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Port of Spain, June 23 (CRICKETNMORE): Amid the off-field controversies over the exit of head coach Anil Kumble, ICC Champions Trophy runners-up India start as favourites in the first of the five-match ODI series against a lacklusture West Indies at the Queen's Park Oval here on Friday.
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.
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.
(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.
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.
Cricket Australia and the player's union have both hailed a new deal signed by the country's professional Australian Rules footballers as backing their cases in a bitter pay dispute. Australia's top cricketers face being locked out unless a new memorandum of understanding is struck between Cricket Australia and the Australian Cricketers' Association (ACA) before the end of the month. On Tuesday, the Australian Rules players agreed a A$1.84 billion ($1.39 billion) six-year deal with the Australian Football League (AFL) that tied their wages to competition revenue for the first time.
Veda Krishnamurthy batting talent has often been described as mercurial — prone to the odd lackadaisical dismissal — but if she gets going, few bowling attacks can contain her.
By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia's hopes of battling Britain for Olympic cycling supremacy were smashed at the Rio velodrome last year but the nation's new high performance director sees a golden future ahead for the fallen superpower. In Simon Jones, Australia have an insider and an architect of British cycling success, the Somerset man having guided Team GB riders to medals at the 2000 and 2004 Olympics, and helped Team Sky dominate professional cycling in a three-year stint as head of performance and innovation. Australia will hope Jones can quickly bridge the gap with Britain at the Olympics, while avoiding the scandals and collateral damage that have accompanied their rivals' relentless pursuit of success.
By Alan Baldwin LONDON (Reuters) - Azerbaijan, a new race last year, is the only grand prix on Formula One's current calendar that Lewis Hamilton has yet to win and the Briton heads back to Baku determined to deliver this weekend. After a dominant weekend in Canada where he led a Mercedes one-two to regain momentum after a stinging defeat to Ferrari in Monaco, Hamilton is on a high and with the praise of team boss Toto Wolff ringing in his ears. "Lewis is in the best place I have seen him during any of the last five years since he joined the team," the Austrian said this week.
By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - Junior champion Denis Shapovalov was awarded a wildcard for next month's Wimbledon championships on Wednesday despite earlier this year being disqualified for striking an umpire with a ball. The 18-year-old, winner of the junior title last year, was one of 10 wildcards named by Championships Referee Andrew Jarrett for the singles main draws, with six still up for grabs. German veteran Tommy Haas, playing his last season on Tour, was also given a wildcard.
(Reuters) - FIFA have cleared Manchester United of any wrongdoing in the transfer of midfielder Paul Pogba from Juventus but said on Tuesday they had opened disciplinary proceedings against the Italian side. World soccer's governing body had asked both clubs for information about Pogba's world record 89 million pounds ($112 million) transfer from Juventus, following leaks which claimed to give details about the huge deal. A book titled, "The Football Leaks: The Dirty Business of Football" alleged Pogba's agent Mino Raiola had made over 40 million euros ($44.54 million) from the deal, 27 million euros of which was paid by Juventus.
Three-times Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic has broken with tradition and taken a wildcard into the Aegon International at Eastbourne next week as the Serb battles to rediscover some form ahead of next month's grasscourt grand slam. Djokovic, who has struggled this year and suffered an early exit at the French Open, has not played a grasscourt warm-up tournament ahead of Wimbledon since 2010. "This will be my first trip to Eastbourne, I have heard great things about the tournament," Serbian Djokovic, who will be the tournament's top seed, said in a statement from the tournament on Wednesday.
Former Chelsea midfielder Oscar looks set to face a disciplinary hearing over his involvement in a brawl that marred his Shanghai SIPG side's 1-1 draw with Guangzhou R&F in the Chinese Super League at the weekend. Chinese media reported on Wednesday that Oscar and three other players involved in the altercation would have their case heard by the Chinese Football Association this week after the disciplinary committee receiving the referee's report. The Brazilian was involved in a melee in the latter stages of the first half in Guangzhou, which ended with a player from each side being sent off minutes after Oscar had set up team mate Hulk to score his side's equaliser.
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.
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.
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.
The Windies will host two ODIs at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium at North Sound in Antigua on June 30 and July 2 respectively.
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.
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.
The biggest area of concern to me was the ineffectiveness of the spinners. Agreed, there was no help whatsoever for them off the surface, but both Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja are experienced and skilled enough to use the air as an ally.
Well, there has been no confirmation on this report as yet, but it is good enough to create another sensation in the media, Indian cricket circles and among the fans as well.
The BCCI has decided to invite more applications for the post of Indian team's coach to give Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) a wide range of options for picking a suitable candidate.
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.
Commenting on the spat between Anil Kumble and Virat Kohli - which eventually led to Kumble's stepping down as coach of the Indian cricket team - ace shooter Abhinav Bindra had a piece of advice for Indian captain Kohli.