Call it jinx or sheer bad luck, but a hundred has eluded batsmen in the ongoing India A versus West Indies A four-day game contests.
While many of the foreign teams in the CLT20 have felt shortchanged as some of their star players chose to represent their IPL franchises in the tournament, Trinidad & Tobago coach David Williams reckons that they learnt their lessons in the past with youngsters rising to the occasion.
For the second match running, West Indies A had India A in a spot as the much-vaunted comeback of the senior pros fell flat on Day Two of the four-day game at the Jawaharlal Nehru National College of Engineering ground, on Thursday.
India’s tour to South Africa at the end of this year is the most eagerly anticipated contest but the series between the top two Test sides continues to rank low on the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s priority list.
Chennai Super Kings or Trinidad and Tobago, it would have been the same for the hosts. So said Rajasthan Royals all-rounder Ashok Menaria ahead of the first Champions League T20 semi-final at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium here on Friday.
Overnight leader Gurbani Singh dominated the proceedings on Day Two as well, opening up a 10-stroke lead over her nearest rival at the Usha Chandigarh Ladies and Junior Girls Golf Championship 2013 on Thursday.
The Indian Golf Union has announced a six-member national team for the Asia-Pacific seniors championship, to be held at the Montgomerie Links Golf Course in Danang, Vietnam, from November 20 to 23. The team above the age of 55 will have four players from the Noida Golf Course — Gangesh Khaitan (captain), Vijay Kumar, Nalin Kant, Brig. Ashish Dube.
Assam’s Betkuchi High School upset strong contenders Infant Jesus School, Goa, 1-0 in a fiercely contested quarter-final clash at the 54th Subroto Cup inter-school football in the capital.
World no. 4 shuttler Saina Nehwal and star cricketer Virat Kohli led the list of awardees at the Sports Illustrated India’s annual Sportsperson of the Year awards ceremony recently in Gurgaon.
Here’s a simple way to make plum liqueur at home.
3.8 kg ripe plums, pitted and cut into eighths
650 gm caster sugar, divided
700 ml good quality vodka