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Ireland to play maiden Test against PAK
Dublin: New entrants Ireland will play their maiden Test against Pakistan on home soil next May, the country's cricket bosses announced on Thursday. Ireland and Afghanistan became full members of the International Cricket Council (ICC) in June, taking the number of countries who play the five-day format of the game from 10 to 12. An agreement between the two countries was reached during the ICC meeting in Auckland this week. "We are excited to welcome Pakistan to Ireland for our inaugural Test match next year," said Ireland CEO Warren Deutrom. "It has been our wish to make our Test debut in front of our own fans within 12 months of becoming a Test nation, and against a big team - so I'm delighted."
Stokes dropped AS BRAND AMBASSADOR
London: England cricketer Ben Stokes has lost his sponsorship contract with sportswear giant New Balance following his arrest outside a nightclub which also left his Ashes series in doubt. Stokes, who was arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm, also issued an apology after video emerged of him mimicking the disabled son of British celebrity Katie Price. American firm New Balance said it "does not condone" behaviour by Stokes, who is also believed to be the subject of a damning video showing a man throwing multiple punches outside the Bristol nightspot. "New Balance does not condone behaviour by our global athletes that does not match our brand culture and values, and therefore we have ended our relationship with Ben Stokes, effective October 11, 2017," the company said, in a statement.
India look to carry on momentum VS B’desh
Dhaka: Bolstered by a dominating 5-1 win over Japan, India will look to carry forward the momentum when they take on hosts Bangladesh in their second Pool A match of the men's Asia Cup hockey tournament here on Friday. The Indian team led by Manpreet Singh hardly broke a sweat during its win over Japan in its campaign opener on Wednesday. India will be hoping to build on the confidence they have gained from the first match and the team's chief coach Sjoerd Marijne hopes that his players put on an improved show against the home team on Friday.
India lose in World Junior Team C'ship
Yogjakarta (Indonesia): Young Indian shuttlers suffered a 0-3 loss against Malaysia in the quarterfinals of BWF World Junior Mixed Team Championships here on Thursday. It turned out to be a dismal day for the Indian junior team as it failed to put up a fight against Malaysia, who rode on their mixed doubles, men's and women's singles matches to outclass India. India will now face France in the fifth place play-off. In the semifinals, top seed Korea will face Malaysia, while Japan will take on China for a place in the summit clash.
Yoddha crush Pink Panthers 53-32 in PKL
Jaipur: Rishank Devadiga wrote his name in history books by scoring 28 points as UP Yoddha hammered Jaipur Pink Panthers 53-32 in a Pro Kabaddi League match, here on Thursday. Devadiga created the record for most points scored by a raider ever in a Pro Kabaddi League match. UP Yoddha also recorded the highest number of points scored by any team in Vivo Pro Kabaddi Season 5.
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18 Feb 2018 | Gwynne Dyer
Now that Jacob Zuma has finally exited, the African National Congress, which has fallen a long way from its glory days, has one last chance to rebuild its reputation before next year’s election. Whether the ANC is the best bet for South Africans is a different question altogether As a passer-by in the upscale Johannesburg suburb of Saxonwold observed, the South African Police would never have raided the enormous, high-walled compound...
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19 Feb 2018 | SURESH NIKHAR | Bokaro
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