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Bhupathi supports IOA suspension

Bhupathi supports IOA suspensionNew Delhi, Dec 8  :  India's star tennis player Mahesh Bhupathi feels the suspension slapped on the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is a blessing in disguise and it is high time to clear the mess in Indian sports.

Bhupathi, who has been sidelined by the All India Tennis Association (AITA) from representing India in the Davis Cup, said the ban will be harsh on sportspersons, who will not be able to represent the country under the national flag.

"It is a culmination of dirty politics," Bhupathi was quoted as saying by ESPNStar. com.

"I am not sure when this has happened last to any country. Not being able to represent India for sportspersons at any international meet is punishing and for absolutely no fault of theirs," he said.

Asked if the ban is blessing in disguise for Indian sports, Bhupahi said: "As long as someone in a position to make a difference takes the lead and starts cleaning up the mess one by one."

Bhupathi feels Indian sports should be run by a group of "sportspersons and business-savvy folks".

"I have always said it needs to be a mix of sportspersons and business-savvy folks. Once this is done, I am sure we will change the culture in India," he said. (IANS)


FA chairman Dyke compares FIFA boss Blatter to Korean dictator Kim Jong-un

Greg-DykeLondon, July 23 : The Football Association (FA) chairman Greg Dyke has said that FIFA boss Sepp Blatter reminds him of something out of North Korea at times and compared the world football governing body's chairman to Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.  Read more »

Pakistan to play two football matches against India next month

Pakistan to play two football matches against India next monthKarachi, July 23 - Footballers from Pakistan and India will face each other in a two-match series next month in India.

According to the Express Tribune, the matches will be played on August 16 and August 21.  Read more »

Williamson suspended from bowling in international cricket

Kane-WilliamsonDubai, July 23 : The International Cricket Council (ICC) today confirmed that an independent analysis has found the bowling action of New Zealand off-spinner Kane Williamson to be illegal and, as such,  Read more »

Moores gives senior England players 'kick up the backside', asks them to deliver

Peter-MooresLondon, July 23 - England cricket team coach Peter Moores has given his senior players a verbal 'kick' up their 'backside' and told them that it is time to deliver.  Read more »

Hamilton denies employing 'mind games' against Rosberg in race for F1 title

Lewis-HamiltonLondon, July 18 : Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has said that he is not trying to employ mind games against his teammate Nico Rosberg as both battle for the Formula One championship.  Read more »

Red Bull F1 reserve Felix da Costa to race in Formula E

Antonio-Felix-da-CostaLeicestershire, UK: Amlin Aguri have announced that Red Bull Racing Formula 1 reserve driver, Antonio Felix da Costa, will join the team for the inaugural all-electric FIA Formula E Championship beginning in September.  Read more »