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  • Injured Rice pulls out of Commonwealth Games

    In yet another setback to the controversy-ridden Commonwealth Games, Australia’s triple Olympic gold medallist swimmer Stephanie Rice has pulled out of October 3-14 megaevent in Delhi due to a shoulder injury. The 22-year-old swimmer, who is struggling with a problem in her right shoulder since March, also has been ruled out of the ongoing Pan […]

    Taylor wins toss, NZ to field against SL

    New Zealand captain Ross Taylor won the toss and elected to bowl first against Sri Lanka in their tri-nation ODI cricket series match at Dambulla in Sri Lanka on Friday. Teams: Sri Lanka: Kumar Sangakkara (capt), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Upul Tharanga, Mahela Jayawardene, Angelo Mathews, Chamara Silva, Chamara Kapugedera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Ajantha Mendis, Rangana Herath, Lasith […]

    Govt assigns 10 sr officials to oversee preparation of CWG venues

    Government assigned 10 senior officials to oversee preparation of major venues of the event of coming Commonwealth Games. According to an official press release, these Officers will be deputed on part-time basis to oversee the preparations at the major Commonwealth Games venues, to solve coordination problems and bring to the notice of Secretary, Department of […]

    10-member official committee to oversee games projects

    With questions raised over completion of Commonwealth Games projects in time, government on Thursday announced appointment of 10 senior officials to oversee preparation of major event venues. The move is seen as further stripping of powers of Organising Committee Chairman Suresh Kalmadi. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who had stepped in to clear the mess in […]

    NTPC, PowerGrid pull out of CWG sponsorship

    The crisis-riden CWG has received a further jolt with two power PSUs, NTPC and PowerGrid, deciding to hold back their Rs 40 crore sponsorship money out of a combined committed sum of Rs 60 crore for the event. NTPC, which has already given Rs 20 crore in February out of the committed Rs 50 crore […]

    Russia ready to introduce visa-free regime at 2018 FIFA WC

    Russia is ready to introduce a visa-free regime for participants and guests of the FIFA World Cup in 2018, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said at a meeting with members of the FIFA Inspection Commission. “We are ready to give additional governmental guarantees regarding the visa-free regime for participants and guests of the World Cup […]

    Dilshan suggested Randiv to bowl no ball: Report

    It was Sri Lankan batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan who suggested off-spinner Suraj Randiv to bowl a no ball to deny Indian opener Virender Sehwag his century during Monday’s controversial tri-series match in Dambulla, according a newspaper report. Sri Lanka Cricket, which has ordered an internal probe into the no-ball controversy, is yet to make it report […]

    CWF chief Fennell arrives to oversee Games preparations

    Against the backdrop of a spate of controversies surrounding the Delhi Commonwealth Games, the Games Federation president Michael Fennell arrived in New Delhi last night on a two-day visit. Fennell will inspect various stadiums, which have been hit by construction delays, and meet government officials to get an update on security for the 3rd to […]

    Randiv has apologised to me: Sehwag

    Indian opener Virender Sehwag on Tuesday said Sri Lankan off-spinner Suraj Randiv, who denied him a hundred in last night’s ODI tri-series match by deliberately bowling a no ball, has apologised for his conduct. Sehwag was just one short of his 13th ODI hundred when Randiv, who had not bowled a no ball in the […]

    GoM picks A R Rahman’s score for CWG theme song

    After Prime Minister Manmohan Singh took charge of CW Games, a GoM met on Sunday and voiced satisfaction over the pace of progress in preparations and also approved the theme song for the event composed by Oscar winner A R Rahman. With the mega sporting event just seven weeks away and hit by allegations of […]