Cricket in India http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/29946/all en Cricket: IPL team fined for foreign exchange breaches http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/cricket-ipl-team-fined-foreign-exchange-breaches-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Owners of Indian Premier League side Rajasthan Royals were on Monday slapped with a fine of one billion rupees ($18.8 million) for alleged foreign exchange violations, officials said.</p> <p>The enforcement directorate of the ministry of finance said it had given the owners, who include Bollywood star Shilpa Shetty and her businessman husband Raj Kundra, 45 days to pay the fine.</p> <p>"The foreign investment in the franchise was made in flagrant contravention of Foreign Exchange Maintenance Act," the directorate said in a statement.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/cricket-ipl-team-fined-foreign-exchange-breaches-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket in India IPL Sport in India Sports AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 14:31:24 +0000 5745399 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket: Australia to play in Hyderabad despite blasts http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/cricket-australia-play-hyderabad-despite-blasts <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Australia plan to play the second Test against India in Hyderabad as scheduled next week despite deadly bomb attacks in the city on the eve of the Test series opener, reports said on Friday. </p> <p>The twin blasts on Thursday killed 14 people and wounded dozens more in a busy neighbourhood in the southern Indian city, raising questions over whether Australia would play the second Test starting on March 2.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/cricket-australia-play-hyderabad-despite-blasts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Cricket in India Telugu people War AFP Fri, 22 Feb 2013 04:45:18 +0000 5762940 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Cricket: India says Hyderabad will host Australia Test http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/urgent-cricket-india-says-hyderabad-will-host-australia-test <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Hyderabad will host the second cricket Test match between India and Australia beginning next weekend despite the twin bombings in the city, the Indian board said on Friday.</p> <p>Rajeev Shukla, spokesman for the Board of Control for Cricket in India, said federal and government officials had given assurances about security in the wake of Thursday night's deadly attacks. "So the Test match should not be shifted out of Hyderabad," he said in comments broadcast on Indian TV.</p> <p>co/mtp</p> Cricket in India War AFP Fri, 22 Feb 2013 09:00:49 +0000 5763053 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket: Bomb-hit Hyderabad to host Australia Test http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/cricket-bomb-hit-hyderabad-host-australia-test <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Hyderabad will host the second Test match between India and Australia as scheduled next week despite twin bombings in the city that killed 14 and wounded dozens, officials said on Friday.</p> <p>Rajeev Shukla, spokesman for the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), said government officials had given assurances about security in the wake of Thursday night's deadly attacks.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/cricket-bomb-hit-hyderabad-host-australia-test" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Board of Control for Cricket in India Cricket Cricket in India War AFP Fri, 22 Feb 2013 10:15:29 +0000 5763105 at http://www.globalpost.com Narine grabs four wickets in IPL opener http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130404/narine-grabs-four-wickets-ipl-opener <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> West Indies off-spinner Sunil Narine lived up to his billing and wasted little time in making his mark on the 2013 edition of the multi-million dollar Indian Premier League (IPL) which got going underway Wednesday in Kolkata.</p><P>The wily right-armer picked up four for 13 from his four overs in a Man-of-the-Match performance to fire defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders to a convincing six wicket victory over Delhi Daredevils at Eden Gardens.</p><P>Opting to bowl first after winning the toss, the Knight Riders restricted Delhi to a paltry 128 all out off their 20 overs, with Narine r</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130404/narine-grabs-four-wickets-ipl-opener" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Cricket in India Sport in India Asianet Thu, 04 Apr 2013 19:17:15 +0000 Asianet 5802135 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket: India drop Sehwag for Champions Trophy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130406/cricket-india-drop-sehwag-champions-trophy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>India's selectors on Saturday left out dashing batsman Virender Sehwag from a 30-man preliminary squad for the Champions Trophy in England in June.</p> <p>Seasoned off-spinner Harbhajan Singh and veteran seamer Zaheer Khan were also missing from the list, which has to be shortened to 15 players a month before the one-day tournament opens on June 5.</p> <p>Sehwag's 219 against the West Indies in December 2011 is the highest individual score in one-day internationals and he is only the second batsman to score a double-century in the shorter format after compatriot Sachin Tendulkar.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130406/cricket-india-drop-sehwag-champions-trophy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Cricket in India India A cricket team AFP Sat, 06 Apr 2013 07:00:03 +0000 5803229 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket: Indian police widen spot-fixing probe http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130519/cricket-indian-police-say-more-players-involved-fixing <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Indian police said Sunday they had widened their probe into cricket spot-fixing after the arrest of three players and 11 bookmakers, warning that more teams were under the microscope.</p> <p>Test discard Shanthakumaran Sreesanth was among a trio of players from the Rajasthan Royals arrested Thursday over allegations they agreed to bowl badly during the Indian Premier League in exchange for tens of thousands of dollars.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130519/cricket-indian-police-say-more-players-involved-fixing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Cricket in India Sport in India Sports AFP Sun, 19 May 2013 07:00:52 +0000 5841233 at http://www.globalpost.com Bowlers refused bail as top court raps Indian board http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130521/cricket-indian-bowlers-court-over-spot-fixing <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Three cricketers were refused bail Tuesday after they appeared in court in New Delhi on spotfixing charges as senior judges rapped the Indian board's "lackadaisical" approach over the scandal.</p> <p>And in a sign of the growing fallout from the allegations, police in Mumbai announced the arrest of a Bollywood actor as part of the investigation which has caused outrage among fans in the cricket-mad nation.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130521/cricket-indian-bowlers-court-over-spot-fixing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Cricket Cricket in India Hospitality Law Politics Social Issues Sport in India AFP Tue, 21 May 2013 05:30:40 +0000 5842564 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket: Lawyer lashes Indian spot-fix probe police http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130522/cricket-lawyer-lashes-indian-spot-fix-probe-police <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A lawyer for one of the Indian cricketers charged with accepting tens of thousands of dollars for spot-fixing accused police Wednesday of trying to tarnish his reputation.</p> <p>Lawyer Rebecca John claimed police involved in the corruption probe were "deliberately planting leaks" in the media against her client, Test bowler Shanthakumaran Sreesanth.</p> <p>The comments come a day after Sreesanth, who played 27 Tests for India, and two teammates from the Rajasthan Royals were refused bail after they appeared in court over the scandal.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130522/cricket-lawyer-lashes-indian-spot-fix-probe-police" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Cricket in India Sport in India AFP Wed, 22 May 2013 12:00:40 +0000 5843667 at http://www.globalpost.com Scandal engulfs Indian cricket; web of players, bookies faces scrutiny http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130525/scandal-engulfs-indian-cricket-web-players-bookies-faces-scruti <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Amlan Chakraborty and Sudipto Ganguly</p> <p>NEW DELHI (Reuters) - It wasn't a typical photo opportunity for Indian cricketer Shanthakumaran Sreesanth as he stood outside a New Delhi court in a pair of faded jeans and a dark blue full-sleeve tee-shirt.</p> <p>Flanked by two policemen and his face covered with a black cloth, one of the most recognizable sportsmen in India kept his head bowed as newspaper photographers clicked away.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130525/scandal-engulfs-indian-cricket-web-players-bookies-faces-scruti" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Cricket in India Human Interest Sport in India Thomson Reuters Sun, 26 May 2013 03:31:58 +0000 5846227 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket: Bowler turns witness in India spot-fix scandal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130531/cricket-bowler-turns-witness-india-spot-fix-scandal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A bowler has turned witness for police probing a spot-fixing scandal in Indian cricket and his evidence could be used in a case against his teammates, an officer said on Friday.</p> <p>Paceman Siddharth Trivedi has recorded testimony for police who are trying to link bookmakers to three of his teammates arrested as part of the corruption probe into the Indian Premier League (IPL), the unnamed officer said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130531/cricket-bowler-turns-witness-india-spot-fix-scandal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Cricket in India Sports Technology AFP Fri, 31 May 2013 13:15:57 +0000 5849422 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket: Royals face IPL suspension amid betting row http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130607/cricket-royals-face-ipl-suspension-amid-betting-row <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Former Indian Premier League champions Rajasthan Royals faced suspension from the cash-rich tournament on Friday after its co-owner admitted to betting on the Twenty20 matches.</p> <p>The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has called an emergency meeting of its working committee in New Delhi on Monday to discuss the fate of the team which is captained by Rahul Dravid.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130607/cricket-royals-face-ipl-suspension-amid-betting-row" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Cricket in India Sport in India AFP Fri, 07 Jun 2013 09:25:33 +0000 5852301 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket: IPL owner suspended over betting - source http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130610/cricket-ipl-owner-suspended-over-betting-source <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The co-owner of Indian Premier League team Rajasthan Royals which is at the heart of a betting and spot-fixing scandal has been suspended from the game pending an inquiry, a top Indian official said Monday.</p> <p>The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) called an emergency meeting at a luxury hotel in New Delhi on Monday to discuss the Rajasthan Royals and their co-owner Raj Kundra.</p> <p>Kundra, the businessman husband of Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty, has admitted to illegal betting on his team, according to police investigating a deepening scandal that has rocked the game.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130610/cricket-ipl-owner-suspended-over-betting-source" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Cricket in India Sport in India AFP Mon, 10 Jun 2013 10:31:28 +0000 5854126 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket: India team owner suspended amid clean-up http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130610/cricket-india-team-owner-suspended-amid-clean <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Cricket officials on Monday suspended the co-owner of an Indian Premier League (IPL) team and announced plans for a major clean-up of the sport after an illegal betting and spot-fixing scandal.</p> <p>The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) held an emergency meeting in New Delhi into the Rajasthan Royals IPL franchise and its co-owner Raj Kundra amid the ongoing scandal.</p> <p>"Mr Raj Kundra has been suspended, pending an inquiry, from all cricketing activities," BCCI interim head Jagmohan Dalmiya told reporters after the meeting.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130610/cricket-india-team-owner-suspended-amid-clean" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Cricket in India Human Interest Law Sport in India Technology AFP Mon, 10 Jun 2013 14:39:10 +0000 5854310 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket: India team owner suspended amid clean-up http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130610/cricket-india-team-owner-suspended-amid-clean-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Cricket officials on Monday suspended the co-owner of an Indian Premier League (IPL) team and announced plans for a major clean-up of the sport after an illegal betting and spot-fixing scandal.</p> <p>The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) held an emergency meeting in New Delhi into the Rajasthan Royals IPL franchise and its co-owner Raj Kundra amid the ongoing scandal.</p> <p>"Mr Raj Kundra has been suspended, pending an inquiry, from all cricketing activities," BCCI interim head Jagmohan Dalmiya told reporters after the meeting.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130610/cricket-india-team-owner-suspended-amid-clean-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Cricket in India Human Interest Law Sport in India Technology AFP Mon, 10 Jun 2013 16:32:31 +0000 5854379 at http://www.globalpost.com