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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)


Toure blames African nativity for not being regarded as one of world's best footballers

Yaya ToureLondon, Apr 19 : Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure reportedly feels that the reason he is not regarded as one of the best players in the world is because he belongs to Africa.  Read more »

Pellegrini says City bosses not complaining despite falling behind in PL title chase

London, Apr. 19 - Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has said that the club owners have not complained to him, despite falling behind Liverpool in the Premier League title race.  Read more »

'Mentor' Akram hails 'special' KKR ahead of IPL clash against Delhi Daredevils

Wasim AkramKarachi, Apr 19 - Pakistani pace bowling legend Wasim Akram has hailed the Kolkata Knight Riders team, which he is mentoring, and said that they do not have a 'run-of-the-mill' attack.  Read more »

PCB probing Pak cricketers playing with 'banned' Kaneria in US exhibition matches

Danish KaneriaJohannesburg, Apr 19  : The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has reportedly launched an investigation into exhibition matches in the United States, where a number of international Pakistani cricketers played with banned spinner Danish Kaneria.  Read more »

Rosberg plans on discussing concerns on 'over the line' Bahrain GP with Hamilton

Nico RosbergLondon, Apr 18  : Mercedes racer Nico Rosberg is reportedly planning to discuss concers regarding their fight for victory in Bahrain, which went 'over the line', with his teammate Lewis Hamilton.  Read more »

FIA uphold decision to disqualify Ricciardo

Daniel-RicciardoParis, April 15 : International automobile federation (FIA) announced Tuesday that it will uphold the decision on Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo's disqualification from last month's Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix.  Read more »