In normal circumstances, we should've received our match fee after the completion of the league stage. We were told by our manager that we've to raise our invoice for the match fee with the BCCI, which will pay us directly. We'll be denied our Dearness Allowance for now, because that is given to us by the MCA directly, revealed a player. A player receives Rs 35,000 for playing one match as fee for playing in Vijay Hazare.
Perhaps, Becky Morgan has been directing a few darts at the mirror through the years. The 44-yearold had tied for second at this event in 2015, one of 22 top-10 finishes in her 18-year pro career. It's taken me 18 years and I have done it, Morgan said, after her 7-under two-stroke triumph in the $500,000 tournament. The 'ohs' rang heavy but there was ringing applause for the leadergroup of Morgan, Nicole Broch Larsen and Eleanor Givens.
Abhishek Pal pipped Avinash Sable and the experienced Gopi Thonakal in the final 200 metres to finish as the fastest Indian in the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon here on Sunday. Sable too produced a dash in the last 50 metres to finish 1:04:14, a second faster than Gopi. Among the Indian women, Asian Cross Country Championship bronze medallist (5,00m) Sanjivani Jadhav was the fastest with a timing of 1:13:58.
Skipper Virat Kohli Sunday hailed his partnership with Rohit Sharma after the pair hit centuries to lead India's eight-wicket demolition of West Indies in the first one-day international in Guwahati. India, who swept the two-Test series against the visiting Caribbean side, lead the five-match ODI series 1-0. In reply, India lost opener Shikhar Dhawan in just the second over of the innings after he was bowled by debutant fast bowler Oshane Thomas.
Ethiopia's Tirunesh Dibaba was the favourite but five minutes into the race, she was already behind by 30 metres. Gemechu did take the lead for a brief period at the 13km mark, but her compatriot Senbere Teferi overtook her for the lead. All this while Jepkosgei remained close on the heels of Gemechu, even overtaking her for brief moments. Though Jepkosgei gave it all she had, Gemechu did well to maintain her two-second lead in the last 200 metres.
Balkh Legends became the first champions of Afghanistan Premier League (APL) T20, as they beat Kabul Zwanan by four wickets at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Sunday. It was Qais Ahmad who set up the win for Balkh Legends in the inaugural APL final with his spell of 5/18. His five-fer was the key as Legends restricted Kabul Zwanan to 132/9 in their 20 overs. Balkh Legends, led by Mohammad Nabi, reached the target in 18.1 overs thanks to Chris Gayle and Ravi Bopara.
Titled 'Cricket's Match Fixers: The Munawar Files', the documentary claims fixed passages of play in seven matches by England players, five matches by Australia players, three matches by Pakistan players, and in one match by players from another country. The documentary also pointed out at successful spot-fixing in each of the three England-Pakistan Tests in 2012 in the UAE. The documentary pivots around the pictures and recordings - The Munawar Files' that Al Jazeera's investigative unit claims to have obtained.
Dismissed off the third ball in the Vijay Hazare Trophy final at the M Chinnaswamy stadium on Saturday, Prithvi Shaw trudged back to the pavilion, disappointment writ large on his face. With that innings, Shaw entered several elite clubs among which Viswanath is a member of a few. Shaw became only the third player in cricket history to score a century on debut in first-class and Test cricket. When I learnt Prithvi was playing in Bengaluru, I decided to meet him, Viswanath told TOI.
Isle of Man (UK) Viswanathan Anand scored an expected victory over young gun Raunak Sadhwani while Grandmaster S Kidambi caused a huge flutter by holding Vladimir Kramnik to a draw in the first round of Isle of Man International Chess tournament. Anand maintained his cool amidst wild complications that once threatened to ruin his position against young International Master Sadhwani, who played with white. Anand faced some tough time before he could reach an endgame where his extra pawn did the talking.
Milan, October 21 Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player to net 400 goals across Europe's top five leagues. It wasn't enough on Saturday to maintain Juventus' perfect start to the season. Ronaldo, who has been accused of rape in a civil lawsuit in the United States, scored in the 1-1 draw against Genoa. Ronaldo has 311 goals in La Liga for Real Madrid, and 84 in the English Premier League for Manchester United.
New Delhi, October 21 Debutant Tsehay Gemechu smashed the course record in the women's elite event, while Andamalak Belihu overcame stiff competition in the men's elite field as the Ethiopians raced to top honours at the Delhi Half Marathon here today. The 20-year-old Gemechu, running her maiden half marathon, clocked 1 hour, 6 minutes, 50 seconds to better Kenyan Mary Keitany's 2009 record by four seconds. It was a trial for me as this is the first time I ran a half marathon.
Sport WTA FINALS Also in this section Singapore, October 21 Big-serving Karolina Pliskova used her most potent weapon to damaging effect as she overwhelmed defending champion Caroline Wozniacki 6-2 6-4 in their opening round robin match of the WTA Finals here today. In the earlier White Group encounter at the eight-woman event, Elina Svitolina tore up the form book with a brilliant display of serving and retrieving to register a 6-3 6-3 victory over Petra Kvitova.
He punished the Indian bowlers with six fours and as many sixes in his entertaining 78-ball knock. The bowling looked lacklustre while the fielding was shoddy as India, on a high after their Test series win, seemed to have underestimated their opponents. Hetmyer notched up his century by lofting Mohammed Shami for a six over extra cover. Powell and his debutant opening partner Chandrapaul Hemraj dealt in boundaries against Shami and Yadav.
Guwahati, October 21 India captain Virat Kohli on Sunday hailed his deputy Rohit Sharma for his superlative batting display, saying it is easy to chase down any target when the Mumbai batsman is at the other end. Kohli (140) and Rohit shared a massive 246-run partnership for the second wicket as India mowed down a challenging 323-run target with 7.5 overs to spare. It's never too difficult when you have Rohit at the other end, said Kohli.
As with the first programme we have and will continue to ask for the cooperation of the broadcaster. The ICC has been seeking footage of the sting carried out by the channel since it was first aired earlier this year. Many of the matches appear to include multiple fixes, making a total of 26 fixes in the 15 matches, said the report. The channel made it clear that there is no suggestion that these players were involved in any wrongdoing.
In an exciting but energy-sapping 52-minute final, Saina lost 13-21 21-13 6-21 to her Chinese Taipei rival. Riding on booming crosscourt smashes and some indecisiveness from Tai, Saina led 11-5 at the break and then went on to win the game 21-13 to draw parity. Saina, however, failed to sustain the momentum in the decider; she looked tired as Tai once again engaged her in long rallies.
Budapest, October 21 Bajrang Punia put himself in contention for a historic World Championships gold after quelling a spirited challenge from Alejandro Enrique Valdes Tobier in their 65kg semifinal bout at the World Championships. Punia had to use all his mental and physical prowess to down his Cuban opponent (4-3) in the semifinals. There were not many attacking moves in the semifinal with both Punia and Tobier mostly using the upper body power.
After India's 3-1 win over Pakistan yesterday, coach Harendra Singh had said he was concerned with our finishing. India started the goal fest in the fourth minute and pumped in their last goal three minutes from the final hooter. It was another dominant performance by the world No 5 side, enjoying more than 60 percent of possession in the opposition's half. The difference was visible as the world No 16 Japan struggled to match the young Indian team's speed.
International Cricket Council's (ICC) Anti-Corruption Unit General Manager, Alex Marshall has said that the cricket's international body is seriously combating corruption in the wake of recent corruption allegations made against it. The ICC's comments came after Al Jazeera released its second documentary on alleged corruption in cricket. We have more resources than ever before working to rid our sport of corruption, Marshall said in a statement. Anyone with any information is urged to contact the ICC Anti-Corruption Unit, he asserted.