MATCHES

  • Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera named in match-fixing case December 15, 2014

    Madrid: Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera and Atletico Madrid captain Gabriel "Gabi" Fernandez were named Monday as suspects in a match-fixing probe launched by Spain's state prosecutor. They were identified when the prosecutor issued an official complaint and asked the judiciary to investigate officials and players linked to football clubs Zaragoza...
  • Warner pays tribute to 'friend' Hughes with a classy ton in Adelaide December 9, 2014

    David Warner paid tribute to his friend and team-mate Phillip Hughes, by scoring a scintillating century against India in the first Test in Adelaide. Warner blasted a quickfire century off 106 balls, firing up an emotional Adelaide Oval crowd after solemn tributes to Hughes. Warner, who was present when Hughes was...
  • Match-fixers to face up to seven years in prison in New Zealand December 4, 2014

    People convicted of sports match-fixing in New Zealand will face up to seven years in prison under new legislation passed by the country's government on Thursday. The Crimes (Match-fixing) Amendment Bill was part of a raft of measures introduced by New Zealand's government in the past 12 months in an effort...
  • Mike Hesson lauds New Zealand`s undefeated Test series run December 2, 2014

    Dubai: New Zealand coach Mike Hesson on Tuesday lauded his team`s unbeaten Test series run and the bounce back against Pakistan to level the three Tests. New Zealand thumped Pakistan by an innings and 80 runs to win the third and final Test in Sharjah on Sunday, levelling the series 1-1. Pakistan...
  • ICC announces match officials for World Cup 2015 December 2, 2014

    Dubai: The International Cricket Council on Tuesday named four World Cup winners in a 25-member match officials' team for the Cricket World Cup 2015, to be co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand from February 14 to March 29. The team includes five officials from the elite panel of ICC match referees,...
  • Indian women's hockey team to tour Italy November 23, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian women's hockey team will visit Italian capital Rome for training and to play test matches on Dec 1-12 to prepare for the World League Round 2. Hockey India (HI) selectors Surinder Kaur, Harbinder Singh, Mamta Kharab, director high performance Roelant Oltmans, chief coach Neil Hawgood and coach...
  • Shilpa Shetty poses with Schwarzenneger in Macau November 23, 2014

    Mumbai: Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty struck up a pose with Hollywood star Arnold Schwarzenegger in Macau, where the duo were present to watch a boxing match between Manny Pacquiao and Chris Algieri. While Shilpa was accompanied by her husband Raj Kundra for the event, Schwarzenegger was present with his once onscreen...
  • Kim Hughes, McGrath back Smith to lead in Clarke's absence November 21, 2014

    Sydney: As serious doubts remain over Michael Clarke's participation in the first Test against India, Steven Smith is being looked by many as a front-runner to lead Australia in the regular skipper's absence. Even though vice-captain Brad Haddin is expected to step up as skipper in Clarke's absence when Australia take...
  • Salman Butt hopes for comeback after ICC revises anti-corruption code November 10, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's banned former Test captain Salman Butt has not given up hopes of a comeback to cricket after the ICC revised its anti-corruption code and left the responsibility of pleading cases for banned players to the home Boards. "I am sure Pakistan Cricket Board will deal with our cases in...
  • Is Sachin Tendulkar right or wrong in avoiding match-fixing issue in his book? November 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Sachin Tendulkar may have invited criticism for skirting the match-fixing issue that rocked Indian cricket in 2000 in his autobiography 'Playing It My Way' but eminent lawyers have backed the icon saying it was the "prerogative of a celebrity like him to express himself in a manner he...
  • Italian tennis player admits to match-fixing, more players to be questioned November 7, 2014

    Italian Daniele Bracciali has made 'partial admissions' during interrogation that could see prosecutors investigating match-fixing in tennis summon other players, including retired Swede Tomas Nydahl, reports in Italy said on Thursday. Bracciali and his occasional doubles partner Potito Starace are being investigated for corruption after intercepted internet conversations claiming they sold...
  • I didn't know, so didn't comment in book: Tendulkar on fixing November 5, 2014

    Mumbai: Sachin Tendulkar has shied away from touching on perhaps the darkest phase in Indian cricket - the match-fixing scandal - in his much-awaited autobiography, saying he chose to skirt the issue as it would have been "unwise" to comment on things he was not fully aware of. Speaking to a...
  • Brendon McCullum has matchfixing evidence September 18, 2014

    Wellington: Brendon McCullum's lawyer says the New Zealand cricket captain is determined to give evidence about alleged matchfixing approaches from a former teammate, believed to be Chris Cairns. McCullum is currently caught in a legal battle, with a High Court injunction put out to stop a newspaper in New Zealand from...
  • Cricketers warned against 'honey traps' during ICC World Cup 2015 September 11, 2014

    The game of cricket has often been rocked by matchfixing and corruption. Allegations of fixing, including the new phenomenon of spotfixing, have emerged occasionally, tarnishing the image of the gentleman's game. With cricket's biggest extravaganza the ICC Cricket World Cup coming up next year in Australia and New...
  • European clubs step up matchfixing prevention September 10, 2014

    Geneva: Europe's top football clubs have been asked to increase their commitment to prevent matchfixing. The European Club Association said it invited 214 members to sign a "Charter on Integrity in Football". The membership includes several clubs which have had officials or players convicted or sanctioned for involvement in fixing cases since...
  • As it happened: Indians vs Middlesex, Tour match at Lord's August 22, 2014

    Middlesex innings: Karn Sharma took three wickets to end the Middlesex chase, handing the Indians a 95run victory. End of 36 overs: Middlesex lost two quick wickets inside the gap of 2 overs to struggle at 119 for 8. End of 28 overs: Offspinner R Ashwin struck to sent Simpson back for 19....
  • Government has no intention to take over BCCI, says Sports Minister August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The government on Wednesday said taking over the Indian Cricket Board was not a "feasible" option since the BCCI was an autonomous body but it will try to bring the cricket body under the ambit of the Right to Information Act. Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal was responding to a...
  • New Zealand to impose lengthy jail terms for matchfixing July 31, 2014

    Wellington: New Zealand is to slap a sevenyear jail term on anyone caught matchfixing under a new law due to take effect before it hosts the Cricket World Cup and Under20 FIFA World Cup next year. The MatchFixing Bill, introduced to parliament on Thursday (July 31) with unanimous political support, would...
  • Aamir Khan's son Azad playing football with Abhishek Bachchan is the cutest thing you'll see today July 21, 2014

    This has got to be the cutest image of the day. Two and a half year old Azad Rao Khan dribbled with a football at a recent celebrity charity football match. Azad played with mom Kiran Rao, who was part of one of the teams and Abhishek Bachchan. Azad's dad,...
  • World Cup 2014: FIFA asks magazine for proof of matchfixing July 2, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: FIFA has asked a German magazine to provide details of all its conversations with convicted matchfixer Wilson Raj Perumal to prove its claim that a World Cup game could have been fixed. FIFA director of security Ralf Mutschke said in a statement read out at a daily briefing...
  • Lou Vincent explains how he succumbed to 'fixing' temptation July 2, 2014

    Wellington: Disgraced former New Zealand batsman Lou Vincent says he's "a good lad" whose participation in match fixing for which he is banned from cricket for life was like "being dragged into a thick spider web." In an interview with the New Zealand Herald on Wednesday, Vincent said he...
  • Tour match: Indian bowlers struggle against Derbyshire on Day 1 July 2, 2014

    Derbyshire: India yet again produced a listless bowling performance as Derbyshire piled up 326 for 5 at stumps of the first day of their second tour game ahead of fivematch Test series against England, here on Tuesday. Billy Godleman (67 not out of 159 balls, 8x4s) and 17yearold Harvey Hossein (53...
  • England's Stuart Broad wants life ban for all fixers July 1, 2014

    England allrounder Stuart Broad called for all those found guilty of matchfixing to be given the same lifetime ban as handed down to former New Zealand batsman Lou Vincent on Tuesday. The punishment, which was confirmed by the England and Wales Cricket Board, stems from oneday matches that Vincent admitted he...
  • My name is Lou Vincent and I'm a cheat: full statement of the NZ cricketer banned for life July 1, 2014

    New Zealand's Lou Vincent has admitted that he is a "cheat" and has been slapped with a life ban by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on 14 counts of matchfixing. Here's the full text of Vincent's statement: My name is Lou Vincent and I am a cheat. I have abused my...
  • Lou Vincent admits to 'cheating', banned for life July 1, 2014

    New Zealand's Lou Vincent has admitted that he is a "cheat" and has been slapped with a life ban by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on 18 counts of matchfixing. Vincent, who played for Lancashire and Sussex in England, has confessed of fixing games in county cricket's limitedovers tournaments...
  • World Cup 2014: Cameroon to investigate matchfixing claims July 1, 2014

    Cameroon are to investigate claims that seven of their players were involved in matchfixing at the World Cup, the country's football federation FECAFOOT said on Monday. FECAFOOT said it had instructed its ethics committee to probe allegations of what it described as "fraud" in their three games in Brazil, particularly a...
  • Preity Zinta arrives in Mumbai, police to record her statement soon June 22, 2014

    Mumbai: Actress Preity Zinta arrived in Mumbai on Sunday after she was asked by the police to join investigation into the case filed against her former boyfriend and Kings XI Punjab coowner Ness Wadia as soon as possible. She avoided the media at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. The police said that...