Fan Invades Pitch, Tries To Kiss Rohit Sharma During Vijay Hazare Trophy Match

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Mumbai won the quarterfinal by a nine-wicket margin © Screengrab/Twitter

A fan recently broke through the security cordon to click a selfie with India captain Virat Kohli during the second Test versus the West Indies in Hyderabad. Rohit Sharma, who was India’s stand-in captain during the recently concluded Asia Cup in Kohli’s absence, also couldn’t escape the overwhelming love of his die-hard fans. During the recently held Vijay Hazare Trophy game between Mumbai and Bihar, which Mumbai won by nine wickets, a fan jumped onto the field and ran to the pitch to plant a kiss on Rohit Sharma’s cheeks. A video of this was shared by a Twitter user and is on the verge of breaking the Internet. Going by what meets the eye, the helmet dutifully protected Sharma from this unforeseeable bouncer.

Mumbai have now made the semi-finals of the List A tournament, and are now gearing up to face Jharkhand on October 17. The second semi-final will be played between Delhi and Hyderabad.

For Delhi, Gautam Gambhir looks in prime form after scoring a century to beat Haryana in the quarter-finals.

Sharma, the vice-captain of the Indian squad, is expected to join Team India for the first ODI against West Indies on October 21. After playing a five-match ODI series, the Virat Kohli-led side will lock horns with the Windies in a three-match T20I series, which starts November 4.

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Plunket Shield Match Sees Rare Double 0-For-0 Declaration

There have been some bizarre declaration decisions in a cricket match in the past but double 0-for-0 declarations is a rare sight for even the most ardent fans. The scenario has been witnessed just once in Test cricket in a match between South Africa and England in 2000 at Centurion. Another recent sighting of such an event was in a 2013 County Championship match involving Hampshire and Gloucestershire. On Saturday, it happened again, in a first-class match in New Zealand involving Central Stags and Canterbury.

On Day 1 of the Plunket Shield match being played at the Saxton Oval in Nelson, Central Stags, who had been put into bat, reached 301 for seven at the close of play. 

However, no play was possible on Day 2 and 3 of the match with rain playing havoc. With the rain gods relenting and allowing the action to resume on the fourth and final day of the match, Central Stags proceeded to add 51 runs to their total before declaring at 352 for seven in their 1st innings.

Willem Ludick starred with the bat, bringing up his maiden first-class hundred. 

With just seven overs bowled on the final day of the match, Canterbury declared their first innings at 0 for 0 and that was followed by Central Stags taking the same route, making it pretty much a one-innings affair.

This meant that Canterbury needed to score 353 to win in a possible 89 overs. However, Canterbury collapsed to 131 for nine shortly after tea.

Central Stags pacer Seth Rance was the destroyer-in-chief, taking five straight wickets to put his side on the brink of victory.

However, Canterbury tail was not ready to fold up just yet. The last-wicket Canterbury pair of Andrew Hazeldine and Will Williams steered their team to the unlikeliest of draws by keeping the Central Stags bowlers at bay for an incredible 25.5 overs.

With the end in sight, there was heartbreak for Canterbury as No.11 Hazeldine fell to Ryan McCone on the last ball of the penultimate over of the match, leaving the Stags ecstatic.

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India vs China Live Updates, Friendly Football Match Live Score

India vs China Live Score, Football Match Updates: India Look To Break China Jinx

Football Match, India vs China Live: The two teams will meet for the first time in 21 years. © Twitter

India and China will go head-to-head in an international football friendly for the first time in 21 years on Saturday with the home team a firm favourites despite poor recent form. The Indian team is playing an international match for the first time in China, though their senior sides have faced each other 17 times in the past. China have played in India seven times, all of them in the invitational tournament Nehru Cup. India will be led by star defender Sandesh Jhingan. India have not won a single match out of the 17 while China has come out victorious on 12 occasions, five of which ended in a draw.

The senior teams of India and China last played in the 1997 Nehru Cup in Kochi which the ‘Red Dragons’ won 2-1. This is more true for India as the country has not featured in a single FIFA World Cup while China has done so once — in 2002 when they exited from the group stages after losing all their three matches. China, despite being a lesser force on the global stage, are one of the established football countries in Asia. China have been consistently among the top 10 in Asia and in the top 100 in the world.

Live Updates Between India vs China,  Friendly Football Match straight from Suzhou Olympic Sports Centre Stadium, China

China are now 76th in FIFA rankings and seventh in Asia. China have played 11 times in the Asian Cup, the continent’s top-flight competition and have finished runners-up twice and third as many times. India, on the other hand, has played only thrice in the Asian Cup (1964 runners-up; 1984 and 2011) and recently broke into the top 100 in the FIFA rankings after a long time. The country is now 97th in FIFA rankings and 15th in Asia.

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India vs China Football Match When And Where To Watch Live Telecast, Live Streaming Online

India vs China Football Match When And Where To Watch Live Telecast, Live Streaming Online

This is the first match between India and China’s senior sides in 21 years. © Twitter

The Indian football team will play against China at the Suzhou Olympic Stadium in a friendly match on October 13. This will be the first time that India will face China in their own backyard and this is also the first match between their senior sides in 21 years. The Indian football team has never beaten China in their last 17 attempts and will be looking for a change of fortune this time around. While India are placed 97th in FIFA’s rankings, China are placed 76th. With the odds stacked up against India, Stephen Constantine feels that this match will serve as a perfect warm-up game for the national team ahead of AFC Asian Cup 2019. 

When will the India vs China international football friendly match be played?

The India vs China international football friendly match will be played on Saturday, October 13, 2018.

Where will the India vs China international football friendly match be played?

The India vs China international football friendly match will be played at the Suzhou Olympic Sports Centre Stadium in China.

How do I watch the India vs China international football friendly match live?

The India vs China international football friendly match will be telecast live on the Star network.

What time does the India vs China international football friendly match start?

The live telecast of the India vs China international football friendly match will begin at 5 PM IST.

Where can you follow the India vs China international football friendly match online?

The India vs China international football friendly match will be streamed live on Hotstar.

(All telecast and streaming timings are as per information received from the host broadcasters)

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India vs West Indies 2nd Test Live Cricket Match When And Where To Watch IND vs WI Telecast, Live Streaming, Coverage Online

After outplaying the Windies in the first Test, confident team India will aim for a clean sweep when they take on the visitors in the second and final Test starting from Friday at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, in Hyderabad. India thrashed the inexperienced Windies team, winning the first Test by an innings and 272 runs inside three days. Skipper Virat Kohli and his team will once again look to overpower the visitors, which is unlikely to put up a challenge against the No 1 Test side in their own backyard. India are likely to stick to the same playing eleven as India announced the same 12-member team for the second Test. The only cause of concern for the Indian team management will be the form of vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane, who failed to fire in the first Test. On the other hand, the West Indies will have to come out with something special to challenge the confident Indian team. Batsmen for the visitors succumbed to the Indian bowlers in Rajkot as the team failed to touch the 200-run mark in both the innings. The Caribbean batsmen will have to show patience in Hyderabad, unlike the last Test where they seemed to be in a hurry to leave the pitch with unwanted shots. A major relief for the visitors will be the return of pacer Kemar Roach and all rounder Jason Holder, who were not in the playing XI for the first Test.

When will the India vs West Indies, 2nd Test match be played?

The India vs West Indies, 2nd Test match will be played on October 12, 2018.

Where will the India vs West Indies, 2nd Test match be played?

The India vs West Indies, 2nd Test match will be played at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.

What time does India vs West Indies, 2nd Test match begin?

The day’s play will begin at 9.30 AM IST. Toss to take place at 9 AM IST.

Which TV channels will telecast India vs West Indies, 2nd Test match?

The India vs West Indies, 2nd Test match will be telecast on the Star Sports Network.

How do I watch online live streaming of the India vs West Indies, 2nd Test match?

The India vs West Indies, 2nd Test match live streaming will be available on Hotstar. You can also catch the live updates on

(All telecast and streaming timings are as per information received from the host broadcasters)

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Match Fixing, The Curse Of Planet Football

Here is a brief tour of the global match-fixing scandals.

The Italian miniseries

Italian football has had a series of scandals.

“Totonero”, a play on the Italian for football pools, in 1980, resulted in the relegation of AC Milan and Lazio and bans for several players, including Paolo Rossi, who returned just in time to win the World Cup for Italy and the subsequent Ballon d’Or.  

There was a sequel, “Totonero B”, in 1986.

The “Calciopoli” scandal, in 2006, did not involve gambling and only indirectly match rigging as big clubs influenced the selection of referees. Juventus were stripped of two league titles and demoted.

The scandal that appears to contain most elements in common with Belgium was the “Calcioscommesse”, or “football bet,” affair which ended with several players and coaches in prison. 

The match-rigging apparatus, was, according to Interpol, run from Singapore by businessman Dan Tan who worked with Eastern European criminals to bribe, or in one case drug, Italian players.

After close to 100,000 telephone taps, dozens of arrests and searches, the Cremona prosecutor found that during the 2010-2011 season, at least 50 matches, including 20 in Serie A, were fixed.

Tan is wanted in Italy and also Hungary, where he is alleged to have rigged matches, but Singapore does not have an extradition agreement with the European Union. 

Belgium, the prequel

In 2014, after a long investigation, the authorities ruled that 18 matches had been sold by players for sums between 5,000 euros and 40,000 euros from 2004 and 2006.  

Chinese businessman Zheyun Ye, who had invested in the Lierse club, was sentenced, in absentia, to five years in prison.

Paul Put, manager of 2013 Africa Cup of Nations finalists Burkina Faso, Pietro Allata, a businessman and self-proclaimed gambler and former Belgian international goalkeeper Gilbert Bodart were also found guilty of corruption.

Zheyun Ye has disappeared. Put is now managing in the Chinese second division.

Marseille and the buried cash

The most famous scandal in France, surrounding Marseille’s Ligue 1 game at Valenciennes in May 1993, was not related to betting.

Six days away from a European Cup final against AC Milan, Marseille wanted to collect the points, and clinch the French title, without wasting energy. Even though one home player reportedly confessed to his coach at half time, Marseille won 1-0.

Later, 250,000 francs were discovered in the garden of Valenciennes player Christophe Robert. Marseille were stripped of their French title and Valenciennes relegated.

Fixing on the menu in Berlin cafe

In 2011, Ante Sapina, a Croatian national already been sentenced to 36 months in jail for his role in a betting scandal involving German referee Robert Hoyzer, was sentenced to five and a half years for manipulating games in nine countries, including Europa League and World Cup matches, by paying money to players, referees and officials. German prosecutors focused on 47 matches but said up to 300 were involved.

Operating out of a Berlin cafe, Sapina bet on the matches in the unsupervised Asian markets and made an estimated profit of 2.4 million euros.

Fake friendlies

Not content with rigging matches in existing competitions, fixers have taken to staging their own games.

Several seem to have been created by a Singaporean, Wilson Raj Perumal who has served jail time in Finland for match fixing and now assists Hungarian investigators, says he worked for Dan Tan.

As many as 80 Zimbabwean footballers as well as officials and administrators, were suspended for their part in the “Asiagate” scandal, involving a series of friendlies, mostly in Asia. Many were never played, but in three that were, in 2009, the Zimbawean teams lost.

FIFA investigated a pair of friendlies — Bulgaria against Estonia and Latvia against Bolivia — played in Antalya, Turkey, in February 2011. All seven goals in the matches came from penalty kicks.

Most bizarre was Bahrain’s home friendly against a Togo team containing none of the advertised players, in 2010. Despite having five goals disallowed, Bahrain beat visibly unfit opponents, 3-0. After the game Togo’s football federation said it had not sent a team.

Birthplace of football

In 1915, with the English league on the point of being suspended because of World War I, Manchester United beat Liverpool 2-0, in a first-division game in which Liverpool missed a penalty.

After the match flyers began to appear alleging that large amounts of money had been bet at attractive odds on just that result. Seven players, three from United and four from Liverpool, were banned for life.  Six, including one who had died serving in the war, were reinstated in 1919.

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No Match For Voice Of People

Sabarimala Temple Case: The Supreme Court lifted a ban on the entry of women at the temple.

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Two petitions challenging the Supreme Court order allowing women of all ages inside Kerala’s Sabarimala temple was filed in the top court today amid mounting protests in the state. Seeking a review of last month’s judgment lifting the centuries-old ban, one of the petitioners said the verdict can’t be a match for the voice of the people. The Nair Service Society, a body of Kerala’s influential Nair community, also approached the court, challenging its verdict.

The other petitioner, the president of the National Ayyappa Devotees Association, said those who had approached the Supreme Court for lifting the age restriction on women are not devotees of Lord Ayyappa, the temple’s chief deity. In her petition, Shylaja Vijayan said the Supreme Court verdict affects the fundamental rights of millions of devotees of Ayyappa.

“The petitioners believe that no legal luminary, not even the greatest of jurists or a judge, can be a match to the common sense and wisdom of the masses. No judicial pronouncement, even of the highest judicial tribunal in this country… can be a match for ‘the voice of the people’,” the petition read.The petitioner is not a party to the case in the top court.

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said the state government will implement the Supreme Court verdict. “Filing a review petition is against the stand. It is the responsibility of the government to implement the verdict of the Supreme Court. It is not the policy of the government to fight with believers. Their interest will be protected. The government is ready for discussion,” Mr Vijayan said at a press conference.

The representatives of the Sabarimala temple’s chief priest are skipping a key meeting called by Mr Vijayan today to discuss the September 28 verdict as protests by against the verdict continued in several parts of Kerala.

Hundreds of devotees took part in marches last week, chanting the name of Ayyappa, protesting the ruling Left government’s decision to implement the top court verdict without going for a review.

Another devotee group has said hundreds of its members will lie down at the entrance of the Sabarimala temple to stop women of menstruating age from entering when it re-opens on October 17. 

“Hundreds of our men will lie down at the entry point of the hill when the temple opens at 5 pm on October  17 for the pooja, or prayer ceremony, said Rahul Easwar, chief of the Ayyappa Dharma Sena and the grandson of a former chief priest at Sabarimala.

The the five judge Constitution bench headed by then Chief Justice Dipak Misra, while lifting the ban, said it was upholding rights to equality of worship. The court had said that banning the entry of women into the shrine is gender discrimination and that the practice violates rights of Hindu women. 

The temple authorities had said the ban was essential to the rites related to Ayyappa, considered eternally celibate.

(With inputs from Reuters and PTI)

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WWE Super Showdown Triple H vs Undertaker No Disqualification match kane and shawn Michaels

WWE में WWE Super Showdown में ‘Dead Man’ यानी अंडरटेकर (Undertaker) ने जिंदगी का आखिरी मुकाबला ट्रिपल-एच (Triple H) के साथ खेला. अंडरटेकर 1990 से रेसलिंग करते आ रहे हैं. 53 वर्षीय अंडरटेकर ने WWE का आखिरी मुकाबला खेला. जहां ट्रिपल-एच ने उन्हें हरा दिया. लेकिन हारकर भी अंडरटेकर ने लोगों का दिल जीत लिया. हारने के बाद ट्रिपल-एच ने उनको उठाया और हाथ खड़ा कर बता दिया कि रिंग के असली किंग अंडरटेकर ही हैं. मैच के बाद फैन्स ने उनके सम्मान में खड़े होकर तालियां बजाईं. उनको शानदार तरीके से विदाई दी गई. 

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WWE Super Showdown में अंडरटेकर और ट्रिपल-एच के बीच मुकाबला था. मैच में अंडरटेकर का साथ देने उनके भाई केन (KANE) आए थे तो वहीं ट्रिपल-एच के खास दोस्त शॉन माइकल्स (Shawn Michaels) साथ देने पहुंचे थे. दोनों के मैच में केन और शॉन माइकल्स ने भी बीच बचाव किया. हर किसी को लग रहा था कि अंडरटेकर आखिरी मुकाबला जीतकर शानदार विदाई लेंगे. लेकिन ट्रिपल-एच ने बड़ा उलटफेर किया और अंडरटेकर को हरा दिया. 

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मैच के बाद जब अंडरटेकर दुखी होकर बैठे हुए थे तो ट्रिपल एच पास आए, उनको उठाया और उनको चैम्पियन बताकर हाथ उठा दिया. लोगों को ट्रिपल एच का ये अंदाज काफी पसंद आया क्योंकि सभी चाहते थे अंडरटेकर ये मुकाबला जीतें और जीत के साथ विदाई लें. फैन्स की ये ख्वाहिश ट्रिपल एच ने पूरी की और शानदार विदाई दी. अब अंडरटेकर कभी रिंग में वापस नहीं लौटेंगे. उनका सफर अब यहीं खत्म हो चुका है. 

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WWE Mixed Match Challenge Sunil Singh Beaten with Bayley and Finn Balor viral video

WWE में कई भारतीय रेसलर्स ने किसमत आजमाई. लेकिन बहुत कम लोग ही सफल हो पाए. द ग्रेट खली ने WWE में कई कामयाबी हासिल की. उनके बाद जिंदर महल ने WWE में दो बार चैम्पियनशिप जीती. जिंदर महल के साथ दो भारतीय रेसलर भी उनका साथ देने आया करते थे. जिनको सिंह ब्रदर्स कहा जाता है. वो वर्ल्ड रेसलिंग इंटरटेनमेंट में कामयाबी हासिल करने की कोशिश कर रहे हैं. लेकिन हर मैच में उनको हार नसीब होती है. ऐसा ही मैच हुआ जिसमें सुनील सिंह को महिला रेसलर से लड़ाई में मार खाई. जिसमें वो वुमन रेसलर से माफी भी मांगते नजर आ रहे हैं. सोशल मीडिया पर वीडियो काफी वायरल हो रहा है. 

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WWE Mixed Match Challenge चल रहा था. जहां वो अपनी साथ Alicia Fox के साथ मैच खेलने पहुंचे थे. स्टार रेसलर बैले (Bayley) और फिन बेलोर (Finn Balor) के खिलाफ मैच खेल रहे थे. जब वो अपनी साथी रेसलर Alicia Fox की मदद कर रहे थे तो बैले ने चालाकी से दूसरी महिला रेसलर को लात मार दी. जिसके बाद साथी महिला रेसलर Alicia Fox ही सुनील पर गुस्सा करने लगीं. क्योंकि दोनों महिलाओं के बीच लड़ाई में वो बीच में आ गए थे. 

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जिसके बाद सुनील सिंह रिंग में पहुंचे तो बैले ने उनकी मारकर बाहर कर दिया और साथी रेसलर को भी बाहर फेक दिया. जिसके बाद फिन बेलोर ने हवा में उड़कर दोनों को लात मारी. मैच के बाद भी वो साथी महिला रेसलर से माफी मांगने लगा. सोशल मीडिया पर वीडियो काफी वायरल हो रहा है. 


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Special Initiative of Jaipur Central Jail , Prisoners played T20 Match cricket with Police

आशुतोष शर्मा/जयपुर: सच्ची घटना पर आधारित फिल्म लखनऊ सेंट्रल तो आपको याद होगी जिसमें जेल के कैदी संगीत के जरिये लोगों के दिल में खास जगह बना लेते है. कुछ ऐसा ही देखने को मिला राजधानी जयपुर में जहां क्रिकेट का एक ऐसा रोचक मैच देखने को मिला जिसमें जयपुर सेंट्रल जेल के कैदियों और जेल कर्मियों के बीच सदभावना मैच खेला गया. 

गांधी जयंती के मौके से पहले इस मैच का आयोजन अपने आप में बेहद खास था. जेल की चार दीवारी में अपनी सजा काट रहे है कैदियों को खुले माहौल में खेल के जरिये कुछ घंटों के लिए सही खुली हवा में जिंदगी जीने को मिली. राजस्थान में ऐसा पहली बार हुआ है जब कैदियों और जेलकर्मियों के बीच कोई मैच खेला गया हो.

इस जेल में यह पहला मौका हे जब सेंट्रल जेल के कैदियों और जेल प्रशासन के बीच सदभावना क्रिकेट मैच खेला गया. जेल की चार दीवारी के अंदर अपनी सजा काट रही 13 लोगों को क्रिकेट के खेल के जरिये बाहर आने का मौका दिया गया. ये मैच हार जीत से जुड़ा हुआ नहीं था. जब कैदी चौके छक्के मारते तो जेल पुलिस ताली बजाकर उत्साह बढ़ाती और जब जेल प्रशासन खेल में अच्छा करते तो खुद कैदी ताली बजाकर उत्साह बढ़ाते.

जेल सेंट्रल के कैदियों और जेल पुलिस के बीच पहली बार आयोजित हुए इस मैच में कड़ी सुरक्षा के बीच 13 कैदियों को जयपुर जेल से एक निजी क्रिकेट एकेडेमी पर लाया गया. हालांकि इस मैच में कैदियों की टीम हार गई. लेकिन इस मैंच के आयोजन से कैदियों के चेहरे हारकर भी खिले हुए नजर आ रहे थे. 

इस खेल में जीत भले ही जेल पुलिस की हुई हो लेकिन कैदियों ने भी अपने अच्छे व्यवहार,विश्वास से सभी का दिल जीत लिया. कैदियों ने बताया कि जब मैच शुरू हुआ तो कुछ देर तक उन्हें यकीन नहीं हुआ कि वो जेल के बाहर की दुनिया में है. उनके लिए सच में ये अनुभव यादगार था. जेल महकमे में कैदियों में सकारात्मक सुधार और अच्छे मौकों के लिए इस तरह के प्रयास पहली बार किये गये है जो कारगार साबित हुये है. मैच को देखने के लिए जयपुर जेल के आलाधिकारी भी शमिल हुए थे.

जिदंगी में अपनी गलतियों से अपराध कर बैठने वाले जयपुर सेंट्रल के कैदियों के लिए जेल की चार दीवारी से बाहर निकल क्रिकेट मैच का आयोजन अपने आप में यादगार हो गया. सभी कैदियों के चेहरे पर खुली हवा में सांस लेने की ख़ुशी देखी जा सकती थी. जेल प्रशासन ने संकेत दिए है कि पहली बार किया गया प्रयास सार्थक रहा है. जेल प्रसाशन की कोशिश होगी की अब हर साल इस तरह के आयोजन हो सकें.   

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