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Shah Rukh praise for Sourav

Calcutta: Shah Rukh Khan considers Sourav Ganguly as one of the “greatest” cricketers the country has ever produced.
“Beyond IPL and beyond the bits and pieces Sourav, without any argument, is one of the greatest cricketers this country has ever produced… We can never take that away from him.
“I love him yaar. He is the coolest cricketer ever to have played the game. He is a hero for me…” he said during a promotional event on Saturday.

No play

Brisbane: Rain washed out the second day of the first Test between Australia and South Africa at the Gabba on Saturday.
A torrential downpour some 45 minutes before the scheduled start was followed by drizzle which persisted throughout the day.

Pak tour of WI

Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board has finalised a Test tour to the West Indies next year in July-August.

Burdwan best

Calcutta: Burdwan University emerged champions, defeating Calcutta University by nine runs in the final of the Inter-University T20 tournament, at the Jalpaiguri Sports Complex ground on Saturday. According to information received here, Burdwan restricted their opponents to 111 for six after scoring 120 for seven.

Schools’ meet

Calcutta: St James’ School won the inter-school T-20 tournament, organised by MP Birla Foundation Higher Secondary School, on Saturday, beating National High School by seven wickets.
Brief scores: National High School 101/9 runs in 20 overs; St James’ 102/3 in 15.4 overs. St James’ won by 7 wickets.

Kimiko in final

Pune: The 42-year-old Kimiko Date-Krumm of Japan would look to become the oldest singles winner on the WTA circuit after she booked a final berth in the Indian Open with a 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 win over Thailand’s Tamarine Tanasugarn.

ATP Challenger

Loughborough: Divij Sharan and Purav Raja reached the final of the ATP Challenger event here The fourth-seeded Indians edged past the British pair of Jamie Murray and Josh Goodall 7-6(3), 2-6, 12-10.

Sharath shines

New Delhi: Achanta Sharath Kamal stunned world No. 31 Patrick Baum of Germany 8-11, 10-12, 11-8, 11-9, 12-10, 7-11, 13-11 to enter the pre-quarter finals of the IITF World Tour Polish Open at Poznan on Saturday.

Change of guard

Calcutta: Pradip Saraogi took over as the president of the West Bengal Billiards Association from P.N. Roy, who after serving the game for nearly five decades, stepped down. Roy is now the chief patron. Meanwhile, the state billiards and snooker championship will be held at the Bengal Rowing Club from Nov. 27 to Dec. 12.
Other office bearers: Vice-presidents: Anil Poddar, Manoj Kothari & Piyush Bhagat; Secretary: Debasish Mukhopadhyay; Treasurer: Rajesh Tulsian.