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Ganguly picks India World T20 favourites, Windies dark horses


August 28th, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Sourav Ganguly Tuesday said India have the firepower to win the Twenty20 World Cup in Sri Lanka next month and termed the West Indies ... Read more...

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Pietersen to feature in World T20 as commentator


August 24th, 2012 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Axed from the national team, former England captain Kevin Pietersen, who was the star of the last Twenty20 World Cup, will still feature in this ... Read more...

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ECB signs seven-year deal with ESPN Star


June 4th, 2012 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) Monday signed a seven-year contract with ESPN Star Sports for multi-platform rights to broadcast its domestic and ... Read more...

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ICC goes along with Indian board, DRS is not mandatory


October 11th, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Oct 11 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) has decided to do away with the mandatory use of the Umpires Decision Review System (DRS) and has gone back to ... Read more...

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SRK named face of Nokia Champions League T20


September 9th, 2011 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 9 (IANS) Superstar Shah Rukh Khan has been named the face of the Nokia Champions League T20 commencing Sep 19. His IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders would ... Read more...

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Plea against IHF deal with TV channel rejected


June 6th, 2011 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) Dismissing a petition, the Delhi High Court Monday refused to interfere in the Indian Hockey Federation's agreement with Neo Sports channel for conducting a hockey ... Read more...

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India-Pak WC semi-final on espnstar.com breaks Indian online streaming record


April 16th, 2011 - 12:43 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 15(ANI-Business Wire India): The live streaming of the India-Pakistan World Cup semi-final on espnstar.com shattered India's previous online streaming record for events delivered by Akamai Technologies.The live streaming ... Read more...

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Court bans illegal telecast of World Cup cricket matches (Lead)


February 21st, 2011 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has restrained around 144 cable operators across the country from telecasting the ongoing cricket World Cup, which they did by unauthorisedly accessing signals ... Read more...

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Court stops unauthorised telecast of Cricket World Cup


February 21st, 2011 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Monday restrained over 140 cable operators across the country from telecasting the ongoing cricket World Cup, which they did by unauthorisedly accessing signals ... Read more...

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Cable operators-broadcaster tiff upsets cricket fans


February 20th, 2011 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 20 (IANS) A tussle between cable operators and ESPN Star Sports -- the World Cup's official broadcaster -- has deprived thousands of cricket enthusiasts in this union territory and neighbouring ... Read more...

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ESPN STAR Sports to telecast live India’s WC preparatory matches against Australia, Kiwis


February 11th, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 11 (ANI/ Business Wire India): ESPN STAR Sports, ICC's Global Broadcast & Production Partner, will broadcast live India's preparatory matches against Australia and New Zealand as the teams get ... Read more...

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Vodafone to stream cricket World Cup matches


February 10th, 2011 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Feb 10,(IANS) Telecom firm Vodafone Essar has bagged exclusive rights for the live streaming of the ESPN-Star Sports coverage of the 2011 World Cup which begins Feb 19, a statement said ... Read more...

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Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy Compose World Cup Theme Song ‘De Ghumaa Ke’ In Three Languages


January 3rd, 2011 - 4:06 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Bollywood music composers’ trio Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy has composed the official theme song of World Cup 2011. They have composed the three versions of the song titled ‘De Ghumaa Ke’ in the ... Read more...

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ESPN-STAR Sports unveils grand plans for 2011 World Cup


December 10th, 2010 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 10(ANI- Business Wire India): ESPN-STAR Sports (ESS) has unveiled its grand plans to make the 2011 World Cup presentation truly entertaining.The 2011 edition of the iconic tournament, starting on ... Read more...

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Airtel Champions League Twenty20 records 35 percent increase in TV ratings over 2009


October 7th, 2010 - 6:53 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.7 (ANI-Business Wire India): The second edition of Airtel Champions League Twenty20 has shown an impressive 35 percent increase in TV ratings according to the research agency TAM.The tournament ... Read more...

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Amitabh is brand ambassador of Airtel Champions League


August 6th, 2010 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 6 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has been chosen as the brand ambassador of the upcoming cricket tournament Airtel Champions League Twenty20 to be held in South Africa by ESPN ... Read more...

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TNA greats interact with Punjab’s budding wrestlers


July 21st, 2010 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
Zirakpur (Punjab), July 21 (IANS) Total Nonstop Action (TNA) wrestling's stalwarts Kurt Angle, Mick Foley and Jay Lethal interacted with budding wrestlers here Wednesday evening, and gave them some useful tips to ... Read more...

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ESPN STAR Sports announces Champions League Twenty20 deal with Eurosport Group


July 20th, 2010 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi,July 20 (ANI-Business Wire India): Eurosport announced today it has signed an exclusive three-year deal with Asia's biggest sports content provider, ESPN STAR Sports, to broadcast the Airtel Champions League ... Read more...

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2011 World Cup: ICC green signal for umpire review system


July 1st, 2010 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, July 1 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) has decided to use the Decision Review System (DRS) during the 2011 World Cup, jointly hosted by India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, in ... Read more...

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ICC turns down Cricket Australia’s attempt to change ODI format


June 10th, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jun 10 (ANI): Cricket Australia's attempt to change the 50-over ODI format by introducing a new 40-over competition has received a setback following the International Cricket Council's approval for the ... Read more...

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‘Controversial’ Umpire Review System to be used at 2011 World Cup: ICC


May 22nd, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 22(ANI): The International Cricket Council (ICC) has said that the controversial umpire decision review system (DRS) will be used at the 2011 World Cup despite the technological glitches raised by ... Read more...

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‘Unfazed’ Akmal plans to prove match-fixing allegations wrong


May 21st, 2010 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, May 21 (ANI): Outrightly rejecting charges of match fixing being labelled against him, Pakistan wicket keeper Kamran Akmal has said that he has always given his best while playing for the ... Read more...

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World Twenty20 is out of bounds for locals on television


May 3rd, 2010 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Gros Islet (St.Lucia), May 3 (IANS) It seems that the International Cricket Council (ICC) didn't learn from the mistakes of the disappointing 2007 World Cup. This time ICC's mega buck deal with ... Read more...

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ICC World Twenty20 to be broadcast in 14 European languages


April 23rd, 2010 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
Dubai, Apr.23 (ANI): If you've ever wondered how to say "howzat?" in Polish or "free hit" in German, you could find out over the course of the next few weeks as the ... Read more...

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We don’t need cricket to promote films: Arjun Rampal


April 15th, 2010 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 15 (IANS) Actor Arjun Rampal, who did a series of ads for the upcoming ICC World Twenty20 with his "Housefull" co-stars, says the film industry doesn't need cricket to promote ... Read more...

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ICC Twenty20 World Cup, ‘Houseful’ to be promoted together


April 15th, 2010 - 1:48 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 15 (IANS) ESPN Star Sports and Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment have tied up to promote upcoming ICC Twenty20 World Cup and multi-starrer comedy "Houseful", both of which are opening April 30. "Cricket ... Read more...

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Pakistan will see plenty of international cricket, says Lorgat


April 14th, 2010 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
By Omar Khalid Karachi, April 14 (IANS) International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive Haroon Lorgat said Wednesday that Pakistan has plenty of international cricket coming up in three formats and it shows that ... Read more...

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India to meet Pakistan in ICC under-19 World Cup quarters on Saturday


January 22nd, 2010 - 8:00 pm ICT by ANI
Lincoln (New Zealand), Jan.22 (ANI): In what promises to be the match of the tournament so far, defending champion India will meet two-time former winner Pakistan in the quarter-finals here on Saturday. ... Read more...

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ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup 2010 to be launched in New Zealand on Monday


November 19th, 2009 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Dubai, Nov.19 (ANI): The ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup 2010 (U19 CWC) will be launched in Dunedin, New Zealand on Monday (November 23).The function will take place at University Oval, Dunedin, ... Read more...

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Noted football commentator dead


September 13th, 2009 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 13 (IANS) Noted football commentator Noel De Lima Leitao was found dead in his hotel a day after the final of the IFA Shield here Sunday. The 52-year-old Goan was found ... Read more...

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Graeme Swann still on a high over Ashes


August 27th, 2009 - 4:26 pm ICT by IBNS
Dubai, Aug 27 (IBNS) On this week’s ICC Cricket World audio show England’s Graeme Swann relives the fifth Ashes Test at the Oval and admits there was some concern that Australia was ... Read more...

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McCullum stresses importance of Test cricket


August 20th, 2009 - 10:34 pm ICT by IBNS
Dubai, Aug 20 (IBNS) On this week’s ICC Cricket World audio show New Zealand’s Brendon McCullum talks about the importance of Test cricket and the great impact former Australia wicketkeeper-batsman Adam Gilchrist ... Read more...

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Delhi, Bangalore and Hyderabad to host Twenty20 Champions League


July 29th, 2009 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Delhi, Bangalore and Hyderabad will host the first Twenty20 Champions League to be played Oct 8-23. The venues are home to the three Indian Premier League (IPL) ... Read more...

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Strike over, multiplexes in two minds over telecasting T20 matches


June 6th, 2009 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) A slew of Bollywood biggies are lined up for release with the row between producers and multiplex owners having ended. Multiplex owners are now doing a re-think ... Read more...

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Kumble starts new innings as commentator


June 5th, 2009 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) Former India cricket skipper Anil Kumble, like his team mate Sourav Ganguly, will start a new innings as a commentator and will make his debut with the ... Read more...

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