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Sachin Tendulkar casts his vote on 41st birthday

Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar turned 41 on Thursday and will be celebrating his birthday in his home town in the midst of Indian Premier League action in the United Arab Emirates after being with his franchise Mumbai Indians in the initial phase of the T20 league.

Aaqib, Pakistan’s real king of pace in the desert

His ability to work up a sharp pace and swing and reverse the ball made Aaqib Javed a dangerous customer, but caught in the Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis era meant he got to play only 22 Tests for Pakistan.

BCCI lost chance to set things right, say ex-players

The Supreme Court rejecting the three-member inquiry panel proposed by the BCCI on Tuesday to probe the spot-fixing scandal has shown the sports body in an even more poor light.

Sangakkara, Jayawardene face disciplinary action

Sri Lanka stars Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene are facing disciplinary action for their public criticism of cricket board officials in a dispute over their retirement from Twenty20 internationals.

IPL scam: Mudgal panel ready to continue probe

The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Justice Mudgal Committee whether it will conduct further probe against N Srinivasan and 12 others, including some prominent cricketers, into the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing and betting scandal.

Fresh BCCI panel more a problem than solution

For all the riches the Indian cricket board has accumulated, and the clout which has come with big money, it has repeatedly failed to demonstrate its will to do the right thing, or be seen to be doing it.

IPL scandal: BCCI suggests 3-member probe panel

Faced with a credibility crisis arising out of the IPL spot-fixing and betting scandal, the BCCI on Sunday suggested to the Supreme Court a three-member committee made up of eminent persons to probe the corruption case on the directives of the apex court.

RCB's Chahal weaves a web around defending champs MI

RCB though had a shaky start when left-handed opener Nic Maddinson was cleaned up by pacer Lasith Malinga for 16 and Zaheer Khan wreaked havoc in the very next over with two wickets.

Integrity officials aim to boost players’ confidence, not snoop

IPL is serious business. And the most important is ensuring there is no controversy, or hint of corruption which scarred the league last year. Besides corruption, security too is an issue.

Motive questioned, but funds showed the way

Way back in 1981, a businessman and cricket lover, Abdul Rehman Bukhatir, put together a disparate group for a purpose that went beyond merely hosting matches. The Cricketers Benefit Fund Series (CBFS) thus emerged.

There's no one in BCCI to take on Srinivasan, rues Manohar

Former BCCI President Shashank Manohar on Thursday rued that there was no one in the Board to take on N Srinivasan who is facing the heat over the IPL spot-fixing and betting scandal.

Srinivasan, 12 players named in Mudgal report: SC

The Supreme Court on Wednesday said N Srinivasan has been named in the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing probe report and thus can't discharge any function inside the Board of Control for Cricket in India.

Let's try laundry! Dhoni on how to keep IPL clean

Mahendra Singh Dhoni preferred to look at the lighter side of the IPL spot-betting controversy and his involvement in it by suggesting that perhaps a laundry service could be tried to keep the event clean.

BCCI units might be richer by Rs. 15 crore after ICC revamp

The affiliated units of the BCCI might have a reason to rejoice in the coming months as the ICC's revamp in the revenue distribution structure will mean an additional cash bonanza to the tune of Rs. 15 crore for them to develop the game.

India full of brilliant fielders now: Rhodes

There was a time when he felt that Indians were just not comfortable diving to stop a ball but Jonty Rhodes says the current Team India is full off "brilliant" fielders who have taken their standard to a new level.
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