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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) got down to shortlist the names for the national team’s coach on Tuesday, a post which has been lying vacant since Ravi Shastri’s term as team director came to an end after India’s semifinal exit from the World T20 in March this year.
Although Sanjay Bangar has been appointed interim coach for the ongoing tour of Zimbabwe, the BCCI will look to finalise the candidate by June 24, well ahead of India’s tour of West Indies next month.
BCCI’s Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), formed to shortlist the candidates, comprises Sourav Ganguly, VVS Laxman, Sachin Tendulkar and convenor Sanjay Jagdale.
Rafael Nadal and Garbine Muguruza will lead Spain’s charge for Olympic tennis glory at Rio in August and could play together in the mixed doubles, officials said on Thursday.
Also in a strong Spanish team are David Ferrer, ranked 14 in the world, Albert Ramos and Roberto Bautista Agut, Spanish tennis authorities said. The women will be spearheaded by Muguruza, fresh from her French Open title.
No firm decision has yet been taken on a potentially potent Nadal-Muguruza partnership, said Conchita Martinez, captain of Spain’s Fed Cup and Davis Cup teams.
Nadal, who won gold at the Beijing Games in 2008, has seen his fortunes plummet after a series of injuries.
The latest, a wrist problem, forced his early withdrawal from Roland Garros and he is also out of Wimbledon, which starts later this month.
Spanish tennis chiefs are confident he will be fit for Rio and Muguruza has talked enthusiastically of the prospect of teaming up with the man who has won 14 Grand Slam titles.
Germany and Poland played out the first goalless draw of the 2016 European Championship in Paris on Thursday. Though it was frustrating to watch revered internationals failing to score, it was not all drab. Here are our five takeaways from the game.Yes. Most German fans would disagree on that, and they may have a point or two, for Poland had only 37% possession, had no shots on target against Germany’s 3, and their number of passes, 184, looked abysmally low in comparison to Germany’s 523.But then a little context won’t hurt. No team had scored more goals in the European Championship qualification than Poland. With Robert Lewandowski pairing with the young Arkadiusz Milik, goals had been coming thick and fast for Poland. Against, Germany, Poland showed they can also do an Atletico Madrid. This versatility would do any team good in a knockout tournament.
On that two forwards
When was the last time a not-so-bad team used two proper strikers up front? The two-striker formation has gone so out of rage that even when teams have two very good ones in their squad, rarely use them together up front. For instance at Paris Saint-Germain, Edinson Cavani had to endure the flanks while Zlatan Ibrahimovic ruled the opposition penalty box.
It is no different internationally, even England, whose love for 4-4-2 runs deep, do not use Jamie Vardy and Harry Kane together as two proper strikers. On that note, to see Lewandowski and Milik together up front, and combining well, though they failed to score against Germany, was a welcome respite.
A 16-Member indian cricket team ,led by Mahinder Singh Dhoni arraived in Zimbabwe on wednesday for short limited overs series begining on saturday.
The team arrived after a long flight after leaving Mumbai on Tuesday.
The BCCI tweeted to inform the arrival of the players at the Harare International Airport .
Team India will play three ODIs and as many T20 Internationals against Zimbabwe between 11 june and 22.All the matches are scheduled to be played at the Harare Sports club . The ODIs will be played on June 11 , 13 and 15 while the T20 Inertnationals are scheduled for June 18 , 20 and 22.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi met US President Barack Obama on Tuesday on the penultimate leg of his whirlwind five-nation tour, during which the Indian leader hopes to strengthen “strategic partnership in diverse areas”. Modi arrived at the Joint Base Andrews from Switzerland after securing the European nation’s support for India’s Nuclear Suppliers Group membership ahead of a key meeting of the 48-nation bloc.
Here are some of the key takeaways from the Prime Minister’s fourth visit to the United States:
1. Financial assistance for clean energy
2. Cyber framework accord
3. India’s role in Paris climate change agreement recognised
4. Pakistan asked to punish Pathankot attack perpetrators
5. India, US ink deal to boost defence, counter-terror cooperation
6. Agreement to step up conservation efforts
7. Expedited clearance for entry into the US
8. Activists raise India’s poor record in human trafficking
An unlucky own goal by Moldova goalkeeper Stanislav Namasco gave Switzerland a helping hand as the Euro 2016 finalists scraped a 2-1 victory in a warm-up match on Friday.
The hosts, who had lost their three previous friendlies, went ahead in the 12th minute when Blerim Dzemaili sent a looping header against the underside of the crossbar before the ball hit Namasco on the back and went into the net.
Switzerland experimented with Steve von Bergen and Fabian Schaer at the centre of the defence as coach Vladimir Petkovic continued his search for a reliable back line but they still looked vulnerable.
The Swiss, who face Albania, Romania and hosts France in Group A of this month’s European Championship, created a flurry of chances early in the second half and were repeatedly thwarted by Namasco.
The home team were stunned when Radu Ginsari equalised for Moldova in the 69th minute with a viciously dipping shot from 25 metres that caught goalkeeper Roman Buerki off his guard.
Just a few days after the BCCI invited applications for the vacant post of India senior men’s team head coach through its website, chief selector Sandeep Patil has thrown his hat into the ring for the high-profile job. “I have just applied (for the post),” Patil told PTI on Saturday. He did not confirm or deny whether anyone from the BCCI had asked him to do so. There was speculation that the former dashing batsman and ex-coach of Kenya had been advised by higher-ups in the Board to apply for the job as the senior selection panel headed by him has already completed most of its top-level assignments till September when his term is scheduled to come to an end. The five-man panel, which was originally scheduled to pick only the squad for the upcoming tour of Zimbabwe starting in a few days’ time, also picked the team for the July-August tour of the West Indies when they met here on May 23. Sanjay Bangar has been named the interim coach of the new-look side to Zimbabwe, to be led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
Murali Vijay has been one of the surprise packages of the ninth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Tasked with the added responsibility of captaincy midway into the tournament, the 32-year-old turned out to be the most low-profile captain of any side in the league.
The circumstances were lot different. He wasn’t unveiled at a grand event like leaders of other franchises. His appointment was more forced than expected. Faced with a spate of losses under the leadership of David Miller, Kings XI were forced to replace him with Vijay.
The India opener did not seem out of place. Despite the many foreign stars in the squad, he remained in control. Kings XI might not have gone on a winning streak but they did put up a fight, which was largely missing with Miller at the helm.
On Saturday, they will face the Rising Pune Supergiants, the winners will walk away knowing that they did not finish at the bottom of the table, if that is any consolation.