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June 23, 2016

Really excited about pink ball cricket, says Rahane

Mumbai, June 23: Star batsman Ajinkya Rahane has joined the chorus of pink-ball supporters, saying that he is excited and keen to try it out in the Duleep Trophy, which will be played as a day-night tournament this season."I am really excited about this pink ball. A long time back, I think, in an emerging players tournament we played with a pink ball, we played with fluorescent, green ball,” Rahane was quoted as saying by espncricinfo. “But that was a different company -- we played with Platypus ball…

Sehwag, Dhawan, Bedi wish Kumble on Twitter

Kolkata, June 23: Welcoming the Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) decision to appoint former India skipper Anil Kumble as head coach for the next one year, several cricketers on Thursday took to Twitter to wish the legendary leg-spinner.Retired swashbuckling opener Virender Sehwag, who had been Kumble’s team-mate for years said the ex-leggie who once bowled with a broken jaw in Antigua would be an inspiration for the players in the dressing room. "Jumbo news 4Team India. Congrats…

Boxers Manoj, Vikas earn Olympic berths

Baku, June 23: Indian boxers Manoj Kumar (64kg) and Vikas Krishan Yadav (75kg) registered comfortable victories in the quarter-finals of their respective weight categories to qualify for the upcoming Rio Olympics at the World Olympic Qualifiers here on Thursday.The duo thus joined Shiva Thapa (56kg) in the Indian boxing contingent for the Rio Olympics. Thapa had booked his Olympic berth at the Asia and Oceania qualifiers earlier this year. Manoj thrashed Rakhimov Shavkatdzhon of Tajikistan 3-0. He will face Pat McCormack…

Golfer Vani cards four-under 67 to cement lead in Hero women’s Tour

Bengaluru, June 23: Continuing her impressive run, golfer Vani Kapoor carded four under 67 to cement her position atop after the second round of the ninth leg of the Rs 6,00,000 Hero women’s professional Tour at the Clover Greens here on Thursday.In the process, she opened up a huge nine shot lead over fellow Delhi golfer Gauri Monga, who climbed up the leader board to second position with a total score of 146 going into the final round. Battling strong winds, Vani put up yet another scintillating performance with a…

Iceland will be tough opponents: England manager Hodgson

Chantilly (France), June 23: England manager Roy Hodgson is expecting a tough battle when his team take on Iceland in the pre-quarterfinals of the ongoing Euro 2016 football tournament here next Monday.Placed in Group B alongside relative minnows Russia, Wales and Slovakia, the England players endured a tough time breaking down stubborn defences and could only score thrice in their three group matches. Hodgson fears that Iceland, who employed a defensive, counter-attacking style on their way to second place in Group F,…
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