Cricket News Hardik Pandya dropped for Sydney ODI vs Australia, reportedly set to return home

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Hardik Pandya’s woes has increased following all the backlash which he has received from social media following his ‘outrageous’ remarks on the show Koffee With Karan hosted by popular film director Karan Johar. PTI quoted BCCI officials who were close to the development stating, “The team management has told Pandya that he is not playing tomorrow as they are yet to get a final directive. Rahul, in any case, wasn’t in contention for a first XI berth. The team management is waiting for an official communication on whether there is a provisional suspension and if they will be sent back,” the source said. The move comes after Committee of Administrators member Diana Edulji said that the duo should be suspended until further course of action is taken. The former India women’s cricket player had initially suggested a two-match suspension for the duo but referred the matter to the legal cell after CoA chief Vinod Rai agreed with her and recommended the same.The move was taken by BCCI legal team refused to declare their comments on women in the chat show Koffee With Karan a violation of the code of conduct. “We feel that present matter doesn’t fall under the ambit of Code of Conduct and procedure of Code of Conduct can’t be invoked in present circumstances,” the firm stated. The firm said the behaviour in question was neither a criticism of any match or against a player or support staff or match official. A senior BCCI official said this was not a code of conduct but it was about bringing an organisation to disrepute. The official cited the example of Steve Smith, who was only banned for one Test in the ICC Code of Conduct situation but was banned for one year by Cricket Australia.Read More | India in Australia ODIs – 5 previous performances from Dhoni to DadaVirat Kohli, the Indian cricket team skipper, had condemned the comments of Pandya. “From the Indian cricket team point of view, any inappropriate comments that are made in that scenario are something that we definitely don’t support…and that has been communicated (to the two players. We definitely don’t align with those views and those are purely individual views. The two concerned players (have) felt what has gone wrong and they have understood the magnitude of what’s happened,” Kohli said in the pre-match press conference.Read More | Pandya, Rahul should be suspended till further action: EduljiThe situation came into light with this one conversation when Johar was asking questions about not asking women’s name in a night club and what do men talk about. To this, Pandya replied, “I like to watch and observe how they (women) move. I’m little from the black side so I need to see how they move.” Pandya also boasted about how he casually discussed his sex life with his parents. “When I lost my virginity, I came home and said, ‘Main karke aya hai aaj (I had sex today)’. At a party my parents asked me ‘acha tera wala (women) kaun sa hai [who is your interest here?] so I said yeh, yeh, yeh (pointing out women)’ and they were like ‘waah proud of you beta’,” Pandya replied with laughter.India is set to face Australia in the first ODI in Sydney on January 12 and they will play two further ODIs in Australia before embarking on a five-match ODI series against New Zealand. last_img read more

Reds prospect Taylor Trammell almost steals show at MLB Futures Game

first_img“I get to be a guy who some kids might look up to me,” he said. “They can see somebody from Powder Springs, Ga., or Kennesaw, Ga., and playing at this stage. It’s honoring and humbling because I was at that point at one time.” Trammell said he will take that approach into the second half of the season, where he will look to make improvements in the Southern League as he looks to take the next step up in the minors.  “The rest of the season I’m just hoping to calm myself down,” he said. “I know myself as a hitter. I’m a good hitter. I just need to calm down, not think about it and go out and play. People say that all the time, but going out there and doing it is a different story.” “I know I was safe,” Trammell said. “I thought I got my hand in there.”MORE: Watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whiparound show on DAZNTrammell, a first-round pick in 2016, put the first run on the board with an RBI single over the glove of Tampa Bay shortstop Wander Franco earlier in the inning. That was a clutch hit in a game dominated by pitching. Trammel would make the unsuccessful dash for home later in the inning, and that later proved to be the difference in a 2-2 tie with the American League.On the steal attempt, Trammell said he checked with NL team manager Omar Vizquel first before taking off for home, and he said the crowd noise helped make that decision for him. “I got a good jump, got my hand in there,” Trammell said. “It just stinks when you look and time is moving so slow and he goes (out). You know for sure that got in there.” Despite the call, Trammell brought excitement to the game. He figures to eventually bring some of that to a Reds organization that took a 41-45 record into the All-Star break but looks to be an improved team on the upswing. Trammell said he’s noticed the big club’s success. “I know changes that have been made with the coaching staffs and everything like that, you see it,” Trammell told Sporting News during pregame availability. “Our mindset is win. We want to win as an organization. We’re making changes. We’re getting guys and making the pursuit to win.  “I think everybody’s goal in that clubhouse, in our clubhouse, in Triple-A is to have that whatever year trophy it is and win that World Series.” Trammell is hitting .253 with five homers and 30 RBIs at Double-A Chattanooga at the break, but it’s that next-level speed that could be an asset for the Reds down the line. He has 106 steals in three-plus seasons in the minors, and that includes 16 steals in 19 attempts in 2019.  Trammell, a Powder Springs, Ga., native, said he models his game on and off the field after Dexter Fowler, an Atlanta native who is hitting .258 with 10 homers and 32 RBIs for the Cardinals. Fowler finished with 27 stolen bases in his first full season in 2009. Trammell sees a similar opportunity for himself.  CLEVELAND — Reds prospect Taylor Trammell made his case for a replay.  The outfielder tried to steal home with two outs in the fourth inning of the MLB Futures Game at Progressive Field on Sunday. It looked to many like he beat Kris Bubic’s throw to Jake Rogers at the plate, but he was called out. Trammell, popped up, clapped his hands and smiled. He also pleaded his case, but no instant replay was available for the game. last_img read more

Negredo will play his first final with Al Nasr

first_imgNegredo, who has seven goals this season, will have the opportunity to lift the first title of his Asian adventure. The Vallecano striker, in Al Nasr since September 2018, when he arrived from the Turkish Besiktas, has to go back to 2014 to remember the last time he lifted a trophy. He did it with Manchester City, club with which he won a Premier League and a League Cup in the 2013/14 season. Álvaro Negredo He will fight to conquer his first title in the United Arab Emirates. The Madrid striker of Al nasr He won the pass to the Arabian Gulf Cup final after defeating Al-Ain in the penalty shootout. It was Negredo himself who forced the throws from 11 meters in the 82nd minute, when he gave Toze the 1-1 assist with which the 90 minutes ended. Al Hammadi, on his own goal, had advanced Al Ain in the first half.Al Nasr did not fail from the penalty spot. Toze, Captain Negredo, Kuwas and Hassan converted their respective pitches. Something that Maroof and Canedo could not do, which meant the elimination of Al-Ain. It was the Dubai team, therefore, who achieved a place in the final, where he will meet an Al-Ahli who also needed the penalties to impose himself on Al-Jazira.last_img read more