Bairstow, Warner score fast and furious to give Hyderabad key IPL win

David Warner hit his 50th Indian Premier League half century on Thursday as he plundered runs with Jonny Bairstow off a hapless Punjab Kings XI attack to give Sunrisers Hyderabad a key win. Even the fastest IPL 50 of the year by Nicholas Pooran — from 17 balls — failed to inspire Punjab who were […]

Ashwin outwits Buttler as Delhi see off Rajasthan in IPL

Ravichandran Ashwin won his latest battle with England’s Jos Buttler a season after their ugly ‘Mankading’ showdown as Delhi Capitals inflicted a fourth straight Indian Premier League defeat on Rajasthan Royals to go back top of the table. Last year’s game between the two was dominated by the sportsmanship row that erupted after Ashwin took […]

De Kock, Yadav help Mumbai reclaim top IPL spot

Fifties from Quinton de Kock and Suryakumar Yadav set up Mumbai Indians’ comfortable five-wicket win over Delhi Capitals on Sunday and took them back to the top of the Indian Premier League. South African wicketkeeper-batsman De Kock and in-form Yadav, who hit his second successive half-century, both scored 53 as holders Mumbai reached their target […]

Football in bio-bubble will be a challenge, says Fowler

Former Liverpool and England striker Robbie Fowler said on Saturday (10) that preparing new club East Bengal for their first season in the Indian Super League during the coronavirus pandemic will be a supreme challenge. Fowler has made India the latest stop of his much travelled career after he gave up as manager of Australia’s […]

Kick It Out launches Take A Stand campaign to battle online discrimination

KICK IT OUT charity has launched ‘Take A Stand’ campaign to encourage people across the football community to take action against online racism and other forms of discrimination as reports of discrimination rose by 42 per cent last season. The charity fears that the continuation of football being played behind closed doors will only lead […]

Fowler becomes coach at Indian side East Bengal

Indian club East Bengal on Friday named former England international Robbie Fowler as coach for their first season in the Indian Super League. The 45-year-old former Liverpool striker gave up as manager at Australian club Brisbane Roar this year and is expected to quickly join up with his new players. “We have signed the contract […]

Born without arms, Pakistani snooker player masters the game

Muhammad Ikram, who was born without arms, steps up to a snooker table, sizes up his options and with a firm flick of his chin strikes the cue ball and slots a red into a corner pocket. The sport was perhaps an unlikely passion for Ikram, 32, to pursue, but the Pakistani player has spent […]

Bravo reaches 150 IPL wickets but Chennai lose

Birthday boy Dwayne Bravo reached 150 wickets in the Indian Premier League on Wednesday but his side Chennai Super Kings went down to Kolkata Knight Riders by 10 runs. The West Indies all-rounder, who turned 37, got to the landmark with his third wicket of Shivam Mavi for nought as Chennai bowled out Kolkata for […]

Street vendor to IPL – the cricketing fairy tale of India’s Jaiswal

Teenage batsman Yashasvi Jaiswal sold street food and lived in tents to pursue his cricket dream, and now he is playing with top stars in the Indian Premier League. The 18-year-old left-hand batsman scored 400 runs in six one-day matches for India at this year’s Under-19 World Cup, but it was his IPL deal with […]

Saina Nehwal, Kashyap withdraw from Denmark Open

Star Indian badminton couple Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap on Tuesday pulled out of the Denmark Open Super 750 tournament, which will restart the international calendar at Odense from October 13. The BWF World Tour was shut down following the completion of the All England Championships in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “I withdrew […]