DUBAI - Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma was fined $20,000 for maintaining a slow over rate in the Indian Premier League (IPL) match against the Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium here Wednesday. Since it was his first offence of the season under the IPL Code of Conduct relating to minimum over-rate offences, Sharma was fined $20,000, said a statement.
OEIRAS (PORTUGAL) - Top seeds Sania Mirza and Cara Black progressed to the $250,000 Portugal Open women's doubles semi-finals by overcoming the Spanish-Chinese pair of Silvia Soler-Espinosa and Shuai Zhang here May 1. The Indian-Zimbabwean combine won 6-3, 6-4 in an hour and 10 minutes on the clay courts of Sports Complex of Jamor. Though Silvia and Shuai broke their opponents...
AL FUJAIRAH (UAE) - Indians Kamal Chawla and Dharmender Lilly advanced to the pre-quarterfinals of the Asian Snooker Championship here May 1 with identical 4-3 victories in the first round of the knockout phase. Chawla, who topped the group with an unbeaten record in the league phase, overcame Laith Alnaser (Jordan) with a gritty performance in the seventh frame and set up a clash with China's Chen Zifan.
NEW DELHI - Bangalore will host India's Davis Cup World Group playoff tie against Serbia Sep 12-14. "In consultation with the captain and players of the team, AITA has decided to hold the next Davis Cup World Group Qualifying tie against Serbia in Bengaluru. This tie will be held from 12th to 14th September 2014," said All India Tennis Association (AITA) secretary general Bharat Oza in a statement here April 28.
NEW DELHI - Olympic gold medalist Abhinav Bindra made the cut, but London Games bronze winner Gagan Narang failed to qualify for the 10-m air rifle event for the upcoming Commonwealth Games. Narang, who had bagged a bronze at the 2012 London Olympics in 10-m air rifle event, missed out on a place since his last six scores were not good enough. The last scores included the ones recorded...
MUMBAI - The cricket fraternity April 24 took to Twitter to convey their wishes to the legendary Sachin Tendulkar, who started his 41st birthday by casting his vote in the general elections. ”I have voted, have you? A wonderful start to my birthday, as a responsible citizen of our great nation,” Tendulkar wrote on his Twitter page. Tendulkar had returned from the UAE, where IPL 7 is going on, according to sources close to him,
MUMBAI - Faced with a credibility crisis arising out of the IPL spot-fixing and betting scandal, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) April 20 suggested to the Supreme Court a three-member committee made up of eminent persons to probe the corruption case on the directives of the apex court. The all-powerful Working Committee of the Board in its emergent meeting here decided to suggest names...
NEW DELHI - Eyeing an Olympic quota place this year, ace Indian shooter Manavjit Singh Sandhu says the gold medal at the recent ISSF World Cup is a proof that his preparation is headed in the right direction in a crucial season which also features the Commonwealth and Asian Games. Manavjit produced some excellent shooting to clinch the men's trap gold medal ahead of a two-time Olympic champion...
NEW DELHI - The Supreme Court April 16 said the BCCI should conduct a probe against N Srinivasan and 12 others in the betting and spot fixing scandal to maintain its institutional autonomy as the court cannot "close its eyes" to the allegations made by the Justice Mukul Mudgal committee. The apex court also allowed Sundar Raman to continue as chief operating officer of the seventh edition of IPL.
ABU DHABI - UST Global, a California based IT services and solutions company, April 14 announced a sponsorship deal with Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise, Chennai Super Kings. The announcement was made during a press conference in the UAE capital, ahead of the seventh edition of the IPL. The three-year deal beginning April 2014 with the two-time IPL champions adds to UST's growing portfolio...