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May 2018

Donald backs England to lift World Cup in 2019

London, May 31: South African pace legend Allan Donald has backed No.1-ranked hosts England to go the distance in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019."If ever they have a chance to win one, it's definitely now," Donald was quoted as saying by Sky Sports News on Wednesday, on the sidelines of an event to mark a year before the start of CWC 2019. Hailing the "aggressive" brand of cricket played under Eoin Morgan, he said they would be formidable in home conditions. "The way they take on one-day…

PKL Auctions: Prashant becomes most expensive buy of Day 2

Mumbai, May 31: Raider Prashant Kumar Rai became the hot pick on Day 2 of the Pro Kabaddi League auctions as the 34-year-old was picked up by UP Yoddhas for a whopping Rs 79 lakh.With a base price of eight lakhs, several franchises showed a lot of interest in Prashant. However, the UP based franchise managed to bag him. Another raider Chandran Ranjit also started a biddng war between franchises as Dabang Delhi bagged the 26-year-old for Rs 61.25 lakh. The third costliest buy of the day was Pawan Kumar, the raider who…

Uncapped Curran called in as England look to draw series

Leeds, May 31: Uncapped left-arm medium pacer Sam Curran has been called up as cover for all-rounder Ben Stokes as England prepare to square the two-match series when they face Pakistan in the second Test at the Headingley Cricket ground from Friday.Stokes had a tight hamstring during England's practice session on Wednesday. Although he hasn't been ruled out of the second and final Test, further scans later in the day will reveal the extent of the injury. England shockingly lost the opening Test at Lord's…

Zidane quits as Real Madrid coach

Madrid, May 31: Fresh from winning his third consecutive Champions League title with Real Madrid, Zinedine Zidane stunned the football world on Thursday by announcing his resignation as coach of the multiple La Liga champions.In a surprise press conference held alongside the club's president Florentino Pérez, the French coach explained that it was time for a change after three years at the helm, reports Efe. "I've taken the decision to not continue next year as Real Madrid's coach," Zidane…

Pre-season in Scotland helped Real Kashmir clinch I-League qualification

Kolkata, May 31: A solid pre-season in Scotland was one of the main reasons behind Real Kashmir FC scripting history to become the first football team from the valley to qualify for next season's I-League, their team manager Obaid Peer said.The Srinagar based outfit outwitted Delhi's Hindustan FC 3-2 in the second division league in Bengaluru on Wednesday to become the first team from the state of Jammu and Kashmir to make it into the top flight of Indian football since the National Football League started in 1996.…
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