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Commonwealth Games 2010: The ballooning budget

When work on the Commonwealth Games began in 2006 the mega budget  was Rs 22,000 crore. Four years later the budget is Rs 30,000 crore. It has swollen by nearly 40 per cent forcing the Delhi government to increase taxes and roll back crucial subsidies.Naturally, everyone wants to know what went wrong. Sources tell NDTV that some of it is ... Read More »

Tiger Woods targeting fifth Masters victory at Augusta

Tiger Woods says he can win his fifth Masters this week, despite having been out of action for five months because of a highly damaging sex scandal. “Nothing’s changed, I’ll still go out to win this thing,” Woods insisted. “I’m looking forward to teeing off. I haven’t looked forward to that first shot in a long time.” The world number ... Read More »

Pune and Kochi are two new IPL teams

Chennai: Sahara Group and Rendezvous Sports, a consortium of business houses, pipped three other corporate biggies to win the bids for two new Indian Premier League teams from the next season. Sahara Adventure Sports Group was the highest bidder at $370 million (Rs.1,702 crore) and bagged Pune as the host city. Kerala-based consortium Rendezvous Sports bid $333.33 million (Rs.1.333.33 crore) ... Read More »

‘7UP LEMON PATTALAM’ IS BACK – BIGGER & BETTER

Chennai, Jan 30 th, 2010: PepsiCo India – a name synonymous with cricket in the country and one of the biggest corporate partners of Indian Premier League (IPL) – unveiled here today its high-voltage initiatives for IPL 2010, with the launch of the second edition of 7UP Lemon Pattalam – its unique cricketing programme for consumers in Tamil Nadu. After ... Read More »

Want my son to bat like Sachin: Brian Lara

When you are talking of Sachin Tendulkar  almost any parent whose son plays India’s most popular game would say they would hope their son would bat like Sachin Tendulkar and guess what, an ace cricketer like Brian Lara hopes for the same if he had a son!! “We’ve sat on many occasions. We’ve been on tour together, played on the ... Read More »

IPL T20 Schedule – 2010

No. Date Team Time Venue 1 3/12/2010 Deccan Chargers vs Kolkata Knight Riders 20:00 (IST) Dr DY Patil Stadium, Mumbai 2 3/13/2010 Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals 15:00 (IST) Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai (Bombay) 3 3/13/2010 Kings XI Punjab vs Delhi Daredevils 20:00 (IST) Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali – Chandigarh 4 3/14/2010 Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore 16:00 ... Read More »

IPL a good platform to groom future players: Dhoni

Indian Premier League works as a good platform to find and groom talented youngsters, who may go on to play in the national team, according to India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni. “I want to make more players for ourselves. We are grooming Indian players from under-19 or players on the verge of making debut for India. All those individuals rubbing ... Read More »

Chak de India: Hockey Holi hai

Holi has a distinct hockey flavour this year, with India trouncing arch rivals Pakistan 4-1 in their first match of the tournament on Sunday night. It was a fantastic start to the Hockey World Cup for a team battling controversy surrounding the rebellion of players against Hockey India just last month. Security concerns have also cast a cloud over the ... Read More »