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World Cup: Fifa to expand competition to 48 teams after vote

The World Cup will be expanded to host 48 teams, up from 32, Fifa has decided. An initial stage of 16 groups of three teams will precede a knockout stage for the remaining 32 when the change is made for

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Ronaldo bags FIFA’s best player award after `dream` year

Zurich [Switzerland], Jan.10 :Real Madrid star striker Cristiano Ronaldo has been named the world’s best player for the fourth time at the FIFA’s annual awards ceremony in Zurich, Switzerland. Ronaldo, who inspired Zinedine Zidane’s side to the Champions League glory

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MSK Prasad quashes reports about Dhoni being asked to step down as captain

Mumbai [India], Jan. 9 : MSK Prasad, chairman of Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) senior selection panel, on Monday rubbished reports stating that Mahendra Singh Dhoni was asked to give up captaincy in the limited over format,

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Sourav Ganguly receives death threat via anonymous letter

Kolkata [India], Jan. 9: Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly has got an anonymous threat letter asking him not attend a program in Medinipur, West Bengal. Ganguly, president of Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB), is reportedly due to visit Medinipur? to

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Leading India in World Cup would be my life’s biggest achievement: Kohli

New Delhi [India], Jan. 8 : Swashbuckling Indian batsman Virat Kohli, who has been recently appointed as the ODI and T20 skipper, has insisted that the biggest achievement of his life would be to lead the country in a World

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MS Dhoni saved me from getting dropped many times, says Virat

New Delhi: Not just a leader, Mahendra Singh Dhoni was also a saviour for his successor Virat Kohli, who revealed that the talismanic former skipper prevented his ouster from the Indian team many a times. Kohli has played his entire

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Bangalore hosts Cult 10K Run with Milind Soman

Bangalore [India], Jan.7 (ANI-Businesswire India): First edition of Cult 10K run saw thousands of runners across age groups, gender and different occupations participating enthusiastically in the 5 km and 10 km run at Cubbon Park in Bangalore. Flagging off the

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No ego problem in Indian team, Kohli can learn a lot from Dhoni: Syed Kirmani

Bengaluru (Karnataka)[India], Jan. 6: Former Indian wicketkeeper Syed Kirmani on Friday said the change of guard in the Indian cricket team, as Virat Kohli takes over the captaincy in limited overs format after Mahendra Singh Dhoni stepped down as skipper,

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Virat Kohli takes over as India’s limited-overs captain

Virat Kohli has taken over from Mahendra Singh Dhoni as India’s limited-overs captain, becoming his country’s skipper in all three formats of the game, the Board of Control for Cricket in India said on Friday. Kohli’s first assignment as captain

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It’s a day to celebrate MSD’s successful captaincy, respect his decision: Tendulkar

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Jan. 5 : Calling all to respect M.S. Dhoni’s decision to step down as the captain of the Indian cricket team, cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar congratulated the former skipper on a glorious career that lead the team

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BCCI may appoint C.K. Khanna as its next president

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Jan. 5 : The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is reportedly considering to appoint C.K. Khanna as its new president. However, if the decision is taken forward, it would ignore the fact that Khanna

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Chelsea fans guilty over Paris Metro racism

Four Chelsea fans accused of aggravated violence against a black man on the Paris Metro have been given suspended one-year sentences by a French court. Joshua Parsons, 22, and James Fairbairn, 25, had denied their actions of February 2015 were

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SC replaces Nariman with Anil Divan for suggesting new BCCI officials

New Delhi [India], Jan.3 : Senior advocate Fali S Nariman, who was asked to assist the Supreme Court in nominating persons of impeccable integrity for the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) new Committee of Administrators, on Tuesday

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Olympic skiing champion Jean Vuarnet dies aged 83

The former French Olympic skiing champion and entrepreneur Jean Vuarnet has died at the age of 83, his family has announced. Vuarnet, who gave his name to a world-famous brand of sunglasses, won gold in the downhill event in the

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SC removes Anurag Thakur as BCCI President

NEW DELHI: In the hearing that will effectively decide the future of cricket administration in the country, India’s Supreme Court has removed Anurag Thakur as president of the BCCI with a showcause notice issued in regards to charges of perjury

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