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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)


Barcelona star Neymar says he's close to '100 per cent' fitness ahead of new season

Barcelona star Neymar says he's close to '100 per cent' fitness ahead of new seasonTokyo, Aug. 1 - Brazil and Barcelona football star Neymar has insisted he will be fully fit for the start of the new season.  Read more »

Suarez could train with Barcelona in two weeks after CAS hearing date is set

Luis SuarezLondon, Aug. 1 - Uruguay and Barcelona football star Luis Suarez is hoping to train with his new club in a fortnight's time after his appeal against his ban for biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini will be  Read more »

ICC Rankings: Amla among top three Test batsmen in world

Hashim-AmlaDubai, Aug 1 : The latest Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen shows South Africa's Hashim Amla returning to the top three, Sri Lanka's Angelo Mathews achieving a career-best ranking and Ian Bell  Read more »

India's ODI team selection for England series on August 7

India ODI teamMumbai: The Indian squad for the five-match ODI series against England, scheduled after the conclusion of the ongoing five-Test rubber, would be picked here on August 7 by the national selection panel headed by Sandeep Patil.  Read more »

F1 chief Bernie Ecclestone attempts to settle bribery trial

Bernie-EcclestoneLondon, July 30 : Lawyers of the Formula 1 chief Bernie Ecclestone said that the F1 boss was ready to pay 25 million euros to a German bank to resolve the bribery case against him.  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 »