• Sat. Nov 26th, 2022

Weekly Digest (September 27-October 3): India’s draw in the pink ball Test of Messi’s first goal for PSG


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LOCUST

The Indian women’s team put in a very commendable performance, dominating Australia for the most part in their first day / night test, which ended in a draw mainly due to bad weather in the first two. days. (REPORT)

The Royal Challengers Bangalore became the third team to advance to the IPL qualifiers after a six-point victory over the Punjab Kings at Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Sunday. (REPORT)

The ICC will allow the stadiums to operate at 70% of their capacity during the T20 World Cup which starts on October 17 in Muscat and ends in the United Arab Emirates on November 14. (REPORT)

The 2022 edition of the Indian Premier League will feature 10 teams. Two new teams will be announced on October 25. (REPORT)

Punjab Kings (PBKS) star drummer Chris Gayle has retired from the remainder of the 2021 IPL due to bubble fatigue, the team announced Thursday. (REPORT)

England’s all-rounder Moeen Ali announced his retirement from Test Cricket on Monday. (REPORT)

Moeen Ali. – AP

Richa Ghosh became the seventh Indian cricketer to sign for the next Women’s Big Bash League on Friday after being roped by Hobart Hurricanes. (REPORT)

Former Indian cricketer Vijay Dahiya has been appointed head coach of the Uttar Pradesh senior men’s team. (REPORT)

Big hitter Sunil Gavaskar wants swashbuckling opener Rohit Sharma to lead India to the next two World Cups in place of incumbent Virat Kohli, who will step down as T20I leader after the centerpiece on next month. (REPORT)

Indian left wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav underwent knee surgery on Wednesday for an injury he sustained during the ongoing Indian Premier League in the United Arab Emirates. (REPORT)

The England and Wales Cricket Council (ECB) expect uncertainty surrounding the team’s Ashes tour due to Australia’s strict COVID-19 quarantine measures to continue until at the last moment, said President Ian Watmore. (REPORT)

Australia captain Tim Paine has said the Ashes will move forward despite the reluctance of some England players to face the strict COVID-19 quarantine restrictions. (REPORT)

Former Pakistani test captain Inzamam-ul-Haq denied reports he suffered a heart attack, saying his heart problems were detected during a health exam he had undergone – after being admitted in the hospital on Monday – because of an upset stomach. . (REPORT)

Wasim Khan resigned as general manager of the Pakistan Cricket Board on Wednesday, four months before the end of his three-year term. (REPORT)

Famous cricket referee Badami Satyaji Rao died in Bengaluru on Tuesday. He was 92 years old and is survived by his wife Nagamani and his son Vinay Badami. (REPORT)

SOCCER

Real Madrid’s stuttering continued on Sunday when they were stunned 2-1 at Espanyol in La Liga. (REPORT)

Harry Kane’s drought of Premier League goals continued, but a virtuoso display by his striking partner Son Heung-min saw Tottenham Hotspur’s losing streak end in a 2-1 home win over Aston Villa Sunday. (REPORT)

FC Goa won their first Durand Cup title in their very first appearance in the tournament with a 1-0 victory over Mohammedan Sporting at Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata. (REPORT)

West Ham United picked up a surprise 2-0 victory over the Manchester City women to move up to fourth in the Women’s Super League table on Sunday, while Tottenham Hotspur finished second with a 2-0 victory over the newcomers Leicester City. (REPORT)

Manchester United were held in a 1-1 draw at home against Everton on Saturday after Andros Townsend’s equalizer called up Anthony Martial’s first game for the home side. (REPORT)

Lionel Messi scored his first goal for Paris Saint-Germain as the French side won 2-0 against Manchester City in the Champions League. (REPORT)

Sebastien Thill scored a game-winning goal in the 90th minute as Moldovan club Sheriff surprised Real Madrid 2-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium on Tuesday to continue their strong start to their first Champions League campaign. (REPORT)

Mohamed Salah scored twice as Liverpool claimed a 5-1 win over injured Porto to take command of a formidable-looking Champions League Group B on Tuesday. (REPORT)

Mohamed Salah. – Reuters

Luis Suarez’s penalty in stoppage time and Antoine Griezmann’s first goal since returning to Atletico Madrid earned the Spanish side a 2-1 win over AC Milan at 10 in the Champions League on Tuesday . (REPORT)

Cristiano Ronaldo won the stoppage time as Manchester United came from behind to claim a happy 2-1 Champions League Group F victory over Villarreal at Old Trafford on Wednesday. (REPORT)

Brazilian football legend Pelé left a Sao Paulo hospital after several weeks on Thursday, and a hospital bulletin announced he would undergo chemotherapy after the removal of a colon tumor. (REPORT)

Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante’s has tested positive for the coronavirus. (REPORT)

European Championship winner Italy will face Copa America winner Argentina in June 2022, football governing bodies in Europe and South America announced on Tuesday. (REPORT)

Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman said he knew nothing about his future and had not spoken to the club president as the Dutchman under pressure lashed out at the club hierarchy on Friday. (REPORT)

The National Women’s Football League will not play the games scheduled for this weekend as it deals with the fallout of allegations of sexual misconduct against a former coach. (REPORT)

The Indian Football Association on Monday disqualified Kashmir’s Hyderya Sports FC from the upcoming I-League qualifiers for producing a bank guarantee, which was “not genuine”. (REPORT)

TENNIS

The favorite team of Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan and Purav Raja won the doubles title in the Challenger at € 44,820 in Portugal, with a 7-6 (5), 6-3 victory over the home side of Nuno Borges and Francisco Cabral , Saturday. (REPORT)

Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (left) and Purav Raja. – SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

Kim Clijsters lost on Monday in his last return to the WTA Tour, losing a straight set match 6-3, 5-7, 6-3 to Hsieh Su-Wei in the first round of the Chicago Fall Tennis Classic. (REPORT)

World number one Ashleigh Barty withdrew from the WTA 1000 tournament in Indian Wells, casting doubts on the end of her 2021 season. (REPORT)

US Open champion Emma Raducanu will be entering her first tournament since wowing the tennis world at Flushing Meadows after receiving a wildcard for next month’s WTA 1000 tournament in Indian Wells. (REPORT)

The relationship between tennis players and the media must evolve and the sport must also do more to help the younger generation cope with negative comments on social media, said Roger Federer. (REPORT)

World number two Aryna Sabalenka will not play at the Indian Wells tournament after testing positive for COVID-19, the 23-year-old said. (REPORT)

HOCKEY

Rupinder Pal Singh, who played a leading role in the Indian hockey team’s historic bronze campaign at the Tokyo Olympics, announced his international retirement with immediate effect “to make way for the young.” (REPORT)

Rupinder Pal Singh. – SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

Indian hockey star and Olympic bronze medalist Birendra Lakra also announced Thursday that he is leaving the game with immediate effect. (REPORT)

Indian hockey star SV Sunil on Friday said he would take a break from the game and be available to play in the shorter format in the future. (REPORT)

Hockey India on Saturday named a probable group of 30 members for the National Senior Male Coaches Camp, which will start at SAI, Bengaluru, from October 4 (REPORT)

BOXING

The Women’s Boxing World Championships will be held in Istanbul in early December and offer a total prize of $ 2.6 million, the same amount listed for the men’s event, as the sport’s world governing body seeks to reach gender equality. (REPORT)

The fifth edition of the Elite Women’s National Championships will be held in Hisar from October 21-27. (REPORT)

A rare collection of sketches and paintings by American boxer Muhammad Ali – who loved to draw between fights – will be auctioned in New York next week. (REPORT)

Boxing star Manny Pacquiao, who plans to run for president in the 2022 Philippine election, has said he is retiring from boxing to focus on the biggest fight of his political career. (REPORT)

Manny Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao. -Getty Images

Boxing matches for medals at the 2016 Olympics were set by referees and judges “complicit and compliant,” an investigation reported. (REPORT)

TABLE TENNIS

The Indian men’s table tennis team won a bronze medal at the Asian Championships after losing to the formidable South Korea 0-3 in the semi-final. (REPORT)

BADMINTON

India’s 2021 Sudirman Cup ended on a disappointing note as it failed to advance to the quarter-finals (REPORT)

Struggling with form and a nagging back problem, Sai Praneeth is desperate to grab a few wins under his belt to regain his confidence as he prepares for next week’s Thomas Cup and Uber Cup finals. . (REPORT)

ARCHERY

Deepika and Atanu respectively lost in the Archery World Cup (WCF) final in the play-offs for the recurve bronze medal women and men. (REPORT)

Ram Soren and Mr. Baby Devi finished first in the men’s and women’s categories respectively after the individual ranking event of the 40th NTPC National Archery Championships. (REPORT)

TURNING

India took their gold medal tally at the ISSF World Junior Championships to six with victories in both the men’s and women’s air pistol team events. (REPORT)

SPORTS CAR

Qatar will host a Formula 1 grand prix for the first time in November with a 10-year contract starting in 2023. (REPORT)

Maverick Vinales retired from Austin Moto GP after his cousin and fellow rider Dean Berta Vinales died in a Supersport 300 World Superbike Championship support race in Jerez. (REPORT)

CHESS

Favorite Russia stopped India 2-0 to regain the FIDE world team chess title in Sitges, Spain on Saturday. For India, fourth seed, silver is the first medal in this top-tier team championship. (REPORT)

Young Indian grandmaster Arjun Erigaisi scored seven points in nine rounds to finish second in the U-21 Junior Open Round Table Chess Championship which ended on Sunday. (REPORT)

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