Kumble Punjab head coach; Ashwin may move to Delhi

Former India leg-spinner and head coach Anil Kumble has been appointed as the head coach of Kings XI Punjab for the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League. An ESPNcricinfo report states that Kumble will also be in charge of “all cricket-related affairs”, as confirmed by co-owner Mohit Burman. The report further says that Kumble is expected
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Praising the hospitality and security his team received in the country, Sri Lanka coach Rumesh Ratnayake called the just-concluded tour of Pakistan “a message for the whole world”, and hoped the series would encourage other countries to visit these shores in the future. Sri Lanka toured Pakistan for a full bilateral series for the first
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Mumbai, Oct. 11: India’s Candidate Master Aronyak Ghosh scored a thrilling victory over top seed Hans Niemann of the USA to become joint leader in the Under-16 Open category of the World Youth Chess Championship here on Thursday. Eighth seeded Aronyak played a strong strategic game in Round 9 to outwit his formidable opponent in
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Mumbai, Oct.10: India’s hopes in the Under-18 Open brightened as R Praggnanandhaa outclassed compatriot P Iniyan in the highly anticipated battle between two Indian Grand Masters in the World Youth Chess Championship here on Wednesday. Playing black, Iniyan opted for the Pirc Defence which was easily countered by Pragg, forcing him into inaccuracies in the
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Half-centuries from debutant Priya Punia and Jemimah Rodrigues sealed a comprehensive eight-wicket win for India after their bowlers hunted in a pack to throttle the South African line-up in the opening women’s one-day international. The hosts needed 41.4 overs to chase down South Africa’s 164 at the Reliance Cricket Stadium in Vadodara on Wednesday, taking
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India suffered a blow ahead of their three-match ODI series against South Africa with Smriti Mandhana ruled out through a fractured toe picked up during a training session. She has been replaced in the squad by 20-year-old seam-bowling all-rounder Pooja Vastrakar. Head coach Woorkeri Raman confirmed the severity of the injury was not yet known,
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New Delhi India batsman K L Rahul feels Jasprit Bumrah is “someone you don”t want to mess with” as the speedster shows no mercy even to his teammates once he enters the cricket field. Both Rahul and Bumrah are not part of the Indian squad for the ongoing South Africa Test series. While Bumrah has
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Gurugram Amandeep Drall shot a fine two-under 70 in the second round to be the best placed Indian at tied eighth spot in the Hero Women”s Indian Open golf tournament here on Friday. Amandeep (72-70) now occupy the tied-eighth position with a total of two-under 142. Australian Whitney Hillier rode a roller coaster of a
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India sealed the T20I series win over South Africa with a five-wicket win at Surat. Oddly, this was the second time in two games they could have claimed to have won the honors with a sixth game in the series only confirmed after the seemingly decisive fourth fixture. With rain having ruined much of the
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Mumbai, Oct. 3: India began their campaign in the World Youth Chess Championship 2019 on a thumping note, with Grandmaster R. Praggnanandhaa, Woman Candidate Master Mrudul Dehankar and Woman International Master Divya Deshmukh scoring emphatic victories in Round 1 here on Wednesday evening. Fourteen-year-old prodigy Praggnanandhaa, who has opted to play in the Under-18 category,
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