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Chattogram, Dec 13 (PTI) India pacer Jaydev Unadkat will not be available for the first Test against Bangladesh starting here on Wednesday, as he is yet to arrive here due to visa issues. The visa papers of the 31-year-old Unadkat is not yet ready, according to BCCI sources. “Unadkat will not reach here in time before the start of first Test,” the source said. Even if his visa issues are sorted, he will arrive only after the Test starts. Source: PTI News

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Navi Mumbai, Dec 12 (PTI) Finishing off close games has been an achilles heel for the Indian women’s team over the years but the work put in during the last 12 months showed in side’s close win against world champions Australia, said vice-captain Smriti Mandhana. Mandhana scored 79 off 49 balls as Indian women nearly pulled off their highest ever chase before both teams at tied 187. Mandhana also scored 13 in the Super Over to fashion the win. “We haven’t come good in close games against them although we have given them a fight. Close matches are something that…

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Dubai, Dec 12 (PTI) England’s T20 World Cup-winning captain Jos Buttler was on Monday named ICC men’s Player of the Month for the first time following his stupendous show in November. Pakistan’s Sidra Ameen became the second successive winner of the women’s Player of the Month award from the country, thanks to her brilliant performance in the ODI series win over Ireland. One of the most fearsome batters in world cricket, Buttler had produced a Player of the Match performance in the dramatic 20-run victory over New Zealand in Brisbane to start the month with a bang. Making his 100th…

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कोलकाता, 12 दिसंबर (भाषा) गत चैंपियन श्रीनू बुगाथा और फॉर्म में चल रही संजीवनी जाधव रविवार को यहां होने वाली 2022 टाटा स्टील कोलकाता 25के (25 किमी) मैराथन में भारतीय चुनौती की अगुआई करेंगे।

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Kolkata, Dec 12 (PTI) Defending champion Srinu Bugatha and in-form Sanjivani Jadhav will lead a strong India field at the 2022 Tata Steel Kolkata 25K Marathon here on Sunday. Bugatha will look to defend his men’s title in the seventh edition of the World Athletics elite label road race, which carries a prize purse of USD 100,000. Bugatha finished third among Indians in the prestigious Vedanta Delhi Half Marathon in October, besides winning the 2021 New Delhi Marathon and 2020 Tata Mumbai Marathon. Bugatha is expected to face challenge from Abhishek Pal and Harshad Mhatre. Pal was the Indian elite…

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नयी दिल्ली, 12 दिसंबर (भाषा) पूर्व कप्तान जफर इकबाल का मानना है कि भारत के लिए 47 साल बाद दोबारा हॉकी विश्व कप जीतना आसान नहीं होगा क्योंकि उसे स्पेन, इंग्लैंड और वेल्स के साथ कड़े ग्रुप में रखा गया है।

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New Delhi, Dec 12 (PTI) Former hockey captain Zafar Iqbal feels it won’t be easy for India to reclaim the men’s World Cup after 47 years as the hosts are clubbed in a tough pool alongside Spain, England and Wales. The mega event is scheduled to be held in Bhubaneswar and Rourkela from January 13 to 29. India’s only gold in the World Cup came at the 1975 Kuala Lumpur edition under Ajit Pal Singh’s captaincy. Zafar said it would be a great achievement if the hosts manage to finish on the podium after the bronze at the Tokyo Olympics.…

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Srinagar, Dec 12 (PTI) Pranjal Bhumij produced the solitary goal as RoundGlass Punjab FC overcame a nine-men Real Kashmir FC 1–0 in an I League match at the TRC Stadium here on Monday. With this win, RGPFC jumped to the second position on the table, while ending Kashmir’s unbeaten run in tournament. Both teams tried to control possession from the beginning in cold conditions. RKFC had the first chance of the half when Samuel James Lyngdoh found an unmarked Jerry Pulamte unmarked in the box but the latter lashed on to the shot. An attack from the left wing broke…

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Pune, Dec 12 (PTI) Haryana boxer Chandni Mehra overcame Madhya Pradesh’s Muskan Srivastava via a unanimous decision to win the WBC India National Super Featherweight title here. Chandni captured the title on Sunday with the scorecard reading 72-80, 71-80, 71-80. The victory took Chandni’s win-loss record to 10-4, as Muskan suffered the fourth loss of her career. The eight-round encounter went all the way with both fighters giving everything they had, knowing that the national title and WBC Asia ranking were at stake. Chandni got the ball rolling by landing several heavy punches in the opening rounds, which left Muskan…

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New Delhi, Dec 12 (PTI) The BCCI is likely to remove out-of-favour Test specialists Ajinkya Rahane and Ishant Sharma from its annual central contracts while Shubman Gill and Suryakumar Yadav may get promotion when the list for the 2022-23 season is finalised during the Board’s Apex Council meeting on December 21. Hardik Pandya, who is being seen as future T20 captain, is likely to get a promotion to Group B from C. The meeting, which has 12 items on the agenda, will be held via video conference. A review of Indian team’s performance in the T20 World Cup and Bangladesh…

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