Top 10 Sports News: Morgan-Butler caught in tweet case, Williamson injured


The day of June 9 was quite a bustle in the world of sports. On the one hand, while England's ODI, T20 captain Eoin Morgan is also seen getting caught in the tweet case, on other hand Rafael Nadal managed to win despite losing a set in the French Open. Know Wednesday's Top 10 Sports News

New Delhi. The objectionable tweet case is now going to become the neck of many of England's legendary cricketers. An investigation has also started against England's ODI and T20 captain Eoin Morgan and wicketkeeper Jos Buttler. Also, before the second Test against England, New Zealand has suffered a major setback. Who will be the kit sponsor of the Indian team in the Olympics? Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju has said a great deal on this issue. Know the Top 10 Sports News of June 9

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson was ruled out of the second Test against England with a left elbow injury to rest ahead of the World Test Championship final against India. Left-handed batsman Tom Latham will replace Williamson in the Test starting June 10. Latham will take charge of New Zealand for the third time. Will Young will replace Williamson in the playing XI.

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is investigating its national team's limited-overs captain Eoin Morgan and wicket-keeper batsman Jos Buttler for alleged racial remarks mocking Indians. The ECB promised "relevant and appropriate action", saying each case would be considered on an individual basis. Butler and Morgan have used 'sir' in these posts to make fun of Indians. Butler and Morgan's tweets were discussed on social media after Ollie Robinson was suspended for offensive tweets in 2012-13.

Long-time New Zealand coach Mike Hesson advised the Indian team management to field Mayank Agarwal as an opener in the World Test Championship (WTC) final. Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill have been opening the innings for India in the recent past and Hesson also feel that the Indian team management will not change it but feels that Agarwal should be given a chance. Agarwal had scored the most runs for India in the two-Test series in New Zealand last year. He was one of the four batsmen to score a half-century for India.

Fast bowler Emily Arlott has been included in the England women's cricket team for the one-off Test against India starting June 16. England announced a 17-man squad, in which more layoffs will be done. The dropped players will take part in the Rachael Hehowe Flint Trophy (RHFT). Squad: Heather Knight, Emily Arlott, Tammy Beaumont, Katherine Brunt, Kate Cross, Freya Davis, Sophia Dunkley, Sophie Accleton, Georgia Elvis, Tash Farrant, Sarah Glenn, Amy Jones, Nate Sciver, Anya Shrubsole, Maddie Willers, Fran Wilson, Lauren Winfield Hill.

Australia spinner Ashton Agar said that he would not be surprised if the country's leading cricketers pull out of the upcoming tours as it is necessary to take a break from the game due to the impact on the mental health of players during the pandemic. Australia has to tour West Indies and Bangladesh to play the limited-overs series. According to the report, seven top players including Steve Smith and Pat Cummins can withdraw from these tours.

Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Wednesday said after breaking the deal with Chinese sportswear manufacturer Li Ning that Indian players will go to Tokyo Olympics without any branded clothes. However, the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) had said that it would be able to find a new kit sponsorship for its Olympic contingent by the end of this month. IOA President Narinder Batra had said that the search for a new sponsor is going on in a limited time. Rijiju gave this statement a few hours later. He tweeted, 'Indian players, coaches and support staff will not wear any branded dress at the Tokyo Olympics. 'India' will be written on the kit of our players.

Rafael Nadal lost the first set at this year's French Open but managed to reach the semi-finals for a record 14th time. 13-time French Open champion Nadal beat 10th seed Diego Schwartzman of Argentina 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, 6-0. Nadal was trailing 4-3 in the third set but won nine games in a row to win the match. He will now face top seed Novak Djokovic or ninth seed Matteo Berrettini.

Indian wrestler Ravi Dahiya, who has qualified for the Olympics, had to be content with a silver medal in the 61kg category at the Poland Open, the last ranking series tournament before the Tokyo Olympics. Ravi was defeated by Ghulamjan Abdullaev in the final. He had defeated the same opponent in the first round.

Irrespective of long-term retirement speculation, Indian football captain Sunil Chhetri on Wednesday said he is not going to retire from the sport shortly as his urge to perform well, though it becomes difficult to keep up the motivation at times. 2. The 36 - year old Chhetri, who won 0, refused to set a long-term goal. He said in an online conversation with Doha, 'I am not thinking about retirement right now. I am not arrogant. I am enjoying my game. I am fitter than ever. I am 36 years old but the zeal and passion to play for the country remain intact.

Aruna Tanwar is going to get a wild card entry into the Tokyo Paralympics, making her the first Indian Taekwondo player to participate in it. Indian Taekwondo President Namdev Shirgaonkar said that Aruna got a wild card because of her stellar performance. Aruna is currently the world's No. 4 players in the women's Under 49 category. Five-time national champion Aruna has won medals in the last four years at the Asian Para-Taekwondo Championship and the World Para-Taekwondo Championship. The Tokyo Paralympics will be played from August 24 to September 5.