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Star Player Monu Goyat Breaks Ceiling, Sold for Rs 1.51 crore in Pro Kabaddi League

New Delhi:MonuGoyathas become the costliest player in the history of Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) when Haryana Steelers acquired his services for a mammoth Rs 1.51 crore. Rahul Chaudhary, who went to Telegu Titans for Rs 1.29 crore, was the second costliest athlete in the auctions.

Goyat made his Pro Kabaddi League debut for Bengal Warriors in 2017 and he quickly formed a deadly partnership with Jang Kun Lee. In the next edition of the tournament, he went on to score 202 points - the fifth most in the league – and was the most important player for his franchise.

Goyat was part of the Services team that lost to Maharashtra in the final of the Senior National Championships earlier this year. But, he got his revenge later in the year when he played an important role as his team lifted the Senior Federation Cup in February, thus avenging their loss at the Nationals.

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Anil Kumble-Led Committee Decides Against Abolishing Spin Of Coin

New Delhi:  The Anil Kumble-led Cricket Committee of the ICC on Tuesday decided against abolishing the spin of coin in the game's traditional format, calling it an "integral part of the narrative". So toss will remain the fundamental starting point of a Test match.

Led by the former India captain, the committee made a slew of recommendations with regards to poor player behaviour, and urged the world cricket's governing body to take tough measures and restore the "culture of respect" among competing teams and its players. It also called for greater sanctions for indulging in ball tampering.

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Fleming Hails Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s Leadership Qualities For CSK’s Success

New Delhi:  Chennai Super Kings chief coach Stephen Fleming has hailed MahendraSinghDhoni’s leadership qualities. Fleming said the veteran wicket-keeper’s captaincy was one of the key reasons behind the team’s third title triumph in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

“It was Dhoni impact. It is very important. Dhoni does have a very strong influence and impact on players. MS’s (Dhoni) belief and confidence in a strong role for a player works for us. He has a strong ability to bring the best out of players. (Ambati) Rayudu is a great example, being in and out of the team,” Fleming said at a press conference. “It is a great dynamic. It is about using the strength of a remarkable captain, with a strong franchise, with a good game plan.”

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Shane Watson’s Unbeaten Ton Powers CSK To Third IPL Title Win

New Delhi: Shane Watson’s unbeaten knock of 117 capped off a memorable night for CSK as they marked their return to IPL fold after a break of two years with a third title, equating the record of Mumbai Indians.A vintage Shane Watson put up an exhibition of power-hitting in front of a packed Wankhede crowd as he struck a memorable unbeaten century to power Chennai Super Kings to their third Indian Premier League title.

That Watson would singlehandedly knock the winds out of SRH sails seemed a distant possibility when he played 10 straight dot balls before getting off the mark with a powerfully hit boundary straight past the bowler. He lost his opening partner Faf du Plessis (10) but then took over the stage providing a wholesome entertainment.

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Afghan Player Rashid Khan Shines In SRH’s 14-run Victory Over KKR

New Delhi: In a league showcasing the world’s best T20 players, who would have thought an Afghan would stamp his influence on the second-most important match of IPL 2018? Leg-spinner Rashid Khan is unlikely to forget this night at Eden after hauling Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) to a 14-run victory over Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and into Sunday’s final against Chennai Super Kings in Mumbai.

Khan made a 10-ball 34 that took SRH to 174/7, a score that looked unlikely when they were 124/5 after 17 overs. He then ran out NitishRana who, with Chris Lynn, was threatening to run away with this qualifier at the Eden Gardens on Friday.