Captain Chetri is cautious
Calcutta: India captain Sunil Chetri on Tuesday warned teammates against complacency if they hope to defend the AFC Challenge Cup, which begins in Kathmandu, from Thursday.
“You can never bask in past laurels… We can’t afford to take any of the teams lightly,” he said. “Captaincy is an honour and a huge responsibility at the same time. The captain’s armband makes me feel privileged.”
Md. Sp. win
Calcutta: Mohammed Mukhtar scored the winner in the 80th minute to help Emta Mohammedan Sporting defeat Kalighat M.S. 1-0 in a final round second-division I-League match, in Siliguri, on Tuesday.
Bangalore: PGTI member Vijay Kumar led his team to victory with a score of 52 in the Pro-Am event of the Louis Philippe Cup here on Tuesday.
Aurangabad: Turkish teenager Aantekin Seda on Tuesday shocked sixth seed Nungnindda Wannasuk of Thailand 6-2, 6-4 to enter the second round of the $10,000 ITF women’s championships, here, on Tuesday.
Calcutta: Bengal United Club defeated Entally AC 2-0 in a BHA league super division match, on Tuesday. Vinay Kumar and Lalan Paswan scored a goal apiece for Bengal United Club. In another match, Sukhen Barman scored the winner in WB Police’s 1-0 win over SAI training centre.
Mumbai: Narain Karthikeyan completed the first laps aboard the new HRT F112 at the Barcelona circuit ahead of its Formula 1 debut in Australia in less than two weeks. “The first impressions are quite good, it is definitely a step up from last year,” said Karthikeyan.
Colombo: The Rangiri Dambulla stadium will not host day/night matches, Sri Lankan sports minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage said on Tuesday. “The ICC ruled that it cannot be used due to the lack of a training venue within 45 minutes travelling range of the stadium,” he said.
Calcutta: India’s Shahvir Tarapore will be one of the umpires to officiate in the Australia’s ODI and T20 series in the West Indies. The ODI series consists of five games, while the T20 series is a two-match affair. Tarapore will be one of the on-field umpires in the second and the fourth ODIs. He will be the TV umpire in the rest of the ODIs.
Mumbai: Former Australian fast bowler Geoff Lawson feels Sachin Tendulkar has got the right to decide when to quit one-day cricket, but says he should not wait too long, as otherwise, the criticism will grow. “…I wonder whether he is playing the one-dayers for the right reason? Is he playing for the 100th hundred or for India? That’s what he will have to ask himself,” he said.