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U-17 women’s tourney: Not all is bleak for Indians against Swedes
Sat, Dec 14, 2019

A stone’s throw away, some of the gates of the football stadium are locked, but an announcer asks approximate 200 people inside – the Blue Pilgrims (the Barmy Army of the Indian national football teams) – to rise for the national anthem.

Football U-17: For junior women, a step into the unknown
Fri, Dec 13, 2019

On Friday, Dennerby, along with the rest of India, will watch its junior women’s team compete against quality opposition for the first time.

Yohan Blake: Emerging from the shadows
Tue, Dec 03, 2019

With Usain Bolt having hung his spikes, Yohan Blake trains his eyes on gold at 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Mismatch and a record: India book spot in the 2020 Davis Cup qualifiers
Sun, Dec 01, 2019

After Ramkumar Ramanathan and Sumit Nagal gave the Indians a 2-0 lead against Pakistan, debutant Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan paired with Leander Paes, secured the tie with a doubles win on Saturday.

Davis Cup: India 2 Pakistan 0 after 6-0, 6-0; 6-0, 6-2
Sat, Nov 30, 2019

The apparent gap in experience and class between the Indian outfit competing against Pakistan in the Group 1 tie in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan has manifested in the way world no 176 Ramkumar Ramanathan and world no 131 Sumit Nagal stormed past their unranked 17-year-old opponents.

India vs Pakistan Davis Cup: A dramatic tie with an undramatic script
Fri, Nov 29, 2019

When the International Tennis Federation declared that the tie would be shifted out of Islamabad, Pakistan’s two stalwarts Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi and Aqeel Khan decided to boycott the tie in protest.

In chilly Nur Sultan, India warm-up for Pakistan showdown
Wed, Nov 27, 2019

The upbeat mood is certainly keeping the team warm in the sub-zero conditions, as the Indians prepare for their Group 1 Asia/Oceania Davis Cup tie against Pakistan this week.

ITF rejects Pakistan’s appeal, Davis Cup tie to be played in Nur-Sultan
Wed, Nov 20, 2019

The tie being moved to a neutral venue accentuates the gulf in class between the two teams. India’s star players had previously made it clear that they will be unavailable for the tie should it be held in Pakistan.

Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi to skip the India-Pak Davis Cup tie in protest after shift in venue
Wed, Nov 20, 2019

Qureshi goes further to express his disappointment in his former doubles partner Rohan Bopanna, with whom he had promoted the ‘Stop war start tennis’ campaign.

Nur-Sultan, the likely venue of India-Pakistan Davis Cup tie
Tue, Nov 19, 2019

The tie had initially been scheduled for September in Islamabad, but due to security concerns, the Indian federation wrote to the ITF asking for the tie to be either shifted to a neutral venue or be delayed by two months.

India’s Davis Cup tie against Pakistan likely to be played in Kazakhstan
Mon, Nov 18, 2019

The India-Pakistan tie had initially been scheduled for September in Islamabad but after AITA wrote to ITF asking for the tie to be shifted to a neutral venue, the tie was rescheduled for November 29-30.

Journeyman tales: No sponsors, camping in tents and pay pangs
Mon, Nov 18, 2019

Duckworth’s celebration may have been akin to those of tennis’ top stars when they conquer another big title. But for the Australian, a journeyman on the tour, any and all wins make a big difference.

Sumit Nagal: The monk who sold his Ducati
Sun, Nov 17, 2019

Taking a set off Roger Federer at US Open might have been the highlight of Sumit Nagal’s year. But what defines 2019 for the young Indian tennis talent is the new-found maturity and poise in his game, as he remains grateful for staying injury-free and forging ahead with his furious forehand, finds The Indian Express

Davis Cup: AITA picks 8-member squad for Pakistan tie
Fri, Nov 15, 2019

AITA’s selection committee met Thursday and have picked a list of eight players for the two-day event scheduled on November 29-30.

PTF appeals ITF decision, delays India squad announcement
Tue, Nov 12, 2019

At the moment, AITA is awaiting the result of PTF’s appeal, and will select the team accordingly.

Davis Cup row may push young players away from national duty, feels Saketh Myneni
Mon, Nov 11, 2019

The undercurrent of India’s upcoming Davis Cup tie against Pakistan and the customary drama that comes with it doesn't stay unnoticed or unspoken.

India set to pick A-team for Davis Cup tie with Pakistan
Thu, Nov 07, 2019

Following ITF's decision to shift the tie to a neutral venue instead of Islamabad, the national federation will now use the larger field of players to select the five-man squad for November 29-30.

‘Shocked’, says Rohan Bopanna after AITA replaces Mahesh Bhupathi as captain
Wed, Nov 06, 2019

Before the tie had been declared shifted to a neutral venue, Bhupathi, along with Bopanna, Ramkumar Ramanathan and Sumit Nagal had declared themselves unavailable for the tie in Pakistan due to security reasons.

For me, it’s a very shocking, embarrassing, disgraceful and unfair: Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi
Wed, Nov 06, 2019

Pakistan doubles legend Qureshi slams ITF for moving the Davis Cup tie vs India to a neutral venue.

Yuvraj Singh bats for players’ association of active cricketers
Tue, Nov 05, 2019

The problem, in Yuvraj's views, stems from the way the selectors have been handling the team, and the only way to change it is to appoint a new selection panel with an updated look on the game.

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