BCCI Set To Pay Huge Compensation ToKochi Tuskers


New Delhi: The BCCI is set to pay a huge compensation of more than Rs 800 crore to disbanded IPL franchise Kochi Tuskers Kerala for terminating their contract in 2011.

"Kochi Tuskers has demanded Rs 850 crore as compensation. We discussed the matter at IPL GC meeting and we will now place the matter before general body. Let them take a call but obviously some negotiations are needed," IPL chairman Rajiv Shukla said after the meeting.

Kochi Tuskers owners in 2015 had won an arbitration challenging BCCI decision to encash bank guarantee citing breach of contractual agreement.

The RC Lahoti headed panel had directed BCCI to pay Rs 550 crore as compensation with 18 percent annual penalty on failing to do so.

For the past two years, BCCI was adamant in neither paying compensation nor taking back the franchise in the IPL.


After Bagging The Eighth Asian Tour Title, Gaganjeet Equals Fellow Golfers Randhawa, Atwal

New Delhi: Indian golfer Gaganjeet Bhullar romped home to a three-shot victory at the Macao Open to bag his eighth Asian Tour title on Sunday last. Following this, Bhullar etched his name on the Macao Open trophy for the second time having previously won the event in 2012.
The strapping 29-year-old from Kapurthala in Punjab has now equalled Arjun Atwal and Jyoti Randhawa's record of most wins (8) by an Indian on the Asian Tour. 
Bhullar’s three-shot win over compatriot Ajeetesh Sandhu and Angelo Que of Philippines at the 6,624-yard Macau Golf and Country Club also brought the 237-ranked golfer a prize money of $90,000, and a rise into the top 150 of the world rankings.  

Tendulakar Says Kohli's Aggression Has Become India's Strength

New Delhi: Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar has said he noticed the aggressive "spark" in Virat Kohli when he made his India debut.

Kohli, who is known for his aggression has scored his 31st century in his 200th ODI against New Zealand, albeit in a losing cause.

He raced past former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting, and is now only behind Tendulkar, who has 49 ODI hundreds to his credit.


India Beat Malaysia To Clinch Third Asia Cup Hockey Title

New Delhi: India on Sunday became the Asia Cup Hockey champion after defeating Malaysia 2-1 in Dhaka. India started strongly and scored first goal through Ramandeep Singh in the first quarter and the second goal was scored by Lalit in the second quarter. 

The victory came to India under massive pressure from Malaysia. India had reached the final after defeating Pakistan 4-nil in the semi-finals in Dhaka yesterday.


Mysuru Kick Boxer Creates History; Becomes First South Indian Coach

New Delhi: 27-year-old Pooja Harsha is all set to create a new record. She has been selected as first South Indian woman to be the national coach for kick-boxing.

Pooja, who has represented the country in kick-boxing, was chosen as the national coach for World Association Of Kick Boxing Organisation (WAKO) India, at a training camp at Maharshi Dayanand University in Rohtak, Haryana.

Pooja was trained under Russian Vadim Ukrainstev, the vice-president of WAKO, and Manuel Nordio from Italy. Pooja is the first woman from the state to be awarded with Black Belt Second Degree in K1 Style under WAKO.