Sharapova slams media, goes defensive on Facebook

New York, March 12  Ace player Maria Sharapova, who sent the tennis fraternity into a spin by announcing that she failed a dope test at the Australian Open and was provisionally suspended, has blamed media for distorting the facts and failing to accurately report about what actually happened.

In a…

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We expect a lot from come-back Shami, says Rohit

Kolkata, March 11  Indian opener Rohit Sharma said there will be a lot of expectations from pacer Mohammed Shami, who is trying to work his way back into the national team after a long lay-off due to injury.

On Thursday, Shami donned the Indian colours after almost a year…

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India beat West Indies by 45 runs in World T20 warm up game

Kolkata, March 11 India rode on a swashbuckling 98 not out from Rohit Sharma and then followed it up with a disciplined bowling effort to beat West Indies by 45 runs in a World Twenty 20 warm up game at the Eden Gardens here on Thursday.

Rohit who had earlier…

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CC to conduct regular dope tests in World T20

New Delhi, Mar 10  The International Cricket Council will conduct random dope tests during the World Twenty20 Championship in India, which is a regular practice in all ICC events, Tournament Director M V Sridhar said today.

“The random dope tests have been a part of ICC events for a long…

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BCCI must make alternate arrangements for Pakistani fans: Daily

Islamabad, March 10  The responsibility of making alternate arrangements for Pakistani fans who have already made ticket purchases and hotel reservations at Dharamsala fall on BCCI, said a Pakistani daily after the India, Pakistan match was shifted to Kolkata.

An editorial “Dharamshala fiasco” in The Nation on Thursday said that…

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