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T20 World Cup venues to operate at 70% fan capacity


Dubai: In a sign that things could be as close to normal as possible during the ICC T20 World Cup, scheduled to commence in the UAE and Oman later this month, the organisers have announced that all venues in the UAE will be "operating at approximately 70 percent of maximum seated capacity", the International...

MS Dhoni hints at playing IPL 2022


New Delhi: MS Dhoni, the captain of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) has hinted that he will continue playing for the franchise for at least one more IPL season by saying that his fans can see him play a 'farewell game' in Chennai next year. Chennai Super Kings are likely to go through a big transition...

Wrestler Anshu first Indian woman to enter World Championships final


New Delhi: Indian woman wrestler Anshu Malik (57 kg) advanced to the final of the 2021 Senior World Wrestling Championship in Oslo, Norway. With this win, she has also assured India of its first medal in the ongoing tournament. According to information received here, she defeated Ukraine Wrestler Solomia Vynnyk by 11-0 points in the...

Vegetable seller’s son becomes IPL flavour of the season


New Delhi: Young seamer Umran Malik, son of a fruit and vegetable seller, has emerged as the new star of Indian cricket. He has become an overnight sensation in his hometown Jammu after making a debut for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL 2021. Against KKR, he bowled a delivery clocking 151.03 kmph, which was, so...

Inzamam clarifies he didn’t suffer heart attack


Lahore: After reports came in that former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul- Haq had suffered a heart attack and had undergone angioplasty in Lahore, the legendary cricketer clarified that he "did not suffer a heart attack", and that he had gone for a routine check-up where the doctors asked him to undergo angioplasty as "one of...

India, Australia women all set for much-anticipated D/N Test


Carrara (Queensland): After an enthralling One-day International series, the focus of the multi-format series between India Women and Australia now shifts to the one-off D/N Test to be played at the Metricon Stadium in Carrara from September 30. The hosts will be confident after a 2-1 victory in the ODI series, but will have to...

T20 World Cup: Will give everything to repeat history, says Rohit


New Delhi: The opener and the vice-captain of Team India, Rohit Sharma, has recalled India's 2007 Word T20 triumph and urged the men-in-blue brigade to "make it happen" again as they are preparing for the mega sporting spectacle, scheduled to take place in the UAE and Oman from October 17. Rohit had played three matches...

IPL 2021: Bangalore cruise to seven-wicket win over Rajasthan


Dubai: An all-round performance by Royal Challengers Bangalore helped them cruise to a seven-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals in Match 43 of IPL 2021 at Dubai International Stadium on Wednesday. Chasing a modest score of 150, Bangalore hunted down the target with 17 balls to spare. The win now strengthens Bangalore's chances of making...

Pak says cricket cancellations linked to ‘no’ to US for Afghan base


New Delhi: Pakistan’s Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Fawad Chaudhry, implied that the withdrawal of England and New Zealand cricket teams from their scheduled series in Pakistan was a result of Prime Minister Imran Khan saying "absolutely not" to the US on using Pakistan as a base for the latter's Afghan operations, the...