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January 23, 2015

Indians shine at the ITF juniors

Kolkata, Jan 23: Top seeded Indians stole the show Friday at the ongoing ITF Junior Tennis competition held here at the red clay courts of the Dakshin Kalikata Sansad sports complex.Top seed in Girls Singles Under 18, Karman Kaur Thandi blanked lucky loser Yu Pei Lee from Taipei by a dominating scoreline 6-1, 6-2. She will face 6th seeded Yinglak Jittakoat of Thailand in the final Saturday, who got the better of third seed and India's Zeel Desai by a long 4-6, 6-2, 7-6(3) encounter, lasting for over two hours 20…

Will do whatever is in control: Jagmohan Dalmiya

Kolkata, Jan 23: Amid speculations that he might take up the hot seat after the Supreme Court barred sidelined Indian cricket board chief N. Srinivasan from contesting the polls, Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) president Jagmohan Dalmiya Friday vouched for a positive contribution from his side."It is a million dollar question, and I am not ready with the answer. Time will show that how the things take course," the veteran cricket administrator replied to media queries about who will be Srinivasan's…

Obama outlines India vision – from natural to global partners

New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) As he arrives in India for a three-day visit, his second in six years, US President Barack Obama has exuded hope about enhanced ties with "natural partner" India, saying he would like to think that the stars are aligned to finally realise his vision of the two countries being "global partners".In an email interview with India Today weekly magazine, which is to be published in its upcoming issue, the US president, who arrives Jan 25, touched on several issues, including his…

God-sent opportunity to overhaul cricket board

The Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in the Supreme Court, which started as a case of corruption in the 2013 Indian Premier League (IPL), has finally consumed the Indian cricket board and possibly its highly ambitious strongman Narayanswamy Srinivasan.In the last three decades or so, cricket matters came before India's apex court more than once, and each time the legal luminaries saved the board and its chiefs, areeing to do what was asked of them. Happily, this time the Supreme Court took the matter more seriously…

Zimbabwe restore Waller, Campbell for World Cup

Harare, Jan 23: Ahead of the Feb 14 World Cup, Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) Friday restored Andy Waller as coach of its national cricket team seven months after he was dismissed from the post.Another former national team and Under-19 coach Walter Chawaguta has been appointed fielding coach for the team during the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, reports Xinhua. ZC board chairman Wilson Manase also announced the appointment of former captain Alistair Campbell as managing director of ZC's cricket affairs.…
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