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November 14, 2019

Ashwin throws weight behind having permanent Test centres

Indore, Nov 14: Ravichandran Ashwin on Thursday backed skipper Virat Kohli who feels there should be five permanent Test centres in the country.Ashwin also opined Day-Night Tests is the way forward. India will take on Bangladesh in the second Test under lights for the first time at Eden Gardens in Kolkata from November 22-26. In the first Test, India are already in the driver's seat after Day 1 here. They bowled out Bangladesh for 150 and were 86/1 at stumps, trailing by just 64 runs. Ashwin grabbed two wickets on…

Shami, Umesh & Ishant bowling well as a pack: Ashwin (Lead)

Indore, Nov 14: It was a dicey toss to win for Bangladesh skipper Mominul Haque in the first Test against India on Thursday, as while the wicket at the Holkar Stadium wore a look that would have had the Indian seamers waiting to get the red cherry in their hands, the nature of pitches in the country too are such that batting last can be a challenge against the spinners.Haque decided to go with the conventional approach of batting first, and that saw the Indian bowlers rule the roost as the visitors were bundled for 150 on…

We lacked mental strength against best Test team: Mominul

Indore, Nov 14: More than lack of practice, mental strength was a problem for Bangladesh, feels skipper Mominul Haque after they were flattened by the Indian pace battery on Day 1 of the first test here on Thursday.Bangladesh were shot out for 150 after opting to bat with Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav sharing seven wickets between them. India, in reply, put up 86/1 on the board, at stumps. "The wicket wasn't unplayable at all or else myself or Mushfiqur (Rahim) wouldn't have scored the runs…

Hong Kong Open: Sindhu crashes out, Srikanth in quarters (Lead)

Hong Kong, Nov 14: World champion P.V. Sindhu's poor run continued as she crashed out of the Hong Kong Open Super 500 badminton tournament with a second round defeat at the hands of Thailand's Busanan Ongbamrungpha.The Olympic silver medallist Sindhu lost 18-21, 21-11, 16-21 in a match that lasted for an hour and nine minutes. Earlier, Kidambi Srikanth advanced to the quarter-finals after he registered a win over compatriot Sourabh Verma in the men's singles match. Srikanth defeated Verma 21-11, 15-21,…

Dravid cleared of any conflict of interest by BCCI Ethics Officer

New Delhi, Nov 14: National Cricket Academy head Rahul Dravid has been given a clean chit by the Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) Ombudsman-cum-Ethics Officer Justice (Retd) D.K. Jain over the conflict of interest allegations leveled against him.Speaking to IANS, Jain said that he found there was no case of conflict against the former India skipper. "I have found no case of conflict against Dravid," he said. In the order passed in the matter, accessed by IANS, Jain said: "For all the…
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