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Football Briefs: ‘Ronaldo will retire at Real Madrid’

Cristiano Ronaldo’s former teammate Michel Salgado believes the star striker will not leave Real Madrid for a fellow European heavyweight. Ronaldo has been linked with moves to former club Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain this summer after reports he would consider walking out on Real due to scrutiny over his personal income tax. But Salgado […]

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Shikhar Dhawan has replaced injured opener Murali Vijay in India’s squad for the three-Test series in Sri Lanka starting later this month. The right-handed batsman, 33, underwent surgery on his wrist in England following the four-Test series against Australia and missed the 10th edition of the Indian Premier League earlier this year. “Vijay, who had […]

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2nd Test: South Africa rally to 309-6 on fluctuating Day 1

July 15, 2017 South Africa lost four wickets in the final session of a fluctuating first day of the second Test against England at Trent Bridge on Friday but finished with a defiant flourish to end on 309 for six. Heavily beaten in the first Test, where spinners Moeen Ali and Liam Dawson took 14 […]

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BCCI invites applications for Team Manager

Mumbai, July 15 (IANS) Amid the ongoing confusion in the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) after the announcement of Ravi Shastri as the head coach along with Zaheer Khan and Rahul Dravid as overseas bowling and batting consultants respectively, the national board on Saturday invited applications for the Team Manager. The candidates […]

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This team can be a better Test unit than any in past: Shastri

New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Newly-appointed Indian cricket team coach Ravi Shastri on Wednesday predicted that the current team led by Virat Kohli can be a better Test unit than any Indian team of the past. Shastri, who served as the Team Director from 2014-2016, on Tuesday returned as the head coach of the side […]

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India skipper Mithali Raj sets ODI world record

July 12, 2017 India skipper Mithali Raj sets a world record by becoming the highest run-getter in women’s ODI cricket. She scored 6002 runs in 164 innings to beat Charlotte Edwards’ record. Raj, 34, is often dubbed as the Sachin Tendulkar of women’s cricket. The right-handed batswoman has been a prolific run-scorer and averages a […]

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Shastri appointed India head coach till 2019 ICC World Cup

New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) Former India all-rounder Ravi Shastri was on Tuesday named the Indian cricket team’s new head coach till the 2019 ICC World Cup. The decision was announced by the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) comprising former captains Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar and veteran batting star V.V.S. Laxman on Tuesday, after the BCCI’s […]

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BCCI postpones announcement of new coach

Mumbai, July 10 (IANS) The Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday decided to postpone the selection of a new coach for the national team by a few days. Lalchand Rajput, Virender Sehwag, Richard Pybus, Ravi Shastri and Tom Moody were the candidates who were interviewed […]

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5 things India did wrong to lose the one-off T20I

10 July 2017 India lost the one-off T20I against the West Indies last night. Badly. It was the World T20 semi-final all over again as the Men in Blue put up a below par score that was still worth giving a fight, and one West Indian just got stuck into the visitors’ bowling and decimated. […]

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ICC Test Rankings: Ashwin, Jadeja maintain top slots, Pujara, Kohli stay at 4th and 5th

July 10, 2017 India’s spin duo of Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin continued to sit at the top two positions in the ICC Test bowlers’ rankings, released on Monday. Jadeja is heading the table with 898 points while Ashwin is placed at the second spot with 865 points but none of the other Indian bowlers […]

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