Pakistan make history after topping ICC Test rankings for first time

Misbah-ul-Haq described Pakistan’s confirmation as the number one Test team in the world as “the greatest moment of his career”. The 42-year-old veteran, who has led his country in the past 46 Test matches, celebrated the news after India’s drawn fourth Test against the West Indies on Monday (22) helped Pakistan climb above their subcontinent […]

Delhi Dynamos in England for West Brom friendly

The Delhi Dynamos will play a high-profile friendly against Premier League side West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns on September 3. The Indian Super League (ISL) team, coached by former Italian World Cup winner Gianluca Zambrotta, will be based in Birmingham for their UK trip and also take on non-league outfit Kidderminster Harriers on Tuesday […]

FC Pune City sign ex-Chelsea and Barcelona forward Gudjohnsen

The Indian Super League team FC Pune City on Wednesday (August 24) announced the signing of former Chelsea and Barcelona star Eidur Gudjohnsen as its marquee player for the 2016 edition of the tournament. The 37-year-old was part of the Chelsea side that won the Premier League title in 2004-05 and 2005-06. He was also […]

India’s men’s hockey team slips one place to sixth

The Indian men’s hockey team slipped one place to occupy sixth in the FIH rankings after their lackluster show in the Rio Olympics while their female counterparts surprisingly gained one position to be at 12th in the latest charts released on Tuesday (August 23). The men crashed out of the Olympics in the quarter-finals, losing […]

ICC sanctions loom over ‘poor’ Kingsmead and Queen’s Park Oval

Durban’s Kingsmead and Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain risk sanctions after outfields at both venues were rated as “poor” by match referees following drawn Tests this week, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Wednesday (August 24). The first Test between South Africa and New Zealand ended in a damp draw on Tuesday […]

PV Sindhu and Sakshi Malik lift Indian Olympic spirits

India’s Olympics campaign was salvaged by female athletes in Rio last week, with PV Sindhu and Sakshi Malik winning the country’s only medals at the sporting spectacular. Sindhu won a silver in the badminton competition last Friday (19), while Malik brought home bronze in the 58kg freestyle wrestling category two days earlier. There were inspirational […]

‘Good-time’ Indian officials under fire for Rio flop

As Olympic under-achievers India head home from Rio having failed to win a gold medal, its gate-crashing, selfie-taking officials have been accused of failing to help its athletes taste success. A string of below-par performances saw India win just two medals at the Games, fewer than the six clinched during their best-ever performance in London […]

Film stars congratulate Sindhu on winning silver at Olympics

Calling her the pride of the nation, Amitabh Bachchan, Rajinikanth, Salman Khan and AR Rahman, among other celebrities have congratulated Indian woman shuttler PV Sindhu on winning a silver medal at the Rio Olympics. Bachchan in his message for Sindhu said she played her heart out and made her country proud. ”#PVSindhu you played your […]

Marin defeats Sindhu to win badminton singles gold

Spaniard Carolina Marin defeated India’s PV Sindhu 19-21 21-12 21-15 to win the women’s badminton singles gold at the Olympics on Friday (August 19). The top seed’s win gave Spain its first Olympic title in the sport and ended India’s hopes of a first gold in Rio. You do not have access to this content. […]

Sachin Tendulkar praises support of Indian OlympiansSachin Tendulkar praises support of Indian Olympians

Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar on Friday (19) thanked the countrymen for backing the Indian athletes participating in the Rio Olympics, saying all sportspersons need support when chips are down. Fielding its biggest ever contingent at the Olympic Games, India has pocketed just one bronze medal so far, far away from the double digit medal hope […]