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  • Fourth Aus-Ind Test to be played in Brisbane, confirms CA
    Sydney, January 11 (IANS): The fourth and final Test of the ongoing series between Australia and India will be played at the Gabba in Brisbane from January 15 to 19, Cricket Australia has confirmed. Over the last two weeks, there had been doubts over the final Test after reports emerging about Team India expressing their reluctance to travel to Brisbane due to harsher bio-security protocols. However, CA interim CEO Nick Hockley on Monday confirmed that the Indian team has agreed
  • Former Australia Test opener Colin McDonald passes away
    Melbourne, January 11 (IANS): Former Australia Test batsman Colin McDonald has passed away at the age of 92. McDonald, Australia's 191st men's Test cricketer, played 47 Test matches across two decades and is regarded among the finest opening batsmen the country ever produced. McDonald made his Test debut alongside Richie Benaud and George Thoms against the West Indies at the Gabba in 1952, top-scoring in Australia's first innings and scoring a half-century in the seco
  • 10-man Kerala Blasters beat Jamshedpur 3-2
    Vasco (Goa), January 10 (IANS): Kerala Blasters beat Jamshedpur FC 3-2 despite going down to 10 men in a dramatic Indian Super League (ISL) fixture at the Tilak Maidan Stadium on Sunday. Costa Nhamoinesu gave Kerala the lead in the 22nd minute but his opener was neutralised by Nerijus Valskis in the 36th minute. Jordan Murray then scored a brace in the 79th and 82nd minute which gave Kerala a two-goal lead despite Lalruatthara receiving a red card in the 67th minute. Valskis scored
  • Churchill Brothers beat spirited Indian Arrows 5-2
    Kalyani (West Bengal), January 10 (IANS): Churchill Brothers started their 2020/21 I-League campaign with a 5-2 win over Indian Arrows at the Kalyani Municipal Stadium on Sunday. Clayvin Bernardez's hattrick and Luka Majcen's brace led Churchill Brothers to a hard-fought win over the Arrows in a see-saw match. Churchill Brothers got right into the thick of the action and took the lead in the second minute itself. Luka Majcen's header found the back of the net after
  • Nagaland to kick off new cricket season
    To face Chandigarh today in Mushtaq Ali T-20 trophy DIMAPUR, JANUARY 10 (MExN): The Nagaland cricket team is set to begin the new season by facing off against Chandigarh in the Mushtaq Ali T-20 trophy in Chennai on January 11.  The Nagaland Team is being led by captain Jonathan Rongsen and head coach Kawaljeet Singh, informed a press release from the Nagaland Cricket Association (NCA), A Rahman. After their match against Chandigarh, Nagaland will next play Arunachal o
  • CAHSA conducts referees & umpires meet
    DIMAPUR, JANUARY 10 (MExN): The Chokri Area Games and Sports Association (CAGSA) held a meeting at Phüsachodü village where 30 referees and umpires turned up.  A press release from Shuyeve Kezo, Press Secretary, CAGSA informed that the association’s President, Vekhayi Ruho encouraged all referees and empires to give their best effort to conduct all matches in a true professional manner without any partiality and fear. He further assured them of the association&#
  • Gayle, Steyn picked up by Quetta Gladiators in PSL draft
    Lahore, January 10 (IANS): Chris Gayle and Dale Steyn will be sharing a dressing room as both have been picked by Quetta Gladiators in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) draft that took place on Sunday. Australia's Chris Lynn will move to Multan Sultans from from Lahore Qalandars, who secured the services of star Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan. If he plays, this will be the first time since 2006 that Gayle will play competitive cricket in Pakistan. Steyn, meanwhile, had earlier op
  • 3rd Test: Paine fined for dissent, handed one demerit point
    Sydney, January 10 (IANS): Australia captain Tim Paine has been fined 15 per cent of his match fee and handed a demerit point for showing dissent to the umpire's decision during the ongoing Test match against India. The International Cricket Council (ICC) said in its statement that Paine was found to have breached Article 2.8 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to "showing dissent at an umpire's decision during an Internati
  • Odisha, Chennaiyin trade misses, play out goalless draw
    Bambolim (Goa), January 10 (IANS): Odisha and Chennaiyin were unable to convert their chances and played out a goalless draw at the GMC Stadium on Sunday. The match was a cagey affair but both teams had clear chances on the goal which were undone by wayward shooting. That Odisha had only three shots on target while Chennaiyin managed just two (of the twelve shots they took) exemplified how much both sides cancelled out each other. Chennaiyin, the better side in terms of possession,
  • Mohun Bagan take on Mumbai in top of the table clash
    Margao (Goa), January 10 (IANS): ATK Mohun Bagan take on Mumbai City in decisive top of the table clash in the Indian Super League (ISL) on Monday at the Fatorda Stadium. Mumbai currently hold a two-point lead on Bagan at the top of the table and the latter stand a chance at overtaking their rivals in the race for an Asian Champions League qualification spot. Having scored 16 goals so far, Mumbai City have the best attack in the league with a goal conversion rate of 15.84 per cent.
  • Tursunov scores in 9th second as TRAU, Real Kashmir draw 1-1
    Kolkata, January 10 (IANS): Komron Tursunov made history by scoring the fastest goal ever of the I-League as TRAU FC drew 1-1 with Real Kashmir at the Mohun Bagan ground on Sunday. Tursunov scored in the ninth second of the match, beating Katsumi Yusa's 13th second goal against Churchill Brothers in the 2018/19 season. The Tajik international's strike, however, was cancelled out by Mason Robertson's 70th-minute header that helped Real Kashmir take a point from the match.
  • ICC condemns racial behaviour of SCG crowd, offers full support to CA
    Sydney, January 10 (IANS): The International Cricket Council (ICC) has strongly condemned reported incidents of racism during the ongoing third Test match between Australia and India at the Sydney Cricket Ground. In a statement, ICC said that it has also offered Cricket Australia all necessary support in investigating the incidents. The Indian team had apprised match referee David Boon of alleged racial abuse at the end of the third day's play. Match and stadium officials wer
  • CA launches inquiry into SCG crowd incident of Day 4
    Sydney, January 10 (IANS): Cricket Australia (CA) has confirmed that they have launched an investigation into the crowd incident that took place on Day Four of the ongoing third Test between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Play was halted for several minutes on Sunday afternoon after the Indian team made a complaint regarding abuse from a section of the crowd in the Brewongle Stand concourse. At least six members of the crowd were then removed from the stands by th
  • We unreservedly apologise to Team India: CA post SCG crowd racial abuse
    Sydney, January 10 (IANS): Cricket Australia (CA) on Sunday apologised to Team India and said that they are awaiting the outcome of the International Cricket Council's investigation into the alleged racial abuse of members of the visiting team by a section of the crowd at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). The Indian team had raised complaints of racial abuse from the crowd at the end of the third day in the ongoing third Test against Australia. The abuse had been directed towards
  • Nagaland lad ranks second in world equestrian show jumping
    Morung Express News Dimapur | January 9 Nagaland’s Kekhriesilie Rio has been ranked second in the world (Category A) in equestrian show jumping, as per the rankings for 2020 released by the Federation Equestrian International (FEI). At 20 years of age, Rio is the first from India to ever rank second in the FEI annual list. Introduced to the sport at the tender age of 8, he went on to win several national medals, with his first major victory in show jumping coming in 2018 i
  • Cricket: India’s much-delayed domestic season begins today
    Mumbai, January 9 (PTI): India will witness its first major cricket tournament in the country since the COVID-19 disruption when the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy begins the much-delayed domestic season from Sunday, presenting a platform for the hopefuls to impress before IPL auctions. The presence of seasoned campaigners such as Shikhar Dhawan, Suresh Raina and Ishant Sharma will add sheen to the tournament but one of the biggest talking points in the lead-up has been S Sreesanth's c
  • Gold Star CC wins 3rd Gold Cup
    Morung Express News Tuensang | January 9 The 3rd Gold Cup organised by Nepali Baptist Church, Tuensang concluded on January 8 at Parade Ground in Tuensang. Gold Star Cricket Club (CC) emerged victorious over one of their nemesis Tuensang Royals. After being defeated Tuensang Royals in the league match, the match was set for a thrilling end. Gold Star who won the toss and elected to field first restricted the young team to a total of 96 runs. Baharul Islam, the hero of the
  • 25th Winter Cricket Challenge: Sesame Jinx, Imperials qualify in quarter final
    Wokha, January 9 (MExN): Sesame Jinx and Imperials registered wins on Saturday and qualified in the quarter final of the ongoing 25th edition of Winter Cricket Challenge (WCC) at local ground, Wokha. In the first match, Sesame Jinx won the toss against Street Boys and elected to bat. T Penthungo Lotha of Sesame Jinx displayed an immaculate batting performance, scoring 44 runs in 49 balls. Shibu Thakuri also scored 22 runs in 24 balls. In 20 overs, Sesame Jinx amassed 134 runs.
  • Jamshedpur looking to get back into top 4 with win over Kerala
    Vasco (Goa), January 9 (IANS): Fifth-placed Jamshedpur FC are looking to get back into the top four of the Indian Super League (ISL) with a win over Kerala Blasters at the Tilak Maidan Stadium on Sunday. Jamshedpur are on 13 points after nine games and a victory against Kerala could push them to third spot. They have lost just two matches -- the second-lowest tally in the league. No doubt, the 1-0 victory over playoff contenders Bengaluru would have boosted their morale. But one
  • Mohammedan start I-League campaign with 1-0 win over Sudeva
    Kolkata, January 9 (IANS): Ali Faisal's 58th minute strike helped Mohammedan Sporting start the I-League campaign with a 1-0 win over Sudeva Delhi at the Salt Lake Stadium on Saturday. Faisal pounced on a defensive error from Sudeva's defence to slot the ball into the exposed goal. Sudeva started the match well and defended the set-pieces that came Mohammedan's way in a cagey first half. Kean Lewis got the first shot on target in the seventh minute for Sudeva but Mohamme