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  • MS Dhoni speaks on IPL scam, doesn't expect speculation to stop 4 days ago

    Sydney: Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni finally broke his silence over the IPL spot-fixing scandal on Sunday, saying that he does not expect the speculation around his name to stop anytime soon despite nothing concrete coming up against him. Dhoni, who captains Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League, has...
  • Srinivasan ready to cut off ties with CSK for BCCI return: reports 4 days ago

    BCCI president in-exile N Srinivasan has decided to give up on his Indian Premier League franchisee Chennai Super Kings following the Supreme Court's ban on BCCI office bearers having any commercial interests in the board's activities. According to reports on Sunday, Srinivasan has apparently told BCCI members that he would keep...
  • IPL Scandal: Professional engagement distinct from commercial interest, says SC 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Dragging names of former players donning different roles in cricket did not cut much ice for N Srinivasan to remain at the helm of BCCI affairs, as the Supreme Court drew a clear distinction between commercial interest and professional engagement of a player on account of his proficiency...
  • Five questions after SC indicts Srinivasan, Meiyappan, Kundra in IPL Scandal 1 week ago

    In a scathing indictment of the BCCI-president-in-exile N Srinivasan, the Supreme Court on Thursday came down hard on him and barred him from contesting the Indian cricket board's next elections. Delivering its verdict in the Indian Premier League spot-fixing case, the apex court also ruled Chennai Super Kings team principal...
  • SC verdict will impact all sports bodies: Justice Mukul Mudgal 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Welcoming the Supreme Court verdict barring N Srinivasan from contesting any BCCI election on grounds of conflict of interest, head of IPL-6 spot-fixing and betting probe committee Justice Mukul Mudgal today said that it will have far reaching ramifications as it will also impact on all sports bodies. Delivering...
  • Permitting conflict of interest in BCCI against public policy: SC 1 week ago

    New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday held that public policy was not a static concept and it varies with time and from generation to generation, but what was in public good and public interest cannot be opposed to public policy and vice versa. The bench of Justice T.S....
  • It's N Srinivasan's call to decide on his future: BCCI on SC ruling 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The BCCI top brass on Thursday remained tightlipped about the Board's future course of action after the Supreme Court barred its sidelined President N Srinivasan from contesting any elections on grounds of conflict of interest. Srinivasan's company India Cements owns IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings and the Tamil Nadu...
  • I stand vindicated: Lalit Modi 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Claiming to have been vindicated after the Supreme Court barred N Srinivsan from contesting BCCI Presidential elections owing to conflict of interest, sacked IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi on Thursday said the verdict will clean up corruption in the game. "Extremely happy with the Hon. Supreme Court judgement on #srinivasan...
  • Landmark IPL Verdict: Who said what 1 week ago

    In a major setback to sidelined BCCI president N Srinivasan, the Supreme Court on Thursday said he cannot contest elections for the cricket board's governing body presidency as long as he is involved in a "conflict of interest" situation as an owner of IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings. The apex court...
  • IPL spot-fixing timeline: From a shameful episode to a landmark judgement 1 week ago

    The Supreme Court delivered its verdict on the IPL spot-fixing case on Thursday, more than two years after Indian cricket's most embarrassing episode broke out in May 2013 during IPL6. The landmark judgement saw the apex court banning any BCCI official, including N Srinivasan, with commercial interests while finding team officials...
  • N Srinivasan has to choose between CSK and BCCI, says Supreme Court 1 week ago

    The Supreme Court on Thursday disallowed Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) chief-in-exile N Srinivasan from contesting elections to the cricket board. In a 130-page verdict on Thursday, the apex court said that Srinivasan as the BCCI chief and owner of an Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise had created...
  • Judgement Day: Srinivasan, CSK await SC verdict in IPL spot-fixing case 1 week ago

    Sports is a precarious profession, marked by competitive labour as players are quick to pounce on the limited tenure of contracts that come their way. The Indian Premier League (IPL) is a prime example of one such world that exists, taking most of us by surprise as fans tend to...
  • IPL Spot-fixing: Supreme Court to give final verdict today 1 week ago

    Almost 18 months after the scandal broke out, the Supreme Court of India will give its final verdict on the IPL match-fixing scandal that shook the sub-continent. ...
  • IPL Spot-fixing: Supreme Court to give final verdict today January 21, 2015

    Almost 18 months after the scandal broke out, the Supreme Court of India will give its final verdict on the IPL match-fixing scandal that shook the sub-continent. N.Srinivasan will be well placed on Thursday to know what the future holds in store for him as the former BCCI President is still...
  • Bill planned to rename Madras, Bombay high courts January 18, 2015

    New Delhi: The iconic high courts of Bombay and Madras may soon undergo a change in their nomenclature. Amid demands, the Centre is mulling changing the names of the two high courts through an Act of Parliament. The Law Ministry has started working on a bill to rename Bombay and...
  • Air India pilot assaults flight engineer inside cockpit at Chennai airport January 17, 2015

    Chennai: An Air India pilot assaulted a flight engineer inside cockpit at Chennai airport. The pilot pushed the engineer while they were inside the cockpit as the latter went inside to get his diary signed. The incident led to the delay of the flight AI 143 from Delhi-Chennai-Paris by an hour...
  • Bengaluru: Rising number of organ transplants, green corridors to save lives January 12, 2015

    Bengaluru: Two-and-a-half-year-old Yatharth's heart now beats in a young Russian child's body. When his father, Bengaluru-based techie Amit Upadhyay decided to donate his toddler's heart to a Russian child in Chennai in December last year, all of Bengaluru's traffic stood still to make way for this medical effort. "This was to...
  • Leander Paes-Raven Klaasen fail to cross final hurdle at Chennai Open January 11, 2015

    Chennai: Yen-Hsun Lu and Jonathan Marray outplayed top seeds Leander Paes and Raven Klaasen to win the men's doubles title at the Chennai Open tennis tournament on Sunday. Paes and his 99th doubles partner Klaasen tried their best before going down 3-6, 6-7 (4) to a superior pair on the day. Despite...
  • Stanislas Wawrinka retains Chennai Open after taming Aljaz Bedene January 11, 2015

    Chennai: Top seed Stanislas Wawrinka dismantled the challenge of a rampaging Aljaz Bedene with ease as the Swiss World No. 4 retained the Chennai Open title with a straight sets win in the summit clash, on Sunday. Bedene's remarkable run in the tournament ended with a tame 3-6 4-6 defeat against...
  • Bedene knocks out Bautista Agut, sets up final with Wawrinka January 10, 2015

    Chennai: Continuing his giant-killing spree, Slovenian qualifier Aljaz Bedene knocked out third seed and world number 15 Roberto Bautista Agut to set up the Chennai Open summit clash with top seed and defending champion Stanislas Wawrinka, here on Saturday. The 25-year-old Bedene, ranked as low as 156, shocked his Spaniard opponent...
  • New methods of court preparation killed serve and volley: Leander Paes January 10, 2015

    Chennai: Leander Paes on Saturday lamented that the fascinating serve and volley style is not there to be seen in modern tennis and of all the current players only Feliciano Lopez and Novak Djokovic are the ones who play well on the net. Paes, who even at 41 is agile while...
  • Leander Paes on course for seventh Chennai Open title January 9, 2015

    Chennai: Top seeds Leander Paes and Raven Klaasen eased into the men's doubles final with a clinical win over Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta and Guillermo Garcia-Lopez at the Chennai Open tennis tournament here today. Then Indo-South African had little difficulty in beating the Spaniards 6-3 6-3 on the main court of...
  • Actor Jiiva replaces Vishal Krishna Reddy as Chennai Rhinos skipper in the fifth edition of Celebrity Cricket League January 9, 2015

    Hyderabad: Actor Jiiva has replaced Vishal Krishna Reddy to lead Chennai Rhinos in the fifth edition of Celebrity Cricket League (CCL), to begin here Sunday. Vishal, who captained the side in the last four editions of the tournament, couldn't participate due to his film commitments. On becoming the new skipper, Jiiva told...
  • Paes-Klaasen keep top billing, enter Chennai Open semis January 8, 2015

    Top seeds Leander Paes and Raven Klaasen of South Africa lived up to their billing and entered the semifinals of the men's doubles event at the ATP Chennai Open with a hard-fought win over Indian pair of Mahesh Bhupathi and Saketh Myneni, here on Thursday. The Paes-Klaasen combination came from a...
  • Agut, Bedene advance to Chennai Open quarters January 8, 2015

    Chennai: Qualifier Aljaz Bedene from Slovakia defied the ATP rankings and reputation to knock out second seeded and World No.14 Feliciano Lopez 6-4, 6-4 to enter the quarter-finals of the Aircel Chennai Open here on Thursday. The 25-year old Bedene, semi-finalist here in 2013 when he beat Stan Wawrinka, then No.17...
  • Chennai: RTI activist jailed for refusing to stand at hearing January 8, 2015

    Chennai: In a bizarre case, an RTI activist has been jailed for refusing to stand at a hearing. The RTI activist had asked for a chair so that he could sit in front of a 2-member bench hearing an appeal at the headquarters in Chennai. The victim, NGO Satta Panchayat...
  • Mahesh Bhupathi wins doubles pre-quarters January 8, 2015

    Chennai: Indian tennis veteran Mahesh Bhupathi, teaming up with compatriot Saketh Myneni won a hard fought doubles pre-quarterfinal match to set up a mouth-watering clash with his former partner Leander Paes at the ATP Chennai Open tournament. The Indian fans' hopes of seeing their tennis heroes Bhupathi and Paes play against...
  • Stanislas Wawrinka happy with his showing in season opener January 7, 2015

    Chennai: Defending champion and top seed Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland today expressed satisfaction after winning his first match of the season at the ATP Chennai Open tennis tournament here on Wednesday. "I am happy winning the first match of new season. It is a good win for me. Look forward to...
  • David Goffin gets into Chennai Open quarters January 7, 2015

    Chennai: Fourth seed David Goffin of Belgium became the first player to enter the men's singles quarterfinals at the Chennai Open tennis tournament by getting past Ricardas Berankis of Lithuania here on Wednesday. Goffin, ranked 22, had to bring in his experience especially in the tie breaker of the deciding before...