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Now top football lesson: kick, don’t bite?

    Chiellini: closeup of Suarez’s fangmarks Known for his antics and superficial dives, Luis Suarez one again found himself biting another human being during the Uruguay-Italy match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. This time, the victim is Italian centre-back Giorgio Chiellini. It`s the Liverpool players third attempt to make a meal out of a fellow player. Following his infamous goal-line handball against at the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Suarez bit Otman Bakkal of PSV Eindhoven as a Ajax player. After serving a seven-match ban, he arrived in England as one of the best strikers in the world.... 

Cleansing cricket: BCCI and India Cements entangled in mess!

    How to disentangle the animals? New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday came down heavily on India Cements and said that no one from the company, which is owned by the BCCI president and owner of IPL team Chennai Super Kings N Srinivasan, should be involved with the functioning of the board. No one associated with India Cements be associated with the BCCI’s functioning for now, Justice Patnaik said, accepting lawyer Harish Salve’s arguments on the widespread conflict of interest that existed in the BCCI. Salve also referred to the issue of conflict of interest issue which... 

How to cleanse cricket: 10 recommendations from Mudgal Committee

  Cricket: so many ways to cleanse if willing! As a grave setback to BCCI president and ICC chairman-designate N Srinivasan, the Supreme Court-appointed Justice Mukul Mudgal probe committee on Monday found his son-in-law and Chennai Super Kings team official Gurunath Meiyappan involved in betting and passing information about the team in IPL 6 matches to others. “The allegations of betting and passing on information against Gurunath Meiyappan stand proved. However, allegation of (match) fixing require further investigation,” said the panel, also comprising additional... 

Good bye from Sachin, goodbye to Sachin: full text of speech

Sachin: bye for now! My friends. Settle down let me talk, I will get more and more emotional (crowd gets louder and louder as he composes himself). My life, between 22 yards for 24 years, it is hard to believe that that wonderful journey has come to an end, but I would like to take this opportunity to thank people who have played an important role in my life. Also, for the first time in my life I am carrying this list, to remember all the names in case I forget someone. I hope you understand. It`s getting a little bit difficult to talk but I will manage. The most important person in my life, and... 

Rahul Dravid in favour of legalized betting in sports: so is CBI boss!

  Rahul: Framework for sport ethics New Delhi: interestingly, the CBI recently organized a seminar in Delhi on ‘Ethics and Integrity in Sports’. Speaking on the occasion, former India cricket captain Rahul Dravid said that he was in favour of legalising betting in the country if such a step can help reduce corruption in sports. Asked if he was in favour of legalising betting in the country, Dravid said, “If it can help in reducing corruption, I am all for it.” Dravid was speaking at a special session on ‘Ethics and Integrity in Sports’ organised by Central... 

Cricket Association of Bihar’s lone fight against dirty cricket !

    Aditya Verma : secretary, CAB Patna: Elated by the Supreme Court order restraining N Srinivasan from taking charge as BCCI presidenteven if he is elected in the AGM, Cricket Association of Bihar secretary Aditya Verma on Friday alleged that he braved death threats to fight the legal battle against the Tamil Nadu strongman. Hearing the petition filed by Verma, Supreme Court on Friday allowed the BCCI to go ahead with its Annual General Meeting in Chennai on Sunday but has told Srinivasan not to take charge even if he is elected president. “I am 300 percent happy with the verdict... 

Wimbledon : Murray brings victory home after 77 years

  Fred Perry : 1936 winner Wimbledon, England:  yesterday Scotland’s Murray became the first British man to win Wimbledon in 77 years, since Fred Perry won the last of three in a row in 1936. Playing with a calm sometimes lacking in previous campaigns, No. 2 Murray knocked off top-ranked Djokovic 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 on a brilliantly sunny afternoon,  thus ending a cloud of anxiety that has hung over Britain. “I still can’t believe it,” Murray said a couple of hours after sending the Kingdom into collective delirium. “Can’t get my head around that.” Djokovic... 

Parveez Rasool brings Kashmir to cricket: to be part of Zimbabwe tour!

    Parveez Rasool Srinagar: Parveez Rasool has become the first cricketer from J&K to be picked for a senior India squad. The 24-year-old all-rounder is among the 15 named to tour Zimbabwe beginning July 24. “It’s every cricketer’s dream to play for India and my dream has come true,” Rasool told the press  in Srinagar. “I had a good domestic season. I got 33 wickets and scored 594 runs in seven matches. Besides I got seven wickets for India A in a match against Australia,” he said. Rasool is the fourth cricketer from J&K after Abid Nabi, Surendra Singh and Abdul... 

‘BCCI should be opened to RTI’, says Maken: why not?

  Peeking eyes: to end cricket mischief! New Delhi: Against the backdrop of allegations of spot-fixing during IPL matches, Union Minister Ajay Maken today said the BCCI – the national governing body for cricket in India – should come under the ambit of the RTI Act. “BCCI should agree to come under RTI. Any organisation entrusted with job of selecting a National Team can not call itself a Private Body!,” Maken, who till recently held the Sports portfolio, twitted. His Twitter account clarifies that the Union minister’s tweets are personal. Maken, who holds Housing... 

IPL rot uncovered: Rajasthan Royals Sreesanth, Chandilia, Chavan arrested for spot fixing

  Sreesanth: in trouble now! Mumbai: Rajasthan Royals players S Sreesanth, Ankit Chavan and Ajit Chandilia, have been arrested by the Delhi Police on charges of spot-fixing in the IPL. Delhi police have arrested seven bookies and are looking out for more. Bookies from Maharashtra have also been arrested on charges of spot-fixing. TV reports further added that the players were even involved in spot fixing in Rajasthan Royals’ match on Wednesday with Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium. Evidence has been found by Delhi police from tapping phones of several cricketers and bookies and... 
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