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Horoscope Today, 24 June 2022: Check astrological prediction for Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius and other signs – Times of India

Aries: Today your moon becomes negative, you may feel dull, it is advised to keep your mind cool, its golden rule for you to think twice before any act. You may be travel to recover your money, otherwise you may lose your money. You are also advised to avoid to go for adventure tour. Students are advised to go for in depth study to get success. Taurus: Today you are blessed by positive moon, you may feel good, domestic harmony may make you happy. You may meet some influential person, who may help you to get some benefits in the work front. You may likely to perform good in your job, you may expect some rewards in terms of promotions. Disputes in inherited property may likely to settle down. Gemini: Today you are blessed by positive moon, you may be healthy, you may be able to focus towa...
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Watch: Virat Kohli attempted Root’s bat trick, fails

During India’s warm-up match against Leicester on Thursday, former Indian skipper Virat Kohli attempted a trick that England skipper Joe Root had showcased during a Test against New Zealand recently. Like Root, Kohli tried to make his bat stand without support while he was at the non-striker end. He twice tried to balance the bat but soon gave up. In Test cricket, both Root and Kohli have hit 27 hundreds. Kohli has been struggling to score a century since 2019. Wicketkeeper Srikar Bharat impressed with an unbeaten 70, even as India’s top-order failed to get batting practice on the first day of their warm-up match against Leicestershire. After Joe roots magic which was seen on the pitch by balancing the bat @imVkohli trying the same 😂 pic.twitter.com/TUZpAUJSA1 — Yashwanth (@bittuyash...
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3rd Test, Day 1: Daryl Mitchell leads New Zealand rally after Stuart Broad strikes for England | Cricket News – Times of India

LEEDS: In-form Daryl Mitchell powered New Zealand's revival after Stuart Broad struck early for England on the first day of the third Test at Headingley on Thursday. New Zealand were 225 for five at close of play, with Mitchell 78 not out following his hundreds at Lord's and Trent Bridge. Those inspired efforts were insufficient to prevent the World Test champions falling 2-0 behind in the three-match series. But Mitchell will aim to add another ton as the Black Caps try to salvage a victory in the series finale. Broad, England's spearhead after James Anderson was ruled out with an ankle injury, removed Tom Latham in the first over of the day and then captured the prize wicket of New Zealand captain Kane Williamson during a return of two for 45 in 17 overs. Mitchell, however, held firm ...
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Adil Rashid likely to miss white-ball series against India to go on the Hajj pilgrimage

The legspinner Adil Rashid, a practising Muslim, is likely to miss India’s white-ball series against England as he has his cricket board’s backing to make the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca. ‘The Cricketer’ reported that the English player Rashid’s pilgrimage runs from July 7 to July 12, which is likely to rule him out the first three T20Is and and the first ODI. The magazine reported that England Cricket Board have supported the request, after Rashid sought the permission from the director of operations Rob Key, who gave his backing. In May 2020, Rashid had talked about sport at times can come in the way of one’s religion. “Sport can come in the way of your religion. The cricket season takes place from April to September. That is when the Hajj pilgrimage has generally taken place over the...
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If not for my father, I would have been finished: Sarfaraz Khan

When he is at home in Mumbai, Sarfaraz Khan and younger brother Mushir are inseparable from their father, coach and warden Naushad. And even when he was not present for the Ranji Trophy final at the Chinnaswamy Stadium to watch his elder son score what he called his best innings yet, Naushad was a constant presence in Sarfaraz’s mind. After scoring 134, his fourth hundred of the Ranji season, to take Mumbai to 374 in their first innings against Madhya Pradesh on Day Two of the final, Sarfaraz choked with emotion while talking to reporters. In this age of rehearsed, cliched interactions between cricketers and the media, here was a young man not holding back from displaying his emotions publicly. “This hundred is because of my abbu (father), his sacrifices and holding my hand when I coul...
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FIFA increases squads to 26 players for 2022 World Cup | Football News – Times of India

PARIS: FIFA will allow countries to select up to 26 players for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, increasing the maximum squad size by three for the November 21-December 18 tournament. "The number of players to be included on the final list has been increased to at least 23 and a maximum of 26," FIFA said in a statement. World football's governing body said the decision to expand squads was made "given the need to retain additional flexibility due to the unique timing" of this year's competition, which will interrupt the European club season. FIFA also took into account the "broader context of the disruptive effects caused by the Covid-19 pandemic on squads before and during tournaments". UEFA adopted similar changes for Euro 2020 last year, meeting a demand from coaches who feared they coul...
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Get a constitution in 38 days, else face ban from international football – FIFA issues ultimatum to All India Football Federation

India has 38 days to avoid a ban from international football. They have to finalise the new constitution by July 31. That’s the biggest takeaway after a series of meetings that took place in New Delhi through the course of this week. Following a meeting with the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) and state football associations on Thursday, the seven-member FIFA and AFC joint delegation have said the new constitution of the All India Football Federation (AIFF) must be finalised by July 31. Subsequently, the organisation’s Special General Body Meeting must be called by August 5, when the date of the elections should be finalised. The elections for the new president must be held by September 15, the world and continental bodies have said. Any deviation from these t...
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Warm-up game: Indian top order struggles in first outing in England

Just before the second rain break during the warm-up game between Leicestershire and Indians, Virat Kohli hooked Prasidh Krishna into the stands. Kohli hooks rarely, but this one was emphatic, a statement that he has shed the inhibitions and was looking to impose himself on the bowlers. An over earlier, he had regally punched Abidine Sakande through extra cover and struck an imperious high-elbowed pose in his follow-through. The stage and every other prop seemed set for Kohli. He had soaked the early perils, resisted the cover drive till the 47th ball, left balls judiciously outside the off-stump, paid homage to the blustery conditions where the ball at times swung lavishly, conceded the first hour to the bowlers, even if, barring Jasprit Bumrah and Prasidh Krishna, they turned out for ...
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India vs Leicestershire warm-up match: Brilliant KS Bharat saves India blushes on Day 1

Wicketkeeper-batsman KS Bharat’s unbeaten half-century helped India finish at 246/8 on day 1 of their warm-up match against the local side Leicestershire in Leicester on Thursday.  India were 81/5 before Virat Kohli and Bharat steadied the innings with a 50-run partnership against a disciplined bowling display by Leicestershire. While Kohli was trapped lbw on 33, Bharat accelerated the innings with a flurry of boundaries. He remains unbeaten on 70 and resume the innings with Mohammed Shami (18 not out). Indian batsmen Shubman Gill, Rohit Sharma, Hanuma Vihari, Shreyas Iyer, Ravindra Jadeja, Kohli and Shardul Thakur were dismissed in the first two sessions of the day.  21-year old Roman Walker was the pick of the bowlers as he registered figures of 5/21 in his 10 overs. Will Davis nabbed...
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Tears for father, thigh-slap for the singer Sidhu Moosewala

An emotional Sarfaraz Khan struggled to hold his tears after his hundred when suddenly he roared, slapped his thigh and lifted his index finger to the skies. The tears were for his father, the GodFather in his life; the thigh-pump was for the late Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala. It’s as if Sarfraz had invoked the famous Moosewala song called 295, whose lyrics runs thus: “Bhavein Aukhi Hoyi Ae Crowd Tere Te/ Bolde Ne Aivein Saale Loud Tere Te/ Par Ik Gall Rakhi Yaad Puttra/ Aaha Bapu Tera Bada Aa Proud Tere Te” The meaning could not fit Sarfraz’s life any better. “Even if the crowd is angry at you/ They shout it loudly at you/ But one thing you remember son/ That your father is very proud of you.” In the video of the song, not long after those lines, Moosewala raises his index finger to...
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Glenn Maxwell added to Australia’s Test squad to face Sri Lanka | Cricket News – Times of India

COLOMBO: Glenn Maxwell could make a shock return to Test cricket next week after the injury-plagued Australians added the white-ball star to their squad to face Sri Lanka. With Travis Head in doubt and Ashton Agar all but ruled out of the Test series opener in Galle on Wednesday, Maxwell is in the mix to wear his Baggy Green for the first time in five years as per cricket.com.au. Head, who was named player of the men's Ashes earlier this year, suffered a hamstring injury earlier this week in the ODI series while Agar is carrying a side strain and has identified the second Test (also in Galle) as an earliest possible return date. Along with Maxwell, Mitch Marsh and Josh Inglis are the other options to take up Head's No.5 berth if the left-hander does not regain fitness in time. Jon Holla...
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FIFA sets July 31 deadline for AIFF constitution approval, Sep 15 for elections to avoid ban | Football News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The visiting FIFA-AFC team on Thursday set deadlines to clean up the Indian football mess, asking the stakeholders to get the constitution of the national federation approved by July 31 and conduct elections by September 15, failing which the country could be banned by the world body. On the conclusion of its three-day visit to the country, the team, led by Asian Football Confederation General Secretary Windsor John, made it clear that the deadlines will have to be followed strictly. A FIFA ban would mean the Women's U-17 World Cup, to be held in October, taken away from the country. "It has been made clear by the joint FIFA-AFC team that the deadlines will have to be strictly adhered to. If not, the country can be banned and the U-17 Women's World Cup will be taken away,"...
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Ranji Trophy final: MP solid after Sarfaraz Khan anchors Mumbai

Sarfaraz Khan had just swatted Gaurav Yadav for four behind square when he ran straight into the seamer, his gaze focussed on the distant ball beating the fielder into the rope. The impact shook him so much that he lay motionless on the ground for a few moments, his face contorted in pain. He’d hurt his leg and his helmet grille had taken the bulk of the impact, so he was stunned for a while before he could get back on his feet after some treatment. And right away next ball, he was beaten by a peach that straightened past the outside edge. The intense focus he’d applied all morning seemed to have evaporated momentarily after the blow. What happened on the next delivery sums up the maidan-hewn genius of Sarfaraz that sniffs out run-scoring opportunities from the slightest of openings. Th...
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Roach targets 300 wickets as West Indies aim for series win against Bangladesh | Cricket News – Times of India

GROS-ISLET (Saint Lucia): When Kemar Roach marks out his run in the second Test against Bangladesh, which starts at the Daren Sammy Stadium on Friday, he will do so knowing that he is just one wicket short of joining a very select group of West Indian bowlers. The 33-year-old Barbadian pace bowler goes into the Test with 249 wickets to his name, the same as a legend of the 1970s and 80s, Michael Holding. One more scalp and Roach will become just the sixth West Indies bowler to join the '250 Club', following Courtney Walsh (519 wickets), Curtly Ambrose (405), Malcolm Marshall (376), Lance Gibbs (309) and Joel Garner (259). After returning match figures of seven for 74 to fire West Indies to a seven-wicket win in the first Test in Antigua, Roach admitted he was targeting 300 Test wickets....
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Blessed to have spoken to Rohit and Pant after being dropped: Jemimah Rodrigues

Words of encouragement from Rohit Sharma and Rishabh Pant lifted Jemimah Rodrigues’ spirit while she tackled a difficult phase and worked on her comeback, which began right after being dropped from the Indian women’s team. The chirpy cricketer feels she is blessed to have spoken to the likes of Rohit and Pant. Jemimah, who was not part of India’s World Cup squad in New Zealand, marked her return to international cricket with a vital 27-ball 36 not out to give India enough runs to defend in the first T20 International on Thursday. “My journey since the last Sri Lanka tour has not been smooth, it had its ups and downs. I have spoken to Rohit Sharma and Rishabh Pant, they told me these moments will define your career, they told me not to take it (being dropped from the squad before the Wor...
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Bangladesh rule out two more players during West Indies tour | Cricket News – Times of India

DHAKA: Injury-plagued Bangladesh has ruled out two more cricketers in its ongoing West Indies tour with all-rounder Mohammad Saifuddin and batsman Yasir Ali both struck from the squad. Saifuddin was pulled out after failing to regain his fitness for the series, the Bangladesh Cricket Board said Thursday. "We feel that at the moment he has not reached the bowling fitness level required to cope with the intensity of international cricket," BCB chief physician Debashis Chowdhury said in a statement. The 25-year-old last played an international match in October 2021. Yasir Ali was also ruled out of the tour's T20 and ODI matches after failing to recover from a back injury sustained during a three-day warm-up match in Antigua, the BCB said Wednesday. *Shoriful Islam to join Bangladesh Sq...
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Sarfaraz Khan: Ton for dad and thigh thump celebration for late Sidhu Moosewala | Cricket News – Times of India

BENGALURU: "This hundred is because of my abbu (father), his sacrifices and holding my hand when I could have been down and out," a teary-eyed Sarfaraz Khan choked in front of scribes while dedicating his best century to father and coach Naushad Khan. Those who follow Mumbai cricket closely know how tough Naushad is on his sons Sarfaraz and Mushir (also in Mumbai squad), who don't have a life beyond cricket. 💯 for Sarfaraz Khan! 👏 👏His 4⃣th in the @Paytm #RanjiTrophy 2021-22 season. 👍 👍This has been a superb knock in… https://t.co/hRn3LIG5EM— BCCI Domestic (@BCCIdomestic) 1655964253000So is the dream India call-up on the cards now? His eyes welled up while answering the question after his century lifted Mumbai to 374 against Madhya Pradesh in the Ranji Trophy final here. "In our lives, ...
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Loew tips Goetze for Germany recall after Frankfurt move | Football News – Times of India

BERLIN: World Cup winner Mario Goetze has been tipped for a Germany recall by former national team coach Joachim Loew after returning to the Bundesliga by signing for Champions League side Eintracht Frankfurt. Goetze completed his transfer from Dutch Eredivisie runners-up PSV Eindhoven by signing a three-year contract. "I'm really looking forward to playing for Eintracht Frankfurt," said Goetze, who scored an extra-time winner in Germany's victory over Argentina in the 2014 World Cup final. "The club has developed incredibly and embarked on an exciting, ambitious path which I am glad to be a part of." Frankfurt have qualified for the Champions League for the first time since losing the 1960 European Cup final to Real Madrid after winning the Europa League last season. Sporting dire...
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Blessed to have spoken to Rohit Sharma and Rishabh Pant after being dropped: Jemimah Rodrigues | Cricket News – Times of India

DAMBULLA: Words of encouragement from Rohit Sharma and Rishabh Pant lifted Jemimah Rodrigues' spirit while she tackled a difficult phase and worked on her comeback, which began right after being dropped from the Indian women's team. The chirpy cricketer feels she is blessed to have spoken to the likes of Rohit and Pant. Jemimah, who was not part of India's World Cup squad in New Zealand, marked her return to international cricket with a vital 27-ball 36 not out to give India enough runs to defend in the first T20 International here on Thursday. "My journey since the last Sri Lanka tour has not been smooth, it had its ups and downs. I have spoken to Rohit Sharma and Rishabh Pant, they told me these moments will define your career, they told me not to take it (being dropped from the squad...
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Madrid interested in hosting Formula One race | Racing News – Times of India

Madrid has officially expressed an interest in hosting a Formula One race, the city's regional government announced on Thursday. Although there are no Formula One-grade tracks in Madrid and Spain already hosts a race in Barcelona, which has a contract until 2026, the Spanish capital believes it can open talks with Formula One organisers, Liberty Media, about hosting a race. "I would like to confirm our commitment to you and to this project, as well as our willingness to sign the appropriate agreements to promote the race and offer a great sporting and entertainment spectacle," local government cabinet minister Enrique Lopez wrote in a letter to F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali. Further details about the bid were not disclosed. Formula One organisers declined to comment. Madrid hosted F1 Gr...