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Sports World Recap, December 7: BAN Vs NZ Test, Day 2 Washed Off; India Lose To Spain In FIH Junior Hockey World Cup; Chennaiyin 2-2 Jamshedpur In ISL

Bangladesh vs New Zealand 2nd Test, day two was a washout whereas India lost to Spain in the FIH Men's Junior Hockey World Cup 2023 encounter. Here's all that transpired today in the world of sport.

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What an enthralling day it has been. New Zealand versus Bangladesh second Test match saw the the second day being a wash out. Indian men's junior hockey team lost it's match against Spain in the FIH Men's Junior Hockey World Cup 2023. The Big Bash League 2023 kicked-off with Brisbane Heat winning the opening game against Melbourne Stars. Here's all that transpired today in the world of sport. (Cricket News | Football News | December 6 Highlights)

11:09pm: Copa America 2024 Draw
Defending champion Argentina, Brazil, the United States and Mexico will learn their first-round opponents in next year's Copa América when a draw is on Thursday night. You can check the live streaming information here.

10:29pm: S Sreesanth Vs Gautam Gambhir Controversy: LLC To Take Action
The Legends League Cricket will conduct an "internal investigation" after former pacer S Sreesanth on Thursday alleged that ex-India teammate Gautam Gambhir had called him a "fixer" during a match, and if evidence of misconduct is found against the latter it would be "dealt with strictly". The two World Cup-winning players were involved in a heated exchange during an Eliminator match between LLC teams Indian Capitals and Gujarat Giants on Wednesday. Read more here

8:49pm: Is Steve Smith Retiring?
Australian cricketer Steve Smith has had a phenomenal career and was recently part of the ODI Cricket World Cup 2023 winning squad. Here's what his manager has said about his retirement news

7:47pm: India Lose To Spain FIH Men's Junior Hockey World Cup
India men's junior team have lost their FIH Men's Junior Hockey World Cup encounter to Spain 1-4. 

7:23pm: Qatar Football Association Fires Head Coach Carlos Queiroz Ahead Of Tournament
Carlos Queiroz was fired as Qatar's head coach just over a month before the nation hosts the Asian Cup. Queiroz, former coach of Real Madrid, Portugal and Iran, was appointed on a four-year contract in February after Felix Sanchez left the position. Sanchez was in charge at the 2022 World when Qatar, as host, lost all three games. Read more here.

5:53pm: Racist Slur Used On Scorecard During Warm-Up Cricket Match Compels CA To Apologize
The appearance of a racial slur on the scorecard during Pakistan's four-day warm-up match in Canberra has compelled Cricket Australia (CA) to issue an apology. Pakistan are taking on the Prime Minister's XI at the Manuka Oval ahead of their three-match Test series against Australia, starting December 14 at Perth. Read more here.

4pm: Luka Doncic's Historic First-Half Triple Double
Slovenian basketball mega star Luka Doncic returned with 40 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists to record the first-ever 25-point first-half triple-double in NBA history. Doncic's heroics helped Dallas Mavericks beat Jazz by a 147-97 margin. Read more here.

2:10pm: BAN Vs NZ: Day 2 Called Off
It's official. The second day of the second Test between Bangladesh and New Zealand has been called off due to rain. 

1:50pm: Big Bash League Begins
The season 13 of Big Bash League has begun with the Brisbane Heat taking on Melbourne Stars at The Gabba. Usman Khawaja and Colin Munro are at the crease for Heat.

1:20pm: BAN Vs NZ: Still Raining In Mirpur
No play has been possible on the second day of the second Bangladesh vs New Zealand Test. It is still raining, and resumption of play today seems unlikely. 

11:30am: Nadal Raring To Go
Less than a week after announcing his return to the arena, Spanish tennis titan Rafael Nadal has downplayed concerns about how he will fare, stating that he is simply happy to be back and that he "doesn't care" what level he will be at when he plays the Brisbane International and then the Australian Open in January next year. More in our report here

10:15am: Sreesanth-Gambhir Spat
In a video posted on Instagram, S Sreesanth said Gautam Gambhir fights with all his colleagues and "does not respect his own senior players". The duo had got into a heated argument during a Legends League Cricket match between Gujarat Giants and India Capitals. More details here.  

9:17am: England Best West Indies In 2nd ODI
England have levelled the three-match ODI series against West Indies to make the final game a deicder. The visitors chased down a modest target of 203 runs with ease, getting there with 103 balls and six wickets to spare.

9:15am: Rain Delays Day 2 Of BAN Vs NZ
After an engrossing first day that saw 15 wickets falling, the second day of the second Test between New Zealand and Bangladesh is yet to begin amid intermittent showers.

8:15am: Recap
December 6 began with New Zealand in trouble against Bangladesh in the pair's second Test match and ended with India Women's defeat against England in their first T20I. Meanwhile, Mohun Bagan came from two goals down to rescue a point against Odisha FC in the Indian Super League.

Hello and welcome to our live blog coverage of today's sports news and events. After a winning start in the FIH Junior Men's Hockey World Cup, the Indian team will take on Spain in their second match today. Elsewhere, Jamshedpur will face Chennaiyin in the Indian Super League. But the day begins with New Zealand resuming their first innings against Bangladesh in the second Test.

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