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April 12, 2016

KKR open hospitality box for spectators

Kolkata, April 12 Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have created a hospitality box for the general public at the Eden Gardens for the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), the franchise said on Tuesday.The box is situated in the B Block of the stadium right below the main corporate box where team owners and guests get together to cheer their favourite teams. The box has a seating capacity of 850 and each ticket is priced at Rs.5,500 plus taxes. Apart from a great view of the stadium, the audience will be…

Ajax plan China tour after season

The Hague, April 12 AFC Ajax plan a tour to China with a full strength squad in May after the 2015/2016 football season, the Dutch giants announced on Tuesday.The first team of Ajax will stay in Beijing and Shenyang from May 13-19 and play one friendly against Chinese Super League club Liaoning Whowin FC in Shenyang on May 18. In addition, on schedule are a clinic for local youth, a public training session and other various activities in both cities, reports Xinhua. "It is a long-cherished wish to go to China…

Fantastic opportunity for Bumrah to fill Malinga’s shoes: Rohit

Kolkata, April 12 Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma believes Lasith Malinga's unavailability in the first few weeks of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will be a great opportunity for young Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah to fill in the shoes of the talismanic Sri Lankan."It is a fantastic opportunity (for Bumrah). Malinga is not available for next few weeks. We have to see his fitness, definitely not playing tomorrow's game. We are keeping a track how he is progressing. Bumrah has evolved in the last…

China, Indonesia, South Korea, Thailand bid for 2023 AFC Asian Cup

Kuala Lumpur, April 12 China, Indonesia, South Korea and Thailand have expressed interest in bidding for hosting the football Asian Cup to be held in 2023, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) said here on Tuesday.During the meeting held in the Malaysian capital, the AFC Competitions Committee announced that the AFC had received expressions of interest from China, Indonesia, South Korea and Thailand by the deadline of March 31, 2016 to host the AFC Asian Cup in 2023, reports Xinhua. "The AFC will now send out…

Bengaluru FC await Ayeyawady test in AFC Cup

Bengaluru, April 12 Coach Ashley Westwood said his side would fall back on their good run of form as Bengaluru FC shift focus to the Asian Football Confederation (AF) Cup when they host Burma's Ayeyawady United FC here at the Kanteerava Stadium on Wednesday.Bengaluru beat I-League title rivals East Bengal 3-1 and are on the cusp of a second championship in three years should they triumph over Salgaocar at home on April 17. Westwood hinted at changes in the first team. "We always chop and change. I…
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