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New Indian Super League Set To Provide Relief To India's Oldest Football Clubs

04 / 18 / 14

The Indian Super League, promoted by IMG-Reliance and STAR India , "is set to provide the much needed relief to India's oldest football clubs such as East Bengal and Mohun Bagan among others," according to Digbijay Mishra of the Indian BUSINESS STANDARD. Though various stakeholders of the game ar...

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06/06/13
ICC On High Anti-Fixing Alert

In the wake of the spot-fixing scandal surrounding the Indian Premier League and Bangladesh Premier League, the Int'l Cricket Council "is doing whatever it can to minimise the risk of corruption during the Champions Trophy," which starts in the U.K. on Thursday, according to the PTI. Playe ...

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06/05/13
Azad: Gov't Should Take Over BCCI

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06/04/13
BCCI Interim Boss Promises To Clean Up

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06/03/13
BCCI President Srinivasan Steps Down

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Dhoni Brushes Off Spot-Fixing Questions

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05/30/13
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