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Sports Ministry plans 4-year contract for new coaches, IOA president lauds the move

Sports Ministry plans 4-year contract for new coaches, IOA president lauds the move

NEW DELHI: The sports ministry on Thursday extended the contracts of all foreign coaches employed with it till September 30 next year and said that future hiring — both Indian and foreign — will be done on a four-year cycle in sync with the Olympic Games to ensure continuity. The four-year contracts to be given […]

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Stakeholders agree to defer decision on staging PSL’s backend ties

Stakeholders agree to defer decision on staging PSL’s backend ties

LAHORE: The Pakistan Super League Governing Council on Thursday unanimously agreed to defer the decision of holding remaining four matches of season five until September. The matches — both semi-finals and final — were postponed during the middle of March for an indefinite period due to novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. A short-worded Pakistan Cricket Board […]

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Messi scores 700th goal but Barca held by Atletico

Messi scores 700th goal but Barca held by Atletico

BARCELONA: Lionel Messi scored his 700th career goal before Atletico Madrid came back to draw 2-2 on Tuesday and deal Barcelona’s La Liga title hopes a major blow. Messi chipped in a penalty to reach another astonishing milestone at Camp Nou but twice Atletico hit back with spot-kicks of their own, Saul Niguez converting both […]

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Root to miss first WI Test, Stokes to captain England

Root to miss first WI Test, Stokes to captain England

LONDON: England captain Joe Root will miss the first test of their three-match series against West Indies to attend the birth of his child, with Ben Stokes set to take the reins in his absence, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said on Tuesday. The first test is scheduled to begin on July 8 […]

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Australia-Zimbabwe ODI series postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic

Australia-Zimbabwe ODI series postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic

Zimbabwe have not visited Australia since the 2003-04 The One-Day series between Australia and Zimbabwe was on Tuesday postponed by mutual agreement between the two boards due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The three-match series was to played in August but Australia is currently grappling with a fresh wave of COVID-19 cases. The country has recorded more than 7500 […]

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Azhar must focus on his batting to inspire team-mates: Ramiz

Azhar must focus on his batting to inspire team-mates: Ramiz

KARACHI: Former Captain and renowned commentator Ramiz Raja on Friday said Pakistan’s tour to England is great news for the revival of cricket in these challenging Covid-19 times and Pakistan Cricket board deserves a lot of credit for its bold and clear stance from day one about the England tour. “PCB fully deserves the credit […]

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Davis Cup, Fed Cup Finals postponed to 2021

Davis Cup, Fed Cup Finals postponed to 2021

LONDON: Tennis’ flagship team events the Davis Cup and Fed Cup Finals have been postponed until 2021 because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) said on Friday. The revamped 18-nation Davis Cup Finals, launched last year in Madrid, was set to return to the Spanish capital in November but it will now […]

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Bio-secure England camp like a sci-fi movie, says Wood

Bio-secure England camp like a sci-fi movie, says Wood

LONDON: Mark Wood said he felt like he was in a science fiction film after entering England’s bio-secure training ‘bubble’ ahead of next month’s Test series against the West Indies. Durham fast bowler Wood is one of 29 England cricketers currently at Hampshire’s Ageas Bowl, the venue for the first Test, all of whom have […]

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Pakistan Cricket Board wants written clearance from BCCI to play in two World Cups in India

Pakistan Cricket Board wants written clearance from BCCI to play in two World Cups in India

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has asked the ICC to get written assurances from the BCCI that its team would face no problems getting visas to play in the 2021 T20 World Cup and the 2023 50 over World Cup in India. “We are also looking at the fact that the ICC World Cups are […]

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Rahul Dravid beats Sachin Tendulkar in Wisden poll on greatest Indian Test batsman

Rahul Dravid beats Sachin Tendulkar in Wisden poll on greatest Indian Test batsman

Rahul Dravid is the greatest Indian Test batsman, according to a poll conducted on social media by Wisden India. Dravid beat Tendulkar by a narrow margin of votes in the final round of voting. Dravid got 52 per cent of the votes, with as many as 11,400 fans taking part in the final round of voting. “Much like […]

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