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Day: October 5, 2022

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Borders blur in Kartarpur as Bedi, Intikhab catch up over some jazz

“WHEN THE saints go marching in…” The jazz of Louis Armstrong floats in Kartarpur on the Ravi river’s west bank outside Lahore. A great Indian Sikh spinner, a respected Pakistani Muslim captain and a legendary African-American musician, who also sang gospel songs, have found a way to mingle at the fabled shrine. “I could see tears welling up in his eyes when I sang that song,” Intikhab Alam says over the phone about meeting his old friend Bishan Singh Bedi at Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara on Tuesday. “We both go a long way and that song, too, plays a role in it. In fact, we all cried when we met.” Bishan Bedi’s wife Anju, too, was left in tears. “Intikhab, Shafqat Rana (a Pakistan international from the 1960s), Bishan, all holding hands and crying. It was some sight. Right through Bishan’s i...
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Finch, Wade help Australia to tight T20 win over West Indies

Both teams are using the two-game series to fine-tune for the T20 World Cup later this month Both teams are using the two-game series to fine-tune for the T20 World Cup later this month Aaron Finch and Matthew Wade revived Australia’s run chase before Mitchell Starc clinched the three-wicket win with a ball to spare on Wednesday in a dramatic last over of the series-opening Twenty20 international against West Indies.Both teams are using the two-game series to fine-tune for the T20 World Cup later this month.West Indies posted 145-9 after being sent in to bat and then had Australia at 21-2 in reply when paceman Sheldon Cottrell dismissed David Warner and Mitch Marsh in the second over.That brought regular opener Finch to the crease at No. 4 and he scored 58 runs from 53 balls despite A...
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Harmanpreet, Mandhana, Axar nominated for ICC ‘Player of the Month’

Skipper Harmanpreet Kaur and vice-captain Smriti Mandhana have been shortlisted for the very first time Skipper Harmanpreet Kaur and vice-captain Smriti Mandhana have been shortlisted for the very first time The Indian trio of Smriti Mandhana, Harmanpreet Kaur and Axar Patel was on October 5 nominated for ICC 'Player of the Month' award in the women and men's categories for September.Skipper Kaur and vice-captain Mandhana have been shortlisted for the very first time and if one of them goes on to win will then become the first-ever Indian player to win the Women's Player of the Month award, thanks to stellar performances in both ODI and T20I series in England.Axar, on the other hand, has been nominated for the men's Player of the Month following a series of impressive and restrictive ...
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Horoscope Today, 6 October 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, your may be busy at work, your wisdom may help you to take right decision which may increase your business. You are likely to get a big order, which may expend your work. You may utilize your creativity to renovate your home or office, which may improve your social status. You may...
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Ishant back in Delhi squad for Mushtaq Ali Trophy

Veteran speedster Ishant Sharma will be making one final attempt to resurrect his international career with a domestic comeback for Delhi in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, starting October 11. The 16-strong Delhi squad, led by Kolkata Knight Riders star Nitish Rana, also has a number of current IPL players in its ranks. The squad will have Hrithik Shokeen (Mumbai Indians), Navdeep Saini (Rajasthan Royals), Anuj Rawat (RCB), Simarjeet Singh (CSK), Ayush Badoni and Mayank Yadav (Lucknow Super Giants) and Lalit Yadav (Delhi Capitals). It also has hard-hitting Hiten Dalal and promising youngster Dev Lakra in the line-up along with Himmat Singh, who is the vice-captain. “The president and secretary has full faith in our senior players and Nitish is one of them. We are confident that the team w...
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Pakistan doesn’t have Virat Kohli at No.4, Babar Azam should play there: Aaqib Javed

Former Pakistan bowler Aaqib Javed said that Pakistan should address their teething middle order problem by bringing captain Babar Azam at number 4. “Pakistan doesn’t have Virat Kohli at No.4. Pakistan does not have anyone to play at that position. So what’s the problem with experimentation? Pakistan is too dependent on the opening pair of Babar and Rizwan. If they are dismissed, people leave the stadium. To address that, the team should bring in Babar at number 4 and then you will see that the team will get stability in the middle too,” Javed said. “Then Asif Ali can come in at number 6, when there are 2-4 overs remaining and play his game,” he added. Asked what he thought about the bench strength of the Pakistan fast bowling department, Javed said, “In absence of our three main fast b...
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IBA allows return of Russian, Belarus boxers with flags and anthems

The Russian-led International Boxing Association (IBA) on Wednesday cancelled a ban on amateur boxers from Russia and Belarus and said it would allow them to compete with national flags and anthems in events with immediate effect. The world governing body, which is at odds with Olympic organizers, said in a statement that its board of directors had voted in favor of the change. Russian energy company Gazprom is the biggest sponsor of the IBA, formerly known as AIBA. “The IBA strongly believes that politics shouldn’t have any influence on sports. Hence, all athletes should be given equal conditions,” it said, adding that it remained “politically neutral and independent”. “IBA calls for peace and remains a peacemaker in any conflicts. Moreover, the IBA has obligation to ensure equal treat...
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Ishant Sharma back in Delhi squad for Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Veteran speedster Ishant Sharma will be making one final attempt to resurrect his international career with a domestic comeback for Delhi in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, starting October 11. The 16-strong Delhi squad, led by Kolkata Knight Riders star Nitish Rana, also has a number of current IPL players in its ranks. The squad will have Hrithik Shokeen (Mumbai Indians), Navdeep Saini (Rajasthan Royals), Anuj Rawat (RCB), Simarjeet Singh (CSK), Ayush Badoni and Mayank Yadav (Lucknow Super Giants) and Lalit Yadav (Delhi Capitals). It also has hard-hitting Hiten Dalal and promising youngster Dev Lakra in the line-up along with Himmat Singh, who is the vice-captain. "The president and secretary has full faith in our senior players and Nitish is one of them. We are confident that...
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Women’s T20 Asia Cup | Jemimah, Deepti do star turns as India crush UAE by 104 runs

India have now won three matches on the trot and are firmly on their way to grab a semi-final berth India have now won three matches on the trot and are firmly on their way to grab a semi-final berth Jemimah Rodrigues was at her ruthless best, smashing an unbeaten 75 off 45 balls as India out-batted an inexperienced United Arab Emirates by 104 runs in the Women’s T20 Asia Cup, in Sylhet on Tuesday. Jemimah and Deepti Sharma (64 off 49 balls) added 128 runs in 13.3 overs after UAE had briefly sent some shivers down the Indians’ spine, reducing the tournament favourites to 20 for 3 inside the fifth over. However, the gulf in class between the two teams became more and more evident with India posting a challenging 178 for 5 in 20 overs. The UAE team, which is also represented by 11 playe...
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IOC was not consulted in Saudi choice for 2029 Asian winter Games

The International Olympic Committee said on Wednesday it was not consulted in the decision by the Olympic Council of Asia to pick Saudi Arabia as the hosts of the 2029 Asian winter Games. The choice for the 2029 Games at the OCA general assembly on Tuesday raised eyebrows in the sports world with the largely desert state of Saudi Arabia experiencing only rare snowfall and without any winter sports infrastructure or tradition. It also means that all or the majority of venues needed for this multi-sports event would have to be built from scratch. “The IOC was not consulted about the OCA decision with regard to the Asian Winter Games and was not involved in the decision-making process,” an IOC spokesperson said. “As far as the IOC is concerned, sustainability is a key pillar of Olympic Age...
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Novak Djokovic demolishes Cristian Garin in Astana first round | Tennis News – Times of India

ASTANA (Kazakhstan): Novak Djokovic brushed aside Chile's Cristian Garin 6-1, 6-1 in 64 minutes on Wednesday as he breezed into the second round of the Astana Open. Coming off his 89th career title in Tel Aviv last weekend, Djokovic broke an overmatched Garin five times to continue his push for a place in the season-ending ATP Finals. "From the start to the end, (it was) a great performance," said Djokovic. "Playing in a new tournament, different conditions, the first match is never easy. Obviously you are looking to see how you are going to adapt, but I did it perfectly, really, played as well as I can." The Serb is the only player to win ATP tournaments on clay, grass and hard courts this year. He will play Dutchman Botic van de Zandschulp for a place in the quarter-finals. "Coming in...
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Virat Kohli is my idol, trying to add his level of intensity in my own game: Rajat Patidar | Cricket News – Times of India

LUCKNOW: Indian batter Rajat Patidar, selected for the national side after good performances in Indian Premier League (IPL) and domestic cricket, said on Wednesday that Virat Kohli is his idol and he tries to imbibe his intensity in his own game. Patidar received his maiden national side call-up for three-match ODI series against South Africa, which will start from Thursday onwards in Lucknow. "Virat Kohli and AB De Villiers are my idols. They are highly experienced in international cricket. I looked at them and wondered how I would talk to them. But then they talked to me themselves, it was a good moment for me. It gave me confidence. I have learnt a lot from Dinesh Karthik, Virat Kohli, and AB De Villiers in the nets while playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore. Especially Virat, who...
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‘My biggest regret?’ NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal opens up on one thing he could’ve done better in his illustrious career

Despite a career that was blighted by injuries, causing him to miss nearly 200 games in the NBA, Shaquille O’Neal, regarded by many as one of the greatest basketball players of all time, revealed he had very few, if any, regrets about his playing career. When asked the question during a media interaction at the NBA’s pre-season tour of Abu Dhabi, the 50-year-old had a peculiar response. “If I had to pick one (regret)? I missed too many free throws. Nothing other than that, I did it my way.” In another typical ‘Shaq’ response, when asked who was the toughest player he ever faced, the American said: “Nobody,” without breaking face. O’Neal is one of the most well-recognised names in the world of basketball, and one of the biggest attractions for fans of the sport in the UAE, where the NBA ...
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Sourav Ganguly’s wife admitted to Kolkata hospital with chikungunya

Dona Ganguly, the wife of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly, was admitted to a hospital here after being diagnosed with chikungunya, officials said. She was admitted to a private hospital late on Tuesday with fever, joint pain and rashes, they said. “Dona Ganguly has been diagnosed to be suffering from Chikungunya. She remains haemodynamically stable and afebrile, and is on maintenance IV fluids,” Woodlands Hospital MD and CEO Dr Rupali Basu said. The health status of Dona Ganguly, an acclaimed Odissi dancer, is being closely monitored, Basu added. !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s) {if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? n.callMethod.apply(n,arguments):n.queue.push(arguments)}; if(!f._fbq)f._fbq=n;n.push=n;n.loaded=!0;n.version='2.0'; n....
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Janneman Malan backs under-fire Temba Bavuma to strike form in ODIs

South Africa batter Janneman Malan on Wednesday backed under-fire skipper Temba Bavuma to return to form in the three-match ODI series against India, starting on Thursday. Bavuma has been under-fire for his poor show with the bat in the three-match T20 International series, which the visitors lost 1-2. But, Malan believes the ODI series is the perfect platform for Bavuma to strike form ahead of the T20 World Cup starting later this month in Australia. “As an opener, I can relate to that, I had a couple of experiences where when you’re not in form or (don’t have) a lot of matches under your belt, it’s a quick-moving match you have to find a way, and there’s a lot of pressure with the run rate,” Malan said in a virtual press conference ahead of the series opener. “Sometimes it’s tricky t...
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India vs South Africa: Malan backs under-fire Bavuma to strike form in ODIs | Cricket News – Times of India

LUCKNOW: South Africa batter Janneman Malan on Wednesday backed under-fire skipper Temba Bavuma to return to form in the three-match ODI series against India, starting on Thursday. Bavuma has been under-fire for his poor show with the bat in the three-match T20 International series, which the visitors lost 1-2. But, Malan believes the ODI series is the perfect platform for Bavuma to strike form ahead of the T20 World Cup starting later this month in Australia. "As an opener, I can relate to that, I had a couple of experiences where when you're not in form or (don't have) a lot of matches under your belt...it's a quick-moving match...you have to find a way, and there's a lot of pressure with the run rate," Malan said in a virtual press conference ahead of the series opener. "Sometimes it...
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ISL all set to kick off with more excitement than ever | Football News – Times of India

All set to return this Friday, Indian Super League (ISL) is poised to be bigger and more exciting than ever. The season will welcome back its 12th Man – the fans, who come back to cheer their teams at the stadiums after a two-year hiatus due to pandemic. With a productive pre-season, where most ISL sides sent their first teams to participate in Durand Cup, the clubs are all set to give fans an enthralling experience across the season, which will return to its pre-covid home and away format. Champions Hyderabad FC will aim to become the first ISL team to defend their crown successfully but will have some healthy competition to deal with. With some major transfers in pre-season in the likes of Roy Krishna and Greg Stewart finding new bases and the influx of top international coaches, the ...
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Manchester City humbling a reality check for United, says Erik Ten Hag

Manchester United were handed a reality check in their 6-3 thrashing at Manchester City but are ready to bounce back after learning a lesson, manager Erik ten Hag said ahead of Thursday’s Europa League group stage game at Omonia Nicosia. A run of four successive league wins under Ten Hag had promised better times ahead but United were brought firmly back down to earth after a humbling afternoon against Pep Guardiola’s City. “It was a reality check, and we have to learn from it and carry on,” Ten Hag told reporters on Wednesday. “It was a difficult day. You take respect of the opponent, but we will stick to our philosophy and principles.“You will have setbacks. We beat Arsenal, we beat Liverpool. On Sunday, we had a bad day at the office. City were better, we have to accept that. But we ...
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Ronaldo happy at Manchester United despite frustrations, says Ten Hag | Football News – Times of India

LONDON: Erik ten Hag admitted on Wednesday that Cristiano Ronaldo is frustrated when he is not playing for Manchester United but insisted he is happy at Old Trafford. The summer transfer window was dominated by speculation over the 37-year-old's future after the club's disappointing campaign in 2021/22. Ronaldo reportedly received an eye-watering offer from Saudi Arabia, but no Champions League giants made their move for the Portugal attacker, who missed United's pre-season tour of Thailand and Australia due to a family issue. The forward could start just his fourth match in all competitions when United take on Omonia Nicosia in the Europa League on Thursday. Ronaldo was left on the bench for Sunday's 6-3 derby hammering at Manchester City, leading to renewed questions about his future ...
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ODI series will help T20 World Cup stand by players to get into groove: Shikhar Dhawan

All the stand-by players for the T20 World Cup, playing in the South Africa ODI series will aim to use the three games to make a case for themselves for the main squad, stand-in skipper Shikhar Dhawan said on Wednesday. With Jasprit BUmrah already ruled out, the series could be a shot-out between Deepak Chahar, who is in the stand-by list and Mohammed Siraj, who could make that list in the event that Mohammed Shami fails to become match-fit before October 15. Shami, Shreyas Iyer, Ravi Bishnoi and Chahar are the standbys named for the Indian team for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in Australia and will be travelling Down Under as reserves. “Of course, it is very important because the more matches they (standby players) are going to play, they will be in better groove and better mindset. If ...