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The comments by Mohammad Jafar Montazeri came a day after around 100 women were allowed to watch their country take on Bolivia in a friendly at the national stadium -- an extremely rare step in the Islamic republic. "I object to the presence of women in Azadi Stadium yesterday. We are a Muslim state, we are Muslims," Montazeri said
Birthday wishes poured in abundance for the former India spinner Anil Kumble, fondly called 'Jumbo 'as he turned 48. Kumble is India's highest Test wicket-taker and the third overall all-time wicket-taker in Test cricket. He is also one of only two bowlers in the history of Test cricket to claim 10-wicket in an innings. He claimed 337 wickets with 2 five-wicket hauls.
Praveen Chitravel clinched a bronze in men's triple jump to give India its second athletics medal in the ongoing Youth Olympics. Praveen cleared a distance of 15.68m to finish fifth in the Stage 2 competition Tuesday night but his good showing in Stage 1 where he was third with a jump of 15.84m took him to the podium with a combined effort of 31.52m.
The Committee of Administrators (CoA) said there is no harm in allowing cricketers' wives and girlfriends (WAGs) travelling with them but only after the first 10 days of the tour. Virat Kohli had requested for this change. The CoA said that cricketers tend to stay away from home for long durations due to tours and WAGs can help create a better support system.
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) had set October 4 as the deadline for the ICC to convince the BCCI to make its cricketers available for sample collection. Since the ICC failed to adhere to the cut-off date, WADA has decided to set in motion the process to make the ICC non-compliant. This may hurt ICC's ambitions to see cricket included in Olympics, Asian Games.