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Cricket: Court rejects plea to reinstate Srinivasan as BCCI chief

The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected N. Srinivasan's plea to reinstate him as India's cricket chief, saying he had effectively turned a blind eye to allegations of wrongdoing in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Giving reasons for its decision, the court also said Srinivasan -- seen as the most powerful man in world cricket -- was among 13 people named in a damning report into corruption allegations in the IPL, a Twenty20 tournament.

Cricket: India vs South Africa World T20 scoreboard

Scoreboard of the World Twenty20 semi-final between India and South Africa at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium in Dhaka on Friday: South Africa: Q. de Kock c Dhoni b Kumar 6 Hashim Amla b Ashwin 22 F. du Plessis b Ashwin 58 JP Duminy not out 45 AB de Villiers c R. Sharma b Ashwin 10 D. Miller not out 23 Extras: (b1, lb3, w3, nb1) 8 Total (for four wickets, 20 overs) 172

Cricket: India enter World Twenty20 semi-finals

India roared into the semi-finals of the World Twenty20 with a eight-wicket demolition of hosts Bangladesh in a Super-10 group two match in Dhaka on Friday. Leg-spinner Amit Mishra claimed 3-26 as India restricted Bangladesh to 138-7 and then surpassed the modest target with nine deliveries to spare at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium. Rohit Sharma made 56 and Virat Kohli remained unbeaten on 57, sharing a 100-run stand for the second wicket after Shikhar Dhawan had been dismissed for one in the third over.

Cricket: Gavaskar steps in as India board chief ousted

The Supreme Court placed batting legend Sunil Gavaskar in charge of the troubled Indian Premier League on Friday after forcing scandal-tainted cricket board president N. Srinivasan from office. Three days after warning Srinivasan they would order him to stand down if he tried to cling to power, a panel of judges announced that 64-year-old Gavaskar would now take charge of the board's flagship tournament.

Cricket: Court set to order India chief to quit

India's Supreme Court was expected to issue an order Friday for beleaguered cricket board chief N. Srinivasan to quit, after proposing his replacement by batting legend Sunil Gavaskar over a betting scandal. A two-judge panel has warned the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) that it will issue an order for Srinivasan's dismissal on Friday after describing his refusal to quit so far as "nauseating".

Cricket: Judges propose Gavaskar takes over India board

India's Supreme Court recommended Thursday that batting legend Sunil Gavaskar step in as head of the country's cricket board and banned two teams from this year's IPL over their role in a betting scandal. After warning the incumbent N. Srinivasan that they could order him to quit, a panel of judges proposed 64-year-old Gavaskar take over on an interim basis as president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India.

Cricket: Ruthless India whip West Indies in World T20

India's spinners wreaked havoc on the West Indies batting to rout the defending champions by seven wickets in the World Twenty20 Super-10 group two match in Dhaka on Sunday. The West Indies, sent in to bat, managed only 129-7 as leg-spinner Amit Mishra claimed two for 18 in four overs, Ravindra Jadeja took three wickets and Ravichandran Ashwin picked up one. India strolled past the modest target with two deliveries to spare as Virat Kohli made 54 off 41 balls and Rohit Sharma remained unbeaten on a fluent 62.

Cricket: India restrict West Indies to 129-7

India's spinners shared six wickets as defending champions West Indies were kept down to 129-7 in the World Twenty20 Super-10 group two match in Dhaka on Sunday. Leg-spinner Amit Mishra claimed two for 18 in four overs, left-armer Ravindra Jadeja took three wickets and off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin picked up one after India elected to field in the day-night match. The bowlers kept the normally free-stroking West Indies batsmen in check, allowing them just 74 runs by the 15th over for the loss of four wickets.

Cricket: India beat Pakistan in World Twenty20

India defeated Pakistan by seven wickets in the opening match of the Super-10 round in the World Twenty20 in Dhaka on Friday. India, who elected to field in the Group Two match, restricted Pakistan to 130-7 with leg-spinner Amit Mishra taking two for 22 in his four overs. India surpassed the modest target with nine deliveries to spare as Shikhar Dhawan slammed a 28-ball 30 at the top of the order, before Virat Kohli (36 not out) and Suresh Raina (35 not out) sealed the emphatic win.

Cricket: India v Pakistan Asia Cup scoreboard

First-innings scoreboard from the Asia Cup one-day international between India and Pakistan at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium in Dhaka on Sunday: India: R. Sharma c Hafeez b Talha 56 S. Dhawan lbw b Hafeez 10 V. Kohli c Akmal b Gul 5 A. Rahane c Hafeez b Talha 23 A. Rayudu c sub (Ali) b Ajmal 58 D. Karthik c Ajmal b Hafeez 23 R. Jadeja not out 52
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