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Commonwealth Games to push for Twenty20 cricket inclusion

Commonwealth Games to push for Twenty20 cricket inclusion

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The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) is to approach the International Cricket Council (ICC) again to push for Twenty20 cricket’s inclusion in future Games, the CGF said on Tuesday. “It is fundamental that our sports programme continues to evolve in such a way as to sustain the Commonwealth Games as one of... 

Buffeted by injuries, ‘Best Boxer’ now wants to shine as coach

Buffeted by injuries, ‘Best Boxer’ now wants to shine as coach

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KOLKATA: After his dream to represent Olympics shattered because of a spate of injuries and illnesses, the ‘Best Boxer’ of the Manchester Commonwealth Games 2002, Som Bahadur Pun, now wants to make a mark as a coach. Having spent years in wilderness after failing to make a comeback, Pun finally gave up his boxing... 

Firms: Still owed millions from Commonwealth Games

Firms: Still owed millions from Commonwealth Games

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LONDON- Foreign companies are planning legal action against organizers of the New Delhi Commonwealth Games, claiming they are still owed millions for their work on the opening and closing ceremonies and are being blocked from taking their equipment out of India. The complaints by the international firms and contractors follow... 

Ready to answer all CBI questions: Kalmadi

Ready to answer all CBI questions: Kalmadi

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Commonwealth Games Organising Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi on Monday said he has not committed any offence and is ready to answer all the questions of the Central Bureau of Investigation. He also said he will make a statement in parliament. “I welcome the investigations (into the financial irregularities in the Commonwealth... 

Two Delhi Commonwealth Games officials arrested

Two Delhi Commonwealth Games officials arrested

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India’s top investigating agency has arrested two 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games officials for alleged financial irregularities. TS Darbari and Sanjay Mohindroo are accused of forgery and cheating over the awarding of Games contracts. The men were suspended from their posts in August. They deny any wrongdoing. Earlier this... 

Archery coach dies in road mishap

Archery coach dies in road mishap

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Indian archery coach and former Asian champion Cherukuri Lenin (26) died in a ghastly road mishap near Ibrahimpatnam early on Sunday morning. Lenin, who was the coach of Commonwealth Games silver medallists Ch. Jignas and Ritul Chatterjee, was returning to Vijayawada from Hyderabad after attending the felicitation to the Commonwealth... 

Champ Dani’s $20k challenge to Poonia

Champ Dani’s $20k challenge to Poonia

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JAIPUR: She pulled out of the Commonwealth Games but now she’s seething for a showdown. In a challenge straight out of the Wild West, Australian discus world champ Dani Samuels has demanded a duel with Krishna Poonia, who led a historic Indian 1-2-3 sweep of the event at the Games. The prize is $20,000, and the winner... 

Sonia Gandhi meets Commonwealth Games champions, Suresh Kalmadi kept out

Sonia Gandhi meets Commonwealth Games champions, Suresh Kalmadi kept out

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New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi Saturday met the Indian medal winners in the Commonwealth Games but controversial Organising Committee Chairman Suresh Kalmadi was not invited. Gandhi, as also Rahul, met the medal winners who brought glory to the country in the just concluded Games. Sports Minister M S Gill was present... 

Australia praises India`s `exceptional` Commonwealth Games

Australia praises India`s `exceptional` Commonwealth Games

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Sydney: India’s preparations for the New Delhi Commonwealth Games got a thumbs up from the usually stringent Australians and termed them as “exceptional” after organisers overcame a shambolic build-up and widespread criticism to deliver a largely successful event. Sports Minister Mark Arbib said authorities “really... 

Trecia Smith of Jamaica gets David Dixon award

Trecia Smith of Jamaica gets David Dixon award

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New Delhi: Jamaican triple jumper Trecia Smith got the David Dixon Award as the most outstanding athlete of the Commonwealth Games. Trecia`s name was announced by Commonwealth Games Federation president Michael Fennel during the Games` colourful closing ceremony at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. The award, named after former... 

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