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Cricket would probably end up being a franchise-based competition: Zimbabwe head coach Dave Houghton

Life has come full circle for Zimbabwe’s head coach Dave Houghton. He was his country’s first Test captain, scoring a fantastic 121 against India in the drawn match at Harare. Thirty years later, Houghton, in his second spell as a coach of Zimbabwe, is ready to take on India with his new ‘fearless brand of …

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Test cricket won’t die in my lifetime but who’ll be playing it?: Ian Chappell

Australian great Ian Chappell is certain Test cricket “won’t die” in his lifetime but wondered whether the best players would play it in the future amid the proliferation of T20 leagues. The former Australia captain believed that international cricket faces a real challenge of retaining players in the face of rapid expansion of T20 leagues …

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‘There Are Better Fast Bowlers in Indian T20 Cricket Than Mohammed Shami’

Australian legend Ricky Ponting feels Mohammed Shami’s strength lies in the longest format and there are better quick bowlers in India’s T20 set up, weighing in on his absence from the Asia Cup squad. India have picked Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Avesh Khan and Arshdeep Singh as the three specialist fast bowlers with all-rounder Hardik Pandya being …

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Royal-Isipathana clash in Under-20 Rugby League decider

Royal College and Isipathana College will revive their rivalry once again when the two teams clash in the 2022 Inter-Schools Under-20 ‘A’ Division League Rugby Tournament deciding Super Round encounter at Havelock Park on Sunday. After seven weeks of exciting rugby, Royal and Isipathana have fought their way and set the stage for a massive …

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Extremely upsetting to see players retire for T20 leagues, but having teams across leagues is to keep brand alive”: Parth Jindal, co-owner of Delhi Capitals

Parth Jindal, the co-owner of IPL heavyweights Delhi Capitals, has said the ‘cricket lover’ within him doesn’t ‘really like’ the direction cricket has taken, vis-à-vis players retiring from international sport prematurely to play T20 leagues . However, as a team owner, he is cognizant of the business side of the game as well. Speaking to …

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Swedish chess streamer Anna adds to the legacy of Grandmaster parents

The first time Swedish Grandmaster Pia Cramling Bellon took her daughter Anna to a chess tournament was when she was around three months of age. She had not competed for the entire duration of her pregnancy and as soon as she recovered, she returned to the familiar tunes of the chess circuit. “Those were my …

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Carlsen walks in like a deity, hints at being a mortal in a five-hour bout before he shows who is the boss

The 64-squared world gathered inside the cacophonous hall paused, took a deep collective gasp and stood frozen like statues in their pose. Just their eyes rolled, as Magnus Carlsen breezed past the crowded hallway, his half-quiff ruffled, and squeezed briskly into the hall. The moment was akin to pilgrims at a temple finally granted the …

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Vijender Singh not carrying baggage of maiden pro boxing defeat in bout against Sulley

Star Indian boxer Vijender Singh does not want to carry the baggage of last year’s maiden defeat on the professional circuit as he returns to the ring on Wednesday, saying “I always fight like it’s my first.” Since turning pro in 2015, Vijender was unbeaten until last March with an enviable 12-0 record, including eight …

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Elo rating: How it works to assess chess results and player performance

If you play or follow chess, chances are you have come across the term Elo rating. Simply put, it is a dynamic rating system used in chess to calculate the ability of players and compare them. What is the Elo rating system The Elo rating system is a mechanism devised by physicist and Hungarian-American chess …

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