NZ arrive in Dubai after abandoning Pak tour, NZC CEO says ‘Everything changed on Friday’
The New Zealand men’s cricket team arrived in Dubai after leaving Islamabad on a charter flight following the abandonment of their tour of Pakistan due to security threat. “Everything changed on Friday. The advice changed, the threat level changed and, as a consequence, we took the only responsible course of action possible,” New Zealand Cricket (NZC) CEO David White said.
IPL release final list of replacements made by teams for remainder of IPL 2021
The IPL have released the final list of replacements made by the franchises for the second leg of IPL 2021, which begins in UAE today. A total of 16 replacements have been announced, with RCB replacing the most number of players (5) among all franchises. SRH replaced their opener Jonny Bairstow with West Indies’ Cherfane Rutherford.
Matches are played on reaction and belief in moments, not on data and analysis: Kohli
Team India and RCB captain Virat Kohli, in a virtual press conference ahead of IPL 2021 resumption, said, “On the outside there are many data points and analysis. The game is not played on that.” He added, “It isn’t played on information from the outside, it is on reaction…belief in certain moments, game plans that you set out to achieve.”
Very difficult to see England tour of Pakistan going ahead now: Atherton
Ex-England captain Michael Atherton said it’s “very difficult” to see England tour of Pakistan going ahead after New Zealand abandoned their ongoing tour against Pakistan due to a security threat. England men’s and women’s teams are currently due to play two T20Is in Rawalpindi on October 13 and 14, with women scheduled to play three-match ODI series as well.
Olympic athletes equipments auctioned with permission, bid reaches ₹10-crore
Neeraj Chopra Olympic gold-winning javelin and Olympic bronze medallist Lovina Borgohain boxing gloves have received highest bids of ₹10 crore each so far at e-auction of mementos received by PM Narendra Modi. Discus autographed by Paralympics silver medallist Yogesh Kathuniya has also received ₹10-crore bid. Bid for Paralympics gold medallist Sumit Antil’s javelin has reached ₹9.99 crore.