U19 Asia Cup cricket moved out of India
India will not be hosting the 2017 U19 Asia Cup after a decision was taken in a Asian Cricket Council annual general body meeting in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Saturday to withdraw the hosting rights from the country and give it to Malaysia. The decision on Asia Cup for the senior team will be taken later as the tournament is also scheduled to be held in India in 2018. The development took place after the Pakistan Cricket Board raised objections to the tournament being held in India. Also the western region qualifiers for the U19 Asia Cup will be hosted by Kuwait, despite discussions around the venue following the diplomatic crisis in the Gulf.
Dovizioso pips Marquez for title
Andrea Dovizioso held off the hard-charging Marc Marquez to win a thrilling Austrian MotoGP Grand Prix for Ducati in Spielberg bei Knittelfeld, Austria, on Sunday. World championship leader Marquez had started on pole but Italian Dovizioso got the better of an incredible battle where the lead changed hands several times. Three-time world champion Marquez's Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa came third. Dovizioso's third win of the season moved him up to second behind Marquez in the standings, 16 points back, as Spaniard Maverick Vinales dropped to third after finishing sixth. That was one place above his Yamaha teammate and seven-time world champion Valentino Rossi of Italy.