The International Cricket Council (ICC) Thursday withdrew Pakistani umpire Asad Rauf from next month's Champions Trophy in England and Wales after his name cropped up in the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing scandal. ICC said it took the decision after media reports indicated that the 57-year-old umpire was under investigation by Mumbai Police. Rauf, who is an ICC Elite Panel umpire, has ...
Outgoing South African coach Gary Kirsten has said that he wants to leave his post with a 'bang' by winning the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy. Determined to end his coaching tenure in the best possible way following his decision not to renew his contract with the Proteas earlier this month, Kirsten said that he hopes for a successful outcome at the Champions Trophy to end his career with a ...
Mumbai Police have finally entered the residence of the Principal of Chennai Super Kings, Gurunath Meiyappan. Gurunath is the son-in-law of N. Srinivasan, President of the Board of Cricket Control in India. Meanwhile, Kolkata Police arrested ten bookies on Thursday from Kolkata. The bookies will now be produced in the Sealdah court today. Meiyappan's name has been figuring prominently in the ...
The International Cricket Council (ICC) Thursday launched the official event website for the Champions Trophy, which will be held in England and Wales June 6-23. The site will be accessible at www.icc-cricket.com. The site will have short-form highlights from all tournament matches as well as exclusive behind-the-scene content. The official match centre will be informative and interactive, ...
Mumbai Police reached Chennai Thursday with the objective of questioning Chennai Super Kings 'principal' Gurunath Meiyappan, the son-in-law of team owner and Board of Control for Cricket in India president N Srinivasan, in connection with the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing scandal. Meiyappan's name is figuring prominently in the interrogation of all those arrested so far, including ...
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Australian cricketer Usman Khawaja has said that he is often misunderstood by some in the Cricket Australia hierarchy, saying that he will prove them wrong by proving himself on the field and bringing home the Ashes. Khawaja has been largely stranded on the periphery in the past two years, playing only six Tests since his debut in an Ashes Test in Sydney in 2011, and against England, the Sydney ...
Australian under-15 girls team coach Em Preston has said that more girls will look forward to pursue a career in cricket in the near future following Cricket Australia's (CA) decision to introduce pay hike in the new funding scheme. Preston played for the women's team ACT Meteors and was an age representative for her country before retiring three years ago, the Sydney Morning Herald ...
Australian paceman Ryan Harris has said that cricketers found to be indulging in spot fixing should be banned for life and wiped from record books for turning the game into a 'joke'. Rajasthan Royals trio S.Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila were arrested for alleged spot fixing in 2013 Indian Premier League fixtures, News.com.au reports. Wanting the maximum punishment for a player ...
Cricket Australia (CA) chief executive James Sutherland has said that Australia's Ashes bid in England will not be compromised by the Indian Premier League (IPL). Two members of the Ashes party, Shane Watson and James Faulkner, remain on the subcontinent with their team, Rajasthan Royals, who will play in an elimination semi-final in Delhi, the Sydney Morning Herald reports. Describing the ...
Australian Test cricketer David Warner has copped a 5750-dollar fine from Cricket Australia for his Twitter rant controversy. Warner had pleaded guilty to unbecoming behaviour after his expletive-laden criticism of senior News Ltd cricket writers Robert Craddock and Malcolm Conn for an article by Craddock exposing the sleazy nightlife and alleged corruption within the Indian Premier League ...
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The dealings of a real estate developer with arrested cricket bookies were being looking into for suspected wrongdoings, Tamil Nadu Police said here Thursday.
Officials did not name the real estate developer suspected to be involved in the betting controversy.
In a statement issued here, the Crime Branch-Crime Investigation Department (CB-CID) of the state police said they were in the process of analysing the call details as well as the information available in the electronic devices of the accused.
"Bookies are found to have VIP clients and one such person is a real estate developer. Enquiry shows he is having financial dealings with many bookies. Investigation is going on over all the leads and inputs," the statement said.
Special teams had also been formed to arrest notorious bookie Kitty alias Uttam, police said.
The CB-CID has arrested seven people so far in connection with betting on cricket matches.
Four of the accused - Harish Bajaj, S. Virudhachalam also known as S. Vedhachalam, Lucky alias Narpath Jain, and Pappu alias Praveen Kumar - have been taken into police custody for interrogation.
The others - Goutham, Deepak Bajaj and Sunil Bajanlal - will also be questioned in police custody in due course, CB-CID said. ...
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