Italy start Euro party

Italy start Euro party

Sunday, 13 June 2021 | AFP | Rome

Four time World Champions hammer Turkey 3-0 in opening match of European Championship Italy got their Euro 2020 campaign off the mark with an impressive 3-0 win over Turkey in the curtain-raiser for the postponed continental tournament in front of their home fans in Rome on Friday. Playing their first major tournament...

ECB to review players' social media

Sunday, 13 June 2021 | AFP | London

The England and Wales Cricket Board is to launch a ‘social media review’ that could lead to disciplinary action following the fall-out from Ollie Robinson’s Twitter posts. The Sussex seamer was suspended from England duty pending an investigation after historic racist and sexist posts made in 2012 and 2013 re-emerged during...

India's SL bound squad to have 14-day quarantine in Mumbai

Sunday, 13 June 2021 | PNS | New Delhi

India’s white ball squad, led by Shikhar Dhawan, will quarantine in Mumbai from June 14 to 28 and undergo six RT-PCR tests on alternate days before flying off to Colombo for the six-match series against Sri Lanka, starting on July 13. It is understood that all the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)...

Sehwag looking forward to Boult vs Rohit contest

Sunday, 13 June 2021 | PTI | New Delhi

Opener Rohit Sharma countering Trent Boult’s incoming deliveries will make for a fascinating contest, something that Virender Sehwag will be looking forward to during the World Test Championship final between India and New Zealand, starting in Southampton on June 18. Sehwag, who redefined the art of opening batting in Test cricket,...

NZ eye series win as Poms collapse

Sunday, 13 June 2021 | AFP | Birmingham

Matt Henry took three top-order wickets to leave New Zealand on the brink of a series-clinching win as England’s batsmen failed miserably in the second and final Test at Edgbaston on Saturday. England, on a good batting pitch, were 122-9 in their second innings at stumps on the third day —...

Boult hopes playing Edgbaston Test will put him in ‘good stead’

Sunday, 13 June 2021 | PTI | Birmingham

Initially not expecting to feature in the ongoing second Test against England, New Zealand pacer Trent Boult is hopeful that achieving game fitness rather than bowling in the nets will put him in ‘good stead’ in the upcoming World Test Championship final against India. “Initially I wasn’t expecting to play this...

Pant smashes ton, Gill 85 in intra-squad game

Sunday, 13 June 2021 | PTI | Southampton

The flamboyant Rishabh Pant took his senior bowling colleagues to the cleaners with an unbeaten century while opener Shubman Gill also warmed up with a polished 85 during the Indian team’s intra-squad match simulation over the last two days. The two teams are being led by Virat Kohli and KL Rahul...

Rabada takes 5 in SA innings win

Sunday, 13 June 2021 | AFP | Gros-Islet

Kagiso Rabada completed a five-wicket haul as South Africa formalised their demolition of the West Indies by an innings and 63 runs just before the lunch interval on the third day of the first Test in St Lucia on Saturday. Having taken just one wicket in the first innings on day...

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