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Did ECB question ICC about Guru?

Speculation is rife as to whether the ICC’s anti-corruption official warned Srinivasan’s son-in-law, Gurunath Meiyappan against betting on spot-fixing but the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) cha

More skeletons in closet?


While the Delhi Police is investigating whether spot-fixing took place in Indian Premier League matches other than the three matches in which three of its players were allegedly involved, it is reliab

Vijay’s special birthday


Team India opening batsman Murali Vijay, who turned 29 on Monday, is happy to be born on April 1.
“Absolutely not. I have no regrets at being born on All Fool’s day,” said Vijay in a chat with this newspaper.

Viru switches to lenses


Team India opener Virender Sehwag has ordered for contact lenses, according to his wife, Aarti Sehwag. Speaking exclusively to us she said, “Viru is waiting for his lenses to arrive in time.

Murky side of cricket


On the 28th of this month, a Monday, author Atul Kumar will be the likely cause of a stir in the cricket world. The anti-corruption activist, winner of the 2011 S.R. Jindal Prize for ‘Crusade against Corruption’ (he exposed the siphoning off of `5,000 crore from Railway funds) will go ahead and claim that the game in India is “staged”, and that whatever is on TV is just a “drama” staged with the active connivance of players, commentators and officials.

‘Sehwag was to replace MSD as captain’

Virender Sehwag;

At a time when Team India is facing flak from all quarters for a string of losses at home, non-performance of seniors and the wishy-washy captaincy of M.S. Dhoni, Virender Sehwag’s former coach dropped a bombshell and said that the previous BCCI selection committee, headed by K. Srikkanth, wanted Sehwag to replace Dhoni as captain but he was instead dropped by the new committee.

Camels to be gifted to Pakistan cricket team

Provincial minister of roads and bridges in the Balochistan province of Pakistan, Haji Ali Madad Jattak, has offered to gift a camel to each member of the Pakistan cricket team on their historic series win over India.

‘Dedicating award not enough’

Several members of the Indian cricket team have come forward to show sympathy towards the family of the Delhi gangrape victim, who died in a Singapore hospital on Saturday. The team members have expressed shock and anguish on the social networking sites.

‘Happy for Shoaib, sad for India’

Sania Mirza with husband Shoaib Malik—AFP

India’s other cricketing son-in-law Muttiah Muralitharan of Sri Lanka (married to Chennai-based Madhi Mallar) may not have been very successful on Indian soil, but Pakistan’s Shoaib Malik stole the thunder in Tuesday’s first T20 International against the Men in Blue in Bengaluru.

‘Captaincy for Virat can wait’


Richie Benaud had once said that great captains are made up of “10 per cent skill and 90 per cent luck but don’t try it without that ten per cent skill”.

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