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August 26, 2014

Verma to oppose BCCI move to postpone AGM

New Delhi, Aug 26: Any move by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to postpone next month's Annual General Meeting (AGM), that could benefit N.Srinivasan, would be contested in the Supreme Court, said Aditya Verma, secretary of the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB)."I will object all moves of the BCCI in the Supreme Court. Next week, the BCCI is likely to request the Supreme Court to postpone the AGM as Srinivasan is seeking a re-election. But I will contest it," said Verma, whose petition in…

Vaughan, Swann want Cook to be sacked as England ODI captain

London, Aug 26: Former England captain Michael Vaughan and ex-spinner Graeme Swann said that Alastair Cook must be sacked as the ODI captain for England to win the 2015 World Cup.Both Vaughan and Swann feel that the selectors are picking the ODI side on the basis of performance in Tests and that should stop immediately. "We pick one-day teams on Test form. Test form has made it easier for the selectors to have a more conservative selection than most people want to see," Swann was quoted as saying by BBC's…

Saina enters third round at Worlds

Copenhagen, Aug 26: India's best bet at the World Badminton Championships, Saina Nehwal proceeded to the women's singles third round after notching up an easy straight games win at the 9,200-seater Ballerup Super Arena here Tuesday.After receiving a first round bye, the seventh-seeded Indian needed only 31 minutes to beat Russian Natalia Perminova 21-11, 21-9 in the second round to take an unbeaten 2-0 record in career meetings. The Olympic bronze medallist totally dominated the first game and then won nine…

Ching shocks Wing on way to final

Chennai, Aug 26: Unseeded Cheng Nga Ching from Hong Kong ousted top seed and compatriot Ho Ka Wing in five games to enter the final of the Girls Under-17 category in the Indian Junior Open squash tournament at the ISA courts here Tuesday.The hard-fought contest that underlined the grit and determination of both players who provided plenty of thrills before Cheng triumphed 15-17, 11-6, 10-12, 11-3, 11-8. In the final, Cheng will take on Akanksha Salunkhe from Goa who knocked out second seeded Lui Hiu Lam of Hong Kong 11-4,…

Over Rs.1 crore spend likely to send football team to Asiad

New Delhi, Aug 26: The All India Football Federation (AIFF) may have to shell out a whopping Rs.1.15 crore to send the U-23 men's and women's team to the Asian Games in the South Korean city of Incheon, Sep 19-Oct 4, as the government is unlikely to clear the trips.The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) is planning to send a 900-strong contingent, including players and officials for the Asian Games. But the sports ministry, apparently unhappy with the men's football team's performance, is unlikely to clear…
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