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Bookies favour Manchester City to win EPL


August 17th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 17 (IANS) The English Premier League (EPL) kicks off its 2012-13 edition Saturday and holders Manchester City start as the bookies favourite to retain their title.EPL Chief ... Read more...

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Malaysian football betting syndicate busted, over 100 arrested


April 5th, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, April 5 (IANS) Malaysian police Thursday busted what is believed to be one of the world's largest football betting syndicates and arrested more than 100 foreigners in an ... Read more...

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ICC to probe county match-fixing charges


March 11th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 11 (IANS) Indian bookies are fixing "soft target" county matches in England, according to an investigation by Sunday Times. The International Cricket Council (ICC) has decided to investigate ... Read more...

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Bookies active in run-up to UP polls


February 5th, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 5 (IANS) The run-up to assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh has set the illegal betting market abuzz with bookies putting their money on a hung house, sources ... Read more...

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Zimbabwe’s former soccer chief held for match-fixing scandal


February 3rd, 2012 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Harare, Feb 3 (IANS) Henrietta Rushwaya, former chief executive of Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA), was reportedly arrested on charges of corruption, bribery and match-fixing.The country's state television said she was ... Read more...

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No breaking news of Ash’s baby, skeleton coverage on TV


November 16th, 2011 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) The news of Aishwarya Rai's pregnancy and her star-studded baby shower grabbed print and electronic media coverage galore. But thanks to a 10-point directive ... Read more...

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Haider questions Akhtar, Afridi’s comments on Pak cricket


October 8th, 2011 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 8 (IANS) Wicket-keeper Zulqarnain Haider, who had infamously fled from Pakistan's series against South Africa last year, has questioned former players Shoaib Akhtar and Shahid Afridi's ... Read more...

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A baby who shares birthday with parents


September 11th, 2011 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 11 (IANS) A couple in Britain have been blessed with a baby boy who shares their common birthday, making it a probability of 133,225 to 1.Oliver was born ... Read more...

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Last year 56 cricketers were approached by bookmakers: Waugh


July 22nd, 2011 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 22 (IANS) Former Australian captain Steve Waugh, who is a leading a drive to weed out corruption from cricket, has revealed the 56 international cricketers were approached by ... Read more...

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Three cricket bookies held


July 4th, 2011 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 4 (IANS) Three people were arrested from Haryana's Sirsa town for running a cricket betting racket, police said Monday.Vikas, Mohan and Shekhar, all belonging to Sirsa town, were ... Read more...

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A one-pound bet that won over 350,000 pounds


May 19th, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 19 (IANS) A man in Britain placed a one-pound bet and won a mind-boggling 353,000 pounds, a media report said.Bookies William Hill said the man bagged 353,000 pounds ... Read more...

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Ganguly will play in the next game: Yuvraj


May 9th, 2011 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 9 (IANS) Pune Warriors captain Yuvraj Singh has said that Sourav Ganguly will play in the team's next Indian Premier League (IPLS) game against Deccan Chargers Tuesday.Ganguly ... Read more...

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Malik hopeful of return to national team


May 4th, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, May 4 (IANS) Former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik remains hopeful of making his international return in spite of reports that he has been sidelined by his country's cricket authorities ... Read more...

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Horse named Royal Wedding wins race


April 30th, 2011 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 30 (IANS) A horse called Royal Wedding galloped to victory at a race Friday that was held just hours after Prince William wed Kate.Bookies had to pay ... Read more...

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Horse called Royal Wedding wins race just hours after Prince William wed


April 30th, 2011 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 30 (ANI): Bookies in Britain took a hammering of 10 million pounds after a horse called Royal Wedding raced to victory just hours after Prince William wed Kate Middleton.The ... Read more...

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Eight bookies arrested from Pakistan for threatening Zulqarnain


April 27th, 2011 - 11:11 am ICT by ANI
Sialkot, April 27(ANI): A gang of eight bookmakers, allegedly involved in threatening Pakistan cricket team's former wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider, has been arrested from Sialkot in the Punjab province of Pakistan.The now retired ... Read more...

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For Abramovich, it could be Dutch on coach selection


April 14th, 2011 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr. 14 (ANI): Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich is believed to have zeroed in Marco van Basten and Guus Hiddink to take on the coaching duties, should he decide to bid ... Read more...

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Pak Interior Minister assures Zulqarnain of security


April 11th, 2011 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 11 (ANI): Pakistan's Interior Minister Rahman Malik has assured former wicket-keeper Zulqarnain Haider that he along with his family would be given complete security should the cricketer decide to return ... Read more...

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Punters get active for IPL-IV; Rs.12,000 crore at stake


April 8th, 2011 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 8 (IANS) After the World Cup, the punters are back in action -- thanks to the Indian Premier League (IPL).With the six-week long IPL tournament starting Friday, reliable ... Read more...

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World Cup stakes: Rs.50,000 crore and counting


April 1st, 2011 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 1 (IANS) The underground betting syndicate is in a frenzy over the India-Sri Lanka cricket World Cup final here Saturday. Amind-boggling sum of Rs.50,000 crore (over $11 ... Read more...

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Seven Cricket bookies arrested in Udaipur


March 25th, 2011 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Udaipur, Mar.25 (ANI): The Rajasthan police have arrested seven people from Udaipur for their involvement in betting on cricket matches.Acting on a tip off, the police conducted several raids in the city ... Read more...

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Cricket betting racket busted in Chhattisgarh


March 6th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, March 6 (IANS) Police in the Chhattisgarh capital have unearthed a cricket betting racket worth Rs.100 million (Rs.10 crore) and arrested four bookies while they were accepting bets on ... Read more...

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Four bookies held in Chhattisgarh


March 4th, 2011 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, March 4 (IANS) Four bookies were arrested during a raid here while betting at least Rs.10 million on a cricket World Cup match, police said Friday."Four punters were arrested ... Read more...

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Colin Firth takes home best actor crown at the Oscars


February 28th, 2011 - 12:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 28 (ANI): Brit star Colin Firth has won the best actor Oscar for his role in The King's Speech.Firth was the clear bookies' favourite going into the ceremony, having previously ... Read more...

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Karnataka Police warn against betting on World Cup matches


February 27th, 2011 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 27 (IANS) Police in Karnataka would conduct raids on anti-social elements indulging in betting during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 matches, a top police official said Sunday."We will carry ... Read more...

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Bookies betting on how long Colin Firth’s Oscar winning speech would be


February 26th, 2011 - 7:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 26 (ANI): As Colin Firth is favourite to win this year's Best Actor Oscar, bookies have begun taking bets on how long his winning speech will be.The British actor, who ... Read more...

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World Cup: Dhaka keeps vigil on cricket bookies


February 24th, 2011 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 24 (IANS) World Cup co-host Bangladesh has said it is keeping a vigil on international cricket bookies to ensure that they do not try to establish contacts with players and ... Read more...

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8 cricket bookies arrested in Delhi


February 20th, 2011 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) With the arrest of eight bookies, the Delhi Police Sunday claimed to have busted three cricket betting syndicates operating here during Saturday's World Cup match between India ... Read more...

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Odds Slashed on Katie Price and Peter Andre Remarrying


January 21st, 2011 - 2:58 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Jan 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) If the word of bookies is any indication, then the odds are 5/1 that Katie Price and her former husband, Peter Andre will remarry this year. Those bookies ... Read more...

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Zulqarnain wants PCB to clear his 1.5-million-rupee dues


January 9th, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 9 (ANI): Runaway Pakistani wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider, who stunned one and all by fleeing the team hotel in Dubai hours before the final one-day international against South Africa in ... Read more...

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Will ABBA sing at Wills, Kate’s wedding?


December 28th, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 28 (ANI): Rumours are abound that popular band ABBA may sing at Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding next year.Bookies are giving odds on them reforming when Wills and ... Read more...

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Yousuf gets a chance to make cut for World Cup probables


December 20th, 2010 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
By Omar Khalid Karachi, Dec 20 (IANS) Pakistan batsman Mohammad Yousuf has now a chance to prove his fitness and make the cut for his country's World Cup squad after the International Cricket ... Read more...

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“I will disclose names of ‘those involved with bookies’ after court hearing”: Haider


November 30th, 2010 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Nov 30 (ANI): Pakistan's runaway wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider has declared that he will "disclose to the whole world the names of those involved with bookies" after his hearing, which is due ... Read more...

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England, now the bookies’ favourite to win Ashes series


November 30th, 2010 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Brisbane, Nov.30 (ANI): England has now overtaken Australia as favourite to win the Ashes series in 2010-11.The Herald Sun reveals that at TAB Sportsbet, England has firmed 2.30 dollars to win the ... Read more...

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Phillipa Lepley is tipped to design Kate Middleton’s wedding dress


November 20th, 2010 - 2:25 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Nov 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) According to reports, Phillipa Lepley is being tipped to design the wedding dress of Kate Middleton when she marries Prince William next year.Already the upcoming royal ... Read more...

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