Sunday, June 13, 2021

Nagar allotted Paralympic Games quota place
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 7:15:05 PM IST
Krishna Nagar, a para badminton player from Jaipur in Rajasthan, was allotted Paralympic Games quota place in men's singles short stature 6 (MS SH 6) category on Monday by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). ... read..

Covid-19: AIFF Women's Football Committee discusses challenges being faced
New Delhi | June 9, 2021 7:14:35 PM IST
Sara Pilot on Wednesday chaired the AIFF Women's Football Committee Meeting and discussed the challenges faced by women's football due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and tried to come up with plans for the different issues thrown in the path of women's ... read..

NZ keep an eye on WTC final, may rest frontline quicks from 2nd Test
Birmingham | Wednesday, 2021 6:45:06 PM IST
With an eye on World Test Championship (WTC) final against India that gets underway on June 18, the New Zealand team management is looking to rotate its pace bowlers and may rest Tim Southee, Kyle Jamieson and Neil Wagner from the second Test against Engl ... read..

Sun brings out smiles: Kohli after resuming training in Southampton
Southampton | June 9, 2021 6:44:45 PM IST
The Indian men's cricket team has hit the ground running ahead of the World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand, and skipper Virat Kohli is ecstatic with the sun being out at the Ageas Bowl. ... read..

England stars Anderson, Buttler in the dock for old tweets
London | Wednesday, 2021 6:15:06 PM IST
England's international cricket stars, including ace pace bowler James Anderson and batsman Jos Buttler, were caught in a social media storm after some of their cheeky tweets from the past resurfaced. This comes a couple of days after pace bowler Ollie Ro ... read..

Ahead of Tokyo Olympics, IOA looking for new sponsor, confirms Rajeev Mehta
By Nitin Srivastava

New Delhi | June 9, 2021 6:14:36 PM IST
Indian Olympic Association's (IOA) Secretary-General Rajeev Mehta on Wednesday gave his opinion on dropping off the Chinese sponsor from the Olympic kit for the Tokyo-bound athletes. ... read..

Eng vs NZ: Williamson ruled out of 2nd Test, Latham to lead visitors
Edgbaston | June 9, 2021 6:14:32 PM IST
New Zealand Cricket (NZC) on Wednesday confirmed that skipper Kane Williamson has been ruled out from the upcoming second Test against England. ... read..

Ethiopian Gidey breaks 10,000m world record
Hengelo (The Netherlands) | Wednesday, 2021 5:45:06 PM IST
Ethiopia's Letesenbet Gidey clocked 29 minutes 01.3 seconds to break the women's 10,000-metre world record by five seconds during the Ethiopian athletics trials here on Tuesday night. ... read..

Give Robinson 2nd chance if he has mended his ways: Holding to ECB
London | Wednesday, 2021 5:15:06 PM IST
Former West Indies fast bowler Michael Holding has asked England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to take a lenient view of charges of racism and sexism against pace bowler Ollie Robinson if he has not made any such remarks over the last eight years. ... read..

Pranjal Bhumij signs 3-year contract extension with Mumbai City FC
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | June 9, 2021 5:14:39 PM IST
Mumbai City FC on Wednesday confirmed that Pranjal Bhumij has signed a three-year contract extension with the club. ... read..

Tsitsipas not surprised by Medvedev's underarm serve
Paris | Wednesday, 2021 4:45:06 PM IST
Down 3-6, 6-7(3), 5-6 and facing match point against fifth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas in French Open quarter-finals on Tuesday night, world No. 2 Daniil Medvedev decided to experiment and serve underarm. Tsitsipas, who seemed to be ready for it, blasted a ba ... read..

Indian Archers set off for Paris to participate in World Cup Stage 3
New Delhi | June 9, 2021 4:44:38 PM IST
A nine-member Women's Recurve Team has set off for Paris to participate in the Final Qualification Tournament for the Tokyo Olympic Games to be held in Paris from June 17 to 19 and the World Cup Stage 3 from June 20 to 28. ... read..

Board of Cricket Australia announces appointment of Greg Rowell as director
Melbourne | June 9, 2021 4:44:35 PM IST
The Board of Cricket Australia (CA) on Wednesday announced the appointment of incoming director, Greg Rowell, which will be effective from June 10. ... read..

I've won 25 and a half trophies: Jose Mourinho aims dig at Tottenham
London | June 9, 2021 4:44:33 PM IST
Jose Mourinho stated that he has won "25 and a half trophies" in his managerial career. The 'half a trophy' coming from the Tottenham Hotspur F.C. after he was sacked days before their Carabao Cup final. ... read..

Would love to know Jasprit Bumrah's mindset: Sehwag
New Delhi | June 9, 2021 4:14:58 PM IST
Former India opener Virender Sehwag on Wednesday launched CRICURU -- India's first experiential learning app aimed at redefining the cricket coaching experience in the country. The former batsman went on to say that he would have definitely benefited had ... read..

IND W v ENG W: Hosts call up Emily Arlott for one-off Test
London | June 9, 2021 4:14:50 PM IST
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Wednesday confirmed that there is a first international call-up for Central Sparks seamer Emily Arlott for the upcoming one-off Test against India women, beginning June 16. ... read..

FC Bengaluru United midfielder Arun Kumar keen to don Indian colours
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | June 9, 2021 4:14:39 PM IST
FC Bengaluru United midfielder Arun Kumar, who quickly gained a reputation for his solid playmaking skills in the Bangalore Super Division circuit, has set his sights on representing the national team. ... read..

Williamson doubtful, Santner ruled out of 2nd Test against England
Birmingham | Wednesday, 2021 3:45:07 PM IST
New Zealand skipper and batting mainstay Kane Williamson is doubtful while spinner Mitchell Santner has been ruled out of the second Test against England that begins at Edgbaston here on Thursday. The injuries to two key players come 10 days before New Ze ... read..

On this day in 2019: Kohli's warm gesture towards Steve Smith won hearts of fans
New Delhi | June 9, 2021 3:44:43 PM IST
It was on this day, two years ago, when India skipper Virat Kohli won the hearts of cricketing fans worldwide with his warm gesture towards Steve Smith in the Cricket World Cup. ... read..

ICC Test Rankings: Kohli, Pant, Rohit hold onto their spots within top ten
Dubai | June 9, 2021 3:44:41 PM IST
New Zealand opening batsman Devon Conway on Wednesday entered the ICC Men's Test Player Rankings in the 77th position with a record 447 rating points, the highest for a New Zealand batsman on debut and the third-highest ever on debut. ... read..

People who understand football know there's no comparison between me and Messi: Chhetri
New Delhi | June 9, 2021 3:44:37 PM IST
India captain Sunil Chhetri on Wednesday said people who understand the sport of football know there is no comparison between him and Argentina striker Lionel Messi. ... read..

Tokyo Olympics: IOA to arrange the sports kit of Team India locally
New Delhi | June 9, 2021 3:44:32 PM IST
The Indian Olympic Association(IOA) and Sunlight Sports (Brand Li Ning) have reached an agreement together to arrange the sports kitting of the Indian Olympic team to Tokyo 2020, locally by IOA. ... read..

NBA: Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic wins historic MVP award
Denver | June 9, 2021 2:44:40 PM IST
Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic registered his name in history books after the Serbian was named Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2020-21 NBA season. ... read..

ECB Board to discuss dealing with issues over historical social media material
London | June 9, 2021 2:14:41 PM IST
Even as England pacer James Anderson on Tuesday said his side will learn from the Ollie Robinson controversy, old tweets from England's limited-overs skipper Eoin Morgan and wicket-keeper Jos Buttler have come to light which seem to be written in a way wh ... read..

I learnt the straight drive from watching Sachin Tendulkar on television: Sehwag
New Delhi | June 9, 2021 3:44:40 PM IST
Former India opener Virender Sehwag explained how he learnt the straight drive and mesmerising backfoot punch of Little Master Sachin Tendukar just by seeing it on television. ... read..

Tokyo Olympics: Good show in the first match will give team right momentum, feels Ramandeep
Bengaluru | June 9, 2021 1:14:35 PM IST
The Indian men's hockey team will begin their campaign in Tokyo on July 24 when they take on New Zealand in their first-round robin league match. To gain the right momentum it will be very important to begin well, believes experienced forward Ramandeep Si ... read..

French Open: Just being here doesn't satisfy me, says Zverev after reaching semis
Paris | June 9, 2021 12:44:46 PM IST
Alexander Zverev is ready to go all the way as he made it into the maiden Roland-Garros semi-final of his career with a smooth 6-4, 6-1, 6-1 victory over world No.46 Alejandro Davidovich Fokina. ... read..

French Open: Daniil Medvedev surprised by Tsitsipas' 'level'
Paris | June 9, 2021 12:14:38 PM IST
World No. 2 Daniil Medvedev was surprised by the level of tennis that Stefanos Tsitsipas played on Tuesday night on Court Phillipe-Chatrier to reach the semi-final of Roland Garros. ... read..

Shuttler Krishna Nagar aims for gold after qualifying for Paralympic Games
New Delhi | June 9, 2021 11:14:28 AM IST
Indian para-badminton player Krishna Nagar (SH6) along with Pramod Bhagat (SL3) and Tarun Dhillon(SL4) have qualified for the Tokyo Paralympics. All three secured their respective places for the Tokyo Paralympics by virtue of their present impressive BWF ... read..

Euro 2020: I think we'll look really strong in this tournament, says Foden
London | June 9, 2021 10:44:36 AM IST
Even though former India skipper Bhaichung Bhutia isn't sure if England manager Gareth Southgate has the expertise to take the side all the way in the upcoming European Championships, midfielder Phil Foden believes the English team has the capability to l ... read..

French Open: Tsitsipas sees off Medvedev to set up semi-final clash with Zverev
Tennis | June 9, 2021 10:14:28 AM IST
Paris [France], June 9 (ANI/Xinhua): Fifth seed Stefano Tsitsipas reached the French Open semi-finals for the second consecutive year after beating second seed Daniil Medvedev 6-3, 7-6(3), 7-5 on Tuesday night. The Greek will next take on Germany's sixth ... read..

Tokyo Olympics: IOC looking at redistributing slots held for North Korea
Tokyo | June 9, 2021 9:44:31 AM IST
With the Tokyo Olympics round the corner, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is looking at redistributing the slots that were held for North Korea. An IOC official speaking at a press conference explained the need to finalize the allocation of slot ... read..

WTC final: Ashwin could be the match-winner for India, says Monty Panesar
By Anuj Mishra

London | June 9, 2021 9:44:29 AM IST
While pundits keep talking about India's pace battery, spinner Ravichandran Ashwin is a vital cog of the much-famed Indian bowling attack. To bring statistics into play, he is the first bowler in the 143-year history of Test cricket to dismiss 200 left-ha ... read..

Morgan and Buttler under scanner after old tweets mocking fans resurface
London | June 9, 2021 9:14:33 AM IST
Even as England pacer James Anderson on Tuesday said his side will learn from the Ollie Robinson controversy, old tweets from England's limited-overs skipper Eoin Morgan and wicket-keeper Jos Buttler have come to light which seem to be written in a way wh ... read..

Tokyo Olympics: Overseas media to be strictly monitored by GPS
Others | June 9, 2021 9:14:30 AM IST
Tokyo [Japan], June 9 (ANI/Xinhua): Overseas media personnel will be strictly monitored after entering Japan for the Olympic Games to ensure they have no contact with the public, Tokyo Olympic chief Seiko Hashimoto has said. Hashimoto told an executive bo ... read..

Only after getting best players out do you feel you belong at the top level, says Anderson
London | June 9, 2021 8:14:31 AM IST
He is set to be remembered as one of the best fast bowlers of this generation, but England pacer James Anderson has revealed he wasn't sure if he was good enough to play international cricket when he started off in May 2003 against Zimbabwe at the Lord's. ... read..

Holder hoping to make big impact in Test series vs SA
Gros Islet (Saint Lucia) | Wednesday, 2021 5:15:05 AM IST
Leading West Indies all-rounder Jason Holder is hoping to make a significant impact in the upcoming Test series against South Africa by "contributing positively to every facet of the game". ... read..

Anastasia sets up French Open semi-final clash against Tamara (Ld)
Paris | Wednesday, 2021 4:45:05 AM IST
Russian 29-year-old Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova finally made it to a Grand Slam semi-final, on her sixth attempt, outlasting Kazakhstan's Elena Rybakina 6-7(2), 6-2, 9-7 in a French Open quarter-final match on Tuesday. ... read..

England team has accepted Robinson apology over old tweets: Anderson
London | Wednesday, 2021 4:45:05 AM IST
England pacer James Anderson on Tuesday said that the English team has accepted Ollie Robinson's apology for having written racist and sexist tweets several years ago, even as the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has suspended the pacer and initiated ... read..

Hope, Powell in 13-member Windies Test squad for first SA Test
Gros Islet (Saint Lucia) | Wednesday, 2021 4:15:05 AM IST
Cricket West Indies (CWI) on Tuesday included 19-year-old Trinidad & Tobago fast bowler Jayden Seales in a 13-member squad for the first Test against South Africa beginning June 10. ... read..

French Open: Unseeded Tamara storms into semi-finals
Paris | Wednesday, 2021 4:15:05 AM IST
Unseeded Slovenian Tamara Zidansek on Tuesday overcame world No.35 Spaniard Paula Badosa 7-5, 4-6, 8-6 in an epic quarter-final match and secured a place in the semi-finals of the French Open. ... read..

Focus on Indian women recurve archers to bag Olympic quotas
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 3:15:05 AM IST
Indian women archers would look to secure the remaining two Tokyo Olympic Games berths when they compete in the final Olympic qualification tournament from June 17-20 in Paris. ... read..

Fit-again Simona to play in Germany this month, ahead of Wimbledon
London | Wednesday, 2021 2:45:06 AM IST
Former world No.1 Simona Halep of Romania, having recovered from an injury, will return to competitive tennis in Germany this month, a week prior to Wimbledon where she is the defending champion. ... read..

Pak rejects broadcasting deal for Pak-Eng cricket series with Indian firms
Islamabad | Wednesday, 2021 2:15:06 AM IST
The federal cabinet of Pakistan has rejected a request of Pakistan Television (PTV) to sign an agreement with Indian companies to broadcast the upcoming Pakistan-England cricket series. ... read..

Indians in playing XIs go up to 7 from this ISL season
Mumbai | Wednesday, 2021 2:15:06 AM IST
The upcoming Indian Super League (ISL) season will see an increase in the number of Indians in the playing XIs and clubs will have to ensure that a minimum of seven Indians are on the field at all times. ... read..

India have poor record vs New Zealand in ICC events
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 1:45:06 AM IST
When India take field in the World Test Championship (WTC) final from June 18, they will be up against a poor record versus New Zealand in major International Cricket Council (ICC) events stretching back to 18 years. ... read..

Lanka Premier League 2nd edition to begin on July 30
Colombo | Tuesday, 2021 11:45:06 PM IST
The Lanka Premier League (LPL) T20 tournament's second edition will be held between July 30 to August 22, Sri Lanka Cricket announced on Tuesday. ... read..

Broad to be match referee for India-New Zealand WTC final
Dubai | Tuesday, 2021 11:45:06 PM IST
ICC Elite Panel match referee Chris Broad will oversee the World Test Championship (WTC) final between India and New Zealand, scheduled to commence at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton from June 18. ... read..

BCCI yet to confirm SL tour but broadcasters out with schedule
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2021 11:45:06 PM IST
Even as India's tour of Sri Lanka is yet to be officially announced by either the country's cricket board, the official TV broadcaster put out the schedule of two limited-overs cricket series on social media on Tuesday. ... read..

Chief India football coach all praise for forward Chhetri
Doha | Tuesday, 2021 11:15:06 PM IST
Forward Sunil Chhetri's work ethics received lavish praise from chief coach Igor Stimac after the 36-year-old skipper netted both goals for India against Bangladesh in a FIFA World Cup 2022 and AFC Asian Cup 2023 qualifier match here on Monday. ... read..

Tokyo Olympics: After uproar over Chinese sponsor, Indian contingent to wear unbranded apparel
Others | June 8, 2021 11:14:30 PM IST
New Delhi [India], June 8 (ANI) The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) on Tuesday decided that the nation's athletes would wear unbranded sports apparel in the Olympic Games to be held in Tokyo from July 23 to August 8, 2021. ... read..

ICC Player-of-Month: Hasan Ali, 2 others nominated for May
Dubai | Tuesday, 2021 10:45:06 PM IST
The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday nominated Pakistan's Hasan Al), Praveen Jayawickrama of Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh's Mushfiqur Rahim for the ICC Player of the Month for May award in recognition of their performance in all three formats o ... read..

Second edition of Lanka Premier League to begin on July 30, final on August 22
Colombo | June 8, 2021 10:44:33 PM IST
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Tuesday confirmed that the second edition of the Lanka Premier League (LPL) will be beginning on July 30 and the final will be played on August 22. ... read..

Eng vs NZ: Williamson's left elbow injury being monitored, Santner ruled out of 2nd Test
Edgbaston | June 8, 2021 10:44:32 PM IST
New Zealand head coach Gary Stead on Tuesday said that skipper Kane Williamson's left elbow injury is being monitored and a decision on his availability in the second Test against England will be taken on Wednesday. ... read..

Goalkeeper must be in sync with defenders: Hockey G-K Krishan Pathak
Bengaluru | Tuesday, 2021 10:15:06 PM IST
India men's hockey team goalkeeper Krishan Pathak said on Tuesday that coordination with defenders was the key to a sturdy defence. ... read..

Odisha FC sign Indian defender Lalruatthara
Bhubaneswar | Tuesday, 2021 10:15:06 PM IST
Indian Super League (ISL) side Odisha FC have completed the signing of 26-year-old India defender Lalruatthara ahead of the eighth season of the tournament. ... read..

Milkha Singh's health much better, his oxygen saturation normal: PGIMER Director
Chandigarh (Punjab) | June 8, 2021 10:14:30 PM IST
Track legend Milkha Singh's health is much better and his oxygen saturation is also normal, said Jagat Ram, the Director of Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER). ... read..

Green added to Aussie preliminary squad
Sydney | Tuesday, 2021 9:45:06 PM IST
Australia all-rounder Cameron Green has been added to the preliminary 23-member list of Australia players for the tour of West Indies after being ignored initially, a statement from Cricket Australia (CA) confirmed on Tuesday. ... read..

Indian swimmers cleared for Olympic qualifying events in Serbia, Rome
Ahmedabad (Gujarat) | June 8, 2021 9:44:25 PM IST
A 3-member Indian swimming team, including Olympic-hopeful Srihari Nataraj, will leave for Serbia later today to compete in the Belgrade Trophy 2021, a FINA-accredited Olympic Qualifying event, scheduled for June 19 and 20, 2021. ... read..

Kiwis face challenge against India in peak form: Sodhi
London | Tuesday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST
New Zealand leg-spinner Ish Sodhi has said Kiwis face a challenge against India in peak form in the World Test Championship (WTC) final that begins in Southampton on June 18. ... read..

WI vs SA: Shai Hope, Jayden Seales named in hosts' squad for 1st Test
Gros Islet | June 8, 2021 8:44:26 PM IST
The Cricket West Indies (CWI) selection panel on Tuesday named the West Indies men's 13-member squad for the first Test against South Africa, beginning Thursday. ... read..

England players trying to learn from Robinson controversy, says Anderson
Edgbaston | June 8, 2021 7:44:34 PM IST
England pacer James Anderson on Tuesday said his side will learn from the Ollie Robinson controversy and he also addressed how the past one week was really difficult for every member of the squad. ... read..

Tokyo Olympics: BAI requests IOA to allow four coaches, two physios to travel alongside athletes
New Delhi | June 8, 2021 7:44:28 PM IST
The Badminton Association of India (BAI) has written to the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) for allowing four coaches including Pullela Gopichand to travel alongside the Olympic-bound shuttlers to the Tokyo Games. ... read..

Stokes set to return to action with T20 game next week
London | Tuesday, 2021 7:15:05 PM IST
All-rounder Ben Stokes, who is sitting out of the ongoing Test series against New Zealand due to injury but will be a key player in England's five-Test series against India in August-September, is likely to resume competitive cricket with a T20 Blast game ... read..

Tokyo 2020: 29 refugee athletes to send message of solidarity, hope
Lausanne | June 8, 2021 7:14:35 PM IST
Twenty-nine athletes competing across 12 sports and from 13 host National Olympic Committees (NOCs) will be part of the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) Refugee Olympic Team (EOR) Tokyo 2020. ... read..

ISL: New regulations give push to more Indian players on-field from this season
Mumbai | June 8, 2021 7:14:27 PM IST
Hero Indian Super League (ISL) 2021-22 season will witness an increase in the number of Indian players in the playing XI, as the new coach and player selection guidelines of Football Sports Development Limited (FSDL) now mandates clubs to have a minimum o ... read..

Kohli likely to struggle if ball moves in Southampton: Turner
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2021 6:45:06 PM IST
India skipper Virat Kohli will be vulnerable against New Zealand in the World Test Championship final if conditions in Southampton aid swing and seam bowling, said former New Zealand captain and coach Glenn Turner. ... read..

SL name 24-member squad for England series, Kusal Perera to lead
Colombo | June 8, 2021 6:44:35 PM IST
The Selection Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Tuesday selected the national squad for the upcoming limited-overs series against England. ... read..

Vitality T20 Blast: Kent name Adam Milne as replacement for Mohammad Amir
London | June 8, 2021 6:14:49 PM IST
English county Kent on Tuesday announced that New Zealand pacer Adam Milne will return for his fourth stint with the county in the upcoming T20 Vitality Blast competition. ... read..

Tokyo Olympics: India's male and female flagbearer to be named by June end, says IOA chief Batra
By Baidurjo Bhose

New Delhi | June 8, 2021 6:14:45 PM IST
With the Tokyo Olympics round the corner, every sports fanatic is waiting with bated breath for India to announce the name of the flagbearer for the opening ceremony of the showpiece event. While Indian Olympic Association (IOA) President Narinder Batra h ... read..

Swiatek gears up for Sakkari with patience as weapon
Paris | Tuesday, 2021 5:45:06 PM IST
After her fourth-round victory extended her winning streak to 10 matches in French Open as well as this season, eighth seed Iga Swiatek is gearing up to face giant-killer Maria Sakkari with 'patience' as a weapon. ... read..

French Open: Swiatek enters quarters with win in straight sets
Paris | Tuesday, 2021 5:45:05 PM IST
Eighth seed Iga Swiatek beat Marta Kostyuk in straight sets, 6-3, 6-4, to enter quarter-finals of French Open late on Monday night. ... read..

SL cricketers agree to tour England without contracts
Colombo | Tuesday, 2021 5:15:05 PM IST
Sri Lanka cricketers have agreed to tour England without contracts after the country's cricket board agreed to bring transparency to players' evaluation that eventually decides categories of contract. ... read..

Enjoyed Chhetri's brilliant goals against Bangladesh, says Rijiju
New Delhi | June 8, 2021 5:14:30 PM IST
Kiren Rijiju, the Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports on Tuesday said that he enjoyed watching striker Sunil Chhetri score two amazing goals against Bangladesh in the ongoing FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, and AFC Asian Cup China Qualifiers. ... read..

Tokyo Olympics: SAI, IOA to organise nationwide campaign to create awareness about Indian athletes
New Delhi | June 8, 2021 5:14:27 PM IST
Sports Authority of India (SAI) and Indian Olympics Association (IOA) have jointly decided to organise a nationwide campaign to create awareness about the Olympics with a focus on the participation of Indian athletes. ... read..

Euro 2020: Netherlands midfielder Donny van de Beek ruled out due to injury
Amsterdam | June 8, 2021 4:44:48 PM IST
Netherlands and Manchester United midfielder Donny van de Beek has been ruled out of this summer's European Championships due to injury. ... read..

Sophia Dunkley receives first England women's central contract
London | June 8, 2021 4:44:45 PM IST
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Tuesday announced the England Women Central Contracts for 2021-22. ... read..

Sunil Chhetri working, scoring goals as if he's 25: Stimac
Doha | June 8, 2021 4:44:42 PM IST
Blue Tigers head coach Igor Stimac has said that striker Sunil Chhetri is still working on his game as if he is 25 and that shows the passion he still has towards the game. ... read..

Debbie Hewitt set to become first woman to lead FA in its 157-year history
London | June 8, 2021 4:44:38 PM IST
Debbie Hewitt is set to become the first woman to lead The Football Association(FA) in its 157-year history, with effect from January 2022, after receiving a unanimous nomination from the FA board. ... read..

Euro 2020: Don't know whether Southgate has expertise to take England all the way, says Bhutia
New Delhi | June 8, 2021 4:44:35 PM IST
Former India skipper Bhaichung Bhutia on Tuesday said he does not think that England manager Gareth Southgate has the expertise to take the side all the way in the upcoming European Championships. ... read..

Worcestershire bring in Sodhi after visa delay keeps Lamichhane waiting
London | Tuesday, 2021 4:15:06 PM IST
England county Worcestershire have replaced Sandeep Lamichhane with New Zealand leg-spinner Ish Sodhi for 2021 T20 Blast after the Nepal leggie could not get his United Kingdom visa in time. ... read..

French Open: Schwartzman wants to focus on own game and not on Nadal
Paris | June 8, 2021 4:14:30 PM IST
Diego Schwartzman who reached the Roland Garros quarter-finals on Monday is trying his best to not think about Rafael Nadal and the challenge he will face against the Spaniard. ... read..

Nothing to talk about in India's match against B'desh apart from Chhetri's goals, says Bhutia
New Delhi | June 8, 2021 4:14:28 PM IST
Former India captain Bhaichung Bhutia on Tuesday likened Sunil Chhetri to Poland's Robert Lewandowski, and he also said that time has come for the Blue Tigers to deliver as a team, and not just be dependent on one player. ... read..

MYAS advises IOA to not include Chinese sponsor on Indian Olympic kit
By Nitin Srivastava

New Delhi | June 8, 2021 4:14:25 PM IST
The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) had unveiled the Olympic kit for the Tokyo-bound contingent last week and after that ceremony, questions were raised over the presence of a Chinese sponsor on the kit. Keeping in mind the sentiment of people, the Minis ... read..

After Robinson, another England player in racism row
London | Tuesday, 2021 3:45:06 PM IST
A day after England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) suspended pace bowler Ollie Robinson for eight-year-old racist and sexist tweets, another current England player could find himself in trouble after an old, racist tweet of his was brought to light by medi ... read..

Fans vote 2020-21 Border-Gavaskar Trophy as 'Ultimate Test Series'
Dubai | June 8, 2021 3:44:34 PM IST
The 2020-21 Border-Gavaskar Trophy contest between India and Australia was on Tuesday adjudged as the 'Ultimate Test Series'. ... read..

Off-spinner Bess recalled to England Test squad
Birmingham | Tuesday, 2021 3:15:05 PM IST
England have added spinner Dom Bess to their squad for the second Test against New Zealand that begins here on June 10. The 23-year-old off-spinner, who last played a Test in March, against India in Ahmedabad where he returned wicketless, has been called ... read..

Ollie Robinson should and will play against India, says Vaughan
London | June 8, 2021 3:14:26 PM IST
Former England skipper Michael Vaughan feels the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has dealt with pacer Ollie Robinson's situation in a fair way. ... read..

Dan Christian, Cameron Green among six players added to Australia's preliminary squad for upcoming tours
Melbourne | June 8, 2021 2:44:40 PM IST
Australia national selection panel (NSP) has added Ben McDermott, Dan Christian, Cameron Green, Ashton Turner, Wes Agar, and Nathan Ellis to the preliminary list of players for the men's white-ball tours of the West Indies and Bangladesh. ... read..

Hasan Ali and Lankan debutant Jayawickrama among ICC's Player of the Month nominees for May
New Delhi | June 8, 2021 2:44:37 PM IST
The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday announced the nominees for May's ICC Player of the Month Awards to recognise the best performances from both male and female cricketers across all forms of international cricket. ... read..

WTC final: Richard Illingworth, Michael Gough named on-field umpires
Southampton | June 8, 2021 2:14:39 PM IST
The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday announced the match officials for the ICC World Test Championship (WTC) final to be played between India and New Zealand at the Hampshire Bowl in Southampton from June 18 to 22. ... read..

WTC final: Parthiv and Irfan Pathan feel Shami will hold key for India
New Delhi | June 8, 2021 2:14:35 PM IST
Former Team India wicket-keeper Parthiv Patel believes Cheteshwar Pujara will be the highest run-scorer in the inaugural ICC World Test Championship final between India and New Zealand in Southampton. ... read..

Tokyo Olympics: Players determined to make history, says India hockey goalkeeper Krishan
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | June 8, 2021 1:44:43 PM IST
Indian men's hockey team goalkeeper Krishan B Pathak, who has played 50 matches for the national side, said that he is always in sync with the plans made by the defenders during every match. ... read..

Sunil Chettri gives an unreal sense of security: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu
New Delhi | June 8, 2021 1:44:41 PM IST
Indian football team goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu was all praise for Sunil Chettri after the skipper delivered yet another memorable performance against Bangladesh in the ongoing FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, and AFC Asian Cup China Qualifiers on Monday. ... read..

WTC final: New Zealand might just start as favourites, feels Agarkar
Southampton | June 8, 2021 1:44:38 PM IST
Former cricketers Ajit Agarkar and Scott Styris have backed New Zealand to start as favourites in the inaugural World Test Championship final against India, slated to get underway next Friday. ... read..

After Robinson, another England cricketer under scanner for racist tweets: Report
London | June 8, 2021 1:14:46 PM IST
One more cricketer from the England team has come under the scanner for his allegedly racist remarks on Twitter post pacer Ollie Robinson's suspension for similar reason. ... read..

Very important for India to qualify for AFC Asian Cup: Tim Cahill
New Delhi | June 8, 2021 12:44:41 PM IST
Former Australian footballer Tim Cahill has highlighted the importance of the AFC Asian Cup for the Indian team. The Blue Tigers are already out of contention to qualify for FIFA World Cup 2022 and the focus has now shifted to qualification for the AFC As ... read..

I don't count goals: Chhetri after surpassing Messi's tally
Doha | June 8, 2021 12:14:45 PM IST
India football captain Sunil Chhetri isn't counting the number of goals he has scored in international football despite surpassing Argentina star Lionel Messi's tally. Chhetri added another feather to his illustrious cap as he overtook Messi to become the ... read..

Kohli and boys to get 20-day respite from bio-bubble life after WTC final
By Baidurjo Bhose

New Delhi | June 8, 2021 11:44:42 AM IST
The Indian players will get a 20-day break from the bubble life in the UK after the completion of the World Test Championship final in Southampton. While the cricketers will disperse on June 24, they are set to return to the bubble for the five-Test serie ... read..

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