Kidambi Srikanth hasn’t tasted Milosque giddy success yet - though making three successive Super Series finals ought to feel as heady as it gets at 22. But the young shuttler has betrayed no signs of being vain liked the doomed grappler from yore.
Amidst all the turmoil in the Indian dressing-room of late owing to the Anil Kumble issue and the former coach's strained relationship with the captain, the Kohli-Bangar relationship has remained the same.
In Mandhana’s edge-of-the-seat knock was lost the efficient sheet-anchoring of Punam Raut (86 off 134) and the late dazzle of the seen-it-all Mithali Raj (71 off 73). Nonetheless. these were bulky blocks that bricked India’s impressive monument of 281 runs.
As outrageous as the odds seem for the mum-of-one to return to a frenetic sport she’s been far away from for many seasons, Geethu who turns 32 next week, is entitled to this crazy dream.
Three decades before three-on-three basketball earned Olympic approval, it travelled from the streets of Michigan to Mumbai through a Swede from Moscow who wove avante-garde techniques into the dynamic game.
The ICC Board met on the final day of the Full Council in London on Friday and decided to form a new Governance Committee, with India heading it.
All these have prompted some members to seek Srinivasan’s ‘help’, to have a discussion with the COA and then take the matter forward to the SGM.
Javelin thrower Davinder Singh has tested positive for marijuana after samples were taken during the third leg of the Indian Grand Prix in May. Marijuana is a specified substance under WADA code and hence Singh hasn’t been provisionally suspended but will have to face a disciplinary panel of NADA.
PV Sindhu made the fatal error of celebrating a rally too early as she botched a match point against World No.1 Tai Tzu Ying going down 21-10, 20-22, 16-21.
33-year-old Mithali Raj reckons it’ll be her last 50-over Cup, but she’s incredibly centred on the task at hand. The last world cup was difficult. India hosted the edition and it imploded into a nightmare, as the home team failed to even qualify for the Super 6.
Early start to India-West Indies opener leaves local fans peeved; eyeballs in India responsible for 9 am start at Queen’s Park Oval
The West Indian pace attack, tall and brimming with pace, stuck to testing the bounce on the slow pitch. But rather than rising sharply, the bouncers sat up and were duly pummelled to the square boundaries by both Indian openers.
Anil Kumble negotiated a better, format-centric pay package, based on comparable international benchmarks, for the players and support staff. He called for a more professional method for incentive allocation.
No Railways junior team will take part in the upcoming under-19 tournaments of the Indian cricket board as Railway Sports Promotion Board (RSPB) is likely to scrap its under-19 team.
The below-par performance and some sloppy defending ruined India’s hopes of making it through the quarter-final of the World Hockey League Semi-Final. They eventually lost 3-2 to Malaysia.
Board will receive $405 million in the new revenue sharing model, much more than what was ratified by the ICC in April
The BCCI had earlier not allowed state associations to field outstation players in the T20 league. Interestingly, it was former Indian board president N Srinivasan, who had decided that state associations can’t feature players from other states.
India will try to move on from the Kumble episode during series against West Indies but weather could come in the way of cricket
This was Kohli’s first press conference since Kumble’s resignation and his first chance to give out his side of the story regarding his failed relationship with the coach. But he stuck to talking about the change-room code.
East Bengal have purchased five of Aizawl FC’s finest including coach Khalid Jamil; three more are on the way. The Kolkata giants have never won the I-League while Aizawl remarkably did just that last season.
Embarrassed by the performances of India's top athletes, many of whom were way off their personal best at the Rio Olympics, the AFI has decided to monitor the performances of those who meet qualifying standards for mega events.
Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni will have to do a lot more to ensure that they’re part of 2019 World Cup. Their performances weren't ones that did India any good despite them getting time to settle in.
The Kohli-Kumble breakup story is one with a multi-layered plot in which nobody, including the BCCI and Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), comes out shining
Champions Trophy-winning cricketers receive a grand welcome upon their return as fans throng airports and their hometowns across the country.
Anil Kumble was Team India coach for only a year, but during this relatively short period, he tried to put in place a framework for the long-term future of Indian cricket.
In modern team sport, players are usually more dispensable than coaches. Even those that are considered superstars. Cricket, however, has historically been different. And Indian cricket has been a different ball game altogether.
Announcing his resignation as head coach of the Indian cricket team, Anil Kumble late Tuesday night said he was informed about the reservations captain Virat Kohli had with his working style.
The CAC comprising Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman and Sourav Ganguly indeed wanted to extend Kumble’s contract till the 2019 World Cup. But they eventually had to backtrack, seemingly on the face of Kohli’s disapproval.
Delhi Daredevils owners GMR Group snapped up the Johannesburg franchise, while Shah Rukh Khan and the co-owners of Kolkata Knight Riders will have Cape Town, and their team will be called Cape Town Knight Riders.
In his Facebook tirade on Monday morning, Narinder Batra called England a safe haven “for all fraudsters who have run away from India” and accused them of working “under pressure of 16 Pakistan origin Members of Parliament"
Hockey India and the team management fumed over the timing of the interrogation, slamming the authorities for summoning the player to another city in the middle of a tournament. He was interrogated by Yorkshire Police for nearly four hours.
While Gopichand is widely hailed for propping up India’s badminton with back-to-back Olympic medals, and credited for the success of PV Sindhu, he has his share of critics in certain state units, who accuse him of being dictatorial.
The whole idea of a players association, according to Lodha Committee, is to give the players “a voice to raise their concerns” while barring them from forming a “trade union of any sort.”
Abida Khan, coach of the Jammu & Kashmir cricketers, informs there are girls from the highly affected districts such as Shopian, Baramulla and Bandipora who manage to come out and play despite their families not supporting them.
It was decided that there would be no open interview process from interested candidates as originally planned. A clause in the existing contract of Dravid allowed BCCI to extend his tenure without calling for fresh interviews.
Fireworks, honks and team’s anthem from London to Lahore, refuses to abate. The streets of Lahore are said to have been filled with people till the wee hours of Monday morning with blaring horns and drums creating a din through the night.
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