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Nadal, Djokovic slam Wimbledon ban on Russian players


London: Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic criticized Wimbledon's decision to exclude players from Russia and Belarus from taking part in this year’s tournament following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The two tennis greats said that Wimbledon had acted unfairly. “I think it’s very unfair of (on) my Russian tennis mates, my colleagues ... it’s not their fault...

India tops ICC Men’s T20I Team Rankings


Dubai: India have further cemented their position at the top of the ICC Men's T20I Team Rankings. The Rohit Sharma-led side's lead over England on the top of the charts has extended to five rating points, from one previously. "The new rankings reflect all T20I series completed since May 2019, with those completed prior to...

Australia continue to lead ICC Test rankings


Dubai: Riding on the 4-0 Ashes triumph and the 1-0 series victory against Pakistan in the sub-continent, Australia have strengthened their claim as being the best team in the world after extending their lead at the top of the ICC Men's Test Team Rankings. The International Cricket Council (ICC) released their annual update of the...

BCCI bans journalist Boria Majumdar for two years


Mumbai: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has banned journalist Boria Majumdar for two years for "threatening and intimidating" India wicketkeeper batsman Wriddhiman Saha. The ban includes Majumdar not getting press accreditation for domestic or international matches in India, no interviews with any "registered players" and no access to cricket facilities owned...

IPL 2022: Rajasthan Royals set to remember Shane Warne


New Delhi: Rajasthan Royals will be paying their tributes and celebrating the extraordinary life of their first-ever Royal - Shane Warne, whose sudden demise, at the age of just 52, sent shockwaves across the world of sports and beyond. Warne was one of the greatest cricketers of all time, who not only adored and embraced...

Djokovic finally gets a shot at Wimbledon title defence


London: Unvaccinated players are not barred from participating in Wimbledon, clearing the path for Novak Djokovic to defend his men's singles title in June.  The CEO of All England Lawn Tennis Club, Sally Bolton, said the tournament would not mandate vaccination against COVID-19, adding participants are not required to quarantine on arrival ahead of the...

Badminton: Sindhu, Saina move to second round


Manila (Philippines): Top Indian shuttlers PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal won their first round women's singles matches and moved to the second round at the 2022 Badminton Asia Championships but Lakshya Sen and B Sai Praneeth crashed out of the tournament after losing their respective matches here. Double Olympic medalist Sindhu was made to work...

Another IPL player tests Covid positive


Mumbai: After Mitchell Marsh tested positive for Covid-19 on April 18, another Delhi Capitals overseas player has got infected, hours ahead of their match against Punjab Kings at the Brabourne Stadium, says a report in ESPNCricinfo. The latest positive result takes the tally of Covid-19 positive cases in the Delhi camp to six. The report says...

IPL 2022: Du Plessis, Hazlewood star in RCB’s win over Lucknow


Navi Mumbai: A fine knock by Faf du Plessis (96 off 64) followed by a sensational bowling effort by Josh Hazlewood (4/25) led Royal Challengers Bangalore to a hard-fought 18-run win over Lucknow Super Giants in an IPL 2022 match at the D.Y. Patil Stadium, here. It was RCB's fifth win in the ongoing IPL...