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Bangladesh’s Saif Hassan ruled out of Pink Ball Test

Bangladesh's reserve opener Saif Hassan has been ruled out of the Day/Night Test against India owing to a finger injury he sustained while on the pitch as a substitute fielder in the 1st Test in Indore.

Day-night Tests not the solution to increasing popularity of format, says Simon Taufel

"It is expected of an umpire to be perfect which is not humanly possible and with the emergence of franchise cricket, extra pressure has come onto umpires", said Taufel who was in Delhi to launch his maiden book Finding The Gaps.

Watch: Naseem Shah makes Australian batsmen dance to his tune in first match for Pakistan

Teenage pace sensation Naseem Shah lost his mother on Monday. He chose to not return home and instead to play his first match for Pakistan in the practice match against Australia A. On Wednesday, he had international batsmen double his age dancing to his tune.

Daniel Vettori thinks pink ball under the lights will be challenging

While a handful of first-team players from India have played a pink-ball game in domestic cricket, Bangladesh's only experience with the pink ball was a one-off Day/Night four-day match in 2013 but none of the current team players were part of that fixture.

Sandesh Jhinghan blames offside for India’s loss to Oman in World Cup 2022 qualifiers

Centre back Sandesh Jhingan tweeted out a photo from the match to claim that Oman striker Mohsin Al Ghassani was offside in the 33rd minute just before netting the game's only goal.

‘Stealing doubles from fielders at the boundary’: Virat Kohli asks fans to guess his partner in crime

In September, Kohli also posted a throwback photo with Dhoni from India vs Australia T20 World Cup 2016 game where running between the wickets played a vital role in the hosts' victory.

I’ll stop when my body tells me to, says Roger Federer

Federer, who ended the year behind Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic in the world rankings, said he cannot predict when he will stop playing.

Mauricio Pochettino was so successful at Tottenham he couldn’t win

Mauricio Pochettino had arrived in London in 2014, fresh from 18 months in which he had won a phalanx of admirers for his work at Southampton.

Tottenham Hotspur name Jose Mourinho as manager

Jose Mourinho returns to management for the first time since being sacked by Manchester United in December and replaces Mauricio Pochettino

Despite the gloom, India’s World Cup qualifying run has a silver lining

Although almost out of contention for World Cup after the 1-0 loss to Oman, India under Igor Stimac still have the Asian Cup to play for, and will hope to end their qualifying campaign on a high next year.

Watch: Philippe Coutinho helps Brazil beat South Korea, end winless run

Even without the injured Neymar, Brazil continued to create chances and Danilo added the third goal on the hour mark by drilling a shot past Jo Hyun-woo.

Buzz in India camp: Pink ball will kill spin and reverse swing

The pink balls that will be used in Kolkata have been manufactured by SG, an Indian company. And as of now, the team will keep an “open mind” and “wait and watch” how the ball behaves in Indian conditions. However, “some issues” have already popped up in the few days of practice.