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Women’s Asia Cup 2024: India vs Pakistan on July 21 | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] MUMBAI: Defending champions India will open their campaign against the UAE on July 19 before facing their arch-rivals Pakistan on July 21 and then Nepal on July 23 in the 2024 Women's Asia Cup. The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) on Tuesday announced the fixtures for the tournament, which will be held in July in Sri Lanka, a couple of months ahead of the T20 World Cup in September-October in Bangladesh.The continental event will be held from July 19 to 28 in Dambulla, Sri Lanka, and will involve eight teams-the most in the history of the tournament-divided into two groups.Seven-time champions India are in group A with UAE, Pakistan and Nepal. The other group features Bangladesh, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Thailand. The last edition of the tournament, held in Sylhet in Bangladesh 2022, fe...
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Champions Trophy 2025: New PCB chairman Mohsin Naqvi wants ‘participation assurance’ from BCCI at Dubai Meet | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Newly appointed PCB chief Mohsin Naqvi is expected to seek assurance from BCCI secretary Jay Shah regarding India's participation in the Champions Trophy 2025 in Pakistan during the ICC Meeting in Dubai next week. However, it seems unlikely that significant progress will be made at this stage as the tournament is nearly a year away. At the meet, Naqvi is likely to discuss the matter with key figures in the ICC as well as Jay Shah but considering that the tournament is slated for February-March in 2025, the BCCI is not likely to straightaway commit to sending the team to Pakistan.While Champions Trophy is an ICC tournament and with every other cricketing nation travelling to Pakistan, the BCCI will not entirely close its door but any clearance from the government of Indi...
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Marquee India vs Pakistan showdown drive US ticket demand for T20 World Cup | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: The organizers of the T20 World Cup scheduled for June have reported an overwhelming demand for tickets among cricket lovers in the United States.According to the International Cricket Council, the marquee showdown between arch-rivals Pakistan and India in New York has seen an astonishing demand, with ticket requests exceeding capacity by 200 times in the public ballot.Despite the ongoing construction of the 34,000-seat temporary venue, Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in Long Island, it is already guaranteed to host a sold-out crowd for the June 9 match.The tournament is being co-hosted by the West Indies and the United States.While big crowds are expected in the traditional cricket countries in the Caribbean, this will be the first time that an internationa...
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Davis Cup, IND vs PAK: Yuki Bhambri and Saketh Myneni’s straight-sets doubles win seals India’s promotion

[ad_1] India capped off their first visit to Pakistan for a Davis Cup tie in 60 years with an eighth consecutive win over their neighbours in the team competition, ensuring promotion to the World Group 1. Entering the day with a 2-0 lead, Yuki Bhambri and Saketh Myneni defeated Muzammil Murtaza and Aqeel Khan in the doubles rubber to seal the playoff tie. Later, debutant Niki Poonacha beat Muhammad Shoaib in a dead rubber, as India completed a 4-0 win in Islamabad on Sunday. Despite being without their top singles players, receiving the heavy attention that any sporting tie between India and Pakistan grabs – especially after India saw multiple attempts to have the tie moved to a neutral venue rejected – and having to deal with the heavy security cover that restricted their movement withi...
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Ramkumar Ramanathan recovers in time against Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi as India take 2-0 lead against Pakistan

[ad_1] Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi, one of Pakistan’s most accomplished tennis players, may now be 43 years old, and may not even be placed on the singles rankings of the ATP Tour, but he found himself seven points away from creating a huge upset. But India’s Ramkumar Ramanathan clutched up on serve and return to save himself from the blushes and overturn a one-set deficit against Qureshi, prevailing 6-7 (3), 7-6 (4), 6-0 in the opening singles rubber of the Davis Cup World Group 1 playoff tie between India and Pakistan in Islamabad on Saturday. N Sriram Balaji, a relatively inexperienced singles player in the past few years, followed up Ramkumar’s win by defeating 44-year-old veteran Aqeel Khan 7-5, 6-3 to give India an imposing 2-0 lead in the tie heading into the second day. India were the f...
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Davis Cup: India’s best is World No. 461, Pakistan’s World No. 1681

[ad_1] A huge rankings mismatch between the two sides and a venue with capacity to accomodate 500 fans has taken the shine off the rare Indian team’s tour of Pakistan. While the attention-grabbing aspect of this tie may be the frosty sporting relations between the two countries, India will hope to ride their status as heavy favourites to go back into World Group 1.Following tough ties against Casper Ruud-led Norway and Holger Rune-led Denmark, India found themselves in the humbling position of being demoted to World Group 2, but favourable ties against lower-ranked Morocco at home, and now Pakistan away, should give them a chance to go back up one division. The Indian team does not feature either Sumit Nagal – fresh off a confidence-boosting second-round finish at the Australian Open – o...
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‘We are well looked after’, says Indian Davis Cup manager on landing in Pakistan

[ad_1] For the first time in 60 years, an Indian tennis team has travelled to Pakistan to play a Davis Cup tie. The 10-member contingent, including the five players, support staff and coaches, landed in Islamabad for the World Group 1 playoff tie, to be held between February 3-4, on Sunday to a warm reception despite the All India Tennis Association’s (AITA) attempts to have the tie moved to a neutral venue. “I can say we are all well looked after,” Anil Dhupar, secretary general of AITA, told The Indian Express over the phone from Islamabad. “Having been here 24 hours, I can say all is well. From the reception at the airport from the Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) to the three-hour-long practice the players had today, the hospitality has been great.” The Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) an...
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Pakistan High Commission issues visas to Indian team for upcoming Davis Cup tie

[ad_1] The Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi announced via a release on Sunday that it has issued visas for Indian players and support staff for the upcoming Davis Cup World Group 1 playoff tie to be held on the grass courts of Islamabad on February 3-4. The All India Tennis Association (AITA) had initially seen an appeal to have the tie in a neutral venue rejected by an International Tennis Federation tribunal. The most recent tie between the two countries in 2019 had been held in Kazakhstan. Following the rejection of their appeal, AITA began the process of seeking permission from the sports ministry to travel to Pakistan, where Indian teams, outside of some exceptions, have usually refrained from visiting due to bilateral tensions. This will be the first time that an Indian tea...
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‘Joote pe marega, beamer marega…’: When Shoaib Akhtar’s ‘lamba run up’ used to distract Virender Sehwag | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Clocking deliveries over 150 kph-plus used to be child's play for Pakistan speed merchant Shoaib Akhtar. And to go with that, the deadly toe-crushers and balls whistling past the ears and noses, made Akhtar a nightmare for the opposition batters.But for former India opener Virender Sehwag, playing Shoaib was like just another pacer as he used to deal with him severely, exploiting his pace when both were up against one another.However, the Pakistan pacer did manage to get the better of Sehwag on a few occasions.In a recent interaction between the two superstars from the neighbouring countries, Sehwag said that Akhtar's long run-up used to distract him during their duel and made him impatient while batting. 'Abhi lagenge 10-15 seconds aane me', Sehwag said on Akhtar's run...
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‘Abhi lagenge 10-15 seconds aane mey’: Virender Sehwag teases Shoaib Akhtar for his long bowling run-up

[ad_1] Virender Sehwag and Shoaib Akhtar were involve in a banter on the sidelines of the ILT20 in Dubai, where both the former cricketers are doing commentary. Shoaib Akhtar has posted a video on X, where former India opener Virender Sehwag can be seen teasing the former Pakistan pacer about his long run-up. “Hamaray pyaray Viru bhai @virendersehwag yeh batatay huay k mera lamba run up ko kitna intezar kerwata tha. And he feels it was a big distraction,” Akhtar posted on ‘X’. Hamaray pyaray Viru bhai @virendersehwag yeh batatay huay k mera lamba run up ko kitna intezar kerwata tha.And he feels it was a big distraction. @ilt20official @ilt20onzee #dpworldilt20 #allinforcricket pic.twitter.com/xwzJFFpZdp — Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) January 21, 2024 In the video, Sehwag said: “Mai g...
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First look at New York’s 34,000-seater Nassau County International Cricket Stadium that will host India vs Pakistan clash at T20 World Cup

[ad_1] India facing Pakistan in an ICC event is always one of the highlights of the tournament, irrespective of where the game is played. Though the game in Ahmedabad in the 50-over World Cup was a one-sided affair in favor of India, the one played at the T20 World Cup in 2022 at MCG was a Virat Kohli special and arguably one of the best games the arch-rivals have been involved in. For the upcoming T20 World Cup in the West Indies and the USA, the iconic contest will be held in New York on June 9. The stadium was unveiled on Wednesday, and its construction is underway and is expected to be finished within three months. “We are excited to be unveiling the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York ahead of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024,” ICC Chief Executive Geoff Allardice...
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‘It was extremely tough’: Mickey Arthur on hostile Ahmedabad crowd during India vs Pakistan World Cup match

[ad_1] Former Pakistan team director, Mickey Arthur, said that playing against India in the ODI World Cup in front of the “hostile crowd” in Ahmedabad was very difficult. “It was extremely tough not having any Pakistan support. The one thing that really drives the Pakistan team is the incredible support they receive at grounds and hotels,” Arthur was quoted as saying by the Wisden. “Here we never had that, and that was quite tough in a World Cup, particularly for the players,” he said. “As you can imagine it was a tough, hostile environment in Ahmedabad. But we were expecting this, and to their credit our players never moaned or complained once. They cracked on and tried their best – nevertheless it ultimately does play a role in motivation when you can’t see or hear that support base a...
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Why Hardik Pandya? Why no Rohit Sharma?: Fans set social media ablaze over India vs Pakistan T20 World Cup poster | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: India will take on arch-rivals Pakistan in a highly-anticipated 2024 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup clash on June 9 at Eisenhower Park in Nassau County, New York. This prestigious tournament will take place from June 1 to June 29 and is co-hosted by the West Indies and the United States.After the schedule announcement, Star Sports, the official broadcaster of the ICC event, unveiled a poster featuring the India-Pakistan clash across their social media platforms. The banner had the images of the newly-appointed captain Shaheen Afridi alongside Hardik Pandya in anticipation of the showdown.The post sparked significant confusion among fans, leading to speculation about whether Hardik Pandya had replaced Rohit Sharma as the captain for the upcoming T20 World Cup next year.India, w...
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T20 World Cup 2024 Schedule: India face Pakistan on June 9 in New York; final on June 29 | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Arch-rivals India and Pakistan will hock horns on June 9 in New York in the upcoming T20 World Cup which kickstarts from June 1.A total of 55 matches will be played across 9 venues as the ninth edition of the cricketing extravaganza which will be jointly hosted by the West Indies and the United States.Among the four groups, India have been placed in Group A alongside Pakistan, USA, Canada and Ireland.Group B comprises England, Australia, Namibia, Scotland and Oman. Group C has New Zealand, West Indies, Afghanistan, Uganda and Papua New Guinea while Group D features South Africa, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Netherlands and Nepal. USA will face Canada in the opening match of the tournament on June 1. More to follow...!(function(f, b, e, v, n, t, s) { function loadFBEvents(...
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If needed, we will play in Pakistan says AITA secretary general after team selection

[ad_1] The All-India Tennis Association (AITA) announced a five-member squad for India’s Davis Cup World Group 1 playoff tie against Pakistan on February 3-4, the clearest indication so far that the team intends to travel to Pakistan for the first time in 60 years, despite ongoing tensions between the two countries. Ramkumar Ramanathan is set to lead the team for the tie that will be held on the grass courts of Islamabad alongside doubles specialists N Sriram Balaji, Yuki Bhambri, Saketh Myneni and Niki Poonacha. Digvijay Pratap Singh, who made his Davis Cup debut against Morocco in the World Group 2 tie in Lucknow in September, has been named as the reserve. In 2019, when India were drawn to play in Pakistan, the two teams played at a neutral venue in Kazakhstan, but the ITF Davis Cup c...
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T20 World Cup 2024: New York to host India vs Pakistan marquee clash

[ad_1] New York will host the marquee India vs Pakistan clash of the 2024 T20 World Cup, the Guardian has reported. USA are co-hosting the T20 World Cup with the West Indies scheduled to be held in June. As per the reports, the match will be played in a pop-up stadium on the outskirts of the New York. A 34,000-seated temporary stadium will be constructed for the tournament in New York. The match is being played in the New York becasue as per the latest census data, around 7,11,000 Indian and about 1,00,000 people of Pakistani origin live in the New York. The time difference between Delhi and New York is 10-and-a-half-hours but some of the India matches will be scheduled to serve the Indian television audiences. Only three venues will be used in the US and those are entral Broward Park ...
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India vs Pakistan U-19 Asia Cup Live Updates: India set Pakistan 260 to win | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] Welcome back! Shamyl Hussain and Shahzaib Khan begin Pakistan's 260 chaseHalf-centuries by Adarsh Singh (62), skipper Uday Saharan (60) and Sachin Dhas (58) propel India to a competitive total of 259/9 despite Mohammad Zeeshan's inspired spell of 4/46 and two wickets each by Amir Hasan (2/56) and Ubaid Shah (2/49), after Pakistan had won the toss and opted to bowl first in the Group A fixture between the arch-rivals. End of India innings: 259/9 in 50 overs. OUT! Sachain Dhas's 42-ball stay ends at 58, as Zeeshan dismisses the dangerman for his fourth wicket of the innings. India 251/9 in 49.1 overs. End of 49 overs: India 251/8Sachin brings up his half-century off 38 balls, including 2 fours and 2 sixes!End of 48 overs: India 240/8; Sachin batting on 49.Wicket alert! India eight d...
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World Cup 2023: India vs New Zealand in semifinal at Wankhede all but confirmed

[ad_1] With New Zealand trouncing Sri Lanka in their final League stage match on Thursday, the picture on whom India will face in the semifinal is getting a lot clearer. Follow all the action from the Cricket World Cup 2023 on our special World Cup section. You can also find the latest stats, like the top scorer and the highest wicket-taker of the current edition, upcoming World Cup fixtures and the points table on the site. Before the New Zealand-Sri Lanka game, there was a likelihood that India could even end up facing Pakistan at the Eden Gardens but after Thursday’s result, Wankhede looks to be the likely destination for the Men in Blue with a repeat of the 2019 semifinal clash against the Kiwis in the offing. While the first ranked team was scheduled to play the fourth ranked sid...
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Kolkata or Mumbai, where will India play their World Cup semifinal? Depends on who they face.

[ad_1] India became the first team to make way into the final four of the 2023 ODI World Cup. The hosts, who remain unbeaten after eight games, are top of the table and will finish as the first ranked team in the league stage. However, even with a confirmed position on the points table, there’s still no confirmation on where Rohit Sharma and Co will play their semifinal. While the first ranked team is scheduled to play the fourth ranked side in the first semifinal in Mumbai, that won’t be the case if it’s Pakistan who occupy the bottom spot among the four semifinalists. Follow all the action from the Cricket World Cup 2023 on our special World Cup section. You can also find the latest stats, like the top scorer and the highest wicket-taker of the current edition, upcoming World Cup fixtu...
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Babar Azam must quit captaincy… there is no shame in doing so, says Intikhab Alam

[ad_1] Babar Azam should take the leaf out of Virat Kohli’s book and must quit captaincy so that he can enjoy his batting and can become one of the greatest batsmen of all time. There is a lot of pressure on Babar Azam from the outside as well as from the inside. I personally feel he should quit captaincy. He lacks that character. As a captain, one should be bubbly and calling the shots in the ground. He doesn’t talk much. I hardly see him talking to the bowlers. As a captain, you can’t let your chips down. Against Australia, he looked out of ideas, his shoulders were down. If your bowlers are leaking runs, you need to talk to them, give them plan B if plan A has backfired. When things are going wrong, that’s when you need a strong captain. Cricket is a thinking game, and a smart captain...