Former India all-rounder Manoj Prabhakar appointed Nepal cricket coach

NEW DELHI: Former India all-rounder Manoj Prabhakar has been appointed head coach of the Nepal cricket team. Prabhakar succeeds Pubudu Dassanayake, who stepped down from the position in July to take up head coach’s role with Canada. Prabhakar, who featured in 39 Tests and 130 ODIs for India between 1984 to 1996, has previously coached […]

Sunil Chhetri, Manisha Kalyan named men’s and women’s AIFF Footballer of the Year

NEW DELHI: National captain Sunil Chhetri was on Tuesday named the AIFF Men’s Footballer of the Year for the seventh time while Manisha Kalyan was picked for her maiden honour in the women’s category for the 2021-22 season. Chhetri and Kalyan were nominated as the winners by their respective national team coaches Igor Stimac and […]

CWG 2022: Sindhu, Sen win maiden CWG singles titles as India sweep singles competition

Birmingham: Superstar P V Sindhu and young gun Lakshya Sen lived up to expectations by grabbing gold medals as India swept the singles badminton competition at the Commonwealth Games for the first time, here on Monday. India’s sporting icon Sindhu added a CWG gold to her already bulging collection with a convincing straight game win […]

President Murmu, PM Modi praise Sindhu after she wins gold

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded ace badminton player PV Sindhu as phenomenal and champion of champions on Monday after she won the gold medal in the singles at the Commonwealth Games event. Sindhu added a Commonwealth singles gold to her wide array of medals with a convincing straight-game win over Canada’s Michelle Li […]

Sharath Kamal, Nikhat Zareen to be India’s flagbearers for closing ceremony

Birmingham: Star paddler Sharath Kamal and world champion boxer Nikhat Zareen have been named India’s flagbearers during the closing ceremony of the Commonwealth Games here on Monday. The 40-year-old Sharath has a rich haul of four medals in this edition of the Games, having won the men’s team and mixed team gold and a silver […]

T20 Open Cricket Championship-2022 commences at Bandipora

BANDIPORA: The Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Bandipora, Waseem Raja on Monday inaugurated the 4th T20 Open Cricket Championship-2022 at S.K Stadium, here. The championship has been organised by Hashmee Cricket Club Bandipora in collaboration with District Administration Bandipora and District Election Office Bandipora. The 4th T20 Open Cricket Championship-2022 is powered by Ali’s Sports Academy […]

Duleep Trophy back in old format, Irani Cup slotted in calendar

New Delhi: The Duleep Trophy, back in the calendar in its old zonal format after three years, will kick-start the Indian domestic season from September 8 with 1500 games across all age-groups over a period of six months, the BCCI said on Monday. “The prestigious Duleep Trophy will mark the start of a full-fledged season, […]

5th T20I: Iyer, spinners complete 4-1 Windies rout

Lauderhill: Shreyas Iyer roared back to form with a stroke-filled 64 while the spinners picked up all the 10 wickets as India recorded yet another one-sided 88-run victory over West Indies to wrap up the five-match T20 International series by a comprehensive 4-1 margin here. It was Iyer’s half-century and useful contributions from Deepak Hooda […]

Former India players want ex-captain Bhaichung Bhutia to contest for AIFF president’s post

NEW DELHI: With half of the electoral college for the upcoming elections of All India Football Federation (AIFF) made up of former players, some of the ex-India international players feel that the legendary Bhaichung Bhutia should contest the polls for the post of president. The Supreme Court, after a hearing on Wednesday, had approved the […]

England all-rounder Moeen Ali fears losing 50-over cricket due to unsustainable schedule

LONDON: England all-rounder Moeen Ali has warned that other players could follow teammate Ben Stokes in quitting one-day internationals and that the format could become completely obsolete if nothing is done to fix the game’s hectic calendar. Stokes, England’s Test captain, announced his shock retirement from 50-over cricket at the age 31 last month, citing […]