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India vs Australia: Michael Clarke says pace will play its part vs Kohli & Co.

India vs Australia: Michael Clarke says pace will play its part vs Kohli & Co.

Australia have prepared for a spin onslaught in the Test series against India but former captain Michael Clarke feels that their fast bowlers, especially Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood, still have a major role to play. “Australia is predicting that spin is going to play a huge role. But I still think the quicks have […]

India beat Pakistan by nine-wickets to win T20 Blind World Cup

India beat Pakistan by nine-wickets to win T20 Blind World Cup

India successfully defended their title in the T20 Blind World Cup on Sunday at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore by beating arch-rivals Pakistan in the final by nine wickets. Incidentally, in the previous and only edition of the T20 World Cup for the visually impaired, Pakistan had been on the losing end then too. Both teams came […]

Virat Kohli’s 204, Wriddhiman Saha’s ton puts India in command vs Bangladesh

Virat Kohli’s 204, Wriddhiman Saha’s ton puts India in command vs Bangladesh

India skipper Virat Kohli created a record on Friday by becoming the first batsman to notch up four double centuries in four successive series. His 204-run effort helped him surpass the record of Don Bradman and Rahul Dravid who made three doubles in three series. It also powered India to 687/6 on the second day […]

Cricket 2017 Kicks Off!

Cricket 2017 Kicks Off!

HOUSTON: With the warmer than usual Winter, youth cricket season in Greater Houston area has started off with all 4 clubs conducting their opening day in January. These clubs are KYC & ECC in Katy Area, NWCC in North West Houston and SLYCC in greater Southwest Houston areas. More than fifty children under the age […]

Sania Mirza-Ivan Dodig duo enters Australian Open mixed doubles final in style

Sania Mirza-Ivan Dodig duo enters Australian Open mixed doubles final in style

Sania Mirza and her Croatian partner Ivan Dodig sailed into the final of the mixed doubles at the Australian Open 2017on Friday as they edged past the Australian pair of Samantha Stosur and Sam Groth 6-4, 2-6, (10-5). Sania Mirza and Ivan Dodig will now face American-Colombian duo Abigail Spears and Juan Sebastian Cabal in […]

Sania Mirza and Dodig edge out Rohan Bopanna-Dabrowski, enter semifinals

Sania Mirza and Dodig edge out Rohan Bopanna-Dabrowski, enter semifinals

Sania Mirza and partner Ivan Dodig, the second seeds, fought off a stiff challenge from the unseeded pair of Rohan Bopanna and Gabriela Dabrowski of Canada, winning the match in tie-break to enter the mixed doubles quarterfinals of the Australian Open in Melbourne on Wednesday. Sania Mirza and Dodig won the match 6-4, 3-6, 12-10 […]

Virat Kohli’s Faith Kept Me From Retiring, Says Yuvraj Singh

Virat Kohli’s Faith Kept Me From Retiring, Says Yuvraj Singh

Yuvraj Singh revealed post his match-winning knock on Thursday that he could have retired from the game had skipper Virat Kohli not shown faith in him. The southpaw smashed a career-best 150 to power India to a formidable score of 381/6 after the team was reeling at 25/3. A 256-run partnership with veteran Mahendra Singh […]

David Warner’s Whirlwind Century Not Fast Enough To Beat Virender Sehwag

David Warner’s Whirlwind Century Not Fast Enough To Beat Virender Sehwag

David Warner on Tuesday played one of the finest knocks in recent times as he flayed the Pakistani attack to register his 18th Test century on Day One of the third Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground. The 30-year-old brought up his hundred off 78 balls with 17 fours. In doing so, the explosive opening […]

5th Test: Ravindra Jadeja’s Seven Seals 4-0 Series Win For India Vs England

5th Test: Ravindra Jadeja’s Seven Seals 4-0 Series Win For India Vs England

Ravindra Jadeja claimed seven wickets to help India beat England by an innings and 75 runs in the fifth and final Test in Chennai on Tuesday. The thrilling win at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium meant that Virat Kohli’s men become the first Indian team to go unbeaten in 18 matches. The left-arm spinner ended with […]

Anand survives a scare against Anish Giri at London Chess Classic

Anand survives a scare against Anish Giri at London Chess Classic

LONDON: Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand survived a scare before eventually holding his position together to escape with a draw against Dutch Grandmaster Anish Giri in the sixth round of London Chess Classic here. Trying to invade early into Giri’s position, Anand found that the former was adequately prepared and while it was an extremely […]

India Vs England: Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara Script Apt Response To Formidable Total

India Vs England: Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara Script Apt Response To Formidable Total

Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara batted with elan as India gave a fitting reply to England’s first innings total of 400 on the second day of the fourth Test at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Friday. Thanks to Vijay (70*) and Pujara’s (47*) unbeaten 107-run stand, India ended Day 2 on 146/1, trailing the […]

India House Cricket Tournament

India House Cricket Tournament

By Ravi Ozarker HOUSTON: India House has organized more than 200 professional cricket games in the year 2016! Starting their first cricketing session a year ago with a humble 6 teams, the progressions has been phenomenal, from 6 to 8 to 12 to 16 Teams in One Year. Cricket is increasingly becoming a professional sport […]

Sewa International “De Ghuma Ke” Cricket Tournament 2016 raises money to support 21 kid’s education in India

Sewa International “De Ghuma Ke” Cricket Tournament 2016 raises money to support 21 kid’s education in India

  Sewa International concluded its annual “De Guma Ke” Charity Cricket Tournament in collaboration with Houston cricket clubs. This was a friendly tournament open for all age group including men’s and women’s interested in playing and promoting cricket in greater Houston area. This year 12 teams participated from different parts of Houston: Telfair Tigers led […]

Vikas Krishan to get ‘Best Boxer’ award at AIBA 70th anniversary gala

Vikas Krishan to get ‘Best Boxer’ award at AIBA 70th anniversary gala

NEW DELHI: In a historic first for Indian boxing, former Asian Games gold-medallist Vikas Krishan will be presented the ‘Best Boxer’ award by the International Boxing Association for his performance this year, during the world body’s 70th anniversary celebrations on December 20. “In recognition of your achievements throughout the year, AIBA would like to use […]

‘Priceless,’ Says Virat Kohli About Debut of Jayant Yadav, Who Took Four Wickets

‘Priceless,’ Says Virat Kohli About Debut of Jayant Yadav, Who Took Four Wickets

Indian captain Virat Kohli on Monday celebrated his bowlers, especially debutant Jayant Yadav, after an emphatic 246-run win over England in the second cricket Test in Visakhapatnam to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series. Kohli said everything fell in place in both batting and bowling which made the victory possible after a tame […]

TCC Taped Ball Fall 2016 Tournament: ECC Winners, Cougars Runners up

TCC Taped Ball Fall 2016 Tournament:  ECC Winners, Cougars Runners up

HOUSTON: ECC won the TCC taped Ball Fall 2016 tournament by defeating Cougars by 7 wickets in a keenly contested final between 5-time finalist and 2 time winners ECC and 7 time finalists and 4-time winner Cougars. With this win ECC claimed its 3rd title. Both ECC and Cougars made it to the final, losing […]

India-Australia Test series to start on Feb 23 in Pune

India-Australia Test series to start on Feb 23 in Pune

NEW DELHI: Pune, Ranchi and Dharamsala will be hosting Test matches for the first time as the BCCI on Friday announced venues for India’s four-match series against Australia beginning February 23. The teams will open their campaign in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy with the first Test in Pune from February 23 to 27. The series will then move […]

Yuvraj Singh Leads From The Front as Punjab Beat Madhya Pradesh in Ranji Clash

Yuvraj Singh Leads From The Front as Punjab Beat Madhya Pradesh in Ranji Clash

ROHTAK: In-form skipper Yuvraj Singh’s sporting declaration paid off as his bowlers fired in unison to help Punjab bundle out Madhya Pradesh for 180 and notch up a 126-run win in their Group A Ranji Trophy match in Rohtak on Sunday. Chasing 307 runs for an outright victory, Madhya Pradesh were bowled out in 64.4 overs […]

India vs New Zealand, 3rd Test: Ashwin 6/81 hands India huge first innings lead

India vs New Zealand, 3rd Test: Ashwin 6/81 hands India huge first innings lead

NEW DELHI: Throw Ravichandran Ashwin a track offering some assistance to spin and he will make any batsman dance to his tune, no matter what his reputation is. At Holkar, he gave yet another example of his control and guile and why he is rated as the best offspinner in the world currently. Ask Kane Williamson, rated as […]

India v New Zealand, 3rd Test, Indore: Learnt how to control sessions as a captain, says Kohli

India v New Zealand, 3rd Test, Indore: Learnt how to control sessions as a captain, says Kohli

INDORE: Still on a learning curve as India’s Test skipper, Virat Kohli on Friday said controlling sessions which don’t exactly go the team’s way is among the most crucial captaincy lessons that he has learnt so far in his tenure. “One thing that stands out in the learning process is how to control a session which is […]

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