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Rohit Sharma became the only batsman to score three double centuries in ODIs

On Wednesday at the PCA Stadium, the current India ODI skipper played another gem of an innings. Stats will tell you that he became the only batsman to score three double centuries in ODIs.

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Nobody can pace an innings better than Rohit Sharma, and, on Wednesday, the opener and stand-in Indian cricket team skipper gave Sri Lanka a taste of his talent with a mammoth knock of 208 in 153 balls that included 13 fours and 12 massive sixes.  Continue reading

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FIFA lifted Kuwait’s ban from international football.

FIFA says it has lifted Kuwait’s ban from international football. FIFA President Gianni Infantino is in Kuwait to confirm the government is no longer interfering in how the federation is being run. According to FIFA, “Kuwait Parliament has adopted a new sports law” which complies with its statutes. The ban was imposed in October 2015, leaving Kuwait unable to play its World Cup qualifiers.

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FIFA has recorded more than 1,318,109 ticket requests for the 2018 World Cup in Russia in less than 24 hours Continue reading

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FIFA struggling for World Cup 2018 Sponsors

Even as the World Cup is less than a year away, FIFA is struggling to find firms willing to be partners, which is a reflection of how a 2015 corruption crisis continues to hurt the organisation.

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FIFA, the global governing body for football, ordinarily enjoys huge revenue streams — in the hundreds of millions of dollars — from sponsorship deals attached to the world’s mostwatched sporting event, the World Cup. But less than a year before the next edition of the tournament, the organisation is having trouble finding companies willing to be a partner.

The sport is more popular than ever. What is different this time is FIFA’s reputation. Continue reading

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Cricketer Zaheer Khan and Chak de girl Sagarika Ghatge got married

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Sagarika Ghatge and cricketer fiance Zaheer Khan had a registered marriage on Thursday morning. It will be followed by a grand reception for celebs and cricketers on November 27 in Mumbai’s Taj Mahal Palace and Tower. There will also be a cocktail party and mehndi ceremony ahead of the grand reception. At the ceremony, Sagarika looked stunning in an orange sari with a maroon embroidered blouse as Zaheer also donned a traditional ensemble. Continue reading

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India beat Pakistan in Asia Cup hockey tournament

In Asia cup hockey tournament, India beat Pakistan and reached in Finals of Asia cup in which India will face Malaysia.

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Gurgaon Court called Cricketer Yuvraj singh and his family for Domestic Violence case

GURGAON: A Gurgaon court has issued a notice to cricketer Yuvraj Singh, his brother Zorawar Singh, and mother Shabnam Singh after a complaint was filed by Zorawar’s estranged wife Akanksha Sharma, who has alleged harassment and torture by the trio during her seven month stay with the family. Continue reading

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BCCI should take positive stand on bowler Sreesanth issue

In 2000, India skipper, Mohammad Azharuddin, who was banned for life for match-fixing, urged the BCCI on Wednesday to take a positive stand in resolving the issue of pace bowler S Sreesanth.

Former India bowler Sreesanth, who played 27 Tests and 53 ODIs and 10 T20 Internationals, was slapped a life ban after being charged with spot-fixing while playing for Rajasthan Royals in the 2013 IPL. Continue reading

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Government can legalize online betting and regulated betting on cricket

NEW DELHI: The All India Gaming Federation (AIGF) has sought a central legalisation allowing online betting and regulated betting on cricket, saying the government stands to earn thousands of crores in tax and revenues every year.
On Monday, the federation submitted a white paper to the Law Commission, which is working on a draft law in this regard. Betting on sports, except horse racing, is banned in India but it happens illegally in an unorganised and underground manner. Continue reading

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Ravi Shastri is confirmed head coach of Indian Cricket Team after Anil Kumble

NEWDELHI: On Tuesday Mr. Ravi Shastri was confirmed as the head coach of the Indian cricket team. Former India pacer Zaheer Khan will be the bowling coach while Rahul Dravid, the India A and U-19 coach, will be batting consultant on overseas tours. Continue reading

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Legend­killer Srikanth wins Australian Open

NEWDELHI: It had been a long wait but Kidambi Srikanth has managed to overcome Chen Long at last since their first meeting in 2014. The Indian shuttler defeated the World and Olympic champion from China, for the first time in six meetings, in the men’s singles final to lift the $750,000 Australian Open Superseries crown in Sydney on Sunday.

Srikanth came out with a brilliant performance to outclass the former World No 1 22-20, 21-16 at the Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre to claim his second successive and overall fourth Superseries crown.

The 24-year-old had already become the first player since Malaysian great Lee Chong Wei in 2015 to reach a hat-trick of Superseries finals. Before the title in Australia, the Gunturborn had also reached the finals in Singapore, which he lost to compatriot B Sai Praneeth in April, and the Indonesia Open final last Sunday, which turned out to be his first Superseries title this year.

But the manner in which Srikanth won on Sunday was stunning. The Indian had managed to win only one game in five previous face-offs against the two-time World champion opponent.

But it was quite evident who the better player was in Australian, although the Chinese gave a tough fight. It must not be forgotten that a player of Chen Long’s calibre has not won a single Superseries event in 2017. Hence, no one would be hungrier than the 28-year-old Chinese.

But that did not bother Srikanth. He matched each step taken by Chen in the final. The court coverage was fantastic as both shuttlers made each other run all around the court.

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