Cricket tournament concludes at Hajin

SRINAGAR:Vijpara Hajin lifts the summit trophy after beating Army13RR COB cricket team in the finals of cricket tournament played at Army Goodwill School Hajin. The tournament was organized by Bandipora police under its Civic Action Programme in which a total of 16 teams paricipated. SHO Police Station Hajin was chief guest on the prize distribution […]

CSK dressing room has a lot of thinking cricketers: Faf du Plessis

JOHANNESBURG: A vital cog in the Chennai Super Kings wheel, the seasoned Faf du Plessis feels the successful IPL outfit’s dressing room comprises many “thinking cricketers”. One of them is their legendary skipper skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni. “With Chennai, my experience there has been that of a calm dressing room. There are a lot of […]

Dravid taught me importance of switching off from cricket: Pujara

NEW DELHI: India’s Test batting mainstay Cheteshwar Pujara cannot describe in words the influence that Rahul Dravid has had on his life but says he will always remain grateful to him for teaching the importance of switching off from cricket. Often compared to Dravid, who was considered the ‘wall’ of Indian cricket, Pujara said he […]

It will be interesting to see what plans India have for Smith: Atherton

KOLKATA: Former England captain Michael Atherton wants to see the game plan employed by Indian pace attack against an unorthodox batsman like Australia’s Steve Smith when the two teams square off at the end of the year. Smith was serving a one year ball tampering suspension when India toured Down Under in 2018-19 and won […]

Share trophy if game is tied, Super Over not needed in ODIs: Taylor

New Delhi: Senior New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor would not mind teams sharing the 50-over World Cup trophy in the rare case of a tie as he strongly believes that Super Over is not necessary in the One-day format. The International Cricket Council (ICC) had attracted a barrage of criticism after England were declared winners […]

Like Dhoni, I try to detach myself from the result: Bhuvneshwar

NEW DELHI: Indian pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar says playing for IPL side Sunrisers Hyderabad has been a turning point in his career as he learnt to handle the pressure of bowling at the death. India’s fierce pack attack is now one of the best in the world and Bhuvneshwar is a key figure in the set-up […]

‘Felt like myself after a long time’: Rohit Sharma on his first outdoor training post lockdown

MUMBAI: India’s white-ball vice-captain Rohit Sharma was back on the field on Thursday as he had his first outdoor training session post relaxation of COVID-19 lockdown. Rohit, who last played competitive cricket during the T20 series in New Zealand before a hamstring injury ruled him out. “Good to be back on the park getting some […]

PCB wants written assurance from BCCI regarding clearance to play in two World Cups in India

KARACHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has asked the ICC to get written assurances from the BCCI that its team would face no problems getting visas to play in the 2021 T20 World Cup and the 2023 50 over World Cup in India. “We are also looking at the fact that the ICC World Cups […]

Sports Ministry withdraws provisional recognition of 54 NSFs after HC order

NEW DELHI: The Sports Ministry on Thursday withdrew provisional annual recognition granted to 54 National Sports Federations (NSFs) on the directions of the Delhi High Court, which asked it to maintain status quo till further orders. The court on Wednesday observed that the ministry didn’t comply with its February 7 order and took the decision […]

Asia Cup will go ahead in either Sri Lanka or UAE, says PCB CEO

KARACHI: The Asia Cup will go ahead as scheduled later this year in either Sri Lanka or the UAE, Pakistan Cricket Board CEO Wasim Khan hasasserted. Khan rejected speculation that the event could be scrapped to make space for the currently suspended Indian Premier League (IPL). “The Asia Cup will go ahead. The Pakistan team […]

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