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Day: August 5, 2023

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Aditi Swami, youngest World champ at 17, trained at archery academy on sugarcane field in Satara

[ad_1] Just 17 years old, Aditi Swami, daughter of a government school maths teacher from Satara, became the youngest-ever senior world champion and the first Indian to win an individual compound gold medal at the World Archery Championships.Stunningly, this was her second gold medal at the Championships, having won gold in the women’s compound team event on Friday with compatriots Jyothi Surekha Vennam and Parneet Kaur, also a first for India. In Satara, she trains at an academy which is located within a one-acre sugarcane field.Less than two months after she won the junior world title, Aditi defeated Andrea Becerra of Mexico 149-147 in the compound women’s final in Berlin on Saturday. Aditi Swami gets the FIRST individual WORLD TITLE for India.The 17-year-old prodigy is now the world ...
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I’m going to investigate myself, because it affects me: Dukes’ owner on ball change controversy at Ashes

[ad_1] As the Ashes ball change controversy rumbles on days after the series ended, Dilip Jajodia, the owner of the Dukes’ ball will launch an internal investigation, as per News Corp. “I’m going to investigate myself, because it affects me … my name is at stake so it’s important they don’t misallege something wrong with the ball,” he was quoted as saying. “Every ball we produce for the specific season has got a date stamp on it. It would have 2023 marked on it. We supply balls to the ground. These balls are not controlled by the ECB or the ICC, it’s controlled by the ground authority. So on this particular occasion (at The Oval) the balls would be done by Surrey. “Surrey get the supply of balls from us before the season starts and then they start knocking them in, getting them into wear...
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Wrestlers federation election battle: Brij Bhushan’s aide vs witness against him in sexual harassment case vie for presidency

[ad_1] A close aide of Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh and a witness against the BJP MP in the sexual harassment case will go head to head in the battle to succeed him as the president of the Wrestling Federation of India. Sanjay Singh, a joint secretary in the previous WFI administration that was headed by Brij Bhushan, and former Commonwealth Games champion Anita Sheoran were the only two names left in the fray for the top job as the deadline for the candidates to withdraw their nominations for the WFI elections ended on Saturday. The elections are due to be held on August 12. Sanjay has been handpicked by Brij Bhushan and leads the panel of candidates that has the blessings of the former WFI president, who is facing sexual harassment charges. Meanwhile, Anita, it is learnt, has the backing ...
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‘Short preparation time is killing any hope for Indian team to do well’: Igor Stimac issues appeal to ISL clubs

[ad_1] Indian national football team coach Igor Stimac on Saturday requested the Indian Super League clubs and coaches to support the Indian contingent’s bid to have longer national camps throughout November and December prior to the World Cup Qualifiers and AFC Asian Cup. The Croatian coach also added that the ‘short preparation time is killing any hope for Indian team to do well in major tournaments.” The ISL is scheduled to start in September and end sometime in March which means that the players representing the national side will have to miss some matches for their respective franchises if they are taking part in the national camp in Nov-Dec. A sincere request to all ISL clubs and their respective coaches 🙏🏼💙@MumbaiCityFC @mohunbagansg @eastbengal_fc @bengalurufc @ChennaiyinFC @Ker...
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High Commissioner of India hosts Team India in Guyana ahead of 2nd T20I | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: In a warm gesture, Team India was graciously hosted by the High Commissioner of India in Guyana ahead of the second T20I against West Indies on Saturday.The BCCI took to Twitter to share the images of the meeting in which skipper Hardik Pandya and coach Rahul Dravid were seen shaking hands with Dr KJ Srinivasa, High Commissioner of India."Dr K. J. Srinivasa - High Commissioner of India - hosted #TeamIndia at the Indian High Commission in Guyana ahead of the second T20I," BCCI tweeted.After suffering a narrow four-run defeat, India will look to restore parity in the second T20I of the five-match series on Sunday.The T20I series is of little consequence in an ODI World Cup year but skipper Pandya along with his deputy Suryakumar Yadav would expect to put up a far improved...
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Watch: Manchester United’s Andre Onana concedes outrageous chip shot goal vs Lens

[ad_1] Manchester United’s new goalkeeper Andre Onana was in for a rude awakening while playing his first home match against French club Lens on Saturday. In the 27th minute, Florian Sotoca took advantage of a misplaced pass by Diogo Dalot and tried a chip shot from near the centre circle. The 27-year-old Onana who was positioned a bit far away from his goal had to backtrack but could not make a save as he helplessly saw the ball going inside the net. This was a few minutes after United’s midfielder Mason Mount had failed to put the Red Devils ahead when he fluffed a chance to score in an open goal. Welcome to Manchester Onana 🤣 pic.twitter.com/VWHdt3ZuyZ — EPL Bible (@EPLBible) August 5, 2023 United would ultimately put 3 past Lens as they walked away with a 3-1 victory. Meanwhile, the...
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Asian Champions Trophy: India’s defence-oriented strategy faces test against aggressive Malaysia

[ad_1] Since the Four Nations Tournament in Barcelona late July and till their game against Japan on Friday night in the Asian Champions Trophy, India have scored 13 goals in six matches and conceded eight. Having come on board as head coach only in April, these are still early days for Craig Fulton, who is looking to change India’s style of play with more emphasis on defending than they are used to. To read too much into these numbers in the honeymoon period would be stretching it too far, but these games are also shelling some light into the slow progress that the team is making. For a team that is traditionally used to playing attacking game, Fulton’s tactics are the exact opposite. In football terms, it can only be compared to Ajax Amsterdam, the pioneers of Total Football bringing i...
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PCB mulls sending psychologist with squad for ODI World Cup in India | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is exploring the possibility of including a psychologist in the squad for the high-stakes ICC ODI World Cup 2023 to be held in India. The decision, however, will be finalised only after a meeting between PCB chairman Zaka Ashraf and the team's captain, Babar Azam.Babar, who is currently representing Colombo Strikers in the Lanka Premier League (LPL), will have a crucial discussion with Ashraf to assess the benefits of having a psychologist with the team during the prestigious tournament.A PCB official highlighted the chairman's belief that having a psychologist on board can significantly help players cope with the immense pressures and expectations that come with participating in a high-profile event like the ICC World Cup. The psycholog...
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The main electronic scoreboard at the Eden Gardens will have a new look ahead of the forthcoming 50-over World Cup cricket tournament.

[ad_1] KOLKATAThe main electronic scoreboard at the Eden Gardens will have a new look ahead of the forthcoming 50-over World Cup cricket tournament.Cricket Association of Bengal president Snehasish Ganguly informed this on the occasion of an inspection of the venue done by a 17-member team of the International Cricket Council and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).“The stadium’s main electronic scoreboard will have a new look, while a second electronic scoreboard will also be installed,” said Ganguly.The CAB chief said the ICC team was happy with the progress of the renovation work. “They were happy with the work being done at the new players’ dressing room, hospitality box, corporate box and the already completed press box and media centre,” said Ganguly.Source said the IC...
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Gukesh is spearheading India’s rise: Anand on the teenager overtaking him in FIDE ranking | Chess News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Describing it as a "historic" accomplishment, chess legend Viswanathan Anand praised 17-year-old Grandmaster D Gukesh for becoming the highest-rated Indian player in FIDE rankings.Anand acknowledged that Gukesh's achievement is not only remarkable but also a testament to the teenager's significant role in spearheading India's rise in the world of chess.In a momentous turn of events on Tuesday, Gukesh secured a victory over Azerbaijan's Misratdin Iskandarov in the second round match of the World Cup in Baku. This win propelled him past his idol, Anand, in live world (FIDE) rankings, solidifying Gukesh's position as the highest-rated Indian player in the global chess arena."Obviously, it is a historic day for Indian chess, what Gukesh has achieved. Even though I have been...
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World Cup Schedule: With Kali Puja on Nov 12, Pakistan vs England game at Eden could witness date change | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] KOLKATA/NEW DELHI: The Cricket Association of Bengal on Saturday requested ICC recce team about concerns raised by local security agencies with regards to World Cup match between Pakistan and England on November 12 coinciding with Kali Puja.If BCCI and ICC have to accommodate another date change, then Pakistan will have a third change in schedule.This is after rescheduling the India vs Pakistan game (October 14 instead of 15 in Ahmedabad) and Sri Lanka vs Pakistan game (now on October 10 in Hyderabad instead of October 12).The Ahmedabad Police had told the BCCI that it would find it difficult to take care of security on October 15 which happens to be the first day of the Hindu festival of Navaratri.The ICC and BCCI had released the schedule at a grand ceremony on June 27 but now t...
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Does he play in IPL at no.6? He plays in top-4: Kamran Akmal bashes Indian management for sending Sanju Samson at No.6 in 1st T20I vs WI

[ad_1] Former Pakistan player Rashid Latif slammed the Indian management for sending Sanju Samson at number 6 in the first T20I vs West Indies. “When I talk about Sanju, does he play in IPL at no.6? He plays in top-4, give him a chance there. If Kohli and Rohit aren’t there, these batsmen should play higher in the order like 4 or 5. If you send him at 6, thinking he played aggressively in last ODI so he can do that again, it does not happen every time,” Akmal said on his YouTube channel. Akmal also said that he felt that coach Rahul Dravid and Hardik Pandya were overconfident seeing the West Indies’ total. “When India came for chase, I thought the captain, the coach, the management, they were all overconfident. It felt like they thought, ‘it’s a nothing total’. You have to plan. I didn’...
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I was ready to accept change, try new things: HS Prannoy | Badminton News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: The ace Indian shuttler HS Prannoy credited continuous experimentation as the driving force behind his exceptional season, reaching the final of the Australian Open Super 500 tournament - his second final appearance this year.Having previously clinched victory at the Malaysian Masters Super 500 in May, the 31-year-old Indian showcased his skills and determination once again, defeating his young compatriot Priyanshu Rajawat with a convincing score of 21-18, 21-12 to secure his place in the final."A lot of credit goes to myself (laughs) because I was ready to accept change, try new things. The team which has been working with me has been really great. They have been able to give me inputs, help me each day in training," Prannoy said.After enduring a challenging period of ...
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Shubman Gill will have a terrific World Cup; give long rope to Rinku Singh: Abhishek Nayar | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Abhishek Nayar has closely observed the development of both Shubman Gill and Rinku Singh as the assistant coach at the Kolkata Knight Riders. Having worked closely with these two talented players, the former Mumbai stalwart is highly confident that they will play a leading role in the team's journey through the transition phase.Gill has already displayed glimpses of his immense potential at the international level, showcasing his skills and abilities on the big stage.On the other hand, Rinku is set to get an opportunity to prove himself during India's tour to Ireland, where he will participate in three T20Is later this month."I have absolutely no doubt about their tremendous potential. With the amount of competition in cricket these days, it is not easy to get opportuni...
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When Musharraf told Lakshmipathy Balaji: ‘You are a great soldier… I salute your spirit’ | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Lakshmipathy Balaji turned out to be the cynosure of all eyes during the Indian cricket team's tour of Pakistan in 2004 with his on-field exploits so much so that the then president Gen Pervez Musharraf saluted his spirit and hailed him as a great soldier fighting bravely for the team.He was also cheered by girls when he visited the Wagah border and by a group of students at Lahore University, recalls cricket administrator Amrit Mathur, who was the team's media manager, in his memoir "Pitchside: My Life in Cricket".In the book, Mathur brings alive insightful first-person accounts of some of Indian cricket's most memorable moments with anecdotes, events and matches.In the 2004 tour, India and Pakistan played five one-day international matches and three Tests. India won t...
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Senior World Champion: Compound archer Aditi Swami becomes senior world champion at 17 | More sports News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Aditi Swami, the 17-year-old prodigious Indian archer, continued her remarkable run by winning the senior world championship in the compound women's category at the World Archery Championships on Saturday. Less than two months after securing the junior world title, Aditi displayed her extraordinary talent and defeated Mexico's Andrea Becerra in the final to clinch the coveted gold medal.The young archer from Satara had already made her mark in the archery world by winning the Under-18 title in the Youth Championships held in Limerick back in July.Now, she has added another illustrious accolade to her name by claiming victory at the senior level.In the thrilling final match, Aditi displayed remarkable composure and skill, shooting a near-perfect score of 149 out of a pos...
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Para shooters caught in crossfire between PCI and NRAI | More sports News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: More than 700 para shooters have been caught in the crossfire between the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) and the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI), and are unable to decide which tournament to participate in following different sets of competition circular being issued by the respective bodies.PCI secretary general Gursharan Singh issued a warning on Saturday, saying NRAI inviting para shooters in its competitions was an "unauthorised" act.Para shooting in the country is governed by PCI, which in turn is affiliated to the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). At the international level, para shooters compete under the aegis of World Shooting Para Sport (WSPS).NRAI, on the other hand, is affiliated to the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF), ...
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Jeswin Aldrin wins Switzerland event with a stunning 8.22m jump | More sports News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Long jumper Jeswin Aldrin, the world's season leader, showcased his best performance in five months by clearing an impressive 8.22m to clinch the gold medal at the CITIUS Meeting in Bern, Switzerland. This remarkable achievement marks his fourth career-best performance.The 21-year-old Aldrin had previously set the bar high with an astonishing 8.42m jump during the National Open Jumps Competition in Bellary on March 2, which currently stands as the best long jump in the world for this season. Following that stellar performance, he managed two more 8m-plus efforts during his stint in Havana, Cuba, in May.However, Aldrin faced a period of struggle in subsequent months, as he grappled to reach the 8m mark in his jumps. The athlete also had to battle with injuries during thi...
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Watch: ‘I feel you Ben Duckett’, Dinesh Karthik’s witty post on height issues | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Dinesh Karthik appears to be relishing his time as a commentator in the UK with the Indian wicketkeeper continues to hog the limelight whether it was his hilarious banter with Ricky Ponting in Ashes or with his role in The Hundred.Karthik took to Twitter to retweet the video in which he was seen in conversation with Pakistan pacer Shaheen Afridi and recently retired England legend Stuart Broad.Karthik wrote 'I feel you @BenDuckett1 #heightissues'. His witty post was directed towards England opener Ben Duckett who also is almost of the same height of Karthik.Duckett pictures went viral during the Ashes when he stood alongside Stuart Broad and Zak Crawley for the national anthems.(Reuters Photo)The trio were discussing Afridi's performance as he made a remarkable start to...
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HS Prannoy reaches final of Australian Open

[ad_1] Star Indian shuttler HS Prannoy looked in fine fettle as he registered a comprehensive win over young compatriot Priyanshu Rajawat to storm into the final of the Australian Open Super 500 badminton tournament here on Saturday. It will be a second Super 500 final appearance of the season for the 31-year-old Prannoy, who rode on his power and precision to outwit the 21-year-old Rajawat 21-18 21-12 in the men’s singles semifinals here. The World number 9 Indian will square off against China’s Weng Hong Yang in the summit clash on Sunday. 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐁𝐄𝐀𝐒𝐓 𝐄𝐍𝐓𝐄𝐑𝐒 𝐅𝐈𝐍𝐀𝐋 🤩💥 2️⃣nd Super 500 final on #BWFWorldTour this year 🚀 📸: @badmintonphoto #AustraliaOpen2023#IndiaontheRise#Badminton pic.twitter.com/YTUyVeYeky — BAI Media (@BAI_Media) August 5, 2023 Interestingly, world number 24 Weng is the...