Du­tee wants to join pol­i­tics, says it will help her serve peo­ple

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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.

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