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Essex to investigate historical racism allegations by ex-player Maurice Chambers | Cricket News – Times of India
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Essex to investigate historical racism allegations by ex-player Maurice Chambers | Cricket News – Times of India

English county club Essex pledged on Monday to investigate fresh allegations of historical racism made by their former Jamaican-born fast bowler Maurice Chambers. Chambers, who played for Essex between 2005 and 2013, told The Cricketer that he was so upset by the racist bullying he faced at the county that he would go home and cry after matches. Chambers added that he had been regularly subjected to racist taunts at Essex and became used to one team mate offering him bananas in a mocking manner and a member of the coaching staff reading out racist jokes in the dressing room. Club Statement from John Stephenson.⤵️⤵️⤵️— Essex Cricket (@EssexCricket) 1636984131000He also detailed an incident while he was sharing a house with another team mate, when he was called a monkey. "We had a team ni...
New Zealand team arrives in Jaipur for India tour day after T20 World Cup final loss | Cricket News – Times of India
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New Zealand team arrives in Jaipur for India tour day after T20 World Cup final loss | Cricket News – Times of India

JAIPUR: The New Zealand squad arrived here on a charter flight a day after losing the T20 World Cup final to Australia in Dubai. Since it is a bubble to bubble transfer, the Black Caps will not have to quarantine before the first T20I against hosts India on Wednesday. "They arrived in the evening and will be tested as per protocol before they have their practice session tomorrow," confirmed a Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) official. New Zealand lost their maiden T20 World Cup final by eight wickets. It is expected to be tough for the Kiwis to regroup quickly for the three games against India. "It's the first time that I can remember that we're so quickly into another series immediately at the back-end of the T20 World Cup. It's definitely tough and challenging but it is what is in ...
Novak Djokovic opens Finals bid with win over Casper Ruud | Tennis News – Times of India
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Novak Djokovic opens Finals bid with win over Casper Ruud | Tennis News – Times of India

TURIN: Novak Djokovic began his attempt to equal Roger Federer's record number of ATP Finals triumphs with a straight-sets 7-6 (7/4), 6-2 win over Casper Ruud on Monday. World number one Djokovic is looking to complete a remarkable year with a sixth Finals title after only just missing out on claiming all four Grand Slams in a single season, and got off to a strong start against eighth seed Ruud, winning in around 90 minutes. He sits top of the Green Group ahead of Stefanos Tsitsipas' clash with Andrey Rublev in Monday's evening session, and is looking to cap a season which he finished the top-ranked player for a record seventh time. Djokovic attracted wild applause from the Turin crowd when he insisted on speaking in Italian for his on-court interview after the match, before which he w...
‘We are here to play cricket’: KL Rahul on air pollution threat to first T20I | Cricket News – Times of India
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‘We are here to play cricket’: KL Rahul on air pollution threat to first T20I | Cricket News – Times of India

JAIPUR: "We are here to play cricket," said India's T20 vice-captain KL Rahul when asked about the rising air pollution levels in the city ahead of the series opener against New Zealand. Like Delhi, Jaipur's air pollution levels too rose after Diwali earlier this month. Jaipur reported very poor AQI levels on Saturday and smog enveloped the city even on Monday morning. "Actually, we haven't stepped out yet. We just reached the stadium so I don't know, I don't have an answer to that. I am not carrying a metre with me in my hand to say how bad the pollution is. "I am sure it won't be that bad. We all are here to play cricket," said Rahul before the Indian team's first practice session on Monday. Meanwhile, new head coach Rahul Dravid oversaw his first training session with the national te...
Pakistan’s Mohammad Rizwan eyes more batting glory in Bangladesh | Cricket News – Times of India
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Pakistan’s Mohammad Rizwan eyes more batting glory in Bangladesh | Cricket News – Times of India

DHAKA: Pakistan wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan said Monday he was feeling well after a spell in intensive care for a chest infection and would begin training for a series in Bangladesh. Rizwan made a miraculous recovery last week after two days in hospital to turn in a headline-grabbing performance in the ICC Twenty20 World Cup in the UAE where he top-scored with 67 in the semi-final against Australia. He finished the tournament with 281 runs, the third-highest among all batsmen, despite missing out on the final after Pakistan's heartbreaking five-wicket loss to the eventual winners. His exploits in the tournament took his tally to 1,033 in 2021, making him the first man to score over 1,000 runs in a calendar year in Twenty20 internationals. "I'm happy that I have scored the most ...
KL Rahul: Rohit as leader will bring a lot of calm into dressing room, Dravid big on team culture | Cricket News – Times of India
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KL Rahul: Rohit as leader will bring a lot of calm into dressing room, Dravid big on team culture | Cricket News – Times of India

JAIPUR: As part of a new leadership group, India's T20 vice-captain KL Rahul could not be more excited about working with Rahul Dravid and Rohit Sharma as the head coach is big on setting a good team culture with the new skipper being a tactical genius. The T20 home series against New Zealand marks the start of a new era for Indian cricket after the disappointment of a pre-mature exit from the T20 World Cup. With the next edition only 12 months away, Rahul said the team management will soon take a call on what is the best template to follow in the unforgiving shortest format. 🗣️ 🗣️ "We all are excited to play under @ImRo45's captaincy."@klrahul11 on Rohit Sharma leading #TeamIndia in the… https://t.co/YbvBfHT39b— BCCI (@BCCI) 1636987992000"Look, obviously I've been very fortunate I have...
Don’t want players to be harassed, give clean chit to Manika Batra: HC tells TTFI | More sports News – Times of India
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Don’t want players to be harassed, give clean chit to Manika Batra: HC tells TTFI | More sports News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court Monday said that it does not want any player to be unnecessarily harassed and asked the Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) to give a clean chit to the country's star paddler Manika Batra who has made a complaint against the national sports body. Justice Rekha Palli, who had earlier directed the Sports Ministry to hold an inquiry against the sports body, said that according to the report, which is filed in a sealed cover, no fault could be attributed to the player for seeking a personal coach. The judge was hearing Batra's petition alleging that TTFI was carrying out its selection processes in a non-transparent manner and targeting certain individuals such as herself. Batra, who was left out of the Indian contingent for the Asian Table Tennis Champion...
Imam-ul-Haq named in Pakistan squad for Bangladesh Tests | Cricket News – Times of India
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Imam-ul-Haq named in Pakistan squad for Bangladesh Tests | Cricket News – Times of India

DHAKA (Bangladesh): National selectors on Monday announced the Pakistan men's cricket team for the two Tests against Bangladesh, which will be played in Chittagong (November 26-30) and Dhaka (December 4-8). Opener Imam-ul-Haq, middle-order batter Kamran Ghulam and off-spinner Bilal Asif have been named in the 20-player squad, replacing Haris Rauf, Imran Butt, Shahnawaz Dahani and Yasir Shah, who were part of the 21-player side that toured the West Indies in July/August. Left-handed Imam has been recalled following his stellar performances in the ongoing Quaid-e-Azam Trophy in which he has aggregated 488 runs in five innings of four matches, including an unbeaten double-century. Imam had played his 11th and last Test against Australia in Adelaide in November/December 2019. Pakistan squad...
ICC must make sure there is level-playing field: Sunil Gavaskar | Cricket News – Times of India
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ICC must make sure there is level-playing field: Sunil Gavaskar | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The advantage teams have had batting second in the just-concluded T20 World Cup is something the ICC can look into to ensure a level-playing field, Indian batting great Sunil Gavaskar said on Monday. In the T20 showpiece that concluded in the UAE on Sunday with Australia's triumph over New Zealand in the title clash, teams batting second have won almost all their matches, including the semifinals and the final. "The commentators were saying that the dew factor wasn't there today so I don't think it really came into play that much in this game but I think it has in the previous games and maybe that is something that needs to be looked at," Gavaskar told Sports Today. "But you may also say that if the group matches are played at the same time then why change for the knockouts. ...
Boult looks to bounce back after WC final loss in series against India
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Boult looks to bounce back after WC final loss in series against India

New Zealand bowler Trent Boult said that the recent T20 World Cup loss to Australia still hurts even after getting time to process it. “I have had time to process the result and yeah, it still hurts a little bit to swallow the result but life goes on. We quickly went back to the hotel, packed our bags and were on a chartered flight to Jaipur to play the series against India,” the speedster said in an interview to New Zealand Cricket. “I think the boys did themselves proud with what we achieved in this tournament. We had a great performance against England and went to the final where, unfortunately we came out on the wrong end. The boys are hurting but hopefully next time we can go all the way,” he added. Asked about his thoughts on facing India in the upcoming series, Boult said, “The ...
Portugal can overcome letdown after qualifying loss: Cristiano Ronaldo | Football News – Times of India
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Portugal can overcome letdown after qualifying loss: Cristiano Ronaldo | Football News – Times of India

LISBON: Cristiano Ronaldo wants Portugal to rebound quickly after the stunning loss that kept the team from securing a spot at next year's World Cup. Playing at home and needing only a draw to clinch a berth in the tournament in Qatar, Portugal conceded in the 90th minute in Sunday's 2-1 loss to Serbia and was relegated to a playoff that will be held next year with 11 other nations. “Football has shown us time and time again that sometimes the most difficult paths are the ones that lead us to the most desired outcomes,” Ronaldo said on Instagram on Monday. The 36-year-old veteran could be facing his last World Cup after making four straight appearances in the tournament since 2006. “Yesterday's result was tough, but not tough enough to get us down,” he said. “The goal of being in the 20...
In ‘Hazardous’ Delhi air, Mushtaq Ali T20’s knock-out rounds start tomorrow | Cricket News – Times of India
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In ‘Hazardous’ Delhi air, Mushtaq Ali T20’s knock-out rounds start tomorrow | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Sixty six premier domestic cricketers will battle it out in toxic Delhi air which has been the cause for health hazards as the Syed Mushtaq Ali National T20 Championship's pre-quarter-final starts in national capital on Monday. As on Monday, the highest Air Quality Index (AQI) level in Delhi was 349, which is 'Harzardous' and was recorded in Shahdara area. The place where two of the pre quarter-finals will be played is Feroz Shah Kotla, which is located in Central Delhi, where the condition is slightly better with peak AQI of 249, which is deemed "Unhealthy". "The conditions are slightly better compared to past week and there is no intimation tat we won't go ahead with the game," a senior DDCA official told PTI when asked if there is a chance of cancellation. Kotla will host ...
India vs New Zealand T20Is: Top 5 India players to watch out for | Cricket News – Times of India
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India vs New Zealand T20Is: Top 5 India players to watch out for | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: After a disappointing T20 World Cup campaign in the UAE, India are ready for a new challenge, as they faced New Zealand in a three-match Twenty20 Internationals series at home from November 17. Few senior players from the World Cup squad are rested for the series, paving the way for some youngsters to showcase their talent and stay on the selectors radar, with yet another edition of the T20 World Cup to be played in a year's time. It will be the first T20I series for India after Virat Kohli relinquished the T20I captaincy. Kohli along with Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami and Ravindra Jadeja have been given some well deserved rest. And as expected, Rohit Sharma has been named the new India T20I skipper, with KL Rahul as his deputy. India will be looking to leave behind memories...
India vs New Zealand: Early dew likely to minimise toss advantage in first T20I in Jaipur | Cricket News – Times of India
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India vs New Zealand: Early dew likely to minimise toss advantage in first T20I in Jaipur | Cricket News – Times of India

JAIPUR: Heavy dew, which will minimise the toss advantage, has been predicted for India's opening T20I against New Zealand as Jaipur gears up to host its first international match in eight years on Wednesday. The winter chill can be experienced the moment you arrive in the pink city. Officials and groundstaff at the Rajasthan Cricket Association told PTI that in the last two days, the dew has been setting around 7pm, the start time of the first ever T20 International to be played at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium. The dew factor proved to be a massive one at the recently concluded T20 World Cup in the UAE where teams preferred to chase in better batting conditions. "Here in Jaipur, there could be dew in the first innings itself going by the last two days which minimises the toss advantage t...
New Zealand team arrives in Jaipur for India tour day after T20 World Cup final loss
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New Zealand team arrives in Jaipur for India tour day after T20 World Cup final loss

The New Zealand squad arrived here on a charter flight a day after losing the T20 World Cup final to Australia in Dubai. Since it is a bubble to bubble transfer, the Black Caps will not have to quarantine before the first T20I against hosts India on Wednesday. “They arrived in the evening and will be tested as per protocol before they have their practice session tomorrow,” confirmed a Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) official. New Zealand lost their maiden T20 World Cup final by eight wickets. It is expected to be tough for the Kiwis to regroup quickly for the three games against India. “It’s the first time that I can remember that we’re so quickly into another series immediately at the back-end of the T20 World Cup. It’s definitely tough and challenging but it is what is in fron...
Djokovic downs debutant Ruud for winning start at ATP Finals
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Djokovic downs debutant Ruud for winning start at ATP Finals

World number one Novak Djokovic began his quest for a sixth title at the season-ending ATP Finals with a 7-6(4) 6-2 victory over Norway’s Casper Ruud in their round robin encounter in Turin on Monday. Djokovic suffered a fall and lost his opening service game but recovered to find his rhythm against Ruud, who is making his debut at the event following five tournament wins this season. “It was strange. I played a good forehand and came into the net and had a comfortable overhead. I slipped, tripped, dropped my racquet and lost my serve,” Djokovic said. Incredible recovery from @DjokerNole 😮#NittoATPFinals pic.twitter.com/Fqm5iwQZ4W — ATP Tour (@atptour) November 15, 2021 “The conditions here are tough. If you lose your serve, it’s difficult to get it back. But I managed to stay in. I’m ...
T20 World Cup final heroics ‘will carry little weight’ in Ashes selection: Chief selector Bailey on Marsh | Cricket News – Times of India
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T20 World Cup final heroics ‘will carry little weight’ in Ashes selection: Chief selector Bailey on Marsh | Cricket News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: Australia's chairman of selectors George Bailey says Mitchell Marsh's incredible match-winning knock in the final of the T20 World Cup "will carry little weight" when the Ashes squad is picked as both are completely different formats. Marsh clobbered a 50-ball 77 and powered Australia to their maiden T20 World Cup triumph with an eight-wicket victory over New Zealand in Dubai on Sunday night. Overall, Marsh made 185 runs at an average of 62 in the UAE, prompting former Australian stars such as Ian Healy to back his selection in the team for the upcoming challenge against their traditional rivals England. But Bailey refused to commit when asked about the 31-year-old 'Player of the Match'. "Not much, to be honest. They're (T20s and Tests) about as far removed, we joke internall...
After Rashid lends support to Rafiq, Vaughan again denies making racist comments
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After Rashid lends support to Rafiq, Vaughan again denies making racist comments

Former England player Michael Vaughan ‘categorically’ denied making racist comments to former Yorkshire team-mate Azeem Rafiq, allegations which were supported by Adil Rashid on Monday. On Monday, Adil Rashid, the England leg-spinner, corroborated the accusations levelled against Michael Vaughan by Azeem Rafiq and said that the former England and Yorkshire captain counted the number of Asian players before a match. In a statement, Vaughan said, “I categorically deny saying the words attributed to me by Azeem Rafiq and want to restate this publicly because the “you lot” comment simply never happened.” “It is extremely upsetting that this completely false accusation has been made against me by a former teammate, apparently supported by two other players. For some time, Ajmal Shahzad has b...
A player called me a “f***ing monkey”: Chambers recalls racist abuse in county cricket
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A player called me a “f***ing monkey”: Chambers recalls racist abuse in county cricket

As the controversy surrounding the Yorkshire racism case storms on, Maurice Chambers, a Jamaican-born seamer has opened up about the racist abuse he faced while playing for Essex as well as Northamptonshire. Talking to The Cricketer, Chambers said he was called a “f***ing monkey” by one of his colleagues. He also revealed that a senior member of the coaching staff read out racist jokes in the dressing room. It got so bad that Chambers used to go home and cry after matches. “We had a team night out in Chelmsford,” Chambers told The Cricketer. “The other player got pretty drunk. When I got home, he threw a banana down the stairs and said: ‘Climb for it, you f***ing monkey.’ “I mentioned the incident to my mum and she reported it. The other player was forced to apologise to me but I still ...
In ‘hazardous’ Delhi air, Mushtaq Ali T20’s knock-out rounds start tomorrow
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In ‘hazardous’ Delhi air, Mushtaq Ali T20’s knock-out rounds start tomorrow

Sixty six premier domestic cricketers will battle it out in toxic Delhi air which has been the cause for health hazards as the Syed Mushtaq Ali National T20 Championship’s pre-quarter-final starts in national capital on Monday. As on Monday, the highest Air Quality Index (AQI) level in Delhi was 349, which is ‘Harzardous’ and was recorded in Shahdara area. The place where two of the pre quarter-finals will be played is Feroz Shah Kotla, which is located in Central Delhi, where the condition is slightly better with peak AQI of 249, which is deemed “Unhealthy”. “The conditions are slightly better compared to past week and there is no intimation that we won’t go ahead with the game,” a senior DDCA official told PTI when asked if there is a chance of cancellation. Kotla will host one match ...