Firstpost Spodcast Episode 74: Rafael Nadal's injury woes, Real Kashmir's winning debut in I-League and more on our daily podcast

Welcome to Spodcast, the sports activities replace on Firstpost.

We start the podcast with soccer information. I-League newbies Actual Kashmir defeated defending champions Minerva Punjab on Wednesday. The match between the titleholders and the debutants signalled the beginning of {Game} Week Two of the 12th season of the I-League. Kashmir began the sport cautiously, taking part in a extra defensive recreation. Punjab, alternatively, created a couple of scoring alternatives however didn’t convert them. Minerva’s ahead William Opoku had an incredible likelihood to attain round 45 minutes into the sport when a move from Amandeep fell within the Kashmir field. Opoku trapped and fired, just for Actual Kashmir’s goalkeeper Bilal to tug off an excellent save, his first of many through the day. Punjab squandered extra probabilities going offside, taking part in too slowly, or kicks that went vast of the aim.

In ISL motion, Bengaluru FC defeated ATK 2-1 yesterday. Enjoying in entrance of an excited house crowd, ATK received off to an incredible begin, scoring their aim within the 14th minute. Everton Santos arrange the aim with an incredible move to 18-year-old Komal Thatal, who deposited it within the BFC goalpost.

In tennis information, Rafael Nadal opted out of the Paris Masters event following considerations over health. He stated, “My belly muscle mass have not felt good for the previous few days, particularly on serve, docs really helpful that I did not play.” Nadal was additionally pressured to forfeit the US Open semi-final on account of a knee harm. He added, “It has been a troublesome yr for me when it comes to accidents, and so I would choose to keep away from doing something drastic.” Earlier than that, Nadal had a reasonably profitable yr, profitable his 11th French Open in June, and his 17th Grand Slam title general. He additionally received tournaments in Monte Carlo, Barcelona and Rome this yr.

With this growth, Novak Djokovic is all however assured of the #1 rank after the Paris Masters. Djokovic landed in Paris realizing he may seize the highest spot if he did higher than Nadal on the indoor occasion he has received 4 instances. He defeated Joao Sousa 7-5, 6-1 yesterday, his 19th win on the trot.

Some information from boxing now, and Boxing Federation of India president Ajay Singh stated yesterday that the BFI is planning to offer central contracts to its pugilists within the subsequent six months. The WFI had additionally claimed it will share its plans for related contracts with Indian wrestlers in a while.

The ICC’s investigations into match-fixing and corruption in Sri Lankan cricket is throwing up a couple of nasty surprises. Final month, Sanath Jayasuriya’s identify got here up with regard to obstruction of investigation. Bowling coach Nuwan Zoysa was suspended by the ICC on Wednesday, following accusations of match-fixing and different “corrupt conduct”. The ICC stated in a short assertion that he’s accused of “being celebration to an effort to repair or contrive or to in any other case affect improperly the end result, progress, conduct or different side of an Worldwide match,”  and that “Mr Zoysa has 14 days from 1 November 2018 to answer the costs.”


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