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December 19, 2015

BCCI virtually rules out Pakistan series

New Delhi, Dec 19 : Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Anurag Thakur on Saturday virtually ruled out the possibility of a bilateral series with Pakistan, asserting that it will be almost impossible for that country's cricket board to organise the event at short notice.The two nations were due to play a limited overs series in Sri Lanka this month. But with the Indian government yet to give the green light for the series, the BCCI has been unable to reply to the Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB)…

Messi, Neymar still doubtful for Club World cup final

Yokohama, Dec 19: FC Barcelona striker Lionel Messi trained here on Saturday with his teammates for the first time since being diagnosed with renal colic, an abdominal ailment that forced him to miss his team's 3-0 win over Guangzhou Evergrande in the semi-final of the 2015 FIFA Club World Cup.But Barçelona head coach Luis Enrique did not say at a press conference in this central Japanese city whether the Argentine football superstar would be cleared to play in Sunday's final against Buenos Aires-based club…

PWL: Haryana edge past UPW to go joint top

Greater Noida, Dec 19 : Haryana Hammers rode on a superb performance from their captain and icon player Yogeshwar Dutt to overpower Uttar Pradesh Warriors (UPW) 4-3 to register their third win on the trot in the inaugural edition of the Pro Wrestling League (PWL) here on Saturday.Both teams were engaged in a neck and neck fight and the scores were locked 3-3 before Yogeshwar defeated a spirited Vikas 9-4 in the men's 65kg division in what was the seventh and final bout of the day. With this win, the Hammers…

MPs & journalists join hands for a cause

New Delhi, Dec 19 : Members of Parliament and journalists faced off on Saturday at the third edition of "Batting 4 Life" Twenty20 cricket match, dedicated to raising awareness about preventable childhood diseases such as pneumonia and diarrhoea.Organised under the aegis of the recently formed Political Leaders Coalition for Child and Adolescent Health (PLCCAH), the event is one of the first steps of the trust to bring together parliamentarians and journalists to create a positive environment and provide policy…

CW TT: India assured of two medals in mixed doubles

Surat, Dec 19 : India are assured of a silver and a bronze medal in the mixed doubles event of the 20th Avadh Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships here on Sunday.Singapore’s top-seeded duo of Lin Hu and Zhou Yihan managed to beat India’s Anthony Amalraj and K. Shamini 11-3, 11-3, 11-9. In the semi-finals, they will face India's Soumyajit Ghosh and Mouma Das, who downed Singapore’s second seeded Chen Feng and Yee Herng Hwe 13-11, 11-1, 11-6. G. Sathiyan and Ankita Das defeated third seeds David…
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