Bangladesh qualify, Netherlands beat Ireland

Dharamsala, March 14  Bangladesh defeated Oman by 54 runs via the Duckworth-Lewis system in a rain-affected match to qualify for the main draw of the World T20 tournament here on Sunday.
Left-hander Tamin Iqbal hammered an unbeaten 103 off just 63 balls as Bangladesh posted an imposing…

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Inventor says ban on Meldonium lobbyism by vested interests

Moscow, March 12  Drug Meldonium, also known as Mildronate, has been enlisted as a banned substance due to lobbyism by vested interests, the medical formula’s inventor Ivars Kalvins said.

“We can accept only one thing that the underlining here is lobbyism of something – either purely political or sportive political…

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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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