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Shahid Afridi tests positive for Covid-19
Karachi, Jan 27 (IANS) Former a[ ll-rounder Shahid Afridi, who is representing Quetta Gladiators in this year's Pakistan Super League (PSL), has tested positive for Covid-19 on Thursday. The former Pakistan captain will quarantine himself at home following PCB's protocols and will be reintegrated into the squad after a negative test.
2022-01-27
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Women's Hundred competition shortened to avoid clash with Commonwealth Games 2022
London, Jan 27 (IANS) The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Thursday announced that the 2022 women's hundred competition has been shortened by eight matches to avoid a clash with the Commonwealth Games (CWG) at Birmingham.
2022-01-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Krunal Pandya's Twitter account hacked; hacker asks for bitcoins from followers
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) India all-rounder Krunal Pandya became a victim of cybercrime after someone hacked into his Twitter account, demanding Bitcoins from the followers on Thursday.
2022-01-27
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
SA v IND: This ODI series has been a "good eye-opener" for us, says Dravid
Cape Town, Jan 24 (IANS) After suffering a crushing 3-0 loss against South Africa, head coach Rahul Dravid on Sunday said that this series is a "good eye-opener" for the team but there is still a lot of time before the 2023 ODI World Cup and India will get better in the near future.
2022-01-24
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
England score dramatic one-run win against West Indies, level T20I series
Bridgetown (Barbados), Jan 24 (IANS) Jason Roy's middle-order flurry and plenty of luck helped England claim their first win in any format since November 1, defeating hosts West Indies by a single run in the second T20 International at the Kensington Oval here on Monday (IST).
2022-01-24
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
After Ashes success, Australia's big challenge is to do well overseas: Lyon
Sydney, Jan 24 (IANS) Australian off-spinner Nathan Lyon feels that while the country's cricket team has ample depth, the real test will come when the side plays overseas tours, especially in the sub-continent.
2022-01-24
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
U-19 CWC: It's surreal; doesn't feel real, says Raghuvanshi on batting performance
Tarouba (Trinidad), Jan 24 (IANS) Indian Under-19 cricketer Angkrish Raghuvanshi has said that he is still soaking in the landmark achievement of securing a double-century partnership with Raj Bawa in their U-19 ICC Cricket World Cup Group B match against Uganda at the Brian Lara Stadium.
2022-01-24
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Cricket
It means a lot as a player, says Bavuma on 3-0 ODI win against India
Cape Town, Jan 24 (IANS) South Africa captain Temba Bavuma said winning the ODI series 3-0 against India means a lot for him as a player. He added that defeating a strong India side at home speaks volumes of his captaincy in white-ball cricket.
2022-01-24
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Losses are part of learning process: Laxman tells dejected Ugandan U-19 team
Tarouba (Trinidad), Jan 24 (IANS) Former India cricketer VVS Laxman, who is part of the Indian team's support staff at the U-19 Cricket World Cup here, gave a pep-talk to the Ugandan side after it lost to India Under-19 by 326 runs in a Group B game here on January 22.
2022-01-24
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Martina Navratilova blasts Peng Shuai T-shirt ban
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Retired tennis star Martina Navratilova has blasted a decision by Australian Open organisers to ban T-shirts supporting Chinese player Peng Shuai, BBC reported.
2022-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Tennis
Berrettini advances to Australian Open quarters, to face Monfils
Melbourne, Jan 24 (IANS) Wimbledon finalist Matteo Berrettini of Italy rode his luck to advance to the quarterfinals of the Australian Open with a 7-5, 7-6(4) 6-4 win against 30-year-old Spanish stalwart Pablo Carreno Busta at the Melbourne Park here.
2022-01-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Pakistan captain Babar Azam named ICC Men's ODI Cricketer of the Year for 2021
Dubai, Jan 24 (IANS) Pakistan captain Babar Azam on Monday was named as ICC Men's ODI Cricketer of the Year for 2021. Azam beat competition from Bangladesh's Shakib al Hasan, South Africa's Janneman Malan and Ireland's Paul Sterling to win the award. Earlier, in this edition of the ICC awards, Azam was selected as the captain of the men's ODI and T20I elevens of the year 2021.
2022-01-24
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
South Africa's Erasmus adjudged as ICC Umpire of the Year for 2021
Dubai, Jan 24 (IANS) South Africa's Marais Erasmus on Monday has been adjudged as the ICC Umpire of the Year for 2021. It is the third time Erasmus is winning the David Shepherd Trophy after winning it previously in 2016 and 2017.
2022-01-24
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Happy with the progression of the side, says SA coach Boucher
Cape Town, Jan 24 (IANS) South African cricket head coach Mark Boucher said he was happy with the "progression" of the side, adding that the team had turned the corner following victories in the Test and ODI series against India.
2022-01-24
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
India fined for slow over-rate after losing third ODI
Cape Town, Jan 24 (IANS) India have been fined 40 per cent of their match fees for maintaining a slow over-rate against South Africa in the third and final ODI of the series in Cape Town on Sunday. In the match, India were bowled out for 283 in 49.2 overs while chasing 288 at the Newlands Cricket Ground, which meant South Africa won the series 3-0.
2022-01-24
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
India opener Smriti Mandhana named ICC women's Cricketer of the Year for 2021
Dubai, Jan 24 (IANS) India opener Smriti Mandhana on Monday was named as ICC women's Cricketer of the Year for 2021. After being named in the ICC's women's T20I team of the year, Smriti has now won the Rachael Heyhoe-Flint Trophy awarded to the ICC women's cricketer of the year for the second time after 2018.
2022-01-24
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Expecting a long battle with Nadal in Australian Open quarters: Shapovalov
Melbourne, Jan 24 (IANS) Ace Canadian tennis player Denis Shapovalov is expecting a "long battle" with Spanish stalwart Rafael Nadal when the two clash in the Australian Open quarterfinal here on Tuesday.
2022-01-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
England captain Root named ICC Men's Test Cricketer of the Year for 2021
Dubai, Jan 24 (IANS) England captain Joe Root on Monday has been named as the ICC Men's Test Cricketer of the Year for 2021. Root beat stiff competition from New Zealand pacer Kyle Jamieson, Sri Lanka opener Dimuth Karunaratne and India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin to clinch the award.
2022-01-24
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Zimbabwe great Taylor alleges Indian businessman tried to force him to spot-fix matches
Harare, Jan 24 (IANS) Former Zimbabwe wicketkeeper-batter Brendan Taylor has made explosive claims that an unnamed Indian businessman allegedly tried to force him to spot-fix international games, threatening to make public a video of the cricketer taking cocaine if he did not submit to his command.
2022-01-24
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Sports,Cricket
Dissecting the reasons behind where India lost the ODI series
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) India had started their tour of South Africa on a bright note, winning the Centurion Test by 113 runs. But after that, South Africa came back to win the next two Tests and take the series 2-1. One expected that with the ODI series, there will be a change in results.
2022-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
South Africa's Lizelle Lee adjudged as ICC women's ODI Cricketer of the Year
Dubai, Jan 24 (IANS) South Africa opener Lizelle Lee on Monday was adjudged as the ICC women's ODI Cricketer of the Year. Lizelle beat the challenge from Englands Tammy Beaumont, West Indies' Hayley Matthews and Pakistan's Fatima Sana to be the first player from South Africa to win the award.
2022-01-24
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Pakistan pacer Shaheen Afridi named ICC men's Cricketer of the Year for 2021
Dubai, Jan 24 (IANS) Pakistan left-arm pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi on Monday was named as the ICC men's Cricketer of the Year for 2021. At 21 years, Afridi is the youngest cricketer ever to get the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy and is the first Pakistani player to receive the honour as well. It is also the fourth individual trophy bagged by Pakistan in this edition of the ICC awards.
2022-01-24
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Swiatek gets past Cirstea; Cornet in Grand Slam QF for first time in 63 attempts
Melbourne, Jan 24 (IANS) Polish tennis ace Iga Swiatek dropped her first set of the Australian Open, but rallied to beat Sorana Cirstea of Romania 5-7, 6-3, 6-3 to reach her first quarterfinal at Melbourne Park here on Monday.
2022-01-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Squash: Ministry approves hiring of Chris Walker to pursue better returns in Asian Games
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) The Sports Ministry has approved the engagement of two-time World Squash Championships medallist Chris Walker as Foreign Coach for the Indian team for the Asian Games later this year.
2022-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Athapaththu leads Sri Lanka in winning ICC Commonwealth Games Qualifier 2022
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 24 (IANS) Sri Lanka captain Chamari Athapaththu produced a superb all-round effort to help her team defeat Bangladesh by 22 runs and win the ICC Commonwealth Games Qualifier 2022 at the Kinrara Oval in Kuala Lumpur on Monday.
2022-01-24
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Cricket
SA vs Ind: Big thank you BCCI, Jay Shah, Ganguly and the Indian players, says Graeme Smith
Cape Town, Jan 24 (IANS) South Africa's director of cricket Graeme Smith has thanked BCCI president Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah and the Indian team for showing 'faith' in Cricket South Africa (CSA) to organise the tour of the country, which concluded on Sunday.
2022-01-24
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Women's Asian Cup: AFC clarifies situation arising out of India's withdrawal
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) AFter India's inability to put up a team for the match against Chinese Taipei and subsequent withdrawal from the Women's Asian Cup 2022, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has clarified that matches involving three of the four teams in other groups will be considered for deciding the quarter-final spots.
2022-01-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
PKL 8: We are looking to ride on the momentum and keep winning matches, says Rohit Gulia
Bengaluru, Jan 24 (IANS) The Haryana Steelers will be looking to continue their good form after registering a thrilling 36-35 victory over U.P. Yoddha in Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) Season 8. The Haryana side is all set to take on Gujarat Giants in their next match in Bengaluru on Wednesday.
2022-01-24
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Other Sports
India opener Smriti Mandhana named ICC women's Cricketer of the Year for 2021 (ld)
Dubai, Jan 24 (IANS) India opener Smriti Mandhana on Monday was named ICC women's Cricketer of the Year for 2021. After being named in the ICC's women's T20I team of the year, Smriti has now won the Rachael Heyhoe-Flint Trophy awarded to the ICC women's cricketer of the year for the second time after 2018.
2022-01-24
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Mumbai golf prodigy Krishiv gears up for Olympics 2024
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Mumbai-born Krishiv KL Tekchandani, touted as Indian golfings most promising young achiever, has a vision for 2024 - to represent India at the Olympics 2024 and bring home the Gold.
2022-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Golf
Pramod Bhagat, Sukant Kadam enjoy weekend in Spain, share video on Insta
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) World No 1 Pramod Bhagat and World No 4 Sukant Kadam, who are currently in Spain for training, took time out from their busy schedule to go sightseeing during the weekend.
2022-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
Prime Volleyball League to be held in Hyderabad in February
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) The management of the Prime Volleyball League has decided to shift the tournament's venue from Kochi to Hyderabad. The tournament will now be held at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium.
2022-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Punjab Governor honours ice hockey champs from Ladakh
Chandigarh, Jan 24 (IANS) After winning the 9th IHAI National Womens Ice Hockey Championship in Himachal Pradesh, the winning team from Ladakh on their way back home was felicitated by Punjab Governor Banwarilal Purohit, here on Monday.
2022-01-24
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Other Sports,Politics
Odisha Open Badminton: Excitement galore amongst players, organisers
Bhubaneswar, Jan 24 (IANS) Odisha Open Super 100, the first-ever international badminton tournament, recognised by the Badminton World Federation (BWF), on Odisha soil is all set to start at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium, Cuttack, on Tuesday.
2022-01-24
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Badminton
Lucknow IPL franchise announces name, to be called Lucknow Super Giants
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) The official IPL team of Lucknow, owned by RPSG Group, named its side Lucknow Super Giants on Saturday ahead of the mega auction. The announcement was made by Sanjiv Goenka on social media on Monday.
2022-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Australian Open: Girls from Iran, Kenya win first Grand Slam matches for their countries
Melbourne, Jan 24 (IANS) Two female players produced milestone moments for Iran and Kenya at Australian Opens juniors on Monday, winning the first matches for their respective countries at a Grand Slam tennis competition.
2022-01-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Every Indian should visit the National War Memorial, says wrestler Anshu Malik
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Wrestler Anshu Malik, who recently etched her name in history books by becoming the first Indian woman to win silver in the World Championships, visited the National War Memorial here on Monday.
2022-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
PKL 8: Maninder Singh helps Warriors thrash Pink Panthers
Bengaluru, Jan 24 (IANS) Maninder Singh was the star for defending champions Bengal Warriors as they beat Jaipur Pink Panthers 41-22 in Match 75 of Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) Season 8 at The Sheraton Grand, Whitefield, here on Monday. Captain Maninder scored 13 points and was supported by his entire team in securing a win that will improve their playoff chances. Jaipur's Arjun Deshwal picked up 10 points but received very little support from his defence and offence.
2022-01-24
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Other Sports
Women's Asian Cup: Australia power past Philippines; Thailand beat Indonesia in Group B
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) Australia marched towards the AFC Women's Asian Cup 2022 quarter-finals with their second win in Group B while Thailand bounced back from the defeat to the Philippines to maintain their hopes of reaching the knockout stages.
2022-01-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
National Poker Series returns with its 2nd edition, starts from March
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) National Poker Series India is back with its second edition in 2022. The series, scheduled to begin from March 6, has announced a prize pool of 18.5 crores for 84 tournaments across 15 days.
2022-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Women's Asian Cup: Japan cruise into quarters; Korea keep hopes alive
Pune, Jan 24 (IANS) Two-time defending champions Japan registered their second successive win to cruise into the quarter-finals of the AFC Women's Asian Cup football championships. South Korea moved to the verge of the last-eight stage on Monday with a 2-0 win over a resolute Myanmar side in another Group C match played at Pune's Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Balewadi.
2022-01-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Indian golfer Lahiri way back with 75 in final round at Amex; Swafford takes title
La Quinta (California), Jan 24 (IANS) A week that began with promise ended in disappointment as Anirban Lahiri carded 3-over 75 in the final round of the American Express Championship. Lahiri totalled 5-under 283 for four days and was Tied 66th.
2022-01-24
Category: International, United States,Sports,Golf
ISL 2021-22: Dominant Hyderabad FC beat East Bengal 4-0 to go top
Vasco (Goa), Jan 24 (IANS) After a long break, Hyderabad FC were back to their best at the Tilak Maidan, as they defeated SC East Bengal 4-0, to reclaim the top spot in the Indian Super League (ISL) 2021-22 table in style on Monday night.
2022-01-24
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Asia Cup Hockey: India beat Singapore 9-1 to clinch semis berth
Muscat (Oman), Jan 24 (IANS) India bounced back in style from their 0-2 defeat to Japan, thrashing Singapore 9-1 to book a place in the semi-finals of the Women's Asia Cup hockey championship here on Monday.
2022-01-24
Category: International, Oman,Sports,Hockey
PKL 8: Defence helps Puneri Paltan decimate Dabang Delhi
Bengaluru, Jan 24 (IANS) Puneri Paltan came up with a dominant display to thrash Dabang Delhi K.C. 42-25 in Match 76 of Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) Season 8 at The Sheraton Grand, Whitefield, here on Monday. The team from Pune dominated the mat right from the first whistle to inflict a morale-depleting loss on Season 7 runners-up Delhi.
2022-01-24
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Other Sports
U-19 CWC: Bawa, Raghuvanshi's tons help India smash several records on way to crushing Uganda
Tarouba (Trinidad), Jan 23 (IANS) Raj Bawa and Angkrish Raghuvanshi smashed fine centuries as India recorded their second-highest score in an Under-19 Men's Cricket World Cup match to crush Uganda by a massive 326 runs, as the four-time champions went through as group winners to the Super League of the ICC U-19 World Cup at the Brian Lara Stadium here on Sunday (IST).
2022-01-23
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Cricket
U-19 CWC: Pakistan thrash PNG, set up Super League clash with Australia
Port of Spain (Trinidad), Jan 23 (IANS) Pakistan eased to one of the most facile wins in the current edition of the Under-19 ICC Cricket World, thrashing Papua New Guinea by nine wickets in a low-scoring Group C game at the Queen's Park Oval here on Sunday (IST).
2022-01-23
Category: International, United States,Sports,Cricket
Sydney Sixers' Dan Christian slams Cricket Australia for not allowing Smith to play in BBL
Melbourne, Jan 23 (IANS) Big Bash League (BBL) side Sydney Sixers' all-rounder Dan Christian has slammed Cricket Australia (CA) for not allowing batting stalwart Steve Smith from playing in their Play-off game against Perth Scorchers, which they lost by 49 runs at the Marvel Stadium here.
2022-01-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Holder takes 4 wickets as England suffer crushing 9-wicket loss to West Indies
Bridgetown (Barbados), Jan 23 (IANS) England's T20 International series against hosts West Indies got off to a disappointing start with the Eoin Morgan-led side suffering a nine-wicket defeat in a D/N match at the Kensington Oval on Sunday (IST).
2022-01-23
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
U-19 CWC: Afghanistan, Bangladesh score big wins; sail into Super League
Diego Martin (Trinidad), Jan 23 (IANS) Afghanistan and Bangladesh scored big wins against their rivals, Zimbabwe and UAE, respectively as they advanced to the Super League quarterfinals on the final day of group-stage matches in the Under-19 ICC Cricket World Cup on Sunday (IST).
2022-01-23
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Cricket