A ‘safer’ place for Aamer
Karachi: Convicted in the spot-fixing scandal, Pakistan’s tainted pacer Mohammed Aamer has been moved from a notorious young offenders detention centre to a more secure and safer rehabilitation centre in the United Kingdom.
The move means that Aamer will have access to every kind of facility at the centre where he can play sports, attend education classes, exercise at the gym, use Internet and take part in charitable events after a month or so, including collecting money for the local charities.
Melbourne: Announcing his return to cricket, spin legend Shane Warne has signed a one-season contract with Melbourne Stars for Cricket Australia’s upcoming Big Bash Twenty20 competition.
Calcutta: The ticket sale for the second Test between India and West Indies, which starts on November 14 at the Eden Gardens, will begin on Sunday. The CAB has also informed that the Test will be played on a new strip. Meanwhile, the local season will start on November 22 with the A.N. Ghosh Trophy. In another development, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided to insure 25 registered players from different age groups of every state association for a year.
Johor Bahru: India capitalised on defensive lapses to trounce arch-rivals Pakistan 5-1 and keep themselves in the reckoning in the Sultan of Johor Cup U-21 hockey tournament here on Tuesday.
New Delhi: Indian eves defeated their New Zealand counterparts 3-2 in their first match of the 22nd Lal Bahadur Shastri Under-21 Four Nation women’s hockey tournament, here on Tuesday.
Chennai: WGM Mary Ann Gomes inched closer to her maiden National Premier Chess Championship title as she drew with IM Eesha Karavade of Maharashtra, in the 10th and penultimate round of the event here on Tuesday. Gomes leads the table with 7.5 points.
London: Goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak claims he is being treated like a “slave” by Manchester United and fears that his chances of playing for Poland in next year’s Euro 2012 championship in his home country have been damaged by his boss Alex Ferguson.
Paris: Czech Tomas Berdych was just one win from securing a place in the season-ending ATP World Tour finals after he dismissed Spain’s Fernando Verdasco 6-3, 7-5 in the Paris Masters second round on Tuesday.