Tuesday, December 06, 2022


Teachers' scam: 40 more illegal recruits identified, names to be published soon

KOLKATA: West Bengal School Service Commission (WBSSC) on Tuesday submitted to the Calcutta High Court 40 additional names who were "wrongly recommended" for teachers' appointment for 9th and 10th standards in state-run schools.

West Indies pacer Cottrell relishing prospect of playing for Desert Vipers in ILT20

DUBAI: West Indies pace bowler Sheldon Cottrell is set to report for duty with the Desert Vipers in ILT20 and is relishing the prospect of playing in a top-class tournament.

Pakistan's Haris Rauf ruled out of Test series v England

RAWALPINDI: A grade-II strain in right quad has ruled Haris Rauf out of the Test series against England. The fast bowler underwent an MRI during the first day's play of the Rawalpindi Test after he rolled over the ball while fielding.

Brazil storms into quarters, Asian teams bite the dust; mixed reactions from football lovers in Kolkata

KOLKATA: It was a mixed bag for football lovers in Kolkata till the early hours of Tuesday. While Brazil fans cheered lustily till after 3 am on Tuesday after Neymar Jr's team trounced South Korea 4-1 to storm into the quarterfinals of the ongoing Football World Cup Finals in Qatar, some like Soumya Saha lamented the exit of all Asian teams from the tournament.

Major blow to Pakistan's World Test Championship final hopes after loss to England

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan's 74-run loss to Ben Stokes' England in the opening Test here on Monday has severely jeopardised the hosts' chances of securing a World Test Championship (WTC) final berth.

Never underestimate us: Croatia coach Dalic

DOHA: Zlatko Dalic praised his side's resilience as Croatia held their nerve yet again to qualify for the quarterfinals of the World Cup.

India fined 80% match fee for slow over-rate in one-wicket loss to Bangladesh in first ODI

DHAKA: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday said India have been fined 80 percent of their match fee for maintaining a slow over-rate against Bangladesh in the first ODI, which the visitors lost by one wicket at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium (SNBCS) in Mirpur on Sunday.

Kim Garth "very excited" on return to international cricket after "moving across the world"

MUMBAI: In June 2020, Ireland's fast-bowling all-rounder Kim Garth, who had played her first international match at 14, announced that she would be leaving the country for a two-year deal with domestic side Victoria, a move that many felt could get her into the Australian team in future.

Would absolutely love to captain ODI team, says New Zealand's Glenn Phillips

NEW DELHI: New Zealand's middle-order batter Glenn Phillips said he would "absolutely love" to captain the senior men's ODI side one day and added that he enjoys being in leadership positions while featuring in the game.

Would be really surprised if Cummins comes out to bowl in three or four days, says O'Keefe

NEW DELHI: Former Australia off-spinner Steve O'Keefe believes that he would be really surprised if captain and fast-bowler Pat Cummins comes out to bowl in the second Test against the West Indies at Adelaide Oval after sustaining a quad injury in the series opener at Perth.

Shafali Verma to captain India in inaugural edition of U19 Women's T20 World Cup

NEW DELHI: Right-handed opener Shafali Verma on Monday was named as the captain of Indian team for the inaugural edition of the U19 Women's T20 World Cup and for the upcoming bilateral away T20 series against South Africa U19 side.

Odisha CM launches trophy tour of FIH Hockey Men's World Cup 2023

BHUBANESWAR: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday launched the trophy tour of the FIH Odisha Hockey Men's World Cup 2023 in Bhubaneswar with handing over the trophy to Hockey India President Dilip Tirkey.

Nat Sciver, Danni Wyatt, Charlie Dean lead England to 142-run win over West Indies

ANTIGUA: Half-centuries from Nat Sciver and Danni Wyatt, coupled with a four-fer from off-spinner Charlie Dean led England to a 142-run win over West Indies in their women's ODI series opener at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium.

India not scoring 70-80 runs more is the reason why they lost: Sunil Gavaskar

DHAKA: Legendary India batter Sunil Gavaskar believes the Rohit Sharma-led side not scoring 70-80 more runs is the chief reason behind them losing the first ODI to Bangladesh by a solitary wicket at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium (SBNCS) in Mirpur.

Will don the wicketkeeper's role whenever the requirement arises: KL Rahul

MIRPUR: India's top-order batter KL Rahul is looking forward to continuing with his role of keeping behind the wickets in the remaining two One-day Internationals (ODIs) against Bangladesh here, with the 30-year-old saying he had done it before and would readily do it whenever the requirement arises.

Livingstone ruled out of Test series vs Pakistan due to knee injury

RAWALPINDI: England have suffered a major blow in their ongoing Test series against Pakistan with the tourists losing all-rounder Liam Livingstone for the remainder of the tour with a knee injury.

West Indies lacked sharpness and fitness in Perth Test, says Ian Healy

PERTH: Australia's legendary wicketkeeper-batter Ian Healy has sounded an ominous warning for the touring West Indies Test side, saying they might simply collapse in the second and final Test at Adelaide beginning on December 8.

Australia complete 4-1 series win against India

ADELAIDE: It was a fighting finish to the Australia - India Hockey Test series, with India going down 4-5 to the hosts in the fifth and final game in Adelaide on Sunday. The five-match series, a crucial one in preparation for the upcoming FIH Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup 2023 Bhubaneswar-Rourkela, to be held in January, helped the Indians not only register their first victory against Australia in six years but also found themselves scoring four goals in four of the five games.

Morrisville Samp Army march off in style trouncing Team Abu Dhabi to finish third

ABU DHABI: Debutants Morrisville Samp Army marched off in style by bowling out Team Abu Dhabi for a paltry 48 runs in 8.4 overs to record an emphatic 79-runs victory in the third place play-off match on the final day of the sixth edition of the Abu T10 at the Abu Dhabi Zayed Cricket Stadium. Samp Army had posted 127 for 2 through Andries Gous’s brilliant knock of 68 off 33 balls with six boundaries and five sixes. Team Abu Dhabi’s batting cracked before the tight bowling of Samp Army. Bas del Leede and Kashif Daud bagged three wickets each backed by Akif Raja with two wickets.

CISF, RSPB, PSPB and Comptroller & Auditor General register easy wins

NEW DELHI: In the first game of the day, Railway Sports Promotion Board defeated Central Secretariat 3-0 in Pool B match in the 2nd Hockey India Senior Men Inter-Department National Championship 2022 at the Major Dhyanchand National Stadium here.

Puneri Paltan score thrilling win against Dabang Delhi K.C.

HYDERABAD: Puneri Paltan held a comfortable lead going into the last 10 minutes of the match, but Captain Naveen Kumar put up an inspiring performance to lead the fightback for Dabang Delhi K.C. However, the Pune side held their nerve in the dying minutes of the game and eventually walked off with a 47-44 victory at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad on Saturday. With the win, Puneri Paltan moved to the top of the table.

Arjun and Ajith fashions Jaipur Pink Panthers' big win

HYDERABAD: Jaipur Pink Panthers put up a clinical performance to defeat Bengal Warriors 57-31 in the vivo Pro Kabaddi League Season 9 at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad on Saturday. With this victory, the Panthers regained the top spot on the points table. The current top two sides in the standings - Jaipur Pink Panthers and Puneri Paltan have sealed their spots in the Playoffs.

Ancient Gatka art all set to become an international sport : Speaker Sandhwan

KOTKAPURA: Speaker Punjab Vidhan Kultar Singh Sandhwan said on Saturday that the ancient martial art of Sikh heritage, 'Gatka' is all set to become an international game for which great efforts have been made by the National Gatka Association of India to regulate this game.

BJP has turned Delhi into capital of garbage mounds, stray animals: Sisodia

NEW DELHI: Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Saturday alleged that after ruling the Municipal Corporation for 15 years, the BJP has turned Delhi into a pile of garbage and the capital of stray animals.

Smith captains Australia in Test against West Indies as Cummins suffers mild quad soreness

PERTH: Australia batter Steve Smith has stepped in to captain the side in their ongoing first Test against the West Indies at Perth after regular skipper Pat Cummins did not take the field due to mild quad soreness.

Kieron Pollard, Rashid Khan express excitement about leading MI Emirates, MI Cape Town

NEW DELHI: A day after being named as captains of MI Emirates and MI Cape Town teams in inaugural seasons of ILT20 and SA20 respectively, Kieron Pollard and Rashid Khan have expressed excitement on being handed leadership duties ahead of both tournaments starting in January next year.

Washington Sundar is a treasure India have unearthed: Laxman Sivaramakrishnan

NEW DELHI: 2022 has been a year where injuries have hampered Washington Sundar from playing as many matches as possible for India. But the Chennai-based youngster has shown enough glimpses of excellence with both bat and ball to make people believe he can be a genuine all-rounder for India.

Achanta Sharath Kamal elected ITTF Athletes' Commission chairs

BEIJING: India's Achanta Sharath Kamal and China's Liu Shiwen were elected as joint International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Athletes' Commission chairs ahead of the ITTF Summit in Amman, Jordan on Friday.

Umran Malik to replace Mohd Shami in India's ODI squad

MUMBAI: Fast bowler Mohd Shami sustained a shoulder injury during a training session in the lead up to the ODI series against Bangladesh. He is currently under the supervision of the BCCI Medical Team at the NCA, Bengaluru and will not be able to take part in the three-match series.

K'taka: Probe against shuttler Lakshya Sen for fudging age

BENGALURU: Karnataka police have initiated a probe against international badminton player Lakshya Sen for allegedly providing false details about his age, police said on Saturday.

ISL 2022-23: We must execute our plans well to exploit Hyderabad's struggle, says Chennaiyin coach Brdaric

CHENNAI: Head coach Thomas Brdaric said that Chennaiyin FC will look to take advantage of Hyderabad FC's recent struggles in the 2022-23 Indian Super League (ISL) when they welcome them to the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Saturday.

I wasn't up to scratch, I had a disappointing tournament: Rabada on T20 WC performance

NEW DELHI: South Africa fast bowler Kagiso Rabada admitted he "wasn't up to scratch" in a disappointing time at the T20 World Cup last month in Australia. In the tournament where South Africa lost to Netherlands by 13 runs to make a shock exit from the race to the semi-finals, Rabada had a forgettable time.

Dwayne Bravo ends IPL playing career, appointed bowling coach of Chennai Super Kings

NEW DELHI: Fast-bowling all-rounder and T20 stalwart Dwayne Bravo on Friday ended his IPL playing career and signed up with four-time IPL champions Chennai Super Kings, who he represented from 2011-15 and 2018-22, as their bowling coach ahead of IPL 2023.

Brooks replaces Bonner as concussion substitute for West Indies in ongoing Test against Australia

PERTH: Cricket West Indies (CWI) on Friday announced that they have brought in Shamarh Brooks as a concussion substitute from Nkrumah Bonner in the ongoing first Test against Australia at Perth Stadium.

Kieron Pollard to lead MI Emirates in ILT20, Rashid Khan to captain MI Cape Town in SA20

NEW DELHI: Kieron Pollard and Rashid Khan on Friday will take over the captaincy duties for MI Emirates and MI Cape Town teams in ILT20 and SA20 respectively, said MI Global in an official announcement on Friday.

Kieron Pollard to lead MI Emirates in ILT20, Rashid Khan to captain MI Cape Town in SA20

NEW DELHI: Kieron Pollard and Rashid Khan on Friday will take over the captaincy duties for MI Emirates and MI Cape Town teams in ILT20 and SA20 respectively, said MI Global in an official announcement on Friday.

Brooks replaces Bonner as concussion substitute for West Indies in ongoing Test against Australia

PERTH: Cricket West Indies (CWI) on Friday announced that they have brought in Shamarh Brooks as a concussion substitute from Nkrumah Bonner in the ongoing first Test against Australia at Perth Stadium.

Rohit Sharma will have to work harder on fitness if he wants to prolong his career: Maninder Singh (IANS Friday Interview)

NEW DELHI: As India gear up to face Bangladesh in three ODIs starting from Sunday, there will be a lot of fascinating sub-plots to explore from the visitors' point of view with the 2023 ODI World Cup less than a year away.

Australia to light up landmarks, open live sites for Socceroos' historic World Cup match

SYDNEY: As a 1-0 triumph over Denmark sent the Socceroos into the last 16 of the Qatar FIFA World Cup, great joy has burst out across Australia, with more measures rolled out to fuel cheer for the team on its home soil.

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