ICC panel headed by Kumble for including cricket in Olympics

New Delhi:The ICC Cricket Committee chaired by India's head coach Anil Kumble has made a host of recommendations at its annual meeting in London concerning future international cricket.
The committee expressed unanimous support for the implementation of a Test cricket competition. It also reiterated its full support for cricket being involved in the Olympic Games. One of the notable recommendations is the use of DRS for all T20 Internationals. 


Top players for HCL Asian junior tennis tourney

New Delhi:HCL, a leading global conglomerate, is set to host the HCL Asian Junior Tennis Championship 2017, the most reputed tennis championship in the Asian circuit for the U/18 category. The championship is being held in association with the Maharashtra State Lawn Tennis Association and under the aegis of the International Tennis Federation (ITF); Asian Tennis Federation (ATF) and All India Tennis Association (AITA). This is the only B1 category tournament in India and will take place from May 29 to June 03, 2017 at Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Balewadi in Pune. Players from 11 countries in the region (Thailand, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, Philippines, Hong Kong, Malaysia, China, Sri Lanka, Iran and India) are participating in the championship.


Concerns for security as India leaves for Champion’s Trophy in England

New Delhi:Following the suicide bomb attack at a music concert in Manchester, the Board of Control for Cricket in India has raised concerns about the Indian team's security in England during the upcoming Champions Trophy with the International Cricket Council. 
Acting secretary of BCCI Amitabh Chaudhry said today that the Board sent out a message raising concerns about security of the Indian team's travel, accommodation and the playing arena. 


Yuki, Ramkumar bow out of French Open qualifiers

Yuki Bhambri went down fighting while Ramkumar Ramanathan suffered a tame defeat as the two Indians bowed out of the French Open Qualifiers in Paris yesterday. 
Up against Canada's 25th seed Peter Polansky, Yuki lost the first round match 6-7, 6-7. Ramkumar lost to Argentina's Guido Pella 2-6 1-6 in a lop-sided first round encounter. The defeat of both Yuki and Ramkumar means that yet again, no Indian will compete in the singles main draw of a Grand Slam event.