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MS Dhoni ruled himself out of the upcoming tour of West Indies and that paved the way for Rishabh Pant to be included in the India squad as the lone wicketkeeper-batsman. Announcing the squad for West Indies tour, chief selector, MSK Prasad said that they (selectors) are looking to groom Rishabh Pant for the future while keeping an eye on his workload.

05:27:54 on 21 Jul

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Shikhar Dhawan made his return to the Indian cricket team after suffering an injury during the ICC World Cup 2019 as he was named in the ODI and T20 sides which will take on West Indies. Dhawan was ruled out of the World Cup after the Indian opener was hit on his left hand by a Pat Cummins delivery during India’s match against Australia.

04:26:51 on 21 Jul

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Star badminton player P V Sindhu had to be content with a runner-up finish at the Indonesia Open after losing the title clash in straight games to Japan's Akane Yamaguchi, here Sunday. Sindhu lost the final of the BWF Tour Super 1000 tournament 15-21 16-21 to the fourth seed.

03:49:54 on 21 Jul

Ravichandran Ashwin is no stranger to using a number of different actions while bowling and he stunned the crcket fans with a bizzare one while playing for the Dindigul Dragons against Chepauk Super Gillies in TNPL. Ashwin delivered the ball without a full action as his non-bowling arm remained unmoved and he completed the run-up by releasing the ball on his left foot.

03:36:17 on 21 Jul

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The umpire who awarded England six runs from a freak overthrow in the last over of the World Cup final has admitted he made an "error" and should have given one run fewer, a report said. A throw to the stumps deflected off the bat of a diving Ben Stokes as he tried to complete a second run and raced to the boundary, with Sri Lankan umpire Kumar Dharmasena awarding six.

03:03:01 on 21 Jul

A senior member of the Indian cricket team has come under the scanner for violating BCCI’s ‘family clause’ rules during the World Cup, where the team made a semifinal exit. The player in question had specifically requested for his wife to stay with him for more than the permissible period of 15 days but it was shot down by CoA, which had laid down the rules.

09:53:04 on 21 Jul

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Having come under fire in the last domestic season for poor standards of umpiring, BCCI under the Supreme Court-appointed CoA has decided to use "limited DRS" during the knockout stages of the Ranji Trophy this season. But the BCCI officials have called this another attempt to sweep the mistakes under the carpet rather than address the issue of lack of quality umpires.

07:29:25 on 20 Jul

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ICC inducted the legendary Sachin Tendulkar in its Hall of Fame. In one of their tweets about Tendulkar ICC asked, “The ‘Little Master’ is the latest person to enter the ICC Hall of Fame! ... Is he the greatest cricketer of all time?” One fan reacted by asking the ICC if this was a question that needed to be asked.

05:59:34 on 20 Jul

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If for a brief period we cast our mind away from Dhoni – easier said than done – then there are a lot of things to look forward to when the selectors meet in Mumbai to choose the Indian sides for the West Indies tour. The series is generating a lot of interest and many questions. In spite of the questions, these five youngsters can break their way into the Indian sides.

02:58:12 on 20 Jul

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Former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni Saturday made himself "unavailable" for the tour of West Indies but ruled out immediate retirement a day before the selectors meet in Mumbai to pick the squads for the upcoming away series. Dhoni has told the BCCI that he will take a two-month sabbatical from the game to serve his paramilitary regiment.

01:49:53 on 20 Jul

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The bizarre move by the SC-appointed CoA asking the India captain and coach to decide on travel schedule of the WAGs has not just taken the BCCI officials by surprise, but also former CJ R.M. Lodha. Lodha said that now that Ethics Officer D.K. Jain is there, he should take a stand and stop any move that is against the newly registered constitution.

08:04:58 on 19 Jul

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Zimbabwe has been suspended from the ICC with immediate effect. ICC funding to Zimbabwe Cricket has been frozen, and representative teams from Zimbabwe will not be allowed to participate in any ICC events while under suspension, making Zimbabwe's participation in the Women's T20 World Cup Qualifier in August and Men's T20 World Cup Qualifier in October highly unlikely.

04:07:20 on 19 Jul

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Former India captain Sachin Tendulkar, former South Africa fast bowler Allan Donald and former Australia Women's fast bowler Cathryn Fitzpatrick have become the newest additions to the ICC Hall of Fame. The trio was inducted in a ceremony in London. The only player to feature in 200 Test matches, Tendulkar scored 15921 runs in the longest format and 18426 runs in ODIs.

03:46:17 on 19 Jul

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You don’t really need to be a devout reader of news to know that Tamil Nadu has been grappling with a water crisis. With this as a backdrop, it wouldn’t be wrong to think that even the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) bandwagon -- which has rolled into the city for the fourth time -- is also going to hit a major roadblock.

01:14:11 on 19 Jul

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Namakkal girl in FIFA U-17 WC team

The team that takes the field in the FIFA U-17 Women’s Football World Cup in 2020 would have a member, whose selection would mark a watershed moment in the SDAT Namakkal chapter’s history. When B Mariyammal (17) would begin patrolling the forward position, she would be the only player from Tamil Nadu to figure on the list of 18 selected from across the country.

11:08:24 on 19 Jul

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International cricket chiefs on Thursday suspended Zimbabwe over a failure to keep the sport free from government interference, putting in doubt their participation in qualifiers for the World T20. The decision means ICC funding to Zimbabwe Cricket will be frozen and representative teams from the country will not be allowed to participate in any ICC events.

07:42:01 on 19 Jul

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When it comes to fairness and privilege, a new study finds it really is not about how you play the game. It’s about whether you win or lose. A new experiment, played out as a card game, shows that even when the deck is literally stacked in people’s favor — and they know it — most winners still think it’s fair anyway. But losers don’t.

02:56:01 on 19 Jul

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Be it leading the Indian cricket team from the front or his regular appearances in TV commercials, Virat Kohli is usually hard to ignore. While Kohli is unarguably the GOAT, he is definitely not the only "Kohli" who has been going viral in recent times. Because believe it or not, 'Virat Kohli' is now a sensation on social media video app TikTok.

07:57:01 on 18 Jul

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Indian Premier League side Sunrisers Hyderabad on Thursday appointed England’s 2019 ICC World Cup-winning coach Trevor Bayliss as their head coach. This brings the curtains down on Australian Tom Moody’s 7-year-long tenure as head coach of the franchise during which he guided the team to IPL triumph in the year 2016.

06:03:04 on 18 Jul

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Former Pakistan all-rounder Abdul Razzaq has revealed that he has had several extramarital affairs. Speaking on a television program, Razzaq bragged that he had five to six extramarital affairs. He even went on to state that one of them lasted for a period of one and a half years.

05:54:45 on 18 Jul

British journalist Piers Morgan and former India cricketer Virender Sehwag have enjoyed a sort of rivalry on Twitter over the years. Piers Morgan, who has had a history of picking up rants on social media with people, asked Sehwag if he was doing fine after the world cup final. Sehwag quoted the tweet and politely replied: “Me and all of India prouder even in this loss."

05:32:25 on 18 Jul

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Jimmy Neesham’s childhood coach and former Auckland Grammar School teacher David James Gordon breathed his last moments after the New Zealand all-rounder hit a maximum during the Super Over in a thrilling World Cup final against England. On July 14, England defeated New Zealand in a thrilling final on boundary count to clinch their first ever World Cup trophy.

04:56:07 on 18 Jul

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Skipper Virat Kohli’s availability and veteran MS Dhoni’s future will be in focus when the MSK Prasad-led national selection panel meets in Mumbai on Friday to pick the Indian cricket squads for next month’s tour of the West Indies. Considering next year’s T20 World Cup, the selectors might opt for the young Rishabh Pant, who is seen as the heir apparent to Dhoni.

04:13:14 on 18 Jul

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Indian woman cricketer Smriti Mandhana turns 23 today. Recently, Mandhan was conferred with the prestigious Arjuna Award. 23-year-old Mandhana has amassed 1951 ODI runs in 50 matches, and 1298 T20I runs in 58 T20Is, proving how strong the left-handed batswoman is. On her birthday we would unravel some interesting facts about the birthday girl.

01:17:28 on 18 Jul

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India captain Virat Kohli will have ‘absolutely no say’ in the selection process of the next Indian cricket team head coach, the entire selection process will be overseen by a three-year steering committee headed by former India World Cup-winning captain Kapil Dev, according to a senior BCCI official.

10:24:05 on 18 Jul

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Contrary to media reports, most of Team India's senior players have indicated their availability for the full tour of the West Indies, which will begin early next month. The exceptions are Dhoni, who is learnt to be headed to his army unit for the next two months, allrounder Pandya, who has been enduring back trouble and pacer Bumrah, who has been advised a bit of rest.

07:59:27 on 18 Jul

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Star Indian sprinter Hima Das clinched her fourth gold of the fortnight as she won the 200m race with a creditable time in the Tabor Athletics Meet in the Czech Republic here Wednesday. This was 19-year-old Hima's fourth gold since July 2 when she ran her first competitive race in Europe. In men's 400m, Muhammad Anas won in 45.40 seconds in a mediocre field.

07:43:18 on 18 Jul

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The Indian football team was Wednesday handed a comparatively easy draw for the 2022 World Cup second round Asian qualifiers, being clubbed with Qatar, Oman, Afghanistan and Bangladesh in Group E. The 40 Asian countries were divided into eight groups of five teams each in the draw held at the Asian Football Confederation headquarters here.

08:57:01 on 17 Jul

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Former coach of Sri Lanka and India’s Under-19 team Dav Whatmore believes that India should back young Shubman Gill and give him a long rope at number 4 as the young man has the potential to be a future star and a batting mainstay. "I feel Rishabh Pant, perhaps, could have done the job had he come (to the side) earlier", he said.

08:04:36 on 17 Jul

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India’s top-ranked woman archer Deepika Kumari Wednesday clinched a silver medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games test event after going down to 18-year-old Korean An San in straight sets here. Ranked fourth in the qualification round, Deepika found the going tough against the second seed, who produced fine shooting including a flawless third set to clinch the match.

06:58:28 on 17 Jul

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India's top shuttlers have missed his court-side presence this year but national badminton coach Gopichand says he can't really help cutting down on travelling as that would come in the way of finding the next crop of world-beaters. "If I was just travelling, what happens to the next batch, we would never have a Sindhu come out then." Gopichand told.

06:02:42 on 17 Jul

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The New Zealand cricket team, for the second time in a row, missed out on World Cup title. The manner in which New Zealand fell agonisingly short in summit clash with England would have been enough to infuriate any captain.Team captain Williamson's calm and composed reaction to the loss won him praise from across the world, including that of Ravi Shastri

04:51:57 on 17 Jul

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With speculations rife about MS Dhoni's place in the Indian side after the World Cup and his potential retirement, reports have emerged that the wicketkeeper will not be a part of the squad that will travel to West Indies. He will no longer be the 'first-choice wicket-keeper'.

04:47:12 on 17 Jul

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The Supreme Court-appointed CoA decided to invite applications for the coach and support staff of the Indian team on Tuesday and that sudden urge to appoint the coaching staff has taken certain sections of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) by surprise, especially with the date of the Annual General Meeting already announced, October 22.

04:13:28 on 17 Jul

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Cricket authorities are mulling over the idea of introducing concussion substitutes in Test cricket and they may be in place in the upcoming Ashes series starting August 1. The debate of using concussion substitutes had started following the death of Phillip Hughes after he was struck by a bouncer in a List-A match in 2014.

03:26:51 on 17 Jul

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The Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) has approached three former players — Kapil Dev, Anshuman Gaekwad, and Shantha Rangaswamy — once again and appoint them as the ad-hoc panel to replace the now-defunct Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) to select the new Head Coach as well as the new five-member national selection committee.

03:12:33 on 17 Jul

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Using computer modeling and optimisation algorithms, the world's best bat and maybe the most affordable could in the near future roll out from a lab to cricket greens in countries such as India where millions dream of a sporting career but don't have the means to pursue them. A high performing "Algobat" is in the works in Canada's University of British Columbia.

02:59:41 on 17 Jul

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A mid the furor over umpires call to give an extra run when a throw struck Ben Stokes' bat in the World Cup final, it has now come to light that the all-rounder had asked the umpires to take away the four overthrows which ultimately proved to be decisive in England's win over New Zealand.

02:42:16 on 17 Jul

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As India stumbled and their middle order muddle came back to bite them hard, Iyer’s name is back in the reckoning. He is currently leading the India ‘A’ side in the series in Caribbean. He has been outspoken, perhaps, this cost him his place? “This is going to be the first time I am going to the West Indies. It’s going to be a good experience for me," Iyer told

10:27:02 on 16 Jul

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England revelled in their first World Cup triumph on Monday, soaking up the adulation of a disbelieving nation after one of the most extraordinary finishes to a cricket match in history. The host country, after 44 years of trying, finally became world champions with a stunning victory over NZ, a victory worth a great celebration. Here is the lowdown on how it all went.

09:12:02 on 16 Jul

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Top Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu on Tuesday said that she lives in fear of injuring herself ahead of next year's Tokyo Olympics despite recovering from an unspecified back problem, which marred her progress in 2018. The injury puzzled doctors across the country, who were unable to diagnose the cause.

08:12:01 on 16 Jul

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India opener Rohit Sharma, who was the leading run-scorer in World Cup 2019, was included in International Cricket Council's list of five special batsmen list on Tuesday. Rohit Sharma amassed 648 runs in nine innings with five centuries for India in the showpiece event. He averaged 81 in the tournament.

07:43:44 on 16 Jul

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New Zealand coach Gary Stead called for the ICC World Cup rules to be reviewed, saying the feeling is “very, very hollow” after England beat them on a bizarre technicality in the showpiece’ final. Both finalists could not be separated at the end of the regular play as well as the Super Over, but England were crowned champions because they had a superior boundary count.

06:24:46 on 16 Jul

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Knighthood for Ben Stokes?

Ben Stokes cemented his legacy in the history books as his brilliant show in the final against New Zealand guided England to their maiden ICC World Cup title. Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt, who are in the race of replace Theresa May as the Prime Minister of Britain, both believe that Stokes should be knighted with Johnson adding that he would make Stokes a Duke.

06:06:14 on 16 Jul

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Ever since England won their maiden World Cup on Sunday, many people have questioned the rules set by ICC and its interpretation by the on-field umpires. A major controversy emerged due to perceived misinterpretation of rules by the on-field umpires, which resulted in them awarding England one extra run. ICC for the first time has reacted on the overthrow controversy.

05:14:14 on 16 Jul

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Former South African footballer Marc Batchelor was shot dead in an apparent targeted killing on Monday evening as he drove home in Johannesburg. "He was driving to his house and he was accosted by two guys on a motorcycle," police spokesman Lungelo Dlamini told AFP. "They fired shots at him and he died in his vehicle and the suspects drove away without taking anything."

04:59:40 on 16 Jul

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The 2019 ICC World Cup ended in controversial fashion as England won the title for the first time by beating New Zealand on the basis on boundaries in the final. Indian megastar Amitabh Bachchan has aired his views on the boundary rule, mocking the ICC in a hilarious way. Check out what Big B had to say on that rule:-

04:46:37 on 16 Jul

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The BCCI on Tuesday invited applications for the men’s team’s support staff, including head coach, who will need to be less than 60 years of age with a minimum international experience of two years. The applicant also should have played 30 Tests or 50 ODIs. The application deadline for all the roles is 5 PM, July 30.

04:18:39 on 16 Jul

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England’s World Cup victory over New Zealand was celebrated in front of fans at The Oval in London on Monday. In an interview, Jofra Archer revealed that the Super Over in the final against was a ‘little bit nervy’.

04:12:18 on 16 Jul

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Ashley Giles, Director of England Cricket, is not concerned about the furore regarding the extra run which was awarded to Eoin Morgan's men when a throw struck Ben Stokes' bat during the summit clash of the 2019 World Cup at Lord's. But former international umpire Simon Taufel said that the umpires made a mistake while awarding six runs to England, instead of five.

03:48:21 on 16 Jul

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Black Caps' homecoming celebration on hold

New Zealand Cricket (NZC) chief executive David White on Tuesday said due to logistical complications it would not be feasible to have a homecoming celebration for the World Cup runners-up team. The players' different post-tournament arrangements have prevented them from being part of the celebration.

03:17:05 on 16 Jul

As the Indian cricket team returns home after the World Cup campaign ended in the semi-finals, all eyes are on MS Dhoni. Expectations are high that the wicketkeeper-batsman will retire, though there has been no confirmation, be it the CoA, Board officials or the selectors. The selection committee is of the opinion that it is Dhoni’s prerogative to announce his retirement.

02:36:14 on 16 Jul

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Chennai reacts to cricket World Cup final

After a dramatic 2019 World cup final, England emerged victorious much to the heartbreak of Kane Williamson and Kiwis who won the hearts of many cricket fans. Chennai reacts on the nail-biting finale.

09:40:02 on 15 Jul

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The BCCI will soon invite fresh applications for the Indian cricket team's support staff, including the head coach, and incumbent Ravi Shastri will need to reapply once his contract expires after next month's tour of the West Indies. The support staff were given a 45-day extension following the World Cup, covering the West Indies tour from August 3 to September 3.

07:10:51 on 15 Jul

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No, England Did Not Win The World Cup

England won the World Cup like Trump won the presidency. Actually, that's Trump. There are precedents for a candidate losing the popular vote and winning the electoral college. There is literally no precedent in the history of the limited overs cricket for a team to be bowled out in a run chase and win the match.

06:50:34 on 15 Jul

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Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah were the only 2 Indians in ICC's World Cup 2019 Team of the Tournament. Kane Williamson who led New Zealand to their 2nd World Cup final was named captain of the team while Alex Carey was appointed wicketkeeper. Other members include Joe Root, Shakib Al Hasan, Ben Stokes, Mitchell Starc, Jofra Archer, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult.

06:32:18 on 15 Jul

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Despite giving it all and despite not losing, New Zealand could not clinch the World Cup and after this heartburn, all-rounder Jimmy Neesham took to Twitter to post emotional messages for his supporters. Words do have the power to scream out emotions and Neesham’s tweet in so many ways epitomised the cruelty of sport, the heartbreak.

05:52:56 on 15 Jul

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India captain Virat Kohli, who led the team to the World Cup 2019 semi-finals, failed to find a spot in International Cricket Council (ICC)'s team of World Cup 2019, announced on its official website on Monday. India's golden run in World Cup 2019 ended after suffering an 18-run defeat to New Zealand in the first semi-final.

05:29:03 on 15 Jul

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A "gutted" New Zealand captain Kane Williamson found it difficult to accept that his team lost the World Cup 2019 final to England on a "boundary countback" rule but the revered "gentleman" of the 'Gentlemen's game' isn't angry about it. Like a true sportsman, he had no intention of questioning the rules set by governing body, slammed as "ridiculous" by former cricketers.

04:38:34 on 15 Jul

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The nerve-wracking World Cup final between England and New Zealand at Lord's resulted in a tie and a super over was called for. the law book of the governing body of cricket also states that should the Super Over end in a tie, the team hitting more boundaries in their innings and the Super Over win. But this did not go down well with the cricket fans.

04:18:23 on 15 Jul

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Legendary umpire Simon Taufel has said the on-field umpires' decision to award 6 runs for the controversial overthrow in the final over of England's chase against New Zealand in World Cup 2019 final is an "error in judgment". Questions are being raised as to whether the umpires were right in awarding 6 runs for the overthrow when only 5 runs should have been awarded.

03:49:32 on 15 Jul

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Explained | What is a Super Over?

The Super Over, also known as the One Over Eliminator, is a method used to determine the winner of a limited-overs match in case the scores of both teams at the end of the match are tied, irrespective of the number of wickets lost by either side. In a Super Over, the two teams bat six balls each.

03:21:32 on 15 Jul

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Former India cricketers Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh, Mohammad Kaif and vice-captain of Team India, Rohit Sharma have expressed their disappointment with the Super Over rule that was employed in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 final. The World Cup 2019 final ended as a tie and Super Over was used for the first time in ODI cricket to decide the new world champions.

03:17:16 on 15 Jul

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Jofra Archer didn’t appear nervous before bowling the Super Over that won England the World Cup — and that was because Stokes’ words of advice were keeping him calm. Stokes, who suffered his own final — over nightmare with the ball three years ago in the ICC Twenty 20 final in Kolkata, sought out Archer to reassure him before the final shootout against the Black Caps.

02:35:45 on 15 Jul

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England’s cricket players and fans have been struggling to sum up their emotions after the team won an extraordinary World Cup final against New Zealand at Lord’s. Eoin Morgan, England’s captain, said it was “the most incredible game of cricket”, and admitted that there had been nothing between the two sides.

02:19:57 on 15 Jul

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MS Dhoni has kept everyone perplexed by keeping mum on his retirement, however, there’s a strong hint that he may not be seen in the blue jersey anymore. Many cricket experts and pundits have stated that time has come for Dhoni to bid goodbye to the cricket world and pave way for the youngsters.

01:42:02 on 15 Jul

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Ever since India's ouster in the semi-final of the 2019 World Cup, there have been a lot of talks about the areas where the team lacked. While this has been an area that is also highlighted from the scoring charts of the World Cup, another factor that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is also keen to discuss is the idea of split captaincy.

11:42:01 on 15 Jul

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Shameless act stains epic Wimbledon final

The fifth set in Novak Djokovic's stunning win over Roger Federer in the Wimbledon final was worth the price of admission alone but not everyone was feeling the love. The fact Djokovic is now a five-time Wimbledon champion and you'd think he'd have earned the respect of the British public by now — but it was clear they wanted to see a Federer victory.

08:42:01 on 15 Jul

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Novak Djokovic beats Roger Federer 7-6(5), 1-6, 7-6(4), 4-6, 13-12(3) to lift his 5th Wimbledon title. According to new Wimbledon rules, after 12-12, the Championship was to be decided in the tie-break and once again Djokovic stood out and Federer faded. An epic final and a huge result for the world No.1. With this win, he qualifies for the year-end ATP Finals.

07:42:01 on 15 Jul

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England were clinical with the ball. None of the New Zealand batsmen got going barring Henry Nicholls. However. New Zealand have huffed and puffed to 241 for 8 in 50 overs. Liam Plunkett and Chris Woakes shone with the ball with 3 wickets each. New Zealand defended a below-par total in the semi-final. Can they do it once again and lift their maiden World Cup?

07:25:10 on 14 Jul

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England were clinical with the ball. None of the New Zealand batsmen got going barring Henry Nicholls. However. New Zealand have huffed and puffed to 241 for 8 in 50 overs. Liam Plunkett and Chris Woakes shone with the ball with 3 wickets each. New Zealand defended a below-par total in the semi-final. Can they do it once again and lift their maiden World Cup?

07:22:04 on 14 Jul

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Ross Taylor out, New Zealand in trouble

New Zealand have lost Ross Taylor 15. Mark Wood got the big breakthrough but replays showed the ball would have gone over the stumps. New Zealand had no review to contest the LBW decision. Liam Plunkett had jolted New Zealand with quick wickets of Kane Williamson and Henry Nicholls.

06:04:21 on 14 Jul

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New Zealand lose Martin Guptill and review

New Zealand made a cautious start but Martin Guptill took the attack to Jofra Archer, smashing the young English pacer for a six and a boundary. However, Chris Woakes who was bowling brilliant lines and lengths got one to nip back in and got the big fish of Guptill for 19. Kane Williamson has joined Henry Nicholls as New Zealand's scoring rate has dipped.

04:06:15 on 14 Jul

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Will he? Won’t he? When will he? Replace the pronoun with MS Dhoni and add retirement before the question marks, then these become the burning topic of discussion in India, perhaps even bigger the Chennai water crisis Ironically, it is the same city that Dhoni has been representing/leading in the IPL with pride for 10 seasons.

03:34:00 on 14 Jul

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Toss has been delayed by 15 minutes due to overnight rain at Lord's on Sunday. Hosts England will face a stiff challenge from New Zealand when the sides will meet in the World Cup 2019 final. Kane Williamson and Eoin Morgan are eyeing maiden titles for their teams and whoever wins, the cricketing world will have a new champion.

02:52:39 on 14 Jul

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Members of the Tiruchy urban district unit of the Congress party led by the party’s district President Jawahar staged a demonstration at Arunachalamandram, the party’s district headquarters here on Saturday, to condemn the BJP government’s move at the Centre to topple the Congress-JD(S) coalition rule in Karnataka through “horse trading”.

06:09:01 on 14 Jul

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Members of the Tiruchy urban district unit of the Congress party led by the party’s district President Jawahar staged a demonstration at Arunachalamandram, the party’s district headquarters here on Saturday, to condemn the BJP government’s move at the Centre to topple the Congress-JD(S) coalition rule in Karnataka through “horse trading”.

06:06:01 on 14 Jul

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Eight-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer believes the “stars have aligned” as he attempts to become the oldest Grand Slam winner of modern times in Sunday's final against Novak Djokovic. The 37-year-old Swiss can clinch a record-extending 21st major if he manages to break free of the world number one's stranglehold.

06:27:01 on 13 Jul

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If Virat Kohli is India's biggest batting star, Jasprit Bumrah is his counterpart in the bowling department. A fan of Bumrah has tried to copy his unique action. But this fan is special. She is not a young, aspiring cricketer but an old lady. Mumbai Indians retweeted a video posted by a Twitter account named Shantha Sakkubhai, apparently belonging to a lady in Chennai.

05:42:02 on 13 Jul

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After India lost the semi-final clash against New Zealand on Tuesday, opener and vice-captain, Rohit Sharma was one of the most disappointed players. While the entire Indian team was set to return to the country on July 14, Sharma was spotted with his family at the Mumbai airport on Friday, July 13.

04:15:02 on 13 Jul

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Motivational words and a roaring crowd took over NY City as the US Soccer star Megan Rapinoe delivered a rousing speech at the World Cup victory parade. Rapinoe is loved not just for her football but for her attitude. She took the opportunity during her speech at the parade to inspire the crowd to ‘be better, be bigger’. She motivated everyone to love more and hate less.

10:25:02 on 12 Jul

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It was a heartbreaking moment for Indian cricket fans when Dhoni got run out in the nail-biting semi-final against New Zealand. Now, an emotional post is viral on Internet claiming that even the cameraman on the ground couldn’t stop himself and cried. The post has a photo collage of four images three show a crying cameraman and one is a picture of Dhoni leaving the field.

10:12:01 on 12 Jul

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16 year old Isabelle Weall is not just a rising YouTube sensation but a quadruple amputee, who inspires thousands of people around the world with her confidence and bravery. At the tender age of seven, Weall was forced to go through a quadruple amputation when she was suddenly diagnosed with Bacterial Meningitis. However, she has never allowed her disability to define her.

09:57:01 on 12 Jul

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Rashid Khan has been appointed the captain of Afghanistan cricket team in all three formats. Former skipper Asghar Afghan will be his deputy, the Afghanistan Cricket Board announced on Friday. Rashid Khan will succeed Gulbadin Naib, who had led Afghanistan in their World Cup 2019 campaign.

07:49:05 on 12 Jul

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:The Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) will review India's World Cup performance with skipper Virat Kohli and chief coach Ravi Shastri as well as a roadmap for the next year's World T20. CoA members led by chairman Vinod Rai, Diana Edulji and Lt Gen (Retd) Ravi Thodge will also have discussions with chairman of selectors MSK Prasad.

03:13:12 on 12 Jul

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India suffered a semi-final exit from the ongoing World Cup after losing to New Zealand in a rain-affected match in Manchester on Wednesday. However, the Virat Kohli-led team, its support staff and the families of the Indian players are reported to be stranded till the World Cup 2019 final, to be played between England and New Zealand at Lord's on Sunday.

12:11:16 on 12 Jul

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Ravi Shastri’s last major tournament in charge before his current contract expires ended in a disappointing 18-run loss to New Zealand in the ICC World Cup semifinals. Some critics blamed Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s demotion in the batting order as one of the reasons for India’s shock loss. However, Shastri explained that the strategy to hold Dhoni back was a team decision.

10:23:56 on 12 Jul

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Pat Cummins said Australia won games in the World Cup despite not having played the perfect game and needed to produce that in the semifinal against England. However, it turned out to be far from that as England completely outplayed Australia to reach their fourth World Cup final.

06:27:01 on 12 Jul

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The Kashmir Valley has a history of mourning India’s wins and celebrating her losses. In wars. In politics. In sports. “Why won’t I celebrate this moment? How else do I vent?” said Rizwan, one of the young boys VICE met on the street. A second later, Rizwan took off his shirt and yelled, “Go India!” When he said it the first time, only a few boys replied, “Go back!”

07:50:07 on 11 Jul

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Steve Smith (85) battled hard to lift Australia to a fighting 223 against England in the 2nd semi-final of World Cup 2019 on Thursday. Chris Woakes (3/20), Adil Rashid (3/54) and Jofra Archer (2/32) were the pick of the bowlers for the hosts. Alex Carey (46) gave Smith good support and both added 103 runs for the seventh wicket before he fell to Rashid.

07:08:54 on 11 Jul

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India captain Virat Kohli on Wednesday said that former captain MS Dhoni has not told him or the team anything about his future plans amid speculation that the he may call it quits after team's semi-final defeat. Asked if he would have been the captain, would have still persisted with Dhoni, he cheekily enquired, "Is he changing his nationality?"

06:47:57 on 11 Jul

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MS Dhoni’s run out in the penultimate over proved to be the final nail in the coffin for India. A top-order collapse put India under the pump. With the dismissal of Jadeja and the run out by MS Dhoni Martin Guptill which changed dashed all hopes. However, a video which has emerged on Twitter has sparked a massive debate on the legality of the delivery.

05:37:51 on 11 Jul

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If Australia being reduced to 14/3 wasn’t enough, England’s Jofra Archer knocked off Alex Carey’s helmet leaving the batsman profusely bleeding to add on to the miseries of Australia in the second semi-final in Birmingham. A deadly short ball from Archer climbed onto Carey and he had no chance to react.

05:25:12 on 11 Jul

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A terrific ball, a plan well executed and one poor judgment of the batsman made the most decisive difference in the end. Here’s how New Zealand’s devastating new-ball pairing of Trent Boult and Matt Henry planned, plotted and broke India's back.

05:02:21 on 11 Jul

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Favorites going into the semifinals, one bad day in office ruined India’s World Cup hopes, and Virat Kohli suggested the ICC to consider introducing IPL-style playoffs in the knockout stages in future to ensure a level playing field. By his own admission, India lost the match in the first 45 minutes of their chase of 240, shattering a billion hopes.

03:52:48 on 11 Jul

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A complete revamp of the brittle Indian middle-order is expected with stop-gap solutions like Dinesh Karthik and Kedar Jadhav gone for good in the upcoming Indian squads as the focus will firmly shift from ODIs to the shortest format, keeping next year's World T20 in mind. India's next big limited-overs assignment will be the World T20 in Australia next year.

03:26:54 on 11 Jul

India committed a "tactical blunder" by dropping MS Dhoni to number seven in the batting order, said former stalwarts Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman, who were baffled by the move in the World Cup semifinal against New Zealand. Hardik Pandya and Dinesh Karthik were sent ahead of Dhoni when India were positioned precariously at five for three and later 24 for four

03:01:16 on 11 Jul

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson lauded his teams’ performance in the World Cup semi-final match. Williamson said the Kiwis had a ‘brilliant fighting effort’ on a ‘tough surface’. New Zealand defeated India by 18 runs to reach the World Cup final. Mitchell Santner’s slow left-arm spin was one of New Zealand’s biggest weapons and Williamson was lavish in his praise.

11:07:25 on 11 Jul

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Rafael Nadal will play great rival Roger Federer in a blockbuster Wimbledon semi-final after beating Sam Querrey 7-5, 6-2, 6-2 on Wednesday. The 33-year-old Spaniard will face Federer at Wimbledon for the first time since their 2008 final. Nadal's victory also keeps alive his hopes of emulating Bjorn Borg in winning French Open & Wimbledon titles back to back three times.

09:42:01 on 11 Jul

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Virat Kohli defended MS Dhoni's labouring 72-ball 50 during the first semifinal against New Zealand insisting that with Ravindra Jadeja going hammer and tongs, holding one end up was equally important with less recognised batsmen to follow. Jadeja was clearly the aggressor as he slammed a 59-ball 77 runs.

06:27:01 on 11 Jul

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