Santosh Trophy's glory days should be brought back: AIFF competition committee chairman

The chairman of the competition committee of All India Football Federation (AIFF), Anilkumar Prabhakaran on Sunday said that the football governing body's main aim is to encourage more participation at all levels.

India U-17 women's football team to play friendly with WSS Barcelona Club

The India U-17 Women's National team are all set to take on the WSS Barcelona club in a friendly match in Spain on Sunday.

Hamilton escapes penalty for wearing nose stud; his Mercedes team fined 25,000 euros

Mercedes Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton has avoided a penalty for wearing his nose stud during the Singapore Grand Prix qualifying after he produced a medical exemption letter -- although his team was fined 25,000 euros as they submitted a scrutineering form saying he wasn't wearing any jewellery.

Djokovic sets up Tel Aviv title clash against Cilic

Serbian tennis ace Novak Djokovic continued to maintain his perfect run at the Tel Aviv Watergen Open with the top seed producing a high-quality semifinal performance to get the better of Russia's Roman Safiullin 6-1, 7-6(3) and reach his fourth tour-level final in 2022.

Sri Lankan players' willingness to learn will take the side a long way in T20 World Cup: Silverwood

Sri Lanka men's cricket team coach Chris Silverwood has said the players' willingness to learn and try new things were the two key aspects he saw could take the side all the way in the ICC T20 World Cup in Australia beginning on October 16.

Suzie Bates' half-century helps White Ferns level series vs West Indies

New Zealand Women, aided by a half-century from Suzie Bates, pulled off a thriller to win the second T20I against the West Indies Women by six wickets with one ball remaining and level the series, at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium on Sunday (IST).

India names 33 probables for Hockey Pro League season opener

A 33-member core group of probables for the national hockey camp starting October 3 to prepare for the Pro League 2022-2023 season opener in Bhubaneswar was announced on Saturday, with almost the big names figuring in the list.

Former India U-19 star Unmukt Chand suffers serious eye injury; says grateful to have survived a possible disaster

Former India Under-19 skipper Unmukt Chand, currently playing for Silicon Valley Strikers in Minor League Cricket (MLC) in the United States, has suffered an eye injury during a cricket match, and said he is grateful "to have survived a possible disaster".

We wanted to erase memories of 2020 and it was the last IPL before mega auction: Ruturaj on historic CSK victory in 2021

Charismatic Chennai Super Kings (CSK) batter Ruturaj Gaikwad has revealed that the second-most successful IPL side was determined to win the trophy in 2021 for two reasons -- to make up for the seventh-place finish the previous year and also the team knew it was going to disperse in the 2022 mega auction.

Women's Asia Cup: Rumana, Shamima help Bangladesh register 9-wicket win over Thailand

Leg-spinner Rumana Ahmed ripped through Thailand's middle order with three wickets while Shamima Sultana hit a 30-ball 49 to help Bangladesh register a nine-wicket win in their first match of Women's Asia Cup at the Sylhet Outer Cricket Stadium on Saturday.

Chennaiyin FC set for pre-season friendly against Odisha FC

Two-time Indian Super League (ISL) champions Chennaiyin FC have returned to training following their Durand Cup 2022 campaign as Thomas Brdaric prepares his side for the 2022-23 ISL campaign.

Australia women consolidate top position in ODIs, T20Is after ICC annual update

In the annual International Cricket Council (ICC) update carried out on Saturday, Australia women's team have established a record margin at the top of the ODI Team Rankings while also increasing their lead in the T20I Team Rankings.

ICC bets on Suryakumar, four others to excel in T20 World Cup in Australia

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has named charismatic India middle-order batter Suryakumar Yadav among five shortlisted players who it feels will shine during the T20 World Cup in Australia beginning on October 16.

'Fingers crossed': Bumrah not out of T20 World Cup yet, says Ganguly

The BCCI president Sourav Ganguly on Friday said that the injured Jasprit Bumrah is still not ruled out of the upcoming T20 World Cup and the clarity on India pacer's availability for the mega event in Australia will come out in the next two or three days.

Winners of upcoming ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2022 to take home a cheque of USD 1.6 million

The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Friday announced the title winners of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2022 will be taking home a whopping cheque of USD 1.6 million.

Chennaiyin FC announce squad for ISL season 9

Chenaniyin FC's 35-man squad for the Hero Indian Super League(ISL) is here with head coach Thomas Brdaric looking to build on a promising Durand Cup campaign that concluded earlier this month.

Djokovic defeats Andujar in Tel Aviv opener

The 88-time tour-level titlist Novak Djokovic cruised past Spaniard Pablo Andujar 6-0, 6-3 to reach the quarterfinals of the Tel Aviv Watergen Open here on Thursday.

Mohd. Siraj replaces injured Jasprit Bumrah in T20I squad against South Africa

The All-India Senior Selection Committee of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Friday named Mohd. Siraj as replacement for injured Jasprit Bumrah for the remainder of the T20I series against South Africa.

Manipal Tigers register thrilling 3-run win against Bhilwara Kings

The eighth match of the Legends League Cricket (LLC) on Monday saw a nail-biting finish as Harbhajan Singh's Manipal Tigers edged out Irfan Pathan's Bhilwara Kings by just 3 runs to register their first win of the League.

India clinch their 21st T20I win in a calendar year; break Pakistan's record set last year

The Rohit Sharma-led India not only defeated Australia in the T20I series at home 2-1 following their thrilling six-wicket victory at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium on Sunday night, the hosts also achieved a unique record of clinching their 21st T20I win in a calendar year -- the most ever recorded by a team in men's T20Is.

Carlsen crushes Indian teenager Arjun Erigaisi to clinch Julius Baer title; breaks 2900 Tour Rating barrier

Norwegian Magnus Carlsen became the first player in the world to break the 2900 Tour Rating barrier following a crushing win over Indian teenager Arjun Erigaisi, and clinched the Julius Baer Generation Cup -- the seventh leg of the USD1.6 million Meltwater Champions Chess Tour.

Women's T20 World Cup Qualifier: Fargana's breezy half-ton guides Bangladesh to win over Ireland in final

Fargana Hoque scored a breezy half-century and leg-spinner Rumana Ahmed grabbed three wickets as Bangladesh defeated Ireland by seven runs to emerge champions in the ICC Women's T20 World Cup Qualifier 2022 here.

Batters will be after bowlers on every ball in a shortened game: Axar Patel

Apart from India captain Rohit Sharma's unbeaten 20-ball 46 guiding India to a series-levelling six wicket win over Australia in eight overs a side affair at Nagpur, left-arm spinner Axar Patel's brilliant spell was very crucial in giving the hosts an early upper hand.

Jhulan Goswami an absolutely lovely human, has been great for the game: Tammy Beaumont

England opener Tammy Beaumont paid a glowing tribute to legendary India pacer Jhulan Goswami, who will retire from international cricket after the third ODI at Lord's, calling her an "absolutely lovely human" who has been "great for the game".

'See you in Hyderabad', says Kohli after India beat Australia

Star India batter Virat Kohli is relishing the win against Australia in the second T20I which helped the hosts level the series against visitors on Friday.

Fond memories from our first ever T20 World Cup win still fresh in memory: Uthappa

Exactly 15 years ago, a young and relatively inexperienced Indian team led by MS Dhoni, held their nerve to beat Pakistan by five runs to win the inaugural T20 World Cup in front of a huge crowd at the Wanderers in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Rohit Sharma 'quite surprised' with his batting, says he didn't quite expect it

India skipper Rohit Sharma has said he is "quite surprised" with his power-hitting in the second T20 International against Australia at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium here on Friday night, adding that he didn't quite expect it.

India's Arjun Erigaisi to take on world champion Magnus Carlsen in Julius Baer chess final

World champion Magnus Carlsen will face off against talented Indian teenager Arjun Erigaisi in the final of the Julius Baer Generation Cup -- the seventh leg of the USD1.6 million Meltwater Champions Chess Tour -- after both players came through tough semifinal contests in the prestigious tournament.

Bangladesh Women secure last spot in T20 World Cup in South Africa

Bangladesh Women managed to defend a small total, thanks mainly to their veteran off-spinner Salma Khatun, as they defeated Thailand by 11 runs to qualify for the ICC Women's T20 World Cup in South Africa in 2023.

We definitely want to win Lord's ODI for Jhulan Goswami: Harmanpreet Kaur

With the three-match ODI series already clinched, India captain Harmanpreet Kaur said her side is now aiming for a victory in the final match at Lord's on Saturday to give veteran pacer Jhulan Goswami an apt send-off from international cricket.

Englishman Steve Kirby confirmed as Zimbabwe men's new bowling coach

Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) on Thursday confirmed the appointment of Englishman Steve Kirby as the new bowling coach of Zimbabwe men's team.

Several injured, unconscious as thousands rush for India-Aus match tickets in Hyderabad

At least 20 people fell unconscious and several people were injured after a pandemonium broke out at the Secunderabad Gymkhana Grounds on Thursday.

Hockey: We want to end the World Cup drought, says Lalit Upadhyay

After an impressive second-place finish at the Commonwealth Games, the Indian Hockey team is keen to leave behind the disappointment of the 2018 FIH World Cup in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.

Gave myself freedom to look for shots after reaching fifty: Harmanpreet Kaur

On a cloudy Wednesday at St Lawrence Ground in Canterbury, India captain Harmanpreet Kaur lit up the match with some magnificent shots to finish unbeaten on a monumental 143 off just 111 balls, taking India to 333/5 and set the base for an 88-run victory over England.

ENG v IND: Harmanpreet Kaur's powerful hundred helps India to clinch maiden ODI series in England

Led by Harmanpreet Kaur's fifth ODI century, India women's cricket team defeated England by 88 runs in the second ODI at the St Lawrence Ground in Canterbury to clinch their maiden limited overs series in the country in 23 years.

Shakib misses out as Bangladesh name squad for UAE tour

Bangladesh will be without the services of their skipper Shakib Al Hasan for the tour of UAE, as they amp up preparations for the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia.

Mandhana No.2 in latest ICC T20 ranking for batters; displaces Australian stalwart Lanning

India opener Smriti Mandhana, following her recent performance in the three-match series against England, has taken the No. 2 spot in the ICC T20I rankings for batters, pushing Australian stalwart Meg Lanning to the third spot while also having the top spot -- currently held by another Australian Beth Mooney -- in her sights.

FIH Pro League games against big teams will test our preparedness for World Cup: Mandeep

Indian men's hockey team forward Mandeep Singh is looking forward to competing against strong teams in the FIH Pro League 2022/23, which will give him and his team the opportunity to test their preparedness ahead of the FIH World Cup in Odisha next year.

Australian Test great David Boon appointed Cricket Tasmania chair

Australian Test great David Boon has been appointed chairman of Cricket Tasmania following a board meeting on Monday.

Shelley Nitschke named Australia women's cricket head coach; replaces Mott in permanent role

Cricket Australia (CA) on Tuesday announced Shelley Nitschke as head coach of the country's women's team for the next four years. The 45-year-old was named interim head coach in May following Matthew Mott's departure to England, and guided Australia to gold in its Commonwealth Games debut in Birmingham in July.

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