June 21 (CRICKETNMORE) - After a disappointing Champions Trophy for both England and South Africa, both the teams are ready for the 3 match Twenty20 series against England. Many key players are missing from both the sides as they have been giving rest.
Nineteen people have been arrested in India for shouting "pro-Pakistan and anti-India" slogans after the national team's surprise defeat in the Champions Trophy cricket final. Pakistan thrashed their arch-rivals by 180 runs in the game held at the Oval in London, sparking wild celebrations across the world. The Times of India reports that 15 men were arrested on charges of sedition in the central state of Madhya Pradesh as well as three minors in Uttarkhand province and another in Bihar.
Anil Kumble is not the first Indian cricket team coach to be dumped unceremoniously. Nor will he be the last, unless BCCI comes up with a worthwhile process in selecting, grooming and replacing coaches.
Australia coach Ange Postecoglou's high-risk 3-2-4-1 formation has been picked apart by Brazil and Germany in recent matches but defender Milos Degenek believes it can wield "magic" in their Confederations Cup clash against Cameroon. Australia were trounced 4-0 by a Neymar-less Brazil in a Melbourne friendly earlier this month and lost 3-2 to a second-string Germany in their Confederations Cup opener on Monday.
(Reuters) - Oxford United manager Michael Appleton has left the club to become Craig Shakespeare's assistant at Leicester City on a three-year contract. "I am delighted that the Club have been able to bring a coach of Michael’s standing to Leicester City," Shakespeare said in a statement on Tuesday. "Michael and I worked together at West Bromwich Albion and it quickly became clear that he possessed all the qualities and the integrity required to enjoy a successful coaching career." During his three-year stint, Appleton led Oxford to an automatic promotion from League Two, and to two Football League Trophy finals, losing on both occasions.
(Reuters) - Chelsea can expect to profit from a sell-on clause should Liverpool seal an anticipated deal to sign Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah from Italian side Roma, the Times has reported. Liverpool can expect to pay a club record fee for the 25-year-old, who is due to arrive in Merseyside to undergo a medical this week, according to multiple media reports in Britain and Italy. Salah joined Roma from Chelsea for 12 million pounds ($15.15 million) in 2016 after a successful loan spell in Italy and the London club negotiated a sell-on clause in his contract worth 10 percent of the profit on any future sale, the Times said.
Mexico's football federation (FMF) has appealed to its fans at the Confederations Cup in Russia to stop a long-used chant which soccer's governing body FIFA says is homophobic. FIFA said on Tuesday it had warned the FMF about the misconduct of a "small group of Mexican fans in relation to insulting and discriminatory chants" during Sunday's 2-2 draw against Portugal. Mexico fans have long shouted an insult at keepers taking goal kicks which gay rights groups argue is homophobic.
The recently surfaced rumours of there being a rift between Team India captain Virat Kohli and Anil Kumble was put to an end by the latter, as he resigned from the post of head coach late Tuesday.
Showing terrific pace with fierce runs down both flanks, a hugely competitive Netherlands side used athleticism more than pure skills to beat back the challenge of a dominant Indian team 3-1 to top Pool B
Karachi [Pakistan], June 21 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has announced price money of Rs 10 million each for every player of the national cricket team, as a reward for winning their maiden Champions Trophy on Sunday. Pakistan delivered an all-round performance against India, winning the finals by massive 180 runs at the Kennington Oval to lift their maiden Champions Trophy title. Chasing a challenging total of 339 runs, India was bowled out for 158 runs in 33.3 overs.
(Reuters) - The Twenty20 series against England presents South Africa with an opportunity to make up for the disappointment of failing to advance form the group stage of the Champions Trophy, captain AB de Villiers has said. The Proteas have won only one global one-day title, the inaugural Champions Trophy in 1998, and the world's top-ranked team suffered a humiliating eight-wicket loss to India in a straight shootout for a semi-final place on June 11. "It was a tough few days after the Champions Trophy, to go through that phase of reflecting and to hear some of the criticism," de Villiers told reporters ahead of Wednesday's three-match series opener in Southampton.
Sunil Gavaskar described the resignation of head coach Anil Kumble as a sad day for Indian cricket and patted him for doing a great job in his one-year stint.
The T20 game was tailor-made for an impact player like Shahid Afridi, and the big hitting Pakistani batsman shined on the biggest T20 stage of all, as he guided Pakistan to their first ever T20 World Cup title.
MS Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh are stalwarts of India cricket and have played key roles in propelling the Men in Blue to the high pedestal of the world cricket. Be that as it may, the fact that both players are on the wrong side of their 30s raises questions about their future in the Indian cricket team. Former India cricketer Rahul Dravid, who shared the dressing room with both the players during his career, has serious reservations and wants the selectors to take a call on the duo's future.The selectors cannot afford to drop players on a whim.
Anil Kumble’s resignation as Team India’s coach has once again opened the doors for former Team Director Ravi Shastri to re-unite with skipper Virat Kohli at the helm. The SC-appointed COA has revealed that Shastri can still be eligible for the job if the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) comprising of Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman wish to consider Shastri.
South Africa captain AB de Villiers wants the Twenty20 series against England to help soothe the Proteas' wounds after their early exit from the Champions Trophy.
New Delhi [India], June 21 (ANI): A day after Anil Kumble stepped down from the post of Indian cricket team's head coach, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) acting president C.K Khanna on Wednesday expressed hope that the former cricketer continues his association with Indian cricket in any way possible. Heaping praise on Kumble, Khanna insisted that the Indian team performed extremely well under the former and the evidence of same could be given with the fact that the Virat Kohli-led side achieved No.1 Test rankings under him.
As Anil Kumble's tenure as coach comes to an unceremonious end, we take a look at few of the top victories which India had under his reign.
After a disappointing end to their respective Champions Trophy campaigns, it is onto the shortest format of the game as England host South Africa in the first T20 at the Ageas Bowl on Wednesday.
It seems like Kumble completed the circle by starting his coaching tenure with West Indies tour and ending it just before another Caribbean tour.
New Delhi, June 21, 2017 (AFP) - Batting great Sunil Gavaskar lamented a "sad day" on Wednesday after Anil Kumble stepped down as India coach over a rift with captain Virat Kohli, leaving the hotseat vacant once again.
Take a look at how former cricketers, fans and journalists reacted to the news of Anil Kumble's resignation as India's head coach.
Egos shouldn’t be allowed to grow bigger than the team. And it is shameful that despite Anil Kumble's commitment to Indian cricket, he has been shown very little respect by BCCI and Virat Kohli.
Even as the race begins to find India’s next chief coach, former India coach Madan Lal has slammed the ‘superstar’ culture in Indian cricket. With Anil Kumble making it clear in his statement that it was skipper Virat Kohli’s reservations that saw him step down, Lal feels that Indian cricketers need people like batting coach Sanjay Bangar to soothe their egos.