Afghanistan skipper hails maiden T20 win against Pakistan

Dubai: Afghanistan captain Rashid Khan hailed the team’s maiden T20 victory against Pakistan but said their front-line batters need to improve ahead of the 50-overs World Cup in India later this year. Rashid and his team mates humbled a new-look Pakistan by six wickets in the opening T20 International in Sharjah on Friday. They restricted […]

Outstanding sportspersons call on LG

JAMMU: A delegation of outstanding sportspersons from J&K called on Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha at Raj Bhavan on Saturday. S. Chandeep Singh, International Para Taekwondo Medallist; Danish Sharma, International Judo player & Coach and Appu Jamwal, Wushu National medallist while calling on the Lt Governor discussed with him the implementation of J&K Sports policy. The […]

Nitu Ghanghas is world champion in women’s boxing

New Delhi: Commonwealth Games gold medallist Nitu Ghanghas (48kg) added a World Championship title to her name with a win over Mongolia’s Lutsaikhan Altansetseg at the marquee tournament here on Saturday. The Indian put up a stupendous performance to see off Altansetseg 5-0 and claim the title for the minimum weight category in front of […]

Satwik-Chirag duo enters semi-final of Swiss Open

BASEL: Dynamic Indian doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty has entered the semi-finals of the Swiss Open Super Series 300 badminton event defeating the Danish pair of Jeppe Bay and Lasse Molhede in three hard-fought games. On Friday night, the Indian pair fought off the challenge in 54 minutes, winning 15-21, 21-11, 21-14. […]

In 2022, 13 suspicious cricket matches were played across globe: Sportradar report

New Delhi: There were 13 competitive cricket matches that came under the cloud of suspicion in 2022, according to a review report published by Sportradar Integrity Services. Sportradar Integrity Services unit is an international team of qualified integrity experts who deliver analysis on irregular betting, match-fixing and other forms of corruption in sports. The 28-page […]

With WPL, there’s no reason for men & women’s game to be viewed as different: ICC chairman

New Delhi: Women’s cricket has distinguished itself with the introduction of the WPL and it should not be viewed differently from the men’s game anymore, says ICC chairman Greg Barclay. He said the league will help uplift the women’s game, thanks to the professionalism and money involved. The first edition of the tournament will conclude […]

Salima Tete wins AHF Emerging Women’s Player of the Year award

New Delhi: Indian women’s hockey team midfielder Salima Tete has been honoured with the AHF Emerging Player of the Year Award for her brilliant performance in 2022. The 20-year-old was presented with the award at the Asian Hockey Federation’s (AHF) Annual General Meeting in Mungyeong, Korea. “I sincerely thank the Asian Hockey Federation for recognising […]

Records keep me going: Ronaldo on almost retiring post 2022 World Cup

Riyadh: For Portugal, the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar ended with a 1-0 defeat to Morocco in the quarter finals and Cristiano Ronaldo leaving the pitch in tears. Ronaldo had been dropped from the starting XI in the Round of 16 and the final eight fixtures following reports of friction between him and the […]

AHF honours HI with best organiser award for successfully hosting 2023 FIH WC

New Delhi: Hockey India was on Thursday awarded with the Best Organiser Award by the Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) for the successful hosting of the FIH Men’s World Cup in Bhubaneswar and Rourkela earlier this year. The award was received by HI secretary-general Bhola Nath Singh during the AHF Congress held in Mungyeong, Korea. While […]

India bag silver, bronze in mixed team events at shooting World Cup

New Delhi: India bagged a silver and a bronze in the ISSF Pistol/Rifle World Cup, with the air pistol mixed team pair of Varun Tomar and Rhythm Sangwan clinching the second spot, while the pair of Rudrankksh Patil and R Narmada Nithin securing the third spot in air rifle event on Thursday. India have taken […]