As Sachin Tendulkar gets set to call it a day, we decided to take a look at how some great cricketers bowed out in their final game. [TAG:CYCSPL]
Kochi, Aug 18 - Former Indian pacer S. Sreesanth, who on August 7 got a huge boost when the Kerala High Court lifted the life ban imposed on him by the BCCI, approached the court on Friday asking for relief as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) still has not acted in the matter. Sreesanth in his petition asked for the immediate intervention of the court saying that he wished to travel to play in the Scotland League and the BCCI, despite the court lifting the ban, has not given him an NOC to be submitted to the Scot cricket authorities. He said the Scotland League has reached its last leg and any more delay could be detrimental to him. The court will take up his petition on Monday.
Birmingham, United Kingdom, Aug 18, 2017 (AFP) - Alastair Cook's double century ensured West Indies continued to struggle in the inaugural day/night Test in England at Edgbaston on Friday.
(Reuters) - Spanish club Valencia have completed the signing of defender Gabriel Paulista from Premier League side Arsenal on a five-year contract, both clubs said on Friday. The 26-year-old centre back joined Arsenal from Spain's Villareal in 2015 and has made 64 appearances for the London side, winning two FA Cup titles and one Community Shield. "We would like to thank Gabriel for his contribution to the club and to wish him well for his return to La Liga with Valencia," Arsenal said on their website.
(Reuters) - Former U.S. Open champion Samantha Stosur of Australia has withdrawn from the tournament with an injured right hand, organisers said on Friday. The 33-year-old world number 43 has not competed since her fourth round loss at the French Open to Latvia's eventual champion Jelena Ostapenko in June. Stosur, who won her lone grand slam title at the 2011 U.S. Open when she upset Serena Williams in straight sets, suffered the stress fracture in her hand during a third round clash with American Bethanie Mattek-Sands at Roland Garros.
Melbourne, Aug 18 - Cricket Australia (CA) on Friday recalled the pace duo of James Faulkner and Nathan Coulter-Nile while resting injured Mitchell Starc for the upcoming limited overs tour to India from September 17 to October 13. Besides Starc, all-rounder Moises Henriques and the injured trio of Chris Lynn, John Hastings, James Pattinson were also rested for the tour, comprising five One-Day Internationals (ODI) and three Twenty20 Internationals. All-rounders Ashton Agar and Hilton Cartwright were the fresh additions to the squad for the tour. Speaking on the selection of the 14-member ODI squad, National Selector Trevor Hohns said: "We believe the panel has selected a strong squad to face the tough Indian conditions, that has the right mix of pace and spin."
Birmingham, United Kingdom, Aug 18, 2017 (AFP) - Scoreboard at the close of England's first innings on the second day of the first Test against the West Indies at Edgbaston on Friday (day/night):
New Zealand will host a tri-nation T20I series involving England and Australia in February 2018.
The Australian came into the last regular-season event of the PGA Tour season needing to make the cut to have a chance of keeping his playing privileges for next season, but he appeared doomed after 11 holes of his round at Sedgefield Country Club. Knowing he needed to play his final seven holes in five-under to be sure of making the cut, Ogilvy, 40, reeled off four straight birdies before adding another at the penultimate hole.
Though he prefers to bat at the No 4 spot, Pandey admits that it is more important to cement his spot in the side no matter where he bats.
With India to play Australia in September-October and India A tour on as well, top Indian players would be unavailable for the tournament.
Kieron Pollard raised his fifty off the final over of Tabraiz Shamsi with a boundary over square leg fence.
Kolkata [India], August 19 (ANI): Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha on Saturday insisted that he never found former head coach Anil Kumble strict as his other teammates used to consider him. Many of Saha's teammates found Kumble to be strict as a coach, but the 32-year-old said that he never felt the same about the former cricketer, who resigned from the post following a fallout with skipper Virat Kohli. Anil always wanted us to score big - 400, 500 and 600 and felt that the opponent can be bowled out within 150-200.
By Alan Baldwin EDINBURGH (Reuters) - British athletes are hoping for their best-ever Winter Olympics medal haul in Pyeongchang next February after matching their previous record of four last time around in Sochi. Team GB Chef de Mission Mike Hay told reporters at a media event in Edinburgh that a medal target was unlikely to be set in stone before December or early January but the signs were promising. Britain was second in the overall medal table at last year's Rio de Janeiro summer Olympics, with 27 gold medals and 67 in total.
August 19 (CRICKETNMORE) - Selectors put Dhoni on notice, screamed a headline. Another one clarified that the chief selector Mannava Srikanth Prasad has only stated that if Dhoni is not delivering, then the selectors will have to look at alternatives. The media started discussing the future of India's most successful captain, who now only plays in the shorter versions of the game. There were a few obituary references, too, in the wake of the remarks by chief selector while announcing the squad for the One-Dayers against Sri Lanka, starting Sunday. Prasad, who once said after a successful series that a team picked only to be called 'captain's team' is harsh on selectors, was taken to the cleaners by the twitterati on his Dhoni remarks. Prasad was slammed, questioning the competence, having played six Tests and 17 ODIs, to sit in judgment on the abilities of someone who has won India the T-20 World Cup, the 50-over World Cup and the elite Champions Trophy in the last 10 years, besides taking India to the No.1 position in Test cricket.