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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.

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.