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Skipper Smith fined Rs 12 lakh for RR’s slow over rate

ABU DHABI: Rajasthan Royals captain Steve Smith has been fined Rs 12 lakh for his side’s slow-over rate during their Indian Premier League match against Mumbai Indians here. Rajasthan Royals suffered a 57-run loss to defending champions Mumbai Indians on Tuesday. Given that this was his team’s first offence of the season, Smith was fined Rs 12 lakh under the IPL’s Code of Conduct relating to minimum over-rate offences.

India’s Aus tour to begin with white-ball series

NEW DELHI: Despite being at loggerheads with Seven West Media, owner of Channel 7 which has TV rights to the Test series, Cricket Australia have gone ahead and announced a tentative schedule for India’s tour Down Under later this year, according to a report in ESPNCricinfo.com. The Aussie board has stuck to the changed schedule, keeping the November 25-30 slot for ODIs (in Brisbane) and December 4-10 for T20Is (in Adelaide). The Test series will likely begin on December 17 with a day-night Test at Adelaide.

KKR’s US fast bowler Ali Khan out of IPL due to injury

ABU DHABI: US fast bowler Ali Khan, who was part of the Kolkata Knight Riders squad, has been ruled out of the remaining Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 tournament due to an injury. Khan had been brought in as replacement for English pacer Harry Gurney, who had to undergo a shoulder surgery before the start of the tournament. Khan, the first player from the US to join an IPL franchise, was, however, unable to find a place in the playing XI in the four matches that KKR played till now in the tournament. 

Aussie women record 21st successive ODI win

BRISBANE: Australian women beat New Zealand by 232 runs Wednesday to record their 21st consecutive win in one-day international cricket and equal a world mark set by Ricky Ponting’s Australian men’s team in 2003. Even with skipper Meg Lanning on the sidelines and star all-rounder Ellyse Perry not playing the series because of injury, the top-ranked Australian women produced their biggest ODI win over New Zealand to cap the milestone. Batting first, Australia posted 325-5; New Zealand in reply were bowled out for 93 in 27 overs.

16 elite boxers to train in Italy, France

NEW DELHI/PATIALA: Sixteen elite women and men boxers will travel to Italy and France for their overseas training and participation in international competition after the COVID-19 hiatus. A 28-member contingent, that includes 10 male boxers and six female boxers along with the support staff, will travel for a period of 52 days from October 15 to December 5. The overseas training and exposure has been sanctioned by the government at an estimated cost of Rs 1.31 crore.