Mandhana, Jhulan Goswami continue to top ICC rankings

Dubai, Mar 23: Indian duo of Smriti Mandhana and Jhulan Goswami continued to lead the batting and bowling charts respectively in the latest ICC Women’s ODI Player Rankings released Friday. While Mandhana topped the ODI player rankings for batters with 797 points, Goswami was atop the bowlers list with 730 points. India’s ODI skipper Mithali
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New Delhi, Mar. 23: Mumbai Indians will be without the services of veteran Sri Lankan pacer Lasith Malinga for at least their first six matches of the Indian Premier League, starting Saturday. Malinga has made himself unavailable for the team’s first six matches as he will be participating in Sri Lanka’s Super Provincial One-Day domestic
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Sharjah, Mar 23: Aaron Finch’s fine century drove Australia to a convincing eight-wicket win over a new-look Pakistan in the first one-day international on Friday. The Austraian skipper scored 116 off 135 balls for his 12th one-day international century that helped his team overhaul the 281-run target in 49 overs on a flat Sharjah stadium
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Chennai, Mar 22: Australian fast bowling great Glenn McGrath Wednesday picked India and England as the favourites to win the upcoming World Cup and said that the bowling unit will hold key to the fortunes of Virat Kohli’s men in the 50-over showpiece. McGrath also said Australia’s recent limited-overs series win over India here have
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Zurich, Mar. 22: FIFA on Thursday slapped a lifetime ban on the disgraced former head of Ecuador’s football federation, Luis Chiriboga, after finding him guilty of taking bribes. Chiriboga was one of the executives arrested in 2015 amid a massive US-led crackdown on corruption in world football. FIFA’s independent ethics committee investigated him over “schemes
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New Delhi, Mar. 22: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday congratulated the Indian squad for the Special Olympics World Summer Games at Abu Dhabi for winning a record number of medals. “Today is a proud day for India as the country’s contingent won a historic 368 medals, including 85 golds, he said. Congratulations to all the
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New Delhi, Mar. 21: Ace shuttler Saina Nehwal Wednesday pulled out of the Indian Open BWF World Tour Super 500 which begins here Tuesday, after failing to recover from an acute gastroenteritis problem. Saina, who turned 29 last Monday, had played through pain during the All England Championships after suffering from an acute gastroenteritis and
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Biratnagar, Mar. 21: Four-time defending champions India stormed into the final of the SAFF Women’s football championship with a resounding 4-0 win over Bangladesh here Wednesday. Dalima Chhibber opened the scoring for India, which was followed by a brace from Indumathi Kathiresan and an injury-time strike by Manisha as the defending champions took their tally
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Orleans, Mar. 21: Former Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap and Mithun Manjunath entered the men’s singles pre-quarterfinals of USD 75,000 Orleans Masters BWF Tour Super 100 tournament here Wednesday. Sixth seed Kashyap defeated Italy’s Rosario Maddaloni 21-15, 21-17 to set up a clash against Japan’s Koki Watanabe, while Mithun beat fellow Indian Siddharth Pratap Singh
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New Delhi, Mar 21: Star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra was Wednesday named to lead a 40-member Indian athletics team for next month’s Asian Championships in Doha, with sprint sensation Hima Das also making the cut in 400m despite her recent below-par show. National record holders, Mohd. Anas (400m), Jinson Johnson (800m and 1500m), Dharun Ayyasamy
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