Cricket News Ex-Indian women’s cricket team coach held for IPL betting

first_imgVadodara: Former coach of Indian women’s cricket team Tushar Arothe has been arrested for allegedly betting on an IPL match, police said Tuesday. Arothe and 18 others were arrested by the city Crime Branch on Monday night for allegedly betting on the IPL match between Delhi Capitals and Kings XI Punjab played at Mohali, they said. Arothe, 52 and 18 others were arrested from a cafe where they were putting bets on the match, said Deputy Commissioner of Police Jaydeepsinh Jadeja of Vadodara Crime Branch.Investigations revealed the cafe, located in the posh Alkapuri area of the city, is owned by Arothe and two others, Hemang Patel and Nishchal Shah, who too were arrested from the spot, he said.“Arothe is a former coach of the Indian women’s cricket team. He was among the 19 persons held by our team last night for placing bets during the live telecast of an IPL match between Kings XI Punjab and Delhi Capitals,” said Jadeja.All the accused, including Arothe, Patel and Shah, were booked under sections 4 and 5 of the Gambling Act, the police officer said. “Arothe and the two other cafe co-owners had installed a large screen in their cafe for live streaming of IPL matches.“Others had come to the cafe to place bets using three different mobile applications. The cafe owners gave them user names and passwords to bet on the live IPL match,” said Jadeja. Arothe, Patel and Shah were in contact with a person named Baba, who used to take bet money from the trio, he said.Baba is still out of the police’s reach, Jadeja added. The police have seized cash and other articles, including vehicles and mobile phones, worth Rs 14 lakh, said Jadeja. Arothe played for Baroda in the domestic circuit.Also read | BHU student shot at in front of hostel on campusA left-handed batsman and a right-arm off-break bowler, Arothe played 114 First Class matches  scoring 6,105 runs with 13 hundreds and 31 half-centuries. He also took 225 wickets with 6 for 53 as his best bowling figure.Arothe took over the reins of the women’s national team in 2017 from Purnima Rao. During Arothe’s tenure, the women’s team had made it to the finals of the ICC Women’s World Cup in 2017, which India lost by nine runs to eventual champions England.Arothe had resigned from the post in controversial circumstances. His son Rishi Arothe is a left-arm pacer and plays for Baroda in the domestic circuit. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Badgers wrestle Hoosiers to submission in 26-9 win

first_imgAfter dropping consecutive dual matches against two of the Big Ten’s best just a week ago, the No. 20 Wisconsin wrestling team righted the ship in a solid 26-9 defeat of Indiana Friday night at home.The Badgers (7-4, 4-2 Big Ten) took seven of the 10 individual contests, including two comeback victories in the final seconds of the third period.Head coach Barry Davis was pleased to see his team executing under pressure after his team’s two-match conference slide.“For our guys it was about getting on track, we need to keep doing what we’re doing,” Davis said. “Be offensive, beating your ties, getting into your positions and finding ways to win. That’s what [Connor] Medbery did tonight as well as Frank Cousins in tight matches.”With a 10-6 lead heading into the 165-pound match, Cousins, a redshirt sophomore, was unable to amass any offense in the first period and could not earn a point for an escape in the second.After allowing an escape in the third period to break the scoreless tie, Cousins needed two takedowns in the final 90 seconds to keep a comfortable team lead. He was able to twist his opponent down by the leg for his first takedown and won the match with another takedown with 13 seconds remaining in the period.“After I got the first takedown, he escaped,” Cousins said. “The second takedown, I just kind of let go, relaxed, and it was offense, offense, offense … and then eventually got to one of my holds and took him down.”Medbery, a redshirt freshman, also completed a last-minute win thanks to an emphatic takedown with 30 seconds left in the final period against No. 13 Adam Chalfant. The No. 10 heavyweight in the nation, Medbery is 10-0 this year in dual matches and has defeated five ranked conference opponents this season.The last-second reversal of fortunes executed by Medbery came from preparation in practice, thanks to drills by Davis that put the team in pressure situations and forces the wrestlers to apply quick offense.“We put them in situations where they’re down a point with 30 [seconds] to go,” Davis said. “What’s your go-to move, how are you going to find a way to score, so you prepare for those things because they’re going to happen in duals and especially in tournaments.”Wisconsin never conceded its lead after redshirt junior Tyler Graff won 22-7 by technical fall in the 133-pound match. The Olympic qualifier and No. 5 ranked wrestler in the 133-class recorded 11 takedowns on the day in one of the team’s three extra point wins.Fifth-year senior Cole Schmitt also helped the team by winning his third consecutive match, defeating Indiana’s Preston Keiffer. After a scoreless first period, Schmitt wore down his opponent and forced the match’s only takedown late in the second period in an eventual 4-0 win.The New Glarus native used his strength to overpower his opponent even after gaining no points in the match’s first three minutes.“I know that I’m going to tire him out by the end of the match, so if it’s 0-0 first period, I don’t care,” Schmitt said. “I’ll just keep going and get the next point.”Schmitt said he’s been a better wrestler in his three-match winning streak because of losing the pound or two that had been hindering his strength.“I had to get my weight under control,” Schmitt said. “It’s not quite where it should have been the last few weeks; I’ve just been more disciplined … my conditioning feels so much better. I feel like I can go 15 minutes if I have to.”Wisconsin also saw victories from fifth-year senior Tom Kelliher at 141 pounds, redshirt junior Scott Liegel in a 12-3 major decision at 174 pounds and a Jackson Hein victory in a forfeit at 197 pounds.The Badgers showed themselves in greater physical condition than the Hoosiers throughout late-match situations, a promising sign for a team that still has two big duals remaining against conference opponents.“We’re in great shape,” Davis said. “Guys don’t wait that long. Guys like Frank, just get it earlier – that’s the pace you should do the whole time. Our shape is good, let’s use it more to our advantage.”In Wisconsin’s largest margin of victory in a Big Ten win this season, the group may be peaking at the right time for Davis.“It’s about getting better,” Davis said. “When you’re worried about getting better, winning takes care of itself … When we do that, we’ll be fine.”last_img read more