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05/21/14
18 Arrested In Singapore Betting Ring

Singapore police said "they have arrested 18 people" believed to be part of a multi-million dollar illegal football betting ring less than a month before the World Cup starts, according to the AFP. The Singapore police force said, "Preliminary investigations revealed that the suspects are believed t ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Asia

05/21/14
Government Wants Sethi As PCB Chair

Pakistan cricket’s power struggle escalated "as the government appealed to the Supreme Court to reinstate Najam Sethi" as the head of the Pakistan Cricket Board, according to the AFP. The Islamabad High Court in February "had overturned an order from Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to appoint Seth ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Asia

05/20/14
T20 Advertising Rates Begin To Rise

The seventh season of the Indian Premier League T20 "that received lukewarm response from advertisers is finally seeing some action," according to Himani Chandna Gurtoo of the HINDUSTAN TIMES. With a few more matches to go, "the advertising rates for the last four matches have soared four-fold." SET ...

Tags: Media, India

05/20/14
Cairns: Fixing Claims 'A Complete Lie'

Former New Zealand cricket player Chris Cairns "has emerged swinging, saying if he is 'Player X' then match-fixing claims attributed to New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum are 'a complete lie,'" according to Mark Geenty of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. Cairns released an "explosive statement" in respo ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

05/19/14
Court Directs Probe Against Srinivasan

In a setback to "beleaguered" former Board of Control for Cricket in India Presid ent N. Srinivasan , the Indian Supreme Court on Saturday "directed a probe against him and 12 prominent players" in the Indian Premier League betting and spot-fixing scandal. The apex court turned down the BCCI 's ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

05/19/14
ICC To Revamp ACSU

The Anti-Corruption & Security Unit of the Int'l Cricket Council "is all set for an overhaul," according to Vijay Tagore of the MUMBAI MIRROR. At a review meeting in London on Thursday, "which no one in the ICC wants to talk about, it was discussed if a revamp of the ACSU should be the way forwa ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

05/19/14
IOA Surprised By AIBA Move

The Indian Olympic Association Sunday "expressed surprise" that the Int'l Amateur Boxing Federation (AIBA) granted provisional approval to an Indian boxing body without consulting it, according to the PTI. IOA Secretary General Rajeev Mehta said that under the IOC rules, "the AIBA should have consul ...

Tags: Olympics, India

05/16/14
Cricket Rocked By New Fixing Evidence

Anti-corruption forces "are investigating the most detailed evidence yet of widespread fixing across the cricketing world," according to Nick Hoult of the London TELEGRAPH. Former New Zealand batsman Lou Vincent has provided officials from the Int'l Cricket Council’s anti-corruption unit "with ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Asia, Middle East

05/16/14
PCB Chair Confirms Pakistan-India Series

Pakistan and India "signed on to play six full bilateral series between 2015 and 2023, the first of which, at the end of next year, is likely to take place in the UAE," according to Osman Samiuddin of THE NATIONAL. The first of those series will take place in Dec. '15 and, according to the agreement ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Asia

05/16/14
MCA Lifts Ban On Shah Rukh Khan

In an attempt to get back the Indian Premier League final on June 1, the Mumbai Cricket Association on Thursday agreed to "all the terms and conditions laid down" by IPL Chair Ranjib Biswal, including "temporarily lifting the ban on superstar Shah Rukh Khan," according to the PTI. MCA VP Ravi Savant ...

Tags: India, Leagues and Governing Bodies

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