Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 56-year-old Mastic Beach man was fatally hit by a car while crossing a road in East Patchogue over the weekend, Suffolk County police said.Peter Alker was crossing Sills Road when he was hit by a northbound Hyundai Sonata at 8 p.m. Friday, police said.The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The 36-year-old East Patchogue woman driving the car plus her two passengers, a man and a 1-year-old girl, were not injured.Fifth Squad detectives impounded the vehicle, are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information about the incident to call them at 631-854-8552 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.
New Delhi: Former India opener and national selector VB Chandrasekhar passed away in Chennai on Thursday following a massive cardiac arrest.The dashing Tamil Nadu left-hander of yesteryears, who was only six days short of his 58th birthday, is survived by his wife and two daughters.Chandrasekhar played 7 ODIs between 1988 and 1990, scoring only 88 runs, but at the domestic level he was prolific for a few seasons, aggregating 4999 runs in 81 games with a highest score of 237 not out.A qualified engineer, Chandrasekhar made his first-class debut at the age of 25 and played in a formidable Tamil Nadu team, which comprised WV Raman, Diwakar Vasu, Laxman Sivaramakrishnan and Bharath Arun.Till a few seasons back, he held the record for the fastest hundred in the Ranji Trophy—a 56-ball ton for Tamil Nadu against Rest of India in an Irani Cup game—that brought him into national reckoning.Unfortunately, his technique was found out during a tri-series in New Zealand in 1990, ensuring that he never played for India again.An astute reader of the game, he was later a national selector when Greg Chappell was the coach and in his later years also did commentary in domestic cricket.“I have done two years of commentary with him and I can vouch that I became better simply interacting with him. His game reading, grip on technical aspects was mind blowing and it is memory I would always cherish,” former India stumper Deep Dasgupta told PTI.“His passion was unmatched and I know he used to spend a lot from his own pocket in a running a team in the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) known as VB Kanchi Veerans. It will take some time for this tragic news to sink in,” said Dasgupta.Former India opener Aakash Chopra expressed shock at Chandrasekhar’s death.“Shocked to hear about the untimely demise of V B Chandrasekhar. Was only 57. Went away too soon. Thoughts with the family….heartfelt condolences. R.I.P.,” he tweeted. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
Bendel Insurance League Management Company (LMC) has fined Niger Tornadoes N1million for the unruly behaviour of their fans in their Nigeria Professional Football League Match-day 5 encounter with Bendel Insurance.According to tweets from the official Twitter handle of the LMC, fans of the Minna based club, threw objects including water sachets onto the pitch and the technical area during their goalless draw against Bendel Insurance.“Niger Tornadoes has been charged for breaching the Framework & Rules of the #NPFL during its Matchday 5 fixture vs Bendel Insurance,” the tweet by the LMC @LMCNPFL reads. “Some Tornadoes supporters threw objects including water sachets onto the pitch & the technical area.“Tornadoes has been fined N1 million for the acts of its supporters who threw objects onto the pitch & the technical area.”“A suspended order for Tornadoes to play its subsequent home matches behind closed door, which order is suspended for the probationary period of the rest of the season.”Niger Tornadoes have 48 hours to appeal the sanctions or elect to be dealt by a commission.The Minna club is rock bottom in Group A of the 2018 NPFL and is yet to record a win in the NPFL this season, with three defeats and three draws.Tornadoes will host Sunshine Stars at the Bako Kontagora Stadium, Minna in their next league game.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram