Schoolboy scores 1,009 runs in innings
MUMBAI • A Mumbai schoolboy made history yesterday when he became the first batsman in any class of cricket to score 1,000 runs in one innings, and also obliterated a 117-year-old record.
Pranav Dhanawade, 15, smashed his way to 1,009 not out off 323 balls, ending when his KC Gandhi High School team declared on 1,465-3 at the ground in northern Mumbai.
Their opponents, Arya Gurukul, had been bowled out earlier for just 31 in the Bhandari Cup tournament, according to the Press Trust of India. They totalled 52 runs in the second innings, as KC Gandhi won by an innings and 1,382 runs.
Fifa seeking 9-year ban for Valcke
LAUSANNE • Fifa investigators yesterday requested a nine-year ban against the organisation's suspended secretary-general Jerome Valcke, who was told to provisionally step aside in October for 90 days over corruption allegations.
The investigatory chamber of Fifa's ethics committee, world football's in-house prosecutor, also asked for Valcke's temporary suspension to be extended for 45 days, while Fifa's judges weigh evidence against the organisation's former second-in-command.