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Nov 14, 2013

Cricket-Tendulkar walks out to guard of honour in farewell test

MUMBAI, Nov 14 (Reuters) – A deafening roar greeted Sachin Tendulkar on Thursday at his home ground as India’s favourite son walked out to bat in his farewell test to a guard of honour from his opponents.

Tendulkar’s 200th test match, against West Indies, at the Wankhede Stadium will also be his last, as the ‘Little Master’ brings the curtain down on a glittering 24-year career at the age of 40.

Nov 13, 2013

With a heavy heart, India prepares for Tendulkar farewell

MUMBAI (Reuters) – Cricket-crazy India will have a lump in the throat as its favorite son, Sachin Tendulkar, walks out for one last time this week to play the game he has dominated for nearly a quarter of a century.

The ‘Little Master’ will bring the curtain down on a glittering 24-year career at the age of 40 when he plays his 200th test match, against West Indies, at his home ground starting on Thursday.

Nov 13, 2013

With a heavy heart, India prepares for Sachin farewell

MUMBAI (Reuters) – Cricket-crazy India will have a lump in the throat as its favourite son, Sachin Tendulkar, walks out for one last time this week to play the game he has dominated for nearly a quarter of a century.

The ‘Little Master’ will bring the curtain down on a glittering 24-year career at the age of 40 when he plays his 200th test match, against West Indies, at his home ground starting on Thursday.

Nov 13, 2013

Cricket-With a heavy heart, India prepares for Tendulkar farewell

MUMBAI, Nov 13 (Reuters) – Cricket-crazy India will have a lump in the throat as its favourite son, Sachin Tendulkar, walks out for one last time this week to play the game he has dominated for nearly a quarter of a century.

The ‘Little Master’ will bring the curtain down on a glittering 24-year career at the age of 40 when he plays his 200th test match, against West Indies, at his home ground starting on Thursday.

Oct 31, 2013
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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.