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Day: December 13, 2021

India to host Afghanistan for three ODIs in March 2022 | Cricket News – Times of India
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India to host Afghanistan for three ODIs in March 2022 | Cricket News – Times of India

KABUL (Afghanistan): India men's cricket will be playing three ODIs against Afghanistan in March 2022, Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) announced on Monday. According to the Future Tour Program (FTP) for 2022-23, a total number of 11 ODIs, four T20Is and two Test series have been included in the Afghanistan schedule for the upcoming two years. Apart from the series against India, Afghanistan will be squaring off against Netherlands, Zimbabwe, Australia, Ireland in 2022. We are pleased to announce our FTP schedule for 2022-23. This includes a total of 37 ODIs, 12 T20Is & 3 tests in th… https://t.co/y7uDr4JZP0— Afghanistan Cricket Board (@ACBofficials) 1639405083000These series are scheduled on a home and away basis, among which Afghanistan will play 18 home and 34 away matches, apart ...
Paris Olympics opening ceremony to be held on River Seine | More sports News – Times of India
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Paris Olympics opening ceremony to be held on River Seine | More sports News – Times of India

PARIS: The opening ceremony of the Paris Olympics on July 26, 2024, will take part on the River Seine, organisers announced on Monday, breaking the long-held Summer Games tradition of a stadium procession of athletes and officials. More than 160 boats filled with athletes and officials from more than 200 countries will sail almost 6km (4 miles) between the Pont d'Austerlitz and Pont d'Iena bridges in central Paris, with the closing ceremony scheduled to be held at the Trocadero, an expanse of gardens and fountains which overlooks the Eiffel Tower. 26/07/2024 - Are you ready for this?On the River Seine, the most spectacular & accessible Opening Ceremony in Oly… https://t.co/u36eAkyKNu— Paris 2024 (@Paris2024) 1639415311000"Today is a stand-out moment," said Tony Estanguet, a three-ti...
Mohammad Rizwan, Haider Ali help Pakistan thump West Indies in first T20I | Cricket News – Times of India
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Mohammad Rizwan, Haider Ali help Pakistan thump West Indies in first T20I | Cricket News – Times of India

KARACHI: Mohammad Rizwan and Haider Ali struck fiery half centuries as Pakistan thumped West Indies by 63 runs in the first Twenty20 international in Karachi on Monday. Rizwan smashed a 52-ball 78 with 10 boundaries -- his 12th half-century and 11th this year -- while Haider scored a career-best 68 to guide the hosts to 200-6 in their 20 overs. The visitors were never in hunt of the target as they were dismantled by a superior Pakistan bowling attack and folded at 137 in 19 overs. Fast bowler Mohammad Wasim took career best 4-40 while spinner Shadab Khan grabbed 3-17. Opener Shai Hope top-scored with 31 but became one of leg-spinner Shadab's two wickets in the same over, Shamarh Brooks being the other for five. Odean Smith (24), Rovman Powell (23) and Romario Shepherd (21) also had good...
BWF World Championships: Prannoy stuns Angus in first round | Badminton News – Times of India
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BWF World Championships: Prannoy stuns Angus in first round | Badminton News – Times of India

HS Prannoy shocked Ng Ka Long Angus of Hong Kong 13-21, 21-18, 21-19 to join Kidambi Srikanth in the men's singles second round of the BWF World Championships in Huelva, Spain, on Monday. Unseeded Prannoy made a splendid comeback after losing the first game to beat the eighth seed. He will now face Daren Liew of Malaysia in the second round. After losing the first game, Prannoy dominated his rival in the second. He started off with a 7-0 lead and never looked back. In the decider, Prannoy was trailing 8-12, before he notched up three successive points to catch up with Angus. At 17-17, it was anybody's game, but Prannoy kept his cool and won two big points at 19-18 to close the issue. In six meetings, this is Prannoy's second victory against Angus. Earlier, on Monday, the men's doubles p...
Lewis Hamilton fuelled to make history in 2022 | Racing News – Times of India
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Lewis Hamilton fuelled to make history in 2022 | Racing News – Times of India

ABU DHABI: After the chaos and confusion of that now infamous last lap in Abu Dhabi on Sunday which saw Max Verstappen claim his first world title, what of the vanquished Lewis Hamilton, the man who led the race for so long and was so agonisingly close to an unprecedented eighth world title? At 36, the Briton is in the latter part of his career, the opportunities to add to his record 103 race victories likely to become more scarce with every passing season. No one would blame him for packing his bags and leaving the stage. And yet it looks certain that Hamilton will return next season more determined than ever to claim that eighth title. Any prospect of the seven-time champion walking away, having already committed himself to another two years with Mercedes, receded on Monday as sources...
covid:  Man United’s Brentford clash could be off as Covid hits Premier League | Football News – Times of India
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covid: Man United’s Brentford clash could be off as Covid hits Premier League | Football News – Times of India

LONDON: Manchester United are in talks with the Premier League over the potential postponement of Tuesday's match at Brentford after the Old Trafford club became the latest top-flight team to be hit by a coronavirus outbreak. United halted first-team operations at their Carrington training complex for 24 hours on Monday after several players and staff tested positive for the virus. Ralf Rangnick's squad will not travel to London for the match until the outcome of the discussions with the Premier League was known. Aston Villa and Brighton also revealed positive tests on Monday as the virus threatened to wreak havoc on the fixture list. "Manchester United can confirm that following PCR test confirmation of yesterday's positive LFT Covid-19 cases among the first-team staff and players, the...
First day, first show: VVS Laxman takes charge at NCA | Cricket News – Times of India
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First day, first show: VVS Laxman takes charge at NCA | Cricket News – Times of India

BENGALURU: Former India batting stalwart VVS Laxman on Monday started his tenure as the director of cricket at the National Cricket Academy here. Last month, the 47-year-old Laxman had accepted the BCCI's offer to take up the job, after his predecessor Rahul Dravid had relinquished the position to become the senior India team's head coach. "First day in office at the NCA! An exciting new challenge in store, look forward to the future and to working with the future of Indian cricket," Laxman tweeted, alongside two pictures inside the NCA. First day in office at the NCA! An exciting new challenge in store, look forward to the future and to working with… https://t.co/DE5j7TgRNa— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) 1639398447000Before accepting this position, Laxman was serving as IPL franchise Sunr...
Ajay Singh wins 3rd gold for India in Commonwealth Weightlifting C’ships, qualifies for 2022 CWG
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Ajay Singh wins 3rd gold for India in Commonwealth Weightlifting C’ships, qualifies for 2022 CWG

Ajay Singh clinched India’s third gold of the Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships here by winning the men’s 81kg category. Singh lifted a total of 322kg and also set a national record in snatch (147kg) on Sunday night. He became the third Indian weightlifter to directly qualify for next year’s Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Jeremy Lalrinnunga (67kg) and Achinta Sheuli (73kg) have already qualified for the 2022 CWG after winning gold in their respective competitions. The gold winners in all wight categories from this championship directly qualify for the 2022 Birmingham CWG while the rest can make it to the Games through the rankings. In the women’s 71kg category on Monday, Harjinder Kaur and Lalchhanhimi won a silver and a bronze, respectively, with total lifts ...
Prannoy wins, but Indian shuttlers lose in doubles
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Prannoy wins, but Indian shuttlers lose in doubles

India’s HS Prannoy fought back from a game down to beat Hong Kong’s NG Ka Long Angus in his men’s singles match but the country’s doubles pairs suffered heavy defeats to make first round exits from the BWF World Badminton Championship here on Monday. Having lost the first game, Prannoy came back remarkably to win 13-21 21-18 21-19 in a contest that stretched to one hour and 11 minutes. However, the Indian duo of Venkat Gaurav Prasad and Juhi Dewangan suffered a crushing 8-21 4-21 loss to Denmark’s Mathias Thyrri and Mai Surrow, the mixed doubles first round match lasting barely 21 minutes in all. Then, in a men’s doubles match, India’s Arun George and Sanyam Shukla lost to the Chinese duo of Ou Xuan Yi and Zhang Nan 15-21 14-21. The winners took just 32 minutes to seal the...
Rohit Sharma: Injury scare for Rohit Sharma ahead of South Africa Test series; Priyank Panchal called in as cover | Cricket News – Times of India
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Rohit Sharma: Injury scare for Rohit Sharma ahead of South Africa Test series; Priyank Panchal called in as cover | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India's Test vice-captain Rohit Sharma was on Monday ruled out of the entire three-match Test series against South Africa as his old left-hamstring injury resurfaced during the team's net session in Mumbai where he also took a hit on his hand. India A captain Priyank Panchal will be Rohit's replacement opener in the Test series. "Team India Test vice-captain Rohit Sharma sustained a left hamstring injury during his training session here in Mumbai yesterday. He has been ruled out of the upcoming 3-match Test series against South Africa. Priyank Panchal will replace Rohit Sharma in the Test squad," BCCI stated in a press release. More details here - https://t.co/XXH3H8MXuM#TeamIndia #SAvIND https://t.co/jppnewzVpG— BCCI (@BCCI) 1639402902000The Board has not announced a stand-i...
Pakistan thumps West Indies by 63 runs in 1st T20
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Pakistan thumps West Indies by 63 runs in 1st T20

Mohammad Rizwan hit 78 runs and fast bowler Mohammad Wasim took 4-40 as Pakistan thumped a depleted West Indies by 63 runs in the first Twenty20 on Monday. Rizwan increased his tally this year to 1,201 runs in 27 T20s with another masterful knock that stood out in Pakistan’s imposing 200-6 after being sent in to bat. Haider Ali opened up in the latter half of the innings with a career-best 68 off 39 balls that featured four sixes and six boundaries. Highlights of @iamhaideraly BLAZING 50!#PAKvWI #HumTouKhelainGey pic.twitter.com/QlBpnb0qX0 — Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) December 13, 2021 The West Indies folded for 137 in 19 overs as Wasim bowled impressive yorkers to claim his career-best figures, and Shadab Khan grabbed 3-17. Another feat for an OUTSTANDING team:Pakist...
South Africa’s Quinton De Kock to miss part of India Test series: Report | Cricket News – Times of India
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South Africa’s Quinton De Kock to miss part of India Test series: Report | Cricket News – Times of India

South Africa wicketkeeper-batter Quinton de Kock could miss the second and third Test matches against India, with his wife expecting the birth of their child in early January, ESPN Cricinfo website reported on Monday. South Africa are due to host India in a three-Test series beginning December 26 in Pretoria. The second Test is set to start on January 3 in Johannesburg, while the final Test is scheduled for January 11 in Cape Town. The teams will then play three one-dayers. De Kock last played for South Africa at the Twenty20 World Cup, where he opted to sit out their second group game following a board order to take a knee in support of the "Black Lives Matter" movement. He later apologised for his decision and took a knee in the following three matches as South Africa were knocked out...
We were always on same page when we selected Indian team: Former selector Sarandeep Singh | Cricket News – Times of India
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We were always on same page when we selected Indian team: Former selector Sarandeep Singh | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Ravi Shastri's comments on the exclusion of middle-order batsman Ambati Rayudu for the 2019 World Cup have not gone down well with the selection committee members. The then North Zone selector Sarandeep Singh is not happy with the former head coach questioning his selection decision as according to him the team is selected keeping in mind the views and plans of captains and coaches. "Ravi Shastri is right that the coach does not have any say in the selection meeting but the selection committee goes to the ground, speaks to the captain and head coach and tells them about the plans and we also ask what they want. If there is any player you are asking for. If you look at the last few years we are winning almost every bilateral series," said Sarandeep Singh while speaking to ANI....
Panchal gets call-up to India Test squad after 100 First-Class games
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Panchal gets call-up to India Test squad after 100 First-Class games

At the start of this year, Priyank Panchal was one of the standbys for India’s home Test series against England. Even as the teams moved to his home city Ahmedabad for the last two Tests of the series, Panchal was released to play for Gujarat in the Vijay Hazare Trophy. On Monday, when he finally made it to the Indian Test squad proper for the tour of South Africa as the injury replacement for Rohit Sharma, Panchal was following a familiar routine. Having returned home after leading India A in South Africa only days ago, he had an eye on the last round of Vijay Hazare Trophy group games to be played on Tuesday. The opener was keeping himself ready in case Gujarat make it to the knockouts. The 31-year-old has long become used to operating like this. His breakthrough Ranji Tr...
Anurag Thakur holds MOC meeting at Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium | More sports News – Times of India
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Anurag Thakur holds MOC meeting at Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium | More sports News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur on Monday held a Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) meeting with the newly-inducted members of the Mission Olympic Cell (MOC) at Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. The motive of the meeting was to discuss the roadmap for the Paris Olympics 2024, which will help in improving the athletes' performance. "This is the first MOC meeting which is being held after the Tokyo Olympics 2020. The main aim of organizing this meeting is to create a roadmap for the Paris Olympics 2024. The roadmap will help us in improving the performance of our athletes and will give us better results," Anurag Thakur told the media persons. "The MOC committee consists of former athletes, members of the National Sports Federation and even the government officials. These a...
Emma Raducanu positive for Covid; US Open champ out of exhibition
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Emma Raducanu positive for Covid; US Open champ out of exhibition

U.S. Open champion Emma Raducanu tested positive for COVID-19 and pulled out of an exhibition match in the United Arab Emirates on Monday. Organizers of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship announced Raducanu’s withdrawal, saying the British teenager is isolating and following protocols. A replacement for Raducanu is being sought to fill in and play Belinda Bencic in Abu Dhabi. Mubadala World Tennis Championship organisers regrettably confirm that @EmmaRaducanu has tested positive for COVID-19 and has withdrawn from this week's Championship. (1/4)#MWTC pic.twitter.com/tNuF2Jb09V — Mubadala World Tennis Championship (@MubadalaWTC) December 13, 2021 Raducanu won the U.S. Open in September to become the first qualifier to claim a Grand Slam singles title. Ranked just 150th ...
ISL: Five-star Hyderabad thrash NorthEast Utd in dominating display
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ISL: Five-star Hyderabad thrash NorthEast Utd in dominating display

Hyderabad FC jumped to the second spot in the Indian Super League (ISL) standings after a commanding 5-1 win over NorthEast United FC here on Monday. Chinglensana Singh (12th minute) opened the scoring while a brace from Bartholomew Ogbeche (27th, 78th) sunk one of his former clubs. Substitutes Aniket Jadhav (90th) and Javier Siverio (90+3) joined the party late. Laldanmawia Ralte (43rd), a Hyderabad FC player himself until this summer, scored for the Highlanders. Right place at the right time!@SannaKonsham4 with a simple tap in to give @HydFCOfficial the lead! ⚽ Watch the #HFCNEU game live on @DisneyPlusHS – https://t.co/lUj2Tt5OyP and @OfficialJioTV Live Updates: https://t.co/ip7UP53WmK#HeroISL #LetsFootball #ISLMoments https://t.co/N0sslGcm8z pic.twitter.com/0Vbq1abSs4 ...
The India-Pakistan hockey Invincibles who got separated at their nations’ birth
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The India-Pakistan hockey Invincibles who got separated at their nations’ birth

Lahore’s Government College had five hockey players at the 1948 London Olympics – two from the newly-born Pakistan, three representing freshly-partitioned India. Classmates till a few months ago; they had parted with heavy hearts and scars that would never heal. Among the countless casualties of 1947’s sudden geographical demarcation was the brotherhood of the Lahore-dominated combined Punjab team, the national hockey champions of undivided India. The new markings on the old map had split the close-knit hockey team along communal lines. Post partition, almost overnight, the solidly fortified 5-3-2 had holes at the positions occupied by the Hindus and Sikhs. They would get scattered, get busy with their lives, grow old, and eventually lose touch with their Muslim friends. Ti...
De Kock set to miss part of India Test series
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De Kock set to miss part of India Test series

South Africa’s wicketkeeper-batter Quinton de Kock is set to miss the third Test of the upcoming series against India due to the birth of his first child. An ESPNcricinfo report on Monday said that de Kock’s wife Sasha is expected to give birth to a child in early January, and given the bio-bubble and other restrictions in place, he might miss the second game as well. According to the cricket portal, South Africa’s selection convener Victor Mpitsang expects de Kock “to miss the last Test”. South Africa are due to host India in a three-match Test series beginning December 26 at Centurion. The second Test is scheduled to start on January 3 in Johannesburg, while the final match is slated for a January 11 start in Cape Town. The teams will then play three one-day inter...