Japan stayed perfect in World Cup qualifying today by routing Mongolia 14-0. The Japanese scored five goals in the first half and added nine more in the second. The team leads Group F with 15 points from five matches.
Blind cricket: India, Pakistan to play in Dhaka
Indian and Pakistan bind cricket teams will play against each other in a three-nation T20 series in Dhaka next month. The Pakistan Blind Cricket Council said today that Pakistan, India and Bangladesh will take part in the event in Dhaka from April 2.
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Braithwaite leads WI to 287 against Sri Lanka
West Indies captain Kraigg Brathwaite will sleep on 99 not out after boosting his side against Sri Lanka to 287/7 on the first day of the second Test. Brathwaite carried his bat through the day to the brink of his first Test century since 2018, and he held together an innings that wobbled at the start and briefly in the middle.
Naser gets court date for doping rules case
World champion sprinter Salwa Eid Naser will have a two-day appeal hearing next month that could lead to a ban from the Tokyo Olympics for breaking anti-doping rules. The Court of Arbitration for Sport said Tuesday it will hear the case involving the 400-metre runner over two days on April 22-23. The World Anti-Doping Agency and World Athletics both filed appeals at CAS to challenge an independent tribunal ruling last year that cleared Naser on a technicality for doping tests she missed.
Kiwis seal T20 sweep against Bangladesh
New Zealand wrapped up a seventh series win of their home summer with a 28-run victory over Bangladesh under the Duckworth-Lewis method in the second Twenty20 today. — Agencies