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Day: February 10, 2022

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PKL: Patna Pirates thrash Puneri Paltan, qualify for playoffs | Pro-Kabaddi-League News – Times of India

BENGALURU: Guman Singh was the star for Patna Pirates as they beat Puneri Paltan 46-23 to clinch a playoff berth in the Pro Kabaddi League Season 8 on Thursday. The raider scored 13 points to help the three-time champions become the first team to qualify for a playoff berth this season. The table-toppers were made to sweat for their points in the first half by a resilient Pune side, but they switched gears in the second to decimate the men in orange. .@PatnaPirates - "Kabhi kabhi lagta hai, apun hi champion hai" 🏆 The Pirates are leading the race of the 'Panga G… https://t.co/AE9gGXkYhy— ProKabaddi (@ProKabaddi) 1644512319000Aslam Inamdar scored nine points for coach Anup Kumar's Pune, but all his points came in the first half. Patna had just a 1-point advantage at half time but two sec...
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ISL: Jamshedpur climb to second spot with convincing win over Kerala | Football News – Times of India

BAMBOLIM: Jamshedpur FC climbed to the second spot with a clinical 3-0 win over Kerala Blasters in a high-voltage Indian Super League match here on Thursday. Greg Stewart (45th, 48th minute) scored two goals from the spot on either side of half time before Daniel Chima Chukwu (53rd) found the back of the net for the third straight game since joining Jamshedpur ranks. Jamshedpur now have 25 points from 14 matches, a game less than table-toppers Hyderabad FC who have 26 points from 15 outings. Kerala dropped to fifth after the loss with 23 points from 14 games. Jamshedpur saw more of the ball in the early exchanges as both teams started cautiously, trying to gauge what the other is doing. There were no real chances before the break after which Kerala got their act together and kept the ba...
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Infantino says World Cup will be health ‘benchmark’ for global sporting events | Football News – Times of India

DOHA: FIFA president Gianni Infantino said Thursday this year's World Cup finals in Qatar will become a "benchmark" for holding future global sporting events during a health crisis. Qatari organisers, who will have thousands of extra medical staff on duty for the 32 nation event starting November 21, said they are "cautiously optimistic" it will be the first mass gathering of sports fans for a global sports event since the coronavirus pandemic erupted two years ago. Spectators were largely kept out of last year's Tokyo Olympics and the ongoing Winter Olympics in China. FIFA announced this week that requests have been made for 17 million tickets for the first World Cup in the Arab region and sought to reassure fans about safety measures during an online health conference organised by the...
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ICC Women’s World Cup: Team Pakistan arrives in New Zealand | Cricket News – Times of India

CHRISTCHURCH (New Zealand): Pakistan team reached Christchurch, New Zealand on Thursday for the upcoming ICC Women's Cricket World Cup. Taking to their Twitter, Pakistan Cricket Board wrote, "Karachi Dubai Auckland Christchurch, Our women's team have reached New Zealand for #CWC22." Karachi 🛫 Dubai 🛫 Auckland 🛫 ChristchurchOur women's team have reached New Zealand for #CWC22 #BackOurGirls https://t.co/hoFX4e00IN— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) 1644475847000Bismah Maroof will be leading Team Pakistan in the tournament. The event will mark Bismah's return to international cricket after two years as she took a break from the game for the birth of her first child in December 2020. The Women's World Cup will be held in New Zealand from March 4-April 3. Pakistan squad: Bismah Maroof (captain)...
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India vs West Indies: CAB requests BCCI to allow spectators for T20I series | Cricket News – Times of India

KOLKATA: The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) on Thursday requested the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to allow spectators at Eden Gardens for the T20I series against West Indies. India and West Indies will lock horns in the T20I series at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata from February 16. "The matter relating to the hosting of the three T20 international matches between India and West Indies were discussed threadbare," CAB said in a statement. "It was informed to the members that the CAB has requested the BCCI to allow spectators at the venue. Feedback from the BCCI is awaited. CAB is still hopeful of a positive outcome," it added. The Apex Council Meeting of CAB also approved the decision that the floodlight system of the Eden Gardens needs renovation and the LED system need...
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India vs West Indies 3rd ODI probable XI: Shikhar Dhawan returns

India vs West Indies, Ind vs WI 3rd ODI Playing XI Team Prediction, Predicted Playing 11 Today Match: Now that Shikhar Dhawan is back, the Indian team could be forced to make few changes to its winning combination in the third and final ODI against West Indies. In the southpaw’s absence, the team management opened with Ishan Kishan in the first game and the flamboyant Rishabh Pant in the second. But now, Pant would go back to the middle-order alongside Suryakumar Yadav, who is likely to retain his place after emerging as the team’s highest scorer in the second match following a top-order collapse. Vice-captain KL Rahul would continue to bat in the middle-order along with former skipper Virat Kohli, whose search for his 71st international hundred continues. In all probability, all-rounde...
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Winter Olympics: Dutchwoman Schouten scoops second gold in 5000m | More sports News – Times of India

BEIJING: Irene Schouten of the Netherlands scooped up her second Beijing Olympics gold medal when she won the women's 5000-metre speed skating event on Thursday, as the Dutch team continued to dominate on the ice. For the second time in the Winter Games, Schouten also broke an Olympic record that had stood untouched for 20 years since Salt Lake City as she whizzed around the oval in ever faster laptimes and crossed the finish line in six minutes and 43.51 seconds. Canada's Isabelle Weidemann finished almost five seconds behind the Dutchwoman but claimed the silver in 6:48.18. Martina Sablikova of the Czech Republic, who won gold in the women's 5000 metres in both Vancouver and Sochi, took bronze in 6:50.09. Schouten, who also won gold in the 3000 metres in Beijing, adds her name to a li...
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Dutch women’s team pulls out of FIH Pro League games in India due to Covid surge in Netherlands | Hockey News – Times of India

NEW DELHI/AMSTERDAM: The Dutch women's hockey team has pulled out of its back-to-back FIH Pro League matches against India to be played in Bhubaneswar on February 19 and 20 due to rise in Covid-19 cases in the Netherlands, especially the highly contagious omicron variant of the infection. The Royal Dutch Hockey Association (KNHB) said it has requested the International Hockey Federation (FIH) to postpone the matches to a later date. But, Hockey India on Thursday expressed surprise at the pulling out of the Dutch team. "The KNHB medical committee issued negative advice for intercontinental travel in January. This committee's advice is based on the high number of omicron infections in the Netherlands," the Dutch federation said in a statement. "After mutual deliberation and consultation w...
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IPL auction took off with Dhoni; battle for Pollard in 2010 saw extraordinary bidding: Richard Madley | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Sold!!!! Richard Madley's voice is synonymous with the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction and as the mega auction is just upon us, it is fair to reflect on how the very first auction fared way back in 2008 and how it all started for the cash-rich league. EX-IPL auctioneer Richard Madley has opened up on how it was like to get associated with the tournament back in the day. Madley took charge of the IPL auctions every season from the inception of the league till 2018. From the 2019 season, he was replaced by Hugh Edmeadas. In an interaction with ANI, Madley opened up on his thoughts about the IPL, bidding wars for players, and what he made of MS Dhoni being picked up by Chennai Super Kings (CSK) way back in 2008. "When I was first approached to advise on the formatting of the...
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India vs West Indies: Ruturaj Gaikwad recovers, out of isolation | Cricket News – Times of India

AHMEDABAD: India batter Ruturaj Gaikwad, who had tested positive for COVID-19, has recovered and is out of isolation. However, with skipper Rohit Sharma already making it clear that senior opener Shikhar Dhawan will open the innings in the third ODI against West Indies here on Friday, the Maharashtra player is unlikely to be considered for the inconsequential match. Ruturaj warmed the bench in the home T20 series against New Zealand and also did not get an opportunity to play against South Africa in the away ODI series. He was found to be COVID positive just four days before the start of the West Indies series, practically ruling him out of the rubber. Ruturaj hasn't been included in the T20 squad and, in all likelihood, will now turn out for his home state in the upcoming Ranji Trophy....
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Covid-19 hits Indian Open golf yet again, cancelled for third year running | Golf News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Covid-19 continued to take a toll on international golf events in the country as the upcoming Hero Indian Open has been cancelled for the third year running, the DP World (European Tour) announced on Thursday. The tournament was scheduled to be held from February 17-20 at the DLF Golf & Country Club in Gurugram. The Tour waited to see if restrictions imposed due to COVID protocols, including quarantine requirements for incoming foreign passengers, would ease. But with the cases, though waning, still around and restrictions continuing to stay, it was decided to cancel the tournament. The event will now be held next year. This is the third successive edition of the tournament that has been hit by the pandemic. The hugely popular event which was last held in 2019, when it wa...
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India vs West Indies 3rd ODI Live Cricket Score Streaming Online: When and where to watch match live?

LIVE Stream India vs West Indies match Online: The returning Shikhar Dhawan will add more firepower to a ruthless India, who are faced with the problem of plenty, as they eye a clean sweep of West Indies in an inconsequential third ODI in Ahmedabad on Friday. Hosts India head into the final match of the series after having ticked almost all the boxes in the first two games, which they won comfortably. Senior opener Dhawan was among the four players, including a reserve bowler, who had tested positive for COVID-19 just four days ahead of the start of the ODI leg. But now that the southpaw is back, the Indian team could be forced to make few changes to its winning combination. Squads: India: Rohit Sharma (captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Mayank Agarwal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shikhar Dhawan, ...
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Match fixing attempt being investigated at Lanka Premier League | Cricket News – Times of India

COLOMBO: The sports ministry's corruption prevention unit has initiated an investigation into an alleged attempt to fix matches at the recently concluded Lanka Premier League (LPL). Jagath Fonseka, the head of the unit, said a leading national batter has lodged a complaint with them after he was approached for corruption. "He told us that he had been approached by a rich gem businessman's son and a friend of the same man to do so. We have concluded our and forwarded the papers for the Attorney General," Fonseka told reporters. The Prevention of Offenses Relating to the Sports Act, made a law in 2019, provided for the prevention of match fixing, corruption, illegal manipulation and illegal betting in sports and for the appointment of a Special Investigations Unit for investigation of off...
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Therese Johaug: Winter Olympics; Norway’s Johaug powers to gold in 10km classic | More sports News – Times of India

ZHANGJIAKOU (China): Norway's Therese Johaug produced a staggering late surge to snatch the gold medal in the 10km classic race at the Beijing Games on Thursday by four-tenths of a second from Finland's Kerttu Niskanen. Krista Parmakoski took the bronze medal, 31.1 seconds behind her Finnish team mate, but she never threatened the top two as Johaug secured her second individual gold medal of the Games in thrilling fashion. "Oh, that was crazy," an elated Johaug told reporters. "When you hear that the you're fighting for a gold medal out there and they were so close, I tried to give my best at the last part of the race." Her best was enough for Olympic gold, but only just. Though she acknowledged that Niskanen would also have been worthy of the gold medal, it was the raw power of Johaug,...
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Someone else took credit for decisions I took in Australia: Ajinkya Rahane | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: He was a central figure in India's epic turnaround during the 2020-21 tour of Australia but stand-in captain of that series Ajinkya Rahane says "someone else took the credit" for decisions he made to resurrect the team after the nightmarish 36 all out in the Adelaide Test. As regular captain Virat Kohli flew out of Australia, leaving in his wake the disappointment of the humiliating loss in the opener at Adelaide, Rahane took over the reins in the most difficult of circumstances. What followed was one of the most incredible turnarounds seen in Test history as India rebounded to win the second match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground by eight wickets, with Rahane leading the fight-back with a magnificent hundred. "I know what I've done there. I don't need to tell anyone. That's n...
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IPL auction important as we will be preparing our base for next 5-6 years: Sanju Samson | Cricket News – Times of India

BENGALURU: Rajasthan Royals skipper Sanju Samson says the upcoming IPL auction is extremely important for them since they want to build a base for the next 5-6 years by picking the right players. The Royals, who won the inaugural edition of the league, head into the auction here on Saturday with Rs 62 crores in their purse. The former champions have retained three players -- Samson, big-hitting England wicketkeeper batter Jos Buttler and young India opener Yashasvi Jaiswal. "This auction is really important because we know we could very well be preparing our base for the next 5-6 years," Samson was quoted as saying in a media release. "So, we've made sure to track everyone and give the opportunity to as many players as possible during the trials. "Our goal is to now target the ones we t...
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India vs West Indies: Cricket Association of Bengal requests BCCI to allow spectators for T20I series

The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) on Thursday requested the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to allow spectators at Eden Gardens for the T20I series against West Indies. “The matter relating to the hosting of the three T20 international matches between India and West Indies were discussed threadbare,” CAB said in a statement. “It was informed to the members that the CAB has requested the BCCI to allow spectators at the venue. Feedback from the BCCI is awaited. CAB is still hopeful of a positive outcome.” India and West Indies will lock horns in the T20I series at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata from February 16. The Apex Council Meeting of CAB also approved the decision that the floodlight system of the Eden Gardens needed renovation and the LED system needed to be installed...
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IPL auction 2022: ‘Dil se khelo’ – Why Mohammed Azharuddeen wants to play with Virat Kohli again at RCB | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Young wicket-keeper batsman from Kerala, Mohammed Azharuddeen was bought by the Royal Challengers Bangalore at his base price of Rs. 20 lakh in the February 2021 player auction. Though he didn't get a single game to play last season, the 27-year-old, whose name will once again be called at the auction table this time, is hopeful of getting an IPL contract. "Practice is on in full swing. I have worked a lot on my batting and technique. I am hopeful that I will be picked at the auction and will again get a chance to share the dressing room with seniors and star players from across the world. I know how good I am in T20s. I am staying positive about the auction," Azharuddeen told TimesofIndia.com in an exclusive interview. At RCB, Azharudeen, who is also known as 'junior Azhar' ...
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Have set myself an 18-month target to play for Sr India: U-19 World Champion Yash Dhull

Yash Dhull has lost count of the number of flights he has taken in the past 48 hours. He had spent the previous day in Ahmedabad where the entire team was felicitated following a tiring journey in which the squad had to take as many as four flights to reach India from the Caribbean. Having lived out of suitcase for the past two months, which could potentially be life-changing, when Dhull finally met his parents, it was just a mere 30 minutes of reunion for the sleep-deprived captain of the World Cup winning India U-19 team. Dhull arrived in Delhi early morning and went straight to his alma mater Bal Bhavan in West Delhi to meet the people who played a big role in him becoming the cricketer he has become. Two hours later, he had a flight to catch and next destination was Guwahati, where ...
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IPL Mega Auction 2022: Gujarat Titans look to build solid foundation in maiden season

IPL GT Team 2022 Players List: With the IPL mega auction just a couple of days away, every franchise is looking to bolster their squads for the upcoming IPL edition. This year, the auction will be a 2-day event with 10 teams, instead of the regular 8, vying for the best players available. The Ahmedabad-based team which was on Wednesday christened Gujarat Titans, is one of the two teams debuting this season, along with the Lucknow Super Giants. Just like Super Giants, the Titans will also look to make an impact in the 15th edition of the IPL and to do that they would need astute signings. They have already signed Hardik Pandya as their captain for Rs 15 crore as well as Afghanistan star spinner Rashid Khan for the same amount. To round off their third draft pick they roped in batter Shub...