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Thursday, February 22, 2018

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India All Out For 307, Concede 28-Run Lead In 2nd Test Against S Africa

Centurion(PTI): India conceded a 28-run lead after their first innings ended at 307 in the post-lunch session on the third day of the second cricket Test against South Africa here today. Skipper Virat Kohli was the last man out after a fighting 153-run knock. Brief Scores: South Africa 1st innings: 335 all out India 1st innings: 307/8 in 92.1 overs (Virat...

Virat Kohli inches closer to top spot in ICC ODI rankings

 Dubai: Virat Kohli`s individual brilliance during India`s disastrous show in the lost ODI series against New Zealand has helped the young batsman inch closer to the top spot in the latest ICC rankings issued on Friday. India were drubbed 0-4 in the series which concluded yesterday but Kohli, placed second in the rankings right now, stood out by contributing 291...

Need to Fight Back to Save the Test, Says Watling

Wellington: New Zealand wicketkeeper-batsman BJ Watling admitted that a long, hard battle lies ahead of their batsmen in the second Test against India after the visitors took a formidable 246-run first innings lead, riding on Ajinkya Rahane's maiden Test ton here today. "It was not really an ideal day for us. We got ourselves into situations where, if we had...

National Sports Award Criteria May Change From Next Year

New Delhi(PTI): To ensure that no deserving candidate misses out on the Arjuna award, the sports ministry is planning to revise the criteria for selection, which would allow un-nominated athletes to be considered for the honour. It has been learnt from reliable sources that Sports Minister Vijay Goel has already started discussions on changing the selection criteria. "See, the credentials of the...

Sign the Given Contract, Or will find Replacements: WICB to Seniors

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Kingston: The West Indies Cricket Board has directly threatened the senior players, those who are under contract disputing row saying that if the players will not sign the given contract, then they will be replaced for the World T20. Speaking to a Jamaican radio channel,  WICB chief executive Michael Muirhead said, "The WICB is committed to play in the tournament, let...

Pranav Dhanawade’s 323-Ball-1009 Run Innings Goes to History Books

Mumbai: Pranav Dhanawade, a 'Miracle Boy' who took the game of cricket to a new level by playing an unforgettable and historic knock in an Inter School game in Mumbai as he became the first man on the planet to score 1000 plus runs in a single innings. Pranav has scored an undefeated 1009 off just 323 deliveries which includes 127...

Babar sets new course record; completes hat-trick of titles

Mumbai, January19: Lalita Babar completed a hat-trick of wins among the Indian women and set a new course record, while Pune-based Army Sports Institute's Karan Singh was the best finisher among the Indian men in the 11th Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon, on Sunday. The 25-year-old Babar clocked 2:50:31 to set the new course record among the Indian women athletes, bettering...

WICB call back Old Buddies for World T20

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West Indies Cricket Board have called back its senior and experienced players for the upcoming ICC World Twenty20 which is going to start from March 8 this year in India. The swashbuckling opener Chris Gayle, experienced all-rounders Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Darren Sammy, Andre Russel are included in the squad for the huge tournament. Leg-spinner Samuel Badree also got a...

Modi happy after BCCI concedes his victory in RCA polls

London: Former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi on Monday expressed happiness after the BCCI conceded his victory in the Rajasthan Cricket Association presidential election but lamented the further delay in the official announcement of the result. The BCCI today told the Supreme Court that Modi will emerge as a clear winner in RCA polls but successfully opposed opening of a sealed...

IPL cases against Lalit Modi to be finalised soon

New Delhi, January 9: Investigating agencies will soon finalise cases of alleged financial irregularities against former IPL Chairman Lalit Modi in various editions of T20 cricket tournament, notwithstanding their failure to get him back to India. The Enforcement Directorate (ED), which has nine cases of alleged foreign exchange violations registered against Modi and others, is expected to finalise the notices...

Odisha To Sponsor National Hockey Teams For 5 Years

New Delhi: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced here today that the Odisha government will sponsor Indian Hockey teams, both men and women, for the next five years, In a first of its kind, a state government is sponsoring both the national hockey teams. “It is a historic step for us to support and sponsor Indian Hockey Teams, both men...

Yuzvendra Chahal: Once An Errand, Now On Frontline

By: Sai Prasad Mohapatra For the first three seasons in the IPL, he operated in silence, almost invisible. More suitably, an errand boy running faster than anyone else for his teammates who play matches— and he supplies towels and drinks to them. Yuzvendra Chahal’s presence in the dressing room of the Mumbai Indians reached the press’ door as a running...

IPL 2016: ‘Killer’ Miller named Kings XI Punjab Skipper

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South African hard-hitting batsman David Miller has been named as his Indian Premier League franchise Kings XI Punjab skipper for the 2016 season. Miller has been associated with the franchise since 2011. Speaking over his new role, the destructive left-hander said, “I am honoured to lead the Kings XI Punjab squad this year. I would like to thank the franchise, promoters, management...

Zaheer Khan must contemplate future: Dravid

New Delhi: Former captain Rahul Dravid feels it is time for Zaheer Khan to start deliberating on his future as it would be difficult for the senior pacer to survive the rigours of five Test matches when India tour England later this year. Zaheer, who made a comeback to the Test team during the disastrous tours of South Africa and...