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Kohli Wants Consistency In ICC Rules Following Jadeja Suspension

New Delhi:  After suspension of premier spinner Ravindra Jadeja, Indian captain Virat Kohl has urged the International Cricket Council (ICC) to be more consistent in implementing rules pertaining to the players' code of conduct.

"I think players have to be much more aware going ahead and just hoping that the guidelines are very similar from now on. Because it shouldn't vary according to how the situation is looked at," Kohli said in the pre-match press conference ahead of the third and final Test against Sri Lanka.

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Ashwin, Jadeja Might Be Rested For Limited Overs Series Against Sri Lanka

New Delhi: In the wake of spinners' heavy workload during the ongoing Test series against Sri Lanka, the team management and national selectors may rest Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja from the limited overs matches, starting August 20.

It is expected that pacer Mohammed Shami will also be rested from the ODI series as his workload needs to be monitored.

Chairman of selectors MSK Prasad is in Kandy to track the performances while his colleague Devang Gandhi is in South Africa with the A team. They will be on conference call with third member Sarandeep Singh on August 13 to pick the squad.

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Azhar Backs Anil Kumble, Says He Took The Right Decision

New Delhi: Former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin has backed Anil Kumble's decision to quit as Indian cricket team's head coach, saying the legendary leg-spinner took the right call in the interest of his self respect.

Kumble had controversially quit two days after the Champions Trophy final loss against Pakistan in London in June, calling his partnership with captain Virat Kohli "untenable".

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Sindhu, Srikanth Get Top 10 Seedings In WBC 2017

New Delhi: Olympic silver medalist PV Sindhu and world No. 8 Kidambi Srikanth get the fourth and eighth seedings respectively in the BWF World Badminton Championship, which begins in Glasgow on August 21.

Two-time bronze medallist at World Championships in 2013 and 2014 editions, Sindhu was just below two-time winner and Olympic champion Carolina Marin.

World No. 16 Saina Nehwal, who clinched the silver medal at the 2015 World Championship, has been seeded 12th for the tournament.

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French Open finalist Sara Errani banned for doping violation

New Delhi: Italian player Sara Errani has been suspended for two months for an anti-doping violation, according to the International Tennis Federation (ITF).

The 29-year-old former French Open finalist failed the out-of-competition test in February after a urine sample was found to contain letrozole - a substance used in the treatment of breast cancer which is also on the banned drug list of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

It is described as an aromatase inhibitor that can act as a hormonal and metabolic stimulant.