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Wawrinka and Cilic confirmed

Calcutta: Marin Cilic and Stanislas Wawrinka are set to take part in the Chennai Open.
The confirmation from these two top-20 players along with participation from world No.6 Tomas Berdych and World No.9 Janko Tipsarevic have ensured that the tournament will have one of the strongest fields in its history.

Mixed fortunes

Sheffield: India’s ace cueist Aditya Mehta won the first two rounds at the Bulgaria Open against Michael White and Steve Davis. In the first round, Mehta finished with a 124 break to take a 4–1 lead.
In his second round, Mehta won with a lead score of 4–2 with some good quality safety breaks, including a 113 break. However, in the last 32, Mehta playing against world No. 1. Judd Trump, lost 2-4.

Full control

London: German carmaker Daimler has taken full control of the Mercedes Formula One team by buying a 40 per cent stake from Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund, Aabar Investments, for an undisclosed sum.
Aabar, which has been cutting its ties with Daimler sold its remaining 3 percent stake in the company last month.

Soccer tourney

Calcutta: Genpact waltzed past BOC 3-1, while ATOS prevailed over Eveready 3-2 at the Rangers Mercantile Five-A-Side Soccer Tournament, on Monday.
In other matches, TCS A beat Siemens 1-0 and MN Dastur too edged past Swissotel by a similar margin.

Lad excels

Calcutta: Mumbai A put up a decent second innings performance, riding on S. Lad’s unbeaten 95 to finish at 194 for three on Day Three of the CK Nayudu Trophy tie, in Kalyani, on Monday.

The visitors have a 22-run lead after Bengal were all out for 384 in their first innings.

Brief Scores
Mumbai A 212 & 194/3 (S. Lad 95 batting, N Patil 56; A Singh 2/18). Bengal A 384 in 136.3 overs (SS Mondal 77; S. Lad 4/42).

Slim chance

Adelaide: Shane Watson’s chances of playing in Australia’s second Test against South Africa appear to be fading after he admitted, on Monday, he is unlikely to be able to bowl.

Roach included

Khulna: Paceman Kemar Roach has been included in the West Indies squad for the ODI series against Bangladesh after successfully recovering from a hamstring injury, the West Indies Cricket Board said on Monday.

ODI and T20 squads
Darren Sammy (captain), Kieron Pollard, Tino Best, Darren Bravo, Chris Gayle, Sunil Narine, Veerasammy Permaul, Kieran Powell, Ravi Rampaul, Kemar Roach, Andre Russell, Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons, Dwayne Smith, Devon Thomas