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Bala Devi joins AFC's awareness campaign against COVID-19, urges fans to stay home

March 31, 2020 7:09 pm

Before Bala Devi, legendary Indian footballer Bhaichung Bhutia and talismanic skipper of the national team Sunil Chhetri have featured in AFC's campaign.

How Bhaichung Bhutia offered a helping hand to stranded migrants in Sikkim

April 01, 2020 8:19 am

Apart from offering his four-storeyed shelter to the migrant workers near Gangtok, Bhaichung Bhutia has also taken part in AFC's coronavirus awareness programme, #BreakTheChain.

India's backline comes to the defence of COVID-19 affected poor

March 31, 2020 6:58 pm

To help the poor in the health crisis, a group -- Players for Humanity -- has been formed comprising players such as Mehtab Hossain, Syed Rahim Nabi, Pritam Kotal, Pronay Halder and others.

Amid COVID-19 lockdown, PK Banerjee's funeral confined to family only

March 30, 2020 5:48 pm

Due to the COVID-19 scare, PK Banerjee's funeral was conducted in a low-key manner and his body was not taken to the Maidan clubs where he spent most of his life as player and coach.

Abdul Latif, former Indian international, dies at the age of 73

March 25, 2020 10:11 am

Abdul Latif is known for his contributions to India's medal-winning run in the Bangkok Asian Games in 1970. At the club level, he represented Mohun Bagan and Mohammedan Sporting.

PK Banerjee, the Prince Charming of Indian football, departs

March 21, 2020 10:51 am

PK Banerjee was one of a kind, for he never played for a big club. Playing for Eastern Railway, he won the Calcutta League in 1958, trumping Mohun Bagan, East Bengal and Mohammedan Sporting.

'PK was very quick, oozed power' - Tulsidas Balaram

March 21, 2020 9:04 am

Tulsidas Balaram - one of the Holy Trinity in India's football team that also had PK Banerjee and Chuni Goswami - speaks about their telepathic understanding.

Stories from a storied career: How PK Banerjee affected lives

March 21, 2020 12:20 pm

PK's tales— from soaking the old, leather footballs in water to increase the power behind his shot after training sessions to getting Bhaichung Bhutia charged up for a Federation Cup game.

Express Archives: PK Banerjee and legends roll back years back to 1956 Olympics

March 20, 2020 3:42 pm

PK Banerjee and several other members of the Olympic squad of 1956, where India finished fourth, and 1960, where they held France to a 1-1 draw, were felicitated at a function in Delhi in 2011.

PK Banerjee: The one who wore greatness without vanity

March 20, 2020 10:28 pm

Pradip Kumar Banerjee was a trailblazer — someone who brought the modern game to the Kolkata maidan. He introduced power and speed to the existing Oriental style, when he joined Aryan in 1954.


Sunil chhetri, Captain Fantastic

August 05, 2018 9:39 am