Sport Events in April 1998
Italy beats India 4-1 in the Davis Cup World Group first round at Genoa.
Patrick Rafter wins Gold Flake Open singles beating Mikael Tillstrom; Paes-Bhupathi duo retains doubles crown outlasting Oliver Delaitre and Max Mirnyi in Chennai.
Australia beats India in the final of the tri-nation one-day series at Delhi. Zimbabwe was the third team.
Punjab men and Railways women emerge champions in the National Volleyball League in Patna.
Jaspal Rana bags maiden rapid fire pistol title on the concluding day of the National shooting championship in Delhi. Railways wins Guru Dutt Trophy in the inter-State bridge championship at Kochi.
West Bengal pair of Mukherjee and Saha takes the pairs event for the Agarwala Trophy in the inter-State bridge championship which concluded at Kochi. China's Xu Yuhua wins the Asian women's chess championship in Kuala Lumpur. Kenya's Moses Tanui wins Boston marathon.
Karnataka regains the Ranji Trophy beating Uttar Pradesh on first innings at Bangalore. South Africa wins Standard Bank tri- series, beating Pakistan by nine wickets in the final at Cape Town. Sri Lanka was the third team.
India wins the Coca Cola Cup at Sharjah, beating Australia by six wickets in the final.
Bengal beats Goa 1-0 to win the Santosh Trophy in the National football championship for the fifth time in a row at Guwahati. Former Test cricketer and chairman of the National selection committee Ramakant Desai passes away in Mumbai.