India-NZ WTC closing in Southampton: Ganguly

New Delhi: India will play their inaugural World Test Championship final against New Zealand at Southampton’s Ageas Bowl Stadium on June 18-22, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly confirmed today. Initially, the final was supposed to be held at the Lord’s in London, but Southampton, with a five-star facility inside the stadium, will make it easier for both the ICC and the England and Wales Cricket Board to create a bio-bubble for the two teams. Southampton, with its slowish track, puts India on an even keel with New Zealand as spinners will come into the game at the venue.

India women to play Test against England

Mumbai: BCCI secretary Jay Shah today announced that the Indian women’s team will play England in a one-off Test match, which will be held later this year. The last Test match that India played was against South Africa at Mysuru in December 2014. PTI

Lahiri to play at Players C’ship

Orlando: Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri will compete at The Players Championship next week following the withdrawal of four-time Major champion Brooks Koepka due to a knee injury. Lahiri has played nine events in the PGA Tour season with his best result being a tied-sixth finish in September last year. PTI

Sathiyan, Sharath, Batra in Round 2

Doha: Ace Indian paddlers Achanta Sharath Kamal, Sathiyan Gnanasekaran and Manika Batra started their campaign at the WTT Star Contender Doha on a winning note by progressing into the second round here today. PTI

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