Action images from the match at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, May 15, 2013
Action images from the match at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, May 15, 2013
A hotly anticipated film about the life of Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar hits cinemas this week but the batting great says he might find watching it an unsettling experience.
Sheffield Wednesday manager Carlos Carvalhal has extended his stay at the club after guiding them to consecutive berths in the playoffs, the Championship side have said. The former Sporting Lisbon and Besiktas coach joined Wednesday in 2015 and led them to top-six finishes the last two seasons, with the club finishing fourth in the recent Championship campaign. Wednesday lost to Hull City in the playoff final in Carvalhal's first season in charge and lost to Huddersfield Town on penalties in this season's semi.
By Sudipto Ganguly MUMBAI (Reuters) - India has been stepping up efforts to unlock its potential as a soccer power with the hosting of the under-17 World Cup on the horizon, the latest a venture looking to tap into the know-how of former European champions Borussia Dortmund. Once famously described as a "sleeping giant" of world football by former FIFA President Sepp Blatter, India last year launched the "Mission 11 Million" programme aimed at engaging that number of children in the game. While the All India Football Federation has also launched a global scouting programme to identify talent in the Indian diaspora, there is widespread recognition that any long-term improvement must be built on grassroots development.
Australian cricketers Wednesday unveiled plans to take back their own image rights, firing the latest salvo in an ongoing pay battle with the country's cricket board.
Visiting South African cricketers "are uneasy" following Monday's suicide bomb attack on a pop concert in Manchester but abandoning their tour of England is not under consideration, the team's manager has said. Britain has increased its security threat level to "critical" from "severe" following the attack that killed 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena. South Africa begin their three-month tour of England with a one-day international against the hosts at Leeds on Wednesday and team manager Mohammed Moosajee admitted the players were concerned.
Scotland were unable to back up their historic win over Sri Lanka as the Asian nation turned the tables with a nine-wicket victory when the teams returned to Beckenham on Tuesday.
India vs Pakistan encounters are always special, and with the two nations limiting their cricket battles to only ICC events during the last few years, the upcoming Champions Trophy clash is massive. The rivalry between these two arch rivals will resume when India faces Pakistan at Edgbaston on June 4. Pakistan's left-handed batsman Haris Sohail, who has replaced Umar Akmal for the Champions Trophy, is a man on a mission.
New Delhi [India], May 24 (ANI): Left-handed Indian batsman Suresh Raina has become the latest cricketer to have taken the `Break The Beard` challenge which was kick-started by his fellow-mate and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja. Taking to his Instagram account, the Gujarat Lions skipper posted a video of him showing his old and new look, which he donned to fulfill his daughter's wish. Presenting my#BreakTheBeard look #newlook #summerlook," Raina wrote.
Long dominated by youth, women's tennis pushed the boundaries of experience at the Australian Open in January when the combined age of the two finalists, Serena and Venus Williams, topped 70 for the first time. For the player who sparked that mini-era -- American Tracy Austin -- mind, money, muscle and motivation all played a role. "My biggest strength was my mental strength," Austin, who won the first of her two U.S. Opens as a 16-year-old in 1979, told Reuters.
Karachi [Pakistan], May 24 (ANI): Pakistan Super League (PSL) chairman Najam Sethi has vowed that he will try to bring at least eight matches in Pakistan in the upcoming edition, unlike the second season of the tournament, in which only the final was staged in Lahore. Sethi further revealed that two double headers will be held in both Karachi and Lahore this time.
The live cricket streaming of New Zealand vs Bangladesh, 6th ODI, will be available on Gazi TV (GTV) and Massranga TV in Bangladesh.
Krunal Pandya spoke exclusively to 'Cricketnext' and said that he knew he had to keep his cool and attack as late as possible, because Mumbai Indians' chances rested solely on his young shoulders.
Premier League club Burnley have released midfielder Joey Barton, a month after he received an 18-month ban from the English Football Association (FA) over a charge for breaking rules concerning betting on matches. Barton was released from Scottish side Rangers in November after multiple suspensions related to disciplinary and betting issues. Midfielder Michael Kightly was also released by the club after being loaned out to Championship side Burton Albion in January.
Ashwin, who remained at the forefront of India’s dominating run in the last season, also shattered several records and created new ones as he bagged the most prestigious award at the ceremony.
Tottenham Hotspur have enough quality players and do not need to spend big in the upcoming transfer window, midfielder Dele Alli said as he urged his team mates to "stick together" and improve for next season. Tottenham's season gathered momentum after they suffered a disappointing early Champions League exit with the side coming second in the Premier League on the back of an unbeaten home record and just one loss in their last 13 matches. Amid media speculation concerning Tottenham's transfer dealings, Alli is hopeful that the current crop will remain united and perform better.
England may have played some good cricket to beat Ireland in the ODI series, leading to the Champions Trophy, but they have a huge task ahead in the upcoming series against South Africa. England are a strong team that will undergo some changes, with IPL stars back in their ranks. Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes and Jos Buttler will also be available, which will make the team incredibly strong for the series.
The Indian cricket team will be coming together to watch the special screening of legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar's biography "Sachin: A Billion Dreams".
Kedar Jadhav's all-round abilities, including his batting skills at No 6 and thus will be important for India in their defence of the Champions Trophy title.
The Australian Cricketers' Association has set up a business to manage and market players' intellectual property should they be unable to strike a pay deal with the national cricket board. The ACA said the launch of 'The Cricketers' Brand' would help players, broadcasters, sponsors and Cricket Australia (CA) "manage the uncertainty" of a collective bargaining agreement failing to be put in place by the deadline. "Whilst this business will 'go live' on 1 July 2017, the ACA is finalising securing the interim IP of Australia’s elite male and female cricketers pending a new MOU being agreed," the ACA said in a statement on Wednesday.
Remember the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 contest between Gujarat Lions (GL) and Delhi Daredevils (DD) wherein Rishabh Pant smashed 97 off just 43 deliveries?
Bangladesh and New Zealand take one final competitive step in their preparation for the ICC Champions Trophy when these two teams meet in Dublin in the final match of their tri-series on Wednesday. New Zealand have already sealed the tri-series title by winning all three of their previous matches, and while this game is academic as far as this ODI series is concerned, it is still pretty important in the context of the Champions Trophy. More from IBTimes India: Touch me not?