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Women wrestlers won’t feel safe if Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh’s people win WFI polls: Bajrang Punia

[ad_1] New Delhi: The government must keep its word on ensuring a shift of power in the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) with no close associate of president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh contesting in the election else there will be no clean-up and women wrestlers won’t feel safe, Tokyo Olympics bronze medallist Bajrang Punia said on Wednesday. Singh, the BJP MP from Kaiserganj in Uttar Pradesh, has been found liable for prosecution for sexual harassment, molestation and stalking of women wrestlers in the Delhi Police chargesheet. Bajrang and some of the country’s other top wrestlers had suspended their protest against Singh after a meeting with sports minister Anurag Thakur in June. One of the conditions agreed upon, according to Bajrang, was that ‘no family member’ or ‘supporter’ of Si...
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In Baku, India on the backfoot: Magnus Carlsen eliminates D Gukesh; homeboy Nijat Abasov makes Vidit Gujarathi pay for costly slip-up

[ad_1] India’s hopes of three players reaching the semifinal of the FIDE World Cup at Baku were crushed on Wednesday, as Magnus Carlsen eliminated Gukesh D and home favourite Nijat Abasov inflicted a shocking victory on Vidit Gujrathi.However, India will have at least one player in the semifinal as R Praggnanandhaa fought brilliantly to beat compatriot Arjun Erigaisi in the second game to take their match to tie-breakers, which will be played on Thursday.The silver lining for India is that the winner of the game between Praggnanadhaa and Erigaise will qualify for the 2024 Candidates Tournament after five-time world champion Carlsen confirmed he will not vie for a spot at the World Championship final for the second consecutive time. Magnus Carlsen succeeds in securing the draw he needed ...
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Paris Olympics quota spots up for grabs at Baku shooting Worlds

[ad_1] A 51-member Indian shooting team will take part in the 2023 Baku World Championships starting Thursday with names from Tokyo 2020 like Divyansh Singh Panwar, Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar and Manu Bhaker headlining the group. These World Championships come at a crucial time for Indian shooting with the 2024 Paris Olympics beginning in just under a year’s time. As of now, India has three quota spots for the Games, and these World Championships come with an opportunity for the shooters to guarantee an Indian name at their particular event in the French capital. At Baku, 12 Olympic events are being conducted with 48 Paris Olympic quotas up for grabs. The team has seen familiar faces making a return as well as some surprising decisions by the shooting federation – chief among which were...
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Jasprit Bumrah bowls at India nets after 11 months; shows high intensity

[ad_1] Jasprit Bumrah. File | Photo Credit: AP After a hiatus of 11 months, top pacer Jasprit Bumrah returned to India nets on Wednesday and bowled with intensity and skill that made him a fearsome opponent for batsmen.The 29-year-old last played for India against Australia in T20I match at Hyderabad on September 25, 2022. Since then he was sidelined with a back injury that required him to undergo a surgery. However, Bumrah made his much-awaited return to India colours when he was named captain of the national side on July 31 for the away T20I series against Ireland starting on Friday in Dublin. The Indian team made its touchdown in Ireland on Tuesday and wasted little time in hitting the ground a day later. In a video shared by BCCI on X, formerly Twitter, Bumrah was seen bowling at fu...
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‘If Virat Kohli continued as captain…..’: Former Pakistan captain’s big comment | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif feels that frequent changes in captaincy over the past two years had not been beneficial for the Indian team. Latif believed that had India persisted with Virat Kohli as captain, they would have been fully prepared for the upcoming ODI World Cup at this point.In an interview to the Cricket Baaz Youtube channel on Wednesday, Latif said, “If they had allowed Virat Kohli to continue as captain, India would be 100 percent ready for the World Cup by this time.”Latif remarked that teams like England, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa would introduce innovative strategies and tactics in the 50-over tournament set to take place in India from October 5 to November 19.“The one area where I feel Asian teams will struggle to match these s...
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‘Outstandingly talented player’: R Ashwin lauds Prithvi Shaw heroics in England | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Prithvi Shaw's stint with Northamptonshire came to an unfortunate end on Wednesday as the opener was ruled out with a serious knee injury. But with Shaw firing back-to-back impressive tons in the Royal One-day Cup, that also included a record 244-run knock, it helped the 23-year-old garner headlines across the cricketing fraternity. Premier India off spinner R Ashwin complimented Shaw for his outstanding knock against Somerset, hailing him as an 'outstandingly talented player'."I saw the boundary snippets from his knock. It really looked good, and that was an exceptional knock. We all know Prithvi Shaw's extraordinary bat swing, and he is an outstandingly talented player," Ashwin said on his YouTube channel."Both (Cheteshwar) Pujara and Shaw have done really well. Pujar...
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Buchi Babu tournament: Vimal fights a lone battle for TNCA President’s XI

[ad_1] TNCA President’s XI pacer Sandeep Warrier scalped his maiden five-wicket haul. | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement Opener R. Vimal Khumar (76, 164b, 6x4) fought a valiant battle as TNCA President’s XI finished day two at 179 for five in the all India Buchi Babu invitation cricket tournament at the Sri Ramakrishna Institutions grounds here on Wednesday.After Nishant Kushwah and Sahab Yuvraj set up a solid platform with a 167-run stand for the fourth wicket the other day, Indian Railways folded up meekly for 327 well before the lunch break.The wicket did not appear threatening as one thought it to be, but pacer Sandeep Warrier breathed some life into it with his maiden five-wicket burst, three on the opening day, that saw the visitor add just 76 runs to its overnight tally of 251 f...
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‘Every kid’s dream’, Lauren Hemp hails ‘special’ England team

[ad_1] Lauren Hemp said England would be ready to go again on Sunday against Spain in the Women’s World Cup final after enjoying the euphoria of finally getting past the semi-finals by beating Australia on Wednesday. The European champions exited in the last four at the last two World Cups but a goal and an assist from Player of the Match Hemp helped them to a 3-1 win over the co-hosts at Stadium Australia. “Oh my god, what a feeling,” the 23-year-old forward told reporters. “I felt like there’s no words to describe what we all feel right now. It’s an unbelievable achievement. Getting to a World Cup final, it’s every kid’s dream. “We’ve got a few days to recover. But then we go again. Because you want to win this obviously now we’ve got so far.” England took a lead into halftime after a ...
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Mohammad Waseem to lead UAE in three-match T20I series against New Zealand | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: The UAE have unveiled its 16-player roster for the forthcoming three-match T20I series against New Zealand at the Dubai International Stadium, beginning Thursday. Mohammad Waseem, with 23 T20Is under his belt, takes on his maiden captaincy role for the series, a mantle he assumed earlier this year as ODI captain.This squad introduces two untested talents: Faraazuddin, an all-rounder, and left-arm spinner Jash Giyanani. Both players' consistent performances in domestic cricket and for the UAE A' squad caught the selectors' attention.Asif Khan is poised for his T20I debut, backed by a string of impressive showings in ODIs, including a record-setting century earlier this year against Nepal. His recent unbeaten 151 off 145 balls against the USA in the ODI World Cup qualifie...
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Who is Gus Atkinson, the surprise inclusion in England’s provisional ODI World Cup squad? | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: As the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Wednesday announced the provisional 15-member squad for the ODI World Cup in India, Chelsea-born Gus Atkinson's inclusion came as a surprise to many.The 25-year-old tearaway pacer, who has just 14 first-class matches to his name, earned his maiden England call-up.The Surrey pacer earned the spot after delivering strong performances in England's The Hundred, where he notably made England skipper Jos Buttler uncomfortable with his express pace during their face-off last week.Atkinson, who clocks 95 mph deliveries with ease, is being considered as a replacement for Jofra Archer in the squad, who missed out on the spot due to his ongoing recovery injury.England's national selector Luke Wright termed Atkinson a 'real asset' say...
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BUCHI BABU | TNCA-XI on the ascendancy after coasting to a 126-run first innings lead over Kerala

[ad_1] Nidhish was involved in two bog partnerships, first with Madhava Prasad and then with Jhathavedh Subramanyan. | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement Opener K.T.A. Madhava Prasad (72, 164b, 5x4, 1x6), skipper M. Shahrukh Khan (60, 48b, 8x4, 2x6), and left-hander Nidhish S. Rajagopal (90, 144b, 10x4, 1x6) helped TNCA XI to get to 344 for nine and claim an 126-run first-innings lead over Kerala on day two of their Group-D match in the TNCA Buchi Babu Memorial All India invitational cricket tournament at the India Cement Company ground here on Wednesday.Shahrukh Khan’s typical breezy innings meant 79 runs were accumulated off just 96 balls for the third-wicket partnership between him and Madhava Prasad. On a second-day wicket that still offered carry for the pacers, Shahrukh Khan was se...
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Wrestling ad-hoc body not to change criteria for Worlds trials after injury to Vinesh Phogat | More sports News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: The IOA-constituted ad-hoc committee for wrestling has decided not alter the criteria for the upcoming trials to select the team for the next month's World Championships in Belgrade.The trial to select the team for the Worlds, which commence on September 16, will be held in Patiala on August 25-26."The trials for the Worlds will be conducted in Patiala as per the schedule announced two back back in all 10 weight categories in men's freestyle, greco-roman and women's wrestling," said an ad-hoc committee member on condition of anonymity on Wednesday.There was speculation that with Vinesh Phogat (53kg) pulling out of the Hangzhou Asian Games due to a knee injury and the Worlds trials, the ad-hoc panel might only conduct the exercise in four non-Olympic categories.There are...
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Indian compound archers make World Cup final, seal two medals | More sports News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Maintaining their triumphant streak, Indian compound archers charged into the finals of both the men's and women's team events, securing two medals for the nation at the World Cup Stage 4 in Paris on Wednesday.Newly-crowned world champion Ojas Deotale made his mark by landing his arrow closer to the center (X), propelling the Indian men's team to victory with a 235-235 (30*-30) tiebreaker against Korea in the compound men's team semifinal.The Indian men's team is set to clash with the USA in the gold medal match.In a remarkable comeback, the Indian women's compound team, recently crowned world champions in Berlin, overcame a deficit to defeat Britain 234-233.The top-seeded Indian women's trio, comprised of Jyothi Surekha Vennam, Aditi Swami, and Parneet Kaur, will conte...
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‘Nasty bouncer & toe-crushing yorker’: Jasprit Bumrah breathes fire at India nets after 11 months | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: After an 11-month hiatus, eminent fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah made a formidable comeback to the India nets in Dublin on Wednesday, showcasing the same intensity and skill that once made him a formidable adversary for batters.Bumrah sent a thundering bouncer towards a right-handed batter, causing him to swiftly duck beneath the whizzing ball.Demonstrating his precision, he targeted the toes of a left-handed batter with an impeccable yorker, drawing nods of approval from fellow players at the India nets.In a video shared by BCCI on X, formerly Twitter, Bumrah was seen bowling at full tilt, a comforting sight ahead of the upcoming Asia Cup and the ODI World Cup.Having last played for India against Australia in a T20I match on September 25, 2022, the 29-year-old had been abs...
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ICC ODI World Cup 2023 | Ben Stokes in England’s provisional squad, Brook, Archer miss out

[ad_1] England’s Ben Stokes during the Final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between England and New Zealand at the Lord’s Cricket Ground. File | Photo Credit: Getty Images England Test skipper Ben Stokes on August 16 came out of ODI retirement to be included in the provisional squad for the 50-over World Cup while talented batter Harry Brook and tearaway pace bowler Jofra Archer were the notable omissions.The World Cup will commence in India on October 5.Stokes, who quit ODIs last year saying playing in all three formats was "unsustainable", has reversed his retirement decision and national selector Luke Wright said the all-rounder's return will add to England's "match-winning ability".Stokes, 32, will return for next month's four-match ODI series against New Zealand. Wright confirme...
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Marlon Samuels found guilty of breaching four counts of the anti-corruption code | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: After undergoing a hearing by an independent Anti-Corruption Tribunal, former West Indies cricketer Marlon Samuels has been pronounced guilty of four offences under the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) Anti-Corruption Code.The International Cricket Council (ICC), acting as the Designated Anti-Corruption Official under the ECB Code, pressed charges against Samuels in September 2021. The charges pertained to his alleged violation of the anti-corruption code on four occasions during a T10 league in 2019.Opting to have a hearing before the Tribunal, the 42-year-old cricketer has now been officially convicted of the stated offences."The Tribunal will now consider the submissions of each party before deciding on the appropriate sanction to be imposed. The decision will follow in ...
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Lakshmipathy Balaji excited about current crop of Tamil Nadu pacers

[ad_1] Patience is the key: Balaji says that patience is very important to develop a fast bowler. | Photo Credit: File photo Tamil Nadu pacers have been impressive in the ongoing TNCA Buchi Babu All India invitational cricket tournament. Former India pacer and TNCA XI coach Lakshmipathy Balaji on Tuesday said he was excited about Tamil Nadu’s current pool of upcoming fast bowlers and added that the revival of the TNCA Buchi Babu Memorial All India invitational cricket tournament, that too as a four-day format in multiple venues, will immensely help them. “Lot of exciting talent! There are a pool of fast bowlers we wanted to try out. And today (Tuesday) was an experience, an exposure for the three youngsters who got the opportunity - Saravana Kumar, Ajay Krishnan, and Yudheeswaran bowled ...
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Watch: Jasprit Bumrah bowls fiery bouncer-toe crushers in first net session ahead of comeback series in ireland

[ad_1] Ahead of his first outing for India since September 2022 in the three-match T20I series against Ireland, Jasprit Bumrah was seen bowling at full throttle in the nets on Friday in Dublin. The 29-year-old, who is making a return from a recurring back injury will lead the Indian side in the bilateral and was seen bowling without any discomfort in his action – with no drop in his pace. In a video released by BCCI on social media, the 29-year-old can be seen delivering a sharp bouncer and a searing yorker to the batters. The moment we have all been waiting for. @Jaspritbumrah93 like we have always known him. 🔥🔥 #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/uyIzm2lcI9 — BCCI (@BCCI) August 16, 2023 After a series defeat in the West Indies, while a new look Indian team will be looking to avoid another los...
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Ishan Kishan’s new hairdo triggers mixed reactions from netizens | Off the field News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Back in India after a month long tour of the Caribbean, young wicketkeeper-batter Ishan Kishan on Wednesday hogged the limelight on social media with his new hairdo. Famous hair stylist Hakim Aalim, who is well known for working with top Indian celebrities, gave the swashbuckling batter a transformed look at his studio. However, there were mixed reactions on social media over Ishan's new look. While some were in awe of the new hair-style others were not too impressed with the look. "Hair style like Ms Dhoni, wrote a user along with a heart emoji. "Nahi acche lag Rahe bhai," another user wrote. "Yeh kya kar liya baalo ke saath," questioned another user. "Sorry to say but it’s not looking good," wrote another user.Ishan has been rested for the three-match Ireland T20I ser...
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Ruthless England beat Australia to set up Women’s World Cup final with Spain | Football News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: In a stunning upset in Sydney on Wednesday, England dashed Australian hopes with a clinical 3-1 victory, securing a spot in the Women's World Cup final against Spain.After stumbling at the same stage in previous tournaments, the Lionesses left no room for error this time, marking their first-ever entry into the final. Manchester United's Ella Toone ignited the scoreboard nine minutes before halftime, unleashing a rocket from inside the box with the outside of her boot.Sam Kerr, back in action after an injury, responded for the home side with a breathtaking 30-yard strike in the second half, igniting the 75,784-strong partisan crowd. However, their cheers were short-lived as Lauren Hemp powered her way into the box, finding the corner of the net eight minutes later. Ales...