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BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal dismisses reports about Team India’s new diet plan | Cricket News – Times of India
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BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal dismisses reports about Team India’s new diet plan | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Dismissing all the reports regarding Team India's new dietary plan, BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal on Tuesday said that the board has not issued any such directive to players or support staff, and they are free to eat as per their choice. The reports earlier had claimed the national cricket board (BCCI) has banned beef and pork in any form in Team India's new diet regime. It was also reported that the players are only allowed to consume meat in only 'halal' form. However, the BCCI treasurer has denied all the reports, saying that the so-called diet plan has never been discussed and will not be enforced. "The BCCI has not given any direction to any player or team staff on what to eat and what not to eat. All these rumours are baseless," Dhumal told IANS. "This diet plan has never ...
TVS Eurogrip is the principal sponsor for Chennai Super Kings; deal value pegged at over Rs 100 crore | Cricket News – Times of India
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TVS Eurogrip is the principal sponsor for Chennai Super Kings; deal value pegged at over Rs 100 crore | Cricket News – Times of India

CHENNAI: Two and three wheeler tyre manufacturer TVS Eurogrip on Tuesday said it has associated with four-time IPL winner Chennai Super Kings, owned by The India Cements Ltd, to be its principal sponsor for the next three years. Chennai Super Kings and TVS Eurogrip would launch a series of initiatives to engage the large fan base of CSK across the country. The partnership for the next three years (2022-2024) would also give TVS Eurogrip the visibility on the front of CSK's yellow jersey, a company statement said. Welcoming our partner with (p)ride! #WhistlePodu for a great journey together @TVSEurogrip! 🥳#Yellove 💛— Chennai Super Kings - Mask P😷du Whistle P🥳du! (@ChennaiIPL) 1637672454000The value of the TVS Eurogrip-CSK partnership was upwards of over Rs 100 crore, sources in the know ...
1st unofficial Test: India A bowlers toil on opening day against South Africa A | Cricket News – Times of India
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1st unofficial Test: India A bowlers toil on opening day against South Africa A | Cricket News – Times of India

BLOEMFONTEIN: The India A bowlers had a tough time on the field as Pieter Malan and Tony de Zorzi scored centuries to take South Africa A to 343 for three at stumps on day one of the opening unofficial Test on Tuesday. After opting to bowl, the Priyank Panchal-led side got two early wickets before Malan (157 batting off 258 balls) and Zorzi (117 off 186) shared a 217-run stand for the third wicket to put South Africa A in a strong position in the four-day game. Pacer Navdeep Saini, who has lost his place in the Indian team, took a wicket and so did left-arm speedster Arzan Nagwaswalla and Umran Malik, who was picked in the A squad after impressing with his extra pace in the IPL. All the three spinners -- Rahul Chahar, K Gowtham and Baba Aparajith -- failed to pick up a wicket. Chahar, w...
Dinesh Karthik, Washington Sundar back in TN squad for Vijay Hazare Trophy | Cricket News – Times of India
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Dinesh Karthik, Washington Sundar back in TN squad for Vijay Hazare Trophy | Cricket News – Times of India

CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu on Tuesday picked experienced wicketkeeper-batter Dinesh Karthik and all-rounder Washington Sundar in a 20-man squad for the Vijay Hazare Trophy cricket tournament. Karthik missed the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20 tournament which Tamil Nadu won in New Delhi on Monday owing to an injury while Washington Sundar has been out of action since the tour of England earlier this year and was undergoing rehabilitation at the NCA in Bengaluru. Tamil Nadu, which is in Elite Group 'B', will play its preliminary matches in Thiruvananthapuram. It opens its campaign against Mumbai on December 8. The team will be led by all-rounder Vijay Shankar, who captained the side to triumph in the Mushtaq Ali Trophy, while opener N Jagadeesan has been named his deputy, according to a TNCA releas...
Third former Essex player alleges he suffered racist abuse | Cricket News – Times of India
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Third former Essex player alleges he suffered racist abuse | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: Another former player of English county Essex has said he suffered racist abuse at the club following allegations made by Zoheb Sharif and Maurice Chambers in the last week. Jahid Ahmed, who bowled for Essex from 2005-2009, told The Cricketer he was bullied by a senior coach and that his accent was mocked by players and some members of the coaching staff. Jahid's revelations follow similar claims by Chambers and Sharif. Chambers, who played for Essex between 2005 and 2013, said he was so upset by the racist bullying he faced at the county that he would go home and cry after matches. "It was a white man's world where brown people were outsiders," Jahid, 35, said. "I wanted to change my voice. I tried to deepen it. I really wanted to fit in. "I felt like an outsider all the time I...
Pant needs a break to switch off from cricket: Uthappa | Cricket News – Times of India
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Pant needs a break to switch off from cricket: Uthappa | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India's wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant struggled to score runs in the T20 series against New Zealand and that has raised many questions about his approach and temperament. Former India batsman Robin Uthappa is of the opinion that the long time spent inside multiple bio-bubbles might have taken a toll on the India wicketkeeper's mind and body. Uthappa suggested that Pant deserves a break from the game to get back the rhythm. "Rishabh has been on the road with the Indian team for a couple of years non-stop. He has made himself available to play anything and everything without complaining. To be constantly in a bubble saps you. I am certain that also has an impact on the way he performs on the field," Uthappa said. "Maybe lack of clarity or mental fatigue, it could be just t...
Manchester City on a mission to return to Champions League final, says Gundogan | Football News – Times of India
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Manchester City on a mission to return to Champions League final, says Gundogan | Football News – Times of India

MANCHESTER (England): Manchester City are determined to return to the Champions League final and will use their disappointment of losing last season's showpiece as motivation, midfielder Ilkay Gundogan said on Tuesday. City reached their first ever Champions League final in May but lost 1-0 to Chelsea, with Gundogan collecting his second runners-up medal having been on the losing Borussia Dortmund side in 2013. Pep Guardiola's side can reach the last 16 of this season's competition on Wednesday when they welcome Paris St Germain in their Group A clash and Gundogan said he is itching to go all the way this time. "Having that game of the final last season still in our minds will give us some more motivation - even though it's not needed. Once you've been in the final you always want to go...
Team first mentality is key to success in defending Junior Hockey WC title, says skipper Prasad | Hockey News – Times of India
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Team first mentality is key to success in defending Junior Hockey WC title, says skipper Prasad | Hockey News – Times of India

BHUBANESWAR: Still relishing the country's historic bronze medal-winning feat at the Tokyo Olympics, captain Vivek Sagar Prasad wants the Indian junior hockey players to inculcate the team first mentality as they look to defend their FIH Junior World Cup title. Holders India will open their title defence against France in Pool B on the opening day of the 16-team tournament at the Kalinga Stadium here on Wednesday. And Prasad, who was a part of the Indian team that won a bronze at the Tokyo Olympics earlier this year, said he just tried to pass on his experiences to his junior teammates. "We have played a few practice games against the senior team. That experience will be helpful. The starting match is always important in any tournament," he said in a virtual press conference on Tuesday....
India vs New Zealand: India sweat it out at training ahead of first Test | Cricket News – Times of India
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India vs New Zealand: India sweat it out at training ahead of first Test | Cricket News – Times of India

KANPUR: Ahead of the upcoming first Test against New Zealand, Team India had a gruelling training session on Tuesday. Every squad member went out to the middle to fine-tune their skills ahead of the two-match series against the Kiwis. BCCI's official Twitter handle shared some stills and captioned the post as: "When #TeamIndia hit the ground running in Kanpur ahead of the 1st #INDvNZ Test. " 📸 📸 When #TeamIndia hit the ground running in Kanpur ahead of the 1st #INDvNZ Test. @Paytm https://t.co/qbMejsdzxW— BCCI (@BCCI) 1637672825000Team India batsman KL Rahul has sustained a muscle strain on his left thigh and has been ruled out of the upcoming two-match Test series against New Zealand. He will now undergo rehabilitation at NCA in preparation for the series against South Africa scheduled...
Pochettino ‘so happy’ at PSG amid links with Man United job
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Pochettino ‘so happy’ at PSG amid links with Man United job

Mauricio Pochettino expressed his happiness Tuesday at being coach of Paris Saint-Germain amid speculation he could become the next Manchester United manager. Pochettino said he was aware of what he called “rumors” — “I am not a child,” he said, “I understand what is going on” — but was focused on working at PSG and stressed he still had more than a year and a half left on his contract at the French club. “I am so happy in Paris St Germain and I am so focused. I was a player in Paris St. Germain, I love the club, I love the fans. It is a fantastic time to be at the club,” Pochettino said. “My contract is to 2023, this season and one more. I don’t say nothing different. I am really happy at Paris St. Germain, that is a fact.” United is looking to hire an interim manager ...
1st Test: Rain forces early end on Day 3 as West Indies avoid follow-on | Cricket News – Times of India
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1st Test: Rain forces early end on Day 3 as West Indies avoid follow-on | Cricket News – Times of India

GALLE (Sri Lanka): Rain forced an early end with the West Indies reaching 224/9 after avoiding the follow-on on Day three of the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle on Tuesday. The West Indies added nine runs in 30 balls and lost Rahkeem Cornwall in a brief passage of play after lunch before the heavens opened. The forecast for the next two days was more wet weather. With the new ball due, Suranga Lakmal was called up to bowl the 79th over of the West Indies innings from the City End and he dismissed Cornwall. Lakmal bowled a short ball and Cornwall could not resist the pull shot, but got the execution wrong and was caught by Ramesh Mendis running backwards from mid-wicket. Cornwall made 39 off 58 balls with five fours and a six. But the 49-run stand between Cornwall and Joshua da Sil...
Not just T20, Shahrukh Khan can play all three formats: Wasim Jaffer
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Not just T20, Shahrukh Khan can play all three formats: Wasim Jaffer

Former India opener Wasim Jaffer feels that Tamil Nadu batter Shahrukh Khan has the ability to represent India, if he can keep improving over the next couple of years and play some impactful knocks in the Indian Premier League. With Tamil Nadu needing five runs to win, Shahrukh Khan hit a last-ball six against Karnataka in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy final on Monday. Handed the finisher’s role by his team management, Shahrukh came in at No. 6 with a galloping asking-rate and won the game with 33 off just 15 deliveries. Shahrukh Khan you beauteeee💛💛💛💛A perfect last ball thriller finish to retain the #SyedMushtaqAliTrophy . Just something with these #yellove jerseys. 1st @ChennaiIPL then, @cricketcomau now, @TNCACricket 💛💛💛 pic.twitter.com/S9vpJ5Uevn — Shankar Krishna (@shan...
Lakshya, Kashyap lose in Indonesia Open opener | Badminton News – Times of India
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Lakshya, Kashyap lose in Indonesia Open opener | Badminton News – Times of India

BALI: India's Lakshya Sen fought hard before going down in straight games to top seed Kento Momota of Japan in the opening round of the Indonesia Open Super 1000 event on Tuesday. The 21-year-old from Almora, who had lost in straight games to Momota in the round of 16 last week, lost 21-23, 15-21 to the two-time world champion from Japan in 53 minutes. In another men's singles match, Parupalli Kashyap went down 11-21, 14-21 to Loh Kean Yew of Singapore to bow out of the competition. Men's doubles pair of MR Arjun and Dhruv Kapila lost 20-22, 13-21 to Korea's Choi Solgyu and Kim Wonho in the opening round. Venkat Gaurav Prasad and Juhi Dewangan too had a dismal day as they went down 12-21, 4-21 to Germany pair of Jones Ralfy Jansen and Linda Efler. Source link
Iran appeals ban from judo for avoiding Israeli opponents
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Iran appeals ban from judo for avoiding Israeli opponents

The Iran judo federation’s appeal against a four-year ban from international events for refusing to let its athletes face opponents from Israel was heard on Tuesday. The Court of Arbitration for Sport said the Iranian appeal against an International Judo Federation ruling was held by video link. A verdict is expected to take at least several weeks. The IJF acted against Iran after former world champion Saeid Mollaei left the team claiming he was ordered to lose matches at the 2019 world championships to avoid facing Israelis. Mollaei fled to Germany citing fears for his safety in Iran and later got International Olympic Committee approval to compete for Mongolia. He won a silver medal in the 81-kilogram class at the Tokyo Olympics in July. The IJF at first imposed an in...
Time BCCI allows IPL teams to play exhibition games overseas in off season: Ness Wadia | Cricket News – Times of India
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Time BCCI allows IPL teams to play exhibition games overseas in off season: Ness Wadia | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: It is time the BCCI allows IPL teams to play exhibition games overseas in off-season as it will only strengthen what is already a strong product, feels Punjab Kings co-owner Ness Wadia. The IPL emerged as a global brand after the bidding for two teams last month fetched more than $1.5 billion and attracted bids even from the Manchester United owners who eventually lost out to RPSG Group and CVC capital partners, the owners of Lucknow and Ahmedabad franchise respectively. Speaking to PTI, Wadia is not surprised by the massive amounts shelled out by investors to enter IPL. He also said constant innovation is the need of the hour in any business and he is confident that the BCCI will continue to break new barriers. "The BCCI must consider having off season matches to be held in ...
Chennaiyin stand tall against Hyderabad to start off their campaign with a win
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Chennaiyin stand tall against Hyderabad to start off their campaign with a win

Chennaiyin FC pulled off a hard fought 1-0 win over Hyderabad FC in their opening match of the Indian Super League here on Tuesday. Vlagyimir Koman (66th minute) scored from the spot to give Chennaiyin a crucial lead, eventually sealing all three points as Hyderabad were left to rue their wastefulness in front of goal, especially in the first half. Vladimir Koman slots it home from the penalty spot! 🔥@ChennaiyinFC finally break the deadlock. 🙌 Watch the #HFCCFC game live on @DisneyPlusHS – https://t.co/lnsysRLu7F and @OfficialJioTV Live Updates: https://t.co/rMGz37nWDX#HeroISL #LetsFootball #ISLMoments https://t.co/qWltbanK34 pic.twitter.com/DhuAbPik4K — Indian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) November 23, 2021 A sweet strike from Vladimir Koman! 💯 How good was that penalty...
Hard hitter, tall forward and a poacher: the make-up of junior India hockey team
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Hard hitter, tall forward and a poacher: the make-up of junior India hockey team

Key players from India’s 18-member squad for the Junior World Cup: Hardest hitter, a drag-flicker India have three or four options from penalty corners but Sanjay, the team’s vice-captain, is among the best drag-flickers in this team. He is considered one of the hardest hitters of the ball in the country, including the senior players. His flicks are power-packed and he’s routinely able to find the corners, making it difficult to stop. Shardanand Tiwari is another good option for India on set-pieces. The maestro in midfield India are spoilt for options in midfield but 19-year-old Vishnu Kant Singh will be the one to watch out for. He is known for his exceptional stick skills, has fast hands and has impressed the coaches with his decision-making skills on the ball. The midfie...
Dinesh Karthik, Washington Sundar back in TN squad for Vijay Hazare Trophy
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Dinesh Karthik, Washington Sundar back in TN squad for Vijay Hazare Trophy

Tamil Nadu on Tuesday picked experienced wicketkeeper-batter Dinesh Karthik and all-rounder Washington Sundar in a 20-man squad for the Vijay Hazare Trophy cricket tournament. Karthik missed the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20 tournament which Tamil Nadu won in New Delhi on Monday owing to an injury while Washington Sundar has been out of action since the tour of England earlier this year and was undergoing rehabilitation at the NCA in Bengaluru. Tamil Nadu, which is in Elite Group ‘B’, will play its preliminary matches in Thiruvananthapuram. It opens its campaign against Mumbai on December 8. The team will be led by all-rounder Vijay Shankar, who captained the side to triumph in the Mushtaq Ali Trophy, while opener N Jagadeesan has been named his deputy, according to a TNCA re...
BCCI’s ‘halal’ meat recommendation for Indian cricketers raises eyebrows
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BCCI’s ‘halal’ meat recommendation for Indian cricketers raises eyebrows

A row involving the BCCI erupted on Tuesday after it emerged that only ‘halal’ meat has been recommended for the Indian cricketers during their stay in Kanpur for the series-opening Test against New Zealand. The catering and menu document, in possession of PTI, also mentions categorically that no pork or beef should be part of any food in any form or variety. BJP spokesperson and advocate Gaurav Goel demanded immediate withdrawal of the recommendation. “The players can eat whatever they want but who has given BCCI the right to introduce ‘halal’ meat. This is illegal and we will not allow it,” Goel said in a video posted from his twitter handle. BCCI should immediately withdraw it's illegal decision.#BCCI_Promotes_Halal pic.twitter.com/JlhW3IeVYq — Gaurav Goel (@goelgaura...
Indian colts look to build on Tokyo hockey bronze
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Indian colts look to build on Tokyo hockey bronze

After a near-two-year pandemic-forced hiatus, the world of hockey returns to a familiar playing ground: Bhubaneswar. This time, however, with an unmistakable difference. The cavernous Kalinga Stadium, normally buzzing on match eve, is stripped off its usual fanfare. There’s no queue outside the stadium for tickets, no vendors selling flags, and no face-painters setting up makeshift shops. There’s just a smattering of guards ensuring only those entitled enter this sprawling facility. Blame the pandemic for the Junior World Cup turning into a watered-down, low-key affair. The 16-nation tournament will begin on Wednesday behind closed doors and in a tight bio-secure environment. All this has taken some sheen away but hasn’t made the World Cup any less relevant. Day 1⃣ 👉 #JWC2...