Roberto Di Matteo Aston Villa have been drawn away against League Two side Luton in the first round of the re-named EFL Cup.Villa, relegated from the Premier League and under new manager Roberto Di Matteo, will travel to Kenilworth Road during the week commencing August 8.Newcastle and Norwich, also relegated from the Premier League, have been handed byes into the second round as they were the highest-placed teams last season.The EFL Cup, known as the Capital One Cup for the past four seasons, has been renamed as part of the English Football League’s rebranding, announced last November and which came into use at the end of last season.Sheffield Wednesday, winners in 1991, will travel to League Two side Cambridge and 2013 finalists Bradford will play at Accrington.Fleetwood have a home tie against Leeds, relegated Doncaster will play four-time winners Nottingham Forest at the Keepmoat Stadium and Derby take on newly-promoted Grimsby at the iPro Stadium.Two-time winners Wolves face Crawley at home and Jaap Stam’s Reading play Plymouth at the Madejski Stadium.Brighton face Colchester at the Amex Stadium, Swindon travel to QPR and Leyton Orient take on Fulham in a London derby at Brisbane Road.Full drawSection One: Carlisle v Port ValeRotherham v MorecambeAccrington v BradfordRochdale v ChesterfieldMansfield v BlackburnBarnsley v NorthamptonCambridge v Sheff WedDerby v GrimsbyOldham v WiganScunthorpe v Notts CountyDoncaster v N ForestBurton v BuryFleetwood v LeedsSheff Utd v CreweShrewsbury v HuddersfieldPreston v HartlepoolBlackpool v BoltonSection Two:Peterborough v AFC WimbledonBristol Rovers v CardiffCoventry v PortsmouthLuton v Aston VillaBrighton v ColchesterCheltenham v CharltonBirmingham v OxfordSouthend v GillinghamWolves v CrawleyLeyton Orient v FulhamIpswich v StevenageWycombe v Bristol CityWalsall v YeovilExeter v BrentfordQPR v SwindonBarnet v MillwallReading v PlymouthNewport v MK Dons 1
indian olympic associationioaNational Games First Published: August 31, 2019, 10:45 PM IST New Delhi: The much-delayed 36th National Games will be staged in Goa from October 20 to November 4 next year, the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) said here on Saturday.The IOA finalised the dates during its meeting with the Goan delegation here on Saturday. “It was finalised in a meeting here today and the National Games will be held in October-November next year. The Goan officials have promised that they will have all the facilities and infrastructure ready this time,” IOA secretary-general Rajeev Mehta told PTI.The meeting was attended by IOA top brass and delegation from Goa, including Sports Minister Babu Azgaonkar, Sports Secretary J Ashok Kumar, VM Prabhudesai, Kriahnamurthy and Engineer Anil Ringne.Non-completion of the requisite infrastructure in Goa has been one of the reasons behind the multiple delay in hosting the Games, the last edition of which was held in Jharkhand in 2011.However, Engineer Ringne on Saturday assured that the infrastructure work will be completed well in time.Goa was earlier supposed to host the 36th edition of the National Games in November last year. However, the state later set aside dates for the event from March 30 to April 14 this year, but then expressed its inability to host the Games during that period owing to the general elections.The IOA in April had asked Goa to pay a penalty of Rs 10 crore for repeatedly postponing the National Games. However, the state government urged the IOA to write off the penalty, assuring that there would be no further delay in organising the Games. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.