Tuesday, August 18, 2020

 


On this day



1934 Don Bradman (244) and Bill Ponsford (205 no) put on 451 in world record partnership for Australia on Day 1 of 5th Test win against England at the Oval; Ponsford out for 266


1982 Longest baseball game at Wrigley Field in Chicago IL, ended after 22 innings - before LA Dodgers beat Cubs 2-1 (game started Aug 17th)


2008 Emulating the Chinese women, the men won the team table tennis gold medal at the Beijing Olympics without losing a match; win all 10 singles and all 5 doubles matches



Sandeep Patil

Sandeep Madhusudan Patil who was born on 18 August 1956 is a former Indian cricketer, Indian national age group cricket manager and former Kenya national team coach, who guided the minnows to the semi-finals of the 2003 World Cup. He was a hard-hitting middle order batsman and an occasional medium pace bowler. He was the coach of Mumbai Champs in the Indian Cricket League, but returned to the mainstream when he cut ties with the unofficial league in 2009. He has been appointed as the director of National Cricket Academy (NCA) by the BCCI, replacing Dav Whatmore. He was appointed as the new chief of the BCCI Selection Committee on 27 September 2012.


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