BCCI may approach Kumble, Laxman for head coach’s post

NEW DELHI: Life may come to a full circle for Anil Kumble as the Sourav Ganguly-led BCCI might ask him to apply for the post of head coach of the Indian team along with VVS Laxman once Ravi Shastri finishes his term after the T20 World Cup. Kumble was the coach of the Indian team […]

T20 World Cup: MS Dhoni as mentor will help bowlers and introvert players, says Sehwag

NEW DELHI: Mahendra Singh Dhoni was always a bowlers’ captain in white-ball cricket and his presence as team mentor for the T20 World Cup will immensely benefit Jasprit Bumrah and Co, feels former India opener Virender Sehwag. Dhoni was recently named mentor for the mega event by the BCCI. “I am very happy that MS […]

Davis Cup: Prajnesh Gunneswaran, Ramkumar Ramanathan lose, India trail Finland

ESPOO (Finland): Prajnesh Gunneswaran yet again lost to a lower-ranked player in the Davis Cup while Ramkumar Ramanathan went down fighting in the second singles as India trailed 0-2 in the World Group I tie against Finland, here on Friday. Up against Otto Virtanen, ranked as low as 419 in the ATP ranking chart, the […]

New Zealand abandon tour of Pakistan citing security threat; PCB calls it unilateral

Rawalpindi: The New Zealand cricket team on Friday abandoned its ongoing tour of Pakistan before the start of the first ODI here, citing a security threat which the host board insisted did not exist while declaring the pull-out a unilateral move. Trouble began when the first ODI of the white ball series could not begin […]

England to assess ground situation in Pakistan, to decide on tour in next 48 hours

London: Hours after New Zealand cancelled its cricket tour of Pakistan, England’s scheduled tour to the Asian nation was thrown into doubt with the ECB saying that it will assess the ground situation in the strife-torn country and make a decision on the series in the next 48 hours. New Zealand decided to pull its […]

YSS to organize Panchayat Inter-Zone District Level Competitions in J&K

Srinagar: The Department of Youth Services and Sports(YSS) is all set to kick start sports activities in dozens of games at Panchayat, Inter-Zone District Level. Both girls and boys are taking part in good numbers in the sports competitions being played in all the 20 districts of the Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir. Director […]

K L Rahul can be groomed as a future India captain: Sunil Gavaskar

New Delhi: Batting great Sunil Gavaskar feels K L Rahul is captaincy material and should be groomed as a future leader of the Indian cricket team. Gavaskar made the comments after Virat Kohli announced that he would step down from T20 captaincy after the World Cup. Rohit Sharma is set to take over from Kohli. […]

IPL 2021: Mumbai Indians can’t afford trademark slow start, CSK have fantastic shot at title, says Pietersen

LONDON: Former England skipper Kevin Pietersen says defending champions Mumbai Indians can ill-afford a typical slow start when the Indian Premier League (IPL) resumes and MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings have a “fantastic shot” at regaining the title after a poor 2020 season. Four-time winners Mumbai Indians, two-time champions Chennai Super Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore […]

Virat Kohli to step down as India’s T20 skipper after 2021 World Cup

DUBAI: Virat Kohli on Thursday announced he will step down as India’s T20 skipper after the T20 World Cup in UAE but will continue to lead the side in ODIs and Test cricket, a decision that paves the way for Rohit Sharma to captain in the shortest format. “I’ve decided to step down as the […]

India’s ODI tour of New Zealand postponed to 2022

Wellington: India will not be touring New Zealand later in the year due to a packed calendar and COVID-19 related restrictions. India would have had to quarantine for 14 days to play three ODIs as part of the World Cup Super League. A New Zealand Cricket (NZC) spokesperson confirmed to Stuff that the India games […]