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Suryakumar retains No 1 position in ICC T20 rankings


New Delhi: India's middle order batter Suryakumar Yadav retained his No 1 position with career-high rating points in the latest ICC T2O rankings. Suryakumar has a rating of 910 points after he stroked quickfire innings of 47 during the first match of India's ongoing series against New Zealand in Ranchi as the exciting right-hander maintained his...

Bowlers power India to 2-1 series win over New Zealand


Ahmedabad: A historic maiden T20I century by opener Shubman Gill (126 not out off 63) followed by a dominating performance by bowlers powered India to a clinical 2-1 series victory over New Zealand with a massive 168-run win in the third and final T20I at the Narendra Modi Stadium, here on February 1. In terms of...

Tendulkar, BCCI felicitate WC-winning India U19 women team


Ahmedabad: Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar along with BCCI secretary Jay Shah and other board office-bearers felicitated the Shafali Verma-led side that won the inaugural edition of U-19 Women's T20 World Cup in South Africa, before the start of the third and final T20I between India and New Zealand. The legendary India batter Sachin Tendulkar graced the...

India celebrates after historic Under-19 women’s win


Indians worldover are celebrating after the women's cricket team won the inaugural Under-19 World Cup, in what has been called a landmark moment in the history of women's cricket in India.  India thrashed England by seven wickets in an exciting one-sided final held in South Africa on Sunday.  This is the first women's cricket team to...

Wrestling row: Fissures in WFI after Sports Ministry sets up panel


New Delhi: The ongoing tussle between grapplers and the Wrestling Federation of India has led to friction among the officials of the sport's governing body and informal meetings are on to plan future course if WFI chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh gets sidelined, sources said. The development comes a day after Sports Minister Anurag Thakur announced...

India on to top of ODI rankings with 3-0 series win over NZ


Indore: The Indian cricket team rose to the top of the ICC Men's ODI Team Rankings following their thumping 3-0 clean sweep over New Zealand here. Fantastic centuries by Shubman Gill (112 off 78) and Rohit Sharma (101 off 85), followed by the impressive outing of bowlers (Shardul Thakur (3-45) and Kuldeep Yadav (3-62) powered India...

Suryakumar Yadav wins ICC Men’s T20I Cricketer of the Year award


New Delhi: India's right-handed batter Suryakumar Yadav was named winner of the ICC Mens T20I cricketer of the year 2022 award. He also becomes the first Indian to win the honor. Suryakumar beat competition from England's left-arm pace all-rounder Sam Curran, Zimbabwe's off-spin all-rounder Sikandar Raza and 2021 award winner, Pakistan's wicketkeeper-batter Mohammad Rizwan, to get...

Dutee Chand tests positive for banned substances


New Delhi: Ace Indian sprinter Dutee Chand has been provisionally suspended after testing positive for a prohibited substance during out-of-competition testing. As per the reports, the urine sample of the sprinter was collected on December 5, which returned positive for Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators (SARMs). According to the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), SARMs are a...

India Open: Srikanth loses to Axelsen, bows out in first round


New Delhi: Former World Championships medallist Kidambi Srikanth crashed out in the first round of the Indian Open Super 750 tournament after losing to world no 1 Viktor Axelsen of Denmark. Srikanth lost the match 14-21, 19-21 to the Olympic Champion Axelsen, who won the Malaysia Open Super 1000 last week. This was the Indian's...