Cricket News Sports 

Kohli and Smith win big at ICC awards

India’s Virat Kohli hit a windfall at the ICC awards after being named both cricketer and captain of the year. He also regained a trophy he had won for the first time in 2012 as he was named ODI player of the year as well. The corresponding prize for Test cricket went to Australia’s Steven Smith. All the winners Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Men’s Cricketer of the Year – Virat Kohli (India) Men’s Test Cricketer of the Year – Steve Smith (Australia) Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Year – Virat Kohli…

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Cricket IPL News Sports 

IPL Retention: Kohli and Rohit retained; Dhoni reunited with CSK

Virat Kohli is the only player to be retained by an IPL franchise for an amount greater than that set by the IPL (INR 15 crore) for the first player retained: Kohli will be paid INR 17 crore (US $2.67 million) by Royal Challengers Bangalore for the 2018 season. RCB batsman Sarfaraz Khan was the only uncapped player to be retained at the player-retention event in Mumbai on January 4. The following players were retained by the teams. The figures next to the names are the amounts they will be paid…

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Supreme Court directs BCCI to allow Bihar to play Ranji Trophy

Supreme Court on Thursday directed BCCI to allow Bihar to participate in Ranji Trophy and other national cricket championships. In its statement, the apex court bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra said, “The order allowing Bihar to participate in national cricket championships passed keeping in view the cause of cricket.” The bench, which also comprised of Justice A M Khanwikar and D Y Chandrachud, further clarified that Bihar, which was not allowed by BCCI to participate in national-level cricket tournaments, must play cricket. The SC added that Bihar Cricket Association (BCA),…

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Cricket IPL News 

IPL franchises allowed to retain up to five players

IPL franchises will be allowed to retain a maximum of five of their existing players through a combination of player retention before the 2018 auction and the use of right-to-match cards during the auction. The salary cap for each team for the 2018 season has been set at INR 80 crore (approximately $12.4 million) by the IPL governing council, which met in Delhi on Tuesday along with the Supreme Court-appointed committee of administrators. The dates for the auction are yet to be finalised. One of the governing council’s members, Sourav…

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Football News Sports 

Football World Cup 2018 Draw: Group-by-Group Analysis

The 2018 World Cup draw took place Friday at the Kremlin, which seemed as good a place as any to unveil valuable information of vital global interest. Here’s our live coverage and analysis from Moscow. The draw is done and the field is set. Group A: Russia, Uruguay, Egypt, Saudi Arabia Group B: Portugal, Spain, Iran, Morocco Group C: France, Peru, Denmark, Australia Group D: Argentina, Croatia, Iceland, Nigeria Group E: Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Serbia Group F: Germany, Mexico, Sweden, South Korea Group G: Belgium, England, Tunisia, Panama Group H: Poland, Colombia, Senegal, Japan ■ Russia, England and France got favorable draws. Portugal will…

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Kohli rested for Sri Lanka ODIs; Rohit to lead

  Virat Kohli has been rested from the ODI series against Sri Lanka, which follows the third Test in Delhi from December 2. Rohit Sharma will lead the ODI side in Kohli’s absence. The squads for T20I series against Sri Lanka and the tour of South Africa will be picked around the time of the Delhi Test. Kohli will captain India at his home ground in a five days’ time before taking a short break. There remains the “possibility” – according to a BCCI official – that he will be back for the…

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SL in India: 2nd test – India’s biggest win, Sri Lanka’s biggest loss

India 610 for 6 dec. (Kohli 213, Pujara 143, Vijay 128, Rohit 102*) beat Sri Lanka 205 (Chandimal 57, Karunaratne 51, Ashwin 4-67, Ishant 3-37, Jadeja 3-56) and 166 (Chandimal 61, Ashwin 4-63) by an innings and 239 runs Scorecard and ball-by-ball details Virat Kohli will go to South Africa without having lost a Test series as a captain after India took an unassailable 1-0 lead in the series with their joint-biggest Test win and Sri Lanka’s biggest defeat. As Kohli crept closer to most Test wins for India, his No. 1 matchwinner…

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Kohli joint-fastest to 50 international tons

50 – Number of international hundreds for Virat Kohli. He became the eighth batsman overall and second Indian, after Sachin Tendulkar, to get there. Kohli got there in his 348th innings, in Kolkata on Monday, the joint-quickest along with Hashim Amla, who got there in February 2017. 2 – Number of third-innings centuries for Kohli in Tests. Both have come in successive third innings outings against Sri Lanka. The first was an unbeaten 103 in Galle earlier this year. Before these two knocks, Kohli averaged 27.12 in the third innings across 25 knocks, with four half-centuries….

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BwC Cricket News 

Virat Kohli in Breakfast With Champions by Gaurav Kapur

If you love Kohli aka Cheeku. You must watch these 2 episodes of BwC with Gaurav Kapur. This type of casual and powerful discussion can happen with Gaurav only. As he is very close to Virat and the team. Cheers to Gaurav Kapur for creating a wonderful youtube series as BwC for the millions of fans of their superstars.   Courtesy: Breakfast With Champions by Gaurav Kapur YT Channel

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Boxing News Sports 

Mary Kom marks triumphant return with Asian Championship gold

MC Mary Kom won her fifth Asian Boxing Championship gold medal – first in the 48kg category – by defeating Korea’s Kim Hyang Mi in the summit clash on Wednesday at Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. The five-time world champion and Olympic bronze-medallist won in a unanimous 5-0 verdict. Having been away from the boxing ring for a long period, this was the first time in five years that Mary Kom returned to her favourite 48-kg category and emerged victorious. It was Mary Kom’s first international gold medal since the 2014 Asian Games and…

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