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India will open their campaignagainst Belgium in the men's Rabobank Hockey World Cup to beheld at The Hague, Netherlands from May 31 to June 15.According to the competition schedule announced by theInternational Hockey Federation (FIH) today, India are placedin a tough Pool A and will face Belgium on May 31, followed bymatches against England (June 2), Spain (June 5), Malaysia(June 7) and reigning world champions Australia (June 9).It will only be the second time that both the men's andwomen's World Cups will be held at the same time and at thesame location.The tournament, consisting of 76 matches, will see sixgames take place a day in the pool phase running until June10, and reducing to four during the knock-out phases.The semifinals of the men's competition are scheduled forJune 13 at the Kyocera Stadium. The women's final will be heldon June 14 followed by the men's on June 15."Today is a very exciting day for hockey. After afantastic Hockey World League Final in Delhi, we are here inHolland, a massive hockey nation to announce the schedule ofthe Rabobank Hockey World Cup," FIH CEO Kelly Fairweathersaid."With 120 days to go, the tournament really starts tocome alive. Hockey fans all over the world can plan theirdiaries whilst players and coaches focus their minds. ThisWorld Cup promises to be our biggest yet," he added.PTI

CPL: Shah Rukh Khan co-owned Trinidad & Tobago franchise re-branded as Trinbago Knight Riders

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CPL: Shah Rukh Khan co-owned Trinidad & Tobago franchise re-branded as Trinbago Knight Riders

Trinidad & Tobago franchise, which is co-owned by Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, has been re-branded as Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) from the previous name of Trinidad and Tobago Red Stee...


CPL: Shah Rukh Khan co-owned Trinidad & Tobago franchise re-branded as Trinbago Knight Riders

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CPL: Shah Rukh Khan co-owned Trinidad & Tobago franchise re-branded as Trinbago Knight Riders

Trinidad & Tobago franchise, which is co-owned by Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, has been re-branded as Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) from the previous name of Trinidad and Tobago Red Stee...

England call up uncapped Dawson for World T20, Broad and Woakes miss out

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England call up uncapped Dawson for World T20, Broad and Woakes miss out

Uncapped Hampshire all-rounder Liam Dawson has been called up by England for the World Twenty20 tournament that starts in India next month.Seamers Stuart Broad and Chris Woakes both miss out on select...

If captain wants me to bowl in first six and final overs, that means I am bowling well: Nehra

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If captain wants me to bowl in first six and final overs, that means I am bowling well: Nehra

Ashish Nehra has had a career plagued with injuries and now he has come to a stage where he doesn't leave anything to chance, so much so that he stays from the customary game of football while the Ind...

India will be toughest to beat in 2016 World T20: Watson

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India will be toughest to beat in 2016 World T20: Watson

Australian all-rounder Shane Watson today said hosts India will be the toughest team to beat in next month's World Twenty20 Championship due to their familiarity with the conditions."I think Indi...

India will be toughest to beat in 2016 World T20: Watson

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India will be toughest to beat in 2016 World T20: Watson

Australian all-rounder Shane Watson today said hosts India will be the toughest team to beat in next month's World Twenty20 Championship due to their familiarity with the conditions."I think Indi...

BCCI convenes SGM on 19 February to discuss Lodha Committee recommendations

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BCCI convenes SGM on 19 February to discuss Lodha Committee recommendations

Trying to figure out a way forward after being told to "fall in line" with the Justice (Retd) R M Lodha Committee recommendations, the BCCI has convened a Special General Meeting on February...