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Brazil airports won’t be ready for WC

BRASILIA – Most Brazilian airports being renovated for the 2014 football World Cup will not be ready on time, likely causing major headaches for travelers, a government-backed study found Thursday.
There are about 70 public airport in Brazil, and many are in need of upgrades ahead of the World Cup in three years and the 2016 Olympics due to take place in Rio. Nine of the 13 airport terminals currently being expanded are on track to be completed in time, according to the Institute

Yuvraj wins Audi for WC show

MUMBAI – Audi, the German luxury car manufacturer, today presented Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh with an Audi Q5 for his brilliant performance in the ICC World Cup 2011. Michael Perschke, Head, Audi India along with Indian cricket legend, Ravi Shastri presented the ace cricketer with the keys to his brand new Audi Q5. “I would like to congratulate Yuvraj Singh on being declared the Man of the Tournament at the ICC World Cup 2011.
Yuvraj’s performance on the cricket field has

Troubled IPL hopes for WC stardust

NEW DELHI – The Indian Premier League cricket bandwagon rolls into action on Friday with organisers hoping India’s World Cup victory last weekend will help the competition regain some of its lost sparkle. This year’s edition — spread over 51 days and comprising 74 matches across 13 venues — will be the first after the ousting of its outspoken founder Lalit Modi, who was forced out last year under a cloud of corruption allegations.
The tournament’s future had looked in doubt

Sri Lanka’s second consecutive defeat in WC final

STATS CORNER – India ended 27-year title drought in World Cup by beating Sri Lanka by six wickets in the final at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on Saturday (April 2). It was India’s second title victory in World Cup. India’s first title win came under Kapil Dev when they beat West Indies in the final at Lord’s on June 25,1983.
The defeat was Sri Lanka’s second consecutive defeat in World Cup final. They also lost the 2007 World Cup final against Australia.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni

One dead, two shot and 2 attempt suicide over Pakistan’s WC defeat

LAHORE – Results of the match between India and Pakistan claimed the life of a 40-year-old barber, who died of a heart attack on late Wednesday night, locals of the area told Pakistan Today on Thursday.
Muhammad Khaleel, resident of Abu-Bakar Saddique Colony located on Bund Road in the Sanda Police precincts, had placed thousands of rupees on Pakistan Cricket Team’s win and when the team lost the match against his expectation, he started moaning and later felt severe chest pain,

Pakistan asks India to ensure WC security

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan on Thursday asked India to make elaborate security arrangements for the ongoing Cricket World Cup. Commenting on news reports in the Indian media about planned terrorist attacks on the venues in India launched from Pakistani soil, Foreign Office spokeswoman Tehmina Janjua said terrorism had no borders.
“It is a vicious phenomenon that all must collectively confront,” she said in a statement, adding, “Pakistan, itself a victim of terrorism, takes all such

Adams to play at WC opening ceremony

Bryan Adams is to thrill cricket fans by performing at the opening of the World Cup in Bangladesh later this month – and he’ll celebrate by following up with his first ever gig in the country’s capital, Dhaka.
The Canadian rocker is due to tour India in the days before the ICC Cricket World Cup and he’s agreed to travel to neighbouring Bangladesh to play three songs at the event’s opening ceremony on 17 February.
He will then stay overnight in Dhaka before performing his