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Taxi driver who drove Malinga around in 2014 pins hope on IPL for return of normal life
By Baidurjo Bhose

Dubai | October 25, 2020 12:12:29 PM IST
This year's Indian Premier League is as much about cricket as it is about life slowly returning to normalcy post the coronavirus pandemic. With fans barred from entering the stadiums for safety reasons, the business hasn't reached the heights it did when ... read..


Stats aren't so important to me: Lewandowski after scripting new Bundesliga record
Munich | October 25, 2020 12:12:25 PM IST
Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski has stressed that stats are not so important to him after scripting a new Bundesliga record. ... read..


Football's edge is gone without fans, can't wait for them to be back: Solskjaer
Manchester | October 25, 2020 11:12:26 AM IST
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said that football's "edge has gone" due to the absence of fans in the stadiums and he cannot wait for the supporters to get back. ... read..


Getting Becker back is 'pretty big boost' for Liverpool: Klopp
Liverpool | October 25, 2020 11:12:24 AM IST
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is pleased with the return of Alisson Becker to the team and said the goalkeeper's return is a "pretty big boost" for them. ... read..


Varun Chakravarthy sets eyes on IPL trophy
Abu Dhabi | October 25, 2020 10:12:22 AM IST
Kolkata Knight Riders' (KKR) Varun Chakravarthy has set his eyes on the Indian Premier League (IPL) trophy after guiding his team to an impressive win over Delhi Capitals. ... read..


Ravi Bishnoi has been really exceptional for KXIP: Arshdeep Singh
Dubai | October 25, 2020 9:42:27 AM IST
Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) bowler Arshdeep Singh is happy with the team's performance against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and praised his teammate Ravi Bishnoi for his "exceptional" performance. ... read..


We got complacent, Warner disappointed with SRH's batting performance against KXIP
Dubai | October 25, 2020 9:12:27 AM IST
After failing to chase down a small target against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) skipper David Warner said he feels that his side got a bit complacent during the chase. ... read..


I was positive and so was the team, says KL Rahul
Dubai | Sunday, 2020 6:45:05 AM IST
Kings XI Punjab captain KL Rahul said that the team kept up their belief throughout their match against SunRisers Hyderabad on Saturday at the Dubai International Stadium. KXIP could only manage 127/6 batting first but they extraordinarily took seven wick ... read..


We took the foot off the pedal, says SRH captain Warner
Dubai | Sunday, 2020 6:15:06 AM IST
SunRisers Hyderabad captain David Warner admitted that the team did not show enough urgency while chasing a target of 127 against Kings XI Punjab and extraordinarily fell 12 runs short. ... read..


Architecture to cricket, Chakravarthy's career takes a good turn (Ld)
Abu Dhabi | Sunday, 2020 6:15:06 AM IST
Kolkata Knight Riders' (KKR) architect-turned-cricketer Varun Chakravarthy on Saturday turned the heat on Delhi Capitals (DC) with figures of five for 20. It would have taken something special to upstage the scintillating batting performance put up by Nit ... read..


Sandeep Sharma becomes 6th Indian pacer to take 100 IPL wickets
Dubai | Sunday, 2020 5:15:06 AM IST
SunRisers Hyderabad's Sandeep Sharma on Saturday became the sixth Indian fast bowler to reach 100-wicket milestone in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Facing his former team Kings XI Punjab, Sharma took two wickets to end the innings on a career tally of ... read..


KKR ace Chakravarthy's star continues to rise
Abu Dhabi | Sunday, 2020 4:45:05 AM IST
Kolkata Knight Riders' (KKR) Varun Chakravarthy on Saturday turned the heat on Delhi Capitals (DC) with figures of five for 20. It would have taken something special to upstage the scintillating batting performance put up by Nitish Rana and Sunil Narine t ... read..


KXIP players' touching tribute to Mandeep's late father
Dubai | Sunday, 2020 4:15:06 AM IST
In a touching gesture, Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) players wore black armbands in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match against SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) on Saturday as a tribute to opening batsman Mandeep Singh's father, who had passed away on Friday night. ... read..


SRH turn the screws to limit KXIP to 126/7
Dubai | Sunday, 2020 3:45:06 AM IST
SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) on Saturday put up a clinical bowling performance to restrict Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) to 126/7 wickets at the Dubai International Stadium. KXIP were without opener Mayank Agarwal and struggled to get going throughout the innings a ... read..


Narine at No.5 was KKR coach McCullum's idea, says Morgan
Abu Dhabi | Sunday, 2020 3:15:06 AM IST
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) captain Eoin Morgan said it was coach Brendon McCullum's decision to allow Sunil Narine go in at No.5 ahead of him against Delhi Capitals (DC) on Saturday at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium. The move worked wonders for KKR with Narine ... read..


We need to play with freedom, says DC captain Shreyas
Abu Dhabi | Sunday, 2020 3:15:06 AM IST
Captain Shreyas Iyer said on Saturday that Delhi Capitals (DC) batsmen should have played with more freedom instead of looking to survive whenever they came into the middle against the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). ... read..


Portuguese GP: Hamilton pips Bottas to take 97th career pole
Lisbon | Sunday, 2020 2:45:05 AM IST
Lewis Hamilton on Saturday beat his Mercedes team mate Valterri Bottas by 0.1 seconds to take his 97th pole position in the qualifiers ahead of the Portuguese Grand Prix at the Algarve International Circuit. Hamilton was second best to Bottas in all three ... read..


Chakravarthy, Rana and Narine star in KKR's win over DC
Abu Dhabi | Sunday, 2020 1:45:06 AM IST
Leg-spinner Varun Chakravarthy's five-wicket haul and scintillating half-centuries from Nitish Rana and Sunil Narine combined to hand Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) a valuable 59-run win over Delhi Capitals (DC) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match and re ... read..


On return, off-spinner Narine hits 64 runs, goes wicketless
Abu Dhabi | Sunday, 2020 1:15:06 AM IST
On his return to Indian Premier League after missing four games due to suspect action, off-spinner Sunil Narine provided impetus to the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) batting, scoring a 32-ball 64 against Delhi Capitals (DC) here on Saturday. ... read..


SRH win toss, choose to bowl against KXIP
Dubai | Sunday, 2020 1:15:06 AM IST
SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) won the toss and chose to bowl against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) on Saturday at the Dubai International Stadium. Both sides are looking for a big win as the race for the final top four spot heats up. ... read..


IPL 13: KXIP bowled well, just want to forget this game and move forward, says Warner
Dubai | October 25, 2020 12:42:29 AM IST
After failing to chase the low-scoring target against Kings XI Punjab, SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) skipper David Warner said that Punjab bowlers bowled well to bundle out them at 114 and won the game by 12 runs. ... read..


IPL 13: Speechless with this win over SRH, says KL Rahul
Dubai | October 25, 2020 12:42:27 AM IST
After registering a thrilling 12-run victory over SunRisers Hyderabad, Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) skipper KL Rahul said that he is left speechless after defending such a low score like 126 in a T20. ... read..


Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton takes pole position at Portuguese GP qualifying
Algarve | October 25, 2020 12:42:25 AM IST
Lewis Hamilton delivered his best lap of the weekend to topple Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas and take a sensational pole position for the returning Portuguese Grand Prix on Saturday. ... read..


Rana, Narine take KKR to 194/6
Abu Dhabi | Saturday, 2020 11:45:06 PM IST
Nitish Rana and Sunil Narine put up 115 runs for the fourth wicket to help Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) get over a poor start to their innings and post 194/6 in 20 overs against Delhi Capitals at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium here on Saturday. ... read..


2008 U-19 World Cup star Tanmay Srivastava retires
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 11:45:06 PM IST
Tanmay Srivastava, the top run-getter at the 2008 U-19 World Cup that India won under Virat Kohli's captaincy, announced his retirement on Saturday. ... read..


IPL 13: Most complete performance of the tournament so far, says Morgan
Abu Dhabi | October 24, 2020 11:42:26 PM IST
Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Eoin Morgan termed the 59-run emphatic win over Delhi Capitals as the "most complete performance" of the tournament so far. ... read..


IPL 13: Tendulkar lauds Mandeep, Rana for playing despite personal losses
New Delhi | October 24, 2020 11:12:30 PM IST
Former India batsman Sachin Tendulkar on Saturday lauded Nitish Rana and Mandeep Singh for turning up to play despite suffering family tragedies. ... read..


Kohli is best across formats among peers: Joe Root
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 10:45:06 PM IST
India captain Virat Kohli is the most complete cricketer across formats, England Test captain Joe Root has said. ... read..


Mumbai City announce signing of Mehtab Singh
Mumbai | Saturday, 2020 10:15:06 PM IST
Mumbai City on Saturday announced the signing of defender Mehtab Singh ahead of the 2020/21 season of the Indian Super League (ISL). Mumbai coach Sergio Lobera said that Mehtab, 22, "stands out" among the talent pool of young defenders in India. ... read..


IPL: Wasteful Shaw dropped after string of poor scores
Abu Dhabi | Saturday, 2020 10:15:06 PM IST
Prithvi Shaw's tweak in technique, that was made early in the tournament and acknowledged by team coach Ricky Ponting, doesn't seem to have helped him in the long run as the opening batsman has failed to go past 20 in the last five innings. ... read..


Ansu Fati becomes youngest El Clasico goal-scorer in 21st century
Barcelona | October 24, 2020 10:12:30 PM IST
Barcelona's Ansu Fati on Saturday became the youngest El Clasico goal-scorer in the 21st century. ... read..


Cricket Australia banks on trans-Tasman bubble for BBL success
Sydney | Saturday, 2020 9:45:05 PM IST
Though the Big Bash League franchises will, for the first time, be able to field three overseas players in their playing elevens, certain franchises are struggling to get the third overseas star due to tight border restrictions. ... read..


IPL 13: Pitch was easy-paced, we were forced to go on defensive, says Rabada
Abu Dhabi | October 24, 2020 9:42:33 PM IST
After stumbling to a 59-run loss against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Delhi Capitals' pacer Kagiso Rabada on Saturday said that the pitch was easy-paced and as a result, the side had to go on defensive while bowling first. ... read..


IPL 13: All-round bowling performance by SRH restricts Kings XI Punjab to 126/7
Dubai | October 24, 2020 9:42:20 PM IST
All round bowling performance by SunRisers Hyderabad restricted Kings XI Punjab to 126/7 at Dubai International Stadium on Saturday. ... read..


Delhi Capitals win toss, elect to bowl
Abu Dhabi | Saturday, 2020 9:15:06 PM IST
Delhi Capitals won the toss and elected to bowl in their Indian Premier League match against Kolkata Knight Riders here on Saturday. ... read..


A piece of MCG at Gabba irks fans, players
Brisbane | Saturday, 2020 9:15:06 PM IST
The Australian Football League (AFL), the Australian rules football competition, has tried to keep tradition alive for the Grand Final that was played on Saturday. ... read..


IPL 13: Great of Narine to come back and play as proper all-rounder, says Morgan
Abu Dhabi | October 24, 2020 9:12:27 PM IST
After registering an emphatic 59-run victory over Delhi Capitals', Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Eoin Morgan said it was great of Sunil Narine to come back and carry out his role of an all-rounder. ... read..


IPL: KKR's Pat Cummins satisfied despite few wickets
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 8:45:06 PM IST
Despite taking just three wickets in 10 Indian Premier League (IPL) games, Kolkata Knight Riders' Australian pace bowler Pat Cummins is satisfied with his performance. ... read..


IPL 13: KKR outplayed us in every department, says Iyer
Abu Dhabi | October 24, 2020 8:42:33 PM IST
After a hefty 59-run loss against Kolkata Knight Riders, Delhi Capitals skipper Shreyas Iyer said that they were outplayed by opponents in every department at Sheikh Zayed Stadium here on Saturday. ... read..


Women's Big Bash League to do 'Barefoot Circle' against racism
Sydney | Saturday, 2020 8:15:05 PM IST
The Women's Big Bash League (WBBL), the world's leading women's T20 tournament, will see players take a stand against racism, a report in cricket.com.au said on Saturday. ... read..


IPL 13: Enjoyed Shreyas Iyer's wicket the most, says Varun Chakravarthy
Abu Dhabi | October 24, 2020 8:12:29 PM IST
After registering an emphatic 59-run victory over Delhi Capitals', Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) spinner Varun Chakravarthy on Saturday said that among his five-wickets, he enjoyed Shreyas Iyer's wicket the most. ... read..


SAI approves national coaching camp for table tennis in Sonepat
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 7:45:06 PM IST
The Sports Authority of India (SAI) has approved a national coaching camp for table tennis, which will be held from October 28 to December 8. ... read..


PCB confirms 187 players accepted 2020-21 domestic contracts
Lahore | October 24, 2020 7:42:25 PM IST
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Saturday confirmed that 187 cricketers have accepted enhanced and improved 2020-21 domestic cricket contracts, which include monthly retainers, daily allowances and match fees, besides share in event prize money. ... read..


IPL 13: SRH win toss, opt to field first against KXIP
Dubai | October 24, 2020 7:42:24 PM IST
SunRisers Hyderabad have won the toss and opted to field first against Kings XI Punjab here at Dubai International Stadium on Saturday. ... read..


IPL 13: Chakravarthy, Rana standout performers as clinical KKR thrash Delhi Capitals
Abu Dhabi | October 24, 2020 7:42:22 PM IST
Kolkata Knight Riders displayed a clinical performance to defeat Delhi Capitals by 59 runs in the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Saturday here at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. ... read..


IPL: CSK struggle to find the right combination
Sharjah | Saturday, 2020 7:15:07 PM IST
Chennai Super Kings have been struggling to find the perfect combination this season, team coach Stephen Fleming admitted after the Chennai franchise suffered their heaviest defeat on Friday by losing to Mumbai Indians by 10 wickets. ... read..


IPL: Our place in points table appropriate, says CSK coach Fleming
Sharjah | Saturday, 2020 7:15:07 PM IST
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) coach Stephen Fleming said that there is a lot of hurt, disappointment and frustration within the camp after the three-time IPL champions crashed to Mumbai Indians (MI) by 10 wickets on Friday. ... read..


ISL: Kerala Blasters FC sign Australian forward Jordan Murray for 2020-21 season
Kochi (Kerala) | October 24, 2020 7:12:30 PM IST
Kerala Blaster FC have signed the Australian forward Jordan Murray for the Indian Super League 2020-21 season. ... read..


IPL: Early swing makes captains Kohli, Pollard change plans
Sharjah | Saturday, 2020 6:15:06 PM IST
Wickets in the UAE being used for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 matches are supporting enough swing to force captains to make changes to their pre-match plans on the field of play itself. ... read..


IPL 13: Happy to be back and performing with the bat, says Narine
Abu Dhabi | October 24, 2020 6:12:28 PM IST
With three wickets down at 42, Kolkata Knight Riders were looking down the barrel when Sunil Narine walked in to join Nitish Rana in the middle and what followed was a brilliant partnership that saw Kolkata ultimately finish on 194/6 against Delhi Capital ... read..


IPL 13: Narine, Rana propel KKR to 194/6 against Delhi Capitals
Abu Dhabi | October 24, 2020 5:42:27 PM IST
Nitish Rana and Sunil Narine played knocks of 81 and 64 respectively as Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) posted a total of 194/6 in the allotted twenty overs against Delhi Capitals here at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Saturday. ... read..


Priority is to be consistent for the national side, says midfielder Vivek Sagar Prasad
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | October 24, 2020 5:42:25 PM IST
Indian men's hockey team midfielder Vivek Sagar Prasad has said that his priority is to become a consistent performer for the national side. ... read..


IPL 13: Nitish Rana dedicates half-century to his late father-in-law
Abu Dhabi | October 24, 2020 5:42:24 PM IST
Kolkata Knight Riders batsman Nitish Rana dedicated his half-century, to his late father-in-law Surinder who passed away yesterday. Rana had scored against Delhi Capitals here at Sheikh Zayed Stadium. ... read..


Kapil Dev flashes double thumbs up sign after angioplasty
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 5:15:05 PM IST
India's first World Cup-winning cricket captain Kapil Dev is well on road to recovery after a successful emergency coronary angioplasty, and this is evident from a photo in which the legendary all-rounder is seen flashing a double thumbs up sign from his ... read..


Important to pick wickets early: Boult
Sharjah | Saturday, 2020 5:15:05 PM IST
Mumbai Indians' pace bowler Trent Boult, who took four for 18 in his four-over spell to lead his team to an emphatic win over Chennai Super Kings (CSK), said he went into Friday's game with a clear mind. ... read..


East Bengal coach Robbie Fowler wishes 'very Happy festive season' to fans
Panaji (Goa) | October 24, 2020 5:12:38 PM IST
Liverpool legend and head coach of East Bengal Robbie Fowler on Saturday extended greetings to his fans on the occasion of Durga Ashtami or Maha Ashtami. ... read..


IPL 13: RR hasn't been at their best consistently, admits Andrew McDonald
Dubai | October 24, 2020 5:12:35 PM IST
Ahead of their match against Mumbai Indians, Rajasthan Royals coach Andrew McDonald admitted that the side has not been at their best consistently and it is hard for them to identify one area where their campaign went wrong. ... read..


Mumbai City sign defender Mehtab Singh
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | October 24, 2020 5:12:32 PM IST
Mumbai City FC on Saturday confirmed the signing of defender Mehtab Singh. ... read..


IPL 13: Gayle is smart, he has brought energy to KXIP team, says Tendulkar
New Delhi | October 24, 2020 4:42:23 PM IST
Former India batsman Sachin Tendulkar has said that Chris Gayle is a really smart player and the left-handed batter has brought a lot of energy to the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) team. ... read..


Rahul leads race for Orange Cap, Rabada for Purple Cap
Sharjah | Saturday, 2020 4:15:05 PM IST
Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) captain KL Rahul leads the IPL 2020 run-getters' list with 540 runs in the race for Orange Cap. ... read..


IPL 13: Delhi Capitals win toss, opt to bowl first against KKR
Abu Dhabi | October 24, 2020 3:42:27 PM IST
Delhi Capitals (DC) won the toss and opted to bowl first against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) here at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium on Saturday. ... read..


IPL 13: RCB to wear green jersey in the match against CSK
Dubai | October 24, 2020 3:12:29 PM IST
Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will sport the green jersey as a part of their 'Go Green' initiative when they lock horns with bottom-placed Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on Sunday. ... read..


Wushu coach in Kashmir nurtures young talent
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) | October 24, 2020 2:42:29 PM IST
Rameez Ahmad, a Wushu coach who hails from Kashmir, trains and encourages the younger generation of the Valley to pick up the sport to compete at the National and International competitions. ... read..


IPL 13: Styris and Lee feel RCB's bowling unit has earned trust of skipper Kohli
Dubai | October 24, 2020 2:12:32 PM IST
Royal Challengers Bangalore have turned on the heat in the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League and are third on the table with 14 points from 10 games. The biggest plus for the Bangalore outfit has been the performance of the bowlers, especially Yuz ... read..


SAI approves national coaching camp for Table Tennis
Sonepat (Haryana) | October 24, 2020 2:12:29 PM IST
The Sports Authority of India (SAI) has approved the national coaching camp for Table Tennis, which will be held from October 28 to December 8. ... read..


IPL 13: Lucky to have 2 world-class opening bowlers, says MI bowling coach Bond
Sharjah | October 24, 2020 1:42:22 PM IST
Mumbai Indians showed no mercy as they thrashed Chennai Super Kings on Friday, and bowling coach Shane Bond was surprised with the "exceptional" bowling performance by Trent Boult and Jasprit Bumrah. ... read..


Mandhana is among top-five players in the world right now, says Deandra Dottin
By Vishesh Roy

New Delhi | October 24, 2020 12:42:21 PM IST
Ahead of the upcoming Women's T20 Challenge, West Indies all-rounder Deandra Dottin has said that she wants to be the first to score a century in the Indian T20 competition. ... read..


IPL 13: Imran Tahir shares tricks with Riyan Parag regarding leg-spin bowling
Abu Dhabi | October 24, 2020 12:12:26 PM IST
South African star spinner Imran Tahir discussed valuable bowling tips and provided the much-needed advice to Riyan Parag as to why it is important to land on the front foot while delivering the ball. ... read..


Took me a little while to find rhythm, Jofra has been outstanding: Steve Smith
By Baidurjo Bhose

Dubai | October 24, 2020 10:42:31 AM IST
Starting with two comprehensive wins, Rajasthan Royals' campaign in the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League looked to have hit the perfect road. But things haven't been the same since and they are currently seventh on the points table. And skipper S ... read..


IPL 13: Wanted to execute plans with a clear mind, says Boult after win against CSK
Sharjah | October 24, 2020 10:42:25 AM IST
Sharjah Cricket Ground has been in the news for big scores in the matches played here in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL), and Mumbai Indians pacer Trent Boult said that he had this in mind and wanted to execute his plans with a clear approach. ... read..


IPL 13: Pollard explains why Bumrah was given the new ball against CSK
Sharjah | October 24, 2020 10:12:31 AM IST
Mumbai Indians stand-in skipper Kieron Pollard has explained the reason behind giving the new ball to star pacer Jasprit Bumrah against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on Friday. ... read..


IPL 13: Wickets are becoming a lot slower and drier, admits MI pacer Boult
Sharjah | October 24, 2020 9:42:30 AM IST
UAE pitches are generally on the slower side and Mumbai Indians pacer Trent Boult, who finished with four wickets against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on Friday, has admitted that wickets are becoming a lot slower and drier. ... read..


IPL 13: CSK lost the game in the powerplay itself, says Fleming
Sharjah | October 24, 2020 9:12:29 AM IST
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) coach Stephen Fleming has said that the game was over for them in the powerplay itself after Mumbai Indians pacers, Trent Boult and Jasprit Bumrah had dismantled their top order. ... read..


IPL 13: Did a lot of hard work on my grounded shots, reveals Ishan Kishan
Sharjah | October 24, 2020 8:42:22 AM IST
Mumbai Indians cricketer Ishan Kishan has said that he toiled hard during the offseason to work on his grounded shots as it's not easy for a new batsman to start hitting right from the word go. ... read..


ISL 2020: Kerala Blasters announces banner contest for fans to showcase support to players
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | October 24, 2020 5:42:23 AM IST
Kerala Blasters FC (KBFC) announced a 'fan banner contest' to provide a unique opportunity for the club's passionate and massive fanbase to voice their messages and showcase their support to players during the 7th edition of the Indian Super League (ISL). ... read..


Ideal opportunity to try youngsters now: Dhoni after loss
Sharjah | Saturday, 2020 5:15:05 AM IST
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captain MS Dhoni on Friday admitted that his team's chances of making it to the playoffs this season may have all but ended after their 10-wicket thrashing at the hands of Mumbai Indians on Friday, saying that the team would now ... read..


CSK woes continue as they lose to MI by 10 wkts
Sharjah | Saturday, 2020 4:45:06 AM IST
Trent Boult's 4/18 followed by an unbeaten 116-run opening stand between Ishan Kishan and Quinton de Kock helped the Mumbai Indians (MI) stroll to a 10-wicket win over Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on Friday at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. MI had little under ... read..


Sriram, Naren star in Andhra T20 cricket tournament
Anantapur (Andhra Pradesh) | Saturday, 2020 4:15:06 AM IST
M Sriram's unbeaten 60-ball 75 helped Warriors XI beat Champions XI by six wickets in the Andhra T20 cricket tournament here on Friday. ... read..


Curran played a 'very crucial knock for CSK', says Raina
Sharjah | Saturday, 2020 4:15:06 AM IST
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) all-rounder Sam Curran on Friday garnered praise from Suresh Raina after the 22-year-old England player's half-century dragged his team to 114/9 wickets at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium against Mumbai Indians. ... read..


Curran's 52 pulls listless CSK to 114/9
Sharjah | Saturday, 2020 3:45:06 AM IST
Sam Curran's 52 pulled a listless Chennai Super Kings to 114/9 wickets as they struggled to keep up with Mumbai Indians' bowlers led by a clinical Trent Boult in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match here on Friday. Boult recorded figures of 4/18. ... read..


After successful angioplasty, Kapil eager to play golf (2nd Ld)
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 3:15:06 AM IST
Kapil Dev, India's first World Cup-winning cricket captain who underwent a successful emergency coronary angioplasty here, is hale and hearty and already thinking of getting to the golf course for another round. ... read..


Ganguly's BCCI team completes one year, crippled by Corona
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 2:15:06 AM IST
The Sourav Ganguly-headed dispensation, a combination of four groups within the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), completed one year in power on Friday. But except for the conduct of the Indian Premier League (IPL), they don't have many achiev ... read..


CSK captain Dhoni brings in youngsters, to no avail
Sharjah | Saturday, 2020 2:15:06 AM IST
After being criticised for not giving enough opportunities to youngsters, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) skipper MS Dhoni brought in young batsmen Ruturaj Gaekwad and N Jagadeesan only to see his team's batting order hit a new low against Mumbai Indians (MI) h ... read..


Shukla reprimands SRH, RR for bringing in regionalism in banter
Dubai | Saturday, 2020 1:45:06 AM IST
Former IPL Governing Council (GC) chairman Rajeev Shukla said that Rajasthan Royals (RR) and SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) using regional and cultural symbols like food during friendly banter on social media is "not appropriate for the spirit of the game". ... read..


Worn-out track due to AFL ties may force ODIs out of Gabba: Report
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 1:15:06 AM IST
A turf worn out due to a long and delayed Australian Football League (AFL) -- Australian rules football -- season in Brisbane's Gabba has emerged an issue ahead of the planned matches between India and Australia, according to the Australian media. ... read..


MI win toss, choose to bowl against CSK
Sharjah | Saturday, 2020 1:15:06 AM IST
Mumbai Indians (MI) won the toss and chose to bowl against the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at the Sharjah International Stadium on Friday. MI are without captain Rohit Sharma due to a hamstring injury and Kieron Pollard is leading the side in his absence. ... read..


Get well soon paaji: Cricket fraternity wishes Kapil Dev speedy recovery
New Delhi | Friday, 2020 10:15:06 PM IST
The cricket fraternity on Friday took to social media to wish speedy recovery to 1983 World Cup-winning Indian captain Kapil Dev who has undergone an angioplasty. ... read..


IPL: Ben Stokes's failure with the bat hurting RR bowling
New Delhi | Friday, 2020 9:45:06 PM IST
Ben Stokes's failure with the bat is affecting Rajasthan Royals in more ways than one. ... read..


Dazzling fielding efforts in IPL 2020 so far
New Delhi | Friday, 2020 9:45:06 PM IST
While T20 is said to be tailor-made for batsmen, bowlers and fielders do have important roles to play. Like previous seasons, Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 has also witnessed some of the finest acrobatic efforts on the field in the 40 matches that have ... read..


Para-archer Ankit discharged from hospital, in-home isolation for 10 days
Sonepat (Haryana) | October 23, 2020 9:42:28 PM IST
Para-Archer Ankit, who was hospitalised last week after testing positive for coronavirus, has been discharged and will be in-home quarantine for ten days, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) said on Friday. ... read..


IPL 13: We're monitoring progress of Rohit's recovery, hopefully, he will be fit soon, says Pollard
Sharjah | October 23, 2020 9:12:33 PM IST
Mumbai Indians star all-rounder Kieron Pollard on Friday said the team is monitoring skipper Rohit Sharma's progress with the hamstring injury. ... read..


ISL: Mumbai City FC sign goalkeeper Phurba Lachenpa
Mumbai | Friday, 2020 8:45:06 PM IST
Mumbai City FC on Friday announced the signing of goalkeeper Phurba Lachenpa ahead of the 2020-21 season of the Indian Super League (ISL). The 22-year-old joins the Islanders on a contract that will keep him at the club until 2024. ... read..


England men's team agree to 15 pc pay cut for one-year
London | October 23, 2020 8:42:28 PM IST
England men's centrally contracted cricketers have agreed to a 15 per cent pay cut for a 12-month period from October 1, 2020, following an agreement between the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and the Team England Player Partnership (TEPP) on Frida ... read..


Sussex Cricket appoints Gary Wallis as Community Cricket Director
Sussex | October 23, 2020 8:42:23 PM IST
England's County Cricket Club Sussex on Friday appointed Gary Wallis-Tayler as Community Cricket Director of the club. ... read..


Due to historic significance, we picked Red Fort to celebrate 'El Clasico', says Jose Antonio
New Delhi | October 23, 2020 8:12:32 PM IST
LaLiga India, Managing Director, Jose Antonio Cachaza on Friday said choosing to roll out the red carpet at seven iconic locations around the world, including the Red Fort here, was done in order to build up the hype of the showpiece event 'El Clasico'. ... read..


Happy to be back on the field: Indian Junior Women's striker Mumtaz Khan
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | October 23, 2020 8:12:26 PM IST
Indian hockey player Mumtaz Khan says he is excited to be back on the field again at the ongoing national camp after nearly six months amid the coronavirus crisis. ... read..


Loss against Kings XI not a wake-up call for DC, says Rabada
Abu Dhabi | Friday, 2020 7:45:06 PM IST
One of Delhi Capitals' top performers this IPL season, pacer Kagiso Rabada believes their five-wicket defeat against Kings XI Punjab was not a "wake-up call" for the team. ... read..


IPL 13: Mumbai Indians win toss, opt to bowl first against CSK
Sharjah | October 23, 2020 7:42:35 PM IST
Mumbai Indians won the toss and elected to bowl first against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) here at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Friday. ... read..


Was under pressure in 2010 Asiad to defend my Doha gold, says Advani
New Delhi | Friday, 2020 7:15:06 PM IST
What makes an athlete special, the ability to lift one's game to a different level altogether when he or she is competing at the highest level. Ace cueist Pankaj Advani has revealed that he was under a lot of pressure to defend his gold medal at the 2010 ... read..


SRH batting hero Manish Pandey blossoms on return to No.3
New Delhi | Friday, 2020 7:15:06 PM IST
Manish Pandey on Thursday returned to the number three position in the SunRisers Hyderabad's batting line-up against Rajasthan Royals after being tried at number five in the previous IPL 2020 match without success. ... read..


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