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Day: February 11, 2022

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Biggest positive was performance of bowling unit, reckons Rohit Sharma | Cricket News – Times of India

AHMEDABAD: India captain Rohit Sharma on Friday said that the biggest positive out of the ODI series against the West Indies was the performance of the bowling unit. India blanked the West Indies 3-0 as they recorded an easy 96-run win in the third game on Friday. "The biggest positive was obviously our bowling unit. The bowling unit, if I have to differentiate, the fast bowlers and the spinners, they did a great job in this particular series," Rohit said at the post-match press conference. "Along with Prasidh (Krishna), (Mohammed) Siraj was outstanding the way he bowled, with a lot of pace again, with the new ball and in the middle. "Shardul (Thakur) played a couple of games, he bowled well in the middle and got one opportunity with the new ball and Deepak (Chahar), was very impressed ...
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Sehwag predicts five most expensive Indian players in IPL mega auction | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former India batter Virender Sehwag has picked five Indian players, who he says will be the most sought after ones in the IPL 2022 mega auction, scheduled for February 12 and 13. Sehwag said the likes of Shikhar Dhawan, Shardul Thakur, Shreyas Iyer, Yuzvendra Chahal, and most importantly Ishan Kishan could be among the most expensive players in the mega auction and many franchises will line up to acquire their services. Posting a video on Instagram, Sehwag said, "I have also made some points for the IPL auction, which I thought to share with you. I have selected 5 such Indian players who will be the most important during the auction, and can probably get the most expensive tags. "There is Shikhar Dhawan at number 1, then Shardul Thakur, and Shreyas Iyer. It is followed by Yuz...
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ISL: Sunil Chhetri’s record strike in vain as Hyderabad beat Bengaluru FC | Football News – Times of India

BAMBOLIM: Sunil Chhetri's historic goal went in vain as Hyderabad FC beat Bengaluru FC 2-1 to consolidate their lead at the top of the table in the Indian Super League on Friday. Chhetri became the all-time ISL top scorer with his 50th goal but by the time the legendary marksman got his name on the scoresheet, Hyderabad were already leading 2-0 with first-half strikes from Javier Siviero (16th) and Joao Victor (30th). Hyderabad now have 29 points from 16 games, four more than second-placed Jamshedpur FC who have played two matches less. Bengaluru remain third with 23 in their kitty from 16 outings. The marquee clash got off to a fiery start as both teams looked to press and not let the opponent enjoy possession. Hyderabad stringed together some good passes and one such move resulted in ...
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India vs West Indies: We got whatever we wanted out of the series, says Rohit | Cricket News – Times of India

AHMEDABAD: India captain Rohit Sharma on Friday said that his side got it wanted out of the three-match ODI series against the West Indies. India beat West Indies by 96 runs in the third ODI to complete a 3-0 series whitewash. It was Rohit's first series as ODI captain. "We have ticked a lot of boxes in this series. Whatever we wanted to get out of the series, we got what we wanted," Rohit said at the post match presentation ceremony. He was asked about the dressing room atmosphere after Indian cricket recently witnessed some turbulent times following the end of Virat Kohli's leadership tenure. "The noise will be around as long as we are playing. We know we are playing a high-profile sport in India and people look up to us and watch us. As players and individuals, we know what we need t...
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In Pics: Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant help India sweep ODI series against West Indies | The Times of India

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India vs West Indies, 3rd ODI: Clinical India complete 3-0 whitewash of West Indies | Cricket News – Times of India

AHMEDABAD: Rohit Sharma's tenure as India ODI captain began with a 3-0 demolition of the West Indies after the impressive hosts put up an all-round performance to win the third game by 96 runs on Friday. Shreyas Iyer's responsible 80 coupled with Rishabh Pant's aggressive 56 powered India to a challenging 265 in the inconsequential fixture. Scorecard | As it happenedThe hosts then shot out their opponents for 169 in 37.1 overs as the visitors continued their dismal batting show. With one eye on the 2023 ODI World Cup, the Indian team management gained plenty of positives from their experiments in the third-match series including the emergence of pacer Prasidh Krishna as the strike bowler. He ended with nine wickets in the series. Deepak Hooda, who did not play the third ODI, showed prom...
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Puneri Paltan beat Haryana Steelers 45-27 in PKL | Pro-Kabaddi-League News – Times of India

BENGALURU: Puneri Paltan snapped Haryana Steelers' three-match winning streak with a 45-27 win in Pro Kabaddi League on Friday. It was a solid fight from Haryana Steelers in the final 10 minutes of the second half, with Vinay, Ashish Narwal and Vikash Kandola earning 19 raid points between themselves. But in the end, the gap proved to be too wide and Haryana Steelers were unable to pick up the win. Haryana Steelers opened their scoring in the first minute of the match as Jaideep earned a tackle point. In the sixth minute, Puneri Paltan inflicted an All Out on Haryana Steelers to extend their lead to 10-2. Vinay earned a raid point to close the gap down to 4-12 in the 10th minute. In the 19th minute, Puneri Paltan inflicted their second All Out and the first half ended with Haryana Steel...
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England cricket chiefs lift international match ban imposed on Yorkshire after racism scandal | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: England cricket chiefs on Friday lifted an international match ban imposed on Yorkshire County Cricket Club after a racism scandal that rocked the game. The England and Wales Cricket Board said in a statement that the decision "follows a rigorous review of progress made against several criteria set out in November 2021 to tackle racism at the club". ECB lifts suspension on Yorkshire County Cricket Club hosting internationals subject to key requirements being met.Read more ⬇️— England and Wales Cricket Board (@ECB_cricket) 1644588001000Former Yorkshire player Azeem Rafiq delivered harrowing testimony to lawmakers in November in which he said his career had been ended by the abuse he received at the county club. !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s) {if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMe...
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Cricket diplomacy: Jaishankar gifts his Australian counterpart bat signed by Virat Kohli | Cricket News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Friday gifted his Australian counterpart Marise Payne a cricket bat signed by Indian cricketer Virat Kohli during a visit to the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground. Jaishankar, who attended the crucial meeting of Quad foreign ministers, visited Australia's largest and most revered sports stadium along with Payne, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Japanese Foreign Minister Hayashi Yoshimasa, in a “fitting end to a busy day”. Payne hosted the Quad foreign ministers' meeting. “Quad FMs visit the @MCG. Presented @MarisePayne with a bat signed by @imVkohli,” Jaishankar, who is in Australia on his first trip to the country as external affairs minister, said on Twitter along with a photo. A fitting end to a busy day. Quad FMs visit the @...
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Was forced to approach court: Manika Batra after Delhi HC suspends TTFI in fixing row | More sports News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Commonwealth Games gold-medallist Manika Batra on Friday welcomed the Delhi High Court's order that effectively suspended the Table Tennis Federation of India following her petition, saying ill-treatment from TTFI forced her to take the legal route. Manika, who recently broke into the top-50 of world rankings, had filed a petition in the Delhi High Court after she was not included in the team for the Asian Championships. TTFI had excluded her as she did not attend the national camp before the event. "I've the greatest faith in the Indian Judiciary. I have devoted my life for sports to bring glory for my country. I'm grateful to the Govt of India, everyone who stood with me and the people of my country for the support I received," Manika said in a statement. "I was forced to a...
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India complete WI series sweep without much trouble

Collectively, West Indies were a shambles, their batting in particular. Yet again, their top order was in give-away mode, playing with the gaiety of recreational cricket. 169 all out, chasing 266 for victory, completed a 3-0 ODI series sweep for India. Under lights at Motera, the hosts barely broke a sweat. Commentating for the host broadcaster, Ian Bishop called for setting up a High-Performance Centre in the Caribbean. ODI Series Won in Ahmedabad 👏 🏆 Next stop: Kolkata 👌 👌 T20Is, here we come! ✈️ 👍#TeamIndia | #INDvWI | @Paytm pic.twitter.com/zobeeJyaQr — BCCI (@BCCI) February 11, 2022 The West Indies bowling was good and some individual gains were their only takeaway from this defeat. Alzarri Joseph and Odean Smith enhanced their reputations ahead of the Indian Premier League auctio...
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Hazlewood stars as Australia beat Sri Lanka by 20 runs in rain-hit opening T20I | Cricket News – Times of India

Paceman Josh Hazlewood claimed career-best Twenty20 international figures of 4-12 to guide Australia to a 20-run victory against Sri Lanka at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday, in the rain-affected opener of the five-match series. Australia comfortably defended a Duckworth-Lewis-Stern adjusted target score of 143, with spinner Adam Zampa (3-18) inflicting early damage before Hazlewood iced the game with late wickets. The tourists ended on 122-8 after 19 overs, with the chase reduced after rain interrupted in the 15th over. The Sri Lankans struggled to adjust to the pace of the wicket, with opener Pathum Nissanka (36) making the only meaningful contribution before being caught off Zampa. "I thought we had to bowl well to defend that total on this wicket, it wasn't the easiest wicket to...
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Winter Olympics: Arif Khan, India’s sole athlete, gets his moment in the snow

India’s sole athlete at the Beijing Olympics hails from Kashmir. Arif Khan took up winter sports after being encouraged by his father, who owns a ski shop and was taught everything there is about the Himalayas by Colonel Narendra Kumar – one of the first Indians to scale the Siachen Glacier and a team member of Operation Meghdoot to seize control of the Siachen Glacier in 1984. ‘If you’re an athlete, this should be your dream,’ said Gulmarg’s Arif in an Instagram post while standing in front of the Olympic rings at the Yanqing National Alpine Ski Centre, 90 kms northwest of Beijing. He is India’s lone entrant to the 2022 Winter Olympics and made history when he became the first Indian man to qualify for two events – slalom and giant slalom – in a single Winter Olympics. Qualifying fo...
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KL Rahul, Axar Patel ruled out of T20I series against West Indies | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India vice-captain KL Rahul and all-rounder Axar Patel were on Friday ruled out of the three-match T20I series against the West Indies beginning in Kolkata from February 16 due to injuries with Ruturaj Gaikwad and Deepak Hooda replacing them in the squad. While Rahul has suffered a hamstring injury while fielding in the second ODI on February 9, Axar has not fully recovered from his shin injury that also forced him to miss the South Africa tour. The spinner had also recently tested positive for Covid, said the BCCI. 🚨 NEWS 🚨: KL Rahul and Axar Patel ruled out of @Paytm #INDvWI T20I Series. #TeamIndiaThe All-India Senior Selecti… https://t.co/feWWVltOU4— BCCI (@BCCI) 1644583487000"Rahul sustained an upper left hamstring strain during fielding in the 2nd ODI on 9th February 202...
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Delhi HC directs appointment of administrator to run TTFI | More sports News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court Friday directed the appointment of an administrator to run the Table Tennis Federation of India, saying that its faith was shaken in view of the sports body's “sorry state of affairs”. Justice Rekha Palli, who was dealing with the petition filed by the Commonwealth Games gold medallist and Khel Ratna awardee Manika Batra, said that the report of the three-member committee, constituted by it to look into the allegations of match-fixing levelled by the paddler, showed that TTFI “safeguarded the interests of its officials” and that “instead of promoting players, TTFI is dictating terms.” The judge said that this country takes pride in its sportsperson and people who don't understand how players are to be treated “should be out”. The name of the administrator...
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Many teams would go after Ishan Kishan in IPL auction, says Harbhajan Singh | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former India spinner Harbhajan Singh lavished praise on wicketkeeper-batter Ishan Kishan, saying many teams would go after him in the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction as the young cricketer can win the game with his impeccable batting. He added that Kishan's presence in the team provides an edge in the batting department as the 23-year-old has a strike rate of over 130 in T20 cricket. "It will be tough because many teams will go after Ishan Kishan at the auction. Royal Challengers Bangalore would definitely target him," Harbhajan said in a video on his YouTube channel. IPL Auction Special: Shreyas Iyer और Ishan Kishan पर कप्तानी का दांव खेलेंगी RCB, PBKS और KKR |"I am a fan of Kishan. On his own capability, on any given day, he can smash 70-80 runs off 30 balls and win the...
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Yorkshire can host major cricket matches after ban lifted

Yorkshire cricket club can resume hosting international matches after the sport’s governing body in England lifted its suspension on Friday in recognition of the club’s “good progress” on addressing problems of racism and bullying. Yorkshire’s Headingley Stadium will now host England’s third test against New Zealand in June and a one-day international against South Africa in July. The England and Wales Cricket Board in November suspended Yorkshire from hosting international matches as punishment for the club’s `wholly unacceptable’ response to the racism faced by former player Azeem Rafiq. In lifting the suspension, the ECB said it `acknowledged the hard work and good progress made by the club.’ It said Yorkshire has shown a commitment to ‘building a culture of equity, diversity and inc...
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We got whatever we wanted out of the series: Rohit Sharma

India captain Rohit Sharma on Friday said that his side got it wanted out of the three-match ODI series against the West Indies. India beat West Indies by 96 runs in the third ODI to complete a 3-0 series whitewash. It was Rohit’s first series as ODI captain. “We have ticked a lot of boxes this series. Whatever we wanted to get out of the series, we got what we wanted,” Rohit said at the post match presentation ceremony. He was asked about the dressing room atmosphere after Indian cricket recently witnessed some turbulent times following the end of Virat Kohli’s leadership tenure. “The noise will be around as long as we are playing. We know we are playing a high-profile sport in India and people look up to us and watch us. As players and individuals, we know what we need to focus on,” s...
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HC suspends TTFI executive committee after Manika’s complaint

The Delhi High Court on Friday suspended the Executive Committee of the Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) and decided to appoint an administrator for discharging its functions, after perusing the report of a three-member panel constituted by it last year to look into the allegations made by top paddler Manika Batra. Justice Rekha Palli said that the court’s faith in the sports body was shaken and that its conduct prima facie appeared to be blameworthy as per the committee report in which it has been opined that TTFI was, in fact, safeguarding the interests of its officials instead of promoting the players. “The executive committee of the TTFI will no longer be allowed to take any decision or interfere with the manner in which the Administrator will decide to discharge duties assig...
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IPL 2022: Uncapped Indian players who have already became millionaires | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: It's that time of the year again when the IPL franchises engage in intense bidding wars and splurge mind boggling amounts of money to own the services of the best cricketing talents from across the world. Some players fetch fat pay cheques, some big names fail to find takers, while some become millionaires without even being in the auction pool, with franchises retaining/picking them through IPL drafts. The IPL mega auction is scheduled to be held in Bengaluru on February 12 and 13. There will be 590 players who will go under the hammer during the two-day auction. TimesofIndia.com here takes a look at the uncapped Indian players who pipped capped Indians and foreign players to be retained by the franchises ahead of the auction:Arshdeep Singh (Left arm medium fast bowler - Ret...