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  1. August 6, 2014

    Kabaddi holds its breath for a glitzy, Murdoch-backed relaunch

    A boisterous crowd is crammed into Mumbai’s largest indoor sports arena on a Saturday night in mid-July, ready to be...

  2. June 13, 2014

    I don’t want to be caught out over cash, says cricketer Ian Bell

    England and Warwickshire batsman Ian Bell will be a key player in this summer’s Investec Test series against Sri Lanka and...

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  1. May 15, 2014

    Report finds 4 out of 5 sporting bets are placed illegally

    Four out of every five bets made on sport are placed illegally, leading to $140bn being laundered each year, according to a...

  2. beyondbrics

    April 23, 2014

    India elections: daily wrap

    India is currently enjoying two of its favourite things – cricket and politics. And on beyondbrics today we look at which of...

  3. April 22, 2014

    A land where voting and cricket don’t mix

    India is a big country but not quite big enough to host two of its great passions at the same time: democracy and cricket....

  4. beyondbrics

    April 16, 2014

    India elections: daily wrap

    With the Indian Premier League cricket tournament kicking off on Wednesday, people were a little distracted from the mammoth...

  5. April 15, 2014

    Indian Premier League overcomes sticky wicket to start new season

    Cricket and money The Indian Premier League starts bowling in unfamiliar surroundings on Wednesday, as the world’s most...

  6. April 13, 2014

    Bollywood and business hope to score with new India football league

    The Indian Super League football tournament launched by Rupert Murdoch’s Star India television network and Mukesh Ambani’s...

  7. March 27, 2014

    Court demand to suspend teams casts doubt over IPL season

    The forthcoming season of cricket’s money-spinning Indian Premier League was thrown into doubt on Thursday as the country’s...

  8. March 27, 2014

    India the land where football remains an underdog

    Football fans love an underdog, but even so the sport’s latest venture remains a long-shot: relaunching the world’s most...

  9. beyondbrics

    March 6, 2014

    India elections: voters win, cricket lovers lose?

    India’s forthcoming election is often described as a festival of democracy, a reflection of the country’s passion for noisy,...

  10. February 12, 2014

    Cricketer Kevin Pietersen goes for $1.5m in Indian league auction

    Players for hire: IPL auction gets under way As the final hammer fell on the first day of its annual player auction, the...

  11. beyondbrics

    November 15, 2013

    India and betting: if you can't stop it, legalise it?

    Earlier this week Ranjit Sinha, director of the Central Bureau of Investigation, made headlines when he said: “If you can’t...

  12. November 5, 2013

    A revolution on the chessboard

    Can chess be transformed into a money-spinning global spectator sport? It is a question that will be much on Andrew...

  13. October 21, 2013

    Murdoch and Ambani to launch Indian football tournament

    Rupert Murdoch’s Star India and Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries have joined forces to launch a football tournament to...

  14. October 10, 2013

    Sachin Tendulkar to retire after 200 Tests

    Sachin Tendulkar, the Indian cricketer regarded as one of the best batsmen the sport has seen, has announced his retirement...

  15. September 13, 2013

    Indian cricket bans two players for life over spot-fixing scandal

    India’s cricket authorities have imposed life bans on two players accused of fixing elements of matches during last season’s...

  16. beyondbrics

    July 29, 2013

    Indian cricket chief: not out

    Indian cricket has seen plenty of unlikely comebacks, not least the national team’s recovery to win the 2011 World Cup,...

  17. beyondbrics

    July 17, 2013

    India: NBA hoop dreams

    Let's play ball Basketball is big business in China, and now America’s NBA wants to repeat the trick in Asia’s second...

  18. July 9, 2013

    ECB looking to push out the boundary for Ashes series

    England and Australia join battle on Wednesday for the start of the Ashes, one of the oldest rivalries in sport, but lurking...

  19. July 5, 2013

    Beyond a boundary

    The Great Tamasha: Cricket, Corruption and the Turbulent Rise of Modern India, by James Astill, Wisden Sports Writing,...

  20. June 28, 2013

    Caught out: Indian Premier League scandal

    Operation U-turn began late on a humid night in the middle of May, just yards away from the Arabian Sea. Shanthakumaran...

  21. beyondbrics

    June 21, 2013

    Pepsi's tricky time in India: IPL woes and no boss

    The president of PepsiCo India, Manu Anand, has stepped down after just two and a half years in the job. It’s difficult to...

  22. June 10, 2013

    Cricket’s richest league looks to sweep away tainted image

    No more boozy late nights for players and a ban on cheerleaders at matches – the plan to rescue the corruption-stained...

  23. June 4, 2013

    Inside Business: Dishonour is staining India’s cricket business

    The scandal engulfing the Indian Premier League took a further turn this week, as the most senior figure at the world’s...

  24. May 27, 2013

    IPL dramas leave cricket stumped

    The Indian Premier League wrapped up its annual cricketing fiesta on Sunday as the Mumbai Indians beat the Chennai Super...

  25. beyondbrics

    May 27, 2013

    India's star cricketers: cyberlures

    On Sunday evening, the Mumbai Indians beat the Chennai Super Kings by a 23-run margin to win the sixth Indian Premier League...

  26. May 26, 2013

    India’s cricket chief hits back at corruption claims

    The head of cricket’s governing body in India has rejected calls for his resignation amid a deepening corruption scandal...

  27. May 24, 2013

    IPL cricket jamboree threatened by scandal and crime claims

    Cricketers in custody, team executives under scrutiny and frenzied media coverage for all the wrong reasons . . . this is...

  28. beyondbrics

    May 24, 2013

    Further reading: it’s just not cricket

    Friday’s picks from beyondbrics: corruption scandals rock big-money IPL cricket; China’s regulatory crackdown; SAB Miller...

  29. May 23, 2013

    Betting scandal deepens in India cricket league

    The latest in a series of scandals to engulf the Indian Premier League, the world’s most lucrative cricket tournament,...

  30. beyondbrics

    May 16, 2013

    Yet another scandal hits India's IPL

    Bad news can be especially wearing when it comes as no surprise – when it is met with tired acceptance. So while some...

  31. beyondbrics

    April 25, 2013

    India's cricket league gets its brand value back

    After years when match-fixing allegations tarnished its image and the glamour of after-game parties often eclipsed the...

  32. April 14, 2013

    Indian Premier League faces brand battle

    The sight of Australian cricketer Ricky Ponting flying through the air to take a dramatic one-handed catch brought a stadium...

  33. beyondbrics

    March 15, 2013

    What's the score? Star India wins battle over cricket rights

    Cricket is a big deal in India, as is broadcasting the matches and score updates. But showing the action is one thing – what...

  34. beyondbrics

    December 26, 2012

    New York headlines

    * Morsi signs controversial charter into law * KT Corp seeks stake in Maroc Telecom * China consumers driving economic...

  35. beyondbrics

    December 26, 2012

    London headlines

    * Asian shares edge higher * China opens world’s longest high-speed train line * Modi starts new term as chief minister * KT...

  36. October 5, 2012

    Cricket in stealthy pitch at US market

    Americans invariably take on a dumbfounded look when told that a game of cricket cannot only last five days and be held up...

  37. September 14, 2012

    Economy shows boundaries of IPL’s success

    Since its foundation in 2008, the Indian Premier League has upended the traditionally stuffy game of cricket, attracting...

  38. beyondbrics

    May 21, 2012

    [video] Indian cricket under fire

    The Indian Premier League is the world’s most lucrative cricket tournament, valued at over $4bn. But recent corruption...

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