Wednesday, 26 January 2022

PTI

Sri Lanka to seek $400 million financial facility from RBI

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka is set to enter into an agreement with the Reserve Bank of India for a currency swap worth $400 million to boost the foreign reserves and ensure the financial stability of the country which is badly hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, a top minister has said. The ...

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Wasim Jaffer picks best T20 XI

NEW DELHI: Former Indian cricketer and a domestic cricket legend Wasim Jaffer on Monday picked his best T20 XI but in a unique manner. He formed his lineup with players from 11 different countries and hence picked only one Indian in his XI. Jaffer picked fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah ahead ...

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Shoaib Akhtar proposes series to raise relief funds

LONDON: Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar, on Wednesday, proposed a three-match ODI series against arch-rival India to raise funds for the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in both the countries. The two nations have not played a full-series since 2007 due to the terrorist attacks on India by Pakistan-based outfits ...

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British-Indian candidates register strong result in UK election

MANCHESTER: All the Indian-origin MPs from the previous Parliament were successful in clinching their seats, with Gagan Mohindra and Claire Coutinho for the Conservative Party and Navendru Mishra for Labour among the first-timers. Indian-origin candidates across both the Conservative and Labour parties on Friday registered strong results in the UK’s ...

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Simmons powers West Indies to series-levelling T20 win in India

HIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Opener Lendl Simmons struck an attacking 67 to lead the West Indies to a series-levelling eight-wicket win over India in the second Twenty20 international. Simmons put on crucial partnerships including a 73-run opening stand with Evin Lewis, who made 40, as West Indies chased down 171 in 18.3 overs ...

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Israeli high school students to launch self-made satellite

JERUSALEM: Three youngsters from an Israeli school will travel to India next week to launch a satellite – Duchifat 3 – designed and built by them aboard PSLV C48 from ISRO’s Sriharikota launch site. Alon Abramovich, Meitav Assulin and Shmuel Aviv Levi, all 17 to 18 years old, are students ...

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Rohit Sharma becomes first Indian to feature in 100 T20I

RAJKOT: Rohit Sharma became the first Indian man and second in world cricket to complete 100 T20 Internationals. He reached the milestone when he led the team in the second match against Bangladesh at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium here. Shoaib Malik (111 games) from Pakistan is the only player ...

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Mushfiqur helps Bangladesh snatch first T20 win over India

DELHI: Mushfiqur Rahim’s perfectly paced, unbeaten 60 off 43 balls took Bangladesh to a seven-wicket win over India, their first against these opponents in nine attempts. Mushfiqur’s late charge against Khaleel Ahmed completely changed the game in Delhi, so much so that in the end, the result was almost a ...

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Shakib episode will affect team performance, Bangladesh coach

DHAKA: Bangladesh coach Russell Domingo expects the recent ban on Shakib Al Hasan to affect the team’s performance against India in the upcoming T20 and Test series but is hopeful that his players will step up to the challenge against the formidable hosts. Bangladesh’ build-up to the three-match T20 and ...

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BCB boss smells conspiracy behind cricketers’ strike

DHAKA: Bangladesh Cricket Board President Nazmul Hassan said the national players’ unprecedented strike seems to be a “conspiracy” to destabilise the game in the country but remains hopeful that the upcoming tour of India will go on as per schedule. Hassan’s comments come after country’s top players including Test and ...

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