Ahead of T20 WC, scope for fringe ‘practice’

With barely a couple of months left for the T20 World Cup in Australia, every performance, even in an ODI seri...

Eminent? Show data

More power to the players may be the new slogan but some former footballers had to do quite some running to ge...

Five-match Test series back vs Aus

India will play two five-Test series each against Australia and England during the International Cricket Counc...

Hockey India election process by Oct 9

Hockey India’s election process will be completed by October 9, the Committee of Administrators-managed ...

Sunil Chhetri, Roy Krishna shine

Sunil Chhetri and Roy Krishna scored a goal each as a 10-man Bengaluru FC overcame some anxious second-half mo...

‘Right decisions’ make a leader

A leader should take the right calls for his team even if they make him unpopular. That’s Sourav Ganguly...

Sports  /  Published 25.09.21

Rajasthan Royals face uphill task

⚫ Delhi Capitals vs Rajasthan Royals, Abu Dhabi (3.30pm IST) ⚫ Sunrises Hyderabad vs Punjab Kings, Sharjah (7.30pm IST) ...
By Our Bureau & PTI in Calcutta, Abu Dhabi

Sports  /  Published 25.09.21

Third man or ‘third person’? MCC takes cover

Connor, a former captain of the England women’s cricket team, is currently managing director of Women’s Cricket for the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). The Daily Mail said: “...
By Amit Roy in London

Sports  /  Published 25.09.21

Last-ball heartbreak after Smriti power show

India women suffered a heartbreak on Friday as they lost the second ODI against hosts Australia in a dramatic fashion in Mackay. Chasing a 275-run target, Australia required three runs off the final ...
By Our Bureau & PTI in Calcutta, Mackay

Sports  /  Published 25.09.21

SCEB’s Real Madrid connection

Angel Puebla Garcia, who has worked with Vicente del Bosque and Rafa Benitez during their Real Madrid days, will be deputy to SC East Bengal head coach Manuel Diaz. Garcia will also be the strength an...
By Our Bureau in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 25.09.21

‘Awesome’ may score

Trainer Aashay Doctor’s horse Awesome One (Trevor Patel-up) may win the 1,200m Calcutta Monsoon Sprint, the main event, here on Saturday. The six-year-old is marginally better at the weight agai...
By Star Racer in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 25.09.21

Paes-Bhupathi story, warts & all

Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi — an enigmatic duo who have given Indian tennis fans joyful highs and rather difficult lows, a pair who ruled as world No.1, and then stopped playing together wi...
By Elora Sen in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 25.09.21

Mumbai Indians not to rush Hardik return

Mumbai Indians are in no hurry to rush Hardik Pandya back into the playing XI although the all-rounder has been “trained well” and is close to playing, the franchise’s bowling coach ...
By Our bureau & Agencies in Calcutta, Abu Dhabi

Sports  /  Published 25.09.21

Mentor is tormentor for Kohli

Once Kohli was caught on the boundary ropes, none of the other batsmen managed to build on the momentum. AB de Villiers and Padikkal were dismissed off successive deliveries from Thakur and thereafter...
By Indranil Majumdar in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 24.09.21

Avatars come together to live the game

The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday launched the official anthem of the upcoming men’s T20 World Cup along with a campaign film featuring “avatars” of Indian captain ...
By Agencies in Dubai

Sports  /  Published 24.09.21

Khawaja’s ‘money talks’ dig

Pakistan-born Australian cricketer Usman Khawaja says “money talks” and no team would say no to touring India, but it is “easy for players and organisations” to turn down assig...
By Our bureau & Agencies in Calcutta, Melbourne


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