Roll Ball trials on Oct 13
JAMMU: Jammu and Kashmir Roll Ball Association shall be conducting selection trials for the 11th Junior (Under-17) National Championship to be held at Chennai in Tamil Nadu from October 22 to October 25. The trials shall be held at Skating Rink of M A Stadium, here on October 13, a handout issued by the Association informed here today.
Yuvraj Singh recalls hitting six sixes off Stuart Broad
Mumbai: A decade has passed since Yuvraj Singh had smashed Stuart Broad for six sixes in an over and the veteran batsman today recalled that historic moment, saying he was happy to give it back to England. On September 19, 2007, in the World T20 match in Durban, Yuvraj’s had hit six sixes off Broad in an over during his cameo of 16-ball 58. Ten years have passed but Yuvraj’s innings remains etched in the history of Indian cricket. Then India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni was watching Yuvraj’s carnage from the other end. Yuvraj remembered the phenomena after being named as a ambassador for Laureus. At the programme, auto major Mercedes Benz announced support to Laureus for their various programmes.
Pakistan suspended from international football by FIFA
Karchi: Pakistan has been suspended from international football because of what global soccer body FIFA described as undue third-party interference in the country’s football federation (PFF). FIFA said in a statement that the suspension would prevent Pakistani teams, including the national side, from playing in international competition and the PFF from benefiting from FIFA development and training programmes. “The PFF offices and its accounts remain in control of a court-appointed administrator, which constitutes a violation of the PFF obligations to manage its affairs independently and without influence from any third parties in accordance with the FIFA Statutes,” said FIFA. “The suspension will be lifted once the PFF offices and access to the PFF accounts are returned to the PFF.”
Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer win in straight sets
Shanghai: Rafael Nadal lost only four points on serve Wednesday in a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Jared Donaldson in the second round of the Shanghai Masters.
The top-ranked Spaniard and No. 2 Roger Federer both advanced by winning their opening matches in straight sets.
“It was a very quick match,” said Nadal, who won his sixth title of the year in Beijing last week. “I was happy to have that early break in the sixth game. After that I played a great match, not many mistakes, played aggressively.”
Federer defeated Diego Schwartzman 7-6 (4), 6-4, winning the match with his 14th ace on his second match point. (Agencies)