Jul 31

Former India batsman Venugopal Rao quits cricket
Former India batsman Venugopal Rao quits cricket

Former India batsman Venugopal Rao has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.Rao represented India in 16 ODIs, the last of which came in May 2006 against West Indies at Basseterre.The 37-year-old Andhra batsman could amass only 218 runs with a lone fifty to his name in the 11 innings he played for the

Agra rejoices Dhruv Jurel's appointment as India U-19 captain
Agra rejoices Dhruv Jurel’s appointment as India U-19 captain

 With four international cricket stars from Agra, the appointment of Dhruv Jurel as the captain of India U-19 has brought cheers to the Taj city cricket lovers.The BCCI on Monday announced that Dhruv will lead the Indian U-19 cricket team in Youth Asia Cup in Sri Lanka, set to be held from September 3 to

Dalilah Muhammad breaks world 400m hurdles record
Dalilah Muhammad breaks world 400m hurdles record

American sprinter Dalilah Muhammad has broken the world 400m hurdles record at the US Championships.On Sunday, she clocked 52.20 seconds on the final day of action of the championships to achieve the feat. The Olympic champion was 0.14 seconds faster to Yuliya Pechonkina, who had set the previous world record on August 3, 2003. Drawn

After nearly 40 years,Chandigarh finally gets BCCI affiliation

After nearly four decades, Chandigarh has finally received affiliation from the Board of Control for Cricket in India, thus providing an opportunity for the city cricketers to play in BCCI tournament.”Today, in the meeting of BCCI, the affiliation of Chandigarh has been approved. I got the message from BCCI that Chandigarh has been formally inducted

After golds, Hima Das’s culinary skill impress fans

Ace Indian sprinter Hima Das has been the talk of the town ever since she won five gold medals in a single month in Europe. And now she is winning hearts on social media with her cooking skills.In a video making rounds on social media, Hima is seen preparing an Assamese-style dal inside her hotel

MS Dhoni to join his Army battalion in Kashmir from July 31-Aug 15
MS Dhoni to join his Army battalion in Kashmir from July 31-Aug 15

 Indian cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who was awarded the honorary rank of a lieutenant colonel in 2011, will join his battalion in Jammu and Kashmir at the end of the month and carry out duties with the troops, official sources said on Thursday.Dhoni will be with the 106 Territorial Army battalion (Para) from July 31

Tokyo Olympics: India will perform better says Rijiju
Tokyo Olympics: India will perform better says Rijiju

 India will send a good contingent for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Union minister Kiren Rijiju said on Thursday, expressing confidence that the country’s performance at the games will be better.During Question Hour in Lok Sabha, he also said Indian athletes have been performing competitively at the international level in many disciplines.“A good number” of

Devinder Walmiki, Harjeet Singh to play Euro Hockey League
Devinder Walmiki, Harjeet Singh to play Euro Hockey League

Indian hockey players Devinder Walmiki and Harjeet Singh have been signed up by Dutch club HGC for the 2019-20 season during which they will feature in the upcoming Euro Hockey League matches.Walmiki and Harjeet, both midfielders who are not a part of the national team right now, will join the club which is returning to

Cristiano Ronaldo not to face rape charges
Cristiano Ronaldo not to face rape charges

Portugal star striker Cristiano Ronaldo will not face rape charges, US prosecutors have announced.The Juventus and Portugal forward had been accused by Kathryn Mayorga of sexual assault in a Las Vegas hotel in 2009.However, Las Vegas prosecutors said that the claims could not “be proven beyond reasonable doubt”, reports Xinhua news agency. Mayorga claimed to

Hima Das sprints to 400m gold, 5th this month

Ace Indian sprinter Hima Das continued her sensational sprint as she clinched her fifth gold in July by claiming the top honours in a 400-metre race in Czech Republic.The ace Indian sprinter won the gold after she clocked a season-best time of 52.09 seconds in her pet competition at the Nove Mesto nad Metuji Grand

Not fair to win the World Cup like that: Captain Eoin Morgan

England captain Eoin Morgan admitted that he is troubled with the way the 2019 World Cup ended. England and New Zealand played out a match that was tied twice — first in regular play and then in the Super Over — and Morgan’s side won the title on the basis of their superior tally of

No one lost final, there was a crowned winner: Williamson

Coming to terms with the heart-wrenching defeat against England in the World Cup title clash, New Zealand captain Kane Williamson said that “no one lost the final but there was a crowned winner”.On Sunday, Black Caps missed an opportunity to win their first World Cup after losing on boundary count to England in the finals

‘WC 2019 final best white-ball game of all time’

England became the World Cup champions for the first time in cricket history after defeating New Zealand in a pulsating final which ended in a nail-biting Super Over at Lord’s.On Sunday, the Black Caps needed two to win from the final ball but a superb throw from Jason Roy in the deep saw Martin Guptill

Williamson becomes captain with most runs in a single WC

New Zealand’s Kane Williamson on Sunday became the captain with most number of runs in a single World Cup, breaking the 12-year-old record of former Sri Lanka skipper Mahela Jayawardene who had amassed 548 runs in the 2007 edition of the showpiece event. Williamson achieved the feat when he opened his account in the final

‘Is it time to hand over white ball captaincy to Rohit Sharma?’

Following India’s exit from the ongoing World Cup, former Indian Test cricketer Wasim Jaffer thinks opener Rohit Sharma should lead India in the 2023 edition of the showpiece event which will be held in India. “Is it time to hand over white ball captaincy to Rohit Sharma?” tweeted Jaffer on Saturday. He further said: “I

Sunday is a day to look forward to and enjoy: Morgan

England’s resurgence in white-ball cricket has been spoken about quite a bit and to finally see their performance on the biggest stage – the World Cup – has impressed skipper Eoin Morgan. In fact, after the resounding win against Australia in the semi-final, Morgan wants the boys to do a repeat against New Zealand on

We are disappointed, gave everything we had: Kohli

After India’s heart-wrenching defeat to New Zealand in the semi-final of the ongoing World Cup, skipper Virat Kohli expressed gratitude towards the fans and said that the team tried their best in the competition.On Wednesday, India’s worst fears come true as they suffered a top-order collapse during their chase of 240 at the Old Trafford

Yuvi rues not settling with any IPL team

He played a pivotal role in India’s two World Cup triumphs but Yuvraj Singh rued that he could never settle with any particular team in the Indian Premier League despite being among the most sought after for the better part of his career. The swashbuckling allrounder, who retired after a glittering career last month, represented

India not worried about over dependence on Rohit-Kohli-Rahul

A look at the run-scorers list of the Indian team once again brings to the fore the fact that the so-called batting powerhouse is dependent heavily on three batsmen — Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and K.L. Rahul. But the Indian team management has made it clear that they are not perturbed by either the trend

M.S. Dhoni: Not just a name, but an emotion

Remember in 2005, then Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf had become a fan of Mahendra Singh Dhoni for his hairstyle. In fact, Musharraf was so much in awe of Dhoni’s hairstyle during the Pakistan tour of 2006, that he advised him to not get a haircut.However, he did change his hairstyle, probably disappointing the former Pakistan