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Since the inception of online betting in India, Indian cricketers and popular Bollywood and Kollywood stars have been the face of online betting. MS Dhoni, Sourav Ganguly, Virat Kohli, Sunny Leone and several other celebrities have appeared in advertisements promoting online betting games. Recently, celebrity endorsements of online betting have not gone down too well with the Kerala High Court

The IPL 2021 auction will be held in Chennai on Thursday (Feb 18, 2021) and a total of 292 players will go under the hammer. There are some big international and Indian names in the list and it will be interesting to see how the teams react when some of the big names, released by the franchisees, are called out. Kings XI Punjab, who will now be called as Punjab Kings, have the biggest purse and

Ravichandran Ashwin was the big impact player for India, with bat and ball, on his home ground, as India crushed England by 317 runs in the second Test to level the 4-match series 1-1 in Chennai on Tuesday. Chasing an improbable target of 482 on a vicious turner, England surrendered to the Indian spinners in the second session on Day 4, being bundled out for 164 in their second innings. This also

Hisar, Feb 15: The Haryana Police has filed an FIR against former India cricketer Yuvraj Singh over his alleged casteist remarks against Yuzvendra Chahal during an Instagram chat last year, officials said on Monday. It was during one of the Instagram live sessions with Indian vice-captain Rohit Sharma when Yuvraj made the offensive comment about Chahal, while talking about his regular social media

Chennai, Feb 14: Batsman Cheteshwar Pujara would not be taking the field on day two of the ongoing second Test against England, Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) media team confirmed on Sunday. "Cheteshwar Pujara was hit on his right hand while batting on Day 1 of the second Test against England. He felt some pain later. He will not be fielding today," BCCI's media team said in a

Chennai, Feb 13: Rohit Sharma hit a strokeful half-century to steer India to 106 for three at lunch on the opening day of the second cricket Test against England, on Saturday. Rohit smashed 13 boundaries and one six to remain unbeaten on 80 off 78 balls while giving him company at the break was Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane on 5. Opting to bat on a turning Chepauk track, India lost three

Chennai, Feb 13: Though India skipper Virat Kohli had confirmed prior to the first Test that both Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill would be persisted with throughout the series, the former is likely to be under pressure when India take on England in the second Test at the MA Chidambaram Stadium from Saturday. Sharma, the senior of the two openers, did well in 2019 when he was promoted up the batting

Melbourne, Feb 11: Rafael Nadal shrugged off any lingering back soreness to storm past qualifier Michael Mmoh on Thursday for the loss of just seven games, brushing off a bizarre incident that saw fan thrown out. The world number two has been struggling with tightness in his lower back since arriving in Australia last month, but showed few signs of it with the roof closed on Rod Laver Arena. He

Chennai, Feb 10: India skipper Virat Kohli was on Wednesday pushed to the fifth spot by his English counterpart Joe Root, who rose two rungs to third in the latest ICC Test rankings for batsmen, even as Jasprit Bumrah and R Ashwin moved up in the bowlers' chart. Kohli, who had had scores of 11 and 72 in the opening Test against England, has 852 points and down one spot in the latest chart issued

Chennai, Feb 9: India skipper Virat Kohli on Tuesday lashed out on the quality of balls as well as the uneconomical bowling of spinners Shahbaz Nadeem and Washington Sundar following team's 227-run defeat in the first Test against England here at the MA Chidambaram Stadium. England, after winning the toss, posted a massive first-innings score of 578, riding on a 218-run knock from skipper Joe Root