4 rookies in SA Test squad
Durban: South Africa named four uncapped players in an extended Test squad of 15 for the opener of their four-match series against England, Cricket South Africa (CSA) announced on Wednesday.
Left-arm medium pacer Wayne Parnell, batsman Alviro Petersen, all-rounder Ryan McLaren and pacer Friedel de Wet could all win a first Test cap if selected for the contest that starts at Centurion on December 16.
Graeme Smith (captain), Hashim Amla, Mark Boucher, AB de Villiers, Friedel de Wet, JP Duminy, Paul Harris, Jacques Kallis, Ryan McLaren, Morne Morkel, Makhaya Ntini, Wayne Parnell, Alviro Petersen, Ashwell Prince, Dale Steyn.
Melbourne: Australian cricketer Andrew Symonds is all set to mentor young players as his state side Queensland has decided to ignore his troubled past and include him as one of the four seniors in an Academy squad for a Twenty20 tournament.
Guwahati: Assam thrashed Jharkhand by seven wickets while Orissa defeated Tripura by 18 runs in the two matches of the East Zone Womens Twenty20 Cricket league played at the NF Railway Stadium Wednesday.
Jharkhand 65/9 (J. Sharma 2/5, R. Dhruv 2/10). Assam 66/3 (D. Sathe 28 n.o., N. Lokur 11). Assam won by 7 wkts.
l Orissa 93 (A. Das 24, M. Behera 23, K. Mahakud 18, S. Sinha 2/12, R. Chakraborty 2/19). Tripura 75 (M. Dey 21, A. Das 14; G. Behera 2/9, S. Sahu 2/15). Orissa won by 18 runs.
Calcutta: Abhishek Raman hit an unbeaten 148 as Bengal scored 225 for four against Orissa in a Vijay Merchant Trophy (U-16) match in Cuttack.
Bengal 225/4 (A Raman 148 no) vs Orissa. Match to continue.
Frankfurt: Former German national team manager Juergen Klinsmann has no desire to return to coaching in his homeland following a failed 10-month stint at Bundesliga side Bayern Munich, he said in an interview with a newspaper on Wednesday.
New Delhi: US Soccer Federation staff coach Mike Dickey conducted the first training session with 29 Indian women footballers in Goa Wednesday. The Women team underwent training at the artificial turf field of the Chowgule Education Society at Margao. The 11-day long camp will continue till December 12.
London: Ferrari have signed a multi-year deal with French youngster Jules Bianchi, a spokesman for the Formula One team said on Wednesday.
Chennai: Top seed IM Dronavalli Harika and two time National Champion IM Tania Sachdev began their campaign at the 36th National Women Premier Chess Championship on a positive note by scoring easy wins Wednesday.