Vijender Singh in Olympics? Looks unlikely

New Delhi: The International Boxing Association (AIBA) may have thrown the Olympic door open for professional boxers but it is unlikely that Indian star Vijender Singh would be able to grab the opportunity even though he is keen to make it. Professional boxers would be allowed to compete in the Olympic Games in August in […]

Bista slams maiden first class century

Mumbai: Dropped from the Ranji Trophy squad, opener Jay Bista slammed his maiden first class ton to lead Ranji Trophy champions to a strong 386 for 3 on day one of the five-day Irani Cup game against Rest of India on Sunday. At stumps the 41-time national champions were sailing along merrily by riding on […]

Asia Cup: Confident India ready for Bangladesh challenge in final

Asia Cup: Confident India ready for Bangladesh challenge in final

MIRPUR: Unstoppable so far with clinical performances, a formidable India will square off against a passionate and sprightly Bangladesh in their quest for continental supremacy in the final of the Asia Cup Twenty20 cricket tournament, here on Sunday. On paper, India are overwhelming favourites as the ICC rankings (India’s 1st vs Bangladesh’s 10th) suggests. But […]

We assure fool-proof security but ball in PCB court: BCCI

We assure fool-proof security but ball in PCB court: BCCI

New Delhi: The BCCI Friday assured foolproof security to Pakistan for the World Twenty20 in India, a day after the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) threatened to pull out of the mega event citing safety concerns. Asked about PCB chief Shaharyar Khan seeking written assurance from the BCCI and the Indian government, senior Board official and […]

Asia Cup disaster: Afridi’s job is safe, PCB chairman declares

Asia Cup disaster: Afridi’s job is safe, PCB chairman declares

Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Shaharyar Khan has tried to quell speculations about a possible change in the captaincy before the World Twenty20 by declaring that the board had no plans to remove current skipper Shahid Afridi. Khan said the flamboyant all-rounder will remain in charge for the mega event in India. This was […]

‘Hand-eye coordination key behind India’s success in doubles’

Coimbatore: Tennis ace Sania Mirza, who has won three Grand Slams in a row combining with Swiss Martina Hingis, today said “amzaing” hand-eye coordination of Indian players was behind their success in doubles. “In India and part of the sub-continent, the hand-eye coordination is amazing and that works a lot in doubles for us,” she […]

State Football Championship: Pulwama Football Association conduct trials

State Football Championship: Pulwama Football Association conduct trials

Pampore: Pulwama District Football Association on Thursday conducted trials to pick a 20-member squad for the State Football Championship starting from March 16.. The selection trials were held at Iqbal Ground Tanchi Bagh in Pampore area of Pulwama district. According to the organisers, boys from the district performed well and it wasn’t easy to pick […]