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Kumar Sangakkara, Muttiah Muralitharan and Mahela Jayawardene at the launch of the Murali Harmony Cup 2014, October 24, 2014

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* Has international cricket begun to break up?

Oct 25 (ESPNCI) There are innocents who believe that sport is immune from history. Sport loves to see itself as an ideal pastime, safe from the follies and foibles of a changing world, but sport changes as fast, if not faster, than anything else. Sometimes this happens with the force of revolution, like the ending of the amateurism regulations in tennis, rugby union and track and field; sometimes it is part of a slow and apparently inevitable process, as with the commercialisation of the Olympic Games that began in Los Angeles in 1984.
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* Odisha police to put in place tight security for India-Lanka one-dayer

Oct 24 (OST) The Bhubaneswar-Cuttack commissionerate police today had the first preparatory meeting on security arrangements for the one-day international match between India and Sri Lanka to be played at Barabati stadium in Odisha’s Cuttack city on November 2. It was decided at the meeting that the police would take charge of security in and around Hotel Mayfair, where the players of both the teams would stay, on October 29, a day ahead of their arrival here.
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* Murali Harmony Cup 2014to launch on 29 October in Sri Lanka's North

Oct 24, Colombo: The 2014 Murali Harmony Cup will be launched on 29 October, organizers announced in a press release on Thursday. The tournament will be played at five grounds across Northern Sri Lanka in the towns of Jaffna, Oddusuddan, Mankulam and Kilinochchi from 29 October to 2 November. The Murali Cup is designed to promote unity, goodwill, teamwork, the spirit of fair play and service to disadvantaged rural communities.
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* No time for India and West Indies to squabble

Oct 24 (ESPNCI) If I was a West Indian cricketer with an IPL contract who had just pulled out of the Indian tour, I would be nervous. In order to appear in the IPL, each player must be issued with a no-objection certificate by his own board of control. If the WICB is of a mind to teach its employees a lesson, it has it right there, in the palm of its hand. But it won't. It is one thing to mess with the BCCI's tour schedules, quite another to play loose with the IPL.
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