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Feb 3, 2015

Amir reprieve will encourage others to come clean – ICC

MUMBAI (Reuters) – The reprieve given to Pakistan bowler Mohammad Amir in a spot-fixing scandal will encourage corrupt players to come clean and help maintain the game’s integrity, International Cricket Council (ICC) Chief Executive David Richardson said on Tuesday.

Amir and his former team mates Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif were all banned for spot-fixing, particularly for bowling deliberate no-balls by pre-arrangement at Lord’s, during Pakistan’s tour of England in 2010.

Feb 3, 2015

Cricket-Amir reprieve will encourage others to come clean – ICC

MUMBAI, Feb 3 (Reuters) – The reprieve given to Pakistan bowler Mohammad Amir in a spot-fixing scandal will encourage corrupt players to come clean and help maintain the game’s integrity, International Cricket Council (ICC) Chief Executive David Richardson said on Tuesday.

Amir and his former team mates Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif were all banned for spot-fixing, particularly for bowling deliberate no-balls by pre-arrangement at Lord’s, during Pakistan’s tour of England in 2010.

Feb 3, 2015

Minnows better prepared to cause Cup upsets – ICC CEO

MUMBAI (Reuters) – International Cricket Council (ICC) Chief Executive David Richardson predicted an open World Cup on Tuesday, saying the associate members are well prepared to upset major teams in the tournament.

Four second-tier nations — Afghanistan, Ireland, United Arab Emirates and Scotland — will join the 10 full members for the 11th edition of the tournament from Feb. 14-March 29.

Feb 3, 2015

Cricket-Minnows better prepared to cause Cup upsets -ICC CEO

MUMBAI, Feb 3 (Reuters) – International Cricket Council (ICC) Chief Executive David Richardson predicted an open World Cup on Tuesday, saying the associate members are well prepared to upset major teams in the tournament.

Four second-tier nations — Afghanistan, Ireland, United Arab Emirates and Scotland — will join the 10 full members for the 11th edition of the tournament from Feb. 14-March 29.

Feb 2, 2015

Interview – MotoGP ready for India ride says Ezpeleta

MUMBAI (Reuters) – MotoGP is ready for a foray into India convinced it has a better future than Formula One in the world’s second largest motorcycle market, the sport’s commercial chief Carmelo Ezpeleta said on Monday.

India first hosted a Formula One grand prix in 2011 to positive reviews from the global community but was dropped from the calendar after the third race in 2013.

Feb 2, 2015

Motorcycling-MotoGP ready for India ride says Ezpeleta

MUMBAI, Feb 2 (Reuters) – MotoGP is ready for a foray into India convinced it has a better future than Formula One in the world’s second largest motorcycle market, the sport’s commercial chief Carmelo Ezpeleta said on Monday.

India first hosted a Formula One grand prix in 2011 to positive reviews from the global community but was dropped from the calendar after the third race in 2013.

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Indifferent India tunes out Asian Cup

MUMBAI (Reuters) – While the cream of Asian football fights for glory in the region’s biggest tournament, the indifference of Indian broadcasters to the Asian Cup is a major setback to those hoping to grow the game in the world’s second-most populous country.

Described by FIFA President Sepp Blatter as a “sleeping giant” of world football, India, with is population of 1.2 billion, has no shortage of potential players.