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June 8, 2018

Spain prosecutor seeks trial for politician who brought F1 races to Valencia

Valencia, June 8: The office of Spain's anti-corruption prosecutor said Friday it had decided to instruct legal proceedings against a former president of the eastern region of Valencia over alleged offences including misappropriation of public funds linked to the hosting of Formula One races in the Mediterranean port city.The Anti-Corruption Prosecutor said in its findings that Francisco Camps, who led Valencia's regional administration from 2003-2011, had held numerous meetings with then F1 supremo Bernie…

CSA promises of new ‘world-class’ T20 league

Johannesburg, June 8: Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Friday promised to launch a new "world-class" T20 competition after forging an equity deal with its main broadcast partner SuperSport.The yet-to-be-named league will be played in November and December this year after the cricket board decided to ditch the Twenty20 Global League brand that became mired in controversy. "CSA is delighted to announce this equity partnership with our long-term broadcast partners, SuperSport. We have put the problems we…

Dighe quits as Mumbai coach

Mumbai, June 8: Former India wicketkeeper Sameer Dighe on Friday resigned as Mumbai coach after the side endured a poor domestic season in 2017-18.Dighe, who was appointed on a one-year deal last year, succeeded former India stumper Chandrakant Pandit, who led Mumbai to two successive Ranji Trophy finals. The Mumbai side last won the title in 2016. Dighe, who played six Tests and 23 ODIs between 2001-02, cited personal reasons for stepping down from his post. The MCA's Cricket Improvement Committee (CIC) headed by…

Goud, Aravind appointed new Karnataka coaches

Bengaluru, June 8: The Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) on Friday announced the appointment of former players Yere Goud and Sreenath Aravind as the team's new coaches.Goud, who scored more than 7,000 runs at the domestic level before announcing his retirement in 2012, is expected to don the role of a batting coach. On the other hand, Aravind, who announced his retirement earlier this year after taking 186 wickets from 56 first-class matches, is expected to be the new bowling coach. The 34-year-old…

Thiem ends Cecchinato’s French Open dream run

Paris, June 8: Austria's Dominic Thiem on Friday put an end to the French Open dream run of Italy's Marco Cecchinato with a 7-5, 7-6 (12-10), 6-1 victiry, earning a place in a Grand Slam final for the first time.The second set tie-break proved to be decisive as the Italian player squandered three set points, having recovered from a 6-3 deficit, reports Efe. Cecchinato, who up until this year's Roland Garros never got past the first round of a Grand Slam event, did not look the same in the third set, as he…
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