Monika not among probables
New Delhi: The Indian Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has selected 55 core probables for intensive training ahead of next year’s Commonwealth Games here, leaving out some big names like Kunjarani Devi and Monika Devi. The intensive training will begin with a coaching camp of 25 lifters from among the 55 in Hungary from March 26 to May 5 though it is subject to clearance by the sports ministry.
At the end of the camp, 15 lifters, eight men and seven women, will be chosen to take part in the Asian Senior Championships at Taldykorgan in Kazakhstan from May 9-16.
Pointe-a-Pierre (Trinidad): Dimitri Mascarenhas lashed 84 not out off 55 balls as England defeated a West Indies Players’ Association XI by 51 runs in a limited-overs match on Saturday.
England 299/8 in 50 ovs (D. Mascarenhas 84 n.o., R. Bopara 56; A. Allert 3/59). WIPA Select 248 in 43.4 ovs (S. Badree 84 n.o., K. Williams 60; S. Harmison 4/59). England won by 51 runs.
Karachi: Pakistan’s discarded opener Khalid Latif Sunday became only the second cricketer from his country to score a double hundred in the domestic one-day championship when he smashed a magnificent 204 off 163 balls.
Hyderabad: The Andhra Pradesh police on Sunday said they have no objection to the Indian Premier League matches being organised in the state after April 26.
Johor Bahru: Indian colts had another disappointing end to a tournament as they allowed archrivals Pakistan to score two late goals that saw them lose 2-3 in the final of the Genting four-nation under-21 hockey tournament here Sunday. In a high-voltage encounter at the Taman Daya Stadium here, Pakistan skipper Haseem Abdul Khan fired home the golden goal in the 73rd minute — three minutes into extra time.
Bolt tied 1st
Spanish Town (Jamaica): Usain Bolt ran his first 100-metre race of the year in 9.93 seconds and shared first place at the GC Foster College Classic. He slowed before the finish, reaching out to congratulate training partner Daniel Bailey Saturday.
Istanbul: Top-seed GM Koneru Humpy lost to Yifan Hao of China in what was perceived as the title match in the seventh round of IS Bank Ataturk Women Grand Prix event here Sunday.
Indore: India’s men’s pair of Achanta Sharath Kamal and Subhajit Saha and women’s pair of Poulami Ghatak and Mouma Das lost their respective doubles finals at the Pro Tour Indian Open Table Tennis Championship here Sunday.
Calcutta: Manipur retained the senior national women’s football championship defeating Bengal by 2-0 at Neyveli in Tamil Nadu on Sunday.