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Sachin Tendulkar joins Sania to promote Sunfeast Open

Kolkata, Sept.18: The Sunfeast Open glamour quotient is at a high.  Cricket star Sachin Tendulkar arrived here today to promote the WTA Tier III tournament. Addressing a joint press conference with Sania Mirza, Tendulkar said he was a great fan of tennis and loved to play it too.

Tendulkar refused to talk much on cricket, but said it was for the selectors to decide on who would be the next captain of the Indian team.

As far as he was concerned, the little master said playing good cricket was all that mattered to him. He also had a word of praise for Team India's performance in the Twenty-Twenty series. He said the team had been playing well.

Sunfeast Open begins in Kolkata

Kolkata, Sept. 18: The seven-day WTA Sunfeast Open tennis tournament has begun, and will see the likes of Wimbledon finalist Marion Bartoli and Russian Daniela Hantuchova.

On Monday, Sania engaged in some match practice, but an announcement was made that she would not participate in the tournament due to a wrist injury.

West Bengal Urban Development Minister Ashok Bhattacharya inaugurated the tournament at the Netaji Indoor Stadium.

Tennis stars taken for a ride on horse carriages in City of Joy

Kolkata, Sept 17: Tennis players from across the globe, who are in the City of Joy--Kolkata to take part in the WTA Sunfeast Open, were treated to a unique experience on Sunday as they were taken on a ride in horse carriages.

The carriages took the players on a ride around the landmark Victoria Memorial as hordes of curious onlookers glanced at them.

BCCI launches its own ‘premier’ T20 league

New Delhi, Sept 13: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) today launched its own cash-rich domestic and international Twenty20 league with the support of top Test playing nations.

BCCI vice president Lalit Modi here announced the setting of the Indian Premier League in the presence of top representatives of several Test playing nations and the International Cricket Council (ICC).

Hard Times have passed, says Irfan Pathan

Irfan Pathan
Chennai: Irfan Pathan, who has been out of the test and one-day team, has got a new lease of life with getting a berth in the Twenty20 World Cup squad. Promising to get his rhythm back, Irfan stated that “hard days are over now.”

Delhi’s Bread & Breakfast Scheme For 2010 C’wealth Games

2010 Commonwealth Games
New Delhi: The Delhi government has launched the ‘Bread and Breakfast’ scheme, under which the house owners will be able to rent out their premises to the tourists coming for 2010 Commonwealth Games.

Inaugurating the scheme, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said, “Delhi will be the first state where the scheme is being implemented as legislation.”

Asia Cup hockey: India Beats China

Asia Cup hockeySpoiling China 1-0 in the last match on the opening day of the Asia Cup hockey tournament, India began its campaign on a winning note this Friday.

The Chinese were more agile and dominated the field, certainly looked winning team, but ultimately, India managed to have a win under its belt. Certainly, it was India’s day!

Zaheer’s Injury Increases India’s Woes

Zaheer Khan
The India’s ace speedster, Zaheer Khan has added to the woes of team India by getting his ankle injured during India’s encounter with England. Zaheer had his left ankle twisted during England’s three-wicket win.

India to face tough competition in Asia Cup

Hockey Match
Chennai: From India’s perspective, the seventh version of the Asia Cup Hockey Championship, starting on Friday, assumes much importance as they will be confronting a strong challenge from their Asian counterparts’ enroute to their title defence.

Bihar CM Promises Govt Jobs To Medal-Winning Players

Bihar Chief Minister, Nitish KumarPatna: Bihar Chief Minister, Nitish Kumar has assured government jobs for players winning medals while symbolizing the state at national and international events.

Indian Government Disregards OCA Warning

Olympic Council of AsiaNew Delhi: Yesterday, the Sports Ministry dismissed the Olympic Council of Asia’s threat to hang up the Indian Olympic Association’s connection, stating the administration was not trying to conflict upon anyone's self-government by purposing a self-governing Sports Regulatory Authority in its Sports Policy Draft.

India Wins the 2nd ODI Against England

India v EnglandBristol: In order to level the seven-match series 1-1, India has defeated England by 9 runs in the second cricket one-dayer.

Here are the brief scores made by both teams:

India: 329 for 7 in 50 overs (S Tendulkar 99, Yuvraj Singh 49, R Dravid 92 not out; A Flintoff 5-56).

England: 320 for 8 in 50 overs (A Cook 36, I Bell 54, D Mascarenhas 52; P Chawla 3-60, Munaf Patel 3-70).

The Flu Stricken Trio – Zaheer, RP, Yuvraj – Could Miss Today's Match

Indian Cricket TeamBristol, Aug. 24: Yet again, the Indian cricket team is vexed by fitness troubles, with three of its key players - Yuvraj Singh, Zaheer Khan and Rudra Pratap Singh - evidently down with flu, just before the crucial second one-dayer.

AIBA Postpones The World Boxing Championship

World Boxing ChampionshipNew Delhi: The World Boxing Championship has been delayed by a week to October 23 because of various obligatory reasons. The championship that was primitively planned from October 17 to November 1 will now be held from October 23 to November 3 in Chicago, USA.

England Defeats India By 104 Runs

England Vs IndiaSouthampton: England shot down India by 104 runs with maiden centuries from Cook and Bell and a four-wicket haul from fast bowler Anderson at the Rose Bowl in the first of seven limited overs internationals.

England set a target of 289 runs for Indian team to win after being sent to bat first, but India could make only 184 runs.

Sania Mirza Placed 29th In WTA Standings

Sania MirzaNew Delhi: At the East West Bank Classic contest, Sania Mirza’s upset win over former world No.1 Martina Hingis assisted her climbing a step to attain her new career high WTA ranking. Now Sania is rested at 29th spot with 915 points.

In doubles, she also lifted one place to 25th with 1321 points.

Rohan Bopanna Wins ‘Challenger Title’

Rohan BopannaNew Delhi: Rohan Bopanna got the singles title in assisting himself to a double crown in the $50,000 Shelbourne Irish Open Challenger tennis tournament at Dublin.

Bopanna sealed his maiden Challenger singles name with a 6-4, 6-3 verdict over qualifier Martin Pedersen of Denmark in the final.

Previously, Bopanna won the doubles title partnering Adam Feeney of Australia.

Indian Cricket Odyssey Begins: Team India Leaves For UK

Indian Cricket TeamMumbai - Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Steered by Skipper Rahul Dravid, the 15-member Indian squad left for London en route to Ireland for an 80-day cricket Odyssey early this morning.
The Team India is scheduled to play 4 ODIs in Ireland. The Maiden match will be played against the hosts on June 23 followed by 3 ODI clashes with South Africa.
On July 3, the Team India will cruise to Scotland to battle out with Pakistan in a one-off ODI clash at Glasgow. The proceeds of this match will go to the Prince Charles Charitable Trust.
Dravid’s Team will then move to take on England in a 3-Test series and 7 ODIs.

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