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Day: September 16, 2022

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‘To get friend in, hockey captain told a team mate: Don’t play well’

ABOUT FOUR years ago, when Sjoerd Marijne, then coach of the Indian men’s hockey team, picked a teenage player to represent India at the Commonwealth Games, he was convinced a new star had been discovered. However, when the player flopped in Gold Coast, Marijne was “deeply mystified”. At first, he thought it was because of the pressure of playing in a major tournament. But later, he says, he got to know that captain Manpreet Singh had allegedly told the player “to stop playing so well”. The Dutchman, who was the coach of the men’s team before leading the women’s side to a historic fourth-place finish at the Olympics last year, has made this claim in his soon-to-be-released book titled Will Power. While the 200-odd page memoir dwells largely on the turnaround of the women’s team, Marijne...
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Kanya Sankranti 2022: Know about Sun Transit in Virgo – Times of India

Kanya Sankranti 2022: Lord Sun is considered as one of the main planet having great significance in Vedic astrology. Lord Sun is the main centre of the universe as it provides energy and light and without sun life is impossible on earth. Sankranti is the day when the Sun changes its position from one zodiac to the other as per the Hindu calendar. Kanya Sankranti occurs when the Sun moves from Simha rashi (Leo zodiac) to Kanya rashi (Virgo zodiac). This month, Lord Sun will travel from Leo to Virgo i.e., on 17th September, 2022. For virgo zodiac people, Sun is the lord of their twelfth house. Virgo people might experience downturns in their financial position and may cause health issues during this transit. They may face difficulties at work like change of jobs or relocation during the S...
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Horoscope Today, 17 September 2022: Check astrological prediction for Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer and other signs – Times of India

The daily horoscope is determined by the position of the moon and sun. A person’s personality is determined by the traits and characteristics given in his horoscope. How would you feel if you come to know what’s going to happen throughout the whole day before starting your day in the morning? Horoscopes give us a hint about all the things that we are going to face for the entire day. Read the daily predictions given below for each horoscope to find out what is in store for you today in your luck. Aries: Today, you may feel nervous, you have lack of patience, for seeking peace you may be attracted by occult, it is advised to follow your intuition before going ahead. You may also get depth knowledge on a subject or you may have a good focus towards your research. Taurus: Today, Your the m...
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Wrestling Worlds: Olympic medallist Ravi Dahiya out of medal contention

India’s Olympic silver medallist Ravi Dahiya was out of medal contention in the Wrestling World Championships after losing to Uzbekistan’s Gulomjon Abdullaev in the 57kg qualification round here on Friday. However, World under-20 bronze medallist Sagar Jaglan remained in the hunt for a bronze medal in the men’s 74kg after entering the repechage. While Dahiya made an early exit, Naveen entered the bronze medal match after beating World No. 4 Syrbaz Talgat of Uzbekistan in 70kg opening round of repechage 11-3. However, Naveen’s campaign ended later in the day as he lost to 2021 World Championship silver medallist Ernazar Akmatalieve of Kyrgyzstan, 1-4. World No. 2 Dahiya lost by technical superiority (10-0) to the Uzbek in a rather one-sided bout. In the men’s 74kg quarterfinal bout, Indi...
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US Open finalist Ruud beats Prajnesh to give Norway 1-0 lead over India

World No. 2 Casper Ruud expectedly was too good for India’s Prajnesh Gunneswaran, giving Norway a 1-0 lead in the World Group I First Round Davis Cup tie here on Friday. Ruud, who finished runner-up at the US Open after going down to Carlos Alcaraz on Monday, turned up for national duty four days later and did the job for his team. He beat the 335-ranked Indian 6-1, 6-4 in one hour and two minutes. After being totally outplayed in the first set, Prajnesh lifted his game in the second to make Ruud’s task tougher. While the Indian failed to get a break point, his more accomplished opponent converted three out of the five opportunities he got. The opening singles was a foregone conclusion but India remain very much in the tie with the other Norway players nowhere near Ruud’s league. The se...
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IPL side Punjab Kings appoint Trevor Bayliss as head coach

Under Kumble's mentorship, Punjab Kings had failed to progress to the IPL play-offs for three consecutive times Under Kumble's mentorship, Punjab Kings had failed to progress to the IPL play-offs for three consecutive times IPL side Punjab Kings on Friday appointed Trevor Bayliss as the team's new head coach ahead of the next season of the franchise-based T20 tournament. Bayliss will replace Anil Kumble after the former India cricketer's contract was not renewed by Punjab Kings following a poor string of performances by the side under his guidance. "I'm honoured to be given the head coach's role with the Punjab Kings. A foundation franchise with an appetite for success. I look forward to working with a talented squad of players determined to compete for silverware," Bayliss said in a...
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BCCI set to introduce substitute ‘Impact Player’ in its T20 tournaments, including IPL

Taking a leaf out of the innovation playbook of the Big Bash League, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will introduce the ‘Impact Player’ regulation in the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy starting October 11, and is likely to be implemented in the next edition of the Indian Premier League as well. According to the rule, teams can replace one member of their playing XI during a match, if they think it will be useful. In order for teams and players to get used to the new rule, the board will try it first in state cricket. In its circular sent to all state associations, which has been accessed by The Indian Express, BCCI wrote, “With the ever- growing popularity of T20 cricket, it is imperative that we look at introducing new dimensions which will make this format more attracti...
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Indian chess players Pranav Anand, Ilamparthi win titles

India’s Pranav Anand and AR Ilamparthi emerged champions in the Open under-16 and under-14 categories respectively in the World Youth Chess Championship . The top-seeded Anand, who Thursday became the country’s 76th Grandmaster, scored nine points from 11 rounds to emerge clear winner. He was half a point ahead of the rest of the field. Anand’s compatriot M Pranesh, who was the second seed, finished joint third with eight points along with three others. Anand remained unbeaten through the 11 rounds and posted seven wins apart from four draws. He drew his 11th and last round game against France’s Droin Augustin after scoring over Armenia’s Emin Ohanyan in round 10. Congratulations Pranav Anand…76th Grandmaster of India!!Photo: Biel Chess Festival@DrSK_AICF @Bharatchess64 @ianuragthakur...
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SAFF Women’s Championship: India lose to hosts Nepal in semi-final | Football News – Times of India

KATHMANDU: India crashed out of the SAFF Women's Championship after a 0-1 defeat at the hands of hosts Nepal in the semifinals at the Dasharath Stadium here on Friday. This is the first time the Indian football team has been knocked out in the semifinals stage of the tournament. Rashmi Kumari Ghishing scored the only goal of the game as the hosts eked out a win on a mud-soaked pitch. The home side started off on the front foot, using the left flank on a number of attacks in the opening exchanges. However, Indian defenders Sweety Devi and Manisa Panna remained alert to the danger and thwarted the hosts' attacks. Renu had India's first real chance of the match in the 12th minute, when she darted into the opposition box, but Nepal's captain and goalkeeper Anjila Subba came off her line to ...
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Indian chess players Pranav Anand, Ilamparthi win titles | Chess News – Times of India

MAMAIA (Romania): India's Pranav Anand and AR Ilamparthi emerged champions in the Open under-16 and under-14 categories respectively in the World Youth Chess Championship here on Friday. The top-seeded Anand, who Thursday became the country's 76th Grandmaster, scored nine points from 11 rounds to emerge clear winner. He was half a point ahead of the rest of the field. Anand's compatriot M Pranesh, who was the second seed, finished joint third with eight points along with three others. Anand remained unbeaten through the 11 rounds and posted seven wins apart from four draws. He drew his 11th and last round game against France's Droin Augustin after scoring over Armenia's Emin Ohanyan in round 10. Pranesh, on the other hand, recorded six wins and four draws. However, a defeat at the hands...
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Chile loses FIFA appeal in World Cup case with Ecuador

Chile has lost its appeal to replace Ecuador at the World Cup in Qatar, but Friday’s verdict by FIFA will likely lead the case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. FIFA dismissed Chile’s argument that Ecuador player Byron Castillo was actually Colombian and ineligible to play in World Cup qualifying games. Castillo played in eight of them for Ecuador. FIFA said its appeal judges “deemed that on the basis of the documents presented, the player was to be considered as holding permanent Ecuadorian nationality in accordance” with the country’s legal statutes. The verdict, which upholds a FIFA disciplinary ruling from June, keeps Ecuador on track to play Qatar in the opening game of the World Cup in Doha on Nov. 20. The Netherlands and Senegal are also in Group A. However, Chile’s legal c...
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Raj Angad Bawa reveals advice from Curtly Ambrose after maiden India A call-up

During the celebratory dinner in Antigua after India’s 2022 Under-19 World Cup triumph, Raj Angad Bawa heard someone shouting his name. But he couldn’t figure out what exactly was being said thereafter because of the heavy Caribbean accent, until one of the team staff told him that Curtly Ambrose wanted to have a chat with him. Ambrose, a man of few words, congratulated the youngster and said, “Don’t lose your pace. You are quick. You can trouble the best in the business with the kind of steep bounce you generate from the good length. Don’t become a line-length bowler. Enjoy the evening.” “At first, I didn’t understand what he was trying to say. VVS Laxman sir was there with me, and he later explained it to me,” Bawa told The Indian Express. In the U-19 World Cup final against England, ...
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That day, it could have been me instead of him: Bishnoi on Arshdeep’s dropped catch against Pakistan

He is all of 22 but Ravi Bishnoi fully understands that cricket indeed is a cruel game and instead of Arshdeep Singh, it could have been him dropping an important sitter against Pakistan during the recently held Asia Cup. Arshdeep faced an unbelievable backlash on social media after he dropped Asif Ali’s catch off Bishnoi’s bowling in the Super 4s game that India lost. Bishnoi, however, had impressive figures of 1/28 in 4 overs and was easily the best bowler in his only chance at the continental event. “Paaji mere sabse acche dost hai (Paaji is a dear friend). We all know that dropped catches are part and parcel of game. It can happen with the best. It could well have been the other way round where he was bowling and I happened to drop the catch,” Bishnoi, who has played 10 T20Is for In...
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Introduction of super-sub rule could be a game changer for T20 format: Ravi Shastri | Cricket News – Times of India

KOLKATA: In a first of its kind, Legends League Cricket (LLC) introduced a super-sub rule as the tournament kicked off with a special benefit match between India Maharajas and Team World Giants at the Eden Gardens on Friday. The unique rule states that one "super substitute" will be available for each team which they can use after the completion of 10 overs in any inning of the match. However, the teams have to announce the name of these "super sub" players before the start of the game. Legends League Cricket Match Commissioner Ravi Shastri feels that the introduction of this rule could be a game changer. With the game evolving every year, the former India coach says that the rule might be used in international cricket in the future. "I see this game evolving all the time. Who knows tom...
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When I go inside, it’s all about execution, says Suryakumar Yadav | Cricket News – Times of India

Suryakumar Yadav will be one of India's trump cards in the T20 World Cup in Australia. Just before he departed to Mohali to prepare for the T20 series against South Africa, the Mumbai Indians and India bat took time out to speak with TOI about the grammar of T20 batting, body language, innovation, the ideal batting number and tattoos. Excerpts:At what point in the bowler's run up and his approach to the wicket, do you decide I am going to scoop this or ramp this or flick it to mid-wicket?At the number which I bat, it allows me to watch all the bowlers and allows me to plan when I am sitting in the dugout. When I go inside, it's all about execution. I also watch the videos of the opposition bowlers a day before the game, and sleep over it and visualise how I am going to play. Apart from ...
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Sri Lanka name squad for T20 World Cup

Asia Cup champions Sri Lanka announced their 15-member squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup in Australia on Friday. Dasun Shanaka will lead the team while Dushmantha Chameera and Lahiru Kumara’s participation will be subject to their fitness ahead of the tournament. Chameera’s ankle injury hasn’t healed completely and his return will depend on his fitness in a month’s time. Despite his and Kumara’s injuries, the squad has several pace options, with Madushanka, Pramod Madushan and Chamika Karunaratne named in the list. Here’s your 🇱🇰 squad for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup! ⬇️#RoaringForGlory #T20WorldCup pic.twitter.com/GU7EIl6zOw — Sri Lanka Cricket 🇱🇰 (@OfficialSLC) September 16, 2022 Most of the players from the Asia Cup have found their place in the World Cup squad except Matheesha P...
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Duleep Trophy: Ricky Bhui slams ton, South Zone pile up 630

Bhui made an unbeaten 103 while Baba Aparajith hit a half-century as South Zone posted a massive first innings total of 630 for eight before declaring on the second day of their Duleep Trophy semifinal against North Zone . In reply, North reached 24 for no loss at stumps with the talented Yash Dhull on 8 (18 balls, 1 four) and Manan Vohra batting on 11 (12 balls, 1 fours), still 606 runs adrift of South’s huge first innings score. In Coimbatore, diminutive opener Prithvi Shaw was in roaring form, hammering an unbeaten 96-ball 104 (11 fours, 3 sixes) as West Zone ended at 130 for three in the second innings to extend their lead against Central Zone to 259 runs. Resuming at overnight 324 for two, the South batters continued to pile on the runs. Captain Hanuma Vihari, who was batting on 1...
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India have taken risk by picking only four specialist pacers for T20 World Cup: Mitchell Johnson | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India's squad composition for the T20 World Cup seems a "bit risky" as they are probably "a pacer short" for the bouncy pitches Down Under, feels former Australia speedster Mitchell Johnson. The skillful Mohammad Shami has been kept on standby which has surprised a few experts of the game as Indian selectors kept faith on the quartet led by Jasprit Bumrah with Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel and Arshdeep Singh in its ranks. "If you got an all-rounder (fast bowling) and a couple of spinners, four fast bowlers it is a bit of a risk. But India are probably looking at playing two pacers and an all rounder (Hardik Pandya) and two spinners," Johnson, who is in India to take part in Legends League Cricket, told PTI. "In Australia you surely need to play three fast bowlers, possibly...
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T20 World Cup 2022 | India have taken risk by picking only four specialist pacers: Mitchell Johnson

Selectors kept faith on the quartet led by Jasprit Bumrah with Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel and Arshdeep Singh, while Mohammad Shami has been kept on standby Selectors kept faith on the quartet led by Jasprit Bumrah with Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel and Arshdeep Singh, while Mohammad Shami has been kept on standby India's squad composition for the T20 World Cup seems a "bit risky" as they are probably "a pacer short" for the bouncy pitches Down Under, feels former Australia speedster Mitchell Johnson.The skillful Mohammad Shami has been kept on standby which has surprised a few experts of the game as Indian selectors kept faith on the quartet led by Jasprit Bumrah with Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel and Arshdeep Singh in its ranks. "If you got an all-rounder (fast bowling) a...
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Novak Djokovic hails ‘incredible moments and battles’ with Roger Federer | Tennis News – Times of India

PARIS: Novak Djokovic paid tribute to his long-time rival Roger Federer on Friday, hailing the "incredible moments and battles" the pair shared on court. Federer, a 20-time Grand Slam champion, announced on Thursday that he would retire after next week's Laver Cup. "Roger, it's hard to see this day and put into words all that we've shared in this sport together," Djokovic wrote on Instagram, saying they had "over a decade of incredible moments and battles to think back on". Djokovic and Federer played each other 50 times, with the Serb holding a 27-23 winning record. The duo played 17 matches at Grand Slam tournaments, including five finals, with Djokovic leading that head-to-head 11-6. "Your career has set the tone for what it means to achieve excellence and lead with integrity and poi...