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A great show by Bengal

Gandhidham: Bengal’s Anirban Ghosh beat state-mate Arjun Ghosh 11-6, 11-8, 11-5, 11-4 to win the boys’ title, while Sagarika Mukherjee got the better of Harsha Vardhani of Tamil Nadu 11-5, 6-11, 11-4, 2-11, 11-7, 11-6 to annex the girls’ crown, in the sub-junior section of the Cadet and Sub-Junior National Table Tennis Championships, on Monday. Prapti Sen won the cadet girls’ title, winning 11-5, 11-7, 6-11, 11-8, 11-6 against Yashi.
Moumita Dutta and Koushani Nath beat the Maharashtrian pair of Aslesha and Manshi 11-7, 11-8, 11-6 in girls’ doubles.

Green light

Bhubaneswar: Unfazed by protests from different quarters, including a ruling BJD MP, Odisha government, on Monday, gave the nod to the Odisha Cricket Association for hosting the ICC Women’s World Cup Group B matches involving players from Pakistan, in Cuttack.
Meanwhile, the Wankhede and the MIG Club Ground, which were to host World Cup Group A matches have been withdrawn as venues for the tournament.

KP cautioned

Ranchi: There is nothing unusual about being cautioned by a Match Referee, but what sets apart Kevin Pietersen’s case is that it happened inside the toilet of the airport here!
Pietersen was informally cautioned by Match Referee Andy Pycroft for showing dissent against an umpire’s decision after he stayed glued to the crease for quite a few seconds following his dismissal on Saturday. “Kevin and I were spoken to in the gents. So that was a very nice scene, my first meeting with a Match Referee!” coach Ashley Giles said.

Special offer

Calcutta: Cricket Australia has offered fans from Sunday’s rain-affected SCG ODI match between the hosts and Sri Lanka a free Australia Day T20 International ticket for each T20 ticket they buy, as a mark of gratitude for their support. Australia are due to play Sri Lanka in the first T20 International, at Stadium Australia, on Saturday.

Renee in

Calcutta: The ICC has confirmed that the Event Technical Committee of the ICC Women’s World Cup has approved Renee Chappell as a replacement player for Jess Jonassen in the Australia squad.

Shaun back

Calcutta: Top-order batsman Shaun Marsh was recalled to Australia’s Twenty20 side on Monday, joining others who impressed in the domestic Big Bash League to take on Sri Lanka later this month.

The squad
George Bailey (captain), Ben Cutting, Xavier Doherty, James Faulkner, Aaron Finch, Ben Laughlin, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Starc, Adam Voges, Matthew Wade, David Warner.

Waveriders win

Mumbai: Delhi Waveriders got the better of Mumbai Magicians 6-4 to jump to the top of the HIL table at the MHA Mahindra Stadium, here, on Monday.
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