CSK to play Mumbai in IPL 2018 opener
MS DHONILED Chennai Super Kings will take on holders Mumbai Indians to kick-start the Indian Premier League, weeks after considering broadcaster’s request for a change in schedule. The first match on April 7 will be held at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, which will also see the return of two-time winners CSK. The venues for eliminator and qualifier 2 have not been confirmed yet while the qualifier 1 and the final will be played in Mumbai.
ARSENAL striker Alexandre Lacazette will be out of action for up to six weeks after undergoing an operation on his left knee, the club said on Wednesday. The 26-year-old had an arthroscopy in London and the procedure was described as a success by the Gunners. “The minor procedure was a success and he will now undergo a period of rehabilitation,” said a statement on the club’s website. It is envisaged that he will return to the squad within four to six weeks. Lacazette will miss the first leg of Europa League tie against Ostersunds in Sweden on Thursday. He will also miss the second leg a week later, as well as the League Cup final.