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February 7, 2014

Force India enter GP2 with Hilmer Motorsport

Silverstone, Feb 7 (IANS) Sahara Force India Formula 1 team has expanded its driver development programme by teaming up with Hilmer Motorsport for the 2014 GP2 season."The new partnership will see Facu Regalia and Daniel Abt race on the GP2 grid in the distinctive colours of Sahara Force India in the Hilmer Motorsport GP2 car," Force India said in a statement Friday. Hilmer made its GP2 debut in 2013, finishing sixth in the championship. Force India team principal Vijay Mallya said on the partnership:…

High court provides relief to Modi, setback for ED

Mumbai, Feb 7 (IANS) The Bombay High Court Friday directed the Enforcement Directorate to provide documents to sacked IPL chief Lalit Modi based on which the central agency had issued him show cause notices in July 2011 and March 2013 for alleged foreign exchange violations in the Indian Premier League held in South Africa in 2009.The bench, comprising Justice S.J. Vazifdar and Justice B.P. Colabawalla, said its order came on two counts -- the violation of principles of natural justice whereby much of the documents relied…

Yuki downs Somdev to make final

Chennai, Feb 7 (IANS) Yuki Bhambri, playing with rare fluency, outgunned his senior pro Somdev Devvarman 6-2, 6-4, in a clash of the Davis Cup stars to enter the final of the PL Reddy Memorial ATP Challenger tennis tournament here Friday.In Saturday’s final, seventh seeded Bhambri, ranked 174 to Devvarman’s 103, will take on Alexander Kudryavtsev who eliminated fellow-Russian and second seed Evgeny Donskoy 7-6(4), 6-3. The maiden match between India’s top two players Devvarman the top seed and Bhambri…

Indian colts optimistic of retaining U-19 World Cup

Bangalore, Feb 7 (IANS) Skipper Vijay Zol and coach Bharat Arun are confident that defending champions India will retain their title in the forthcoming ICC Under-19 World Cup in the UAE commencing Feb 14.Revising the scene of their recent Asia Cup triumph, Zol said the team, most of whose members have been together for the past year, has bonded well especially after a two-week "boot camp" where the players were put through various team building exercises. Going up against Pakistan, champions in 2004 and 2006, in…

Top cyclists for Vodafone Marathon

Bangalore, Feb 7 (IANS) The country’s top cyclists, including the 2013 National champion Arvind Panwar of the Railways, are in a field of 5,000 who will participate in the inaugural Vodafone Cycling Marathon to be held here Sunday.The event is being organised under the aegis of Cycle Federation of India (CFI) and is supported by Bengaluru City Traffic Police. Proceeds generated through registration for the event will be shared with Give India and utilized to support the work done towards the cause of environment,…
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