Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis win 2015 Wuhan Open Women’s Doubles Title of Tennis

Ace Indian tennis player Sania Mirza and her Swiss partner Martina Hingis have won the 2015 Wuhan Open Women’s Doubles Trophy.

In the title-clash played at in Wuhan, China the top-seeded pair defeated Romanian pair of Irina-amelia Begu and Monica Niculescu by 6-2, 6-3 score.

It was overall seventh World Tennis Association (WTA) doubles titles won by the Indo-Swiss pair together in this year so far.

The duo earlier had won the Indian Wells Open, Miami Open, Charleston Opem, Wimbledon, US Open and Guangzhou Open in 2015 season.

So far both of them have won 7 of 14 titles which they played in 2015 season and have an incredible 43-7 win-loss record together since they had paired up in March 2015.

Meanwhile, Venus Williams of United States has won the 2015 Wuhan Open Singles Title. In the title clash she defeated Garbine Muguruza of Spain and won 47th title win of her career.


Shashank Manohar elected unopposed as BCCI president

Shashank Manohar has been elected unopposed as President of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for the second term.

He belongs to Vidarbha Cricket Association and was elected by Special General Meeting (SGM) of BCCI. The meeting was called to elect President due to sudden demise of Jagmohan Dalmiya, who had served President for 7 months after winning election in March 2015.

In this by-election, Shashank Manohar was the only candidate in the fray and was unanimously backed by all the 6 units of East Zone as it was this zone’s turn to elect President this time.

Shashank Manohar by profession is a prominent lawyer. Earlier he had served as the 29th President of the BCCI from 2008 to 2011.

As a cricket administrator he is known for his impeccable clean image and track record & integrity in cricketing circles.

About Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)

  • BCCI is the national governing body for cricket in India and is considered as world’s richest cricket board.
  • It was established as BCCI in 1928 by replacing Calcutta Cricket Club.
  • It is a private club consortium, registered as a society under the Tamil Nadu Societies Registration Act, 1975.
  • It is member of ICC and has authority to select players, umpires and officials to participate in international cricket events and exercises total control over them.


Portugal’s Luis Leao Pinto wins 2015 MTB Himalaya Title

Luis Leao Pinto of Portugal has won 2015 MTB Himalaya Title, Asia’s premier mountain biking race for the second time in the Solo Men’s category.

With this victory he received the crown tile of ‘King of the Himalaya’ which he had earlier won in year 2013.

He took time of 27:29:22 to complete 500 km long 7 stages biking race which ended at Shimla, Himachal Pradesh.

Results of Solo Men’s category: Luis Leao Pinto (Portugal), Andi Seewald (Germany), Pau Zamora (Spain).

Open Women’s Solo category: Catherine Williamson from United Kingdom has emerged as winner in the Open Women’s Solo category. She was followed by Ilda Periera of Portugal and Laxmi Magar from Nepal for second and third position respectively.

About MTB Himalaya Race

  • MTB Himalaya Race is an annual mountain bike race held in the mountainous state of Himachal Pradesh.
  • It was started in 2005 and is considered as Asia’s premier mountain biking race.
  • The race covers nearly 500 km in a span of 8 days with 7 stages at a net elevation of approximately 50,000 feet. It is sponsored by Hero Cycles India.