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Indian football progressed well in past 10 years but still lot of up catch-up to do: Chhetri

Indian football superstar Sunil Chhetri feels the country has made progress in the past 10 years but still remains far behind other Asian powers in fields such as grassroot development and talent scouting. Chhetri said the country still needs to…

Virat Kohli dismisses speculations of rift with Rohit Sharma

Mumbai: Indian captain Virat Kohli dismissed speculations of a rift with Rohit Sharma calling the reports ridiculous and baffling lies and insisting that he has no issues with his deputy. After India’s ouster from the World Cup, there were stories of…

ICC World Test Championship will add context to five-day game: Kohli

India captain Virat Kohli on Monday said the ICC World Test Championship (WTC), that gets underway on August 1, will add context to the longest format of the game. The inaugural edition will see top nine Test teams — Australia,…

Cottrell salutes Dhoni for his “love for motherland”

West Indies fast bowler Sheldon Cottrell has lauded Mahendra Singh Dhoni for being a Lieutenant Colonel in the Indian Territorial Army by calling the former World Cup-winning captain a true patriot. Cottrell, who became popular during the ICC ODI World…

Bangladesh fined for slow over-rate against Sri Lanka in first ODI

Dubai: Bangladesh team has been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate against Sri Lanka in the first ODI in Colombo on Friday. Chris Broad of the ICC Elite Panel of match referees imposed the fine after Tamim Iqbal’s side was…

Khelo India: Guwahati will host 3rd edition

New Delh: Union Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Saturday announced the schedule of the third edition of ‘Khelo India’. Rijiju took to Twitter and announced the schedule of Khelo India Youth Games 2020, “I am happy to…

BCCI writes to US Embassy over Shami’s visa rejection

New Delh: Ahead of the India-West Indies series, a BCCI source on Saturday revealed that pacer Mohammad Shami’s visa application was initially rejected by the US Embassy as the cricketer’s police verification record was incomplete. However, the source confirmed that…

You have to be a match-winner: Malinga tells young bowlers

London (UK): Sri Lankan pacer Lasith Malinga, who retired from one-day international cricket on Friday, advised budding cricketers that to survive in the sport, they will have to be ‘match-winners’. “My captains expect me to take wickets. I tried my…

Kapil-led CAC to pick India’s next men’s cricket coach

New Delhi: A Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) led by World Cup-winning former captain Kapil Dev was on Friday entrusted with the responsibility of selecting India’s new coach, the interviews for which are expected to be conducted in mid-August. The decision was…

Japan Open: Sindhu out from tournament, loses to Yamaguchi

Tokyo (Japan): Indian shuttler PV Sindhu has been knocked out from the Japan Open as she faced an 18-21, 15-21 defeat at the hands of Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi in the quarter-final clash here on Friday. In the first game, Sindhu…

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