BETTING

  • Cricket betting racket may have been worth Rs 4,000 cr: Enforcement Directorate March 20, 2015

    Ahmedabad: The international betting racket on the ongoing cricket world cup, busted on Thursday, could have involved transactions worth over Rs 4,000 crore a year, an official of the Enforcement Directorate said here on Friday. The ED arrested bookies Kiran Mala and Tommy Patel from a farmhouse near Vadodara city on...
  • Hyderabad: Eight held for betting on cricket matches March 11, 2015

    Hyderabad: Police on Wednesday claimed to have busted a cricket betting racket and arrested eight persons including "collection agents" who are working for the main accused. Police seized cash worth Rs 14.42 lakh from them, besides swords and air guns. On reliable information, sleuths of Special Operation Team raided a house...
  • Over Rs 30,000 crore being bet on India-Pakistan World Cup match February 15, 2015

    Mumbai: The World Cup is the best time of the year for betting syndicates and over Rs 30,000 crore have been bet on the India-Pakistan match. It is also an appropriate time for Mumbai Police to crackdown on illegal betting. With Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis making it very clear that he...
  • ICC cracks down on live betting to ensure a corruption-free World Cup February 6, 2015

    Sydney: The International Cricket Council vowed on Friday to clamp down on live betting to try to ensure a corruption-free World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. Anyone caught breaking the rules will be barred from the whole tournament, which starts on February 14. Live betting or "pitch-siding" involves gamblers at sports...
  • Full text: Supreme Court order on Srinivasan, CSK, RR, Raman, Meiyappan January 23, 2015

    In a setback to N Srinivasan, the Supreme Court on Thursday barred him from contesting any BCCI election on grounds of conflict of interest and set up a judges committee under a former Chief Justice of India to decide on the punishment in the IPL scam that can threaten the...
  • FIH signs up for IOC's anti-betting measures January 19, 2015

    Lausanne: The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has signed up to the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) Integrity Betting Intelligence System (IBIS). As an intelligence sharing digital platform, IBIS will enable FIH and its 132 member national associations to access an extensive network of monitoring and data-sharing across sports, event owners and the...
  • Is Chris Brown engaged to Karrueche Tran? December 26, 2014

    Los Angeles: Chris Brown has sparked engagement rumours after his on-and-off girlfriend Karrueche Tran posted a picture of a diamond ring on her Instagram account. Tran recently posted a picture of the new ring, which is said to be gifted by the 25-year-old rapper, on her photo-sharing webiste, reported TMZ. However,...
  • I am not connected with BCCI administration: Sunil Gavaskar December 17, 2014

    With the Supreme Court on Wednesday observing that players and officials having commercial interests should stay away from administering the game, former India captain Sunil Gavaskar clarified that he is "not connected in anyway" with the BCCI administration. Senior advocate CA Sundaram, appearing for BCCI, gave the names of former greats...
  • I was never in conflict of interest, says Kris Srikkanth December 17, 2014

    "I was never in conflict of interest. I was the ambassador of Chennai Super Kings before I became the chairman of selectors," the former India captain said. ...
  • BCCI rules aren't sacrosanct, exit of a team won't collapse projects: SC December 16, 2014

    Tightening the noose around the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), the Supreme Court said on Tuesday that rules of the BCCI are not sacrosanct and cricket projects in the country won't collapse with the exit of a team in the IPL spot-fixing case. Clamping down on the...
  • N Srinivasan runs BCCI like a mafia, says Lalit Modi December 10, 2014

    Former IPL chief Lalit Modi tells CNN-IBN that his fight is not against any individual and he wants the entire system to be cleaned up. ...
  • SC proposes high-power committee to cleanse cricket December 9, 2014

    The apex court hinted at setting up a high-powered committee to suggest measures for cleansing the game hit by allegations of betting and spot-fixing. ...
  • N Srinivasan maligning top cricketers for cover up: Aditya Verma December 2, 2014

    Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB) secretary Aditya Verma on Tuesday alleged that sidelined Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president N Srinivasan is dragging the names of former reputed cricketers in the Supreme Court to cover up for his own "conflict of interest". The court questioned how Srinivasan, besides...
  • Why should I ask Dhoni to resign: N Srinivasan December 1, 2014

    Chennai: Refusing to talk about Mahendra Singh Dhoni's role in his company India Cements, BCCI's President-in-exile N Srinivasan made it clear that the Indian captain would not be asked to resign despite questions about conflict of interest being raised against him. Srinivasan, who is also the ICC Chairman, declined comments on...
  • N Srinivasan requests SC to reinstate him as BCCI president November 21, 2014

    "I voluntarily stepped aside as the BCCI chief pending inquiry by the Mudgal panel. Now that nothing has been found against me, allow me to be reinstated as the BCCI president," he said. ...
  • Sunil Gavaskar says stories about him questioning Srinivasan 'fabricated' November 20, 2014

    Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar on Thursday expressed surprise at the "fabricated stories" about him questioning N Srinivasan's silence in the match-fixing scandal while reacting to the Mudgal Committee report. Gavaskar was quoted by India Today Group as having said in Melbourne that Srinivasan needs to explain why he didn't act...
  • IPL spot-fixing: Mudgal report gives clean chit to Srinivasan, but raises question on his conduct November 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The rot in Indian cricket runs deep and it isn't limited to a few cricketers and a few Indian Premier League team owners who loved placing bets, according to findings of the Mukul Mudgal Committee's report which were made public on Monday. International Cricket Council Chairman N Srinivasan is...
  • I will never bet or watch cricket again: Vindoo Dara Singh November 17, 2014

    "I have never lied. I got into a bad habit of betting, which I have now taken out of my system," said Vindoo. ...
  • N Srinivasan named in Mudgal panel's IPL probe report: Aditya Verma November 14, 2014

    The SC has also ordered the non-disclosure of the names of players indicted in the IPL spot-fixing report, says Aditya Verma, petitioner in the case. ...
  • We are submitting final IPL probe report on Nov 3: Justice Mudgal October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court appointed probe commission headed by Justice Mukul Mudgal will submit the final report to apex court on the IPL-6 betting and spot-fixing scandal, on November 3. "We will be submitting the final report to the Supreme Court on November 3. Beyond this, I won't be able...
  • Gruesome paintball fights or crying in the rain, no one copes with a breakup like the women from our Hindi cinema September 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Boy meets girl. Girl likes boy. Boy thinks the girl is hot. Love happens. Romantic songs are sung. Perfectly choreographed item numbers happen. Long walks are taken under the moonlight. But then, The Incident happens. Misunderstanding, harsh words, mean things, strange reactions a vile combination of all...
  • No role in BCCI elections as of now, says Lalit Modi August 28, 2014

    Although relieved at his passport being restored following the Delhi High Court verdict, Lalit Modi said that he "will not have any role to play" in the upcoming BCCI AGM as the Supreme Courtappointed Mukul Mudgal committee has not submitted its report yet. The former IPL chairman also indicated that if...
  • IPL Scandal: Mudgal committee to submit interim report in SC on Friday August 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court appointed probe commission headed by Justice (Retd) Mukul Mudgal will be submitting an interim report on betting and spotfixing scandal related to IPL6 on Friday. "The legal counsel will submit the report in Supreme Court on Friday," Mudgal told PTI on Thursday. He however, refused to furnish...
  • IPL Scandal: Justice Mudgal Committee to meet investigators in Chennai August 26, 2014

    The Mukul Mudgal committee will be meeting police investigators from Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai on Wednesday in the Tamil Nadu capital before submitting what could be an interim report to the Supreme Court on the spot fixing and betting scandal that hit the 2013 Indian Premier League (IPL). Sources told IANS...
  • Lionel Richie gets Lifetime Achievement award June 30, 2014

    Los Angeles: Singer Lionel Richie bagged the Lifetime Achievement award at the BET Awards. Pharrell Williams introduced the tribute to Richie, which included clips of the singer's career. Afterward, John Legend sang a medley of Richie's 'Hello' and 'Still', reported Billboard magazine. Then R&B singer Richie, 67, performed 'Brick House', 'The...
  • Minaj at BET Awards: I was recently near death June 30, 2014

    Nicki Minaj told the crowd at the BET Awards that she was close to death recently an experience that has helped her be herself. The rapper rambled onstage when accepting her fifth consecutive win for best female hiphop artist, where she thanked Lil Wayne for his support, talked about writing...
  • Aditya Verma to file contempt petition against BCCI, Srinivasan May 21, 2014

    The unrecognised Cricket Association of Bihar chief Aditya Verma on Wednesday said he would file a contempt petition before the Supreme Court against BCCI, N Srinivasan and other important functionaries of the board for allegedly violating an earlier order of the top court. "Being a petitioner of this case, now I...
  • Jay Z, Beyonce and Drake score most BET Awards nominations May 15, 2014

    Reuters: Music's power couple Jay Z and Beyonce, and rapper Drake led the BET Awards nominations announced on Wednesday with five nods each, followed by R&B singer Pharrell Williams and hiphop singer August Alsina with four. Jay Z and Drake will vie for best male hiphop artist along with Future, J....
  • LS polls: Rs 60,000 cr betting so far, Modi a hot favourite May 14, 2014

    Mumbai: This election season the verdict is being given not just by the voters, but actively by the bookies as well. In the satta bazaar (betting market), Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi seems to be a hot favourite among the bookies as well. Modi is closing in on...
  • Meet the bookie with bets worth Rs 15,000 crore on Lok Sabha elections May 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Less than three kilometers from Parliament House, there is a spacious 3bedroom flat in one of the most elite residential areas of New Delhi. It looks like the house of a rich businessman who deals in art and art related things. Paintings of stalwarts like MF Hussain, SH...