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De Kock loses hearing against ICC sanction

De Kock loses hearing against ICC sanction

Quinton de Kock was found of guilty of a Level 1 breach of the ICC's code of conduct in relation to bringing the game into disrepute. The South African wicketkeeper did not contest the charge but did try to the reduce the sanction against him. He was unsuccessful. At a hearing on Wednesday evening, match…
Kohli, Rohit, Dhawan bag million-dollar BCCI contracts

Kohli, Rohit, Dhawan bag million-dollar BCCI contracts

India's much-awaited new annual contracts - for a period between October 1, 2017 and September 30, 2018 - include a new A+ category for those who play international cricket in all formats, and a big pay hike for almost every contracted player. The new category carries a retainer of INR 7 crore (approximately USD 1…
Aadhaar not mandatory for NEET, other all India exams: Supreme Court

Aadhaar not mandatory for NEET, other all India exams: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on March 7 directed the CBSE not to make Aadhaar number mandatory for enrolment of students appearing in NEET 2018 and other all India exams. A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief justice Dipak Misra directed the CBSE to upload the information on their website. Earlier in the day, the Unique Identification…
BSF rescinds order on jawan after Modi intervenes

BSF rescinds order on jawan after Modi intervenes

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked Border Security Force Director General K.K. Sharma to withdraw an order against a BSF jawan who was penalised seven days of his salary for showing disrespect towards Mr. Modi. “Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed strong displeasure and directed BSF DG to immediately withdraw the punishment given to BSF…
Adult film star sues Trump over ‘hush agreement’

Adult film star sues Trump over ‘hush agreement’

Adult-film actor Stormy Daniels sued U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday, alleging he never signed a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) to keep her quiet about an “intimate” relationship between them. Mr. Trump has denied having an affair with Ms. Daniels. Ms. Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, filed the lawsuit in Los Angeles claiming the…
Karnataka Lokayukta Vishwanath Shetty stabbed in his office

Karnataka Lokayukta Vishwanath Shetty stabbed in his office

Karnataka Lokayukta P. Vishwanath Shetty was stabbed in his office on Wednesday afternoon. The assailant has been identified as Tejas Sharma. He is said to be an advocate, based on his entry in the register at the Lokayukta’s office. Sources said Sharma entered the office on the pretext of lodging a complaint. Five minutes later,…
Smith, Lehmann culpable in Warner episode – Chappell

Smith, Lehmann culpable in Warner episode – Chappell

Australia's captain Steven Smith and coach Darren Lehmann should be held accountable for encouraging David Warner's aggressive on-field behaviour, former captain Ian Chappell has said. Smith, Lehmann and the Australian wicketkeeper Tim Paine emphatically defended Warner and the way the Australian team plays, insisting the vice-captain did not enter into personal sledging of Quinton de…
David Warner doesn’t contest charge; given three demerit points and fined

David Warner doesn’t contest charge; given three demerit points and fined

Australia's vice-captain David Warner is one demerit point away from a ban after he accepted a level two charge from the ICC for his part in the stairwell confrontation with Quinton de Kock in Durban. Warner was hit with three demerit points for the offence. South Africa's team management will meet at noon local time…
Taylor puts birthday toast on hold in recovery bid

Taylor puts birthday toast on hold in recovery bid

Ross Taylor will postpone his birthday celebrations as he races to be fit for the deciding ODI against England in Christchurch after suffering a recurrence of his leg injury during his monumental 181 in Dunedin. Diving for the crease on 109, Taylor appeared to aggravate the quad injury that kept him out of the Wellington…
Tim Paine keen to maintain high wicketkeeping standards

Tim Paine keen to maintain high wicketkeeping standards

With the younger and highly regarded Alex Carey snapping at his heels, Tim Paine knows the wicketkeeping standard he set in dismissing Aiden Markram in Durban is the one he must maintain in order to keep the most contested role in the Australian Test team. Paine's celebration of the catch to dismiss Markram, at a…
Gautam Gambhir returns to Delhi Daredevils as captain

Gautam Gambhir returns to Delhi Daredevils as captain

Gautam Gambhir will return to the IPL franchise based in his home city of Delhi as their captain ahead of the 2018 season. "It is a huge honour to once again captain DD," Gambhir said on his return to Daredevils, who had bought him for INR 2.8 crore (USD 437,500 approx.) at the auction in…
We have to give 15 million people something to cheer about – Raza

We have to give 15 million people something to cheer about – Raza

"Was that stressful?" Zimbabwe captain Graeme Cremer joked to the wide-eyed gaggle of local journalists after his team's nerve wracking two-run win over Afghanistan in Bulawayo. Queens Sports Club doesn't have the gladiatorial grandeur of Wanderers, the storied history of Lord's, or the spectacle of Eden Gardens, but during Zimbabwe's backs-against-the-wall win the electric atmosphere…