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Mumbai: The Indian squad for next month's ICC World Twenty20 Championship and the Asia Cup starting later this month, both to be held in Bangladesh, will be picked during the upcoming Irani Cup clash in Bangalore. "The squad for World T20 championship and the Asia Cup are to be picked during the Irani Cup match in Bangalore (from February 9-13 between Ranji champions Karnataka and Rest of India) where all five selectors would be present. The deadline to choose the World T20 team is February 15," BCCI sources said on Thursday. The preliminary probables' list for the March 16-April 6 World T20 Championship has already been announced by BCCI. India, who won the inaugural World T20 Championship in 2007-08, will open their campaign against arch rivals and 2009 champions Pakistan in a Group 2 fixture on March 21 at the Sher-E-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur. They will play their remaining second stage league fixtures on March 23 (v West Indies in Mipur), March 28 (v first stage qualifier in Mirpur) and March 30 (v Australia in Mirpur). The two semi-finals are scheduled on April 3 and 4 at the Sher-E-Bangla National Stadium followed by the summit clash at the same venue on April 6. The five-team Asia Cup limited over (50 overs) tournament is to be held from February 25-March 8 in two venues (Fatullah and Mirpur).

Jwala upset with lewd comments from fans

from IANS

Jwala upset with lewd comments from fans

Krrish Delhi Smashers icon player Jwala Gutta appeared visibly livid after she was peppered with some lewd comments from the fans during her tie against Banga Beats in the Indian Badminton league at the Sree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium here late Sunday night.


Fifth Test ends in exciting draw

from PTI

Fifth Test ends in exciting draw

England had to settled for a 3-0 victory in the Ashes series against Australia after the fifth and final Test ended in a thrilling draw at The Oval here.

Sushil Kumar was offered bribe?

from IBNLive

Sushil Kumar was offered bribe?

Double Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar was offered cash to lose the 2010 world championship final.

Hotshots beat Masters, top IBL table

from IANS

Hotshots beat Masters, top IBL table

The Hyderabad Hotshots defeated the Mumbai Masters 3-2 in the Indian Badminton League (IBL) tie to top the points table at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex.

Manchester United may sign Juan Mata

from IBNLive

Manchester United may sign Juan Mata

Manchester United have reportedly enquired about the availability of Chelsea's Juan Mata.

Warriors beat Smashers, win first IBL tie

from IANS

Warriors beat Smashers, win first IBL tie

Awadhe Warriors won their first tie of the Indian Badminton League (IBL) in style by drubbing Krrish Delhi Smashers 4-1 at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex.

Stadler finishes long day at Barclays

from Associated Press

Stadler finishes long day at Barclays

Kevin Stadler teed off just after breakfast and finished right before dinner. It took him nearly 11 hours to complete a 7-under 64 at Liberty National, his lowest score on the PGA Tour since the first week of February.