Nihal Koshie


Hopes ‘South Asian Games’ for 18 from Pakistan denied visas
Sun, Feb 07, 2016

A total of 18 Pakistan players and officials did not receive the NVP which serves as a visa for Pakistanis travelling for SAG.

South Asian Games sets in with ‘digital’ evening
Sun, Feb 07, 2016

Thirty-two high-tech projectors and over 1,000 computerised lights were used to create the digital theme at the SAG opening ceremony.

SAG 2016: Glitches galore as Guwahati sounds gong
Fri, Feb 05, 2016

Logistical nightmare to manage 4000 visitors confronts organisers on eve of hastily-stitched up South Asian Games.

Football fisaco: Green carpet turns brown, organisers turn red
Fri, Feb 05, 2016

Tickets for football are not on sale during this edition of the games because the venue for the men’s event can hold only 1,000 people.

At the SAF Games in Guwahati, the most visible contest is Congress vs BJP
Thu, Feb 04, 2016

India’s top athletes such as MC Mary Kom, Saina Nehwal and Gagan Narang are absent on the approach to the airport and around the stadiums.

When DDCA lowered the bar: ‘1,000 bottles broke… liquor supplied to police’
Mon, Jan 25, 2016

The mismanagement of the bar at Ferozshah Kotla — highlighted by the DDCA’s fact-finding committee report in 2015 — has been the subject of several complaints by members over the years.

IPL spot-fixing: ‘Khush ho gaya Seth ji,’ asks Ajit Chandila; ‘Haan, khush, khush, khush,’ says bookie
Wed, Jan 20, 2016

In a conversation, Ajit Chandila is heard asking a bookie: ‘Khush ho gaya Seth ji?. To which the bookie replies: “Haan, haan khush, khush, khush.”

Ajit Chandila life ban: ‘Ek over mein kaam karake do’
Tue, Jan 19, 2016

According to the transcripts, in a May 15, 2013 conversation (3.41 pm), Ajit Chandila tells Ankit Chavan to turn the sweat band around the wrist as the signal to confirm the fix.

BCCI asked to change its spots
Tue, Jan 05, 2016

From fixing tenure to changing voting patterns, Lodha panel suggests series of recommendations to clean up cricket.

AAP vs centre: DDCA president moved Rs 1.55 cr to firms not found at listed addresses
Thu, Dec 31, 2015

Speaking to The Indian Express, Bansal claimed that he had transferred the money so that the association could earn 15 per cent interest on the amount.

Congress ministers on DDCA panel silent on corruption: Kirti Azad
Tue, Dec 29, 2015

Three Congress leaders were government nominees in the DDCA at the time.

Kirti Azad interview: ‘I fail to understand why politicians come into sports… they delay issues’
Tue, Dec 29, 2015

My crusade against corruption in sports will continue. And what better place than the DDCA to do that.

VVS Laxman’s tip for India batsmen: Don’t show full face of bat in Australia
Thu, Dec 24, 2015

Another word of caution from the VVS Laxman method of batting in Australia was not to get too caught up with the short-ball tactic.

Arvind Kejriwal vs Arun Jaitley: Here’s what’s in the DDCA file
Thu, Dec 17, 2015

In the run-up to the India-South Africa Test match at Kotla, the Delhi government had set up a three-member panel to probe the allegations levelled against the DDCA.

India vs South Africa: For Delhi Test, pass is passé
Tue, Dec 01, 2015

DDCA officials have been advised not to issue ‘guest passes’ to their associates and friends.

Ind vs SA: Tender scrutiny saves DDCA lakhs, ups profit
Fri, Nov 27, 2015

In-stadia rights for India vs South Africa fourth Test match at Feroz Shah Kotla sees an increase of 50 lakhs.

A day of order and chaos for DDCA
Fri, Nov 20, 2015

Even as Delhi High Court clears the decks for the Kotla Test, the association deals with a ‘suicidal’ member, a disgruntled travel agent.

Road or track for 2016 Rio Olympics: OP Jaisha, Sudha Singh have a mind of their own
Mon, Nov 02, 2015

Nikolai Snesarev, the coach, and OP Jaisha, Sudha Singh are not on the same page with regard to the choice of events for the Rio Games.

Tax dues: DDCA frets over fate of India vs South Africa Test, seeks Arvind Kejriwal’s help
Sun, Nov 01, 2015

Decision on ‘clearance for the Test match’ by the tax office will be taken only once the DDCA makes an official appeal.

Virender Sehwag had clutter-free mind, supreme confidence in himself: VVS Laxman
Thu, Oct 22, 2015

Virender Sehwag had the ability to make big scores even before he was picked to the Test squad, says VVS Laxman.

Delhi Underbelly: A look at sorry state of affairs in the capital
Mon, Sep 21, 2015

Nihal Koshie traces the story of how, like the parent body, and many other units, the DDCA couldn't handle fame, fortune.

Warring DDCA officials issue three separate lists for pre-season camp
Sun, Sep 13, 2015

Chetan Chauhan, a DDCA vice-president, Anil Jain, joint-secretary and Ashok Sharma, an committee member, released their respective lists.

OP Jaisha’s 42 km hurdles
Sun, Sep 13, 2015

Nihal Koshie traces OP Jaisha's arduous journey full of obstacles as she fought off poverty and hunger before becaming India's best woman marathoner.

Conflict of interest? Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri tie up for IPTL tennis team
Sat, Sep 12, 2015

Ravi Shastri confirmed that he had been enlisted as an “advisor” to the UAE Royals’ board to help build the brand and the team.

Indian big shot Inderjeet Singh takes Worlds stage
Fri, Aug 21, 2015

Inderjeet Singh, the country’s most consistent athlete over the past one year, faces his sternest test at athletics’ global event.

Arjun, next big thing in discus tries his hand at shot put
Fri, Aug 14, 2015

Yuri Minkov, who had made Arjun perform a standing throw which was measured at 18.36 metres, believed the transition would be easy.

On return, Dutee Chand faces new hurdles
Thu, Jul 30, 2015

AFI concluded that her best chance to qualify for Rio is by being part of the 4x400m relay squad rather than her pet events - 100, 200.

Dutee Chand’s journey from sprinter to pioneer
Wed, Jul 29, 2015

The athlete’s successful challenge of established regulations opens the door for others caught in a similar predicament.

Dutee Chand wins the right to compete
Wed, Jul 29, 2015

Dutee Chand, female athlete with high level of male hormone, cleared by CAS.

Conflict? Players lining up to join firm linked to Virat Kohli
Sat, Jul 25, 2015

Previously, MS Dhoni had faced allegations of “conflict of interest” when he was associated with Rhiti Sports Management.

A high bar to clear: Harshith Shashidhar balances studies with sport
Mon, Jul 13, 2015

Harshith Shashidhar participated in the final of the men’s high jump at the back of seven days of training.

Rising star Jinson Johnson hopes to climb higher
Sun, Jul 12, 2015

In a couple of months, the 24-year-old had gone from being a promising youngster to the man to beat.

Farm to track, record holder Dharambir Singh’s struggles continue
Fri, Jul 10, 2015

Dharambir’s recently broke the 15-year-old national record in the men’s 200 metres feat at the Asian Athletics Championships.

Nine months after clearing rape taint, Pinki Pramanik battles to get back on track
Mon, Jul 06, 2015

Eastern Railway, the star sprinter’s employer, is yet to respond to request sent in January for renewal of registration, leave to train.

Should India’s most consistent runner Tintu Luka train abroad?
Sun, Jun 21, 2015

India’s most consistent runner she may well be, but Tintu Luka’s 800m timings have plateaued over the years.

Sprinter masquerades as another in farcical relay trials
Thu, May 28, 2015

Once the team met qualifying guidelines, his name was replaced by that of a team member in the official results of the trials conducted by the Athletics Federation of India (AFI).