IPL 2020: CSK player, multiple staff members test Covid-19 positive

NEW DELHI: A current Indian limited-overs cricketer is among multiple members of the Chennai Super Kings contingent who have tested positive for Covid-19, forcing the franchise to extend its quarantine period in Dubai ahead of the IPL. A league source revealed that all Covid-19 positive results came during day 1, 3 and 6 of testing […]

Australia impose further restriction on use of sweat for England tour

MELBOURNE: Cricket Australia (CA) has restricted its players from using sweat from the head, face and neck to shine the ball during the upcoming limited overs tour of England in a bid to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission. The International Cricket Council (ICC) has banned the use of saliva on the ball as an […]

Three National Sports Award winners test positive for COVID, not to attend virtual ceremony: SAI

NEW DELHI: Three winners of this year’s National Sports Awards, including badminton player Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, have tested positive for COVID-19 and will not attend the virtual ceremony on August 29, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) said on Thursday. The SAI said that 65 of the 74 awardees will attend the first-ever virtual National Sports […]

COVID Impact: TTFI planning national meet with only singles events unless ‘vaccine’ out in market

NEW DELHI: The Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) wants to host the senior National Championship in November subject to government approval albeit with only singles event in the wake of rising cases of COVID-19. In its bid to organise an event in bio-secure environment with least health safety concerns, the TTFI doesn’t want to […]

AIFC and Football Coaches Australia sign MoU for development of game

MUMBAI: The Association of Indian Football Coaches (AIFC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Football Coaches Australia (FCA) to assist each other in development of football in the two countries. According to a statement issued by AIFC, the two bodies will look to encourage the involvement of more female coaches and increase access […]

Kohli, Sharma maintain top spots in ODIs; big leap for Crawley, Anderson in Tests

DUBAI: Indian captain Virat Kohli and his deputy Rohit Sharma maintained their supremacy at the top of the ICC ODI rankings for batsmen, occupying the first and second spots respectively in the latest list released on Wednesday. Australian run-machine Steve Smith continued to top the chart in Tests and he is followed by Kohli and […]

I can reach the 700-wicket mark, says James Anderson

SOUTHAMPTON: James Anderson is far from being done after becoming the first pacer to amass 600 Test wickets and he sees no reason why he can’t enter the 700-club alongside Shane Warne and Muttiah Muralitharan even though he has hit 38. Anderson is the fourth-highest wicket-taker in Tests and reached the 600- wicket milestone by […]

India footballers hail Jhingan, captain Chhetri calls him perfect role model

NEW DELHI: Some of India’s top footballers, including national team captain Sunil Chhetri, lavished rich praise on defender Sandesh Jhingan for winning the Arjuna award. Jhingan is the 27th footballer to win the prestigious award. Mercurial striker Chhetri, who received the Arjuna in 2011 and the Padma Shri in 2019, expressed his delight and termed […]

Due to bio-bubble restrictions, unable to invite you for the start of IPL: Jay Shah to state units

NEW DELHI: Officials of BCCI’s state units won’t be able to attend “at leastthe beginning” of the IPL because of the strict bio-bubble in place for the tournament beginning September 19 in the UAE, board secretary Jay Shah informed the member associations on Tuesday. Shah is confident that by the business end of the tournament, […]

Several matches in organized by YSS

SRINAGAR: On the second consecutive day Youth Services and Sports(YSS) Srinagar organises 8-matches in Kho Kho,Cricket & Football The two semifinals and a final match were played in KHO – KHO at Ghss Chattabal.The first semi- final was played between zone Hawal and zone Nishat which latter won by t by 13 points. The second […]