Bumrah to visit UK for opinion on stress fracture
Injured India speedster Jasprit Bumrah will be off to the United Kingdom to seek opinion on his lower back stress fracture from multiple specialists. “The BCCI is sending Bumrah to London for further treatment on his stress fracture. The NCA head physiotherapist Ashish Kaushik will be accompanying him. The BCCI has fixed appointments with three different specialists to get multiple opinion,” a senior Board functionary said. “Bumrah is expected to leave on October 6th or 7th and would be there in the UK for about a week. As per the opinion of the three doctors, the next course of action will be decided upon.”
Chappell concerned about effects of climate change on Test cricket:
Former Australia skipper Ian Chappell believes Test cricket is threatened not just by the rising popularity of T20s but also climate change, something that the boards around the globe need to pay serious attention.
Babar lifts Pak to 305 as ODIs return to Karachi:
Stylish batsman Babar Azam thrashed a swashbuckling hundred to steer Pakistan to 305-7 in the second One-day International against Sri Lanka on Monday as Karachi staged its first ODI in 10 years. The 24-year-old proved he is currently one of the best batsmen in limited overs cricket with a 105-ball-115 to lift Pakistan to a big total after the home team won the toss and batted.
Nagarkoti returns to Indian team for Emerging Asia Cup:
Young pacer Kamlesh Nagarkoti on Monday returned to the Indian team for the upcoming Emerging Asia Cup after a 19-month injury layoff. The pacer, who excelled in India’s triumphant campaign at the U-19 World Cup in New Zealand last year, has been constantly monitored by experts at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru, where he underwent rehab following a stress fractures in his lower back, heel and ankle.
Bengal, Gujarat, MP register wins:
Boosted by the presence of pacer Ishan Porel, Bengal crushed Jammu & Kashmir by 8 wickets during a Group C match of the Vijay Hazare Trophy at the Jaipuria Vidhyalaya Ground on Monday. In a one-man show, Porel, the 21-year-old rookie, picked up a six-wicket haul to restrict J&K at a below-par total of 169. In the second match, Gujarat beat Tripura by 101 runs and recorded their third win in as many matches at the SMS Stadium. In the third match, Madhya Pradesh trounced Bihar by 7 wickets.
Golden League 2 launched:
Close to 500 budding footballers gathered at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Sunday to witness the the launch of the second edition of Golden League. The league is backed by ONGC and Power Finance Corporation.