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March 10, 2015

PCB chief Shaharyar meets BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur

New Delhi, March 10: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Shaharyar Khan on Tuesday met newly elected BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur as part of efforts to resume cricket matches between the two countries.Thakur, the secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), said it was only a "courtesy meeting" and both sides stressed on keeping up the cordial relations between the two boards. The PCB chairman, who described the talks as "fruitful", said he wanted to extend his best wishes to the…

AFC Cup: East Bengal, Kitchee play out 1-1 draw

Kolkata, March 10: A late strike from East Bengal's Nigerian forward Ranti Martins earned his side a hard fought 1-1 draw against Kitchee of Hong Kong in a second round Group F match of the AFC Cup here on Tuesday.It was the visitors who took the lead in the 29th minute of the Salt Lake stadium game as Spanish forward Juan Belencoso headed home a looping ball from the six yard area. Martins's strike came late into the second half. A flick on header from his Nigerian compatriot Dudu Omagbeni found its way to…

Bolt to run 200m at Athletissima Diamond League

Lausanne, March 10: Sprint legend Usain Bolt, the Olympic and World Champion, is set to run the 200 metres at the Athletissima Diamond League meeting here on July 9.It will be the Jamaican’s second big race of the summer, with the six-time Olympic champion also down to line-up in the 100 meters at the Areva meeting in Paris five days earlier, reports CMC. Bolt has yet to finalise the remainder of his summer programme before the world championships in Beijing from August 22 to 30. The world-record holder in the…

Pollard quits first class cricket

Port-of-Spain (Trinidad), March 10: West Indies all-rounder Kieron Pollard is to take an "indefinite break" from first class cricket, Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) Cricket officials have confirmed.The confirmation came shortly after Pollard took five for 36 on Monday for T&T in a 175-run loss against the Windward Islands in the WICB Professional Cricket League (PCL) at the National Cricket Centre in Couva, reports CMC. He will be out of the Red Force team for their next PCL four-day match against current…

Indian Open Snooker: Indian wild cards disappoint

Mumbai, March 10: Home hopes took a drubbing as four of the six wild card entries bowed out of the Indian Open World professional ranking snooker tournament here on Tuesday.Of the lot, Dharmendra Lilly had the best chance to qualify for the 64-player main draw when he led 3-1 against World No.74 Lu Haotian of China. But the Indian caved in under pressure to eventually lose 3-4. Also on the wrong side of the cue were Neeraj Kumar who went down 0-4 to Thailand's Thepachaiya Un-Nooh while England's Sam Baird put…
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