ISL 7: East Bengal, Odisha look to bow out on a high

Panaji (Goa) [India], February 26 (ANI): Both SC East Bengal and Odisha FC will look to end their Indian Super League (ISL) season on a high when they face each other at the GMC Stadium in Bambolim, here on Saturday.Neither team has had campaigns to write home about. While Odisha lies at the very bottom of the table, East Bengal hasn’t fared much better and is ninth. However, ending the season with a convincing win could give some relief to both sets of long-suffering supporters.Robbie Fowler’s side was always pegged…

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Europa League: Manchester United to clash against AC Mila in round-of-16

Zurich [Switzerland], February 26 (ANI): Manchester United will be clashing against AC Milan in the round-of-16 tie of the UEFA Europa League, the organisers confirmed on Friday.The draw for round-of-16 fixtures of the Europa League was revealed on Friday. Olympiacos will clash against Arsenal while Tottenham Hotspur will square off against Dinamo Zagreb.Granada and Molde will take on each other while Slavia Praha will face off against the Rangers in the round-of-16 fixtures. Ajax will square off against Young Boys while Dynamo Kyiv will take on Villarreal.Roma and Shakhtar Donetsk…

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Have always dreamt of playing under Kohli: Suryakumar

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], February 26 (ANI): Batsman Suryakumar Yadav has revealed that he started crying after seeing his name in the T20 squad for the upcoming five-match series against England and the right-handed batter also said that he has always dreamt of playing under Virat Kohli.Last week, Suryakumar Yadav earned his maiden call-up into the Indian squad along with the likes of Ishan Kishan and Rahul Tewatia.“I was very excited as I got to know about the selection. I was sitting in the room, trying to watch a movie, and…

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Senior women’s one-day tournament to start on March 11, 6 venues to hold group ties

New Delhi [India], February 26 (ANI): The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will be starting the senior women’s one-day tournament on March 11 and the final will be played on April 4. The quarter-finals would be played on March 29 and 30, while the semi-finals would go ahead on April 1.The venues for the knockout stages have not been revealed yet and they would be confirmed in due course. “All the teams are required to assemble in their respective host cities on March 4 and they will…

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You can look back on your career with pride: Kumble to Vinay Kumar

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], February 26 (ANI): As Vinay Kumar R announced his retirement from all forms of cricket, former India skipper Anil Kumble congratulated the pacer, saying that he can look back on his career with pride.“Well done Vinay on a fantastic career. Your contribution to Karnataka cricket and India is praiseworthy. Congratulations, you can look back with pride. Best wishes for the future,” Kumble tweeted.While announcing his retirement, Vinay Kumar had tweeted: “Today “Davangere Express” after running for 25 years and passing so many stations of cricketing life, has…

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NZ vs Aus: Still a leg-side dominant player, want to expand my game, says Neesham

Auckland [New Zealand], February 26 (ANI): New Zealand all-rounder James Neesham on Friday said that he is still looking to improve his game as he still remains a leg-side dominant player.Neesham has been in tremendous form as he played a quickfire 45-run knock off just 16 balls with the help of one four and six 6s against Australia in the second T20I to help the Kiwis to post a mammoth 219/7 on the board.Before the series against Australia commenced, Neesham was picked by Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Mumbai Indians…

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Ind vs Eng: Seat colour at Motera can make it hard for fielders to spot pink ball, says Thorpe

Ahmedabad (Gujarat) [India], February 22 (ANI): England assistant batting coach Graham Thorpe on Monday said that the coloured seating at the newly-built Motera Stadium could make the job of the fielders a little bit harder in terms of citing the pink ball in the day-night Test. The four-match series between India and England currently stands level at 1-1 and now both teams will lock horns in a pink-ball Test from Wednesday at the Motera Stadium.“I mean, having had the practice sessions, the ball did move around. Like anything, batting can…

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Ind vs Eng: Our batters capable of handling whatever is thrown at them, says Ishant

Ahmedabad (Gujarat) [India], February 22 (ANI): India pacer Ishant Sharma on Monday said that the batters in his side are capable of handling whatever is thrown at them during the pink-ball Test against England.The four-match series between India and England currently stands level at 1-1 and now both teams will lock horns in a pink-ball Test, beginning Wednesday at the Motera Stadium. This Test will also be Ishant’s 100th in the longest format of the game.When Ishant was asked whether the short-ball tactic can be a good one during the…

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Indian women’s hockey team gearing up for tour of Germany

New Delhi [India], February 22 (ANI): After their tour of Argentina where the Indian women’s hockey team played a total of 7 matches, the Rani Rampal-led squad is all set to travel to Dusseldorf, Germany to play four matches against their national squad as part of their preparations for the Tokyo Olympic Games.The team consisting of 18 players and 7 support staff personnel will leave on Tuesday from Bengaluru where they are currently housed in SAI, the centre for the national coaching camp.The first match against Germany is scheduled for…

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Ind vs Eng: 161-run knock in 2nd Test was very satisfying to me, says Rohit

Ahmedabad (Gujarat) [India], February 21 (ANI): India batsman Rohit Sharma on Sunday said that the 161-run knock played by him in the second Test against England was very satisfying to him personally as it came under challenging circumstances.The four-match series currently stands level at 1-1 and now both teams will lock horns in a pink-ball Test, beginning February 24 at the Motera Stadium. In the first innings of the second Test, Rohit had gone on to play a knock of 161 as India posted 329 runs on the board. As…

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