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Sports Minister wishes Indian team success

By The Assam Tribune

NEW DELHI, Feb 13 (PTI): Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today wished the Indian team taking part in the cricket World Cup beginning tomorrow in Australia and New Zealand all the success.

In a message, the Minister said that �best wishes of billions of Indians are with Team India� and he is confident that �M S Dhoni and his team-mates would lift the trophy to bring laurels to the country�.

India begin their campaign against arch-rivals Pakistan at the Adelaide Oval on Sunday.

�Fixing attempts during

WC will be thwarted�

Melbourne, Feb 13 (PTI): ICC chief executive Dave Richardson says any attempts by match fixers to influence the outcome of the match will be �thwarted� by strong measures put in place by the apex cricket body and World Cup organisers.

�We have got a very good handle of who these corrupt individuals might be who are travelling the world who may try to influence matches by contacting players, or umpires or groundsmen,� said Richardson.

He added, �I am sure that any attempt made will be thwarted by the measures put in place.�

The 55-year-old former South African stumper also said he did not believe there was a direct terrorism threat to the tournament, expected to be viewed by a worldwide television audience of 2.5 billion.

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