Jun 25, 2019

Check errors with more use of technology

The TV umpire should check every delivery for a ‘no-ball’ to avoid heartburns.

Briefing

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Yuvraj Singh: I would like to be remembered as a team man

I want to be remembered as somebody who was always up for a challenge, and who was always there to fight till the end and never give up, says the former Indian all-rounder.

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Yuvraj Singh, a fighter on and off the field

Yuvraj Singh excelled in junior cricket, before extending his artistry to the international arena where he came to clobber the best of bowlers with rare flamboyance.

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Love of cricket

To love cricket is one thing, and necessary. There is a second and more demanding love — that of language itself. This much is known and accepted. But there is another love, rarer, and more precious.

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Yash Fadte: Nick Matthew is the Roger Federer of squash

Every time I meet Nick Matthew, he tells me to enjoy the game and not take any pressure from coaches or parents.

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World Cup diary: Kohli's diplomatic reply, Dhoni's military gloves and Tahir's friendliness

The International Cricket Council requested the Board of Control for Cricket in India to tell former India captain M. S. Dhoni to not violate the apparel rules that limits the number of logos and more importantly to avoid displaying any symbol that is political in nature.

Interviews

World Cup 2019: Jean-Paul Duminy's farewell to ODI cricket

"I’ll definitely be taking it all in and enjoying the experience — with a strong focus on the job," says the South African.

Fitnesswise

Fitness first for Team India

Our best is yet to come as far as fitness is concerned, and I am sure we will reach greater heights with the infusion of professionals into the system.

For The Love of Sport

Anupam Roy: I’m a Liverpool fan

Having being born and raised in Kolkata, football was always the first love.

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Honda puts India in the fast lane

HMSI-backed Idemitsu Honda Racing India has fielded an all-Indian team in the Asian Road Racing Championships to take on the best in the continent.

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Hima Das, Tejinder Pal, Sreeshankar among athletes missing from NADA's Registered Testing Pool

In its enthusiasm to churn out statistics that may suggest a larger volume of testing and fewer ‘positive’ results, NADA has all but forgotten its primary task — catch dope cheats and try to provide a level-playing field for the ‘clean’ athletes.

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The Indian bombardier

A crafty fast bowler hurling thunderbolts on the turf, off it Jasprit Bumrah is as gentle as they come. His progress as a cricketer will shape the way India performs and travels not just in this World Cup but even beyond that.

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Ian Pont: Bumrah’s unique style creates an advantage

Having an unusual action and run-up can be slightly distracting for a batsman, says Ian Pont, the author of the best-seller The Fast Bowler’s Bible.

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All done to disrupt the corrupt

All those taking part in World Cup 2019 have been briefed by the ICC about the Anti-Corruption Code which came into effect in February last year.

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Sethu FC’s super show

Boasting the presence of national players such as Indumathi Kathiresan, Sandhya Ranganathan, Dangmei Grace and Ratanbala Devi, Sethu FC hammered 45 goals — the most in the competition — and conceded all of six goals to storm to the title.

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Klopp, klopp, klopp... Liverpool hooves thunder in Spain!

It was a much-needed win as the club and its steadfast supporters required a piece of silverware to reaffirm their faith in the Klopp Project.

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Rediscovering his mojo

Mitchell Starc swung the new ball, got it seam around and the movement was laced with bounce. And he settled the issue with the older sphere, closing out a 15-run win for Australia against the West Indies.

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A moment that will haunt Rahim for long

Mushfiqur Rahim had disturbed the stumps with his elbow before he had collected the ball as the replays confirmed. Kane Williamson survived.

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Thriller at Trent Bridge

Going into the match, the mood could not have been more different in the England and Pakistan camps.

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Magic in the air

It was a blinder right on the mid-wicket fence. The ball was travelling like a missile when Andile Phehlukwayo struck leg-spinner Adil Rashid with brutal force. Ben Stokes sprinted, then leapt high, arched his back and pouched a sensational catch.

Statsman

World Cup: Opening spinners, fastest 150s and other statistics

From the team opening with a spin bowler to the quickest bowler to get to 150 wickets in ODIs, here are some of the stats from the 2019 Cricket World Cup.

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Check errors with more use of technology

The TV umpire should check every delivery for a ‘no-ball’ to avoid heartburns.

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Rafa reigns at Roland Garros for a record 12th time

With the same boundless energy he showed in 2005 when he won his first French Open as a long-haired 19-year-old wearing pirate pants and a sleeveless shirt, Rafael Nadal captured his record-extending 12th French title over his latest foil, Dominic Thiem.

View from the paddock

Canadian GP: Vettel penalty for racing incident was harsh

Vettel was penalised for ‘rejoining the track in a dangerous manner.’ But it was simply an instinctive reaction of a driver catching oversteer caused by the rear of his car bouncing when he rejoins the track.

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Yuvraj Singh: The Warrior Prince calls it a day

Yuvraj Singh excelled in junior cricket, before extending his artistry to the international arena where he came to clobber the best of bowlers with rare flamboyance.