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Horoscope Today, 16 June 2022: Check astrological prediction for Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces, Leo and other signs – Times of India

Aries: Today you may feel dull, You may have some health issues. You are advised to postpone making investments into the business. It is also advised not to start new venture. You are likely to face losses in the business. Your gains may likely to convert into loses. Taurus: Today you are blessed by moon, you may be able to take quick decision in professional front. You may expect to get new opportunities in terms of business, which may boost your confidence level. You are likely to start some new innovation with the help of your partner, which may increase your business in the near future. Gemini: Today you are blessed by moon, you may perform well at work, you may expect some promotions or transfer in terms of gains.you may also plan to change the current job. Your relations with the ...
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Cycling coach RK Sharma faces more heat: star cyclist Deborah Herold says he slapped, harassed her

DAYS AFTER a top Indian woman cyclist levelled serious charges of sexual harassment against national coach R K Sharma, leading to his dismissal, a former star has come forward to complain that she was “slapped” twice, “ridiculed” and “harassed” for years by the ex-coach and the team’s assistant assistant. 🚨 Limited Time Offer | Express Premium with ad-lite for just Rs 2/ day 👉🏽 Click here to subscribe 🚨 Andaman’s Deborah Herold, the current national champion and international gold medallist, told The Indian Express in an interview that she was removed from the national team because Sharma’s assistant Gautamani Devi “thought” she was in a relationship with another female cyclist. It’s not just Herold who has come up with fresh allegations against Sharma.Best of Express PremiumPremiumPrem...
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From tsunami survivor to cycling star of many firsts, Deborah hopes ‘toxic atmosphere’ in Indian team will change

INDIAN CYCLING pioneer Deborah Herold believes that her national team stint under coach R K Sharma and his assistant Gautamani Devi during which, she alleged, she was “slapped”, “ridiculed” and “harassed” were some of the “toughest” and “most challenging” days of her life. 🚨 Limited Time Offer | Express Premium with ad-lite for just Rs 2/ day 👉🏽 Click here to subscribe 🚨 That’s saying a lot — considering what the 27-year-old from the Andaman and Nicobar islands had undergone before she took to the tracks for India. On December 26, 2004, her village Kakana was washed away in the tsunami. Deborah, nine years old then, climbed a palm tree and hung on for nearly five days before she was rescued by a search party.Best of Express PremiumPremiumPremiumPremiumPremium Once life returned to some ...
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After personal best on return to action, Neeraj Chopra feels 90m javelin throw just round the corner

A day after recording his personal-best throw, just 70cm short of 90 metres, Neeraj Chopra feels he’s just one “good” throw away from breaching the mark. Returning to competition after a 10-month break, the Olympic gold medallist showed no signs of rust as he took home silver with a national record throw of 89.30cm at the Paavo Nurmi Games in Finland, in a quality field that included four of the year’s five best throwers, including Grenada’s Anderson Peters, Jakub Vadlejch of Czech Republic, Germany’s Julian Weber and Trinidad’s Keshorn Walcott. “Since 2018, I have been sensing that I can hit the 90m mark and always felt that throw would come soon. It’s just a matter of time but I can’t say exactly when. One throw with a good angle and in the right direction and ho jayega kaam (the 90m ...
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Faster, Sharper, Better – the all new Bhuvneshwar Kumar is back with a bang

At the Indian Premier League 2022 auction, only four of the ten franchises bid for India’s premier swing bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar. His old franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad, which hadn’t retained him ahead of the auction, was able to buy him back for Rs 4.2 crore, at less than half of his retention price of Rs 8.5 crore in 2018. It was an apt indication of Bhuvneshwar’s falling stock then. 🚨 Limited Time Offer | Express Premium with ad-lite for just Rs 2/ day 👉🏽 Click here to subscribe 🚨 The previous IPL in 2021 had been his worst ever, with just six wickets from 11 matches at an average of 55.83. In IPL 2020, he’d managed all of four games. Back, hamstring, thigh… one after the other, parts of his body were giving in to the strain of a career that had begun way back in 2007. No wonder the ...
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South Africa batter Aiden Markram ruled out of remainder of T20 series

South Africa batter Aiden Markram was on Wednesday officially ruled out of the remaining two T20I against India having already missed the first three games after testing positive for COVID-19 before the opening match in Delhi. Markram, who tested positive after first couple of practice sessions, will not be able to return to competitive arena post mandatory isolation period. “Proteas batsman, Aiden Markram, has been ruled out of the remainder of the Proteas’ tour of India. He spent seven days in quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19 last week and will not be able to complete his return to play programme in time to take part in the remainder of the T20 series,” a Cricket South Africa statement said. “The player is healthy and well and has been cleared to return home to look afte...
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McCullum has England ‘running towards the danger’: Stuart Broad | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: Stuart Broad says England coach Brendon McCullum inspired the dramatic second Test victory against New Zealand by telling his team to "run towards the danger". McCullum has revitalised England in union with new captain Ben Stokes and the improvement generated by the fresh regime's positive attitude has been remarkable. England had failed to win any of their previous five Test series, winning just one match from 17 prior to the current New Zealand contest. But after beating the Test world champions by five wickets for a second successive match, England will head to Headingley next week looking to complete a clean sweep. Just a year ago, England, under the guidance of then coach Chris Silverwood, settled for a draw after refusing to take on a target of 273 in 75 overs against New ...
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South Africa batter Aiden Markram ruled out of remainder of T20I series against India | Cricket News – Times of India

RAJKOT: South Africa batter Aiden Markram was on Wednesday officially ruled out of the remaining two T20Is against India having already missed the first three games after testing positive for Covid-19 before the opening match in Delhi. Markram, who tested positive after the first couple of practice sessions, will not be able to return to the competitive arena post mandatory isolation period. "Proteas batsman, Aiden Markram, has been ruled out of the remainder of the Proteas' tour of India. He spent seven days in quarantine after testing positive for Covid-19 last week and will not be able to complete his return to play programme in time to take part in the remainder of the T20 series," a Cricket South Africa statement said. Wicket-keeper batsman, Quinton de Kock, has made a marked impro...
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Ranji Trophy: Once stopped from playing cricket, Hardik Tamore is Mumbai’s hero in semifinal

Jeetu Tamore still remembers the call he received from his son’s coach Zakir Shaikh 12 years ago requesting him to come and meet him for a very important issue. 🚨 Limited Time Offer | Express Premium with ad-lite for just Rs 2/ day 👉🏽 Click here to subscribe 🚨 Tamore’s wife had decided that their son Hardik will not be allowed to play cricket anymore as his marks in the fifth grade were below expectations and his passion for the game was to be blamed. “His coach met me and said, ‘aapka ladka bahut achha khelta hai (your son plays very well), don’t stop his cricket. As far as his studies are concerned, we all should speak to him once,’” Tamore recalls. Next evening, the Tamore family and the coach sat together to make Hardik understand the importance of not ignoring academics while playi...
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Big opportunity for me, got rewarded for my hardwork: Rahul Tripathi | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: His voice beaming with happiness, talented Maharashtra batter Rahul Tripathi termed his maiden India call-up, a result of his enormous hardwork put in over the years. The 31-year-old right-hand batter Tripathi has been one of the most consistent uncapped IPL player over six seasons with 2022 edition being his best as he totalled 413 runs at a strike-rate of 158.24 for Sunrisers Hyderabad. Tripathi, a son of an Army man, has been consistently performing in the IPL and also for his domestic side Maharashtra. "It is a very big opportunity, a dream come true (moment) and (I) appreciate (it)," Tripathi told PTI. "I am very happy that the selectors and everybody believed in me and whatever hard-work I have put in, I have got the rewards. And hopefully, if I get an opportunity to play,...
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India versus Ireland: Rishabh Pant & Shreyas Iyer’s omission from T20I squad likely due to commitment for the Birmingham test

The BCCI named Hardik Pandya as the captain of India’s T20 team touring Ireland later this month on Wednesday, leaving out KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant, and Shreyas Iyer from the team entirely. India will play Ireland in Dublin on June 26 and June 28 in a two-match bilateral series. Bhuvaneshwar Kumar has been named the vice-captain. 🚨 Limited Time Offer | Express Premium with ad-lite for just Rs 2/ day 👉🏽 Click here to subscribe 🚨 While Rahul’s next outing for the men in blue is still up in the air due to his injury, the omission of both Pant – who captained India in Rahul’s absence in the T20s against South Africa – and Iyer is likely to trigger speculation over their form and whether or not they have been dropped from the side. However, the postponed Test series decider against England is ...
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Watch: David Warner takes a blinder to stun teammate Ashton Agar

David Warner is a platinum-rated cricket entertainer. With the bat, and even without it. During the first ODI against Sri Lanka at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Kandy, he gave cricket fans another moment to behold when he grabbed a one-handed catch to dismiss Dhananjaya de Silva while fielding at mid-on. His effort left many jaws dropped, including some of his teammates. Ashton Agar, the bowler, was also left in disbelief after watching Warner’s brilliance. Here’s a video of the catch and the celebrations followed by the men in yellow. Brilliant catch by David Warner ♥️#SLvAUS pic.twitter.com/PBC3xV5P6D — Umair Khan (@UmairKhWorld) June 14, 2022 Having won the T20I series 2-1, Australia started off the ODI series with a two-wicket win, courtesy of the DLS method in a r...
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India Squad for Ireland tour: Hardik Pandya named captain, Suryakumar Yadav returns

The BCCI on Wednesday named Hardik Pandya as the skipper of Team India’s squad for the upcoming two-match T20I series against Ireland. Bhuvneshwar Kumar will be Pandya’s deputy as the vice-captain of the sie. Suryakumar Yadav has returned from injury while Sanju Samson has also been recalled. VVS Laxman will lead the coaching staff for the Ireland tour. India’s T20I squad: Hardik Pandya (Captain), Bhuvneshwar Kumar (vice-captain), Ishan Kishan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Sanju Samson, Suryakumar Yadav, Venkatesh Iyer, Deepak Hooda, Rahul Tripathi, Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Ravi Bishnoi, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s) {if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? n.callMethod.apply(n,arguments):n....
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Hardik Pandya to lead India in Ireland as Rahul Tripathi gets maiden call-up; Sanju Samson makes comeback | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Indian Premier League winning captain Hardik Pandya was deservingly named skipper of the Indian team for the two-match T20 International series against Ireland in Dublin on June 26 and 28. The only new face in the side is Maharashtra right-hand batter Rahul Tripathi, who was rewarded for his stellar batting during this edition of IPL where he scored more than 400 runs for Sunrisers Hyderabad. (Sportzpics for IPL/PTI Photo)Pandya, who is Rishabh Pant's deputy in the current T20I series against South Africa, was elevated to the leadership role and will join the Test squad in England after the completion of the T20I series vs Ireland in Dublin. India SquadHardik Pandya (C), Bhuvneshwar Kumar (vc), Ishan Kishan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Sanju Samson, Suryakumar Yada… https://t.co/McDtR1M...
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Ranji Trophy: Manoj Tiwary and Shahbaz Ahmed keep Bengal afloat as MP hold upper-hand | Cricket News – Times of India

ALUR: Manoj Tiwary, veteran of many-a-fightback, in company of utility man Shahbaz Ahmed, kept Bengal alive as they reached 197 for five after a top-order collapse against Madhya Pradesh, on the second day of the Ranji Trophy semi-final. At stumps, Tiwary (84 batting, 182 balls) played his best knock of this season, while Shahbaz (72 batting, 149 balls) was equally defiant as they joined forces at a precarious 54 for five and added 143 runs for the unbroken sixth wicket. This was after a 64-run seventh wicket stand between centurion Himanshu Mantri (165, 372 balls) and Puneet Datey (33) took Madhya Pradesh to a more than respectable first inning score of 341. Mukesh Kumar (4/66) was Bengal's best bowler by a distance. While Bengal's entire hopes rest on Tiwary and Shahbaz but 144 runs o...
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Cricket Yorkshire charged by ECB after investigation into racism claims

Yorkshire County Cricket Club and a number of individuals have been charged following an investigation into racism claims made by former player Azeem Rafiq, the England and Wales Cricket Board said on Wednesday, without naming the people in question. 🚨 Limited Time Offer | Express Premium with ad-lite for just Rs 2/ day 👉🏽 Click here to subscribe 🚨 Rafiq, a former England under-19 captain of Pakistani descent, last year alleged that he had been a victim of institutional racism at the club. The scandal shook English cricket to its core and led to numerous changes in coaching and administrative personnel at Yorkshire. “The charges arise from alleged breaches of ECB Directive 3.3 (conduct which is improper or which may be prejudicial to the interests of cricket or which may bring the ECB, ...
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La Liga files complaint against PSG over Mbappe

The Spanish league has filed a complaint to UEFA against Paris Saint-Germain, saying Wednesday the French club broke financial fair play rules when it gave Kylian Mbappe a new deal that convinced him to reject a move to Real Madrid. The league said it denounced PSG to UEFA this week, adding to a similar complaint it made in April against Manchester City, which it says also “continuously fails to comply with the current financial fair play regulations.” The Spanish league said it will take additional legal action against PSG in the European Union, France and Switzerland. “La Liga considers that these practices alter the ecosystem and the sustainability of soccer, harm all European clubs and leagues, and only serve to artificially inflate the market with money not generated in soccer itse...
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India coach Stimac hits out at AIFF after historic Asian Cup qualification | Football News – Times of India

KOLKATA: Indian football team head coach Igor Stimac has lashed out at the messy state of affairs grappling with the national federation (AIFF), a day after his side qualified for AFC Asian Cup for the second consecutive time. The AIFF is currently run by the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) after the Praful Patel-led federation was found to have violated the National Sports Code. While an immediate suspension by FIFA because of third-party intervention is out of cards, Stimac questioned the timing of the issue, which has cast a shadow on India's qualification for a prestigious tournament like the AFC Asian Cup. "For such an important tournament, was this the time to do this? Was anybody thinking how that could affect the dressing room and the players?" Stimac a...
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I might have normalised girls playing cricket on the streets: Mithali Raj on her legacy | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The feeling of being called a "former India captain" is yet to sink in as Mithali Raj hasn't exactly gone through an entire gamut of emotions after calling time on her 23-year illustrious career last week. Mithali knew her time had come after the 2022 World Cup in New Zealand but since she doesn't like to take big decisions in a jiffy, the 39-year-old waited for couple of months before announcing her retirement. In an exclusive interview to PTI, inarguably Indian women's cricket's biggest icon spoke on a range of issues covering her legacy, experiences of playing in pre and post BCCI era, team's "inconsistent run" in the last five years, "differences in the dressing room" during the 2022 World Cup, and the 'Gen-Next' of India players. Excerpts: Q: It has been a week since you...
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PCB wants discussion with other boards on IPL’s window in ICC’s next FTP calendar | Cricket News – Times of India

KARACHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) wants discussion with other Boards on the proposed dedicated two and half month window for IPL in ICC's next FTP calendar as they feel it could have an adverse effect on various international series. Pakistan board's reaction came a day after BCCI secretary Jay Shah's exclusive interview to the PTI, where he stated that the Indian board will be getting a "two and a half month window" for the IPL in ICC's next FTP cycle starting from 2024 till 2031. "From the next FTP cycle, IPL will have an official two-and-a-half month window so that all the top international cricketers can participate. We have had discussions with various boards as well as the ICC," Shah said in an exclusive interview to PTI. The PCB feels that the matter needs discussion. ...