is good enough yet, says Mallya
New Delhi: Force India chairman Vijay Mallya has said he doesn’t consider any Indian driver good enough for Formula One right now. Mallya was responding to popular demand that Karun Chandhok be handed a race sat at the team even though the Chennai driver did not have an F1 super license.
“I want someone to convince me and justify the drama about this Indian driver thing… The fact remains, right now no Indian driver is good enough for Formula One,” Mallya told Indian journalists via teleconference from Monza.
New Delhi: The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) president Suresh Kalmadi Monday promised to arrange a meeting between the Commonwealth Games Federation chief Michael Fennell and Prime Minster Manmohan Singh to clear all misgivings on organisational issues that have given rise to fears that the work for the Games is behind schedule.
Ardmore (US): The US amateurs won the Walker Cup for a third consecutive time on Sunday, crushing Britain & Ireland by 16½ points to 9½ at the Merion Golf Club.
Beijing: Chinese hurdler Liu Xiang is not returning to competition at next weekend’s Shanghai Golden Grand Prix to help ticket sales after the withdrawal of Usain Bolt, according to his coach.
Johannesburg: Famed amputee runner Oscar Pistorius has been charged with assaulting a 19-year-old woman at a party he hosted. Local media are reporting that Pistorius was arrested Saturday night after he tried to intervene in a tiff between lovers.
London: Liverpool unveiled a four-year sponsorship deal with Asia-focused bank Standard Chartered on Monday, estimated to be worth up to £80 million ($133 million) for the English soccer club. Financial details were not disclosed but the tie-up is expected to be worth up to £20 million per year for the London-based bank’s logo to replace Danish beer brewer Carlsberg, who have sponsored Liverpool since 1992.
Barcelona: Barcelona forward Lionel Messi will sign an improved contract with the European champions this week that will make him the club’s best-paid player, president Joan Laporta said Monday.
New Delhi: A 25-member India under-16 football squad will tour Sri Lanka for two friendlies as part of their preparations for the AFC qualifiers at Al Ain City, UAE from October 3-13.
Karachi: Abu Dhabi and Dubai will co-host Pakistan’s limited-overs series against New Zealand in October and November, the PCB said Monday.