Takeover talk continues at Leeds, Yorkshire clinch a place in the T20 Blast quarter-final and Josh Warrington gets ready for Saturday’s Leeds Rumble.
Chinese interest grows in Leeds United
Chinese investors are rumoured to be considering a buyout of Championship club Leeds United, in a deal reportedly worth around £100 million.
Steve Tappin, CEO of Chinese company Xinfu, who specialise in offering advice to company CEO’s and offering investment opportunities, is said to be raising interest amongst Chinese Investors in the club, which he hopes will lead to enough funds being available for a buyout.
Tappin believes that after the recent buyouts of fellow Championship sides Aston Villa and Wolverhampton Wanderers from Chinese parties, the interest is there in the country to purchase Leeds United.
Yorkshire set up quarter-final with Glamorgan
Yorkshire Vikings have clinched a quarter-final spot in the T20 Blast after beating the Northamptonshire Steelbacks by 14 runs.
Yorkshire came into this game needing a win and they duly delivered at The County Ground in Northampton.
The visitors batted first and it didn’t take long for the hosts to get their first wicket. Adam Lyth was the casualty as Richard Gleeson took him out for 5.
David Willey and Travis Head took Yorkshire to 63-3 before half centuries from Alex Lees and Jack Leaning put the visitors in a dominant position.
Warrington ready for Saturday’s Leeds Rumble
Josh Warrington is set to defend his WBC International Featherweight title against Patrick Hyland at the First Direct Arena this Saturday.
Since capturing the WBC International title last year, the First Direct Arena in Leeds has become somewhat of a fortress for Josh Warrington.
Thousands of local supporters turn out to cheer on the Leeds-born fighter and the same is expected this Saturday when the 25 year old puts his title on the line against Patrick Hyland.
Warrington is yet to be defeated and is heading into Saturday with a perfect professional record of 23-0 (4 wins by KO).
By Sebastian Sternik