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Check out the latest on North Shore roads
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Check out the latest on North Shore roads

LATEST traffic alerts and road works for the North Shore region:Traffic incidents since midnight: 0Roadworks to avoid: 5New roadworks this week: 0Roadworks projects to be completed in the next 30 days:0Traffic incidents by suburb (most recently updated items are listed first):There were no incidents reported this morning.Roadworks by suburb (most recently updated items are listed first):North SydneyScheduled roadwork (toll removal work)Affected street: Cahill Expressway/Bradfield Highway (Sydney Harbour Bridge) near High StreetAlert created at 7.05pm, August 4. Last updated at 7.37pm, October 27.Ends: 4.30am, November 26Advice: Check signage. Allow extra travel time; Use diversions. LanesSeven andEight are closing, along with Mount St and High St southbound on-ramps. LaneSix will closeT...
Mitchell Johnson:  I’ve battled depression and continue to struggle with it: Mitchell Johnson | Cricket News – Times of India
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Mitchell Johnson: I’ve battled depression and continue to struggle with it: Mitchell Johnson | Cricket News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: Former Australia pacer Mitchell Johnson has opened up on his battle with depression, saying he continues to struggle with his mental health even after retiring from all forms of cricket in 2018. "Through my cricket career, I actually just dealt with it (depression). It's just about me now actually moving forward and taking it upon myself to be active with certain things, to keep my mind going," Johnson said in Channel 7's SAS Australia. "I've found it tougher since retiring from cricket. All of a sudden, you're not doing as much. You sort of lose your purpose a little bit," he added. Johnson, who took 313 wickets from 73 Tests, retired from Test cricket in 2015 but continued to play for three more years in the IPL and Big Bash. "I struggle with, probably, confidence at times....
Real Kashmir FC chairperson apprises Kiren Rijiju of sporting activities carried out in valley
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Real Kashmir FC chairperson apprises Kiren Rijiju of sporting activities carried out in valley

By: PTI | October 27, 2020 7:36:41 pm Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju with RKFC chairperson Sandeep Chattoo (Source: Real Kashmir FC Twitter)From downtown Srinagar to the sensitive Pulwama, Bandipora or Sopore, football fever has gripped the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir, thanks to a plethora of activities being carried out by the trailblazing Real Kashmir FC. RKFC chairperson Sandeep Chattoo on Tuesday met Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju and apprised him of the work being done by the club towards promotion of football in the valley as well as the issues facing it at the moment. Impressed by RKFC’s commitment to the game, Rijiju assured the club full cooper...
Pakistan to tour South Africa for limited-over series in April: PCB
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Pakistan to tour South Africa for limited-over series in April: PCB

By: PTI | Updated: October 27, 2020 7:23:41 pm Pakistan in action against South Africa in last year's World Cup. (File Photo)Pakistan will tour South Africa in April next year for a limited over series, including three One-Day internationals, which is part of the ICC men’s World Cup Super League, the country’s cricket board (PCB) said on Tuesday. Pakistan will also play three T20 internationals during the tour, which was earlier scheduled to be held in September/October this year but had to be deferred due to the rising COVID-19 cases in South Africa. “The Pakistan Cricket Board today confirmed the men’s national team will tour South Africa in April 2...
Harbhajan slams Surya’s omission from Australia tour | Cricket News – Times of India
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Harbhajan slams Surya’s omission from Australia tour | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Veteran India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh on Tuesday slammed the national selectors' decision to ignore the in-form Suryakumar Yadav for the Australia tour. Yadav has been in fine form for the Mumbai Indians in IPL 2020. He has played all 11 matches for MI this season, scoring 283 runs at an average of 31.44 and a strike-rate of 148.94. He has hit two half-centuries and has a highest score of 79 not out. Headed by former India left-arm spinner Sunil Joshi, the national selection committee on Monday picked the Test, One-Day International and Twenty20 International squads for the tour of Australia. Harbhajan took to Twitter express his displeasure over Yadav's exlusion from the squads, and asked the selectors to look at his records. "Don't know what else @surya_14kumar needs to do...
Mitchell Starc vows to not let noise get to him in the upcoming India series
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Mitchell Starc vows to not let noise get to him in the upcoming India series

By: PTI | October 27, 2020 6:12:36 pm Mitchell Starc in action. (AP Photo)Mitchell Starc says he let the noise get to him when India toured Australia two years ago but “couldn’t care less” now as he gears up for the upcoming home Test series against Virat Kohli’s team. Starc had received flak for his performance against India after taking 13 wickets during the four-Test series in 2018-19. “I think I let the noise get to me, to be perfectly honest, which is a big reason why I don’t pay attention to anything now,” Starc was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au. “By the end of that summer, I was just running in and trying to bowl as fast as I could, just to focus on on...
I let noise get to me last time, couldn’t care less now: Starc on India series
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I let noise get to me last time, couldn’t care less now: Starc on India series

Pace spearhead Mitchell Starc says he let the noise get to him when India toured Australia two years ago but “couldn’t care less” now as he gears up for the upcoming home Test series against Virat Kohli’s team. Starc had received flak for his performance against India after taking 13 wickets during the four-Test series in 2018-19. “I think I let the noise get to me, to be perfectly honest, which is a big reason why I don’t pay attention to anything now,” Starc was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au.“By the end of that summer I was just running in and trying to bowl as fast as I could, just to focus on one thing. It worked out for the last Test of that summer.” Australia lost their first-ever Test series to India at home in 2018-19, going down 1-2. India is set to tour Au...
AB de Villiers skips Big Bash League but open to future Brisbane Heat return
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AB de Villiers skips Big Bash League but open to future Brisbane Heat return

By: Reuters | October 27, 2020 5:57:06 pm AB de Villiers is playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2020. (Source: IPL)AB de Villiers has decided to skip this year’s Big Bash League due to family and COVID-19 related issues but the batsman has “unfinished business” at the Brisbane Heat and hopes to return at some point, the team said on Tuesday. Coach Darren Lehmann said Brisbane had been keen to re-sign the South African, who is currently playing in the Indian Premier League, but factors emerged that “changed everyone’s plans”. “The main one, aside from the challenges represented by COVID-19 and international travel, is that AB and his wife Dan...
SRH vs DC Live Score, IPL 2020 Latest Match Updates: Dhawan key as Delhi Capitals face David Warner’s Sunrisers
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SRH vs DC Live Score, IPL 2020 Latest Match Updates: Dhawan key as Delhi Capitals face David Warner’s Sunrisers

IPL 2020 Live Score, SRH vs DC: Placed at the top-half of the points table, Delhi Capitals would look to seal the playoff berth when they square off against David Warner-led Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 47th Indian Premier League 2020 match in Dubai. DC’s winning streak was dented with two consecutive defeats against Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab. But they would aim a strong comeback and earn two valuable points to take their tally to 16, which will solidify their position playoffs. On the other hand, win is the only option for SRH as their playoff chances are hanging by a thread. They are currently placed 7th with 8 points in their kitty. In order to make into the knockouts, they need to win their remaining three matches and hope...
‘Request selectors to see his records’: Harbhajan Singh not pleased with Suryakumar Yadav’s absence from India squad
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‘Request selectors to see his records’: Harbhajan Singh not pleased with Suryakumar Yadav’s absence from India squad

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the Indian squad for the forthcoming tour of Australia on Monday. The team selection has been the talk of the town since then for some unexpected decisions. Rohit Sharma wasn’t selected for any team owing to an injury while Rishabh Pant was dropped from the white-ball team. India are due to play four Tests, three T20Is and three ODIs against Australia.Meanwhile, veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh wasn’t pleased with the team selection as he wanted to see Mumbai Indians batsman Suryakumar Yadav in the team. He expressed his disappointment on Twitter and said there are different rules for different players.Also read: ‘Rohit Sharma not in any teams, Mayank Agarwal in all three, and KL Rahul declared as vice-captain’:...
Rohit Sharma:  Indian cricket fan deserves to know more about Rohit Sharma’s fitness, says Sunil Gavaskar | Cricket News – Times of India
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Rohit Sharma: Indian cricket fan deserves to know more about Rohit Sharma’s fitness, says Sunil Gavaskar | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: Former India skipper Sunil Gavaskar has called for more transparency on the status of Rohit Sharma's hamstring injury after he was seen practising at the Mumbai Indians' nets within hours of being left out of India's squad for the upcoming tour of Australia. The BCCI did not throw much light on Rohit's fitness and just stated that it is monitoring his progress while announcing the three teams for the Australia tour on Monday. On the same day, Rohit was seen pactising at the Mumbai Indians' nets. "We are talking about the Test matches, which are a month and a half way. What actually is the problem with him will help everybody. And if he is practising in the nets for Mumbai Indians, then honestly I don't know what kind of injury it is," Gavasakar told IPL broadcaster Star Sports af...
Very confident of having crowd during India-Australia Boxing Day Test at MCG: Victoria govt head
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Very confident of having crowd during India-Australia Boxing Day Test at MCG: Victoria govt head

The all-pervasive COVID-19 threat notwithstanding, the Boxing Day Test between India and Australia might feature crowds with the Victoria government saying that it is “very confident” of having fans in the stands for the much-awaited clash.After being in lockdown for over four months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Melbourne will soon start reopening following a reported decline in the number of cases in the state. The India-Australia Test series starts mid-December with the traditional Boxing Day Test lined up for December 26.The head of government in the Australian state of Victoria, Daniel Andrews said he is “very confident” that fans will be able to attend and the administration is “working towards” it.“The Boxing Day Test of course is very different because that is some...
Varun Chakravarthy on surprise India call-up: ‘Feels surreal’
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Varun Chakravarthy on surprise India call-up: ‘Feels surreal’

By: PTI | October 27, 2020 4:11:44 pm Varun Chakaravarthy of Kolkata Knight Riders bowls. (BCCI/IPL)“It feels surreal,” said the architect-turned-mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy after he got a maiden India call-up for the T20 series in Australia following his exploits for Kolkata Knight Riders in the ongoing IPL. The 29-year-old, who only started taking his spin bowling seriously in 2018, said he was not expecting to be picked in the national team. He has played only 12 T20s and featured in a lone First-Class game. “After the match got over I got to know (of my selection into the Indian team). I keep using the same word again and again, it feels surreal,” he to...
India vs Australia T20, ODI, Test Series 2020-21: Schedule, Squad, Time Table, Players List, Venues, other details
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India vs Australia T20, ODI, Test Series 2020-21: Schedule, Squad, Time Table, Players List, Venues, other details

By: Sports Desk | October 27, 2020 4:03:54 pm India vs Australia tour (Source: AP)India vs Australia (IND vs AUS) T20, ODI, Test Series 2020 Schedule, Squad, Venues: India’s tour of Australia comprises three T20 Internationals, as many ODIs and four Tests. It is set to get underway from November 27. In the squad announcement made by the Board of Control for Cricket in India on Monday, India’s limited-over vice-captain and senior opener Rohit Sharma has been left out of all three squads for the tour of Australia due to a recurring hamstring injury. In Rohit’s absence, the in-form KL Rahul will be Virat Kohli’s deputy in the white ball teams and is also back in the ...
Rivalry renewed: Marlon Samuels’ distasteful response to Stokes’ quarantine comment
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Rivalry renewed: Marlon Samuels’ distasteful response to Stokes’ quarantine comment

By: Sports Desk | Updated: October 27, 2020 5:53:23 pm Marlon Samuels and Ben Stokes clashed in the T20 World Cup final in 2016. (Reuters)Former West Indies all-rounder Marlon Samuels has once again renewed his rivalry with Ben Stokes when he slammed the English star for his rather light-hearted, quarantine remark on him. Stokes, who is currently playing in the IPL, recently spoke about the challenges and demands of staying in quarantine, joking that he wouldn’t wish it for even his ‘worst enemy’ Marlon Samuels. The Rajasthan Royals star had to remain in quarantine in hotel rooms in Auckland and Dubai in recent months as part of the terms of travellin...
IPL 2020: ‘Don’t retire’, 41-year-old Chris Gayle reveals what KXIP youngsters said to him
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IPL 2020: ‘Don’t retire’, 41-year-old Chris Gayle reveals what KXIP youngsters said to him

The ‘Universe Boss’ Chris Gayle was at it again on Monday as he smashed a 25-ball fifty against Kolkata Knight Riders to help Kings XI Punjab pick up their fifth win on the trot in the Indian Premier League 2020 in the UAE. Gayle has played five games in the season so far for KXIP, and the franchise has won them all. This, after the KL Rahul’s side had kept him out of the playing XI for the first seven games, and had lost six out of them.But with Gayle in the team, KXIP appear to have found a new fresh lease of life in the tournament and after Monday’s win over KKR, the franchise has climbed to the fourth position in the table. (IPL 2020 Full Coverage)SRH vs DC Live StreamingGayle had scored 51 runs in 29 balls in the match was given the man of the match award for his perf...
Team India to head to Australia sans Rohit and Ishant for now | Cricket News – Times of India
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Team India to head to Australia sans Rohit and Ishant for now | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: In a huge setback for India, opener and limited overs vice-captain Rohit Sharma was on Monday ruled out due to a hamstring injury he picked up during IPL 2020 from the team's tour to Australia as the selectors picked a jumbo squad for the trip. Earlier this year, Rohit was ruled out of the New Zealand tour after suffering a calf injury. The trio of Rohit, Ishant Sharma (abdominal muscle tear) and Bhuvneshwar Kumar (leg injury) is thus not a part of the touring party due to various injuries. "The BCCI medical team will continue to monitor the progress of Rohit Sharma and Ishant Sharma," said a BCCI release on Monday. It is not known if Rohit will take further part in the ongoing IPL but sources indicated that he may get match fit by November 4. "In the case of Ishant, however, th...
Chris Gayle:  IPL 2020: Youngsters in team keep telling me, ‘don’t retire’, says Chris Gayle | Cricket News – Times of India
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Chris Gayle: IPL 2020: Youngsters in team keep telling me, ‘don’t retire’, says Chris Gayle | Cricket News – Times of India

SHARJAH: After registering an eight-wicket win over Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the IPL on Monday, Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) batsman Chris Gayle said that the youngsters in his team keep on asking him not to retire from the shortest format of the game. SCORECARD | POINTS TABLE | FIXTURESKXIP chased down the target of 150 with eight wickets in hand and seven balls to spare. Mandeep Singh and Gayle played knocks of 66* and 51 respectively. With this win, KXIP have moved up to the fourth spot in the table with 12 points while KKR have slipped to the fifth spot with as many points, behind on net run rate. "I have a good feeling about myself and the team. Just capitalising on it, but still a long way to go. We had (to face) two very good spinners (Sunil Narine and Varun Chakravarthy), had to...
Premier League: Mourinho shares credit for potent Kane-Son partnership
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Premier League: Mourinho shares credit for potent Kane-Son partnership

Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane and Son Heung-min have formed the Premier League’s most potent partnership under Jose Mourinho this season but the Portuguese manager says some of the credit has to go to his predecessor Mauricio Pochettino.Son scored his eighth goal of the season in Monday’s 1-0 win at Burnley after Kane had headed an Erik Lamela corner into his path. Spurs are fifth, two points behind leaders Everton, and lead the league in scoring with 16 goals.It was the ninth goal the pair had combined for this season, with Kane assisting on seven of Son’s eight goals, while the Korean has assisted on two of the England’s forward’s five strikes. The duo have combined for 29 goals in their Premier League careers, second only to the former Chelsea partnership of Frank Lamp...
India vs Australia: Feels surreal, says Varun Chakravarthy on his surprise India call-up
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India vs Australia: Feels surreal, says Varun Chakravarthy on his surprise India call-up

“It feels surreal,” said the architect-turned-mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy after he got a maiden India call-up for the T20 series in Australia following his exploits for Kolkata Knight Riders in the ongoing IPL. The 29-year-old, who only started taking his spin bowling seriously in 2018, said he was not expecting to be picked in the national team. He has played only 12 T20s and featured in a lone first-class game.“After the match got over I got to know (of my selection into the Indian team). I keep using the same word again and again, it feels surreal,” he told BCCI.tv after the game against Kings XI Punjab on Monday night.ALSO READ: ‘Indian cricket fan deserves to know’: Gavaskar on Rohit’s absence from Team India squads for Australia“My basic goal was to play in t...