Zimbabwe land in Pakistan, but without head coach Lalchand Rajput

Zimbabwe will be without their head coach Lalchand Rajput for the upcoming tour of Pakistan. ESPNcricinfo understands that Rajput, a former India batsman, was issued a Pakistan visa and even had the required clearance from Pakistan’s foreign office to travel, but upon advice from the Indian embassy in Harare, he decided to stay put. Zimbabwe … Read more Zimbabwe land in Pakistan, but without head coach Lalchand Rajput

Rahul Gandhi again targets Centre over handling of Covid, economy | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi again targeted the Centre on Monday over the handling of the Covid-19 pandemic and the economy. “How to completely destroy an economy and infect the maximum number of people really quickly,” he said in a tweet, tagging a picture that showed the projected GDP growth rate for 2020 and … Read more Rahul Gandhi again targets Centre over handling of Covid, economy | India News – Times of India

Amir dropped, Uncapped Shafique in Pakistan squad for Zimbabwe series

Veterans Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Amir have been left out of Pakistan’s limited-overs squad of 22 for the home series against Zimbabwe next month. Abdullah Shafique, the uncapped 20-year old, top order batsman has found a place following strong performances for Central Punjab in the recently-concluded National T20 Cup. Shafique, who hails from … Read more Amir dropped, Uncapped Shafique in Pakistan squad for Zimbabwe series

Modi to come face-to-face with Xi & Imran during SCO summit on Nov 10 | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: At a time when relations with China and Pakistan remain in freefall, PM Narendra Modi will find himself in the company of President Xi Jinping and PM Imran Khan at the SCO summit which Russia will host virtually, as Indian officials confirmed, on November 10. As reported earlier, Modi and Xi will also … Read more Modi to come face-to-face with Xi & Imran during SCO summit on Nov 10 | India News – Times of India

Tharoor’s remarks at Lahore event spark BJP-Congress spat | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The BJP and the Congress were engaged in a war of words on Sunday over MP Shashi Tharoor’s remarks at a Lahore event, as the ruling party accused him of “demeaning and discrediting” India and wondered if Rahul Gandhi wanted to contest elections in Pakistan. Hitting back, the opposition party said the BJP … Read more Tharoor’s remarks at Lahore event spark BJP-Congress spat | India News – Times of India

BJP Leader Baijayant Jay Panda Faces Criticism on Social Media for Comparing Odisha With Pakistan

Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) national vice-president Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda on Sunday landed himself in a controversy on the internet by allegedly comparing the law and order situation in Odisha with that of Pakistan. The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) came down heavily on Panda for his remark. “Shameful how Maharashtra & Odisha police simply “pick … Read more BJP Leader Baijayant Jay Panda Faces Criticism on Social Media for Comparing Odisha With Pakistan

India ranks 94/107 in Global Hunger Index | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India ranked 94 among 107 countries in the Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2020 and continues to be in the “serious” hunger category, though it has made some progress, particularly since the enactment of National Food Security Act. Last year, India’s rank was 102 out of 117 countries. The neighbouring countries of Bangladesh, Myanmar … Read more India ranks 94/107 in Global Hunger Index | India News – Times of India

Pakistan Foreign Office rejects Jaishankar’s remarks on current Indo-Pak ties – Times of India

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Saturday rejected what it called “unwarranted” remarks by External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar at a recent virtual event about the current ties between the two neighbours. Speaking during an online event hosted by the Asia Society, Jaishankar on Friday said, “In terms of your… question, how are we with Pakistan. Well, I … Read more Pakistan Foreign Office rejects Jaishankar’s remarks on current Indo-Pak ties – Times of India

‘Completely unacceptable’: PCB ‘disturbed’ as nine Pakistan players breach Covid-19 protocols

The Pakistan Cricket Board has admitted to being “disturbed and disappointed” after nine players – including three from the national team – and three officials were found to have violated Covid-19 protocols at their hotel in Rawalpindi during the ongoing National T20 Cup. Though Covid-19 tests eventually carried out on the nine players all returned … Read more ‘Completely unacceptable’: PCB ‘disturbed’ as nine Pakistan players breach Covid-19 protocols

Women’s cricket lines up for 2022 Commonwealth Games debut on opening day

The eight-team women’s T20 competition, a new entrant in the 2022 edition of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, will be held over eight days at Edgbaston, starting July 29, the opening day of the multi-sport event. As per the official daily schedule published by Birmingham 2022 on Friday, the Games, where cricket will make a … Read more Women’s cricket lines up for 2022 Commonwealth Games debut on opening day