Scurry on Bumrah fitness

The Indian team management and the National Cricket Academy (NCA) medical staff are not giving up hope on Jasp...

India look to experiment

The India women’s cricket team plans to use the Asia Cup as a platform to try out different combinations...

Bumrah: Injury raises questions

The spotlight is again on Jasprit Bumrah’s unusual action after his back injury resurfaced, leading to u...

Australia jersey tribute to those who started it all

While travelling Down Under this October for the World T20, the Indian cricket team will have a special person...

Eye on Pujara at home ground

India’s Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara would strive to stay relevant for the national team with a pur...

England level series 3-3

Phil Salt’s career-best 88 not out off 41 balls gave England an exciting eight-wicket victory over Pakis...

Sports  /  Published 26.11.20

'I am Fidelista to my death'

As I stepped up to take the penalty in Cuba’s national soccer stadium, a bloated but grinning Diego Maradona wiped and placed the ball, whispered words of advice and clasped his hands in prayer....
By Andrew Cawthorne

Sports  /  Published 26.11.20

The man who made life less ordinary

It was the summer of 1986 and our majestic black-and-white television set ensconced in a wooden box and covered in a frilly cloth still smelt new. And there I was, a Class IV schoolgirl from Jamshedpu...
By Sulagana Biswas

Sports  /  Published 26.11.20

Rahul banks on IPL momentum

His performance in this year’s IPL for Kings XI Punjab has added to his confidence, but Rahul prefers to stay grounded as he knows well that India needs to press the “refresh” button...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 26.11.20

SA switches sides to bail out Barclay

New Zealand’s Greg Barclay has been confirmed as the new chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC) in a long drawn-out election process after Cricket South Africa (CSA) decided to cast...
By Indranil Majumdar in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 26.11.20

Make the most of big day: Bhaichung

Former India football captain Bhaichung Bhutia believes that an empty stadium during Friday’s Derby may well be a blessing in disguise for ATK Mohun Bagan and SC East Bengal players. “The...
By Arindam Bandyopadhyay in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 26.11.20

What they said, what they felt

Robbie Fowler: By far the best I ever saw growing up, and arguably the greatest ever #RipDiego #Maradona #10 ...
By The Telegraph

Sports  /  Published 26.11.20

Balm for a nation’s wounds

Maradona retired from professional soccer in 1997 and after his brush with death in 2000 he underwent drug rehabilitation, living off-and-on in Cuba between 2000 and 2005, where he often spent time wi...
By Reuters

Sports  /  Published 26.11.20

Finding love & cigar in Calcutta

Emotions are not best described in words, but if one attempts to understand Calcutta’s love for Diego Armando Maradona, it is perhaps best to say amour de tendresse. Loosely translated, that mea...
By Our Bureau in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 26.11.20

Flawed genius in two goals

Maradona scored an almost equally brilliant solo effort against Belgium in the following game, yet his handled goal against England became an enduring image. To the English such deviousness and cheek...
By Our Bureau

Sports  /  Published 26.11.20

King of Kicks is in heaven

Maradona had threatened to will his way through the 1990 World Cup — gathering a loose ball, feinting around a defender and passing through a thicket of legs to assist the only goal in a quarter...
By Jeré Longman, Our Bureau


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