With the aim of inducting at least two new clubs in the I-League, the AIFF is conducting an open house meeting to discuss and solicit suggestions prior to finalising the request for proposal for formally inviting the bids.
The meeting is scheduled for March 5 from 3pm at the All India Football Federation's Football House. The winning bidders shall be granted the right to own and operate a new club from this season and may also have the opportunity (if applicable and subject to qualification) to compete in the Asian Football Championship.
Anand to meet Caruana
Zurich: World champion Viswanathan Anand will take on Fabiano Caruana of Italy in the fourth round of Zurich Chess Challenge. With all the six games between the four participants ending in a draw, the stage is set for a fitting finale in the double round robin event. Anand shares the top spot on 1.5 points with other competitors Vladimir Kramnik of Russia, Boris Gelfand of Israel and Caruana.
Jayaram enters PQF of German Open
New Delhi: Indian shuttler Ajay Jayaram stormed into the pre-quarterfinals of the men's singles event of the German Open badminton championship after notching up a straight game win over Riichi Takeshita of Japan in Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany on Wednesday.
World number 32 and seeded 10th in the tournament, Jayaram prevailed over his rival Takeshita 21-17 21-16 in 37 minutes. The Indian shuttlers had a relatively good outing in the men's singles event as apart from Jayaram, Anand Pawar and Arvind Bhat also reached the second round of the event.
Mukesh seizes lead at players championship
Mewat (Haryana): Mukesh Kumar fired a five-under 67 to take a one-stroke lead after the second round of the PGTI Players Championship at the Classic Golf Resort. Mukesh took his total to nine-under-135. The duo of Shamim Khan and Rashid Khan were tied second.