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  • Cricket News Test cricket is living life over five days and should not be tinkered with, says Virat Kohli

    first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: The skipper of Indian cricket team Virat Kohli said that Test cricket said he does not see the longest format of the game getting shredded to four days and added it should not be “tinkered” with as the International Cricket Council (ICC) is considering different ways to modernise the traditional format of cricket. “It’s the most beautiful format of the game. I don’t think it’s going to go anywhere. I don’t even see it getting compressed to four days. It’s literally living life over five days. There are so many ups and downs and even when you’ve done well you’ve got to keep coming back and doing it all over again, Kohli said.The 29-year-old swashbuckling batter, who has been one of the top run scorers in recent times, said that the satisfaction level is unexplainable when a player does well in Test cricket.ALSO READ: India vs Afghanistan, Asia Cup 2018: Rohit and co eye win before finals “I cannot explain to you the job satisfaction that you get when you do well in Test cricket, because you know how demanding it is,” Kohli told ‘Wisden’.When asked about if the proposed four-day Test matches are a backward step, he said, “definitely. It should not be tinkered with.”The growing number of T20 leagues across the world has put the longest format of the game in danger.“In a few countries, yes. It all depends on the awareness of people who watch the game. If you take a country like South Africa or Australia or England, they have big crowds for Test matches because people understand the sport.ALSO READ: Virat Kohli, Mirabai Chanu to receive Khel Ratna; Check complete list of Khel Ratna and Arjuna Awardees 2018 “I think that if you really understand the sport, if you really love the sport, you understand Test cricket and you understand how exciting it is. The ICC is set to introduce a nine-team two-year Test World Championship in 2019 and the Indian skipper is in favour of it.“I think that is going to give a huge push to Test cricket. It makes every series more competitive, and there’s going to be ups and downs throughout the Championship, which I really look forward to. The teams that love playing Test cricket are always going to be passionate about it. Virat Kohli has scored 593 runs at an average of 59.30 in the recently concluded five-match Test series against England. last_img read more

  • No. 1 USC bested by Stanford in semifinals

    first_imgThe No. 1 USC men’s water polo team is human after all.Facing No. 4 Stanford in the semifinal round Sunday morning, the Trojans had their 22-game win streak snapped as the Cardinal won 6-4.USC faced No. 4 Stanford in the semifinal round on Sunday after the Cardinal eked out a 7-6 win over No. 5 Pepperdine in its quarterfinal match. In a rematch of the NorCal Tournament semifinals in which the Trojans bested the Cardinal 12-5, the Cardinal exacted some revenge.Not enough · Freshman driver Kostas Genidounias notched two goals against Stanford, but USC fell 6-4 as it suffered its first loss this season. – Ralf Cheung | Daily TrojanAfter clinging onto a 3-2 lead heading into halftime, the Trojans came out cold in the second half, only managing one goal score in the half from senior driver Peter Kurzeka. Freshman driver Kostas Genidounias notched two goals in the second period and sophomore driver Nikola Vavic contributed the other goal. On the defensive front, senior goalie Joel Dennerley’s 12 saves were not enough to stop the Cardinal offense, especially in a second half in which the Cardinal scored four goals.The Trojans had advanced to the semifinal round after decisive victories over Pomona-Pitzer and UC Irvine on Saturday.On Saturday morning, the Trojans began their match against No. 20 Pomona-Pitzer by rattling off 15 consecutive goals, as they rolled to a 21-1 win. In the victory, two young Trojans notched the first goals of their collegiate careers: freshman driver Marc Vonderweidt (three fourth-quarter goals) and redshirt freshman two-meter A.J. MacDonell. Redshirt freshman utility Ivan Kustic led all scorers with four goals. In goal, the Trojans received strong play from redshirt freshman goalie Ely Bonilla, who played the duration of the match and registered six saves.In the afternoon match against No. 7 UC Irvine, USC broke out to a 7-1 lead by halftime on the strength of two goals from Genidounias, who would later add a third in the third quarter. All told, eight different Trojans found the back of the net in this match. Dennerley played the first three quarters, stopping five of the eight shots he faced, before giving way to Bonilla in the fourth quarter.After falling to Stanford, USC faced UCLA at 4:30 p.m. Sunday in the third-place game.last_img read more

  • Desmond Harrison charged with strangulation, released by Cardinals

    first_imgThe Cardinals have yet to comment further on the [email protected] agree to a contract with supplemental draft pick S Jalen Thompson, and cut T Desmond Harrison after he was charged with assault.https://t.co/vpmxSNDlsc— Darren Urban (@Cardschatter) July 17, 2019According to multiple reports, a felony arrest warrant has been issued by Greensboro, North Carolina, police for Harrison, who is being charged with assault on a person by strangulation and assault on a female by a male. Related News The warrant was first reported by Bleacher Report’s Brent Sobieski. Browns’ Baker Mayfield admits he wanted ‘revenge’ against Hue Jackson The Cardinals have cut ties with Desmond Harrison.The team on Wednesday announced it released the offensive tackle “soon after the news came out that he was being charged with assault against a female in North Carolina.” Mike Vrabel discusses Marcus Mariota’s future with Titans Broncos’ contract negotiations stall with 2nd-round pick Drew Lock, report says BREAKING: Greensboro (NC) Police Department issued a felony arrest warrant for @AZCardinals offensive tackle Desmond Harrison, per source. Charges involve assault on a person by strangulation and assault on a female by a male.— Brent Sobleski (@brentsobleski) July 17, 2019Harrison, 25, signed with the Browns as an undrafted free agent last May and started the first eight games at left tackle as a rookie before being benched and was later waived after the season, reportedly for missing multiple team meetings and being viewed as unreliable.He was claimed off waivers by the Cardinals in June after being released by the Browns.He was suspended several times while playing college football at Texas before leaving the program. Harrison later played collegiately at Division II West Georgia after spending two years away from the field.last_img read more

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