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September 2016

Tickets for FC Pune City home matches up for sale

Pune, Sep 30: Indian Super League (ISL) franchise FC Pune City, on Friday announced the tickets sale for the home matches of the upcoming third edition of the football tournament.Tickets for match day will be available on www.bookmyshow.com. Besides, the club's official merchandise store opposite Ferguson College and Balewadi Stadium here will have a permanent box office for ticket sales. Speaking about the development, FC Pune City CEO Gaurav Modwel said in a release: "We always strive to give our fans an…

4,000 underprivileged children throng Eden on first day of Test

Kolkata, Sep 30: Around 4,000 underprivileged children from the city and suburbs lit up L block of the otherwise vacant Eden Gardens for the first day of India's second Test against New Zealand here on Friday.All of them were at the stadium for the first time. "Eden is so big. I never realised it on television," is how Achinta Sarkar reacted when asked how he liked being at the iconic venue. India skipper Virat Kohli (9) getting out cheaply in the first session was a big letdown for most of them. India…

Rahane emphathises with ‘unprotected’ Eden spectators

Kolkata, Sep 30: India's middle-order batsman Ajinkya Rahane said on Friday the sparse attendance on the first day of the second Test against New Zealand was due to the absence of overhead cover, to protect the spectators from the sweltering heat, at the Eden Gardens."It's too hot and humid here. From the spectators' point of view, you need cover from the heat, and if that is absent it is very difficult to sit throughout the day and watch cricket," Rahane, who scored 77 runs of India's 239/7,…

New Zealand pacer Henry lauds team-mate Jeetan Patel

Kolkata, Sep 30: New Zealand pacer Matt Henry on Friday lauded his team's off-spinner Jeetan Patel, who was making a comeback after a gap of three years."It is a tough ask coming in from England and only having a couple of days to prepare. He's obviously got a lot of experience and he came in was outstanding. He brought a lot of energy in the field and experience and confidence. India were 239/7 in 86 overs at stumps on Day I of the second Test at the Eden Gardens here on Friday. Patel took 2/66 in 21 overs…

BIC set to host Asia Road Racing championship, Asia Dream cup this weekend

Greater Noida, Sep 30: The Buddh International Circuit (BIC) is all set to host the fifth round of the Asia Road Racing championship 2016 (ARRC) and Asia Dream cup 2016 here this weekend.With over 700 Moto GP wins and inching towards triple-crown victory in 2016 MotoGP globally, Japanese two-wheeler giants Honda have the top three riders taking part in the competition. Fulfilling their long standing dream to represent India on international stage will be Honda's Sarath Kumar, Hari Krishnan and Sethu Rajiv. A…
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