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October 6, 2010

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Bomb threat ‘hoax’ by boy: Indian police
NEW DELHI: Indian police said an anonymous call on Tuesday warning of a bomb in the Commonwealth Games athletes’ village was a hoax by a boy. The 63.5-hectare facility where some 7,000 officials and athletes are housed in 1,170 apartments was thoroughly searched after the call was received but no-one was evacuated. “It was a hoax by a minor boy who had made the call. We have taken him into detention,” police spokesman Rajan Bhagat said. Explosive experts checked the sprawling facility and carried out “an anti-sabotage operation,” Bhagat said.

Weary Nadal cans Colombian in Tokyo
TOKYO: World number one Rafa Nadal overcame fatigue to beat Colombia’s Santiago Giraldo 6-4, 6-4 and reach the second round of the Japan Open on Tuesday. The Spaniard, who has won three of this year’s four Grand Slam tournaments, completed victory in one hour and 50 minutes under a pink sunset on his debut in Tokyo. Second seed Andy Roddick blazed through with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Japanese wildcard Tatsuma Ito in his first match since an early exit at the US Open. In other first-round matches, Marco Chiudinelli of Switzerland upset eighth-seeded Frenchman Michael Llodra 6-3, 6-0 while fifth seed Gael Monfils beat Japan’s Go Soeda 7-6, 6-4.

Ijaz Butt to resign?
LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Ijaz Butt is reportedly set to resign from his post citing health reasons once he returns from London on Wednesday (today). According to sources, Butt will submit his resignation to President Asif Ali Zardari in a few days. Pakistan returned from an acrimonious tour of England when three of its players were suspended on spot-fixing allegations. Butt was criticised by many for his handling of the entire scandal that plagued Pakistan cricket. While in England, the PCB Chairman hit out at England’s players alleging that they had fixed the recent third ODI at the Oval. He later withdrew his remarks and

apologized for them. Many believe that this might be the reason as to why Butt has been finally forced to resign.

India edge Malaysia in opener
NEW DELHI: India launched their Commonwealth Games campaign with a pulsating 3-2 win against Malaysia in a Pool A match here on Tuesday. The home team rallied twice to level the scores before Bharat Chikara scored the winner just four minutes from the final whistle at the Major Dhyan Chand stadium.

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