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May 2, 2016

Leicester won’t be on top for too long: City coach Pellegrini

Manchester, May 2: Outgoing Manchester City head coach Manuel Pellegrini believes Leicester City will not be able to maintain their place at the top of the English football for long because they do not have enough money.Having narrowly escaped relegation last season, a dramatic turnaround has seen the Foxes move to the brink of the English Premier League (EPL) title, which they will claim if second-placed Tottenham fail to beat Chelsea on Monday. However, Manchester City coach Pellegrini, who will be replaced by Pep…

State cricket associations must implement Lodha report: SC

New Delhi, May 2: The Supreme Court on Monday reiterated its stance that all state cricket associations have to adhere to the recommendations of Justice R.M. Lodha led panel on structural reforms in the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)."Once BCCI is reformed, it will go down the line and all cricket associations will have to reform themselves if they want to associate with it. The committee constituted in the wake of match-fixing and spot-fixing allegations was a serious exercise and not futile…

Messi never cheats, his behaviour is exemplary: Xavi

Doha, May 2: Barcelona star striker Lionel Messi is not the sort of player to cheat on the football pitch, according to his former club captain Xavi Hernandez.Messi was accused of play-acting after Filipe Luis was sent off in Barcelona's win over Atletico Madrid back in January, with the Brazilian defender claiming that the five-time Ballon d'Or winner gets special treatment from referees. However, Xavi, who currently plays as a central midfielder for Qatari club Al Sadd SC, defended Messi and insisted that the…

Kolkata Metro to run special trains on IPL days

Kolkata May 2: Metro Railway Kolkata has decided to run a pair of special trains on days Indian Premier League (IPL) matches will be played here. The matches start at 8 p.m.At the end of every match on May 4, 8 and 14, two trains will leave Esplanade station at 12.15 a.m. One would run till Dum Dum, while the other would terminate at Kavi Subhash. "Metro Railway has decided to run one pair of special services on 4.05.2016, 08.05.2016, 14.05.2016 & 16.05.2016 at night from Esplanade to Dum Dum and Esplanade to…

Chandigarh to host India-Korea Davis Cup tie

New Delhi, May 2: The second round of the Davis Cup Asia/Oceania group 1 tennis tie between India and South Korea will be held from July 15 to 17 in Chandigarh, it was announced on Monday.The All India Tennis Association (AITA) on Monday said the Davis Cup tie will be held at the grass courts of Chandigarh club. "India is scheduled to play Korea in the 2nd Round of Asia/Oceania Group 1 Davis Cup tie. It will be played on the grass courts of Chandigarh Club from July 15 to 17 under the supervision of Haryana…
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