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Ramchand in hospital again

Mumbai: Former Indian cricket captain G.S. Ramchand was hospitalised again on Monday after he developed heart complications.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) executive secretary Sharad Diwadkar, who is also a close family friend of Ramchand, said on Tuesday that Ramchand was rushed to the Hinduja hospital after he complained of severe chest pain.This is the second time within a month that the former Mumbai star is being admitted to hospital with a heart problem.

Uefa fines Porto

London: Uefa Cup winners Porto have been fined 50,000 Swiss francs ($35,690) for selling tickets on the black market before May’s final against Celtic.

European soccer’s ruling body (Uefa) ruled on Tuesday that the Portuguese club “offered tickets at inflated prices on the black market” for the game in Seville, Spain, on May 21 which they won 3-2 after extra time. Uefa also fined Real Madrid and Manchester United 30,000 Swiss francs each following their Champions League quarter final first leg at the Bernabeu stadium on April 8.

Real, who won the game 3-1, were punished for “insufficient organisation” and United’s fine was for “crowd disturbances”, Uefa said in a statement.

Schumi in new role

Rome: Reigning Formula One champion Michael Schumacher has been appointed an ambassador of San Marino, a statement on Ferrari’s official website announced on Tuesday.

The 34-year-old German driver, who has won five world titles, was offered the role by the republic on the Italian peninsula on the basis of his previous humanitarian work for Unesco and charity. “I feel honoured and proud to have been nominated as an ambassador of the Republic of San Marino,” the 34-year-old said at a ceremony on Monday.

“This appointment is a further impetus for the work I already do,” he continued. “Unfortunately, it is a fact that many people need our help. In particular, our attention, compassion and support is needed to help children who are not able to help themselves.”

Gazza rejects Dundee move

London: Paul Gascoigne turned down an offer to become Dundee player coach ahead of Monday’s transfer deadline day, one of the Scottish Premier League’s club directors said Tuesday.

Dundee manager Jim Duffy was ready to bring the former England midfielder, currently in dispute with Chinsese Gansu Tianma over his playing contract there, to Dens Park.

However, England’s 1990 World Cup star decided to remain with his current club, Al Jazira in the Middle East.

Stadium in Canada

Toronto: Kabaddi, a sport quickly gaining popularity with the Canadians, will soon get an exclusive stadium in Brampton, the mayor of the city has said. “A kabaddi stadium will soon become a reality in the city of Brampton, known as the mini India of Canada,” mayor Susan Fennel said. It would have capacity to accommodate 20,000 people.

Arjun Singh skips meet

Chennai: India’s leading professionals, including the top three in last season’s Order of Merit list, will be in action in the Hyundai Open golf championship — the sixth leg of the Hero Honda PGA Tour of India — starting on Wednesday. However, Arjun Singh, winner of the last two legs, will not be present as he will be taking part in the Mercury Masters in Taiwan.

SPORT ON SCREEN

Cricket, UK domestic season — Cheltenham & Gloucester Trophy from 2.30 pm on ESPN
Tennis, US Open — Live from 8.30 pm on STAR Sports
Soccer, Premier League — Southampton vs Manchester United, from 9 pm on ESPN


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