February 27, 2020

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first_imgYoung facing longtime out with injuryMANCHESTER, England (AP):Manchester United say winger Ashley Young is facing a lengthy time out with a groin injury, which will require surgery.Young picked up the injury three minutes before half-time in the 1-0 victory at Anfield last week and was replaced by Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, who has made three appearances for United this season.UEFA won’treplace PlatiniGENEVA (AP):UEFA will not replace Michel Platini as president, while he is pursuing legal routes to overturn his eight-year FIFA ban.Platini was banned over a $2 million payment from FIFA in 2011 for uncontracted salary as an adviser to Sepp Blatter.UEFA will meet in Budapest at a congress in May when a new president could have been elected before the European Championship.But UEFA says its executive committee has “decided there will be no UEFA presidential election scheduled until the sports justice appeal bodies, including potentially the Court of Arbitration for Sport, have taken a decision.”Lloyd, Hernandez voted top CONCACAF playersMIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP):American midfielder Carli Lloyd and Mexican forward Javier Hernandez have been selected CONCACAF’s Players of the Year.Lloyd, also voted FIFA Women’s Player of the Year, scored a hat trick in the World Cup final, where she earned the Golden Ball as top player.Hernandez scored the first goal for Mexico in its play-off win over the United States for a berth in the 2017 Confederations Cup.last_img read more

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India-Pakistan World Cup clash likely to be discussed on sidelines of ICC meet

first_imgThe International Cricket Council is likely take a call on India-Pakistan cricketing ties during its meeting in Dubai on February 27, sources in cricket’s governing body revealed on Wednesday.India and Pakistan, the powerhouses of Asian cricket, haven’t played bilateral cricket since Pakistan’s visit to their neighbouring country in 2012-13 for a three-match ODI series. Both the teams though have been meeting at key tournaments organised by the International Cricket Council (ICC) and the Asian Cricket Council (ACC).But the fate of India and Pakistan’s June 16 group match in the ICC World Cup still hangs in the balance with the ICC now likely to take a call on that next week.”There are chances that the India-Pakistan World Cup clash will be discussed on the sidelines of ICC meeting to be held in Dubai from 27th February,” an ICC source was quoted as saying by ANI.ICC sources: There are chances that the India-Pakistan World Cup clash will be discussed on the sidelines of ICC meeting to be held in Dubai from 27th February. pic.twitter.com/Jv29VvSJNeANI (@ANI) February 20, 2019The recent terrorist attack in Pulwama in which 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) soldiers were martyred last week has forced the Indian government to cut all ties and isolate Pakistan on the international stage, but a call is yet to be taken on whether the two countries would play cricket with each other in the upcoming ICC World Cup or not.Indian Premier League chairman Rajeev Shukla on Wednesday confirmed that the BCCI will act upon whatever decision the government takes in this matter.advertisement”No bilateral matches happening from the last 10 years between India and Pakistan. India is only playing Pakistan in ICC tournaments. Now, we in the BCCI will follow further government decision on it.”BCCI CEO will follow government order, whether India has to play ICC matches with Pakistan or not. If government thinks that India should not play vs Pakistan, BCCI will definitely follow the instruction,” former BCCI vice-president Rajeev Shukla said on Indo-Pak cricket.”BCCI’s decision on India-Pakistan has always been based on government advise. Any decision that BCCI COA takes should be after calling an SGM and taking into account all the members’ views,” former BCCI secretary Niranjan Shah said.Maintaining that the BCCI hasn’t approached the ICC over issues surrounding the India-Pakistan clash, a source in the Indian cricket board also said that regardless of ICC’s ruling, the final call on the tie will be taken by the Indian government.”Situation will get clearer after some time, a little closer to the World Cup. ICC has nothing to do with it. If the government at that point in time feels we shouldn’t play, it’s obvious that we won’t play,” the source said.”But the result of that would be that Pakistan will get the points of the match & if it is final (b/w India & Pakistan), they will win the World Cup without even playing. We haven’t yet approached ICC in this regard.”The response comes a day after International Cricket Council said it does not foresee any change in the schedule of the mega event starting May 30. ICC CEO Dave Richardson told the PTI there is no such indication as of now that the match will be cancelled.”Our thoughts are with everyone who has been affected by this terrible incident and we will be monitoring the situation with our Members,” Richardson said, offering his condolences on the ghastly terror attack in which 40 CRPF personnel were martyred.”There is no indication that any (of the) matches at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup will not go ahead as planned.”Also Read | No India vs Pakistan at World Cup? BCCI sources say government to take final callAlso Read | Photos of Imran Khan and other Pakistani cricketers removed from Chinnaswamy StadiumAlso Read | No indication that any of World Cup matches will not go ahead as per plan: ICC CEOAlso Read | 13 photos of Pakistani cricketers removed from HPCA stadiumlast_img read more

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