May 2017

Champions Trophy: Dinesh Karthik may join playing 11

London: A mighty pleased Virat Kohli hinted at the possibility of including Dinesh Karthik in the playing XI when India lock horns with Pakistan in their big-ticket ICC Champions Trophy opener on 4 June. Karthik staked a claim for a place in the middle-order by scoring a stylish 94 in India’s big win over Bangladesh in their second warm-up game. This was India’s second win in as many practice matches, the

Cummins keen to do well in English condition

Pat Cummins, the Australian quick, is relishing the prospect of bowling on favourable seaming conditions during the Champions Trophy in the United Kingdom. The 24-year-old’s career has been plagued by a succession of injuries since his barnstorming Test debut in late 2011 but Cummins is currently fit and firing ahead of the Champions Trophy. He is part of Australia’s “dream team” with James Pattinson, Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood, with

Chennai kabaddi team looks to reach PKL play-offs

Chennai: As Tamilnadu gears up for its debut in the forthcoming Season 5 of Pro Kabaddi League (PKL), the team’s coach K Baskaran said the goal is “to at least reach the play-offs”. The pre-season camp will be important and the team, with a blend of experience and youth, looks capable of doing well in the League, he said. “We are confident about ourselves and the goal is to make

Champions Trophy kicks off tomorrow

The ICC Champions Trophy, the second-most prestigious international championship in world cricket, opens tomorrow as host England face the long shot of the competition, Bangladesh — the team that just two years ago inflicted one of the most painful defeats England cricket has ever suffered. The one-day international will be a re-match of the extraordinary 15-run Bangladesh win in the 2015 Cricket World Cup, a win that sent England crashing

Jagadeesan shines in TNCA 1st Division plate finals

Chennai: Jagadeesan’s century (183) helped Grand Slam reach a commanding score of 258 for 3 against UFCC (T Nagar) on day 2 of the TNCA First Division League Plate finals here yesterday. Scores (Day 2): UFCC (T Nagar) 294 all out, Grand Slam 258 for 3 in 89 overs (N Jagadeesan 183, S Ashwini Ram 2 for 55).

Celebs mourn the demise of Dasari Narayana Rao

Chennai: Film personalities and people from various walks of lives expressed their grief at the demise of veteran filmmaker and former Union Minister Dasari Narayana Rao. The 75-year-old director-producer-actor breathed his last in Hyderabad on Tuesday. He had been ailing for some time. The Telugu film industry will remain shut today as a mark of respect to Dasari Narayana Rao. South Indian Film Chamber of Commerce president C Kalyan announced

TNCA First Division League: Big win for Vijay CC

Chennai: Vijay CC defeated Globe Trotters by an innings and 120 runs in the third round of the Elite TNCA First Division League here on Tuesday. Scores: Globe Trotters 151 and 175 in 53.1 overs (Thalaivan Sargunam 87) lost to Vijay CC 446/8 declared. Jolly Rovers 309 and 77/1 in 13.3 overs defeated Alwarpet CC 152 and 230 in 61.3 overs (B Rahul 79, Piyush Chawla 6 for 40).  

Sarath, Nepolean come together after 15 years

Chennai: Actors Sarath Kumar and Nepolean are coming together on big screen for a movie titled Chennaiyil Oru Naal 2, after a gap of 15 years. They were last seen together in Thenkasi Pattanam. The movie is based on a thriller novel written by Rajeshkumar. Sarath Kumar plays a RAW agent in the movie. Suhasini Maniratnam and Nepolean play important characters in the movie. Directed by JPR, the movie has

Vada Chennai: Ameer replaces Vijay Sethupathi

Chennai: Director Ameer has replaced Vijay Sethupathi’s character in Vetri Maaran’s gangster trilogy ‘Vada Chennai’. Initially, Vijay Sethupathi was approached to play the extended cameo but due to call sheet issues the actor has opted out of the project and now, Ameer has replaced his character. Produced by Dhanush’s Wunderbar Films and Lyca Productions, Vada Chennai also has Samuthirakani, Kishore, Andrea and Aishwarya Rajesh. in pivotal roles. Santhosh Narayanan is

Pages from a director's love diary

Chennai: Oru Iyakkunarin Kadhal Diary that chronicles the love life of a film director with three generations of women is releasing 2 June. It is an autobiography of Velu Prabhakaran, and has Pon Swathi playing the female lead. Besides helming the movie, Velu Prabhakaran plays the lead role in it. The movie has music by Ilayaraja. A grand function was held in Chennai Sunday in which the songs were released.

Walkathon creates anti-tobacco awareness

Chennai: V S  Hospitals  and  V S  Medical  Trust,  pioneers  in  advanced cancer care organised a walkathon to commemorate World No Tobacco Day today. This year’s theme is ‘Tobacco – A Threat to Development’. Actor  M  Nassar  flagged  off  the  event  and  urged  all  participants to take a No Tobacco/ No Smoking pledge, a press release said. The walkathon, which commenced at 7 am saw participants holding placards on ill