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Oct 27, 2013
Oct 26, 2013

Authorities take punt on betting markets to fight fixing

MUMBAI (Reuters) – Snooker authorities believe monitoring international betting markets is the most crucial step towards curbing the menace of match-fixing, which rose to prominence recently with the banning of a leading professional.

Former world number five Stephen Lee was handed a 12-year ban last month relating to corruption in seven matches the Briton played in 2008 and 2009, including the UK and world championships. Lee is appealing the sentence.

Oct 26, 2013

Snooker-Authorities take punt on betting markets to fight fixing

MUMBAI, Oct 26 (Reuters) – Snooker authorities believe monitoring international betting markets is the most crucial step towards curbing the menace of match-fixing, which rose to prominence recently with the banning of a leading professional.

Former world number five Stephen Lee was handed a 12-year ban last month relating to corruption in seven matches the Briton played in 2008 and 2009, including the UK and world championships. Lee is appealing the sentence.

Oct 25, 2013

Dreams of greatness inspire ambitious Afghans

MUMBAI (Reuters) – Surrounded by thousands of makeshift tents in the dusty refugee camp he called home, not even in his wildest dreams could Mohammad Nabi have believed that his decision to while away the hours with a miniature cricket bat would lead him to play in the 2015 World Cup.

Like most of his team mates, Nabi got the first taste of the sport while living in a refugee camp in Peshawar, after his parents had fled Afghanistan while the country was ravaged by the Soviet war.

Oct 25, 2013

Cricket-Dreams of greatness inspire ambitious Afghans

MUMBAI, Oct 25 (Reuters) – Surrounded by thousands of makeshift tents in the dusty refugee camp he called home, not even in his wildest dreams could Mohammad Nabi have believed that his decision to while away the hours with a miniature cricket bat would lead him to play in the 2015 World Cup.

Like most of his team mates, Nabi got the first taste of the sport while living in a refugee camp in Peshawar, after his parents had fled Afghanistan while the country was ravaged by the Soviet war.

Oct 10, 2013
Oct 10, 2013

Tendulkar a perfect role model in star-starved India

MUMBAI (Reuters) – An apocryphal story freely circulated about Sachin Tendulkar holds that for most of his career India’s selectors never debated his place in the national team. They merely asked him if he was available.

The diminutive 40-year-old Mumbai native has enjoyed the same iconic status off the field since his Karachi debut in 1989.

Oct 10, 2013

Cricket-Tendulkar a perfect role model in star-starved India

MUMBAI, Oct 10 (Reuters) – An apocryphal story freely circulated about Sachin Tendulkar holds that for most of his career India’s selectors never debated his place in the national team. They merely asked him if he was available.

The diminutive 40-year-old Mumbai native has enjoyed the same iconic status off the field since his Karachi debut in 1989.

Oct 10, 2013

Tendulkar to quit after 200th test

MUMBAI (Reuters) – Sachin Tendulkar, the world’s most prolific international run-scorer, will retire after playing his 200th test match at home against West Indies next month.

“All my life, I have had a dream of playing cricket for India. I have been living this dream every day for the last 24 years,” the 40-year-old, who compiled a record 100 international centuries, said in a statement released by the Indian cricket board (BCCI) on Thursday.

Oct 10, 2013

India’s Tendulkar to quit after 200th test

MUMBAI (Reuters) – Indian Sachin Tendulkar, the world’s most prolific international run-scorer, will retire after playing his 200th test match at home against West Indies next month.

“All my life, I have had a dream of playing cricket for India. I have been living this dream every day for the last 24 years,” the 40-year-old, who compiled a record 100 international centuries, said in a statement released by the Indian cricket board (BCCI) on Thursday.