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Day: February 14, 2022

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ISL: Kerala Blasters edge past SC East Bengal to get back into semis contention | Football News – Times of India

VASCO: Kerala Blasters FC breached the top-four after securing a narrow 1-0 win over SC East Bengal in the Indian Super League (ISL) on Monday. The Yellows reached the third position from sixth, thanks to the solitary goal by Enes Sipovic (49'), who scored the winner for the Kochi side with a towering header. As for the Red & Gold Brigade, the winless run extends to five matches. A measured approach from both teams saw less clear scoring chances in the early stages. Alvaro Vazquez was the first to hit the target for KBFC with a diving header which was easily saved by Sankar Roy between the sticks. The SCEB goalkeeper was quite busy in the remainder of the first half as well but commanded his area expertly to deny a goal to the Yellow Army. There were no goals to report in the first ...
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PKL: Patna Pirates beat Telugu Titans to guarantee top-2 league stage finish | Pro-Kabaddi-League News – Times of India

BENGALURU: A collective performance from table-toppers Patna Pirates helped them beat Telugu Titans 38-30 in the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) on Monday. Raider Sachin scored a Super 10 (14 points) and defender Mohammadreza Shadloui secured a High 5 (5 tackle points) as Patna once again showed why they are on top of the points table with a victory that helped them guarantee a top-2 finish in the league stage. Bottom-placed Telugu Titans were playing the match for pride having already been ruled out of the playoffs race. They once again showed glimpses of their potential but failed to control the match in the dying stages. The eight-point margin of the defeat meant they walked away with no points from the encounter. Patna Pirates started on the front foot with their raiding duo of Guman Singh...
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Bangladesh pick fast bowler Ebadot Hossain for Afghanistan ODIs | Cricket News – Times of India

DHAKA: Pace bowler Ebadot Hossain is among four uncapped players Bangladesh on Monday included in their 15-man squad for the upcoming three-match one-day international series against Afghanistan at home. Ebadot has played 12 Tests for Bangladesh so far but is yet to play any limited-over internationals. He impressed during the recent New Zealand tour, helping Bangladesh record a fairytale win in the first Test at Mount Maunganui with a match haul of seven wickets. "Ebadot is a Test bowler but he has been impressive with the white-ball recently. He has worked hard on his control, which is why we have considered him," said Bangladeshi chief selector Minhajul Abedin. Left-arm spinner Nasum Ahmed, batsmen Yasir Ali and Mahmudul Hasan were the other uncapped players to be called up for the s...
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Washington ruled out of WI T20Is following hamstring strain, Kuldeep named as replacement | Cricket News – Times of India

KOLKATA: Spin-bowling all-rounder Washington Sundar was on Monday ruled out of the three-match T20 International series against the West Indies owing to a hamstring strain, adding to his never-ending woes. The All-India senior selection committee has named Kuldeep Yadav as Washington's replacement, the BCCI said in a statement. "All-rounder Washington Sundar suffered a left hamstring muscle strain during fielding in the third ODI against the West Indies played at the Narendra Modi Stadium on Friday. He is ruled out of the upcoming three-match Paytm T20I Series to be played in Kolkata from 16th February," the BCCI said. 🚨 NEWS 🚨: Washington Sundar ruled out of @Paytm #INDvWI T20I series. The #TeamIndia all-rounder suffered a left h… https://t.co/UlJ3ZaXG3X— BCCI (@BCCI) 1644856287000Wash...
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Virat Kohli sharpens batting skills at India practice | Cricket News – Times of India

KOLKATA: Battling a prolonged lean patch, former India captain Virat Kohli batted at the nets and also took throw-downs during India's first practice session ahead of the Twenty20 series against the West Indies. Kohli was first to enter the nets to take throwdowns from the Indian support staff as he batted from both the ends before going for the drill. Later he had a lengthy net session, spanning more than 45 minutes. India skipper Rohit Sharma along with coach Rahul Dravid were also seen in a long discussion with curator Sujan Mukherjee. In the white-ball format, the Indian ace last scored a century against the West Indies in August 2019, in Port of Spain ODI and since then, he has had 10 50-plus scores but failed to convert them into a ton. Across formats, he's yet to score an Interna...
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Manchester City ‘deserve’ to win Champions League, says Joao Cancelo | Football News – Times of India

LONDON: Joao Cancelo believes Manchester City deserve to win the Champions League, saying the team are "embracing" the pressure of trying to go one step further than last season, when they lost to Chelsea in the final. The Premier League leaders have dominated English football under Pep Guardiola, winning three league titles in four years, but success in Europe has proved elusive. Portugal defender Cancelo, speaking ahead of the first leg of City's last-16 tie away to Sporting Lisbon on Tuesday, said the club, who lost 1-0 to Chelsea in the 2021 Champions League final, had the quality to lift the trophy. "We are a very strong team," he said. "The players know how to deal with the pressure of getting to the final but we are going up against the best teams in Europe. "It is very difficult...
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IPL 2022: Gujarat Titans have an all-round squad, says coach Ashish Nehra | Cricket News – Times of India

BENGALURU: Head coach Ashish Nehra feels Gujarat Titans have built a "strong, all-round squad" but the success of the new IPL franchise will depend on how well the players get along. The former India pacer was present at the mega-auction alongside World Cup-winning coach Gary Kirsten, who will serve as the team's mentor and batting coach. "Yeah, it's not just Gujarat Titans, all the teams in IPL are all very close and good," Nehra said when asked if the Titans have formed a strong squad. "It's about how well they click together, gel together. I have seen after the auctions that this team looks the strongest but it doesn't mean that the team will win the IPL. That never happens. It doesn't work like that, sports doesn't work that way," he added. One of the two new teams to be added to th...
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Rohit Sharma very supportive captain, says Mohammed Shami | Cricket News – Times of India

AMROHA: India pacer Mohammed Shami on Monday praised Rohit Sharma saying that he is a good and very supportive captain. The Rohit-led side won the ODI series 3-0 against West Indies. Both the teams will now be facing each other for the T20I series in Kolkata, starting from February 16. "Rohit no doubt is a good captain. He has won many IPL seasons and is a great leader. He has been really supportive to me, as we both have been playing for a long time now," Shami told ANI. On being picked by Gujarat Titans for Rs 6.5 crore at the Indian Premier League (IPL), 2022, mega auctions, the pacer said that he is really excited to join the new franchise. "I am very happy and looking forward to the team as soon as possible. Will try to give 100 per cent to this franchise and get the best results p...
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Fines, bans from FIFA: Brazil, Argentina told to play again

FIFA handed out fines and suspensions on Monday while ordering Brazil and Argentina to replay the World Cup qualifier that was abandoned after health agents stormed the field in Sao Paulo to dispute the quarantine status of players. Four of Argentina’s English Premier League players were accused of falsifying Brazilian coronavirus declarations in September by not stating they had been in red-listed Britain in the previous 14 days, leading to the game being stopped after seven minutes. Emiliano Buendía, Emiliano Martínez, Giovani Lo Celso and Cristian Romero will now serve two-match bans in FIFA fixtures after “not complying with the FIFA Return to Football International Match Protocol,” the world governing body said in a disciplinary ruling. FIFA ordered the Brazilian Football Associati...
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Meet ‘Narine’ of Punjab: Tennis-ball cricket in village to IPL via YouTube

OF ALL the fascinating paths to an IPL team, Ramesh Kumar’s story is a perfect fairytale for the social media age. His father repairs footwear, his mother is a bangle seller. And the 23-year-old was happy with the meagre prize money and small-time buzz of tennis-ball cricket in Punjab when he suddenly went viral on YouTube. The clip of him in action stirred an IPL cricketer who shared it with his coach — and in a blink, Ramesh’s life changed. Today, Ramesh, aka “Narine Jalalabadiya”, finds himself in Kolkata Knight Riders, picked for Rs 20 lakh at the IPL auction on Sunday. Just the climax awaits: a six off the final ball or a Super Over in which he bowls six different deliveries to win the Cup for his team. While “Narine” refers to West Indian mystery spinner and T20 star Sunil Narine ...
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India vs West Indies: No crowd in 1st T20I, CAB requests BCCI to allow spectators for last two T20Is | Cricket News – Times of India

KOLKATA: The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) on Monday requested the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to allow spectators at Eden Gardens for the last two T20Is of the three-match series against West Indies. India and West Indies will lock horns in the T20I series at the Eden Gardens Kolkata from February 16. "The BCCI has allowed only upper tier and hospitality boxes for sponsors and representatives for the first match," CAB said in a statement. The CAB has again requested the BCCI to reconsider and allow spectators for the remaining matches. "CAB will intimate all stakeholders once it receives feedback from the board," stated further. India defeated West Indies 3-0 in the three-match ODI series. !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s) {if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod?...
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Red Bull-owned AlphaTauri launch 2022 F1 challenger | Racing News – Times of India

Red Bull-owned AlphaTauri became the fifth team to unveil an example of their 2022 Formula One challenger, taking the wraps off the AT03 in an online launch. The car, which will be raced by an unchanged driver line-up of Pierre Gasly and Yuki Tsunoda and features a similar livery to last year, has been designed to Formula One's radical new rules which are aimed at improving wheel-to-wheel racing. take an up-close and personal look at our 2022 challenger, the AT03 🔥😍 https://t.co/enDEjrqYyT— Scuderia AlphaTauri (@AlphaTauriF1) 1644836991000It also sports the larger, new for 2022, 18-inch wheels. "It’s a fresh start for all the teams, starting pretty much from zero as we are really looking at a clean sheet of paper scenario," said Frenchman Gasly, who enjoyed a strong season last year and...
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After they spent 13 crore on me, I actually wanted the bidding to stop: Deepak Chahar | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Pacer Deepak Chahar "actually wanted" Chennai Super Kings to stop bidding for him after it had hurtled past Rs 13 crore during the IPL auction as he was afraid that it may come in the way of building a strong team. Bought back by his old franchise for a staggering Rs 14 crore, making him the most expensive Indian bowler at an IPL auction, Chahar said he couldn't imagine' playing for any team apart from CSK. "I wanted to play for CSK because I haven't imagined myself playing in other colour than yellow," Chahar told Star Sports. "At one point, I thought it (the bid price) was too much. As a CSK player, I also want to build a good team. So after they spent 13 crore, I actually wanted the bidding to stop so I can go to CSK quickly and then we can buy some other players (with the...
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Australia vs Sri Lanka 3rd T20I Live Cricket Score Streaming Online: When and where to watch match live?

LIVE Stream Australia vs Sri Lanka match Online: Australia is all set to lock horns with Sri Lanka for the 3rd T20 in the ongoing 5-match series to seal the title. Australia currently leads 2-0. The 3rd T20 could be the series decider if Sri Lanka fails to make a comeback in the series. In the last match, Australia hung on for a Super Over victory in a dramatic finish but an injury to Steve Smith cast a shadow over the hosts seizing a 2-0 series lead. Million-dollar man Josh Hazlewood (3-22) lived up to his Indian Premier League auction price tag in delivering a clutch Super Over that only went for five runs to save the Aussies’ blushes following a fumbling fielding display. Squads: Australia: Aaron Finch (c), Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Moises Henriques, Josh...
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Had I not been at home recovering from a fall, I wouldn’t have been at the IPL auction: Charu Sharma

Charu Sharma stepped in at the last minute to take charge of the IPL auction after auctioneer Hugh Edmeades collapsed a couple of hours into the event. Sharma, the veteran commentator and presenter, talks to Sriram Veera about how he went about conducting the big auction, his stint with Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2008 and the roles he has played in his varied career. What a bizarre two days Charu! How did it all unfold? It wasn’t just the unfortunate fall of the auctioneer Hugh Edmeades that got me into the IPL auction but also another injury – to my right shoulder – that brought about this strange happening. I had fallen in Kathmandu where I had gone for an auction for a cricket league and damaged my shoulder. There was some rain and I fell at the place where I was staying. I have ...
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mumbai indians: Mumbai Indians always have short-term goal and long-term vision: Nita Ambani | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Mumbai Indians "always have a short-term goal and a long-term vision", owner Nita Ambani said after the franchise splurged Rs 8 crore to buy Jofra Archer, a staggering amount given the pacer is not expected to be available for the 2022 season. Alongside the record five-time champions MI, bidding frantically for Archer on the second day of the mega auction were Rajasthan Royals, as well as Sunrisers Hyderabad, even as the English pacer recovers from surgery on his right elbow. It was obvious that the franchises were looking at the long-term, even if it meant playing without him in the upcoming edition of the lucrative league. "Mumbai Indians always have a short-term goal and a long-term vision. Some of the players that we buy are also meant for long-term vision," Nita said after ...
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Work begins on new NCA in Bengaluru, foundation stone laid by BCCI brass | Cricket News – Times of India

BENGALURU: Work has begun on the country's new National Cricket Academy (NCA) with the BCCI brass, including president Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah, laying the foundation stone of the complex on Monday. The BCCI has secured the land on a 99-year lease. "The new National cricket Academy starts from today ..laid the foundation stone of the new place today in Bengaluru," Ganguly tweeted and also shared images of the ceremony. The new National cricket Academy starts from today ..laid the foundation stone of the new place today in bengaluru… https://t.co/fGi47TgcRV— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) 1644830744000The new National cricket Academy @bcci https://t.co/fVWMOxev5g— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) 1644831100000Shah wrote on his Twitter handle, "Laid the foundation stone for @BCCI's...
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India vs West Indies: Washington Sundar ruled out of T20I series

Washington Sundar has been ruled out of the India’s three-match T20I series against the West Indies that starts on Wednesday. The spin-allrounder didn’t turn up for the Indian team’s training at Eden Gardens on Monday and team sources confirmed that he would miss the series. Kuldeep Yadav has been named as Washington’s replacement. All three matches of the series would be played in Kolkata, on February 16, 18 and 20. 🚨 NEWS 🚨: Washington Sundar ruled out of @Paytm #INDvWI T20I series. The #TeamIndia all-rounder suffered a left hamstring muscle strain during fielding in the third ODI against the West Indies played at the Narendra Modi Stadium on Friday. More Details 🔽 — BCCI (@BCCI) February 14, 2022 Washington, who became a Rs 8.75-crore buy for Sunrisers Hyderabad at the IPL auction...
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FIH Pro League: France expose old Indian hockey frailties

In the space of 20 seconds during the break between the third and fourth quarters against France, Gregg Clark used the word ‘patience’ four times in his address to the players. At first, it was directed at drag-flickers Harmanpreet Singh and Jugraj Singh, who were repeatedly thwarted by the French defenders. By the time the huddle broke and the team dispersed, Clark, in a stern yet calm tone, passed the same instruction to every player. As the former junior India chief coach, when it was led by Manpreet Singh, Clark – now the assistant coach of the Manpreet-led senior side – is aware of the players’ mindsets. And he knows old habits die hard. Indian hockey has taken giant steps between 2013, when Clark coached the junior team, and now. But a couple of aspects have remained constant – in...
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Gujarat Titans have an all-round squad, says coach Ashish Nehra

Head coach Ashish Nehra feels Gujarat Titans have built a “strong, all-round squad” but the success of the new IPL franchise will depend on how well the players get along. The former India pacer was present at the mega-auction alongside World Cup-winning coach Gary Kirsten, who will serve as the team’s mentor and batting coach. “Yeah, it’s not just Gujarat Titans, all the teams in IPL are all very close and good,” Nehra said when asked if the Titans have formed a strong squad. #Nehraji's moment of the #IPLAuction is… (not 'that' one toward the end 😀)Watch the full video on our YouTube channel ▶️#GujaratTitans pic.twitter.com/tutkkHHQ9A — Gujarat Titans (@gujarat_titans) February 14, 2022 “It’s about how well they click together, gel together. I have seen after the auctions this team lo...