Yet another weekend filled with loads of sports from around the globe awaits us. There’s cricket, hockey, football and NBA action to catch on the tube as well as in the stands this weekend.
The Hockey World Cup is going on in New Delhi. On Saturday, the action starts at 16:35 with Australia (fresh from a 12-0 thrashing of South Africa) play Spain. South Africa play Pakistan at 18:35. In a must win game for India, they play England at 20:35.
On Sunday, it’s Korea against Canada at 16:35. This is followed by New Zealand against Argentina at 18:35. In the last game of the weekend it’ll be Germany to play Netherlands at 20:35.
For the early risers, there’s cricket as well as NBA action to kick off the weekend.
Australia will look to avenge their defeat at the hands of the Kiwis when both the teams will meet at Auckland for the second ODI. Catch this live at 04:30 on MAX.
Switch over to STAR Sports to catch the NBA action which begins at 05:30 and features the Los Angeles Lakers and the Charlotte Bobcats.
There’s more cricket awaiting us on Saturday; First there’s the Salil Ankola benefit Twenty20 match between Sachin Tendulkar’s XI and Sourav Ganguly’s XI. The teams feature names like Ajit Agarkar, Anil Kumble, Virender Sehwag, MS Dhoni, Gautam Gambhir and the Pathan brothers amongst other former and current cricket stars from the nation. The game begins at 17:00 and will be played at the Andheri Sports Complex in Mumbai. If you can’t catch the game at the venue, tune into STAR Cricket to watch it live.
The cricket action is wrapped up for the weekend when West Indies play against Zimbabwe in the 2nd ODI. Tune into TEN Sports to see if Zimbabwe can carry on their good work in the Caribbean. It’s live from 19:00.
For football lovers, there’s the Barclays Premier League and the FA Cup. In premier league action the in-form Arsenal host Burnley at the Emirates on Saturday at 20:25 followed by Wolverhampton Wanderers hosting Manchester United at 22:55. Both the games are live on ESPN. On Sunday, ESPN will telecast the game between Everton and Hull City at 21:30.
In the FA Cup, its quarter final time;Portsmouth play Birmingham at 18:00 on Saturday. On Sunday, Reading play Aston Villa at 19:15, after which favourites Chelsea host Stoke City at 21:30. All the games are live on Sony PIX.