Serious Fun Cricket

LALITPUR: Care Nepal and International Foundation for Electoral System (IFES) entered the final of the second Serious Fun Inter-INGO/Donor Cricket Tournament, organised by Shangri-La Cricket Academy, here at The British School on Saturday. Care Nepal defeated British Nepal Medical Trust (BNMT) by 20 runs in the inaugural match and then beat Save The Children by three runs. Likewise, IFES outplayed Save The Children by 17 runs and thrashed BNMT by 62 runs. The final is also slated for Sunday. — HNS

Asafa Powell wins

LONDON: Former world record holder Asafa Powell grabbed a second pre-Olympics 100m win in three days when he cruised to victory at the London Grand Prix. The Jamaican clocked 9.94sec to win ahead of Trinidad’s Marc Burns (9.97) in a race which had been originally billed as a clash with world champion Tyson Gay, who pulled out after failing to recover from the hamstring injury. Powell had also won in Stockholm on Tuesday in a time of 9.88sec. — AFP

Maradona furious

BUENOS AIRES: Diego Maradona attacked Barcelona for their refusal to allow Argentinian superstar Lionel Messi to play in the Olympic Games. “The Catalans are very stubborn. Barcelona must know that he has the whole country behind him,” said former World Cup winner Maradona, insisting that the football competition in Beijing represented one of the few chances for a gold medal for Argentina, the defending champions. The Olympic football tournament takes place from August 6-23 but Barcelona have a Champions League qualifier on either August 12 or 13. — AFP