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Fifa aid to Egypt victims

Zurich: Fifa is giving $250,000 in aid to the families of victims of the Egyptian football stadium disaster last week. Fifa says it will pay the money into a charitable account opened by the Al-Ahly club.

Fans of the Cairo club were among more than 70 people who died in a violent rampage and stampede after a league match between Al-Masry and Al-Ahly in Port Said.

Trevor leave

Calcutta: East Bengal coach Trevor James Morgan will go on a vacation for a fortnight after Saturday’s I-League match against Lajong FC. He is expected to return before the I-League resumes on March 25.

Meanwhile, Alvito D' Cunha is expected to play a part in East Bengal's AFC Cup campaign.

Yuki show

New Delhi: Tennis youngster Yuki Bhambri stunned fourth seed Tobias Kamke of Germany 7-6, 4-6, 6-4 in a hard-fought three-setter to enter the second round of the $100,000 Challenger Tournament in Dallas, United States.

Fresh start

Calcutta: Former world champions Williams presented their new car on Tuesday and declared a fresh start after enduring their worst season in Formula One.

Rohan retires

Calcutta: Former India one-day player Rohan Gavaskar retired from competitive cricket, more than two years after playing his last first class match.

Report delayed

Johannesburg: Final report of the inquiry into the financial affairs of Cricket South Africa (CSA) over the IPL II bonuses debacle may be delayed a second time.

       The inquiry headed by judge Chris Nicholson was first supposed to have its report ready by Christmas and was then afforded an extension to the end of February.

Sachin in top-10

Dubai: Sachin Tendulkar rose three places, to tenth, and be the only Indian player in the list of top-10 batsmen in the ICC player rankings for Tests released on Tuesday.

India ‘A’ tour

Calcutta: India ‘A’ cricket team will tour the West Indies from May 30 to June 24, the BCCI announced on Tuesday. The India under-19 team will also play a quadrangular series in Australia from April 2-16. The under-19 ICC World Cup will be held in Australia from August 4-26.

Mohsin role

Lahore: Zaka Ashraf, the chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board, has confirmed that interim coach Mohsin Khan will be given another assignment after the series against England. Sources revealed that the former Test cricketer will be re-appointed as the chief selector.