India U-18 football team beats SL 3-0, secures semis berth
Kathmandu: Gurkirat Singh’s brace helped India thump Sri Lanka 3-0 and enter the semifinals of the SAFF U-18 Championship here today. Aman Chetri scored the third goal for India.
Will come back stronger, says BumrahIndian fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah today said he will come back stronger after recovering from the lower-back injury that has ruled him out of the Test series against South Africa. “Injuries are part & parcel of the sport. Thank you for all your recovery wishes. My head is held high & I am aiming for a comeback that’s stronger than the setback,” Bumrah wrote on Twitter.
MumbaiDravid to depose before BCCI ethics officer today
Former India captain Rahul Dravid will depose before BCCI Ethics Officer DK Jain on Thursday to explain the conflict of interest allegations against him. Dravid is currently the director of National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru, besides being a vice-president in the India Cements group, which owns IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings. The 46-year-old was the head coach of the India A and Under-19 teams before being handed the NCA role, which includes monitoring the progress of these two sides as well.
SL replace Zimbabwe for T20 series in January
The BCCI today named Sri Lanka as Zimbabwe’s replacement for a three-match T20 International series to be held in January next year. The series against Zimbabwe was in doubt after the ICC had suspended Zimbabwe Cricket in July over government interference in its administration.
Mongia demands payment for services as BCA mentor
Former India wicketkeeper Nayan Mongia today demanded remuneration from the Baroda Cricket Association (BCA) for the services he had rendered as the mentor of its junior teams. Holding a press conference here, Mongia said he took up the assignment at the request of outgoing BCA president Pranav Amin, former national selector Kiran More and Rakesh Patel. “As a professional, it is my right to demand payment for rendering my services,” Mongia said.
Advani-Mehra in final of World Team Snooker C’ship
The Indian duo of Pankaj Advani and Aditya Mehra today stormed into the final of the IBSF World Team Snooker Championship with a comfortable 4-1 victory over Thailand here. Advani and Mehra, who beat Hong Kong in the quarterfinals, will take on Thailand’s No. 2 team in the final.
Bengal Warriors edge past Telugu Titans 40-39
Maninder Singh scored 17 points as Bengal Warriors edged out Telugu Titans 40-39 to climb to the top of the table, while Jaipur Pink Panthers beat Puneri Paltan 43-34 in the Pro Kabaddi League here today.
Virdhawal wins gold in 50m freestyle
Virdhawal Khade clinched the men’s 50m freestyle gold medal at the 10th Asian Age Group Championship here today. Khade clocked 22.59 seconds to finish ahead of Khurshidjon Tursunov (22.96) of Uzbekistan and Iranian Gharehhassanloo Benyamin (23.23). Kushagra Rawat won the 1500m event, making it his third gold medal of the tournament. Agencies