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April 27, 2018

ICC conclave leaves BCCI red-faced

Kolkata, April 27: The Indian cricket board had egg on its face when the International Cricket Council (ICC) decided during its quarterly meet here to convert the Champions Trophy -- conceived by the country's late administrator of the game, Jagmohan Dalmiya in 1998 when he helmed the global body -- into a WorldT20.The loss of face is more as India is slated to host the 2021 event -- the cut off date for the change in format ordained by the ICC -- and the country's cricket mandarins had been crying from rooftops…

Keeper Sreejesh returns as captain of Indian hockey team

New Delhi, April 27: Veteran goalkeeper P.R. Sreejesh has replaced midfielder Manpreet Singh as the former regains the captaincy of the Indian men's hockey team till the end of the year, it was announced on Friday."Sreejesh returns to the leadership role after coming back from an injury break," Hockey India (HI) said in a statement. HI also declared that forward Rani Rampal will continue as the women's team captain. Sreejesh was given the captaincy in 2016 for the FIH Champions Trophy where India,…

IPL: Pacer Junior Dala to replace injured Morris for Delhi Daredevils

New Delhi, April 27: South Africa pacer Junior Dala will replace injured Chris Morris for Delhi Daredevils for the remainder of the Indian Premier League (IPL) campaign, it was announced on Friday.Dala made his Twenty20 International debut for South Africa against India earlier this year and has featured in three matches for his country so far. Delhi Daredevils will face Kolkata Knight Riders at home later on Friday. Morris has been plagued by a back injury.

Iniesta confirms 2017-18 season his last at Barcelona

Barcelona, April 27: FC Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta announced on Friday that the ongoing 2017-18 football season will be his last at the Catalan club.Iniesta joined Barcelona as a 12 year-old and has won 8 La Liga titles (it will be nine by the end of the season), 4 Champions Leagues, 6 Copas del Rey, 3 European and 7 Spanish Supercups and 4 World Club Championships with the club.

Delhi government says ‘no’ to Muslim school teachers going for Friday prayers

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The Delhi government has told the Delhi Minorities Commission (DMC) that Muslim teachers cannot be allowed to go for Juma prayers during school hours, a senior official said on Friday.DMC Chairman Zaraful Islam Khan told IANS that the Education Department of the Delhi government had in a written response said that teachers "can't leave their classes" and go for Juma prayers on Friday, as it would "harm the interests of students". "They (Education Department) said that the…
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