Jimmy’s new role
Calcutta: The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) appointed former captain Jimmy Adams as its new director of cricket. The former head coach of Kent officially took over the position on Tuesday. He has a three-year contract. Adams will oversee and manage all cricket matters to include development of all teams, all coaching and cricket education and other technical programmes.
New Delhi: The newest full member of BCCI, Chattisgarh State Cricket Sangh, is under scrutiny as its president Baldeo Singh Bhatia and treasurer Vijay Shah hold multiple posts and also has been office-bearers since its inception as associate member in 2008. Rishi Ahir, a former Madhya Pradesh cricketer, had pointed it out to the Lodha Panel as well as the BCCI CEO Rahul Johri.
Karachi: A sessions court here issued a bailable arrest warrant against Wasim Akram, on Tuesday, after he missed 31 hearings of a case he filed against a retired major after a road accident last year. Akram had filed a case against Major (retd) Aminur Rehman and associates last August, after he was involved in a road accident with the retired army man.
Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has lashed out at the Federation for International Cricketers Association (Fica) for advising players not to tour Pakistan, due to an extremely elevated state of insecurity in the country. Fica said in a statement that players should not play in the final of the PSL being planned by the PCB in March.
Calcutta: ERSA beat Calcutta Customs via the super over in the Senior Knockout meet on Tuesday.
Brief Scores: Calcutta Customs 194/8 in 45 (Vinayak Shukla 56, Shivansh Sharma 51; Kamalesh Mitra 4/30). ERSA 194/8 in 45 (Vivek Singh 3/24). ERSA won by 5 runs via super over.
Sydney: Australian Nick Lindahl was banned for seven years and fined $35,000 over corruption allegations with two others also sanctioned, just days out from the first Grand Slam of the year. Lindahl was found guilty of contriving or attempting to contrive the outcome of an event and failing to cooperate with a Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) investigation. It related to his offer to throw a match at a Futures tournament in Australia in 2013 and a refusal to provide his mobile phone for forensic download on the TIU’s request.
Edinburgh: India U-13 squash player Shreyas Mehta scripted a remarkable comeback to win the Scottish Junior Open title. Shreyas defeated Colombia’s Juan Jose Torres Lara 8-11, 8-11, 11-5, 11-6, 11-7.
India colts win
Calcutta: The India under-17 World Cup team defeated U-18 Belarus 1-0, in their second match of the Granatkin Memorial Cup in Russia on Tuesday. A 68th minute tap-in by Komal ensured India returned victorious.