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Sri Lanka allrounder Dhananjaya de Silva quits West Indies tour after father’s murder

Sri Lanka allrounder Dhananjaya de Silva quits West Indies tour after father's murder

Sri Lanka allrounder Dhananjaya de Silva quits West Indies tour after father’s murder The father of Sri Lankan cricket allrounder Dhananjaya de Silva was shot dead by unidentified gunmen on the eve of the national team’s departure to the West Indies on Friday, police said. The player’s father Ranjan, a local politician, was gunned down in Ratmalana, a suburb of the capital Colombo, close to midnight on Thursday, police said. An investigation is underway but no arrests have been made. Cricket officials said 26-year-old de Silva withdrew from the tour that involves three Test matches. However, there was no official ...

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CSE asks Sania Mirza to disassociate from ‘misleading’ poultry ad

CSE asks Sania Mirza to disassociate from 'misleading' poultry ad

CSE asks Sania Mirza to disassociate from ‘misleading’ poultry ad Research and advocacy organisation CSE today urged tennis ace Sania Mirza to publicly disassociate from a poultry advertisement, saying it has been declared misleading by the Advertisement Standards Council of India (ASCI). The Centre for Science and Environment welcomes the recent decision of ASCI to declare the advertisement featuring Mirza “misleading” by facts, exaggeration and ambiguity, CSE said in a statement. CSE previously had also urged Mirza to dissociate herself from the advertisement. “Earlier, we had written to Mirza apprising her about the malpractice of antibiotic misuse in poultry sector ...

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IPL 2018: Delhi Daredevils restore pride, derail Chennai Superkings by 34 runs

IPL 2018 Delhi Daredevils restore pride, derail Chennai Superkings by 34 runs

IPL 2018: Delhi Daredevils restore pride, derail Chennai Superkings by 34 runs Delhi Daredevils restored some pride with an upset 34-run win over the formidable Chennai Super Kings in a dead rubber of the Indian Premier League here tonight. Vijay Shankar (36* off 29) and Harshal Patel (36* off 16) scripted Daredevils’ recovery after a pedestrian performance from the top-order, helping the hosts reach 162 for five with an unbeaten 65-run stand off 32 balls. Leg-spinners Amit Mishra (2/20) and Sandeep Lamichhane (1/21) then starred in an impressive bowling effort that restricted CSK to 128 for six. All-rounder Patel chipped ...

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IPL 2018: Delhi Daredevils to play for pride as Chennai Super Kings eye top spot

IPL 2018 Delhi Daredevils to play for pride as Chennai Super Kings eye top spot

IPL 2018: Delhi Daredevils to play for pride as Chennai Super Kings eye top spot A formidable Chennai Super Kings will be aiming to tie up loose ends ahead of the play-offs when they take on a listless Delhi Daredevils in a rare dead rubber of the Indian Premier League here on Friday. With CSK comfortably qualifying for the play-offs, the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led squad is eyeing the top spot on the points table alongside Sunrisers Hyderabad, whom they defeated comprehensively in their previous game. The consistency CSK have shown in the tournament after missing out in the previous two ...

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All is well: Kings XI Punjab quash reports of Preity Zinta-Virender Sehwag spat

All is well Kings XI Punjab quash reports of Preity Zinta-Virender Sehwag spat

All is well: Kings XI Punjab quash reports of Preity Zinta-Virender Sehwag spat A day after media reports spread like wildfire regarding an ugly spat between Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) co-owner Preity Zinta and team mentor Virender Sehwag following their loss to the Rajasthan Royals, the Indian Premier League franchise on Saturday rubbish rumors, saying that ‘all is well’ between the duo. In a report by the Mumbai Mirror on Friday, Zinta lashed out at Sehwag for his tactics that backfired massively in the team’s recent loss. However, as things heated up, KXIP issued a statement stating their transparent culture ...

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Shreyas Iyer may replace Virat Kohli for Afghan Test; 6 squads to be announced today

Shreyas Iyer may replace Virat Kohli for Afghan Test; 6 squads to be announced today

Shreyas Iyer may replace Virat Kohli for Afghan Test; 6 squads to be announced today Virat Kohli’s maiden county sojourn might pave the way for Shreyas Iyer entry into the Indian squad for the one-off Test against Afghanistan starting June 14, when the national selection committee meets to pick a host of squads here tomorrow. Kohli, who will be playing for Surrey for the entire month of June, will also miss the two T20 Internationals against Ireland in Dublin at the end of that month. While Ajinkya Rahane is set to lead the Indian team for the Test match, Rohit ...

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ICC target tougher ball-tampering sanctions; red, yellow cards for culture of respect

ICC target tougher ball-tampering sanctions; red, yellow cards for culture of respect

Cricket’s world body said Thursday it wants tough new sanctions against ball tampering in place within months as it struggles with the fallout from the cheating scandal involving top Australian players. International Cricket Council chief executive Dave Richardson said football-style red and yellow cards would be among the measures considered as it seeks to bring back a “culture of respect” to the game. The leaders of top playing nations demanded harsher punishment and more powers for umpires to act against cheating and misconduct at ICC meetings in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata this week. “There was clear direction received ...

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ICC target tougher ball-tampering sanctions; red, yellow cards for culture of respect

ICC target tougher ball-tampering sanctions; red, yellow cards for culture of respect

Cricket’s world body said Thursday it wants tough new sanctions against ball tampering in place within months as it struggles with the fallout from the cheating scandal involving top Australian players. International Cricket Council chief executive Dave Richardson said football-style red and yellow cards would be among the measures considered as it seeks to bring back a “culture of respect” to the game. The leaders of top playing nations demanded harsher punishment and more powers for umpires to act against cheating and misconduct at ICC meetings in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata this week. “There was clear direction received ...

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IPL 2019 to be moved out of India to UAE due to general elections?

IPL 2019 to be moved out of India to UAE due to general elections?

  United Arab Emirates (UAE) will be the likely destination for the BCCI if next year’s Indian Premier League dates clash with the country’s general elections. The 12th edition of the IPL will be held from March 29 to May 19 next year but BCCI are aware that there remains a possibility of elections happening around that time of the year. “Well, we will only take a call when the situation arises, but we are ready for any such eventuality. United Arab Emirates looks to be the most likely country where it would be shifted if need be,” a senior ...

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CWG 2018: Record-breaking Jitu Rai wins gold, Om Prakash Mitharwal bags bronze

Indian shooters continued to bring glory to the country as Jitu Rai and Om Prakash Mitharwal won gold and bronze medals respectively here on Monday. In the men’s 10m air pistol event at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018, Rai shot a total of 235.1 points, thus, registering a new Games record. Meanwhile, Mitharwal, in his debut at the event, bagged the third spot after shooting a total of 214.3 points, thus, taking India’s medal count to 15 in the 21st edition of the Games. Earlier on Sunday, 16-year-old Manu Bhaker and seasoned campaigner Heena Sidhu clinched gold and silver ...

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