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Sailor Kumanan makes history, qualifies for Tokyo


Mussanah (Oman): Chennai-based Nethra Kumanan created history, becoming the first Indian woman sailor to secure an Olympic quota place by taking an unassailable lead in the Laser Radial event in the Mussanah Open Championship on Wednesday. Thanks to Kumanan's massive 21-point lead over her closest competitor, all that the 22-year-old needs to do on Thursday...

England done and dusted, now the IPL


The Indian cricket team has done magnificently well with their resounding win over England in all formats of the game. The Test series was important since a convincing series win was required for India to qualify for the World Test Championship final against New Zealand in June. India, having lost the first Test match, came...

Fresh Covid cases in Europe hit athletes’ training plans


New Delhi: Travel restrictions and a spike in coronavirus cases across Europe has temporarily halted exposure-cum-competition plan for the core group of Indian athletes, says Adille Sumariwalla, president of the Indian Athletics Federation. "It's a worrying factor. We had plans to send Olympic hopefuls to Europe soon after the National Federation Cup athletics meet (that...

Rabindra to race in European GT4 Championship


Bengaluru: India’s Akhil Rabindra has announced that he will be racing in the 2021 European GT4 Championship for AGS Events Racing team. Rabindra will be the only Indian driver in the championship this season. The 24-year-old racer first represented AGS at the French GT4 Championship. HE is the only Asian to have made it to...

Kohli says playing in bio-bubble tough

Post Date: April 1, 2021

Pune: After winning a closely-contested series against England, India skipper Virat Kohli questioned the scheduling of the matches and hoped that the authorities will look into it. "Scheduling needs to be looked at in the future, [especially] in these times. Because playing in bio-bubbles will be difficult, and everyone can't have the same mental capacity...

India hang on to win 3rd ODI, clinch series 2-1


Pune: India survived a scare from England all-rounder Sam Curran (95 not out off 83 balls) as they managed to beat England by a slender 7-run margin in the third and final One-day International here at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium to clinch the 3-match ODI series 2-1. Curran, who got a couple of lives,...

Rohit, Shikhar to open in 1st ODI: Kohli

Post Date: March 23, 2021

Pune: Shikhar Dhawan, who was dropped from the playing eleven after the first T20I, will open the batting with Rohit Sharma in the first ODI against England at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, India skipper Virat Kohli said on Monday. India has featured four opening combinations in the recent five-match T20 International series against England with Kohli and Sharma opening in the final...

Kohli opened and played captain’s knock in series winner


Ahmedabad: Sealing a 3-2 win in the five-match series, India defeated England by 36 runs in the fifth and final T20I here last Saturday. The visitors could only muster 188 for eight in 20 overs, in response to India's target of 225 runs. The hosts were in top form, putting in an excellent start after...

Jasprit Bumrah ties knot with Sanjana Ganesan


Panaji: India pace bowler Jasprit Bumrah got married to TV sports presenter Sanjana Ganesan at a private ceremony in Goa, where a limited number of people were present. Bumrah tweeted the pictures of his wedding and wrote a Kahlil Gibran -- a Lebanese American writer -- quote on his timeline: "Love, if it finds you...