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Pakistan vs NZ tour called off minutes before 1st ODI out of security concerns


New Zealand’s tour of Pakistan has been completely called off due to security concerns, just minutes before the toss for the 1st one-day international was going to take place in Rawalpindi on Friday. Reportedly the New Zealand cricket team refused to take the field and stayed inside their hotel rooms after being advised to do...

Kohli to quit as T20I captain after World


Dubai: Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli announced on Thursday that he will be stepping down as the T20I captain after the completion of the men's T20 World Cup in Oman and the UAE in October. Kohli has taken this decision to manage his workload, which has been quite high in the last 5-6 years...

England to play white-ball series against India at home


London: The England men's team will begin their 2022 home summer with a three-match LV= Insurance Test series against world champions New Zealand, said the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) while announcing the international schedule, which also includes home series against India and South Africa. Joe Root's Test team will begin their series against...

Dhoni joins India team as mentor for T20 World Cup


New Delhi: Former India skipper M.S. Dhoni, who led India to three International Cricket Council (ICC) titles, will join the national team as mentor for the T20 World Cup to be held in United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Oman in October-November. He will work closely with India team head coach Ravi Shastri during the competition,...

US Open: British sensation Emma Raducanu storms into semis


New York: British teenager Emma Raducanu continued her sensational run as she became the first qualifier to make the semi-finals at the US Open, stunning Tokyo Olympics gold medallist Belinda Bencic of Switzerland in straight sets. Emma, 18, defeated No. 11 seed Blenda 6-3, 6-4 in one hour and 22 minutes at the Arthur Ashe...

US Open: Djokovic sets up semis clash with Zverev


New York: World No. 1 Novak Djokovic inched closer to a Calendar Grand Slam as he reached the semi-finals at the US Open, beating Italian Matteo Berrettini in four sets. The 34-year-old defeated Berrettini 5-7, 6-2, 6-2, 6-3 in three hours and 26 minutes at the Flushing Meadows. Djokovic has already won the Australian Open,...

US Open: Stephens, Halep reach third round


New York: The 2017 champion Sloane Stephens advanced to the third round of the US Open in women's singles with a dominant 6-4, 6-2 win over number 21 seed Coco Gauff in 66 minutes. With the roof closed on Arthur Ashe Stadium due to rain, Stephens saved the sole break point against the 17-year-old American, moving...

Paralympics: Shooter Avani first Indian woman to win gold


Tokyo: Shooter Avani Lekhara became the first Indian woman to win a gold medal in the Paralympic Games. The 19-year-old bagged gold, India's first at Tokyo 2020, in women's 10m Air Rifle SH1 with a world record score of 249.6 in the final on August 30. This is also India's first gold medal in shooting in...

Paralympics: Mariyappan, Sharad take India’s medal haul to 10


Tokyo: India won two medals in the Men's High Jump T63 -- Mariyappan Thangavelu bagging a silver and Sharad Kumar bronze -- at the Tokyo Paralympic Games on August 31. But these were not the medals everyone was expecting. Mariyappan Thangavelu, the gold-medalist at the Rio 2016 Games, was the favorite to win a gold while...