Saturday, September 30, 2023

Everybody has to put their body on the line and need to give it their all to win this World Cup, says Yuvraj Singh

NEW DELHI: Yuvraj Singh, the Player of the Tournament in India’s victorious 2011 World Cup campaign on home soil, believes every member in the current team has to handle pressure, put their bodies on the line and give it their all to win the upcoming 2023 Men’s ODI World Cup.

An exciting time as Ireland are looking down new avenues in ODI cricket, says Lorcan Tucker

Nottingham:Ireland wicket-keeper batter Lorcan Tucker feels the time is exciting for the side to explore new avenues in ODI cricket in their quest to qualify for 2027 Men’s World Cup. Dublin-born Tucker, 27, is set to make his 45th ODI appearance when Ireland face England in the second game later on Saturday.

Richer through various experiences, Titas Sadhu ready for ride with India women’s team at Asian Games

NEW DELHI:Titas Sadhu's first call-up to the senior India women's team for the Asian Games was "anti-climatic," according to her. The 18-year-old had no prior inkling of Asian Games squad being announced that day. She was just about getting ready to go to bed on July 14, when suddenly a text came from one of her friends.

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Asia Cup: Win against Pakistan gave more satisfaction; match against Sri Lanka was also terrific, says Ravindra Jadeja

Colombo:India's veteran left-arm spin all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja believes the win over Pakistan in the Super Four stage of the Asia Cup gave the team more satisfaction, while adding that victory over Sri Lanka was also terrific.

South Africa all-rounder Chloe Tryon returns for women’s white-ball series against New Zealand

Johannesburg:Experienced South Africa all-rounder Chloe Tryon returns from a leave of absence to be included in the 16-member squad for the white-ball series against New Zealand at home, happening from September 24 to October 15.

Asia Cup: India on the top, Pakistan's qualification hope relies on Sri Lanka and Bangladesh,

NEW DELHI: Pakistan’s massive 228 runs-crushing defeat against archrival India on Monday in the Super 4 stage of the Asia Cup has left them behind Sri Lanka in the points table.

Asia Cup: Start of India-Pakistan Super Four match on reserve day delayed due to rain

Colombo:Heavy rainfall in Colombo delayed the start of the reserve day in the Super Four clash of the Asia Cup between India and Pakistan at the R Premadasa Stadium on Monday.

PKL 2023: Player Auction for kabaddi league’s Season 10 scheduled for October 9-10

The organisers of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) have announced the revised dates for the Season 10 Player Auction, which will now be held on October 9-10 this year. 

Asian TT C'ships: Indian men's team takes bronze after losing to Taipei in semifinal

Pyeongchang (South Korea): The Indian men's table tennis team settled with a bronze medal, concluding their Asian Championships campaign with a semifinal loss to Chinese Taipei, here on Wednesday.

Cummins to lead as Australia name 15-man 2023 World Cup squad, Abbot earns maiden berth

Melbourne:Australia have named the 15-player provisional squad for the ICC 2023 World Cup with Pat Cummins leading the side and Sean Abbott earning the maiden call-up for the marquee event in India, starting from October 5.

Asia Cup Super 4 matches set to take place in Hambantota; reports

NEW DELHI: All the Super 4 games and the final of the Asia Cup, originally scheduled for the capital city of Colombo, are set to relocate to the coastal city of Hambantota owing to persistent weather conditions in the island nation.

South Africa bring in Eric Simons as bowling coach ahead of Australia series & Men’s ODI World Cup

Durban:Former fast-bowler Eric Simons has been roped in by the South Africa side as their bowling coach for the upcoming five-match ODI series against Australia and for the Men's ODI World Cup in India.

Happy homecoming for the Javelin star of Odisha Kishore Jena

Bhubaneswar: Kishore Jena, the prodigious javelin thrower from Odisha, returned to his homeland to a heartwarming reception on Saturday.

England equals international match fees of women’s team with men's side with immediate effect

LONDON: The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced on Wednesday that it is increasing match fees for the women’s team to bring them in line with the men’s side match fees with immediate effect.

FIDE world runner-up Praggananda meets Stalin

CHENNAI: Indian chess prodigy and runner up of the recent World Chess Championship FIDE, R. Praggananda on Wednesday met the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin and his son and state Sports Minister Udayanidhi Stalin.

132nd Durand Cup: Mumbai City set to face Mohun Bagan's might in fourth quarterfinal

KOLKATA: Winners of the Indian Super League (ISL) League Winners Shield in the 2022-23 season, Mumbai City FC will take on the might of the Mohun Bagan Super Giant and the support of their football-crazy fans in a blockbuster clash in the fourth and final quarter-final of the 132nd Durand Cup.

Meet Hayer and Harjot Singh Bains invite maximum players to participate in Khedan Watan Punjab Diyan

Sports Minister and Education Minister drew up the program of competitions according to school games and examinations



Chris Jordan replaces injured Josh Tongue in England's squad for T20Is against New Zealand

LONDON: England fast-bowler Josh Tongue has been ruled out of England's upcoming T20I series against New Zealand due to an injury. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has named fast-bowling all-rounder Chris Jordan as his replacement in the 15-man squad.

Meet Hayer congratulates shooter Rajeshwari Kumari on bagging Olympics quota

Rajeswari Kumari second shooter from Punjab to qualify for Paris Olympics



World Athletics Championships: Neeraj Chopra enters final with season-best 88.77m throw; seals 2024 Paris Olympic qualification

Budapest:Reigning Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra began his World Athletics Championships campaign in style as he qualified for men's javelin throw final with a season best of 88.77m and sealed qualification for 2024 Paris Olympics, here on Friday.

Dwayne Johnson mourns death of friend and WWE wrestler Bray Wyatt

Los Angeles:Former wrestler and now Hollywood star Dwayne Johnson 'The Rock' has expressed grief at the sudden death of his fellow WWE wrestler friend Bray Wyatt, who has died at the age of 36. Taking to X (formerly Twitter), the 'Fast V' actor said that he was "heartbroken" over his friend's death.

World Badminton Championship: 'I wasn’t brave enough in lot of areas', says HS Prannoy after thrilling Round of 16 win over Loh Kean Yew

Copenhagen (Denmark):India's top-ranked shuttler HS Prannoy, who is on hunt for his maiden world championship medal, admitted that it was an intense match and he felt he was not brave enough in a lot of areas in the hard-fought battle against former world champion Loh Kean Yew in the third round of the BWF World Championships.

The X-factor is Satwik’s smash and Chirag’s skill at the nets: Parupalli Kashyap

Copenhagen: Calling the world no. 2 Indian men's doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty "brilliant and extraordinarily talented guys", badminton player Parupalli Kashyap feels the x-factor behind the duo’s success has been the combination of Satwik’s smash and Chirag’s skill at nets.

Sports Minister Anurag Thakur announces to set up National Centre of Excellence in Raj

JAIPUR: Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur has announced to open a National Centre of Excellence in Rajasthan.

World Athletics Championships: Tamberi wins high jump gold; El Bakkali clinch 3,000m steeplechase title

Budapest: Olympic champion Gianmarco Tamberi of Italy won his first-ever world high jump title after a thrilling display here at the World Athletics Championships.

Kohli, Rohit among Shikhar Dhawan's first five players pick for his dream ODI XI for World Cup

NEW DELHI: India batter Shikhar Dhawan has revealed the first five players he would pick if he was selecting a dream XI for this year's ICC Men's Cricket World Cup which includes two of his India teammates- Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma.

Question mark hangs over India’s future crop of chess players

CHENNAI: Even as young Indian chess Grandmasters like R. Praggnanandhaa (ELO rating 2,707), D. Gukesh (2,751), Arjun Erigaisi (2,704) and Nihal Sarin (2,684) are on the global prowl, are they going to shoulder India's chess burden for the coming decades?

ICC World Cup trophy tour lights up Kuwait and Bahrain

Kuwait & Bahrain: The ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023 trophy tour continued its remarkable journey, spreading the thrill of cricket and uniting cricket enthusiasts in Kuwait and Bahrain.

Hockey India announces 40-member core probable group for maiden Sub-Jr Men’s National Coaching Camp

NEW DELHI: Hockey India has introduced a 40-member Men’s Sub-Junior Core Group for a National Coaching Camp, underscoring its commitment to nurturing young talent and fostering excellence in the sport. Notably, former captain Sardar Singh will serve as a mentor and coach for the camp.

My mother borrowed money from others to keep me going: Rinku Singh

NEW DELHI: Young Indian batter Rinku Singh has said that he has seen his family face financial struggles and “wanted to help them overcome through cricket”.

Everyone was waiting for Bumrah, so good to see him back in his rhythm: Ravi Bishnoi

Dublin: India leg-spinner Ravi Bishnoi said it was good to see stand-in captain and fast-bowling spearhead Jasprit Bumrah back in action after being out for 11 months due to back injury and bowling in rhythm in the first T20I against Ireland at Malahide.

ODI World Cup: Australia’s got a great chance as current group has played together for a period of time, says Hussey

DUBAI: Legendary Australia cricketer Mike Hussey believes the current 50-over side has a great chance of winning the 2023 Men's ODI World Cup to be held in India this year, citing the positive factor of the present group of players being together for a long time.

Delhi L-G launches block chain technology for integration of DFSL’s e-forensic app

NEW DELHI: Delhi Lieutenant Governor (L-G) V.K Saxena on Thursday launched the Block Chain Technology in Inter-Operable Criminal Justice System (ICJS) for the e-forensic application of the Delhi Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) and Delhi Police, at Raj Niwas.

Para Powerlifting Worlds: India's Parmjeet aims to change colour of his historic medal in Dubai

Dubai: India's top powerlifter Parmjeet Kumar is confident of improving on the bronze medal he won in 2021, in the upcoming Para Powerlifting World Championships scheduled here.

132nd Durand Cup: Nadhakumar's strike helps East Bengal to victory over Mohun Bagan

KOLKATA: East Bengal (EEB) dished out a performance for the ages, getting the better of archrivals Mohun Bagan Super Giant (MBSG) 1-0 in a Group A match of the 132nd Durand Cup game at Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan (VYBK).

Shakib Al Hasan returns as Bangladesh’s skipper for Asia Cup and ODI World Cup

DHAKA:Veteran left-arm spin all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has made a return as Bangladesh’s new skipper ahead of the upcoming Asia Cup and Men’s ODI World Cup.

UEFA Conference League: Hapoel Beer Sheva and Levski Sofia draw in qualifiers

Jerusalem: Israeli side Hapoel Beer Sheva drew 0-0 at home against Bulgaria's Levski Sofia in the third qualifying round of the UEFA Conference League.

UP Warriorz's off-season camp a great touch point for coaches to help players get better, says Lisa Sthalekar

Bengaluru:Lisa Sthalekar, the mentor of WPL side UP Warriorz, believes that the importance of the franchise's off-season training camp being held in Bengaluru, is a great touch point for the coaching staff to assist and help the players in becoming the better version of themselves on-field.

ODI Men's World Cup: India-Pakistan match in Ahmedabad officially rescheduled to October 14

DUBAI: The highly-anticipated clash between India and Pakistan at the 2023 Men's Cricket World Cup at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad was rescheduled to October 14 by International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday.

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