Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Kohli, Ashwin nominated for Player of the Decade award

NEW DELHI:India skipper Virat Kohli and ace off-spinner R Ashwin were on Tuesday nominated for the International Cricket Councils (ICC) Mens Player of the Decade award.

Suryakumar should've made cut in Indian team for Aus tour, feels Lara

NEW DELHI: West Indies legend Brian Lara has termed Suryakumar Yadav "a class player" and feels that the 30-year-old should have been a part of the India squad for the upcoming series against Australia, which begins this Friday.

ISL: Kolkata derby one of the biggest in world, says Jhingan

PANAJI: "I've never had the chance to watch a Kolkata derby live at the stadium," says Sandesh Jhingan, one of the biggest names in Indian football in contemporary times.

AIFF, IPSO to conduct four-day online scouting workshop

NEW DELHI: The All India Football Federation (AIFF), along with the International Professional Scouting Organisation (IPSO), is set to organise an online scouting workshop from Monday to Friday.

It dipped, splayed Gilchrist: Pathan's toe-crusher (Magic Moments Ind vs Aus)

NEW DELHI: Irfan Pathan's in-swinging yorker that slipped through Adam Gilchrist's defences in the Sydney Test during the 2003-04 series, was a rare piece of bowling artistry in a game dominated heavily by batsmen -- 1,747 runs were scored and only one innings that of Australia's first -- was completed.

Ponting gets busy with Australia nets just days after IPL final

NEW DELHI: Less than a fortnight after he led Delhi Capitals to the final of the Indian Premier League (IPL) as coach of the franchise, Ricky Ponting is already back at the nets guiding the Justin Langer-coached Australian cricket team inside their Sydney quarantine hub.

Smith's return 'big headache' for India: Maxwell

NEW DELHI:Steve Smith's return is a big plus for Australia and a "big headache" for Team India, feels Australia batsman Glenn Maxwell ahead of the blockbuster clash which begins next week.

Indian Arrows to begin training from Friday in Bhubaneswar

NEW DELHI: AIFF's developmental team Indian Arrows is set to begin training for the first time since the Covid-19 lockdown, with the camp set to begin on Friday in Bhubaneswar. 28 players have been selected for the first phase along with six officials, led by head coach Venkatesh Shanmugam.

'An apartment each for Karachi Kings' players after PSL title win'

KARACHI:The players of Karachi Kings, who won the fifth edition of the recently-concluded Pakistan Super League (PSL), has each been awarded a flat by the franchise owner, as per a Pakistani journalist

Aditya Chauhan and Harleen Kaur Dhanda lift singles titles

CHANDIGARH: Lawn Tennis Association has organized the HPCL-CLTA-AITA Championship Series (CS-3) Tennis Tournament for Boy’s & Girl’s under-16 from 16th to 18th November, 2020.

Srinu Bugatha to headline Indian challenge at Delhi Half Marathon 2020

NEW DELHI: Defending champion Srinu Bugatha will lead the Indian elite men's category alongside Abhishek Pal, Avinash Sable and Pradeep Singh at the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon slated to be held on November 29.

Aditya Chauhan and Radhika Vasudeva in finals

CHANDIGARH:Top seed Aditya Chauhan and second seed Radhika Vasudeva advanced into finals of the HPCL-CLTA-AITA Championship Series (CS-3) Tennis Tournament at the Sector 10 Tennis Stadium here today.

ISL: Will focus on improving Indian players, says Lobera

PANAJI:The overhaul of players and staff at Mumbai City FC during the off season saw the club recruit a familiar face in Indian football, with Sergio Lobera taking over the reigns as the club's new head coach. The Spaniard will be looking to add the elusive Indian Super League trophy to the club's cabinet, and has expressed his full faith in the current balance and set-up of the squad ahead of the much-anticipated 2020-21 edition of the league.

Thapa 'dreams' of watching Messi, Ronaldo play in Qatar WC

NEW DELHI:Midfielder Anirudh Thapa feels the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar is a gilt-edged opportunity for football fans in India to experience the greatest spectacle that the sport can offer.

Rutherford spotted wearing MI gloves in PSL, fans troll Karachi Kings

NEW DELHI: West Indies all-rounder Sherfane Rutherford was recently spotted wearing his Indian Premier League's (IPL) franchise Mumbai Indians gloves while playing for Karachi Kings during the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2020.

ISL introduces series of technological innovations for 2020-21 season

MUMBAI:Ahead of the upcoming edition of the Indian Super League (ISL) which will be played behind closed doors amid the Covid-19 pandemic, Star Sports and FSDL have brought forward a series of exciting opportunities for fans to engage with their favourite clubs and players.

MPL Sports is official Team India kit sponsor till 2023

NEW DELHI: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday announced MPL Sports, the athleisure wear and sports merchandise brand from esports platform Mobile Premier League, as the new kit sponsor and official merchandise partner for the Indian cricket team.

Karandeep Kochhar clinches victory on home turf

CHANDIGARH: Chandigarh’s Karandeep Kochhar clinched victory on his home turf with a stoic last round effort of three-under-69 at the TATA Steel PGTI Players Championship 2020 Presented by Chandigarh Golf Club.

Kohli to return home after 1st Test in Aus, Rohit included

NEW DELHI:Virat Kohli has been granted paternity leave and he will return to India after the first of the four Tests against Australia ends on December 21, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced on Monday.

Chhetri is an icon & legend in India: Bhuyan

KOLKATTA:Jamal Bhuyan, who led Bangladesh against India in the 2022 FIFA World Cup and 2023 AFC Asian Cup Joint Qualifier last year, has revealed that the entire team was charged up ahead of the game and he had an added task of marking his Indian counterpart Sunil Chhetri.

Minerva Academy now a Khelo India State Centre of Excellence

NEW DELHI:Minerva Academy has been accredited by the sports ministry as Khelo India State Centre of Excellence (KISCE).

FIFA 21 game delayed on Google Stadia until 2021

SAN FRANCISCO: US-based video game company EA has revealed that FIFA 21 is delayed and will arrive on Google Stadia Cloud gaming service next year.

Asian Champions Trophy will show the level we're at, says Sumit

BENGALURU: Indian men's hockey team midfielder Sumit feels the Asian Champions Trophy, which will be their first assignment since the outbreak of novel coronavirus, will be a perfect platform to test where the team stands.

Delhi beat Hyderabad, to face Mumbai in their maiden IPL final 

ABU DHABI :  Marcus Stoinis's all-round performance, Shikhar Dhawan's superb 50-ball 78, and pacer Kagiso Rabada's four-wicket haul propelled Delhi Capitals (DC) into their maiden Indian Premier League (IPL) final with a 17-run win over Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the second Qualifier here on Sunday.

Khelo India Games fraud: Agra Cyber cell begins probe

AGRA:The Agra police have begun investigating details of the scam involving sportspersons in the city, desirous of participating in the Khelo India Games, after the Sports Authority of India (SAI) registered an FIR against an alleged mastermind, from the city.

Women's T20 Challenge: Velocity opt to bat against Trailblazers

SHARJAH: Velocity captain Mithali Raj on Thursday won the toss and elected to bat against Trailblazers in second match of the Women's T20 Challenge 2020 being played at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.

National 4W Championship to resume from Nov 7

CHENNAI:After a nine-month break, the MRF MMSC FMSCI Indian National Car Racing Championship 2020 will resume in a bio-bubble at the MMRT circuit on Saturday and behind closed doors necessitated by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

Ruturaj Gaikwad signs multi-year deal with Baseline Ventures

NEW DELHI: Chennai Super Kings (CSK) batsman Ruturaj Gaikwad has signed a multi-year deal with sports marketing firm Baseline Ventures. Baseline will now be managing all the commercial interests of Gaikwad.

BBL 10 to start in Hobart & Canberra bubbles

MELBOURNE: Cricket Australia on Thursday announced the schedule for first 21 Big Bash League (BBL) 2020-21 matches in December in which it confirmed that bubbles in Hobart and Canberra will host the initial games starting December 10 before venues in Queensland (December 23) and Adelaide (December 28) join the party.

SAI lodges FIR to demand probe into false ad for 2021 Khelo India Games

 NEW DELHI: The Sports Authority of India has lodged an FIR and demanded an immediate probe after several athletes across the country were duped of money through a false advertisement for next year's Khelo India Games slated to be held in Panchkula.

AHF to conduct workshops for HI coaches & technical officials

NEW DELHI: The Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) will conduct another set of online education workshops during the course of this month for Hockey India coaches, technical officials and umpires. A group of 15-30 coaches and umpires will be attending two workshops this month.

Feels good, after that dreadfull loss to KXIP: SRH captain Warner

SHARJAH: SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) captain David Warner on Tuesday said that the team has done well to turn around its fortunes since falling to a 12-run defeat to Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) while chasing a target of 128 last month.

IPL 2020: Orange Cap stays with KL, Purple back with Bumrah

ABU DHABI :Delhi Capitals pacer Kagiso Rabada and KL Rahul of Kings XI Punjab are currently leading the respective bowling and batting charts following the completion of 55 matches in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Faf du Plessis to make PSL debut with Peshawar Zalmi in playoffs

LAHORE: South Africa's Faf du Plessis will make his Pakistan Super League debut when he will turn out for Peshawar Zalmi in the playoffs stage of the tournament, which will resume from November 14.

Team's stronger mentality will be our strength in Olympics, says Rani

BENGALURU: It has been exactly one year since both Indian hockey teams secured their Olympic berth in Bhubaneswar following successful outing in the Olympic Qualifiers at the iconic Kalinga Stadium.

Indian logs 45K new Covid cases, tally mounts to 82L

NEW DELHI:With a fresh spike of 45,230 coronavirus infections and 496 deaths in 24 hours, India's tally on Monday rose to 82,29,313 said the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

IPL 13: Morgan has carried KKR's middle order all tournament, says Hogg

DUBAI: Former Australian spinner Brad Hogg has heaped praise on Eoin Morgan, saying the KKR skipper has carried the middle order of Kolkata Knight Riders throughout the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

IPL: Chasing totals the way forward as dew hurts defence

NEW DELHI: Going forward in the Indian Premier League (IPL) this season, it seems teams winning the toss will look to chase totals since dew on the ground is making it hard to defend.

'Fairytale continues': Chakravarthy takes tips from MS post CSK-KKR game

DUBAI: Mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy, who dismissed MS Dhoni during Kolkata Knight Riders' crushing six-wicket defeat against Chennai Super Kings in their last Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter, was seen taking tips from the former India skipper following the conclusion of the match.

150 hockey players resume sports activities in Maharashtra

MUMBAI: A total of 150 players have resumed limited sports activities in Maharashtra in accordance with the Ministry of Home Affairs' (MHA) recent guidelines amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

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