India-Pakistan match venue under criticism



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New York's Nassau County International Cricket Stadium's drop-in pitch was discussed from the beginning. There were various criticisms about whether tournament matches like T20 World Cup should be organized on these wickets. Finally, that apprehension is turning into reality.

Monday night's Sri Lanka-South Africa match took place in the field of Nassau. In that match, both teams scored a total of 157 runs in 35.3 overs, with a total run rate of 4.23. Lately, even in Test cricket, such a run rate is not seen which was seen in the T20 format, and again in the World Cup match. With such slow wickets, former cricketers and analysts have come under fire from ICC.

Sri Lanka went into bat last night. After a batting collapse, they were all out for just 77 runs in 19.1 overs. In reply, the Proteas took 16.2 overs to score 80 runs. The wicket of the match did not look like anything from the start. Although the ball was bowled at a good length, many balls were jumping and getting unwanted bounce. As a result, runs become difficult for both sides.

The outfield of the match was also much slower than ideal. The speed of the ball itself was slowing down a lot. The most dangerous thing was that the fielding players were getting their knees stuck in the sand under the grass while diving. As a result, the risk of injury increased manifold.

Former South African captain Faf du Plessis said sarcastically on social media after seeing such a field, 'Wow! I see the wicket is quite 'spicy'!

Analyst Harsha Bhogle expressed doubts as to why the ICC World Cup is being organized here despite the condition of the field, whether the game can leave any impression on the audience. He said, 'It is doubtful whether it is a good thing to introduce cricket in a new country. You might want to solve it by putting a drop in pitch, but what about the outfield?'

India and Pakistan will face each other in this field on June 9. This match is the most exciting match in the world of cricket. Even on that day, if any such undesirable situation occurs on this wicket, then ICC will have to digest more criticism.

Argentina moves to final of Copa America beating Canada



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Argentina has been the most successful team in the Copa America in the last few years. The team has played in the finals in 3 of the last four seasons. Messi raised it to four finals in five seasons. Julian Alvarez and his goals beat Canada 2-0. Gone is another Copa America final.

Argentina took the lead in 22 minutes of the match. Rodrigo Di Paul's great long pass from midfield broke the Canadian defense. The ball goes to the feet of Julian Alvarez. Alvarez dodged the goalkeeper and put the ball into the net.

Even before this, Argentina got a chance. Lionel Messi got the ball outside the box from Angel Di Maria's pass in the 10th minute. He took the shot from there. But it misses the mark a bit.

Chances came after the goal. In the 44th minute, Messi had another chance to score. He took the ball from Angel Di Maria's pass and entered the Canadian box brilliantly. But this time his right foot shot went wide. Messi took another shot in the injury time of the first half. But this time his chip goes over the crossbar.

Canada had a chance from a long throw-in in the last minute of added time. However, Alfonso Davis' shot was blocked by Emiliano Martinez. As a result, Argentina went into the break with a one-goal lead.

In the 88th minute, Argentina almost conceded a goal from a wrong pass. But Amy Martinez came to the rescue of the azure whites with a great save. Canada had another chance in the 90th minute. Tani Oluaseyi misses a header from point-blank range, another goal-scoring opportunity missed by Canada. As a result, equality was not returned to them. Argentina advance to the final of the Copa America.

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England moves to Semi beating Switzerland in tie-breaker



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Harry Kene team defeated Switzerland in the tiebreaker to reach the semi-finals of the competition. England and Switzerland meet in the quarter-finals of the European Championship in Dusseldorf on Saturday night. If the score is tied at 1-1 in extra time after the scheduled time, the match will be played as a tiebreaker. England later won 5-3.

Neither team saw a goal in the first half of the match. After returning from the break, Switzerland got a goal in the 76th minute. Vargas receives the ball just outside the box. Brel Imbola ran onto his extended ball and headed the ball towards the goal post. Switzerland advanced.

After falling behind, England coach Gareth Southgate made three changes. However, Shaka, who was already there, scored the goal. Five minutes after conceding the goal, Shaka received the ball from Declan Rice. He took a shot from outside the box after overcoming two opposing footballers. The ball hit the post and went in. England equalized.

After that, there were no more goals in the scheduled 90 minutes. The Swiss made several good attacks in extra time. In between, Shaqiri was hooking the ball into the net directly from the corner, but the ball hit the post. England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford made another good save. No team scored until the end.

Cole Palmer scored early in the tiebreaker with a shot. Soon after, Manuel Akanji came in to take the kick for the Swiss and missed. The English went ahead 1-0.

Jude Bellingham scored the second shot. Fabien Schaar came to take the second shot for the Swiss and narrowed the gap with a goal.

English goalscorer Shaka came to take the third shot. He also scored for the Three Lions. Shaqiri scored the third shot for the Swiss to make it 2-3.

Ivan Toney scored in the fourth shot to give England a 4-2 lead. Anthony scored for the Swiss to reduce the deficit to 4-3. When Alexander Arnold scored in the fifth shot, England won 5-3.

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Zia's death is an irreparable loss to the country's sports arena: Papan



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Youth and Sports Minister Nazmul Hasan MP has expressed deep grief and sorrow over the sudden death of Bangladesh's famous chess grandmaster Ziaur Rahman. In his condolence message, the minister prayed for the soul of the deceased and expressed his deepest condolences to the bereaved family members.

In his condolence message, the minister said, 'Famous chess grandmaster Ziaur Rahman was an internationally renowned chess player of the country. He will be forever remembered for his outstanding contribution to the development of chess in the country as well as the entire sports arena. His death is an irreparable loss to the country's sports. I pray for the salvation of his departed soul.'

Minister of Youth and Sports, President of Bangladesh Cricket Board Mr. Nazmul Hasan Papon went to the deceased's residence in Mohammadpur shortly to console the bereaved family of Grandmaster Ziaur Rahman.

It should be noted that Ziaur Rahman, who won the Grandmaster title in 2002, was the second Grandmaster of Bangladesh. He earned the title of International Master in 1993 and Grandmaster in 2002. He is the second Grandmaster of Bangladesh. The grandmaster won the highest number of 14 titles in the open events of the National Chess Championship. Zia achieved the highest FIDE rating (2570) among Bangladeshi chess players in October 2005.

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Ronaldo's farewell bell sounded, France in the last four



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Kylian Mbappe's France and Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal met today in the Euro battle for a ticket to the semi-finals. France had the last laugh in that fight.

After a goalless draw, the French won a penalty shootout 5–3. That's why the team went to the semi-finals of this year's Euro.

The first half of the match was quite hectic. French goalkeeper Mike Mignon made some good saves in the second half. Shots from Bruno Fernandez and Vitinia were Portugal's best chances of the match.

France, however, could not get that close. Kylian Mbappe is still suffering from a broken nose. Coach Didier Desham has to pick him up in extra time like today.

Without him, however, France had no problem in the penalty shootout. All 5 scored from penalties. Portugal's Joao Felix could not. His penalty miss ultimately decided the fate of the match. France went into the last four of the competition after winning 5-3.

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