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NZ team to fly out of Pakistan in a chartered flight after abandoning tour: PCB | Cricket News – Times of India
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NZ team to fly out of Pakistan in a chartered flight after abandoning tour: PCB | Cricket News – Times of India

KARACHI: The New Zealand team will fly out of Pakistan in a chartered flight on Saturday, even as the cricket community is fuming over the sudden and unilateral decision of the visitors to abandon the tour due to a security threat. Pakistan Cricket Board CEO Wasim Khan confirmed that a chartered flight will be coming on Saturday to take the New Zealand team. "It is a very sad thing that has happened today," Khan said. The cricketing world and Pakistanis were left shocked on Friday after just minutes before the start of the first One-Day International between the two teams at the Rawalpindi stadium, New Zealand Cricket CEO David White announced that they were calling their team back after receiving advice of a serious security threat. But PCB chairman Ramiz Raja and Federal Interior Mini...
Davis Cup: Prajnesh Gunneswaran loses to lower-ranked Otto Virtanen, India down 0-1 | Tennis News – Times of India
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Davis Cup: Prajnesh Gunneswaran loses to lower-ranked Otto Virtanen, India down 0-1 | Tennis News – Times of India

ESPOO (FINLAND): Prajnesh Gunneswaran yet again lost to a lower-ranked player in the Davis Cup to leave India trail 0-1 in the World Group I tie against Finland, here on Friday. Up against Otto Virtanen, ranked as low as 419 in the ATP ranking chart, the 165th ranked Prajnesh lost 3-6 6-7(1) in just one hour 25 minutes. Ramkumar Ramanathan now needs to beat Finland's number one player, Enil Ruusuvuori, who is ranked 74 in the world to keep India in the hunt. It was a good draw for India with Prajnesh playing first against a lower-ranked player but Virtanen stroked fluently and walked away with an easy win. Prajnesh saved two breaks early but dropped serve in the sixth game to fall behind in the opening set. The left-hander got a chance to break back when Virtanen double-faulted at deuce...
shafali:  Shafali Verma’s role will be crucial in Pink Ball Test, says Hemlata Kala | Cricket News – Times of India
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shafali: Shafali Verma’s role will be crucial in Pink Ball Test, says Hemlata Kala | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Former India all-rounder Hemlata Kala believes that the role of aggressive opener Shafali Verma would be crucial in the upcoming one-off Pink Ball Test against Australia Women as she plays "unique cricket" and there won't be any challenge for the teenager. The 17-year-old Rohtak-born Shafali, scored a total of 159 (96 and 63) runs on her Test debut against England earlier this year and was the 'Player-of-the-match'. She is now part of the Test team for Australia. "Shafali has an important role (to play) and I think she will be successful as she has been in red-ball (cricket), because her game is like that. She has a power-hitting game, so I feel that she will be successful," Kala, who has played seven Tests, said at a virtual con-call with select journalists. According to Kala, ...
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Davis Cup: Finland’s Ruusuvuori, Virtanen give hosts 2-0 lead against India

There was no urgency in his walk to the baseline. No sign of worry either when he was facing a set point – instead there was a wry smile on Otto Virtanen’s face. His movement, even during long rallies, was languid. He wore a baseball cap backwards to add to the nonchalant demeanour. He was the underdog, with nothing to lose. Ranked 419 in the world, up against World No 165 Prajnesh Gunneswaran, Virtanen was playing the opening match for Finland in the World Group 1 Davis Cup tie against the Indians. Serving at 5-6, 30-40 – set point for Prajnesh – in the second set, Virtanen, with the same air of nonchalance, walked to the baseline and hammered down his ninth ace of the match. A few minutes later, he closed out the match for a shock 6-3, 7-6(1) win. A couple of hours later, Emil Ruusuvu...
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Davis Cup: Finland’s Ruusuvuori, Virtanen give hosts 2-0 lead against India

There was no urgency in his walk to the baseline. No sign of worry either when he was facing a set point – instead there was a wry smile on Otto Virtanen’s face. His movement, even during long rallies, was languid. He wore a baseball cap backwards to add to the nonchalant demeanour. He was the underdog, with nothing to lose. Ranked 419 in the world, up against World No 165 Prajnesh Gunneswaran, Virtanen was playing the opening match for Finland in the World Group 1 Davis Cup tie against the Indians. Serving at 5-6, 30-40 – set point for Prajnesh – in the second set, Virtanen, with the same air of nonchalance, walked to the baseline and hammered down his ninth ace of the match. A few minutes later, he closed out the match for a shock 6-3, 7-6(1) win. A couple of hours later, Emil Ruusuvu...
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Davis Cup: Finland’s Ruusuvuori, Virtanen give hosts 2-0 lead against India

There was no urgency in his walk to the baseline. No sign of worry either when he was facing a set point – instead there was a wry smile on Otto Virtanen’s face. His movement, even during long rallies, was languid. He wore a baseball cap backwards to add to the nonchalant demeanour. He was the underdog, with nothing to lose. Ranked 419 in the world, up against World No 165 Prajnesh Gunneswaran, Virtanen was playing the opening match for Finland in the World Group 1 Davis Cup tie against the Indians. Serving at 5-6, 30-40 – set point for Prajnesh – in the second set, Virtanen, with the same air of nonchalance, walked to the baseline and hammered down his ninth ace of the match. A few minutes later, he closed out the match for a shock 6-3, 7-6(1) win. A couple of hours later, Emil Ruusuvu...
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Davis Cup: Finland’s Ruusuvuori, Virtanen give hosts 2-0 lead against India

There was no urgency in his walk to the baseline. No sign of worry either when he was facing a set point – instead there was a wry smile on Otto Virtanen’s face. His movement, even during long rallies, was languid. He wore a baseball cap backwards to add to the nonchalant demeanour. He was the underdog, with nothing to lose. Ranked 419 in the world, up against World No 165 Prajnesh Gunneswaran, Virtanen was playing the opening match for Finland in the World Group 1 Davis Cup tie against the Indians. Serving at 5-6, 30-40 – set point for Prajnesh – in the second set, Virtanen, with the same air of nonchalance, walked to the baseline and hammered down his ninth ace of the match. A few minutes later, he closed out the match for a shock 6-3, 7-6(1) win. A couple of hours later, Emil Ruusuvu...
New Zealand took an unilateral approach, they will hear us at ICC: PCB chief Ramiz Raja | Cricket News – Times of India
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New Zealand took an unilateral approach, they will hear us at ICC: PCB chief Ramiz Raja | Cricket News – Times of India

KARACHI: Furious with New Zealand's decision to abandon their ongoing tour of Pakistan citing a security threat, PCB chairman Ramiz Raja on Friday threatened to drag the matter to ICC, which, interestingly, is headed by a New Zealander at the moment. New Zealand cancelled the tour just before the start of the first ODI here, citing a security threat which the host board insisted did not exist. This was New Zealand's first tour of Pakistan in 18 years and the series comprised three ODIs and five T20 Internationals. "Crazy day it has been! Feel so sorry for the fans and our players. Walking out of the tour by taking a unilateral approach on a security threat is very frustrating. Especially when it's not shared!! Which world is NZ living in??NZ will hear us at ICC," Raja tweeted. Crazy day...
Four years after bitter fallout with Virat Kohli, Anil Kumble back on BCCI radar
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Four years after bitter fallout with Virat Kohli, Anil Kumble back on BCCI radar

With the tenures of Ravi Shastri, bowling coach Bharat Arun and fielding coach R Sridhar coming to an end after the World T20 starting next month, the BCCI is set to approach Anil Kumble to take on the role of head coach once again, The Indian Express has learnt. Kumble, the former captain and legendary leg-spinner, was head coach of the team before he decided to step down in 2017 after reports emerged of serious differences with Kohli. On Thursday, a week after the BCCI named former skipper MS Dhoni as a mentor for the World T20 in UAE, Kohli announced that he would step down as India’s T20 captain, paving the way for the captaincy to be split across formats. Four years ago, soon after Kumble’s exit, Kohli had prevailed upon the BCCI, governed then by a committee led by former CAG Vin...
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Four years after bitter fallout with Virat Kohli, Anil Kumble back on BCCI radar

With the tenures of Ravi Shastri, bowling coach Bharat Arun and fielding coach R Sridhar coming to an end after the World T20 starting next month, the BCCI is set to approach Anil Kumble to take on the role of head coach once again, The Indian Express has learnt. Kumble, the former captain and legendary leg-spinner, was head coach of the team before he decided to step down in 2017 after reports emerged of serious differences with Kohli. On Thursday, a week after the BCCI named former skipper MS Dhoni as a mentor for the World T20 in UAE, Kohli announced that he would step down as India’s T20 captain, paving the way for the captaincy to be split across formats. Four years ago, soon after Kumble’s exit, Kohli had prevailed upon the BCCI, governed then by a committee led by former CAG Vin...
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Four years after bitter fallout with Virat Kohli, Anil Kumble back on BCCI radar

With the tenures of Ravi Shastri, bowling coach Bharat Arun and fielding coach R Sridhar coming to an end after the World T20 starting next month, the BCCI is set to approach Anil Kumble to take on the role of head coach once again, The Indian Express has learnt. Kumble, the former captain and legendary leg-spinner, was head coach of the team before he decided to step down in 2017 after reports emerged of serious differences with Kohli. On Thursday, a week after the BCCI named former skipper MS Dhoni as a mentor for the World T20 in UAE, Kohli announced that he would step down as India’s T20 captain, paving the way for the captaincy to be split across formats. Four years ago, soon after Kumble’s exit, Kohli had prevailed upon the BCCI, governed then by a committee led by former CAG Vin...
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Four years after bitter fallout with Virat Kohli, Anil Kumble back on BCCI radar

With the tenures of Ravi Shastri, bowling coach Bharat Arun and fielding coach R Sridhar coming to an end after the World T20 starting next month, the BCCI is set to approach Anil Kumble to take on the role of head coach once again, The Indian Express has learnt. Kumble, the former captain and legendary leg-spinner, was head coach of the team before he decided to step down in 2017 after reports emerged of serious differences with Kohli. On Thursday, a week after the BCCI named former skipper MS Dhoni as a mentor for the World T20 in UAE, Kohli announced that he would step down as India’s T20 captain, paving the way for the captaincy to be split across formats. Four years ago, soon after Kumble’s exit, Kohli had prevailed upon the BCCI, governed then by a committee led by former CAG Vin...
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Four years after bitter fallout with Virat Kohli, Anil Kumble back on BCCI radar

With the tenures of Ravi Shastri, bowling coach Bharat Arun and fielding coach R Sridhar coming to an end after the World T20 starting next month, the BCCI is set to approach Anil Kumble to take on the role of head coach once again, The Indian Express has learnt. Kumble, the former captain and legendary leg-spinner, was head coach of the team before he decided to step down in 2017 after reports emerged of serious differences with Kohli. On Thursday, a week after the BCCI named former skipper MS Dhoni as a mentor for the World T20 in UAE, Kohli announced that he would step down as India’s T20 captain, paving the way for the captaincy to be split across formats. Four years ago, soon after Kumble’s exit, Kohli had prevailed upon the BCCI, governed then by a committee led by former CAG Vin...
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Four years after bitter fallout with Virat Kohli, Anil Kumble back on BCCI radar

With the tenures of Ravi Shastri, bowling coach Bharat Arun and fielding coach R Sridhar coming to an end after the World T20 starting next month, the BCCI is set to approach Anil Kumble to take on the role of head coach once again, The Indian Express has learnt. Kumble, the former captain and legendary leg-spinner, was head coach of the team before he decided to step down in 2017 after reports emerged of serious differences with Kohli. On Thursday, a week after the BCCI named former skipper MS Dhoni as a mentor for the World T20 in UAE, Kohli announced that he would step down as India’s T20 captain, paving the way for the captaincy to be split across formats. Four years ago, soon after Kumble’s exit, Kohli had prevailed upon the BCCI, governed then by a committee led by former CAG Vin...
ipl:  Looking to repeat our 2020 performance in upcoming IPL in UAE: DC pacer Anrich Nortje | Cricket News – Times of India
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ipl: Looking to repeat our 2020 performance in upcoming IPL in UAE: DC pacer Anrich Nortje | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: South African pacer Anrich Nortje wants to replicate his last year's IPL performance in the upcoming second half of the T20 league to help Delhi Capitals win their maiden title, here. Nortje, who picked 22 wickets in 16 matches in his first-ever IPL season in 2020, played an instrumental role in helping DC reach its maiden IPL final, where it came second-best against Mumbai Indians here last year. DC are set to take on the Sunrisers Hyderabad on September 22 when the season resumes here. "It was here where things started to happen for me in the IPL, but I am looking to take it match by match this season. There's a lot coming up, even after the IPL," he said in a release issued by DC. "We have to try and remember what we did here the last time we were here and try and implement th...
New Zealand players reach Dubai after ‘specific, credible threat’ derailed Pakistan tour
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New Zealand players reach Dubai after ‘specific, credible threat’ derailed Pakistan tour

New Zealand was warned of a “specific, credible threat” against its team, New Zealand Cricket (NZC) said, elaborating on the rationale for abruptly abandoning the tour of Pakistan as the squad reached Dubai on Sunday. New Zealand had pulled out of the limited-overs tour on the day of the opening fixture in Rawalpindi on Friday citing a New Zealand government security alert. “What I can say is that we were advised this was a specific and credible threat against the team,” NZC chief executive David White said.”Everything changed on Friday. The advice changed, the threat level changed and, as a consequence, we took the only responsible course of action possible.” New Zealand had been visiting Pakistan for the first time in 18 years and also had been due to play five Twenty20 matches in Lah...
New Zealand just killed Pakistan cricket: Shoaib Akhtar | Cricket News – Times of India
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New Zealand just killed Pakistan cricket: Shoaib Akhtar | Cricket News – Times of India

RAWALPINDI: Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar on Friday came down heavily on New Zealand for abandoning their tour of Pakistan and said the team just killed Pakistan cricket. Taking to Twitter, Akhtar wrote: "NZ just killed Pakistan cricket." NZ just killed Pakistan cricket 😡😡— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) 1631876485000He went on to add: "Following points for New Zealand to remember: 9 Pakistanis were killed in the Christchurch attack. Pakistan stood strong with New Zealand. Pakistan toured New Zealand in the worst of Covid circumstances regardless of the crude treatment by NZ authorities on that tour. ° This was just an unverified threat, it could have been discussed. ° Prime Minister Imran Khan personally spoke… https://t.co/BEbT20Hkjg— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) 1631879387000"T...
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England to assess ground situation in Pakistan, to decide on tour in next 48 hours | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: Hours after New Zealand cancelled its cricket tour of Pakistan, England's scheduled tour to the Asian nation was thrown into doubt with the ECB saying that it will assess the ground situation in the strife-torn country and make a decision on the series in the next 48 hours. New Zealand decided to pull its team out of Pakistan just ahead of the first ODI after its cricket board received a security threat. England are scheduled to travel to Rawalpindi in October for two Twenty20 Internationals, in what will be their first visit to Pakistan since 2005. "We're aware of New Zealand's decision to pull out of the Pakistan tour due to a security alert. We are liaising with our security team who are on the ground in Pakistan to fully understand the situation," the England and Wales Crick...
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England to assess ground situation in Pakistan, to decide on tour in next 48 hours | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: Hours after New Zealand cancelled its cricket tour of Pakistan, England's scheduled tour to the Asian nation was thrown into doubt with the ECB saying that it will assess the ground situation in the strife-torn country and make a decision on the series in the next 48 hours. New Zealand decided to pull its team out of Pakistan just ahead of the first ODI after its cricket board received a security threat. England are scheduled to travel to Rawalpindi in October for two Twenty20 Internationals, in what will be their first visit to Pakistan since 2005. "We're aware of New Zealand's decision to pull out of the Pakistan tour due to a security alert. We are liaising with our security team who are on the ground in Pakistan to fully understand the situation," the England and Wales Crick...
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England to assess ground situation in Pakistan, to decide on tour in next 48 hours | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: Hours after New Zealand cancelled its cricket tour of Pakistan, England's scheduled tour to the Asian nation was thrown into doubt with the ECB saying that it will assess the ground situation in the strife-torn country and make a decision on the series in the next 48 hours. New Zealand decided to pull its team out of Pakistan just ahead of the first ODI after its cricket board received a security threat. England are scheduled to travel to Rawalpindi in October for two Twenty20 Internationals, in what will be their first visit to Pakistan since 2005. "We're aware of New Zealand's decision to pull out of the Pakistan tour due to a security alert. We are liaising with our security team who are on the ground in Pakistan to fully understand the situation," the England and Wales Crick...