Bhajji ‘to return soon’
Pune: Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh, who is out of action due to a shinbone injury, on Thursday said he will return to competitive cricket soon. “I am recovering. I will exercise here in Pune for four days and I will also undergo a three-week training at the National Cricket Academy. After that I will return to competitive cricket,”1 he told reporters here.
However, he refused to comment on India’s poor performance in the ongoing Test series in Australia.
London: An inquest into the death of noted cricket columnist Peter Roebuck has been adjourned till further notification with the Warrington Coroner's Court still awaiting the report of the third post-mortem conducted on the writer earlier this week.
New Delhi: The BCCI president N Srinivasan has reposed full faith in the beleaguered Indian cricket team saying that the side can still beat any top team in the world and needs a little bit of luck to turn it around in Australia.
New Delhi: Jagseer clinched gold in the long jump event with a leap of 6.55m while Mahabir bagged the silver, as the Indian para athletes clinched five medals at the second Kuwait International Open Athletics Championship and so far have booked four Paralympic quota places.
Doha: The Indian team of Anisa Sayeed, Rahi Sarnobat and Sonia Rai failed to win a medal at the Asian Shooting Championship, on Thursday, finishing in fourth place and is now in danger of failing to win a single quota place for the Olympics.
Eight more fail
n New Delhi: Eight more athletes, five of them boxers, tested positive for banned substances in the National School Games, on Thursday, taking the total number of drug cheats to 11 after The Nada organised the Dope Control Programme during the event held between December 28 and January 3.
La Manga: Sharmila Nicollet became the youngest Indian to qualify for the Ladies European Tour as she clinched the 30th and final spot with a six foot birdie.
Calcutta: Local boy Nitin Kumar Sinha beat top seed Deepak Vishwakarma 6-2, 6-4 in the Boys Singles U-16 quarter finals of the Sunfeast AITA Super Series, at the South Club, on Thursday.
Meanwhile, top seed BR Nikshep of Karnataka beat Karandeep Singh 6-0, 6-0 in a Boys Singles U-14 match.
Other Winners: Boys singles U-14: BR Nikshep, Sanil Jagtiani, Raghav Jaisinghani, Udayan Bhakar; Boys singles U-16: Nitin Kr Sinha, Saahieel Gaware, Anush Bhatti; Girls singles U-14: Abinikka R, Snehal U Mane, Nandini Sharma.
A STAFF REPORTER & AGENCIES