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July 19, 2019

Harmeet provides twist in tale; women win maiden TT title

Cuttack, July 19: England tried to change the script, but the Indian men brought in a twist to the tale through birthday boy Harmeet Desai to end the English hopes to lift the Host Association's Cup, while Indian women played their characters to perfection to script their win for the India Cup in the 21st Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium on Friday.The Indian men beat England 3-2 while Indian women did the impossible downing Singapore 3-0 to dethrone the defending champions.…

Kumble hopes to see more Indians like Yuvraj in T20 leagues

New Delhi, July 19: With the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) making an exception for Yuvraj Singh and giving him permission to play in the Global T20, the doors have been opened and former India skipper and coach Anil Kumble believes that having Indian players in the new T20 leagues is an immense boost not just for the growth of the leagues, but also for the youngsters who ply their trade in those leagues.Speaking to IANS on the sidelines of the Euro T20 Slam draft on Friday, Kumble -- a board member of the…

PKL 7: Five all-rounders who could steal the show

Hyderabad, July 19: A team management would always want a balanced mix of attack and defence. Having good all-rounders helps on this front which is the reason why such players tend to fetch big price tags during the player drafts. All-rounders can revive their team with their tackles or fetch raid points whenever needed.With the seventh season of the Pro Kabaddi League kicking-off on Saturday, IANS takes a look at five players who can turn a match on its head with their all-round skills: Manjeet Chillar (Tamil…

Tendulkar ‘humbled & happy’ to be inducted into ICC Hall of Fame

London, July 19: Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar thanked his family, friends and fans after being inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame, alongside retired South Africa pacer Allan Donald and former Australia woman fast bowler Cathryn Fitzpatrick."Humbled and happy to be inducted into the #ICCHallOfFame. "A lot of people have contributed towards helping me become who I am today. A big thank you to my family, friends & fans across the globe for the love & support. Congratulations to Cathryn Fitzpatrick…

Will miss Indian players in Euro T20 Slam: Rashid Khan

London, July 19: Afghanistan captain and star leg-spinner Rashid Khan on Friday said he would miss Indian players in the inaugural Euro T20 Slam, adding that he hopes some of them would be there to take part in the meet.The player auction of the Euro T20 Slam which will take place in Edinburgh, Scotland, Amsterdam, the Netherlands and Dublin Ireland, was held here. "Definitely. Always great to play and be with them. Playing alongside them. Hopefully we will get some Indian players...I think it's allowed to have…
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