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ICC rules West Indies to be renamed “Caribbean United National Team”

21 January, 2015. 12:30 IMRAN GASHKORI | Sports Journalist | Contact It's a decision that has been dubbed "Outrageous" by former great Brian Lara: The Indian-dominated International Cricket Committee (ICC) has ruled that the international cricketing side known as the West Indies will now be referred to as "The Caribbean" for the upcoming ICC World Cup. In a shock move, the governing body deemed...

“Boof used to do this shit all the time”- What else did Warner say?

2o January, 2015. 11:30 IMRAN GASHKORI | Sports Journalist | Contact Explosive Australian opener David Warner on Monday defended a heated on-field exchange with Indian batsman Rohit Sharma in which he demanded the Indian cricketer "speak English" Warner said the verbal exchange at a one-day international at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday earned him a fine of 50 percent of his match...

“Pissing in my own mouth was a victimless crime” – Is Todd Carney the NRL scapegoat?

19 January, 2015. 15:37 IMRAN GASHKORI | Sports Journalist | Contact In the last few weeks we have seen a rise in the number of current, former and returning NRL players to be involved in the world of crime. Drug Trafficking (Former Players Jason Smith, Matt Seers), Drug Manufacturing (returning player, Danny Wicks) and Grievous Bodily Harm (Russel Packer, signed to St George while in...

WORLD CUP TURMOIL: ICC threaten to disqualify England from Cricket World Cup

17 January, 2015. 15:30 JACO VAN DER MERWE | Cricket | Contact The ICC has confirmed that England is under investigation and could risk disqualification from the upcoming World Cup after a dramatic change in the international qualification laws. The Betoota Advocate can exclusively report that the ICC are “sick and tired” of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) constantly “exploiting the rules”...

IOC confirms 3-on-3 basketball to be trialled at 2016 Rio Olympics

14 January, 2015. 15:00 IMRAN GASHKORI | Sports Journalist | Contact After decades of pressure and debate, as well as an official application submitted by the International Basketball Federation, the IOC have this week confirmed that a three-men-a-side basketball variant will be included as a part of the official event program for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The final decision was made quietly during...

Bionic Shark: Greg Norman returns to golf with prosthetic arm

12 January, 2015. 15:00 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact GREG Norman has returned to the golf course for the first time since his chainsaw accident. In September last year, Norman injured his left hand with the power tool as he trimmed a tree in his Los Angeles garden. However, The Daily Mail revealed in December that Norman had in fact lost his hand due to...

Pop Discovers All Of His Sporting Heroes Are Muslims

IMRAN GASHKORI | Sports Journalist | [email protected] It was a shock discovery for the 79-year old self-confessed “sports nut” Alan Starkey over the weekend, during an annual family brunch celebrating his wife Irene’s 75th Birthday. A heated discussion around the dining room table at Mr Starkey’s South Betoota residence on Sunday morning resulted in the former boxer and junior Rugby League coach...

“The Hillsong Eels” – The controversial church now owns an NRL team

IMRAN GASHKORI | Sports Journalist | [email protected] 9 December, 2014. 19:55 Today, after years of close association, The Parramatta District Rugby League Football Club has formally entered the inner sanctum of the Hillsong Church - they are now owned by them. This is the first time a professional sporting team in has been bought by a religious organisation and is what some describe as...

The Stand With No Beer: 800 “Richies” outdrink the SCG on day two

7 January, 2014. 12:34 IMRAN GASHKORI | Editor-at-large | Contact It's day two of the fourth test in this summer's India/Australia epic. Twelve men have the attention of the nation as they battle it out on the pitch. The game is cricket and cricket fans are like no other. The crowds and cameras are focused on twelve men wearing the iconic baggy green...

Overweight Park Cricketer Knows Exactly What The Australian Cricket Side Needs

6 January, 2014. 12:34 IMRAN GASHKORI | Editor-at-large | Contact AN armchair critic of the Australian cricket team has urged the players to "get up close and personal" with the Indians today at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Speaking from his blonde brick apartment in Cronulla, home to Sydney's last segregated public toilet, the obviously drunk and husky man says that our spearhead...

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