Some of the highlights from Rahul Dravid's illustrious career.
Some of the highlights from Rahul Dravid's illustrious career.
The much-hyped India-Australia first ODI in Chennai did not live up to the expectations, with both teams failing to play to their full capacity, but Virat Kohli's team emerged victorious to take a 1-0 lead. Now, India will look to double that advantage as the home team takes on Australia for the crucial second ODI at Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Thursday (September 21). Despite a patchy performance from both teams, India and Australia might not be looking to make major changes for the second ODI.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has today (September 20) nominated Mahendra Singh Dhoni for the prestigious Padma Bhushan, the third highest civilian award. The 36-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman was chosen by the Indian cricket board, according to "Press Trust of India" news agency report on Wednesday. The last date for Padma Awards 2018 nominations was September 15.
Karachi [Pakistan], Sept 20 (ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has imposed a five-year ban on tainted batsman Khalid Latif for his involvement into the spot-fixing scandal that marred the second edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) earlier this year. Announcing the decision, the PCB took to their official Twitter account and said that the board's anti-corruption tribunal has found Latif guilty of all the charges levelled on him.
CK Khanna gave his practical observation as to why DDCA members went against Lodha Committee diktat, knowing well that it won't lead them anywhere.
By Julien Pretot BERGEN, Norway (Reuters) - France's David Lappartient will beat incumbent Brian Cookson to be elected president of the International Cycling Union (UCI) if the body's European delegates vote as one, former UCI chief Pat McQuaid told Reuters. Both Lappartient and Cookson have said they were confident of getting 30 of the 45 delegates' votes in Thursday's election.
Manchester, United Kingdom, Sept 20, 2017 (AFP) - India great Farokh Engineer would like to see "relations restored" in a "delicate" situation with Pakistan so the arch-rivals can resume bilateral cricket series.
Namma Shivamogga ensured their spot in the semi-finals of the Karnataka Premier League 2017, with a 57-run win over Mysuru Warriors via VJD-method at the KSCA Rajnagar Stadium in Hubbali on Tuesday (19 September). A spell of rain during the mid-innings break meant the 143-run target Shivamogga had set for Mysuru was reduced to 110 off 14 overs. Despite that, the Shivamogga bowlers hunted in a pack and induced a collapse, Mysuru being bowled out for 52 in 11.1 overs, with Abrar Kazi returning 3 for 9.
The home side, Hubli Tigers, became the fourth and final team to seal their spot in the Karnataka Premier League 2017 after seeing off Ballari Tuskers, the defending champion, by eight runs via VJD-Method. Hubli had posted Ballari a target of 155, riding on Abhishek Reddy's 31-ball 46, but a period of rain shortly into the second innings meant the target was revised – Ballari needed 124 runs in 15 overs. Abhishek Sakuja was the pick of the Hubli bowlers, returning 2 for 12 in his three overs.
Michael Carrick and Ander Herrera have hardly featured in Manchester United's early Premier League campaign but manager Jose Mourinho has assured the duo they are vital to his plans. Club captain Carrick is yet to get a game this term while United's player of the year last season Herrera has made just one league start in five games. Mourinho has opted for both Nemanja Matic and Marouane Fellaini ahead of the pair but he said Carrick and Herrera would get their chance.
By Mark Gleeson LONDON (Reuters) - Potential candidate cities for the 2022 Commonwealth Games have until the end of the month to submit details of intent with Britain's Birmingham seen to be in pole position as organisers continue the search for a new host. Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur and the Canadian city of Victoria are also in the running but both have sent mixed signals in recent months concerning their ability to pay for the event. South Africa's Durban were removed as hosts in March after failing to agree to financial guarantees and losing government support.
Welcome to CricketCountry's live blog session of the second day of the Duleep Trophy 2017-18 tie between India Blue and India Green.
On this day, in Hyderabad in Sind (Pakistan), a certain Jalal-ud-Din, a fast medium bowler mind you, had the visiting Aussies in quite a spot of bother in a tight run-chase.
Rashid Khan has grown in reputation and has become a household name for his leg-spin and well disguised googly.
The England and Wales Cricket Board should introduce a transfer system that will reward counties for producing promising cricketers, former national team captain Ian Botham has said. Durham chairman Botham expressed his frustration after 24-year-old all-rounder Paul Coughlin signed a three-year contract with Nottinghamshire after rejecting a new deal with his side. Nottinghamshire director of cricket Mick Newell is also an England selector and Botham feels that could have played a part in Coughlin's decision to swap sides.
Japan's Kimiko Date has no immediate plans to turn to tennis coaching but is keen to contribute in some other way to the sport she quit last month, the 46-year-old said. The former world number four retired for good after her first round loss in the Japan Women's Open two weeks before her 47th birthday, ending a career that began in 1988, included eight WTA title wins and a comeback after a 12-year hiatus. Being an athlete, I've experienced firsthand and know what a tough job being a coach is," Date was quoted as saying by Kyodo news agency.
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly believes Pandya can prove to be India’s very own Jacques Kallis and that the young Indian all-rounder should draw inspiration from the legendary South African.
It is being reported by Cricbuzz that Angelo Mathews has sustained a grade one tear to his calf muscle, he suffered during a training session.
(Reuters) - The world para swimming and powerlifting championships to be held in Mexico City later this month have been postponed following the devastating earthquake this week, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) said on Wednesday. The IPC said that this was the first time it had been forced to postpone a major championship. "As a result of this tragedy, we are in full agreement that the immediate focus of the Mexican authorities should be on prioritising recovery and rebuilding for the Mexican people and not organising two major international sport events," IPC President Andrew Parsons said in a statement.
By Alan Baldwin LONDON (Reuters) - Yamaha's Valentino Rossi will try to make a race return in Spain this weekend, three weeks after breaking his leg in an off-road training accident, if MotoGP doctors give him the green light. The 38-year-old Italian great was back on track in testing on Monday, 18 days after suffering a double fracture, and did another 20 laps on a road bike at Italy's Misano circuit on Tuesday. "At the end I decided I will leave for Aragon and will try to ride my M1 this weekend," he said in a Yamaha statement.
Johannesburg, Sept 20, 2017 (AFP) - Bangladesh's quest for recognition as a significant world cricket force faces a tough examination on their tour of South Africa, which starts Thursday with a three-day match against an invitation side.
By Alan Baldwin LONDON (Reuters) - The last three years with Honda have been a "proper disaster" for McLaren's image but a new deal with Renault will revive the Formula One team's fortunes, according to racing director Eric Boullier. The former champions announced last week that they were ending the relationship with Honda and starting afresh with the French engines from the 2018 season. McLaren, who were dominant with Honda in the late 1980s and early 1990s, are currently ninth of 10 teams in the championship and have not won a race since 2012, when they had Mercedes power.