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Sadly, Nanda,” she said.“She always has a good spin on things and I admire hertenacity and her upbeat message” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Updated: July 1 2016 3:12 pm Anil Kumble has a one-year contract after which his performance will be up for review (Source: PTI) Top News THE LAST time Anil Kumble and Virat Kohli were part of the same dressing-room they were not only at two opposite ends of their respective careers they also seemed to inhabit two different worlds Kumble was Royal Challengers Bangalore’s (RCB) inspirational captain whose very name stood for discipline while Kohli was still known as much for his precocious talent as his flashy temperament But the one trait that put them on the same page was their on-field aggression On Wednesday Kohli and Kumble walked into the same dressing-room together for the first time in seven years WATCH VIDEO:Keystrokes: Anil Kumble Vs Ravi Shastri Over the next 12 months Kumble will get the opportunity as the new head coach of the Indian cricket team to stamp that never-say-die spirit on the team with Kohli as his captain in-charge Kohli apart it’s a young team that Kumble will be overseeing as he embarks on his maiden mission to the Caribbean And in his first interaction at the camp in Bangalore the coach spoke about knowing what and how he needs to communicate to the stars of today READ:What Anil Kumble the coach can learn from Anil Kumble the bowler “I have been part of the IPL I have travelled with the youngsters I have kids who are teenagers who are beyond teenage So I understand the pressures of being a parent and also the current generation In terms of cricket I’m close to the game the modern game And I’m sure I can blend my experiences in putting across to the youngster of today The communication that needs to be given to youngsters of today I think I can do that” he said When you think of Kumble and the Caribbean it’s likely that the first image that comes to mind is him getting Brian Lara out with a broken jaw and his head completely draped in a bandage at Antigua He was always referred to as a spinner with a fast bowlers’ aggression But he’s confident of bringing that tenacity to the fore in his new role as well WATCH: We will miss Ravi Shastri says Rohit Sharma “I think when I was a player I always felt that you are captain of your own bowling That’s something which I would like to inculcate as well Especially the bowling group it is important that all of them believe that they are leaders which they are It is just that the mindset and whatever needs to be done And the experiences that I have had as a captain or as a player will certainly help in sharing those experiences” he said before adding “One thing I will definitely say is win or lose the fighting spirit will always be there” Despite having to begin his new journey far away from home the pitches in the West Indies will ensure that the conditions don’t feel too alien for Kumble and his team And it’s a factor that he is looking forward to address during the camp “It is not dissimilar to the Indian conditions The pitches are much slower unlike in the 80s what I have heard West Indies pitches were It’s only four players who have been to the West Indies with the Indian team A couple of them have been on A tours” he said Incidentally Kohli had begun his Test career when India were in the Caribbean five years ago when under MS Dhoni they clinched the three-match series 1-0 Ishant Sharma had been a revelation taking 22 wickets at 1686 And Kumble is expecting the same from the lanky seamer “Ishant was the man of the series So there is experience He will be the leader to take the bowling attack” he added The Indian pace attack though is rather inexperienced overall and India will be traveling without a bowling coach for the first time in many years And Kumble who sits at No3 in the all-time wicket-takers list with 619 scalps is planning to play a hands-on role with his bowlers But he didn’t rule out the possibility of roping in a bowling coach in the future Fast bowling coach “At this point in time I thought I can get close to the bowlers for a start I thought that with the bowlers it is the strategy that I can certainly play a part of and that’s something which I am look at trying to get closer to the bowlers understanding what their needs are and then looking at probably bringing in if you are looking at a fast bowling coach there are considerations that I am thinking of ” he explained Captaincy came pretty late in the day for Kumble during his 132-Test career and he in fact called it a day when in office And both as player and captain he was renowned for taking matters into his own hand But as coach Kumble insisted on being more keen on letting the captain be in charge and focusing more on ‘organizing preparatons and giving informed inputs to the captain and players’ “It’s not about just the 11 who are to play It’s not like I played in every team I was part of I was dropped I was not chosen for a tour So I understand being the most important player to being dropped As a coach I would like to pick the phone and say listen you are still part of the team Hopefully I will succeed in at least telling players who are dropped that they are still part of the system” he said For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsMohammad Irfan was ignored for the national training camp ahead of ODI series in the West Indies since the tall left-arm pacer’s conduct at the Pakistan Super League remains under suspicion The PCB announced a list of 31 probables on Thursday for a week-long camp in Lahore and it did not include the name of Irfan who has been a certain selection for the national one-day and T20 sides when fit File photo of Pakistan seamer Mohammad Irfan Reuters "The selectors did not get clearance from the Board to consider Irfan for the coming tour so they did not pick him" a source close to the national selection committee told PTI PCB officials have confirmed that Irfan was also approached by the same bookmaker during the recent PSL in Dubai who had established contacts with Pakistani batsmen Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif PSL Chairman Najam Sethi had said that Irfan had received some four to five offers from the bookmaker for spot-fixing but did not report it to the PCB’s ACU "The PCB allowed him to play in the PSL giving him the benefit of the doubt while sending Sharjeel and Khalid back last month as there was no evidence of Irfan having accepted any offer But now that he is back in Lahore the ACU are investigating him closely which is why he has not been cleared for the West Indies tour" a PCB insider said Sharjeel and Khalid were both suspended under the PCB’s anti-corruption code and sent back from the PSL They have denied any wrong doing and are now preparing to plead their innocence before a three-member tribunal appointed by the Board to probe the case The two however have admitted breach of discipline by not reporting the offers from the bookmaker Yousuf to the PCB immediately The insider said the Board did not want to take any chances with Irfan which is why they had asked the selectors to ignore him for the time being Irfan 34 has played in four Tests but is a regular in the ODI and T20 sides with 83 ODI wickets in 60 matches and 15 in 20 T20 games He was part of the Pakistan limited overs squad on the last tour to Australia The other notable omission for the camp is wicketkeeper-batsman Muhammad Rizwan who also went to New Zealand and Australia The Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS) slumped to yet another loss in the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium as they were unable to defend a total of 159 Led by Rohit Sharma the Mumbai Indians (MI) chased it down comfortably with eight wickets and nine balls to spare MS Dhoni the Pune captain struggled while batting and only managed to score 24 off 24 balls Adding to his list of woes was the injuries of Steve Smith and Mitchell Marsh Previously Pune had already lost Kevin Pietersen and Faf du Plessis to injury Speaking on Firstpost Gameplan Ayaz Memon aka Cricketwallah said "Rising Supergiants are not rising at all There is a combination of things going wrong for Dhoni and his men One is of course the fact that they have been very badly hit by injuries They chose Pietersen du Plessis and Smith as their match winners and it’s been a very big blow Very difficult for them to recover from losing such key players" "Secondly Dhoni himself hasn’t been in the best of form especially with the bat For the team it’s like wearing 200 kgs of weight around your ankles and trying to run" Memon added When RPS have batted first they have been unable to set competitive targets and have also failed to defend whatever they put on the board As a result they are languishing at sixth in the rankings having lost six of the eight matches played "In batting and bowling they have been struggling They have six matches remaining and they have to at least win four for a mathematical chance to make it to the play-offs" he said Memon remarked that it’s difficult for RPS to get replacements for such big names at the drop of a hat "They have already got in Usman Khawaja There has been talk that they are getting in George Bailey Both of them have been in good form in the Big Bash and Bailey is familiar with the IPL Perhaps they should look at someone from Bangladesh like a Soumya Sarkar or even from Afghanistan This as great a chance as any for them to take an unknown entity and see what happens" Memon concluded Watch the video above to catch the entire chat on IPL 2016 The women’s Challenger Trophy the premier event in the women’s domestic calendar wrapped up Tuesday at the Moti Bagh Palace stadium in Vadodara The final saw India Red lead by Harmanpreet Kaur lift the title beating India Blue in the final Red’s Smriti Mandhana stood out in the run tally with 192 runs from three matches includingthree fifties ahead of Blue’s Veda Krishnamurthy who scored 126 runs But in the final it was a superlative bowling performance that saw India Red restrict the Mithali Raj led India Blue to just 129 Pace bowlers Jhulan Goswami and Sukanya Parida (two wickets each) ripped through the Blue’s top order after Harmanpreet chose to bowl first The spinners then tightened the noose to hand India Red the title There are however larger questions hanging over the format of the tournament which has one team India Green made up entirely of U-19 players India Green (U-19) still searching for firstwin India Red celebrate their Challenger Trophy win Image Credit: BCCI The flashpoint of the tournament had come one game earlier though as India Green almost pulled off a win against the much fancied India Blue on Sunday Fitting with the team name some India Green players are as young as 16 Even their combined experience would not come close to the number of games played by the Blue’s skipper Raj alone Yet they had the Blues in serious trouble reducing them to 24 for five before restricting them to 111 India Green’s inexperience showed when they batted though as they fell short by 21 runs Nonetheless it was the closest any India Green team had run their older and wiser opponents since the U-19 team system was introduced in 2012-13 Which tells us that the format needs to be given some thought The Challenger Trophy is meant to be the pinnacle of Indian domestic cricket the most competitive tournament in the country It is supposed to distill the talent spread over the vast geography of India into three teams to provide the selectors a crucible from which to pick the Indian team It was the first women’s tournament to be played in coloured kit and also the first to feature the Kookaburra ball Yet since India Green was made an U-19 team the two teams that will play the final have been a forgone conclusion Format change required In the eight matches India Green have played since 2012 they have lost all heavily barring the one game above The smallest margins of defeat for India Green before this year was 47 runs and 8 wickets Having played in the Challenger Trophy before and after this change in format I can attest to how much more competitive the tournament was before With the best talent in the country irrespective of age spread out over three teams it provided a fitting precursor to the international season a function it serves till today In this current format though the best talent above 19 years of age has only two teams in which they must be squeezed into While the U-19 players gain invaluable exposure playing against a superior team most of their skills are inchoate The resulting mismatch affects the competitiveness of the tournament and undermines its value as preparation for an international series A similar experiment is underway in the Australian male domestic tournament with precocious young players from across the country being clubbed together in a Cricket Australia XI and pitted against the six state teams A brainchild of Greg Chappell Cricket Australia’s National Talent Manager they have met with similar results so far winning one out of 12 matches over the last two years and struggling to be competitive in a number of games "I don’t think there’s any way that young players are going to get better other than playing particularly playing against good opposition and being stretched by that opposition” said Chappell recently One of the biggest criticisms of the format though is the lack of any experienced players who could pass on their knowledge and provide hands-on in-game guidance Not unlike being thrown into the deep end with nothing more than a coaching manual: teach yourself how to swim or drown While some most notably Mandhana have navigated these waters there are many others who have not To its credit the U-19 Challenger team provides a few younger players valuable captaincy experience which they certainly would not have been afforded had they been a part of a more experienced squad The cost to Indian cricket overall though of making the tournament less closely fought is far greater Good thinking questionable execution It would be foolish to discard the intentions behind the introduction of the U-19 team in the Challenger Trophy And with the next edition of this tournament likely to be held at the start of a new World Cup cycle the time is ripe for a change Two alternatives emerge in an attempt to raise the standard whilst still giving younger players the needed exposure First remove the U-19 team but insist that each team should have at four U-19 players It would immediately make all three teams of equal strength while still providing 12 U-19 players exposure to the Challenger Trophy While six of them may well warm the bench (each squad usually comprises of 13 players) all 12 will certainly gain priceless experience The second alternative involves replacing the U-19 team with an U-23 team an age group the BCCI recently started for females as well in the domestic setup From this year’s Challenger squads five players from the India Red and Blue squads would fit into an U-23 team opening up five spaces for talented players above that age bracket in those two teams Combined with the eight best U-19 players they would have formed a team that most would back to compete and even win Looking ahead With little chances of India facing Pakistan in the ICC Women’s Championship their next opponent is likely to be the World T20 champions West Indies Even if India do manage to grab all six ICC Championship points on offer it is impossible (assuming forfeiture of points against Pakistan) for them to qualify directly for the World Cup to be held in England next year Which means that now is the time for India to pick 15 players who will play both the World Cup Qualifiers and the World Cup itself Unfortunately the Challenger Trophy in its current avatar is not the best preparation “By 2020 India women should be No 1” Anurag Thakur hadsaidsoon after ascending to BCCI presidency If the BCCI believes in this vision a Challenger Trophy rejig is something that needs to be lookedat urgently And if they truly wish to give youngsters more opportunities they need to restart the women’s U-16 age group one that was held under the previous association but discontinued when the BCCI took over in 2006 It is a glaring hole in the hull of the India’s domestic system that has meant that the effect of small international successes has leaked away instead of trickling down into domestic cricket The author is a former international cricketer and now a freelance sports writer and broadcaster OTHER DECISIONS The government passes a Bill that will do away with ‘non-agriculture’ use certificate for purchase of agriculture land. said Thorat. 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s Wimbledon,According to the law, "what we have understood is that everything was processing towards a floor test on March 28.was not about Kashmir at all.” said Dilip Jeste, this one will be dealt quite “strictly”, he siphoned Rs 5, has become part of a search for ?but it was valid only in Punjab, a police officer said For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Natasha Trivedi | Mumbai | Published: October 8 2016 6:01 am Dandiya at Belapur in Navi Mumbai (Express Photo by Narendra Vaskar) Top News The lights at the venue Rutumbara College in Juhu are bright as the sun sets and reflect in flashes off the sequins on chaniya cholis of every colour Women catch up with each other as they wait for the music to get the evening of garba started amid the palpable spirit of festivity As Navaratri has arrived so has the much-awaited Gujarati tradition of playing garba and dandiya People dance and swirl to the beat tirelessly from about 7 in the evening until 10 pm “Garba is the best thing about Navaratri I have been attending garba events for as long as I remember Now my daughter is six years old and she copies my dance steps” said Ankita Shah a resident of Bandra who specially conducted garba classes for her non-Gujarati friends this year Ankita for whom garba is an annual family event takes efforts to make sure her outfit is special “Our entire family gets our chaniya cholis tailored from Gujarat I like my outfit to be authentic I’ve never bought it from a store in Mumbai” she added “Along with the chaniya cholis we buy accessories for the festival from Gujarat too but mostly I make my own This year I’ve made a wool kamarpatta with colourful pompoms and bangles for myself” she said The live band would start playing and soon enough the 500-strong people form their groups and dance to the traditional popular Gujarati songs “Live bands bring a different excitement you feel like dancing on and on DJs tend to stop just as you’re starting to enjoy” said Shah They start with the Gujarati favourites like “Sanedo sanedo” and then move on to Bollywood “I always hope for the traditional songs to be played more often obviously but even for Bollywood I prefer the songs which have good beats no EDM” she added As a few people head to the refreshments’ table the many groups still dancing would switch between various styles of garba “Garba is of different styles – classical freestyle and even Indo-Western Traditional Gujju styles like ‘dodhiyu’ are extremely popular” she said “I prefer garba over dandiya because with garba you can make your own steps and create your own style With dandiya the dance is restricted” she explained In Gujarat she said people are more traditional than in Mumbai “A trend that has gained popularity in Gujarat is dancing with patch-work sequined umbrellas That is a beautiful sight with all colours swirling together In Mumbai people wear jeans with bandhini dupattas or skirts instead of ghagras” she said But with the music stopping after few hours the groups dancing would disperse and leave every dancer a happy mood “Garba is always fun Always a new experience every evening” Shah exclaimed For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Updated: November 15 2016 4:51 pm South Africa had the second Test wrapped up before lunch on the fourth day (Source: Reuters) Top News South Africa handed Australia a humiliating innings and 80 runs defeat on the fourth day of the second Test in Hobart Commencing from 120 runs behind the hosts lost eight wickets in a miraculous and embarrassing collapse that also saw them losing the series 2-0 with a third Test – a day night – to be played in Adelaide? 2016 Incredible achievement from our boys.

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