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Day: February 4, 2022

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ISL: 10-man Kerala ride on Alvaro Vazquez stunner to down NEUFC | Football News – Times of India

VASCO: Ten-man Kerala Blasters FC moved to second spot in the points table with a spirited performance to down wooden spooners NorthEast United FC 2-1 in the Indian Super League here on Friday. Second-half goals from Jorge Pereyra Díaz (62nd) and a stunner from Alvaro Vazquez (82nd) saw Kerala get back to winning ways as NorthEast United's misery deepened further. Mohamed Irshad scored a goal deep into injury time but that didn't matter in the end as Khalid Jamil's side remained on 10 points from 16 games. Kerala now have 23 points from 13 outings. The first chance of the game fell to NorthEast United as Suhair Vadakkepeedika had a golden opportunity to take the early lead, but the striker failed to connect after doing all the hard work to evade his marker from a Joe Zoherliana cross. M...
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Pro Kabaddi League: Haryana Steelers stun Bengal Warriors 46-29 | Pro-Kabaddi-League News – Times of India

BENGALURU: Haryana Steelers produced an all-round effort to register a sensational 46-29 win over defending champions Bengal Warriors in the Pro Kabaddi League here on Friday. Skipper Vikash Kandola earned his sixth Super 10 of the season, while raiders Vinay and Ashish also earned eight and six points, respectively. Defenders Mohit, Jaideep and Ravi Kumar also earned three points each to help the team's cause. The match started with Mohit going for a hard dash and earning a successful tackle point as Haryana Steelers opened their scoring. The defensive department came good once again in the ninth minute as Haryana Steelers picked up two quick tackle points to bridge the gap to 6-7. In the ninth minute, Ashish earned two tackle points as Haryana Steelers levelled the score at 9-9. In th...
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Rule tweaks behind ballooning ODI scores: Sachin Tendulkar | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Sachin Tendulkar takes nothing away from the current crop of batsmen but the Indian great believes a slew of rule changes have led to ballooning scores in one-day cricket. India will become the first team to play 1000 one-day internationals when they host West Indies in Sunday's series opener in Ahmedabad. Tendulkar has featured in 463 of them and his tally of 18,426 runs remains an unmatched benchmark even a decade after he played the last of his ODIs. "I wouldn't take away any credit from batters, but rules and conditions have changed," the 48-year-old told Reuters in a telephone interview on Friday. "Batters' strike rates are way higher than it used to be in the 1990s, and bowlers' economy rates are also higher... average runs scored in 50 overs today is way more than it w...
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IND vs WI: Haven’t heard from BCCI on crowd capacity for T20I series, says CAB president | Cricket News – Times of India

KOLKATA: Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) president Avishek Dalmiya on Friday said the board has not received any written information from BCCI regarding crowd capacity in a stadium for the West Indies series. Team India is set to play three ODIs at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad from February 6 followed by the T20I series at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata from February 16. Reacting to media reports that the three T20 matches between West Indies and India would be held in an empty stadium, CAB President Avishek Dalmiya said, "There are reports in the media that spectators would not be allowed during the three T-20 International Matches between India and West Indies to be held at Eden Gardens, Kolkata, later this month." "However, we have not received any written intimation or inform...
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From Ratnakar Shetty’s memoirs: Apparently Virat was unhappy with Anil ‘for not standing up for players’

A chemistry professor, Ratnakar Shetty’s career as a cricket administrator began in 1975 when he was appointed staff-in-charge of cricket at Mumbai’s Wilson College. His family moved from Udupi in Karnataka to Mazgaon in the metropolis and lived in a chawl during their early years there. From joining the Bombay Cricket Association’s tournament committee, Shetty eventually became a manager of Indian cricket teams, a BCCI chief administrative officer before retiring as its General Manager. In his book On Board: Test.Trial.Triumph. My years in BCCI by Ratnakar Shetty, the veteran administrator gives a first-hand account of the growth of Indian cricket, the boardroom battles, Team India’s victories and dressing room intrigue. Excerpts: Why no discussion on accounts Narendra Modi asked me Na...
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Indian team has first full training session ahead of West Indies ODIs | Cricket News – Times of India

AHMEDABAD: The Indian team on Friday carried out its first extensive training session ahead of the three-match ODI series against the visiting West Indies. On Thursday, the team had a light session where the players had been accompanied by trainers. On Friday however, barring the trio of Shikhar Dhawan, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Shreyas Iyer, all the players and support staff were present for training after testing negative for COVID-19. The players practiced under lights and it was a full-fledged session. It is understood that head coach Rahul Dravid introduced young leg-spinner Ravi Bishnoi to the players. The likes of Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant and others batted at the nets while the spin duo of Kuldeep Yadav, who is making a comeback to the ODI team, and Yuzvendra Chahal rolled their arms ...
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HC seeks police stand on bail plea by wrestler Sushil Kumar in Chhatrasal Stadium case | More sports News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Friday sought the stand of Delhi police on the bail plea by Olympic medallist wrestler Sushil Kumar in the Chhatrasal Stadium murder case. Justice Mukta Gupta issued notice on the plea by the wrestler, who was arrested on May 23 last year and listed the case for further hearing on March 28. Kumar along with others is accused of allegedly assaulting former junior national wrestling champion Sagar Dhankar and his friends at the stadium in May 2021 over an alleged property dispute. Dhankar later succumbed to the injuries and according to the post-mortem report, he died due to cerebral damage resulting from blunt object impact. The Delhi Police has filed an FIR against the accused persons for the alleged commission of several offences under the Indian Pena...
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India moment at Winter Olympics opening: Skier Arif Khan leads contingent out | More sports News – Times of India

BEIJING: Skier Arif Khan led a small four-strong Indian contingent during the Winter Olympics opening ceremony here on Friday amid a diplomatic boycott of the event by the country. The 31-year-old Arif will be the lone Indian competitor at the Games, having qualified in Slalom and Giant Slalom events. India sent a six-member contingent to the Games including a coach, a technician and a team manager. Arif is the first Indian to secure qualification in two events of the same edition of the Games and his competitions are slated for February 13 and 16. India was the 23rd contingent to walk in during the grand ceremony at the iconic Bird's Nest stadium here as China welcomed athletes from 84 countries amid a diplomatic boycott by powerful nations such as the USA and Britain over its alleged ...
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Pakistan bans hockey player, member of 1984 LA Olympics gold medal winning team, for criticising PM Imran Khan | Hockey News – Times of India

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's sports authorities have banned for 10 years hockey player Rashid-ul-Hasan, a member of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics gold medal -winning team, for allegedly using offensive language against Prime Minister Imran Khan, a media report said on Friday. Rashid, 62, while categorically denying the allegations of using offensive language, is considering the option to challenge the ban in the court of law, the Dawn newspaper reported. He was banned by the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) on Thursday for 10 years after he criticised Prime Minister Khan -- who is also PHF patron-in-chief on a social media platform over the decline of the sport in the country, it said. Expressing his surprise over the ban, Rashid said that currently he was not even holding any position in the ...
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‘Bruised’ Joe Root to captain England in West Indies after Ashes flop | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: Joe Root was confirmed as England's Test captain for next month's tour of the West Indies by interim managing director Andrew Strauss on Friday despite leading the side in a woeful 4-0 series loss in Australia. But batting coach Graham Thorpe is the latest senior member of team management to pay the price for the Ashes humiliation, following the departures of managing director Ashley Giles and head coach Chris Silverwood. Ex-England captain Strauss, who has replaced Giles on a temporary basis, said Root would remain in charge for the red-ball tour of the Caribbean, with the first Test starting on March 8. "It's probably worth saying at this stage that Joe Root will be captaining the side in the West Indies," Strauss told reporters. "Having spoken to him it is absolutely clear th...
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Andy Flower takes leave from PSL franchise to attend IPL mega auction | Cricket News – Times of India

KARACHI: Former Zimbabwe star Andy Flower has left Multan Sultans midway into the Pakistan Super League season to be in India for the IPL mega auction on February 11-12. One of Zimbabwe's most successful cricketers, Flower, who coached Multan to the PSL title last year, will be in Bengaluru for the auction as he is the head coach of the new IPL franchise, Lucknow SuperGiants. According to Multan Sultans' media department, Flower will be available virtually and will return to Pakistan on February 13. The PSL franchise will be without Flower for at least 10 days. Sultans will face Peshawar Zalmi on February 5 and 10 and take on Lahore Qalandars on February 11. Flower will rejoin the side before the match against Karachi Kings on February 16. Pakistan's former leg-spinner, Mushtaq Ahmed, a...
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Graham Thorpe steps down as England batting coach | Cricket News – Times of India

Graham Thorpe has become the latest casualty of England's woeful Ashes series after he stepped down as batting coach, the England and Wales Cricket Board confirmed on Friday. Head coach Chris Silverwood and managing director Ashley Giles had already left their roles this week in the aftermath of England's 4-0 Ashes series defeat, with Thorpe following after several batting collapses by the team in Australia. Former England skipper Andrew Strauss has replaced Giles on an interim basis and will appoint a caretaker coach for the forthcoming tour of West Indies in March. "I have been very fortunate to have worked with so many good players and coaches who I consider my friends for life," Thorpe said. England are due to play three Test matches against the West Indies starting from March 8 in ...
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ICC u-19 World Cup Final: ‘The Cup is coming home’, say Yashasvi Jaiswal and Priyam Garg | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: 7 finals and 4 trophies, in 13 editions - that's how India's u-19 World Cup history can be summed up. India, the most successful team in Under-19 World Cup history, will once again aim to create history when the Yash Dhull-led side takes on England in the grand finale of the 2022 edition on Saturday at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in North Sound, Antigua. India had last won the u-19 World Cup title in 2018 when the Prithvi Shaw-led Indian team defeated Australia in the final by 8 wickets. Former Under 19 team captain Priyam Garg and batsman Yashasvi Jaiswal, who were part of the 2020 World Cup campaign, are confident that India will bring the cup back home again. The Priyam Garg-led team finished as runners-up in the 2020 edition. They lost to Bangladesh in the final. Yash...
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Women’s Asian Cup: Chinese Taipei beat Thailand to set up Vietnam showdown | Football News – Times of India

NAVI MUMBAI: Chinese Taipei defeated Thailand 3-0 in the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup playoff match in the Asian Cup here on Friday. The three points mean Chinese Taipei's tie against Vietnam on Sunday will be a showdown for the sole automatic qualifying slot to the World Cup in Australia/New Zealand. Thailand's Women's World Cup hopes now depend on them navigating the Inter-Confederation playoffs. With Vietnam having won the first tie of the round robin playoffs on Wednesday, there was no margin for error for both sides. Thailand, having been on the receiving end of a 2-0 defeat in the first playoff tie, needed victory to keep their hopes alive, while a win for Chinese Taipei would mean playing Vietnam in a more comfortable position on Sunday. Thailand, despite missing several players d...
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I think ODI revolution happened with 1996 World Cup: Tendulkar on eve of 1000th ODI

Sachin Tendulkar has played 463 out of India’s 999 One Day Internationals in last 48 years and when he says the “ODI revolution” started in all its might during the 1996 World Cup in the sub-continent, one can hardly argue. British author Mike Marqusee’s seminal work ‘War Minus Shooting’, based on his journey through the sub-continent during the 1996 World Cup, has recently been re-published and whatever he observed during those six weeks in India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka finds resonance in Tendulkar’s words. Economic liberalization happened in 1991, the Brand Tendulkar emerged in a gigantic fashion around the same time, and it was the Tendulkar in Blue that fans embraced. “I totally agree that dream was to play Test cricket for India. That was the only thing that was in my mind and alon...
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U-19 World Cup: Boxer’s son Nishant Sindhu with a deadly left

Growing up, Sunil Kumar had just one dream: wearing the Indian jersey. The circumstances forced the then 19-year-old budding boxer to quit the sport. Now, 20 years later, he is finally living his dream through his son Nishant Sindhu, who is representing India at the ICC Men’s U-19 World Cup. The 17-year-old Sindhu has played a pivotal role in India’s run in the ongoing tournament. The talented all-rounder from Haryana has picked up six wickets and has scored 90 runs in four matches so far. Sindhu, along with his fellow left-arm spinner Vicky Ostwal, has shared 18 wickets in the tournament and has given India an edge against the teams in the tournament. The duo has successfully choked oppositions run flow in the middle overs. Ostwal and Sindhu are different bowlers. One is quick through...
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I do my job as BCCI president and don’t need to answer speculation: Sourav Ganguly | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: From COVID-19 disruptions to allegations that he has tried to influence selectors to criticism that not enough has been done for women's cricket during his tenure, Sourav Ganguly has endured a challenging 26 months as BCCI President. But in an exclusive interview with PTI, the former India captain not just rejected the accusations thrown at him but also offered a gentle reminder to his critics -- much before becoming the BCCI boss, he was a celebrated India cricketer and played in a whopping 424 international matches, 113 of them Tests. Steering clear of the drama surrounding the end of Virat Kohli's captaincy tenure, Ganguly answered questions on other sensitive issues like the recently-announced resumption of the Ranji Trophy in two phases, the still awaited decision on Ind...
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U-19 World Cup: Left-arm spinner Vicky Ostwal making heads turn

Vicky Ostwal’s ability to generate turn and bounce has made him an asset for India at the ongoing ICC U-19 World Cup. Add to it his pinpoint accuracy and it’s no surprise that the left-arm spinner has troubled all the teams in the competition. The Indian team was affected by a Covid-19 outbreak but Ostwal is one of the few players to have played all the matches. The lanky youngster is third on the wicket-takers’ list with 12 scalps in five games, including a fifer against South Africa. Going back in time, his coach Mohan Jadhav, who has watched Ostwal from close quarters for the past 10 years, tells The Indian Express: “He hates going for a run. He is a spinner, but has the mentality of a fast bowler. He is six feet tall and because of his height, causes trouble for batsmen with his bou...
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aquarius: Aquarius Relationship compatibility with Family – Times of India

It is a very common concept that regardless of what occurs, one's family will never abandon them. We've been indoctrinated to think it, and we do accept it. The Aquarians have tight relationships with their family members. They have a great deal of care and devotion for their family members, but they do not display it openly. They anticipate the folks they spend time with, including family members, to be intelligent and trustworthy. Aquarians have a wonderful relationship with their family. While they recognize the importance of family, they will not allow relatives to take benefit of them or abandon their ideals. The Aquarius does not allow them to participate in family conversations or disagreements. The Aquarius, on the other hand, keeps note of the other family members' words and d...
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aquarius: Aquarius Relationship compatibility with Kids – Times of India

Freedom, mental development, and consciousness are the top concerns for every Aquarius parent for their children. Aquarian parents are always aware of their kid's needs and how they may need to change what comes naturally to them to provide their children with a sense of stability and happiness. Aquarius parents feel it vital to incorporate love into their upbringing style. The urge of Aquarians to see how much one kid can accomplish, along with their want to guarantee that their child is contributing to making the world a brighter environment, can lead to undue stress. Aquarians recognize that you are talented in a variety of areas. However, in terms of parenting, they will need to learn new talents that you and your partner were likely not born with. This Aquarian parent's child will ...