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100 gold coins for the 100th!

Mumbai: Sachin Tendulkar will be showered with 100 gold coins by the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA), if he completes his much-awaited 100th international century during the third and final Test between India and West Indies, which starts at the Wankhede, on November 22 .

“MCA president Vilasrao Deshmukh has decided that the association should give Tendulkar 100 gold coins if he scores the 100th international century at his home ground,” Nitin Dalal, joint secretary of MCA, said on Saturday.

Awards

Mumbai: Middle-order batsmen Virat Kohli and Suresh Raina were named the winners of Ceat International Youngster of the Year and T20 Player of the Year awards respectively.

The awardees

International Cricketer of the Year - Jonathan Trott (Eng); International Batsman of the Year - Trott; International Bowler of the Year - James Anderson (Eng); International Youngster of the Year - Virat Kohli (Ind); International T20 Player of the Year - Suresh Raina (Ind); Lifetime Achievement Award 2010-2011 - Courtney Walsh (WI); Match-winning Innings of the Year - Gautam Gambhir (Ind)·; Special Award for Completing 10 years in International Cricket - Virender Sehwag (Ind), Special Award for Contribution to Indian Cricket - VVS Laxman (Ind).

Rehan’s fifth

Ranchi: Rehan Poncha helped Karnataka retain the top position with 18 gold medals on the penultimate day of the 65th Senior National Aquatic Championship, on Saturday, by winning his fifth gold. Police team’s Richa Mishra continued her winning spree as she too collected her fifth gold.

Gold for Annu

Pune: Annu Raj of Air India pipped Heena Sidhu of Punjab by less than a point to grab the gold in the women’s 10 air pistol event in the 55th National Shooting Championships.

Jyoti in control

Johor Bahru: Jyoti Randhawa was four-under through five holes in the third round of the rain-hit Iskandar Johor Open, which was reduced to a 54-hole affair, on Saturday. He was six behind the leader Daniel Chopra.

Tirana: GM Koneru Humpy recovered from a difficult position to play out a draw with defending champion Yifan Hou of China in the fourth game of the World Women’s Chess Championship, on Saturday.

Das in quarters

Bahrain: Ankita Das beat higher-ranked Hsien-Tzu Cheng of Chinese Taipei 8-11, 15-13, 10-12, 11-8, 11-7, 11-4 in the pre-quarter finals of the continued to make waves in the ongoing Volkswagen World Junior Table Tennis Championships, on Saturday.

Buenos Aires: Argentina have named Juan Martin del Potro, David Nalbandian, Juan Monaco, Juan Ignacio Chela and doubles specialist Eduardo Schwank as their provisional team for the Davis Cup final against Spain.

Captain Modesto ‘Tito’ Vazquez needs to name his official quartet next Tuesday.


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