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Anand loses to Wesley So in Masters chess meet

Wijk Aan Zee (The Netherlands), Jan 13: Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand was beaten by the USA's Wesley So in the second round of the Tata Steel Masters chess meet here on Monday.Anand played out a draw in the first round and did well with the black pieces only to stutter on the 22nd turn when another piece sacrifice would have sealed a draw. So bagged the win in just three moves from there on as Anand was left to lick his wounds. Meanwhile, World champion Magnus Carlsen had to settle for a draw for the…

Sehwag warns players against corruption, doping

Mumbai, Jan 13: Former India opener Virender Sehwag has urged cricketers and administrators to keep the game clean, expressing concern over corruption and doping in the game."If you love this game, then you should not go on that path. If you go to that path, it means you don't love this game, that means you are only playing for money," Sehwag said while delivering the seventh Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi Lecture at the BCCI Awards here. "If you play well, money will follow. So don't go (that path). If…

Warne calls for five Test match India-Australia series

Mumbai, Jan 13: The legendary Shane Warne has called for a five-match Test series between Australia and India next season with the Adelaide D/N Test also slotted in, on a day India skipper Virat Kohli said the team is open to playing pink ball Test Down Under.India are scheduled to play four Tests and three ODIs in Australia later this year. India had refused to play a Day-Night Test against Australia in their backyard when they last toured the country in 2018-19 but skipper Kohli on Monday made it clear that his side is…

Australia wary of Shafali Verma in World T20

Sydney, Jan 13: Young India batswoman Shafali Verma received a lot of praise after her consecutive good shows at the international level and now Australia vice-captain Rachael Haynes has also showered praise on the 15-year-old Haryana cricketer.Shafali had hogged the limelight when she broke batting great Sachin Tendulkar's record to become the youngest Indian to score an international half-century in November and she has not looked back since then. In the India 'A' squad that recently toured Down Under, the…

Mother bowling, child batting: Kaif shares video

New Delhi, Jan 13: It is said that in India, cricket is not just a sport, it's religion. It is followed by people from all walks of life who passionately look forward to the cricketers and consider them as idols.The game of cricket is arguably the one which kids, right from their childhood, start playing and aim to represent the country on the international stage. It's a game which transcends religion, class, status or gender and is loved by all. Former India cricketer Mohammad Kaif on Monday tweeted one such…
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