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CRICKET: Tillakaratne Dilshan

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TillakaratneDilshan has been appointed as Sri Lanka’s captain for all three formats for the tour of England in the month of May, following Kumar Sangakkara’s resignation after the World Cup. With exactly 500 runs under his belt, Dilshan was also the highest run-scorer in the 2011 World Cup, surpassing the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, player-of-the-tournament Yuvraj Singh and Sangakkara. Dilshan has till date represented Sri Lanka in 66 Tests and scored 3990 runs at an average of 42.44 with 11 centuries and 16 half fifties to his credit.In 203 ODIs, Dilshan has accumulated 5456 runs at an average of 36.61 with 160 being his highest score. He has also played 32 Twenty20 Internationals for Sri Lanka.

CHESS

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Grenke Chess Classic Trophy: World Champion Viswanathan Anand outclassed Germany’s Arkadij Naiditsch to lift the Grenke Chess Classic trophy in Baden-Baden, Germany. To secure his win in the Grenke Chess Classic, Anand also defeated Fabiano Caruana from Italy.

Wrestling : Dushyant Sharma

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Dushyant Sharma from Jammu & Kashmir has been elected the new President of Wrestling Federation of India. The other office bearers in the newly elected body include- Raj Singh (secretary general) and PremNath (new treasurer). Hamza-Bin-Omer elected has been elected as new senior vice-president of WFI. The Headquarters of WFI is located in New Delhi.

Wimbledon price money

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The organisers of Wimbledon tournaments have raised the prize money for the winners of 2011 Wimbledon champions. The winners of 2011 Wimbledon tournaments will earn £1.1m in prize money an increase an increase of 6.4 per cent from the 2010 prize money. The singles runners-up will earn 550000 pounds, the beaten semi-finalists will get 275000 pounds and even a first-round loser pockets 11500 pounds for their efforts. The total prize money for the 125th Champion-ships, which will be played from 20 June to 3 July, is now Pound 14.6 million.

Shotgun World Cup

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Indian trap shooter and Asian Games gold medallist Ronjan Sodhi won the double trap silver and an Olympic quota place in the shotgun World Cup held in Beijing recently.Sodhi led the six finalists at the halfway stage after having made the final with a total of 142, one point behind the leader HakanDahlby of Sweden. Sodhi had shot 46, 48 and 48 in the qualification series, before compiling 41 in the final.

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