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BCCI asked to explain why the rule change for IPL team

BCCI asked to explain why the rule change for IPL team

New Delhi May 7 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday asked the Indian cricket board and its secretary N.Srinivasan to respond to former board chief A.C. Muthiah's challenge to the board's amended rules which allow its office bearers to hold the Indian Premier League franchise.

Prior to the rules were

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Indian women in title round

Indian women in title round

Chennai, May 7 (IANS) Indian women entered the final of the team event of the Asian squash championship after an eight-year interval with a polished win against Korea in the semi-finals here Friday and will clash with Hong Kong who upstaged fancied Malaysia.

However, the Indian men went down fighting to

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Australia set India 185-run target

Australia set India 185-run target

Bridgetown (Barbados), May 7 (IANS) Australia went on a six-hitting spree to score 184 for five against India in the Super Eights stage of the World Twenty20 here Friday.

Put in to bat, Australia struck 16 sixes in their innings. They got off to an explosive start through openers Shane

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Footballers get 15 percent pay hike, Houghton stays

Footballers get 15 percent pay hike, Houghton stays

New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Convinced that the players deserve better emoluments and Bob Houghton as the national coach, All India Football Federation (AIFF) president Praful Patel announced Friday that the 30-probables for the Asian Cup in Doha will be given a 15 percent pay hike and that the Englishman

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Modi ‘unperturbed’, counties furious over ECB allegations

Modi ‘unperturbed’, counties furious over ECB allegations

New Delhi/London, May 7 (IANS) Slapped with a second show-cause notice by the Indian cricket board, Indian Premier League's suspended chief Lalit Modi said he is 'unperturbed by allegations', and was backed by the English counties which outrightly rejected their cricket board chairman Giles Clarke's claims that he was trying

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Shoaib Malik barred from playing at Hyderabad ground

Shoaib Malik barred from playing at Hyderabad ground

Hyderabad, May 7 (IANS) There seems to be no end to controversies surrounding Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik. Now the Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) has banned his entry into Gymkhana Cricket Grounds here.

HCA joint secretary D.S. Chalapathi confirmed to IANS Friday that Malik, who has been banned by Pakistan Cricket Board

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Kenya to send 250-strong contingent to Commonwealth Games

Kenya to send 250-strong contingent to Commonwealth Games

Nairobi, May 7 (IANS) Kenya will send 250 athletes and officials to the Commonwealth Games in Delhi this year, Xinhua reported Friday.

National Olympic Committee chairman Kipchoge Keino ruled out withdrawing the Kenyan team from the competition, saying they are satisfied with the security arrangements.

This follows concerns that Delhi remains a

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New Zealand hoping to bounce back against Pakistan

New Zealand hoping to bounce back against Pakistan

Bridgetown (Barbados), May 7 (IANS) New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori is drawing strength from their last year's Champions Trophy experience as they strive to bounce back into contention in their second Super Eights match of the World Twenty20 against defending champions Pakistan here Saturday.

The Black Caps lost by 13 runs

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World Twenty20: India put Australia to bat

World Twenty20: India put Australia to bat

Bridgetown (Barbados), May 7 (IANS) India won the toss and elected to field against Australia in the Super Eights of the World Twenty20 here Friday.

Teams:

India

Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain and wicket-keeper), Murali Vijay, Gautam Gambhir, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, Yusuf Pathan, Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Ashish Nehra.

Australia:

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Obama’s World Cup dithering creates problem for South Africa

Obama’s World Cup dithering creates problem for South Africa

Johannesburg, May 7 (DPA) The uncertainty over whether US President Barack Obama will attend the football World Cup is creating problems for the South African Police, the country's police commissioner Bheki Cele said Friday.

'One challenge is the American president who is coming, not coming, coming, not coming,' Cele told a

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