Spanish star Nadal returns to India for Davis Cup clash

Rafael Nadal will fly out to New Delhi later this month to represent Spain in their Davis Cup tie against India. The 14-time Grand Slam champion, 30, headlines a full-strength side that also includes 13th-ranked David Ferrer for the world group play-off tie from September 16-18. Nadal, currently fifth in the world, is hoping to […]

Mickey Arthur: Pakistan’s one-day woes

Mickey Arthur has admitted he can “see why” Pakistan are in danger of not qualifying for the 2019 50-over World Cup following their 4-1 series drubbing against England. The coach was left searching for answers as his new team slipped to ninth in the one-day rankings – their worst placing since they were introduced in […]

Aisam Qureshi quits over New Zealand row

Pakistan’s number one tennis player Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi has pulled out of a Davis Cup tie in New Zealand later this month “to take a stand”. The 2010 US Open doubles finalist remains unhappy that a 2013 match against the same opponents, held in Myanmar, was handed to New Zealand by the referee because of poor […]

Pakistan sink to lowest-ever position in latest ICC ranking

Pakistan’s hopes of automatic World Cup qualification toughened as they plummeted to their lowest-ever points tally of 86 after losing the five-match ODI series 1-4 against England. Despite the four-wicket consolation win in the fifth and final one-dayer on Sunday (September 4), Pakistan are in serious danger of failing to qualify automatically for the World […]

Millions strike in India over wages and economic reforms

Millions of public sector workers went on strike across India on Friday (September 2), protesting against prime minister Narendra Modi’s plans for greater privatisation and a proposed minimum wage hike they say is inadequate. Up to 150 million workers from sectors including nursing, banking, manufacturing and coal mining as well as hawkers and daily wage […]

AB de Villiers’ autobiography gets huge pre-launch response in India

South African cricket superstar AB de Villiers said he is “incredibly humbled” by the huge response his autobiography has been getting in India even before its launch next week. Asked about his popularity among Indian cricket fans during the launch event of AB – The Autobiography in Johannesburg, de Villiers said he had never expected […]

Dhoni wants more US matches despite T20 series defeat

India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni wants more matches in the United States, despite a chaotic Twenty20 clash against the West Indies on Sunday (August 28) ending in a rain-hit no result. Heavy rain forced the game at the Central Broward Regional Park to be abandoned, with India well-placed on 15-0 off two overs in pursuit […]

England hit world record 444-3 to crush Pakistan

England amassed a world record one-day international total of 444 for three as they crushed Pakistan by 169 runs at Trent Bridge on Tuesday (August 30) to take an unbeatable 3-0 lead in the five-match series. Jos Buttler struck the last ball of the innings for four to take Eoin Morgan’s men past Sri Lanka’s […]

Top five finish for both Force India cars in Belgium

Sergio Perez described Force India’s rise to fourth in the Formula One Constructors’ Championship as “a fantastic achievement” – but insisted there was more to come from the high-flying team. The Mexican star came in fifth at the Belgium Grand Prix last Sunday (28) and teammate Nico Hulkenberg finished a place better in fourth for […]

India’s Rio Games highs and lows

Three unassuming women became the redeemers for India at the Rio Olympics as the country concluded its campaign with some good, bad and ugly memories. Defying all odds and showing killer instincts, PV Sindhu, Sakshi Malik and Dipa Karmakar became the unlikely heroines and saved the country’s pride from returning empty-handed for the first time […]