Hockey: India outplay Pakistan 3-1 to enter U-18 Asia Cup final

Published on Sep 29 2016 // Sports
Dhaka: India outplayed Pakistan 3-1 to set up a title showdown with hosts Bangladesh in the Under-18 Asia Cup hockey tournament here on Thursday. Forward Shivam Anand (7th minute), striker Dilpreet Singh (32nd) and captain Nilam Sanjeep Xess (46th) scored for India to make it 3-0 before Amjad Ali Khan...

Lodha panel moves SC seeking removal of BCCI top brass including Anurag Thakur

Published on Sep 28 2016 // Sports
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court today pulled up the BCCI, asking it to “fall in line” after the Justice R M Lodha panel sought removal of the top brass of BCCI, including its President Anurag Thakur and Secretary Ajay Shirke, for non-compliance of the apex court directions. The Lodha panel,...

High level of fear and intimidation prevails in Maldives, says Commonwealth Ministerial Report

Published on Sep 28 2016 // Sports
London : A high level of fear and political intimidation prevails in The Maldives according to a briefing note submitted recently to the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG). The island nation is cautioned that if it continues on this path of coercion of opposition and intimidation there could...

India v New Zealand, 1st Test, Kanpur, Day 5: India beat New Zealand by 197 runs

Published on Sep 26 2016 // Sports
NEW DELHI: Chasing down a target of 434 was never a realistic equation for New Zealand and with only six wickets in hand going in to the final day of India’s 500th Test match, the question was how soon will India wrap the 1st India vs New Zealand Test match at Green Park, Kanpur to take a 1-0 lead...

India tackle New Zealand with eye on Test top spot

Published on Sep 21 2016 // Sports
Kanpur, Sep 21 : Hosts India will be targeting the Test team top spot when they face New Zealand in their historic 500th match starting here on Thursday. The contest is primarily being viewed as a battle between the New Zealand batsmen and the spin-oriented Indian bowlers in conditions favouring the...

Anup Kumar to lead India in Kabaddi World Cup

Published on Sep 20 2016 // Sports
Balwan Singh is the head coach of the squad with E Baskaran as his deputy. Star raider Anup Kumar from Haryana will lead India in next month’s Kabaddi World Cup to be held in Ahmedabad. All-rounder Manjeet Chillar will be Anup’s deputy in the 14-member squad for the tournament that is set to commence...

Davis Cup: Ramanathan shows heart for a fight

Published on Sep 17 2016 // Sports
NEW DELHI: It is not easy getting into the shoes of Ramkumar Ramanathan. The 21-year-old has been fast-tracked into the big league of Davis Cup with India missing the services of top players like Yuki Bhambri and Somdev Devvarman due to injury over the last year. It has not been an easy initiation by...

Amit Kumar Saroha misses bronze medal in Rio 2016 Paralympics

Published on Sep 16 2016 // Sports
India’s Amit Kumar Saroha missed a bronze medal by a whisker in the men’s F51 club throw competition at the Rio Paralympic Games. The 31-year-old Haryana para-athlete was leading initially in the six-round competition with a best throw of 26.63m — which he came up in his second attempt — before...

Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan escapes helicopter crash

Published on Sep 16 2016 // Sports
Dhaka, Sept 16 : Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan escaped a helicopter crash by chance as the mishap occurred after dropping him in the country’s Cox’s Bazar area on Friday. One person was killed in the crash. Several others were injured in the mishap, reports said. The helicopter belonged...

ED books 3 Goa Cricket Association officials in money laundering case

Published on Sep 16 2016 // Sports
Panaji, Sep 16 : The Enforcement Directorate in Goa on Friday started a probe into allegations of money laundering by former top officials of the Goa Cricket Association (GCA) who have been already booked and arrested by the state police for cheating the BCCI to the tune of Rs 2.87 crore. An ED spokesperson...

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