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Lack of competitive practice games challenge for India in England
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) The Indian team travelling to England may get enough time to get acclimatised ahead of the five-Test series against England after the World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand, but their biggest challenge will be the lack of competitive cricket for a month-and-a-half between the WTC final and the Test series.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Uncertainty for Saina, Srikanth as Oly qualifiers cancelled
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) In a setback for Indians hoping to qualify for this year's Tokyo Olympics, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) announced on Wednesday the cancellation of the last Olympic qualification event, the Singapore Open, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
Creating more goal-scoring opportunities important: Lalremsiami
Bengaluru, May 12 (IANS) India women's hockey team forward Lalremsiami will focus on creating more goal-scoring opportunities when the team competes at the Tokyo Olympics 70 days from now.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
Will know if I have fully recovered when I start practice: Saha
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) SunRisers Hyderabad wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha was one of many players in the Indian Premier League (IPL) who had tested positive for Covid-19, which eventually led to the indefinite postponement of the tournament itself.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Reputed hockey umpire Ravinder Sodhi passes away
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Hockey umpire Ravinder Singh Sodhi, who had officiated in the Indira Gandhi International Gold Cup at Lucknow in 1988, passed away in New Delhi on Wednesday following Covid-related complications. He was 66.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Former pace bowler RP Singh's father passes away due to Covid
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Former India pace bowler RP Singh's father died on Wednesday due to Covid-19.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Italian Open: Djokovic wins but loses cool in rain-marred match
Rome, May 12 (IANS) Serbia's Novak Djokovic got past American Taylor Fritz 6-3, 7-6(5) to advance to the third round of Italian Open but not before the world No. 1 had lost his cool against the chair umpire for not suspending the match because of rain.
2021-05-12
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Tennis
India's table tennis tiger Chandrasekhar dead fighting Covid
Chennai, May 12 (IANS) India's table tennis tiger 63-year old V. Chandrasekhar popularly known as Chandra succumbed to Covid-19 here on Wednesday.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Health/Medicine,Tennis
Perera named SL ODI captain ahead of B'desh series
Colombo, May 12 (IANS) Kusal Perera has been named Sri Lanka's ODI captain ahead of their three-match series against Bangladesh.
2021-05-12
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
India should play both Jadeja and Ashwin in WTC final: Ojha
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin should both be playing in the World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand for their prowess with the bat as much as their ability to take wickets, said Pragyan Ojha.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Chess Anand & 4 GMs Covid relief fund matches raises $5K
Chennai, May 12 (IANS) The online chess game site www.chess.com has already raised $5,000 towards Covid-19 in India in general and also to assist chess players affected by the pandemic, said an official.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Human Interest/Society,Betting Central,Other Sports
Shakib could give PSL a miss for DPL
Dhaka, May 12 (IANS) Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan could give the remainder of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) a miss to play the Dhaka Premier League (DPL) that starts on May 31. Shakib was one of three Bangladesh cricketers -- alongwith Liton Das and Mahmudullah -- who were picked by different franchises in the replacement draft for the remainder of the PSL.
2021-05-12
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
Sometimes miss Dhoni's guidance: Kuldeep Yadav
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Spinner Kuldeep Yadav has admitted that he misses the guidance he used to get from MS Dhoni when the latter kept wickets. Kuldeep has seen his international appearances nosedive since the end of 2019, which was also the year that Dhoni played his last match for India.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
This was the hardest: Guardiola on City's Premier League triumph
Manchester, May 12 (IANS) Manchester City won their third Premier League title under manager Pep Guardiola and their fifth overall and the Spaniard said that this one has been the toughest league victory yet because of the conditions created by the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-05-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Manchester City win 5th Premier League title in 10 years (Ld)
Manchester, May 12 (IANS) Manchester City were confirmed as Premier League champions once again after Manchester United were beaten 2-1 at home by Leicester City.
2021-05-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
2022 World Cup: FIFA holds meeting on workers' welfare
Lausanne, May 11 (IANS) FIFA held a virtual meeting with several member associations and confederations on Tuesday to discuss workers' welfare reforms and broader human rights in Qatar in connection with the countrys hosting of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Football
Manchester United extend Cavani's contract
London, May 11 (IANS) Manchester United have agreed to a one-year contract extension with Uruguayan striker Edison Cavani until June 2022, announced the English Premier League side.
2021-05-11
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
England cricket board reports big loss in 2020-21 due to Covid-19
London, May 11 (IANS) The raging Covid-19 pandemic caused England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) a loss of 16.1 million pounds in the financial year 2020-21.
2021-05-11
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
NZ w-k Watling to retire next month, after WTC final vs India
Auckland, May 11 (IANS) New Zealand Test wicketkeeper Bradley-John Watling, who is part of the New Zealand squad that will travel to England to play two Tests against host and the World Test Championship (WTC) final against India, will retire after the end of the tour.
2021-05-11
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Italian Open: Berrettini stretched in opener, Monfils exits
Rome, May 11 (IANS) Less than 48 hours after losing a tough Madrid Open final against Alexander Zverev, Italy's world No. 9 Matteo Berrettini was stretched by Georgia's Nikoloz Basilashvili 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 in the rain-affected opening round of the Italian Open tennis on Tuesday.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Tennis
Mumbai City's Ranawade recalls message from Pep
Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) Mumbai City FC defender Amey Ranawade will never forget the day he received a congratulatory message from Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola as he lay in a hospital bed recovering from head injury.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Williamson & Co to leave for England this weekend
Auckland, May 11 (IANS) New Zealand's Test players, who were in the Indian Premier League, will leave Maldives for England this weekend so as to be able to complete quarantine and practice ahead of the Test series that begins on June 2.
2021-05-11
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Buffon to end long stay at Juventus
Rome, May 11 (IANS) Gianluigi Buffon, regarded as one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time, wants to leave Italian league's multiple champions Juventus at the end of this season.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Rome Open: Garbine advances to 2nd round before rain stops play
Rome, May 11 (IANS) Spain's world No.12 Garbine Muguruza overcame rain and a last-minute change of opponent as she swept aside lucky loser Patricia Maria Tig of Romania 6-1, 6-2 in the opening round of the Italian Open tennis here on Tuesday.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Tennis
Don't want to go into 'ugly' details: Pak bowler Amir
Lahore, May 11 (IANS) Former Pakistan pace bowler Mohammed Amir has said that if he discloses the circumstances under which he had to quit international cricket, it will get 'very ugly'.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Domestic cricket taught me patience, routine: Nagwaswalla
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Left-arm pace bowler Arzan Nagwaswalla, who has been picked as a standby bowler for India's tour of England, has credited domestic cricket for realising the importance of routine and patience.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Caimi to don Hero MotoSports Team colours this year
Villamartin (Spain), May 11 (IANS) Argentinian rider Franco Caimi is all set to make his debut for Hero MotoSports Team Rally when their Road to Dakar 2022 campaign starts with Andalucia Rally here on Wednesday.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Motorsports
Video analysis helped us: Hockey defender Rohidas
Bengaluru, May 11 (IANS) Indian national hockey team defender Amit Rohidas has credited India's recent success in Europe and Argentina to his side's dedicated training based on inputs from video analysis.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
Batsmen couldn't analyse MI's Rahul Chahar in IPL: Sivaramakrishnan
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Mumbai Indians (MI) leg-spinner Rahul Chahar was impressive in the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL) because people could not analyse him, says former India leg-spinner Laxman Sivaramakrishnan.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Eng players will have little appetite for rescheduled IPL: Atherton
London, May 11 (IANS) England players are unlikely to be eager to go back to their Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises later in the year if a rescheduled 2021 season is held, said former captain Mike Atherton.
2021-05-11
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Babar Azam's ODI exploits get thumbs up from ICC
Dubai, May 11 (IANS) International Cricket Council's (ICC) Voting Academy member, Mpumelelo Mbangwa called Pakistan's prolific run-getter Babar Azam a 'sight to behold'.
2021-05-11
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
England may field new faces against New Zealand: Giles
London, May 11 (IANS) England may play a number of uncapped players in next month's Test series against New Zealand so as to keep regulars in the squad as fresh as possible for the Ashes that begins in December.
2021-05-11
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Pooran, Hetmyer among players retained by Warriors in CPL
St Kitts & Nevis, May 11 (IANS) Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer and Brandon King will be back in action for Guyana Amazon Warriors in the 2021 Caribbean Premier League after the franchise announced on Tuesday that it had retained 11 players from the last edition.
2021-05-11
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Lack of long format cricket reason behind Bhuvi's exclusion
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Bhuvneshwar Kumar's exclusion from the Test squad to England may have been surprising but lack of competitive multi-day cricket in recent times is being considered the reason behind Uttar Pradesh seamer not being flown to a country which offers help to his style of bowling.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Hussey tests positive for Covid-19 again
Chennai, May 11 (IANS) Chennai Super Kings' (CSK) batting coach Michael Hussey has tested positive for Covid-19 again.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
India pistol coach Smirnov grounded without visa
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) India's pistol coach Pavel Smirnov will not accompany the 28-member national shooting squad to Croatia on Tuesday due to delay in visa process.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Release Rs 60 cr for sports varsity construction: Punjab CM
Chandigarh, May 11 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday directed the Finance Department to immediately release the sanctioned amount of Rs 60 crore for the first phase construction of the Maharaja Bhupinder Singh Punjab Sports University (MBSPSU) in Patiala.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Politics
India pistol coach Smirnov grounded due to lack of visa
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) India's pistol coach Pavel Smirnov will not accompany the 28-member national shooting squad to Croatia on Tuesday since the Russian hasn't got a visa yet. The squad includes 13 shooters, who will attend an Olympic camp in the European country.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
IOC to 'work with full engagement' towards safe Olympics
Beijing, May 11 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will continue to "work with full engagement" towards a safe Olympics, an IOC spokesperson told Xinhua.
2021-05-11
Category: International, China,Sports,Other Sports
Dhawan could lead India in Sri Lanka white-ball series
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Opener Shikhar Dhawan could lead an India side for the limited-overs tour of Sri Lanka in July as the Indian cricket board looks to form a white-ball squad in the absence of top players who will be busy in England for Test matches at the time.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Leipzig seek maiden title to end Nagelsmann era in German Cup final
Berlin, May 11 (IANS) Julian Nagelsmann will have one last chance to finish his term at RB Leipzig with a first-ever major title for him and the club when they face Borussia Dortmund in the German Cup final on Thursday.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Aussies in quarantine rattled by falling rocket debris
Male (Maldives), May 11 (IANS) Nearly 37 Australian cricketers, officials and coaches were rattled by the sonic boom of Chinese rocket debris that crashed into the Indian Ocean on Sunday.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Anand, 4 other GMs to play exhibition matches for Covid relief
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Five-time chess world champion Vishwanathan Anand and four other Indian Grandmasters (GM) will play simultaneous online exhibition matches against other chess players on Thursday to raise funds for Covid-19 relief in the country.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
India have all bases covered for WTC final: Parthiv
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) India have all the bases covered for the World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand, said former wicketkeeper Parthiv Patel. Parthiv said that the fact that a batsman like KL Rahul is not finding a place in the squad shows how strong the batting lineup is.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Our fast bowlers enjoy each other's success: Shami
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Mohammed Shami says that the camaraderie that exists between him and the rest of the fast bowlers is key to the success of India's pace unit.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Chahar, Kaul get first dose of Covid-19 vaccine
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Fast bowlers Deepak Chahar and Siddhart Kaul said that they have both received their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine and urged others to do the same as soon as possible.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
India's limited overs series in SL to be played in Colombo: Report
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Colombo's R. Premadasa Stadium will host all the matches in India's upcoming limited overs series against Sri Lanka. Indian cricket board president Sourav Ganguly earlier said that India are set to travel to Sri Lanka in July for playing three ODIs and as many T20Is.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Windies may never return to dominate world cricket, says Ambrose
Antigua, May 11 (IANS) West Indies' glory days of the past may never come back, said legendary former fast bowler Curtly Ambrose. Ambrose said that the West Indies may be able to be competitive and climb up the International Cricket Council's (ICC) rankings again but the team may never be able to dominate world cricket the way they did during his playing days.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Cricket
Felt safe in IPL bubble but travel was going to be challenge: Pamment
Auckland, May 11 (IANS) Players and staff felt safe in the Indian Premier League's (IPL) bio-bubble but travelling was always going to be a challenge, said Mumbai Indians fielding coach James Pamment.
2021-05-11
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
MCC rejects bamboo bats, says will ponder further
London, May 11 (IANS) The Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) has rejected the idea of bats made from bamboo being used in professional cricket for now but said that it will discuss the topic at the next Laws sub-committee meeting.
2021-05-11
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket