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BCCI declines Star's request to allow political ads during IPL
short by Anmol Sharma / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
The BCCI has turned down the request from official IPL broadcasters Star India to allow political advertisements during the IPL, which begins on March 23. The board said it would continue its policy and not allow political and religious advertisements during a bilateral, international or domestic tournament held under its banner. This year's IPL clashes with the Lok Sabha polls.
short by Anmol Sharma / 07:51 pm on 20 Mar
Stolen football World Cup trophy was found by a dog in 1966
short by Anmol Sharma / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
A dog named Pickles found the Jules Rimet trophy, the original prize of FIFA World Cup, seven days after it was stolen ahead of the tournament's 1966 edition. The dog found the trophy wrapped in a newspaper near his owner David Corbett's neighbour's car. The trophy, insured for £30,000, was stolen on March 20, 1966, while on display in London.
short by Anmol Sharma / 05:47 pm on 20 Mar
Test jerseys to have names, numbers for 1st time in 142 yrs: Report
short by Anmol Sharma / on 19 Mar 2019,Tuesday
For the first time in 142 years of Test cricket, cricketers will reportedly wear jerseys with names and numbers on them. The proposed change will reportedly be introduced in the Ashes series in August, which signals the start of the ICC World Test Championship. Test players have worn plain white clothes since the first match in 1877.
short by Anmol Sharma / 10:46 pm on 19 Mar
I don't see myself playing for any other IPL franchise: Kohli
short by Anmol Sharma / on 21 Mar 2019,Thursday
Team India and RCB captain Virat Kohli has said that he doesn't see himself play for any other franchise. "To me [playing for RCB] has been the most special experience," he further said. Notably, the 2019 IPL will be Kohli's 12th season with RCB. Kohli is the only player to have played all seasons with a single franchise.
short by Anmol Sharma / 01:00 am on 21 Mar
22-year-old Kolkata club cricketer dies after collapsing on-field
short by Anmol Sharma / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
Sonu Yadav, a 22-year-old club cricketer, died after collapsing on-field during a match at Bata Club ground. Yadav, who represented Ballygunge Sporting Club in Cricket Association of Bengal's second division, was going back to the tent after finishing his batting when he suddenly collapsed. He was quickly rushed to the SSKM hospital where he was declared brought dead.
short by Anmol Sharma / 10:23 pm on 20 Mar
Sunil Chhetri visits RCB training camp, Virat Kohli shares pic
short by Anmol Sharma / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
Indian national football team captain Sunil Chhetri visited the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) training camp on Tuesday. RCB captain Virat Kohli introduced Chhetri to the players and support staff, calling him the "main man". He also shared a picture of himself with Chhetri on Twitter, captioning it, "Was fun to have you around yesterday skip @chetrisunil11 #topguy #cricketmeetsfootball."
short by Anmol Sharma / 04:32 pm on 20 Mar
Defeat vs Australia warning sign for India ahead of WC: Dravid
short by Anmol Sharma / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
Ex-India captain Rahul Dravid has said that the ODI series defeat against Australia at home was a warning sign for India. "It's good that it happened. There was a bit of notion that we're going to walk there and win World Cup easily because we 1 and we've been dominating one-day cricket for last couple of years," he added.
short by Anmol Sharma / 11:11 pm on 20 Mar
Nothing is out of reach for Kohli: Kallis on Kohli breaking records
short by Anmol Sharma / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
Former South Africa captain Jacques Kallis has said that Virat Kohli can go as far as he wants to as he is a world class player. "If he is fit enough and willing enough to go nothing is out of reach for him," Kallis added on being asked if Kohli can break records set by Sachin Tendulkar.
short by Anmol Sharma / 11:18 pm on 20 Mar
I have performed anywhere I have batted: Ajinkya Rahane
short by Anmol Sharma / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
Rajasthan Royals captain Ajinkya Rahane has said that he has never had complaints with his batting order and has performed anywhere he batted. "I don’t want to put any pressure on myself by thinking about the number 4 spot in the Indian team. For India, I am ready to bat at any position," he added.
short by Anmol Sharma / 01:19 am on 20 Mar
Ronaldo charged over 'mimicking sex' celebration after hat-trick
short by Anmol Sharma / on 19 Mar 2019,Tuesday
Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo has been charged by UEFA for celebrating his hat-trick against Atlético Madrid by 'mimicking sex' in Champions League Round of 16 second leg. Ronaldo thrusted his groin, apparently in response to Atletico manager Diego Simeone, who had grabbed his crotch to celebrate his team's first goal in the first leg. Simeone was fined €20,000 for "misconduct".
short by Anmol Sharma / 09:58 pm on 19 Mar
Hardik wants everyone to know his priority is cricket: Zaheer Khan
short by Anmol Sharma / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
Former India pacer and Mumbai Indians Director of Cricket Operations Zaheer Khan has said that all-rounder Hardik Pandya wants to let everyone know that his priority is cricket. Talking about Pandya's suspension after the 'Koffee With Karan' controversy, Zaheer said, "Sometimes the distraction actually helps you get back on track. So, he is pretty much on track."
short by Anmol Sharma / 11:20 pm on 20 Mar
India lose hosting rights of tennis events over closed Pak airspace
short by Anmol Sharma / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
India have lost the hosting rights of the junior Davis Cup and Fed Cup after Pakistan closed its airspace in the aftermath of Balakot air strikes. Sixteen Under-16 teams were to travel to India from April 8-13 for Davis Cup, while Fed Cup was scheduled from April 15-20. Both the competitions will now be held in Bangkok, Thailand.
short by Anmol Sharma / 04:10 pm on 20 Mar
CSK's 22-yr-old pacer Lungi Ngidi ruled out of IPL 2019
short by Anmol Sharma / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
South Africa's 22-year-old fast bowler Lungi Ngidi has been ruled out of the Indian Premier League 2019 after sustaining an injury in the fifth ODI against Sri Lanka. Ngidi had picked up 11 wickets in seven matches he played in the IPL last year. Chennai Super Kings had bought the 22-year-old pacer for ₹50 lakh at the 2018 IPL auction.
short by Anmol Sharma / 11:20 pm on 20 Mar
I will open batting in all the games this season: MI captain Rohit
short by Anmol Sharma / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma has said he will open the batting in all the matches in the upcoming Indian Premier League. "[World Cup] is one of the factors but also keeping in mind that this is where I bat, that's my position when I play for India and that's where I have got a lot of success," he explained.
short by Anmol Sharma / 10:21 pm on 20 Mar
Tahir celebrates win mid-way Super Over even before match gets over
short by Anmol Sharma / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
South Africa's 39-year-old leg-spinner Imran Tahir started celebrating wildly after Sri Lanka's Thisara Perera missed the fifth delivery of Super Over in the first T20I on Tuesday. Sri Lanka needed 12 runs to win off two balls in the Super Over when Tahir delivered the dot ball. "He has done his maths," commentator Mpumelelo Mbangwa said on Tahir's premature celebrations.
short by Anmol Sharma / 09:46 pm on 20 Mar
1999 World Cup semi-final was tragedy for South Africa: Allan Donald
short by Anmol Sharma / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
Ex-South Africa pacer Allan Donald, whose run-out resulted in 1999 World Cup semi-final match against Australia getting tied, said the semi-final was a "real tragedy". "The team had the belief. I just knew we had the ability to win the World Cup," he added. Australia reached the final after finishing higher than South Africa on the Super Six table.
short by Anmol Sharma / 09:53 pm on 20 Mar
KXIP donate ₹5 lakh each to families of five Pulwama martyrs
short by Anmol Sharma / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
Kings XI Punjab have donated ₹5 lakh each to the families of five CRPF jawans from Punjab and Himachal Pradesh who were martyred in the Pulwama terror attack. KXIP captain Ravichandran Ashwin and CRPF DIG VK Kaundal were present at the event where cheques were handed out. As many as 40 CRPF jawans were martyred in the attack.
short by Anmol Sharma / 10:23 pm on 20 Mar
Kohli not shrewd IPL captain, can't be compared to Rohit: Gambhir
short by Anmol Sharma / on 19 Mar 2019,Tuesday
Two-time IPL winning captain Gautam Gambhir has said he doesn't see Virat Kohli as a shrewd captain in IPL. "I don't see him as a tactful captain and he hasn't won the IPL...A captain is only as good as his record," he added. "You cannot compare him to someone like Rohit or Dhoni at this stage," Gambhir further said.
short by Anmol Sharma / 11:10 pm on 19 Mar
Narine maintained standard despite action change: KKR spin coach
short by Dishant Sharma / on 19 Mar 2019,Tuesday
Kolkata Knight Riders' spin bowling coach Carl Crowe praised Windies spinner Sunil Narine for maintaining his standard despite having gone through action modification. "Sunil has just returned from an injury. Returning from injury, it is all about getting it right. Being well prepared and getting good amount of rest," Crowe said about Narine.
short by Dishant Sharma / 11:34 pm on 19 Mar
Japanese Olympic chief quits amid corruption allegations scandal
short by Dishant Sharma / on 19 Mar 2019,Tuesday
Tsunekazu Takeda, the head of Japan's Olympic Committee (JOC), is stepping down over corruption allegations relating to the awarding of the 2020 Games to Tokyo. Takeda is being investigated by French prosecutors who are looking into claims that a €2 million (£1.7 million) bribe was paid to secure Tokyo's winning bid for the Olympic Games.
short by Dishant Sharma / 11:20 pm on 19 Mar
B'desh FIFA official who commented about PM Hasina gets bail
short by Dishant Sharma / on 19 Mar 2019,Tuesday
A Bangladesh court granted FIFA council member Mahfuza Akhter Kiron bail on Tuesday days after she was arrested on suspicion of defamation after saying Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was neglecting football in the cricket-mad country. "The court granted her bail until April 2... basically on medical ground as she is receiving cancer treatment," Kiron's lawyer said.
short by Dishant Sharma / 11:31 pm on 19 Mar
Arjun should find reasons to chase his dream: Sachin Tendulkar
short by Dishant Sharma / on 19 Mar 2019,Tuesday
Speaking about his son Arjun's cricketing career, Sachin Tendulkar said, "There are going to be highs and lows and he should find reasons to wake up in the morning and chase his dreams." "If he is a good team man and good human being above all, that will be much more important to me," Sachin added.
short by Dishant Sharma / 09:31 pm on 19 Mar
Couldn't have detected floodlight failure pre SA-SL ODI: Officials
short by Dishant Sharma / on 19 Mar 2019,Tuesday
The management at the Newlands Stadium where a floodlight failure led to South Africa's ODI win over Sri Lanka by DLS method on Saturday has said that the failure could not have been detected pre-match. "According to our electrical engineers, there was an underground cable that short-circuited due to rodents or age," an official stated.
short by Dishant Sharma / 10:10 pm on 19 Mar
Serena joins Priyanka Chopra-backed Bumble's investment fund
short by Arundhati Rawat / on 21 Mar 2019,Thursday
Twenty-three time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams has said she'll serve as an investor in Priyanka Chopra Jonas-backed dating app Bumble's fund. Launched in 2018, Bumble Fund primarily backs startups founded and led by women of colour and underrepresented groups. "I've learned how impactful one woman's voice can be when given a platform to speak and be heard," Serena said.
short by Arundhati Rawat / 08:00 am on 21 Mar
India take their medal tally in Special Olympics to 233
short by Anmol Sharma / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
India took their medal tally in the Special Olympics World Games 2019 to 233 on Tuesday. The 233 medals included 60 gold, 83 silver and 90 bronze. This is India’s ninth appearance at the Special Olympics World Games, which takes place every two years. Around 7,000 special athletes from 170 countries are participating in the eight-day long event.
short by Anmol Sharma / 11:32 pm on 20 Mar
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