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Ganguly's rise to BCCI chief's post an inspiration for ATK players

KOLKATA:ATK and Indian national team football players Pritam Kotal and Pronay Halder on Thursday hailed team co-owner Sourav Ganguly who is set to become the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president on October 23, saying the development has inspired them to win the third title.

110 players allocated to 8 teams for Abu Dhabi T10 league

ABU DHABI:The annual player draft of the Abu Dhabi T10 league in the nations capital saw 110 players allocated to eight teams, as well as a host of superstars unveiled for the first time.

Mithali shuts down troll criticising her language preferences

NEW DELHI:Ace Indian cricketer Mithali Raj has shut down a troll who targeted her for her language preferences.
Mithali, who completed 20 years in international cricket during the recent ODI series against South Africa, was criticised by a fan who believed the cricketer, who hails from a Tamil family, ignores her mother tongue and only speaks in English, Hindi and Telugu.

Chris Tremain returns to Sydney Thunder in BBL

SYDNEY:Right-arm Australian pacer Chris Tremain has penned down a three-year deal with Big Bash League (BBL) franchise Sydney Thunder.

Pune Test: Faf goes, leaves SA in tatters at

PUNE:Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin removed Faf Du Plessis before Vernon Philander and Keshav Maharaj showed some semblance of a fight as South Africa reached 197/8, still 404 runs behind at Tea on Day 3 of the ongoing second Test here on Saturday.

World trade is likely to slow down further in 2019: RBI

NEW DELHI:The Indian economy, which is already witnessing a slowdown, may be hit further with the world trade expected to drop further, according to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

Pune Test: Fan breaches security cordon, enters field

PUNE:A fan on Saturday dodged the security personnel at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium during the ongoing 2nd Test between India and South Africa, and made his way on to the playing field.

Cricket Test Championship is a serious business

The ICC World Test Championship has got underway in just the right fashion for India -- a clean-sweep in the West Indies and it looks like a similar demolition of South Africa at home too. India are well up on the championship table and with their next series against Bangladesh, they should reap-in a substantial lead against their rivals.

US announces sanctions on Gupta brothers of South Africa

WASHINGTON:The US Department of Treasury on Thursday announced it had imposed sanctions on the high-profile Gupta brothers - Ajay, Atul and Rajesh - of South Africa and their associate Salim Essa for corruption.

Patel never accepted Gandhi's leadership blindly: Tushar Gandhi

NEW DELHI: Despite his unique relationship with Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar Patel "never accepted his leadership blindly", according to Tushar Arun Gandhi, the great-grandson of the Father of the Nation.

India start home leg of World Test Championship with SA series

NEW DELHI:  After a commanding performance in their inaugural Test series of the World Test Championships against the West Indies, Team India will now look to further strengthen their position at the top of the points table when they take on South Africa to begin the home leg of the championship with a three-match series.

Rohit can lead in T20Is if Virat feels overworked: Yuvraj

NEW DELHI:  Former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh feels the team management could think of considering Rohit Sharma as the T20I captain if Virat Kohli feels he is getting overworked as there are three formats now.

Harmanpreet, Mandhana & Rodrigues set to miss WBBL

SURAT:  India's Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana and Jemimah Rodrigues are likely to miss the first standalone Women's Big Bash League (WBBL) set to start from October 18 to December 8.

Bumrah out of home Tests in 2019, likely to return for WI T20Is

NEW DELHI: With just over a week left for the opening game of the three-Test series against South Africa, the Indian team management suffered a huge blow as it came to the fore that pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah had been ruled out of the series due to a minor stress fracture in his lower back. The team management is now targeting a West Indies series return for the fast bowler.

Bumrah ruled out of SA Test series, Umesh replaces him

NEW DELHI:  In a major blow to India ahead of the Test series at home against South Africa, star pacer Jasprit Bumrah was on Tuesday ruled out of the three-match series due to injury. Umesh Yadav will replace Bumrah.

This day, 2007: When Dhoni & Co were crowned World T20 champions

NEW DELHI:  With one wicket in hand, Pakistan needed six runs from four balls. Joginder Sharma was under immense pressure after giving away seven runs of the first two balls -- a wide and a six over long-off. Misbah-ul-Haq was at the crease along with Mohammed Asif and all the players in the Pakistani dug-out were on their feet, waiting for Misbah to score the winning shot and celebrate what would have been one of their biggest wins at the international stage.

Pant not succeeding at No.4, must bat down the order: VVS

BENGALURU:  Former India batsman V.V.S Laxman believes young wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant is not able to succeed at the No. 4 spot and that's why he should come down the order in order to express himself more freely at the international stage.

Wanted to come out of comfort zone: Kohli on batting 1st

BENGALURU:  India skipper Virat Kohli said the team wanted to get out of their comfort zone and that's why he chose to bat first in a bid to get a big score in the third and final T20I, which the Men in Blue lost to South Africa by nine wickets.

Iyer, Pandey will keep Rahul on his toes: Ganguly

NEW DELHI:  Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly feels Lokesh Rahul will be kept on his toes by Shreyas Iyer and Manish Pandey for the no. 4 slot in ODIs, a position which has been debated a lot by the team management over the last couple of years.

Modi to convey India's vision via unprecedented level of diplomacy at UN

UNITED NATONS:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his team of ministers will swoop through the United Nations next week in a whirlwind of unprecedented high global diplomacy, as he will articulate his vision of India's place in the world, said India's Permanent Representative at the UN Syed Akbaruddin.


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