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Kapil has a wish

Guwahati: Kapil Dev, on Sunday, said Sachin Tendulkar is in good form and expressed a wish to see The Master complete 30 years in international cricket.
“It is great that Sachin has completed 23 years in international cricket. I wish him to complete 30 years,” Kapil said.

PCB message

Karachi: PCB chairman Zaka Ashraf had sent a get well message to Bal Thackeray, who passed away in Mumbai on Saturday.
“I sent a get well message to Bal Thackeray despite his party's stance on Indo-Pak cricket relations because I wanted him to get well and support the tour as a senior politician,” Ashraf said. “The good thing is that my get well message produced some positive reaction in India and I am happy for that.”

Sayan shines

Calcutta: Riding on an all-round performance from Sayan Sekhar Mondal, Bengal A took a first innings lead in their CK Nayudu Trophy clash against Mumbai A, in Kalyani, on Sunday. Mandal, having contributed 77 runs with the bat, had claimed four wickets for 41 runs back on Saturday.
Brief scores: Mumbai A 212; Bengal A 275/7 in 102 overs (S.S. Mondal 77, P Joshi 61, A Sharma 60).

Harika in last 8

Khanty Mansiysk: D. Harika entered the last-eight of the World Women’s Chess Championship after beating Lela Javakhishvili of Georgia in the second game of the third round.

India lose

Johor Bahru: India lost 2-3 to Germany in the summit clash of the Sultan of Johor Cup hockey tournament here on Sunday.

Best finish

New Delhi: India capped off their impressive run in the WSF World Team Squash Championship with a best-ever fifth place finish, defeating Ireland 2-1 at the La Parnasse Arena in Nimes, France.

Atwal makes cut

Brooksville: Arjun Atwal entered the final stage of the PGA Tour Qualifying School as he finished tied seventh in the second stage qualifiers at the Southern Hills Plantation Club here. Atwal had four birdies in his first eight holes and had a double bogey and a bogey on 10th and 11th in a card of one-under 71 to qualify as cruise through as the top-19.


Calcutta: Ruthvika Shivani of Andhra Pradesh beat Bengal's Rituparna Das 21-17, 21-5 in the under-19 girls' final of the 37th Junior National Badminton Championships being held at Imphal, on Sunday.

Soccer meets

Calcutta: Twenty-five teams from all over the country are participating in the All India Football Federation (AIFF) under-12 and under-13 football meets, which got underway, at the Kalyani Stadium, on Sunday.

Staff Reporter & Agencies