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BCCI Grants NOC to Four Indian Women Players To Play in UK’s ‘The Hundred’

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, May 4: The BCCI has granted No Objection Certificates (NOCs) to four women cricketers, T20 captain Harmanpreet Kaur, to play in the inaugural ‘Hundred’ tournament in the UK starting on July 21. Opener Smriti Mandhana and all-rounder Deepti Sharma are among the four bound for the 100-ball tournament. The name of the player is not yet known.

“Harmanpreet, Mandhana, Deepti and another player have got the clearance as the BCCI has granted the NOC for them,” a BCCI source told PTI on conditions of anonymity. The Hundred, Inaugural Season of English Franchise 100-Ball Cricket Tournament Schedule Postponed to 2021.

It is learnt that these four Indian players will extend their stay in the UK following the completion of India’s multi-format tour of England in June-July. The tour begins with a one-off Test at Bristol on June 16 and concludes with the third and final T20I on July 15. A three-match ODI series is slotted in between.

The Indian team for the tour is yet to be announced while a new head coach is expected to be named soon by the BCCI’s Cricket Advisory Committee. The selected players will report on May 27, though it is not known how they will travel to the UK as flights from India have been suspended by the British government in the wake of unprecedented spike in COVID-19 cases.

“The players will be asked to report on May 27 for the tour,” the source said. Harmanpreet, Mandhana, Deepti Sharma and Jemimah Rodrigues took part in the now-defunct Kia Super League (KSL) in 2019, the ECB’s domestic T20 tournament that made way for the Women’s Hundred.

The Hundred, which was postponed last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will kick off with the women’s match between the Oval Invincibles and Manchester Originals in London before their respective men’s sides meet the following day. With no player draft for the women, teams are selected by their respective head coaches.

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Hanuma Vihari Forms COVID-19 Help Team To Aid People Suffering From Pandemic In The Country

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Hanuma Vihari Seeks Help on Twitter To Arrange ‘TOCILIZUMAB Injection’ for a Patient in Andhra Pradesh’s Kakinada

New Delhi, May 14: Crushing the barrier to save a Test match is by no measure a small feat but for Hanuma Vihari, the biggest satisfaction these comes from being able to arrange a hospital bed or oxygen cylinders for desperate COVID-19 patients through a network of friends.

The surge in fatalities and cases during the pandemic’s second has created an unprecedented health crisis where social media has become an important tool to seek and give emergency help. Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli’s Charity Initiative for COVID-19 Aid Collects Nearly Rs 11 Crore.

A lot of Indian cricketers have been doing their bit, ranging from making financial donations to helping people procure essential medical care.

Vihari, while being in the UK for his county stint, has used his Twitter handle to amplify appeals for help. He has also created a team of 100 volunteers, comprising friends and followers from across Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka.

Just like Congress leader BV Srinivas in New Delhi, Vihari’s friends and followers have reached people with plasma, oxygen cylinders and arranged food and hospital beds for patients.

“I don’t want to glorify myself. I am doing it with the intention of helping people at the ground level, who actually need every help possible in these difficult times. It is just the start,” the 27-year-old PTI in an exclusive interview.

Vihari left for England in early April to play in the English county for Warwickshire and is expected to join the Indian team directly in the UK when they arrive on June 3.

Vihari, like every Indian, has been shocked by the obstacles that COVID-19 patients and their families have encountered on a daily basis. The difficulties have included finding something as basic as hospital beds, oxygen supplies and essential medicines.

“With the second wave being so strong, getting a bed became a difficulty and that is something which is unthinkable. So, I decided to use my followers as my volunteers and help as many people as I can,” Vihari, who has more than 110,000 followers, said.

“My goal is to actually mainly reach out to those people who are not able to afford or arrange for plasma, beds and essential medicine. But this is not enough. I would like to do more service in the future,” said the man, who has 624 runs in 11 Tests.

For Vihari, when the distress calls and messages for help started pouring in, he wanted to create a network of help givers and he found that support from common people, his own family and Andhra teammates like Prithviraj Yarra.

“I built my own team. It’s all about good intentions and people do get inspired and come out to help me.

“I have around 100 people on a WhatsApp group as volunteers and it’s their hard work that we have been able to help a few people. Yes, I am a cricketer, well known but I am able to help because of their untiring efforts to reach the distressed,” said Vihari.

He started on Twitter but his team has now spread across various platforms to help and when he is not facing a Stuart Broad or Olly Stone in the biting cold English weather, he personally ensures that he and his friends vet all the appeals for help.

“I started as one and now we have many friends in different platforms through my following on social media. I send them requests I get and they do the search. I chip in if any recommendations are required or to post on social media,” Vihari said.

“Even my wife, sister and few of my Andhra teammates are part of my volunteer team. It’s so heartening to see their support,” Vihari said.

I can do anything for team, even open if asked to do it again

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Talking about India’s upcoming tour of England, Vihari said that if he is asked to open at some point during the five-Test series, he is not averse to the idea.

“I will do anything the team asks of me,” said the man who batted for three and half hours with a torn hamstring to save the Sydney Test against Australia earlier this year.

“I batted top of the order most of my career so I’m familiar to the challenge,” added Vihari.

He had opened for India in the 2018-19 Test series in Australia.

Vihari knows very well that Washington Sundar grabbed his chances during his injury-forced absence but he is keen on focussing on his own game.

“I am happy that he (Washington) did well but I would like to focus on my own game and try to control the controllables,” said the soft-spoken man.

But what about rolling his arms over more to give that balance to the side, he replied: “I am working on my off-breaks.”

Vihari was contracted to play three games for Warwickshire and his best show has been scores of 32 and 52 against Essex at Edgbaston, with Alastair Cook in the opposition ranks.

“It’s been challenging as it’s early part of the season but I have gained good experience. Getting used to the climate and pitches here is the idea. Hope it helps during the WTC final against New Zealand and the series against England,” he said.

Having enjoyed a successful A tour of UK back in 2018 followed by a half-century on Test debut at the Oval, Vihari loves playing in England and the challenges that one faces while countering seam and swing.

“It’s a good place to play cricket. So I would enjoy the challenge,” he said.

Vihari is still in Birmingham where he is doing his daily routines and one thing that he is getting used to is the cold and damp conditions of early English summer.

“It is tough in this cold but again it’s a different experience. Yes, I am still in Birmingham,” he signed off.

(This is an unedited and auto-generated story from Syndicated News feed, Onhike Staff may not have modified or edited the content body)

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Newcastle United vs Manchester City, Premier League 2020–21 Free Live Streaming Online & Match Time in India: How to Watch EPL Match Live Telecast on TV & Football Score Updates in IST?

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Manchester City will travel to Tyneside to take on Newcastle United their first game as the newly crowned Premier League champions. The clash will be played at the St James’ Park Stadium in Newcastle on May 14, 2021 (late Friday night). Both teams have achieved their seasonal objectives but will still be aiming for a win. Meanwhile, fans searching for Newcastle United vs Manchester City, EPL 2020-21 live streaming can scroll down below. Manchester City Crowned Premier League 2020–21 Champions, Kevin de Bruyne, Sergio Aguero and Other City Players React to League Title Win.

With Manchester United’s defeat to Leicester City, Manchester City secured their third league title in four years. Pep Guardiola’s team are expected to make a number of changes for this clash considering their upcoming UCL final against Chelsea. Meanwhile, Newcastle United despite their struggles, managed to avoid relegation and will be aiming to record another impressive result against a top side.

When is Newcastle United vs Manchester City, Premier League 2020-21 Football Match? Know Date, Time, Venue Details

Newcastle United vs Manchester City match in English Premier League (EPL) 2020-21 will take place on May 15, 2021 (Saturday). The match will be played at the St James’ Park and it is scheduled to start at 12:30 pm IST (Indian Standard Time).

Where to Get Live Telecast of Newcastle United vs Manchester City, Premier League 2020-21 Football Match?

Fans in India can catch the live telecast of Newcastle United vs Manchester City match on Star Sports channels. Star Sports is the official broadcaster for English Premier League 2020-21 in India. Fans can tune into Star Sports Select 1, Star Sports Select 2, Star Sports Select 1 HD and Star Sports Select 2 HD channels to catch the live-action.

How to Get Free Live Streaming of Newcastle United vs Manchester City, Premier League 2020-21 Football Match?

Fans can also follow live action online. Disney+ Hotstar, the platform of Star Network, will be live streaming the Newcastle United vs Manchester City match for its online fans in India. JIO and Airtel subscribers can also follow the game live on JIO TV and Airtel TV.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on May 14, 2021 12:52 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).

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Manchester United Transfer News: Jesse Lingard Could Be Included In Jadon Sancho Swap Deal

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Manchester United Transfer News: Jesse Lingard Could Be Included In Jadon Sancho Swap Deal

Manchester United remain keen in the pursuit of Jadon Sancho after missing out on the winger last summer. The Red Devils are looking for a way to bring the star to Old Trafford next season and Jesse Lingard, who is having a stunning spell on loan at West Ham United, could play a crucial role in the deal going through. Jadon Sancho Transfer News: Manchester United Make Borussia Dortmund Star Their Top Priority.

According to The Sun, Manchester United are keen on landing Jadon Sancho in the summer and could offer Jesse Lingard in a stunning swap deal to make it happen. The Red Devils believe that the inclusion of the academy produce could persuade the German giants to lower their asking on Jadon Sancho. Red Devils Ready To Sell Jesse Lingard, Set Asking Price For Midfielder.

Jesse Lingard has revitalised his career at West Ham United and David Moyes is keen on signing the player on a permanent deal. However, it is understood that Manchester United star’s £100,000-a-week wage demands are proving to be a big issue and are putting doubts about extending his stay in London beyond the current season.

It is understood that Borussia Dortmund are keen on the 28-year-old United loanee and will be ready to negotiate with the Manchester club to reach a deal for Jadon Sancho. The former Man City academy star is on the transfer wishlist of manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after missing out on the transfer last summer.

The German giants are understood to want £100m for Jadon Sancho but that price could be brought down with the inclusion of Jesse Lingard, who has recorded nine goals for West Ham in 13 appearances since joining the Hammers in January.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on May 14, 2021 11:36 AM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).

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