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Day: September 29, 2022

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Suryakumar making his enormous talent count

He now has the record for most runs — 732 — by an Indian in a a calendar year He now has the record for most runs — 732 — by an Indian in a a calendar year When men like Brian Lara and Ricky Ponting praise a batter, he has to be special. The West Indies legend was impressed by Suryakumar Yadav quite some time before he made his international debut.“Has he played for India?” Lara asked his colleagues in the commentary box during the 2019 IPL. Ponting sees a bit of A.B. de Villiers in Suryakumar. The former Australian captain said as much a few weeks ago, while talking of batters of the 360-degree kind. It is not just the way Suryakumar bats that makes him stand out. It is also the way he responds to different situations. On Wednesday night at the Greenfield Stadium here against Sou...
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Bumrah set to miss T20 World Cup with back injury

India has been dealt a major injury blow ahead of the T20 World Cup, with pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah virtually ruled out of the marquee event in Australia, starting next month.The Hindu understands that Bumrah is highly unlikely to board the plane to Australia next week. The development comes a day after Bumrah couldn’t take the field for the first T20I against South Africa. On Wednesday, a team spokesperson revealed that Bumrah was unavailable for the game due to “back pain” felt during “Tuesday’s practice session”. Given his recurring back injury, the decision-makers were unwilling to take chances with the fitness of one of their key players. Bumrah was earlier ruled out of the Asia Cup due to the back injury. In his last T20I on September 25, the third match against Australia, he ...
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Horoscope Today, 30 September 2022: Check astrological prediction for Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius 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 are blessed with moon. You have some sort of internal strength, which may help you to take some difficult decisions at work. Disputes with the partner are likely to be resolved. Singles may expect to find good match with the help of relatives or friends, you may also have some...
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Watching my dear friend on screen: Ravindra Jadeja posts mystery tweet on Sanjay Manjrekar

It’s no secret that Ravindra Jadeja and Sanjay Manjrekar have not seen eye to eye on many things. During the 2019 World Cup, the former cricketer termed the Indian all-rounder a ‘bits and pieces player’ to which Jadeja responded by calling his commentary ‘verbal diarrhoea.’ The two also shared an uneasy on-air interaction in August during the post-match interview of the India vs Pakistan Asia Cup encounter where Jadeja played an important role to guide the Men in Blue to victory. Manjrekar had asked: “First question – You are ok to talk to me? Right, Jaddu?” Jadeja replied: “Yeah, yeah (laughs). Absolutely!!” sanjay manjrekar& sir ravindra jadeja never ending story #IndiaVsPakistan pic.twitter.com/sFXrXeQzMW — saiiiiii (@Sasi91226397) August 28, 2022 On Thursday, Jadeja posted a ph...
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FIFA-AFC delegation meets promoters of ISL, national coach Igor Stimac

The FIFA-AFC delegation, currently in India on a three-day visit, on Thursday met the representatives of Football Sports Development Limited (FSDL), the marketing partners of the All India Football Federation. Having gone through the various aspects and problems of club football in the country, the delegation then sat down with the national men’s head coach Igor Stimac and had an extensive conversation with the Croatian. The delegation comprised Nodar Akhalkatsi, Director, Strategic Projects & MA Governance, FIFA, Sarah Solemale, Senior MA Governance Service Manager, FIFA, Allessandro Gramagila, Strategic Development Manager, FIFA and Sonam Jigmi, Senior Manager, South Asia, MA Division, AFC. The AIFF Secretary General Shaji Prabhakaran said: “Once the roadmap is ready, it will ref...
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Suryakumar making his enormous talent count

The Mumbai batter now has the record for most runs — 732 — by an Indian in a calendar year, beating Shikhar Dhawan’s mark (689). The Mumbai batter now has the record for most runs — 732 — by an Indian in a calendar year, beating Shikhar Dhawan’s mark (689). When men like Brian Lara and Ricky Ponting praise a batter, he has to be special. The West Indies legend was impressed by Suryakumar Yadav quite some time before he made his international debut.“Has he played for India?” Lara asked his colleagues in the commentary box during the 2019 IPL. Ponting sees a bit of A.B. de Villiers in Suryakumar. He said as much a few weeks ago, while talking of batters of the 360-degree kind. It is not just the way Suryakumar bats that makes him stand out. It is also the way he responds to different si...
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Qatar 2022: Nuts & bolts of FIFA’s “The show must go on” shtick

Even before the first kickoff, Qatar 2022 has become arguably the most criticised FIFA World Cup ever. The tournament has been marred by issues pertaining to the host nation’s treatment of human rights and its stringent laws. The world football governing body FIFA and the tournament organizers have been put under pressure to provide answers and alternatives. The Indian Express lists down the cases, criticism, compromises and the chaos regarding the upcoming World Cup. The World Cup jersey against host nation “We don’t wish to be visible during a tournament that has cost thousands of people their lives,” were the words put forward by Hummel sport as they shared the World Cup kit of the Denmark National Team. A jersey with toned down sponsor logo, chevrons and team crest. A statement agai...
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PM Modi declares 36th National Games open at dazzling ceremony

The 36th National Games was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a glittering opening ceremony evening in the presence of over 100,000 ecstatic spectators. In keeping with the Olympic convention, but with a modern twist, Gujarat’s swimming star Maana Patel brought in the symbolic Torch of Unity into the arena and handed it over to the Prime Minister. Watched and applauded by several current and past sports icons, including Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra, Olympic medalists PV Sindhu, Ravi Dahiya, Mirabai Chanu, Gagan Narang, former national hockey captain and new HI chief Dilip Tirkey along with World Championship medalist Anju Bobby George, the Prime Minister placed the Torch on the podium for it to be lit by augmented reality. #36thNationalGames begins 😍#NationalGames2022 p...
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Spiritual shift, romantic novels and short hair: How Olympic ‘failure’ transformed one of India’s shooting prospects

“I was furious with myself when I returned to the Olympic Village. Just then, Anjum (Moudgil) didi said the long hair doesn’t look nice on me. Dimaag toh waise hi kharab tha (My head was not right anyway). So, I went straight to the salon and got it chopped off.” Divyansh Panwar is talking in a soft, measured manner about the all-consuming rage he’d experienced on a scorching hot day in Tokyo last July. For years, the former world number one shooter, a World Cup medallist, had spent every waking minute of his life getting better so that he is better than everyone else on the day that matters – the final of the Olympics. But instead, he returned home ‘humiliated and embarrassed’, finishing 32nd out of 47 shooters in the 10m air rifle event. That one moment, his first brush with ‘failure’...
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Durham hit with 10-point penalty for Maddinson’s oversized bat

County Championship side Durham were left to rue a batting mishap on Thursday, however it was not a sloppy shot that cost them dear but the size of Nic Maddison’s willow, resulting in a 10-point deduction. Australian Maddison used a bat that failed a bat-gauge test during Durham’s game against Derbyshire earlier this month. The equipment was inspected by the umpire before the left-hander was asked to continue with another bat. “Durham have accepted a 10-point deduction from the Cricket Discipline Commission (CDC) after batter Nic Maddinson admitted a breach of ECB Directives 3.2 and 3.3,” England’s Cricket Discipline Commission (CDC) said in a statement. Club Statement. — Durham Cricket (@DurhamCricket) September 29, 2022 “The CDC considered the points put in mitigation by Durham CC...
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PM Narendra Modi declares 36th National Games open at dazzling ceremony | More sports News – Times of India

AHMEDABAD: The 36th National Games was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a glittering opening ceremony on Thursday evening in the presence of over 100,000 ecstatic spectators. In keeping with the Olympic convention, but with a modern twist, Gujarat's swimming star Maana Patel brought in the symbolic Torch of Unity into the arena and handed it over to the Prime Minister. Honorable Prime Minister, Shri. @narendramodi declares the #36thNationalGames open! #NationalGames2022 https://t.co/Ekm5jwEa1q— SAI Media (@Media_SAI) 1664462526000Watched and applauded by several current and past sports icons, including Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra, Olympic medallists PV Sindhu, Ravi Dahiya, Mirabai Chanu, Gagan Narang, former national hockey captain and new HI chief Dilip Tirkey along wi...
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Ajinkya Rahane to lead Mumbai in Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Veteran batsman Ajinkya Rahane was on Thursday named by the selection committee, led by ex-India pacer Salil Ankola, as the Mumbai captain for the league stage of the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy at Rajkot, which will kick off on October 11. With Covid-19 threat now almost over, the selectors picked the usual 15-man squad for the tournament. Rahane had earlier this week led West Zone to the Duleep Trophy title. While the former India Test captain missed the knockouts due to a hamstring injury, Mumbai had reached the final of the Ranji Trophy under Prithvi Shaw’s captaincy last season. “Ajinkya led West Zone superbly in the Duleep Trophy recently. Let’s not forget that he’s played 82 Tests and been an India captain. Prithvi and the other youngsters will learn a lot from him. You n...
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Modi declares National Games open; says nepotism, corruption plagued sports in country earlier

Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared open the 36th National Games here on Thursday. Indian sportspersons could not perform well in the past due to nepotism and corruption but his government cleaned up the system, he said on this occasion. Speaking at a gala ceremony at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Motera area here, he praised Indian athletes for winning medals in various international events such as the Olympics in the recent times. National Games 2022 – "TORCH OF UNITY"🔦#NationalGames2022 | #36thNationalGames pic.twitter.com/nXUFApMrgu — DD Sports – National Games 2022 🇮🇳 (@ddsportschannel) September 29, 2022 “The country’s sportsmen were capable in the past too. This movement of winning medals could have started earlier too. But, instead of professionalism, there was nepotism and co...
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Pakistan fast bowler Naseem Shah tests positive for Covid-19 | Cricket News – Times of India

LAHORE: Pakistan fast bowler Naseem Shah has tested positive for Covid-19 and will miss the remaining two Twenty20s against England, the Pakistan Cricket Board said on Thursday. Shah was discharged from hospital on Thursday after being diagnosed with pneumonia and the PCB said the fast bowler was feeling "much better." "Shah is back in the team hotel where he will follow all Covid-19 protocols," the PCB said in a statement. Pakistan is due to leave for New Zealand next Monday to participate in a triangular Twenty20 series also featuring Bangladesh. The PCB didn't clarify whether the fast bowler will accompany the team to New Zealand. Shah played only one game in the seven-match series against England at Karachi before being rested. He returned expensive figures of 0-41 off his four over...
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China to host BWF World Tour Finals in December | Badminton News – Times of India

China will host its first international badminton tournament since 2019 in December, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) said on Thursday, after two years of disruptions caused by COVID. The season-ending World Tour Finals, scheduled for Guangzhou from Dec. 14-18, will feature the top eight players and pairs in each category with a prize pool of $1.5 million, the biggest the event has ever offered, the BWF said. BWF Secretary General Thomas Lund said the finals were one of the body's most lucrative tournaments and thanked the Chinese government for extending the invitation. "Unfortunately, it was not possible to move forward with plans to stage the two tournaments in Changzhou and Fuzhou,” he added, without further explanation. November's Hong Kong Open had already been cancelled for t...
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Will India give Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik more game time in the remaining two T20s against South Africa?

Moments after KL Rahul sealed the game against South Africa in Thiruvananthapuram with a six, Rishabh Pant dragged a support staff onto the corner of the ground and made him spit throw-downs. Some of the crowd who were leaving the stadium stopped and began to watch Pant, cheering him and exhorting him to unfurl the big strokes. Pant resisted the urges and seemed inclined to dead-bat the ball, but for an instance when he slashed a really wide ball, he hit the ball so hard that some of the television crew packing up their equipment after the presentation ceremony had to seek split-second evasive action. Pant waved a sorry and continued his dead-batting exercise. Of late, he is spotted batting mostly at the nets or before or after the games. His keenness is unmissable—he is often the first...
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Boxing’s Olympic future under fresh scrutiny | Boxing News – Times of India

LAUSANNE: The International Olympic Committee's patience with boxing's troubled governing body looks to be wearing thin following "disturbing developments" at the IBA's extraordinary congress last weekend. An IOC spokesperson told AFP on Thursday the Olympic rulers were "extremely concerned" with the lack of a new election for the IBA presidency, and the suspension in the run-up to the congress in Yerevan of the Ukrainian boxing federation. In consequence the IOC's executive board "will have to fully review the situation" at its next meeting in December, the spokesperson said. This raises the stakes over the future of boxing as one of the staple sports on the Olympic menu. Boxing's corruption-tainted world governing body is already excluded from organising its own events at the Paris 20...
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Durham hit with 10-point penalty for Maddinson’s oversized bat | Cricket News – Times of India

County Championship side Durham were left to rue a batting mishap on Thursday, however it was not a sloppy shot that cost them dear but the size of Nic Maddinson's willow, resulting in a 10-point deduction. Australian Maddinson used a bat that failed a bat-gauge test during Durham's game against Derbyshire earlier this month. The equipment was inspected by the umpire before the left-hander was asked to continue with another bat. "Durham have accepted a 10-point deduction from the Cricket Discipline Commission (CDC) after batter Nic Maddinson admitted a breach of ECB Directives 3.2 and 3.3," England's Cricket Discipline Commission (CDC) said in a statement. "The CDC considered the points put in mitigation by Durham CCC and Maddinson, that the offence was committed unintentionally, but co...
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Max Verstappen rates himself ‘long shot’ to clinch title in Singapore | Racing News – Times of India

SINGAPORE: Max Verstappen said on Thursday he thinks he is "quite a long shot" to retain his Formula One world championship at this weekend's Singapore Grand Prix, even though it is mathematically possible. Red Bull driver Verstappen, who will celebrate his 25th birthday on Friday, is running away with the title battle but must win Sunday's race and then depend on his closest rivals faltering, or the fight will move on to Japan the following week. "I don't really think about the championship," said the dominant Dutchman, who has won 11 of 16 races in 2022 and the last five in a row. "It's quite a long shot and I just want to enjoy the weekend and of course try to win it," he told reporters. "I need a lot of luck for it to happen here so I don't really count on it." Verstappen admitted h...
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Arsenal’s Smith Rowe sidelined until December after groin surgery

Arsenal midfielder Emile Smith Rowe has undergone surgery on a troublesome groin injury and will not return to training until at least December, the Premier League leaders said on Thursday. The 22-year-old, who had a breakout campaign last season with 10 league goals, has had limited game time this season with only four substitute appearances, his last match coming against Manchester United at the start of the month. “Following a significant setback at our Premier League match against Manchester United and after further specialist consultations and discussions with our medical team, Emile underwent surgery to repair a damaged tendon in his groin,” Arsenal said in a statement. Back stronger, Emile ❤️ — Arsenal (@Arsenal) September 29, 2022 “This successful surgery took place in London ...