NGO seeks ban on tobacco ads during World Cup

An NGO Monday sought a ban on tobacco advertisements during the cricket World Cup, saying these will have an adverse effect on the minds of the people. New Delhi-based HRIDAY (Health Related Information Dissemination Amongst Youth) Monday wrote to International Cricket Council (ICC) President Sharad Pawar on the issue, the group’s communications officer Nikunj Sharma […]

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Make this World Cup the last with leather balls: PETA

 With cricket being the flavour of the season, a noted animal rights body is now batting against the exploitation of animals in the ‘gentleman’s game’. Urging for the top cricketing body to switch from using real leather balls to synthetic balls, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has written to Sharad Pawar, […]

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Court bans illegal telecast of World Cup cricket matches

The Delhi High Court has restrained around 144 cable operators across the country from telecasting the ongoing cricket World Cup, which they did by unauthorisedly accessing signals of ESPN Software India Pvt Ltd (ESIPL).The court was hearing a suit filed by the company seeking an order to restrain cable operators from unauthorisedly broadcasting the tournament. […]

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Court allows Hockey India team to play in world cup

The Supreme Court on Tuesday permitted Hockey India (HI) to send its women’s hockey team to Argentina to participate in the 12th Women’s Hockey World Cup championship starting Aug 29. The team of HI, a private sport association separate from the government recognised and K.P.S Gill-led Indian Hockey Federation (IHF), will leave for Argentina Aug […]

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