The success of the T20 league appears to have led to, among many outcomes, an upsurge in cricket betting in smaller cities and towns across India. HT
reports. Between the lines: Fixing's call centre
The Delhi police have approached Sony Set Max, the official broadcaster of Indian T20 league matches, asking them to provide raw footage of the three matches in which spot-fixing allegedly happened. Karn Pratap Singh
English football will witness the end of an era on Sunday when Alex Ferguson takes charge of Manchester United for the 1,500th and final time in their last game of the season.
Its origin is unknown but when the epithet, ‘faster than God’, started to do the rounds of the online media, Esapekka Lappi would respond with a shrug and sheepish grin. Robin Bose reports.
Mikel Arteta started at Barcelona but it was at Arsenal that he seems to have found his calling, being appointed vice-captain of the Gunners last August. Excerpts from an interview. HT
If the Indian T20 League were a drama, the Sunrisers Hyderabad would be its standout artist. For, at the start of the season, only the optimistic fan would have given the team a chance of holding its own in the league. Anand Sachar reports.
Pune Warriors and Delhi Daredevils have a lot to answer to their fans. With only three wins each this season, both teams have come up with one of their worst performances in the league. Kushal Phatarpekar reports.
India’s domestic T20 league unites warring politicians, while also bringing together once international rivals Harbhajan Singh and Ricky Ponting. It has everyone’s interest at heart. Cricketers and commentators alike have gone to any extent to let it rip at detractors.
The arrest of seven bookies in Gujarat in the spotfixing scam unearthed by Delhi /Mumbai police has stunned the Gujarat police, who completely failed to get even a slight inkling of the entire operation which has shocked the cricket-crazy country. Mahesh Langa
It seems the BCCI had sniffed spot-fixing in T20 matches because of which a team of the apex cricket body had approached Jaipur city police during the first week of May after the police busted a cartel of bookies. Rashpal Singh
A week out from the French Open, Serena Williams is one victory away from winning her fourth consecutive title this year.
Rafael Nadal set up a potential Rome Masters final with Swiss rival Roger Federer after dominating Tomas Berdych 6-2, 6-4 in the semi-finals today.
Kings XI Punjab defeated Mumbai Indians by 50 runs in the T20 league match in Dharamsala today. Earlier, Azhar Mahmood and Shaun Marsh smashed a half century each and rescued Kings XI Punjab from a disastrous start.
A six-member team of Delhi Police's Special Cell today raided tainted cricketer Ajit Chandila's Prahladpur residence for further clues on spot-fixing issue that has lead to crickter's arrest.
Delhi Police today dispatched teams to Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Kolkata and Hyderabad to track the money trail in the T20 spot-fixing case even as it conducted raids for the second time at the Faridabad residence of Ajit Chandila, one of the three arrested cricketers.