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Day: February 16, 2022

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India vs West Indies, 1st T20I: Bishnoi, Rohit shine as India cruise to six-wicket win over West Indies | Cricket News – Times of India

KOLKATA: Surkyakumar Yadav played the finisher's role to perfection after skipper Rohit Sharma blazed away at the top as India secured a clinical six-wicket win over the West Indies in the first T20 International here on Wednesday. At his favourite Eden Gardens, Rohit smashed a 19-ball 40 (6x3, 4x4) to give India the perfect foundation after his bowlers restricted the visitors to 157 for seven. As it happened | ScorecardIn the company of Venkatesh Iyer (24 off 13), Surkyakumar then hit a brisk 34 in just 18 deliveries to help India chase down the target of 158 with seven balls to spare and take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. Roston Chase (2/14) bowled brilliantly in the middle overs and dismissed the two Indian openers -- Rohit and Ishan Kishan -- before the hosts also lost Virat...
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Injury scare for Deepak Chahar, Venkatesh Iyer | Cricket News – Times of India

KOLKATA: India received injury blows to their pacer Deepak Chahar and allrounder Venkatesh Iyer in their opening T20I against West Indies at Eden Gardens. Chahar, who was bought back by Chennai Super Kings for a massive Rs 14 crore in the IPL mega auction 2022, sustained a blow to his right hand while trying to stop a powerful pull shot from opposition skipper Kieron Pollard in the square leg region. The incident happened in the penultimate over of the match when the Windies skipper looked to fire in all cylinders as Chahar was sent back to the dressing room and could not finish his full quota as Harshal Patel had to bowl the final over. Chahar finished with figures of 3-0-28-1. India's pace bowling allrounder Venkatesh Iyer, who bowled a solitary over, also sustained a blow to his righ...
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ISL: Odisha, Chennaiyin share spoils to dent slim semifinal hopes | Football News – Times of India

VASCO: Odisha FC and Chennaiyin FC dashed their semifinal aspirations after they shared the spoils in a 2-2 draw in their Indian Super League match at the Tilak Maidan Stadium on Wednesday. Both teams had to win this game in order to keep their slim chances alive but a stalemate means while they are mathematically still not out, their chances of making the cut are all but over. Rahim Ali (2nd) opened the scoring for Chennaiyin before Javi Hernandez (18th) pulled one back for Odisha for Jonathas Cristian (51st) to help them go in front in the second half. But Nerijus Valskis found the back of the net for Chennaiyin to ensure their rivals don't get all three points. Chennaiyin remained in eighth place with 20 points from 17 matches while Odisha stayed in seventh spot having 22 points from...
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Bengal Warriors thrash Tamil Thalaivas 52-21 in Pro Kabaddi League | Pro-Kabaddi-League News – Times of India

BENGALURU: A collective performance helped Bengal Warriors thrash Tamil Thalaivas 52-21 in the Pro Kabaddi League on Wednesday. Both teams were out of the playoff race even before the first whistle but Bengal took it as an opportunity to prove their mettle, while the Thalaivas faded away. Captain Maninder Singh (14 points) and all-rounder Mohammad Nabibakhsh (13 points) picked Super 10s, while Bengal's defence was marshalled efficiently by Abozar Mighani (6 points) and Ran Singh (4 points). The much-changed Thalaivas had a poor day on the mat with the likes of Sagar and Surjeet Singh struggling to stop the Bengal raiders. The first half was completely dominated by the Bengal Warriors. Maninder Singh and Mohammad Nabibakhsh ran riots in the Tamil defence as the Warriors raced to a quick ...
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BCCI to allow 20,000 odd spectators at Eden for 3rd T20I versus West Indies | Cricket News – Times of India

KOLKATA: The BCCI has decided to allow 20,000 spectators, mostly ticket holding members of Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) , to watch the third and final T20I between India and West Indies on February 20. "As discussed with other office bearers, as per your request, you can open up for the last T20 match against West Indies at Eden," BCCI president Sourav Ganguly wrote in an e-mail to CAB chief Avishek Dalmiya. With this only the complimentary tickets will be issued by CAB to its members and affiliated units. "We are extremely thankful to the BCCI for their kind consideration. This consent of the Board would help CAB meet its obligations to Life Associate, Annual and honorary members for the 20th February match," Dalmiya said. The BCCI president Sourav Ganguly had earlier in an inte...
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All members of Afghanistan team return negative for Covid-19 | Cricket News – Times of India

DHAKA: Afghanistan heaved a sigh of relief after all the members of the team returned negative for Covid-19, paving the way for the white-ball series against Bangladesh to begin as per schedule. A report on Tuesday had said that eight members of the touring party tested positive for the virus ahead of the series against hosts Bangladesh. "They are expected to have a practice match tomorrow after all their members were found corona negative," a BCB official was quoted as saying by Cricbuzz on Wednesday. A 22-member Afghanistan team had arrived in Dhaka on February 12 to compete in the white-ball series comprising three ODIs and two T20Is starting on February 23. The three ODIs are scheduled for February 23, February 25 and 28 respectively, followed by the two T20Is on March 3 and March 5...
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malaysia: Indian women’s team loses 2-3 to Malaysia in Badminton Asia Team Championships | Badminton News – Times of India

SHAH ALAM (Malaysia): A young but talented Indian women's team put up a brave effort before going down 2-3 to hosts Malaysia in its opening match of the Badminton Asia Team Championships on Wednesday. Ashmita Chaliha and Tara Shah notched up convincing wins but the two inexperienced doubles pairs couldn't make a mark as the Indian team jeopardised its chances of reaching the knockout stage of the tournament. With the in-form Malvika Bansod pulling out at the last minute due to health issues, world No. 56 Aakarshi Kashyap, who had reached the semifinals of India Open, started the proceedings but she couldn't get past 64th ranked Kisona Selvaduray, losing 16-21, 21-18, 16-21 in an hour and 12 minutes in the opening match. Khushi Gupta and Mehreen Riza were then shown the door 1-21, 6-21 b...
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India vs West Indies 1st T20I: Another easy outing

More than this West Indies team, India would be concerned about Deepak Chahar’s injury, as the swing bowler looked to be in serious pain, after trying to stop a ferocious Kieron Pollard pull off Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s bowling. Chahar left the field immediately. The injury didn’t look good. As for the West Indies’ resistance, it was basically down to Nicholas Pooran’s half-century that gave their total a fighting feel. On a very good Eden Gardens pitch, a victory target of 158 wasn’t going to bother the hosts much. Rohit Sharma made a crunching start, which offset Ishan Kishan’s struggles at the other end. Thanks to the skipper, India raced to 58 for no loss at the end of the Powerplay and after that it was about carrying on with the momentum. The hosts duly sealed a six-wicket victory in t...
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Boxers Pooja Rani, Sonia Lather pull out of Strandja Memorial | Boxing News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Two-time Asian champion Pooja Rani (81kg), who recently lost her father, and former world medallist Sonia Lather (57kg) have pulled out of the upcoming Strandja Memorial Boxing Tournament in Sofia, Bulgaria as they did not feel competition ready during the training camp. The two conveyed their decision to pull out a couple of days ago after not feeling up to it in training, a team source told PTI. "Both were there in the team but Pooja told us a day before that since her training has not been regular, she does not feel she would be able to deliver. Same with Sonia, she was in rehab after an injury and conveyed that it wasn't going as well as she would have wanted," the source said. In a conversation with PTI after her father's sudden death earlier this month, Pooja had said t...
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Olympians, ex-international athletes to guide India’s preparation for 2024 Paris & 2028 Los Angeles Games | More sports News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: In a major step that will strengthen the coaching backbone of India, the government on Wednesday appointed about 398 coaches across 21 sports disciplines to guide India's preparation for the 2024 Paris and 2028 Los Angeles Olympics. Many among them are ex-international athletes and Arjuna awardees who have competed or won medals in elite competitions such as the World Championships and Olympics during their playing career. Of the total number of coaches, as many as 101 support staff personnel will be joining on deputation from PSUs and other government departments. The recruitment comes in the wake of the effort of the Union sports ministry to provide 360 degree support to athletes as they prepare for important national and international competitions, including the Summer Gam...
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Sporting MLAs: Shreyasi aims for bull’s eye, Manoj ready for cover drives amid political work | More sports News – Times of India

KOLKATA/NEW DELHI: On the face of it, the oscillation between the political and playing arena, and the success they enjoy in the two contrasting fields, despite the constant to and fro, seems effortless. But the past few days have been particularly hectic for shooter Shreyasi Singh and cricketer Manoj Tiwary, who also happen to be active politicians and public representatives at the state level. They have been juggling political duties with focussed preparation for their respective competitive outings as well. Even as she works on improving the lives of the people of Jamui constituency in Bihar, Singh has two important sporting assignments lined up -- the ISSF Shotgun World Cups in Nicosia (Cyprus) and Lima (Peru) in March. Shreyasi Singh (TOI Photo)Tiwary, on the other hand, is already...
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Ranji Trophy: Those looking forward to a return of the red ball

The premier domestic first-class tournament is back after a one-year hiatus. The Indian Express provides a snapshot of a few who can’t wait for it to resume ‘I am quickest in Kerala squad’Edhen Apple Tom (17, Kerala) Edhen Apple Tom was not in the preliminary squad but would impress coach Tinu Yohannan with his pace as a net bowler for the team. (Express Photo) Edhen Apple Tom was surprised when he was included in Kerala’s Ranji Trophy squad. The 17-year-old was not in the preliminary squad but would impress coach Tinu Yohannan with his pace as a net bowler for the team. “It has been an excellent experience so far. Playing and training with the senior team is completely different from what I was used to with the U-19 team,” says Edhen. Yohannan rates the teenager highly. “He is decepti...
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Aquarius and Sagittarius: Aquarius compatibility with Sagittarius – Times of India

Fixed Air and Mutable Fire can deal with any situation. They'll both stick with a notion after they've solidified it. They'll form a formidable alliance. They will enjoy a connection that is both externally dynamic and deeply profound. A wedding between an Aquarius and a Sagittarius will be uncommon. They'll both despise doing things the same way each time. They will make decisions that will surprise the general public. Even if they've been together for a long time and have children together, they'll be able to keep the romance alive in their relationship. They might be engaging in a long-term relationship. Aquarius and Sagittarius, soul partners, will have a rapport that is free of jealousy. Aquarius and Sagittarius' love chemistry will be unusual and innovative. Sagittarius' knowledge...
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Uncapped Mark Steketee replaces injured Michael Neser for Australia’s tour of Pakistan | Cricket News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: Australia fast bowler Michael Neser is set to miss the upcoming tour of Pakistan next month after suffering a side strain and will be replaced by uncapped pacer Mark Steketee, Cricket Australia said on Wednesday. Australia is set to tour Pakistan for the first time since 1998 for three Test matches, starting in Rawalpindi on March 4, followed by three ODIs and one-off T20I. "Steketee replaces Michael Neser who was today ruled out with a side strain. He'll play this week's #SheffieldShield game against Victoria before joining the Australian squad. Brendan Doggett will also join the squad next week as cover #PAKvAUS," Cricket Australia tweeted. Steketee replaces Michael Neser who was today ruled out with a side strain. He'll play this week's… https://t.co/gC5EdNpfFX— Cricket Au...
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India vs West Indies Live Score Updates: Rohit-led Team India hopes to rebuild side ahead of T20 World Cup

LIVE NOWTHE TIMES OF INDIA | Feb 16, 2022, 17:33:21 ISTFlush with exciting talent and focused on the T20 World Cup in exactly eight months' time, the Rohit Sharma-led Team India would be aiming to get its combinations right when it takes on the West Indies in the first of the 3-match T20I series in Kolkata. India go into the series with a 10-6 head-to-head advantage over the West Indies in the shortest format. Get live cricket score updates of 1st T20I match between India vs West Indies. Check live scorecard, ball by ball commentary, cricket score online on Times of India.Read Less!function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s) {if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? n.callMethod.apply(n,arguments):n.queue.push(arguments)}; if(!f._fbq)f._fbq=n;n.push=n;n.loaded=!0;n.version='2.0'; n.queue=[];t=b.cre...
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Hockey India surprised by Narinder Batra’s strong missive, to meet IOA chief this week | Hockey News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Taken aback by Narinder Batra's strongly-worded message seeking explanation for the men's hockey team's inconsistent show, officials of the national federation will meet the Indian Olympic Association president this week even as a former great expressed surprise at his "interference". IOA chief Batra, who also heads the International Hockey Federation (FIH), termed the Indian men's hockey team's performance in recent tournaments as "unacceptable," and asked Hockey India to explain the reasons behind it in a message circulated on Tuesday. In the strongly-worded communication to HI president Gyanendro Ningombam, secretary general Rajinder Singh and CEO Elena Norman, Batra said he has serious concerns about the team's performance after the historic bronze at the Tokyo Olympics. ...
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Olympic great Todd loses training license for hitting horse

Mark Todd, a two-time Olympic champion in equestrian and now a notable racehorse trainer, has temporarily lost his training license pending an investigation into a video showing him striking a horse with a branch. The British Horseracing Authority imposed the interim suspension on the 65-year-old New Zealander on Wednesday, saying it prevents him from racing horses in Britain or internationally. In a video posted on social media, Todd is seen repeatedly striking a horse that was refusing to jump into water during a training clinic in 2020. Todd has accepted the suspension, the BHA said, having already admitted to being the individual in the footage and apologized. This, from Sir Mark Todd, is absolutely disgusting. This is not the behaviour of someone knighted for services to Equestria...
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Indian women’s team loses 2-3 to Malaysia in Badminton Asia Team Championships

A young but talented Indian women’s team put up a brave effort before going down 2-3 to hosts Malaysia in its opening match of the Badminton Asia Team Championships here on Wednesday. Ashmita Chaliha and Tara Shah notched up convincing wins but the two inexperienced doubles pairs couldn’t make a mark as the Indian team jeopardised its chances of reaching the knockout stage of the tournament. With the in-form Malvika Bansod pulling out at the last minute due to health issues, world No. 56 Aakarshi Kashyap, who had reached the semifinals of India Open, started the proceedings but she couldn’t get past 64th ranked Kisona Selvaduray, losing 16-21 21-18 16-21 in an hour and 12 minutes in the opening match. Brilliant display of badminton by @ChalihaAshmita, great win 😍👊#BATC2022#IndiaontheRi...
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SAI appoints 398 coaches, assistant coaches in preparation of Olympics 2024, 2028

The Sports Authority of India (SAI) on Wednesday announced it has appointed 398 coaches at various levels across 21 disciplines to prepare for important tournaments including the Paris and Los Angeles Olympics. The new batch of coaches and assistant coaches has a host of eminent names, including Asian Games gold medallist rower Bajrang Lal Thakar. He joins as rowing coach. Commonwealth Championship gold medallist grappler Shilpi Sheoran joins as an assistant coach in wrestling, while Olympian Jincy Phillip will serve as an athletics coach. Pugilist Pranamika Borah, multiple medallist in leading international championships, joins as a boxing coach. “The recruitment comes in the wake of the effort of the Ministry of Youth Affairs of Sports to provide 360 degree support to athletes as the...
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My future has not yet been decided: Mbappe after masterclass against Madrid

Paris Saint Germain and France superstar Kylian Mbappe has been the talk of the town ever since he burst into the scene for Monaco back in the 2016-17 season where he helped them win the French league. Since then, not a single transfer window has passed without rumours and speculations about where he would end up next, with Real Madrid being the most likely destination. Mbappe himself has never hidden the fact that he idolizes Portuguese icon Cristiano Ronaldo and would want to follow in his footsteps which fanned more fire to the “Mbappe to Real Madrid” news mill. On Wednesday, however, Mbappe did not look a wee bit distracted before putting the ball in the Los Blancos’ net in a crucial UEFA Champions League Round of 16 tie between PSG and Real Madrid. That proved to be the only goal i...