Top Sports News Headlines Today, September 25, 2019: Jasprit Bumrah injured, Spurs sink against lowly Colchester
Indian Express 25 Sep 2019 09:59 AM
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Top Sports News Headlines Today, September 25, 2019: India suffered a huge setback ahead of their Test series against South Africa as Jasprit Bumrah was ruled out of the 15-man squad due to a back injury. Umesh Yadav has been roped in the squad in place of the World No 3. In other cricket news, Deepti Sharma’s incredible bowling figures helped India defeat South Africa by 11 runs in the first encounter of the five-match T20I series.
Meanwhile, cricket has once again been marred with corruption. A week after the match-fixing allegations hit the Tamil Nadu Premier League, the owner of Karnataka Premier League cricket team was arrested on Tuesday by the Central Crime Branch (CCB) unit of Bengaluru Police following a probe into an alleged cricket betting racket during the KPL season that concluded last month.
In other sports events, Tottenham Hotspurs have been knocked out of the League Cup after suffering 4-3 defeat on penalties.
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India beat South Africa by 11 runs
Deepti Sharma’s incredible bowling spell helped India Women beat South Africa Women in the first T20I at the Lalabhai Contractor Stadium in Surat on Tuesday. Defending a modest target of 131, India beat South Africa by 11 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series.
WFI pulls up Sakshi Malik, Divya Kakran for poor show at World Championship
Karnataka Premier League team owner arrested
The owner of a Karnataka Premier League cricket team was arrested by the Central Crime Branch (CCB) unit of Bengaluru Police on Tuesday following a probe into an alleged cricket betting racket during the KPL season that concluded last month.
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Lowly Colchester oust Spurs
Fourth-tier Colchester United dumped last season’s Champions League finalists Tottenham Hotspur out of the League Cup 4-3 on penalties in the big shock of the third round on Tuesday.
Colchester managed only a handful of shots on target during their match at the Community Stadium, while Tottenham enjoyed 70% of possession and could boast the likes of internationals Dele Alli, Heung-Min Son and Erik Lamela on the pitch. [EFL Cup: Third round match reports]
India No.1 bowler short
India’s prospects in the inaugural ICC World Test Championship are intrinsically linked with the form and fitness of Jasprit Bumrah, but with the team’s campaign in the two-year competition just two matches old, the loss of their most potent weapon has put a spanner in plans of Virat Kohli & Co.