Mateen A Teli, Sopore boy selected as net bowler for England’s test team

Mateen A Teli, Sopore boy selected as net bowler for England’s test team

A boy from Sopore was selected as net bowler for the test team of England. Mateen Ahmad Teli, who hails from Sopore was continuously rejected by Jammu and Kashmir cricket association has now been selected as net bowler for England’s test team ahead of the second test against New Zealand played at Trent bridge stadium in England. Mateen has got a couple of wickets one among a wicket of dangerous batsman Johny Bairstow and he took the wicket of Zak Crawley a top-order batsman. After taking these wickets during net…

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Umran Malik; The latest sensation which took Indian cricket by storm

Umran Malik; The latest sensation which took Indian cricket by storm

Bowling at speeds over150 kph, Malik’s rise through the ranks of Indian cricket has been rewarded with a selection for the national team – a dream come true for the 22-year-old. It was the 50th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) between Delhi Capitals (DC) and Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH). As Umran Malik, India’s ascendant pace bowler came out to bowl the fourth ball of the last over, history was created. At 157 kilometres per hour (kph), Malik not only bowled the fastest ball of the season (until Lockie…

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Umran Malik selected for T20Is vs South Africa

Umran Malik selected for T20Is vs South Africa

Jammu and Kashmir pace sensation Umran Malik on Sunday earned an expected India call-up for the upcoming five-match T20 International home series against South Africa starting June 9. Umran has picked up 21 wickets in 13 games for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL but it’s his ability to bowl consistently at 95 miles per hour that has caught the imagination of all and sundry with calls for his immediate selection in top-flight cricket. Along with Umran, Punjab Kings’ death overs specialist Arshdeep Singh has also earned his maiden national call-up.…

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Arif Khan, Kashmir alpine skier delays wedding, nails qualification for Beijing Winter Olympics

Arif Khan, Kashmir alpine skier delays wedding, nails qualification for Beijing Winter Olympics

The alpine skier from Kashmir postponed his September wedding and chased down a slot in the slalom event. Arif Khan, India’s alpine skier from Kashmir, had big plans for this year. He was due to get married in September, but as international borders opened up he set his sights on something else. “He decided to postpone his wedding and soon left for Austria to train and focus on qualifying for the Winter Olympics,” his father Yasin Khan said. On Saturday, the 31-year-old saw his dream turn into reality as he…

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For backing Shami right-wing targets Virat Kohli online, threaten his daughter with rape

For backing Shami right-wing targets Virat Kohli online, threaten his daughter with rape

After the Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli showed support for Mohammad Shami who was targetted for being a Muslim following India’s defeat to Pakistan, Kohli was attacked on social media platform Twitter by right-wing Indians under the hashtag “#ChupRehBhadweViratKohli”. Extremists issued a rape threat to his ten-month-old daughter, and also shared photos of her online. Many Hindutva extremists also took digs at his stance on avoiding fire-crackers during Diwali for environmental concerns while sharing photos of his wife Anushka Sharma, a leading Bollywood actress. Swati Chaturvedi, Print and Broadcast Journalist…

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Cricket is never just a game between India and Pakistan

Cricket is never just a game between India and Pakistan

It’s one of the greatest rivalries in sports when war off the field allows it — a contest of national identities that will be renewed this Sunday in a World Cup match. By Mujib Mashal The event will be watched by hundreds of millions around the world, on televisions in remote villages, jumbo screens in crowded cities, phones in migrant labor tenements and flickering monitors in the living rooms of a diaspora spread across the world’s time zones. Face-offs on the cricket field between India and Pakistan, like the expected…

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Umran Malik young pacer of SRH bowls at over 150 kph, fastest ball by Indian in IPL 2021

Pacer Umran Malik of SRH bowls at over 150 kph, fastest ball by Indian in IPL 2021

The 21-year-old Umran Malik was roped in as a short-term COVID-19 replacement for T Natarajan, who had tested positive ahead of Hyderabad’s encounter against Delhi Capitals on September 22. On his Indian Premier League (IPL) debut, Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) fast bowler Umran Malik clocked 151.03 kph, which is the fastest delivery bowled by an Indian in the ongoing IPL 2021, on Sunday (October 3). Malik came into SRH playing XI in place of pacer Sandeep Sharma and he impressed everyone with his raw pace in the match against Kolkata Knight…

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David Roberts, football coach to Real Kashmir honoured by Queen Elizabeth for services in India

David Roberts, football coach to Real Kashmir honoured by Queen Elizabeth for services in India

The Scottish manager has contributed immensely to football in the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir in the last four years or so… In what is certainly a proud moment for Real Kashmir, coach David Robertson has received a British Empire Medal (BEM) in the Queen Elizabeth II’s Birthday Honours List for his contribution to the community in India’s Jammu and Kashmir. The BEM is awarded for a ‘hands-on’ service to the local community. This could be a long-term charitable or voluntary activity, or innovative work of a relatively short…

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After bidding adieu to cricket career, Suresh Raina wants to promote cricket in rural Kashmir

Cricketer Suresh Raina has offered to play a role in promoting cricket in Jammu and Kashmir. Raina, 33, who announced his retirement from all forms of international cricket earlier this month, said in a letter he addressed to J&K Director General of Police Dilbag Singh and Anantnag Senior Superintendent of Police Sandeep Singh. The letter said: “I write this letter with much hope and expectation to start and promote cricket and thus provide an opportunity for the underprivileged children from the state of Jammu & Kashmir to shape their career…

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