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November 11, 2019

Hope ton helps Windies complete Afghan whitewash

Lucknow, Nov 11: Shai Hope's unbeaten 109 steered the West Indies to a five-wicket victory over Afghanistan in the third ODI at the Ekana Cricket Stadium on Monday to complete a 3-0 series whitewash.Put into bat, Afghanistan put up a fighting total of 249/7 in the allotted 50 overs. Asghar Afghan top-scored for Afghanistan with a quickfire 86, while Hazratullah Zazai and Mohammad Nabi chipped in useful half-centuries. Keemo Paul was the pick of the Windies bowlers, returning with figures of 3/44. The West Indies were…

New species of Asian jumping spider named after Tendulkar

New Delhi, Nov 11: Arguably one of the greatest cricketers of all times, Sachin Tendulkar's name is rarely ever out of the spotlight. Six years have gone past since the batting great played his last Test match in front of a Wankhede stadium that was packed to the rafters but Tendulkar remains one of the biggest names in Indian cricket.In what has to be one of the most unique ways to pay tribute to the master blaster, a research scholar pursuing a Ph. D in spider taxonomy decided to rename one of two newly discovered…

Ghosal enters pre-quarters of World Squash Championship

Doha, Nov 11: Saurav Ghosal entered the pre-quarterfinals of the PSA Men's World Squash Championship here by beating Frenchman Lucas Serme 11-8, 11-5, 11-5.The ace Indian squash player displayed great skill to boss the rallies and matched his opponent stroke by stroke on Sunday night. In the pre-quarterfinals on Tuesday, Ghosal will face old foe Egyptian world No. 2 Mohamed El Shorbagy.

IOA raises objections to draft Sports Code

New Delhi, Nov 11: The Indian Olympic Association has raised several objections in its feedback to the draft of the National Code for Good Governance in Sports (NCGGS) 2017, chief among which were articles which they deemed as amounting to government interference in sports bodies autonomy.It was also opposed to the proposal to restrict the age limit of the office-bearers of National Sports Federations (NSFs) to 70 years and the exclusion of state Olympic Associations from the IOA. The IOA opposed the provision in the…

ICC reprimands Bairstow for “audible obscenity”

Auckland, Nov 11: England batsman Jonny Bairstow was on Monday reprimanded by the International Cricket Council (ICC) after using "an audible obscenity" during the final Twenty20 against New Zealand.According to a report in 7news.com.au, Bairstow was handed one demerit point under the ICC's disciplinary code after a review of the incident, which took place during the tourists' series-clinching Super Over win at Eden Park. Bairstow was the man of the match for his whirlwind 18-ball 47 where he tonked…
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