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Bollywood actor Arbaaz Khan arrives to appear before the anti-extortion cell in Thane, Mumbai in connection with betting in IPL tournament. Khan allegedly lost Rs. 2.80 crore to a bookie, Sonu Jalan, in bets on IPL matches and was not paying the amount, following which the bookie had threatened the actor.

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Bookie Sonu Jalan, who allegedly threatened Bollywood actor Arbaaz Khan over non-payment of money lost in betting on IPL matches, after being arrested by the police, in Thane, Mumbai. Khan allegedly lost Rs. 2.80 crore to, Sonu Jalan, in bets on IPL matches and was not paying the amount, following which the bookie had threatened the actor.

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Steve Smith breaks down during a press conference in Sydney

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Cricketer S Sreesanth being offered sweets as he reached home in Kochi after being discharged by a Delhi court in the IPL scam.

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Showing utter disrespect towards the Indian cricket team, a Bangladeshi newspaper has produced a fake 'cutter' advertisement, in which seven Indian cricketers are seen standing with their heads half-shaven.

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Bangladeshi cricket fans shout slogans during a protest against International Cricket Council (ICC) umpires Aleem Dar and Ian Gould for their umpiring decision in the World Cup quarterfinal match between Bangladesh and India, in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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Former New Zealand cricketer Chris Cairns arrives at the Auckland airport in New Zealand, after returning from London where he was interviewed by the Metropolitan Police and investigators from the England and Wales Cricket Board and the ICC's Anti-Corruption and Security Unit. Cairns has revealed that former New Zealand captains Stephen Fleming and Daniel Vettori have given statements to the International Cricket Council about his alleged role in match fixing.

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BCCI President N Srinivasan offering prayers at temple in Chennai.

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FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011 file photo, Pakistani cricketer Umar Akmal arrives at Allama Iqbal airport to leave for Bangladesh to participate in the upcoming World Cup, at Lahore, Pakistan. Police detained Pakistan cricketer Umar Akmal and charged him with slapping a traffic sergeant after violating a traffic signal in Lahore.

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A file photo of former IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi who was slapped with a life ban by the BCCI after its disciplinary committee found him guilty on eight charges of "indiscipline and misconduct".

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Shantakumaran Sreesanth after being released from prison on bail in the IPL spot-fixing case, in New Delhi.

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Sreesanth after being released on bail in the IPL spot-fixing case in New Delhi.

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When Wedding Bells Toll Did even forced weddings in a not-distant feudal past exude an air this miasmic? The groom, IPL's tainted Ankeet Chavan, took a break from the cooler to marry Neha Sambari in a ceremony where no one smiled and bouncers directed proceedings.

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Jagmohan Dalmiya the interim BCCI chief after a press conference in Kolkata.

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BCCI interim Chief Jagmohan Dalmiya leaves after Emergent meeting of the Working Committee in Chennai.

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Former BCCI treasurer, Ajay Shirke arrives to attend Emergent meeting of the Working Committee, in Chennai.

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Rajasthan Royals cricketer and an accused in the IPL spot-fixing scandal, Ankeet Chavan poses with his wife Neha Sambari after their marriage in Mumbai.

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BCCI President N Srinivasan leaves after Emergency meeting of the Working Committee in Chennai.

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File photo of BCCI President N Srinivasan (C) Treasurer, Ajay Shirke (R) and Secretary, Sanjay Jagdale (L) at an Emergent Working Committee Meeting to discuss the spot-fixing controversy recently. BCCI Treasurer Ajay Shirke and Secretary Sanjay Jagdale have resigned from their posts.

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test cricketer Shantakumaran Sreesanth, foreground, sits in a police vehicle as he leaves after appearing before a court in New Delhi.

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Chennai Super Kings' owner Gurunath Meiyappan at Crime Branch in Mumbai.

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Chennai Super Kings' owner Gurunath Meiyappan surrender at Crime Branch in Mumbai.

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BCCI President N Srinivasan along with secretary Sanjay Jagdale addresses the media after the Emergent Working Committee Meeting held to discuss the spot-fixing controversy in the ongoing IPL, in Chennai.

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The controversy surrounding the preparation of the Eden pitch took a dramatic turn today as veteran curator Prabir Mukherjee proceeded on a medical leave and termed the CAB's decision to sideline him for the third Test between India and England as an "insult."

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Pakistan's banned former cricket captain Salman Butt shows alleged forensic telephone records to prove how a no-balls plot was agreed between businessman Mazhar Majeed and fast bowler Mohammad Amir in Lahore, Pakistan. Butt asked the Pakistan chief justice to look into the spot-fixing scam that led to the banned former captain serving a prison term in England.

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American woman Zohal Hamid with her fiance Sahil Peerzada at Delhi High Court. The court quashed the FIR against the Australian player Luke Pomersbach for allegedly molesting Zohal.

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American woman Zohal Hamid with her fiance Sahil Peerzada at Delhi High Court. The court quashed the FIR against the Australian player Luke Pomersbach for allegedly molesting Zohal.

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Cricketer Rahul Sharma addressing a press conference in Jalandhar. Sharma was also detained by the police on Sunday night after a raid at a rave party in Mumbai.

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Sahil Peerzada, who was allegedly assaulted by Australian cricketer Luke Pomersbach, with his fiancee after being discharged from a hospital in New Delhi. His fiancee, an American woman, was allegedly molested by the cricketer.

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Youth who were detained by the police during a raid at a rave party in Mumbai on Sunday night.

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IPL players Wayne Parnell and Rahul Sharma of Pune Warriors team, who were detained along with 94 others during a raid on a rave party in suburban Juhu, were let off after collection of their blood and urine samples. In another development, Vishay Handa, director of city-based Oakwood Premier Hotel, where the rave party was held last night was arrested under Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act.

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Australian cricketer Luke Pomersbach talks to the media as he comes out of a court after being granted bail in New Delhi. Luke Pomersbach, accused of molesting an American woman, was granted bail by a Delhi court which found that he had not tresspassed into her room in the five star hotel where the alleged incident took place.The court also directed 27-year-old batsman, playing for Royal Challengers, Bangalore, in the IPL, not to approach the complainant woman.

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A combo image shows from left Australian batsman Luke Pomersbach who plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League cricket match, detained by the Delhi police and right is the American woman who was allegedly molested by the Australian player Luke Pomersbach at Patiala House court in New Delhi.

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Union Minister and Mumbai Cricket Association President Vilasrao Deshmukh along with MCA Secretary Ravi Sawant (R) and Vice President Ratnakar Shetty (L) addressing a press conference imposing a ban on Shah Rukh Khan's entry to Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

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Australian player Luke Pomersbach, who is playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore team in IPL, is taken to court from Chanakyapuri Police station in New Delhi. Pomersbach was arrested for allegedly molesting an American woman and severely beating up her fiance.

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Shah Rukh Khan during a press conference at his residence in Mumbai. Shah Rukh Khan is facing a ban for life from the Wankhede stadium after he entered into a brawl with the MCA officials after an IPL match on Wednesday night.

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Mumbai Indians' Munaf Patel speaks to match Umpires during IPL-5 match between Mumbai Indians and Deccan Chargers in Visakhapatnam.

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Bollywood actress Nupur Mehta who was allegedly involved in the match fixing of last year's World Cup semi-final between India and Pakistan as reported by a UK newspaper, during a press conference in New Delhi.

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Umpires Billy Bowden, left, and Steve Davis, center, call Australia's Mike Hussey back after the decision to give Hussey out was reversed during the One Day International cricket match between Australia and India in Brisbane, Australia. Hussey was declared out at first by Oxenford but as the left-hander made his way to the pavillion on-field umpire Billy Bowden rushed to bring him back. As it transpired, the third umpire had apparently pushed the wrong button but swiftly made amends by asking the on-field officials to call the batsman

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While the vaunted Indian batting failed once again and the Aussies were grinding India into the dust, Virat Kohli, known for his aggro on the field, was clicked gesturing with his middle finger to the crowd during day two of the Second Test Match between Australia and India at the Sydney Cricket Ground. He claimed that the crowd had taunted him with vile comments regarding his mother and sister. Later on Twitter, he added: “i agree cricketers dont have to retaliate. what when the crowd says the worst things about your mother and sister. the worst ive heard”. Kevin Pietersen tweeted back in sympathy: "@imVkohli ha ha ha ha ha!!! Welcome to Australia buddy!!" and "that's the way it is mate.. Beat them & they start abusing their own!! #fickle." On a more serious note, Kohli could be charged with a level-two offence for breaching the ICC's code of conduct relating to "using language or gesture(s) that is seriously obscene, seriously offensive or of a seriously insulting nature to another player, player support personnel, umpire, match referee or any other third person during an international match". If found guilty, he faces a minimum penalty of having half of his match fee docked or a maximum penalty of a one-Test suspension.

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Australian cricketer Andrew Symonds arrives at the airport in Mumbai on Tuesday morning. Symonds will participate in TV show Bigg Boss.

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Meanwhile, on Twitter, Ms Poonam Pandey (remember her?) has been tweeting some inspirational messages for Team India ever since she posted this photograph on Sept 3: "The world will see that I lived up to my inspiration. now, I am sure my team will beat England. Our time has come... the Pics r in Series every Match they win in England will release More... but for now its a Inspirational one for them". She is now threatening to "keep inspiring my team with my bhakti. Coming Soon!:)" and issuing warnings that "Tomorw all Tweeps shud keep their fridge stocked with ice... as its going to get Hotter n hotter"

Coutesy: Ms Poonam Pandey's twitter feed

Umpire Marais Erasmus, left, calls for a decision leading to England's Ian Bell being given out on the third day of the cricket test match against India at Trent Bridge cricket ground, Nottingham, England. Bell was later recalled by Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni after he was given run out on the last ball before tea for being out of the crease as the ball had not been called dead yet. In an unprecedented gesture, Dhoni withdrew his appeal and Bell came back to bat after tea.

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England's Ian Bell, right, shakes hands with Shanthakumaran Sreesanth after loosing his wicket, caught by VVS Laxman for 159 off the bowling of Youvraj Singh, on the third day of the second cricket test match at Trent Bridge cricket ground, Nottingham, England. Before this, Bell was recalled by Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni after he was given run out on the last ball before tea for being out of the crease as the ball had not been called dead yet. In an unprecedented gesture, Dhoni withdrew his appeal and Bell came back to bat after tea.

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England's Matt Prior, centre with cap, and Andrew Strauss, right with cap apologize to MCC members underneath a broken window during the 5th day of the second test match at Lord's cricket ground, London. England wicketkeeper Matthew Prior had to apologize to members of the august Marylebone Cricket Club after showering them with broken glass in a fit of temper. Furious at being run out for 4 on the final day of England's second test against Sri Lanka, Prior broke a dressing room window in the Lord's Pavilion to send glass tumbling down on the neatly dressed members below.

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BCCI Secretary N Srinivasan leaves after the IPL governing council meeting, in Mumbai.

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Raza Haider brother of Pakistani wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider talks to media in Lahore. Haider went missing from the team hotel before its deciding one-day match against South Africa in the United Arab Emirates, a Pakistani Cricket Board spokesman said.

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Down Play: The involvement of Azharuddin in the match-fixing scandal shattered the infallibility of cricketing gods

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Down Play: The involvement of Jadeja in the match-fixing scandal shattered the infallibility of cricketing gods

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Down play The involvement Prabhakar in the match-fixing scandal shattered the infallibility of cricketing gods

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Shame PCB is riddled with politics and favouritism

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Butt snapped with Majeed and the NOTW reporter

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Green signals Match-fixer Mazhar Majeed accepting the £1,50,000 from an NOTW reporter

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Pakistan's cricketers Mohammad Amir, centre, and Mohammad Asif, rear, arrive at the Pakistan High Commission in London. The two players, plus team captain Salman Butt, were scheduled for meet with Pakistani officials to discuss allegations of a plot to bowl no-balls to order during the fourth Test Match defeat to England at Lord's.

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Sexing The Cherry The Pakistan team walks out to the pitch on the second day of the Lord’s Test, August 27, 2010

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Pakistani cricket fans protest to condemn Pakistani cricket players for their alleged involvement in match fixing, in Lahore, Pakistan. The International Cricket Council has promised to take "prompt and decisive action" against any Pakistan player found guilty of fixing or manipulating matches. Placard in center top reads " Salman Butt, Kamran Akmal, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir defamed Pakistan, they should be banned."

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A man reads an evening newspaper with a headline in Urdu reading, "match-fixing scandal", a reference to a British newspaper's allegations of match fixing during the cricket test match between Pakistan and England, at a news stand in Lahore, Pakistan. British police questioned Pakistan cricket players after the News of the World newspaper alleged that players were paid to deliberately bowl no-balls during Thursday's opening test match.

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Pakistan's cricket manager Yawar Saeed returns to the team hotel in, London as the team prepare for departure. Police questioned Pakistan players on the weekend after Britain's News of the World newspaper alleged that bowlers Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir were paid to deliberately bowl no-balls during opening day of the fourth test that England went on to win by an innings and 225 runs.

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Pakistan cricket captain Salman Butt, centre, arrives with teammates at the team hotel in Taunton., south western England. Newspaper reports claimed to implicate key members of the touring team in illegal betting scams. The International Cricket Council has promised to take "prompt and decisive action" against any Pakistan player found guilty of fixing or manipulating matches. The ICC says that its Anti-Corruption and Security Unit is investigating newspaper allegations that fixing is endemic in Pakistan matches up to and including its current tour of England.

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A man stands beside a board with messages left hanging outside the hotel where Pakistan's cricket team are staying in London. Police questioned Pakistan players on the weekend after Britain's News of the World newspaper alleged that bowlers Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir were paid to deliberately bowl no-balls during opening day of the fourth test that England went on to win by an innings and 225 runs.

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Sri Lankan cricketers, from left, Suraj Randiv, Chamara Silva and Lasith Malinga look on during a practice session in Dambulla, Sri Lanka. Randiv apologized to Indian batsman Virender Sehwag for having denied him a century by bowling a no-ball to concede victory, according to the Sri Lanka team manager.

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