55 hard fought matches. 2,200 demanding minutes of gameplay. Hundreds and hundreds of touches and tackles, dips and dives, whacks and whallops, all leading up to the last match of the last day of the last venue of Star Sports Pro Kabaddi. Everything has been counting down to this. The Jaipur Pink Panthers and U Mumba, fixed against each other by an uncanny twist of fate to end the league with the same match that got it all started. Tonight, of course, would be a very different night from that pioneering night on the 26th of July. The winner tonight, Jaipur Pink Panthers, would be the first ever champion of India's very own Pro Kabaddi league, a title that would put the heroic team down in history as the original legends of the sport.
Australian captain Michael Clarke will return home tomorrow after aggravating his left hamstring during Sunday’s One-Day International against Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club.
Australian Team Physiotherapist David Beakley said: “Michael aggravated his left hamstring while batting during the ODI against Zimbabwe today and will not be able to take any further part in the tri-series.
“Michael will return to Sydney on Tuesday to undergo scans and further assessment to determine the full extent of the injury.”
Warwickshire all-rounder Chris Woakes has been awarded an England increment contract for 2013-14.
Woakes qualifies for the award by virtue of playing one T20 against Sri Lanka and three Tests and two ODIs against India during the current contract period.
Non-contracted players can earn an England increment contract via a points system. Five points are awarded for a Test appearance and two for a T20 or ODI appearance, with an increment contract being awarded automatically once the player reaches 20 points during the 12-month contract period.
Home favorites, UMumba were the second team to join the fight for the coveted silverware - the Star Sports Pro Kabaddi Tropy 2014, defeating the Bengaluru Bulls by a minimal 4 points.With one match in hand, U Mumba were the second on the semi-finalists podium, thanks to their powerful performances in the opening leg of league where while The Bulls were the last to qualify, qualifying in the last match of the league stage. However, their order of qualification did not matter as the second semi-final of the night seemed a lot more even, with both teams fighting hard for their spot in the final, scores at the end of 40 minutes at 27-24.
Securing the first Finals berth the Jaipur Pink Panthers defeated the Patna Pirates by a remarkable twenty points. With a 1-1, win-loss ratio no one would have been able to predict this highly anticipated semi-finals, however, Jaipur proved to the the stronger team within the first 15 minutes, dominating most of the game and entering the finals of the Star Sports Pro Kabaddi, with scores at 38-18
U.S. Women's National Team head coach Jill Ellis has named 28 players for a training camp prior to two matches against Mexico, on Sept. 13 at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah, and on Sept. 18 at Sahlen's Stadium in Rochester, New York.
U.S. Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has called 22 players into camp for the upcoming friendly against the Czech Republic on Sept. 3 in Prague, the USA's first game of the 2018 FIFA World Cup cycle. Kickoff for the first meeting between the teams on Czech soil is set for 2:15 p.m. ET, and the match will be broadcast live on NBC Sports Network and UniMas.
Former Sri Lanka paceman Janak Champika Gamage has joined the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) as the National Women’s Team Head Coach. The 50-year-old Gamage has accepted a one-year term to coach the women’s team and arrived in Dhaka today to start his assignment.
- Australia sweep ODI series against Pakistan
- England fined for maintaining a slow over-rate in Cardiff
- England women to take on White Ferns in the second round of the ICC Women's Championship
- Pune FC sign Sporting Goa Captain Matthew Gonsalves
- Jess Cameron ruled out of Pakistan series
- Donovan to make final US team bow against Ecuador
- Australia hammer Pakistan in 3rd ODI
- England women start positively in the ICC Women’s Championship
- Clarke ruled out of 1st ODI against Zimbabwe
- Sohag Gazi reported for suspected illegal bowling action
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