Playing tour games on Indian pitches is irrelevant: Steve Smith

Sydney: Former Australia skipper Steve Smith says his team is better off training on its own rather than playing tour games on “irrelevant” Indian pitches ahead of the four-Test Border-Gavaskar series. Australia have decided not to play a single tour game in India during the month-long Test series, primarily due to the hosts serving up […]

Snow football coaching camp ongoing in Pampore

PAMPORE: Etihad Football Club has been conducting a winter coaching camp for youth in Saffron town Pampore of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district. A group of young players of the Saffron Town played football despite heavy snowfall under the supervision of coach Sajid Nazir. The youth continued to practice their game even during snowfall. A group […]

Wrestling row: Babita Phogat joins oversight committee

New Delhi: Commonwealth Games gold medallist wrestler Babita Phogat has joined the oversight committee formed to probe the various allegations against Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh. Formed by the Sports Ministry, the oversight committee is carrying out an enquiry into the allegations of sexual misconduct, harassment, intimidation, financial irregularities and […]

Pak will not have any trouble playing on Indian pitches at WC: Aaqib Javed

New Delhi: Former Pakistan cricketer Aaqib Javed said that Pakistan will not have a difficult time in navigating Indian pitches when they travel there to play the 2023 ODI World Cup. “Pakistan has always given India a tough time in the World Cups. When the Pakistan travel to India for the World Cup, it will […]

U-19 team’s victory provides added inspiration to win elusive world title: Harmanpreet Kaur

Dubai: India skipper Harmanpreet Kaur says the success of the U-19 squad in South Africa will provide an extra dose of inspiration as her team chases an elusive ICC trophy in the Women’s T20 World Cup beginning February 10. India outplayed England to win the inaugural Women’s U-19 T20 World Cup on Sunday. The Women’s […]

Indian men’s hockey team chief coach Graham Reid resigns

New Delhi: Indian men’s hockey team chief coach Graham Reid on Monday resigned from his position following the host nation’s disastrous outing at the just-concluded World Cup. Reid, who was appointed India coach in April 2019, led the team to a historic bronze medal finish at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021. The 58-year-old Australian submitted […]

India win inaugural Women’s U-19 T20 World Cup with thumping win over England

Potchefstroom: India on Sunday won their maiden ICC title in women’s cricket as a bunch of sprightly and talented teenagers lifted the inaugural U-19 World Cup with an emphatic seven-wicket victory over England. The Shafali Verma-led India U-19 squad managed to do what their seniors could not do by clearing the final hurdle in a […]

BCCI announces Rs 5 crore reward

New Delhi: BCCI secretary Jay Shah on Sunday announced a whopping cash reward of Rs 5 crore for the entire India squad following its title winning performance at the inaugural Women’s U-19 T20 World Cup. India recorded a dominating seven-wicket win over England in the final in South Africa. The Shafali Verma-led India U-19 squad […]

Asian Games will be hockey qualifying event for 2024 Olympics: FIH president

Bhubaneswar: The hockey venue for the Hangzhou Asian Games later this year is almost ready and there is no ambiguity about the continental multi-sport event being a qualifier for the 2024 Paris Olympics, International Hockey Federation (FIH) president Ikram Tayyab said on Sunday. The Asian Games, which were to be held last year in the […]

‘Sarfaraz Khan is not just smashing selection doors but burning them as well’: R Ashwin

New Delhi: Mumbai batter Sarfaraz Khan has been accumulating an impressive tally of runs for his state team in Ranji Trophy matches over the past two seasons. Yet the right-hander has failed to make it to the Indian Test squad. In the 2021-22 season, the 25-year-old was the leading run-scorer, accumulating an impressive 982 runs […]

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