NCA role for Rahul?

Calcutta: There is speculation that Rahul Dravid will be the next director of the Bangalore-located National Cricket Academy.

Dravid, for the record, is himself Bangalore-based. Former NCA director Sandeep Patil has recently been appointed India's chief selector.

Calcutta: Alok Pratap Singh (3/33) and Suman Debnath (4/69) shared seven wickets between them to bundle out Odisha for 196 in an All India under-19 Invitational tournament for Dhruv Pandove trophy match at Chandigarh on Monday. Bengal ended the day on 55 for one.

Brief scores: Odisha 196 (Arya Debashish Bhatt 43, Alok Pratap Singh 3/33 and Suman Debnath 4/69). Bengal 55/1. Match to continue.

Galle: Sarah Taylor struck an unbeaten 65 to help England defeat Australia by seven wickets in a Women's World T20 match at Galle International Stadium here on Monday. England reached the target of 146 with 11 balls remaining.

Brief scores: Australia 144/5 in 20 ovs (M. Lanning 39, L. Sthalekar 38). England 146/3 in 18.1 ovs (S. Taylor 65 ..). England won by 7 wkts.

Calcutta: Mohun Bagan, on Monday, accepted the resignation of assistant coach Bernard Oparanozie. He had tendered his resignation on Thursday.

New Delhi: Sunil Chetri made his Portuguese second division league debut for his side Sporting Lisbon, against SC Freamunde, in an away match. His side won 2-0.

Jamshedpur: Pailan Arrows bagged majority of the Tata Football Academy cadets who passed out after completing their four-year stint in the academy, here on Monday.

Srinagar: P Kashyap and PV Sindhu reached the last-eight stage of the 77th Senior National Badminton Championship after posting contrasting wins in the men's and women's singles competition respectively here on Monday. While Kashyap thrashed Suraj RN 21-9, 21-11, Sindhu won after her opponent Saili Rane retired midway at 21-7, 6-3.

Pune: Railways quartet of V Turbu, Sandeep Sejwal, Sajan Prakash and Sarma SP Nair created the first national record in the 66th Senior National Aquatic Championships here on Monday. The quartet clocked 3 minutes and 54.76 seconds on their way to the 4x100m medley gold.

Bangalore: Punjab and Air India entered the final of the second Hockey India Senior Men's National Championship after registering contrasting victories. While Air India came from behind to beat Karnataka 3-2, Punjab outplayed Haryana 4-1.