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Getting to T20 World Cup final would be hell of an achievement: Morgan | Cricket News – Times of India
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Getting to T20 World Cup final would be hell of an achievement: Morgan | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: England are missing a number of their top players due to injuries and skipper Eoin Morgan feels it will be "hell of an achievement" if he can lead this team to the finals of the ICC T20 World Cup here. England are without the services of star cricketers like Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer and Sam Curran. Opener Jason Roy too was ruled out of the remainder of the tournament after suffering a calf injury during their last game against South Africa. "I think it would be a really strong representation of what the 50-over side have achieved since 2015," Morgan said when asked where would he rank a final appearance at the T20 World Cup among his white ball achievements as England captain. "I think we had a glimpse of that during our summer when we had to replace 15 players against Pakistan a...
Bio-bubble fatigue: BCCI will take the lead in resting players
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Bio-bubble fatigue: BCCI will take the lead in resting players

TAKING NOTE of comments from top Indian cricket stars, such as Virat Kohli, about exhaustion due to playing in bio-bubbles without adequate breaks, the BCCI will now assess and decide on the workload management of players — before the selectors pick a team. The Indian Express has learnt that new coach Rahul Dravid will be part of this process along with BCCI secretary Jay Shah. Dravid had referred to player fatigue as an issue to be addressed when he appeared before the Cricket Advisory Committee earlier this month. Until now, the selectors used to take a call on players to be rested for a series. But with fatigue being listed as one of the key reasons for the team’s early exit from the T20 World Cup, sources said the BCCI wants to prevent bio-bubbles from taking a toll on the mental we...
England to play two additional T20 Internationals in 2022 tour of Pakistan | Cricket News – Times of India
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England to play two additional T20 Internationals in 2022 tour of Pakistan | Cricket News – Times of India

LAHORE: England will play two additional T20 Internationals to the five originally planned when they tour Pakistan next year, its cricket board's Chief Executive Tom Harrison announced here on Tuesday after meeting with PCB chairman Ramiz Raja. England will play the T20I matches in September/October next year. They will then return to Pakistan in November/December at the back of the T20 World Cup in Australia to play three Tests, which will form part of the ICC World Test Championship. "This is just to reaffirm our commitment to Pakistan cricket to getting England teams, men's and women's teams, eventually playing in Pakistan at home," Harrison said in a Pakistan Cricket Board release. "I don't think there's a cricketer in England who doesn't want to test their abilities against the hug...
USA to host Ireland in landmark cricket series | Cricket News – Times of India
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USA to host Ireland in landmark cricket series | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBLIN: Ireland will next month become the first Test nation to play against the United States on American soil, cricket chiefs announced on Tuesday. The teams will play two Twenty20 matches and three one-day internationals from December 22, with all the fixtures taking place at Central Broward Park stadium in Florida. Iain Higgins, CEO of USA Cricket, said the organisation was "absolutely elated" to confirm the series. 🏏BREAKING NEWS! USA Cricket to host Ireland Men in Historic Tour in DecemberIreland to become the first Full Memb… https://t.co/H1XlC8gTjO— USA Cricket (@usacricket) 1636466792000"This announcement sends a signal to the international cricket community that cricket in the USA is moving in a very positive direction and that we have aspirations to compete against the best t...
Rookie J&K pacer Umran Malik named in 14-member India A team for SA tour, Gujarat’s Panchal to lead | Cricket News – Times of India
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Rookie J&K pacer Umran Malik named in 14-member India A team for SA tour, Gujarat’s Panchal to lead | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Rookie Jammu and Kashmir pacer Umran Malik was on Tuesday named in the India A squad, to be led by Gujarat top-order batter Priyank Panchal, for the tour of South Africa beginning from November 23. The BCCI's senior selection committee picked the 14-member squad for the tour which will have three four-day matches. All the three matches will be played in Bloemfontein. The 21-year-old Malik, a right-arm pacer, has played just one List A and eight T20 matches so far in his nascent career. He has not played any red-ball game. The player from Jammu got everyone excited with his raw pace during the IPL in UAE last month. He had clocked 152.95 kph -- the fastest of the tournament -- during Sunrisers Hyderabad's game against Royal Challengers Bangalore, whose captain Virat Kohli was ...
Syed Mushtaq Ali: Jagadeesan, Shankar shine as TN make quarters | Cricket News – Times of India
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Syed Mushtaq Ali: Jagadeesan, Shankar shine as TN make quarters | Cricket News – Times of India

CHENNAI: Defending champions Tamil Nadu rode top knocks from opener N Jagadeesan (67, 6x4, 3x6) and skipper Vijay Shankar (59 n.o., 3x4, 4x6) to beat Punjab by seven wickets in their Elite Group A league clash of the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 in Lucknow on Tuesday. The win helped TN make the quarterfinals despite finishing on equal points with Maharashtra (16 points) in the group thanks to a better head-to-head record as they beat the latter in the league phase. In a must-win game, TN chased down a target of 146 against Punjab with 17 balls to spare. After losing opener Hari Nishaanth (8) and no. 3 Baba Aparajith (3) early, Jagadeesan and Vijay Shankar took center-stage with their 105-run stand for the third wicket that arrived in 69 deliveries. While Jagadeesan was his fluent self, Vijay Sh...
India vs New Zealand 2021 Squad: Rohit Sharma named new T20I captain; Kohli, Bumrah rested for New Zealand series | Cricket News – Times of India
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India vs New Zealand 2021 Squad: Rohit Sharma named new T20I captain; Kohli, Bumrah rested for New Zealand series | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Rohit Sharma was on Tuesday officially anointed India's new T20 captain replacing Virat Kohli, who has been rested from the three-match series against New Zealand starting November 17 in Jaipur. The new-look team also has IPL's highest run-getter Ruturaj Gaikwad and top wicket-taker Harshal Patel in the squad of 16 along with Venkatesh Iyer, who is seen as a potential all-round replacement for the injury-ravaged Hardik Pandya. Pandya has been dropped from the squad after failing to make an impact during the T20 World Cup. Ruturaj has already played for India in the Sri Lanka series. NEWS - India’s squad for T20Is against New Zealand & India ‘A’ squad for South Africa tour announced.@ImRo45 name… https://t.co/baY10V7Tsd— BCCI (@BCCI) 1636467048000Senior leg-spinner Yuzvend...
Kohli quitting T20 captaincy shows all is not well in Indian dressing room: Mushtaq Ahmed | Cricket News – Times of India
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Kohli quitting T20 captaincy shows all is not well in Indian dressing room: Mushtaq Ahmed | Cricket News – Times of India

KARACHI: Virat Kohli's decision to step down from T20 captaincy indicates that "all is not well" in the Indian dressing room, said former Pakistan Test leg-spinner Mushtaq Ahmed, who blamed bio-bubble fatigue for the country's early exit from the ongoing World Cup. Kohli had announced he was leading Royal Challengers Bangalore for the last time when the IPL was held in UAE before the World Cup and also confirmed the ICC event will be his last outing as captain in the T20 format. "When a successful captain says he wants to leave the captaincy, it means all is not well in the dressing room. I see two groups in the Indian dressing room right now…the Mumbai and Delhi groups," Mushtaq, who is presently working at the PCB's high performance centre, said. Kohli led the Indian team for the last...
AIBA women’s world boxing set to be postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic | Boxing News – Times of India
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AIBA women’s world boxing set to be postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic | Boxing News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The women's world boxing championship scheduled next month in Turkey is all set to be postponed due to the high number of COVID-19 cases being registered in the country, a spokesperson of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) told PTI on Tuesday. The decision to postpone the championships could be announced anytime this week. The tournament was tentatively planned from December 4 to 18 in Istanbul. "It is highly likely that the world championship would be postponed as many countries have expressed reservations about travelling to Turkey because of the COVID cases there," an AIBA spokesperson told PTI in a telephonic conversation. "You can say, it is more or less decided, the postponement. There has already been a round-table on this involving AIBA President Umar Kremlev...
T20 WC: England aren’t strong favourites for semi-final against New Zealand, says Eoin Morgan | Cricket News – Times of India
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T20 WC: England aren’t strong favourites for semi-final against New Zealand, says Eoin Morgan | Cricket News – Times of India

ABU DHABI: England skipper Eoin Morgan on Tuesday said that his side isn't strong favourites for the Men's T20 World Cup semi-final clash against New Zealand. England and New Zealand will be locking horns in the first semi-final of the ongoing ICC Men's T20 World Cup at the Zayed Cricket Stadium on Wednesday. "It is a really good compliment for the changing room to all of the players more so to the head coach and support staff who have created an environment where all the players come in and they thrive in it. We have always thought about having great depth within our squad and as a whole, there have been some instances where we have to put out replacement teams but I think in doing so, you can have 30-40 players in domestic setup who can play international cricket but if the right envi...
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: TN beat Punjab by 7 wickets, qualify for knockout phase | Cricket News – Times of India
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Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: TN beat Punjab by 7 wickets, qualify for knockout phase | Cricket News – Times of India

LUCKNOW: Tamil Nadu on Tuesday defeated Punjab by seven wickets in their final Elite Group 'A' match to book a berth in the knockout phase of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20 tournament. Maharashtra, which beat Goa by 73 runs in another match, also qualified from the group as the second placed team. Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra recorded four wins each to finish with 16 points but the former took the top position on the basis of having beaten Ruturaj Gaikwad & Co in their meeting. While TN will qualify for the quarterfinals as a group topper, Maharashtra will feature in the pre-quarterfinals having qualified as second place team. Skipper Vijay Shankar hammered a 40-ball 59 not out (3X4, 4X6) while N Jagadeesan 67 (47 balls, 6X4, 3X6) too found form as Tamil Nadu overhauled the target of...
Kapur, Bhullar among star attractions as Jeev Milkha Singh Invitational begins on Thursday
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Kapur, Bhullar among star attractions as Jeev Milkha Singh Invitational begins on Thursday

Some of India’s biggest golf stars, including Shiv Kapur and Gaganjeet Bhullar, will tee off at the famed Chandigarh Golf Club when the fourth edition of the Jeev Milkha Singh Invitational gets underway here on Thursday. Presented by TAKE Sports, the Rs 1.5 crore event is part of TATA Steel Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) and will feature a star-studded field, including the likes of SSP Chawrasia, Ajeetesh Sandhu, Jyoti Randhawa, defending champion Karandeep Kochhar, besides host Jeev. The field, which will feature 129 participants, including 126 professionals and three amateurs, will also see the presence of Rashid Khan, former champion Chikkarangappa (2018), Udayan Mane, Viraj Madappa, Honey Baisoya, Manu Gandas and Veer Ahlawat. The foreign challenge will be led by Sri Lan...
Mitrabha Guha becomes India’s 72nd Grand Master | Chess News – Times of India
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Mitrabha Guha becomes India’s 72nd Grand Master | Chess News – Times of India

CHENNAI: Kolkata-based player Mitrabha Guha has become India's 72nd chess Grand Master by bagging his third and final GM norm during a tournament in Serbia. The 20-year old Guha achieved the GM title after securing the final norm at the ongoing GM Third Saturday Mix 220 tourney in Novi Sad, Serbia. The Indian, who beat GM Nikola Sedlak of Serbia in the ninth round on Monday, has so far scored seven points with six wins, two draws and a loss to Russian GM Vladimir Zakhartsov in the seventh round. Congratulations Mitrabha Guha : 72nd Grandmaster of India @Media_SAI @DrSK_AICF @Bharatchess64 Photo :… https://t.co/DxB3wk8Jzx— All India Chess Federation (@aicfchess) 1636441299000The Kolkata player had scored his second GM norm at the Sheikh Russel GM tournament in Bangladesh a fortnight ago ...
After memorable Lord’s final, England, NZ meet again in T20 World Cup with spot in summit clash at stake
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After memorable Lord’s final, England, NZ meet again in T20 World Cup with spot in summit clash at stake

A little over two years after contesting arguably the greatest One-Day International of all time, on the grandest stage in the game, familiar rivals England and New Zealand lock horns to earn the right to contest the final of the ICC T20 World Cup. The 2019 50-over World Cup final at Lord’s was one for the ages, and another nail-biter may be in store when the two sides face off in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. India were many people’s favourites going into the tournament, but while Virat Kohli’s men looked jaded after a hectic international schedule and the Indian Premier League, other teams chose to keep several of their key men fresh for the big event by giving them breaks. This seems to have reaped dividends for the two contestants on Wednesday. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🆚🇳🇿 with the bat Which batting orde...
In a first, Indian women’s football team to play against Brazil in international tourney | Football News – Times of India
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In a first, Indian women’s football team to play against Brazil in international tourney | Football News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Indian women's football team will take on former World Cup runners-up Brazil for the first time ever during an international tournament later this month as part of its preparations for next year's AFC Asian Cup. Chile, ranked 37th in the FIFA chart, and Venezuela (56th) are the other teams that the 57th-ranked Indians will face in the November 25 to December 1 tournament to be held in Manaus, Brazil. The world number seven Brazil, who were the 2007 World Cup runners-up and Olympics silver medallists in 2004 and 2008, are captained by superstar Marta Vieira da Silva, who is widely considered as the greatest female footballer in the world. Marta, the six-time World Player of the Year, was the best player and top scorer in the 2007 World Cup. She is Brazil's top internationa...
Rohit steps into big shoes
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Rohit steps into big shoes

The transition of India’s white-ball squad was made official by the BCCI on Tuesday with the appointment of Rohit Sharma as the team’s new T20I captain and KL Rahul as his deputy. After the ouster from the T20 World Cup, Virat Kohli’s last assignment as T20I captain, a fresh start is being made with three home matches against New Zealand, starting on November 17 in Jaipur. Rahul Dravid will be the new head coach. The 16-member squad that the national selection committee announced on Tuesday doesn’t have Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah and Ravindra Jadeja, as they have been rested. The Indian Express understands that Hardik Pandya has been dropped on form and due to the question mark over his bowling fitness. A new-look pace bowling group has Bhuvneshwar Kumar as the sole link to the old one...
England to play additional 2 T20s in Pakistan next year
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England to play additional 2 T20s in Pakistan next year

England will play two extra Twenty20s in Pakistan next year as part of compensation for cancelling a short tour of the country scheduled last month. “We’re happy to announce that we’ll be playing two extra white ball T20s on our (next year’s) tour of Pakistan,” said Tom Harrison, chief executive of the England and Wales Cricket Board, after meeting with the Pakistan Cricket Board in Lahore on Tuesday. The seven-match T20 series between Pakistan and England is expected to be played before the T20 World Cup in Australia next October, after which England will return in November-December for its first test series in Pakistan since 2005. “I don’t think there’s a cricketer in England that doesn’t want to test his abilities against the huge talent that is in this country (Pakistan), in the con...
FIFA sets January date for best player award ceremony
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FIFA sets January date for best player award ceremony

FIFA’s annual awards to honor the world’s best players and coaches in the 2020-21 season will be held on Jan. 17. A virtual ceremony, held remotely for the second straight year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, will be hosted from FIFA headquarters in Zurich. Votes from national team captains and coaches, fans and media worldwide will be collected from Nov. 22 to Dec. 10, FIFA said on Tuesday. The best player awards in 2020 were won by Robert Lewandowski of Bayern Munich and Lucy Bronze, who played for Lyon and Manchester City that season. ⚽️👑❓ Who will be #TheBest? Football's kings and queens will be crowned at the #FIFAFootballAwards on 17 January 2022. ℹ️👉 https://t.co/bkldjYUAVs pic.twitter.com/uMJSVpNjqA — FIFA.com (@FIFAcom) November 9, 2021 The FIFA awards are separate from the ...
England formidable even without Mills and Roy, says Williamson | Cricket News – Times of India
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England formidable even without Mills and Roy, says Williamson | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: New Zealand captain Kane Williamson believes England will be a formidable opponent even without Tymal Mills and Jason Roy in Wednesday's semi-final of the Twenty20 World Cup in Abu Dhabi. Paceman Mills has been ruled out of the tournament with a thigh strain, while opener Roy has been thrown out of action by a calf injury in two late blows to 2010 champions England. Mill's exit denies England service of a 20-overs specialist and Eoin Morgan's team will be forced to rejig their top order to find a new partner for Jos Buttler. "They're both big players for England," Williams said on the eve of what would be a rematch of the 2019 ODI World Cup final in which England triumphed on boundary countback rule. "It's a real shame that they have suffered injuries in this competition. But I t...
Young boxer Arundhati challenges BFI selection policy for world c’ships in Delhi HC
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Young boxer Arundhati challenges BFI selection policy for world c’ships in Delhi HC

National champion Arundhati Choudhary on Tuesday knocked on the doors of Delhi High Court against Boxing Federation of India’s decision to select Olympic bronze-winner Lovlina Borgohain for the world championships without a trial. Choudhary, who is also the reigning youth world champion, wants trials to be held in the 70kg category for which Borgohain was granted direct selection on the basis of her Olympics performance. All remaining 11 weight categories will be represented by national gold-winners. The 19-year-old’s petition has been listed for Wednesday and a top Boxing Federation of India official told PTI that the body will respond to court directions. The world championship, which was scheduled from December 4 to 18 in Istanbul, is set to be postponed till March next year due to ...