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Sharafudin approved as replacement for Asghar in Afghanistan squad

Dubai, Nov 2 (UNI) The Event Technical Committee of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 has approved Sharafudin Ashraf as a replacement for Asghar Afghan in the Afghanistan squad.
All-rounder Sharafudin, who has played 17 ODIs and nine T20Is, was approved as a replacement following concerns over Asghar’s mental wellbeing. Sharafudin was a reserve as per the allowance
for teams to travel with extra players in view of COVID-19 quarantine requirements, an ICC media
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Dabang Delhi beat Patna Pirates 32-29 in Pro-Kabaddi

Dabang Delhi beat Patna Pirates 32-29 in Pro-Kabaddi

18 Jan 2022 | 11:37 PM

Bengaluru, Jan 18 (UNI) A spectacular performance in the first half from Sandeep Narwal and Vijay’s clutching raiding late in the second half saw Dabang Delhi K.C. beat Patna Pirates 32-29 here on
Tuesday
The veteran all-rounder finished the game with eight points, while Vijay was the game’s top scorer with nine. With this win, Delhi ascended to the top of the points table.
The Pirates raced to a 3-0 lead, courtesy of Sachin and Prashanth Kumar Rai. But outstanding raiding from Vijay and strong work from the defence helped Delhi level the scores at 5-5. Sandeep Narwal added two more touch points to Delhi’s total and helped his side reduce Patna to just two players on the mat. After allowing substitute Selvamani to pick a bonus, Ashu Malik went in to raid, managed to escape Mohammadreza Chiyaneh’s Ankle Hold before tagging Neeraj en route to the midline to help Delhi inflict the game’s first All Out and take an 11-6 lead.

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Bopanna, Ramkumar get direct entry into doubles main draw at Tata Open

18 Jan 2022 | 11:13 PM

Pune, Jan 18 (UNI) India’s Rohan Bopanna and Ramkumar Ramanathan have received a direct entry into the doubles main draw at the fourth edition of Tata Open Maharashtra, organised by the Maharashtra State Lawn Tennis Association (MSLTA) and scheduled at the Balewadi Stadium here from January 31 to February 6.

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Odisha FC beat NorthEast United 2-0 in ISL

Odisha FC beat NorthEast United 2-0 in ISL

18 Jan 2022 | 10:26 PM

Fatorda, Jan 18 (UNI) Odisha FC rose to fifth place with a 2-0 victory over NorthEast United in the latest 2021-22 Indian Super League (ISL) encounter at the PJN Stadium here on Tuesday.

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Real Madrid's Gento dies at 88

Real Madrid's Gento dies at 88

18 Jan 2022 | 10:21 PM

Madrid, Jan 18 (UNI) Francisco Gento, one of the greatest legends of Real Madrid, passed away at the age of 88, the club announced on Tuesday.

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Women’s National Team Coach Dennerby wants girls to play “together as a unit”

18 Jan 2022 | 9:31 PM

Mumbai, Jan 18 (UNI) As the Senior Women’s National Team gear up to take on IR Iran in their
opening encounter of the AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022 on January 20, Head Coach
Thomas Dennerby wants the girls to play “together as a unit.”
In the official pre-match press conference held here on Tuesday, -- two days prior to the kick-off, Dennerby averred, “Since I have taken charge the focus has been to play together as a unit --
knowing how, and when to press. We have reduced the number of long balls, and are now focusing
on playing through the middle to penetrate.”
India have been drawn against IR Iran (January 20), Chinese Taipei (January 23) and China PR (January 26) in Group A of the competition that consists of 12 teams. The top two from each of
the three groups, along with the two best second placed teams from the groups will make it to the quarterfinals.

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