icc deny ‘fix’

‘India vs Pakistan matches on merit, not for ratings’ by Ronnie Ruff The international Cricket Council (iCC) has played down reports that they deliberately group india and Pakistan together in their major tournaments. the rivals will play each other in the group stage of their events for the fifth consecutive time in next year’s Champions […]

Gurpreet Singh Sandhu celebrates historic European debut

India’s national goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu has achieved a historic feat, becoming the first Indian to feature in a top-tier league match in Europe. The 24-year-old kept a clean sheet for Norwegian side Stabaek FC in his first Tippeligaen (Premier League) start in a 5-0 away triumph over IK Start last Sunday (May 29). Sandhu, […]

Hyderabad are IPL heroes

Skipper David Warner’s sparkling half century helped Sunrisers Hyderabad survive a punishing blitz by Chris Gayle to edge out Royal Challengers Bangalore by eight runs in the Indian Premier League final on Sunday (May 29). Defending 208 to claim their maiden IPL title, Hyderabad restricted Virat Kohli’s Bangalore to 200-7 at the M Chinnaswamy stadium […]

Hyderabad heroes

sunrisers see off bangalore to claim first ipl title Skipper David Warner’s sparkling half century helped Sunrisers Hyderabad survive a punishing blitz by Chris Gayle to edge out Royal Challengers Bangalore by eight runs in the Indian Premier League final last Sunday (29). Defending 208 to claim their maiden IPL title, Hyderabad restricted Virat Kohli’s […]

Ali ton catalyst for England series win

Moeen Ali said he owed England a big score after his Test- best 155 not out helped England secure a seriesclinching win over Sri Lanka. Ali’s innings was at the heart of England’s commanding 498 for 9 declared on the second day of the second Test at the Riverside. The allrounder shared valuable partnerships of […]

Sandhu celebrates historic European debut

INDIAN’S national goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu has achieved a historic feat, becoming the first In- dian to feature in a top-tier league match in Europe. The 24-year-old kept a clean sheet for Norwegian side Stabaek FC in his first Tippeligaen (Premier League) start in a 5-0 away triumph over IK Start last weekend. Sandhu, who […]

Mirza and Hingis in shock French Open exit

MARTINA HINGIS and Sania Mirza’s hopes of holding all four Grand Slam titles were dashed following a 6-3 6-2 defeat by Czech duo Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova in the French Open third round last Sunday (29). The Indo-Swiss team were hoping to win four majors in a row after following up last year’s Wimbledon […]

Sergio Perez’s Monaco milestone

McLaren reject Sergio Perez hopes his impressive third place at the Monaco Grand Prix will remind Formula One’s top teams of his talent. The Mexican hailed Sunday’s (May 29) race as one of the best of his career, while dedicating the British-based team’s fourth ever podium appearance to absent co-owner and principal Vijay Mallya. “I […]

Lalit Modi in tax spotlight

SWITZERLAND on Tuesday (31) named former chief of the Indian Premier League (IPL) Lalit Modi and his wife Minal as among those being sought by Indian authorities. In two separate notifications issued on Tuesday on “assist- ance” matters, the Swiss Feder- al Tax Administration (FTA) also gave Modi and his wife 10 days for the […]

New Indian cricket board chief targets top rankings and transparency

Making India the top team in all formats of the game will be the priority for Indian board (BCCI) president Anurag Thakur, the 41-year-old said after taking charge of the world’s richest cricket board on Sunday. The top BCCI job, often called the most powerful position in cricket because of India’s financial muscle in the […]