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“Let’s start this newsletter with some news from Indian teenage grandmaster R Praggnanandhaa, who went down to Poland’s Jan-Krzystof Duda via the sixth round tiebreak of the FTX Crypto Cup, the American Champions Chess Tour final, here on Sunday. .
It was the 17-year-old GM’s second loss after falling to Quang Liem Le in the previous round. He remained in second place, however, with 13 match points behind world No. 1 Magnus Carlsen.
Duda drew first blood when he won the opening match.
After two draws, Praggnanandhaa won the fourth game to tie the game. The Polish player then showed his class to win the two decisive games for a 4-2 victory.
The Cricket Board of Control in India has written to all state units regarding the appointment of Zonal Selection Committees which will select the teams for the Duleep Trophy. BCCI’s new constitution does not allow its national selectors to choose zonal teams and this task has been given to zonal panels.
The Indian board has decided to hold the Duleep Trophy from September 8 to 25 this year. In accordance with a circular from the BCCI, the state associations will be divided by zones.
BCCI Game Development Manager Abey Kuruvilla said: “”All respective zones are invited to appoint a Zonal Selection Committee comprising one selector from each state. This Zone Selection Committee will select a 15-member team for the tournament.
“On Saturday, Deepak Hooda set a unique world record after India beat Zimbabwe by five wickets in the second ODI. Hooda has now been part of 16 successive wins for India.
India have won every game in which Deepak Hooda has played in every format. The mid-level hitter made his international debut against West Indies in Ahmedabad in February.
Hooda has played 16 games for India – seven in ODI and 9 T20I – and India are yet to lose a single game.
The 27-year-old replaced Romania’s Satvik Nadigotla, who held the record 15 games. South African star David Miller and Romania’s Shantanu Vashisht have also enjoyed a 13-game winning streak since their international debuts.
Indian speed bowling legend Jhulan Goswami, who is set to retire after an ODI at Lord’s on September 24, says more scientific research is needed to understand the effects of female menstrual cycles on an athlete, especially in cricket where a player must be on the pitch for six hours.
“When I was young, I couldn’t even talk about this subject. I would just keep it to myself, I wouldn’t tell the coaches, I would quietly fight through it. People should search properly. “Research is needed to see what changes the challenges are going through and how to mitigate them. Everyone wants to be fresh during the competition period. I’m glad to see people think that.
” Let’s move on,
Pakistan’s Asian Cup hopes suffered a major blow when pacemaker Shaheen Shah Afridi was ruled out of the tournament after being told to rest for 4-6 weeks based on the latest scans and reports. The left-arm speedster will also not feature in the home series against England.
PCB Chief Medical Officer Dr Najeebullah Soomro said: “I have spoken with Shaheen and he is understandably upset with the news but he is a brave young man who has vowed to come back strong to serve his country. and his team. Although he has made progress during his rehabilitation in Rotterdam, it is now clear that he will need more time and is likely to return to competitive cricket in October.
Minutes after leading South Africa to a memorable triumph over England at Lord’s in just six sessions, Dean Elgar questioned England’s non-existent resistance.
Elgar likes to talk big, enjoys walking in that conversation, and rarely holds back on cricketing topics. Like the ICC FTP schedule which only gives South Africa 28 Tests, a team with a splendid bowling attack and batsmen who seem to be finding their feet at this level, over the next four years.
He said: “I guess we could play more. It’s sad but too bad. I can’t say too much about it because I might get in trouble.
South Africa has prioritized its new T20 franchise league over testing.
Indian golfer Gaganjeet Bhullar put in a strong showing as he netted a 4-under 67 to finish fifth at the International Series Korea here on Sunday.
The 34-year-old started the week with a modest 1 of 72 but fired a string of excellent 65-69-67 shots to finish 11 under for the week.
Still, Bhullar played consistently and parried the first 10 holes before finding back-to-back birdies on 11 and 12 and adding a third on 15.
He dropped a shot on the 17th but birdied the 18 par 5 for a 67 and tied for fifth with Korea’s Wang Jeunghun
Bhullar has been consistent lately as he won in Indonesia three weeks ago for his 10th win on the Asian Tour and also finished T-31st in Singapore last week.
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