Soft Tennis election held

KATHMANDU: The special general assembly of Nepal Soft Tennis Association held after 17 years elected a 14-member executive committee under the presidentship of Binay Bikram Shah. The four vice presidents of the unopposed-elected body are Mahesh Raj Ranjit, Unil Narsingh Rana, Devendra Prasad Bharati, and Rajendra Bahadur Singh. Binay Singh Pradhan ( general secretary), Bikash Pandey (joint secretary), Bijay Kumar Singh (treasurer) and members Tej Bikram Shah, Binod Kayastha, Ananda Prasad Shrestha, Deepak Bahadur Shahi, Arun Shahi and Samir Jung Shah were also elected. — HNS

Have ID, see cricket

AHMEDABAD: Spectators desiring to see the fourth India-Pakistan one-day cricket match here on Tuesday will have to show a photo identity card to get into the Sardar Patel Gujarat stadium. This is among the security measures the authorities have announced ahead of the much-awaited clash. Police officials say they have drawn up “foolproof security” for the Pakistani squad. — HNS

Davenport, Elia enter final

Amelia Island: Top-ranked Lindsay Davenport will meet Silvia Farina Elia of Italy in the final of the Bausch & Lomb Championships after comfortable semi-final victory. Davenport, the defending champion, swept aside Nadia Petrova of Russia 6-0, 6-3, then Farina Elia dispatched unseeded Virginie Razzano of France 6-1, 6-3. — AP

Monaco beats Tomas Zib

CASABLANCA: Juan Monaco of Argentina downed Tomas Zib of the Czech Republic 6-2, 6-4 to reach the final of the Grand Prix Hassan II, where he will meet countryman Mariano Puerta. Monaco, who is 6-8 and got past the second round for the first time this year, has never won an ATP title. The sixth-seeded Puerta beat second-seeded Filippo Volandri of Italy 6-3, 7-6 at the $416,443 clay-court event. He will be appearing in his ninth ATP final. — AP