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Facebook, Twitter brace for World Cup fever

Facebook, Twitter brace for World Cup fever

This year’s World Cup will play out on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and messaging apps like WhatsApp just as it progresses in stadiums from Sao Paulo to Rio De Janeiro. Nearly 40 percent of Facebook’s 1.28 billion users are fans of soccer, better known as football outside of the U.S. and Australia. On Tuesday, the world’s biggest online social network is ...

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New book on Srinivasan, Modi’s role in IPL hits the market

New book on Srinivasan, Modi's role in IPL hits the market

The seventh edition of IPL may have ended without major controversies but those with an urge to know more about how the league spread its wings over the last seven years can get hold of a new book that has hit the market recently. Journalist Alam Srinivas’ book, ‘Cricket Czars: Two men who changed gentleman’s game’, chronicles events over the ...

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FIFA confident ahead of World Cup despite problems

FIFA confident ahead of World Cup despite problems

FIFA is ‘not afraid’ things will go wrong at the start of the World Cup despite preparation problems in Brazil. Football’s governing body said on Thursday it’s ‘in control’ of what needs to be done to get the tournament off to a good start in a week. “The general feeling is that we have done … all we need in ...

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KKR supporters best in the world, says SRK

KKR supporters best in the world, says SRK

Overwhelmed by the support his team received from the fans, Kolkata Knight Riders co-owner Shah Rukh Khan on Tuesday said he has never seen such enormous backing for a team. Close one lakh people turned up to watch felicitation of the newly crowned IPL champions by the state government. “I don’t think any other state or country in the world ...

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Bringing change is a challenge, feels ‘administrator’ Gavaskar

As his tenure will come to an end after the conclusion of the IPL final on June 1, BCCI-IPL president Sunil Gavaskar feels effective implementation of ideas is a big challenge for any former player who wants to don the administrator’s hat. “The biggest challenge for him (player-turned-official) is to put forward some of the ideas he has and the ...

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I would love to continue batting at No.3 for SRH, says Naman Ojha

Hyderabad: Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) wicketkeeper-batsman Naman Ojha, who hit an unbeaten 36-ball 79 against Kings XI Punjab, albeit in a losing cause, says he is enjoying batting at No.3 for Sunrisers Hyderabad and would like to continue at the same position as it gives him an opportunity to build the innings. “I would love to continue batting at No.3. I ...

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Pakistan Cricket Board Announces Pay Hikes for Centrally Contracted Players

Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced pay hikes for its centrally contracted players with effect from January this year. PCB has announced that its centrally contracted players would be given a 25 per cent hike in their monthly retainers in all three categories, while the Pakistan cricketers’ Test match fees has also been increased by 25 per cent. ...

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Match-fixing ‘treasure trove’ no surprise to NZ

Wellington, May 15 (AFP)¬†Former New Zealand cricketer Lou Vincent has opened up to investigators about widespread match-fixing in several countries, the country’s cricket boss confirmed today.David White’s comments came after the London Telegraph reported Vincent had provided the International Cricket Council (ICC) anti-corruption unit “with a treasure trove of information about matches that were targeted for spot-fixing and the names ...

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