Minimum age policy Player must be 15-years-old to play international cricket, says ICC

DUBAI: International Cricket Council (ICC) Board has introduced a minimum age policy for players to play international cricket and according to that, the cricketer must be 15-year-old to play the game globally. “The Board confirmed the introduction of minimum age restrictions for international cricket to improve safeguarding of players which will apply across all cricket […]

Khrew Premier League: Mukarram XI beats FCC Lasjan, enters into finals

SRINAGAR: Mukarram XI beat the FCC Lasjan by a narrow margin of two runs in the semifinals of Khrew Premier League played at Aazad stadium, Khrew, in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Thursday. Skipper Mohammad Mukarram won the toss and opted to bat first on a batting paradise. Mukarram XI’s opening batsman Shahid scored a […]

ISL success will inspire other sports, drive fear of COVID away: Ganguly

KOLKATA: The start of India’s football season amid the COVID-19 pandemic has the country’s cricket boss Sourav Ganguly excited as he believes a smooth ISL would go a long way in driving away the “fear” of conducting big events across the nation. Ganguly, who co-owns ATK Mohun Bagan football club, on Thursday hoped that the […]

Indian players will feel extra pressure without Virat Kohli in Tests: Ricky Ponting

SYDNEY: India will “not be clear in their own mind” about their batting order after the departure of talismanic captain Virat Kohli at the end of first Test Down Under, feels Australian great Ricky Ponting. The 32-year-old Kohli has been granted paternity leave by the BCCI to be with his wife for the birth of […]

England to visit Pakistan after 16 years for a T20I series

KARACHI: England will make their first trip to Pakistan in 16 years for a two-match T20 International series next October as part of a reciprocal agreement reached between the two cricket boards. The two games, to be held in Karachi on October 14 and 15, will form part of the build-up ahead of the T20 […]

CS reviews status of sports infrastructure in J&K

JAMMU: The Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam Wednesday chaired a meeting to review the sports facilities being developed in Jammu and Kashmir. The Chief Secretary impressed upon the Youth Services and Sports Department to seek assistance of the leading sports personalities of the country and UT in providing training to the next generation of […]

Delegation of J&K Olympic Association calls on Lt Governor

JAMMU: A delegation of Jammu and Kashmir Olympic Association Wednesday called on Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha here at Raj Bhavan. The delegation led by its President, Prof. (Dr) Ashutosh Sharma comprising its office bearers apprised the Lt Governor about various issues pertaining to the development of sports sector in J&K; engaging well educated international and […]

Body-building contest held at Pattan

SRINAGAR: Showkat Ahmad Hurrah of Hamre, Pattan lifted the “Sher-e-Pattan” title at the bodybuilding competition organised by 10 sector’s 29 Rashtriya Rifles with assistance from local Gym held at Pattan on Wednesday. Gazi Khan of Kreeri was adjudged as runners-up. Around 23 bodybuilders from Pattan area had participated in the competition, which was held in […]

Bumrah, Shami likely to be rotated for limited-overs series against Australia

NEW DELHI: India’s premier strike bowlers Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami are unlikely to play all the upcoming six white-ball games against Australia as the team management would like to keep them battle-ready for the four-Test series starting December 17. India are starting their two-month tour of Australia with three ODIs followed by as many […]

Virat and Co undergo Test match simulation during training

SYDNEY: The limited-overs competition awaits them first but Indian players, led by captain Virat Kohli, seemed focussed on next month’s Tests against Australia as they practised in simulated long-format match conditions complete with pacers using red and pink balls here on Tuesday. All the top batsmen and bowlers, who are in all the three squads, […]