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Ricky fined by CA

Calcutta: Ricky Ponting has been fined for breaching the CA Code of Behaviour during the RYOBI One-Day Cup match between Tasmania and Western Australia at the Waca ground. The incident occurred after Ponting was given run out during Tasmania’s batting innings on Tuesday. As he was leaving the field of play, Ponting threw his bat into the air and it landed a couple of metres in front of him.

os contract

Calcutta: Wicket-keeper batsman Jos Buttler has been awarded an England increment contract for 2012-2013. Buttler qualifies by virtue of having represented England on 10 occasions since the contract period began on October 1.

Arjuna decision

Colombo: Arjuna Ranatunga is yet to make up his mind whether to contest for the president’s post of the SLC, saying he will take a decision in this regard by next week.

Squash meet

Seoul: The Indian boys blanked China 3-0 while the girls team beat Chinese Taipei by an identical scoreline on the opening day of the Asian Junior Squash Championships.

Pankaj to skip

New Delhi: Pankaj Advani is all set to skip the Asian Billiards Championship to take part in the World Championship qualifiers because the dates of the tournaments are clashing. While the Asian Billiards will be held from April 1, the qualifiers will be held from April 3.

Somdev ousted

Marseille: Somdev Dev Varman bowed out of the ATP Open ’13 tournament with a 3-6, 5-7 defeat to world No. 46 Bernard Tomic of Australia, here, on Wednesday.

Subrata as TD

Calcutta: Subrata Bhattacharya is likely to be appointed as the technical director of Southern Samity after the club sacked Shabbir Ali in the wake of its embarrassing defeat against Mohun Bagan in the CFL Premier Division Super Nine. Samity, though, may finalise the deal with Bhattacharya on Thursday.

AFC warning

Kuala Lumpur: The ‘cancer’ of soccer match-fixing is a pandemic which is too big for one organisation to tackle alone, AFC acting president Zhang Jilong warned as the regional body and Interpol kicked off a two-day seminar on the issue on Wednesday.

Piyush leads

Calcutta: Piyush Sangwan extended his lead to five shots at the Tata Steel Northern India Open Amateur Golf Championship after carding a 2-under par 70 in the second round in Gurgaon on Wednesday. Sangwan’s total is at 6-under 138 while Manav Das shot a 1-over par 73 to be placed second at 143.

Staff Reporter & Agencies