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ICC World Test Championship: India Lost Its First Match By 10 Wickets

India lost the first Test of the two-match series with New Zealand on Monday. It was the first match of the ICC World Test Championship. It is the first in the series and 100th Test victory for the Kiwis.

Highlights of India v/s New Zealand First Test Match

• New Zealand captain Kane Williamson won the toss and put India to bat first in overcast conditions.

• On the first day, India lost five wickets before rain washed out the final session.

• Ajinkya Rahane scored highest 46 runs from India in the first inning.

• In bowling, Kyle Jamieson and Southee picked up four wickets each and Trent Boult got one.

• New Zealand batting score was 225 for seven wickets but the last three wickets added 123 runs and gave Kiwis a lead of 183 runs.

• Kane Williamsons cored highest 89 runs for New Zealand.

• India started poor in the second innings when Prithvi Shaw handed an easy catch to Tom Latham at short square-leg.

• Indian captain Virat Kohli gave his worst performance as he … Read the rest

Barcelona’s Contract With Braithwaite Raises Eyebrows In The Football World

FC Barcelona’s signing of Martin Braithwaite is the most unlikely event of the European football season. On Thursday, Barcelona signed the 20-year old Danish forward from La Liga rivals Leganes.

FC Barcelona signing Braithwaite

Barcelona triggered a $19.4 million release clause in the Leganes contract of Braithwaite to sign the player. But it also put $324 million release clause on his Barcelona contract. The release clause is used to discourage rival teams from approaching players. But the clause inserted by Barcelona is the highest by any Spanish club.

Special emergency dispensation for Barcelona

Spanish football bosses gave special emergency dispensation to Barcelona for finding a replacement of forward Ousmane Dembele when he took six-moths leave due to a hamstring injury. The emergency window was provided for January.

But Leganes are opposing this transfer because the club loses one of the most important players. According to Leganes director general Martin Ortega, they were in a situation of serious damage.

Martin Braithwaite new contract

The player has signed four-year deal with FC Barcelona. He will play until 2024. But it isn’t the first time that Braithwaite signed … Read the rest

Manchester City Wins Its First Match Amid Anti-UEFA Slogans

Putting their UEFA woes behind, Manchester City registered first win with a 2-0 score on West Ham on Wednesday night. The Manchester City has recently been excluded from the Champions League for two years from 2020-21 to 22 for not following financial fair play regulations.

Manchester City after UEFA ban

On the 29th minute of the game, Rodri made the first goal and put Manchester City ahead in the game. Soon Kevin De Bruyne added the second goal and sealed the win for the home team. But the fans had the UEFA ban in mind.

It was the first of match of Manchester City after receiving UEFA notice for getting banned from Champions League for two years. They even sung anti-UEFA chants during the match. The over-enthusiastic fans even unfurled a “UEFA Cartel” banner in the stadium. But Pep Guardiola had different views on the UEFA ruling.

Pep Guardiola’s opinion on City’s ban

He’s present manager of Manchester City hence his opinion on ban matters most. While he looked happy at the first win and also, he congratulated his boys for doing well. But at the same time, he asked … Read the rest

Football Champions League: Erling Haaland Claim Borussia Dortmund Advantage Over PSG!

BVB generally is known as Dortmund, a German Professional sports club. And the Famous name of Dortmund club, Erling Haaland gave his best again with this champion league season by scoring two more goals that give the greatest advantage over PSG (Paris St-Germain).

This year, a 19-year old boy showed his outstanding performance two times. One was the remarkable finish that done after Raphael Guerreiro’s shot and second, was a left-footed surprise from the 20 yards.

He is well-known for his outstanding performance so far in the leagues with 10 goals in 7 games. On Tuesday he made tenth and eleventh goal since his BVB journey. Haaland did his best rather than other players in the game. Besides all these, Erling has a 2-1 win over PSG after the 16-tie.

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IPL 2020: Mumbai Indians, CSK And Others Revealed Their Fixtures But Rajasthan Royals Withheld The Details

The first fixture of the 13th IPL edition would be as scheduled on March 29 and the last league fixture would be on May 17. Mumbai Indians will play with three-times champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK).

IPL 2020 fixtures

The defending champion Mumbai Indians took to Twitter to announce their schedule ahead of the tournament. On Sunday, it disclosed that it was happy to play the opening fixture of the tournament. Also, it was traveling to Bengaluru to face challenge from the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).

Fresh with a new logo, RCB will kickstart their campaign against Kolkata Night Riders (KKR) at M Chinnaswamy Stadium. KKR is two-time title holder.

But Sunrises Hyderabad (SRH) were the first to among the participants to reveal their home and … Read the rest

IPL 2020: Confusion Over Start Date Deepens

The BCCI President Sourav Ganguli confirmed that start date of the 13th edition of the cash-rich T20 league would be March 29 and that there would be fewer double-headers this season. But IPL start could be delayed a little.

Confusion over IPL start date

The International Cricket Council (ICC) is going to conduct its board meeting on March 29 in Dubai. It is the date when IPL will take off in India. BCCI tried to convince ICC shit its board meeting as both are big events and their dates are clashing. But ICC turned down the request of shifting its board meeting.

The problem with BCCI is that many of is members would be busy attending the important board meeting on the start date of the IPL. So, BCCI is left with no option other than to delay IPL matches.

ICC made a case

International Cricket Council will hold a series of meetings from March 27-29 and the dates for these meetings had been fixed in August 2019. Also, the concerned persons were informed about the meetings in advance. Since preparations have been made, there is little chances of ICC … Read the rest