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 […]

SAI accepts David John’s resignation as

Hockey India’s High Performance Director NEW DELHI: The Sports Authority of India (SAI) on Tuesday said it has accepted Australian David John’s resignation as the High Performance Director of Hockey India. John resigned from his post on August 18 with immediate effect, citing health safety concerns due to the rising COVID-19 cases in India. “He […]

One mistake could spoil the whole tournament: Kohli warns in first virtual team meeting

DUBAI: One mistake could “spoil” the entire tournament, Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli on Monday warned his colleagues in the IPL’s first virtual team meeting, while imploring them to do all they can to keep the bio-bubble secure. It was a team meeting like no other but Kohli meant business straightaway as he urged […]

YSS starts its sports activities

SRINAGAR: The Department of YSS Srinagar kick starts its in Inter Zonal Block sports activities on Monday in Srinagar. The activities were inaugurated by DYSSO Srinagar Balbir Singh. The tournaments were organized in Cricket, football & Kho Kho respectively. The matches were played in different venues under the supervision of Zonal Physical officers of different […]

Quality of cricket in IPL will not suffer due to empty stands: Laxman

DUBAI: Sunrisers Hyderabad’s batting mentor VVS Laxman is confident the quality of cricket will not suffer even if the matches of the upcoming IPL are played in front of empty stands owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. Moved out of India due to the health crisis, the 13th edition of the world’s biggest T20 league will […]

Arjuna Award is fruit of my hard work in last 13 years: Ishant

NEW DELHI: India fast bowler Ishant Sharma says winning this year’s Arjuna Award is the fruit of his hard work in the last 13 years and is proud of himself. The 31-year-old lanky pacer from Delhi said more than him, his family, especially his wife Pratima Singh, is proud of his achievement. Ishant and woman […]