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Prasad lands in trouble

Bangalore: A top police official has sought action against former India cricketer Venkatesh Prasad and his wife for allegedly committing a "security breach" at the Chinnaswamy, after the match between the Royal Challengers Bangalore and the Deccan Chargers, on Sunday.

Ravikante Gowda, Deputy Commissioner of Police, said that Prasad's wife, Jayanti, along with three other persons were standing near players' zone after the match. When Gowda, and an Assistant Sub-Inspector, asked them to vacate the place, they refused.

"…Venkatesh Prasad came out and after arguing with the ASI, he took all of them inside the players' zone, which is a clear breach of security," he said.

Coach quits

Nairobi: Kenya coach Mike Hesson resigned on Monday, only ten months into his two-year contract citing security concerns, Cricket Kenya (CK) officials said. The 37-year-old New Zealander, who took over from West Indian Eldine Baptiste in July 2011, said he was giving up the role “due to a number of security issues” that have affected his family.


New Delhi: Amid reports of bookies planning to target the Twenty20 World Cup in Sri Lanka later in the year, the Sri Lankan Cricket Board Monday said that it would take “maximum precautions” to ensure that “unwanted elements” were not involved in the game.

Reports in the media said that bookies could assemble in the island nation during the September 18 to October 7 T20 World Cup to fix matches and to counter that the SLC have made elaborate plans.

Mahindra show

Estoril: Mahindra Racing had a disappointing result at the Portuguese Grand Prix in the Moto3 category of the MotoGP as Marcel Schrötter finished as low as 19th and Danny Webb retired mid-way.

German rider Sandro Cortese (KTM) won the race.

Jeev falters

Sevilla: Jeev Milkha Singh’s nightmarish back nine with three bogeys and one double bogey saw him slip to a card of 74 and ended tied 32nd in the Reale Seguros Open de Espana here. The title went to Francesco Molinari.

Rahil tied 42nd

Athens: Rahil Gangjee fired five birdies but also gave away five bogeys to finish with even par 71 and ended in tied 42nd place in the Stadion Classic here.

India in semis

Malacca: India eked out a 2-1 victory over China in their last pool match to enter the semi-finals of the seventh junior men's Asia Cup hockey tournament here on Monday.

Boxing silver

New Delhi: Olympic-bound Indian boxer L Devendro Singh (49kg) had to be content with a silver medal finish at the President's Cup after losing in the final to Cuba’s Yosvany Veitia in Almaty.