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IPL-17 | Have to look into areas we can work on, says Naveen

Lucknow Super Giants pacer Naveen-ul-Haq urges players to brush past the resounding defeat against Kolkata Knight Riders. | Photo Credit: Sandeep Saxena Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) pacer Naveen-ul-Haq urged his team to brush past the resounding defeat it suffered against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the IPL in Lucknow on May 5. “It happens. Every team gets a bad day. All we can do is focus on the next game as this one is in the past. We can’t reverse it however much we think about it. We have to look into the areas we can work on and prepare for the next game,” said Naveen at the post-match press conference. LSG bowlers had a day to forget as KKR became the first team to register a 200+ score in an IPL game at the Ekana Stadium. Naveen, who was LSG’s best bowler with figures of three ...
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IPL-17 | Technology comes to the rescue of practice pitches at Dharamshala

Upgrade: The side pitches have improved thanks to the injection of synthetic fibres into the surface. | Photo Credit: R.V. Moorthy Soon after the ODI World Cup got over last year, the officials at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) had a discussion with the players on how to improve the practice facilities. The players stated that with too much cricket happening throughout the year, there was quite a bit of wear and tear on the practice pitches, which needed urgent attention. Led by Indian Premier League’s Governing Council chairman Arun Dhumal, the HPCA decided to install four hybrid pitches on the square of the scenic venue at the HPCA Stadium in Dharamshala, and SISGrass, a UK-based synthetic turf manufacturer, was tasked with the project. Under the guidance of former Engla...
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India women’s domination over Bangladesh continues as it goes 4-0 up

Crucial: Richa and Harmanpreet’s partnership helped India to a winning score in a truncated contest. Photo: X/@BCCIWomen India continued its dominant run against Bangladesh with a 56-run win via the Duckworth-Lewis method in the rain curtailed fourth women’s T20 in Sylhet on May 6.A late start and then over an hour-long delay due to persistent rain and hail meant that the contest had to be shortened.Harmanpreet Kaur (38) and Richa Ghosh (24) shared a 44-run stand to help India post 122 for six Bangladesh after persistent rain reduced the contest to 14 overs a side.The hosts had to chase 125 in 14 overs under the DLS method to secure the first win of the series.But the batters, barring opener Dilara Akter (21), Rubya Haider (13) and Shorifa Khatun (11 not out), failed to reach double di...
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IPL-17: MI vs SRH | Suryakumar’s scintillating, unbeaten ton drives Mumbai Indians’ easy win

Captain Hardik Pandya’s pace and veteran leg-spinner Piyush Chawla’s craft put the brakes on Sunrisers Hyderabad’s batting line-up before Suryakumar Yadav and Tilak Varma’s scintillating display with the willow gave Mumbai Indians a rare win this season. Riding on Suryakumar’s 51-ball unbeaten 102, studded with 12 fours and six sixes, and his unbroken third-wicket association of 143 off just 79 balls with Tilak (37 not out, 32b, 6x4), the host overhauled the target of 174 with 16 balls to spare. When Tilak took guard in the fifth over, MI was in a spot of bother. With the Sunrisers pace battery having reduced the home team to 31 for three, Mumbai Indians was in danger of letting its bowlers’ good work come apart because of another poor show by the top-order. Ishan Kishan, straightened u...
Indian Coast Guard seizes Iranian fishing vessel, rescues six Indian crew members
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Indian Coast Guard seizes Iranian fishing vessel, rescues six Indian crew members

On May 05, 2024, the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) successfully apprehended an Iranian fishing vessel, accompanied by six Indian crew members, west of Beypore off the coast of Kerala. The coordinated sea-air operation was swiftly executed by the ICG ships and aircraft, a PIB press release stated.The ICG said in a statement that the boat was seized and brought to Kochi for further investigation on May 6. An investigation revealed that the sponsor of the boat had treated its crew poorly and deprived them of basic living conditions. The crew alleged that they were forced to escape from Iran to India using the same boat. Show Full Article The crew had signed an agreement with the sponsor for fishing on the Iran coast and was issued Iranian v...
India and Australia hold first Joint Committee Meeting to deepen economic ties
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India and Australia hold first Joint Committee Meeting to deepen economic ties

The Joint Committee Meeting (JCM) between India and Australia has held its first meeting and discussed ways to deepen the existing economic relations between the two countries, a PIB press release stated.This is a first-of-its-kind initiative for FTAs. The meeting was attended by the Commerce Secretary of India, Sunil Barthwal, and the Deputy Secretary of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Australia, George Mina. The JCM meeting discussed the implementation of the India-Australia Economic Co-operation and Trade Agreement (Ind-Aus ECTA) and the steps taken to address the market access issues faced by businesses in both the countries. The meeting explored ways to promote investment and facilitate cooperation in new areas. Show Full Article ...
47 Myanmar nationals enter Mizoram ‘fearing recruitment by Arakan Army’, take shelter in border village
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47 Myanmar nationals enter Mizoram ‘fearing recruitment by Arakan Army’, take shelter in border village

Aizawl: At least 47 Myanmar nationals have entered Mizoram’s Lawngtlai district from Paletwa, a southern township in of Myanmar’s Chin State, intelligence sources confirmed Saturday. Of late, the differences between the ethnic armed groups across Myanmar’s townships, and alleged attempts at forceful recruitment, have impacted the region’s residents.While the Lawngtlai district administration is yet to confirm the latest entry of refugees into Mizoram, a Myanmar social media news platform, The Tahan Post, quoted sources from Lawngtlai saying that around 40 people arrived at Hruitezawl village on the afternoon of 30 April. Another seven women entered the village the next day. All of them are likely in their thirties, security sources told ThePrint. Show Full Artic...
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India’s first-ever ‘hybrid pitch’ unveiled in Dharamsala

IPL Chairman Arun Dhumal and former England Cricketer Paul Taylor during a press conference SISGrass Hybrid Pitches at HPCA Ground in Dharamshala on May 06, 2024. | Photo Credit: Moorthy RV India's first-ever 'hybrid pitch' was unveiled at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) stadium in a grand ceremony here on May 6.The event was attended by IPL Chairman Arun Dhumal and cricket dignitaries including Paul Taylor, a former England cricketer and SIS's international cricket director. "The introduction of hybrid pitches is set to revolutionize cricket in India, following their success in iconic venues like Lord's and The Oval in England," said Dhumal, who hails from Himachal Pradesh. The hybrid pitch, which combines natural turf with synthetic fibres, promises enhanced durabili...
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Babar Azam backs Gary Kirsten to lead a positive change in Pakistan cricket

Pakistan’s cricket team skipper Babar Azam addresses a press conference ahead of the T20 series against Ireland, England and the T20 World Cup, in Lahore, Pakistan, on May 6, 2024. | Photo Credit: AP Pakistan limited overs skipper Babar Azam is optimistic that Gary Kirsten's appointment as head coach of Pakistan's white ball side will certainly improve its performance.The South African was roped in as the team's limited overs head coach last month on a two-year contract, and this would be his third outing as an international coach, having guided India (2008-11) and South Africa (2011-13)."He (Kirsten) is a very experienced coach, and his presence should be beneficial for us all. He is already taking a lot of interest in the planning for the World Cup and discussing strategy with the te...
ASEAN, India strengthen strategic partnership amidst regional tensions
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ASEAN, India strengthen strategic partnership amidst regional tensions

Senior Officials of ASEAN and India met in New Delhi to discuss the strengthening of their Comprehensive Strategic Partnership (CSP).The meeting was co-chaired by the leaders of ASEAN and India, an ASEAN org press release stated. The officials reviewed the cooperation between the two sides across the three ASEAN Community pillars and discussed the ways to further augment their relations. Show Full Article They also discussed the implementation of the ASEAN-India Plan of Action (POA) 2021-2025 and the Joint Statement on Cooperation on the ASEAN Outlook on the Indian-Pacific for Peace, Stability and Prosperity in the Region. The senior officials expressed their interest in promoting regional peace, stability, and prosperity. They also...
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IPL-17 | Ravindra Jadeja’s versatility makes him class act, says Aaron Finch

Chennai Super Kings all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja celebrates a wicket during the Indian Premier League 2024 match against Punjab Kings in Dharamsala on May 5, 2024. | Photo Credit: R.V. Moorthy Former Australia skipper Aaron Finch has termed India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja a "class player" because of his versatility which brings in a lot of balance in all the teams that he represents.Jadeja scored 40-odd runs and took three wickets in Chennai Super Kings' victory over Punjab Kings on May 5. "Ravindra Jadeja is such a versatile player, which makes him so effective. With the ball, he would have loved more wickets," Finch told Star Sports. "He's been economical, going at under eight per over throughout the tournament. Leading with three wickets today (Sunday), he showed he is an absolute ...
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IPL-17: DC vs RR | Delhi Capitals host formidable Rajasthan Royals in a crucial encounter

Delhi Capitals captain Rishabh Pant with his teammates during an IPL 2024 match. | Photo Credit: R.V. Moorthy Delhi Capitals’ (DC) stop-start IPL 2024 campaign enters its final lap as it takes on formidable Rajasthan Royals at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi on May 7. DC began the season on the wrong foot, losing four of its first five games. But the Rishabh Pant-led side soon clicked into gear, winning four of its next five matches to put itself in contention for a playoff spot. But a heavy defeat against Kolkata Knights Riders in its last match means DC’s top-four chances hinge on other results going its way. For the Royals, the plot has been far more buoyant. Sanju Samson’s men have been on a roll, winning eight of their ten matches. Batting fire-powerRoyals’ success this seas...
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We are focused on following template set by Gambhir: KKR’s Harshit Rana

 Young pacer Harshit Rana feels Kolkata Knight Riders are reaping the rewards by following the winning template set by two-time IPL winner. File picture | Photo Credit: Deepak K R Young pacer Harshit Rana feels Kolkata Knight Riders are reaping the rewards by following the winning template set by two-time IPL winner and current mentor Gautam Gambhir as they continued their sensational run to grab the top position in the IPL points table.Gambhir had led KKR to the IPL crown twice with the team also qualifying for the playoffs five times during his stint from 2011 to 2017. He had also guided KKR to the finals of the now-defunct Champions League T20 in 2014. However, in the last seven years, KKR could reach the playoffs only twice.Gambhir's return to the KKR camp as a mentor this year tu...
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There’s terror threat to T20 World Cup, reveals Trinidad PM

Rohit Sharma was declared the captain while Hardik Pandya will be the vice-captain of India’s squad for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024. The T20 World Cup, to be co-hosted by the USA and West Indies, has received a terror threat, Trinidad’s Prime Minister said. The tournament features 20 teams, including India. | Photo Credit: PTI The T20 World Cup, to be co-hosted by the USA and West Indies, has received a terror threat, Trinidad's Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley has revealed but asserted that "extra effort in national security preparations and response readiness" will be put in to neutralise the danger. The tournament— featuring 20 teams, including India— is due to start on June 1. As of now, the threat, according to media reports, is specific to the West Indies, which aside from s...
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East, south peninsula to get rain, thunderstorms next week, IMD predicts | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Indian Meterological Department on Monday predicted wet spell accompanied with thunderstorms and gusty winds along the eastern and southern peninsula till May 10. It further said that the heatwave conditions were "very likely to abate over East India from today and over south Peninsular India from tomorrow onwards."The weather department in a press release also predicted fresh heatwave spell likely over Western India covering Gujarat, Rajasthan and west Madhya Pradesh during next 5 days.The weather department predicted the continuation of heavy rainfall along with thunderstorms and gusty winds over northeastern parts of the country till May 7.Warning about cyclonic circulation lying over northeast Assam and Bihar, the weather department said that "strong southwesterly winds f...