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The menace of online fraud: Now the ICC becomes a victim | Cricket News – Times of India

If you thought only a vulnerable common man can fall prey to phishing, think again. Even a corporation, equipped with sufficient manpower and state of the art technology to carry out proper checks and balances, can be a victim of online deception. Looks like the fraudsters are finding new ways to practice their trade. How else can one explain the International Cricket Council (ICC) being duped of almost $ 2.5 million online?That the ICC has been cheated not just once, but four times in recent times is even more galling. The authorities at the Dubai office of cricket's world governing body did not have a clue that they were being made victims of an online fraud till Thursday.The ICC officials maintain silence on the matter citing an ongoing investigation, but TOI can confirm that payment...
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Asia Cup 2022 Final: The variation we have in bowling is amazing, says Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanaka | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanaka heaped praise on their bowling line-up ahead of the T20 Asia Cup final against Pakistan here on Sunday and said that his bowlers can challenge any batting line-up going around. Wanindu Hasaranga's three-wicket haul, followed by Pathum Nissanka's brilliant unbeaten 55-run knock, guided Sri Lanka (124/5) to an easy five-wicket victory over Pakistan (121) in their 'Super Four' clash on Friday, a dress rehearsal for Sunday's title clash. Sri Lanka ended the 'Super 4'-stage campaign with three victories in as many matches, defeating Afghanistan, India and Pakistan. Both the teams had qualified for the final even before their 'Super 4' clash. "The combination we have with the left-arm fast bowlers, the leg spinners - the variation we have is amazing," sa...
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Asia Cup 2022 Final: Pakistan stand in way of Sri Lanka cricket’s rebirth | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: Coming off a socio-economic crisis and the worst turmoil in its country's history, the Sri Lankan cricket team would like to provide the island nation with an emotional catharsis by beating fancied Pakistan in the Asia Cup final here on Sunday. Technically, Sri Lanka are the hosts of this Asia Cup but due to a cruel twist of fate, the tournament had to be shifted to the UAE for security reasons. It could have been infinitely sweeter had Dasun Shanaka and his men played the final at the iconic Khettarama Stadium (now Premadasa Stadium). Nevertheless, the kind of performance they have produced in the Super 4s would make anyone believe that it would be anything but easy for Babar Azam's side. Whether it's the Asian Cricket Council or the general public of Dubai, everyone wanted an I...
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Asia Cup 2022: Sri Lanka prove a T20 World Cup point with India win | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: Batsman Bhanuka Rajapaksa said Sri Lanka have shaken off their underdogs tag and proved they can challenge at next month's T20 World Cup, after beating India to stand on the verge of the Asia Cup final. Rajapaksa's side bounced back from a crushing opening defeat against Afghanistan to register three straight wins in the Twenty20 tournament, which was moved from Sri Lanka to the United Arab Emirates because of political unrest and an economic crisis. Skipper Dasun Shanaka and Rajapaksa put on unbeaten stand of 64 to help Sri Lanka chase down 174 to beat pre-tournament favourites India by six wickets in the Super Four match in Dubai on Tuesday. "We were underdogs from the time that we came to the UAE. We all know how Pakistan and India are on their day," said Rajapaksa, who hit an...
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Asia Cup 2022: Suryakumar Yadav bowled over by Virat Kohli’s ‘heartwarming’ gesture | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: After securing a spot in the Super Four stage of the ongoing Asia Cup 2022 with a win over Hong Kong on Wednesday, Suryakumar Yadav said that he is ready to bat anywhere and added that it was a heartwarming gesture by Virat Kohli as the former India captain bowed to Yadav for the innings he played. Yadav's blistering 68 not out off just 26 balls, Kohli's unbeaten 59 off 44 and Ravindra Jadeja's quicksilver fielding helped India secure qualification to the Super Four stage of the tournament. India scored 192 for two in their 20 overs and went on to beat Hong Kong by 40 runs here at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Afghanistan is the other team so far to have made it to the Super Four stage. Yadav's blistering knock left Kohli in awe, as the former captain bowed to Yadav af...
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Asia Cup 2022: Virat Kohli gifts signed jersey to Haris Rauf | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: Star Indian cricketer Virat Kohli gifted his signed jersey to Pakistan pacer Haris Rauf after his team's five-wicket win over the arch-rivals in Asia Cup here. The BCCI posted a video in which Kohli was seen gifting his jersey to Rauf. The two players shook hands after Kohli's fine gesture on Sunday night. The match may be over but moments like these shine bright ✨👌A heartwarming gesture by @imVkohli as he hands over… https://t.co/uI0fUkFAVA— BCCI (@BCCI) 1661776425000Kohli had made a scratchy 35 off 34 balls in the game with Hardik Pandya stealing the show with bat and ball. Ahead of the much awaited contest, players from both countries were seen exchanging pleasantries on the sidelines of their training sessions. Kohli had a brief chat with Pakistan skipper Babar Azam and injur...
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Asia Cup 2022, India vs Pakistan: India’s old guard ready with new approach against ‘unfamiliar’ foes Pakistan | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: A captain with a new batting philosophy and a master batter standing at the crossroads, trying to reinvent himself, will aim to create a new narrative when India get ready to settle scores with Pakistan in the marquee Asia Cup match here on Sunday. Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli have been the two pillars of India's white-ball team for the past decade but having received a rude jolt at this very venue 10 months back during the T20 World Cup, the duo exactly know where they stand and what they need to do to turn the tables. While Rohit will be eagar to test his ultra aggressive batting template against the Asian giants, for Kohli it will be the perfect platform to return to form after enduring a tough phase in the last few years. How India and Pakistan have fared at the Asia CupThere...
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Cricket in the desert: Nostalgia in ageing Sharjah, a coldness in future-ready Dubai

It takes barely an hour from Dubai, even during peak traffic along the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, to reach Sharjah. Thousands commute on this route that connects the offbeat brother next door that’s Sharjah to the slick metropolis that is Dubai. Sharjah exists in the past—the state’s ruler has meticulously preserved the remnants of the old port city; Dubai throbs in the future, like the skyscrapers that pierces its skies. Sharjah is laid-back: a dry state, with strict sharia laws and vigour for arts and galleries thanks to the state’s heiress; Dubai is bustling, its ambition matched only by its ceaseless quest to become the perfect globalised city-state in the world. Metaphorically, thus, the distance is more than the 39 kilometres that geographically distances them. The cites, two...
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TOI Poll Results: What fans believe is in store for Virat Kohli at the T20 Asia Cup | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Virat Kohli's return at the T20 Asia Cup and India's mouth-watering clash against arch-rivals Pakistan have become the most-discussed cricket topics over the last week. While the rivalry and result will take care of themselves on Sunday when the two teams line up in the UAE, it's Kohli who has been the centre of attraction, especially for the die-hard fans of the former India captain. TimesofIndia.com made an attempt to reach out to the fans of Indian cricket and Kohli, seeking their opinion via a series of five questions as part of a poll, which yielded the below results: QUESTION 1 - The break would have rejuvenated Virat mentally and he can fire in the Asia Cup. - Agree or Disagree?Kohli has recently opened up about the mental demons he had been fighting at one point in hi...
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ICC releases standing tickets for India-Pakistan T20 World Cup clash | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: Standing room tickets were released on Thursday for the highly anticipated ICC Men's T20 World Cup fixture between India and Pakistan at the MCG on October 23. The general tickets for the marquee game were sold out within five minutes of going on sale in February. Over 4000 standing room tickets will be available for 30 Australian dollars and sold on a first come, first served basis, said the International Cricket Council. "The ticket release ensures that as many fans as possible can attend the fixture scheduled to be played on Sunday 23 October. A limited number of packages also remain available for purchase via the ICC Hospitality and ICC Travel & Tours programmes," said the ICC. The organisers will also launch a re-sale platform closer to the tournament's opening match on ...
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A change in attitude and approach was required after last year’s T20 World Cup: Rohit Sharma | Cricket News – Times of India

LAUDERHILL: A disastrous campaign in the last T20 World Cup has forced the Indian team to bring about a radical change in its attitude and approach, skipper Rohit Sharma has said. Rohit is now gearing up to lead the Indian side in the upcoming edition of the T20 showpiece in Australia, but before that, they have the Asia Cup to deal with. Speaking on Star Sports show 'Follow the Blues', Rohit said, "We've made it very clear after the T20 World Cup in Dubai, where we didn't qualify for the finals, that we felt there needed to be a change in our attitude and approach in how we play our game." India will enter the Asia Cup as defending champions. With Team India adopting a more aggressive batting style in the past few months, Rohit spoke about how the squad is getting ready for the upcomin...