Thursday, December 09, 2021

The Ashes: Wherever it's played, fifth Test will be a day-night affair, says CA CEO

BRISBANE:Cricket Australia (CA) CEO Nick Hockley confirmed on Thursday that the fifth Ashes Test will be a day-night affair. He added that with many states showing interest in hosting the fifth Test, an announcement on the same will come in the near future.

Champions League: Lille, Salzburg secure spots in last 16

SAFF U-19 Women's Championship: Indian football team leaves for Dhaka

NEW DELHI: The India U-19 women's football team left for Dhaka on Wednesday where they will compete in the SAFF U-19 Women's Championship, with their opening fixture scheduled for December 13 against Sri Lanka.

Winter Olympics: IOC does not foresee any situation to postpone Beijing 2022 Games

LAUSANNE: With just around 55 days to go Winter Olympic Games in Beijing and despite the threat of worsening of the global Covid-19 pandemic due to the new strain of the Novel Coronavirus, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) does not foresee a situation in which it would be forced to postpone the upcoming Winter Olympic Games like it had to do in case of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Commit more time, money to develop spin bowling skills: NZ great to players

AUCKLAND: Former New Zealand skipper Jeremy Coney had demanded the Black Caps commit more time, energy and money to develop their spin bowling skills in the wake of the humiliating loss to India in the second and final Test at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Monday.

ICC T20 World Cup Australia fixtures to be announced on January 21

DUBAI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday said that the full fixture set for the ICC T20 World Cup in Australia next year will be announced on January 21, 2022.

US to announce diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics

NEW DELHI: The administration of US President Joe Biden is expected to announce this week that no American government officials will attend the 2022 Beijing Olympics, implementing a diplomatic boycott of the games, CNN reported.

South Africa men claim best ever Junior World Cup finish

BHUBANESWAR: South Africa produced a superb display to defeat Korea and secure their best ever finish at a men’s Junior World Cup as the 9th to 16th classification positions were decided here on Saturday.

Asian Champions Trophy: Indian women's hockey team to begin campaign vs Thailand

DONGHAE: Ahead of the Indian women's hockey team's campaign in the Asian Champions Trophy against Thailand on December 5, captain and goalkeeper Savita said that the side's focus was on making a good start, especially since the group would be playing its first competitive game after the Tokyo Olympics.

Dominic Drakes guides Delhi Bulls into Abu Dhabi T10 final

ABU DHABI: Barbadian left-arm pace bowler Dominic Drakes bowled a spectacular two overs in which he took four wickets, as the 23-year-old guided Delhi Bulls to the final of the Abu Dhabi T10 with a huge 49-run win over Team Abu Dhabi in Qualifier 2 here.

India to field hockey teams at Birmingham Commonwealth Games

MUMBAI: Reversing the decision announced by Hockey India president Gyanandro Ningombam a few months back, the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has stuck a deal with the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF), promising that India's men's and women's hockey teams will participate in next year's Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

IND v NZ, 2nd Test: Match to start at 12 noon

MUMBAI: The entire first session on the opening day of the second Test between India and New Zealand was lost on Friday in drying up the wet patches on the bowler's run-up area, and play will now start at 12 noon.

Spain rain 17 goals against USA and India net 13-1 against Canada in MJWC

BHUBANESWAR: An astonishing 70 goals were scored on the second day of action at the FIH Odisha Hockey Men’s Junior World Cup Bhubaneswar 2021, with Spain setting a new record for goals scored at the event in a single match as the European side put 17 goals past the USA. The previous record was a 13-0 victory for India against Singapore at the 1982 Junior World Cup.

Former New Zealand coach Hesson denies claims of Australia phobia

AUCKLAND:Former New Zealand head coach Mike Hesson denied that the Blackcaps have a phobia when playing against Australia. He added that Australia playing swing better than India means they match-up evenly against New Zealand, who in turn do well against India. The comments by Hesson come after New Zealand lost the Men's T20 World Cup final to Australia in Dubai on November 14.

Badminton: Sindhu reaches quarter-finals in Indonesia Masters

BALI: India's PV Sindhu reached the women's singles quarter-finals of the 2021 Indonesia Masters badminton tournament, beating Spain's Clara Azurmendi in three sets here on Thursday.

My watch worth Rs 1.50 crore, not Rs 5 crore: Hardik Pandya

MUMBAI: A peeved cricketer Hardik Pandya on Tuesday said that contrary to speculation, the watch in his possession when he arrived from Dubai early on Monday with Team India was worth Rs 1.50 crore, and not Rs 5-crore.

Indian team for FIH Hockey Women's Junior World Cup South Africa

NEW DELHI: Hockey India on Monday named an 18-member Indian junior women's hockey team who will vie for honours at the FIH Hockey Women's Junior World Cup South Africa 2021. The event, slated to begin on December 5, will witness 16 top teams from across the globe battle for the title which was previously won by Argentina in 2016. India’s best performance in this prestigious event came in 2013 where they won the Bronze medal after beating England.

ICC should ensure a level-playing field, says Sunil Gavaskar

NEW DELHI: Legendary cricketer Sunil Gavaskar has said that the advantage that teams have had batting second in the ICC T20 World Cup in the UAE is something that the world governing body (ICC) should look into.

Haryana bag six gold medals in Sub-Junior National Judo

CHANDIGARH: Haryana boys bagged three gold medals in the Sub-Junior National Judo Championship 2021-22, organized by Judo Federation of India at Chandigarh University, Mohali here.

Pargat Singh dedicates to people biography of India's first Arjuna awardee Olympian Gurbachan Singh Bhullar

CHANDIGARH: "The sporting life of the legendary first Arjuna Awardee athlete Gurbachan Singh Randhawa who made the country shine like a star in the International athletics arena, would forever be a beacon of inspiration for the other Indian players till eternity." These views were expressed here today by the Sports, Higher Education and Linguistics Minister Pargat Singh while dedicating to the people the biography 'Uddna Baaz' of Olympian Gurbachan Singh Randhawa penned by eminent sports writer Navdeep Singh Gill.

Jr Hockey World Cup: Vivek Sagar Prasad named captain of 18-member squad

BHUBANESWAR:  Tokyo Olympics bronze medallist Vivek Sagar Prasad was on Thursday named as captain of the 18-member Indian team that will defend its title at the FIH Hockey Men's Junior World Cup to be held at Bhubaneswar from November 24.

T20 World Cup: New Zealand will enjoy playing in third final in three years

ABU DHABI:Playing in three finals in three years would be a great achievement for any nation, and for a small country like New Zealand, it is a special feeling to reach their third final across different formats in as many years.

Sanjay Bangar appointed RCB head coach

BENGALURU:  Indian Premier League (IPL) side Royal Challengers Bangalore on Tuesday announced the appointment of former India batting coach Sanjay Bangar as head coach of the franchise for the 2022 season of the lucrative league.

Son of a home guard, Shardanand aims for junior hockey World Cup berth

BHUBANESWAR; India junior hockey team defender Shardanand Tiwari says that being a part of the probables for the junior World Cup is just the first step in his career and his aim is to make it to the senior team and win medals for the country.

Despite several positives at T20 WC, Afghanistan stare at cricketing wilderness

ABU DHABI:Coming into the ICC T20 World Cup three days before the start of the tournament, putting the turmoil at home on the backburner and trying to jell as a team does take a lot of effort.

Ruud joins Djokovic, Medvedev, Tsitsipas in elite ATP Finals list

TURIN: Casper Ruud will make his debut at the ATP Finals after clinching his spot at the Rolex Paris Masters defeating Marcus Giron of the United States. The 22-year-old is the first Norwegian to earn a spot in the season finale, to be played at the Pala Alpitour in Turin from November 14-21.

'Aaram se': Brett Lee spells out in Hindi what Australia should do at T20 World Cup

DUBAI: Jos Buttler's hammering would have rattled one of the title favourites Australia in the ICC T20 World Cup but former pace bowler Brett Lee feels it's not a 'doom-and-gloom' scenario for his side just yet, and that Aaron Finch's team should "relax" and "go about things patiently".

Big jolt for Barca as Sergio Aguero out for three months with possible heart complaint

MARID:  FC Barcelona have confirmed that striker Sergio Aguero will be out of action for at least three months as they try to determine the cause of the irregular heartbeat which saw him forced out of the 1-1 draw at home to Alaves on October 30.

Trials of Punjab hockey team for Khelo India Youth games on November 6

CHANDIGARH: Director Sports Punjab Mr Parminder Pal Singh Sandhu today said that trials of Punjab Hockey team for Khelo India Youth games will be held on November 6.

Two Paralympians from Rajasthan nominated for Khel Ratna

JAIPUR:  Two paralympic players from Rajasthan, Avani Lekhara, and Krishna Nagar, who won gold medals in the recently held Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, have been recommended for the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award, the highest recognition for sports in the country.

Punjab CM lays foundation stone of sports stadium in memory of farmers who lost their lives during farm laws agitation

RUPNAGAR: Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi today laid foundation stone of Sports Stadium at Village Roademajra in Sri Chamkaur Sahib Constituency in the presence of renowned environmentalist Baba Balbir Singh Seechewal.

Harbhajan, Amir twitter war after India's loss to Pakistan

NEW DELHI:Former India spinner Harbhajan Singh and Pakistan pace bowler Mohammad Amir have been involved in a war of words on social media ever since Virat Kohli's side suffered a 10-wicket loss at the hands of the Babar Azam-led team on October 24.

World Boxing: Deepak, Sumit and Narender maintain India's winning run

NEW DELHI: Extending India's winning momentum at the AIBA World Boxing Championships, Deepak Bhoria, Sumit and Narender started their campaign with commanding victories on the second day of the competition in Belgrade, Serbia.

'Stay humble and dream big', coach Stimac's mantra ahead of big UAE game

DUBAI: Ahead of the India Under-23 football team's game against the UAE, national coach Igor Stimac has said that he had told his boys to "stay humble, and dream big", as what they have achieved after defeating favourites Oman in the opening game was something big.

T20 World Cup: New Zealand, an unpleasant opposition for Team India at ICC events

NEW DELHI: When the Virat Kohli-led Indian cricket team take field against New Zealand in the ongoing Men's T20 World Cup on Sunday, they will aim to leave the ghosts of poor records versus Black Caps in major International Cricket Council (ICC) events behind and script a new history on the map of world cricket.

No mental scars from 2016 T20 World Cup final; we've moved on: Eoin Morgan

DUBAI:England skipper Eoin Morgan has emphatically said that there will be "no" mental scars when his side takes on defending champions West Indies in their opening ICC T20 World Cup 'Super 12' game here late on Saturday.

T20 WC: Will try to be competitive against India, Pak; says Namibia coach De Bruyn

SHARJAH: After a historic win over Ireland, Namibia coach Pierre de Bruyn on Friday said that facing teams like India, Pakistan and New Zealand in the ongoing T20 Men's World Cup will be a great experience for his players and they will try to be as competitive as they can on the field.

T20 World Cup: Ireland win toss, opt to bat against Namibia

SHARJAH:  Ireland captain Andrew Balbirnie won the toss and opted to bat against Namibia in the 11th match of ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021 at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, here on Friday.

Manchester United owners pick bid documents for IPL franchise

MUMBAI: The Indian Premier League (IPL) is attracting attention of foreign investors as it gets ready to add two new franchises in the upcoming season.

Pique turns striker to keep Barca's Champions League hopes alive

BARCELONA:  Barcelona clinched their first points of the 2021 Champions League campaign with victory against Dynamo Kiev.


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