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Day: August 23, 2023

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Cricket South Africa take step towards pay parity, announce equal match fees for genders

[ad_1] South Africa’s Laura Wolvaardt. File. | Photo Credit: AFP South Africa became the latest country to provide equal pay across genders after they announced all their cricketers would receive the same match fees for international matches according to the ICC. The Proteas join New Zealand and India as countries that have announced pay parity across the genders. This decision comes on the back of the landmark announcement from the ICC earlier this year that saw equal prize money for men’s and women’s teams at ICC events. The latest news from South Africa comes on the back of a highly successful 18 months for the SA national women's team, which saw them reach the semi-finals of the ICC Women's Cricket World Cup in New Zealand in 2022 and then make it all the way through to the final of...
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Jenni Hermoso calls for ‘exemplary measures’ against Spanish FA chief over kiss

[ad_1] Spain’s Jenni Hermoso has called for “exemplary measures” to be taken against Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) President Luis Rubiales following his unsolicited kiss on her lips after the team’s victory in the Women’s World Cup, the FUTPRO union said on Wednesday. The incident – which happened as Rubiales was presenting the players with their gold medals after they beat England 1-0 in the final on Sunday – sparked outrage within and outside Spain and many people, including government ministers, demanded his resignation. “My union FUTPRO, in coordination with my agency TMJ, are taking care of defending my interests and have taken over as my interlocutors on this matter.” Hermoso said in a joint statement released by the union and her agency.Most Read 1 Chandray...
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It makes my job easier when youngsters tell me what to do: Jasprit Bumrah

[ad_1] India captain Jasprit Bumrah on Wednesday lauded the supremely confident youngsters who contributed to the team’s T20 series win in Ireland. India won the series 2-0 after the third T20 was abandoned due to rain. The series also marked a much-awaited comeback of Bumrah from a back surgery. “Very happy to be back and play some cricket. Frustrating when you’re waiting for a game to happen. Did not see this coming, weather was fine in the morning. An honour to lead the side, everyone was very eager and enthusiastic. Whenever you get an opportunity to lead your side, anyone would love to do that.Most Read 1 Chandrayaan-3 landing live updates: Rover to come out soon after Vikram lander makes soft-landing 2 Chess World Cup 2023 Final LIVE:...
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India vs Ireland: Third T20I washed out, denies game time to young talent

[ad_1] The third and final T20 International between India and Ireland  on Wednesday was washed out without a ball being bowled. India had already sealed the series 2-0 with a win in the second T20I on Sunday. The series opener, which India won by two runs via DLS method, was also marred by rain. The toss for the final game was delayed due to rain and following multiple inspections, the umpirescalled off the match three hours after the scheduled start time. The third T20I has been abandoned due to rain and wet ground conditions. India win the series 2-0. #TeamIndia #IREvIND pic.twitter.com/sbp2kWYiiO — BCCI (@BCCI) August 23, 2023 The series marked impressive comebacks of pacers Jasprit Bumrah and Prasidh Krishna from back surgeries and a tougher test awaits them in the ODI Asia Cup beg...
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Praggnanandhaa and Magnus Carlsen play out quick draw to set stage for tie-breaker for Chess World Cup title

[ad_1] In only 30 moves, taking just about an hour and 10 minutes, the second Classical game of the FIDE World Cup final between Magnus Carlsen and R Praggnanandhaa on Wednesday was done. It was almost like the five-time world champion and India’s young superstar wanted to finish their match in time to see the landing of Chandrayaan-3 on the moon. With both the games drawn, the match now heads into tiebreakers on Thursday and it promises to be an exciting affair. The FIDE World Cup is the only major chess trophy missing from Carlsen’s overflowing cabinet and one would think that the 32-year-old would go on the offensive with white pieces. After all, he is the world’s only 2800+ rated player and though he’s not the current world champion, there’s no doubt he’s the best player. You can fol...
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As a cricketer, you always want responsibility: Jasprit Bumrah on captaincy | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Jasprit Bumrah returned to international cricket with a Player of the Series performance as the comeback pacer led the visiting young Indian side to a 2-0 series win against Ireland on Wednesday. The three-match series ended with an abandoned third T20I due to rain in Dublin without a ball being bowled.Bumrah, who made a comeback in the series after a long 11-month injury layoff, took four wickets in the two matches played in the series, at an average of 9.75."Very happy to be back and play some cricket. Frustrating when you're waiting for a game to happen. Did not see this coming, weather was fine in the morning," Bumrah said in the post-match presentation about his comeback and the rain. On captaining the second-string Indian team, Bumrah said that it was an honour."A...
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Different batting styles work well for us: Gill on partnership with Rohit

[ad_1] Shubman Gill during the fifth T20 cricket match between India and West Indies on August 13, 2023. | Photo Credit: AP Young Indian batter Shubman Gill feels his and skipper Rohit Sharma's contrasting batting styles make their opening partnerships successful.With India set to take part in the Asia Cup and the World Cup, the partnership between the two openers is likely to play a vital role in the Men in Blues' success in the two tournaments.In just nine innings, Gill and Rohit have amassed 685 runs while batting together in ODIs at an average of 76.11."I think because his (Rohit's) targeted areas are a bit different (to mine). He loves to go aerial in the Powerplay," Gill was quoted as saying by the 'ICC'."And I'm someone who likes to find the gaps and keep getting those boundaries...
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Rain washes out third T20I in Malahide, India take series 2-0 | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Rain played spoilsport as the third and final India-Ireland T20I got washed out in Malahide on Wednesday without a single ball being bowled. With the rain crashing the party, India's chances of securing an eighth 3-0 T20I series sweep also went up in smoke.The rain arrived just before the scheduled toss time and after almost three and a half hours of continuous downpour, the umpires decided to call off the game.The rain did stop at around 10:15 pm IST, giving hope of a shortened game but by that time the damage to the outfield was already done. With the puddles forming in the outfield, the umpires, after inspection, decided to not go ahead with the contest.As It HappenedThe washout meant Jasprit Bumrah and co. took the series 2-0.The series opener, which India won by tw...
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NZ employ Fleming, Foster, Bell as part of coaching staff ahead of World Cup

[ad_1] Former England batter Bell will join the BLACKCAPS as assistant coach for the upcoming T20I series against England starting later this month. File | Photo Credit: AFP New Zealand have roped in the services of former skipper Stephen Fleming and the English duo of Ian Bell and James Foster as part of their coaching staff in the lead up to the ODI World Cup in India.Both Fleming and former wicketkeeper Foster come with IPL coaching experience that may help the Black Caps during the World Cup, starting October 5.Fleming has been coaching the Chennai Super Kings for over a decade and has guided the MS Dhoni-led side to five IPL titles. He will join the Black Caps for the ODI series against England after finishing his duties with the Southern Brave men in The Hundred next month. "I thi...
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Shreyas Iyer thanks NCA staff following return from injury to Asia Cup squad

[ad_1] Indian batter Shreyas Iyer extended his thanks to the National Cricket Academy (NCA) staff who helped him find his way back into the Indian cricket team for the Asia Cup 2023 after a back injury.The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday announced a strong 17-member squad for the upcoming Asia Cup 2023 which will begin on August 30 with Jasprit Bumrah, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul returning to the squad and Tilak Verma also getting a place in the team.Iyer took to Instagram to thank everyone who helped him behind the scenes to make his comeback into the team just in time for two crucial tournaments, i.e. the Asia Cup and the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 in India from October 5 onwards. "Been a long journey but I'm super grateful to the people who stood by my side to help m...
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Top Indian cricketers, including Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, to undergo fitness test at Alur camp

[ad_1] When the Indian cricket squad assembles for a preparatory camp at Alur, Bangalore, from Thursday ahead of the Asia Cup in Sri Lanka, top players who were given a 13-day fitness programme, will undergo a complete body test, including blood. Trainers will test their fitness and those who don’t meet standards will be pulled up as the BCCI does not want to take a chance in a World Cup year. Players who returned from the West Indies tour and are not playing in the ongoing three match T20 series against Ireland were asked to follow the 13-day programme. This includes captain Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, all-rounders Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja and fast bowlers Mohammed Shami and Mohammed Siraj. The fitness programme, divided into two parts with a rest-day in between, was to be followed...
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ICC ODI World Cup: India to play warm-up games against England and Netherlands | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: The ICC announced on Wednesday that India will play two official warm-up matches against England and the Netherlands before their ODI World Cup opener against Australia.India will play reigning champion England in the first warm-up game on September 30 at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati, before travelling to Thiruvananthapuram to play the Netherlands on October 3.The official warm-up matches for all ten countries will be held in three locations: Guwahati, Thiruvananthapuram, and Hyderabad, prior to the World Cup start between New Zealand and England on October 5 in Ahmedabad."The 10 teams will each play two official 50-over contests during the week leading up to the start of the World Cup on October 5, with matches to be held in three different cities across I...
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World Championships: Satwik-Chirag, Treesa-Gayatri pairs enter pre-quarters | Badminton News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Star Indian men's doubles badminton duo comprising Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty confidently advanced to the pre-quarterfinals of the World Championships in Copenhagen on Wednesday. They secured a decisive straight-game victory over the Australian pair of Kenneth Zhe Hooi Choo and Ming Chuen Lim.Additionally, the Indian women's doubles team of Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand showcased a commendable performance, progressing to the third round with a commanding straight-game triumph over Chang Ching Hui and Yang Ching Tun from Chinese Taipei.Holding the second position in the world rankings, the duo of Satwik and Chirag, who had clinched a bronze medal in the previous edition, exhibited a clinical and dominant performance, defeating their Australian opponen...
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Can the rising pair of Treesa Jolly-Gayatri Gopichand upset No. 1 ranked Chinese duo?

[ad_1] Two All England semifinals make Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand Pullela appear like they’ve been playing at this level forever. But 2023 is only just their first regular season, pitstopping at all big events on the seniors Tour. Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu spoilt India silly with their breakthrough seasons at age 18 in singles. But a closer look at the consistent women’s doubles (WD) Top Ten bunch would tell you that mid-20s is when WD pairings hit the high notes. While pressure builds on Treesa-Gayatri to deliver the upsets and go deeper into tournaments every time they turn up on court these days, it becomes necessary to remember that they are still only just a pair of 20 year olds. But when the World No 19 Indians run into World No 1 Chen Qing Chen – Jia Yi Fan of China in R...
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‘No spinner better than…’: Harbhajan Singh bats for inclusion of this bowler | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Yuzvendra Chahal's axing from India's Asia Cup squad became a huge talking point with former players slamming the selection committee's decision to drop the leg spinner.Former India spinner Harbhajan Singh also joined the chorus and voiced his disappointment at Chahal's snub. Harbhajan emphasised that the national team will feel the absence of the 33-year-old player during the Asia Cup.Asia Cup 2023 के लिए Team India Announce | Surya | Sanju | Shreyas | Virat | Rahul | World Cup 2023"The one thing I feel is lacking in the team is the absence of Yuzvendra Chahal. A leg-spinner who can get the ball to turn away. If you talk about genuine spinners, I don't think there's any spinner in India better than Chahal in white-ball formats. Yes, his last few games weren't good, but...
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Praggnanandhaa has already played a lot of tie-breaks…he is very strong: Magnus Carlsen | Chess News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: World No.1 Magnus Carlsen said on Wednesday that his opponent in the ongoing FIDE Chess World Cup final, Indian teen sensation R Praggnanandhaa, is very strong in tie-breaks as he has already played a lot of them against very strong players.The second game of the Chess World Cupfinal ended in a draw after 30 moves on Wednesday. After one and a half hours of play, the two players opted for a quiet draw in the second classical game.The winner will be determined by two tie-breaks on Thursday."Praggnanandhaa has already played a lot of tie-breaks against very strong players... I know he is very strong. If I have some energy, if I have a good day, obviously I will have good chances," Carlsen said after Game 2.Carlsen, who had some sort of food poisoning during the tournament...
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‘History Created!’: Indian cricket fraternity’s joyous response to Chandrayaan-3’s Moon landing | Off the field News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: The Indian cricketing community erupted with joy as the nation achieved a groundbreaking milestone with the triumphant landing of the Chandrayaan-3 lander module on the moon's South Pole. In a moment of national pride, India became the first country to accomplish this historic feat, setting a new benchmark in space exploration.From legendary Sachin Tendulkar to star batter Virat Kohli and current captain Rohit Sharma, all took to social media platforms to express their excitement on the historic achievement by India."Vijayi vishwa tiranga pyara, jhanda unchaa rahe humara. @ISRO represents the best of India. Humble, hardworking women & men, coming together, overcoming challenges, and making our tricolour fly high. India must celebrate and congratulate the Chandrayaan...
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Chandrayaan-3 landing: Indian cricketers in Ireland watch historic moment unfold

[ad_1] As India’s Moon mission Chandrayaan-3 touched down on the lunar south pole at 6.04 pm on Wednesday, the Indian cricketers who are presently away from the country playing the 3-match T20I series against Ireland were seen watching the historic even unfold. In a video shared by the BCCI, the cricketers led by captain Jasprit Bumrah were glued in front of a screen watching the event and burst out in cheers as Chandrayaan-3 landed safely. On Wednesday, India scripted history as ISRO’s ambitious third Moon mission Chandrayaan-3’s Lander Module (LM) touched down on the lunar surface, making it only the fourth country to accomplish the feat, and first to reach the uncharted south pole of Earth’s only natural satellite. 🎥 Witnessing History from Dublin! 🙌 The moment India’s Vikram Lander ...
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Chess World Cup Final: Praggnanandhaa holds Magnus Carlsen to draw in second game | Chess News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Indian chess prodigy R Praggnanandhaa held his ground against world No.1 Magnus Carlsen in a gripping showdown at the FIDE World Cup final on Wednesday, forcing a draw in the second classical game of the series. The battle of wits between these two giants of the chess world has captivated fans worldwide, with the fate of the championship still hanging in the balance.As it happened: FIDE World Cup FinalThe encounter saw both players engage in a strategic duel, resulting in a balanced position that led to a peaceful draw after just 30 moves. The intensity of their moves, however, didn't reflect the relatively swift outcome, as both contenders exhibited their prowess and tactical acumen on the board.The champion will be decided in the tie-breaks scheduled for Thursday, whe...
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Former selector’s piece of advice for Tilak Varma | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Former Indian selector Sarandeep Singh advised Tilak Varma to familiarise himself with the pitch conditions, particularly given that Ireland's wickets are generally firmer, grassier, and provide greater movement and bounce.Tilak showcased a commendable debut performance in the West Indies, amassing 173 runs across five innings, including a notable half-century. However, his recent performances have been less successful, experiencing two unproductive outings with scores of zero and one in two innings."Tilak Varma should do one simple thing: go and observe first how the wicket is behaving. Where he made his debut in the West Indies, the conditions were somewhat similar to India and the wicket behaved in a similar manner. There, he could play shots in a certain way. Howeve...