From plastic bag to the real thing: Messi delights Afghan boy with signed jersey
An Afghan boy who became an Internet sensation by wearing a plastic bag fashioned as a Lionel Messi shirt now has the real thing. The Argentinian football star donated the jersey and also signed it for the five-year-old. The Barcelona player is a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF, the UN children’s agency.
So India's squad for three T20 Internationals is announced. And MS Dhoni’s international return seemed highly unlikely after he was left out of the 15-member squad for the upcoming three-match series against South Africa.
The Kapil Dev-led Cricket Advisory Committee interviewed five candidates for the post of India head coach in Mumbai on Friday. Ravi Shastri was chosen above Tom Moody, Mike Hesson, Lalchand Rajput and Robin Singh.
Hima Das took a 45-day study break for her class 12 exams and The Indian Express's Nihal Koshie explains how much it is believed to have affected her performance and why her coaches allowed her to take it despite that.
First came National Football League, then I-League and then ISL. The Indian Express's Mihir Vasavda explains how club football in India has become a fight for survival between the I-League and ISL clubs, and how it affects football in India.