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Sri Lanka pacer Lasith Malinga received a one-year suspension for speaking to the media without permission. Sri Lankan Sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara had questioned the fitness level of the Sri Lankan cricketers and advised military training to stay fitter. Malinga hit back at him comparing his advice of military training to a monkey occupying a parrot’s nest.

Indian women face West Indies challenge in ICC Women’s World Cup

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Indian women’s cricket team will face West Indies on Thursday in the ICC Women’s World Cup Tournament

After defeating England comfortably in the tournament opener, the Mithali Raj-led side is geared up to face West Indies in their next encounter on Thursday. India are the firm favourites as they had a formidable 35-run victory over the hosts. Smriti Mandana, the 20-year-old Indian Opener, had scored a brisk 90 of just 72 balls and was adjudged the player of the match. Skipper Mithali Raj and Poonam Raut had also scored half centuries to guide India to 281/3 batting first. England was bundled out for 246 in their reply.

Ganguly responds to Shastri’s application

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Photo by Satish Bate/Hindustan Times via Getty Images
The panel of Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman will be interviewing candidates for the position of India Head Coach

Sourav Ganguly seemed unperturbed on Ravi Shastri’s decision to apply for the Indian Coach. “Everybody has got the right to apply. We will find out. I can also apply provided I'm not an administrator,” said the legendary Indian Captain. Not the best of friends, Ganguly and Shastri had come out against each-other in public after Shastri claimed that Ganguly was the reason for him being not selected as the Head Coach of the Indian team in 2016. Anil Kumble, who resigned recently after his relationship with Captain Virat Kohli became “untenable”, was favoured over Shastri.

Brilliant Bravo sends Chile into Confederations Cup Final

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Bravo makes a brilliant save against Portugal in Confederations Cup semi finals

Claudio Bravo’s magnificence, where he saved three consecutive penalties in the penalty shootouts, sends Chile through to the Confederations Cup final. Denying Portugal’s Ricardo Quaresma, Joao Moutinho and Nani, the Manchester City goalkeeper emerged as the hero. On Sunday, Chile will face either Germany or Mexico in the final of the Confederations Cup.

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Published: 29 Jun 2017, 1:03 PM