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Bangladesh call up uncapped duo for Pakistan Test | Cricket News – Times of India
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Bangladesh call up uncapped duo for Pakistan Test | Cricket News – Times of India

DHAKA: Bangladesh on Monday called up uncapped batsman Mahmudul Hasan and pace bowler Rejaur Rahman in their squad for the opening Test of a two-match series against Pakistan, starting on November 26 in Chittagong. Under-19 World Cup winner Mahmudul, 21, was handed a spot in the Test squad on the back of a promising start to his first-class career which includes back-to-back hundreds in the the last two rounds of the National Cricket League, said chief selector Minhajul Abedin. Minhajul said 22-year-old fast bowler Rejaur, who has represented the BCB High Performance and Emerging Teams, also got the call for his strong showing in first-class cricket, where he has taken 33 wickets in 10 matches. "It is still early days for him but Mahmudul has showed good temperament for the longer versi...
ISL: Mumbai City begin title defence in style with win against FC Goa | Football News – Times of India
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ISL: Mumbai City begin title defence in style with win against FC Goa | Football News – Times of India

MARGAO: Spanish striker Igor Angulo struck twice in the space of three minutes as Mumbai City FC began their Indian Super League title defence in style with 3-0 win against FC Goa here on Monday. Angulo continued from where he left last season with a fine outing, though against his former side, as he scored in the 33rd (penalty) and 36 minutes to help Mumbai City FC begin their campaign on a winning note. Brazilian Ygor Catatau (76th) then celebrated his ISL debut within minutes of stepping onto the pitch, closing the match for the City Football Group-owned club in their season opener. Des Buckingham, on his first match as head coach on Indian soil, showed off Mumbai City's summer signings in the starting XI. Apuia, Mohammad Nawaz, Rahul Bheke, and Cassio Gabriel all started alongside A...
Suryakumar Yadav added to Team India for Kanpur Test | Cricket News – Times of India
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Suryakumar Yadav added to Team India for Kanpur Test | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Mumbai's prolific India limited overs batsman Suryakumar Yadav was on Monday added to Team India for the first Test against New Zealand in Kanpur, TOI has learnt. Yadav, who scored a 40-ball 62 in India's five-wicket win over New Zealand in the opening T20I in Jaipur last week, was asked to join the Ajinkya Rahane-led Indian Test team in the flight from Kolkata, where the third and final game of the T20I series was held on Sunday. The first of the two Tests between India and New Zealand kicks off in Kanpur on Thursday, November 25. The 31-year-old — who scored a match-winning half-century on his T20I debut against England in March this year — has played 11 T20Is, in which he has scored 244 runs, including three fifties, at an average of 34.85, at an impressive strike rate of 155...
Carrick ready for ‘privilege’ of Man United job after Solskjaer sacking | Football News – Times of India
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Carrick ready for ‘privilege’ of Man United job after Solskjaer sacking | Football News – Times of India

MANCHESTER: Michael Carrick said Monday he is relishing the "privilege" of taking temporary charge at Manchester United as captain Harry Maguire demanded the players take responsibility for the disastrous results that led to the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Solskjaer was sacked on Sunday after a dismal run of one win in seven Premier League games, which included heavy defeats to Leicester, Liverpool, Manchester City and Watford. Carrick, 40, was part of the Norwegian's coaching staff, but will take caretaker charge while the club work on plans to appoint an interim manager until the end of the season. "To see Ole unfortunately lose his job yesterday was tough for me and tough for a lot of people at the club," said Carrick, who won a clutch of major trophies as a United player betwee...
IOC call with Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai raises more questions | Tennis News – Times of India
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IOC call with Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai raises more questions | Tennis News – Times of India

A video call between Olympic officials and Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai, whose nearly three-week disappearance from public view sparked an outcry, was meant to reassure the world that she was safe - but instead has raised more questions. Concern grew in the last week for the former No. 1-ranked doubles player - who hadn't been seen since accusing a senior Chinese official of sexual assault on Nov. 2. Tennis stars and fans alike demanded to know (hash)WhereIsPengShuai, and the head of the Women's Tennis Association threatened to pull lucrative events from China. On Sunday, the International Olympic Committee said Peng spoke to officials, including IOC President Thomas Bach, in a 30-minute video call from Beijing. According to the organization's statement, she reassured them that she ...
‘During Shastri’s tenure, there was no agenda, decisions came from purely thinking about team values’
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‘During Shastri’s tenure, there was no agenda, decisions came from purely thinking about team values’

India’s successful run India under coach Ravi Shastri and captain Virat Kohli, especially in Test matches, wouldn’t have been possible without Bharat Arun, who made the Indian bowling something to be feared and envied. Sriram Veera talks to the former India bowling coach, who looks back fondly at his tenure. *** What was the message you got when you re-joined the team in 2017? I remember when I came on board in 2017, Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri said we need to create a Test force. To do so, what do we have to do? Take 20 wickets, play five bowlers in any conditions. I had already observed the bowlers in my first short stint in 2014, and knew what was needed. We lacked the consistency required at that level to become a Test force all over the world. Kohli and Shastri were c...
Watch: Dhananjaya De Silva’s bizarre hit-wicket dismissal against West Indies
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Watch: Dhananjaya De Silva’s bizarre hit-wicket dismissal against West Indies

In one of the most bizarre dismissals you’ll ever see on a cricket pitch, Sri Lankan allrounder Dhananjaya de Silva knocked the bails off the stump with his bat while trying to save the ball from bouncing back on the wickets in the first test match against in West Indies. The incident happened in the 95th over when Shanon Gabriel bowled a short delivery and de Silva punched it back on the pitch. In an attempt to stop the ball from bouncing onto the sticks, de Silva smashed the stumps with the bat. The replay showed de Silva trying to push the ball away with the bat, but it hit the top edge and still the threat of the stumps being disturbed wasn’t put off. So he used the bat in a hurry to push it away to the other side, in the process panicked and hit the leg stump. A fine ...
1st Test: Sri Lanka spinners put Windies on the ropes | Cricket News – Times of India
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1st Test: Sri Lanka spinners put Windies on the ropes | Cricket News – Times of India

GALLE (Sri Lanka): West Indies were on Monday in deep trouble in the first Test against Sri Lanka as they collapsed to 113 for six at stumps on day two in reply to the hosts' first innings total of 386 all out. The tourists, hunting their first ever Test win in Sri Lanka, trailed by 273 runs with four wickets in hand in Galle. After Sri Lanka's quicks failed to take a wicket, the spinners made hay as off-spinner Ramesh Mendis claimed three wickets and left-arm orthodox duo Praveen Jayawickrama and Lasith Embuldeniya shared three wickets between them. Openers Kraigg Brathwaite and Jermaine Blackwood had added 46 runs for the first wicket before Embuldeniya provided the breakthrough trapping Blackwood leg-before for 20. Jayawickrama was operating from the City End and Nkrumah Bonner glove...
Two-year T20 World Cup cycle important for growth of cricket: ICC | Cricket News – Times of India
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Two-year T20 World Cup cycle important for growth of cricket: ICC | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: The ICC on Monday asserted that a two-year T20 Word Cup cycle is important for the growth of the game as it is the format that is contested by all the members. The global governing body last week announced the schedule of ICC events from 2024-2031 with a tournament slated to be played every year. "We've got different events in different formats. I think the decision to play T20 World Cups every two years is a conscious one to try and position T20 as the growth format of the game across all of our members," ICC CEO Geoff Allardice said, replying to PTI's query during a media round table. "The tournament we've just finished in the UAE and Oman was the first one in five years which, given the amount of T20 International cricket being played and the fact that so many of our members a...
India vs New Zealand: Looks like Patels are winning everything, jokes Axar in chat with Harshal | Cricket News – Times of India
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India vs New Zealand: Looks like Patels are winning everything, jokes Axar in chat with Harshal | Cricket News – Times of India

KOLKATA: Left-arm spinner Axar Patel joked in a video chat with Harshal Patel that it looks like 'Patels are winning everything'. The comment came after Harshal said that player of the match awards are shared between them. After Harshal won the Player of the Match award on debut for figures of 2/25 in the second T20I at Ranchi, it was Axar's turn to claim the award for his spell of 3/9 in India inflicting a 3-0 clean sweep over New Zealand in the T20I series at Kolkata. Harshal, on the other hand, took the 'game changer' award at Eden Gardens for his spell of 2/26 and playing a handy cameo of 18 off 11 balls. "I don't know, we haven't decided it but it seems like the Man of the Match will stay between us Patels!" joked Harshal in a video uploaded by BCCI on Monday. Axar laughingly repli...
ICC confident teams will have no problem playing 2025 Champions Trophy in Pakistan | Cricket News – Times of India
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ICC confident teams will have no problem playing 2025 Champions Trophy in Pakistan | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: The ICC is confident that teams will have no reservations travelling to Pakistan for the 2025 Champions Trophy despite over a decade-long scepticism about playing in that part of the world. The ICC last week awarded the hosting rights of the 2025 Champions Trophy to Pakistan. It will mark the return of major cricketing events to Pakistan after more than two decades. The last time Pakistan had an ICC event on its soil was when it co-hosted the 1996 World Cup along with India and Sri Lanka. It has not been able to host many international games in the country since the 2009 terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan team bus in Lahore. "The answer is, from what we can see so far, absolutely (teams will travel)," ICC chair Greg Barclay said replying to PTI's query during a media roundtable. ...
Gautam Gambhir criticises Ravi Shastri for his ‘best team in the world’ remark | Cricket News – Times of India
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Gautam Gambhir criticises Ravi Shastri for his ‘best team in the world’ remark | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former India opener Gautam Gambhir is not happy with Ravi Shastri's remark in which he had termed the Virat Kohli-led side best in the world. Shastri's remark did not go down well with Gambhir saying, we would not hear this kind of statement from newly-appointed coach Rahul Dravid. Shastri's tenure as head coach ended after India's forgetful campaign in the recently-concluded ICC Men's T20 World Cup. One of the most celebrated batsmen and legendary cricketer Dravid was appointed as the head coach of Team India. Shastri had famously compared Team India's Test series win in Australia with the 1983 World Cup title triumph. Gambhir said it is fine if this statement came from others, not from the outgoing coach. "It's really a pity that this statement came from him; you will never...
England manager Gareth Southgate signs new contract to 2024 | Football News – Times of India
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England manager Gareth Southgate signs new contract to 2024 | Football News – Times of India

LONDON: England manager Gareth Southgate has ended any speculation about his future by signing a new contract through to the end of 2024, the Football Association (FA) announced on Monday. Since being handed the job on a full-time basis in 2016, the former England international has revitalised the nation's fortunes, taking them to the 2018 World Cup semi-finals and the final of European Championship this year. Southgate's future had been the source of some uncertainty with his much-admired work with the national team making him a candidate for some of the top club jobs. But the new deal means he and his assistant Steve Holland will lead England to next year's 2022 World Cup finals before taking them through qualifying for Euro 2024. "I am delighted that Steve and I have been able to ext...
FIFA publishes shortlists for annual best player awards
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FIFA publishes shortlists for annual best player awards

Chelsea won the Champions League and England reached the European Championship final, but no Englishmen are on the shortlists for FIFA’s annual awards published on Monday. Jorginho, a double European champion with Chelsea and Italy, was joined by club teammate N’Golo Kanté among 11 candidates to be voted FIFA’s best player in the 2020-21 season. Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo took their usual places on the list with last year’s winner, Robert Lewandowski. Mohamed Salah, Kylian Mbappé, Erling Haaland, Kevin De Bruyne, Karim Benzema and Neymar complete the shortlist decided by a FIFA-appointed panel. 📲 BREAKING: The candidates shortlisted for #TheBest FIFA Football Awards™ 2021 have been announced 🏆 The winners will be revealed at an online ceremony on 17 January 2022 📰 ...
German sport facing disruption as 4th coronavirus wave hits
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German sport facing disruption as 4th coronavirus wave hits

Canceled games, players in quarantine and arguments over vaccine mandates. Sports in Germany are facing a winter of disruption as the country endures a fourth wave of rising coronavirus infections. Bundesliga powerhouse Bayern Munich on Monday had five players in quarantine because they are unvaccinated and two more in isolation after contracting COVID-19. A spat is reportedly brewing behind the scenes with the club planning to dock pay from the unvaccinated players — Joshua Kimmich, Serge Gnabry, Jamal Musiala, Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting and Michael Cuisance — because their reluctance to get the shot puts them at greater risk of missing games. ℹ️ Serge Gnabry, Jamal Musiala, Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting and Michael Cuisance have entered quarantine after a contact person tested ...
Syed Mushtaq Ali: Shahrukh and Sai Kishore star as Tamil Nadu retain the crown | Cricket News – Times of India
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Syed Mushtaq Ali: Shahrukh and Sai Kishore star as Tamil Nadu retain the crown | Cricket News – Times of India

CHENNAI: M Shahrukh Khan (33 n.o., 1x4, 3x6) and Sai Kishore (4-0-12-3 with the ball and an unbeaten 6) were the architects of Tamil Nadu's four-wicket win over Karnataka that helped them retain the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 crown at the Feroz Shah Kotla in New Delhi on Monday. Tamil Nadu --- chasing 152 --- needed 16 from the last over with Shahrukh and Sai Kishore in the middle. The equation boiled down to 5 off the last ball and Shahrukh's six over deep square-leg region off left-arm pacer Prateek Jain (1-34) took Tamil Nadu past the finish line and sparked wild celebrations in the dugout. "Everyone dreams of a last-ball six and I will remember this innings for a very long time," Shahrukh, the man-of-the-match, said after the clash. On his mindset before the last ball, Shahrukh said, "The...
Mumbai City begin title defence in style with win against FC Goa
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Mumbai City begin title defence in style with win against FC Goa

Spanish striker Igor Angulo struck twice in the space of three minutes as Mumbai City FC began their Indian Super League title defence in style with 3-0 win against FC Goa here on Monday. Angulo continued from where he left last season with a fine outing, though against his former side, as he scored in the 33rd (penalty) and 36 minutes to help Mumbai City FC begin their campaign on a winning note. HALF-TIME A brace from Igor Angulo puts #theIslanders in the lead and sets up an exciting second-half! 🤩#MCFCFCG #MumbaiCity #AamchiCity 🔵 pic.twitter.com/6wD2mvHf8C — Mumbai City FC (@MumbaiCityFC) November 22, 2021 Brazilian Ygor Catatau (76th) then celebrated his ISL debut within minutes of stepping onto the pitch, closing the match for the City Football Group-owned club in th...
Sindhu, Srikanth eye consistency at Indonesia Open Super 1000 | Badminton News – Times of India
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Sindhu, Srikanth eye consistency at Indonesia Open Super 1000 | Badminton News – Times of India

BALI: Two-time Olympic medallist PV Sindhu and former world number one Kidambi Srikanth would look for a consistent show when they compete at the USD 850,000 Indonesia Open starting here on Tuesday. Just days after their semifinal finishes at Indonesia Masters Super 750, the two top Indian shuttlers will begin their campaign at the World Tour Super 1000 event in their quest for the title. Sindhu, the reigning world champion, last reached the finals at the Swiss Open. She came close to the summit clash thrice by reaching the semifinals on three occasions, including her last two tournaments. Last week, Sindhu's campaign was cut short by Japan's Akane Yamaguchi with a straight game win and the Indian will look to quickly recover from the loss. The third seeded Indian will begin her campaig...
Bangladesh pick uncapped Mahmudul, Raja in first test squad
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Bangladesh pick uncapped Mahmudul, Raja in first test squad

Bangladesh have called up uncapped duo Mahmudul Hasan Joy and Rejaur Rahman Raja for the first cricket test against Pakistan in Chittagong that starts on Friday. Allrounder Shakib Al Hasan is also included in the squad but needs to have his fitness assessed. “We will obviously have to wait and see if Shakib makes it for the first test but the players who are in the squad have been the most consistent performers for us in tests and their presence can make a difference,” chief selector Minhajul Abedin said on Monday. Experienced opening batsman Tamim Iqbal has opted out of the series due to injury. The two newcomers made their way into the squad based on their performances in the longer form of the game, according to Abedin. Batsman Mahmudul, 21, has made a promising star...
Romelu Lukaku set to return for Chelsea against Juventus
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Romelu Lukaku set to return for Chelsea against Juventus

Romelu Lukaku is set to return from a month out with an ankle injury in Chelsea’s Champions League match against Juventus on Tuesday. Lukaku has been in full training since Sunday and Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel said the Belgium striker could be selected in the squad if he is deemed fit after meeting with medical staff. “Maybe he has the chance to be in the squad for the last minutes (of the match),” Tuchel said of Lukaku, “but that will be the absolute maximum we can get out of the situation right now.” Lukaku was hurt in the win over Malmo in the Champions League on Oct. 20, the same game in which Timo Werner also came off the field because of a hamstring injury. Werner has also returned to training and looks more likely to play against Juventus, given Kai Havertz —...