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Bangladesh pull of shock win over South Africa

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On June 2nd, Bangladesh made a massive start to their World Cup. In this match, Bangladesh scored its highest one-day international score. South Africa won the toss and choose to field.

And Registered a 21-run win over a beleaguered South Africa. Mashrafe Mortaza’s side posted 330 for6 wickets and Mushfiqur Rahim (78) and Shakib Al Hasan (75) laid the foundations of their impressive display at the match held at  Oval.but Bangladesh seamer Mustafizur Rahman took 3 wickets.

Bangladesh made 330 run target for South Africa.

South Africa scored 309 runs and lost 8 wickets in the match. With the World Cup, just four days old South Africa lost matches. Faf du Plessis scored 62 from 53 balls is the highest score from SA Team.

 

 

 

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Sourav Ganguly admits BCCI chief a challenging position

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Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly, who is all set to become the next BCCI president, has admitted that it will be a challenge for him to look after the “biggest organization” in the cricket world.

Meetings and counter meetings ruled the roost as the affiliated units of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), along with the bigwigs of the board, met on Sunday.

At the end of the day, Ganguly was leading the race to be the next BCCI President, while ex-India batsman Brijesh Patel is touted to bag the position of IPL Chairman.

“I am happy with the appointment because this is the time when BCCI’s image has got hampered and it’s a great opportunity for me to do something,” Ganguly was quoted as saying by India Today.

“Whether you are elected unopposed or otherwise, it’s a big responsibility because it is the biggest organization in the world of cricket. India is a powerhouse. It will be a challenge,” he added.

The former India captain was also offered the post of IPL Chairman, but it is being said that Ganguly turned down the offer at around 6 p.m. on Sunday.

However, the appointment of the 47-year-old will be a short one as he will have to go in for a cooling-off period from July 2020 under the new rules.

The former Indian skipper has been holding posts in the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) for the past five years where he currently serves as president.

According to the new BCCI rules, an administrator can only serve six years at a trot.

“That’s the rule. So we will have to deal with it. My first priority will be to look after first-class cricketers,” said Ganguly.

“I had requested the Committee of Administrators (CoA) and they have not listened. Ranji Trophy cricket will be the focus. To take care of cricketers’ financial interest,” he added

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Amit Shah’s son Jay Shah set to be BCCI secretary

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s son Jay Shah is set to become the secretary while Anurag Thakur’s brother Arun Dhumal will hold the position of treasurer of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

“Amit Shah’s son Jay Shah will be secretary and Anurag Thakur’s brother Arun Dhumal is set to become treasurer of the BCCI,” a source close to one of the top members of cricket association in BCCI said.

A meeting was conducted last night between the compliant members in Mumbai.

Earlier, a source from one of the Cricket Associations, on condition of anonymity, had said that former cricketer Sourav Ganguly will be the new President of the board. Currently, CK Khanna is the acting BCCI President.

“We have decided that Ganguly will be the new President,” the source had said.

Also, Brijesh Patel is set to take over as IPL chairman.

October 14 is the last date to file the nominations for BCCI elections which is scheduled to take place on October 23.

On October 10, it was reported that the BCCI had barred eight state units out of the 38 from attending the Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held here on October 23.

In the AGM meeting, Ganguly will represent the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB), while Rajat Sharma and Mohammed Azharuddin will attend as the representatives of Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) and Hyderabad Cricket Association, respectively.

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Mary Kom makes history by winning 8 world meet medals

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India’s Mary Kom assured herself of at least a bronze medal in the 51kg category of Women’s World Boxing Championships in Ulan Ude by reaching the semi-final on Thursday. 3rd seed Mary defeated Rio Olympic bronze medallist Ingrit Valencia of Colombia 5-0 to reach the semi-final.

Mary Kom also became the first boxer in the history of World Championships to win 8 world meet medals. She was tied on 7 with Cuban men’s legend Felix Savon after winning the gold in the 48kg category in New Delhi last year.

This will also be Mary Kom’s first World Championships medal in the 51kg category as the Indian Olympic medallist looks to seal a Tokyo Olympic Games berth in the new weight category. Mary has 6 gold medals and a silver at the World Championships so far.

Mary Kom is assured of at least a bronze medal in the ongoing Women’s World Championships. She took her time to gauge her opponent Ingrid Valencia in the opening few minutes of the 51kg quarter-final on Thursday.

Mary Kom will next face 2nd seed Busenaz Cakiroglu of Turkey on Saturday.

Mary used all her experience to sway away from challenges and land punches at the right time to put pressure on Valencia. Mary was adjudged winner on points after she got a scoreline of 29-28, 30-27, 29-28, 30-27, 29-28.

Mary Kom, who received a 1st-round bye in the ongoing Women’s World Championships, had beaten Thailand’s Jutamas Jitpong 5-0 in a tough 2nd-round battle.

Besides six world titles, Mary Kom’s incredible career is also studded with an Olympic bronze medal (2012), five Asian titles, gold medals at the Asian Games and the Commonwealth Games, besides numerous other international top finishes.

This year alone, she won gold medals at the India Open in Guwahati and President’s Cup in Indonesia.

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