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January 20, 2015

IBSF planning Asian Tour

Kolkata, Jan 20: International Billiards and Snooker Federation (IBSF) president P.V.K. Mohan Tuesday said that he plans to create an Asian Tour for the sport, adding that he will also try to get cue sports included in Olympics and Commonwealth Games.Mohan said he would try and get an Asian Tour for snooker, like the one in Europe, where Asian players will get a platform to showcase their talent without having to travel to European countries. “We will try and create an Asian Tour where Asian players can participate.…

Riya, Lalita qualify for Syed Modi main draw

Lucknow, Jan 20: Shuttlers Riya Mukherjee and Lalita Dahiya qualified for the main draw of the $120,000 Syed Modi International India Masters at the Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium here Tuesday.Others to qualify for the women's singles main draw were Ekta Kalia and Yamini Sharma. In men's singles, Satinder Malik, Love Kumar, Vikranth Kumar Korukonda, Siddharth Jakhar, Himanshu Saroha, Talar Laa, Ankit Chhikara and Rajat Joon made it into the main draw of the Grand Prix Gold event. Meanwhile Jayan…

IPL-styled cue sports league announced

Kolkata, Jan 20: Cue sports in India are set to follow in the footsteps of franchise-based tournaments, like the Indian Premier League and Indian Super League, after the Cue Masters League (CML) was announced here Tuesday.Newly-elected International Billiards and Snooker Federation (IBSF) president P.V.K. Mohan said that CML would be a franchise-based league with six teams from different parts of India, for which the work was already begun. “It will be called the Cue Masters League and will have all three formats of…

Bharat FC sign Boco

Pune, Jan 20: New I-League club Bharat FC Tuesday acquired the services of marquee player Romuald Boco for the 2014-15 season.The 29-year-old joins Bharat FC from English League One side Chesterfield FC. Boco is a midfielder but prefers to play in advanced positions, having been mostly deployed as an attacking midfielder through a large part of his career. Born in Bernay, France, Boco holds dual French-Beninese citizenship. He has collected 48 international caps for Benin, playing for them in the 2004 and 2010 African Cup…

BJP will blame Bedi for defeat in Delhi polls: Kejriwal

New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said the BJP has already conceded defeat in the Delhi assembly polls, and would blame its chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi for its loss.Addressing a public rally in Krishna Nagar constituency, where the BJP has fielded Bedi, the former chief minister said: "When they will lose in the polls, they will say that it was because of Kiran Bedi." The Aam Aadmi Party chief said Bedi, who joined the BJP last week and has been declared its chief ministerial…
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