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Former Pak captain Ramiz rubbishes Brit author''s 2011 Mohali match-fixing claims

Former Pak captain Ramiz rubbishes Brit author''s 2011 Mohali match-fixing claimsLahore, Nov 15  : Former Pakistan captain Ramiz Raja has rubbished the match-fixing claims made by British journalist Ed Hawkins in his yet to be released book. A British newspaper had published extracts of the book by Hawkins in which he has claimed that an Indian bookmaker had accurately predicted what would happen in Pakistan''s innings against their arch-rivals. "I don''t think we need to give any importance to the book or claims by the journalist. I don''t but any of his claims.

 I can say with certainty the World Cup semi final was not fixed," The Nation quoted Ramiz, as saying. Hawkins had said that the bookmaker, Parthiv, sent him a Twitter message during the Indian innings correctly calling that when Pakistan batted, they would reach 100 easily then lose two wickets quickly, reach 150 with five down and lose by more than 20 runs. India won the match by 29 runs to book their place in the final where they beat Sri Lanka to claim their second World Cup. Hawkins did not make any specific allegation of match-fixing but cited a statistician as saying the odds of the bookmaker predicting the outcome in such detail purely by chance would be 405 to one against. (ANI)


Rooney immune to criticism for England's WC failures

Wayne-RooneyLondon, July 26 : Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has said that he is immune to criticism for England's World Cup failure in Brazil.  Read more »

Drogba returns to Chelsea for one year

Didier DrogbaLondon, July 26 - Ivorian star footballer Didier Drogba, who won 10 trophies at Chelsea from 2004 to 2012, has re-signed boss Jose Mourinho's side on a one-year deal.  Read more »

Gower wanted to be game ranger in Africa as a kid

David-GowerLondon, July 26 : Former England captain David Gower has revealed that he wanted to be a game ranger in Africa.

The cricket legend, who captained England in their 1985 Ashes victory over  Read more »

Amla's unbeaten 107 keeps Proteas' hopes alive on third day of second Test

Hashim AmlaColombo, July 26 - South Africa captain Hashim Amla has kept his team's hopes alive in the first innings of their second Test against Sri Lanka as he battles on with just four wickets remaining.  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 »