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Brilliant day for Indians

New Delhi: Shuttler Ajay Jayram stormed into the pre-quarter finals of the men’s singles of the German Open badminton championship after notching up a straight game win over Riichi Takeshita of Japan, in Mülheim an der Ruhr, on Wednesday. Jayram won 21-17, 21-16 in 37 minutes. The other Indian shuttlers to win were Anand Pawar, Arvind Bhat and the mixed doubles pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and Tarun Kona.

Hockey league

Calcutta: Belgachia United Club edged past Presidency Muslim HS 1-0 in the Calcutta Hockey League, on Wednesday. Kaushik Jana scored for Belgachia.

IFA Shield

Calcutta: United Sikkim FC will replace Mumbai FC in the IFA Shield, as per the latest groupings and fixtures released by the IFA. United Sikkim have been placed in Group B along with Mohun Bagan, Deportivo Saprisa and Pune FC, instead of Group A. Pailan Arrows, meanwhile, have been moved to Group B and will play alongside East Bengal, Muktijoddha Shanshad and Prayag United SC.

WI squad

Calcutta: The West Indies Cricket Board’s selection panel has named the 13-man squad for the upcoming two-match T20 International series against Zimbabwe. Chris Gayle has been granted special permission to skip the ties.

The squad

Darren Sammy (captain), Samuel Badree, Christopher Barnwell, Tino Best, Darren Bravo, Dwayne Bravo, Johnson Charles, Shannon Gabriel, Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard, Denesh Ramdin, Andre Russell, Lendl Simmons.


BNR 509/6

Calcutta: BNR rode V. Tiwary’s 164 to put up a mammoth 509/6 against Netaji Subhas Institute, on Day I of the CAB First Division Relegation Play-off matches.

SUMMARISED SCORES
Calcutta Port Trust 294 (P. Majumder 5/38). DKS 13/1
BNR 509/6 (V. Tiwari 164) Vs Netaji Subhas Institute
ERSA 285 (N. Singh 87). Suburban Club 50/0
Rangers Club 325 (R. Oraon 129) vs Monoharpukur MS
All matches to continue

Abbott in

Calcutta: Cricket South Africa on Wednesday included Kyle Abbott to the squad for the five-match ODI series against Pakistan.

The squad

AB de Villiers (captain), Kyle Abbott, Hashim Amla, Farhaan Behardien, Faf du Plessis, Colin Ingram, Rory Kleinveldt, Ryan McLaren, David Miller, Morne Morkel, Robin Peterson, Aaron Phangiso, Graeme Smith, Dale Steyn, Lonwabo Tsotsobe.

Security

Hyderabad: Seventy CCTV cameras have been installed at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, venue of the second India-Australia Test, to ensure security. Also, according to a Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) official, no mobile phones will be allowed inside the stadium.

Moises fined

Calcutta: Australia all-rounder Moises Henriques has been fined 10 per cent of his match fee by the ICC for sporting a manufacturer’s logo on his helmet, on the fourth day of the first Test.

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