Sports World Updates, November 30, 2023: BCCI Announces Indian Squads For South Africa Tour, Uganda Make History - As It Happened

Here are all the major updates and results from world and Indian sports on November 30, 2023

Rohit Sharma will lead the side in the Test series in South Africa but has been rested from white-ball leg of the tour

November 30 saw some important sporting events. News filtered in early of Arsenal's win over Lens and Manchester United's draw against Galatasray in the UEFA Champions League, with UEFA Europa League scheduled for late night kick-off. In cricket, Test action continued on day three as New Zealand took on Bangladesh in the First Test, with the Tigers racing into a 205-run lead. Elsewhere, the ICC WT20 2024 World Cup Africa Qualifier went into the final day with Uganda joining Namibia for the event next year. India's squad for the South Africa tour was announced, with Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli opting out of the white-ball format. Here's what transpired on the day. (Cricket News | Football News | Badminton News)

10:10 PM: I haven't given up on Tests: Maxwell

According to a PTI report, Glenn Maxwell, Australia's great allrounder, has stated that despite their ODI World Cup victory, he has not 'given up' on his Test ambitions.

10:00 PM: Aryan enters quarters at ITF Kalaburagi Open

According to PTI, Aryan Shah, the country's best junior, stunned fourth-seeded Sidharth Rawat in the second round on Thursday to advance to the quarterfinals of the ITF Kalaburagi Open in Karnataka.

9:45 PM: Lyon fires coach Fabio Grosso

According to AP, Lyon has sacked Italian coach Fabio Grosso after less than three months in charge of the struggling seven-time French champion.

9:30 PM: Football CFL Derby: Mohun Bagan "no show" gives East Bengal walkover

According to PTI, the much-anticipated Calcutta Football League first division game was a "no-go" as Mohun Bagan Super Giant failed to show up for the match versus arch-rivals East Bengal. 

8:45 PM: Tour de France 2025: 3 stages to take place in northern part

According to AP, the first three stages of the Tour de France in 2025 will take place in the country's north, organisers announced on Thursday, with a sprinter expected to claim the inaugural yellow jacket.

8:30 PM: Ganemat-Angad pair wins skeet mixed team national title

According to PTI, Ganemat Sekhon, a young shotgun shooter, won the mixed team title alongside Angad Vir Singh Bajwa at the National Championship in New Delhi on Thursday, adding to her gold medal in skeet.

8:15 PM: BCCI updates on Mohammed Shami's injury

According to BCCI, Mohammed Shami is currently undergoing medical treatment and his availability is subject to fitness.

8:15 PM: BCCI updates on Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli

Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli had requested the Board for a break from the white-ball leg of the tour.

Get all the news in detail regarding the Indian squad selection for South Africa Tour HERE

8:10 PM: India’s squad for 3 T20Is against South Africa

Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Tilak Varma, Suryakumar Yadav (C), Rinku Singh, Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan (wk), Jitesh Sharma (wk), Ravindra Jadeja (VC), Washington Sundar, Ravi Bishnoi, Kuldeep Yadav, Arshdeep Singh, Mohd. Siraj, Mukesh Kumar, Deepak Chahar.

8:10 PM: India’s squad for 3 ODIs against South Africa

Ruturaj Gaikwad, Sai Sudharsan, Tilak Varma, Rajat Patidar, Rinku Singh, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (C)(wk), Sanju Samson (wk), Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mukesh Kumar, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Deepak Chahar

8:10 PM: India’s squad for 2 Tests against South Africa


Rohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan (wk), KL Rahul (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Mohd. Siraj, Mukesh Kumar, Mohd. Shami*, Jasprit Bumrah (VC), Prasidh Krishna

7:30 PM: 'I haven't signed yet' says Dravid

Rahul Dravid on Thursday said that he has not signed any document yet, which is related to his continuation as Head Coach of the Indian men's cricket team. "Once I get the papers, we will see", he said.

7:00 PM: Sweden failed the bid to host Winter Olympics

Make it nine times that the Nordic country with a renowned winter sports legacy has put its hand up to host the Winter Olympics, only to be turned down.

6:30 PM: Shelke, Sangeeta win recurve golds

In the Senior National Archery Championships, Maharashtra won a total of 6 gold medals as Tushar Shelke clinched gold and with Haryana's Sangeeta became the national champions in the recurve section.

5:40 PM: Selection Meeting Over

Reportedly, the meeting is over and the announcement would made official anytime soon.

5:10 PM: India Vs South Africa Squad Announcement

As per reports, the meeting has begun and expect the teams to be announced anytime soon

4:20 PM: Uganda Create History

Uganda National Cricket Team have qualified for the T20 World Cup 2024 along with Namibia. Here's more detailed report.

3:04 PM: Team India's 2023 So Far
How was India's 2023 in Cricket - Won the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, Won Asia Cup title. Won Asian Games Gold Medal. Also, lost WTC Final, ODI WC FInal. All in all, it was a mixed year for Team India, as they gear up for a series in South Africa.


2:04 PM: iOC Favours French Alps For 2030 Edition, Salt Lake City To Host 2034 Edition

Salt Lake City is being preferred as a shoo-in to host the 2034 Winter Olympics was expected. The surprise was the IOC favoring the French Alps bid for the 2030 edition. Read more here

12:06 PM: BAN Vs NZ, 1st Test, Day 3

Play has restarted with Bangladesh batters at the crease against Kiwi bowlers. 

11:47 AM: Match-fixing In Indian Football?

According to AIFF President Kalyan Chaubey, approaches were being made to manipulate I-League games. Read more here.

11:38 AM: BAN Vs NZ, 1st Test, Day 3, Lunch

It's lunchtime in the Third Test between Bangladesh and New Zealand, The visitors were bowled out for 317, in reply to Bangladesh's 310, handing a seven-run lead to the latter. At lunch, the home side are 19/0.

10:34 AM: FIH Women's Junior Hockey World Cup 2023 

Indian women's team thrashed Canada 12-0 in their opening game. Read the match report here.

9:55 AM: Final Day Of IPL Registration

Today marks the final day of IPL registration for the franchises. Let's see which team has a surprise in for us. Or in Fabrizio Romano's famous words, 'Here We Go'.

9:13 AM: BAN Vs NZ, 1st Test, Day 3
New Zealand resumed action on 268/8 with Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee on 8 and 2, respectively. For Bangladesh, Taijul Islam gets the first over of the day. Scores - 268-8

9:05 AM: ICC WT20 2024 Africa Qualifiers

Final day of T20WC Africa qualifiers sees Uganda, Zimbabwe and Kenya still in contention for the one remaining spot. Check the points table here.


9:00 AM: Virat Kohli To Miss T20Is?

As per report, Indian batting star could give South Africa T20Is and ODIs a miss. Here's why.

8:48 AM: Liverpool Missing Key Names

Manager Jurgen Klopp has stated that goalkeeper Alisson and forward Diogo Jota will be out for some while. In the meantime, you can read their Europa League preview here.

8:30 AM: Football Throws Up Contrasting Results

English football clubs, Manchester United and Arsenal, had contrasting results in the Champions League last night. The Red Devils drew 3-3 to Galatasaray whereas the Gunners thumped FC Lens 6-0.

8:28 AM: Indian Badminton Stars In Syed Modi International Action

Indian badminton stars will be in action at the Syed Modi International 2023 despite some bigwigs missing. Check it's streaming details here.

8:20 AM - Good Morning

Morning all!

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