Calcutta: Ravichandran Ashwin will receive the Dilip Sardesai award for his stupendous show in the just-concluded Test series against the West Indies, the BCCI said in a release on Monday. The 25-year-old, who was the Man of the Series in the three-Test series with 22 wickets, will be presented the trophy at the BCCI annual awards function, in Chennai, on December 10.
“R. Ashwin will receive the Dilip Sardesai Award for being India’s best cricketer in the 2011-12 Test series against the West Indies,” the release said. The award comprises a trophy and a cheque of Rs 5 lakh.
Johannesburg: Even as the Nicholson inquiry into the financial affairs of Cricket South Africa (CSA) continues, head of legal and compliance at CSA, Ajay Sooklal, on Monday called for the authority to be placed under administration. The inquiry also heard that the players are not happy about the state of affairs at CSA.
Silver for Vikas
London: Vikas Krishan settled for a silver medal at the Invitational Olympic test event after withdrawing from the welterweight (69kg) final due to a wrist injury. He decided to forfeit the summit clash against Qiong Maimaititu-ersun.
Milan: Former AS Roma winger Mancini has been jailed for two years and eight months after being found guilty of sexual assault by a Milan judge on Monday.
Milan: AC Milan are still interested in Carlos Tevez but only want to sign players on loan in the January transfer window, chief executive Adriano Galliani said, on Monday..
New Delhi: The IOA, on Monday, ruled out the country boycotting next year’s London Olympics, but said that the apex sports body would convey the opposition from certain quarters on Dow Chemical being one of the sponsors of the Games.
Bangalore: Pankaj Advani prevailed 4-0 over Japan’s Atshutoshi Inoue in the first round robin match of the IBSF World Snooker Championsip. Advani gave ample proof of his talent as he dominated Inoue from the outset in the Group D tie, winning the initial frame 71-0.
Calcutta: The National Swimming Association thrashed Khidderpore SC 16-3 in a Mayor's Cup water polo match, at the Central Swimming Club, on Monday. In another match, Eastern Railway beat Central Swimming 13-3.
Calcutta: Sanil Jagtiani won the boy's under-14 category of the Floodlit Hard Court Tennis Tournament, defeating Nitin Sinha 6-2, 6-4, at the Saturday Club, on Monday. Srijita Ghosh drubbed Shruti Gupta 6-2, 7-5 to win the girls under-18 title.