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Wait for a possible Indo-Pak clash in hockey


New Delhi: Following India's 10-wicket defeat to Pakistan in the ICC T20 World Cup recently, fans here are looking forward to another clash -- albeit on a different turf -- and hoping India get a 'chance' to beat the arch-rivals when the FIH Junior Hockey World Cup began in Bhubaneswar on November 24. Soon after...

China urges to stop ‘malicious hyping’ of tennis sta Peng Shuai


Beijing: China's foreign ministry said that "certain people" should stop the "malicious hyping" and "politicization" of the issue of tennis star Peng Shuai, as foreign governments and organisations continue to raise questions around her wellbeing.  The whereabouts of Peng, a former doubles world number one, became a matter of international concern for nearly three weeks...

India sweep T20I series 3-0 against New Zealand


Kolkata: Rohit Sharma's fantastic fifty and a clinical bowling performance led by Axar Patel (3/9), powered India to a convincing 73-run win over New Zealand in the third and final T20I, helping the hosts complete a 3-0 clean sweep in the three-match series at the iconic Eden Gardens, here. This was India's second-successive clean sweep...

AB de Villiers retires from all forms of cricket


AB de Villiers, on Friday, announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. The legendary batter took to social media to release the official statement of his retirement. The 37-year-old already announced his retirement from international cricket in May 2018.  The former Proteas skipper posted a heartfelt note on Instagram regarding his retirement.  De Villiers said...

Afghanistan Cricket Board may include women in country’s cricket


New Delhi: In a positive sign for women's cricket in Afghanistan, their country's cricket board has shared a picture of two girls trying their hands in the game, hinting at the inclusion of females in the sports in their nation. In a picture posted by Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) on their official twitter handle, two...

Ganguly appointed chair of ICC Men’s cricket committee


Dubai: BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has been appointed as the chair of the ICC Men's Cricket Committee. Ganguly, the former India captain, succeeds his former team-mate and India captain Anil Kumble, who stepped down after having served the maximum of three three-year terms.  The decision was taken at the International Cricket Council (ICC) Board Meeting...

New Zealand try to bounce back from Dubai heartbreak


Jaipur: India’s template in the shortest format of the game was in focus as the hosts began their road for 2022 Men's T20 World Cup with the first of the three T20Is against New Zealand at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium here. With just eleven months left to go for the next edition of the...

T20 World Cup: Australia clinch their maiden title


Dubai: A clinical unbeaten knock from Mitchell Marsh (77 not out off 50 balls) along with a crucial half-century by David Warner (53 off 38 balls) and a superlative spell by Josh Hazlewood (3/16) powered Australia to win their first Men's T20 World Cup trophy, defeating New Zealand by eight wickets in the final...

India honors sports heroes with Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna awards


Tokyo Olympics 2020 gold medalist Neeraj Chopra, veteran woman cricketer Mithali Raj, India football team captain Sunil Chhetri and history-making Paralympic stars (from Avani Lekhara to Pramod Bhagat) shared the spotlight as an unprecedented 12 sportspersons were presented with India's highest sporting honor -- the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna -- by President Ram...