India team for ICC Champions Trophy to be selected on May 8

first_imgThe Indian team for the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy will be picked on May 8, finally breaking the deadlock over India’s participation in the mega event scheduled to be held in England from June 1.India Today has learnt that captain Virat Kohli, who is busy leading Royal Challengers Bangalore in the ongoing Indian Premier League season 10, will join the proceedings via conference call.Earlier, irked by the delaying tactics of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (COA) on Thursday asked the board to announce the team for the Champions Trophy immediately.The BCCI had deliberately missed the April 25 deadline for submission of the squad in the wake of the International Cricket Council (ICC) proposing a new financial model which reduces BCCI’s revenues from USD 570 million to USD 293 million.The ICC had overwhelmingly voted to drastically reduce the BCCI’s share of revenue at its board meeting that led to much heart burning among BCCI officials who contemplated a pull out from the Champions Trophy.The CoA in a letter to the BCCI on Thursday asserted that the it must not hurt the interest of the players in its dispute with the game’s world governing body.In the letter to BCCI Joint Secretary Amitabh Chaudhary ahead of the board’s Special General Meeting (SGM) on Sunday, the CoA demanded an immediate meeting of the selection committee to announce the squad for the Champions Trophy.The CoA also urged the BCCI to resolve its differences with the global body in the best interests of Indian cricket.advertisementlast_img read more

Report: Malaga 0 Atletico Madrid 1

first_imgMalaga 0 Atletico Madrid 1: Griezmann narrows gap at top to six Nicholas McGee Last updated 1 year ago 01:08 2/11/18 Griezmann-Cropped Twitter (@Atleti) After a tumultuous end to their win over Valencia, Antoine Griezmann was back celebrating as Atletico Madrid beat Malaga 1-0. Antoine Griezmann should be firmly back in the good graces of Atletico Madrid fans after he fired them to within six points of LaLiga leaders Barcelona with a 1-0 win over bottom club Malaga.Griezmann had been jeered by Atletico fans for slowing play down instead of looking for another goal towards the end of their 1-0 win over Valencia last time out.He reacted angrily to those jeers, but both he and the Atletico supporters had reason to celebrate less than a minute into Saturday’s contest at La Rosaleda. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Griezmann opened the scoring with a confident close-range finish, his fourth goal in five games, and it proved to be enough for Atletico to at least temporarily gain ground on title favourites Barca.Malaga, who are seven points adrift of safety, had much the better of the second half but could not find an equaliser, with Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblak rarely called into action.Barca will be expected to stretch their advantage back to nine points against Getafe on Sunday, but it is now three wins in a row for Diego Simeone’s men, who head into the first leg of Thursday’s Europa League tie with Copenhagen with momentum..@AntoGriezmann celebrated by holding up a shirt commemorating Atleti fan Nacho Barbera who died playing for @UDAlzira in an U12s game last weekend. #MalagaAtleti— LaLiga (@LaLigaEN) February 10, 2018Griezmann needed only 38 seconds to break the deadlock as he coolly lofted the ball over Roberto Jimenez at the near post after Saul’s effort from outside the box had deflected into his path. The France international celebrated by running to the sideline and holding up an Atletico jersey adorned with the name of Nacho Barbera, a child who recently died following a cardiac arrest in a youth match.Diego Costa sent an ambitious volley well wide as Atletico pushed for a second, but they were almost pegged back as Brown Ideye headed into the side-netting from Roberto Rosales’ free-kick.Costa was unable to find the target with a header from a corner as Roberto was caught in two minds as to whether to come and collect.Malaga made an excellent start to the second half and Atletico were grateful to Oblak for preserving their lead as he sprung to his right to turn Rosales’ excellent free-kick over.That was as good as it got for Malaga, who were forced to finish the game with 10 men as substitute Mehdi Lacen was taken off on a stretcher with a head injury.Atletico held firm with little difficulty, leaving them now looking for a Barca slip-up to make a turnaround in the title race more likely.97′ | 0-1 | ¡Finaaaaaaal! ¡Nos llevamos los tres puntos de La Rosaleda. ¡Gran trabajo, equipo!#MálagaAtleti #AúpaAtleti— Atlético de Madrid (@Atleti) February 10, 2018 Key Opta stats:- Simeone has reached 150 wins in LaLiga as Atletico manager. – Atletico have the most LaLiga wins (10) by a single goal this season and are the second side to concede only nine goals after 23 games (alongside Deportivo on 1993-94). – For the first time ever, Malaga have failed to score at home in five LaLiga games in a row. – Indeed, Malaga have failed to score the most times in LaLiga this season (16), while Atletico have recorded the most clean sheets (15). read morelast_img read more