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IPL 2020 Auction: Date, venue and auction purse available for all eight teams

IPL 2020 Auction: Date, venue and auction purse available for all eight teams

  • Dec 04, 2019
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IPL 2020 AuctionThe next edition of the IPL player auction is just around the corner. For the first time, the auction will be held in Kolkata.IPL PLAYER AUCTION MORE DETAILS:WHEN?The IPL 2020 auction will be held on December 19 (Thursday)WHERE?KolkataLIVE COVERAGE:The live coverage of the IPL auction will be available on All News Channels on December 1971 players were released through their franchises before the IPL 2020 auction to be held in Kolkata on December 19 this year. A total of 127 players were retained, including 35 foreigners.Kings XI Punjab entered the auction on December 19 with a bag worth Rs. 42.70 crore, the biggest of the eight teams after it dropped eight players, including South African David Miller, Englishman Sam Curran, and the mysterious Tamil Nadu Varun Chakravarthy, purchased for huge rupees 8.4 crores last year.The champions Mumbai Indian retained 18 players, including veteran Sri Lankan player Lasith Malinga, despite his fitness problems, while f releasing 12 players.Chennai Super Kings, three-time champions, is entering the auction with a small bag of Rs. 14.60 crore.Royal Challengers Bangalore, led by Virat Kohli, has around Rs. 28 crores to work at the auction.Here is the full list of the eight portfolios:Delhi Capitals launched nine players, including two South Africans, Morris and the powerful Colin Ingram. New Zealand's first-class batsman Colin Munro and Indian test specialist Hanuma Vihari were also released.Rajasthan Royals dropped 11 players, including pacer Jaydev Unadkat, who was bought for Rs 8.4 crore last year after paying Rs. 11.5 crore for him the previous season.Sunrisers Hyderabad released the smallest number of players, five, including Shakibul Al Hasan, who was banned by the ICC for failing to report illegal methods, New Zealand opener Martin Guptill, Deepak Hooda, and Yusuf Pathan.Following is the list of players released by the teams:Chennai Super Kings: Chaitanya Bishnoi, David Willey, Dhruv Shorey, Mohit Sharma, Sam Billings, Scott Kuggeleijn.Delhi Capitals: Ankush Bains, Bandaru Ayyappa, Chris Morris, Colin Ingram, Colin Munro, Hanuma Vihari, Jalaj Saxena, Manjot Kalra, Nathu Singh.Kings XI Punjab: Agnivesh Ayachi, Andrew Tye, David Miller, Moises Henriques, Prabhsimran Singh, Sam Curran, Varun Chakravarthy.Kolkata Knight Riders: Anrich Nortje, Carlos Brathwaite, Chris Lynn, Joe Denly, KC Cariappa, Matt Kelly, Nikhil Naik, Piyush Chawla, Prithvi Raj Yarra, Robin Uthappa, Shrikant Mundhe.Mumbai Indians: Adam Milne, Alzarri Joseph, Barinder Sran, Ben Cutting, Beuran Hendricks, Evin Lewis, Jason Behrendorff, Pankaj Jaswal, Rasikh Dar, Yuvraj Singh.Rajasthan Royals: Aryaman Birla, Ashton Turner, Ish Sodhi, Jaydev Unadkat, Liam Livingstone, Oshane Thomas, Prashant Chopra, Rahul Tripathi, Shubham Ranjane, Stuart Binny, Sudhesan Midhun.Royal Challengers Bangalore: Akshdeep Nath, Colin de Grandhomme, Dale Steyn, Heinrich Klassen, Himmat Singh, Kulwant Khejroliya, Marcus Stoinis, Milind Kumar, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Prayas Ray Barman, Shimron Hetmyer, Tim Southee.Sunrisers Hyderabad: Deepak Hooda, Martin Guptill, Ricky Bhui, Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan.Read More

Barcelona, Real Madrid fail to make Copa del Rey semis first time in decade

Barcelona, Real Madrid fail to make Copa del Rey semis first time in decade

  • Feb 07, 2020
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Copa del Rey has Real Sociedad, Athletic Bilbao, Granada, and second-division club Mirandes as its four semi-finalists, after both Real Madrid and Barcelona failed to make it to the last four in a decade.The new edition of the Copa del Rey claimed the largest number of casualties on Thursday, and Real Madrid and Barcelona were eliminated in the last eight.Real Madrid lost 4-3 to Real Sociedad at home, before Barcelona scored a late goal to lose 1-0 against Athletic Bilbao on the most surprising night in a competition filled with surprises.Valencia also lost the defending champions on Tuesday and Villarreal were excluded on Wednesday. Sevilla and Atletico Madrid had already been sent off in previous rounds.The semifinals will only be played in two stages this season, giving smaller clubs more chances to beat larger teams.The last four surprises will also include Granada and the second division club Mirandes. This is the first time in ten years that neither Madrid nor Barcelona have reached the last four cup games, as at least one of the Spanish powers reached the final each year since the 2009-10 season when Seville won the title. Barcelona reached the final in the past six years in a row."This is the new Copa," said Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets. "We are playing a game, away from home, and in one play you are eliminated."Real Sociedad finished a series of unbeaten matches in Madrid 21 by beating Santiago Bernabeu to reach the semi-finals for the first time in six years.Athletic beat Barcelona thanks to the winner of Inaki Williams three minutes after the end of the second half, adding to the difficulties faced by the club since coach Ernesto Valverde expelled him and replaced him with Kick Sitan.Barcelona has not yet been affected by the new coach, and the players and managers of the club have disagreed recently."I think we have taken a step forward. We are playing better than our opponent," Setien said. "Everything went well, except for the result."Barcelona dominated during the second half and was on the verge of breaking the deadlock with clear potentials for Antoine Griezmann and Lionel Messi. But it was Athletic who found the late winner when Williams threw a header in the far corner after the Ibai Gomez crossing.Athletic, the second most successful club in the cup with 23 championships, behind Barcelona, needed a penalty shootout to advance against second division clubs in the previous two rounds.Messi appeared in its seventy-fifth session in the Cup, in keeping with Joseph Samiter's record in Barcelona since 1932.Real Sociedad's victory stopped a series of eight wins in Madrid and gave the club its first defeat in all competitions since October.He also ended Madrid's hopes of winning the cup competition for the first time since 2014.Real Sociedad, semi-finals in 2014, will seek to win the third Copa del Rey Cup, the first since 1987."Our fans deserve a prize like this," said Real Sociedad coach Imanol Alguacil. "This victory means a lot, it comes in full Bernabeu, against a team like Real Madrid, with our team playing well." You can imagine how we feel now. "Visitors dominated most of the match, but Madrid was about to return after scoring goals in the second half."We did everything we had in the end, but it was too late," said Madrid defender Marcelo. "It is difficult to come back after receiving four goals at home. It is disappointing, but we still have other competitions."Madrid was partly dominant thanks to their strong defense, having only received 13 goals in 22 Spanish league matches.The young Norwegian playmaker Martin Odegaard, who played for Real Sociedad on loan from Madrid, did not celebrate after he opened the scoring in the 22nd minute of the match after being saved by Madrid goalkeeper Alphonse Areola.Young Swedish striker Alexander Issac joined the lead two minutes into the second half, a shot in the 54th and a shot in the top corner in the 56thIsaac, 20 years old, has scored in five consecutive games, already scored an offside goal after reviewing the video just a few minutes after the break.Marcelo approached Madrid with a low shot from inside the area in 59th, but Mikel Merino again increased the advantage for visitors at close range in 69th.Rodrygo scored second in Madrid in 81st, two minutes after Vinicius Jr.'s goal was canceled by the video review. The third came through ahead from Nacho Ramos three minutes after the time of detention.Real Sociedad defender, Andoni Gorosabel, was sent off before the final whistle.

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Coronavirus Pandemic Affects On Sports Events

  • Mar 13, 2020
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A list of sports events affected by the viral outbreak, as the PGA Tour cancelling remainder of Players Championship and all tournaments for 3 weeks becomes the latest addition. ARCHERYISSF International Solidarity Championships in Dhaka, Bangladesh from Feb. 22-28 postponed. World Cup in Shanghai from May 4-10 canceled.ATHLETICS World indoor championships in Nanjing from March 13-15 postponed to March 2021. World half-marathon championships in Gdynia, Poland on March 29 postponed to Oct. 17. Hong Kong Marathon on Feb. 9 canceled. Asian indoor championships in Hangzhou from Feb. 12-13 canceled. Asian cross-country championships in Hong Kong on March 29 postponed. Tokyo Marathon on March 1, restricted to elite runners. Paris Half Marathon on March 1 postponed to Sept. 6. Nagoya Women's Marathon on March 8, restricted to elite runners. Rome Half Marathon on March 8 canceled. New Taipei City Marathon in Taiwan on March 15 canceled. Suzhou Half Marathon in China on March 15 canceled. Barcelona Marathon on March 15 postponed to Oct. 25. New York Half Marathon on March 15 canceled. Seoul Marathon on March 22 canceled. Chongqing International Marathon in China on March 22 canceled. Wuxi Marathon in China on March 22 canceled. Mersin Marathon in Turkey on March 22 postponed. Lisbon Half Marathon on March 22 postponed to Sept. 6. Prague Half Marathon on March 28 postponed. Rome Marathon on March 29 canceled. Madrid Half Marathon on March 29 postponed. Paris Marathon on April 5 postponed to Oct. 18. Milan Marathon in Italy on April 5 postponed. Daegu International Marathon in South Korea on April 5 canceled. Rotterdam Marathon in the Netherlands on April 5 postponed. Kyiv Half Marathon in Ukraine on April 5 postponed. Berlin Half Marathon on April 5 canceled. Wuhan Marathon in China on April 12 canceled. Pyongyang Marathon in North Korea on April 12 canceled. Yangzhou Jianzhen International Half Marathon in China on April 12 postponed. Vienna City Marathon on April 19 canceled. Hamburg Marathon on April 19 postponed. Dongying International Marathon in China on April 26 canceled. Florida Invitational meeting in Miramar on May 9 canceled.AUTO RACING 1 Formula One: Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne on March 15 canceled. Formula One: Bahrain Grand Prix in Sakhir on March 22, no spectators. Formula One: Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai on April 19 postponed. Formula E: Sanya E-Prix in Japan on March 21 canceled. Formula E: Rome E-Prix on April 4 postponed. Formula E: Jakarta E-Prix on June 6 canceled. 12 Hours of Sebring in Florida on March 21-22 postponed to November. NASCAR: Atlanta 500 on March 15; Miami 400 on March 22, no spectators. BADMINTON China Masters in Hainan from Feb. 25-March 1 postponed. Asian team championships in Manila from Feb. 11-16: China and Hong Kong withdrew. German Open in Mulheim from March 3-8 canceled. Portuguese International Championships in Caldas da Rainha from March 5-8 canceled. Polish Open in Krakow from March 26-29 postponed. Vietnam International Challenge in Hanoi postponed from March 24-29 to June 2-7. Asia championships moved from Wuhan, China to Manila on April 21-26. BASEBALL MLB: Preseason from March 12 canceled. Regular season due to start on March 26, postponed. Nippon Professional Baseball in Japan: Preseason from Feb. 26-March 15, no spectators. Regular season due to start on March 20, postponed. KBO League in South Korea: Preseason from March 14-24 canceled. Regular season due to start on March 28, postponed. Americas Olympic qualifying tournament in Arizona from March 22-26 postponed. Final Olympic qualifying tournament in Taichung and Dou Liu, Taiwan from April 1-5 postponed to June 17-21. BASKETBALL NBA from March 11 suspended. Women's Olympic qualifying tournament moved from Foshan, China, to Belgrade, Serbia, from Feb. 6-9. 3x3 Olympic qualifying tournament in Bengaluru, India from March 18-22 postponed. Asia Cup qualifiers postponed: Philippines vs. Thailand on Feb. 20; Japan vs. China on Feb. 21; China vs. Malaysia on Feb. 24. Matches scheduled for Hong Kong moved to opponents' homes. South Korean Basketball League: All games from Feb. 25, no spectators. From Feb. 29, suspended. Serie A in Italy: Games on March 7, no spectators. From March 8-13, postponed. EuroLeague: Milan vs. Real Madrid in Milan on March 3; Valencia vs. Milan in Valencia on March 5. Competition from March 12 suspended. EuroLeague Women: Famila Schio vs. Sopron on Feb. 26; Reyer vs. Riga on Feb. 26; USK Praha vs. Famila Schio on March 11; Ekaterinburg vs. Montpellier on March 11, canceled. Competition from March 13 suspended. EuroCup: Brescia vs. Reyer on March 3, Monaco vs. UNICS Kazan on March 4, Darussafaka vs. Bologna on March 5, no spectators. Competition from March 12 suspended. EuroCup Women: Castors Braine vs. Valencia on March 12; Reyer vs. Girona on March 12, canceled. Dynamo Kursk vs. Avenida on March 12 canceled. Competition from March 13 suspended. 3x3 Asia Cup in Changsa, China from March 13-17 postponed to Sept. 9-13. Basketball Africa League due to start on March 13 delayed. BIATHLON Olympic test event in Zhangjiakou, China from Feb. 27-March 2 canceled. World Cup in Nove Mesto, Czech Republic from March 5-8, no spectators. BOXING Asia-Oceania Olympic qualifier moved from Wuhan, China, to Amman, Jordan, from March 3-11. Americas Olympic qualifier in Buenos Aires, Argentina from March 26-April 3 suspended. World Cup in Cologne, Germany from June 17-20 canceled. CANOE-KAYAK Asian canoe slalom championships in Pattaya, Thailand on March 22 postponed to April. Asian Olympic canoe sprint qualifying tournament in Pattaya, Thailand on March 26 postponed to April. SPORT CLIMBING Asian Championships in Chongqing, China from April 25-May 3 to be relocated. Olympic test event in Tokyo on March 6, no athletes and spectators. World Cup in Wujiang, China from April 18-19 canceled. World Cup in Chongqing, China on April 22 canceled. CRICKET India-South Africa 2nd ODI in Lucknow on March 15, 3rd ODI in Kolkata on March 18, no spectators. Australia-New Zealand ODIs in Sydney on March 13 and 15, 3rd ODI in Hobart on March 20, no spectators. Indian Premier League, due to start on March 29, no spectators. Pakistan Super League: Matches in Karachi from March 13, no spectators. Australia Women's tour of South Africa, due to start on March 22, postponed. Men's Cricket World Cup Challenge League A between Canada, Denmark, Malaysia, Qatar, Singapore and Vanuatu in Malaysia from March 16-26 postponed. Everest Premier League in Nepal, due to start on March 14, postponed. Women's ODI Quadrangular between Thailand, Ireland, Netherlands and Zimbabwe in Chiang Mai, Thailand from April 3-11 canceled. CYCLING Tour of Hainan in China from Feb. 23-March 1 postponed. UAE Tour cancelled on Feb. 27 after 5 of 7 stages. Strade Bianche in Siena, Italy on March 7 canceled. Paris-Nice from March 8-15: Mitchelton-Scott, Ineos, Astana, UAE Team Emirates, CCC, Movistar, Jumbo-Visma teams withdrew. From Stage 2 of 8, no spectators. GP Larciano in Pistoia, Italy on March 8 canceled. Tirreno-Adriatico in Italy from March 11-17 canceled. Ronde van Drenthe (women) in the Netherlands on March 15: Mitchelton-Scott, Movistar, Rally Cycling teams withdrew. Volta ao Alentejo in Portugal from March 18-22 canceled. Milan-San Remo on March 21 canceled. Mountain Bike World Cup in Lousa, Portugal on March 21-22 canceled. Trofeo Alfredo Binda (women) in Cittiglio, Italy on March 22 postponed to June 2. Tour de Normandie in France from March 23-27 canceled. Volta a Catalunya in Spain from March 23-29 canceled. Settimana Coppi e Bartali in Italy from March 25-29 canceled. Giro di Sicilia in Italy from April 1-4 canceled. Tour de Bretagne in France from April 25-May 1 canceled. Tour of Chongming Island (women) in China from May 7-9 postponed. Tour of Zhoushan Island in China from May 12-14 postponed. Tour of Taiyuan in China on May 31 postponed. Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, California from Oct. 1-4 postponed. EQUESTRIAN Hong Kong showjumping leg of Longines Masters Series from Feb. 14-16 canceled. FENCING Anaheim Grand Prix in California on March 13-15 postponed. Men's Saber World Cup in Budapest, Hungary on March 20-22 postponed. Men's Epee World Cup in Buenos Aires, Argentina on March 20-22 postponed. Sint-Niklaas Women's Saber World Cup: March 20-22 Tashkent Women's Epee World Cup: March 20-22 Junior and Cadet World Championships (Salt Lake City, Utah): April 3-11 African Zonal Olympic Qualifier (Cairo, Egypt): April 15 Asian Zonal Olympic Qualifier (Seoul, Korea), April 15-16 European Zonal Olympic Qualifier (Madrid, Spain), April 18-19 American Zonal Olympic Qualifier (Panama City, Panama), April 18-19 FIELD HOCKEY Hockey Pro League women's matches between China and Belgium on Feb. 8-9 and Australia on March 14-15 postponed. Australia's Hockey Pro League matches in Spain, Germany and Netherlands from March 14-29 postponed. New Zealand's Hockey Pro League matches in Germany on March 19 and the Netherlands on March 29 postponed. India women's tour of China from March 14-25 canceled. Ireland women's tour of Malaysia in March-April canceled. GOLF US PGA Tour Players Championship in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, from March 13, canceled after 1st day and PGA Tour for next 3 weeks. US LPGA Tour Honda LPGA Thailand in Pattaya from Feb. 20-23 canceled. HSBC Women's World Championship in Singapore from Feb. 27-March 1 canceled. Blue Bay LPGA on Hainan Island from March 5-8 canceled. Founders Cup in Phoenix from March 19-22 canceled. Kia Classic in Carlsbad, California from March 26-29 canceled. ANA Inspiration in Rancho Mirage, California from April 2-5 canceled. European Tour Kenya Open in Nairobi from March 12-15 canceled. Indian Open in New Delhi from March 19-22 postponed. Maybank Championship in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from April 16-19 postponed. China Open in Shenzhen from April 23-26 postponed. Czech Masters in Prague on Aug. 20-23 canceled. Japan LPGA Tour Daikin Orchid Ladies in Okinawa from March 5-8 canceled. Meiji Yasuda Life Women's Yokohama Tire Tournament in Konan from March 13-15 canceled. Asian Tour Royal Cup in Pattaya, Thailand from March 12-15 postponed. Bangabandhu Cup in Dhaka, Bangladesh from March 25-28 postponed. GYMNASTICS Artistic World Cup in Melbourne, Australia, from Feb. 20-23: China team withdrew. All-Around World Cup in Milwaukee on March 7: Russia team withdrew. Artistic World Cup in Doha, Qatar on March 18-21 postponed to June 3-6. All-Around World Cup in Stuttgart, Germany on March 20-22 canceled. Rhythmic World Cup in Pesaro, Italy on April 3-5 postponed to June 5-7. All-Around World Cup in Tokyo on April 4-5: Russia team withdrew. Artistic Jesolo Cup in Italy on April 4-5 canceled. Trampoline World Cup in Brescia, Italy on April 24-25 postponed to June 19-20. HANDBALL Olympic women's qualifying tournament in Montenegro from March 20-22: China withdrew. Hong Kong declined invitation to attend. HORSE RACING Japan Racing Association: All races from Feb. 27 no spectators. Dubai World Cup on March 28, no spectators ICE HOCKEY NHL from March 12 suspended. Women's world championship in Nova Scotia, Canada from March 31-April 10 canceled. Women's world championship Division I Group A in Angers, France from April 12-18 canceled. Women's world championship Division I Group B in Katowice, Poland from March 28-April 3 canceled. Women's world championship Division II Group A in Jaca, Spain from March 29-April 3 canceled. Men's world championship Division IV in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan from May 3-5 canceled. NCAA Division 1 men's championship in the United States from March 11, no spectators. Women's Challenge Cup of Asia in Manila, Philippines from Feb. 23-28 canceled. Women's Challenge Cup of Asia Division I in Manila, Philippines from Feb. 23-28 canceled. National League and Swiss League in Switzerland suspended from March 2-15. Chinese clubs in Supreme Hockey League playing home games in Russia. US-Based Professional Women's Hockey Players Association tour of Japan from March 4-7 canceled. JUDO Paris Grand Slam on Feb. 8-9: China team withdrew. Dusseldorf Grand Slam in Germany on Feb. 21-23: China team withdrew. Rabat Grand Prix in Morocco on March 6-8 canceled. Swiss Open in Winterthur on March 7-8 canceled. Ekaterinburg Grand Slam in Russia on March 13-15 canceled. Santiago Panamerican Open in Chile from March 14-15 canceled. Lima Panamerican Open in Peru from March 21-22 canceled. Tbilisi Grand Prix in Georgia from March 27-29 canceled. Antalya Grand Prix in Turkey from April 3-5 canceled. MODERN PENTATHLON World championships moved from Xiamen to Cancun, Mexico, from May 25-31. World laser run championships moved from Xiamen in May to Weiden, Germany, in August. MOTORCYCLING MotoGP Qatar Grand Prix in Doha on March 8 canceled. Thailand Grand Prix in Buriram on March 22 postponed to Oct. 4. Aragon Grand Prix in Spain moved from Oct. 4 to Sept. 27. Americas Grand Prix in Austin, Texas on April 5 postponed to Nov. 15. Argentina Grand Prix in Termas de Rio Hondo on April 19 postponed to Nov. 22. Valencia Grand Prix in Spain on Nov. 15 moved to Nov. 29. World Superbikes Qatar Round in Lusail on March 15 postponed. Spanish Round in Cadiz on March 29 postponed to Oct. 25. French Round in Magny-Cours on Sept. 27 postponed to Oct. 4. ROWING World Cup I in Sabuadia, Italy from April 10-12 canceled. Asia and Oceania Olympic qualifying regatta in Chungju, South Korea from April 27-30 canceled. European Olympic qualifying regatta in Varese, Italy from April 27-29 canceled. World Cup II in Varese, Italy from May 1-3 canceled. RUGBY LEAGUE Super League: Catalans vs. Leeds in Perpignan on March 14, no spectators. RUGBY UNION Six Nations: Ireland vs. Italy in Dublin on March 7; Italy vs. England in Rome on March 14; France vs. Ireland in Paris on March 14, postponed. Women's Six Nations: Italy vs. Scotland in Legnano on Feb. 23; Scotland vs. France in Glasgow on March 7; Ireland vs. Italy in Dublin on March 8; Italy vs. England in Padua on March 15; Wales vs. Scotland in Cardiff on March 15; France vs. Ireland in Villeneuve-d'Ascq on March 15, postponed. European Rugby Championship: Georgia vs. Russia on March 14; Romania vs. Belgium on March 14; Switzerland vs. Netherlands on March 14; Spain vs. Portugal on March 15, postponed. Euopean Rugby Women's Championship: Spain vs. Russia on April 5; Spain vs. Netherlands on April 11, postponed. Pro14: Zebre vs. Ospreys on Feb. 29; Treviso vs. Ulster on Feb. 29, postponed. Competition from March 12 suspended. Super Rugby: Sunwolves vs. ACT Brumbies on March 8 moved from Osaka, Japan to Canberra, Australia. Sunwolves vs. Crusaders on March 14 moved from Tokyo to Brisbane, Australia. Japan's Top League: Matches from Feb. 29 postponed. From March 14 suspended. Hong Kong Sevens moved from April 3-5 to Oct. 16-18. Singapore Sevens moved from April 11-12 to Oct. 10-11. Asia women's championship in Hong Kong from March 14-22 postponed to May 8-16. Olympic test event (Asia Sevens Invitational) in Tokyo from April 25-26 canceled. SAILING Clipper Round the World Race moved sixth leg stopover in Qingdao, China to Subic Bay, Philippines from March 11-21. Asian Nacra 17 Championship in Shanghai from March 1-6 moved to Genoa, Italy, from April 12-19. Asian 49erFX Championship in Hainan, China from March 20-29 moved to Genoa, Italy, from April 12-19. SHOOTING World Cup in New Delhi from March 15-26 postponed to May 5-12 and June 2-9. Olympic test event in Tokyo from April 16-26 canceled. SKATING Short track speed skating world championships in Seoul from March 13-15 postponed. Figure skating world championships in Montreal from March 16-22 canceled. SKIING Alpine World Cup Finals in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy from March 18-22 canceled. Alpine World Cup in Yanqing, China from Feb. 15-16 canceled. Nordic World Cup in Oslo, Norway from March 6-8, no spectators. Engadin Skimarathon in Switzerland on March 8 canceled. Snowboard World Cup in Livigno, Italy on March 10 canceled. Ski Jumping World Cup in Trondheim, Norway on March 11-12, no spectators. Alpine World Cup in Are, Sweden on March 12-14, canceled. Ski Jumping World Cup in Nizhny Tagil, Russia on March 13-15, no spectators. Ski Jumping World Cup in Vikersund, Norway on March 13-15, no spectators. Snowboard World Cup in Winterberg, Germany on March 14-15 canceled. Alpine World Cup in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia from March 14-15, canceled. Alpine Europa Cup Finals in Saalbach and Reiteralm, Austria from March 16-22 canceled. World ski flying championships in Planica, Slovenia from March 17-22, no spectators. Ski jumping World Cup in Chaikovsky, Russia on March 18-20, no spectators. Junior ski cross and snowboard cross world championships in Saint-Lary, France from March 19-25 canceled. Snowboard World Cup in Spindleruv Mlýn, Czech Republic on March 20-21 canceled. SNOOKER China Open in Beijing from March 30-April 5 postponed. SOCCER Asian Champions League: Matches involving Chinese clubs Guangzhou Evergrande, Shanghai Shenhua and Shanghai SIPG postponed to April-May. Beijing FC allowed to play from Feb. 18. Matches involving South Korean clubs Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors, Suwon Samsung Bluewings and FC Seoul to be played with no spectators from March 3. Matches involving Iranian clubs Esteghlal, Persepolis, Shahr Khodro, Sepahan on March 2-3 postponed. All West Zone group matches from March 2 postponed. East Zone matches postponed to May 19-20 (Match Day 3), May 26-27, (Match Day 4), June 16-17 (Match Day 5), and June 23-24 (Match Day 6). Round of 16 postponed to Aug. 11-12 and 25-26, quarterfinals to Sept. 15-16 and 29-30, and the semifinals to Oct. 20-21 and 27-28. Champions League: Manchester City vs. Real Madrid on March 17; Juventus vs. Lyon on March 17, postponed. Valencia vs. Atalanta on March 10; Paris Saint-Germain vs. Borussia Dortmund on March 11; Barcelona vs. Napoli on March 18; Bayern Munich vs. Chelsea on March 18, no spectators. Europa League: Inter Milan vs. Getafe on March 12; Sevilla vs. Roma on March 12, Basel vs. Eintracht Frankfurt on March 19, postponed. Inter Milan vs. Ludogorets on Feb. 27; Olympiakos vs. Wolverhampton on March 12; LASK vs. Manchester United on March 12; Wolfsburg vs. Shakhtar Donetsk on March 12; Eintracht Frankfurt vs. Basel on March 12; Getafe vs. Inter Milan on March 19; Roma vs. Sevilla on March 19, Copenhagen vs. Istanbul Basaksehir on March 19; Bayer Leverkusen vs. Rangers on March 19, no spectators. South America World Cup qualifying from March 23-31 postponed. Asia World Cup qualifying: China vs. Maldives on March 26 and vs. Guam on March 31 moved to Buriram, Thailand, no spectators. Matches from March 23-April 9 postponed: China vs. Maldives, Philippines vs. Guam, Maldives vs. Syria, Guam vs. China, China vs. Philippines, Guam vs. Syria, China vs. Syria, Philippines vs. Maldives, Australia vs. Kuwait, Nepal vs. Taiwan, Kuwait vs. Jordan, Nepal vs. Australia, Australia vs. Taiwan, Nepal vs. Jordan, Taiwan vs. Kuwait, Australia vs. Jordan, Iran vs. Hong Kong, Bahrain vs. Cambodia, Hong Kong vs. Iraq, Cambodia vs. Iran, Iran vs. Bahrain, Iraq vs. Cambodia, Iran vs. Iraq, Bahrain vs. Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia vs. Yemen, Palestine vs. Singapore, Yemen vs. Uzbekistan, Singapore vs. Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia vs. Palestine, Uzbekistan vs. Singapore, Saudi Arabia vs. Uzbekistan, Palestine vs. Yemen, Bangladesh vs. Afghanistan, India vs. Qatar, Afghanistan vs. Oman, Qatar vs. Bangladesh, Bangladesh vs. India, Oman vs. Qatar, Bangladesh vs. Oman, India vs. Afghanistan, Japan vs. Myanmar, Tajikistan vs. Mongolia, Myanmar vs. Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia vs. Japan, Japan vs. Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan vs. Mongolia, Japan vs. Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan vs. Myanmar, United Arab Emirates vs. Malaysia, Thailand vs. Indonesia, Malaysia vs. Vietnam, Indonesia vs. United Arab Emirates, United Arab Emirates vs. Thailand, Vietnam vs. Indonesia, Thailand vs. Malaysia, United Arab Emirates vs. Vietnam, South Korea vs. Turkmenistan, North Korea vs. Sri Lanka, Turkmenistan vs. Lebanon, Sri Lanka vs. South Korea, South Korea vs. North Korea, Lebanon vs. Sri Lanka, South Korea vs. Lebanon, North Korea vs. Turkmenistan. Euro 2020 qualifying playoffs: Slovakia vs. Ireland in Bratislava on March 26, no spectators. Women's Euro 2021 qualifying: Montenegro vs. Ireland in Budva on March 11, no spectators. Asian women's Olympic qualifying Group B tournament relocated from Wuhan to Sydney from Feb. 3-13. China vs. South Korea playoffs on March 6 and 11 postponed to April 9 and 14, and postponed to June 1-10; China home game in Sydney. Vietnam vs. Australia in C?m Ph? on March 11, no spectators. English Premier League: Manchester City vs. Arsenal on March 11; Brighton vs. Arsenal on March 14, postponed. La Liga and Segunda Division matches from March 10, no spectators. La Liga from March 12 suspended. Copa del Rey final: Real Sociedad vs. Athletic Bilbao in Seville on April 18 postponed. Serie A, B, C, D and Women's Serie A matches in Lombardy and Veneto regions postponed from Feb. 22. Serie A: 6 matches on Feb. 29-March 2 postponed. All matches from March 4, no spectators. Italian Cup semifinals: Juventus vs. AC Milan on March 4, Napoli vs. Inter Milan on March 5, postponed. Final moved from May 13 to May 20. Bundesliga from March 11, no spectators. French league: Strasbourg vs. Paris Saint-Germain on March 7, postponed. All matches in Ligue 1 and 2 from March 13, no spectators. French League Cup final: Paris Saint-Germain vs. Lyon in Paris on April 4 postponed. Algarve Cup final in Portugal on March 11: Italy vs. Germany canceled. Chinese Super League, due to start on Feb. 22, delayed. Iran Pro League: All matches from Feb. 24, no spectators; season suspended from March 4-April 2. J League in Japan: All matches from Feb. 25 postponed. K League in South Korea, due to start on Feb. 29, delayed. Swiss Super League and Challenge League from Feb. 28-March 23 postponed. V League in Vietnam from March 7, no spectators. First League and Second League in Bulgaria from March 8, no spectators. Romania, all league matches from March 9, no spectators. Primeira Liga in Portugal from March 10, no spectators. Ekstraklasa in Poland from March 10, no spectators. Austrian Bundesliga and 2nd Liga from March 10 postponed. Premier League in Egypt from March 10, no spectators. Denmark, all leagues from March 11 suspended. Eredivisie in the Netherlands from March 12 suspended. First Division A in Belgium from March 12. no spectators. Belgian Cup final: Club Brugge vs. Antwerp in Brussels on March 22 postponed. Major League Soccer in United States from March 12 suspended. AFC Cup: All group stage and playoff matches in east zone delayed to April 7. Asian men's futsal championship in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, from Feb. 26-March 8 postponed to Aug. 5-16. Qatar Airways International in Doha with Belgium, Croatia, Portugal, Switzerland from March 26-30 canceled. Men's friendlies: Netherlands vs. United States on March 26; Japan vs. South Africa on March 27; Wales vs. United States on March 30, canceled. France vs. Ukraine on March 27; France vs. Finland on March 31, no spectators. Women's friendlies: France vs. North Macedonia on April 10, no spectators. SUMO Spring Tournament in Osaka, Japan from March 8-22, no spectators. SWIMMING Asian water polo championships in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, from Feb. 12-16 canceled. Diving Grand Prix in Madrid from Feb. 14-16: China team withdrew. Diving world series event in Beijing from March 7-9 canceled. Italy Olympic trials in Riccione from March 17-21 canceled. South America championships in Buenos Aires, Argentina from March 25-29 canceled. Nordic Tour: Bergen Festival in Norway from March 28-30 canceled. China Olympic trials in Qingdao from March 28-April 4 moved to May 10-16. African championships in Durban, South Africa from April 17-22 postponed. TABLE TENNIS World team championships in Busan, South Korea, postponed from May 22-29 to June 21-28. Japan Open in Kitakyushu on April 21-26 postponed. South Korea Open in Busan on June 16-21 suspended. Australian Open in Geelong on June 23-28 suspended. TAEKWONDO Asian Olympic qualifying tournament on April 10-11 moved from Wuxi, China to Amman, Jordan. TENNIS ATP-WTA: BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California from March 11-22 canceled. ATP-WTA: Miami Open from March 24-April 5 canceled. WTA: Zapopan Open in Guadalajara, Mexico from March 16-21 canceled. ATP: US Men's Clay Court Championships in Houston, Texas from April 6-12 canceled. ATP: Grand Prix Hassan II in Marrakech, Morocco from April 6-12 canceled. WTA: Charleston Open in South Carolina from April 6-12, canceled. WTA: Copa Colsanitas in Bogota, Colombia from April 6-12 canceled. ATP: Monte Carlo Masters from April 12-19 canceled. ATP: Hungarian Open in Budapest from April 20-26 canceled. WTA: Xi'an Open in China from April 13-19 canceled. ATP: Barcelona Open from April 20-26 canceled. ATP: Hungarian Open in Budapest from April 20-26 canceled. WTA: Kunming Open in Anning, China from April 27-May 3 canceled. ITF events from March 12 suspended. Davis Cup: China forfeited World Group I playoff vs. Romania in Piatra Neamt on March 6-7. Davis Cup: Japan vs. Ecuador qualifier in Miki on March 6-7, no spectators. Davis Cup: Italy vs. South Korea in Cagliari on March 6-7, no spectators. Fed Cup Finals in Budapest, Hungary from April 14-19 (with France, Australia, United States, Czech Republic, Russia, Belarus, Spain, Germany, Hungary, Belgium, Slovakia, Switzerland) postponed. Fed Cup playoffs on April 17-18 (Poland vs. Brazil, Mexico vs. Britain, Serbia vs. Canada, Latvia vs. India, Japan vs. Ukraine, Romania vs. Italy, Argentina vs. Kazakhstan, Netherlands vs. China), postponed: Fed Cup Asia-Oceania Group I tournament moved from Dongguan, China to Dubai, United Arab Emirates from March 3-7. ATP Challenger Tour Bergamo Challenger final in Italy on Feb. 23 canceled. Qujing Challenger in China from March 2-8 canceled. Nur-Sultan Challenger 1 in Kazakhstan on March 12, Day 4 of 7, canceled. Potchefstroom Challenger in South Africa on March 12, Day 3 of 6, canceled. Zhuhai Challenger in China from March 9-15 canceled. Arizona Challenger in Phoenix from March 16-22 canceled. Shenzhen Challenger in China from March 16-22 canceled. Olimpia Challenger in Brazil from March 17-22 canceled. Madrid Challenger from March 23-29 postponed to October. Zhangjiagang Challenger in China from March 23-29 canceled. Lille Challenger in France from March 23-29 canceled. Machala Challenger in Ecuador from March 23-29 canceled. St. Brieuc Challenger in France from March 29-April 5 canceled. Taipei Challenger in Taiwan from March 30-April 5 postponed. Marbella Challenger in Spain from March 30-April 5 canceled. Nanchang Challenger in China from April 6-12 canceled. Florianopolis Challenger in Brazil from April 6-12 canceled. San Luis Challenger in Mexico from April 6-12 canceled. Murcia Challenger in Spain from April 6-12 canceled. Sarasota Challenger in Florida from April 13-19 canceled. Changsha Challenger in China from April 13-19 canceled. Tunis Challenger in Tunisia from April 13-19 canceled. Yokohama Challenger in Japan from April 13-19 canceled. Alicante Challenger in Spain from April 13-19 canceled. Anning Challenger in China from April 20-26 canceled. Manzanillo Challenger in Mexico from April 20-26 canceled. Tallahassee Challenger in Florida from April 20-26 canceled. Matsuyama Challenger in Japan from April 20-26 canceled. Francavilla Challenger in Italy from April 20-26 canceled. Split Challenger in Croatia from April 20-26 canceled. Seoul Challenger in South Korea from April 27-May 3 postponed to August. Busan Challenger in South Korea from May 4-10 postponed to August. Gwangju Challenger in South Korea from May 11-17 postponed to August. Samarkand Challenger in Uzbekistan from May 11-17 canceled. TRIATHLON Abu Dhabi world series event on March 7 postponed. World Cup in Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida on March 22 postponed. Olympic mixed relay qualifier moved from Chengdu, China on May 9 to Valencia, Spain on May 1. World Cup in Chengdu, China on May 10 postponed. World Cup in Arzachena, Italy on May 30 postponed to October. Asian Cup in Tainan, Taiwan on March 8, in Beihai, China on April 5, and Dexing, China on April 11 postponed. VOLLEYBALL Beach volleyball World Cup in Yangzhou, China from April 22-26 postponed. WATER POLO Olympic women's qualifying tournament in Trieste, Italy from March 8-15 postponed. WEIGHTLIFTING Asian championships in Tashkent, Uzbekistan from April 16-25 postponed. Originally moved from Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. East Asian championships in Seoul from Feb. 26-March 3 postponed. Junior world championships in Bucharest, Romania from March 14-24 canceled. African championships in Vacoas, Mauritius from April 13-20 canceled. European championships in Moscow from April 13-21 postponed to June 13-21. WRESTLING Asian championships in New Delhi from Feb. 20-23: China, North Korea, Turkmenistan teams withdrew. Asian Olympic qualifying event from March 27-29 moved from Xi'an, China to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Kyrgyzstan withdrew as host on Feb. 29. OTHERS Italy declares all sports events without spectators from March 4; suspends all sports from March 9. Iran suspends all sports events from Feb. 24 for 10 days; suspends all sports indefinitely from March 5. Greece declares all sports events without spectators from March 8-22. Bulgaria declares all sports events without spectators from March 8. Slovakia suspends all sports events from March 10. Tokyo Olympic training of volunteers in Japan postponed from February to May. Tokyo Olympic flame lighting dress rehearsal in Olympia, Greece on March 11; flame lighting on March 12, no spectators. Chinese Anti-Doping Agency suspended testing from Feb. 3-21. Winter X Games events in Chongli, China from Feb. 21-23 postponed. Singapore athlete of the year awards on Feb. 26 postponed. International Boxing Association's European Continental Forum in Assisi, Italy on Feb. 29 canceled. International Boxing Association's African Continental Forum in Casablanca, Morocco from March 13-15 postponed. World Chess Federation's presidential council meeting moved from China to United Arab Emirates on Feb. 28-29. World University cross-country championships in Marrakech, Morocco on March 7 postponed. NCAA in the United States, all sports from March 12 canceled. International Weightlifting Federation Congress in Bucharest, Romania on March 13 canceled. World Conference on Prevention of Injury and Illness in Sport in Monte Carlo from March 12-14 postponed to Feb. 11-13, 2021. World Anti-Doping Agency Symposium in Lausanne, Switzerland on March 17-18 canceled. FIFA Council meeting in Asuncion, Paraguay, on March 20 moved to Zurich in June-July. Association of Southeast Asian Nations Para Games in the Philippines from March 20-28 postponed. Hong Kong sports stars awards on March 24 postponed. XTERRA Asia-Pacific Championships (offroad triathlon, duathlon) in Taiwan from March 28-29 canceled. Gulf Cooperation Council Games in Kuwait from April 3-14 postponed. International Equestrian Federation Sports Forum in Lausanne, Switzerland on April 6-7 moved to online. Asian Football Confederation Congress in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on April 16 postponed. SportAccord summit in Beijing moved to Lausanne, Switzerland, on April 19-24. FIFA Congress in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on June 5 postponed to Sept. 18 International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation Congress on June 20 moved from Shanghai to Antwerp, Belgium. Singapore bans spectators at National School Games from January-August. University Athletic Association of the Philippines postponed all sports eventsArticle Source: Internet ( Other Websites ) Read More: Other Sports Events

Series A gets green light for June 20 restart

Serie A gets green light for June 20 restart

  • May 29, 2020
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Series A will be the fourth largest five national leagues in Europe to resume after the German League, which resumed on May 16, the Spanish League, and the Premier League, which will also be launched in June.Italian Sports Minister Vincenzo Spadafora said on Thursday that the Serie A club has received approval to resume on June 20 after the new corona strike.He added that there was a possibility that the resumption of the season, which was suspended on March 9, would precede the Italian Cup matches a week ago. Series B coach said that Layer 2 also hopes to restart on June 20."Italy has started again and it is true that football can continue as well," Spadafora told reporters after a conference call with the Italian Football Federation.Series A will be the fourth largest five national leagues in Europe to resume after the German League, which resumed on May 16, the Spanish League and the Premier League, which will also be launched in June.The French League ended last season in Paris St-Germain, who holds the French first division title with 10 games remaining.Spadafora said the Italian government has agreed to the health and safety measures proposed by FIGC in addition to a backup plan in case the league stops again. "In light of this, we can say that the tournament can start again on June 20," he said.The decision ended with two winding months of negotiations during which emotions rushed with Spadafora in one stage complaining about the millionaire wages paid to players and says that first-class clubs live in a bubble."An exceptional period full of obstacles and pressures has passed, with steadiness, determination and spirit of service," said Paolo Dal Pino, President of the Serie A."For the Italian league, the future must mean a return to being the most beautiful championship in the world."Article Source: https://indianexpress.comRead More: World TeamTennis to Allow up to 500 Fans at Matches

La Liga: Spain considering allowing soccer fans to return to matches

La Liga: Spain considering allowing soccer fans to return to matches

  • Jun 03, 2020
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MADRID: The Spanish health ministry said on Tuesday that the Spanish Health Ministry is considering whether to allow fans to return to soccer fields when the season resumes later in June after a three-month pause due to the new Coronavirus pandemic. Health Emergency Coordinator, Fernando Simon said on Tuesday.Simon explained that the areas that have gone through the third phase of the de-escalation process could be allowed to hold matches with spectators, but added that it could be prevented from doing so for sporting fairness.The top flight will start again on June 11, with the Segunda Division resuming  a day later, and the LEGA organizer said that all matches should be played without follow-up to avoid a second wave of coronavirus outbreaks.Read More: Premier League to restart on June 17But second-tie Las Palmas began a discussion about the return of the fans after their boss, Miguel Angel Ramirez, said he hoped fans could attend his first match against Girona.Simon said the issue was discussed on Tuesday in an online meeting between Health Minister Salvador Illa and Sports Minister Irene Lozano and four La Liga players, including Gerard Pique from Barcelona and Coke from Atletico Madrid.He added that the players and the sports department do not want supporters at the matches until each club is allowed to take them back."The Sports Department agreed with this matter with the players," said Simon. "This decision was not made by the Ministry of Health because it is not something we take into account when assessing the risks.""We did not give a firm answer as it is clear that we are not yet in a position to do so, but it is true that the Minister of Health has promised to assess the risks. If the region is in the third stage (the fans who attend the matches) they will." It is evaluated. "Spain, one of the countries most affected by the virus in Europe, imposed a strict lockdown in March but eased restrictions according to the progress made in each region.Most of the provinces are expected to move to the third stage starting June 8, with the exception of the Madrid region, Barcelona province, and some of Castille Leon provinces.La Liga president  Javier Tebas said the organization plans to return the fans to the stadiums in the next season, which will start on September 12, as long as they receive the green light from the health authorities.Read More: Italian Football Federation considers allowing fans into stadiums in JulyArticle Source: newsbrig.com

GTA Online on PS5 shows us Rockstar’s real priority now

GTA Online on PS5 shows us Rockstars real priority now

  • Jun 16, 2020
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Sony has noted in a press release that the "enhanced and expanded" versions of the current GTA 5 and GTA games online will be released in 2021. This was announced during the "Future of Games" event from Sony, confirming the launch of PlayStation 5. However, It did not show any screenshots of what the new version of the game would be like.Sony PS5, which started with the Rockstar logo, briefly revealed people's enthusiasm, to make everyone understand that the developer in the open world is relaunching the multifaceted action game, but for next-generation consoles. Of course, there will be bells and whistles, with Rockstar promising technical and optical improvements as well as performance improvements. However, after a few generations of the game itself, we are approaching diminishing returns for the new experiences that GTA 5 has to offer, and fans know it. Rockstar's decision here is clear, of course: GTA 5 was just one of its best years in 2019, and with the latest decision to briefly release the game for free, the player base will likely continue to explode. After all, Epic Games Store couldn't keep up with the volume of people trying to download GTA 5 for free in mid-2020. Why did this momentum stop just because the new consoles will be released in a few months?This hidden PS5 announcement was the biggest news that Rockstar would not only bring back GTA 5, but would also launch GTA Online as MMO as a standalone experience in 2021. Those who update will receive "new updates" and " exclusive content "and the player experience will be Multiplayer. It will be free on PS5 for the first three months after launch. However, to entice people to start playing now, Rockstar says that all PlayStation Plus members will receive a million dollars in the game every month that signs in to play GTA Online. While no details are shared, these vague promises actually seem more substantial, in terms of content, than any improvements made to the main part of the game.Read More: Online Games: Top 10 Most Popular Online Games in 2020Rumor has it that Rockstar's next big project is in its early stages of development, so there is something to expect, perhaps with real storytelling. But if GTA 5 and Red Dead Redemption 2 were any indication, then what Rockstar would launch would then probably share a similar strategy: launching a massive game that could stand on its own, but ultimately served as a drug to monetize the multiplayer experience. Multiplayer will be supported for years and will potentially become a major source of income. Meanwhile, solo discount: GTA 5 may be on sale permanently, if not delivered for free, as evidenced by the appearance of Red Dead Redemption 2 on Xbox Game Pass.It's not wrong that Red Dead Redemption 2, even after having sold it very well, did not receive solo extensions, but many updates online. It's no mistake that GTA 5 hasn't received any updates for a single player, but it has so much content for GTA Online that it could soon be presented as a standalone experience.While Rockstar argues that the lack of additions for the single-player was "not a conscious choice" when it comes to GTA 5, it followed the same approach when it came to the West. In the case of Red Dead Redemption 2, a long-term online goal was planned, according to a developer last year. why not? By accepting Special Take-Two, the multiplayer chips of these two games contribute to more than half of the company's revenues.GTA Online independently reports a change, although it has been going on for years. By breaking away from the single-player mode, Rockstar opens up many different possibilities that are not dictated by basic game restrictions. Who knows what GTA Online will look like in two years? At this point, fans who request solo additions may be in the minority in the face of the number of people playing and spending money on Rockstar's multiplayer worlds.Read More: Free Online Games? The Best Thing to do to Pass Time At Home When BoredArticle Source: polygon.com

Virat kohli and Gautam Gambhir ipl fight

IPL News: Rajat Bhatia talks about the ugly dispute in IPL between Gautam Gambhir and Virat Kohli

  • Jun 30, 2020
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IPL News: The bad fight between Gautam Gambir and Virat Kohli occupied more headlines than the winning punches in the match. Fans and critics still remember how the Delhi boys went into a verbal battle in 2013 during the IPL match when the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) hosted the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at the M Chinnaswamy stadium.However, the cause of this battle is still unknown. Gambir and Kohli both played down the accident on many occasions, but the man who separated the duo from the confrontation recently spoke on the same thing.Rajat Bhatia, who tried to stop Gambir and Kohli, did his best to calm things down, recently spoke to the Asianet Newsable, and said that he was just very competitive players who act very strangely in the midst of this moment."This is something that happened when two aggressive leaders played, and always wanted to do their best and win their teams." "Even if they had some kind of collision in that match, that was just part of the game," said Bhatia, who was part of the KKR team in that match."Later on, I didn't see them fighting (Gambir and Kohli). In the midst of the moment, many things happen. But, it shouldn't happen for the worst. The 40-year-old added," It wasn't like that on that day. "In that match, RCB won that match with eight wickets over KKR. After chasing 155 to win, the hosts rode Chris Gayle's sparkling punch 85 strokes to hit the target with 15 balls to spare.Young Kohli scored 35 before being caught by Ewen Morgan outside Lakshmipathi Balaji in the tenth final. It was his class that led to an unpleasant conflict during the celebration of KKR.article source: crickettimesAlso Read: India May Tour South Africa In August For Three-Match T20I Series

Roger Federer Reveals 2021 Plans

Roger Federer Reveals 2021 Plans

  • Jul 07, 2020
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It has been more than six months since Roger Federer invested and bought a stake in the Swiss shoe sneaker brand "On". Finally, Federer and On collaborated to introduce a new series of shoes named "Roger Center Court O Series".The shoes are launching today and are a limited edition from the brand. Today it is also special because Federer won his first Grand Slam at Wimbledon 2003. To receive fans a gift, Federer launched with the shoe brand on YouTube and interacted with fans and answered a few questions.Because of the pandemic, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics was postponed to 2021. A young group of fans from Tokyo asked the Swiss teacher about his plans for the Olympic Games.Federer was excited about the Olympics. He wanted to play but the pandemic did not stop him. But you will definitely love to go to Tokyo in 2021. Your goal is always to be at the Olympic Games."I love going to Tokyo. It's a great place. I'm so excited to go. It's very disappointing for all athletes to postpone the Olympics, and we are now looking forward to the next year. My goal is to participate in the Olympic Games. For me, it has always been an incredible story.""I carried the Switzerland flag, which was one of the big honors you can get as an athlete" - Roger Federer.Then he talked about the Olympics and his journey in the games. Federer participated in four Olympics he won two medals. He even met his wife Mirka at the Sydney Olympics in 2000. Federer's moment of pride was bearing the Swiss flag at the 2004 and 2008 Olympics."At the 2004 and 2008 Olympics in Athens and Beijing, I carried the Swiss flag, which was one of the great honors you can get as an athlete. She also won the Olympic gold medal with Stan Wawrinka and a Silver in Singles." He lost to Andy Murray in 2012. He is now rehabbing from two knee surgeries. Federer would want to finally add an Olympic Singles Gold to his tally to complete his trophy.Read More: HOW TO IMPROVE FRONT CRAWL TECHNIQUE? TIPS ON IMPROVING FRONT CRAWL STYLEArticle Source: essentiallysports.com

IPL 2020

IPL 2020 Seeks September-November Window After ICC T20 World Cup Is Postponed

  • Jul 21, 2020
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The stage for the IPL to take place this year has been decided after the postponement of the T20 World Cup. © TwitterHighlights• The postponement of the T20 World Cup opened a window for IPL 2020• The BCCI has considering two places: India and the United Arab Emirates• The International Cricket Council postponed the T20 World Cup on MondayThe International Cricket Council announced on 20 July, the postponement of the 2020 World Cup, paving the way for the establishment of a window for the Indian Premier League.The postponement of the ICC T20 World Cup has opened a window to this year's Indian Premier League. The rich league appears to be back after being postponed in April due to a Coronavirus pandemic. However, concerns remained over the place. BCCI has two places to consider: India and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Their favorite site is India, but as the incidence of coronavirus infection increases, they decide to get a backup site. The United Arab Emirates also hosted the first phase of IPL 2014.A proposal to organize the league will be sent to the government after the IPL Board meeting this weekend, with two windows proposed to organize 60 games.BCCI prefers the window between September 26 and November 7, while broadcasters want to host it between September 26 and November 14, to make the most of it during the Diwali weekend.However, the Indian team is traveling to Australia for a series of four tests, starting from December 3, the council will have to plan a clear quarantine window before starting the chain.For the time being, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will seek to provide plans for the biosafety site and process of bringing in players, ensuring their health and safety in the midst of an endemic epidemic.On Monday, the International Cricket Council revealed the revised dates for its next three global events in men's cricket, including the 2023 World Cup in India.The International Cricket Council said in a statement that Men's T20 World Cup 2021 will be held from October to November 2021 with the final on November 14, 2021.It added that the ICC T20 2022 World Cup will take place from October to November in 2022 with the final on November 13, 2022.The International Cricket Council did not mention the location of the T20 World Cup finals in 2021 and 2022.Also Read: IPL News: Rajat Bhatia talks about the ugly dispute in IPL between Gautam Gambhir and Virat Kohli

CSK VS MI

IPL 2020, CSK vs MI Predicted Playing XIs, Fantasy Tips,and much more for Match 41

  • Oct 23, 2020
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CSK vs MI Dream11 IPL 2020 Prediction, Gameplay 11Given their history and success in the Indian Premier League, a match between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians is sparking a lot of interest. However, given how the season has turned for both teams so far, one seems clearly favorable. CSK is completely discolored. They started on a note promising a victory over the defending champions, but have since fallen to the bottom of the pile. MI rebounded from their season-opening loss and are third on the points table.CSK vs MI head-to-headChennai and Mumbai have met 29 times before including once this season. Historically, MI has been the dominant player with 17 wins so far. On the other hand, CSK won 12 matches. Their last encounter was also the first match in the 2020 IPL Championship when CSK won by five wickets.CSK vs MI Pitch and Toss ReportSharjah was a hitter's paradise when the season started. And as he progressed, the bowlers began to have a lot to say now. Stability then shooting appears to be the best strategy now, and it's something many CSK hitters prefer.  MI also have hitters that take a vacation before going to the hammer and pincers. However, they also have a pair of great hitters that have proven capable of chasing shooters from the very first ball. The team that has scored second in the last two games has won here. However, the first team had won the previous treble.CSK vs MI Fantasy PredictionsQuinton de Kock (captain), Faf du Plessis (vice-captain), Krunal Pandya, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult, Ambati Rayudu, Suryakumar Yadav, Rohit Sharma, Sam CurranCSK vs MI expected playing XICSK: Sam Curran, Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav/N Jagadeesan, MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Piyush Chawla/, Josh HazlewoodMI: Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, James Pattinson, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit BumrahCSK Squads vs Complete MIChennai Super Kings: MS Dhoni (captain), Josh Hazlewood, Murali Vijay, Ambati Rayudu, Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Lungi Ngidi, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla, Imran Tahir, Mitchell Santner, Shardul Thakur, Sam Curran, N Jagadeesan, KM Asif, Monu Kumar, R Sai Kishore, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Karn SharmaMumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (captain), Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Aditya Tare, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Chris Lynn, Dhawal Kulkarni, Digvijay Deshmukh, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, James Pattison, Jasprit Bumrah, Jayant Yadav, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mohsin Khan, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Prince Balwant Rai, Quinton De Kock, Rahul Chahar, Saurabh Tiwary, Sherfane Rutherford, Suryakumar Yadav, Trent BoultRead More About: RR VS SRH Match no. 40.

KKR VS KXIP

IPL 2020, KKR vs KXIP in Sharjah: Predicted Playing XIs, and much more.

  • Oct 26, 2020
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KKR vs KXIP Dream11 IPL 2020 PredictionBelatedly by four wins in a row, Kings XI Punjab hopes to preserve the Giant as they face the revival of the Kolkata Knight Riders in a mid-table match here on Monday. Punjab is ranked fifth on the points table after winning five matches in 11 games, while Kolkata is slightly better, as it ranked fourth with 12 points. A Punjab victory would lift them to the top four, while a KKR victory would lift them to 14 points, like the top three teams in the competition, boosting their chances in the play-off. As the race to the playoffs rages, both sides know the value of winning on Monday. KXIP regained its form, ending its five-game losing streak with a victory over third-placed Royal Challengers Bangalore. Since then, the team led by KL Rahul has never looked back, defeating the two best teams in the tournament, the Indians from Mumbai and the capital cities of Delhi, plus Sunrisers Hyderabad. However, they must also win the remaining matches in order for the playoffs to take place. KXIP has hitters that match the style of Rahul, the tournament's top scorer in Running, and Mayank Agarwal. The presence of the illustrious Chris Gayle has inspired the team, and since his inclusion in the eleventh game, the Punjab team has never lost a match. Nicholas Pooran also looks dangerous, but Glenn Maxwell's precarious form remains a concern.KKR will also be enthusiastic after its landslide win over formidable Delhi Capitals and will try desperately to maintain the winning momentum. After an embarrassing loss of eight wickets to Royal Challengers Bangalore, the champion twice regrouped and caused a 59 round loss to Capitals, who is second on the points table. Promoted to the open tour, Nitesh Rana plunged into his new role and took a whirlwind of 81 while he was competing in 115th place with Sunil Narine (64). The spinning leg of Varun Chakravarthy then shattered the mid-ranking of the DC with five points.KKR vs KXIP Presentation ReportThe cricket stadium in Sharjah has slowed dramatically, with new bowlers recently taking over. When the tournament started, Sharjah tape gave a lot of running and support to the batsmen who enjoyed hitting this wicket, but it's not the same anymore. The likes of Siraj and Bolt enjoyed conditions due to the show's early swing, which must also be the case in this game. Interestingly, shooters will be the key to luck on both sides, and hitters should be able to play their natural game once they get used to the rhythm of the surface. However, the dimensions of the floor prefer the mixture because the straight boundaries are very small. With the likes of Gail, Rahul, Buran, Morgan, and Russell, we can look forward to a race festival on Monday. Both teams will look to the chase by winning the lottery, with a competitive total number of 170 in that location. Read more about: IPL 2020, RR vs SRH in DubaiKKR vs KXIP head onBeen Played- 26 | Kolkata won 18 | Punjab won - 8 KKR vs KXIP Fantasy TipsKL Rahul (VC), Dinesh Karthik, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Chris Gayle, Sunil Narine, Glenn Maxwell (C), Mohammed Shami, Chris Jordan, Varun Chakravarthy, and Lockie Ferguson.KKR vs KXIP Probable Playing XIsKolkata Knight Riders: Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Sunil Narine, Eoin Morgan (C), Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi/Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Lockie Ferguson, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy.Kings XI Punjab: KL Rahul (C/wk), Mayank Agarwal/Mandeep Singh, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell/James Neesham, Deepak Hooda, Chris Jordan, M Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh.KKR vs KXIP SQUADSKolkata Knight Riders: Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Sunil Narine, Eoin Morgan (C), Pat Cummins, Lockie Ferguson, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Prasidh Krishna, Andre Russell, Varun Chakravarthy, Kuldeep Yadav, Sandeep Warrier, Siddhesh Lad, Nikhil Naik, Tim Seifert, Chris Green, Rinku Singh, Ali Khan, Tom Banton, Shivam Mavi, Manimaran Siddharth.Kings XI Punjab: KL Rahul (wk/C), Mandeep Singh, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Deepak Hooda, Chris Jordan, Murugan Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Krishnappa Gowtham, James Neesham, Sheldon Cottrell, Sarfaraz Khan, Hardus Viljoen, Jagadeesha Suchith, Ishan Porel, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Tajinder Singh, Darshan Nalkande, Simran Singh, Harpreet Brar.Read More About: IPL 2020, CSK VS MI PREDICTED PLAYING XIS 

Shane Watson

Australian All-rounder announces retirement from all forms of cricket

  • Nov 04, 2020
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Shane Watson, Australian Player, and Chennai Super King's Player announced that he will retire from all forms of cricket, thus ending his nearly two-decade career. The 2020 IPL match against Kolkata Knight Riders on October 29 became his last professional match at the adult level.He finished his last season in IPL playing CSK with 299 points.Watson announced his retirement from international cricket in 2016 and from BBL last year.“It all started as a dream when I was a kid, and I would say to my mom while watching a test match when I was five years old:“ I want to play cricket for Australia. "When I officially announce my retirement from cricket," Watson said in a video clip on Tuesday, "I feel crazy lucky to have lived my dream, and more."“It really seems like the right time. Knowing that I played my last cricket match, for my beloved CSK, which has been incredibly good for me for the past three years. I think I am ending my playing days when I was 39 after all the setbacks caused by The injuries I've been through along the way, I feel very lucky. "Watson won two IPL titles: with Rajasthan Royals in 2008 and CSK in 2018.In 145 IPL games, he scored 2,029 points and also took 92 wickets. It was also distinguished by four centuries and twenty-one centuries. He is the only cricketer in IPL history to date to score more than 2000 points and take more than 50 wickets as well.The 39-year-old has played in several T20 tournaments around the world and is retiring with 8,821 rounds and 216 wickets from 343 games.

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ISL 2019-20: Jamshedpur FC vs Chennaiyin FC MATCH PREDICTION, PREVIEW AND WHERE TO WATCH

  • Nov 24, 2020
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Chennai, who reached the final last year, will face the man who inspired them after he took office midway through the season last year. Owen Coyle is now the head coach of Jamshedpur FC and will seek to revive the fortunes of his new club.In his three years at ISL, Jamshedpur FC did not participate in the qualifiers once, and last year it had his worst league result. In a season badly hit by injuries to key players, Jamshedpur finished eighth in the ISL League stages.On the other hand, he replaced the Chennai Cowell with Hungarian Chapa Laszlo and embarked on a rebuilding of sorts, with five new foreigners in the squad this season.Match details:Date: 24th November 2020 Competition: Indian Super League Match Venue: Tilak Maidan, Goa Match Timing: @07:30 PM ISTJamshedpur FC v Chennaiyin FC Head-to-HeadJamshedpur FC and Chennaiyin FC have met six times in ISL. Jamshedpur FC defeated Chennai only once, while the ISL Champion twice won two matches, and three more games ended in a draw.Last season, Owen Cowell made his debut as a coach for the Chennai team in an away match at Jamshedpur, which ended in a 1-1 draw. At Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Chennai came out with a comfortable 4-1 victory.Jamshedpur FC v Chennaiyin FC Team NewsCowell has brought his superstar Nerigus Valskis from Chennai to Jamshedpur FC, and the Lithuanian is expected to start this match at the top. Jackichand Singh is also a great addition to Jamshedpur FC after two great seasons with FC Goa.Captain Peter Hartley and Stephen Eyes will seek to forge a strong partnership at the heart of the defense. In addition to Valskis, Cowell also has an ex-Chennai Rintley player in his ranks and is expected to take on the role of right-back.Much will also be expected from Amarjeet Singh Kim, who was suspended last season due to injuries.As for Chennai FC, Laszlo has already said that what they have been doing last year is unlikely to change much. Anirud Thapa and Edwin Sydney Fansball are expected to continue in midfield, with new signing Reagan Singh to replace Ridley on right-back.Jacob Sylvester will be filling the hole in the shape of a falcis at the side of Chennai, who hopes to get enough service from players such as Rafael Crivilaro and Lalianzwala Changi.Jamshedpur FC v Chennaiyin FC Predicted XIJamshedpur FC Predicted XI (4-2-3-1):TP Rehenesh; Laldinliana Renthlei, Peter Hartley, Stephen Eze, Ricky Lallawmawma; Aitor Monroy, Amarjit Singh Kiyam; Jackichand Singh, Isaac Vanmalsawma, Alex Lima; Nerijus ValskisChennaiyin FC Predicted XI (4-2-3-1):Vishal Kaith; Reagan Singh, Eli Sabia, Enes Sipovic, Jerry Lalrinzuala; Edwin Sydney Vanspaul, Anirudh Thapa; Esmael Goncalves, Rafael Crivellaro, Lallianzuala Chhangte; Jakub SylvestrJamshedpur FC v Chennaiyin FC PredictionOn paper, these are two evenly-matched teams, with some outstanding ability in their squads. We are sitting on the fence and predicting a draw in this game.Prediction: Jamshedpur FC 1-1 Chennaiyin FC 

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ISL 2019-20: FC Goa vs Mumbai City FC MATCH PREDICTION, PREVIEW AND WHERE TO WATCH

  • Nov 25, 2020
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After FC Goa did not find the result as they want on their opening encounter where they drew against Bengaluru FC on 2-2. On the other hand, Mumbai City FC will be looking to open their account against FC Goa after they lost by 0-1 to North East United FC in the opening contest.It will be interesting to see who will open their account in this match when these two colossal teams face off each other on Wednesday.FC Goa vs Mumbai City FC Location:Match details:Date: 25th November 2020 Competition: Indian Super League Match Venue: Fatorda Stadium, Goa Match Timing: @07:30 PM ISTFC GoaMohammad Nawaz, Naveen Kumar, Dylan D’Silva, Shubham Dhas, Ivan Gonzalez, James Donachie, Seriton Fernandes, Aibanbha Dohling, Leander D’Cunha, Mohamed Ali, Sanson Pereira, Sarineo Fernandes, Saviour Gama, Edu Bedia, Flan Gomes, Jorge Ortiz, Brandon Fernandes, Alberto Noguera, Lenny Rodrigues, Redeem Tlang, Seiminlen Doungel, Nestor Dias, Phrangki Buam, Princeton Rebello, Alexander Jesuraj, Makan Chothe, Igor Angulo, Ishan Pandita, Aaren D’Silva, Devendra MurgaonkarMumbai City FCAmrinder Singh, Vikram Singh, Nishit Shetty, Phurba Lachenpa, Mourtada Fall, Mandar Rao Desai, Mehtab Singh, Tondonba Singh, Valpuia, Sarthak Golui, Mohamad Rakip, Amey Ranawade, Ahmed Jahouh, Cy Goddard, Asif Khan, Bidyananda Singh, Hernan Santana, Hugo Boumous, Raynier Fernandes, Rowllin Borges, Sourav Das, Vignesh Dakshinamurthy, Farukh Chouhdary, Adam Le Fondre, Bartholomew Ogbeche, Pranjal Bhumij, Bipin Singh, Vikram Pratap SinghPREDICTED PLAYING 11 FC Goa Vs Mumbai City FCFC GoaMohammad Nawaz, James Donachie, Seriton Fernandes, Ivan Gonzalez, Mohamed Ali, Lenny Rodrigues, Edu Bedia, Brandon Fernandes, Princeton Rebello, Jorge Ortiz, Igor AnguloMumbai City FCAmrinder Singh, Mandar Rao Dessai, Tondomba Singh, Mourtada Fall, Sarthak Golui, Ahmed Jahouh, Rowllin Borges, Hugo Boumous, Raynier Fernandes, Adam Le Fondre, Bartholomew OgbechePrediction: FC Goa 2-1 Mumbai City FC Also read: India-Australia Tour 2020 | Full Squad | Schedule | Timings

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IPL 2021: Kings XI Punjab changes name, now will be known as 'Punjab Kings'

  • Feb 16, 2021
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IPL 2021: Kings XI Punjab New name: Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) has changed its name. The franchise captain KL Rahul and owned by Mohit Burman, Ness Wadia, and Preity Zinta will now be called Punjab Kings. KXIP is said to be attending IPL Auctions 2021 with a new brand identity.Official contacts have been made to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) about the change, but written approvals are still pending. Punjab Kings will now attend IPL Auctions 2021 scheduled for February 18th under their new name."The team has been planning to change the name for a long time and I think it needs to be done before this IPL 2021. A source from the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry told PTI on Monday that it is not a surprising decision."KXIP is one of the eight franchise teams that competed in the latest edition of the T20 League in the United Arab Emirates.In the tournament's 13-year history, they were runners-up once and finishing third again.The next IPL bid is scheduled to start in the second week of April, and the auction will take place on Thursday. The auction will see 292 players, including 164 Indians, come under the hammer with Rs 196.6 crores per transaction.Also Read: IPL 2021 Auction: Top 10 facts from the final player's list

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Ind vs Eng 3rd Test: 55,000 spectators to be allowed at Motera

  • Feb 17, 2021
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Ind vs Eng 3rd Test: Test 3 against England at the renovated Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad is expected to have a healthy crowd of spectators. The largest cricket stadium in the world holds 110,000 people, and the Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA) decided to allow 50% capacity during the third round.This means that there will be 55,000 tickets for sale and it will be the first sporting event to see such a strong crowd since the Covid-19 outbreak last March.The Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) hopes to remove the spectator limit in the coming days. "GCA has decided 50 percent capacity. Not much of a rush yet, but sales are expected to pick up in the next 3-4 days. This will be the first international match at this refurbished stadium. Since the third test is about day and night. A lot of people are expected to come. Currently, GCA expects at least 30,000 viewers on the first day of testing. A source from the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry told TOI on Tuesday, “We can have a job to celebrate the occasion.There is no decision on the pitch yetMotera has two types of courses ready for the next two exams. The playing field is a square of 11 fields, six of which are made of red ground and the rest are regular. Both options will be granted to the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry. There are multiple throws of each type for testing. The Secretary of the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry is overseeing the preparations and a call will be made in the field as soon as the teams arrive in Ahmedabad, "the source said.Also Read: IPL 2021: KINGS XI PUNJAB CHANGES NAME NOW WILL BE KNOWN AS 'PUNJAB KINGS' 

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Odisha FC sign Malaysian international Liridon Krasniqi on loan

  • Aug 23, 2021
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Odisha FC is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement with Malaysian football club Johor Dar Al-Tazim on a loan contract for midfielder Liridon Krasniqi, who will now represent Bhubaneswar in the upcoming 8th edition of the Indian Super Cup. League (Hero ISL). The 29-year-old attacking midfielder started his career in European and made his professional debut for FK Mladá Boleslav in the Czech Republic in 2011 before joining Turkish club Ankaraspor. He was loaned out to another club in Turkey: Fethiyespor. Liridon moved to Malaysia in 2015 and played for Kedah Darul Aman Football Club. He also won the 2016 Malaysian Cup and the 2017 Malaysian Cup for Kedah before signing with Málaga United in 2019. In the previous season, Laridon had a contract with reigning Malaysian Premier League champion Johor Darul Ta'zim, and later represented the Newcastle Jets of Australia in the A-League on loan in early 2021. Liridon had the unique feat of representing three national teams. Having played for the Albanian Under-21 side and the Kosovo senior team, he made his debut for the Malaysian senior national team earlier this year. After joining the club, he said: "I am very happy to join Odisha FC and I am looking forward to starting a great journey in India. I hope to have a great season in the future with coach Kiko Ramirez. I can't wait for it to start and meet my teammates at OFC. We will try to bring Joy to all Odisha fans in the next [Hero] ISL." OFC coach Kiko Ramírez explained: "Liridon will give us character, attitude and strength. He is a player with great physical ability and good technique. He is a midfielder who can help us in attack and in defense and will give us energy that the team needs to fight for the full 90 minutes. " Odisha Club President Mr. Raj Athwal said: "We are delighted to welcome Malaysia international Liridon Krasniqi to Odisha Football Club. He is an accomplished midfielder in defense, adding more depth and quality to the team."Also Read- India's Shaili Singh wins silver in women's long jump at U20 World Athletics Championships in Nairobi

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India interested in hosting 2036, 2040 Olympics: IOC President Thomas Bach

  • Aug 25, 2021
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Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee, said that India is among a group of countries interested in hosting the Olympics in 2036, 2040 and beyond. The International Olympic Committee recently announced that Brisbane will host the 2032 Summer Games. Even after the Australia, Brisbane was chosen last month to host the 2032 Summer Games, the IOC has a waiting list of suitors to host the Olympics in 2036, 2040 and even beyond, Bach said in a report. Ambitious host countries include Indonesia, India, Germany and Qatar. "And this is just the ones which come to my mind". So, we really are in a very good position for the long term. Bach said according to the Wall Street Journal. Bach's comments came at a time when the multi-million-dollar costs of hosting the Games have sparked controversy. The recently held Tokyo Games also faced an outcry over the amount of money spent to host the Olympics. Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Secretary General Rajiv Mehta has confirmed to PTI that they have already shown interest in hosting the showpiece event. "In a meeting of the International Olympic Committee via video conference before Tokyo Olympics, the IOA expressed interest in hosting the Olympics in 2036 and beyond," Mehta said. Delhi's Chief Deputy Minister Manish Sisodia said in March this year that they would do their best and develop the infrastructure for a successfully bid to host the 2048 Games, to celebrate 100 years of independence. India has also shown interest in hosting the 2032 Olympics as part of a long-term hosting strategy that also includes the 2030 Asian Games and the 2026 Youth Olympics. Qatar and Riyadh awarded the Asian Games of 2030 and 2034 in December.Also Read- Tokyo Olympic bronze medalist Bajrang Punia to skip wrestling world championships in October

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FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifier: Euro champions Italy equal WORLD RECORD for most unbeaten games

  • Sep 06, 2021
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Jorginho missed a penalty when Italy draw 0-0 with Switzerland in a World Cup qualifier on Sunday September 5, a result that meant Roberto Mancini's side equaled the world record for consecutive undefeated international matches in a row. Italy is now undefeated in 36 consecutive games, equaling Brazil's record set between 1993 and 1996. The result could have been more positive if Jorginho had converted from the penalty spot in the 52nd minute after a foul by Domenico Berardi, but the Chelsea midfielder was thwarted by goalkeeper Yan Sommer. Italy had other opportunities to snatch the victory from them, but had to settle for a draw, which means they remain top of qualification Group C on 11 points from five games, four ahead of the second-placed Swiss, who have two matches in hand on the Azzurri.Also Read- Cristiano Ronaldo becomes all-time highest goalscorer in international football with brace against Ireland Mancini's team entered the game after a disappointing 1-1 draw with Bulgaria on Thursday, in their first match becoming European champions two months ago. But the visiting team did much better in the first half in Basel and should have taken the lead through good chances for Berardi and Lorenzo Insigne, both of whom were denied by Sommer. The best chance of the night came seven minutes of the second half after Ricardo Rodriguez trying to atone for being caught in possession, lunged in on Berardi to award a penalty. Jorginho, who missed his spot kick in in Italy's penalty shootout victory over England in the Euro 2020 final, stepped up but put his effort far to close to Sommer, who made an easy save. European champions Italy set a new world record of 36 international matches unbeaten with their draw in Switzerland Congratulations @Azzurri_En pic.twitter.com/VxL9CERn8D— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) September 6, 2021Sommer proved impossible to breach as he denied Insigne again to leave Italy heading home having been frustrated for the second successive qualifier.Also Read- Tokyo Paralympics: Avani Lekhara becomes first Indian woman to win 2 medals at single Games edition

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IPL 2021: KKR vs RCB Dream11 prediction, Playing11, Pitch Report

  • Sep 20, 2021
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Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) even before they kickstart their campaign in the second leg of the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) was in the news as their skipper Virat Kohli is all ready to step down from captaincy after the 2021 edition.While the news has certainly gained all the limelight, they will be looking to give their captain a proper farewell as they will take on Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in Abu Dhabi.Royal Challengers Bangalore had the perfect opportunity to lift the IPL trophy this year. The group of foreign players they possess will hand them a big advantage in the UAE leg. Wanindu Hasaranga, who is likely to make his IPL debut in this match, was in a good form for Sri Lanka. RCB are currently placed at the third spot in the standings with 10 points.As for the Kolkata Knight Riders, they will hope to start fresh in the league as they failed to pose any threat in the first half. They are currently second-last in the standings with just two wins and five losses.Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore will face each other in the 31st match of the IPL 2021. Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi will host the contest between the sides.Match Details:Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, Match 31Venue:Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu DhabiDate & Time:September 20th at 7:30 PM IST, and at 6:00 PM local timeLive Streaming:Star Sports Network and Disney+HotstarPitch Report:The surface here at Zayed Cricket Stadium has got good carry and bounce, and the quick bowlers can make most of the conditions. The par score on this wicket is 160-170. Bowling first is an excellent option.KKR vs RCB Probable Playing XIsKolkata Knight RidersNitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan (c), Sunil Narine / Shakib Al Hasan, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Shivam Mavi / Kamalesh Nagarkoti, Lockie Ferguson / Tim Southee, Varun Chakravarthy, Prasidh KrishnaRoyal Challengers BangaloreVirat Kohli (c), Devdutt Padikkal, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers (wk), Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga/Tim David, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Mohammad Siraj, Yuzvendra ChahalDream11 Prediction – Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore – Match 31, IPL 2021KKR vs RCB Dream11 Team: Fantasy cricket predictions and tips for Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers BangaloreTop Picks for KKR vs RCB Dream11 Match:Top Picks ­– BatsmenVirat Kohli is a right-handed batsman from Royal Challengers Bangalore who leads the team. He has achieved 193 runs in this season so far.AB de Villiers is a right-handed wicketkeeper-batsman from Royal Challengers Bangalore. He has hammered 207 runs in this season so far. He stacked 76 runs against KKR in the last head-to-head game.Glenn Maxwell is a right-handed batsman and right-arm off-break bowler from Royal Challengers Bangalore. He has scored 223 runs in this season so far. He smacked 78 runs against KKR in the last head-to-head match.Nitish Rana is a left-handed batsman and right-arm off-break bowler from Kolkata Knight Riders. He has smashed 201 runs in this season so far. He scored 18 runs against RCB in the last head-to-head game.Andre Russell is a right-handed batsman and right-arm fast bowler from Kolkata Knight Riders. He has smacked 167 runs and picked up 7 wickets in this season so far. He knocked 31 runs against RCB in the last head-to-head match.Shubman Gill is a right-handed batsman from Kolkata Knight Riders. He has piled 132 runs in this season so far.Top Picks ­– BowlersVarun Chakravarthy doesn’t give any sort of room to the batsmen, while his ability to generate extra bounce from the surface makes him one of the tougher bowlers to face. He is highly deceptive and a must pick player for your fantasy teams.Harshal Patel has an economy of 9.17 in this IPL, it is his wicket-taking knack that makes him the real deal. He is the leading wicket-taker so far, having picked up 17 wickets, with the best figures of 5/27.Top Picks ­– WicketkeepersAB de Villiers on any day is the saviour number 1 for RCB. He has won plenty of matches single-handedly for his team. In 6 innings in this year’s IPL, de Villiers has scored 207 runs at an average of 51.75 and an excellent strike rate of 164.28.Suggested Playing XI No.1 for KKR vs RCB Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:AB de Villiers (c), Virat Kohli, Devdutt Padikkal, Glenn Maxwell, Nitish Rana (vc), Wanindu Hasaranga, Andre Russell, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Varun ChakravarthySuggested Playing XI No.2 for KKR vs RCB Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:AB de Villiers, Glenn Maxwell (c), Rahul Tripathi, Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Shahbaz Ahmed, Andre Russell (vc), Prasidh Krishna, Mohammed Siraj, Shivam MaviKKR vs RCB IPL 2021 Match 31 Expert Advice:Glenn Maxwell and Virat Kohli will be among the safe captaincy choices for the small leagues. Shubman Gill and Shahbaz Ahmed are the punt-picks hereKKR vs RCB IPL 2021 Match 31 Probable Winners:Royal Challengers Bangalore won the last head-to-head game against KKR and is expected to win this match as well considering their form in this season.

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Virat Kohli becomes first Indian batsman to score 10,000 runs in T20 format

  • Sep 27, 2021
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Virat Kohli is back to breaking batting records at will. In a jaw-dropping stat that is a reflection of his greatness, RCB captain Kohli became the first Indian batsman to score 10,000 runs in T20 cricket.Virat Kohli reached the historic milestone while opening the batting for RCB against Mumbai Indians in Match 39 of IPL 2021 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Sunday. Kohli achieved the landmark in the over against Jasprit Bumrah where the skipper was taking his India teammate to the cleaners.Kohli hit Jasprit Bumrah for a four and followed with a excellent pull shot that flew over the boundary ropes.Kohli, who has represented India (T20Is), Delhi (domestic cricket) and RCB (IPL), needed 66 runs to get to the T20 milestone before the crucial encounter against CSK. Kohli has arguably been the most successful batsman in the Indian Premier League. Despite not being able to land a title with Royal Challengers Bangalore, the skipper of the popular franchise owns quite a few batting records in the T20 league.6 Pulled away for a maximum and Virat Kohli reaches 10000 runs in T20s. Mr. Milestone. #PlayBold #WeAreChallengers #RCB #IPL2021 #RCBvMI— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) September 26, 2021Kohli's former RCB teammate Chris Gayle tops the list of highest run-getters inT20 cricketers. 'Universe Boss' has amassed 14,261 runs in 446 matches at a strike rate of 36.94 with 22 centuries and 87 fifties.Gayle's national team captain Kieron Pollard is second on the list, having scored 11,159 runs in 561 matches with one century and 56 half centuries to his name. Former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik, with 10,088 runs and 66 fifties in 436 matches, ranks third in the list. David Warner rounds off the top 4 with 10,017 runs in 304 matches.Also Read- Virat Kohli to quit RCB captaincy after the end of IPL 2021 season

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Sports Calendar 2022 | World Sporting Event Calendar

  • Dec 30, 2021
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Below is a list of the major sporting calendar, events calendar for 2022 (were you looking for the 2022 calendar?) Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, many major sporting events have been cancelled or postponed, and changes are happening regularly. Also note that not all sporting events can be included here, although we have tried to include all major sporting events from major sports, especially high-profile international competitions.Major sports events for 2022, Sports Calendar 2022 include the World Masters Games, Winter Olympics, Commonwealth Games, Rugby League World Cup, the World Games, FIFA World Cup, South American Games,  Rugby World Cup (Women), Winter Paralympics, Summer Universiade, as well as the usual annual events. Championship Sports second European will also be held.Date(s)SportEventLocationJan 13–31HandballWorld Championships (men)EgyptJan 29-31Extreme SportsWinter X Games 25Aspen, Colorado, USAFeb 4-11Football (Soccer)2020 FIFA Club World CupDoha, QatarFeb 6-12 (postponed until 2022)Multi-sportsSpecial Olympics World Winter GamesJämtland County, SwedenFeb 6 - Mar 20RugbySix NationsUK, Ireland, France & ItalyFeb 7Gridiron/FootballSuper BowlRaymond James Stadium, Tampa, FloridaFeb 8-21TennisAustralia OpenMelbourne, AustraliaFeb 8-21SkiingWorld Alpine Ski ChampionshipsCortina d'Ampezzo, ItalyFeb 23-Mar 7Skiing (Nordic)Nordic World Ski ChampionshipsOberstdorf, GermanyMar 6-21SailingAmerica's CupWaitemata Harbour, New ZealandMar 9-23 (cancelled, maybe played in 2023)BaseballWorld Baseball ClassicJapan, Taiwan, USAMar 23-28 (postponed until next winter)Multi-sportsWinter Military World GamesBerchtesgaden and Ruhpolding, GermanyApril 2-10 (postponed again, new date unknown)Multi-sportsAsian Beach GamesSanya, ChinaApr 8-11GolfMastersAugusta, Georgia, USAApr 10Horse RacingGrand NationalAintree Racecourse in LiverpoolApr 17 - May 3SnookerWorld Snooker ChampionshipCrucible Theatre in Sheffield, EnglandMay 1Horse RacingKentucky DerbyLouisville, Kentucky, USMay 14-22 (postponed until 2023)Multi-sportsArafura GamesDarwin, AustraliaMay 14-30 (postponed until May 2022)Multi-sportsWorld Masters Games (Summer)Kansai, JapanMay 15Football (Soccer)FA Cup finalWembley Stadium, LondonMay 20-23GolfUS PGAKiawah Island Golf Resort, Ocean Course, Kiawah Island, SCMay 21 - June 6Ice HockeyIIHF World ChampionshipRiga, LatviaMay 29Football (Soccer)UEFA Champions League FinalAtatürk Olympic Stadium, Istanbul, TurkeyMay 29 - Jun 5 (postponed again to 2023)Multi-sportsInvictus GamesThe Hague, The Netherlands May 30Auto RacingIndianapolis 500Indianapolis, USAMay 30 - Jun 13TennisFrench OpenParis, FranceJun 11 - Jul 11 (postponed from 2020)Football (Soccer)Euro 2020the tournament played across Europe, the final in London UK.Jun 13 - Jul 10 (postponed from 2020)Football (Soccer)47th Copa AméricaArgentina, Colombia BrazilJun 17-20GolfUS OpenTorrey Pines Golf Course, La Jolla, CaliforniaJun 26 - Jul 18CyclingTour de FranceFranceJun 28 - July 7Ice HockeyStanley Cup finalsMontreal & TampaJun 28 - July 11TennisWimbledonLondon, EnglandJuly 6–20BasketballNBA FinalsMilwaukee & PhoenixJuly 14-18Extreme SportsSummer X GamesSouthern CaliforniaJul 15-21 (postponed to 2022)Multi-sportsWorld GamesBirmingham, Alabama, USAJul 15–18GolfBritish OpenRoyal St George's Golf Club Sandwich Kent EnglandJul 16-Aug 1 (postponed to 2022)SwimmingWorld Aquatics ChampionshipsFukuoka, JapanJul 23 - Aug 8Multi-sportsSummer OlympicsTokyo, JapanJul 30-Aug 8 (postponed until July 2022)Multi-sportsWorld Police and Fire GamesRotterdam, South Holland, NetherlandsAug 21-22 (postponed from Jun 12-13)Auto Racing89th 24 Hours of Le MansCircuit de la Sarthe, Le Mans, FranceAug 24 - Sep 5Multi-sportsParalympic GamesTokyo, JapanAug 30 - Sep 12TennisUS OpenNew York, USASep 4-6GolfSolheim CupToledo, Ohio, USASep 10-19 (postponed to 2022)Multi-sportsIslamic Solidarity GamesKonya, TurkeySep 18 – Oct 16 (postponed to 2022)RugbyWorld Cup (women)New ZealandSep 19-26CyclingUCI Road World ChampionshipsBruges and Leuven, BelgiumSep 24-26 (postponed from 2020)GolfRyder CupWhistling Straits (Haven, Wisconsin)Sept 25AFLGrand FinalPerth, WAOct 3Rugby LeagueNRL Grand FinalSydney Cricket Ground, AustraliaOct 17 - Nov 14CricketICC World T20 (men)UAE and OmanOct 17-24 (cancelled)RowingWorld Rowing ChampionshipsShanghai, ChinaOct 20-24CyclingWorld Track ChampionshipsAchgabat, Turkmenistan Roubaix, FranceOct 23 - Nov 27 (postponed to Nov 2022)Rugby LeagueWorld CupEnglandOct 26 - Nov 2BaseballWorld SeriesTrust Park (Atlanta), Minute Maid Park (Houston)Oct 26 - Nov 6BoxingAIBA World Championships (men)Belgrade, SerbiaNov 2Horse RacingMelbourne CupVictoria, AustraliaNov 21-Dec 2 (postponed to 2022)Multi-sportsSouth-East Asian GamesHanoi, VietnamNov 23-29Table TennisWorld ChampionshipHouston, United StatesDec 2-19HandballWorld Championships (women)SpainDec 7-17WeightliftingWorld ChampionshipsTashkent, UzbekistanDec 11-21 (postponed from January, then cancelled)Multi-sportsWinter UniversiadeLucerne, SwitzerlandDec 16-21 (postponed from Dec 2020)SwimmingFINA World Swimming Championships (25m)Abu Dhabi, UAEFor Daily Sports Updates, News Events to Visit Here - PITCHHIGH 

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Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya set to miss first 2 ODIs against Australia

  • Sep 19, 2023
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India dropped four regular members for the first two matches against AustraliaIndia now looks ahead to their last and final practice for the ODI World Cup at home as they take on five-time champions Australia in a three-match series beginning September 22 after their perfectly timed Asia Cup title haul in Colombo on Sunday, where they defeated Sri Lanka by 10 wickets. The selection committee made up to four changes, when most people would have anticipated India to remain the same save for that one injury issue involving Axar Patel.Ajit Agarkar, the chief selector for the BCCI, read out the roster for the three-match home series against Pat Cummins' team virtually the day after India's Asia Cup victory. India selected a 15-member team for the opening two games and a 17-member team for the championship match.India lost four regular players for the first two games in Baroda on September 27, while the selectors only recruited two additional players to their 15-member World Cup team for the final match. The squad was without Kuldeep Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Virat Kohli, and Rohit Sharma for the first two games.Responding to a question from the press, Agarkar revealed: "Few of the players have been given a breather. Rohit has taken a break.""Luckily we got a fair amount of cricket at the Asia Cup," Agarkar added. "If not, we would've looked at it some other way. More than physical, sometimes guys need a mental break, which isn't a bad thing leading into a tournament like the World Cup."For the third game, everyone will be available. We will play our World Cup squad. This [squad for the first two ODIs] gives us a chance to give guys sitting outside a chance. It's still a strong squad. Like I said, if we hadn't got a lot of cricket at the Asia Cup, who knows, we may have thought differently."Rohit and Kohli had both been rested for the West Indies ODI series and had only returned to the set-up in the Asia Cup. In a bid to test India's bench strength, both had relinquished their original batting spot in the first ODI match against West Indies before being rested for the second and third game. They had later missed the T20I contest and the tour of Ireland as well.In fact, Hardik led India in place of Rohit in the last two ODIs. Hardik has participated in every ODI match against the West Indies. While both were resting for the Ireland tour, Kuldeep also participated in the competition.In the first two games against Australia, KL Rahul will serve as the captain and Ravindra Jadeja as his backup. Tilak Varma and Ruturaj Gaikwad have been chosen for the first two games, and they will both be heading the Indian team at the Asian Games later this month.Also Read: Top 10 fantasy cricket websites in india

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Indian men's volleyball team enters quarterfinals of Asian Games

  • Sep 22, 2023
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The Indian men's volleyball team maintained its strong performance, moving through to the quarterfinals of the Asian Games with a decisive 3-0 victory over Chinese Taipei on Friday. After their incredible victory against South Korea, India defeated Chinese Taipei in three straight games by scores of 25-22, 25-22, and 25-21 to go to the playoffs for the 1-6th place. On Sunday, India will take on either Kazakhstan or Japan.They play quickly and have experience. The first two sets were won by them, but our team responded effectively and quickly gained control, said India captain Vinit to media after the match."We expected a four-setter, but our team played well with man-to-man marking and improved a lot," he continued. Early on, India was down 6-10, but Erin Varghese helped the team close the difference to 11-13.India had been trailing for the whole of the match until it finally tied the score at 21-21. Varghese and Ashwal Rai then won the next two points to give India the lead. In the second set, India took an early 3-0 lead, but Chinese Taipei eventually tied the match at 17-17. However, India gained ground in the waning seconds with a string of scores to end the match 25-22. India got off to a good start in the championship game, leading 10-4 at one point.Chinese Taipei managed to narrow it down to 10-12 before drawing level at 14-14.India, however, moved ahead to 21-18 before sealing it comfortably 25-21."Pakistan also had defeated them (Chinese Taipei) 3-0, so we were under pressure to defeat them," assistant coach Jaideep Sarkar said.With back-to-back wins over Korea and Chinese Taipei, this is a good morale-booster ahead of our match against Japan," he said."We are not inferior to anyone. Japan are a good side and we expect a tough contest," he added.

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Asian Games 2023 Live Updates: Shooting gold, Wushu silver and equestrian bronze take India's medal tally to 25

  • Sep 28, 2023
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Asian Games 2023: The men's 10m air pistol team continued India's success story at the Asian Games, winning gold with two marksmen also making it to the individual finals. The team of Sarabjot Singh, Arjun Singh Cheema and Shiva Narwal narrowly beat the Chinese team to take the top podium and earn India its fourth gold medal from the shooting ranges. India's Naorem Roshibina Devi signed off with a silver medal after a 0-2 defeat against local heavyweight Wu Xiaowei in the women's 60kg wushu sanda final. The Indian found the going tough against Wu Xiaowei, the reigning champions in the category, allowing the Chinese to get off to a strong start. Wu was declared winners by the judges after two rounds. Trying to get her opponent off the mat, the local favourite had an aggressive first round and began with a splendid take down of Roshibina. The Manipuri athlete tried to bounce back and got her hold of Wu's leg to push her out to the edges but was unsuccessful as round one belonged to the Chinese who had a 1-0 lead. A watchful Wu sealed the issue with an attack on Roshibina Devi's torso in the second round. Roshibina had won a bronze in the 2018 edition at Jakarta. India's Anush Agarwalla, in a splendid display of equestrian prowess, secured a well-deserved bronze medal in the individual dressage event at the Asian Games.

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What is DLS ? Full Form of DLS in Cricket?

  • Feb 20, 2024
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DLS full form is Duckworth–Lewis–Stern method, a mathematical formulation designed to calculate the target score for the team batting second in a limited overs cricket match interrupted by weather or other circumstances. It is generally accepted to be the most accurate method of setting a target score.The DLS method was devised by two English statisticians, Frank Duckworth and Tony Lewis, and was first used in 1997. In 2015, the method was updated by Australian academic Steve Stern, and its name was changed to the Duckworth–Lewis–Stern method.The DLS method takes into account two factors: the number of runs scored by the team batting first and the number of overs remaining in the match. It also considers the number of wickets lost by the team batting first, as this can have a significant impact on their scoring rate.The DLS method calculates a target score for the team batting second based on the following formula:Target score = (Average score at par – Average score per wicket lost by the team batting first) * Overs remaining in the matchThe average score at par is the average score that a team would score in a given number of overs, based on historical data. The average score per wicket lost is the average number of runs lost per wicket, based on historical data.The DLS method is used to set a target score for the team batting second in both international and domestic limited overs cricket matches. It is also used in other sports, such as baseball and softball.Advantages of the DLS method in CricketThe DLS method has a number of advantages over other methods of setting a target score in rain-affected matches. These advantages include:It is a fair and objective method, as it is based on historical data.It is relatively easy to calculate, even without the use of a computer.It is flexible enough to be used in a variety of different match situations.Disadvantages of the DLS method in CricketThe DLS method also has some disadvantages, including:It can be complex and difficult to understand.It can be inaccurate in certain situations, such as when the team batting first has lost a lot of wickets early in the match.It can be difficult to implement in matches where the weather conditions are constantly changing.Overall, the DLS method is the most accurate and reliable method of setting a target score in rain-affected limited overs cricket matches. It is used in all international and domestic limited overs cricket matches, and it is becoming increasingly popular in other sports as well.Examples of the DLS method in useHere are a few examples of the DLS method in use:In the 2019 Cricket World Cup final, England were batting first when the match was interrupted by rain after 24.1 overs. England had scored 222/2 at that point. The DLS method was used to calculate a target score of 241 runs for New Zealand, who had 49 overs to score them. However, New Zealand were only able to score 241 runs in 46.1 overs, and England won the match by one run.In the 2021 Indian Premier League, the match between the Delhi Capitals and the Sunrisers Hyderabad was interrupted by rain after 18.4 overs. The Delhi Capitals had scored 159/3 at that point. The DLS method was used to calculate a target score of 162 runs for the Sunrisers Hyderabad, who had 17.2 overs to score them. However, the Sunrisers Hyderabad were only able to score 157 runs in 17.2 overs, and the Delhi Capitals won the match by four runs.These are just two examples of the many times that the DLS method has been used to determine the outcome of a rain-affected cricket match. The DLS method is a fair and accurate method of setting a target score, and it is an essential tool for the modern game of cricket.History of the DLS Method:The DLS method was first introduced in 1997, and it is named after its developers, Frank Duckworth and Tony Lewis. These two statisticians from England created the method to address the issue of rain-affected matches and ensure equitable results. Later, in 2014, the method was modified and renamed as the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern (DLS) method to include the contributions of Professor Steven Stern, an Australian statistician.How Does the DLS Method Work?The DLS method takes several factors into account to adjust the target score for the team batting second. These factors include the number of overs bowled, the number of wickets lost, and the resources available to the team at the time of the interruption. The calculation aims to provide a fair target, considering that the team batting second might have lost fewer wickets or have more overs to play when the match is affected by rain.The basic process of applying the DLS method can be summarized as follows:The number of overs to be bowled in the match is determined, taking into account the overs lost due to rain or other interruptions.The target score is recalculated based on the number of overs and wickets remaining. The DLS method provides a table of par scores for different combinations of overs and wickets lost.The team batting second is required to achieve the revised target within the available overs.If the revised target is achieved, the team wins. If not, the team batting first wins.Example of DLS Method in Action:Let’s consider a hypothetical situation where a team batting first scores 250 runs in 50 overs. However, due to rain, the second innings is reduced to 40 overs. Using the DLS method, the target for the team batting second might be revised to 200 runs. This revised target ensures that the team batting second has a fair opportunity to win the game within the reduced overs.Criticism and Controversies:While the DLS method is widely accepted and used in international and domestic cricket, it has not been without its share of controversies. Critics argue that the method can sometimes produce unrealistic targets, leading to unsatisfactory outcomes. Additionally, the DLS method has been criticized for being complex and challenging for fans and players to understand fully.Despite these criticisms, the DLS method has become an essential tool in the world of cricket, helping to manage the impact of adverse weather conditions and ensuring that matches are decided fairly.Also Read: IPL 2024 Tickets Online Booking, Date, Ticket Price, Schedule and Booking Steps

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India announce squad for Men's T20 World Cup 2024

  • Apr 30, 2024
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Rohit Sharma is set to captain India in their pursuit of long-awaited glory, as the BCCI unveils the squad for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024.Before the announcement, speculation abounded regarding the wicketkeeper selection, with several candidates competing for the position. Ultimately, India has placed their trust in Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson as the wicketkeepers.This signifies Pant's comeback to international cricket after a near-fatal accident in December 2022, which sidelined him for over a year.Shivam Dube's consistent IPL performance ensured his retention in the squad after his recent appearances in the T20I series against Afghanistan. The 30-year-old, in exceptional form for the Chennai Super Kings, has amassed 350 runs in nine matches at an impressive strike rate of 172.41.India has opted for a spin-heavy bowling lineup featuring Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, and Yuzvendra Chahal, while the pace attack will be spearheaded by Jasprit Bumrah, supported by Arshdeep Singh, Mohammed Siraj, and vice-captain Hardik Pandya.In the batting department, the selection of Yashasvi Jaiswal, Virat Kohli, and Suryakumar Yadav for the top order alongside captain Rohit Sharma was as expected.Shubman Gill and Rinku Singh have been named among the reserves along with pacers Khaleel Ahmed and Avesh Khan.Notably absent from India's squad is KL Rahul, who featured in the last two T20 World Cup campaigns (2021 and 2022).India squad: Rohit Sharma (c), Hardik Pandya (vc), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Sanju Samson (wk), Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd. SirajReserves: Shubman Gill, Rinku Singh, Khaleel Ahmed and Avesh KhanIndia are placed in Group A of the tournament alongside arch-rivals Pakistan, Ireland, Canada and co-hosts USA. Their campaign begins on 5 June against Ireland at the newly-constructed Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York before they take on Pakistan in one of the most awaited matches of the upcoming T20 World Cup.Also Read: Paris 2024 Olympics - Latest News, Schedules & Results

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Will KL Rahul step down as LSG captain for final two games?

  • May 09, 2024
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NEW DELHI: With Lucknow Super Giants virtually out of contention for the IPL playoffs, KL Rahul's position as the team's captain hangs in uncertainty for the remaining two games following their heavy defeat against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Wednesday.It's widely believed that the LSG skipper, signed for a record Rs 17 crore before the 2022 auction, won't be retained ahead of the mega auctions in 2025.However, there are rumors suggesting that he might voluntarily step down to focus on his batting in the upcoming matches.There is a five-day gap before the next game against DC. As of now, no decision has been taken but it is understood that if Rahul plans to just concentrate on his batting for the remaining two games, the management won't mind," an IPL source told PTI on conditions of anonymity.Following Sunrisers Hyderabad openers Travis Head (89 not out off 30 balls) and Abhishek Sharma (75 off 28 balls) reaching the target of 167 in less than 10 overs, videos surfaced on social media showing an agitated conversation between LSG owner Sanjiv Goenka and KL Rahul.This was after the LSG batters struggled to get going on the same track in Hyderabad.Worse, Rahul's (29 off 33 balls) batting in the Powerplay has been one of the biggest reasons for LSG's below-par show in the cash-rich league and it seems that Goenka has finally run out of patience.The India star has scored 460 runs in 12 games and could again cross the 500-run mark for the season but it is his strike-rate of 136.09 which is the problem.LSG are still mathematically in contention as they can reach 16 points by winning their remaining two games -- vs Delhi Capitals in New Delhi on May 14 and vs Mumbai Indians at Wankhede on May 17.However, it will be very difficult to massively improve upon the net run-rate (-0.760).In case, Rahul decides to step down, vice-captain Nicholas Pooran, easily the team's most impactful batter in the season, is likely to take over for the remaining two games.Also Read: ICC names Yuvraj Singh as brand ambassador for T20 World Cup 2024

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MS Dhoni's retirement on the cards? Suresh Raina's epic reply goes viral

  • May 13, 2024
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MS Dhoni has been in outstanding form in the current edition of the IPL and has played a crucial role in completing CSK's innings in numerous matches. Nevertheless, there has been extensive discussion about the seasoned cricketer retiring from the sport permanently after this IPL season commenced. Thala, a popular nickname among his fans, has retired from international cricket and now only participates in IPL matches annually.Speculation about MS Dhoni's retirement grew stronger when he transferred the captaincy of CSK to Ruturaj Gaikwad at the beginning of the season. Later on, Gaikwad disclosed in a conversation that MS Dhoni had indicated transferring the CSK captaincy to him a few years ago.In 2022, I recall Dhoni saying to me, "You probably won't lead next year, but be prepared for the opportunity after that." It was clear that I was prepared for it (captaincy) from that moment on. Earlier this year, Gaikwad had stated that he was not surprised or shocked by the news because it was not unfamiliar to him.Following the game against RR on Sunday, CSK requested their supporters to remain at the MA Chidambaram Stadium. CSK supporters were then given a celebratory lap and signed balls by their beloved cricketers, causing speculation among commentators on whether this could be MS Dhoni's final match at Chepauk.Suresh Raina's epic reply on MS Dhoni's retirement:During the CSK vs RR match, Suresh Raina, who was commentating, was questioned about whether MS Dhoni was playing his final game in Chepauk. Raina's reply sparked optimism among numerous CSK supporters that Thala might return for one more season.Commentator Abhinav Mukund questioned Raina on Sunday, stating, "I obviously have to inquire about this." Could this be MS Dhoni's final match at Chepauk?"Absolutely not," Raina firmly declared before bursting into laughter.Also Read: ICC names Yuvraj Singh as brand ambassador for T20 World Cup 2024

Faf Du Plessis explains the reason for RCB's defeat against RR during the IPL 2024

Faf Du Plessis explains the reason for RCB's defeat against RR during the IPL 2024

  • May 23, 2024
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RCB missed the opportunity to reach the IPL finals following a loss in the eliminator match against Rajasthan Royals. Faf Du Plessis said that the pitch and impact player rule caused RCB to lose by 20 runs.After staging a remarkable comeback in the league phase of the tournament, RCB missed out on a chance to reach the IPL final after losing the eliminator against Rajasthan Royals on Wednesday. Soon after the defeat, RCB captain Faf Du Plessis spoke out about some of the reasons that led to his team's loss in the eliminator.Speaking to the broadcasters after the match, Du Plessis said, “Batting first, it can be tough because the ball is sticking into the surface. You're thinking 190. But if you lose a couple of wickets then the problem starts."Du Plessis also said that while 180 was a par score on the "very slow" Narendra Modi Stadium pitch, the presence of dew in the second innings and the impact player rule meant that RCB ended up at least 20 runs short.He said, "With the dew coming, we felt we were short with the bat. Did think we were 20 runs shy of what was a good score. Credit to the boys - they fought really well. That's all you can ask for. If you look at naturally assessing the pitch and conditions, you would say it's a 180 pitch because it was swinging upfront and was quite slow,""But what we found out this season is with obviously the extra batter and the longer batting line-ups because of the super sub [Impact Player], your par scores are really not what they used to be, especially if there's dew. So we knew we needed a little bit more in terms of a score to challenge them." the RCB skipper added.Rajasthan Royals beat Royal Challengers Bengaluru, move to qualifier 2:After a shaky start, RCB posted 172/8 in their allotted 20 overs thanks to a quickfire knock from Mahipal Lomror and a cameo from Swapnil Singh. In reply, RR faltered a little in the middle overs but eventually managed to get back into the game through the partnership of Riyan Parag and Shimron Hetmeyer.Also Read: Everything you need to know about the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024

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Cricket rules and scoring: grasp the fundamentals for a greater appreciation of the game.

  • Jun 04, 2024
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Crash Course in Cricket: Understanding the Game and ScoringCricket, often called India's unofficial religion, can be confusing for newcomers. But worry not! This guide will break down the basics of the game and scoring, making you ready to join cricket conversations in no time.The Game: Teams, Equipment, and FieldTwo Teams: Cricket is a battle between two teams of 11 players each. Batsmen score runs, bowlers try to get them out, and the wicket-keeper catches and gathers throws behind the wickets.Essential Kit: The game revolves around the ball, the bat, and the wickets (three stumps with bails on top).The Field: Matches are played on a large oval field. The center has a rectangular pitch with a 22-yard length. At each end, there's a set of wickets.The Match: Innings, Overs, and DurationInnings Breakdown: A match is divided into innings, where each team bats for a set time or number of overs (balls bowled). One-day internationals have 50 overs per innings, Twenty20 has 20, while test matches last for days with a set number of overs bowled each day.Action on the Pitch: During an inning, two batsmen from the batting team are on the pitch, facing the bowler from the opposing team (bowling team). The rest of the bowling team fields around the pitch.Basic Rules and RegulationsFair Play in the Field: Fielding positions are restricted to ensure fairness. Only two fielders can be placed close to the batsmen in a specific area during the first 10 overs. This rule changes as the game progresses, allowing more fielders closer to the batsmen later on.Penalty Balls: There are three types of penalty balls that award runs to the batting team:No Ball: Occurs when the bowler bowls illegally, giving the batsman a free hit (cannot be dismissed except by run-out or stumping).Wide Ball: Awarded when the ball is too far outside the batsman's reach to be played comfortably.Dead Ball: Happens when the ball bounces twice or more before reaching the batsman. No runs are scored, but the bowler bowls again.Bye and Leg Bye Runs:Bye: Scored when the ball avoids the batsman's bat and body, but the batsmen still run.Leg Bye: Scored when the ball hits the batsman's body (while trying to play the ball) and the batsmen run.Scoring Runs and Winning the GameRuns: Batsmen score runs by hitting the ball and running between the wickets, or by hitting the ball to the boundary.Running: One run is scored for each complete run between the wickets.Boundaries: Four runs are awarded if the ball touches the ground before going over the boundary, and six runs for a ball going over the boundary without bouncing inside the field.Getting Batsmen Out (Wickets): The bowling team aims to dismiss batsmen (lose their wicket) to stop them from scoring. Common ways to get a batsman out include:Catch: A fielder catches the ball hit by the batsman within the boundary.Bowled: The ball bowled by the bowler hits the wicket.Leg Before Wicket (LBW): The ball hits the batsman's leg or body in line with the stumps.Stumped: The wicket-keeper removes the bails with the ball before the batsman gets his bat or body grounded behind the crease.Run Out: A batsman is caught out of his crease when the ball hits the wicket.Winning: The team with the most runs at the end wins the match.Now you have the basics! With this knowledge, you can confidently follow cricket matches and participate in conversations with your cricket-loving friends and colleagues. Remember, there are more intricacies to the game, but this guide equips you with the fundamentals to get started.Also Read: Best Example Of Nepotism Pakistan Star Azam Khan