Sachin looks set for ODIs
New Delhi: As Sachin Tendulkar has not said that he is unavailable for the one-day series against Pakistan, it is being assumed that he will play the three matches. Sachin struggled in the recent four-match Test series against England, averaging a poor 18.66. Pakistan will arrive in Bangalore Saturday to play the first bilateral series against India in five years.
Karachi: Bangladesh have agreed to tour Pakistan next month in the first visit by any country since armed militants attacked the Sri Lanka team bus in Lahore in 2009, PCB chairman Zaka Ashraf said on Friday.
Calcutta: SBCA beat Bournvita CA by 8 wickets, in the Manthan Cup, on Friday.
Bournvita CA 186/8 (Avishek Roy 58, Manas Mondal 3/20). SBCA 187/2 (Sarosij Mukherjee 97 n.o.). SBCA won by 8 wkts
Chennai: Mahesh Bhupathi and his new partner Daniel Nestor will be the top-seeded pair at the Chennai Open, starting December 31.
New Delhi: Sania Mirza will lead the four-member Indian side in the upcoming Asia/Oceania Group I tie of the Fed Cup. The other members are Kyra Shroff, Rutuja Bhosale and Rishika Sunkara.
Win for India
Doha: VR Raghunath yet again scored a brace as defending champions India fought hard to post a 3-1 win over a fighting Japan in the Asian Champions Trophy, here on Friday. Gurwinder Chandi scored the other.
New Delhi: Parimarjan Negi got off to a good start as he held top seed Radoslav Wojtaszek of Poland to a draw in the AICF-AAI Chess Cup at the AAI institute on Friday. Abhijeet Gupta held Krishnan Sasikiran and Ukrainian Anton Korobov also signed peace with Evgeny Alekseev of Russia.
New Delhi: Shreyasi Singh of Bihar won the gold in the women’s trap event even as Abhinav Bindra slipped a place to second in men’s 10-m air rifle competition at the 56th Shooting National Championship.
Baghdad: The Iraqi Football Association on Friday denied media reports that it was negotiating with Diego Maradona to take over as a coach of the national team.
Calcutta: The Bengal Hockey Association (BHA) will see a new general secretary in Salil Basu. Gurbux Singh, who had held the post from 1996, will now be one of six vice-presidents. This was decided at a meeting, on Friday.
The Office Bearers
President: Gautam Mohan Chakraborty; Vice-presidents: Gurbux Singh, Swapan Banerjee, Surojit Kar Purakayastha, Gopinath Ghosh, Noomi Mehta, Dilip Bhattacharya; General secretary: Salil Basu; Treasurer: Nand Kishore Rai