The League Is A Marathon, Not A Sprint: Robin Singh
NEW DELHI: Bengaluru FC, striving for the most coveted silverware of Indian Football, are plying their trade in Asian platform also and have already gained many a connoisseur’s plaudit of late. Be it animalistic, brutal attack or composed, captive defense- Bengaluru Blues have etched their names in bold letters in every sphere of Indian football. Sunil Chhetri & Robin Singh, the linchpins of Westwood’s ploy have joined www.i-league.org for a candid tete-a-tete session and ... Read More
Flaming Oranjes Are Not Ready To Surrender Against The Table Toppers
GOA: Mohun Bagan coach Sanjoy Sen has told his players to forget their past debacles and instead focus on the task ahead as the Kolkata side attempts to win their first ever I-League title.
Mohun Bagan are leading the I-League table with 32 points, the same as defending champions Bengaluru FC, but Bagan have a match in hand and are topping the table due to their superior head-to-head record against Bengaluru FC.
Their next clash is against ... Read More
This Suicide Pact Is A Sacrifice
Dr P S M Chandran
As a follow through of the Nirbhaya case, the tragic suicide episode involving four “Nirdhana” girls of the Sports Authority of India Centre in Allapuzha has awakened the conscience of our sports fraternity now. The echo of it is being heard in Parliament too. Multiple agencies have constituted enquiry committees to look into the incident. The committees will file reports, find out culprits, if any and recommend remedial ... Read More
Lee Johnson Takes Charge
AIFF Media Team
NEW DELHI: The Cabin door wasn’t fully shut when you decide to knock. You had gone in wanting to greet National Coach Stephen Constantine but instead you get to greet another gentlemen as a bonus - the India U-19 Head Coach, Lee Johnson, also the Head Scout for the National Team.
Lee comes to India with a repertoire of experience which is quite exceptional given his age (34). Prior to landing in ‘Incredible India’ ... Read More
IPL 8: Pandya hits whirlwind fifty
Mumbai: Hardik Pandya blitzed his way to an unbeaten 61 as Mumbai Indians recovered from a poor start to post a competitive 171 for four against Kolkata Knight Riders in their must-win IPL cricket match at the Wankhede Stadium here on Thursday.
Pandya, who came after the fall of captain Rohit Sharma, slammed 2 sixes and 8 fours in his 31-ball whirlwind knock and added an unbroken 92 runs in 51 balls for the fifth ... Read More
Clash of Evenly-matched Playoff Chasers
By N Jagannath Das
HYDERABAD:The battle lines have been drawn. Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore are fully armoured for a fascinating duel in Saturday’s penultimate match at Uppal.
The league phase is heading for a tight finish, as it is a five-way contest for the last three playoffs spots, with two-time champions Chennai Super Kings expected to make it to the last four.
With 14 points from 12 matches, a win could assure SRH of a place ... Read More
Gambhir Blames His Bowlers and Fielders for Losing Against Mumbai
MUMBAI: Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir today blamed his bowlers and fielders for their narrow five-run defeat against Mumbai Indians in a nerve-wracking last-over IPL thriller here today.
Mumbai recovered from 79-4 in 11.4 overs to post 171-4 in their stipulated 20 overs and Gambhir said his bowlers needed to be clever while bowling at the death overs.
"I always felt that letting them ... Read More
India squad for Bangladesh tour to be chosen on May 20
Mumbai: The Indian squad for next month's tour of Bangladesh is to be picked by the national cricket selection panel headed by Sandeep Patil on May 20.
"The meeting to select the Indian team for the tour of Bangladesh featuring one Test and three One-Day Internationals would be held at the Cricket Centre on May 20," Cricket Board sources told PTI on .
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Pak envoy for resumption of cricket ties with India
Lucknow: Resumption of cricket ties between India and Pakistan will help create healthy relations, Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit said today.
"There are many intangibles, whose benefits are not seen immediately. Sporting contact will strengthen ties and will create healthy relations, make good atmosphere," Basit told reporters here.
The two countries have agreed to resume cricketing ties with Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chief Shaharyar Khan yesterday saying that Pakistan was ready to host a ... Read More