England’s batting still their nemesis: Hussain

SOUTHAMPTON: England’s batting continues to remain their “nemesis” despite the focus being on stand-in captain Ben Stokes’ questionable decisions in the opening Test against the West Indies, feels former skipper Nasser Hussain. England lost the series-opener by four wickets with Jermaine Blackwood leading West Indies to a memorable victory. Questions were raised even before the […]

Independent adjudicator reserves order on Umar appeal against ban

LAHORE: The independent adjudicator hearing Pakistan cricketer Umar Akmal’s appeal against a three-year ban for failure to report corrupt approaches reserved his order on the matter on Monday. Akmal was banned in April after he failed to report corrupt approaches at the beginning of the currently suspended Pakistan Super League T20 event. He was declared […]

Srinagar XI downs DFA Hajin zone in penalties

Srinagar XI downs DFA Hajin zone in penalties

SRINAGAR: Srinagar XI in a cliffhange beat DFA zone Hajin in a penelty shootout in the Exhibition Football match played at Hajin Sports Ground on Sunday . Both teams started slowly but as the time went by players upped the ante in search of a first goal. It was Striker Tariq Ahmad from DFA zone […]

Rijiju to hold 2-day online meet with state sports ministers to discuss way forward amid COVID-19

NEW DELHI: Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju will hold discussions with sports ministers of all states and union territories from July 14 to figure a way forward as sporting activities begin to resume amid the gradual lifting of the COVID-19 lockdown. The two-day online meeting will review the action taken during the pandemic, and discuss […]

Ganguly hoping for shorter quarantine period for Team India during Australia tour

NEW DELHI: BCCI president Sourav Ganguly wants a shorter than mandated quarantine period for the Indian team when it travels to Australia for a Test series this year as “we don’t want the players to go that far and sit in hotel rooms for two weeks”. The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the rules of the […]

Sprinter Hima Das not worried about qualifying for Olympics, does cycling and plays cricket

NEW DELHI: Star sprinter Hima Das is not losing her sleep over qualifying for the Olympics, having included cycling and a bit of cricket in her “medium-intensity” training regime while taking care to avoid the sweltering summer heat. With no competitions lined up in the near future due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Hima is taking […]

Ganderbal FC beat Naidkha FC by 2-1

SRINAGAR: Ganderbal FC down FC Naidkhai by 2-1 in the ongoing 7th Mushtaq Memorial Football tournament played at Sports ground Hajin on Saturday. Ganderbal FC dominated the proceedings from the outset of the first half and makes several moves from both the flanks, GFC opened the account when striker Ibrahim put the ball in the […]

There is hardly any understanding of sport among people in India: Kiren Rijiju

NEW DELHI: Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Saturday rued that people in India, including some of his colleagues in Parliament, have limited understanding of sports and emphasised on the need to create a sports culture in the country. Rijijiu was amazed that his colleagues felt that people like Jyoti Kumari, Kambala jockey Srinivas Gowda and […]

My instinct says I want to make ODI comeback: Ajinkya Rahane

NEW DELHI: India batsman Ajinkya Rahane is trusting his instincts to make an ODI comeback, a format he last played in February 2018. The 32-year-old said he is mentally preparing himself to play all three formats. “I am ready to bat at any position in ODI cricket, whether opening or No. 4 or whatever, I […]

Asian Beach Games in China postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic

KUWAIT CITY: The Olympic Council of Asia on Saturday postponed the sixth Asian Beach Games, scheduled from November 28 to December 6 in the Chinese city of Sanya, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The unprecedented health crisis has led to cancellation or postponement of many sporting events around the world in the past few months. […]

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