Interim role for Mohsin?
Calcutta: Mohsin Khan will be Pakistan’s interim coach for the series against Sri Lanka, beginning later this month, according to a website. However, there was no confirmation. Ijaz Ahmed will be the assistant coach.
Mohsin is also Pakistan’s chief selector.
New Delhi: Dipika Pallikal, the first Indian squash player to break into top-20 in the world rankings, suffered a first-round defeat to Kasey Brown of Australia to bow out of the US Open in Philadelphia.
Unseeded Pallikal lost to world No. 6 Brown 8-11, 8-11, 6-11 in 44 minutes on Sunday. The 20-year-old had defeated Orla Noom of The Netherlands 11-8, 11-2, 11-6 in the first qualifier before registering a 11-9, 13-11, 15-17, 11-8, victory over Malaysia’s Low Wee Wern in the qualifying finals.
Texas: Rahil Gangjee ran into trouble at the 15th for the second day in succession and dropped a double bogey on the hole as he signed for a card of 71, his fourth straight round in 70s, at the WNB Classic on the Nationwide Tour. Gangjee finished in a tie for 40th place. Danny Lee won his first pro-title on Nationwide with a final round of six-under 66.
Las Vegas: Arjun Atwal closed with a listless 73 and slid further down to 64th in the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospital for Children Open here.Atwal, who opened with a fine 66 on the first day, followed up with 70 and 69 on next two days. At six-under for the week, he finished at tied 64th.
New Delhi: Often called Scotland’s ‘Next Colin Montgomerie’, David Law will make his professional debut at the October 13 to 16 Hero Indian Open, teeing up alongside young Indian golf talent such as Gaganjeet Bhullar, Himmat Rai and Rashid Khan.
Calcutta: Hosts India settled for an eighth-place finish after they lost all their games on the final day of the two-day Asian Women’s Rugby 7’s Championship on Sunday. Tournament favourites China beat Kazakhstan 31-12 in the final on Sunday.
Kuala Lumpur: A bid by ousted Asian soccer chief Mohamed bin Hammam to block the appointment of his replacement has been denied by a sports arbitration court, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) said on Monday.
The Qatari was handed a lifetime ban from the sport in July after he was found guilty of trying to buy votes in the Fifa presidential race by offering Caribbean football officials $40,000 each.