Newsprint: February 07, 2018

Feb 07, 2018, 12:49 PM

SPORTS

Sangakkara Calls For Wage Reform in Tests

Sri Lankan veteran Kumar Sangakkara has called for Test cricket to introduce a minimum match fee for all countries to stop young players ditching the long-form for lucrative Twenty20 leagues. Sangakkara, the fifth-highest run scorer in the history of Test cricket, retired from the first-class game last year but has continued playing for domestic T20 franchises around the world, including in this week’s Hong Kong T20 Blitz. The 40-year-old praised the shorter format for spreading the game's popularity to new markets but warned that without change, Test cricket could face a battle to remain relevant for young players and fans. "T20 is the ideal format to introduce — you talk about the Americas, with China," Sangakkara said.

ENTERTAINMENT

Salman Khan To Return As 'Devil' in Kick 2

The makers of upcoming film Kick 2 starring superstar Salman Khan have locked Christmas 2019 for the release. The official account of the production company Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment on Wednesday announced the release date of the second installment of the Kick franchise on Twitter. Kick, which starred Salman, Randeep Hooda, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Jacqueline Fenandez released in 2014. It was directed by Sajid Nadiadwala. The movie was an official remake of the 2009 Telugu movie Kick.

AUTO

Auto Expo 2018 kickstarts today

Auto Expo 2018 kickstarts today. The largest gathering of auto manufacturers in India will see over 20 model launches, many concepts. Scheduled to open for public from 9-14 February 2018 at India Expo Mart in Greater Noida, the Auto Expo 2018 will see global automakers locking horns to launch and showcase their best products to the world. The major highlights of the first day of Auto Expo 2018 include concepts from Maruti Suzuki, Renault, KIA Motors along with the launch of the Hyundai Ioniq and Elite i20 (2018). As far as two-wheelers are concerned, Honda launched its Activa 5G along with launches from Hero, Yamaha and Suzuki.