Cricketer shot dead
Calcutta: Louis Vorster, the Namibia and South Africa domestic batsman, died after being shot during an armed robbery in Gauteng.
Vorster, 45, was shot by robbers at a fuel station on Tuesday night, while in Gauteng on business, South African papers reported. He had been pulling out of the fuel station in his car when his path was blocked, Gauteng police lieutenant colonel Tshisikhwawe Ndou said. He was then shot.
Calcutta: Deccan Chargers spinner Amit Mishra was Wednesday officially warned for “using offensive language” during the IPL match against the Rajasthan Royals. Rajasthan Royals beat Deccan Chargers by five wickets.
Mishra received an official warning and reprimand for the Level 1 offence (Article 2.1.4) of the use of offensive language.
Kiev: Ukraine — which will host the European soccer championship in June together with Poland — has urged fans to get vaccinated against measles before visiting, a newspaper reported on Wednesday.
Lausanne: Sport’s highest tribunal met on Wednesday to hear the appeal of former Fifa presidential candidate Mohamed bin Hammam against his life ban from football for bribery. The CAS hearing was due to last two days although a decision is not expected for several weeks.
New Delhi: India were blanked 0-3 by the US in their opening match at the second leg of the Women four-nation hockey tournament at Lloyd Elsmore Hockey Stadium in Pakuranga, New Zealand, on Wednesday. India will play their next match against Australia on Thursday.
Pune: Delhi’s Shamim Khan fired a four-under 67 to take a one shot lead in round two of the PGTI Players Championship here on Wednesday.
Shamim’s total read six-under-136 at the halfway stage. Amardeep Sinh Malik of Meerut returned a 69 to be one stroke adrift of the leader in second place.
Staff reporter & Agencies