Ticket fiasco is not unique to India

By Reuters Staff
February 25, 2011

By Rajiv GuptaCRICKET-WORLD/TICKETS-POLICE

First it was the Commonwealth Games (CWG) and now it’s the Cricket World Cup (CWC) – two events that should have enhanced India’s image as the host of global sporting events but has instead hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons.

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February 14, 2011

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Rooney strike — wonder goal or shinpad special?

February 14, 2011

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February 11, 2011

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February 9, 2011

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February 8, 2011

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