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Dhawan picks up bat for ‘Bottle Cap Challenge’

India opener Shikhar Dhawan picked up a bat for the first time since returning from the World Cup due to a thumb fracture last month but is still some time away from attaining full fitness. Dhawan picked up his bat after he was nominated for the viral Bottle Cap Challenge by former India all-rounder Yuvraj […]

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Chairman of selectors, not BCCI’s general secretary, to convene selection committee meeting

The decision effectively makes the secretary’s position redundant as the selection committee came under secretary’s jurisdiction as per the old constitution. Chairman of selectors will replace BCCI’s general secretary as the convener of selection meetings, the Committee of Administrators (CoA) directed on Thursday, continuing the reforms mandated by the Supreme Court-appointed Lodha Panel. For overseas […]

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Twitterati expect Tom Moody to be India’s new head coach after SRH axe

Former Australian all-rounder and Sunrisers Hyderabad coach Tom Moody applied for Virat Kohli-led India's head coach position in 2017 On Tuesday, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) invited applications for head coach of Team India. Two days later, Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) parts ways with Tom Moody after a […]

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Round-robin format will help: Titans coach

Believes it will open up competition Titans coach Gholamreza Mazandarani of Iran believes that the round-robin format of the Vivo ProKabaddi League this season should make the competition more open and will give equal chances for all teams. “This is a format which gives a chance for team lagging behind in the early part of […]

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Bopanna, Mandhana conferred Arjuna Award

Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Kiren Rijiju conferred Arjuna Awards to tennis player Rohan Bopanna and women cricketer Smriti Mandhana on Tuesday. The duo did not receive the Arjuna Awards during the Award ceremony held last year on September 25 in Rashtrapati Bhawan, as they were out of the country taking part in international tournaments. […]

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Malaysia’s ‘Phoenix’ is breaking barriers

Hijab-clad wrestler uses sophisticated moves to take on her male opponents A hijab-wearing, diminutive Malaysian wrestler known as “Phoenix” cuts an unusual figure in the ring, a female Muslim fighter taking on hulking opponents in a male-dominated world. Dressed in flame-patterned trousers, a black and orange hijab and top, Nor Diana uses sophisticated moves to […]