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Former TT champ Martin to retire after world championships        Gill, Rana are about to shock the world: KKR chief mentor Hussey        Electrical equipment mkt may grow at 12 pc annually to reach USD 72 bn by 2025        Small cars too need adequate number of airbags to ensure safety, says Gadkari        Taliban-run Kabul municipality to female workers: Stay home        Nepal observes Constitution Day; PM Deuba vows to protect, implement statute        Adityanath releases report card; says UP has seen complete transformation under BJP rule        BJP uses Taliban, Afghanistan, Pakistan to garner votes: Mehbooba        Charanjit Singh Channi to be next CM of Punjab        Boxing: Mohammad Hussamuddin sails into QF        Leading garment exporter Kitex Group to invest Rs 2,400 cr in Telangana        Taliban continue restrictive policies on women's education, resume secondary school lessons only for male students        Sidhu is a 'friend of Pakistan', will oppose if he is appointed CM: Amarinder Singh        Schools in Kerala to reopen from Nov 1        Amarinder Singh resigns as Punjab CM, says will not accept Sidhu for top post        Sachin stuns World Championships medallist Gaurav Bidhuri        Sensex, Nifty snap winning streak, end in red        Rahul attacks BJP govt over unemployment issue        International community must think carefully, consult before giving acceptance to new Kabul regime: PM Modi        Kerala to allot 36.84 acres land to TCS, aims to create 10,000 jobs        
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Sports News
India announce squad for ICC T20 WC, Ashwin returns; Chahal misses out
 
New Delhi, India on Wednesday announced their 15-member squad for the 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, beginning on October 17 in the UAE and Oman, with off-spinner R Ashwin making a return to the white-ball squad after a lay-off.The 34-year-old Ashwin last played a T20I in July 2017 against West Indies before being sidelined from white ball squad following the Champions Trophy.

However, he captained the Punjab team in the IPL in the 2018 and 2019 seasons, bagging 10 and 15 wickets respectively. Ashwin shifted base to Delhi Capitals in 2020 and picked up 13 wickets at an average of 30.07 and an economy of 7.66 in his first season for the side.Ishan Kishan, Axar Patel and Varun Chakaravarthy were rewarded for their consistent performance in the IPL. Also making the squad was Suryakumar Yadav, who has done consistently well in IPL.

Meanwhile, the wrist-spin duo of Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav were left out for the multi-team event. Varun Chakravarthy, who has impressed in the IPL, has also been selected in the 15-member side, with Ravindra Jadeja, Rahul Chahar and Axar Patel making up the spin department.Shikhar Dhawan, who recently captained the limited-overs side in Sri Lanka, was a notable absentee while the selectors also chose to leave out Prithvi Shaw. Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul are the main openers while skipper Virat Kohli is also an option at the top of the order.

Shreyas Iyer, Deepak Chahar and Shardul Thakur will be the reserves for the Indian team.Meanwhile, former Indian captain MS Dhoni will serve as mentor for the team during the course of the tournament.Jay Shah, the BCCI Honorary Secretary, revealed the thinking behind appointing Dhoni, the former India captain who led the side to the inaugural T20 World Cup trophy.

"As far as Dhoni is concerned, I spoke to him when I was in Dubai.He was okay with the decision, and he agreed to be a mentor for team India, for the T20 World Cup only, ' said Shah."I spoke to the captain (Virat Kohli) and vice-captain (Rohit Sharma) as well as Ravi Shastri (the head coach), and that’s why we reached the conclusion,' he added.Kohli’s side will open their campaign in a Super12 encounter against Pakistan in Dubai on 24 October.Apart from Pakistan, India have been pooled with Afghanistan and New Zealand in Group 2, as well as two sides who progress from Round 1 of the tournament, beginning on 17 October.

The top two teams in each group of the Super12 stage progress to the semi-finals, with the final set to be played in Dubai on 14 November. Full squad: Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammad Shami, R Ashwin, Axar Patel, Ishan Kishan, Rahul Chahar, Varun Chakravarthy Standby players: Shreyas Iyer, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar.


Former TT champ Martin to retire after world championships
Gill, Rana are about to shock the world: KKR chief mentor Hussey
Boxing: Mohammad Hussamuddin sails into QF
Sachin stuns World Championships medallist Gaurav Bidhuri
Kohli to step down as T20I captain after T20 WC, will continue as ODI & Test skipper
IPL 2021: Spectators to be allowed in 'reduced capacity' as league resumes in UAE
Lasith Malinga retires from all forms of cricket
McCullum seeks braver style of play from KKR to make it count in IPL phase 2
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Boxers accuse J&K Boxing Assn of being 'selective' in trials
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S Africa announce T20 WC squad; Morris, du Plessis miss out
Ollie Pope, Shardul Thakur make gains in ICC Test Player Rankings
4th Test: Ruthless India crush England by 157 runs, take 2-1 series lead
Punjab releases Rs 3 cr for upgradation of sports infrastructure of 116 schools
Tokyo Paralympics: Krishna secures gold, Suhas clinches silver in badminton
Tokyo Paralympics: Krishna secures gold, Suhas clinches silver in badminton
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4th Test, Day 3: Rohit’s century helps India take a 171 runs lead against England
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KERALA NEWS
Schools in Kerala to reopen from Nov 1
 Thiruvananthapuram, Schools in Kerala will be reopened from November 1, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vija  
Kerala to allot 36.84 acres land to TCS, aims to create 10,000 jobs
PDP leader Poonthura Siraj passes away
Rajya Sabha MP Suresh Gopi courts controversy
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Taliban-run Kabul municipality to female workers: Stay home
 Kabul, Sep 19 (AP) Female employees in the Kabul city government have been told to stay home, with w
Nepal observes Constitution Day; PM Deuba vows to protect, implement statute
Taliban continue restrictive policies on women's education, resume secondary school lessons only for male students
International community must think carefully, consult before giving acceptance to new Kabul regime: PM Modi
NATIONAL NEWS
Adityanath releases report card; says UP has seen complete transformation under BJP rule
 Lucknow, Sep 19 (PTI) Asserting that Uttar Pradesh has undergone a complete transformation under his
BJP uses Taliban, Afghanistan, Pakistan to garner votes: Mehbooba
Sidhu is a 'friend of Pakistan', will oppose if he is appointed CM: Amarinder Singh
Rahul attacks BJP govt over unemployment issue
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