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A new role for Sanath

Colombo: Sri Lanka has revamped its cricket selection panel with a new team under its new chairman, Sanath Jayasuriya, the country’s sports ministry announced on Monday. Jayasuriya will have Hemantha Wickramaratne, Pramodaya Wickremasinghe, Chaminda Mendis and Eric Upashantha as co-members of the panel. Replacement n Calcutta: James Faulkner will replace the injured Moises Henriques in the Australian squad for the first two ODI matches against West Indies. The matches are scheduled to be held in Perth on Friday and Sunday.

Cricket tourney

Calcutta: Rupak Singh hit 184 to help P. Sen Memorial Coaching Centre defeat ICI CCC by 245 runs in a CAB sub-junior under-14 match at Shyamnagar on Monday. Brief Scores P. Sen Memorial Coaching Centre 349/5 in 40 overs (R. Singh 184, A. Roy 77). ICI CCC 104/8 in 40 overs Venue trouble n Jaipur: Uncertainty looms large over Jaipur’s chances of hosting this edition’s IPL matches as the MoU between Rajasthan Cricket Association and Rajasthan State Sports Council, which had expired last year, is yet to be renewed.

Dravid support

Jaipur: Rahul Dravid on Monday backed the out-of-form Ajinkya Rahane, saying the youngster will bounce back from the poor ODI series against England. “He had a few good knocks... Ups and downs are always there. He has the talent and will bounce back,” said Dravid.

Ladies’ golf

Calcutta: The Women's Pro Golf Championship begins at the Royal Calcutta Golf Club, on Tuesday. The tournament will witness the likes of Smriti Mishra and Vani Kapoor in action.

Tennis tourney

Calcutta: Mahesh Mohapatra entered the quarter final in both boys’ under-12 and under-14 singles of the AITA Championship Series, on Monday. In the under-12 section, Mohapatra beat Abhradip Mondal 4-0, 4-0 before winning 9-5 against Angad Khosla in the under-14 category.

Anand tied 3rd

Wijk aan Zee: Viswan-athan Anand suffered a shocking last-round defeat against Wang Hao of China on Monday and had to be content with a joint third finish at the 75th Tata Steel chess tournament. Magnus Carlsen won the title.

Billiards mee

Calcutta: Maharashtra’s Ishpreet Chadha won his maiden sub-junior billiards title on Monday, beating Jagadesh B. of Tamil Nadu 218-105 in the National Billiards & Snooker Championship.

Staff Reporter & Agencies