Dutee wants to join politics, says it will help her serve people
Bhubaneswar: Sprinter Dutee Chand on Monday created a buzz by expressing an interest in joining politics. “I have always wanted to join politics since childhood. My family has also been involved in grassroots politics, with my mother being the sarpanch of our village,” Dutee posted on her Twitter account. On being asked if she wanted to join a particular party, the 23-year-old athlete and current holder of the national 100metres record, said, “If I get an offer from any party, I will definitely join politics as it is a good platform to serve the people.” When asked if she would ever juggle politics and sports, she said, “Why not? It is not written anywhere that one cannot join politics while playing. There are instances of several successful sportspersons excelling in politics, sports and business at the same time. So if you have talent, it should not be a problem to manage both,” she told
Kohli reprimanded for inappropriate shoulder contact with SA player:
India captain Virat Kohli has received an official warning and one demerit point for violating ICC Code of Conduct when he made an inappropriate shoulder contact with pacer Beuran Hendricks during the third T20 International against South Africa here. Kohli was found guilty of a Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct in the match which South Africa won by nine wickets on Sunday. The incident occurred in the fifth over of India's innings, when Kohli made contact with bowler Beuran Hendricks while taking a run.
Miller equals record for most T20I catches as fielder:
South African player David Miller equaled the record of most catches in T20Is in the final match of the series against India on Sunday. The 30-yearold caught Hardik Pandya at long-on in the second-last ball of the 20th over of Indian innings. Miller now has taken 50 catches in 72 matches as a fielder and thus went level with Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik, who has featured in 39 more games than Miller.
India women need to be wary of South Africa women in 1st T20I:
India women can’t afford to take South Africa women lightly despite their recent domination over the visitors in twenty20 internationals when the two sides face off in the first game of the five-match T20I series here on Tuesday. In the last five matches between the two sides, India women won three while lost one with the other game ending in no result. South Africa women have proved how dangerous they can be in the second warm-up game played here on Sunday.
Bairstow left out of England Test squad for New Zealand tour:
England wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow has been left out of the squad for the two-Test series in New Zealand but included in the Twenty20 squad for the tour that begins in November. Four uncapped players -- Dominic Sibley, Zak Crawley, Matthew Parkinson and Saqib Mahmood -- have been called up to the Test squad. Test squad: Rory Burns, Joe Denly, Dominic Sibley, Joe Root (captain), Jos Buttler, Zak Crawley, Ollie Pope, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Saqib Mahmood, Matthew Parkinson, Jofra Archer, Stuart Broad, Sam Curran and Jack Leach; T20I squad: Eoin Morgan (captain), Jonny Bairstow, Tom Banton, Sam Billings, Pat Brown, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Joe Denly, Lewis Gregory, Chris Jordan, Saqib Mahmood, Dawid Malan, Matt Parkinson, Adil Rashid, James Vince.