AIBA suspends boxer Sarita for refusing
bronze at the Asian Games
Elias stunner helps Delhi hold Kolkata to a draw
Czech midfielder Pavel Elias struck a stunner to help the Delhi Dynamos
halt Atletico de Kolkata’s two-match winning run as both teams settled for a point
each after a thrilling 1-1 draw in their Hero
Indian Super League match in Kolkata,
Barcelona’s youth system product, Jofre
Mateu, gave the home franchise a 49th-
minute lead, but Dynamos brilliantly
bounced back through Elias in the 73rd
minute to give the visiting side its first
point. Controversial penalty helps NorthEast settle for a draw with Goa
NorthEast United FC capitalized on a debatable penalty decision as they
held FC Goa to a 1-1 draw in a high intensity Hero Indian Super League match,
Playing their third match at home on the
The International Boxing Association provisionally suspended Indian woman boxer Laishram Sarita Devi for refusing to accept the bronze medal at
the Asian Games’ podium ceremony.
The AIBA also suspended her coaches (Gurbakhsh
Singh Sandhu, Blas Iglesias Fernandez and Sagar Mal
Dhayal) as well as the Indian chef-de-mission at the
Incheon Asian Games (Adille J Sumariwalla), who were
all present at the Games in Korea, and barred them
from participating at all levels of AIBA competition,
events and meetings till further notice.
The AIBA’s Disciplinary Commission has sent the
case for review, which means that Sarita Devi, the
coaches and Sumariwalla will not be allowed to partici-
pate in the AIBA women’s World Boxing
Championships in Jeju Islands Korea, 2014, an AIBA
Reacting to her suspension, Sarita Devi said she was
unaware of the development and would only act after
she gets a formal word from the AIBA.
Coach Sandhu was optimistic about the situation and
said the matter would be resolved soon.
Sarita Devi had offered an ‘unconditional apology’ to
the AIBA during the Games.
Mumbai City FC thrash Pune with Andre Moritz’s hat-trick
Brazilian Andre Moritz dazzled the home crowd with a hat-trick of goals to power Mumbai City
FC to a stunning 5-0 victory over state rivals FC
Pune City in a Hero Indian Super League fixture,
Mumbai totally dominated the match with their
attacking style of play with excellent wing to wing
passing to notch up their first victory in the tournament, and the biggest yet by margin, after losing
their opening game, which kick-started the league,
0-3 in Kolkata.
Mumbai FC had dealt a massive blow with skipper
Syed Rahim Nabi ruled out for up to three weeks
due to an ankle injury sustained during the team’s
opening match against Atletico de Kolkata.
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trot in the space of seven days,
NorthEast United conceded a goal in the
17th minute after their goalkeeper T P
Rehenesh made a blunder but they got
the equaliser in the 36th minute through
a penalty kick conversion at the Indira
Gandhi Stadium. Mendy magic wins it for Chennaiyin against Kerala Blasters
Former Hull City wing-back Bernard Mendy scored with a stunning bicycle
kick as hosts Chennaiyin FC beat Kerala
Blasters 2-1 in a Hero Indian Super
League match in Chennai, October 21.
Chennaiyin now have two victories
from as many matches, while Kerala are
at the bottom of the table, having lost
both their games in the inaugural tour-
The Chennai outfit got the lead
through Elano Blumer, their best player.
The Brazilian import scored from a spot-kick, while Scottish striker Iain Hume’s
powerful volley from close range helped
Kerala the equalize.
However, it was a magical goal by
Mendy in the 63rd minute that made
even cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar,
clad in the canary yellow Kerala Blasters’
jersey, applaud, and Amitabh
Bachchan, Chennaiyin co-owner
Abhishek Bachchan and Tamil
mega star Rajinikant erupt in joyous
Amitabh Bachchan, Rajinikanth and Sachin Tendulkar during a Chennaiyin FC and Kerala Blasters match, October 21.