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ICC World Cup 2019: India beat South Africa by 6 wickets

India began the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 with a six-wicket victory over South Africa in Southampton with Rohit Sharma slamming his 23rd one-day century, his second in world cup. The Indian vice-captain remained unbeaten on 122 as the Men…

Sri Lanka’s batting is a real concern, says Jayawardene

Former skipper Mahela Jayawardene is concerned about Sri Lanka’s batting in this World Cup, saying the 1996 champions will need to put up a better show with the willow to give their bowlers more freedom. Sri Lanka crumbled to 136…

Kiren Rijiju promises greener stadiums, academies

New Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju Wednesday announced that all SAI Stadiums and academies will be environment-friendly. The minister, who took charge a few days ago, also pledged his support for a greener earth as he planted saplings of Ashoka tree…

Indoor shooting range to come up in Mohali

An “Olympic standard” indoor shooting range will come up in Mohali by March 2020, Punjab Sports Minister Rana Gurmeet Singh Sodhi said here Tuesday. The two-storey range will have 80 targets and will also be equipped with electronic scoreboard. “The…

Hafeez hails ‘total team effort’ as Pakistan shock England

Mohammad Hafeez saluted Pakistan’s “total team effort” after they stunned hosts England with a 14-run victory over the tournament favourites at Trent Bridge on Monday. Hafeez earned the man-of-the-match award for his influential innings of 84 from 62 balls as…

England Captain blames poor fielding after shocking defeat to Pakistan

England captain Eoin Morgan has blamed his side’s sloppy fielding after the tournament favourites were shocked by Pakistan in the ICC World Cup here. England were flawless in the field in their opening win over South Africa at the Oval,…

India under-19 to take on Russia in Granatkin Memorial

India under-19 will look to begin their campaign on a winning note when they lock horns with hosts Russia in their opening game of the Granatkin Memorial Tournament in Saint Petersburg on Tuesday. The tournament held in memory of first…

Redemption for Salah as Liverpool beat Tottenham to win Champions League

Mohamed Salah was off injured within 30 minutes of last year’s Champions League final but celebrating inside two minutes of this one. The last props of the opening ceremony were not even down the tunnel when Salah lashed his penalty…

Croatian Igor Stimac set to be appointed Indian football team coach

Croatia’s World Cupper and former manager Igor Stimac is set to become Indian football team’s head coach after the AIFF Technical Committee Thursday recommended his name for the top job. The 51-year-old Stimac who was a member of the Croatian…

First wave of Tokyo 2020 Olympic tickets up for grabs

The first tickets for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics went on sale on Thursday, with Japanese residents able to enter a lottery to watch the sport of their choice. Tickets for the 33 sports range from the cheapest general tickets at…

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