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South Africa cricket tour must go ahead. Indian team should follow rules like in UAE

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New Zealand's Ajaz Patel and Rachin Ravindra during the 1st Test match between India and New Zealand, at Green Park International Stadium, Kanpur | ANI

As Kiwis turn to Indian spin, Mumbai welcomes home Ajaz Patel and Rachin Ravindra

New Zealand's Ajaz Patel and Rachin Ravindra, both in their first year of Test cricket, will see a homecoming like no other when they come to Mumbai for the Test match.

Does batting second in T20 world cup have an advantage? A statistics professor explains

Of the 45 matches played at the tournament, 29 were won by the team batting second.
A screengrab of Hassan Ali dropping a catch against Australia in the Men's T20 World Cup.

Hassan Ali’s dropped catch has Pakistan in a fix: Was it ‘mauka’ to win T20 World Cup or not?

The narrative within sections of Pakistani media is that the T20 World Cup was Pakistan's to win but it slipped from Hassan Ali's hands.
Actor Anushka Sharma (left) and Virat Kohli | Twitter | @AnushkaSharma

Hyderabad man arrested for ‘rape threat’ to Virat-Anushka’s infant daughter

The accused, Akubathini Ramanagesh, 23, will be brought to Mumbai where he will be produced before a local court for custody. 

Rohit Sharma named India’s T20 captain starting with NZ series, KL Rahul to be his deputy

Kohli, Bumrah, Shami and Jadeja rested, Hardik Pandya dropped after T20 WC exit. Chahal, Siraj and IPL top-scorer Ruturaj Gaikwad return to squad for series starting 17 November.
India set a target of 211 for Afghanistan at Abu Dhabi Wednesday | Twitter | @BCCI

India keep slim semifinal hopes alive with thumping win over Afghanistan, their 1st at 2021 WC

Win achieved on back of a 140-run opening partnership between K.L. Rahul and Rohit Sharma. Allrounder Hardik Pandya and wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant smash 62 off 26 balls.
Pacer Mohammad Shami (right) with captain Virat Kohli | Twitter/@MdShami11

Hate against Shami, Bangladesh violence, Kashmir targeting – Disinformation our greatest threat

India loves cricketer Shami, so who started the hate? Similarly, in Bangladesh, how did the violence against Hindus start? Read before you outrage.
The Indian cricket team took the knee ahead of its T20 World Cup match against Pakistan on 24 October 2021 in Dubai. | Photo: Twitter

De Kock finally took the knee, but only after putting spotlight on gesture & confused ICC policies

De Kock sparked a row after he withdrew from South Africa's T20 World Cup match against West Indies. Here’s a look at the gesture’s 15-month-long history in cricket.
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Bail to Aryan Khan welcome but 20,000 NDPS undertrials still in jails. Courts must introspect

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Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.