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March 2014

Shikhar Dhawan on men’s fashion magazine cover

New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Indian cricketer Shikhar Dhawan has been captured in a suave and intense look for the cover of men's fashion magazine GQ India, in which he has spoken about life, childhood hijinks and his inkings.After hitting the fastest-ever debut Test century at Mohali last year, batsman Dhawan grew big. “God had plans for me. That innings changed my life," he has said in the magazine. The 28-year-old, who already has a few tattoos, has said: "I may get my children’s names on my…

Defending champion Ratchanok withdraws from India Open

New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Reigning badminton World Champion Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand will not be defending her India Open Super Series women’s singles title as she has withdrawn her entry.The current World No.4 shuttler cited medical reasons for skipping the $250,000 event which will be underway from Tuesday at the Siri Fort Sports Complex. “She sent a mail saying that she will not be playing due to medical reasons,” tournament chief referee Isabelle Jobard of France told IANS here Monday.…

BJP favoured Himachal cricket body: Virbhadra Singh

Mandi, March 31 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh Monday said former chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal and his son were involved in corruption in the name of promoting cricket."The previous BJP government went out of the way to give precious government land worth Rs.250 crore in various places to the HPCA at an annual lease of Re.1. We are inquiring into it," Virbhadra Singh said at an election rally in Sarkhaghat in Mandi district. He said the state government is not against promoting…

Jaaved Jaaferi to contest against Rajnath Singh

New Delhi, March 31: The AAP Monday announced it was fielding Bollywood actor Jaaved Jaaferi against BJP president Rajnath Singh from Lucknow Lok Sabha constituency as it released a list of 22 candidates.The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has put up Thamil Arima against union Finance Minister P.Chidambaram's son Karti P. Chidambaram, who is contesting in place of his father from Tamil Nadu's Sivganga constituency. Sanjeet Dhanka has been fielded from Rajasthan's Dausa, presently represented by union minister Namo Narain Meena. The…

World T20: Netherlands humiliate England, win by 45 runs

Chittagong (Bangladesh), March 31 (IANS) The Netherlands pulled off a major upset beating England by 45 runs in a Group 1 encounter of the World Twenty20 at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium here Monday.Put to bat first, the Dutch led by some dogged batting from Stephan Myburgh (39) and Wesley Barresi (48) reached 133 for five in 20 overs. In reply, England batted abysmally and were bowled out for an embarassing 88 in 17.4 overs. Barring opener Alex Hales (12), Ravi Bopara (18) and Chris Jordan (14), none of the…
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