We are talking to BCCI to get more clarity: Kohli on South Africa tour

MUMBAI: India captain Virat Kohli on Thursday said he expects to get more clarity from the BCCI on the upcoming tour of South Africa in the next couple of days and does not want to be left “confused” following the emergence of the new COVID-19 variant — Omicron It is understood that head coach Rahul […]

BWF World Tour Finals: PV Sindhu qualifies for knockouts

BALI: India’s two-time Olympic medallist PV Sindhu progressed to the knockout stage of the BWF World Tour Finals with a straight-game win over Germany’s Yvonne Li in her second group A match on Thursday. The 26-year-old Sindhu, the only Indian to win the prestigious title in 2018 and a finalist a year before, outplayed world […]

Indian women go down to Venezuela 1-2 in four-nation football tournament

MANAUS: The Indian women’s football team went down 1-2 to Venezuela at the Arena da Amazonia and ended its campaign in the four-nation tournament, where they played higher-ranked teams including heavyweights Brazil, without a win. Ranked a place below Venezuela in the FIFA rankings at 57th, India entered their final game of the tour aiming […]

2nd Test: India face welcome dilemma with return of skipper Kohli

MUMBAI: Virat Kohli will return to lead India in the second Test against top-ranked New Zealand on Friday, posing a welcome selection dilemma for the hosts. The Mumbai clash will mark Kohli’s return after he stepped down as Twenty20 captain at the end of the World Cup last month and took a short break. Shreyas […]

ICC Rankings: Shaheen Afridi and Dimuth Karunaratne headline Test ranking changes

DUBAI: Pakistan quick Shaheen Afridi has moved into the top five on the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s Test Player Rankings for the first time, with Sri Lanka’s Dimuth Karunaratne’s golden run with the bat reflected with a move into the top ten. Afridi’s seven-wicket performance in Pakistan’s eight-wicket victory over Bangladesh was the catalyst in […]

If KL Rahul has already been approached by new teams, it is against BCCI guidelines: Punjab Kings

NEW DELHI: IPL franchise Punjab Kings is unhappy about KL Rahul leaving the team despite getting “all the freedom” as captain over the past two seasons and says it would be unethical if he has already been approached by a new franchise. Rahul had replaced R Ashwin as captain ahead of the 2020 season and […]

2nd Test: Sri Lanka claw back as Mendis sparks West Indies collapse

GALLE (Sri Lanka): Ramesh Mendis led the Sri Lanka fightback at Galle with a six-wicket haul to bowl out the West Indies, but the hosts stumbled after returning to bat in the second Test on Wednesday. Sri Lanka were 46-2 at stumps on day three, trailing by just three runs. But they lost Dimuth Karunaratne, […]

World Tour Finals: Sindhu, Srikanth make winning start

BALI: Top Indian shuttlers P V Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth registered straight-game victories to make impressive starts to their respective women’s and men’s singles campaigns at the season-ending BWF World Tour Finals on Wednesday. Sindhu, a two-time Olympic medallist, saw off Denmark’s Line Christophersen 21-14 21-16 in a lop-sided Group A contest after former world […]

NIFF Youth Football League 2021: JK Bank FA beat Baramulla FA by 2-0

SRINAGAR: In the ongoing NIFF Youth Football League 2021three matches were held on Wednesday at Synthetic Turf Football Stadium here. The first match of the day was played between SSFA Srinagar and Sopore FA, which ended in a goalless draw. Ibrahim Imran of Sopore FA was declared as player of the match. Second match of […]

Junior Hockey World Cup: Six-time champions Germany, Argentina enter semis

BHUBANESWAR: Six-time champions Germany and Argentina earned hard-fought wins over Spain and Netherlands respectively to enter the semifinals of the FIH Junior Men’s Hockey World Cup on Wednesday. In the first quarterfinal of the day, Germany eked out a narrow 3-1 win over Spain in the shoot-out after both the teams were locked at 2-2 […]