Bangladesh plans to revive scandal-hit T20 league
Bangladesh plans to revive scandal-hit T20 league

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is planning to revive a controversial Twenty20 league which was shut down two years ago following a match-fixing scandal.

Collect data on minorities under BPL: Parliamentary panel to Minority Affairs ministry

A Parliamentary Panel has asked the Ministry of Minority Affairs to immediately initiate a process to collect data on people of minority communities living below the poverty line.

Health care package for BPL families in Assam

Assam government would introduce a total health care package for families belonging to Below Poverty Line (BPL), Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said on Thursday.

Billiards Premier League is good for the sport: Pankaj Advani
Billiards Premier League is good for the sport: Pankaj Advani

 Cue sports ace Pankaj Advani says tournaments like the Billiards Premier League need to be encouraged and conducted at the national level to make the game popular.

Rich people are reaping govt benefits: Varun Gandhi

 BJP MP Varun Gandhi today alleged that affluent persons were reaping benefits of government facilities whereas poor were deprived of them.

Dhruv Sitwala`s 188 break steers MB`s Shooters into BPL final

Dhruv Sitwala, fresh from his silver medal winning feat in the recent world team championship, uncorked the tournament-high break of 188 to steer MB`s Shooters into the final of the inaugural Videocon Billiards Premier League at the Bombay Gymkhana here today.

Billiards Premier League is good for the sport: Pankaj Advani

Cue sports ace Pankaj Advani says tournaments like the Billiards Premier League need to be encouraged and conducted at the national level to make the game popular.

ICC clarifies role of Ian Pont in BPL 2013 investigations

Following the earlier announcement by the ICC and BCB of their move to appeal against the decision of the BCB`s anti-corruption tribunal, the ICC has clarified matters surrounding the involvement of Ian Pont, the Dhaka Gladiators` coach, in BPL 2013 investigations.

BCB bans `indisciplined` Shakib Al Hasan for six months

Bangladesh Cricket Board today cracked the whip on Shakib Al Hasan for indiscipline, handing him a six-month ban from all forms of cricket after the star all-rounder left for Barbados for Caribbean Premier League without the clearance from the Board.

Bangladesh`s Mohammad Ashraful gets 8-year fixing ban

Bangladesh cricket authorities banned former captain Mohammad Ashraful for eight years on Wednesday after he was found guilty of match-fixing during a domestic Twenty20 tournament.

Arsene Wenger rules out Arsenal spending spree

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has warned supporters that while he will look to improve his squad during the close season, they should not expect a "massive" influx of new players.

All households in Burdwan district to have toilets: DM

Altogether 80,000 individual household toilets have been constructed in Burdwan district during the current financial year, which is a record, a top district official said on Sunday.

BCCI Working Committee set to zero in on two prospective countries for IPL 7

The BCCI Working Committee will meet here tomorrow to shortlist two prospective countries which will be kept as alternative venues for the seventh edition of the IPL which is co-inciding with the general elections.

Vincent admits not reporting bookie`s approach

Former New Zealand international Lou Vincent confirmed Thursday that he failed to tell authorities when a bookmaker approached him about fixing a match in Bangladesh, but said that was the extent of any wrongdoing.

ICC, BCB disappointed with outcome in BPL fixing case

The ICC and the Bangladesh Cricket Board today expressed disappointment after the tribunal investigating alleged corruption in the BPL, found one of the owners of Dhaka Gladiators guilty of "being party to an effort to fix" a match in the 2013 edition of the T20 league.

Assam govt to distribute cash to BPL families before polls

In a move that could trigger a controversy, the Congress-led Assam government today announced to distribute at least Rs 200 cash to BPL families as "gift" during Rongali Bihu festival in April, just ahead of the Lok Sabha polls.

Cannot revise BPL criteria unilaterally: Guj govt

Gujarat government today clarified that it had not issued any new guidelines for identification of Below Poverty Line families, saying it could not take such a step unilaterally without involving the Centre.

J&K Court asks Govt to make scheme for BPL girls

Jammu and Kashmir High Court has asked the state government to formulate a scheme for nearly four lakh girls living below poverty line to enable them to live a dignified life and prevent their exploitation.

Bangladesh match-fixing hearing underway

A hearing was underway in Bangladesh today against nine cricketers and officials charged with match-fixing offences involving the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), officials said.

J&K govt to extend RSBY scheme to 10 more districts

Jammu and Kashmir government has decided to extend Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY), which aims to provide health insurance cover to every BPL family, to ten more districts in the state.