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Court says Srinivasan guilty of conflict of interest NEW DELHI: India's Supreme Court ordered Thursday world cricket chief Narayanaswami Srinivasan to give up his stake in the Indian Premier League if he wanted to be re-elected head of the country's powerful board.The court found Srinivasan guilty of a conflict of interest for having commercial dealings in the sport while head of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) by owning an Indian Premier League franchise."Srinivasan or any other administrator can't contest elections (to the BCCI) (while) they have those interests," the two-judge bench was quoted as saying by the Press Trust of India.The court was ruling on the findings of a panel it appointed last year to investigate betting and other scandals in the lucrative Indian Premier League (IPL). Srinivasan, 70, is managing director of India Cements which owns the Chennai Super Kings franchise captained by India skipper Mahendra Dhoni.Srinivasan had asked the court to allow ...

Morgan subjected to blackmail attempt: ECB LONDON: England one-day captain Eoin Morgan was recently the target of a blackmail attempt by an Australian man, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) revealed in a statement on Thursday.The ECB said it had received an email from the man demanding a "five-figure sum" to prevent him revealing details of a relationship that Morgan had with a woman five years ago to the British and Australian press.Following discussions with British police, the ECB approached ...
Pakistani cricket team banned from using social networking sites Pakistani national squad for World Cup 2015 has been banned from using social networking sites during the World Cup matches. Their wives too won’t be able to accompany them in the mega event of cricket. According to media reports, Pakistan team manager Naved Akram Cheema said, “I personally feel only people with loads of free time are active on these sites and I don't think our players will have enough time on hand for other ...
Pakistani cricketers consult spiritual leaders for special jersey numbers Eager to do well in upcoming mega event of cricket, Pakistani players has consulted spiritual leaders to find out their lucky number for their World Cup jersey. According to NDTV, Middle-order batsman Umar Akmal, who was recently blessed with a baby girl, has on the advice of his ‘Pir’ has opted for number 3 to replace 96 on his shirt. The report says Umar was fed up with his poor form and in a bid ...
Pakistan to tour India in March ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Cricket Association for the Physical Handicap (PCAPH) on Thursday said the national team will be touring to India to have a triangular series in March.Talking to APP, PCAPH Chairman Abbas Hashmi said the triangular series include Pakistan, India and Afghanistan. "I always want to contribute one way or the other to promote cricket for the Physically Handicapped players in the country," he said.Hashmi said our initial efforts proved very successful and we hope ...
Hamstrung Watson misses England ODI HOBART: All-rounder Shane Watson, who is struggling with a tight hamstring, joins a long list of absentees from Australia's top batting line-up to face England in the tri-series one-day international at Hobart on Friday.Explosive opener David Warner is officially being rested for the one-day game, although he has also been told by Cricket Australia to "stop looking for trouble" after his latest sledge saw him demand that India's Rohit Sharma "speak English".Michael Clarke is trying ...
Misbah unlikely to play in 2015 WC ISLAMABAD: Skipper Misbah-ul-Haq's presence in the ODI's against New Zealand and in the 2015 World Cup is doubtful due to the hamstring injury he had suffered in a match against the Kiwis last month.Talking to APP, a PCB official said Misbah hasn't played even a single match after his injury due to which he is unlikely to play in the ODI's and in the mega event. "The reason behind him not playing any match is ...


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