Injured Roach to return
Calcutta: West Indies fast bowler Kemar Roach has been ruled out of the remainder of the West Indies’ tour of England, according to a media release.
Roach has been sidelined with shin muscle soreness and will return to Barbados to allow this to heal before starting a bowling programme again. Team physiotherapist CJ Clark said Roach’s workload has led to muscle soreness due to the repeated strain of bowling at high velocities.
Du Plessis in
Calcutta: Faf du Plessis, one of the revelations of IPL-V, has been named in South Africa’s 15-member squad for the unofficial Twenty20 tri-series against Zimbabwe and Bangladesh, in Zimbabwe, in June. Du Plessis, who played for the Chennai Super Kings in IPL-V, has played 21 ODIs for South Africa, but has never been part of the Twenty20 squad.
Johan Botha (captain), Hashim Amla, Farhaan Behardien, Marchant de Lange, Jean-Paul Duminy, Faf du Plessis, Colin Ingram, Richard Levi, Albie Morkel, Chris Morris, Justin Ontong, Wayne Parnell, Robin Peterson, Lonwabo Tsotsobe, Dane Vilas
Calcutta: Hosts Sri Lanka will swing into World T20 mood as they take on Pakistan in a two-match International series with both teams looking to move up the ICC T20 Championship table.
Sri Lanka, which will host ICC World Twenty20, will need to win the series, which starts on Friday, 2-0 if they are to move up from third place in the table. Pakistan occupy the fifth spot while India are place way down in the seventh spot.
New Delhi: Former India captain Anil Kumble has congratulated Indian Premier League (IPL) commissioner Rajeev Shukla for the successfully organising IPL-V, which he described as the best so far. “I wish to congratulate you and your team for a wonderful IPL. I must say that this edition was by far the best one till date and going by your enthusiasm and commitment, I can vouch that the next one is going to be even better,” Kumble said in a message.
Chandigarh: City boy Shankar Das and Chandigarh’s Harendra Gupta hogged the limelight in round II of the PGTI Players Championship, at the Chandigarh Golf Club, on Wednesday.
Harendra and Shankar shot scores of 69 & 68 respectively to be tied for the lead at seven-under-137. Mithun Perera of Sri Lanka was in third position as he had the next best total of six-under-138.
Calcutta: St Xavier’s lifted CAB’s inter-university inter-college T20 title, in Burdwan, according to information received here.
St Xavier’s 154/7 in 20 overs (Harshveer Singh 50; Debam Ghosh 2/26). PC College-136/8 in 20 overs (Sandeep Bera 45, Ghosh 30; Sandip Mundra 2/22). St Xavier’s won by 18 runs.