Locals have high hopes from indoor stadium in Pulwama, but slow construction disappoints

Locals have high hopes from indoor stadium in Pulwama, but slow construction disappoints

Anantnag: The sluggish pace of work on the indoor stadium being built here in Rajpora area of Pulwama district has left sports enthusiasts as well as the general public of the area disappointed. The stadium was sanctioned in late 2016 and the construction work was started in 2017 by a Chandigarh-based contractor. The stadium was […]

Kohli’s return will create a big hole, India-Australia series’ fate lies on selection choices: Ian Chappell

SYDNEY: The legendary Ian Chappell believes that Virat Kohli’s departure after the first India-Australia Test next month will leave a “big hole” in the visiting line-up, creating a selection dilemma which could ultimately decide which way the series goes. Kohli will return home after the first Test in Adelaide from December 17 to 21, to […]

Afridi to lead Galle Gladiators in inaugural LPL

KARACHI: Former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi will lead Galle Gladiators franchise in the coronavirus-hit inaugural Lankan Premier League (LPL) Twenty20 tournament to be played in Hambantota, Sri Lanka from November 26 to December 16. Afridi was on Saturday named captain of the Galle Gladiators team, which has been brought by Pakistani businessman, Nadeem Omar who […]

Ready to bat anywhere, will leave it to team management: Rohit Sharma on Australia tour

NEW DELHI: He has enjoyed and revelled in his new role as a Test opener, but Rohit Sharma is ready to be flexible about his batting position in the eagerly-anticipated Test series against Australia as per the demands of the team management. The senior batsman is expected to play a big role alongside Test vicecaptain […]

5-year Bandipora kid wins gold medal in Wushu

Bandipora: A five-year old kid from Sumbal town of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district has won a gold medal in 10th District Wushu championship here. Five-year old Emaad Hassan Son of Tahir Hassan Chilkey from Inderkote Sumbal won the gold medal in the Wushu championship organised by District Wushu Association Bandipora. Emaad’s father, Tahir Chilkey is […]

Motivation has never been a problem for Kohli, feels Stoinis

SYDNEY: Virat Kohli is more than hundred percent charged up every time he takes the field and the Australian team is preparing in equal measure to counter the threat posed by the Indian captain, said all-rounder Marcus Stoinis. Kohli, who is heading family way in January, will be returning after playing the six white-ball games […]

ICDS G’bl organises sports activities under BBBP at Gadoora

SRINAGAR: The ICDS department in collaboration with District Youth Services and Sports department today organized sports activities under Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao (BBBP) at Govt. College of Physical Education Stadium, Gadoora. Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal, Shafqat Iqbal was the Chief Guest on the occasion. During the program, various sports activities were organised like Cricket, Tug of […]

Malik, Hafeez, Wahab & Aamir to receive match fees in ‘A’ category

KARACHI: Senior cricketers Shoaib Malik, Muhammad Hafeez, Wahab Riaz and Muhammad Aamir have received a pay boost after being denied central contracts by the Pakistan Cricket Board. The quartet has been informed that since they don’t have central contracts they will now receive match fees in the ‘A’ category which they were previously being paid […]

My IPL performance has taken pressure off this Australia tour, says Shami

SYDNEY: India’s craftiest pacer Mohammed Shami is in the “right zone” after his impressive performance in the IPL, allowing him to prepare for the big Test series against Australia “without any pressure”. Shami had his best IPL season as his 20 wickets for Kings XI Punjab, including a spectacular defence of five runs in a […]

Shahid Afridi in cricket administration? might just happen someday, says the big-hitter

New Delhi: It’s not an immediate goal for him but former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi says he wouldn’t mind trying his hand at cricket administration some time in future to give back to the game in his country. Speaking to PTI, the flamboyant all-rounder said he would like to take Pakistan cricket to the top […]