|Thursday, July 13, 2000,
to select lifters for Sydney
humiliate West Indies
races after wallet
|Kevan Gosper brings smiles on Fijian
FOR those of you who are going to watch the Olympics on pay-TV in the comfort of your homes across India. India, have pity on us who are living in the country which is to host the games. Pay TV provider Foxtel has finally succumbed to the Olympic fever by agreeing to offer customers access to C7, the Seven Networks subscription sports channels, both of which will be offering around-the-clock coverage of the Sydney games.
unlikely for Davis Cup
qualify for semis
to train hockey team
S. Africa beat Pakistan, move into final
COLOMBO, July 12 (AFP) Unheralded David Terbrugge caused a dramatic Pakistani collapse here today to hand South Africa a seven-wicket win and a place in the Singer Cup final against hosts Sri Lanka.
The 23-year-old fast bowler claimed four wickets in only his second one-dayer and wicket-keeper Mark Boucher snapped five catches as Pakistan were shot out for 153.
Opener Gary Kirsten then hit 46 as South Africa overtook the modest target in the 38th over to set up a title clash against the hosts on Friday.
Pakistans gamble to bat first under an overcast sky to give their three spinners a chance on the wearing wicket in the second innings failed miserably.
Terbrugge, making his first appearance in the tri-series and without an international wicket under his belt, struck in each of his first three overs at the Sinhalese Sports Club ground.
South African captain Shaun Pollock chipped in with two wickets as Pakistan tumbled to 19-6, five of them to catches behind the stumps by Boucher.
Pakistan were saved from falling short of their lowest one-day score 43 against the West Indies in 1992 by a gritty rearguard action which saw the last four wickets put on 134 runs.
Skipper Moin Khan and Azhar Mahmood added 30 for the seventh wicket, with Moin hammering 19 off 18 balls with two boundaries and a six.
Mahmood went on to make 36, sharing an eighth-wicket stand of 41 with Shoaib Malik, before he ran himself out attempting a risky single.
Malik (28) and Mushtaq Ahmed (34 not out) then added 55 for the last wicket, both batsmen recording their highest one-day scores.
Pakistan removed opener Andrew Hall in the fifth over, but the absence of their trusted new ball pair of Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis saw them crashing to their fourth successive defeat.
Wasim had opted out of the series for personal seasons, while waqar was not considered for this match after being banned from the previous one for tampering with the ball.
We lost the match in the first 10 overs, Moin said, but defended his decision to bat first after winning the toss.
We are usually good at defending totals and with three spinners in the side, it seemed a good bet. But we just did not have enough runs on the board.
Pollock began the rout with the second ball of the match when he forced young opener Imran Nazir to edge an easy catch to Boucher.
Terbrugge claimed his first international wicket off the fifth delivery when Younis Khan was caught behind by Boucher.
Inzamam-ul-Haq went the same way in Terbrugges next over for no score, the victim of a dubious decision by Sri Lankan umpire Asoka De Silva.
As a stunned Inzamam Turdged back slowly, television replays showed the ball may have missed the edge of the bat.
There was, however, no dispute when De Silva ruled Yousuf Youhanna caught at the wicket in Terbrugges third over which made Pakistan 13-4.
It soon became 19-6 in the 10th over as Pollock bowled Saeed Anwar for six and Terbrugge trapped Abdur Razzaq led-before.
The Pakistani tail, however, wagged merrily to set South Africa a target of three runs an over.
Saeed Anwar b Pollock 6
Nazir c Boucher b Pollock 0
Younis c Boucher b Terbrugge 3
Inzamam c Boucher b Terbrugge 0
Youhana c Boucher b Terbrugge 2
Azhar Mahmood run out 36
Razzaq lbw b Terbrugge 1
Moin c Boucher b Kallis 19
Shoaib c Cullinan b Adams 28
Arshad Khan c&b Adams 1
Mushtaq Ahmed not out 34
Extras (w-11 nb-6 lb-6):23
Total (all out, 44.1 overs): 153
Fall of wickets: 1-2 2-5 3-6 4-13 5-18 6-19 7-49 8-90 9-98
Bowling: Pollock 8-0-23-2 (3nb, 1w), Terbrugge 8-1-20-4 (1w), Kallis 7-2-18-1 (1nb), Klusener 5-0-26-0 (3w), Boje 7-1-24-0 (5w), Hall 2-0-12-0 (2nb, 1w), Adams 7.1-2-24-2.
G. Kirsten c Mahmood b Mushtaq 46
A. Hall c Inzamam b Mahmood 15
J. Kallis c Mahmood b Shoaib 27
D. Cullinan not out 35
J. Rhodes not out 12
Extras (w-14 nb-3 lb-4): 21
Total (for three wickets, 37.3 overs):156
Fall of wickets: 1-26, 2-82, 3-122.
Maradona in eye of a storm
BUENOS AIRES, July 12 (DPA) A television interview in which former Argentinian football star Diego Maradona twice called the Pope a son of a whore unleashed a storm of criticism yesterday. Most of the criticism was levelled at the Argentinian station that aired the interview, Canal 9. However, Maradona, infamous for numerous other scandals along with his cocaine addiction, also came in for his fair share. A spokesman for the Archbishop of Buenos Aires chastised Maradona for wounding the affection of the Argentinian people for the Holy Father. The church painfully recognises the terrible effects that drugs can have on a person, Guillermo Marco was quoted as saying in yesterdays Clarin newspaper. Maradona gave the interview in Cuba, where he has undergone drug treatment since January. Maradona who mumbled, looked bloated and drank whiskey during the broadcast said the curseword, commonly used in Argentina, twice. Initially, when describing the golden ceiling of the Vatican while referring to the worlds hungry children and then while describing an audience he had had with Pope John Paul II. During that Vatican visit, Maradona said, the Pope gave his wife and mother rosaries, then presented Maradona with a very special rosary. Because Maradona could see no difference between his rosary and the other two, he asked the Pontiff for an explanation, Maradona said.
He wanted to kill me, that son of a whore, Maradona told the interviewer. Then he said that it had been blessed.
Experts to select lifters for Sydney
NEW DELHI, July 12 With India expecting a medal from the weightlifting competition, particularly in the womens section, from the Olympic Games in Sydney, keen interest has been generated for the selection of the team.
There are five lifters in the fray for the three slots for Sydney one in the mens, and two in the womens section and a panel of experts, comprising former weightlifting champions, Arjuna awardees and Padma Shri winners, are likely to pick the lifters for the Olympics purely on merit.
A source said here today that Indian Olympic Association secretary-general Randhir Singh was very keen that only the meritorious were picked for the Olympic Games. It was due to his personal efforts that India have been given an additional berth in womens lifting by the International Weightlifting Federation. Since India fancy their chances of a medal, the selection criteria would be very strict though there would not be any selection trials as such. The team would be selected on August 20.
A Muthu in the 56kg and Dalbir Singh, who was honoured with the Arjuna Award this year, in the 105kg plus category are in the running for the one berth in the mens section, while Karnam Malleswari (63kg), Sanamacha Chanu (53kg) and Kunjarani Devi (48kg), are in the fray for the two slots in the womens section.
Its a now or never chance for our lifters, said the source, adding that the selection should be fair and square.
And here lies the litmus test for the experts, who would be picking the team, as the performances of the lifters have been very inconsistent during the last one year, oscillating from the ridiculous to the brilliant.
The Indian lifters had had a miserable outing in the World Championship at Athens in November last year, barring the silver medal effort of Kunjarani Devi, but they improved by leaps and bounds at the Asian Championships in Osaka in the first week of May this year. Sanamacha Chanu struck three golds at Osaka, which was the first ever such golden feat by an Indian woman lifter in the Asian Championship. Malleswari won a gold and a bronze, while Kunjarani had her career-best effort of 182.5kg total in the 48kg.
Interestingly, at the Asian Championships, the Indian team were coached by Pal Singh Sandhu as foreign coach Leonid Tarananko of Belarus and doctor Semeniakov Andre, also of Belarus, could not make the trip due to visa problems. Pal Singh Sandhu, who received the Dronacharya Award this year for his consistent track record, did a brilliant job but there is considerable resentment among the Indian coaches that they have been getting a raw deal, compared to the foreign coaches.
When Tarananko first came to India to train the lifters for the Asian Games at Hiroshima in 1994, he was getting a monthly salary of $ 1,000 plus other perks like free accommodation, transport, medical cover etc. And his salary took a quantum jump to $ 3,000 when he returned for his second stint in June last year. He was there at Athens when India did poorly. But on return, it was woman coach Hansa Sharmas head that rolled.
coaches are capable of delivering the goods, why import
foreign coaches at considerable costs, wondered the
source. But India want to take no chances at Sydney, as
the inputs of the foreign experts are considered to be
very vital for the lifters success, and the money
being paid to them is indeed a small prize to pay for an
Olympic medal. If only India could win one!
Zimbabwe humiliate West Indies
CANTERBURY, July 12 (AFP) Zimbabwe beat the West Indies by 70 runs here yesterday, their third win in three matches of the triangular one-day international series, assuring them of a place in the final at the Lords on July 22.
At close, the West Indies were 186 for eight, Nixon McLean 50 not out and Mervyn Dillon six not out.
Mclean batted well in the circumstances but the match was lost long before he came to the wicket as the West Indies top order collapsed.
The West Indies followed a sub-standard fielding display with some equally poor batting in the face of another disciplined performance by the Zimbabwe attack.
They let seven chances slip - though one was very difficult against the buoyant Zimbabweans and then nosedived to 57 for six in pursuit of a demanding target of 257.
And big hope Brian Lara was one of the batting casualties, as the West Indies were looking booked for their second defeat against Zimbabwe in less than a week, unless someone could produce some sensational cricket lower down the order.
By the halfway mark, the West Indies had improved their position to 82 for six and must have felt a little happier with life when Franklyn Rose hoisted Paul Strang for two on-side sixes in that 25th over.
Chris Gayle clipped a catch to square leg, then Sherwin Campbell mishit a shot to mid-on, and Wavell Hinds knocked back a return chance to Bryan Strang.
It was 23 for three and worse was to follow. Captain Jimmy Adams was run out off the first ball of the 13th over after a mix-up with Lara, and next ball Lara played on to a quick delivery from Health Streak
Then Ricardo Powell played a straight ball and was bowled by slow-left arm Drik Viljon, and Zimbabwe were on their way.
Jacobs (37) and Rose (30) played some attractive strokes as did McLean but none of threatened to keep up with the run-rate.
Zimbabwe hit only 11 boundaries in their 50 overs, which yielded 256 for four, but they compensated by some outstanding running between the wickets, none more so than Alistair Campbell, who hit only one four and a six in his 77 and galloped the rest.
They were led by 83 in 111 balls from Guy Whittal in his 100th international after Neil Johnson had struck a bristling 51 in 68 balls.
Johnson run out 51
Whittall c Hinds b Rose 83
Goodwin b Gayle 16
Campbell not out 77
Flower c Campbell b Rose 6
Flower not out 7
Extras (b-2, lb-7, w-7) 16
Total: (for 4 wkts) 256
Fall of wickets: 1-89, 2-118, 3-214, 4-229.
Bowling: McLean 8-0-46-0, Collymore 7-0-40-0, Dillon 10-1-44-0, Rose 10-0-47-2, Gayle 10-0-42-1, Adams 5-0-28-0.
Gayle c Streak b Johnson 6
Campbell c G Flower b Johnson 2
Hinds c and b B Strang 9
Lara b Streak 3
Adams run out 10
Powell b Viljoen 14
Jacobs lbw b G Flower 37
Rose lbw b P Strang 30
McLean not out 50
Dillon not out 6
Extras (lb-4, w-15) 19
Total (for 8 wickets in 50 overs) 186
Fall of wickets: 1-7, 2-18, 3-23, 4-40, 5-40, 6-57, 7-103, 8-157.
Ben races after wallet
ROME, July 12 (Reuters) Banned Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson raced again today. But the prize was not a medal it was his wallet.
The police said Johnson, 38, had been robbed by a group of gypsy children who distracted his attention as he was walking down Romes Elegant Via Veneto.
The former 100-metre world record holder sprinted after the thieves, who managed to snatch his wallet by distracting him.
He caught one of them but a few of the children managed to do what many professional athletes could only dream of in Johnsons heyday outsprint him.
Johnson called the police to report the theft, and state television Rai said the wallet the children made off with contained 10 million lire (4,900 dollars).
Johnson was stripped of his 1988 Seoul Olympic gold medal after testing positive for steroids. He recently won a lucrative three-month contract to provide fitness training to the soccer-playing son of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.
Europe racist: Mbeki
PORT ELIZABETH, July 12 (DPA) South African President Thabu Mbeki today said South Africa had lost out on the bid to host the 2006 World Cup because of racism and Europes refusal to accept Africa as a part of the global community, SAPA news agency said.
Mr Mbeki was speaking at a general council meeting of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) in the east coast city of Port Elizabeth.
Last week world football authorities named Germany the World Cup host country after a neck-and-neck struggle for the opportunity. South Africa had been the favourite to succeed.
The decision had shattered the hopes of our people and the peoples of Africa and illustrated the need for the ANC to serve not only as an agent of change to end the legacy of apartheid in South Africa but also globally, Mr Mbeki told 2,000 delegates.
Mr Mbeki also lashed out at sentiments that Africa was not ready to host an event of this nature. The real question is: when will some in Europe be ready to accept that Africa is part of the global human family, he said.
I believe that we
would not be wrong if we asserted that as a country, as
well as the rest of our continent, strategically we
constitute a very important part of the resource base of
the world economy and therefore of all humanity, whatever
the view of the FIFA executive committee, Mr Mbeki
Gosper brings smiles on Fijian faces
FOR those of you who are going to watch the Olympics on pay-TV in the comfort of your homes across India. India, have pity on us who are living in the country which is to host the games. Pay TV provider Foxtel has finally succumbed to the Olympic fever by agreeing to offer customers access to C7, the Seven Networks subscription sports channels, both of which will be offering around-the-clock coverage of the Sydney games. The deal with Foxtel means C7 games coverage will be available to all capital cities, bringing the potential national subscription audience to just over 1.2 million homes, or an estimated 4.5 million viewers. The snag is that viewers who have already paid to view either on cable or satellite will have to fork out again if they want to watch the Olympics events in the start-to-finish detail that C7 plans. The current minimum Foxtel cable TV subscription (with no C7) is $37.95 a month (Rs 925). Now, a one-off premium subscription of $49.95 (plus 10 per cent GST, which totals about Rs 1375) will apply for C7 Olympics package bookings made until September 1. After that date the price jumps to $69.95 (Rs 1925). Its a rip off....from start to finish.
Fiji for games despite Speight
It has been confirmed that, come hell or high water, Fijis athletes would be travelling to the Sydney Olympics. IOC Vice-President Kevan Gosper brought a welcome smile to some Fijian faces when he visited the crisis-ridden country on Monday to give them a personal assurance from Australian Foreign Affairs Minister, Alexander Downer, that the athletes would not be impeded. Any sort of sanctions or boycott against sport will only hurt the athletes, he said. It is for that very reason I have sought assurances from the Fijian authorities today and the Australian Government. There are a number of Fijian swimmers training at the Australian Institute of Sport and their yachting competitor is overseas. Gosper said a Fijian boxer who might be a medal prospect is also training in Australia and I am sure if it was necessary, we could move the rest of them to Australia. Of nine Fijian athletes in line for Olympic representation, five have so far qualified. The team comprises one Chinese, two of mixed race, two Indians and four indigenous Fijians.
MPs: Members of Privilege
While Australian Prime Minister John Howard partakes in Indian hospitality, he is missing out on the thousands of dollars worth of free Olympics tickets and accommodation some of Australias biggest companies are offering Federal MPs in an attempt to maximise the political benefits of the Olympics. Packages being offered include seats at the finals of the Most popular sports including the athletics, swimming and diving. Companies offering package deals or tickets include Olympics sponsors investment consultants AMP, communications giant Telstra, banking group Westpac and John Fairfax, publishers of the Sydney Morning Herald, and The Age in Melbourne. Ministers, Opposition frontbenchers and senior backbenchers are being either targeted for the corporate hospitality. Those who accept the packages will have to list the tickets and hospitality after the games in the pecuniary interest registers that are tabled in Parliament. Both Mr Howard, and the Opposition leader, Kim Beazley, have left it to individual MPs to decide whether to accept tickets. Mr Howards government will also be entertaining international business leaders and dignitaries who will mix with ministers, parliamentary secretaries and senior public servants in corporate boxes which have been bought by the government in the Olympics Stadium and the Superdome. A total of $850,000 in tickets has also been ordered by the government for the guests.
Sydneys red light chaos
After the recent airport baggage problems, air traffic control chaos and bus and taxi shortages, Sydneys latest controversy revolves around three City Rail drivers who recently completed the Olympics driver-training programme. They have been stood down over the weekend after driving through red signals, prompting new calls for a full inquiry into the rail system. The three are former train guards had less than three months driving experience and are among 200 rail staff who are being retrained to meet the demand for drivers during the games.
No hold over her millions
Cathy Freeman has hit back in a damaging breach of contract case stating she had no knowledge or control of her millions which were handled by her former lover and manager, Nick Bideau, through a complex web of trusts and corporate structures. Freeman says she had no idea she earned over $3.4 million since 1996, only that Mr Bideau had told her she was earning a lot. A Freeman apparently had only limited funds under her own control and relied totally on Mr Bideau. Four days before Freeman effectively sacked Mr Bideau and his Melbourne International Track Club on May 10, $145,000 was withdrawn from the account without notice. Last year, Freeman married Nike executive Mr Sandy Bodecker.
On Monday, Cathys former manager Peter Jess said the stereotype created of Freeman being the poor little dumb black girl image of the world 400m champion girl who knows nothing was untrue. It was complete nonsense thar Cathy didnt know of her financial affairs, since 1996 she has been with and is now married (Mr Bodecker) who should have understood the analysis of financial figures. He had copies of every relevant contact, Jess said. Not the best preparation for an Olympics Games for Cathy, is it!
Flame aboard the Indian Pacific
The Olympic flame travelled across Western Australia yesterday to cross the Nullarbor in a special chamber abroad the Indian Pacific yesterday. In case you were wondering what this means, lets translate that for you. The Nullarbor is the vast limestone which divided Western Australia from the eastern states, occupying 100,000 square miles of generally flat surface in bedrock. The name Nullarbor is derived from the Latin nullus arbor (no tree). The plain is today traversed by the worlds longest stretch of absolutely straight railroad track 530 km. The Indian Pacific is the train which starts in Perth (on the Indian Ocean) and crosses the Nullarbor to on its way to Sydney (on the Pacific Ocean). First stop on the other side of the Nullarbor will be Cook, a refuelling stop for trains, which has a population of three, or four if you include Clancy the three-legged dog. Now a virtual ghost town after the Australian National Railways pulled out in March 1998, Cook is expected to swell to about 100 today (Wednesday) when the torch rolls in on the Indian Pacific about noon. PMG
CHANDIGARH, July 12 There will be a clear policy concerning reward and punishment for coaches, emphasised Mr B K Sinha, who was recently appointed Director, Haryana Sports and Youth Welfare Department, at a press conference here today.
Mr Sinha, the first IPS officer to be appointed to the post, lamented that the government policies concerning sportspersons were unfortunately not reaching them. He said that a lot required to be done at the supervisory level.
He stated that coaches and district sports officers distinctly lacked initiative and dedication. He said if they were a little bit more responsive towards their duty the overall performance of the players would definitely improve.
The new Director, Sports, who palpably looked concerned about the standard of sports in the state, revealed his eagerness to streamline the system, saying that he would lay stress on transparency in his working.
Spelling out his targets and priorities during his tenure as Director Sports, he stated that his immediate goal was to see that there was an improved performance from the state players in the forthcoming National Games scheduled to be held in Punjab and Chandigarh.
He said at a recent meeting in which all the deputy directors were summoned ways and means to improve performance of the players during the National Games were discussed. They were directed to devise result-oriented policies. Haryana finished seventh in the last edition of the National Games.
Looking concerned at the outstanding state players leaving Haryana for better jobs outside he said he would like to reverse the trend adding that he was instrumental in bringing ace athlete Shakti Singh back to Haryana.
Regretting that the budgetary allocation for the state had been drastically slashed this year, he stated that efforts would be made to ensure that the potential medal winners get adequate support so that the state did not lose out on medals.
Stress, he revealed, would be laid on rural sports, which would be handled at the panchayat level. A rural talent hunt programme would be launched and endeavours made to build the right atmosphere for sports activities in the rural areas.
Sampras unlikely for Davis Cup
NEW YORK, July 12 (Reuters) King of the Slams Pete Sampras yesterday took a well-earned place as cereal box cover boy for wheaties Breakfast of champions but said it was highly unlikely he would be able to accept a berth for the upcoming Davis Cup matches.
Sampras fought through a painful case of tendinitis in his left shin on his way to winning a seventh Wimbledon singles title on Sunday for an all-time best 13 Grand Slam triumphs.
Its highly unlikely Ill be able to play, Sampras said about the Davis Cup semifinal tie against Spain that will be played on clay in Santander from July 21 to 23.
Its questionable. Im going home (to Los Angeles) today and get it checked out and I will talk to John (US Davis Cup captain McEnroe).
The US team is expected to be announced today.
Sampras said he was only able to play through the pain and discomfort at Wimbledon by taking aggressive measures in treating his injury and that now rest may be required.
Now its time for it to heal, said Sampras after unveiling the new cereal box on the rooftop courts of the midtown tennis club in Manhattan.
Id like to play but I have to be smart. I definitely need time to let my shin heal properly.
Sampras, who turns 29
next month, has had an uneasy relationship with Davis Cup
captain McEnroe, who has questioned Samprass grit
in battling through injury and his commitment to Davis
Cup in terms of how he arranges his playing schedule.
CHENNAI, July 12 (PTI) Tamil Nadu will take on Air-India, Mumbai, while Punjab and Sind Bank, play Mumbai XI in the semifinals of the Murugappa Gold Cup Invitation Hockey Tournament here on Friday.
At the end of the league phase in two groups, Tamil Nadu and Punjab and Sind Bank topped the respective pools, while Air-India and Mumbai finished runners-up to figure in the last four stages.
On the last day of the league fixtures Punjab and Sind Bank brought in their best efforts scoring five goals in the second half after trailing by a Prakash Chalke (Karnataka) goal to march forward.
Sind Bank were helped by goals from Parinder (three), Sanjeev Kumar and Parabh Deep Singh, while Prakash Chalke netted for Karnataka.
On the other hand, Mumbai, improving with every outing, put up a spirited show to survive against the fighting Indian Airlines, New Delhi 3-2 in group A.
In the Mumbai-Indian Airlines match, Shantha Kumar and Chandrapal Singh (two) scored for the former, while Rajnish Mishra and Gurjant Singh were the scorers for Airlines.
Punjab and Sind Bank required just a draw to progress to the next grade but yielded a goal and were kept under tremendous pressure for the first 37 minutes.
Once they found the equaliser in the second minute of second half, through Parminder Singh, Punjab and Sind Bank, who often resorted to rough play, succeeded in increasing the lead.
Gaining six penalty corners in the first half and not converting any, Sind Banks Olympian Sanjeev Kumar was successful in the second half, making a neat carpet drive 2-1. They scored thrice later, through Parminder (twice) and Parabh Deep Singh.
Mumbai XI, who lost their first match to Tamil Nadu by a brace on Saturday last, had fought gallantly with the medios and forwards combining well to down Bengal XI 2-1 yesterday.
Airlines also had their share of the spoils in the first half but were made to guard their citadel during most part of the second half.
FIFA bans stadium after deaths
ZURICH, July 12 (Reuters) International matches have been banned from Harares national stadium until further notice following the deaths of 13 fans during a World Cup qualifier between Zimbabwe and South Africa, FIFA said.
We have asked for a complete file on the events surrounding this tragedy, FIFA spokesman Andreas Herren said yesterday. The ban will remain in effect until further notice.
South Africa had just
gone 2-0 ahead when Sundays match in Harare
national sports stadium was halted eight minutes from
time as home fans hurled missiles on to the pitch and
police fired tear gas into the crowd.
Gurbax to train hockey team
PATIALA, July 12 The Indian Hockey Federation has roped in former Mexico Olympics captain, Gurbax Singh, to train the national squad for the Olympics.
former full back who co-skippered the Indian team at the
1968 Mexico Olympics with ace full back Pritipal Singh,
will be imparting training only to the midfielders. With
the induction of Gurbax Singh, the Indian team will have
four coaches training the squad. Gurbax Singh will be
working in tandem with chief coach Vasudev Baskaran,
assistant coach Harinder Singh and Ranjit Singh, who has
been deputed specifically to look after goalkeeping and
penalty corner conversion. At present the Indian squad is
undergoing training at Bangalore.
NEW DELHI, July 12 (PTI) Cricket icon Kapil Dev met the Union Sports Minister S.S. Dhindsa and requested him to expedite the probe in the alleged match fixing scandal rocking the cricketing world.
Dev called on Mr Dhindsa late last evening and urged him to ask the CBI to expedite the case as it was causing agony to many a player.
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