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Day: September 20, 2021

Aim was to compensate our domestic cricketers, hopeful of seeing fans in venues in home season: Jay Shah | Cricket News – Times of India
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Aim was to compensate our domestic cricketers, hopeful of seeing fans in venues in home season: Jay Shah | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: With the ongoing vaccination drive helping to flatten India's COVID-19 curve, BCCI secretary Jay Shah is optimistic about fans returning to the venues in large numbers in the upcoming international home season. The Indian cricket team is scheduled to play four Tests, 14 T20 Internationals and three ODIs at home between November 2021 to June 2022. "The 2021-22 home season holds a lot of promise, and Team India will play in all major centres of India. Vaccination has ensured that the pandemic curve is beginning to flatten, and I am very optimistic that we will have the fans back for the home season," Shah said on Monday after the apex council meeting. The four Tests are part of the World Test Championship (WTC) cycle. The teams that will visit India during the eight-month perio...
‘Keep an eye on Venkatesh Iyer’ | Cricket News – Times of India
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‘Keep an eye on Venkatesh Iyer’ | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Kolkata Knight Riders included a fresh face in their playing XI for their first match of the second phase of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021. The Eoin Morgan-led side gave a chance to Madhya Pradesh all-rounder Venkatesh Iyer to debut at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. And the 26-year-old proved his worth with some superb cricketing shots. He scored 41 off 27 balls in KKR's easy win. Former Indian cricketer Irfan Pathan was left amazed with his talent. "That cover drive from young Venkatesh Iyer to Siraj #replay," Pathan tweeted. That cover drive from young Venkatesh Iyer to Siraj 🙌 #replay— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) 1632153793000Whereas, cricketer-turned-politician Manoj Tiwary tweeted, "Kudos to @KKRiders on identifying the talent in Venketesh Iyer, whatever i hav...
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cricket: Pakistan ‘disappointed’ over England tour cancellation: PCB | Cricket News – Times of India

KARACHI: Pakistan cricket chief Ramiz Raja said Monday England had failed his nation's cricket team by pulling out of its tour next month. "Disappointed with England, pulling out of their commitment and failing a member of their Cricket fraternity when it needed it most," tweeted the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman. Disappointed with England, pulling out of their commitment & failing a member of their Cricket fraternity when it n… https://t.co/FMgziGE25Q— Ramiz Raja (@iramizraja) 1632152656000"Survive we will inshallah. A wake up call for Pak team to become the best team in the world for teams to line up to play them without making excuses." England's cancellation was not unexpected, coming just three days after New Zealand abandoned their first tour of Pakistan for 18 years, ...
Australian Gillett to become first overseas Premier League referee | Football News – Times of India
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Australian Gillett to become first overseas Premier League referee | Football News – Times of India

LONDON: Australia's Jarred Gillett will become the first overseas official to referee a Premier League game this weekend when he takes charge of Newcastle's trip to Watford on Saturday. Gillett was promoted to the Select Group one of referees by Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) ahead of the start of the current season. Match official appointments for #PL Matchweek 6 (Sep 25-27) have been confirmed🇦🇺 Jared Gillett will take charge… https://t.co/4RXgXHtolr— Premier League (@premierleague) 1632150274000He moved to England in the 2019-20 season to referee in the English Football League after officiating for nine seasons in the A-League in his home country. Gillett has already been a regular VAR referee in the Premier League over the past two seasons. Source link ...
van dijk:  Dutch ace Elle van Dijk wins world time-trial title for second time | More sports News – Times of India
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van dijk: Dutch ace Elle van Dijk wins world time-trial title for second time | More sports News – Times of India

KNOKKE HEIST (Belgium): Ellen van Dijk of the Netherlands won the women's time trial at the road cycling world championships in Bruges on Monday, beating Tokyo Olympic medallists Marlen Reusser of Switzerland and compatriot Annemiek Van Vleuten to claim the title. Van Dijk, world time trial champion in 2013, set a time of 36:05.28 on the 30.3km flat course from Knokke-Heist on the North Sea coast to the centre of Bruges to claim her second rainbow jersey. Reusser, who won silver at the Tokyo Olympics, came in second over 10 seconds behind while twice world champion and Tokyo gold medallist Van Vleuten was third -- 24 seconds off the pace. "It's been a dream for so long to get that world title again," Van Dijk said. "This year everything felt so good but there was always this Marlen Reus...
Worst is behind me, says Roger Federer | Tennis News – Times of India
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Worst is behind me, says Roger Federer | Tennis News – Times of India

ZURICH: Roger Federer said his injury comeback was not yet in sight but insisted he was over the worst as the 40-year-old tennis great targets a return to the courts. Federer had been out for more than a year with two surgeries on his right knee before getting back onto the tour this year. But he played only 13 matches, and underwent a third operation following his quarter-final defeat at Wimbledon in July. "I'm doing very well; the rehab is progressing step by step," the Swiss star said at an event in Zurich with sponsors Mercedes-Benz. "The worst is behind me. I'm looking forward to everything that happens to me to come. "When you come back from an injury, every day is a better day. So it's an exciting time." He said that given everything he had been through with his troublesome knee,...
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Anurag Thakur pitches for common pool of cash awards for medallists | More sports News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Sports Minister Anurag Thakur on Monday pushed for a common pool of cash awards for athletes with both the central and state governments accumulating funds to provide equal benefits to athletes winning medals for India. During a virtual interaction, Thakur asked the sports ministers of states and union territories to send their feedback in this regard. The meeting was organised to draw a road map to prepare the Indian athletes for future Olympics, Asian Games and Commonwealth Games and evaluate how the states are contributing to promote sports at the grassroots. Union Minister @ianuragthakur is chairing the conference of Sports Ministers of States/UTs. https://t.co/UryzKFmNw3— Office of Mr. Anurag Thakur (@Anurag_Office) 1632119285000The meeting was also attended by sports se...
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Anurag Thakur pitches for common pool of cash awards for medallists | More sports News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Sports Minister Anurag Thakur on Monday pushed for a common pool of cash awards for athletes with both the central and state governments accumulating funds to provide equal benefits to athletes winning medals for India. During a virtual interaction, Thakur asked the sports ministers of states and union territories to send their feedback in this regard. The meeting was organised to draw a road map to prepare the Indian athletes for future Olympics, Asian Games and Commonwealth Games and evaluate how the states are contributing to promote sports at the grassroots. Union Minister @ianuragthakur is chairing the conference of Sports Ministers of States/UTs. https://t.co/UryzKFmNw3— Office of Mr. Anurag Thakur (@Anurag_Office) 1632119285000The meeting was also attended by sports se...
BCCI’s sexual harassment policy brings India players to its purview | Cricket News – Times of India
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BCCI’s sexual harassment policy brings India players to its purview | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The BCCI on Monday ratified a comprehensive Prevention of Sexual Harassment (POSH) policy which also brings the Indian cricketers into its ambit. Until now, the BCCI did not have a specific policy to deal the matters of sexual harassment. The policy is also applicable to office-bearers, members of Apex Council and IPL Governing Council besides the cricketers from senior to U-16 level. In a nine-page document in possession of PTI, the BCCI states that a four member Internal Committee will be formed to investigate sexual harassment complaints. It did not name the members during its Apex Council meeting on Monday. "The presiding officer of the IC shall be a woman employed at a senior level at the Workplace ("Presiding Officer")," reads the policy. "2 members of the IC will be se...
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Malappuram to host Santosh Trophy main round next year

The 75th Santosh Trophy for national football championship will be hosted by Kerala at Payyanad Stadium in Malappuram next year. Kerala will soon become a football hub, according to V Abdulrahman, Sports Minister, Kerala. He was addressing the media in Thiruvananthapuram on Monday after an interaction with an All-India Football Federation team led by Abhishek Yadav, former international and deputy general secretary. “Now that Kerala has opened up in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, stadiums too will be opened up soon. The state will host more national and international events soon,” the minister added. It may be recalled that the zonal matches of the national championship were scrapped last year due to the pandemic. Meanwhile, Abhishek informed that Kerala will be considered for f...
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Malappuram to host Santosh Trophy main round next year

The 75th Santosh Trophy for national football championship will be hosted by Kerala at Payyanad Stadium in Malappuram next year. Kerala will soon become a football hub, according to V Abdulrahman, Sports Minister, Kerala. He was addressing the media in Thiruvananthapuram on Monday after an interaction with an All-India Football Federation team led by Abhishek Yadav, former international and deputy general secretary. “Now that Kerala has opened up in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, stadiums too will be opened up soon. The state will host more national and international events soon,” the minister added. It may be recalled that the zonal matches of the national championship were scrapped last year due to the pandemic. Meanwhile, Abhishek informed that Kerala will be considered for f...
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Malappuram to host Santosh Trophy main round next year

The 75th Santosh Trophy for national football championship will be hosted by Kerala at Payyanad Stadium in Malappuram next year. Kerala will soon become a football hub, according to V Abdulrahman, Sports Minister, Kerala. He was addressing the media in Thiruvananthapuram on Monday after an interaction with an All-India Football Federation team led by Abhishek Yadav, former international and deputy general secretary. “Now that Kerala has opened up in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, stadiums too will be opened up soon. The state will host more national and international events soon,” the minister added. It may be recalled that the zonal matches of the national championship were scrapped last year due to the pandemic. Meanwhile, Abhishek informed that Kerala will be considered for f...
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Malappuram to host Santosh Trophy main round next year

The 75th Santosh Trophy for national football championship will be hosted by Kerala at Payyanad Stadium in Malappuram next year. Kerala will soon become a football hub, according to V Abdulrahman, Sports Minister, Kerala. He was addressing the media in Thiruvananthapuram on Monday after an interaction with an All-India Football Federation team led by Abhishek Yadav, former international and deputy general secretary. “Now that Kerala has opened up in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, stadiums too will be opened up soon. The state will host more national and international events soon,” the minister added. It may be recalled that the zonal matches of the national championship were scrapped last year due to the pandemic. Meanwhile, Abhishek informed that Kerala will be considered for f...
NZC hopeful of finding a window next year for abandoned white-ball series against Pakistan | Cricket News – Times of India
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NZC hopeful of finding a window next year for abandoned white-ball series against Pakistan | Cricket News – Times of India

AUCKLAND: New Zealand Cricket (NZC) is hopeful of finding a window next year for the abandoned white-ball series against Pakistan, its CEO David White has said. Just hours before the start of the first ODI at Rawalpindi on Friday, New Zealand called off the Pakistan tour which was to comprise three ODIs and five T20Is, citing security concerns. “I'm sure we'll find a window. We are scheduled to play them next year in January and February, two Test matches as part of the World Test Championships and some ODIs, so maybe we can wrap the games around those series," White said on Mornings with Ian Smith show on SEN Radio. White, however, reiterated that apart from abandoning the tour, there was no other option left for them. “(The Pakistan Cricket Board) were fantastic, very professional. We...
After Covid, isolation for Pakistan
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After Covid, isolation for Pakistan

England’s scheduled tour of Pakistan in mid-October for two T20Is – men and women double-headers – has been cancelled, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced on Monday. This came in the wake of New Zealand’s cancellation of the Pakistan tour last week over a security threat. Once New Zealand had cancelled their tour on the day of the first ODI at Rawalpindi, England’s withdrawal became a formality, although the ECB had spoken about discussing the matter last weekend. Both countries used the same security agency, ESI Security headed by Reg Dickason. The ECB released a statement today, confirming the pull-out. “The ECB has a longstanding commitment to touring Pakistan as part of the Men’s Future Tours Programme in 2022. Earlier this year, we agreed to play two additional T20 ...
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After Covid, isolation for Pakistan

England’s scheduled tour of Pakistan in mid-October for two T20Is – men and women double-headers – has been cancelled, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced on Monday. This came in the wake of New Zealand’s cancellation of the Pakistan tour last week over a security threat. Once New Zealand had cancelled their tour on the day of the first ODI at Rawalpindi, England’s withdrawal became a formality, although the ECB had spoken about discussing the matter last weekend. Both countries used the same security agency, ESI Security headed by Reg Dickason. The ECB released a statement today, confirming the pull-out. “The ECB has a longstanding commitment to touring Pakistan as part of the Men’s Future Tours Programme in 2022. Earlier this year, we agreed to play two additional T20 ...
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After Covid, isolation for Pakistan

England’s scheduled tour of Pakistan in mid-October for two T20Is – men and women double-headers – has been cancelled, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced on Monday. This came in the wake of New Zealand’s cancellation of the Pakistan tour last week over a security threat. Once New Zealand had cancelled their tour on the day of the first ODI at Rawalpindi, England’s withdrawal became a formality, although the ECB had spoken about discussing the matter last weekend. Both countries used the same security agency, ESI Security headed by Reg Dickason. The ECB released a statement today, confirming the pull-out. “The ECB has a longstanding commitment to touring Pakistan as part of the Men’s Future Tours Programme in 2022. Earlier this year, we agreed to play two additional T20 ...
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After Covid, isolation for Pakistan

England’s scheduled tour of Pakistan in mid-October for two T20Is – men and women double-headers – has been cancelled, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced on Monday. This came in the wake of New Zealand’s cancellation of the Pakistan tour last week over a security threat. Once New Zealand had cancelled their tour on the day of the first ODI at Rawalpindi, England’s withdrawal became a formality, although the ECB had spoken about discussing the matter last weekend. Both countries used the same security agency, ESI Security headed by Reg Dickason. The ECB released a statement today, confirming the pull-out. “The ECB has a longstanding commitment to touring Pakistan as part of the Men’s Future Tours Programme in 2022. Earlier this year, we agreed to play two additional T20 ...
Knight takes King: Kohli falls as Challengers embarrassed by inspired KKR
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Knight takes King: Kohli falls as Challengers embarrassed by inspired KKR

Pace bowlers operating with intensity and aggression, spinners bamboozling batsmen with their variations. When a team looking to turn its fortunes around faces a destructive opposition, it pays to always think of taking wickets. The approach reaped rich dividends as Royal Challengers Bangalore were bundled out for a mere 92 and Kolkata Knight Riders cantered to a nine-wicket win with as many as 10 overs still left to play. In addition to the two points, the effect it had on net run rate can’t be ignored. Aggression with ball Kolkata Knight Riders, in seventh place at the restart, came out all guns blazing with the ball against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Fast men Lockie Ferguson and Andre Russell targeted the rib cage, and when AB de Villiers came to the crease expecting another short ...
Situation was tough, glad I could take up responsibility: Ruturaj Gaikwad | Cricket News – Times of India
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Situation was tough, glad I could take up responsibility: Ruturaj Gaikwad | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: Young opener Ruturaj Gaikwad is glad that he could take up the responsibility of guiding Chennai Super Kings to an eventual winning total from a "tough situation" against reigning champions Mumbai Indians in their opening match of the second phase of IPL. The 24-year-old Gaikwad scored an unbeaten 88 off 58 deliveries to guide CSK to a fighting 156/6 from 24/4. CSK eventually won the match by 20 runs on Sunday. "Obviously the situation was tough as most of the top-order batsmen got out. I had to take the responsibility and then find a way how can we reach up to 120-130," Gaikwad told teammate Deepak Chahar in a video posted on IPL website. "And after spending some time on the crease the target got extended by 10 runs every time, 140-150 looked possible then." Gaikwad took up the ...