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Listen to the latest National and International Sports News by the Indian Express where we talk about the big story of the day: All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has been ruled out of next month’s away three-match ODI series against Bangladesh. We also talk about the latest tennis news: Reigning US and French Open champion, Iga Swiatek spoke about the sexual harassment accusations against Miroslaw Skrzypczynski, Poland’s tennis federation president. Stay tuned for the latest football news: Rio Ferdinand says the departure of his former teammate Cristiano Ronaldo from Manchester United could have been handled better by both club and player but that the decision was “best for both parties”.
Expresso National and International Sports News Update at 3:30 pm on 24th November, 2022
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"Let's begin today's bulletin with some cricket news,
All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja was on Wednesday, November 23, ruled out of next month’s away three-match ODI series against Bangladesh after he failed to recover from the knee injury that kept him out of the recent T20 World Cup in Australia.
Besides Jadeja, left-arm medium pacer Yash Dayal was also ruled out of the series due to a lower back issue.
Jadeja had undergone knee surgery after the Asia Cup in the UAE and was then ruled out for an indefinite period.
Fast bowler Kuldeep Sen and all-rounder Shahbaz Ahmed have been named as their replacements.
India will play two Tests in Chittagong and Mirpur, after a short three-match ODI series "
"Shikhar Dhawan is getting ready to lead India in the three-match ODI series against New Zealand, starting Friday, November 25. It won’t be the first time that Dhawan will wear the captain’s hat as he has led a second-string Indian team in the past and enjoyed good results earlier.
The Delhi batter says his decision-making has improved over time, courtesy of his presence of mind.
He said, “As you play more, you get confident in the decisions you take. Earlier, there used to be instances where I would give an extra over to a bowler out of regard for him. But now, as I have matured, even if someone is feeling bad, I will take a decision that will help the team,”
"Sri Lanka Cricket on Wednesday, November 23 handed bowling all-rounder Chamika Karunaratne a suspended one-year ban from all forms of cricket following a disciplinary inquiry into violations committed at the Twenty20 World Cup in Australia.
The SLC did not elaborate on how Karunaratne breached “several clauses” of its player agreement but said the player had pleaded guilty to all the charges levelled against him. He was also fined $5,000, the board said in a statement.
SLC said in a statement, “After the findings and recommendations of the inquiry panel the Executive Committee of SLC has handed a one-year ban from taking part in all forms of cricket, and the said ban will be suspended for one year."""
Star India batter Suryakumar Yadav retained his top spot while all-rounder Hardik Pandya reached a joint-50th position in the latest ICC men’s T20 batting rankings released.
Suryakumar consolidated his position at the top of the rankings after his stupendous 111 not out in the second T20I against New Zealand.
Suryakumar has gained 31 rating points from the series and his 890 points keep him 54 ahead of Pakistan’s Mohammed Rizwan, who is placed second. On the other hand, Hardik, who led India in the series against New Zealand, reached joint-50th among batters.
In the bowlers’ chart, seasoned pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar has climbed two places to 11th, with left-arm seamer Arshdeep Singh moving up a place to 21st."
"Moving on to some tennis news,
On Tuesday, November 22, reigning US and French Open champion, Iga Swiatek spoke about the sexual harassment accusations against Miroslaw Skrzypczynski, Poland’s tennis federation president.
A Polish parliamentarian, Katarzyna Kotula, revealed that she was abused as a young teenager at the hands of her then-coach, Skrzypczynski, who is currently serving as the head of the Polish Tennis Association.
Swiatek took to Twitter to demand action against the Polish tennis president.
She wrote, “As the current leader of women’s tennis, I can’t remain silent. I consider the reports involving the Polish Tennis Association’s president as something serious. We need to think about the victim) first of all,”
Swiatek however, said that she had not been a victim."
"In some football news,
Manchester United stated that it was commencing a process to explore strategic alternatives, including a new investment or a potential sale, 17 years after the American Glazer family bought the English Premier League soccer club.
The Glazer family is working with financial advisers on the process, which could lead to a partial sale of the Old Trafford club or investments including stadium and infrastructure redevelopment, the club said in a statement. Manchester United fans have been clamouring for a change of ownership and the Glazers have been the target of intense criticism as the team has gone five years without winning a trophy. The last silverware they won was the Europa League and League Cup back in 2017."
Rio Ferdinand said the departure of his former teammate Cristiano Ronaldo from Manchester United could have been handled better by both club and player but that the decision was “best for both parties”.
The Portugal international was on shaky ground at the club due to an explosive interview with TalkTV this month in which he said he did not respect manager Erik ten Hag. United said last week that they had initiated “appropriate steps” in response to the interview.
The former United and England defender Ferdinand wrote on Twitter, “Just seen the Cristiano news … best for both parties,”
He had also told the BBC that Ronaldo had put the club in an “untenable situation”."
Cristiano Ronaldo, who left Premier League side Manchester United by mutual agreement on Tuesday, November 22, has been suspended for two matches by an independent regulatory panel for smashing a teenage fan’s phone after a defeat at Everton last season.
Video footage appeared to show Ronaldo angrily slapping the phone out of the boy’s hand as he walked down the tunnel after United’s 1-0 defeat at Goodison Park in April. The boy’s mother said he had been left with a bruised hand and his phone screen had been smashed. Ronaldo was cautioned by the police and later charged with improper conduct by England’s Football Association
Ronaldo, who had apologized on social media, was warned about his future conduct and also fined 50,000 pounds"
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