Murali faces the flak
Taunton: Surrey’s Murali Kartik was at the centre of an unsavoury “Mankading” episode as he ran out an opposition batsman who backed up too far down the pitch during an English county championship match here. Kartik ran out 20-year-old Somerset batsman Alex Barrow by suddenly stopping in his run-up and removing the bails with the batsman out of his ground.
It has traditionally been seen as unacceptable to dismiss a batsman in this way, known in cricket as “Mankading” — named after Vinoo Mankad’s run out in Sydney in 1947 — unless he has been warned previously. Kartik said he had already warned Barrow two balls earlier.
Istanbul: Grandmasters P Harikrishna and Abhijeet Gupta gave Indian men their third victory in a row in the 40th Chess Olympiad here. Harikrishna defeated Alexander Beliavsky, while Gupta accounted for Malej Sebenik to ensure a 3-1 victory for the team.
Canonsburg: Rahil Gangjee shot an incredible eight birdies en route a four-under 67 in the first round of the Mylan Classic at Southpointe Golf Club in suburban Pittsburgh.
Spa-Francorchamps: French newcomer Charles Pic had the fastest time in Friday’s second practice session at the Belgian Grand Prix, although none of the drivers posted a competitive lap as rain drenched the Spa circuit.
New Delhi: Armaan Ebrahim is all set to make his entry into the FIA GT1 World Championship. Ebrahim is the lone Indian driver on the grid and this is going to be his first outing in the World GT1 Championship.
Calcutta: Bembem Devi will lead India in the SAFF Women’s Football Championship which begins in Colombo on September 7. The squad: Goalkeepers: Sita Sharma, Aditi Chauhan; Defenders: Romi Devi, Ashalata Devi, Rebika Devi, Alochana Senapati, Suprava Samal, Tuli Goon; Midfielders: Kamala Devi, Supriya Routray, Lochana Munda, Premi Devi, Montesori Chanu, Bembem Devi; Forwards: Prameshwori Devi, Salam Rinaroy Devi, Raju Suganya, Naobi Chanu, Pinky Bompal Magar, Sasmita Malik.
EB now game
Calcutta: East Bengal's stand-off with the Indian Football Association over the rescheduling of CFL Premier Division matches ended amicably after the club officials met with IFA secretary Utpal Ganguli on Friday. However, the matches of East Bengal and Mohun Bagan scheduled for Saturday and Sunday are likely to be postponed. Meanwhile, East Bengal are likely to announce a fresh date for a meeting with Tolgay Ozebe on Saturday.
Calcutta: Railway FC shocked Aryan 2-1 in their Calcutta Football League Premier Division match at the Ranaghat Stadium .
Staff Reporter & Agencies