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Yuvraj voices concern

New Delhi: At a time when young cricketers are facing injury troubles, Yuvraj Singh on Wednesday said that there is a lack of good physiotherapists and rehabilitation centres.

“Infrastructure can always be improved. There is a lack of good physios. We also need to get a good plan for rehab. There is also a lack of enough indoor facilities in cricket,” Yuvraj, who was in the Capital to launch Saina Nehwal’s book, said.

Inzy hits out

Karachi: Inzamam-ul-Haq has hit out at Shane Warne for criticising umpire Aleem Dar for his bad decision during the recently-concluded second Test between India and England in Mumbai.

“Warne has targeted Dar just to gain cheap publicity. That is all,” Inzamam said.

CA decision

Calcutta: Cricket Australia (CA) on Wednesday announced that the Third Umpire Intervention System will be discontinued for the RYOBI One-Day Cup with immediate effect and will not be used in the 2012-13 KFC Big Bash League.

A CA official said that the board was reluctant to alter playing conditions mid-season but had listened to feedback from all the stakeholders who believed that the system was sometimes inconsistent and could cause delays in play.

Playing host

Bangalore: The first ever Twenty20 World Cup for the blind will witness nine countries vying for the trophy here from December 2 to 13.

Besides hosts India, Australia, Bangladesh, England, Pakistan, South Africa, West Indies, Sri Lanka and Nepal will participate in the tournament.

Senna dropped

London: The iconic ‘Senna’ name may be lost to Formula One again next year after Williams confirmed their intention to replace Bruno Senna with reserve driver Valtteri Bottas for 2013.

The switch was widely anticipated with Bottas filling in for Senna at numerous Friday practice sessions this season.

Aditya show

Munich: Aditya Mehta scored two consecutive wins to move to the last 32 of the Munich Open, here, on Wednesday.

Aditya defeated six-time world champion Steve Davis 4-2 in the first match and then got the better of former world amateur champion Dechawat Poomjaeng of Thailand 4-1 in the second round.

Saina to play

New Delhi: Saina Nehwal, who is recovering from knee injury, on Wednesday, asserted that she would compete in the World Super Series Finals in China next month.
Dipika shines

Hong Kong: Dipika Pallikal beat Liu Tsz Ling 7-11, 11-6, 11-1, 11-5 to enter the second round of the Cathay Pacific Sun Hung Kai Financial Hong Kong Open.