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September 5, 2017

Assam’s new stadium readies to host maiden international cricket match

Guwahati, Sep 5: Seven years after hosting an international cricket match, the north-east will finally get to host another match, this time at the newly built Barsapara Stadium where the second T20 International between India and Australia will be played if things go smoothly.Assam normally experiences slight to moderate rainfall during September-October with incessant rain and floods already gripping the capital city. But Assam Cricket Association (ACA) Vice President Devajit Lon Saikia claimed that the drainage facilities…

Australia defeat Thailand 2-1 in 2018 World Cup qualifier

Melbourne, Sep 5: Australia defeated Thailand 2-1 in a nail-biting match of the 2018 World Cup Asian Zone football qualifiers at AAMI Park here on Tuesday evening.Despite heavy rain, fierce winds and some desperate Thai defence, Australia's powerful attacking lineup was unstoppable, with Tomi Juric (69th minute) and Mathew Leckie (86th minute) got on the scoresheet, reports Xinhua news agency. Thailand's Pokklaw A-Nan scored in the 82nd minute. In the second spot for Asia's group B standings, the Aussies…

Andrea Agnelli appointed new ECA president

Geneva, Sep 5: Andrea Agnelli was on Tuesday appointed President of the European Club Association (ECA) during its 19th General Assembly here.The Italian Juventus President took over the helm replacing German Karl Heinz Rummenigge, who was in charge of the association since its foundation in 2008, reports Efe. "My predecessor, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, has set a great example and has set the bar of achievements at a very high level," Agnelli said after his appointment. "I am looking forward, together with…

West Indies did not always play in right spirit in the ’90s: Lara

London, Sep 5: Legendary West Indies batsman Brian Lara on Tuesday admitted the Caribbean regional cricket outfit during the 1990s did not always play in the right spirit of the game despite dominating world cricket at that point.While delivering the MCC Spirt of Cricket Cowdrey lecture at Lord's, Lara urged top sides "to ensure that the integrity of the game is upheld". "The highest-ranked team in the world has the responsibility to ensure that the integrity of the game is upheld every single time…

Kenya’s Betsy Saina relishes New York marathon challenge

Nairobi, Sep 5: Kenya's Betsy Saina, a finalist in the 10,000 metres race at the Rio Olympics, is relishing the challenge of the marathon as she prepares to compete in her debut race on November 5 in New York City.Saina is shifting gears to the 42km distance and will start with the New York race where she will come up against compatriot and defending champion Mary Keitany, reports Xinhua news agency. Saina has been training in Eldoret under the tutelage of Patrick Sang and Richard Metto in the build-up to the New…
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