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Arjuna Ranatunga Alleges 2011 WC Final Fixed; Demands Probe

Sri Lanka’s World Cup winning captain Arjuna Ranatunga has alleged that the 2011 ICC World Cup final between India and Sri Lanka hosted in Mumbai was fixed and demanded a probe into the matter. According to a report in Sri Lanka’s English newspaper Daily Mirror, Ranatunga, while reacting to former skipper Kumar Sangakkara’s comments on whose behest the 2009 tour of Pakistan was arranged, said: “Sangakkara wants an inquiry into

Clash of the titans! Virat Kohli v Chris Gayle in World T20 semi-finals

Chris Gayle is determined to grab the World Twenty20 limelight back from in-form Virat Kohli when the West Indies and India clash in a mouthwatering semi-final in Mumbai on Thursday.  The destructive opener smashed an unbeaten century, which included 11 sixes, in the West Indies’ opening win against England but has only batted once since, making just four. Kohli has been the star of the tournament so far, expertly guiding

Mumbai Cricket Association lifts Shah Rukh Khan's Wankhede ban

Mumbai Cricket Association on Sunday lifted the ban on actor Shah Rukh Khan from entering the Wankhede Stadium. The MCA took this decision during its managing committee meet. The news was confirmed by MCA vice-president Ashish Shelar​ during his address to reporters. MCA had slapped a five-year ban in 2012 on the Bollywood superstar from entering the iconic Mumbai stadium over his alleged misbehavior at the ground. Khan, co-owner of Indian Premier

Chennai Super Kings beat Mumbai Indians by 6 wickets

There is no stopping Chennai Super Kings. Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s men continued their winning run in the Indian Premier League as they defeated Mumbai Indians by 6 wickets at the Wankhede Stadium on Friday. Chasing a huge 184, Chennai rode on Dwayne Smith’s 62 and Brendon McCullum’s 46 to get off to a flying start. And even after their exit, Suresh Raina stood firm, playing an unbeaten knock of 43

We lost the game in the first six overs: Rohit Sharma

Succumbing to their second straight defeat in the Indian Premier League, Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma on Sunday said his batsmen got out to poor shots against the Kings XI Punjab here. Kings XI won the game by 18 runs at the Wankhede stadium. “I thought we lost it in the first six overs. We lost too many wickets,” said Rohit. “We played some stupid shots in the chase. We have

Devendra Fadnavis is first BJP CM of Maharashtra

Devendra Fadnavis was sworn-in as the chief minister of the first BJP government of Maharashtra at a gala public function here Friday.Nine other ministers also took the oath.Maharashtra Governor C. V. Rao administered the oath of office and secrecy to Fadnavis (44) and the others at a glittering ceremony in the sprawling Wankhede Stadium witnessed by over 30,000 people.Present on the historic occasion were Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bharatiya Janata

Shiv Sena to boycott Fadnavis oath ceremony

The Shiv Sena Friday announced a complete boycott of the swearing-in ceremony of the first BJP government in Maharashtra, scheduled later in the day. In a front-page statement in the party mouthpiece, Saamana and Dopahar ka Saamana, the party said that no legislator, parliamentarian or other officials shall take part in the oath taking ceremony of BJP’s Chief Minister-designate Devendra Fadnavis and his small cabinet at Wankhede Stadium. The Sena

Devendra Fadnavis to be Maharashtra CM

Devendra Fadnavis will be Maharashtra’s new chief minister following his election as the leader of the BJP legislature party here Tuesday. Home Minister Rajnath Singh and party leaders Rajiv Pratap Rudy, O.P. Mathur and J.P. Nadda were at the meeting where the newly elected 121 BJP legislators chose Fadnavis at the Maharashtra Legislature complex. Hailing from Nagpur, Fadnavis, 44, pipped his mentor and central minister Nitin Gadkari to bag the

NCP to abstain during Maharashtra confidence vote

The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Monday said it would abstain from voting if the proposed Bharatiya Janata Party government seeks vote of confidence in the legislature. “In the interest of stability in the state, the NCP will abstain from voting if it is called for. In case the Shiv Sena joins the coalition, there should not be any problems. However, we will not vote against the minority government and create

Ness Wadia booked over Preity Zinta 's molestation charge

Industrialist Ness Wadia was on Saturday booked over an alleged molestation charge made by his former girlfriend and actress Preity Zinta. The Bombay Dyeing scion denied the charges, while Preity said “I’ve truth by my side”. The first information report (FIR) was lodged on the basis of a detailed written complaint handed over at the Marine Drive police station by Zinta late Thursday. But Wadia has said the charges were

Actor Preity Zinta files molestation case against Ness Wadia

Actor Preity Zinta has filed a molestation case against businessman Ness Wadia in city’s Marine Drive police station, as per reports. The case was filed on Thursday night. The incident reportedly took place on May 30 during an Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Wankhede stadium. The match was between Chennai Super Kings and Punjab Kings X11. Both Ness and Preity are co-owners of the Punjab IPL team. The