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Sydney :Suspended Australian cricketer David Warner seems to have found a new calling away from cricket — that of a construction worker. Indeed videos have emerged showing the former Australia vice-captain in a white hard hat and black singlet working on a construction site.
But before you start to feel sorry for the former Australian opener, and believe that it was a desperate effort by Warner for a livelihood, here’s a statement of fact — with ample time to spend, Warner had lent his hand to building his own house.
According to a report in news.com.au, Warner was working on his beachside mansion in the eastern Sydney suburb of Maroubra — a 900 sq m property that he bought for $4 million in December 2015.
Warner is seen with the words ‘Project Manager’ and ‘Apprentice Celebrity’ written on his hard hat, and there would have been an initial shock from the cricket fraternity before they realised the reality.
“Trucks have been coming and going for months, but then we don’t see anything for a couple of weeks. We expected this to be built by now — he bought the place ages ago and it’s not pretty to look at,” one of Warner’s neighbours told news.com.au.
Warner, along with the then captain of the side, Steve Smith was suspended for a year by Cricket Australia for their involvement in the ball-tampering scandal last month. Warner was largely considered to be the ring leader of the ball-tampering scandal that saw rookie Cameron Bancroft trying to scuff up one side of the ball with a sandpaper, and then trying to conceal the evidence during the second Test against South Africa at Cape Town. The trio was sent home midway through the Test series after admitting to their misdemeanour.
Warner had unreservedly apologised for his part in the ball-tampering scandal and said it was a decision he “will regret as long as I live”.
Warner and Smith lost lucrative endorsement deals and IPL contracts following the controversy, and while it remains uncertain if he will play for Australia again, his career in the sport may not be over yet. Indeed there is a silver lining with Surrey coach and former Australian player Michael Di Venuto expressing interest to sign him. Though Warner, Smith and Bancroft are only allowed to play grade cricket in Australia, they are free to play in England if the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).
However, for the time being, Warner seem to be happy helping out with the construction of his mansion that had only moved at snail’s pace so far. Warner is known to have played many a whirlwind knock. Can he help speed up the construction process now?


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Team India relishing the experience

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Mumbai : India’s ASC Boys Sports School from Bengaluru are gearing up to play the FC Bayern Munich Youth Cup 2019 World Finals at the Allianz Arena in Munich.
Drawn alongside Thailand, FC Bayern Kids Club and China in Group B, the Indian side will have their first taste of competition in two friendlies against two of Group A opponents Singapore and Nigeria at the Bayern Munich training grounds on the eve of the event.
The boys have so far enjoyed the priviledge of training under the expetise of FC Bayern youth coaches.
Following a complete session with the boys, Bayern Munich coach Christopher Loch told Goal , “They are a good bunch of players with really good technique. They play together, which is very important because football is a team sport.
“I’m really excited to see them play on Sunday. I hope they go through.”
Speaking on the road ahead for these players, Loch commented, “It’s a long way. You have to train nearly everyday and work hard on even individual things. Then you need luck, like have the right coach who brings you to the first team.”
“I am very excited to be here. The most interesting thing is to see (meet) the coaches, see the Bayern Munich training grounds and learn more about football,” The Indian team’s captain C. Ronald Singh said in an interview with Bayern TV.
the teams were also involved in the Munich freestyle tour where each side were required to perform the ‘around the world’, the head stall and the header challenge.
Tondon Meitei, who then participated in the freestyle play-offs, enthralled the assembled crowd at the Marienplatz in Munich and was thereafter crowned the Freestyle King.
At the intercultural party that was held at the team hotel, the boys performed a Manipuri dance and entertained all while the other teams staged their own performances.
An unique opportunity to catch the live action of the Bundesliga’s title deciding clash between FC Bayern Munich and Eintracht Frankfurt at the Allianz Arena also awaits the participants.

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World Cup winner to get Rs 28cr prize money

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LONDON: The winners of the upcoming ICC ODI World Cup will earn a cash award of Rs 28.12cr ($4 million), the highest prize money on offer in the history of the tournament. The winners of the 10-team tournament will also get a trophy that they will lift at the historic Lord’s on July 16. The total prize pot of Rs 70.31cr ($10 million) will see the runners-up take home Rs 14.06cr ($2 million) and the losing semifinalists $800,000 each at the end of the 46-day tournament being played across 11 venues in the UK from May 30. There are prizes for each league match won, in what promises to be a competitive tournament with the world’s best teams playing each other in a round-robin format.

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Hope to play under a big coach like Igor Stimac soon: Gahlot

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Mumbai :Narender Gahlot is among the finest young defenders in Indian football at the moment. The young centre-back was an integral part of Floyd Pinto’s Indian Arrows side in the 2018-19 season of the I-League.
The young boy who grew up playing cricket took up football as a serious sport much later. Belonging to a family which encourages sports, Gahlot’s uncle inspired him to pursue a career in football.
Speaking to Goal about his inclination towards sports, Narender said, “I used to play cricket earlier. My uncle used to play cricket and he was a sports fanatic. So he wanted me to play a sport. Then after some time I grew an interest in football and started playing. My uncle was my biggest support and inspiration.”
The youngster informed that he used to play as a midfielder initially and idolised Indian football icon Bhaichung Bhutia but later on taking advice from a local coach, he decided to change his position.
“I was a very big fan of Bhaichung Bhutia as a child. I used to play in midfield but later one of our local coaches asked me if I could play as a defender and I agreed to change my position. Among international players, I am a big fan of Sergio Ramos,” said Narender.
The Indian Arrows star joined the Chandigarh Football Academy at age of 15 before moving to Sports Authority of India (SAI) Dehradun. It was during his stay at SAI that he caught the attention of then India U16 coach Nicolai Adam.
“With SAI I had played against the India U16 team at that time which was coached by Nicolai Adams. After that match, I got a call from the India U16 side.
“Unfortunately I could not take part in the U17 World Cup as I was injured. I suffered an ACL injury a few months prior to the World Cup when we were in Brazil.
“After the World Cup Abhishek (Yadav) Sir told me that they are making a team (Indian Arrows) and then he had called me for trails there. Luis Norton de Matos liked me and kept me in the side,” said the 18-year-old player on his journey so far.

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