Kabaddi World Cup: India are champions

Published on Oct 23 2016 // Sports
AHMEDABAD: Minutes before the semi-final against Thailand on Friday evening, Anup Kumar, the captain of the Indian team, told a presenter that the hosts were about to take the mat in what was going to be their biggest test of the Kabaddi World Cup. Surely, Anup, the battle-scarred veteran was being modest...

Supreme Court curtails BCCI’s financial powers, independent auditor to scrutinise accounts

Published on Oct 21 2016 // India, Sports
Severely curtailing BCCI’s financial powers, the Supreme Court Friday said the cricketing body cannot enter into contracts above a monetary ceiling that will now be fixed by the Lodha panel. The court said the panel would fix a limit on monetary value of contracts and that BCCI would have to seek its...

Sania Mirza completes 80 consecutive weeks as World No.1

Published on Oct 19 2016 // Sports
Sania Mirza completes 80 consecutive weeks as World No.1
NEW DELHI: This week Indian tennis star Sania Mirza’s ‘numero uno’ status in women’s double ranking hit a marvellous 80 consecutive week and she let the world know about the achievement via twitter. To put this achievement in to perspective, only three other women’s doubles...

Important to make sport as professional as possible: Boxing Federation of India chief Ajay Singh

Published on Oct 19 2016 // Sports
Entrusted with the task of undoing four years of damage, Boxing Federation of India (BFI) President Ajay Singh says the bickering that has ruined the sport is not very difficult to control and he is confident of professionalising the set up with his corporate experience. Singh, who is also the Chairman...

Thakur finds himself on sticky ‘ICC’ wicket as SC seeks affidavit

Published on Oct 08 2016 // Sports
Anurag Thakur, the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India, found himself in a tricky situation as the Supreme Court of India asked him on Friday (October 7) to furnish a personal affidavit on his purported request to the International Cricket Council (ICC) to term the Justice Lodha committee-recommended...

Never expose your weaknesses: Sachin Tendulkar

Published on Oct 07 2016 // Sports
Never expose your weaknesses: Sachin Tendulkar
NEW DELHI: His more than two decades long career is a stuff of legends and handing out tips on chasing success, Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar said one should be smart enough to hide weaknesses against rival bowlers. “You can’t expose weaknesses. Once I got hit in the rib-cage. The...

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...

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