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Sourav Ganguly backs Wriddhiman Saha, says best stumper in last five-six years


New Delhi: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Sunday said Wriddhiman Saha is the best wicketkeeper to have played for the country in last five-six years. Saha, 34, has been India`s first choice stumper for Tests since Mahendra Singh Dhoni retired from the format in December 2014. He is currently undergoing rehabilitation for his shoulder surgery and last played international cricket ...

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BCCI treasurer Anirudh Chaudhry ready to assist probe panel


New Delhi: BCCI treasurer Anirudh Chaudhry has become the first high profile office bearer to have written to the independent probe panel, offering to assist them in the alleged sexual harassment case against CEO Rahul Johri. The three-member probe panel had given a deadline of November 9 for anyone wanting to assist the committee in the probe against Johri to email ...

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Smith, Warner play together for first time since ban


Melbourne: At a time when the demand of slashing their bans are gaining winds, David Warner shared the field with Steve Smith for the first time since the ball-tampering scandal, but he didn’t last long as Steve Waugh’s son claimed his wicket. The two appeared for their respective Sydney club teams in a game at Coogee Oval also featuring Shane Watson ...

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Cash-strapped Pakistan’s Hockey World Cup participation in doubt


Karachi: Pakistan’s chances of participating in the Hockey World Cup received another blow after the country’s cricket board, PCB, turned down a request for financial aid to send the national team for the mega event in India beginning November 28. Pakistan Hockey Federation had sought a loan from the PCB to send the team to Bhubaneswar and clear the outstanding ...

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World junior badminton: India bow out in mixed team quarterfinals


New Delhi: India went down fighting 1-3 to South Korea in the mixed team quarterfinals of the world junior badminton championships, despite Lakshya Sen’s superb efforts here. Asian Junior champion, Lakshya lived up to expectations but the two losses in the doubles category virtually sealed India’s fate and it was all over after the women singles defeat on Thursday. The quarterfinals ...

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Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah and Kuldeep Yadav rested for third T20I against West Indies


New Delhi: After registering a 2-0 win in the Twenty-20 International series against West Indies, Team India has decided to rest pacers Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah and chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav for the third T20I, to be played in Chennai on Saturday. Releasing a statement in this regard, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said, “The Indian team ...

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