Sunday, October 17, 2021

T20 WC: Lahiru Kumara, Akila Dananjaya included as Sri Lanka finalise squad
Colombo | October 10, 2021 6:46:31 PM IST
Sri Lanka on Sunday announced the final 15-member squad for the upcoming ICC men's T20 World Cup. ... read..

When crowds used to tease Pant with 'Mahi Mahi' chants! Chahal recalls Rishabh's initial struggle
New Delhi | Sunday, 2021 6:45:05 PM IST
Indian spinner Yuzvendra Chahal has heaped praise on Rishabh Pant, saying the young wicketkeeper-batter looks a very mature cricketer now from the time he came into the side. He added that when Pant was picked as the first-choice wicketkeeper after MS Dho ... read..

Will give it everything to win in Turkey: Lewis Hamilton
Istanbul | Sunday, 2021 6:45:05 PM IST
Mercedes Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton has said that he'll give it everything to win in Turkey, despite starting the race in 11th position later on Sunday after copping a 10-place grid penalty for a change of engine on Friday (October 8). ... read..

Aus W v Ind W: India really tested us and gave us a great challenge, says Lanning
Queensland | October 10, 2021 6:16:36 PM IST
Australia skipper Meg Lanning said the Indian side tested and challenged the hosts during the multi-format series. ... read..

Harmanpreet excited to play in WBBL says, 'great opportunity for us to grow as team'
Queensland | October 10, 2021 6:16:24 PM IST
India T20 cricket team captain Harmanpreet Kaur is very excited to play in the Women's Big Bash League (WBBL) which is scheduled to start from October 14. ... read..

Lucrative T20 casting a dark shadow over Test cricket: Chappell
Sydney | Sunday, 2021 6:15:06 PM IST
Former Australian captain Ian Chappell has said that the "lucrative nature" of Twenty20, its soaring popularity compared to Test cricket, and myopic administrators ruling cricket boards across the world were the reasons behind the shortest form of the gam ... read..

Aus W v Ind W, 3rd T20I: Visitors fail to finish tour on high after suffering 14-run loss
Queensland | October 10, 2021 5:46:28 PM IST
Australia landed a crushing blow to India as visitors failed to finish the tour on high after suffering a loss by 14 runs in the third and final T20I here at the Metricon Stadium in Carrara on Sunday. ... read..

Delhi-based umpire Sumit Bansal passes away at 46
New Delhi | October 10, 2021 5:46:22 PM IST
Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) umpire Sumit Bansal passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest on Sunday. ... read..

Coco Gauff, Barbora Krejcikova advance at Indian Wells
Indian Wells | Sunday, 2021 5:45:08 PM IST
American teenager Coco Gauff had a winning debut at the BNP Paribas Open with a 6-3, 6-7(2), 6-1 victory over former top-10 player Caroline Garcia of France here on Sunday (IST). ... read..

Ashes: England name full-strength squad to be led by Root
London | October 10, 2021 5:16:19 PM IST
England men's head coach Chris Silverwood on Sunday named a 17-player squad for the Ashes tour of Australia starting in November. ... read..

CSK need to guard against devastating Delhi Capitals bowlers: Lara
Dubai | Sunday, 2021 5:15:05 PM IST
Ahead of the IPL Qualifier 1 between Delhi Capitals and Chennai Super Kings later on Sunday, West Indian great Brian Lara has praised the Rishab Pant-led side's bowling attack, saying that it can "destroy" the yellow brigade, though he has cautioned that ... read..

Uber Cup 2021: Resilient India defeat Spain by 3-2
Aarhus | October 10, 2021 4:46:20 PM IST
India defeated the team from Spain by 3-2 in their opening Group B encounter of the ongoing Uber Cup here at the Ceres Arena in Aarhus on Sunday. ... read..

Over 15,000 England fans on waiting list for Ashes in Australia
London | Sunday, 2021 4:45:05 PM IST
Following the England and Wales Cricket Board's (ECB) "conditional approval" to the Joe Root-led side to tour Australia for the Ashes this December, the England cricket team's fan club -- Barmy Army -- is planning to go Down Under in droves, with reports ... read..

Medvedev sails into third round with commanding win at Indian Wells
Indian Wells | Sunday, 2021 4:15:05 PM IST
Russian tennis player Daniil Medvedev arrived in Indian Wells with a 3-3 record at the BNP Paribas Open. But the world No. 2 consolidated his status as tournament favourite with a resounding 6-4, 6-2 win against American Mackenzie McDonald to reach the th ... read..

I'm now the greatest heavyweight of my era: Tyson Fury after win over Wilder
Nevada | October 10, 2021 4:16:17 PM IST
Tyson Fury after knocking out Deontay Wilder on Saturday at the T-Mobile Arena stated that he is the greatest heavyweight of this era as the Briton retained the WBC heavyweight boxing title. ... read..

Final berth at stake, confidence the key to Ricky Ponting's Delhi Capitals
Dubai | Sunday, 2021 3:45:06 PM IST
Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting would be more than happy with his team's performance this IPL season but as Qualifier 1 beckons, the Australian great knows that all the good work during the season could come to nought if his side flounders against ... read..

Two reviews per innings in T20 World Cup, confirms ICC Acting CEO
New Delhi | October 10, 2021 3:17:00 PM IST
The International Cricket Council (ICC) Acting CEO Geoff Allardice on Sunday confirmed that each team would have two reviews per innings in the upcoming ICC Men's T20 World Cup. ... read..

T20 WC: Winner to get USD 1.6 million, confirms ICC
Dubai | October 10, 2021 3:16:53 PM IST
The winners of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021 will take home a winners' cheque of USD 1.6 million while the runners-up will get half that amount, the International Cricket Council (ICC) confirmed on Sunday. ... read..

Great opportunity for Dhoni to set things right this IPL season
Dubai | Sunday, 2021 3:15:05 PM IST
Chennai Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni had said after the team sealed a qualification berth in the IPL 2021 playoffs with a win over Sunrisers Hyderabad that "it means a lot", following the debacle last season where the three-time champions fini ... read..

Indian Wells: Andreescu, Pliskova advance; Muguruza, Sakkari suffer upset
California | October 10, 2021 2:46:23 PM IST
2019 champion Bianca Andreescu withstood a strong charge from American Alison Riske to win 7-6(2), 5-7, 6-2 and advance to the third round of the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden on Saturday. ... read..

Uber Cup: Saina Nehwal retires with injury against Spain
Aarhus | October 10, 2021 2:46:19 PM IST
In the opening clash of the tie between Spain and India, India's lead women's singles player at the Uber Cup, Saina Nehwal was forced to retire from her opening match against Clara Azurmendi when she felt a sudden pain in her groin here at the Ceres Arena ... read..

Aus W v Ind W, 3rd T20I: Visitors win toss, opt to bowl
Queensland | October 10, 2021 1:46:21 PM IST
Harmanpreet Kaur-led India won the toss and opted to bowl against Australia in the third and final T20I here at the Carrara Oval on Sunday. ... read..

Indian Wells: Rublev, Medvedev cruise; Schwartzman survives thriller
California | October 10, 2021 1:46:20 PM IST
Men's seeds kicked off their BNP Paribas Open campaign at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden on Saturday in a thrilling line-up featuring America's top players as well as some of the ATP's next generation of top talent. ... read..

T20 WC: Conditions will vary from venue to venue, challenge will be to adapt, says ICC acting CEO
New Delhi | October 10, 2021 1:16:20 PM IST
International Cricket Council (ICC) Acting CEO Geoff Allardice on Sunday said that the present pitch conditions in the UAE are not a worry and when the T20 World Cup comes about, it will be a matter of adapting for all the teams involved. ... read..

SAFF Championship: India gears up for do-or-die clash against Nepal
Male | October 10, 2021 1:16:18 PM IST
The 2021 South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Championship has not gone according to plan for India so far. Two disappointing draws against Bangladesh and Sri Lanka have placed the Blue Tigers fourth on the table and in a precarious position to qualify ... read..

T20 WC: Let's have a look at most memorable performances of past editions
Dubai | October 10, 2021 12:46:26 PM IST
Cricket is a team sport but when it comes to the shortest format, it sometimes only takes one player to rise to the occasion and deliver a match-winning performance. With the T20 World Cup around the corner, it would be interesting to see which players tu ... read..

Absolutely delighted with the result, says Arjun Maini after podium finish
Nuremberg | October 10, 2021 12:16:42 PM IST
Mercedes-AMG driver Arjun Maini made history during the first race of the 2021 DTM Championship's season finale when he claimed second place at the Norisring race circuit. The result made him the first Indian to stand on a DTM podium.The Omega Seiki and J ... read..

Tyson Fury defeats Deontay Wilder to retain heavyweight title
Nevada | October 10, 2021 11:16:24 AM IST
Gypsy King Tyson Fury knocked out Deontay Wilder on Saturday (local time) to retain WBC heavyweight boxing title at the T-Mobile Arena. ... read..

Decision to pull out of CWG doesn't lie with Hockey India only, govt needs to be consulted, says Thakur
New Delhi | October 10, 2021 11:16:14 AM IST
Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Anurag Thakur on Sunday said that federations should consult with the government first before deciding to pull out of big global events. ... read..

Shoaib Malik can contribute big time for Pakistan in T20 WC, says Afridi
Lahore | October 10, 2021 10:16:18 AM IST
Former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi has said that the addition of Shoaib Malik into the T20 World Cup will hold the side in good stead once the tournament starts. ... read..

T20 format is casting dark shadow on Test cricket, reckons Ian Chappell
Melbourne | October 10, 2021 9:16:24 AM IST
Former Australia captain Ian Chappell reckons that the T20 format is casting a dark shadow on the longest format of the game. ... read..

T20 WC: Pak players make best use of quarantine by playing with their kids
Lahore | October 10, 2021 9:16:15 AM IST
Pakistan cricket team members are currently undergoing quarantine back home before they depart for Dubai for the upcoming T20 World Cup, but the cricket practice has not stopped as children of these players have been providing them with a chance a fine-tu ... read..

Real Madrid should be punished for continued pursuit of Mbappe: PSG sporting director
Paris | October 10, 2021 8:46:29 AM IST
Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) sporting director Leonardo has said that he is still furious at Real Madrid because of their continued pursuit of French striker Kylian Mbappe. ... read..

Arjun Maini bags maiden podium in DTM Norisring
Nuremberg | October 10, 2021 8:46:22 AM IST
Mercedes-AMG DTM star Arjun Maini showed remarkable speed and skill as he bagged his maiden podium after finishing at the second spot in the latest round held at the circuit of Norisring. ... read..

Lukaku, Hazard sent home from Belgium camp due to fitness concerns
Brussels | October 10, 2021 8:16:23 AM IST
Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard will not take part in the remaining international matches for Belgium due to fitness concerns, Belgium coach Roberto Martinez confirmed. ... read..

Torch unveiled for Asian Para Games Hangzhou 2022
Hangzhou (China) | Sunday, 2021 5:15:05 AM IST
Welcoming the one-year countdown to the fourth Asian Para Games, organizers of Hangzhou 2022 released the torch design for the Games here on Saturday. ... read..

Badminton: China sweeps Canada 5-0 in Uber Cup opener
Aarhus (Denmark) | Sunday, 2021 4:45:05 AM IST
The Chinese women's badminton team swept Canada 5-0 to win their opener at the 2021 Uber Cup in the Ceres Arena here on Saturday. ... read..

T20 WC: No change in India squad unless there is an injury; Umran picked as net bowler
New Delhi | Sunday, 2021 4:45:05 AM IST
There will be no change in the Indian T20 squad for the ICC World Cup unless there is an injury, says a Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) official on Saturday. ... read..

She only has 2 sets of gloves and 2 bats: Healy on McGrath's kit
Gold Coast | Sunday, 2021 4:15:05 AM IST
Australia wicketkeeper-opener Alyssa Healy has revealed that all-rounder Tahlia McGrath has only two sets of gloves and as many bats as her kit. Healys tweet comes after Tahlia's unbeaten 42 guided Australia to a four-wicket win over India in the second T ... read..

Turkish GP: Hamilton demoted due to grid penalty, Bottas at pole
Istanbul | Sunday, 2021 4:15:05 AM IST
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton qualified fastest for the Turkish Grand Prix but will start the race in 11th position after copping a 10-place grid penalty for a change of engine, meaning Valtteri Bottas, who was the second-fastest in Saturday's qualifyin ... read..

Motera best venue for 2036 Olympics, India in talks with IOC: Batra
Ahmedabad | Sunday, 2021 3:45:05 AM IST
Indian Olympic Association (IOA) president Narinder Batra on Saturday said that Ahmedabad's Motera stadium would be the best venue for staging the opening ceremony of the 2036 Summer Olympic Games if India gets hosting rights of the mega event. ... read..

Sub-junior nationals: SAI Academy, MP Hockey Academy reach quarters
Bhopal | Sunday, 2021 3:15:05 AM IST
SAI- Academy, SGPC Hockey Academy, Vadipatti Raja Hockey Academy, and Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy earned victories in their respective matches on day six of the 1st Hockey India Sub Junior Men Academy National Championship 2021 here in Bhopal today. ... read..

Vaughan chooses Livingstone, Parkinson and Mahmood as uncapped Ashes picks
London | Sunday, 2021 3:15:05 AM IST
Former England captain Michael Vaughan has chosen Lancashire trio of batter Liam Livingstone, leg-spinner Matt Parkinson and pacer Saqib Mahmood as his uncapped picks for Englands Ashes squad. With the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) giving conditio ... read..

McGrath stars as Australia win second T20I against India, clinch series
Gold Coast | Sunday, 2021 2:45:05 AM IST
All-rounder Tahlia McGrath's unbeaten 42 off 33 balls helped Australia defeat India by four wickets in a hard-fought second T20I at the Metricon Stadium on Saturday. The win also helped Australia take an unassailable 9-5 lead in the ongoing multi-format s ... read..

I-League: Delhi FC rout Corbett FC 5-1 in qualifiers
Bengaluru | Sunday, 2021 2:45:05 AM IST
Delhi FC produced a late surge of goals to thrash Corbett FC 5-1 in a Group B encounter in the 2021 I-League Qualifiers at the Bangalore Football Stadium, here on Saturday. ... read..

Ashes 2021/22: Lyon wonders why England cricketers aren't 'jumping at the opportunity'
Hobart | Sunday, 2021 2:15:05 AM IST
Australian spin bowler Nathan Lyon has said that the Ashes is the pinnacle in his eyes and he couldn't understand why England cricketers aren't 'jumping at the opportunity' to be a part of the series. ... read..

IPL 2021: RCB's Bharat says winning title for Kohli will be cherry on the cake
New Delhi | Sunday, 2021 1:45:05 AM IST
Royal Challengers Bangalore batter Kona Srikar Bharat on Saturday revealed that Virat Kohli was elated with his last-ball six and said that it will be a cherry on the cake for the team to win the maiden title for Kohli who will be quitting RCB's captaincy ... read..

Soha bags fourth title of the season at AITA women's tennis event
Bengaluru | Sunday, 2021 1:15:06 AM IST
Soha Sadiq came back from a set down to beat Akanksha Nitture of Maharashtra in the final as she bagged her third singles crown of the season at the AITA women's tennis tournament played under the aegis of KSLTA here on Saturday. ... read..

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