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IND vs PAK: Confident Hardik Pandya Plays Down Question On Fitness
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IND vs PAK: Confident Hardik Pandya Plays Down Question On Fitness

All-rounder Hardik Pandya has emerged as one of the biggest X-factors for Team India in the shortest format of the game and his rise particularly this year has been nothing less than phenomenal. However, whenever the player features in any game, fans start talking about his fitness and whether he would be able to bowl his full quota of four overs. Ahead of the T20 World Cup match against Pakistan on Sunday, Hardik said that his fitness is completely fine and the topic should be "put to rest"."Have many fond memories here, I made my T20 debut in Australia, and from there the journey has continued. It's good to be back here, you can't get a better place to play sport and enjoy. The body is fine, I think you should put that topic about my body on rest, you will see me bowling," Hardik told...
IOC to consider including cricket in 2028 Los Angeles Olympic Games
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IOC to consider including cricket in 2028 Los Angeles Olympic Games

Cricket's much-anticipated inclusion in the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics received a shot in the arm as the International Olympic Committee (IOC) shortlisted it for a review along with eight other sporting disciplines. Cricket has only featured once at the 1900 Paris Olympic Games, with Great Britain and hosts France as only participants. According to ESPN Cricinfo, The development comes a day after the International Cricket Committee (ICC) was formally invited by both the LA28 and IOC to submit presentation in order to make their case considered. However, a final decision is expected to be announced ahead of the ...
South Africa – Lizelle Lee retired over fears of being dropped, denied NOC for overseas leagues because of poor fitness
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South Africa – Lizelle Lee retired over fears of being dropped, denied NOC for overseas leagues because of poor fitness

Lizelle Lee has admitted that she did not meet CSA's fitness requirements, and that is what led to her abrupt retirement from international cricket. In an interview with the BBC's Stumped podcast, Lee revealed that after she failed to complete aspects of the fitness test, she was on the verge of being withdrawn from South Africa's current tour of England, and the no-objection certificate to play in overseas leagues would have been denied. She chose to retire from the national side instead, which meant she would no longer need NOCs to play for T20 franchises.The issue came to a head when Lee was required to complete a fitness test before the squad left South Africa. She asked to do it in her parents' hometown of Ermelo in the Mpumalanga province of South Africa instead of at her provinci...