Home » Archives by category » News » Sports (Page 17)

Sachin Tendulkar to play for Mumbai in Ranji Trophy before Test series

Sachin Tendulkar to play for Mumbai in Ranji Trophy before Test series

MUMBAI: In order to prepare for the two-match Test series against the West Indies next month, Sachin Tendulkar will play for Mumbai in the Ranji Trophy preliminary round match against Haryana at Lahli starting on October 27. Tendulkar, who will retire after playing the second Test (November 14-18) against the West Indies at the Wankhede Stadium, will play in the Ranji […]

Sachin Tendulkar announces retirement from Test cricket after 200th game

Sachin Tendulkar announces retirement from Test cricket after 200th game

Sachin Tendulkar has decided to call it quits. In a media statement released through the Board of Control for Cricket in India on Thursday afternoon, the 40-year-old Tendulkar said his 200th Test will be the last time he will be seen in India colours. This milestone match, against the West Indies, will most probably be […]

Boom Boom Wins Women’s Cricket Cup

Boom Boom Wins Women’s Cricket Cup

SUGAR LAND: Women’s Cricket Cup (WCC) took place in New Territory on August 24 and 25. With a Tri-Angular format tournament, the three participating teams were HotShots, Minions and Boom Boom. On Saturday the Women teams played round matches and on Sunday the Semi-Final and Final was played. The tournament standings: 1st Place – Boom […]

The Ashes, 5th Test: Shane Watson puts Australia on top in finale

The Ashes, 5th Test: Shane Watson puts Australia on top in finale

London:  Shane Watson’s Test-best 176 left Australia firmly in charge of the fifth Ashes match against England at The Oval. At stumps on Wednesday’s first day, Australia were 307 for four as they sought a consolation victory in a five-match series already won by England at 3-0 up. Watson put a disappointing series with the […]

Tests matches are cricket’s ‘life source’ – Dravid

Tests matches are cricket’s ‘life source’ – Dravid

Rahul Dravid has made a spirited call for nurturing first-class and Test cricket, saying the longer and more traditional formats provide players with the grounding needed to prosper in the newer, shorter versions. The steps Dravid suggested for bolstering Tests included a more serious consideration of day-night Tests, increasing pay for long-form specialists, a streamlined and […]

Virat Kohli slams 15th ODI ton as India cruise to 6 wicket victory versus Zimbabwe

Virat Kohli slams 15th ODI ton as India cruise to 6 wicket victory versus Zimbabwe

Harare: Virat Kohli had said he would lead India in Zimbabwe by setting examples. His 115 in the opening match at the Harare Sports Club on Wednesday helped India register a comprehensive 6-wicket win after the home team scored 228 for seven wicket in their 50 overs. Scorecard | Match as it happened Kohli came to the […]

Disgusting way to start Indian Badminton League: Jwala Gutta

Disgusting way to start Indian Badminton League: Jwala Gutta

HYDERABAD: India’s top two women’s doubles players Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa are hurt at the way they were treated at the Indian Badminton League (IBL) auction.The only doubles team to win a bronze in the World Championships, Jwala and Ashwini were rightly named as the icons of the league. However, they were stunned to know that their base price was reduced […]

BCCI objects to the itinerary of India’s tour of South Africa

BCCI objects to the itinerary of India’s tour of South Africa

The Board of Control for Cricket in India has reportedly objected to the schedule of India’s tour to South Africa later this year, saying it was prepared by Cricket South Africa without the BCCI’s consent. BCCI interim chief Jagmohan Dalmiya said on Tuesday that the itinerary of the tour, which begins in November, is being […]

Wimbledon 2013: Paes, Bhupathi, Bopanna in quarters, Sania out

Wimbledon 2013: Paes, Bhupathi, Bopanna in quarters, Sania out

London: It was a good day at Wimbledon for Indian tennis as Leander Paes, Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna all moved into the quarterfinals of the men’s doubles with their respective partners but Sania Mirza was knocked out of the women’s doubles on Monday. Rohan Bopanna and partner Edouard Roger-Vasselin of France, seeded 14th, upset […]

Tri-series in West Indies: India opt to bowl against Sri Lanka

Tri-series in West Indies: India opt to bowl against Sri Lanka

Virat Kohli, the stand-in India captain, won the toss and chose to field against Sri Lanka in a crucial Celkon Mobile Cup clash at Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica on Tuesday (July 2). Kohli named two changes to the side. Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the regular captain, was ruled out for the rest of the tournament with a […]

England to Host 2017 World Test Championship

England to Host 2017 World Test Championship

LONDON — England and Wales will host the inaugural World Test Championship in 2017, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Saturday. Following the annual conference of the sports governing body in London, the ICC confirmed that the new competition will replace the 50-over Champions Trophy. “The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) will host […]

Why Does the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh Resent Cricket?

Why Does the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh Resent Cricket?

Nagpur, a city of nearly 2.5 million in central Indian state of Maharashtra, has the slow rhythms of a small town. The noise and edginess of the new Indian metropolis, the gargantuan   shopping malls and luxury automobiles, have yet to overwhelm it. Nagpur seeks half-hearted recognition as India’s Orange City, for being a major trade […]

What is spot-fixing?

What is spot-fixing?

Mumbai: As Rajasthan Royals’ S Sreesanth and two other players are arrested, the focus in back on spot-fixing which is the latest threat to cricket’s image. Spot-fixing is betting on the result of a certain ball or over, or the performance of an individual player, rather than the result of a match. It may or may […]

IPL 2013: Dhoni’s unbeaten half century takes Chennai past Hyderabad by 5 wickets

IPL 2013: Dhoni’s unbeaten half century takes Chennai past Hyderabad by 5 wickets

Chennai: Mahendra Singh Dhoni produced yet another of  his trademark innings, buidling on contributions from Michael Hussey and the bowlers to ensure that Chennai Super Kings got past Sunrisers Hyderabad in a game of cat-and-mouse in the Pepsi Indian Premier League at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Thursday (April 25). Chasing 160 for […]

IPL 2013: Chris Gayle’s 175* and 2 wickets highlight Bangalore’s commanding win against Pune

IPL 2013: Chris Gayle’s 175* and 2 wickets highlight Bangalore’s commanding win against Pune

Royal Challengers Bangalore scored the highest T20 score ever as Chris Gayle slammed a record 30-ball century at the Chinnaswamy Stadium on Tuesday evening. The team eventually defeated Pune Warriors by 130 runs. The win is Bangalore’s sixth in eight matches and puts them on top of the points table. Bangalore scored a mammoth 263 […]

IPL 6: Kings XI Punjab defeat Delhi Daredevils by 5 wickets

IPL 6: Kings XI Punjab defeat Delhi Daredevils by 5 wickets

New Delhi: It was easy to get carried away watching Chris Gayle’s knock of 175 not out in the first match on Tuesday (April 23), but fans who came in to the Feroz Shah Kotla expecting something similar from Virender Sehwag and Delhi Daredevils in the second match, went home disappointed. Kings XI Punjab cruised […]

IPL 2013: Hussey steals Watson’s thunder as Chennai top table after win over Rajasthan

IPL 2013: Hussey steals Watson’s thunder as Chennai top table after win over Rajasthan

Chennai: Two Australians, Shane Watson and Mike Hussey, dictated the play when Chennai Super Kings hosted Rajasthan Royals at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Monday (April 22), but it was Hussey who eventually had something to show for it, helping Chennai get across the line in a remarkable chase. It rendered Watson’s knock of 101, […]

IPL 6: Bowling Super Over excites RCB’s Zaheer Khan

IPL 6: Bowling Super Over excites RCB’s Zaheer Khan

Bangalore: Royal Challengers Bangalore pacer Zaheer Khan wants to bowl at Super Over in the IPL as he is excited at the prospect of two good deliveries ending a contest.  “I will take wickets. We just have to take two wickets to get the team out. Let’s look at it that way,” Zaheer, who is […]

Serena Williams rallies to claim 49th WTA title

Serena Williams rallies to claim 49th WTA title

Charleston:  Serena Williams earned her 49th career singles title and third of the year by rallying to beat former world number one Jelena Jankovic in the final of the Family Circle Cup on Sunday.  The world No.1 Williams and former Charleston winner Jankovic got into a testy verbal exchange early in the second set after […]

Mario Balotelli suspended for three games – league

Mario Balotelli suspended for three games – league

Turin, Italy:  AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli has been suspended for three matches by the Italian league’s disciplinary committee on Tuesday after insulting an assistant referee.  The Italy international was given a one-match ban after picking up a fourth yellow card in last Sunday’s 2-2 draw against Fiorentina.  He was banned for a further two […]