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Sharad Pawar, Yashwant Sinha call meet to put up united opposition        Kerala to implement tourism projects in time-bound manner: Riyas        BCCI to donate Rs 10 cr for preparations of Olympic-bound athletes        WTC Final, Day 3: NZ bowl out India for 217 in 1st innings, Jamieson picks 5 wickets        AIBEA to hold National Webinars from Jul 1 to commemorate 52nd anniversary of Bank Nationalisation        France elects regional leaders, preps for presidential vote        Argentina reports first confirmed case of ‘Black Fungus’: Reports        Bengal plans more COVID beds for women amid third wave threat        Delhi eases COVID restrictions        COVID-19: India records less than 60,000 cases after 81 days        WTC Final, Day 2: India 146/3 at stumps against NZ        Union Bank of India inks MOU with NSIC to support MSMEs with credit requirements        Seven dead, 13 injured after plane crash-lands in Russia's Kemerovo region        Ebrahim Raisi elected Iran's new president        MHA asks states, UTs to not lower guard, calibrated opening up of lockdown advised        PM congratulates LS Speaker Om Birla for completing 2 years in office        Centre invites 14 J&K leaders to attend all-party meeting on June 24        Tour de France to hold women''s cycling race in July 2022        Will always regret missing hundred on Test debut but will get one next time: Shafali Verma        Nadal, Osaka both out for Wimbledon; she'll go to Olympics        
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Sports News
India will tour Sri Lanka in July for limited overs series: Ganguly
 
Kolkata: BCCI president Sourav Ganguly on Sunday said that the Indian team, sans the top players, will tour Sri Lanka in July for a limited overs bilateral series. Big names such as skipper Virat Kohli and vice-captain Rohit Sharma will not be part of the tour as they will be engaged in a marquee five-match Test series in England. "We have planned a white ball series for the senior men''s team during the month of July where they will play T20 Internationals and ODIs in Sri Lanka," Ganguly told PTI in an interaction. Asked how will India segregate the two teams, Ganguly said that it will be a different side, which won''t have anyone from the outfit that will be in the United Kingdom at that time. "Yes, it will be a team of white ball specialists. It will be a different team," the former India captain said, making it clear that the cricket board also has the preparation of white ball regulars in mind. There will be at least 5 T20 Internationals and may be three ODIs in Sri Lanka.

India''s tour of England will end on September 14 and with the schedule of the remainder of IPL yet to be chalked out, the BCCI would want the likes of Shikhar Dhawan, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Yuzvendra Chahal to be match ready. "The BCCI president is very keen that all our top players are match ready and since England doesn''t have a white ball leg the month of July can be utilized well," a BCCI source told PTI while explaining the logic behind the tour. For the Kohlis and Sharmas, they need not come from UK, which has in place some hard quarantine rules. "Technically, in the month of July there are no official senior India team matches. The Test squad will be playing intra squad games. "So there is no harm in India''s white ball experts getting some match time and selectors also get to fix the missing jigsaws in selection puzzle."

This will give the team a chance to carry out experiments, like whether it will be Chahal, Rahul Chahar or Rahul Tewatia for the leg break bowler''s slot, if Chetan Sakariya can be tried as left-arm option, whether Devdutt Padikkal or Shreyas Iyer gets fit to play by then. Not to forget that Prithvi Shaw''s international career could get a boost with this white ball tournament, with Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan also getting a chance to stake their claims.


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KERALA NEWS
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INTERNATIONAL NEWS
France elects regional leaders, preps for presidential vote
 Paris: Marine Le Pen's far right party is riding high on her tough-on-security, stop-immigration mes
Argentina reports first confirmed case of ‘Black Fungus’: Reports
Seven dead, 13 injured after plane crash-lands in Russia's Kemerovo region
Ebrahim Raisi elected Iran's new president
NATIONAL NEWS
Bengal plans more COVID beds for women amid third wave threat
 Kolkata: The West Bengal government is planning to allot more hospital beds for women as it prepares
Delhi eases COVID restrictions
MHA asks states, UTs to not lower guard, calibrated opening up of lockdown advised
PM congratulates LS Speaker Om Birla for completing 2 years in office
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