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Pooja Sareen

Australian cricketer and current IPL player from RCB, Luke pomersbach gets bail in the case where he has been accused of molesting the US national Zohal Hamid and beating her fiance.

The court has also asked him to submit his passports and surety of Rs60,000 and also not to approach Zohal.

According to CCTV footage:-

At 5:11- 4 people including Luke and Zohal moves towards the room

At 5:12- Zohal knocked room nobody opened

At 5:13- Zohal calls security guard to open the door

At 5:14- Lukes gets closer to Zohal with a beer bottle in hand

At 5:15- Somebody opens the door from inside, all four enters inside

At 5:30- Zohal comes out of room, calls security guard

At 5:30-56- Luke comes out

At 5:31-44- Miraz(Zohal’s friend) comes out of room and takes back Zohal

At 6:15- Luke returns with 2 people

Zohal’s fiance is undergoing treatment at Chanakyapuri’s Primus hospital, now out of ICU, he has got ear surgery likely to be discharged today or tomorrow.

With all this Zohal also lodged complaint against 5 unknown people, 3 are IPL players for threatening to kill her if she doesn’t takes her complaint against Luke back.

 

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Pooja Sareen

Celebrating Kolkata Knight Rider’s victory over Mumbai Indians made SRK to lose his cool, according to sources SRK reached Wankhede Stadium after celebration and got into a scuffle with security gaurds.

According to Mumbai cricket association officials SRK lost his cool when MCA mentioned to file complaint in police against him for his behaviour. According to Mumbai Cricket association joint secretary SRK also abused MCA and BCCI officials.

According to people close to KKR team SRK felt offended when he was denied entry to the stadium and security officials talked rudely to him.

Hit of corruption in IPL

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After a TV sting showing IPL players discussing “spot fixing and underhand payments to player from franchises” BCCI President Srinivasan said,” would not tolerate any violations of regulations  or any act of corruption”.

The IPL General Council will meet and review the entire footage. 5 players were caught on camera confessing spot fixing including Team Hyderabad pace T Sudhindhra formerly of the rebel ICL.

The players also reportedly said that Franchises paid them much more under the table then the official amount which is a maximum of Rs30 Lakh for a cricketer yet to play for India.

Rahul Dravid may retire

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Pooja Sareen, Student, Apeejay Institute of Mass Communication

Called by the name of “THE WALL“ of the Indian cricket team Rahul Dravid is going to leave it soon, Rahul Dravid after glittering career of almost 15 years is set to retire from the Test Cricket tomorrow in the presence of National board president N.Srinivasan.

Though there is no confirmation in this regard as a lettes was issued to the media houses by BCCI regarding the same. Dravid has already retired from One-Day International and T20 in August 2011.

Dravid made his debut in International cricket in 1996 at Lord against England with a remarkable innings of 95 runs. He was also made the captain of Indian team in october 2005 and with this in his 15 year long career he received numerous awards including, “top five Wisden cricketer of the year” in 2000, “ICC player of the year and Test player of the year” in 2004.

Cricket career

Rahul Dravid is a Right hand batsman, and a wicketkeeper. He has scored 13,228 runs in 164 tests at the average of 52.31 and 10,889 runs in 344 ODI’s at the average of 39.46.

Some fascinating facts about rahul Dravid

  • Rahul Dravid is the first batsmen who has registered a score of century in all test playing nations.
  • He has played 93 consecutive five day test matches for India
  • The first player to score 10000-run at No.3 position
  • Rahul Dravid has a record of most number of catches in Test Cricket.
  • His highest knock of 270 runs is the longest innings played by an Indian batsmen in terms of minute.
  • He holds a record for not being dismissed on a duck for 120 innings consecutive one-day matches.
  • He is only the second non-English cricketer to have hit 3 or more centuries in a two different test series in England, the other being Donald Bradman

Shilpa C, Apeejay Institute Of Mass Communication

Delhi Wizards made a winning start to their World Series Hockey campaign, defeating Karnataka Lions 3-2 in their first match of the cash-rich tournament on Friday.

Wizards scored a goal each in the first three quarters through Vikramjeet Singh (2nd minute), ace Pakistani forward Shakeel Abbasi (19th) and captain Rajpal Singh (51st) to pocket full three points from the game.

The Lions tried hard to force a comeback into the match in the last two quarters and scored two goals through four-time Olympian Dhanraj Pillay (36th) and Ravipal Singh (48th).

The match was a dull affair as both sides lacked flair and intensity.

Veterans like Dhanraj and Arjun Halappa, both representing Karnataka Lions, were clearly passed their prime as they were found wanting.

The Wizards were by far the better side on display and looked more coordinated compared to their opponents from Karnataka.

Wizards broke the deadlock as early as in the second minute when Vikramjeet converted the Delhi side’s first penalty corner. Abbasi then doubled the lead in the 19th minute scoring a beautiful field goal from German Philip Sunkel’s pass from the left flank.

However, the match turned out to be more intense after the change of ends as the Lions scored two quick goals to drew parity in the match.

Pillay first reduced the margin for Lions and then Ravipal restored parity with a powerful hit from top of the D after receiving a pass from skipper Arjun Halappa.

But captain Rajpal ensured a winning start to Wizards’ campaign by scoring the winner in the 51st minute.

The Wizards will next play Pune Strykers at the same venue tomorrow, while Lions will travel to Jalandhar to face Sher-E-Punjab.

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Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna, who need to improve their rankings to earn a direct entry into the London Olympics, stormed into the summit clash of the ATP Dubai Open with a straight set win on Friday.

Fourth seeded Indian pair of Bhupathi and Bopanna edged past the giant killing Austrian pair of Julian Knowle and Alexanderin Peya) in the semifinals of the $1,700,475 hard court event.

Knowle and Peya had shocked top seeded pair ofMichael Llodra and Nenad Zimonjic in the quarterfinals.

Bopanna, ranked 11th, or Bhupathi (15) need to be in top-10 in the ATP doubles ranking to have a direct entry in the Olympics competition.

A top-10 player has the liberty to choose his partner, irrespective of his ranking.

The unseeded pair of Leander Paes and Tipsarevic has already exited from the tournament after a 4-6 5-7 defeat in the first round against second seeds Robert Lindstedt and Horia Teacu.

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Andy Murray, the triple Grand Slam finalist from Scotland, achieved a measure of revenge over Novak Djokovic, the triple Grand Slam titleholder from Serbia, when he ended Djokovic’s three-year winning sequence in theDubai Open on Friday.

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Murray, who was narrowly beaten  Djokovic in the semi-finals Australian Open, overcame his great rival  in another semi-final.

“It’s obviously great any time you beat the world number one,” Murray said. “I just tried to do some of the same things I did in Australia.

“I was very close there against one of the greatest players ever, and today I did what I needed to – even though it nearly got away from me at the end.”

He was helped when after a quarter of an hour Djokovic, who started boldly, suddenly and unexpectedly faltered.

He won the first ten points behind his serve, and had just delivered two hurtling aces down the middle, when four relatively unforced errors poured from the champion’s racket.

They were all ground-stroking flaws, in the face of steady but not time-denying drives from Murray, who found himself with a psychologically valuable break of serve for 4-2.

 Djokovic, the Laureus World sportsman of the Year and the recipient of Serbia’s highest civil award, fell to defeat in his first tournament.

Djokovic said he had simply lost to the better player on the day.  “But generally I feel good, physically, mentally, you know. It’s just the start of the season. You know, there are some 1000 events (Indian Wells and Miami) coming up which are really important, and I need to get ready.”

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Former captain Sourav Ganguly has backed the Indian selectors’ decision to include an out-of form Sachin Tendulkar in the squad for the upcoming Asia Cup.

The 39-year-old former ODI opening partner of the Mumbai stalwart was of the view that Tendulkar’s inclusion in the squad would help India‘s cause.

“It’s a right decision to include Tendulkar in the squad for the Asia Cup. His experience will be a great asset to the side and the youngsters can learn a lot from him,” Ganguly said.

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Ganguly said, “It’s up to him to pick the format he would like to play.”

Tendulkar has scored only 143 runs in seven matches in the ongoing CB Series, with his highest being 48 against Sri Lanka in Perth.

Ganguly also believes that Virender Sehwag was not dropped but rested for the Asia Cup, beginning March 11.

 

“I am a great admirer of Sarkar. It was indeed great to participate in the match,” Ganguly, who played for about 10 minutes before pulling out because of a viral flu, said.

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Lasith Malinga sparked a top-order collapse as Sri Lanka claimed a thrilling nine-run win over Australia to book their place in the limited-overs tri-series finals.

David Hussey hit 74 runs off 74 balls in a last-gasp attempt to salvage a win for Australia, but was dismissed in the first ball of the final over.

Sri Lanka needed a win on Friday in front of a large crowd of supporters at the Melbourne Cricket Ground to advance to the finals against Australia. A loss would have seen India go through.

“We lifted our game,” Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene said. “I’m sure the crowd will follow us now, the lift that we got (from them), it pushed us in the last few overs.”

Malinga (4-49) claimed the important wickets of David Warner, Peter Forrest and Shane Watson to help Sri Lanka defend their innings of 238.

Australia’s Dan Christian earlier claimed a hat-trick among his five dismissals, but half-centuries from Kumar Sangakkara, Dinesh Chandimal and Lahiru Thirimanne proved enough to guide Sri Lanka to a winning total.

Australia made an assured – albeit short-lived – start to their run chase as Warner made 6 from six balls before being dismissed by Malinga in the third over. Fellow-opener Matthew Wade was out two balls later after making 9 off 12 balls when he was trapped lbw by Nuwan Kulasekara. The collapse continued as Forrest was caught behind for 2 off Malinga in the next over, leaving Australia at 26-3.

Shane Watson set about restoring Australia’s impetus, sharing 87 runs with Mike Hussey until Hussey was caught behind for 29 off Thirimanne.

Watson made 65 off 83 balls before he was bowled middle stump by Malinga and Christian was caught and bowled by Sachithra Senanayake for 3.

James Pattinson, who returned from injury to play his first ODI of the series, was caught by Tillekeratne Dilshan at mid-wicket for 12 off Rangana Herath and Australia’s hopes looked to be fading when Clint McKay was run out for 6 two overs later.

David Hussey hit a big six into the stands in the 48th over to leave Australia needing 17 runs off 17 balls, but Xavier Doherty popped a catch to Dilshan off Malinga in the next over to leave the target at 13 runs off 10 balls.

“A brilliant game of cricket,” Watson said “You never knew who was going to win. Dave Hussey batted beautifully, as he’s shown through the summer so far.”

Allrounder Christian earlier had figures of 5-51, while paceman Pattinson took 4-51 as Sri Lankan opening pair Jayawardene and Tillekeratne Dilshan got the tourists off to a poor start after Jayawardene won the toss and elected to bat.

Jayawardene (5) was run out in the second over, as he attempted a risky single and was beaten by a David Hussey direct hit.

Pattinson claimed his first wicket a short time later when he had Dilshan (9) caught behind.

Sangakkara and Chandimal then combined to steady the innings, while building up the run rate with a 123-run third-wicket partnership.

Sangakkara was eventually caught at deep square leg by Forrest off Pattinson for 64 and Chandimal became Pattinson’s third victim when he was caught by Clint McKay at mid-off. His 75 came off 84 balls with three fours and a six.

Dan Christian removed Angelo Mathews for 5 when Doherty claimed an athletic running catch near the mid-on boundary.

Perera (5) was caught off a Christian ball two overs later on the deep mid-wicket boundary by Michael Hussey, who grabbed the ball, threw it into play and re-caught it to save six runs. Christian struck again with the next ball to trap Senanayake lbw for a duck and completed the hat-trick when he dismissed Kulasekara in similar fashion without scoring.

Thirimanne was out for 51 in the 49th over when he played a Pattinson ball onto his stumps, and Christian completed his five-wicket haul by bowling Malinga for 2 with the last ball of the innings.

Sachin in, Sehwag out in Asia Cup

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India have left out vice-captain Virender Sehwag and pace spearhead Zaheer Khan for the Asia Cup in Bangladesh, selectors insisting the out-of-form duo were rested and not dropped. Veteran Sachin Tendulkar, chasing an elusive 100th international century, was included in the 15-man squad named on Wednesday that also marks the return of hard-hitting batsman Yusuf Pathan and seamer Ashok Dinda.

Virat Kohli, who fired India to an impressive win over Sri Lanka in Hobart on Tuesday to keep them afloat in the tri-series in Australia, was promoted as vice-captain to skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, as India look to the future.

India squad:

Mahendra Singh Dhoni (capt), Virat Kohli (vice-capt), Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir, Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, Manoj Tiwary, Yusuf Pathan, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Rahul Sharma, Praveen Kumar, Vinay Kumar, Irfan Pathan, Ashok Dinda.