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Day: November 17, 2021

1st T20I: Suryakumar Yadav, Rohit Sharma star in India’s five-wicket win over New Zealand | Cricket News – Times of India
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1st T20I: Suryakumar Yadav, Rohit Sharma star in India’s five-wicket win over New Zealand | Cricket News – Times of India

The pull shot is Rohit Sharma's ego and the swirling in-swinger is Bhuvneshwar Kumar's pride. On a nippy Thursday night in Jaipur, both unfurled their signature moves - which had deserted them for the last few months - to set the tone for India's resounding five-wicket win over New Zealand in the first T20I. Whenever a regime changes, the convenient assumption is to see wholesome changes and fresh faces. There's no denying that there's underlying anxiety a week after a soul-scarring T20 World Cup campaign. As the talks about a major transition started gaining steam, India's veterans stepped up and announced they still have enough in them to carry Indian T20 cricket forward for a while. New T20I captain Rohit was at the forefront along with Bhuvneshwar and R Ashwin of a dominant show. Sc...
India clubbed alongside Uganda, South Africa and Ireland for 2022 U-19 World Cup | Cricket News – Times of India
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India clubbed alongside Uganda, South Africa and Ireland for 2022 U-19 World Cup | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: India were on Wednesday placed in Group B alongside debutants Uganda, South Africa and Ireland for the ICC Under-19 men's cricket World Cup, set to be held in the West Indies across four countries from January 14 to February 5, 2022. A total of 16 teams will travel to the Caribbean to compete in 48 matches. Defending champions Bangladesh, England, Canada and the United Arab Emirates form Group A while Group C comprises Pakistan, Afghanistan, Zimbabwe and Papua New Guinea. Group D sees host West Indies, Australia and Sri Lanka. Scotland completed the tournament line up in Group D after New Zealand withdrew due to the extensive mandatory quarantine restrictions for minors on their return home. The four host countries have been confirmed as Antigua and Barbuda, Guyana, St Kitts and ...
Decision on participation in 2025 Champions Trophy in Pakistan will be taken when the time comes: Anurag Thakur | Cricket News – Times of India
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Decision on participation in 2025 Champions Trophy in Pakistan will be taken when the time comes: Anurag Thakur | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Sports Minister Anurag Thakur on Wednesday said a decision on India's participation in the 2025 Champions Trophy in Pakistan will be taken "when the time comes" as there were still "security issues" for international teams to tour the neighbouring country. The ICC on Tuesday awarded the hosting rights of the 2025 Champions Trophy to Pakistan which will mark the return of a major cricket event to that country after more than two decades. "In the past, many countries had pulled out of going there because of security concerns. As you all know, players were even attacked while playing over there and that's a big issue," Thakur told reporters. "When international championships are held, many factors are taken into account. When the time comes, we will see what to do. We will asses...
Djokovic reaches ATP Finals semis by thrashing Andrey Rublev | Tennis News – Times of India
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Djokovic reaches ATP Finals semis by thrashing Andrey Rublev | Tennis News – Times of India

TURIN (Italy): Novak Djokovic moved into the last four of the ATP Finals for the 10th time with a comfortable victory over Andrey Rublev in Turin on Wednesday. The world number one, bidding to equal Roger Federer's record of six titles at the season-ending event, brushed aside fifth seed Rublev 6-3, 6-2 to secure his 50th match win of the year. Djokovic, thanks to successive straight-sets victories, has wrapped up top spot in the Green Group. Norway's Casper Ruud plays British alternate Cameron Norrie later in the day. The 34-year-old Djokovic is looking to cap off a remarkable year which saw him only just miss out on completing a calendar Grand Slam with defeat by Daniil Medvedev in the US Open final. He plays Norrie in his last round-robin match on Friday. A rematch with second-ranked...
Djokovic closes on ATP Finals semis by thrashing Andrey Rublev | Tennis News – Times of India
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Djokovic closes on ATP Finals semis by thrashing Andrey Rublev | Tennis News – Times of India

TURIN (Italy): Novak Djokovic moved to the brink of the last four at the ATP Finals with a comfortable victory over Andrey Rublev in Turin on Wednesday. The world number one, bidding to equal Roger Federer's record of six titles at the season-ending event, brushed aside fifth seed Rublev 6-3, 6-2. Djokovic will be sure of his place in the semi-finals if Norway's Casper Ruud beats British alternate Cameron Norrie later in the day. The 34-year-old Djokovic is looking to cap off a remarkable year which saw him only just miss out on completing a calendar Grand Slam with defeat by Daniil Medvedev in the US Open final. He sits top of the Green Group and plays Norrie in his last round-robin match on Friday. Source link
Yorkshire racism row: David Lloyd apologises to Azeem Rafiq, Sky Sports to investigate comments
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Yorkshire racism row: David Lloyd apologises to Azeem Rafiq, Sky Sports to investigate comments

Following former Yorkshire cricketer Azeem Rafiq’s testimony to the Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) Committee in parliament on Tuesday about the institutional racism prevalent at the club, Prime Minister Boris Johnson called on cricket authorities to take “immediate action”. Commentator David Lloyd took to Twitter to apologise after he was accused of making disparaging comments, while broadcasters Sky Sports said they would be investigating his comments. Meanwhile, England’s white-ball specialist Alex Hales denied calling his dog Kevin had anything to do with the name gaining notoriety as a ‘racist slur. Rafiq had earlier this month accused former England skipper Michael Vaughan of telling a group of Yorkshire players of Asian ethnicity, including him, that there are “too man...
Troy Cooley to be NCA’s new fast bowling coach; exclusive ‘pacers contract’ on anvil | Cricket News – Times of India
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Troy Cooley to be NCA’s new fast bowling coach; exclusive ‘pacers contract’ on anvil | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The BCCI is all set to appoint decorated Australian coach Troy Cooley as fast bowling coach at the National Cricket Academy with an aim to create the country's next generation of speed merchants. Cooley is considered one of the best fast bowling coaches in world cricket. His biggest moment of glory came as England's bowling coach during the historic 2005 Ashes where the home team's fast bowlers became a nightmare for the Aussie batters. The success of Andrew Flintoff, Matthew Hoggard, Simon Jones and Steve Harmison was attributed to the presence of Cooley in the English dressing room and his role in plotting the Australian downfall. "I would say one of the biggest success for both Sourav (Ganguly) and Jay (Shah) is to convince Troy Cooley to work with India's next batch of pa...
India herald start of new era with five-wicket win over New Zealand
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India herald start of new era with five-wicket win over New Zealand

Skipper Rohit Sharma and Suryakumar Yadav produced sublime knocks as India bungled towards end before recovering in time to fashion a five-wicket win over New Zealand in the opening T20 International ushering in a new era in Indian cricket. ICYMI: There was no shortage of drama & action in the last over of #TeamIndia's chase. Here's how the things panned out as @RishabhPant17 hit the winning runs & India sealed a win. 👏 👏 #INDvNZ @Paytm Watch 🎥 🔽 — BCCI (@BCCI) November 17, 2021 Martin Guptill (70 off 42) and Mark Chapman (63 off 50) took New Zealand to 164 for six on a good batting surface. India’s chase was set up by Rohit (48 off 36), who made his full-time captaincy debut, and Suryakumar Yadav (62 off 40) who came in at number three in place of rested Virat Kohli. DO NO...
‘I feel better every day,’ says Brazilian great Pele | Football News – Times of India
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‘I feel better every day,’ says Brazilian great Pele | Football News – Times of India

Former Brazilian soccer player Pele said on Wednesday he was feeling better "every day", almost two months after leaving hospital following the removal of a tumour in his colon. "Friends, it's been a while since we talked about this. I want to let you know that I'm fine. I feel better every day," a masked Pele wrote on Twitter. Amigos, faz algum tempo que não falamos disso. Eu quero avisar que estou muito bem. Me sinto cada dia melhor. Acho… https://t.co/idl8DZMU9c— Pelé (@Pele) 1637151931000"I don't think even the mask for my protection can hide my happiness. Thank you very much to all of you who send me good energy daily." His message, however, gave no indication of how his chemotherapy was progressing. Pele, who turned 81 in October, said in September he would undergo chemotherapy fo...
Premier League chairman Hoffman to step down at the end of January | Football News – Times of India
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Premier League chairman Hoffman to step down at the end of January | Football News – Times of India

Premier League chairman Gary Hoffman will step down at the end of January 2022, just 19 months after taking charge, the English top flight league announced on Wednesday. The confirmation of Hoffman's departure follows media reports that he was under pressure from clubs to step down in the wake of a Saudi Arabian-backed consortium's takeover of Newcastle United. "It has been a privilege to lead the Premier League through the last two seasons - when the spirit of English football has been more important than ever," Hoffman said in a statement. "Now, I have decided the time is right for me to stand aside to allow new leadership to steer the League through its next exciting phase." Hoffman, who was appointed in April last year and took over in June, was described as an "outstanding candidat...
Sourav Ganguly: Laxman’s stature is beyond question and that’s why he is new NCA head | Cricket News – Times of India
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Sourav Ganguly: Laxman’s stature is beyond question and that’s why he is new NCA head | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: "Indian cricket is in safe hands," gushed BCCI president Sourav Ganguly as his former illustrious teammates, Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman are now set to "give their all" in two influential positions. Dravid was appointed head coach of the Indian team while Laxman is now set to head the National Cricket Academy. Ganguly, who as Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) president had roped in Laxman as the head of state unit's pilot project 'Vision 2020', knew his ability to work with junior players. "I am very happy for them to be appointed as head coach and head of NCA because those are two very important positions in Indian cricket," Ganguly told PTI. Dravid, Ganguly and Laxman formed a strong middle order in the Indian team when they played together from 1996 to 2008. The BCCI top...
Rafiq racism case: Alex Hales denies racist connotation in naming dog ‘Kevin’
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Rafiq racism case: Alex Hales denies racist connotation in naming dog ‘Kevin’

After he was named in the racism scandal by Azeem Rafiq on Tuesday, England player Alex Hales issued a statement on Wednesday claiming that there were no racial connotation in naming his dog Kevin, a term Rafiq claimed that England players used to abuse people from black and Asian backgrounds. The statement further claimed that Hales has sympathy for what Rafiq had gone through and said he respects him for taking a stand. Hales also stated that he will cooperate with any investigation and there was no room for racism in cricket. Rafiq, an ex-Yorkshire spinner, claimed on Tuesday that the term ‘Kevin’ was widely used by former team-mate Gary Ballance, who had introduced it to the England dressing room, where it allegedly took hold to such an extent that it led to Hales naming his black d...
Tsitsipas withdraws from ATP Finals with elbow injury | Tennis News – Times of India
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Tsitsipas withdraws from ATP Finals with elbow injury | Tennis News – Times of India

Stefanos Tsitsipas has withdrawn from the ATP Finals due to an elbow injury, organisers announced on Wednesday with the Greek having lost his opening match against Andrey Rublev. Tsitsipas, who won the event in 2019, lost 6-4 6-4 to the Russian in his Green Group match on Monday and was due to face Casper Ruud in his next encounter. However, the ATP said that the Greek world number four had suffered a right elbow injury and would play no further part in the tournament in Turin. British world number 12 Cameron Norrie will replace Tsitsipas, who has been carrying the injury since retiring from the second round of the Paris Masters earlier this month. The withdrawal follows that of Matteo Berrettini on Tuesday after the Italian suffered an abdominal injury in his opening match against Alex...
Dravid starts with a win as coach, finishes with blank face; Boult gets the blues, Chapman riffs off Fleming
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Dravid starts with a win as coach, finishes with blank face; Boult gets the blues, Chapman riffs off Fleming

In the penultimate over with India flapping their legs vigorously but not quite moving ahead the camera focused on Rahul Dravid. The new coach was having a tough first day at the office. He had that Dravid expression on his face – pensive and thoughtful. Sunil Gavaskar, from the distant commentator’s box, would spot the sprouting of a new gray hair on the new coach’s scalp. Others would laugh. Soon Shreyas Iyer would get out, failing to clear the long off boundary. Dravid put his head down to scribble on his book. It was one lengthy note. Another Iyer, Venkatesh, would join. He would hit a boundary. Slow claps from the coach this time. He would get out playing the reverse sweep. No, Dravid didn’t throw his cap on the turf. Actually, he wasn’t wearing one when in the dugout. Pant would ...
Cooley, architect of England’s 2005 Ashes win, is new NCA fast bowling coach
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Cooley, architect of England’s 2005 Ashes win, is new NCA fast bowling coach

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has appointed former England bowling coach Troy Cooley as fast bowling coach at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru. Cooley’s appointment was confirmed by BCCI secretary Jay Shah. “The BCCI has appointed Cooley as fast bowling coach for NCA,” Shah told The Indian Express. The former Tasmania pacer was convinced by the Indian board to come on board as they were looking for a new set of coaches in Bengaluru. Cooley is expected to join the NCA by December and his contract is for three years. Cooley was England bowling coach when they won back the Ashes after a long gap in a memorable 2-1 series win in 2005. Later, he was roped in by Cricket Australia for its senior team, and worked at Brisbane’s Centre of Excellence. Cooley’s first big...
Smriti Mandhana lights up WBBL with 114-run knock against Renegades | Cricket News – Times of India
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Smriti Mandhana lights up WBBL with 114-run knock against Renegades | Cricket News – Times of India

MACKAY (Australia): Smriti Mandhana lit up the Women's Big Bash League (WBBL) on Wednesday as she played a 114-run knock against Melbourne Renegades at the Harrup Park. However, this knock went in vain as her side Sydney Thunder stumbled to a six-run loss in the WBBL against Renegades. Chasing 176, it was Mandhana who kept the Thunder in the hunt and she went on to score 114 of just 64 balls with the help of 14 fours and three sixes. Mandhana along with Tahila Wilson tried their best to get Thunder over the line but Renegades held their nerve to register a thrilling win. Earlier, batting first, Renegades had posted 175/4 in the allotted twenty overs owing to Harmanpreet Kaur's 81-run knock off just 55 balls. In her innings, Harmanpreet smashed 11 fours and 2 sixes to take Renegades' sco...
Graham Ford steps down from Ireland men’s head coach role | Cricket News – Times of India
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Graham Ford steps down from Ireland men’s head coach role | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBLIN (Ireland): Ireland men's head coach Graham Ford will step down from his role and will leave Cricket Ireland in December, the board said on Wednesday. Ford was appointed head coach in late 2017 on initially a three-year deal, which was extended by three years in 2019. According to Cricket Ireland, Ford's decision will see him step down from coaching duties immediately, however, he will go on leave as he sees out his contractual notice period, which will take him into mid-December. 📡 #BreakingNews: Ireland Men's head coach Graham Ford steps down from role.➡️ Read more: https://t.co/B75bYKNTey… https://t.co/kFGseVWABS— Cricket Ireland (@cricketireland) 1637146962000"The last four years have been very special for me -- I have enjoyed many happy days with a cricket squad made up of ve...
Barefoot at Barca: Dani Alves ‘living the dream’ after Barcelona return
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Barefoot at Barca: Dani Alves ‘living the dream’ after Barcelona return

Dani Alves was cheered by a crowd of more than 10,000 as he was introduced to Barcelona fans again on Wednesday. Stepping barefoot onto the field at Camp Nou Stadium, Alves said he insisted on returning to help put the Catalan club back on track. The 38-year-old Brazil defender said he will be ready to fight for a starting spot when he is eligible to play in January. Inked! @DaniAlvesD2 pic.twitter.com/jpK9GYktsI — FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) November 17, 2021 He's one of us 💙❤️@DaniAlvesD2 pic.twitter.com/TP0zAWdv8X — FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) November 17, 2021 “I come to compete, not just to spend time and live in Barcelona,” Alves said. “I come to play and to fight for a spot on the team. I’m not back just because I have a very good relationship with the coach or the president. W...
Neeraj Chopra felicitated at SAI NSNIS Patiala
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Neeraj Chopra felicitated at SAI NSNIS Patiala

Tokyo Olympics Gold 2020 Gold Medalist Neeraj Chopra was given a grand welcome at SAI NSNIS Patiala after being honoured with Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award. A grand felicitation ceremony was held within the premises of institute. Dronacharya Awardee 2021 Shri Radhakrishnan Nair, Neeraj’s coach Dr Klaus Bartonietz and all Olympians present at NSNIS Patiala were also felicitated. Neeraj Chopra felicitated at the SAI NSNIS Patiala. pic.twitter.com/FBjqzCwsHW — Express Sports (@IExpressSports) November 17, 2021 Neeraj shared his journey and experiences with the athletes present and he highlighted the role and the support of Sports Authority of India in his journey. “I came at NSNIS Patiala in 2015 and was motivated by the players and coaches. It feels like home to be back at NSNIS P...
India clubbed alongside Uganda, South Africa and Ireland for U19 World Cup
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India clubbed alongside Uganda, South Africa and Ireland for U19 World Cup

India were on Wednesday placed in Group B alongside debutants Uganda, South Africa and Ireland for the ICC Under-19 men’s cricket World Cup, set to be held in the West Indies across four countries from January 14 February 5, next year. A total of 16 teams will travel to the Caribbean to compete in 48 matches. Defending champions Bangladesh, England, Canada and the United Arab Emirates form Group A while Group C comprises Pakistan, Afghanistan, Zimbabwe and Papua New Guinea. Group D sees host West Indies, Australia and Sri Lanka. Scotland complete the tournament line up in Group D after New Zealand withdrew due to the extensive mandatory quarantine restrictions for minors on their return home. Mark your calendars 🗓 Here are the full fixtures of the ICC Under 19 Men's Cricket World Cup ...