Colombo: Marvan Atapattu and Chaminda Vaas have been named assistant coach and fast bowling coach respectively in the latest shake up of Sri Lanka Cricket set up, SLC officials said on Tuesday. While Atapattu replaces Stuart Law, Vaas will come in place of Champaka Ramanayake.
Sydney: Australia’s public broadcaster on Tuesday said it will not broadcast or report live from the upcoming cricket Test series in India after deciding not to pay inflated rights fees. The ABC said it could not afford the broadcast rights fees.
Calcutta: Former wicketkeeper Mark Boucher will be honoured for his service to South African cricket during the Proteas' second Test, against Pakistan, at Newlands, beginning Thursday.
n Calcutta: Former Bengal selector Moloy Banerjee and Shankarshan Pal will assist Eden curator Prabir Mukherjee during IPL VI, CAB joint-secretary Subir Ganguly informed on Wednesday.
Sao Paulo: Rafael Nadal criticised the ATP on Tuesday for not doing enough to protect players’ health, saying the increase in hardcourt events will lead to long-term injuries.
n London: Roger Federer has joined in the call for more blood doping tests in tennis to make sure that the sport remains as clean as he believes it already is.
Baden-Baden: Viswanathan Anand beat German GM Arkadij Naiditsch in the fifth round of Grenke Chess Classic here. This was Anand’s first victory in the meet and at the half way stage he stands clear second.
Calcutta: Karnataka’s Umadevi Nagaraj, on Tuesday, claimed her fourth national billiards title at Gwalior. In the final, she defeated Keerath Bhandaal of Delhi 70-75, 76-57, 77-44, 77-62.
Calcutta: Udayan Mane grabbed early honours when he shot a three-under-par 69 in the Tata Steel Haryana Open Amateur Golf Championship, at Gurgaon, on Tuesday.
n Calcutta: The IFA, on Tuesday, announced a 20-member squad for the upcoming Santosh Trophy. The captain of the side will be declared on Wednesday.
Goalkeepers: Arnab Das Sharma, Debjit Mazumder, Manas Barua; Defenders: Bapi Saha, Soumik Roy, Dipak Singh, Sagram Mandi, Sourav Chakraborty, Gour Naskar, Saikat Saha Roy; Midfielders: Mohammad Muktar, Arjun Chatterjee, Snehasish Dutta, Gopal Debnath, Abhisekh Aich, Jagannath Sana, Francis Xavier; Fowards: Nabin Hela, Dipendu Biswas, Anjan Dey.