Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Fans were used to dry wet outfield in Hyderabad but to no avail as the final T20I between India and Australia had to be abandoned. AFP

The end was a pity; what followed was comic. The Indian and Australian cricketers were spirited away to the safety of their hotel before umpires called off the third and final T20I. The organisers, scared of the wrath of 30,000 spectators who would have felt short-changed that there was no match despite absence of rain, held a closed-door presentation of trophy to skippers Virat Kohli and David Warner.


Shanghai Masters: Juan Martin del Potro a doubt for Roger Federer in semis, Rafael Nadal to play Marin Cilic

Shanghai: Juan Martin del Potro could be forced out of his Shanghai Masters semi-final on Saturday against Roger Federer after the Argentine suffered a wrist injury in an awkward fall on court.


Manchester United face their sternest test of the Premier League so far when they travel to Manchester United. Reuters

London: Jose Mourinho takes high-flying Manchester United to Liverpool for a searching test of their title credentials this weekend as the Premier League returns with a bang after the international break.


How Sunil Gavaskar, Ravi Shastri Played A Role In Pakistan's Champions Trophy Final Win

Pakistan's 180-run over India in the final of the 2017 Champions Trophy will go down as one of the biggest upsets in world cricket. Virat Kohli's men, who were clear favorites to win the contest, came up against an inspired Pakistani side at the Kennington Oval.


International Cricket Council Approves Four-Day Tests On A Trial Basis

The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Friday decided to give the green light to four-day Tests to be held on a trial basis. The world governing body, however, confirmed that the launch of the new Test Championship will be held in the usual five-day format. The four-day Tests are "a trial, just in the same way day-night Tests and technology have been trialled by Members", the ICC said in a media release. Members will be able to organise bilateral four-day Test matches as an experiment till the ICC 2019 World Cup.


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