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Day: February 17, 2022

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De Minaur says he is vaccinated amid reports of falsified certificate | Tennis News – Times of India

Alex de Minaur has sought to clear his name amid reports he was being investigated for buying a falsified COVID-19 vaccination certificate, with the Australian saying on Thursday he is '100% clear' he has taken two shots. Media reports alleged the 23-year-old bought a falsified certificate to prove he had taken two shots of the COVID-19 vaccine. "I received my first dose of the vaccine in London last summer and the second one at the Hospital La Paz in Madrid," De Minaur wrote on Twitter https://t.co/dze9G3qPku— alex de minaur (@alexdeminaur) 1645114565000"News came out today that the hospital is under investigation for providing falsified COVID certificates to some of its patients. I want to make it 100% clear that I received my second shot, that I have a completely valid, accurate and ...
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ISL: Jamshedpur ride on Greg Stewart double to edge past Mumbai in humdinger | Football News – Times of India

BAMBOLIM: Jamshedpur FC scored a late winner to beat Mumbai FC 3-2 and moved to the third spot in the points table of the Indian Super League here on Thursday. Greg Stewart (9th) gave Jamshedpur the lead before Ritwik Das (30th) doubled the margin. In the second half, Rahul Bheke (57th) pulled one back for Mumbai before Igor Angulo missed a penalty but that didn't matter as Diego Mauricio converted from the spot in the 86th minute to leave the game on a knife's edge. Stewart then converted a penalty in added time to seal the issue. Jamshedpur now have 28 points from 15 games, one adrift of leaders Hyderabad FC but with a match in hand. ATK Mohun Bagan, placed second, are also on 29 points with 15 matches, the same as Jamshedpur. Mumbai remain fifth with 25 points from 16 matches. Jamshe...
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16-year-old Apple Tom sizzles on Ranji Trophy debut | Cricket News – Times of India

Sixteen-year-old Edhen Apple Tom couldn’t have dreamt of a better start to his first-class career. The pacer made a sensational debut for the Kerala senior side on Thursday by claiming a wicket of the first ball he bowled in Ranji Trophy, before adding three more to help his side bundle out Meghalaya for a paltry 148 on Day 1 of their Elite Group 'A' encounter in Rajkot. Apple Tom finished with highly impressive figures of 4/41 from his nine overs and would have finished with a five-wicket haul had wicketkeeper Vishnu Vinod held on to a difficult chance that came off his bowling. Rohan Kunnummal and Rahul P then piled on Meghalaya's misery by slamming a double century stand for the opening wicket. Rohan slammed 107 (17x4, 1x6) from just 97 balls before perishing towards the fag end of t...
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Novak Djokovic eager for Dubai comeback after vaccine controversy | Tennis News – Times of India

DUBAI: World number one Novak Djokovic said he has missed playing tennis on Thursday as he prepares for his comeback in Dubai after the coronavirus vaccine row that kept him from defending his Australian Open title. The Serb, who was deported from Australia over his vaccination status, toured the Serbian pavilion at Dubai Expo, removing his black mask when requested and writing a long message in the visitors' book. "I am excited to go back and play on Monday," he said, referring to the Dubai ATP tournament during brief remarks to media. "I miss tennis after all that has happened." The 20-time Grand Slam-winner has kept a low profile since his deportation last month over his potentially career-changing decision not to take the coronavirus vaccine. Spanish rival Rafael Nadal won the Austr...
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Mushtaq thanks Australia for touring Pakistan, invites other teams to visit with ‘open hearts’ | Cricket News – Times of India

KARACHI: Pakistan head coach Saqlain Mushtaq has thanked Australia for touring the nation for a historic series. Australia are due to arrive in Pakistan on Feb. 27 after 24 years to play three Test matches, three ODIs and a one-off Twenty20. "I want to thank Australia too that they are coming to Pakistan after 24 years. I am sure players and fans are also excited that they are going to witness a very good series. "The whole of Pakistan is with cricket and everyone wants the teams to come and play here. We welcome the whole world with open hearts," Mushtaq told reporters on Thursday. Head Coach @Saqlain_Mushtaq reviews the first day of the Test players camp for #PAKvAUS in Karachi and talks about… https://t.co/zQG0ST1bid— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) 1645109183000The tour starts in Raw...
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Pro Kabaddi: UP Yoddha beat U Mumba to clinch playoffs spot | Pro-Kabaddi-League News – Times of India

BENGALURU: UP Yoddha's resolute defence and game management helped them beat U Mumba 35-28 and clinch a playoff spot in the Pro Kabaddi League here on Thursday. Surender Gill was UP's top-scorer with eight points while defenders Ashu Singh, Shubham Kumar and Sumit picked three points each. The loss meant curtains for the Mumbai team's campaign, becoming the fourth team to fall out of the playoffs race. U Mumbai raiders Ajith Kumar and Abhishek Singh could not find a way past a well-oiled UP defence marshalled by captain Nitesh Kumar. U Mumba needed a win to stay in the hunt for a playoff spot but it was Yoddha who started on the front foot. Pardeep Narwal scored a three-point Super Raid in their first raid of the match to set the tone. One could see the desperation in the Mumbai side's ...
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India are favourites on grass court: Legendary Vijay Amritraj on Davis Cup tie vs Denmark | Tennis News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India has made it to the Davis Cup final thrice, in 1966, 1974 and 1987. But, for the Indian tennis stalwart Vijay Amritraj, the title clash against the much-fancied Swedish side at the Scandinavium in Gothenburg in 1987 will always hold a special place of pride in his heart. Although India lost 5-0 in the summit clash, it was the visiting team’s impressive run in the 'World Cup of tennis' – especially the come-from-behind 3-2 win against Australia in the semifinals – that made everyone sit up and take notice of the country's charge in the racquet sport. "Well, reaching the finals of the three Davis Cup will always have the pride of place in my house. But, the one right there on the top has to be the 1987 finals where we had lost to Sweden. The whole journey was kind of a spe...
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Rahane hits century on return to Ranji Trophy, keeps himself in India contention | Cricket News – Times of India

AHMEDABAD: His Test career at stake, beleaguered India batter Ajinkya Rahane compiled a much-needed century to keep himself in India reckoning while guiding Mumbai to 263 for three against Saurashtra in their Ranji Trophy opener here on Thursday. Choosing to bat after winning the toss, Mumbai were also boosted by Sarfaraz Khan's unbeaten 121 off 219 balls on the first day of their elite group D match. The focus was, however, firmly on Rahane who ended the day at an unbeaten 108 from 250 deliveries. The 33-year-old Rahane, who had a mediocre Test series against South Africa in the recently concluded tour of the Rainbow Nation, got to his ton in 212 balls, hitting 14 fours and 2 sixes along the way. The senior batter had managed just 136 runs in six innings in India's 1-2 defeat in the Te...
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Ranji Trophy: Bengal pacers destroy Baroda | Cricket News – Times of India

KOLKATA: Bengal pacers were on song as they bowled out Baroda for 181 runs only on Day I of the Ranji Trophy Elite Group B encounter at Barabati Stadium in Cuttack on Thursday. Skipper Abhimanyu Easwaran’s decision to send the rivals in after winning the toss was vindicated as the Bengal pace trio of Ishan Porel, Mukesh Kumar and Akash Deep took full advantage of the morning conditions and some assist from the pitch. Ishan drew first blood by removing opener and skipper Kedar Devdhar and P Kumar in the same over. In his very next over he had Shivalik Sharma caught behind by India U-19 World Cup winning team member Abhishek Porel, who made his senior team debut. Akash Deep then joined the party picking up the wickets of dangerman Krunal Pandya and Abhimanyusingh in the same over to reduc...
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Happy that I let my son play cricket: Ravi Bishnoi’s father | Cricket News – Times of India

JAIPUR: In the last two years, Ravi Bishnoi's career graph has seen a steady rise. On Wednesday at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata, he started another chapter of his rising career with a dream debut for India during the first T20I of the three-match series against the West Indies. The 21-year-old leg-spinner recorded remarkable figures of 4-0-17-2 that also earned him the Man of the Match award. His twin strike in the 11th over where he removed Roston Chase and Rovman Powell, dented the tourists' prospects of putting up a big score and it was his googlies which did the trick. The moment Ravi received his India cap from Yuzvendra Chahal, exuberant celebrations broke out in Mangilal Bishnoi's house in Jodhpur, as friends and neighbours dropped by to congratulate him for his son's achievement....
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Aquarius compatibility with Capricorn – Times of India

Ganesha says Aquarius and Capricorn will have a good and productive connection once they have passed this introductory onset. They will have a lot of parallels because they are both controlled by Saturn. Because they are both dreamers, they can relate to one another's interests. Capricorn and Aquarius are slow-moving signs that don't believe in pressing their feelings on others. Because Aquarius trusts in the force of sincerity, once these two believe each other, it is difficult for them to betray each other. In the long term, it teaches kids to trust and appreciate one another. Their sexual preferences, though, will move at a varying rates due to the differences in their components. It is the love connection among two hardworking, unpretentious characters when Capricorn and Aquarius ar...
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Injuries curtail India’s participation in Strandja Memorial, 6 male boxers out | Boxing News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Six Indian male boxers were forced out of the Strandja Memorial Tournament starting February 19 in Sofia, Bulgaria due to injuries as the sports ministry approved funding for the truncated team's participation in the marquee European circuit tournament.Govind (48kg), Ankit (51kg), Rajpinder Singh (54kg), Dalvir Singh (63.5kg), Rohit Tokas (71kg) and Gaurav Chauhan (92kg) were withdrawn from the tournament due to niggles sustained during training. The Indian men's team's participation is now reduced to seven boxers and the squad is largely made up of national medal winners. The women's team has also been reduced to 10 after pullouts by bereaved Asian champion Pooja Rani (81kg) and Sonia Lather (57kg), who hasn't yet fully recovered from a niggle. "The injuries happened during ...
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Ranji Trophy: A lot of effort has gone behind the scenes, says Jay Shah as Ranji Trophy resumes | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Ranji Trophy is back after a one-year hiatus and on the first day of the tournament, BCCI secretary Jay Shah said it took a lot of effort to get the premier domestic red-ball meet back on track amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Ranji Trophy started on Thursday in venues across the country. "Have been eagerly waiting for this day as India Cricket's premier domestic tournament, the #RanjiTrophy returns. A lot of effort has gone behind the scenes to get our first class cricket back on track, and it is now time to let red-ball take centre stage. Good luck, everyone," Shah tweeted. Have been eagerly waiting for this day as India Cricket's premier domestic tournament, the #RanjiTrophy returns. A… https://t.co/p2YLqusGIM— Jay Shah (@JayShah) 1645070143000The Ranji Trophy, which was no...
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Goodbye Shahid Afridi: Lala and the unconditional love of fans

Pakistan, these days, is coming to terms with life’s bleak truths. Everything is transient, nothing is permanent and this applies to the cricketing career of Shahid Afridi too. Early this week, in the middle of the Pakistan Super League (PSL), Afridi put out a farewell post and a video. “Good bye to PSL, my body is in serious pain”. His exit has been slow, his retirements and U-turns many. Tests, ODIs, T20 and now franchise cricket, he has periodically lightened his load and dragged his feet while leaving the turf. He did overstay but no one complained. Afridi was entertaining company. He had the popular vote, he had earned the authority to write his own script and also pull the curtain. Afridi didn’t get the perfect last game. He didn’t get a chance to hit his down-on-knees signature s...
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Ranji Trophy: Yash Dhull’s ton helps Delhi end Day 1 on 291/7 against TN | Cricket News – Times of India

Yash Dhull had showcased his white-ball skills during India’s triumphant U-19 World Cup campaign at the Caribbean earlier this month. The 19-year-old Delhi opener showed he has the game for the longer format as well scoring a fine 150-ball 113 (18x4) on his Ranji Trophy debut against Tamil Nadu in Guwahati on Thursday. Yash and Jonty Sidhu's (71, 8x4, 2x6) efforts helped Delhi finish at 291-7 on Day 1 of their clash against Tamil Nadu in Guwahati. 1⃣1⃣3⃣ Runs1⃣5⃣0⃣ Balls1⃣8⃣ FoursPlaying his maiden First Class game, Yash Dhull kickstarted his Ranji Trophy j… https://t.co/4zHXJPhFxP— BCCI Domestic (@BCCIdomestic) 1645090143000Medium-pacer Sandeep Warrier's twin strikes in the 3rd over of the day reduced Delhi to 7 for 2. A tough start for Delhi notwithstanding, Yash looked undeterred at ...
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Pakistan head coach backs struggling captain Babar

Pakistan head coach Saqlain Mushtaq has backed the leadership qualities of all-format captain Babar Azam ahead of next month’s historic home series against Australia. Babar has captained Karachi Kings to eight consecutive Twenty20 loses in the Pakistan Super League and has scored only two half-centuries. The 2020 champions are out of contention for the playoffs. “Babar Azam is world No. 1 player, and he has performed outstandingly for Pakistan,” Mushtaq told reporters Thursday. “T20 cricket is all about momentum. All the six teams (in PSL) are very strong, but the team which gets the momentum takes the edge. Unfortunately, Karachi couldn’t get the momentum.” Babar is fifth in PSL scoring with 268 runs in eight games. “I have no doubt about Babar,” Mushtaq said. “He’s a world-class playe...
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Djokovic gets warm welcome in Dubai before tennis tournament

Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic on Thursday received a warm welcome in Dubai, where he visited the world’s fair following the global drama around his decision to remain unvaccinated. After being twice detained and deported from Australia ahead of the year’s first Grand Slam Tournament last month, Djokovic was in the United Arab Emirates for the Duty Free Tennis Championships. “I’m excited to go out on the tennis court next Monday,” he said when asked by The Associated Press how he feels after the recent twists and turns of the legal dispute over his travel visa. “I miss tennis honestly after everything that has happened.” Djokovic this week doubled down on his decision to stay unvaccinated. The No. 1-ranked tennis player said he would skip the French Open, Wimbledon and other tournam...
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India vs West Indies, 2nd T20I Live Streaming: When and where to watch

India vs West Indies 2nd T20I Live Streaming: Clinical in most aspects of the game so far, India will now hope that star batter Virat Kohli also regains his form when they take on a struggling West Indies in the potentially series-deciding second T20 International on Friday. The touring West Indies side has been far from being at its best and has failed to trouble the hosts in any of the matches so far. After being outclassed 0-3 in the ODI leg in Ahmedabad, the Kieron Pollard-led team was expected to give India some challenge in its favourite T20 format, especially after a 3-2 win over England in its last series at home. But they hardly managed to trouble the hosts in the first T20I here on Wednesday, going down by six wickets. Another win and it will be a third successive series w...
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Ranji Trophy: Sarfaraz Khan’s 121, Rahane’s 108 boosts Mumbai against Saurashtra

Sarfaraz Khan’s unbeaten 121 off 219 balls on the first day of their elite group D match was overshadowed by Ajinkya Rahane who compiled a much-needed century to keep himself in India reckoning while guiding Mumbai to 263 for three against Saurashtra in their Ranji Trophy opener here on Thursday. Rahane ended the day at an unbeaten 108 from 250 deliveries. Returning to #RanjiTrophy on a high note 🤩 Drop a 🔥 for Sarfaraz Khan’s century 💯#YehHaiNayiDilli #SAUvMUM pic.twitter.com/vENUHPwBqo — Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) February 17, 2022 The 33-year-old Rahane, who had a mediocre Test series against South Africa in the recently concluded tour of the Rainbow Nation, got to his ton in 212 balls, hitting 14 fours and 2 sixes along the way. The senior batter had managed just 136 runs in s...
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Ranji Trophy: U-19 World Cup-winning captain Yash Dhull smashes century on first-class debut | Cricket News – Times of India

GUWAHATI (ASSAM): Delhi batter Yash Dhull on Thursday registered a century on his first-class debut in the ongoing Ranji Trophy Elite Group H contest. Dhull scored a ton against Tamil Nadu in the ongoing Elite Group H contest here at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati. 𝙒𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝘼 𝙈𝙤𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩! 👌 👌💯 on Ranji Trophy debut! 👏 👏This has been a fantastic batting performance from Yash Dhull in… https://t.co/erF6TPmgdA— BCCI Domestic (@BCCIdomestic) 1645083025000Sent out to open, Dhull brought up his century off just 133 balls with the help of 16 boundaries. In the ongoing match, Tamil Nadu won the toss and opted to bowl first. It was that kind of a knock! 👍 👍Tamil Nadu players appreciate and applaud @YashDhull2002's fine hundred on debut.… https://t.co/YAyOBE8CV1— BCCI Domestic (@BCCIdomestic) 164...