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         Chennai replaces Bangalore franchise of ISL    
 
 
MUMBAI: The mystery regarding the proprietors of Indian Super League's (ISL) newly-inducted Chennai franchise, which replaced Bangalore, remained unresolved Thursday as they were represented by Prashant Agarwal of Play on Skills who was deputed by the yet-to-be-announced owner to attend the international players' draft held here for the inaugural edition tentatively scheduled from Oct 12 to Dec 20.

 
         My role doesn’t undermine Duncan Fletcher: Shastri    
 
 
LONDON: Handed the task of overseeing a struggling Indian cricket side, newly-appointed Team India Director Ravi Shastri has refuted suggestions that his role would undermine the position of beleaguered coach Duncan Fletcher. Shastri was appointed Team Director after India lost the fifth and final Test against England in under three days to go down 1-3 in the series.

 
         Gujarat boxing body claims conspiracy in suspension    
 
NEW DELHI: Claiming conspiracy in the suspension of Gujarat Amateur Boxing Association, its general secretary I D Nanavati has written to the International Boxing Association (AIBA) complaining that the move was aimed at stopping him from participating in the upcoming Boxing India elections.

 
         Shooting well, hope to win Olympic quota in Spain: Gurpal    
 
 
NEW DELHI: Commonwealth Games silver medallist Gurpal Singh is confident of cashing in on the momentum and earning a 2016 Olympic quota place in the upcoming World Championships in Granada, Spain. The white metal in men's free 50-metre pistol event at the Barry Buddon Shooting Range near Glasgow last month was Gurpal's one of best achievements in his career.

 
         Fletcher's wings clipped, Shastri appointed Team Director    
 
 
NEW DELHI: Cracking the whip following India's shambolic Test series against England, The BCCI today virtually sidelined coach Duncan Fletcher by appointing former captain Ravi Shastri as the Team Director while giving a "break" to bowling coach Joe Dawes and fielding coach Trevor Penny for the upcoming one-day series.

 
         India slip one place to fifth spot in ICC Test rankings    
 
DUBAI: India have slipped one place to be fifth in the ICC Test team rankings after their 1-3 demolition at the hands of England in the recently-concluded five-match series.

 
         'Wait and watch', Dhoni says on queries on quitting captaincy    
 
 
LONDON: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni today gave an open-ended reply to a query if he is ready to quit captaincy after another Test debacle on foreign soil having lost the current series 1-3 to England, here today.

 
         Indian cricketers have embarrassed the country: Gavaskar    
 
 
LONDON: Batting great Sunil Gavaskar on Sunday said Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his boys have "embarrassed" the country with their "jelly-like" resistance in the Test series against England and even suggested that those not interested in playing longer-format should quit the Test team.

 
         Dream come true for us, says Sanju Samson’s family    
 
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The family of Indian cricket’s newest player Sanju Samson on Monday said the opportunity for the 19-year-old to play for the national team was a “dream come true”.

 
         Third gold for Kerala in Federation Cup    
 
 
PATIALA: Kerala gained the third gold in the Federation Cup senior athletics meet. K T Irfan bagged the third gold in 20 kilometre walk Monday.

 
         England 148/1 at lunch on day 2    
 
 
LONDON: England captain Alastair Cook fought his way to another gritty half-century as home team reached a comfortable 148 for one against India at lunch, on the second of the fifth and final cricket Test, here today.

 
         No need to panic about India's slip fielding: Penney    
 
 
LONDON: India's fielding coach Trevor Penney said there was no need to worry about slip catching but added that Mahendra Singh Dhoni won't be stretching himself for catches between him and the first slip.

 
         Martin Crowe says Dhoni's Test captaincy illogical    
 
 
WELLINGTON: New Zealand batting great Martin Crowe has slammed the "illogical" captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the ongoing Test series in England and feels India would be better off without his leadership in the longest format.

 
         India to play five ODIs, three Tests with Windies    
 
 
MUMBAI: India will be playing three Tests, five ODIs and a Twenty20 international with the West Indies during October-November, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced here Thursday.

 
         Dhoni recommended for Padma Bhushan, Kohli Padma Shri    
 
 
NEW DELHI: The Indian Cricket Board has recommended captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni's name for the prestigious Padma Bhushan and batting mainstay Virat Kohli for the Padma Shri.

 
         Kabaddi making 'Millionaires' out of small-town boys    
 
 
BIRMINGHAM: They are the quintessential small-town boys coming from humble households, whether India or elsewhere, but players participating in the ongoing Wave World Kabaddi League have gone on to become a globe-trotting bunch earning good money from their freelance assignments all over the world.

 
         Anderson crossed the line of respect: Brearley    
 
 
LONDON: As the storm settles down over the spat between Ravindra Jadeja and James Anderson, former England captain Mike Brearley has said that the pacer should be encouraged to harness his aggression but not at the expense of respect.

 
         Jayawardene, the elegant run-machine, bids adieu    
 
 
COLOMBO: Test cricket will bid farewell to one of its most elegant strokemakers when Sri Lanka's Mahela Jayawardene quits the longer format after the second Test against Pakistan, starting in Colombo Thursday.

 
         Gavaskar escapes unscathed from car accident    
 
 
LONDON: Sunil Gavaskar was lucky to escape unhurt in a car crash while travelling from Manchester to London on Sunday after the completion of the third Test between India and England. According to media reports, Gavaskar, who is part of the Sky Sports commentary team, was seated in a Jaguar with fellow-commentator Marc Nicholas and his close friend Chandresh Patel when he met with the accident.

 
         Tsonga beats Federer in Toronto final    
 
 
TORONTO: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga won the Rogers Cup, beating second-seeded Roger Federer 7-5 7-6 (3) for his fourth straight victory over a higher-seeded opponent.

 
         McIlroy wins dramatic shootout to take PGA title    
 
 
LOUISVILLE: Top-ranked Rory McIlroy won his fourth major title by capturing the PGA Championship in a dramatic shotmakers' showdown over the back nine at rain-softened Valhalla.

 
         Ashwin number one Test all-rounder, Sangakkara top batsman    
 
 
DUBAI: India's Ravichandran Ashwin today became the number one Test all-rounder in ICC rankings following his fine show with the bat in the fourth cricket Test against England in Manchester.

 
         England 367 all out to give 215-run lead    
 
 
MANCHESTER: England were all out for 367 in the second session of the third day's play of the fourth Test against India here today.

 
         India eyeing three gold in Archery World Cup    
 
KOLKATA: Indian men's and women's recurve teams have stormed into the finals in the Archery World Cup Stage IV in Wroclaw, Poland.

 
         England reach 201/6 as Kumar, Aaron keep India in the game    
 
 
MANCHESTER: Seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar and fast bowler Varun Aaron struck thrice in the opening session as England reached 201 for six at lunch, on the second day of their fourth cricket Test against India, here today.

 
         No plans to revamp ICC code of conduct for players: Srinivasan    
 
 
CHENNAI: ICC chairman N Srinivasan today made it clear that the apex cricket body was "not considering" a complete overhaul in the 'Code of Conduct' for players, which has become a subject of debate following the infamous James Anderson-Ravindra Jadeja 'Pushgate' incident.

 
         Indian top-order surrenders against English pace    
 
 
MANCHESTER: The Indian top-order surrendered meekly against the English pace attack in overcast conditions as the visitors took lunch at 63 for five on the opening day of the fourth Test, here today.

 
         BCCI to seek revamp of ICC Code of Conduct: Patel    
 
MUMBAI: As James Anderson escaped any sort of censure for the 'pushgate' incident involving him and Ravindra Jadeja, the Indian cricket board (BCCI) feels it is time that the ICC Code of Conduct undergoes a complete revamp.

 
         Blow for India as ICC rejects BCCI's review plea    
 
 
DUBAI: In yet another blow for India, the ICC today rejected BCCI's review plea on Judicial Commissioner's verdict pronouncing James Anderson not guilty in his altercation with Ravindra Jadeja, saying that it was satisfied with the manner in which the decisions have been reached.

 
         Redemption time for cornered Team India    
 
 
MANCHESTER: With lingering disappointment of an unfavourable verdict in the James Anderson fracas, India go into the fourth cricket Test against England here tomorrow facing a selection dilemma on whether to leave out a couple of out-of-form players or give them one last opportunity.

 
 
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