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B J Watling to retire after WTC final against India

B J Watling to retire after WTC final against India

Wellington: New Zealand wicket-keeper batsman B J Watling on Wednesday announced that he will end his over-decade-long career in all forms of cricket after the World Test Championship final against India next month. New Zealand will also play two Tests against hosts England before the WTC final against India in Southampton from June 18. The […]

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Kusal Perera appointed SL ODI skipper

Kusal Perera appointed SL ODI skipper

Colombo: Wicketkeeper-batsman Kusal Perera was on Wednesday named Sri Lanka’s ODI captain with Kusal Mendis as his deputy for the away series against Bangladesh this month. Perera, who has represented Sri Lanka in 101 ODIs, 22 Tests and 47 T20Is, takes over the reins from Dimuth Karunaratne. Karunaratne, along with senior all-rounder Angelo Mathews, top-order […]

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Never break COVID-19 protocols of other countries: Rijiju to athletes

Never break COVID-19 protocols of other countries: Rijiju to athletes

New Delhi: Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday cautioned Indian sportspersons against breaking COVID-19 protocols of foreign countries while travelling for training or competition. Rijiju posted the comment while wishing Olympic-bound shooters a successful trip to Croatia, for which they left earlier in the day. “Safe journey! Never break the COVID-19 protocols of other countries. […]

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‘Some Indian players didn’t like restrictions but we felt safe in IPL bubble’

‘Some Indian players didn’t like restrictions but we felt safe in IPL bubble’

Auckland: Mumbai Indians fielding coach James Pamment has claimed that some senior Indian players did not like being subjected to restrictions inside the currently-suspended IPL’s bio-bubble but it felt completely safe till the time cases from participating teams hadn’t come to light. Pamment did not elaborate on his assertion about the Indian players and did […]

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Pakistan seals 2nd test and 2-0 series sweep in Zimbabwe

Pakistan seals 2nd test and 2-0 series sweep in Zimbabwe

Harare:  Pakistan quickly took the one wicket it needed Monday for another innings victory over struggling Zimbabwe in the second Test and a 2-0 series sweep. It took only five overs on Day 4 for Shaheen Shah Afridi to end it by having Luke Jongwe caught behind by wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan for 37. Pakistan won […]

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Virat Kohli, Ishant Sharma get first dose of vaccination

Virat Kohli, Ishant Sharma get first dose of vaccination

New Delhi:  India captain Virat Kohli and senior pacer Ishant Sharma on Monday received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccination. While Kohli, who now lives in Mumbai, posted a photo on instagram, Ishant and his wife Pratima, a former India hoopster, also uploaded their selfie infront of a vaccination centre. “Thankful for this and grateful […]

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Dravid predicts 3-2 win for India in England, calls it team’s best chance

Dravid predicts 3-2 win for India in England, calls it team’s best chance

New Delhi: Batting great Rahul Dravid reckons India will prevail over England 3-2 in this summer’s away Test series and calls it the visitors’ “best chance” to win in the UK since 2007. Dravid was the last Indian captain to win a Test series in England. “I really do think India have a very good chance […]

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On a deadly Saturday, COVID-19 snatches away ‘Golden Men’ Ravinder Pal and MK Kaushik

On a deadly Saturday, COVID-19 snatches away ‘Golden Men’ Ravinder Pal and MK Kaushik

New Delhi:  When Maharaj Krishan Kaushik and Ravinder Pal Singh stood on the victory podium in Moscow 40 summers back, little did they know that cruel twist of fate would put them together in life and now in death. On Saturday, Kaushik and Ravinder, decorated members of India’s last gold winning Olympic team lost their […]

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Alarm bells started going off, it was chaos: Morris on COVID in IPL bio-bubble

Alarm bells started going off, it was chaos: Morris on COVID in IPL bio-bubble

Johannesburg: South Africa and Rajasthan Royals all-rounder Chris Morris is “relieved” to be safely back home after witnessing “chaos” unfold once COVID-19 cases in the IPL bio-bubble came to light. Morris, along with his 10 other South African players have reached home, after the IPL was suspended following six cases of COVID-19 — four players […]

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Saina, Srikanth’s Olympic hopes take hit as Malaysia Open postponed

Saina, Srikanth’s Olympic hopes take hit as Malaysia Open postponed

New Delhi: The Malaysia Open Super 750 tournament, one of badminton’s last two Olympic qualifying events, was on Friday postponed due to a recent COVID-19 surge in the host country, dealing a severe blow to the Tokyo hopes of Indian stars like Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth. The USD 600,000 event was scheduled to be […]

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