Warne statue at MCG
Melbourne: Shane Warne will soon have himself immortalised in a bronze statue outside the Melbourne Cricket Ground, joining 10 other Australian sports stars. The 41-year-old leg spinner tweeted “just finished measurement sitting for my statue at the mighty MCG,” on his Twitter page.
Lahore: The PCB is mulling over the possibility of allowing a team from Afghanistan to take part in its national T20 tournament in June in Faisalabad.
Melbourne: Brett Lee is now busy with his music career and is set to release his band White Shoe Theory’s maiden single. “We’re going to launch our single shortly, so it’s all happening,” Lee said.
Lahore: Despite all the criticism heaped on Ijaz Butt for his decision to remove Shahid Afridi as captain of the ODI team, there is no possibility of his being sacked as chairman of the PCB in the near future. According to sources in the PCB, Butt would complete his three-year tenure as board chairman that ends in October this year.
Toronto: Ashish Bagai, who led Canada in the 2011 cricket World Cup in the subcontinent, has stepped down as captain ahead of the Intercontinental Cup beginning next month. The 29-year-old will still be available for selection as a player.
Hinwil: Sauber Formula One team say their Mexican driver Sergio Perez has been released from hospital in Monaco. Perez crashed during qualifying Saturday for the Monaco GP and suffered a concussion and a sprained thigh.
Milito to stay
Milan: Argentina striker Diego Milito says he has no intention of leaving Inter Milan, despite his mixed season with the Italian club.
Klose to miss
Frankfurt: Striker Miroslav Klose will miss Germany’s 2012 European Championship qualifiers against Austria and Azerbaijan because of bruised ribs.
Frankfurt: The ‘lucky’ sweater worn by Germany coach Joachim Loew at the 2010 World Cup is heading to the country’s football museum. The German football federation says the blue V-neck garment will be one of the exhibits when the museum opens in Dortmund in 2014.
Bhopal: IOC drubbed Railways 4-1 to enter the 65th All-India Obaidullah Khan Gold Cup Hockey tournament here. In another quarter final, Sunday evening, BPCL overcame Namdhari XI 3-1 to complete the semi-final line-up.