Briefly Cricket: Rare honour for Sachin

Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar became the first overseas player to be presented with the honorary life membership of the Sydney Cricket Ground

Written by Agencies | Published:February 27, 2012 1:59 am

Rare honour for Sachin

Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar on Sunday became the first overseas player to be presented with the honorary life membership of the Sydney Cricket Ground. Presenting the award,New South Wales premier Barry O’Farrell said,“Sachin is one of the greatest cricketers ever and it’s only appropriate we honour him with life membership of one of the world’s greatest cricket grounds. He has said the SCG is his favourite ground outside of India and it’s no wonder when you look at his record at this ground.”

Fourth win for Delhi

Hosts Delhi registered their fourth win in the North Zone leg of the Vijay Hazare Trophy beating Haryana by four wickets at the Feroz Shah Kotla. Chasing a modest score of 214,Delhi batsmen made rough weather of the target as they won with three balls to spare. For Delhi,youngster Mohit Sharma (56) was the top-scorer. Parvinder Awana (3/31) again bowled his heart out while Ashish Nehra (1/57) was unlucky with as many as three catches being dropped. in another match,Harbhajan Singh got his first wicket in three games as Punjab defeated Services by 131 runs.

Cairns-Modi suit on March 5

Former New Zealand all-rounder Chris Cairns’ libel suit against deposed IPL commissioner Lalit Modi will be heard in the High Court at London from March 5,New Zealand media reports. The case centers on a Twitter posting by Modi in early 2010 which alleged Cairns had been barred from the IPL due “his past record in match-fixing.’’

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