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									                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ARAB TIMES, TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2011
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Wataniya Telecom                                                                                                                                          Li survives at Madrid Masters
       Continued from Page 50

   Maidan claimed a 3-1 win and 8-4 points against SK
Engineering as Chris Castilla and Marvin Abalos thumped
Benjie Abastillas and Jay Parantar 15-10, 15-10 while
Marvin and Danilo Basco edged Jay and Rani Calma 15-11,
13-15, 15-7 and one match was won by default. Benjie and
Cedric Isidro saved the day for SK Engineering when they
                                                                                     French players dominate
                                                                                     MADRID, May 2, (AFP): Roger Federer has
overwhelmed Chris and Jun 15-6, 15-11.                                               wiped his clay-court slate clean and was
                           Ladies A and B
   Western Union-II were in their best form when they
                                                                                     Monday heading into his start at the Madrid
                                                                                     Masters with renewed enthusiasm.                     FIFA needs new blood, says Bin Hammam in S. America
                                                                                        The former World number 1 bids to correct
accomplished a landslide victory against Wataniya driven                             the errors which bothered him in his spring          ASUNCION, May 2, (RTRS): FIFA must             things dynamic and keep the congress                 “I would like to thank you for the faith
by Shy Daprosa and Gemma Urip who brushed aside Amy                                  debut on the surface a fortnight ago.                be kept on its toes and needs new              always deciding where they are going to           you have expressed in FIFA,” said
Bolos and Maureen Ita-as 15-11, 15-7 while Beth                                         The two-time Madrid champion Swiss,               blood, Asian soccer chief Mohamed Bin          go,” Bin Hammam told Reuters.                     Blatter in his address
Marasigan and Catherine Punzalan thumped Marinette                                                                                        Hammam said on Sunday as he took his              “I think a new vision, a new opening,             “I am very happy and honoured with
                                                                                     seeded third behind Rafael Nadal and Novak           campaign for the presidency of soccer’s        new blood, the competition in itself is           your decision and I accept it gladly ... to
Tuliao 15-6, 15-10, Shy and Beth overpowered Amy and                                 Djokovic, who is 27-0 for the year to date,          governing body to South America.               what we are requiring, not change,”               continue playing together on the same
Marinette 15-5, 15-5 and Gemma with Vatherine overcame                               admitted to some errors in strategy last               Challenger Bin Hammam and incum-             added the 61-year-old head of the Asian           pitch.”
Maureen and Daisy 15-10, 15-11.                                                      month when he lost a Monte Carlo quarter-            bent Sepp Blatter, who is running for a        Football Confederation who faces                     CONMEBOL holds 10 of the 208
   Later that day, Western Union maintained the same level                           final to Jurgen Melzer.                              fourth term as FIFA president, were            Blatter in the FIFA election in Zurich on         votes at the FIFA congress.
of energy and completed a total victory against Western                                 After training in Switzerland with another        guests at the congress of the South            June 1. CONMEBOL, which has                          Bin Hammam addressed the meeting
Union-I after Shy and Gemma tamed Gay Ramas and Gay                                  Austrian, Stefan Koubek, Federer pro-                American Football Confederation (CON-          staunchly supported Blatter since he              later and quoted from a letter sent to him
Caedo 15-13, 15-8 while Beth and Catherine overwhelmed                               nounced himself fit for a long haul which not        MEBOL) on Sunday where both sat at             took office in 1998, confirmed on Friday          many years ago by former FIFA presi-
Lanie San Pablo and Psyche Yvette Palado 15-4, 15-8, Shy                                                                                  the top table.                                 that it would back him again on June 1.           dent Joao Havelange in which the
                                                                                     only includes the clay-court run through the           Both men were also present at an                Sunday’s congress began with a                 Brazilian called him a friend and brother.
and Beth edged Gay and Lanie 15-10, 13-15, 15-6 and the                              French Open but also the grass campaign and          asado — South American barbecue —              speech by Blatter before 82-year-old                 “In the course of my 24 years’ presi-
girl power of Gemma and Catherine overcame Gay and                                   a Swiss Davis Cup quarter-final to follow            at the ranch of CONMEBOL president             Leoz was re-elected for a sixth term as           dency of FIFA I have made many friends
Psyche 15-6, 15-12.                                                                  Wimbledon.                                           Nicolas Leoz on Saturday.                      CONMEBOL president, 25 years to the               but none can compare with your sup-
   Maidan pulled off a landslide victory against Western                                “I had some wrong decisions against                 “Let there be a competition, let there       day after the Paraguayan first took over          port... You have not only been friend but
Union-I driven by Cheyenne Lampian and Susan Santos                                  Melzer,” said Federer, who awaits a second-          be a decision by the (FIFA) congress.          as head of South American soccer’s                a brother,” Bin Hammam quoted
who crushed Gay R. and Gay C. 15-8, 15-8 while Beth                                  round opponent as Olivier Rochus faces               Things are on the table, (let’s) keep          governing body.                                   Havelange as having written.
Millado and Marivic Clemens overpowered Psyche and MJ                                South African Kevin Anderson for the right
Hassan 15-7, 15-5, Cheyenne and Beth hammered Gay and                                to meet the 16-time grand slam winner.
Psyche 16-14, 15-9 and Marivic and Susan thumped Gay                                    Federer did venture the suggestion that the    travelling day, it was almost impossible,”       Adrian Mannarino put out Argentine Juan             Maria Martinez Sanchez as the Asian ace
and MJ 15-12, 15-4.                                                                  ATP Masters 1000 events might consider            said Federer, holder of five clay Masters        Ignazio Chela 4-6, 6-4, 6-4.                        reached the second round 6-4, 7-6 (8/6).
   Maidan saw the game to their liking later in the afternoon                        returning to the best-of-five-set final format,   1000 titles including Madrid over Nadal in         John Isner beat fellow American and 11th             Li, who ended a five-match losing streak
when they achieved a 3-1 win and 8-4 points against                                  which has been abandoned in recent seasons        2009. “Now there is no more best of five and     seed Mardy Fish 7-6 (7/5), 4-6, 7-6 (7/3) and       only days ago in Stuttgart, was comfortably
Hankook as Cheyenne and Susan overcame Ness Aguilar                                  to cut down on player workload.                   the top eight seed get first-round byes. In      Dutchman Thiemo de Bakker eliminated                in charge up a set and serving for victory
and Elsie San Juan 15-12, 16-14 while Beth and Marivic                                  Over the three back-to-back Masters            some ways, I’d like to see best of five com-                                                         when the home player made her move.
thrashed Regina Casano and Thess Herrera 15-3, 15-2, and                             events in 2011 - Indian Wells-Miami,              ing back, maybe something will change.”                                                                 Martinez Sanchez managed to take the
Cheyenne and Beth edged Ness and Regina 8-15, 15-5, 15-                              Madrid-Rome and Montreal-Cincinnati - the                                                                             TENNIS
                                                                                                                                          On court, Gael Monfils led a trio of                                                              struggle into a tiebreaker, where Li finally
12. Hankook did not go home empty handed when Elsie and                              stress is huge. And winning two on the trot at    French players into the second round, with                                                           restored order with the victory.
                       Thess brushed aside Susan and Marivic                         this level is well nigh impossible.               the ninth seed defeating Croatian Ivo            former champion Juan Carlos Ferrero 2-6, 7-            Russian eighth seed Maria Sharapova won
                       15-12, 15-12.                                                    “It was even tougher before when you had       Karlovic 6-3, 7-6 (8/6).                         5, 6-4.                                             her second match in as many days, advanc-
                           NLB generated a 3-1 win and 9-3                           to win six matches and play a best-of-five           Compatriots Michael Llodra hammered              In the women’s draw, China’s sixth seed          ing to the third round over Elena Makarova
                       points against AMEC when Shirley                              final. The day off between the two was a          American Sam Querrey 6-2, 6-3 while              Li Na survived a late fightback from Spain’s        6-3, 3-6, 6-1.
                       Iglesias and Stella Cagampang over-
                       came Cecille Ibon and Arlene San



                                                                                     Mumbai too strong for Punjab
                       Mateo 15-12, 15-3 while Belinda
                       Valdez and Shirley beat Jennifer Petines
                       and Cecille 15-13, 15-6 and Annie
                       Centeno with Stella overwhelmed Nelia
                       Torres and Arlene 15-10, 15-8. The girl
      Romeo            power of Jennifer and Nelia saved the
                       day for AMEC when they thrashed
Belinda and Annie 15-6, 15-8.
   Worley Parsons completed a total victory against                                                                                     Kochi post easy 7-wicket win over Daredevils
Wataniya when Sanse Mendoza and Jellica Espinosa beat
Amy and Maureen 15-6, 15-5 while Lyn-Lyn Mendoza and
Gren Padrones thumped Marinette and Daisy 15-10, 15-10,                              MUMBAI, May 2, (AFP): Sachin
Sanse and Lyn-Lyn edged Amy and Marinette 15-7, 8-15,
17-15 and Jellica with Gren hammered Maureen and Daisy                               Tendulkar and Ambati Rayudu
15-6, 15-4.                                                                          hit impressive half-centuries to
   In another match, SK Engineering leveled with NLB                                 set up Mumbai Indians’ 23-run
with 2 wins but scored 7-5 points as Beng Pastor and                                 win over Kings XI Punjab in an
Glorence Montesclaros overcame Belinda and Annie 15-6,
15-10 while Beng and Sang Piscasio tamed Belinda and                                 Indian Premier League match on
Shirley 18-16, 15-8. NLB bounced back through Shirley                                Monday.
and Stella who hammered Sang and Shai Ilaya 15-9, 15-5                                  Skipper Tendulkar and Rayudu each
while Annie and Stella edge Glorence and Shai 15-12, 9-                              made 51 as Mumbai scored 159-5 before
15, 15-11.                                                                           stopping Punjab at 136-8 for their sixth
   Later that day, SK Engineering leveled with 2 wins and 6                          victory in eight games of the Twenty20
points against Hankook after Beng and Glorence edged                                 tournament.
Ness and Elsie 15-17, 15-12, 15-11, while Beng and Sang                                 In another match, Kochi Tuskers Kerala
overcame Ness and Regina 15-10, 15-9. Hankook retaliated                             posted an easy seven-wicket win over
through Regina and Thess who outlasted Sang and Shai 15-                             Delhi Daredevils, achieving a 141-run tar-
9, 12-15, 15-7 and Elsie with Thess overcame Glorence and                            get with five overs to spare for their fourth
Shai 18-16, 15-13.                                                                   win in nine games.
   AMEC collected a 3-1 win and 8-4 points against Worley                               New Zealander Brendon McCullum put
Parsons through Jennifer and Nelia who outlasted Sanse                               Kochi on course for victory with a 19-ball
and Jellica 15-12, 7-15, 15-8 while Jennifer and Cecille                             37, including two sixes and as many fours
thumped Sanse and Lyn-lyn 15-13, 15-13 and the girl power                            in seamer Umesh Yadav’s over. He also hit
of Nelia and Arlene pressed on the accelerator in the last                           South African paceman Morne Morkel for
two sets to edge Jellica and Gren 7-15, 15-12, 15-7. Lyn-                            three fours in an over.
Lyn and Gren saved the day for Worley Parsons when they                                 Parthiv Patel (37 not out) and Australian
outlasted Cecille and Arlene 15-5, 8-15, 15-7.                                       Brad Hodge (24 not out) completed the
                                 Mixed C                                             victory with an unfinished 52-run stand for
   Wataniya were leading Mixed C event after they acquired
                                                                                     the fourth wicket.
a landslide victory against Western Union as Ayla Ararilla                              Venugopal Rao top-scored for Delhi,
and Michael Rodriquez edged Rushe Flores and Roselle                                 who suffered their sixth defeat in nine
Lunaria 15-10, 15-17, 15-13 while Emz Antonio and Kevin                              matches.
Yap hammered Ellen Elamparo and Katherine Elamparo                                      Mumbai now lead the 10-team league
15-9, 15-5, Ayla and Emz thumped Rushe and Ellen 15-11,                              table with 12 points, followed by Rajasthan
15-10 and the tandem of Michael and Kenneth outlasted                                (11), Kolkata (10), Chennai (10),
Roselle and Katherine 10-15, 15-10, 15-9.                                            Bangalore (nine), Kochi (eight), Deccan
   Wataniya again showed their winning form later that                               (six), Delhi (six), Punjab (six) and Pune
day and pulled off a 3-1 win and collected 10-2 points
against NLB-I after Emz and Kenneth overwhelmed Luz                                                   CRICKET
Cajipe and Grace Mendoza 15-8, 15-8 while Ayla and
Emz thumped Norms Matthews and Luz 15-9, 15-2 and
Michael with Kenneth overcame Sarah and Grace 15-9,                                  (four).
16-14. NLB-I did not go home empty handed when                                          Australian Shaun Marsh top-scored with a
Norms and Sarah outlasted Ayla and Michael 15-9, 14-16,                              47-ball 61 for Punjab, who suffered their
15-12.                                                                               fourth defeat in seven games. He put on 72
   Maidan gathered a 3-1 win and 9-3 points against                                  for the second wicket with Paul Valthaty (33).
Western Union when Will Reyes and Noraiza Parado edged                                  Pacemen Lasith Malinga and Munaf
Ellen and Katherine 15-8, 10-15, 15-7 while April                                    Patel, and off-spinner Harbhajan Singh            Mumbai Indians bats man Sachin Tendulkar plays a shot during the Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket match against Kings XI Punjab
Fernandez and Will thrashed Rushe and Ellen 15-3, 15-3                               bagged two wickets apiece for Mumbai.                                                              in Mumbai, India, May 2. (AP)
and Marivic with Noraiza brushed aside Roselle and                                      Tendulkar and Rayudu earlier propped
Katherine 15-13, 15-12.                                                              up the innings after Mumbai had lost South
   Rushe and Roselle saved the day for Western Union when                            African Davy Jacobs (10) in the third over,
                                                                                     adding 95 for the second wicket.
                                                                                                                                                                     Imran calls on ICC to step up corruption fight
they beat April and Marivic in a seesaw battle 15-11, 10-15,
15-12.                                                                                  Rayudu, who hit seamer Praveen Kumar
   McDonalds tied on 2 wins but scored 7-5 points against
NLB-II driven by Irene Climaco and Mary Jane
Lamengong who wasted no time to beat Melanie Tuliao and
                                                                                     for two fours and a six in the same over,
                                                                                     was the first to reach a half-century with a
                                                                                     boundary off leg-spinner Piyush Chawla.
                                                                                                                                       S. Lanka orders probe into match-fixing
Joanna Blanco 15-4, 15-9 while Irene and Malou Ocampo                                   He fell in the same over while attempting
                                                                                     another big shot, caught superbly by Dinesh       COLOMBO, May 2, (AFP): Sri Lanka’s               with great responsibility, I will shortly           reporters during a visit to the Moin Khan
brushed aside Melanie and Hammie Ita-as 15-3, 15-9. NLB-                                                                               sports minister on Monday ordered a police       reveal the names of those responsible,” he          cricket academy the ICC’s anti-corruption
II bounced back through Hammie and Ayem Miole who                                    Karthik at deep mid-wicket after hitting one      inquiry into match-fixing allegations lev-       said.                                               and security unit needed to be more produc-
edged Malou and Antonette Climaco 12-15, 15-12, 15-11                                six and eight fours in his 37-ball knock.         elled by former international captain Hashan        However on Sunday, Sri Lanka’s World             tive.
and Joanna with Ayem tamed Mary Jane and Antonette 15-                                  Tendulkar, who hit left-arm spinner            Tillakaratne.                                    Cup captain Kumar Sangakkara challenged                “I think specal measures are required like
13, 15-5.                                                                            Bhargav Bhatt over deep square-leg for the           Tillakaratne, who played 83 Tests and         Tillakaratne to prove his allegations.              keeping a constant check on assets and
   McDonalds also tied 2 wins but collected 7-5 points                               first six of the innings, also fell soon after    200 one-dayers during a 15-year career,             “Hashan has played the game for years            accounts of players and giving the ACSU
against Maidan as Irene and Mary Jane overwhelmed April                              completing his half-century. He cracked           said last week that Sri Lankan players had       and he’s captained Sri Lanka as well. So it’s       more authority to curb corruption,” Imran
and Marivic 15-11, 15-12 while Irene and Malou hammered                              one six and three fours in his 45-ball            been involved in match-fixing since 1992         interesting to see what he has to say and if he     said.
April and Will 15-6, 15-6. Maidan retaliated through Will                            knock.                                            adding that he was prepared to name some         has anything more than allegations,”                   Imran’s comments on corruption in crick-
and Noraiza who overcame Malou and Antonette 15-13, 15-                                 West Indies batsman Kieron Pollard             of them.                                         Sangakkara said in India.                           et come a few days after former Sri Lankan
11 while Marivic and Noraiza edged Mary Jane and                                     smashed two sixes in his 11-ball 20 and              “I have asked the inspector-general of           Sangakkara, captain of the Deccan                captain Hashan Tillakaratne claimed in a tel-
Antonette 11-15, 15-8, 15-13.                                                        Rohit Sharma hit a brisk 18 to help               police to investigate these claims and give a    Chargers franchise in the Indian Premier            evision interview that match-fixing had been
   NLB-I got 2 wins but scored 7-5 points against NLB-II                             Mumbai cross the 150-mark.                        report to me,” Mahindananda Aluthgamage          League, said Tillakaratne should work with          going on in his country since 1992.
when Norms and Sarah tamed Melanie and Joanna 15-10,                                    Brief scores:                                  told reporters after meeting cricket adminis-    the International Cricket Council (ICC) if             The Sri Lankan cricket authorities have
15-10 while Sarah and Grace fought for every point to edge                              Mumbai Indians 159-                            trators Monday.                                  there was any basis for his allegations.            asked Tillakaratne to produce evidence to
Joanna and Ayem 15-11, 7-15, 19-18. NLB-II bounced back                              5 in 20 overs (S.                                    Tillakaratne, who skippered Sri Lanka            “It’s dangerous to throw names around,”          back up his claims.
through Hammie and Ayem who edged Luz and Grace 13-                                  Tendulkar       51,    A.                         between April 2003 and March 2004,               said Sangakkara, who quit as captain after             Imran said it was very difficult to detect
15, 15-10, 15-12 but Melanie with Hammie were made to                                Rayudu 51, K. Pollard                             stopped short of suggesting the 2011 World       Sri Lanka’s defeat to India in the World Cup        spot-fixing instances in matches, insisting
sweat before they could edge Norms and Luz 15-12, 8-15,                              20; R. Harris 2-33, P.                            Cup final was rigged, although he expressed      final.                                              other steps were required to meet the chal-
19-18.                                                                               Chawla 2-37) beat                                 reservations about the team selection.              “He should work very closely with the            lenge of fighting corruption.
                         Initial Standings                                           Kings XI Punjab 136-8                                Sri Lanka lost to India in last month’s       ACSU (Anti-corruption and Security Unit)               “It is very hard to detect such things and
                                                                                     in 20 overs (S. Marsh                             final.                                           of the ICC and the home authorities to              than find evidence to prove spot fixing has
Rank Team                                             Games                 Total                                                         “Match fixing is something which has          ensure that something’s done about it if there      happened in a match,” he said.
                                                        Won              Points      61, P. Valthaty 33; M.
                                                                                     Patel 2-18, L. Malinga                            been in this country over a period of time.      is any foundation to those claims.”                    “But the more these instances are spoken
1 Wataniya Telecoms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 . . . . . . . . .80                                                            This has spread like a cancer today,”               Tillakaratne’s comments came as the sport        about the more damaging it is to the sport’s
1 Mc Donalds Kuwait . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 . . . . . . . . .80          2-19, Harbhajan Singh
                                                                                     2-25) by 23 runs.                Malinga          Tillakaratne was quoted as saying by Sri         tries to draw a line under last year’s spot-fix-    credibility.”
2 Maidan Clinic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 . . . . . . . . .69                                                      Lanka’s Daily Mirror newspaper on                ing scandal involving some of Pakistan’s               Three of Pakistan’s top players — Salman
2 Worley Parsons resources & energy . . . .24 . . . . . . . . .69                       Delhi       Daredevils
                                                                                     140-6 in 20 overs (V. Rao 40, T. Brit 27; V.      Friday.                                          leading players.                                    Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad
3 AMEC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 . . . . . . . . .52                                                        “There were threats of this issue being          Meanwhile, Pakistan captain Imran Khan           Amir — were were banned for a minimum
4 Hankook Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 . . . . . . . . .58      Kumar 2-25, P. Parameswaran 2-29) lost to
                                                                                     Kochi Tuskers Kerala 141-3 in 15 overs            exposed at various times. But it was kept        has called on the Interntional Cricket              of five years last February by the ICC anti-
4 Western Union Money Transfer . . . . . . . .19 . . . . . . . . .58                                                                   quiet by giving money to various people.         Council (ICC) to intensify efforts to stamp         corruption tribunal after being found guilty
5 SK Engineering & Construction . . . . . . . .18 . . . . . . . . .54                (B. McCullum 37, P. Patel 37 not out, B.
                                                                                     Hodge 24 not out) by seven wickets.                  “If the people who were responsible for       out corruption in the sport.                        of spot-fixing during a test match on the
6 NLB Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 . . . . . . . . .51                                                      that are listening to this, I state this today      The cricketer turned politician told             England tour last year.

								
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