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Lalit Modi case: Probe agencies to approach Interpol afresh

New Delhi: Indian investigative agencies will make a fresh bid to obtain the much-delayed Interpol arrest warrant against former IPL Chairman Lalit Modi after the Chennai Police recently submitted that it is actively pursuing its criminal probe against the former cricket czar and others. Officials said the Investigating Officer (IO) of the Crime Branch of Chennai police has informed the Finance Ministry and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) that it had registered an FIR against Modi and seven others in 2010 on charges of alleged financial irregularities on a complaint byRead More


PM Modi, Amit Shah discuss Lalitgate

New Delhi: BJP chief Amit Shah met Prime Minister Narendra Modi here amid mounting pressure by Opposition to sack External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje for their alleged ties with scam-tainted Lalit Modi. Sources said Shah, who had gone to PM’s residence along with a delegation UP farmers last evening, stayed back and had a detailed discussion with him on Lalitgate. Shah is understood to have discussed possible damage control measures in the wake of fresh disclosures indicating links of Raje and Swaraj with theRead More


Vasundhra Raje supported in writing my UK immigration plea: Lalit Modi

New Delhi:  Lalit Modi, former IPL chief, made explosive statement that Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhra Raje had supported in writing his immigration plea in Britain and that he has a “family” relationship with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj whose husband and daughter had provided legal services “free of cost”. The comments of the tainted former IPL Commissioner assume significance because it came hours after it was reported that Raje had given a “Witness Statement” in August 2011 to British authorities supporting his case for immigration in Britain which he hasRead More


IPL 8: Delhi Daredevils beat Mumbai Indians by 37 runs

New Delhi: Leg Spinner Imran Tahir returned a three-wicket haul after skipper Jean-Paul Duminy and Shreyas Iyer’s batting exploits as Delhi Daredevils ended a nine-match losing streak at home with a 37-run win over Mumbai Indians in their Indian Premier League match, here on Thursday. Earlier, big fifties from Duminy (78 not out) and Shreyas Iyer (83) helped DD set an imposing target of 190 for four. Delhi captain pedalled back from mid on to take a behind-the-wicket catch as he ran, tumbled, dived and recovered to take a well-judgedRead More


IPL aution today, Yuvraj Singh, Hashim Amla among big stars are big attractions

Bengaluru: Top cricketers Yuvraj Singh and Hashim Amla will be the star attractions in IPL 8 auctions that will see quite a few Indian and International players going under the hammer on Monday. Last year’s most expensive buy, Yuvraj, who was picked by Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs. 14 crores, will once again be one of the biggest names to hit the auction table this time around. Other marquee players who will be auctioned, apart from Yuvraj, include former Delhi Daredevils captain Kevin Pietersen and their costliest player last year,Read More


CSK beat MI in IPL eliminator

Mumbai: Chennai Super Kings booked a berth in the second qualifier with a comfortable seven-wicket win over holders Mumbai Indians in the IPL eliminator on Wednesday. The two-time champion, Chennai comfortably managed to overhaul Mumbai’s 173 with eight balls to spare at the Brabourne Stadium to set up a meeting with Kings XI Punjab at the Wankhede Stadium on Friday. Raina, the only player to score 400 runs in all the IPL seasons, scored a quick-fire 33-ball 54 which was laced with four fours and two sixes. He was ablyRead More


IPL 7: Kings XI Punjab beat seven-wicket win over Delhi Daredevils

Mohali: Kings XI Punjab ended their IPL league-stage campaign on a high, beating Delhi Daredevils by seven wickets at the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) Stadium here on Sunday. Daredevils, with their ninth consecutive loss, ended the Indian Premier League (IPL) seventh season without a win on Indian soil. Their two solitary wins in 14 matches came in the UAE leg. They failed to register a win in nine matches in India. Parvinder Awana, Akshar Patel, Mitchell Johnson and Karanveer Singh took two wickets each while Rishi Dhawan chipped in withRead More


Kings XI punjab crush Rajasthan Royals by 16 runs

Mohali: Kings XI Punjab register a convincing 16-run win over Rajasthan Royals and consolidate their position at the top of the table in the Indian Premier League, on Friday night. Sent into bat, table-toppers Kings XI Punjab plundered 46 runs in the last three of their innings to finish with a competitive 179 for four. Their bowlers then came to the party, with Akshar Patel leading the way with impressive figures of three for 24, to restrict RR to 163 for eight. The hosts’ 10th win kept the door openRead More


KKR reached in playoff with 30 run win over Royal challengers Bangalore

Kolkata: Kolkata Knight Riders continued to sizzle with Robin Uthappa and Sunil Narine playing leading roles as they booked the IPL playoff berth after shutting doors on Royal Challengers Bangalore with a 30-run victory at the Eden Gardens on Thursday. Continuing his dream run Uthappa played the sheet anchor role in his unbeaten 83 from 51 balls (10×4, 1×6) in a 121 runs partnership from 70 balls with Shakib Al Hasan (60 from 38 balls; 5×3, 3×6) to help KKR post a towering 195/4. Defending the massive total, off-spinner SunilRead More


KKR beat Sunrisers hyderabad by 7 wickets

Hyderabad: Putting up an all-round show, Kolkata Knight Riders consolidated their fourth position in the points table with a comfortable seven-wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad in an IPL match on Sunday. None of the Hyderabad batsmen could play an innings of substance as the hosts settled for a modest 142 for eight after electing to bat. They paid the price of not building partnerships on a wicket that had bounce but still offered plenty to batsmen. David Warner was the top scorer for SRH, smashing his way to 18 ballRead More