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Indian players clear dope test

Calcutta: All members of the Indian team have cleared the dope tests conducted on them during the New Zealand trip, BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya said.

“We have received the report and they have all come out clean,” Dalmiya said.

All 15 members of the World Cup-bound squad underwent the test at Auckland on January 10.

Brumel passes away

Moscow: Russian high jumper Valery Brumel, an Olympic champion and world record holder died in Moscow.

Brumel, 60, died after a protracted illness, the Itar-Tass news agency said.

He was the champion from 1961 to 1963 and the world record holder from 1961 to 1971.

In 1965, he was sidelined by a serious foot injury suffered in a traffic accident. He spent six years working to regain form, and eventually was able to jump to a height of 2.1 metres.

Atwal 10th in Singapore

New Delhi: Defending champion Arjun Atwal finished a dismal tenth as Zhang Lian-wei became the first Chinese player to win an European tour event annexing the Caltex Singapore Masters crown.

Zhang shot a two-under 70 on the final day, for a four-day aggregate of 10-under 278, shattering Ernie Els’ dream of winning a fourth straight title, according to information received here.

While Atwal shot a par round of 72 to tie for the 10th place, Jyoti Randhawa shot a final day’s score of 73 to tie for 38th place at two-over 290, while Amandeep Johl finished joint 60th place at seven-over 295.

India’s other challenger, Jeev Milkha Singh shot his second successive 80 to finish way down the ladder at 66th place.

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