Opinion  /  Published 24.01.21

Dear Siraj...

This is how achievements of aboriginal cricketers were reported in the press. The South Australian Register in 1854: “Charlie and the two Sams (aboriginal cricketers) are not ignorant of the usa...
By Upala Sen in

Opinion  /  Published 18.01.21

Spoiled Sport: Racism in sporting culture

Sport serves as the proverbial mirror for social prejudices. This sad truth was reaffirmed — twice — during the ongoing Test series between India and Australia. During the third Test in Sy...
By The Editorial Board in

Sports  /  Published 11.01.21

Justin Langer fumes at ‘shameful’ incidents

Australia head coach Justin Langer too lashed out at the racial abuse hurled at India players at the SCG, calling it “a shame”. “It’s something the team is looking into. We&rs...
By Our Bureau in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 11.01.21

Paine stands with Rahane

Paine was, however, fined 15 per cent of his match fee for showing dissent at the umpire’s decision following a failed review on Saturday, the ICC said on Sunday. Paine was found to have breach...
By Our Bureau in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 11.01.21

Peak of rowdy behavior: Virat Kohli

For Virat Kohli, it is “absolute peak of rowdy behaviour” that Australian fans hurled racial abuse at Mohammed Siraj and Jasprit Bumrah during the third Test and the India captain demanded...
By Our Bureau in Calcutta


Sports  /  Published 11.01.21

Racism: iron fist on pitch needed

Cricket was on the backfoot in Sydney on Sunday as allegations of racism against the Indian players, particularly Mohammed Siraj, rocked the ongoing third Test for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, even for...
By Our Bureau in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 26.12.20

SA wake up to right gesture

New Zealand’s late push for a place in next year’s International Cricket Council’s World Test Championship final will come to a head against an injury-hit Pakistan when their two-Tes...
By Reuters in Centurion

Sports  /  Published 25.12.20

Regret over past laughs

Australia Test skipper Tim Paine said he was living with “his head in the sand” before the Black Lives Matter movement, while his deputy Pat Cummins admitted to making hurtful “one-l...
By PTI in Melbourne

Opinion  /  Published 29.11.20

Bolega to bologe ki boltaa hai

By Sankarshan Thakur in

World  /  Published 21.11.20

Meghnad and Priti in resignation rows

In a way, his case and that of Priti are connected, for she is hated with singular vehemence by the Labour Party. Meghnad revealed: “I was giving a lecture the other day and someone asked why s...
By Amit Roy in London


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