Shocked after the news of Rajasthan Royals player Ajit Chandilas alleged involvement in the Indian Premiere League spot-fixing racket; his family members are yet to believe on the accusations and have voiced their support for him
The IPL 6 spot fixing has taken up a shape of dirty politics with opposition continuously hitting out at Centre Government and BCCI for its lax rules and regulations. The BJP has now suggested the Centre and the Board of Control for Cricket in India to come up with more stringent rules and regulations
Dharamsala, May 18 (IANS) Scoreboard of the Indian Premier League (IPL) match between Kings XI Punjab and Mumbai Indians at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium here Saturday. Kings XI Punjab: Adam Gilchrist b Coulter-Nile 5 Mandeep Singh c Pollard b Dhawan 1 Azhar Mahmood lbw Malinga 80 Shaun Marsh b Harbhajan 63 David Miller c Coulter-Nile b Pollard 6 Manan Vohra not out 20 Gurkeerat Singh lbw Malinga 0 Piyush Chawla run out (Maxwell/Karthik) 1 Praveen Kumar b Malinga 0 Extras (lb 3, w 4) 7 Total (for eight wickets in 20 overs) 183 Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Mandeep Singh, 1.4 overs), 2-6 (Gilchrist, 2.2), 3-154 (Marsh, 16.4), 4-156 (Azhar Mahmood, 17.2), 5-174 (Miller, 18.6), 6-174 (Gurkeerat Singh, 19.1), 7-183 (Chawla, 19.5), 8-183 (Kumar, 19.6) Bowling: Nathan Coulter-Nile 4-0-29-1 Rishi Dhawan 4-1-26-1 Dhawal Kulkarni 0.4-0-12-0 Rohit Sharma 0.2-0-1-0 Harbhajan Singh 4-0-33-1 Lasith Malinga 4-0-39-3 Kieron Pollard 2-0-22-1 Glenn Maxwell 1-0-18-0 Mumbai Indians: Glenn Maxwel c Vohra b Kumar 0 Aditya Tare b Sandeep Sharma 22 Ambati Rayudu c Gilchrist b Awana 26 Rohit Sharma b Chawla 25 Dinesh Karthik c and b Chawla 0 Kieron Pollard c Miller b Sandeep Sharma 22 Rishi Dhawan lbw b Azhar Mahmood 14 Harbhajan Singh c Gurkeerat Singh b Gilchrist 5 Nathan Coulter-Nile b Azhar Mahmood 9 Lasith Malinga not out 1 Dhawal Kulkarni absent hurt Extras (lb 6, w 2, nb 1) 9 Total (all out in 19.1 overs) 133 Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Maxwell, 0.3 overs), 2-27 (Tare, 3.5), 3-62 (Rayudu, 8.4), 4-69 (Karthik, 9.3), 5-78 (Sharma, 11.6), 6-117 (Pollard, 15.6), 7-119 (Dhawan, 16.5), 8-131 (Coulter-Nile, 18.2), 9-133 (Harbhajan Singh, 19.1) Bowling: Praveen Kumar 3-0-15-1 Azhar Mahmood 4-0-24-2 Sandeep Sharma 4-0-39-2 Parvinder Awana 4-0-29-1 Piyush Chawla 4-0-20-2 Adam Gilchrist 0.1-0-0-1 Match details: Toss: Mumbai Indians chose to field Points: Kings XI Punjab 2, Mumbai Indians 0 Umpires: Kumara Dharmasena (Sri Lanka) and CK Nandan TV umpire: S Ravi Match referee: Roshan Mahanama (Sri Lanka)
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) The recent incursion by Chinese troops cast a "pretty dark shadow" on India-China relations, but the issue was handled "maturely" by both and probably Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will "get a chance to explain why, what happened" during his talks with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, sources said Saturday. The shadow of the 20-day boundary stand-off, caused by the April 15 incursion of Chinese troops 19 km inside Indian territory on the Line of Actual Control, has "not completely gone", but the Chinese have "begun the effort to explain what happened", said an informed source here Saturday. Li's request to visit India had been conveyed in Durban where Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had met President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the BRICS summit in March end
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) For fast bowler S. Sreesanth, it was two days of sleepless nights and no bath as the disgraced cricketer was not "comfortable" with the bathroom. Alone in the small cell of the Delhi Police, he mostly looks glum, depressed and breaks down often during questioning, police sources said Saturday
Dharamsala, May 18 (IANS) Kings XI beat Mumbai Indians by 50 runs in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium here Saturday. Azhar Mahmood (80) and Shaun Marsh (63) were the catalyst in Punjab's big score 183 for eight. A brilliant spell of spin bowling by Piyush Chawla helped his team restrict the table toppers to 133 for 10 in 19.1 overs with last batsman Dhawal Kulkarni not coming out to bat due to injury
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Vice President Hamid Ansari is heading to Uzbekistan, a key Central Asian country, from May 21-24 for talks with President Islam Karimov that are expected to focus on Afghanistan and counter-terrorism cooperation among other issues. It will be the first visit by an Indian vice president to the land-locked country, with which India shares deep-rooted historical and cultural ties. Ansari will visit Samarkhand, Tashkent and Bukhara during his visit
National Vice President, BJP, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said India shared healthy relations with all its neighbours in the past but due to wrong policies of the Union government they have now turned sour
Melbourne, May 18 (IANS) Cricket Australia (CA) is investigating a Twitter rant by cricketer David Warner, who launched a scathing attack on reputed Australian cricket writers Robert Craddock and Malcolm Conn.
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) The hot, sunny weather continued in the national capital Saturday as the maximum temperature settled four notches above average at 43.2 degrees Celsius. Similar weather is in store Sunday, the Met office said.
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