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June 13, 2017

ICC Champions Trophy 2017 : Semifinals – Dr. Nilesh D. Mehta

Champions Trophy semifinals 2017 Pakistan, ranked eighth, reached the semi-finals of the ICC Champions trophy 2017 and will play the favourites England tomorrow. As this short tournament of eight teams began just over a week ago, one would be hard pressed to overlook the mighty Aussies and South Africa. South Africa, the number one ranked ODI nation, is the only team in ODI history to have scored at more than five runs per over.  Proteas, led by AB de Villiers, succumbed to India at The Oval to suffer an unceremonious…

Spanish shuttler Marin stunned in first round of Indonesia Open

Jakarta, June 13: Olympic 2016 women's singles badminton champion Carolina Marin of Spain was stunned by Chinese rising star Chen Xiaoxin 12-21, 21-10, 20-22 in the first round of the Indonesia Open World Superseries Premier here on Tuesday night.Xiaoxin matched Marin in terms of power, size, athleticism and competitive fire, with both players celebrating their winning points with loud screams, reports Efe. The Spaniard seemed on the verge of the second round when she grabbed a 20-18 lead in the third game, but…

Russian Emergencies Ministry ready to ensure security at Confed Cup

Moscow, June 13: More than 23,000 firefighters and rescue workers will ensure security during the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup, an official said on Tuesday as he presented a report to Deputy Emergencies Minister Vladimir Stepanov at a board meeting at the National Crisis Management Centre."The Russian Emergencies Ministry has completed preparations for ensuring security during the Confederations Cup," Tass news agency quoted Anatoly Yelizarov, Director of the Operative Management Department at the Russian…

AFC chief congratulates Iran on FIFA World Cup qualification

Tehran, June 13: Asian Football Confederation (AFC) President Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa on Tuesday congratulated World No.28 Iran football team for qualifying in the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia.Goals from forwards Sardar Azmoun and Mehedi Taremi in the 23rd and 88th minutes assured Iran a place in the forthcoming World Cup. They defeated Uzbekistan 2-0 at the Azadi Stadium here on Monday. The AFC President also wished other teams luck for for further matches in the qualification stage. "This…

Cueist Kothari blames administrators for sport’s recent decline

Kolkata, June 13: Indian cueist and former Asian billiards champion Sourav Kothari on Tuesday lashed out at the sport's officials blaming them for billiards and snooker's Asian Games snub since 2010."How can this sport be unceremoniously relegated from Asian Games? It is unthinkable," Kothari said on the sidelines of the Bengal Premier Snooker League here. "You have a Commonwealth Games in India and you cannot put Billiards and Snooker. It will assure you atleast four-five medal. I am not being…
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