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December 23, 2015

PWL: Dilli complete league stage on winning note

Bengaluru, Dec 23: Dilli Veer rode on a superb performance from World Championship silver medallist Navruzov Ikhtiyor to register their maiden victory in their last league encounter by edging past Bengaluru Yodhas 4-3 in a keenly fought Pro Wrestling League (PWL) encounter at the Koramangala Indoor Stadium here on Wednesday.Both teams were locked 3-3 before Ikhtiyor (men's 65kg) overpowered the talented Bajrang Punia 10-1 in the last bout of the day to take Dilli Veer to victory. Dilli Veer thus completed the league…

Vaughan named player-cum-director of MCL side Commanders

London, Dec 23: Former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan was named the player-cum-director of Masters Champions League (MCL) side Capricorn Commanders.Commanders is co-owned by Bollywood actor Sohail Khan and Parvez Khan, a prominent Dubai-based business tycoon. The six-side MCL Twenty20 cricket tournament for retired players will begin from January 28 in Dubai, according to a release. commanders also boasts of two-time World Cup winner Andrew Symonds, Pakistan all-rounder Abdul Razzaq, former England skipper Paul…

SAFF Championships: Sri Lanka beat Nepal 1-0

Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 23: Mohamed Rifnas found a 90th minute winner for his side as Sri Lanka beat Nepal 1-0 in the inaugural match of the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Championships at the Trivandrum International Stadium here on Wednesday.Rifnas capitalised on a defensive error to slot home an easy goal. The last Nepal defender could not hold the ball and the Lankan emerged from behind to tuck it in. Earlier, it was a bright start for the Islanders as a Kavindu Ishan cross just needed a touch from the Lankan…

I am out of BJP for speaking truth: Azad

Ahmedabad, Dec 23: BJP MP Kirti Azad said on Wednesday that it was unfortunate he had been suspended by his party for "speaking the truth" about corruption in Delhi's cricket body."What anti-party activity have I done?" the three-time Lok Sabha member from Darbhanga in Bihar asked as journalists sought his reaction after the BJP announced his suspension for anti-party activities. He said he had never targeted Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who for years headed the Delhi and District Cricket…

BJP stands exposed, says Kejriwal

New Delhi, Dec 23: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said the BJP had exposed itself by suspending its MP Kirti Azad who had alleged corruption in Delhi's cricket body."Kirti Azad's fault was that he raised his voice against corruption. The BJP stands completely exposed today. The BJP is drowned in corruption," the Aam Aadmi Party leader tweeted in Hindi. The former cricketer has alleged massive corruption in the Delhi and District Cricket Association, which now Finance Minster Arun…
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