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Ronaldinho denies indiscipline charge


June 4th, 2012 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 4 (IANS) Ronaldinho has denied accusations of indiscipline at Flamengo and says delayed payments were his prime reason for leaving the club.Ronaldinho quit Flamengo Thursday ... Read more...

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Fans welcome KKR players to Kolkata


May 29th, 2012 - 1:12 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 28 (IANS) Over a thousand frenzied cricket fans, many of thembeating drums and chanting "KKR, KKR", welcomed Indian Premier League champions Kolkata Knight Riders' players as they ... Read more...

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Kolkata Police throw a spanner in CAB’s giant screen plans


May 3rd, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 3 (IANS) The Cricket Association of Bengal's (CAB) plans to install giant screens across the city during the top-draw May 5 Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter between Kolkata ... Read more...

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Birthday boy Tendulkar releases book on his 100th ton


April 24th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 24 (IANS) Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar, on his 39th birthday Tuesday, released a book commemorating his 100th international century titled 'Sachin - A Tribute To The Legend' ... Read more...

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Delhi Daredevils tie-up with Unicef to focus on girl child


April 5th, 2012 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 5 (IANS) Endeavouring to focus attention on the Indian girl child, half of whom are married off below the age of 18, Indian Premier League (IPL) team ... Read more...

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Sturridge subjected to racial chants in Napoli


February 21st, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Feb 21 (IANS) Chelsea striker Daniel Sturridge was subjected to racial chants after the team arrived in Napoli to play their first leg of the last-16 clash of the ... Read more...

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Barca beat Valencia to enter Copa del Rey final


February 9th, 2012 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Feb 9 (IANS) FC Barcelona booked their third Copa del Rey football final appearance in four years with a 2-0 win at home to Valencia Wednesday night.The win ... Read more...

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Tendulkar goes to Kalighat for prayers


November 13th, 2011 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 13 (IANS) One ton away from a century of international hundreds, batting genius Sachin Tendulkar Sunday went to the famous Kali temple in south Kolkata's Kalighat to ... Read more...

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We have right balance,talent to win CL T20: Klinger


September 17th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 17 (IANS) South Australian Redbacks skipper Michael Klinger feels his team has the right balance and talent to emerge winners in the Champions League Twenty20 cricket tournament beginning ... Read more...

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Chaos, mismanagement at stadium gates


September 2nd, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 2 (IANS) Chaos and mismanagement reigned supreme at the city's Salt Lake stadium gates with people remaining stranded in lengthy queues as security personnel took an inordinately long ... Read more...

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Venezuelans dwarfed by Argentinian star presence


September 1st, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 1 (IANS) It takes two teams to play a football match. But Friday's international friendly game seems so Argentina-centric that Venezuela has virtually been overshadowed by the star ... Read more...

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Delirious Kolkata welcomes cheerful Messi


September 1st, 2011 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 31 (IANS) Over 2,000 delirious soccer lovers gave sleep the miss as they danced, cried and shouted slogans near the airport eulogising football magician Lionel Messi, who spent ... Read more...

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India trip a memorable one: Argentine coach


August 31st, 2011 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 31 (IANS) For coach Alejandro Sabella and his Argentine national football team, the trip to India, especially the soccer-mad city of Kolkata, is a memorable experience and a ... Read more...

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Higuain, di Maria reach Kolkata, countdown begins for Messi


August 31st, 2011 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 30 (IANS) The excitement soared for Friday's first FIFA official soccer friendly in India featuring Argentina and Venezuela with Real Madrid stars Gonzalo Higuain and Angel di Maria ... Read more...

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Indian welcome, Argentine food await Messi & Co


August 29th, 2011 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 29 (IANS) Traditional Indian welcome and delicious Argentine dishes await soccer superstar Lionel Messi slated to arrive here by Wednesday for his national side's FIFA official friendly against ... Read more...

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India-England third Test in jeopardy as riots spread to Birmingham


August 9th, 2011 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Birmingham, Aug 9 (IANS) The England and Indian cricket teams were holed up in a city centre hotel Tuesday here as riots spread all around Birmingham putting the third Test ... Read more...

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Viral infection keeps Sachin indoors for two sessions (Lead)


July 24th, 2011 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 24 (IANS) India's batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar is suffering from a viral infection and missed the first two sessions on the fourth day of the first cricket ... Read more...

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Viral infection keeps Sachin indoors on fourth day


July 24th, 2011 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 24 (IANS) India's batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar did not take to the field at the start of play on the fourth day of the first cricket Test ... Read more...

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Zulqarnain to be considered for selection in Pak team if PCB clears him: Mohsin


April 28th, 2011 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 28(ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chief Selector, Mohsin Khan, has said that runaway former wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haidar would be considered for national selection if the board cleared him to ... Read more...

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Pak authorities yet to give Zulqarnain adequate security despite assurances


April 28th, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 28(ANI): Runaway former Pakistani wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haidar, who returned to Islamabad from a self-imposed exile in the United Kingdom on Monday, is yet to reach his hometown Lahore due to ... 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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Kamran denies Zulqarnain’s ‘match fixer’ allegations against father-in-law


April 26th, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 26(ANI): Discarded Pakistan wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal has denied runaway cricketer Zulqarnain Haider's claims about the involvement of his father-in-law in gambling.The now retired wicketkeeper, who had stunned one and all ... Read more...

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Zulqarnain Haider returns to Pakistan


April 25th, 2011 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr 25(ANI): Former Pakistan wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider has returned to Pakistan from a self-imposed exile in the United Kingdom.According to The News, Haider reached Islamabad's Benazir Bhutto International Airport this ... Read more...

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Zulqarnain confirms he’ll return to Pakistan on Sunday despite getting threats on phone


April 22nd, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, April 21(ANI): Runaway former Pakistani wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haidar, who is currently living in the United Kingdom on a temporary visa, has said that he will go ahead with his ... Read more...

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Zulqarnain in UK police protective custody following ‘threatening calls from Pak’ claims


April 21st, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 21(ANI): British police have taken former Pakistani wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haidar into protective custody following his claims of receiving two threatening telephone calls from Pakistan.The now retired wicketkeeper had stunned one ... Read more...

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Zulqarnain reconsidering Pakistan return decision after getting threats on phone


April 21st, 2011 - 4:13 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 21(ANI): Runaway former Pakistani wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haidar, who is currently living in the United Kingdom on a temporary visa, is reconsidering his plans to return to Pakistan after claiming that ... Read more...

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No cricketer will report fixing in future due to threats, lack of support: Zulqarnain


April 20th, 2011 - 11:42 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 20(ANI): No cricketer will report match or spot fixing in future due to lack of help and support from within cricketing circles and also problems created for the concerned player ... Read more...

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PCB, BCCI to talk for resuming Indo-Pak cricket ties after IPL: Subhan Ahmed


April 19th, 2011 - 11:07 am ICT by ANI
Lahore, April 19(ANI): Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chief Operating Officer Subhan Ahmed has said that official talks with the Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) to restore Indo-Pak cricket series will ... Read more...

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Zulqarnain Haidar to be grilled by PCB on return to Pakistan


April 18th, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Apr 18(ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is likely to investigate runaway former wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haidar on his return from Britain.Haidar, who is currently living in the United Kingdom on ... Read more...

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Zulqarnain to face PCB probe on return to Pakistan


April 17th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 17(ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) intends to investigate runaway former wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haidar on his return from Britain.Zulqarnain Haidar, who is currently living in the United Kingdom on a ... Read more...

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Zulqarnain to return Pakistan on April 25 following govt’s ‘top-level security’ assurance


April 17th, 2011 - 11:48 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 17(ANI): Runaway former Pakistani wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haidar, who is currently living in the United Kingdom on a temporary visa, will return to Islamabad on April 25.The now retired wicketkeeper had ... Read more...

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Zulqarnain withdraws UK asylum plea following Pak Govt ‘top-level security’ assurance


April 16th, 2011 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 16(ANI): Runaway former Pakistani wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haidar has voluntarily withdrawn his application for asylum in Britain after the Pakistan government assured him and his family of "the highest level of ... Read more...

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Rehman Malik lends credibility to Zulqernain’s “cricket mafia” claims


April 10th, 2011 - 11:58 am ICT by ANI
London, April 10(ANI): Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik has put himself in a direct conflict with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) by saying that runaway wicketkeeper Zulqernain Haider faced threats from the ... Read more...

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Zulqarnain launches tirade against Akmal brothers following Pak’s WC semi-final loss


April 1st, 2011 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 1(ANI): Runaway former Pakistani wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haidar has accused the Akmal brothers of controlling things in the Pakistan team, and blamed them for Pakistan's 29-run defeat against India in the ... Read more...

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Zulqarnain smells a rat in Pak’s World Cup semi-final loss against India


March 31st, 2011 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Mar 31(ANI): Runaway former Pakistani wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haidar has questioned Pakistan's defeat in the crucial 2011 World Cup semi-final against India, and asked higher authorities to probe the poor performance ... Read more...

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