Dhoni announces retirement from international cricket through Instagram post

New Delhi: Two-time World Cup-winning former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni retired from international cricket on Saturday, ending over one year of suspense and also an era during which his often unorthodox leadership and finishing skills became the stuff of legends. “Thanks a lot for ur love and support throughout. from 1929hrs consider me as […]

SLC sounds out BCCI to play host to England’s Test tour of India early next year: Report

OLOMBO/NEW DELHI: Sri Lanka Cricket has sounded out BCCI its willingness to host India’s Test series against England scheduled early next year, if the neccesity arises in view of the raging COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report here. With India’s COVID-19 cases surging, England’s scheduled five-match Test series in India early next year could be […]

Sports Minister Rijiju virtually launches Fit India Freedom Run

NEW DELHI: Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Friday virtually launched the Fit India Freedom Run, a country-wide event that promises to become a fitness phenomenon. In the current scenario with the COVID-19 pandemic creating havoc across the country, participants will be allowed to run at their own place and at their own pace at a […]

Defending champions Spain among European teams to play in FIFA U-17 Women’s WC in India

MUMBAI: Defending champions Spain, England and Germany were on Friday named for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup to be held in Indianext year on the basis of their rankings, after the European qualifying tournament was cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic. The Local Organising Committee (LOC) said in a media statement that the European governing […]

PCB ropes in Yousuf, Razzaq as coaches of its High Performance Centre

KARACHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has roped in former captain Mohammad Yousuf and all-rounder Abdul Razzaq as coaches of its High Performance Centre (HPC) in Lahore. According to a PCB source, besides Yousuf and Razaq another former Test cricketer Basit Ali has also been offered a coaching position in the HPC, which is being […]

Tehsildar, ZEO Pampore distribute sports kits among students

PAMPORE: Tehsildar Pampore along with Zonal Education Officer Pampore on Thursday distributed among meritorious students. Speaking on the distribution ceremony Tehsildar Pampore Ishtiyaq Mohi-ud-Din said the motive of distributing kits among students is to encourage them to attract them towards indoor sports as outdoor sports activities got affacted due to lockdown. ZEO Pampore, Mushtaq Ahmad, […]

30th anniversary of first ton Sialkot: sowed seeds of Manchester hundred, says Tendulkar

NEW DELHI: Test-saving hundreds have become extinct now but Sachin Tendulkar carved out one such innings exactly 30 years ago, the seeds of which were sown during one afternoon in Sialkot, eight months prior to that gloomy Manchester day. It was on August 14, 1990, that Tendulkar scored the first of his 100 international centuries, […]

NCA Injury Surveillance Report: Most cricketers suffered from shoulder and knee problems in 2019-20

NEW DELHI: A majority of India’s domestic cricketers endured shoulder or knee injuries during the season gone by, says the first ever ‘Injury Surveillance Report’ prepared by the Rahul Dravid-led National Cricket Academy (NCA), which is also working towards the introduction of a virtual learning platform. The 48-page report, accessed by PTI, states that between […]

Langer advises young sportspersons to stay away from social media

MELBOURNE: Australian head coach Justin Langer has one piece of advice for young sportspersons across the world: stay away from social media. With the advent of social networking sites, sportspersons around the world, at times, have to deal with abusive and threatening messages online and Langer believes “zero social media” is the key. “If I […]

Edu-tech company Unacademy picks bid papers, set to fight for IPL title sponsorship rights

NEW DELHI: Education technology company Unacademy, which is already one of IPL’s sponsors, is eyeing the league’s title sponsorship rights now and is set to submit its bid to replace Chinese mobile phone company Vivo this season. A BCCI official confirmed that Unacademy has picked up the bid papers but refrained from making any comments […]