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ICC responds to Faf du Plessis’s appeal

Following Faf du Plessis, South Africa’s stand-in captain’s, appeal against the International Cricket Council’s decision of charging him guilty of ball-tampering in Hobart, the governing body issued a statement on Friday (November 25). “The ICC is disappointed that Faf du Plessis has chosen not to accept the findings of Match Referee Andy Pycroft and will instead exercise his right to ... Read More »

Faf du Plessis lauds “relentless” South Africa attack in win

South Africa captain Faf du Plessis lauded his “relentless” bowlers for their match-winning performance against Australia in Hobart on Tuesday and dedicated the series win to absent Proteas Dale Steyn and AB De Villiers. Kyle Abbott, who replaced pace spearhead Steyn, was Man of the Match after taking 6-77 in the second innings to complete a nine-wicket haul as the ... Read More »

Cinnamon can cool your body, improve health: study

Adding cinnamon to diet can cool your body by up to two degrees and lead to a significant improvement in overall health, researchers including one of Indian origin have claimed. The results of the study on pigs show that cinnamon maintained the integrity of the stomach wall, said project leader Kourosh Kalantar-zadeh, from RMIT University in Australia. “When pigs feed ... Read More »

White humpback Migaloo spotted off Australia’s Byron Bay

A famous white humpback whale has been spotted on his annual migration to Australia’s north. Migaloo is known for his distinctive colouring and for many years was the only documented all-white humpback whale in the world. He has been sighted off the coast of New South Wales state, including the resort town of Byron Bay. Migaloo’s journey up Australia’s east ... Read More »

Women’s World Cup semifinal: Japan into final after England defender Laura Bassett scores injury time own goal

An injury time own goal from England defender Laura Bassett put Japan into the World Cup final with a 2-1 victory on Wednesday, setting up a title rematch with the United States. The US, who lost the 2011 final to the Japan on penalties, booked their ticket to Sunday’s championship game in Vancouver with a 2-0 win over top ranked Germany on Tuesday. Bassett’s attempted sliding ... Read More »

India meet Pakistan in explosive Hockey World League encounter

ANTWERP: Six months after their controversial and tempestuous Champions Trophy semifinal in Bhubaneswar, eternal arch-rivals Pakistan and India meet once again, this time in a highly anticipated Pool A encounter of the Hockey World League Semifinals on Friday. Having beaten the hosts 4-3, thanks to a goal in the dying stages of that match, the Pakistani players engaged in over ... Read More »