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Noted radio commentator Suresh Saraiya dies


July 19th, 2012 - 1:24 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) Suresh Saraiya, well-known cricket commentator on radio, died following a heart attack Wednesday evening. He was 76 and survived by daughter Neeta.Saraiya was popular commentator ... Read more...

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Match-fixing rampant in all countries: Former ICC investigator


November 16th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 16 (IANS) Paul Condon, the former head of the International Cricket Council's anti-corruption unit, has blown the myth that match fixing is prevalent only in the sub-continent.In an ... Read more...

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Bengal cricket on sticky wicket over India-England tie


October 13th, 2011 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 12 (IANS) The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB), which is awaiting the public works department's (PWD) no-objection certificate (NOC) to host the India-England One-Day International cricket match at ... Read more...

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PWD’s clearance procedure clumsy: CAB


October 12th, 2011 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 12 (IANS) The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB), which is awaiting a state Public Works Department's (PWD) no objection certificate (NOC) to host an India-England ODI at the ... Read more...

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Punjab cricket board owes police Rs.11 crore!


April 15th, 2011 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mohali (Punjab), April 15 (IANS) The stadium here saw the high-voltage India-Pakistan World Cup semifinal, it is now hosting the Indian Premier League and it has been home to many ... Read more...

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Yuvraj to visit guru, played with ‘blessed’ bats


April 4th, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 4 (IANS) It turns out that Yuvraj Singh had played the World Cup matches with bats blessed by his guru in Punjab and the star cricketer will ... Read more...

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World Cup: Sri Lanka have upper hand against India


April 1st, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 1 (IANS) India might have the edge of playing at home but Sri Lanka have the upper hand against their neighbours in World Cup matches and recent One-day ... Read more...

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Director Anurag Basu halts ‘Barfee’ shooting to watch semifinal


March 30th, 2011 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 30 (IANS) The shooting of "Barfee" was halted Wednesday as director Anurag Basu, as well as lead actors Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra, wanted to catch the ... Read more...

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Oz ODI woes on Indian sub-continent grossly exaggerated: Fox Sports


March 24th, 2011 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 24(ANI): The myth of Australia's woes on the Indian sub-continent is grossly exaggerated, especially when it comes to their one-day record, according to Fox Sports."The Aussies have lost only seven ... Read more...

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Akmal brothers to play in Pak-Zimbabwe match


March 14th, 2011 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
Pallekele (Sri Lanka), Mar 14(ANI): Pakistan's underperforming wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal and his younger brother Umar will play in the World Cup match against Zimbabwe on Monday, captain Shahid Afridi has said.There ... Read more...

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Pak expresses concern over possible terror attacks on World Cup venues in India


March 11th, 2011 - 11:17 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 11(ANI): Pakistan has expressed its concern over "news reports in the Indian media about planned terrorist attacks on Cricket World Cup venues in India launched from Pakistani soil".Commenting on these ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Three held for betting on World Cup matches


March 8th, 2011 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) Three men were arrested in west Delhi for running a betting racket, police said Tuesday. They were dealing in bets involving around Rs.3 crore on ... Read more...

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Nannes to join Aussies as standby player for World Cup


March 7th, 2011 - 10:03 am ICT by ANI
Sydney, Mar 7(ANI): Australian chairman of selectors Andrew Hilditch has said that Victorian Bushrangers fast bowler Dirk Nannes will join the squad as a standby player for the World Cup.It comes after ... Read more...

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Michael Hussey replaces injured Bollinger in Oz World Cup team


March 6th, 2011 - 9:00 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Mar 6(ANI): Australian batsman Michael Hussey has been recalled into the 15-man World Cup team a month after he was ruled out of it due to injury.It comes a week after ... Read more...

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Race to replace injured Bollinger in Oz World Cup squad down to three players


March 6th, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 6 (ANI): Australia captain Ricky Ponting has said that pacers Peter Siddle and Dirk Nannes, as well as veteran Mike Hussey, were in the frame to join the World cup ... Read more...

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Ricky Ponting sees Malinga a real threat


March 4th, 2011 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 4 (IANS) As defending champions Australia brace up for their first real test in 2011 World Cup when they play Sri Lanka Saturday, captain Ricky Ponting admitted a ... Read more...

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Pakistan hoping for a big victory against Canada


March 2nd, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 2 (IANS) Pakistan will be looking to unleash all its firepower against Canada in their Pool A match at the R. Premadasa Stadium here Thursday.Pakistan have won ... Read more...

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Pakistan trying their best to avoid playing in India


March 2nd, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 2 (IANS) In their bid to avoid intimidating Indian crowds in Ahmedabad and Mohali, venues of the quarterfinal and semi-final matches, Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi appealed to his ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

There could be a good turnout for England-Ireland match


March 1st, 2011 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 1 (IANS) The England-Ireland cricket World Cup clash here Wednesday may not be as hyped as Sunday's India-England tie, yet the Chinnaswamy stadium is expected to have a good turnout.The ... Read more...

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PCB keen to ensure disgraced Pak trio ’sustain themselves financially’ during ban period


February 26th, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Feb 26(ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) may have refused to back the tainted trio of Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamir in their legal fight, but it is keen ... Read more...

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Pakistan geared up for big clash against Sri Lanka


February 25th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Feb 25 (IANS) Pakistan are hoping to keep their unblemished World Cup record against Sri Lanka intact when the two sides clash in a crucial Group A match at the ... Read more...

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Dalmiya takes a dig at Pawar


February 25th, 2011 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 24 (IANS) Targeting International Cricket Council (ICC) president Sharad Pawar for Eden Gardens losing out on the Feb 27 India-England World Cup game, Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) chief Jagmohan ... Read more...

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PCA to build new stadium in near Chandigarh


February 23rd, 2011 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Mohali (Punjab), Feb 23 (IANS) The Punjab Cricket Association (PCA), which owns a world-class stadium here, is all set to come up with another modern cricket stadium at Mullanpur village near Chandigarh."We ... Read more...

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After beggars, Bangladesh’s all-out war on mosquitoes to ensure bite-free World Cup


February 15th, 2011 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Dhaka, Feb 15 (ANI): After deciding to pay local beggars to stay off the streets during the World Cup, Bangladesh has launched an all-out war on mosquitoes in and around cricket stadiums ... Read more...

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Few takers for Australia-South Africa warm-up match


February 14th, 2011 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 14 (IANS) One is a defending champion and the other is one of the favourites to be next champion, but the match between the two here Tuesday has not enthused ... Read more...

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Mixed reactions to ICC decision’s on Eden Gardens


February 8th, 2011 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 8 (IANS) Intellectuals of Kolkata Tuesday welcomed the International Cricket Council's decision to allow the Eden Gardens to host three World Cup matches but expressed disappointment over the iconic ground ... Read more...

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Soccer Psychic “Paul The Octopus” Gets Memorial


January 21st, 2011 - 12:36 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Jan 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Paul the Octopus was once celebrated all over the world as the unlikely hero of the World Cup. The six and a half foot octopus made ... Read more...

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Lost hosting rights to motivate Pak to win World Cup: Team manager


December 3rd, 2010 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Dec 3(ANI): Pakistan team manager Intikhab Alam is confident that his players can win next year's World Cup to make up for the country's loss of hosting rights.Pakistan was one of ... Read more...

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Paul the octopus joins England World Cup bid


August 21st, 2010 - 3:25 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Paul the psychic octopus, who became a sensation by correctly predicting the outcome of eight World Cup matches, has become an official ambassador for England's bid ... Read more...

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Vuvuzela, chill pill, bromance enter Oxford Dictionary of English


August 19th, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 19 (ANI): The African horn 'vuvuzela' has made its way to the Oxford Dictionary of English after becoming the sound of the World Cup. The word vuvuzela, included in the ... Read more...

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Salman Is The New Paul Of The Movies


August 9th, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
August 9, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Paul the Octopus created a worldwide stir with his accurate predictions for the World Cup matches.But nearer home it is Salman the rocktar who is ... Read more...

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Stuttgart’s Khedira flattered by Real Madrid interest


July 23rd, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Hamburg, July 23 (DPA) Germany midfielder Sami Khedira is flattered by Real Madrid's interest and fascinated by their new coach Jose Mourinho, but he is yet to decide whether to leave ... Read more...

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Octopus Paul stamp becomes centre of attraction at Shanghai Expo 2010


July 17th, 2010 - 6:48 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 17 (ANI): German octopus Paul, who gained global popularity for making accurate predictions in eight World Cup matches, has emerged as a symbol of luck and generated an "octopus ... Read more...

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World Cup attendance to exceed 3 million


July 7th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 7 (DPA) The number of fans attending World Cup matches in South Africa is expected to pass the three-million milestone later Wednesday when Germany meet Spain in the semi-finals. The figure ... Read more...

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Saudis provide mobile prayer rugs for football fans


June 27th, 2010 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Riyadh, June 27 (DPA) Saudi religious police are laying prayer rugs in the streets to encourage football fans not to miss their prayers when watching World Cup matches, news reports said Sunday. Small ... Read more...

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