Scholes charged by FA for alleged betting breaches

(Reuters) – Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has been charged with misconduct in relation to alleged breaches of the Football Association’s betting rules, the English governing body said on Tuesday. It is alleged that the 44-year-old former England international placed 140 bets on football matches between August 2015 and January 2019, the FA said…

Sarwan to mentor West Indies ahead of World Cup

Former West Indies batsman Ramnaresh Sarwan will mentor the West Indies side ahead of their next month’s tri-nation ODI series against Bangladesh and hosts Ireland, and the World Cup following it. Sarwan, who retired in 2016 after a 13-year long international career, has already joined the ongoing week-long training camp in Barbados ahead of next month’s trip to Ireland.…

Rishabh Pant left out of India squad

India have chosen wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik instead of Rishabh Pant in their squad for the World Cup. Pant, 21, is one of India’s emerging talents but the selectors have opted for 33-year-old Karthik’s experience. Virak Kohli will captain the side, and the 15-man squad also includes ex-skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya and…

RCB sign Dale Steyn as replacement for injured Coulter-Nile

Royal Challengers Bangalore have roped in South Africa fast bowler Dale Steyn as replacement for Nathan Coulter-Nile, who has opted out of the remainder of the tournament with a back niggle. The 35-year-old went unsold at the auction but will now be available to play an IPL game after a two-year gap. He last played…

‘Captain Cool’ Dhoni fined for confronting IPL umpires

(Reuters) – Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s uncharacteristic outburst against a controversial umpiring decision led to the Chennai Super Kings captain being fined 50 percent of his match fee in Thursday night’s Indian Premier League (IPL) match in Jaipur. Hailed as ‘Captain Cool’ during his trophy-laden years as India skipper, an unusually fired-up Dhoni stepped onto the…

KKR rope in Matt Kelly as Nortje’s replacement

Kolkata Knight Riders have roped in Australian pacer Matt Kelly as a replacement for the injured South African fast bowler Anrich Nortje for the remainder of the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League. Right-arm pacer Kelly has played 16 First-Class matches, five List A games, and 12 T20s so far, and hasn’t featured in…