New Delhi: The Indian Premier League franchises turned him down but Test specialist Hanuma Vihari is all set to prepare for the upcoming six-Test season in the United Kingdom by competing for English county side Warwickshire. The right-handed middle-order batsman has left for UK and will be a part of the Birmingham-based side for at least three games this season. The 27-year-old has scored 624 runs in 12 Tests for India. PTI
Barcelona net late winner, cut Atletico’s lead to 1 point
A late winner by Ousmane Dembele gave Barcelona control of their own fate in the race for the Spanish league title. Dembele scored in the 90th minute on Monday as Barcelona defeated 10-man Valladolid 1-0 to move within a point of league leaders Atletico Madrid. Barcelona can secure the title by winning all their remaining games, as their host Atletico in one of the final rounds in May.
Nagal loses in 1st round at ATP 250 event in Italy
India’s Sumit Nagal bowed out in the opening round of the ATP 250 Sardegna Open, losing a hard-fought three-set match to Jozef Kovalik here today. Slovakia’s world No. 124 Kovalik beat the world No. 136 Indian 3-6 6-1 6-3.
West Ham enter Premier League’s top-4
West Ham jumped above Liverpool, Tottenham and Chelsea into the top-four of the Premier League. A 3-2 win over Wolverhampton saw West Ham climb into fourth place.
Natural order restored as spectators return to Augusta
Five months after a unique November Masters that was staged with virtually no spectators, a limited gallery of a few thousand has been allowed for practice rounds. Agencies