PV Sindhu named ambassador for BWF’s ‘i am badminton’ campaign

New Delhi: World Champion P V Sindhu was on Wednesday unveiled as one of the ambassadors for Badminton World Federation (BWF)’s ‘i am badminton’ awareness campaign. The campaign provides a platform for players to express their love and respect for badminton by advocating and committing to clean and honest play. Sindhu, an Olympic silver medallist, […]

Kerala Blasters part ways with head coach Eelco Schattorie

NEW DELHI: Kerala Blasters have parted ways with head coach Eelco Schattorie after one season at the helm of affairs, the Indian Super League side announced on Wednesday. The Dutchman was in charge of the Kochi-based outfit in the ISL 2019-20 and guided the club to a seventh-place finish. “Kerala Blasters FC have parted ways […]

Remaining I-League games cancelled, Mohan Bagan winners

NEW DELHI: The All India Football Federation’s (AIFF) executive panel on Tuesday ratified its league committee’s recommendations to cancel the remaining 28 matches of the I-League in view of the coronavirus-forced lockdown and declare runaway leaders Mohun Bagan as champions. The AIFF also said it is waiting to discuss with the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) […]

Cricket Australia considering five-match Test series against India

SYDNEY: Cricket Australia is considering the prospect of turning its four-match Test series against India later this year into a five-game contest as it continues looking for ways to compensate the financial losses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. India’s tour of Australia will begin with a T20 tri-series in October and is scheduled to end […]

Corruption has damaged Pak cricket as much as Lahore attack on Sri Lankan team: Abbas

KARACHI: Pakistan batting great Zaheer Abbas says the PCB has been “soft” in dealing with corruption in country’s cricket which, according to him, has been as damaging for the game here as the 2009 attack on the Sri Lankan team. The former captain was giving his views on the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) recent move, […]

Contingency planning for T20 World Cup on agenda for ICC meeting

NEW DELHI: The ICC”s Chief Executives Committee (CEC) will discuss the financial implications of the COVID-19 pandemic over a conference call on Thursday in which the World Test Championship and the ODI league schedule will also come up for deliberation. The ODI league was to start in June but the first series under the it […]

Glenn Turner concerned about impact of T20 on cricket

Christchurch: New Zealand legend Glenn Turner is concerned about the impact of T20 cricket on the “more worthwhile forms” of the game and feels that the coronavirus-forced break is a good time to “reassess” the future of the sport. The 72-year-old Turner, who is also the former chairman of New Zealand’s selection panel, believes that […]

KL Rahul to auction cricket gear to raise funds for vulnerable children

New Delhi: Flamboyant India batsman KL Rahul is auctioning the bat he used during the World Cup last year and other memorabilia to raise funds for vulnerable children. In a video message posted on Twitter on his birthday, Rahul said all proceeds from the auction will go to the Aware Foundation, that works to provide […]

Indian players aware, quick to report: BCCI ACU chief on online corrupt approaches

NEW DELHI: The threat of online corrupt approaches does not cause much anxiety to BCCI’s head of Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) Ajit Singh, who says Indian players are well aware of the modus operandi of fixers and are quick to report anything suspect. The ICC ACU head Alex Marshall, in an interview to ‘The Guardian’, said […]

Every captain has a favourite, think Dhoni really backed Raina: Yuvraj Singh

NEW DELHI: It is common for any captain to have a favourite player and when it came to Mahendra Singh Dhoni, it was Suresh Raina, who enjoyed unstinted backing from the former India captain, feels Yuvraj Singh. One of India’s greatest limited-overs cricketers, Yuvraj remembered how Dhoni faced selection dilemma when he had to choose […]