Sports Minister Jitendra Singh on Thursday said he has been forced to hang his head in shame due to the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing scandal, which is becoming bigger and murkier with each passing day, insisting that a deterrent law could have prevented the credibility crisis that cricket is facing right now. "It is very shameful. As a young person, as a sports fan, as the Sports ...
International Cricket Council (ICC) has withdrawn umpire Asad Rauf from officiating in the Champions Trophy, which is slated to start from June 6. Explaining the decision, ICC Chief Executive David Richardson said: "In the wake of reports that the Mumbai Police are conducting an investigation into Asad Rauf's activities, we feel that it is in Asad's best interests as well as those of the ...
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 ...
Sports media giant ESPN has given pink slips to some of its 7,000 employees as a cost cutting measure. In a statement, the Connecticut-based company said it is implementing the changes to enhance continued growth, while smartly managing costs. ESPN said it is confident that it would be more competitive, innovative and productive after this decision. According to a CNN report, about ...
Recovery of players is one of the key factors to success in tournaments like the AFC Cup where you play every alternate day, Indian women's football team coach Anadi Barua said Thursday. Three high-intensity matches in five days is bound to take a toll on any footballer. "If my player is not fit, I won't get the best from her. Our physiotherapist stresses on the importance of warm-up before ...
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John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars starts out as a fairly effective sci-fi horrorshow, then quickly devolves into a mindless action movie that involves a small group of survivors machine-gunning hordes of possessed zombies. Carpenter, who cowrote the screenplay with Larry Sulkis, has an interesting central idea (even if it is lifted in part from Mario Bava's 1965 pulp thriller Planet of th ... ...
Sports media giant ESPN has given pink slips to some of its 7,000 employees on Tuesday, the network said in a statement. The Bristol, Connecticut-based company said it was looking at the financial bottom line. In a statement the company said that they were implementing changes across the company to enhance their continued growth while smartly managing costs. It added that while difficult, ...
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 ...
Kenya's Vivian Cheruiyot will not be able to defend her 5,000 metres and 10,000 metres titles at this year's Moscow World championships as she is expecting her first child. The runner said in a statement Wednesday that she felt it was "the right time to start a family" at the age of 29, reports Xinhua. Cheruiyot plans to return for the 2014 season and compete in the 2015 World championships in ...
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The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs Thursday approved a proposal for the implementation of National AIDS Control Support Project (NACSP) under the National AIDS Control Programme (NACP) at an outlay of Rs.2,550 crore, an official statement said.
The NACSP will contribute towards intensifying and consolidating prevention services with a focus on highly vulnerable populations, high risk groups and bridge population.
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The NACP is financed by the Indian government and the World Bank in equal proportion. Presently, the fourth phase of NACP (2012-17) is going on.
Earlier this month, the World Bank approved the fourth of a series of credits aimed at supporting India's AIDS control programme which seeks to curb the spread of HIV.
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