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Champions Trophy pullout unlikely as BCCI meets on Sunday

first_img(REUTERS) – The Indian cricket board (BCCI) will meet on Sunday to consider an additional revenue offer from the game’s world governing body but regardless of what decision they come to, a Champions Trophy pullout by the holders looks unlikely.Unaccustomed to being snubbed at the International Cricket Council (ICC) meetings, the BCCI was outvoted 13-1 last week in its bid to stall a new revenue model which considerably slashes India’s share from global events in the 2015-2023 cycle.Unimpressed by the $293 million forecast, down from the $570 million it would have received under the 2014 arrangement, the BCCI responded by refusing to name the squad for next month’s Champions Trophy before the April 25 deadline.ICC president Shashank Manohar, a former BCCI chief, has tabled an additional $100 million and the India board will discuss the offer at Sunday’s special general body meeting.The operations of the BCCI are currently being supervised by four court-appointed administrators and the head of the committee, Vinod Rai, told Reuters last week that it was “too early” to comment on a possible pullout of Champions Trophy.Another of the quartet, Ramchandra Guha, has since made it clear he wants India to defend the title they won in 2013 at the June 1-18 tournament in England and Wales.“Speaking in my personal capacity, as a cricket fan, I believe the Indian cricket team must absolutely take part in the Champions Trophy,” Guha, a historian, tweeted.“Boycotting or threatening to boycott a prestigious international tournament does not become a great cricketing nation.”Under the Members Participation Agreement for the Champions Trophy, there is no scope for sanctions for missing the deadline for naming squads.last_img read more


Wimbledon 2019: Defending champ Angelique Kerber stunned by American Lauren Davis

first_img Wimbledon 2019: Brit dumps mixed doubles partner — via text — for Coco Gauff FIRST SERVE PERCENTAGEDavis – 75Kerber – 68PERCENTAGE OF POINTS WON ON FIRST/SECOND SERVEDavis – 55/39Kerber – 48/38TOTAL POINTSDavis – 93Kerber – 81 Davis, already wearing heavy strapping on both her left knee and right shoulder, twisted her left ankle midway through the first set yet remarkably recovered.Kerber, a three-time Grand Slam champion, by contrast was completely out of sorts and a break-heavy contest finally went Davis’ way. She’ll play Carla Suarez Navarro next. Related News Angelique Kerber’s Wimbledon title defense ended improbably Thursday in the second round as she was ousted by American Lauren Davis, who overcame an ankle injury to win, 2-6, 6-2, 6-1.Kerber had been in the same section of the draw as Serena Williams and world No. 1 Ashleigh Barty but will not face either star after falling foul of the dangerous, diminutive Davis. The defending #Wimbledon champion is out!World No.95 and lucky loser Lauren Davis beats Angelique Kerber coming from a set down to win 2-6 6-2 6-1Upset of The Championships? pic.twitter.com/Qf9c26a54I— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 4, 2019Davis broke the German immediately in the first, creating the opening with the considerable power of her backhand before Kerber prodded into the net.That backhand was wayward in the following game, but, as in Kerber’s first-round match, the breaks kept coming until the first hold saw the fifth seed 3-2 in front.Davis then skidded toward the net as she sought a response and immediately indicated an issue with her ankle, seeing Kerber ruthlessly break twice to close out the set as she attempted to shake off the problem.A trainer was belatedly called to Davis’ aid, adding more tape to her ankle, and she improbably but deservedly broke at the start of the second.The earlier pattern was repeated as Kerber broke and Davis hit back, with the hobbling right-hander this time getting the breakthrough hold to lead at 3-1, before bravely maintaining her advantage at 4-2.Another break saw Davis ease into a decider and she accelerated out of sight, drawing sloppy errors from the increasingly frustrated Kerber to break three times with relative ease and seal a sensational win.STATISTICAL BREAKDOWNLauren Davis bt Angelique Kerber [5] 2-6 6-2 6-1WINNERS/UNFORCED ERRORSDavis – 45/50Kerber – 13/31ACES/DOUBLE FAULTSDavis – 2/2Kerber – 0/2BREAK POINTS WONDavis – 8/18Kerber – 5/9last_img read more