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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 15, 2010

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

Defence Minister Antony felicitates Armed Forces CWG medal winners
Defence Minister A K Antony on Friday felicitated Armed Forces sportsmen for their splendid performance in the XIXth Commonwealth Games that concluded on Thursday. ANI

Arsenal players lack winning mentality: Fabregas
Arsenal skipper Cesc Fabregas has criticized his club players for lacking a winning mentality. ANI

Tiger Woods manager demands extortion investigation
The person of the company who manages Roger Federer and Tiger Woods will go to LAPD to demand an extortion investigation over the lawsuit alleging gambling. ANI

Curtains almost down on Beckham's international career
England boss Fabio Capello no longer sees David Beckham as part of his plans, bringing a certain end to the star midfielders international career. ANI

Warne says 'aggressive, variety-filled' India deserves to be No.1 Test team
Australian legend Shane Warne has said that India deserves to be the No.1 side in Test cricket in the world because they play a good attacking game. ANI

Series defeat in India provides opportunity to young Oz cricketers to make grade
Captain Ricky Ponting, who is dealing with Australias longest Test match losing streak in the last 22 years, has admitted that players outside the Test XI could force their way into the side for the Ashes battle in Brisbane.he series defeat in India has provided an opportunity to the likes of all-rounder Steve Smith, batsmen Callum Ferguson, Phillip Hughes, Usman Khawaja and emerging spinner Stephen OKeefe to perform in the Sheffield Shield or ODI matches against India and Sri Lanka. ANI

PCB chief btt to seek Zardari's guidance on management crisis
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ijaz b*tt is expected to meet President Asif Ali Zardari, who is also the PCB patron-in-chief, to seek his guidance to prepare a future course of action for the national team. ANI

Warne ready to help Hauritz if Oz skipper wants
Australian legend Shane Warne has offered to lend a helping hand to save Nathan Hauritzs Test career, and added that young leg-spinner Steve Smith is not close to being ready to play the Ashes. ANI

Infighting, controversies marring 'world's best team' Pak's progress: Shoaib Akhtar
Although the Pakistan cricket team is the best in the world, infighting and controversies have marred its progress at the international level, controversy-ridden Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has stated. ANI

Third Nigerian athlete flunks dope test, stripped off her silver medals
Doping continues to haunt Nigerian athletes even after the closing ceremony of the XIX Commonwealth Games, as third runner from the country Folashade Abugan tested positive. ANI

England, Scotland were just hours away from pulling out of Delhi CWG: Holmes
England and Scotland were just hours away from pulling out of the 2010 Commonwealth Games and were already preparing statements to that effect ANI

Shoaib Akhtar confident of playing for Pak for another four years
Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has expressed his confidence that he can play for the national team for another four years. ANI

Kiwi silver medallist was sent home from CWG for breaking booze protocol: SNZ chief
Swimming New Zealand (SNZ) Chief Executive Mike Byrne has confirmed that Delhi Commonwealth Games silver medallist Daniel Bell was sent home from India for breaking SNZs zero-tolerance alcohol protocol. ANI

'Shocked' Watson 'sad' over Rajasthan Royals termination from IPL
Australian all rounder Shane Watson, who was planning a long and lucrative future with Rajasthan Royals, had no idea that the IPL team was in trouble after its contract was terminated by the Indian board. ANI

Lawson says time for Ponting to hand over captaincy to Clarke to focus on batting
Former Australian fast bowler Geoff Lawson has asked the Australian selectors to dump Ricky Ponting as captain before the Ashes, after a series whitewash at the hands of India, and replace him with vice captain Michael Clarke. ANI

Rooney paying for sexcapades by taking mum-in-law shopping!
It seems Wayne Rooney is putting every effort to mend his relationship his mother-in-law after his cheating fiasco. ANI

Delhi CWG closing ceremony 'a spectacular send-off', says international media
The curtains came down on the XIXth Commonwealth Games in New Delhi with a spectacular closing ceremony which has drawn unparalleled applause from across the world. ANI

Oz chief Crosswhite puts blame on other athletes for vandalism at Games village
Australian Commonwealth Games Association chief Perry Crosswhite, who admitted that a washing machine was dropped from a balcony in Australias section of the Games village, is now trying to cover up things by saying that he would be surprised if an Australian athlete was blamed for the incident. ANI

Dhoni wants Tests hosted at venues where 'full circus of fans can help them perform'
Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni wants Tests matches to be scheduled more at venues which are more receptive to the game. ANI

India celebrates with aplomb successful completion of Delhi Commonwealth Games
It was a triumphant evening for India when it completed the holding of the XIX Commonwealth Games in Delhi, putting at rest a thousand doubts by staging one of the most colourful galas to bring down the curtain on the eleven-day event. ANI

Blewett expects huge summer from Ponting as captain
Former Australian batsman Greg Blewett has backed Ricky Ponting as captain for next months Ashes despite Australia losing three Tests in a row and slumping to fifth in the world rankings for the first time in their history. ANI

Manmohan Singh to meet CWG medallist today
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh will meet Commonwealth Games 2010 medal winners here today. ANI

Bopanna-Aisam duo sails into Shanghai quarter-finals
The tennis duo comprising Rohan Bopanna of India and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi of Pakistan has advanced into the quarterfinals of the ATP Master Tennis Championship mens doubles event in Shanghai. ANI

Secret behind Kirsten's success with Team India where other foreigners failed
Indian cricket teams coach Gary Kirsten has revealed how he has turned the team from being perpetual underachievers to a dominant Test team in the world within two years. ANI

Watson says Aussies will have 'no excuses' against England in Ashes
Australian all-rounder Shane Watson has said that his team would have no excuses during next months Ashes. ANI

Kiwi ODI series against Bangladesh 'shaping up as one of the worst ever': Morrison
Former New Zealand batsman John Morrison has labeled the Black Caps ODI series loss against Bangladesh as their worst tour in recent memory. ANI

Australian athlete sent home for bad behaviour during Commonwealth Games
Australian Commonwealth Games Association chief Perry Crosswhite said on Friday that an athlete had been sent home from Delhi for disciplinary reasons and admitted that a washing machine was dropped from a balcony in Australias section of the Games village. ANI

India targeted Hauritz, Oz middle order for 2-0 series whitewash
Indian cricket coach Gary Kirsten targeted two key weaknesses of the Australian side-Nathan Hauritz and middle order batting-to complete a 2-0 series sweep and relegating Australia to an all-time low fifth place in the ICC rankings. ANI

Ponting in sms 'pow-wow' with Warne after field placing tweets onslaught
Australian captain Ricky Ponting has said that Shane Warne has not yet apologized for his Twitter rant after the spin bowling great publicly lashed out at Ponting for his poor field arrangements during the Bangalore Test. ANI

'Defiant' Ponting says he is still the right man to lead Australia despite India drubbing
Ricky Ponting has said that he is still the man to captain the side after leading Australia in the worst Test match losing streak in 22 years. ANI

'Win in South Africa must to be greatest Indian Test team ever', says Kirsten
Indian cricket teams coach Gary Kirsten has said that his team must win the upcoming Test series in South Africa to reach its greatest heights. ANI

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