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Sri Lanka get ready for home series against India

India will tour Sri Lanka for a full series beginning with a Test match at Galle from July 26, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) announced on Friday. The number one test team in the official rankings, Virat Kohli-led India will play three Tests, five one-dayers and one Twenty20 International against their neighbours. Colombo will host the […]

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Kohli breaks Tendulkar’s record of most ODI centuries in chases

July 7- Indian captain Virat Kohli surpassed Sachin Tendulkar’s record for scoring most ODI hundreds in chases. While the Little Master took 232 innings to score 17 hundreds, he has taken just 102 innings to score 18 ODI tons while batting second. He surpassed Tendulkar’s record for most hundreds in chases during the fifth and final One-Day […]

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Vijay Goel says Sports Ministry backs AIFF’s interest in hosting U-20 FIFA World Cup in 2019

New Delhi: Sports Minister Vijay Goel on Thursday backed AIFF’s expression of interest to host the Under-20 FIFA World Cup in 2019, saying the ministry will always encourage hosting of international tournaments in the country. Bracing up to organise the U-17 World Cup in October, AIFF president Praful Patel recently said that they would be happy […]

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Wayne Rooney linked with return to Everton

London (AFP) – England and Manchester United’s record goalscorer Wayne Rooney could be set for a return to Everton, the club where he made his name, according to the British media. The 31-year-old who flourished at Everton — bursting onto the scene as a teenager and scoring 15 goals in 67 appearances — has become […]

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Hunt ongoing for Misbah, Younis replacements, says Mushtaq

LAHORE: Talent hunters at the Pakistan Cricket Board have a pressing task on their hands: filling the void created after the retirement of legendary duo of Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan, who retired together at the end of the West Indies tour earlier in May, leaving some big boots to fill. Former Pakistan spinner and current […]

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Womens’ World Cup: India post 232/8 against Sri Lanka

Derby, July 5 (IANS) Deepti Sharma (78) and skipper Mithali Raj (53) helped India post 232/8 against Sri Lanka in a group stage match of the ICC Women’s World Cup at the County Cricket ground here on Wednesday. After a poor start by the top order batswomen, Deepti and Mithali forged a 118-run third-wicket partnership […]

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GST not to affect U-17 World Cup ticket prices

Kolkata, July 4 (IANS) While the sports sector overall has been impacted by the July 1 rollout of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) with equipment cost and price of entry tickets for tournaments attracting up to 28 per cent tax, the FIFA U-17 World Cup tickets would not be affected, according to Local Organising […]

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Ravi Shastri applies for India coach’s job

Monday, July 3, Bengaluru, July 3: Former team India director and renowned commentator Ravi Shastri has officially applied for the vacant Indian coach’s position according to BCCI sources as reported by ANI. Is Shastri India’s next coach?; This legend convinced Shastri to apply for coach job Former Indian cricket team coach Anil Kumble left the position vacant […]

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Lasith Malinga falls ill, to miss second ODI against Zimbabwe

July 1, 2017 Sri Lanka cricket board has said that premier fast bowler Lasith Malinga, who has been at the center of controversy after the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, will miss the second one-day international against Zimbabwe on Sunday. Malinga has been ruled out after catching a viral influenza and been advised a two-day rest. […]

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Dravid to continue as India ‘A’, Under-19 coach

June 30, 2017   The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced on Friday that Rahul Dravid will continue as coach for the India ‘A’ and Under-19 teams for the next two years. The former India captain was first appointed as the coach for the two teams in 2015 and under his leadership […]

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