Hewitt to play in AIG Japan Open

first_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 Australian Lleyton Hewitt, who won the men’s singles at Wimbledon last week, will take part in the AIG Japan Open tennis tournament this fall, organizers of the event announced Monday.The annual tourney runs from Sept. 30 to Oct. 10 at Tokyo’s Ariake Tennis Forest when 56 men and 30 women are to compete.center_img French Open runnerup Juan Carlos Ferrero of Spain and Nicolas Lapentti of Ecuador will also play in the $800,000 men’s competition. On the women’s side, Japan’s Ai Sugiyama and former world No. 1 Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario are expected to battle in the $170,000 tournament.During the tournament, former Japanese tennis queen Kimiko Date will take on Mary Joe Fernandez in an exhibition match on Oct. 4. last_img read more

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Bacchus Bulls storm to Central E’bo T20 title

first_imgBacchus Bulls on Sunday stromed to a 70-run victory over Reliance Hustlers to take the Central Essequibo T20 championship and the $50,000 cash prize. Playing at home on the beautiful Imam Bacchus Ground under brilliant sunshine, the hosts won the toss and elected to take first strike. Bulls piled on 175-4 in their allotted overs thanks to a captain’s innings of 59 from Yougeshwar Lall. His man of the match knock saw him smashing two sixes and three fours along the way in his anchor-like innings.Lall was supported by Latchman Rohit who also stroked two sixes and three fours in his cameo of 28 as well as cameos from Navendra Persaud (33) and Neiland Cadogan (27).Hustlers most successful bowler was Anthony Ifill who took 2-30 in his four overs.  In reply, Parmesh Parsotam skittled the top order to end with 4-18 while Cadogan returned with ball in hand to take 2-15. Punraj Singh, Lallbachand Narine and Khulraj Persaud all took one wicket. Parsotam was declared the best bowler while Mark Austin was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player.last_img read more

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