March 2017

AB may lead RCB, Rahul set to miss

Bengaluru: AB de Villiers is likely to lead Royal Challengers Bangalore in the initial phase of Indian Premier League 10 in case Virat Kohli fails to recover from a shoulder injury. Another bad news for RCB could be KL Rahul’s unavailability, also due to a shoulder injury. Team sources said the India opener will soon be travelling to London to undergo surgery. The 24-year old had hurt his left shoulder five

Grant Elliott confirms retirement

Napier: Grant Elliott, who smashed a six off South Africa paceman Dale Steyn to put New Zealand into their maiden World Cup final in 2015, has confirmed his retirement from international cricket after signing a deal to play in England’s Twenty20 competition. The all-rounder joins New Zealand internationals Colin de Grandhomme and Jeetan Patel at the Birmingham Bears after signing a Kolpak deal, which means he gives up his right to

ICC mulling bid for Olympics inclusion in ‘24

London: The time is right for cricket to return to the Olympics and a decision on applying for inclusion in 2024 will have to be made within months, the head of the sport’s governing body said on Thursday. The founder of the modern Olympics, Frenchman Pierre de Coubertin, was enthusiastic about cricket, a sport dominated by Britain and former British colonies such as Australia and India, but it has only once

Federer bounces back from brink, Wozniacki in final

Key Biscayne: Roger Federer’s run at the Miami Open was one point from ending. Down 6-4 in a third-set tiebreaker to Tomas Berdych, the situation was officially dire. Yet even in that moment, Federer still felt some hope. “I had belief I could turn it around, even then,” he said. Somehow, he was right, and his stellar start to 2017 continued. The fourth-seeded Federer fought off those two match points and

'It is mothers, teachers who mould students'

Chennai: The silver jubilee celebrations of Everwin Group of schools was inaugurated here on Thursday by Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar. Speaking on the occasion after honouring school toppers at a function held at the school premises at suburban Kolathur, Sarkar lauded the services of the teachers and said it was they who mould the students to become better citizens of the future. He said though the country has been

Ranjani, Gayathri get D K Pattammal Award

Chennai: Renowned musician sisters Ranjani and Gayathri were conferred with the title Isaijothi and presented with the D K Pattammal Award to commemorate the 98th birth anniversary of Carnatic music legend D K Pattammal. The award was presented by Aanmajothi – cultural wing of Saraswathi Vidyalaya School, and Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan. Recalling her memories as a teenager, Gayathri said, “Although the thought of playing for Pattammal was initially startling, her

Rajini to meet fans from 11 April

Chennai: It is a news that would bring joy to Rajinikanth fans across the State. The actor himself today confirmed that he will meet his fans from 11 to 16 April in Chennai. He however denied any political significance behind the plans to meet his plans. Addressing media persons after Malaysian Prime Minister Mohd Najib Tun Razak called on the actor at his residence in Poes Garden this morning, he

Seek help for depression, actors tell patients

Chennai: “We need to stand up for depression. I was also a victim, but I was fortunate to come out of it by myself. However, if needed, one should not shy away from asking for help,” said actor Vishal to mediapersons at an event in the city on Thursday. He was speaking on the overview of the first Nimcare World Health Day Summit 2017 that is to be held on

Pakistan beats West Indies by 3 runs

Port of Spain: Pakistan beat world champions the West Indies by three runs in the second Twenty20 international at the Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad yesterday to take a 2-0 lead in the four-game series. Pakistan, who won the first match by six wickets in Barbados, were dismissed for 132 as spinners Sunil Narine and Samuel Badree combined effectively to give the West Indies an excellent chance of levelling the series.

Two-way traffic restored at Vadapalani junction

Chennai: The traffic police have restored two-way traffic on Arcot Road near Vadapalani police station junction, making way for hassle free movement of vehicles coming from Kodambakkam. The move comes as a big relief for motorists plying towards Virugambakkam as they can now bypass at least two kilometers of the route, which had to be taken around to reach the junction, so far. One-way traffic arrangement was made on the

Sachin unveils new fan engagement app

Mumbai: Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar yesterday started his digital innings as a mobile phone app dedicated to him, `100 MB’, was launched here. The app is conceptualised and developed by JetSynthesys and has been envisioned by Sachin himself. A song sung by Sachin with the ace singer Sonu Nigam will feature on the app on Sunday at 10 pm. Speaking on the occasion, Sachin said, “Many of you and my