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IPL: No more matches in drought-hit Maharashtra
27.04.16 - KRISHNADAS RAJAGOPAL*

The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed the Maharshtra Cricket Association’s appeal against the Bombay High Court order to shift IPL matches out of the State post April 30.

According to a report in The Hindu, a Bench headed by Chief Justice T.S. Thakur was initially inclined ...
  


Rio Olympics: Salman Khan To Be India's Goodwill Ambassador
23.04.16 - pt team

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has been named Indian Contingent's goodwill ambassador for the 2016 Rio Olympics. This is the first time that a Bollywood superstar will be a goodwill ambassador for the national squad for as big an event like the Summer Olympics.
 
The announcement was ...
  


After historic 2016 Olympics qualification, Dipa 'vaults' to gold
19.04.16 - pt team

Rio de Janeiro: Hours after creating history by becoming the first Indian gymnast to qualify for the Olympics, Dipa Karmakar clinched the gold in vaults finals at the test event of the 2016 Olympics at Rio de Janeiro on Monday.

The 22-year-old scored 14.833 as her ...
  


Golf is no more a crime: China's Communist party
15.04.16 - Tom Phillips*

Teeing off is not a crime, the Communist party of China has decreed, lifting millions of fairway fanatics out of the rough.
 
Banned by Mao Zedong – who despised the "sport for millionaires” – golf enjoyed a renaissance during the 80s and 90s only to be ...
  


IPL 9: HC asks BCCI to shift matches out of Maharashtra after April 30
13.04.16 - pt team

The Bombay High Court on Wednesday said that it will allow Indian Premier League (IPL) matches in Maharashtra until April 30 after which the rest of the matches must be shifted out of the state.
 
The hearing was in respect to the petition filed by an ...
  


England batsman Taylor forced to retire with deadly heart condition
12.04.16 - Ali Martin*

James Taylor, the Nottinghamshire and England batsman, described his world as having been turned "upside down” following his retirement from all cricket because of a serious heart condition.
 
Taylor, 26, capped 34 times by his country and part of the Test side that won in South ...
  


Board has created a ‘Mutually Beneficial Society'; Supreme Court slams BCCI
05.04.16 - pt team

The Supreme Court on Tuesday slammed the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) saying that the board has created a 'mutually beneficial society' and accused it of doing nothing to develop cricket in the country.

The apex court was hearing the recommendations made by ...
  



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