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Kohli is Wisden's Leading Cricketer

New Delhi: Indian captain Virat Kolhi was on Wednesday named Wisden's Leading Cricketer in the World for 2016, adding another feather to his already crowded cap. Kohli amassed 1215 Test runs at a stupendous average of 75.93 last year. 10 ODI appearances fetched him 739 runs at 92.37, while he scored 641 T20 International runs at 106.83. Only six batsmen have ever scored more international runs in a calendar year than Kohli but none of them have come close to the Indian captain's average. Two Pakistani cricketers — Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan — have been named in the list of the five Cricketers of the Year for the first time since 1997.

‘Will address players' concerns’

New Delhi: The head of Committee of Administrators (COA), Vinod Rai, on Wednesday termed his discussion with Indian captain Virat Kohli a "fruitful one" and promised to address their concerns regarding central contracts. The former CAG made it clear that the COA doesn't need "any intermediary" between the body and the players. "Let me make it clear at the very onset that any issue pertaining to players' interest will be addressed with utmost seriousness. We will not leave any stone unturned in this regard. But the COA will directly deal with players and does not need any intermediaries," Rai told PTI. Rai and another committee member, Vikram Limaye, met Kohli and a few Indian players in Hyderabad to discuss the central contract issue.

Armaan takes giant leap

Chennai: Indian racer Armaan Ebrahim has taken a giant step towards realising his dream of competing in the FIA World Endurance Championship after deciding to race in the ultra competitive Pro Class of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia Championship. Armaan will turn out in the striking colours of FFF Racing and will have UK's teenage sensation Jack Bartholomew as his partner. The exciting duo meld into a formidable team in the company of Carrie Schreiner and Richard 'Spike' Goddard, who will race alongside them in FFF's second Lamborghini Huracan. The Super Trofeo Asia series begins this weekend (April 7-9) at Sepang, Malaysia.

Indian women football team lose 0-10

Pyongyang (North Korea): The Indian women's football team slumped to their second consecutive defeat with a 0-10 mauling by South Korea in the AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers here on Wednesday. Lee-Guem-min scored a hat-trick in the lop-sided match as the Indians were completely outclassed and toyed by the Koreans. India had suffered a 0-8 thrashing at the hands of North Korea in their opening match. India, yet to open their account, will play against Uzbekistan in their third match on Friday.             

                

 
 
 
 
 

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