South Africa’s T20 team arrives in India
The Quinton de Kock-led South Africa team set foot on India on Saturday for the upcoming three-match T20 series. “Excited to be back in India and looking forward to playing cricket again,” pace spearhead Kagiso Rabada tweeted. South Africa will start the tour with the T20 matches, the first of which is in Dharamsala on September 15 followed by Mohali (September 18) and Bengaluru (September 22). That will be followed by Tests in Visakhapatnam (Oct. 2-6), Pune (Oct. 10-14) and Ranchi (Oct 19-23) as the Proteas open their campaign in the ICC World Test Championship.
Shami in touch with lawyer, returns on Sep 12:
Mohammed Shami might have left for the US from the tour of the West Indies, but he is in constant touch with his lawyer, as well as the BCCI. A case of domestic violence filed against him by wife, Hasin Jahan, has seen the Alipore court in Kolkata order for his surrender within 15 days. “Shami has gone to the US after the tour of West Indies got over and he will be back in the country on September 12. He has been in constant touch with his lawyer on the court matter and has also spoken to the relevant people within the board on the matter,” a BCCI official said.
CoA appoints Supervisory Committee to monitor BCA and conduct elections:
The Committee of Administrators (CoA) has appointed a threemember Independent Supervisory Committee to run the cricketing affairs of
Bihar Cricket Association (BCA) and also conduct fresh elections. The CoA, chaired by Vinod Rai, took the decision after deliberating on the issue during a meeting in Mumbai on Friday.
HC sets aside 3-yr ban on Minerva Punjab:
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has set aside a three-year ban on Minerva Punjab FC, which it had imposed last year on the defending I-League champions for fielding overage players in the 16th All-India Administrator’s U-17 Challenge Cup final against Chandigarh Football Club (CFA).
Kane hits hat-trick in big England win:
Harry Kane scored a hat-trick (including two through second half penalties) and Rahim Sterling struck once as England blanked Bulgaria 4-0 in their Group A match of Euro qualifiers on Saturday.
Karandeep top-placed Indian in Taipei:
India’s Karandeep Kochhar moved into top-10 with a three-under 69 card on the third day of the Yeangder Tournament Players Championship (TPC) golf tournament here on Saturday. Karandeep, who shot 67-71 on first two days, is now nine-under 207 and tied-10. He is the best placed Indian in the field. Aman Raj added a two-under 70 to get to eight-under and was tied-12th, while Shiv Kapur (70) is tied-17th. Local hero Lin Wen-tang took flight with a birdie blitz before closing with a flawless seven-under-par 65 to grab the outright lead following the penultimate round.