QPR’s bid to sign defender Michael Dawson from Tottenham has stalled.Rangers have so far been unable to agree personal terms with the England international, who has been told he can leave White Hart Lane.Hughes is keen to sign Dawson.Mark Hughes has not given up hope of persuading Dawson to move to west London but has admitted that talks have not gone well.“At the moment it’s not where I hoped it would be,” said the R’s boss.“It may change closer to the transfer window closing – perhaps we’ll revisit it – but at the moment it’s not progressing.”But Hughes confirmed that progress has been made in attempts to offload Joey Barton to Marseille.Rangers are keen for Barton to join the French club on loan and believe they may be able to agree a deal.Hughes explained: “I said before that there had been some communication in terms of e-mails exchanged and interest expressed.“Since then I think things have moved forward. I’m not sure where things stand at the moment, but it is something that could happen.”Click here for the Norwich v QPR quizSee also:QPR plan late attempt to sign Spurs manQPR accept defeat in bid to sign defender from TottenhamQPR may make another move for DawsonFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Zimbabwe are not the team that they used to be earlier still captain Elton Chigumbura would be hoping his team wins a few matches in the World Cup. Chigumbura has established himself as an all-rounder in the team.They have a few familiar names though. Charles Coventry, Craig Ervine, Tatenda Taibu, Brendan Taylor and left-arm spinner Raymond Price can make the match interesting. Do watch them play good cricket.Squad: Elton Chigumbura (captain), Regis Chakabva, Charles Coventry, Graeme Cremer, Craig Ervine, Tinotenda Mawoyo, Gregory Lamb, Shingirai Masakadza, Christopher Mpofu, Raymond Price, Edward Rainsford, Tatenda Taibu, Brendan Taylor, Prosper Utseya, Sean Williams. Non-travelling reserves: Terrence Duffin, Tinotenda Mawoyo, Njabulo Ncube, Tinashe Panyangara, Vusimuzi Sibanda
Preity Zinta and Ness WadiaKings XI Punjab are set to be back in action on the cricket field in the upcoming Champions League T20, the first time after their star owners Priety Zinta and Ness Wadia battled out an ugly police case which remains in the news three months after the incident.Bollywood star Zinta had filed a police complaint alleging molestation by her former lover and co-owner of the team Ness Wadia during the IPL qualifier match played on May 30 at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai.Ironically, the incident had come to light at a time when the franchisee had, for the first time in IPL history, found their feet and qualified for the finals where they finished second after Kolkata Knight Riders.Kings XI Punjab COO Fraser Castellino when asked about the effect the warring owners would have on the team and its ownership pattern said it would remain a personal issue between two individuals. “I am not aware of any ownership issues within the team. If you are referring to issues between two individuals, that will in no way affect our cricket or our business. We will continue to strive to win matches on the cricket field.”Kings XI who have qualified for the Champions league for the first time would start their campaign against Hobart Hurricanes on September 18. Fraser confirmed that they would be retaining their support staff for the series even as two of their coaches are now serving the Indian team in England. “I can confirm that Sanjay Bangar will be back in action as our coach, and so will fielding coach R Sridhar. I have been speaking with Sanjay regularly and he would be joining our camp on the 12th,” he said.advertisementInterestingly Australian Joe Dawes, whose innings as Indian team bowling coach may have ended after the test series loss to England, would continue to serve as the bowling coach of Kings XI. While Dawes was asked to step back from duties for the one-day series, Bangar and Sridhar got their first opportunity with the national team in England over their IPL showing.BCCI would be deciding on the make up of the support staff for the West Indies series after the ODI series concludes in England.