extending the punishment to the three, including Moghrabi, who they said played club football outside the west Asian country.

Mar 1, 2013

Soccer-Indian club say already released tainted Lebanese player

NEW DELHI, March 1 (Reuters) – Akram Moghrabi was released by Churchill Brothers before the Lebanese player was named in a major match-fixing scandal in his native country, the Indian I-League club told Reuters on Friday.

The Lebanese Football Federation sanctioned 24 players on Tuesday following allegations of fixing international and regional games with the AFC extending the punishment to the three, including Moghrabi, who they said played club football outside the west Asian country.

Feb 27, 2013

AFC candidate Worawi seeks support in south Asia

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Asian Football Confederation (AFC) presidential candidate Worawi Makudi of Thailand reached out to the South Asian members of the conference on Wednesday but the regional body said it has not made up its mind who to back yet.

“He called me this morning and we had a chat,” South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) President Kazi Salahuddin told Reuters by telephone without revealing the details of his discussion with the Thai.

Jan 4, 2013

Clarke, Cabrera to tee off in T20-style Indian league

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Darren Clarke and Angel Cabrera will be among four major winners teeing off in a city-based golf league in India next month in a format modelled on the country’s Twenty20 cricket league.

Masterminded by Indian golfer Shiv Kapur, the league would also feature former US Open champion Michael Campbell, 2002 PGA Championships winner Rich Beem, multiple European Tour winner David Howell and Asian Tour stalwart Thaworn Wiratchant, organisers said on Friday.

Dec 26, 2012
via India Insight

Voluntary reform is the only way out for Olympic pariah India

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The outrage has simmered down, cricket has cast its usual mammoth shadow and there are burning, more important, social issues to deal with.

No wonder, there is simply no trace of the gloom that had descended on India after the world’s second most populous nation was kicked out of Olympic family earlier this month.

Dec 23, 2012

India, Pakistan start new innings of “cricket diplomacy”

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Cricket legend Kapil Dev remembers what it was like playing for his country against India’s bitter rival, Pakistan, when he made his international debut in 1978: a bowler was expected to aim at the batsman’s body.

“When I played my first series against Pakistan, it did look like a war,” India’s 1983 World Cup-winning captain said during a recent TV panel discussion. “In our time, we were expected more to harm the Pakistani players than win a match.”

Dec 20, 2012

Nehwal courts controversy with match point retirement

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s Saina Nehwal has kicked up a storm by retiring from a match she was on the verge of winning because of a knee injury.

The London Olympic bronze medallist had reached match point against Russian Ksenia Polikarpova in the first round match at the India Grand Prix in the northern city of Lucknow on Wednesday when she decided to retire.

Dec 20, 2012

Badminton-Nehwal courts controversy with match point retirement

NEW DELHI, Dec 20 (Reuters) – India’s Saina Nehwal has kicked up a storm by retiring from a match she was on the verge of winning because of a knee injury.

The London Olympic bronze medallist had reached match point against Russian Ksenia Polikarpova in the first round match at the India Grand Prix in the northern city of Lucknow on Wednesday when she decided to retire.

Dec 7, 2012

Indian boxing federation banned over elections

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The Indian Amateur Boxing Federation (IABF) has been suspended by the International Boxing Association (AIBA) for “possible manipulation” of its elections, in the wake of a wider Olympic ban that has left sports in the Asian country reeling.

The IABF amended its constitution ahead of its September election to create the chairman’s post to accommodate Abhay Singh Chautala at the end of his 12-year reign as the federation president.