Sir Garry backs Windies
Calcutta: Sir Garfield Sobers joined the West Indies players at their camp at the 3Ws Oval on Friday, according to a WICB media release on Saturday.
He shared his ideas on the changing face of the modern game and told the players they have his full backing as they prepare to face Pakistan.
Wicketkeeper Carlton Baugh was called up to replace Devon Thomas, who has been diagnosed with chicken pox, in the West Indies squad for the 1st and 2nd ODI against Pakistan.
Colombo: Sri Lanka is all set to get a new cricket captain next week, days after Kumar Sangakkara stepped down following the team’s runners-up finish at the World Cup. “The selectors need to discuss the issue with the interim committee members of Sri Lanka Cricket. This meeting will take place next week after the current New Year holiday period,” chairman of selectors Duleep Mendis said on Saturday.
Jordan: Sebastien Ogier of France won the Jordan Rally on Saturday by the narrowest margin in World Rally Championship history. He finished the two-day event 0.2 seconds ahead of Jari-Matti Latvala of Finland. Defending world champion Sebastien Loeb of France finished third, 27 minutes 0.7 seconds behind Ogier.
Liverpool: Liverpool forward Dirk Kuyt signed a new deal with Liverpool through to 2013 ahead of Sunday’s match at Arsenal.
Boston: A group of American investors led by Boston executive Thomas DiBenedetto announced Friday they have signed a deal to buy three-time Italian champion Roma.
New Delhi: Dushyant Sharma of Jammu and Kashmir was elected new president of Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) at the polls of the office bearers here. Raj Singh was elected new secretary general while Prem Nath becomes new treasurer. Hamza-Bin-Omer was elected senior vice-president.
Calcutta: Police AC beat Cal Custom Club 2-1, in a 1st Division – A encounter of the BHA leaguey.
Results: 1st Division-A: Police AC 2, Cal Custom Club 1; 1st Division-B: Muslim Institute 3, CCFC Gremlin 0; Hockey Trg Centre 4, Cal Parsee Club 1; FCI (EZ) 2, Bengal United 0; Chotonagpur Rec Club 2, Xaverian 2
La Marts win
Calcutta: La Martiniere for Girls beat Ballygunge Siksha Sadan 55-2, while Loreto Entally defeated Loreto Sealdah 27-11 in the WBAWB Inter-school basketball tourney.
Results: Mini: Loreto Sealdah bt Loreto House B 13-4; Birla HS bt Loreto House A 22-1; Junior: Loreto House A bt Ballygunge Siksha Sadan 24-10; Future Foundation bt Heritage 7-5; Loreto Dharamtalla bt Loreto Entally 25-5; Senior: La Marts bt Ballygunge Siksha Sadan 55-2; Loreto Entally bt Loreto Sealdah 27-11