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Enforcement Directorate issues 'Look Out Circular' against Lalit Modi
The Enforcement Directorate has issued a Look Out Circular against sacked Indian Premier League (IPL) Commissioner Lalit Modi at all entry points and airports in the country in connection with its probe into the alleged misappropriation of funds in the T20 cricket tournament. ANI

'Ponting can't be sacked as captain unless dropped from team'
Australia cant drop Ricky Ponting as the skipper unless he is dropped from the team, a noted cricket columnist has said. ANI

Pak Chef de mission, weightlifter still fighting over 'CWG flag-carrying controversy'
The Pakistan flag-carrying controversy refuses to die down, as the chef de mission of the Pakistan contingent in the Commonwealth Games, Muhammad Ali Shah, and top weightlifter Shuja Malik have been indulging in a blame-game over the infamous issue after returning home. ANI

News from the world of Sports with a special focus on Cricket for October 14, 2010

Gold medallist Paramjeet Samota's family, relatives celebrate his victory at hometown
Relatives and friends of pugilist Paramjeet Samota, who won gold medal in the 91 kilograms category at the XIX Commonwealth Games-2010 in New Delhi, are an elated lot in Danaud village in Haryanas Bhiwani District. ANI

Younus 'expected a lot more in PCB conciliatory letter
Former Pakistan skipper Younus Khan has expressed his disappointment over the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) letter asking him to meet chairman Ijaz b*tt and sort out the issue of his continued omission from the national side, despite lifting of the ban imposed on him earlier this year. ANI

Hamilton still not ready to accept defeat
Formula One ace Lewis Hamilton has said that he still in the title race, as he hopes for a miracle. ANI

Manchester United fears losing Rooney
Manchester United fears that their ace striker Wayne Rooney may not sign a new contract with the club. ANI

Becker offers to help revive men's tennis in Britain
Former German tennis star Boris Becker has reportedly expressed his desire to revive British mens tennis from its dreadful state. ANI

Miandad claims PCB sidelining him despite Zardari giving him more authority
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Director General Javed Miandad has claimed that he is being sidelined by the board despite President Asif Ali Zardari vesting him with more authority and power. ANI

'Australians do not get walloped at home', Hussain warns England's Ashes team
Despite Australias 2-0 Test series loss against India, former England captain Nasser Hussain has warned Andrew Strauss and his players against getting overly cocky ahead of next months Ashes series. ANI

India retains second place at CWG with Saina's gold in badminton
India retained the second place on the last day of the XIXth Commonwealth Games with ace shuttler Saina Nehwal winning the gold in badminton. ANI

Fifa president Blatter backs England bid to host 2018 World Cup
England have became clear favourites to host the 2018 World Cup after Fifa president Sepp Blatter backed their bid. ANI

England pacers can overcome testing conditions to win Ashes: Broad
Fast bowler Stuart Broad believes that Englands seamers can overcome testing conditions in Australia and inspire an Ashes series victory over their old rivals. ANI

Anjali Tendulkar expresses happiness over Sachin's double century against Australia
Anjali Tendulkar, wife of master blaster Sachin Tendulkar, expressed happiness over Sachins phenomenal performance in 2-0 series win over Australia. ANI

Beaten Ponting wants Oz players to focus quickly on Ashes series
Australias skipper Ricky Ponting, who lost his last Test before the Ashes series, has said that the team has to move quickly to prepare themselves to face England at the Gabba. ANI

Bopanna-Aisam duo advances to Shanghai Masters pre-quarterfinals
The tennis duo comprising Rohan Bopanna of India and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi of Pakistan has advanced to the second round of the 2010 Shanghai Masters. ANI

Fennell salutes Delhi for hosting successful Commonwealth Games
Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) President Mike Fennell has said that Delhi has performed to successfully host the XIXth Commonwealth Games. ANI

Pietersen could be 'major problem' for England's Ashes campaign: Buchanan
Former Australia coach John Buchanan believes Kevin Pietersen could be a major problem in Englands Ashes campaign if the under performing star fails to rediscover his batting form. ANI

Australia thrash India 8-0 to win CWG men's hockey gold
World champion Australia thrashed India 8-0 in the final of the Indian mens hockey event at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here to win gold at the Delhi Commonwealth Games. ANI

Ponting doesn't see too many gaping holes in team despite drubbing by India
After Australias 2-0 Test series defeat against India, skipper Ricky Ponting insists that any problems magnified during the tour would be resolved in the one month left for the Ashes. ANI

Zardari felicitates PCB and players over 'no ICC proof of spot-fixing'
While the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is being criticized from all quarters, President Asif Ali Zardari has chosen to felicitate its chairman Ijaz b*tt and players on the findings of the International Cricket Council (ICC) that there was no compelling proof of spot-fixing against the teams players. ANI

Tiger Woods, Roger Federer manager sued over alleged shady betting
A lawsuit has been filed against the company that manages Roger Federer and Tiger Woods, it has emerged. ANI

Claws out as Tiger Woods' ex-mistresses fight
Tiger Woods ex-mistress Joslyn James has filed a police complaint against Devon James, claiming she threatened her life. ANI

Delhi CWG ceremonies designed to inspire India's youth: Bharatbala
Delhi Commonwealth Games ceremonies Creative Director Bharatbala has said that while planning for the opening and closing ceremonies his main focus was to assemble a show which would inspire Indias youth. ANI

Tendulkar a formidable opponent of 'flawed' umpire decision review system
Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar, who has always been a major obstacle for the Australians, is also a formidable opponent of the umpire decision review system (UDRS) as he considers the technology not to be 100 percent accurate. ANI

Warne ends 'war of tweets' with Ponting over his outrageous field arrangements
Australian cricketing great Shane Warne has said that he has explained his Tweets criticising Ricky Ponting to the Test captain. ANI

Jwala Gutta, Ashwini win 37th gold for India at CWG
India, which is trying to retain the second place in the XIXth Commonwealth Games, had a good start on Thursday with Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponappa winning the 37th gold for the country in womens badminton doubles final. ANI

Oz lacked quick as 'resourceful' as Zaheer, spinner as 'menacing' as Bhajji: Roebuck
Noted cricket columnist Peter Roebuck has said that the Australian teams 2-0 whitewash to India was primarily due to the reason that they lacked a speedster as resourceful as Zaheer Khan and a spinner as menacing as Harbhajan Singh. ANI

'Disgraced' PCB has lost confidence of ICC, Test nations: Former ICC President
Following a clean up your act warning issued by the International Cricket Council (ICC) to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), former ICC President Ehsan Mani has stated that the latter has lost the confidence of the ICC and Test playing nations. ANI

Ponting pained at not able to play match-winning innings like Tendulkar
Australias skipper Ricky Ponting has said that his inability to play big match winning innings like Sachin Tendulkar made the difference between the two sides, with India winning the series 2-0. ANI

Thorpe appointed England's batting coach
Former batsman Graham Thorpe has been appointed as Englands lead batting coach. ANI

ICC warns PCB of sanctions if it fails to 'clean up act' within 30 days
Taking serious note of the continuing decline in the governance of cricket in Pakistan, the International Cricket Council (ICC) in its two-day board meeting in Dubai gave out a clear message to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) that it should either buck up and sort out the games administration within a month or be ready to face the consequences, potentially in the form of sanctions. ANI

Liverpool owners block sale by US court's temporary restraining order
Liverpool owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett have claimed that a US court has granted a temporary restraining order stopping the sale of the English Premier League club. ANI

New Delhi turned into a fortress ahead of CWG closing ceremony
With reports that Pakistan based terrorist outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba is planning to attack New Delhi during the build-up to the closing ceremony of the XIXth Commonwealth Games, the city has been turned into a fortress with more than thousand extra police personnel and soldiers deployed to keep a hawk-eye vigil. ANI

Manmohan Singh to cheer Indian men's hockey team
The Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, will cheer for the Indian mens hockey team here today as they lock horns with three-time gold medalists Australia in the final of the hockey event. ANI

All focus on men's hockey team, Saina as India eyes second place in CWG
As the curtains come down this evening with a grand finale of the XIXth Commonwealth Games, India, which is shining with its best ever medal haul with 36 Golds will make a last-ditch effort to finish second in the medals tally with all eyes on mens hockey team and ace shuttler Saina Nehwal. ANI

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