Sports News: Bangladesh Beat Zimbabwe By Eight Wickets In 1st T20I - As It Happened

Sports News Highlights, 3 May 2024: Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe by eight wickets in the first match of the five-game T20I series in Chattogram. Mumbai Indians went down against Kolkata Knight Riders in match 51 of the Indian Premier League 2024 at Wankhede Stadium. The co-hosts of the ICC T20 World Cup 2024, West Indies and USA, announced their squad for the tournament. Indian government approves proposals of Asian Games medallist sprinter Jyothi Yarraji and long jump athlete Shaili Singh to participate in multiple competitions in their quest for qualifying for the Paris Olympics. Catch all the highlights of the worldwide sporting action for today, 3 May 2024, here

Zimbabwe captain Sikandar Raza with Bangladesh's captain Najmul Hossain Shanto with the T20I trophy before the start of the series. Photo: X/ @BCBtigers

Sports News Highlights, 3 May 2024

Here are the highlights of the global sporting action for today, 3 May 2024. Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe by eight wickets in the first match of the five-game T20I series in Chattogram. In IPL, Mumbai Indians went down against Kolkata Knight Riders at Wankhede Stadium. Indian government approves proposals of Asian Games medallist sprinter Jyothi Yarraji and long jump athlete Shaili Singh to participate in multiple competitions in their quest for qualifying for the Paris Olympics. Catch all the highlights of the worldwide sporting action for today, 3 May 2024, here.

English Premier League: Chelsea Beat Tottenham 2-0

IPL 2024: Who Won Last Night's Encounter?

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NBA: New York Knicks Have Advanced To Eastern Conference Semis

IPL 2024: Rohit Sharma Finally Speaks Up On Losing MI Captaincy

IPL 2024 Playoffs Scenario: What Are MI's Chances Of Qualifying?

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Madrid Open Updates

Iga Swiatek advanced to a straight-sets semifinal victory over Madison Keys 6-1, 6-3 and reached for the final showdown at the Madrid Open to face the No. 2 Aryna Sabalenka who rallied to overcome No. 4-ranked Elena Rybakina 1-6, 7-5, 7-6 (5).

Meanwhile, Daniil Medvedev retired from his quarterfinal match after losing the first set 6-4 against Jiri Lehecka.

A Request From Maradona's Children

Children of the late soccer star Diego Maradona have asked a court in Argentina to authorize the transfer of his body from the private cemetery where he is buried to a mausoleum under construction in Buenos Aires to allow fans from around the world to pay tribute to him.

They made the request to a court in San Isidro in a letter quoted on Thursday by local media in which they indicated that it comes from “all the heirs” of the soccer star, who died in 2020. (AP)

Europa League: Bayer Leverkusen Unbeaten At Roma

An imposing stadium in a major foreign capital did nothing to stop Bayer Leverkusen's record unbeaten march across Europe.

The freshly crowned first-time Bundesliga champion silenced the Stadio Olimpico with a 2-0 win at Roma in the first leg of the Europa League semifinals on Thursday to extend its unbeaten streak to 47 matches across all competitions.

No club from Europe's five biggest leagues — in Germany, England, Italy, Spain and France — has had a longer unbeaten streak. (AP)

Past Struggles Give Me Energy: Sumit (Hockey Olympian)

Sumit already has Olympic and Asian Games hockey medals in his cabinet, but more torrid memories are fuelling his dreams of adding another piece of metal into his glittering collection.

"There were bigger struggles in my life. As someone who went through tougher challenges in life, I keep remembering myself about my past.

I have kept those memories with me and I get strong vibes from my tough past to move forward. It gives me an energy to strive for bigger achievements," Sumit told PTI on the sidelines of the Indian team's preparatory camp at the SAI centre in Bengaluru.

English Cricketer Josh Baker Dies At Age 20

The left arm spinner of England's domestic team Worcestershire, Josh Baker died at the age of 20.

The club stated, "The news of Josh's passing has left us all devastated. He was much more than a team-mate; he was an integral part of our cricket family. We will all miss him terribly. All our love and prayers go out to Josh's family and friends."

India Retain Top Spot In White-Ball Formats

The latest ICC annual ranking witnessed India retaining their top position in ODIs and T20Is. However, the team slipped to the second position in the men’s Test Team Rankings.

India conceded the top spot in the five-day format to Australia, the reigning World Test champion, following the annual update that drops results from the 2020-21 season and reflects all series completed since May 2021.

Pakistan Test Series Schedule 

Pakistan cricket team will be playing a total of seven Tests matches against England, Bangladesh and South Africa between August 2024 and January 2025 as part of the ICC World Test Championship's (WTC) third cycle, which will wrap up next year.

Pakistan is set to host the England and Bangladesh team at home for two and three Tests respectively before heading to South Africa for three T20Is, three ODIs and two Tests in the latter half of 2024.

Footballer Of The Year Awards - Phil Foden

The Manchester City forward Phil Foden has been honored as the footballer of the year in England. This came after his outstanding season with 16 Premier League goals so far for the defending champion

Foden with 42% of the votes surpassed the second-place Declan Rice from Arsenal and City teammate Rodri in third to receive the award.

Liv Singapore: Anirban Lahiri Starts With 70

Anirban Lahiri had a disappointing start with 1-under 70 in the opening round of the LIV Golf Singapore. The only Indian on the LIV League had five birdies against four bogeys.

Lahiri was way behind in T-29th place as Sebastian Munoz produced his best round of the 2024 season to take the first-round lead. (PTI)

BAN vs ZIM 1st T20I Toss

Bangladesh won the toss and opted to bowl first.

Asian U-22 & Youth Boxing C'ship: India Bags 22 medals With 7 In Finals

Brijesh Tamta and Aryan alongside five other boxers entered the finals as Indian pugilists assured themselves 22 medals in various categories at the ASBC Asian U-22 & Youth Boxing Championships 2024 in Kazakhstan on Friday.

In the 22 medals, 12 have been assured by women at the prestigious tournament.

Beginning the proceedings for India, Brijesh defeated Mongolia's Taalaibek Iasur in the 48kg category with a convincing 5-0 scoreline. (PTI)

India To Host SA Women For Test, Three ODIs, T20Is

India will play host to South Africa women's team for one Test, three ODIs and three T20Is across June and July.

The one-dayers and T20Is will be played in Bengaluru, a Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) official informed, while the Test match will be played at Chennai.

The ODIs will be held at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium from June 16, while the one-off Test will start at the MA Chidambaram Stadium from June 28.

The teams will then return to Bengaluru for the T20Is on July 5, 7 and 9 and they will precede the women's T20 World Cup to be played in Bangladesh in September-October. (PTI)

BAN vs ZIM 1st T20I: First Innings

Under the strict fielding of Bangladesh, team Zimbabwe could only post a 125 run target with the help of Clive Madande's 43 off 39 balls.

It's Just Beginning For Rinku: Ganguly

Rinku Singh shouldn't be disheartened by his exclusion from India's World T20 squad as it was pure tactical decision by team management to ask for an extra spinner taking pitches in the Caribbean into account, former India skipper Sourav Ganguly said on Friday, according to PTI reports.

Ganguly feels the 26-year-old, who boasts of a 176-plus strike rate in 15 T20Is and plays the role of a finisher for Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL, may have missed out as India wanted to go with an "extra spinner" keeping in mind the spinning tracks in the West Indies.

WI Announce Squad For T20 WC; Powell To Lead

Rajasthan Royals power-hitter Rovman Powell will lead a strong West Indies squad, filled with some of the world's best franchise freelancers, in the upcoming T20 World Cup in the Americas, according to PTI reports.

One of the prominent names included is rookie pace sensation Shamar Joseph, who is a part of Lucknow Super Giants in this edition of IPL.

WI Squad: Rovman Powell (c), Alzarri Joseph, Johnson Charles, Roston Chase, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Shai Hope, Akeal Hossain, Shamar Joseph, Brandon King (wk), Gudakesh Motie, Nicholas Pooran, Andre Russell, Sherfane Rutherford, Romario Shepherd.

MOC Approves Yarraji, Shaili's Proposals For Foreign Competitions

Asian Games medallist sprinter Jyothi Yarraji and long jump athlete Shaili Singh's proposals to compete in multiple competitions in their quest for qualifying for the Paris Olympics were cleared by the government on Friday, according to PTI reports.

The decision was taken during Sports Ministry's Mission Olympic Cell (MOC)'s 134th meeting in New Delhi.

USA Announce Squad For T20 WC

Former Delhi batter and 2018-19 Ranji Trophy top run-getter Milind Kumar found a place in the United States of America squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup, starting June 1, according to PTI reports.

The USA, a co-host of the event alongside the West Indies, announced its 15-member squad to be led by Gujarat-born Monank Patel.

USA squad for T20 World Cup: Monank Patel (c & wk), Aaron Jones (vc), Andries Gous, Corey Anderson, Ali Khan, Harmeet Singh, Jessy Singh, Milind Kumar, Nisarg Patel, Nitish Kumar, Noshtush Kenjige, Saurabh Netravalkar, Shadley Van Schalkwyk, Steven Taylor and Shayan Jahangir

Marco Reus To Leave Borussia Dortmund After 12 Years

Marco Reus will leave Borussia Dortmund this summer after both sides announced Friday that they've agreed to part ways, ending the midfielder's 12-year run with the German team, according to AP reports.

The 34-year-old Reus' contract expires at the end of the season, but unlike one year ago when they extended the deal, they'll now move on.

IPL 2024: KKR Beat MI By 24 Runs

Kolkata Knight Riders' bowlers rose to the occasion and defended a modest total en route to a 24-run win over Kolkata Knight Riders in an Indian Premier League match in Mumbai on Friday, according to PTI reports.

Incidentally, it was KKR's first win over MI in Mumbai after 12 years. Opting to bowl, Jasprit Bumrah (3/18) was at his best as MI bowled out KKR for a modest 169.

Win Rae Bareli Before Challenging For Top: Kasparov To Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's favourite chess player Garry Kasparov appears to have taken note of his fondness for the game and has an advice for him -- "first win Rae Bareli before challenging for the top".

The Russian legend, who retired from competitive chess in 2005, was responding to a post by a user on X on Friday, according to PTI reports.


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