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 While some major reporters across the country have already announced that Rahul Dravid is set to take over as the India head coach, BCCI has announced that they are open to receiving applications for this position alongside batting coach, bowling coach, fielding coach and head sports science for NCA. A deadline of October 26 has been set for the head coach position, whilst for other posts, the deadline is November 3. Credit: BCCI The current holders of those positions, Ravi Shastri (Head Coach), Bharat Arun (Bowling Coach), Vikram Rathour (Batting Coach) and R Sridhar (Fielding Coach) will be leaving after the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021.  R Sridhar confirmed…

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Following Chennai SuperKings’ fourth Indian Premier League title, MS Dhoni has united with the Indian contingent for the upcoming T20I World Cup. Last month, MS Dhoni was roped in as a mentor to the Indian team for the T20I World Cup. He has now joined the Indian squad members and support staff. The three-time ICC tournament winning-captain has an abundance of leadership skills and will be keen on sharing his experience with the younger players. https://twitter.com/BCCI/status/1449766996879548428 MS Dhoni was spotted along with Ravi Shastri and the rest of the coaching staff in a couple of pictures included along with the…

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Play was stopped for a duration of 20 minutes due to a medical emergency during the Newcastle vs Tottenham match on Sunday. The Tyneside club took to their social media handle to confirm the fan has been taken to the hospital. Newcastle United has been the talk of the town for the last week. The stadium went into a frenzy as Callum Wilson scored the second-minute opener. The new owners couldn’t have been happier as their side took an early lead. However, football was put aside for a while as a Geordie fan needed medical attention. Credit: Getty Images Tottenham, who were…

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Barcelona midfielder Pedri signed a five-year contract, the Catalan club confirmed on Friday. A release clause of 1 billion euros was added in the contractual terms, the highest in the club’s history. Barcelona president Joan Laporta expressed his joy by saying that it was the happiest day of his second presidential tenure. “I’d say it’s the happiest day since I’ve taken up the presidency.”Laporta told a news conference,  The 59-year-old admitted that winning the Copa del Rey last season was one of the highs of his second tenure as Barcelona president. However, Pedri’s contract renewal gives him more happiness as it is…

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Manchester United have been rocked with a couple of significant injuries at the heart of their defence as both first-chocie centre-back will miss Saturday’s game at King Power Stadium. United captain Harry Maguire will soon return to training but is ruled out for the weekend’s Premier League fixture. The England international, who has missed the last two games, has been recovering from his injury during the international break. Summer signing Raphael Varane suffered a groin injury while on international duty for France. The former Real Madrid defender is unlikely to feature in the next three matches (against Leicester, Atalanta, and Liverpool). Maguire might return to full fitness before the…

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Former Atletico Madrid defender was arrested in 2017 for disobeying a court rule which banned him from contacting his girlfriend after things got heated between the couple, reports France24. In February 2017, Hernandez’s girlfriend Amelia Ossa Llorente was hospitalised after minor injuries on her body resulting from a violent exchange between the two. They both were sentenced to 31 days of community service. Credit: Imago Images Despite being ordered not to meet for the next six months, they were spotted at the airport four months later. This was when Hernandez was arrested for the first time as he did not abide by…

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Dutch midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum has admitted that things haven’t gone his way since he left Liverpool in August. Wijnaldum joined Ligue 1 runners-up Paris Saint-Germain during the summer transfer window on a free transfer. He was a part of many world-class players who joined the Mauricio Pochettino-coached club, including Lionel Messi, Sergio Ramos and Gianluigi Donnarumma.  Credit: PSG Everything seemed perfect for the 30-year-old who got a chance to supply assists Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe. However, things have turned sour already as the midfielder has seen his play time-limited to just 152 minutes over the last 30 days. PSG have played seven matches during that period, and the former Liverpool midfielder has…

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The Real Madrid and Belgium goalkeeper was unhappy over the match schedule during the Nations League and criticised football authorities. Belgium lost back to back matches in the UEFA Nations League and bowed out of the competition. After their semi-final defeat at the hands of world champions France (3-2), Courtois termed the third-place match as “pointless”. Credit: Reuters The 29-year-old made it a point to criticise the football authorities following their 2-1 loss in the third-place against Italy: “They can be angry about other teams wanting a Super League, but they don’t care about the players. They just care about their pockets.” The…

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In a documentary produced by DAZN, PSG and Brazil striker Neymar revealed that he thinks the Qatar World Cup will probably be his final appearance at the biggest stage. “I think it’s my last World Cup. I see it as my last because I don’t know if I have the strength of mind to deal with football anymore,”said the PSG winger, as per an excerpt from the film posted on DAZN’s Twitter. Neymar will be 34 by the time the 2026 World Cup kicks off in North America. While his contemporaries such as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are still going strong in their…

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On September 20, Royal Challengers Bangalore players will not be only seen only in their famous red strip. Ahead of the start of the UEA leg of the Indian Premier League, they have decided to pay respects to the hard-working frontline COVID-19 workers by wearing a light-blue jersey. The colour of the jersey is similar to the one used in the PPE kits, which the frontline warriors wear. The Challengers will resume their campaign on September 20 against Kolkata Knight Riders at the Sheikh Zayed stadium. This will be the exact match where the Virat Kohli-led side will don the blue jersey. As…

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