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August 13, 2019

Kuldeep four short of 100 ODI wickets

Port of Spain, Aug 13: Chinaman Kuldeep Yadav has become a major weapon in skipper Virat Kohli's armory in limited overs cricket, showing immense potential in just a short period of time.Making his debut in June 2017 against the West Indies here, the left-arm spinner is on the verge of creating another record. With 96 wickets in 53 ODIs, the 24-year-old is just four short of the 100-wicket milestone. If he manages to pick up 4 wickets in the third ODI against the West Indies on Wednesday, he will also become…

Odisha CM inaugurates Naval Tata Hockey Academy

Bhubaneswar, Aug 13: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday inaugurated the Naval Tata Hockey Academy (NTHA), a high-performance centre that will groom the best hockey talents in the state into future national and international players.The academy has been opened at the Kalinga Stadium here to nurture sports talent in the state. "I am glad that a high-performance centre for hockey has been inaugurated today. I hope young Olympians will be the products of the centre," the Chief Minister said. The…

Team India manager Subramanium faces heat after WI misconduct

New Delhi, Aug 13: Having escaped Down Under after he misbehaved during the Perth Test in December 2018, Team India manager Sunil Subramanium has finally run out of luck as his conduct in the ongoing tour of West Indies has landed him in trouble.The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had informed the two High Commissions that Subramanium was the go-to-man for a commercial that was to be shot in the Caribbean Island. But when an official from the Indian High Commission in Trinidad & Tobago checked with the…

Australia could also threaten to boycott 2022 CWG

Melbourne, Aug 13: After India, Australia could also threaten to boycott the 2022 Commonwealth Games (CWG) if shooting is not included as an event in Birmingham.In June this year, the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) had decided to scrap shooting from the CWG. If the move stays, CWG will be held sans shooting for the first time since 1970. The move had left India fuming, forcing ace shooter Heena Sindhu to raise a call to boycott the games. Shooters Union Australia (SUA), a lobby group claiming to represent…

Lord’s to turn red for 2nd Ashes Test

London, Aug 13: In a bid to support the Ruth Strauss Foundation for spreading awareness about lung cancer, the players of both England and Australia will wear red caps while their jersey numbers will also be written in the same colour during the second Ashes Test at the Lord's starting Wednesday.The Ruth Strauss Foundation was set up by former England skipper Andrew Strauss in the memory of his wife, who passed away in 2018 due to a rare form of lung cancer. The spectators have also been urged to wear red to show…
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