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Day: September 21, 2022

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India-A starts favourite in one-day series

India A will go into the series as firm favourites even though the visitors put up a decent show in the red-ball series India A will go into the series as firm favourites even though the visitors put up a decent show in the red-ball series After the three-match unofficial Test series (four-day matches), India A and New Zealand A will fight for honours in a three-match one-day series starting in Chennai at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium on Thursday.The hosts won the multi-day series 1-0 with a 113-run win in the final match of the series in Bengaluru. The first one in the same city was drawn while rain played spoilsport during the second match at Hubballi. Like in four-day matches, India A will go into the series as firm favourites even though the visitors put up a decent show in the...
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Competing with myself is what I like to do, says Sanju Samson

Sanju Samson has never had a consistent run in the national squad and when asked about it, felt it can be challenging at times Sanju Samson has never had a consistent run in the national squad and when asked about it, felt it can be challenging at times Ever since the Indian squad for the World T20 was announced, there has been a huge debate surrounding Sanju Samson’s exclusion from it. The 27-year-old though is ready to move past it as he gets ready to lead India A against New Zealand A in the three-match one-day series. The wicketkeeper-batter has never had a consistent run in the national squad and when asked about it, felt it can be challenging at times. Speaking here on Wednesday, Samson said, “finding a place in the Indian team is a challenging part for every individual. The...
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Horoscope Today, 22 September 2022: Check astrological prediction for Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces, Leo 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 find negative vibrations around you, which may make you unhappy, you are advised to avoid to make investments on worthless assts. Your friends are not likely to be supportive today. So should not expects more from them in terms of help, otherwise it may make you more upset....
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IOC chief sorry for not honoring 1972 Olympic attack victims

The head of the International Olympic Committee apologized Wednesday for the organization’s longtime failure to commemorate 11 Israeli athletes killed by Palestinian militants at the 1972 Munich Olympics. Thomas Bach spoke at a ceremony in Tel Aviv marking the 50th anniversary of the deadly attack on the Munich Olympics, two weeks after Germany’s president apologized at a memorial ceremony in Germany for his country’s failures before, during, and after the attack. On Sept. 5, 1972, the Palestinian group Black September attacked the Israeli Olympic delegation at the Munich Olympic Games, killing 11 Israelis and a police officer. Israeli President Isaac Herzog said the athletes were “brutally murdered in cold blood by a Palestinian terrorist organization just for being Jews, just because ...
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Alex Hales felt like he was ”making debut again” for England

Alex Hales felt like he was making his England debut again when he returned from a 31/2-year exile and anchored them to victory over Pakistan in the first Twenty20 of the series. Hales returned to England colors on Tuesday for the first time since his second failed test for recreational drugs forced him to miss the 2019 Cricket World Cup. He hit 53 runs off 40 balls as England chased down the target of 159 with four balls to spare. “There were always nerves and pressure coming back after three years. Three years felt like forever,” Hales said. “It felt like a debut again. It feels like a dream come true to come back and contribute with a half-century in a winning team.” Hales came into England’s planning for the T20 World Cup in Australia next month after Jonny Bairstow was freakishly i...
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ATKMB player Ashutosh Mehta fails dope test, banned for 2 years

ATK Mohun Bagan’s Ashutosh Mehta, who had also made one international appearance, became the first Indian Super League player to be handed a ban for doping as he has been suspended for two years by the NADA’s Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel for flunking a dope test. Mehta tested positive for morphine (narcotics) specified substance in the in-competition test conducted on February 8 during an ISL match played in Goa. The 31-year-old player accepted provisional suspension, which was optional in his case, on June 24. Mehta pleaded that he did not have the intention to consume narcotic substance and he wanted the benefit of substantial assistance clause. In the his defense, he claimed that a teammate of his “allegedly administered him with opium, a source of morphine in the form of ‘Kaala Da...
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Ind vs Eng 2nd ODI | Harmanpreet smashes 143 not out as Indian women pile up massive 333/5

Harmanpreet smashed 18 fours and four sixes en route her 111-ball knock and also enjoyed a fine 112-run stand for the fourth wicket with Harleen Deol Harmanpreet smashed 18 fours and four sixes en route her 111-ball knock and also enjoyed a fine 112-run stand for the fourth wicket with Harleen Deol Skipper Harmanpreet Kaur rekindled the memories of 2017 World Cup with a magnificent 143 not out as Indian women amassed their highest ever overseas total of 333 for 5 against England in the second ODI in Canterbury on Wednesday. In reply, England were 47 for 3 in 7.4 overs with seamer Renuka Singh already picking up two top-order batters in opener Emma Lamb and one down Sophia Dunkley. Harmanpreet smashed 18 fours and four sixes en route her 111-ball knock and also enjoyed a fine 112-run s...
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Harmanpreet Kaur slams 143 off just 111 balls, scripts incredible record

Harmanpreet Kaur slammed her sixth international century when England Women battled India Women at the St Lawrence Ground, Canterbury on Wednesday. Leading from the front, the India captain hammered 18 fours and 4 sixes in a blistering knock which drew a standing ovation from a mesmerized audience. At one stage, Harmanpreet was batting on 100 with three overs left for the Indian innings. From thereon she launched a stunning attack to hit 43 runs from 11 balls. What followed was absolute carnage as India finished on 333/5. As Harmanpreet brought up her fifth ODI hundred, she also drew level with India opener Smriti Mandhana. Harmanpreet Kaur ❤️What a player 🔥#ENGWvINDW#indwvsengwpic.twitter.com/BYN6towBJ4 — Cricket Hotspot (@AbdullahNeaz) September 21, 2022 The duo are now second on the...
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No handball at National Games due to factional feud

There will be no handball competition at the 2022 National Games in Gujarat as the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has decided to “drop” the sport from the schedule due to factional fighting in the federation. Both versions of the sport – indoor and outdoor, to be held in Vadodara and Surat respectively – stand cancelled. The decision comes after rival factions claimed the right to send teams – eight teams each of male and female players – for each of the two versions to be competed from September 29 to October 12. It is learnt that the taekwondo competition, originally on the National Games programme to be held in Surat, will also not be held now. Vadodara city was set to host the indoor handball tournament at the Sports Complex in Sama while Surat was to stage the outdoor version at ...
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In 2024 Paris Olympics, our aim will be to qualify for team event: Sharath Kamal

Sharath Kamal has always strived to accomplish the goals set and India’s biggest table tennis icon now wants to help the national team qualify for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games. While Sharath has played in the individual event, he would want to see the country qualify for the team event in 2024 Olympics. “In 2024, we’ll try to qualify as the men’s team has a good chance to win a medal. We missed out on qualifying the last time but now I think we have a good momentum. If we keep it up, we’ll qualify for Olympics as well and we hope we win medals in that as well,” Sharath, who is here to take part in the National Games, said. Without a goal, a career becomes meaningless and Sharath is an embodiment of systematic approach towards realizing his targets.“All these years I set up a goal and I ...
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Germany players Neuer, Goretzka test positive for Covid-19

Germany will be without captain Manuel Neuer and midfielder Leon Goretzka against Hungary and England due to positive coronavirus tests. Both Bayern Munich players were isolated after the positive results and have since left the team hotel in Gravenbruch, near Frankfurt, the German soccer federation said on Wednesday. They will miss the Nations League games against Hungary in Leipzig on Friday and England in London on Monday. “The alarm bells are going off,” national teammate Jonas Hofmann said. Players who had contact with Goretzka and Neuer were to be tested daily for COVID-19. Germany coach Hansi Flick called up Hoffenheim goalkeeper Oliver Baumann as a replacement for Neuer, though Barcelona’s Marc-André ter Stegen is likely to play against Hungary. He later also called up Wolfsburg...
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Jhingan, Chinglensana miss flight to Vietnam due to travel document issues | Football News – Times of India

KOLKATA: The Indian football team's defensive pair of Sandesh Jhingan and Chinglensana Singh missed the flight to Vietnam where two international friendly matches are scheduled, due to issues related to travel documents. Jhingan and Chinglensana were left out of the 23-member Indian squad, including Sunil Chhetri, that departed from Kolkata on Tuesday night for Vietnam along with head coach Igor Stimac and other support staff. "Jhingan and Chinglensana did have some issues in their travel documents and the immigration officials did not allow them to board the flight to Vietnam," a source privy to the development told PTI on condition of anonymity. "Efforts are being made to ensure that the two players board another flight to Vietnam on Thursday." India play Singapore on September 24 at ...
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EPL clubs agree to minimum-length bans for invasions, smoke bombs | Football News – Times of India

Supporters of Premier League teams who take part in anti-social and criminal behaviour at stadiums will receive automatic club bans with a minimum term of one year, the league said on Wednesday after unanimously agreeing to the move. Last season there was an increase in the number of pitch invasions at the end of the campaign as fans celebrated titles, promotion or survival with several altercations taking place including one involving Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira. Smoke bombs and pyrotechnics, which have long been used at games in continental Europe and around in the world, used to be relatively rare in England but their use has become a more regular occurrence. At a #PL Shareholders’ Meeting today, clubs unanimously agreed to introduce minimum-length bans for supporters who… ...
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You can’t tell people ‘I am an opener or I am a finisher’: Sanju Samson

Sanju Samson believes that in past few years he has prepared himself in a manner that no one terms him a one-dimensional cricketer. The dashing Kerala keeper-batter has missed the T20 World Cup ticket but understands that getting into the elite 15 of the national team is more challenging than ever with the kind of quality that Indian cricket is churning day in and day out. “Playing different roles is something I have worked on for a lot of years. I am confident of batting anywhere in the order” Samson believes that to be successful, one needs to be flexible. “You should not fix a spot for yourself. You cannot tell people: ‘I am an opener or I am a finisher. “In the last three-four years, playing in various roles and spots (in the order) has added a new dimension to my game,” he added. T...
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Duleep Trophy Final: Rahane, Shreyas fail as West Zone manage 250/8 vs South on day 1

West Zone’s sought-after batting stars, including former India captain Ajinkya Rahane and KKR skipper Shreyas Iyer, flattered to deceive as South Zone restricted them to 250 for 8 on the opening day of the Duleep Trophy final. It was young Gujarat wicketkeeper Het Patel (96 batting) and his 83-run stand for the ninth wicket with Saurashtra veteran Jaydev Unadkat (39 batting) that helped West recover from a precarious 167 for 8 to a safer 250/8 by the end of 90 overs. But, much was expected of an incredibly strong West’s batting line-up that boasts of Rahane (8), Iyer (37), Sarfaraz Khan (34), Yashasvi Jaiswal (1) and current India A captain Priyank Panchal (7). For South Zone, pacers Basil Thampi (2/42 in 15 overs) and CV Stephen (2/39 in 10 overs) blew away the West top-order within fi...
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Pizza shop owner called up by rugby club amid cash crisis

Burdened by debts totaling around $30 million, a beleaguered top-flight English rugby club has resorted to desperate measures to fulfil a domestic cup fixture. Included in Worcester Warriors’ squad for a Premiership Rugby Cup match with Gloucester on Wednesday was Mat Gilbert, who retired from playing at the end of last season and now runs a pizza shop, and Jonny Goodridge, a 41-year-old academy coach who last played a competitive match in 2013. Worcester has started the season in a crisis, with full salary payments to staff and players for August yet to be completed amid growing anger toward the club’s owners, Colin Goldring and Jason Whittingham, who have been accused of asset-stripping the team from central England. Last month, Worcester was served with a winding-up petition from Bri...
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You can’t tell people ‘I am an opener or I am a finisher’: Sanju Samson | Cricket News – Times of India

CHENNAI: Sanju Samson believes that in the past few years he has prepared himself in a manner that no one terms him a one-dimensional cricketer. The dashing Kerala keeper-batter has missed the T20 World Cup ticket but understands that getting into the elite 15 of the national team is more challenging than ever with the kind of quality that Indian cricket is churning day in and day out. "Playing different roles is something I have worked on for a lot of years. I am confident of batting anywhere in the order." Samson believes that to be successful, one needs to be flexible. "You should not fix a spot for yourself. You cannot tell people: 'I am an opener or I am a finisher.'In the last three-four years, playing in various roles and spots (in the order) has added a new dimension to my game,...
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Smriti Mandhana becomes fastest Indian woman to complete 3000 runs in ODIs | Cricket News – Times of India

CANTERBURY (UK): India's star batter Smriti Mandhana on Wednesday crossed the 3000 runs milestone in the One-Day International format, becoming the third Indian player to achieve the landmark in women's ODIs. Mandhana reached the feat in her 76th ODI innings, surpassing India legend Mithali Raj who crossed the mark in 88 innings. Mandhana achieved this feat during the second ODI match of the three-match series against England in Canterbury. Smriti Mandhana completed 3,000 runs in ODI cricket at an average of 43+ and almost 85 strike rates. 3⃣0⃣0⃣0⃣ ODI runs & counting! 👏 👏Another landmark for @mandhana_smriti! 👍 👍Follow the match ▶️… https://t.co/otCuuyyKDT— BCCI Women (@BCCIWomen) 1663763994000Mandhana became the quickest India women's player and the third fastest Indian after Shik...
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Duleep Trophy Final: Rahane, Shreyas fail as West Zone manage 250/8 vs South on Day 1 | Cricket News – Times of India

COIMBATORE: West Zone's sought-after batting stars, including former India captain Ajinkya Rahane and KKR skipper Shreyas Iyer, flattered to deceive as South Zone restricted them to 250 for 8 on the opening day of the Duleep Trophy final on Wednesday. It was young Gujarat wicketkeeper Het Patel (96 batting) and his 83-run stand for the ninth wicket with Saurashtra veteran Jaydev Unadkat (39 batting) that helped West recover from a precarious 167 for 8 to a safer 250/8 by the end of 90 overs. But, much was expected of an incredibly strong West's batting line-up that boasts of Rahane (8), Iyer (37), Sarfaraz Khan (34), Yashasvi Jaiswal (1) and current India A captain Priyank Panchal (7). For South Zone, pacers Basil Thampi (2/42 in 15 overs) and CV Stephen (2/39 in 10 overs) blew away the...
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Suryakumar Yadav leapfrogs Babar to third spot in T20 rankings

Yadav impressed with a classy 46 during India’s four-wicket loss to Australia in the opening match of their three-game series Yadav impressed with a classy 46 during India’s four-wicket loss to Australia in the opening match of their three-game series India’s Suryakumar Yadav has replaced Pakistan captain Babar Azam to occupy the third spot in the T20I batter’s list in the latest ICC Men’s Player Rankings issued on Wednesday. Yadav impressed with a classy 46 during India’s four-wicket loss to Australia in the opening match of their three-game series at Mohali on Tuesday. The knock helped him to close in on Pakistan opener Mohammad Rizwan at the top of the T20I batter’s chart. The right-hander dethroned Babar from the third spot, with Rizwan now just 45 rating points ahead of of him. R...