This week

INTERNATIONAL

CRICKET:

Defending champs India will start their World T20 campaign against Bangladesh on Saturday in Nottingham while the match between England and Netherlands on Friday at Lord’s will kick off the tournament.
Other fixtures: Saturday: New Zealand v Scotland, Oval; Australia v West Indies, Oval. Sunday: Scotland v South Africa, Oval; England v Pakistan, Oval. Monday: Bangladesh v Ireland, Nottingham; Australia v Sri Lanka, Nottingham. Tuesday: Netherlands vs Pakistan, Lord's; New Zealand vs South Africa, Lord's. Wednesday: Sri Lanka vs West Indies, Nottingham; India vs Ireland, Nottingham.

TENNIS: With Rafael Nadal out of the way, Roger Federer will be keen to make the most of the opportunity to wear the elusive crown at the French Open, which concludes on Sunday.

HOCKEY: High hopes on Indian team in the Junior World Cup which commences on Sunday in Malaysia and Singapore. India’s opener scheduled on Monday against Singapore. 

BADMINTON: Singapore Open begins on Tuesday.

MOTOR RACING: Britain’s Brawn GP driver Jenson Button will be the firm favourite to win the Formula One’s Turkish Grand Prix in Istanbul this Sunday.

NATIONAL

ATHLETICS: Fourth and fifth Indian Grand Prix Series will be held at Jamshedpur and Ranchi on Sunday and Wednesday respectively.

CRICKET: NCA’s inter-zonal cricket academy tourney continues in various parts of south India.

FOOTBALL: Santosh Trophy continues in Chennai.

LOCAL/STATE

ATHLETICS: DAC’s annual KA Nettakallappa Memorial Road Races is in Kolar on Sunday.

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