Dec 03, 2012 10:12

I HAVE recently had a chance to read the extract of Ed Hawkin’s book ‘BOOKIE GAMBLER FIXER SPY: A JOURNEY TO THE CORRUPT HEART OF CRICKET’S UNDERWORLD’, where a sensational allegation has been made that the India-Pakistan semi-final match of the World Cup 2011 was fixed. This allegation was based on an SMS received from a bookie pertaining to the broad contours of what would happen in the match. A match cannot be said to be fixed just based upon the SMS enumerating some match predictions.  A keen follower of cricket would surely have known that Pakistan has never defeated India in a World Cup match; hence the odds were anyways stacked against them particularly when chasing 260 in the semi-final. 

Dec 27, 2010 06:12

PODAR Enterprise managing director Rajiv Podar has a long association with cricket, being a partner in Sports Education Development India Limited (SEDIL) along with Kohinoor Group, which provides sports education programs across India. SEDIL has a tie-up with Cricket Australia to provide Cricket Education Programs planned to be implemented in 10 schools all over the country.

Dec 08, 2010 08:12

ENGLISH movies channel Sony Pix from Multi Screen Media (formerly Sony Entertainment Television) stable recently acquired broadcast rights for NBA in the Indian market. 

NBA coverage on Pix includes two live games per week (Thursday and Saturday IST), besides live coverage of the NBA Playoffs and the Eastern Conference Finals in 2011 and the Western Conference Finals in 2012. 

NBA is the second sports property that will be aired on the channel after the FA Cup. Pix business head Sundar Aaron in a conversation with SportzPower's Javed Farooqui talks about the ramifications of the deal for the channel. 

Dec 22, 2009 17:12

Dr Wilfried Aulbur is the managing director and CEO of Mercedes-Benz India Pvt Ltd since 1 January, 2006. Prior to this appointment, Dr Aulbur was the executive assistant of the head of Mercedes Car Group (2003 to 2005). Dr Aulbur did his undergraduate and graduate studies in Europe and the US. He earned his PhD in Physics from Ohio State University in 1996 and subsequently worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of California and the Ohio State University in the areas of semiconductors, computational material science and solid state physics.

Dec 18, 2009 08:12

THE NAME of Marc Lammers in Holland is just about as famous as that of Kapil Dev in India. Lammers has been the national head coach of the Dutch women hockey team from 2000 to 2008 and took the Dutch team to Gold medal victory in the Beijing Olympics last year. He has also been the national head coach of Spain women hockey team. As a player, Lammers won five international caps for Holland and played for 16 years in the first division of the Netherlands.