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Made error but won't regret decision, says World Cup final umpire

Colombo, Jul 21: The umpire who awarded England six runs from a freak overthrow in the last over of the World Cup final has admitted he made an "error" and should have given one run fewer, a report said on Sunday.

A throw to the stumps deflected off the bat of a diving Ben Stokes as he tried to...

Sindhu loses to Akane Yamaguchi in Indonesia Open final

Jakarta, Jul 21: Indian shuttler PV Sindhu lost to Akane Yamaguchi 21-15, 21-16 in the final match of the Indonesia Open on Sunday.

Olympic silver medallist Sindhu lost the match in two straight games by the world number four Japanese Yamaguchi.

The 22-year-old fourth-seeded Yamaguchi had the upper hand in the match and kept the momentum in favour...

Dhoni makes himself unavailable for Windies tour

New Delhi, Jul 20: Former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Saturday made himself "unavailable" for the Indian team's tour of West Indies as speculations raged about his future.

An Honorary Lieutenant Colonel in the Parachute Regiment of the Territorial Army, it is learnt that Dhoni will be spending better part of the next two months with his regiment....

Eoin Morgan troubled by World Cup win, says not 'fair to have result like that'

London, Jul 20: England captain Eoin Morgan admitted that he is troubled with the way the 2019 World Cup ended. England and New Zealand played out a match that was tied twice -- first in regular play and then in the Super Over -- and Morgan`s side won the title on the basis of their superior tally of boundaries in...

Algeria sink Senegal to claim second AFCON crown

Cairo, Jul 20: Algeria coach Djamel Belmadi lauded his side's 'incredible' Africa Cup of Nations triumph Friday as Baghdad Bounedjah's early goal earned a 1-0 victory over Senegal in the final.

Bounedjah gave Algeria a dream start against Sadio Mane's Senegal, the top team in Africa, in front of a large Cairo crowd when his deflected shot looped over...

Dhoni mature enough to take decision on retirement: Jadgale

Indore, Jul 19: Amid speculation that Mahendra Singh Dhoni is contemplating retirement, former national selector Sanjay Jagdale Friday said the M S K Prasad-led selection panel should find out what was going on in the veteran wicket-keeper's mind about his future.

However, Jadgale, a former BCCI secretary, asserted that Dhoni was mature enough to take a call on his...

England all-rounder Ben Stokes nominated for New Zealander of the Year

Wellington, Jul 19: England`s all-rounder Ben Stokes was nominated for the New Zealander of the Year award on Friday.

Stokes, born in New Zealand, played a crucial role in England`s World Cup victory and starred for the hosts in the final match against New Zealand. The left-hander played a knock of 84 runs in the final with a total...

Tendulkar, Donald inducted into ICC Hall of Fame

London, Jul 19: Sachin Tendulkar has been inducted into the International Cricket Council's Hall of Fame alongside South African pace legend Allan Donald.

Joining Tendulkar and Donald in the Hall of Fame was two-time World Cup-winning Australian woman cricketer Cathryn Fitzpatrick.

"It's a huge honour for me," Tendulkar said at the induction ceremony held here on Sunday night....

There has never been any doubt on Jason Roy's talent: England selector Ed Smith

Dubai, Jul 18: After giving opening batsman Jason Roy his debut call-up to England`s Test side, national selector Ed Smith lauded the player, saying there has never been any doubt on Roy`s talent.

Roy is all set to play the one-off Test match against Ireland at Lord`s next week and the player is likely to included to be in...

New Zealand players make sombre homecoming after ICC World Cup 2019 blow

Jul 18: A group of rueful New Zealand players touched down on home soil on Thursday, still coming to terms with the gut-wrenching defeat to England in the World Cup final.

Pace bowler Trent Boult was among six Black Caps players making a low-key homecoming at Auckland airport, soaking up commiserations from a few fans and well-wishers.

The...