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India coach steps down after rift with captain Virat Kohli

Anil Kumble has stepped down as India head coach after a year in charge because his "partnership" with captain Virat Kohli was "untenable". Kumble said Kohli had "reservations" about his coaching style. The Board of Control for Cricket in India advertised the head coach's job in May but "endorsed an extension" to Kumble's one-year deal.

Before the start of this month's Champions Trophy, Kohli denied reports of a row with Kumble, 46. India were beaten by rivals Pakistan in the final on Sunday. Kumble said the Board of Control for Cricket in India had "attempted to resolve the misunderstandings", but he decided it was "best to move on".(BBC)

Pakistan qualified for the final of ICC Champions Trophy.

England's Champions Trophy hopes were ended by an eight-wicket semi-final thrashing at the hands of Pakistan in Cardiff. England struggled on a slow pitch against some brilliant Pakistan bowling and fielding, mustering only 211. Fakhar Zaman's 57 launched Pakistan's chase, while Azhar Ali made 76 as victory was sealed with 12.5 overs to spare.

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England beat Bangladesh by eight wickets in the Group A match of Champions Trophy.

An ankle and calf injury set aside, Joe Root put together a masterful unbeaten career-best 133 to power England to an eight-wicket win in their opening Champions Trophy match over Bangladesh, who would rue two major mistakes: not scoring enough in the last five overs and picking one less bowler.

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Champions Trophy cricket tournament begins today in England.

Champions Trophy cricket tournament begins today in England. Bangladesh kick off their Champions Trophy campaign against hosts England as the first match. The defending champions India's opening game of the Champions Trophy against Pakistan is on Sunday. Sri Lanka will meet South Africa on Saturday.

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South Africa beat England in 3rd ODI

England captain Eoin Morgan said his side had learned a lesson "with bat and ball" after their seven-wicket defeat by South Africa at Lord's. The hosts collapsed to 20-6 in the first five overs after previously dominating the series with the bat.

England, who have never won a 50-over competition, are the favorites for the Champions Trophy, which begins on Thursday on home soil. England had previously scored 330 and 339 against number-one ranked side South Africa, but struggled to come back from losing early wickets in the final match

India says it will not allow any bilateral cricket against Pakistan until the “cross-border terrorism” ends.

Indian Sports Minister Vijay Goel today made it clear that the government will not allow any bilateral cricket between India and Pakistan till the time “cross-border terrorism” does not stop.

The Minister’s firm statement comes on a day the Board of Control for Cricket in India and the Pakistan Cricket Board are meeting in Dubai to discuss their bilateral ties, which have remained suspended since 2012 due to diplomatic tensions after terror attacks in India. He also said that the BCCI should speak to the government before giving any proposal to Pakistan.

Excellent sports men and women were felicitated by the president.

President Maithripala Sirisena says from the 'Presidential Sports Awards' he expects to praise the commitments made by the spots men and women to sports sector. This ceremony will pave the way for a healthy and disciplined society. 2016 Presidential Sports Awards ceremony was held at the BMICH in Colombo yesterday under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena. Addressing the gathering the president added that the government has provided modern state of art facilities for the sports men and women.

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Players who dive in English football could face bans from next season.

Players who dive in English football could face bans from next season. The Football Association will vote on retrospective action at its annual general meeting on Thursday and is expected to approve the proposal. The governing body would need the backing of the Premier League, the English Football League and the Professional Footballers' Association to introduce the rule change.

But it is understood they are broadly supportive and already in agreement. Under the proposed new rules, a panel would review footage from the weekend each Monday looking for cases of simulation. Any player unanimously found guilty of diving would be given a suspension.

Australia has picked four fast bowlers

Australia has picked four fast bowlers -- Mitchell Starc, James Pattinson, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins -- in its 15-man Champions Trophy squad while dropping allrounder James Faulkner, the man-of-the match from its triumph in the 2015 World Cup final against New Zealand.

Video gaming is to be included at 2022 Asian Games

It will also be a demonstration sport at the 2018 Asian Games in Palembang, Indonesia. Video gaming will be featured as a full sport at the 2022 Asian Games, with competitors in electronic sports set to receive medals for their digital prowess.

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