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HONOUR AND A PRIVILEGE TO CONTINUE AS HEAD COACH: RAVI SHASTRI

ANM News Desk: Ravi Shastri on Saturday gave his first official statement after being retained as the head coach of the Indian cricket team and said that it was ‘an honour and privilege’ to continue for 26 more months.

In a video posted by BCCI, Shastri thanked the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) comprising former India captain Kapil Dev, former India coach Anshuman Gaekwad, ex-women’s captain Shantha Rangaswamy.

“I would first like to thank the CAC i.e Shantha, Kapil and Anshuman for having the faith in me for continuing for another 26 months. It is a privilege and honour to be a part of the Indian team set-up,” said Shastri.

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WOMEN’S T20 CRICKET TO BE INCLUDED IN 2022 COMMONWEALTH GAMES

ANM News Desk: The Commonwealth Games Federation has announced that women’s T20 Cricket has been confirmed for inclusion at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games in 2022.

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ICC WORKING TOWARDS INCLUDING CRICKET IN THE OLYMPICS

ANM News Desk: Cricket could be part of the 2028 Olympics as the ICC is working towards getting the sport included in the roster for the Los Angeles Games, Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) Committee chairman Mike Gatting said.

The BCCI recently coming under the ambit of National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA), an affiliate of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), could be key to the final outcome as it is mandatory for all sporting federations’ doping policy to be overseen by the premier body.

Former England batsman Gatting said ICC’s new chief executive Manu Sawhney told the MCC’s Cricket Committee that progress had been made to ensure the game’s inclusion in the world’s biggest sporting event.

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INDIA TO TAKE ON WEST INDIES IN 2ND ODI

ANM News Desk: The Indian Cricket Team will take on West Indies in the second ODI of the three-match series at the Queen’s Park Oval Stadium in Port of Spain on Sunday.

Indian skipper Virat Kohli is 19 runs away from breaking Javed Miandad’s 26-year-old record of highest run scorer in ODIs against West Indies

On the other hand, today’s match will be Chris Gayle’s 300th ODI. He will overtake Brian Lara as the most-capped West Indies player in the format. Gayle is also nine runs away from overtaking Lara’s tally of 10,405 ODI runs, the most by a West Indies batsman.

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BCCI TO COME UNDER AMBIT OF NATIONAL ANTI-DOPING AGENCY

ANM News Desk: Sports Secretary Radheshyam Jhulaniya on Friday stated that the Indian cricket board has agreed to come under the ambit of the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA), ending years of defiance.

Jhulaniya, who met BCCI CEO Rahul Johri here on Friday, said the Board has given in writing that it would adhere to the anti-doping policy of NADA.

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INDIA TAKES OVER WEST INDIES IN CLEAN STREAK AT T20 INTERNATIONAL

ANM News Desk: India completed a 3-0 clean sweep over the West Indies after winning the third and final T20 International by seven wickets in Guyana last night. Indian skipper Virat Kohli and young wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant starred with the bat, helping India achieve the 147-run target with five balls to spare. Pant stitched a 106-run partnership with Kohli.

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MESSI BANNED FOR CALLING CONMEBOL ‘CORRUPT’

ANM News Desk: Argentina football star Lionel Messi has been banned from playing for his national team for three months and fined $50,000 on August 2 by the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) after he heavily criticized the football governing body during the Copa America.

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BCCI BANS PRITHVI SHAW FOLLOWING ANTI-DOPING TEST RESULTS

ANM News Desk: Indian Test opener and former U-19 cricket team captain Prithvi Shaw has been suspended by the BCCI till November 15, 2019, for a doping violation. According to a BCCI release, Shaw had inadvertently ingested a prohibited substance, which can be commonly found in cough syrups.

Shaw had provided a urine sample as part of the BCCI’s anti-doping testing program during the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy match on 22nd February 2019 in Indore.

His sample was subsequently tested and found to contain Terbutaline. Terbutaline, a specified substance, is prohibited both In & Out of Competition in the WADA Prohibited List of Substances.

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ICC LAUNCHES ‘WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP’: TOP 9 TEST TEAMS TO PARTICIPATE

ANM News Desk: The Internatioal Cricket Council (ICC) launched the inaugural World Test Championship (WTC), which will get underway on Thursday.

To be played over two years, the World Test Championship will witness the top nine Test teams in the world compete in 71 Test matches across 27 series. The two top teams will then go head to head in the World Test Championship final to be held in the United Kingdom in 2021.

Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and the West Indies are the nine teams that will battle it out for the top honours in the World Test Championship.

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HUNGARY’S KRISTÓF MILÁK BREAKS MICHAEL PHELPS’ 200 METRE RECORD OF BUTTERFLY STROKE

ANM News Desk: Kristóf  Milák was just one year and one month old in 2001 when Michael Phelps, 15, broke the 200m record for the butterfly stroke with a time of 1:54:92. He would have been nearly nine when Phelps set a record again in 2009 with a time of 1:51:51.

Now, a 19-year-old Milák has beaten Phelp’s record at the World Swimming Championships with a time of 1:50.73 at Quangjiang. He beat his nearest opponent, Daiya Sato, by a staggering margin of three seconds.

For his efforts, the Hungarian won the gold medal for his efforts and a personal note of congratulations from Phelps himself.