• Steve Smith joins Delhi Capitals squad in Mumbai
    Mumbai, April 3 (IANS): Delhi Capitals' new Australian recruit, batsman Steve Smith arrived in Mumbai and joined squad at the team hotel in Mumbai. The former Australia skipper will undergo quarantine for a week. "Delhi Capitals' batsman Steve Smith arrived at the team hotel in Mumbai on Saturday, 03 April 2021. Smith will be in quarantine for one week," said a statement from the Delhi Capitals franchise. Smith, who represented Rajasthan Royals in the last seaso
  • Sharath Kamal gets official confirmation of Tokyo qualification
    New Delhi, April 3 (IANS): Top Indian table tennis player Achanta Sharath Kamal got a shot in the arm ahead of the 2021 Olympics when it was officially confirmed on Saturday that he had qualified for the quadrennial event in the men's singles category. The Chennai-based player, who rose two spots in the ITTF world rankings on Saturday, tweeted "Official confirmation of qualification in the Men's Singles event for the @Tokyo2020 Olympic Games with the most recent ranking
  • Ferrari's resurgence surprises McLaren
    Sakhir (Bahrain), April 3 (IANS): While this year's inaugural Formula One Grand Prix saw an engrossing battle between Red Bull and Mercedes here, the resurgence of Ferrari has left the McLaren impressed. McLaren are sitting third behind Mercedes and Red Bull but they are being chased by Ferraris of Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz -- who finished sixth and eighth respectively on Sunday. "Definitely with everything I've seen at the [pre-season] test and also here on F
  • Indian Para shuttlers assured of a rich haul in Dubai event
    Dubai, April 3 (IANS): Indian Para shuttlers are in for a rich haul in the season-opening 3rd Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Dubai Para Badminton International 2021, ensuring themselves of 17 medals at the Shabab Al Ahli Club on Saturday. Leading shuttlers Pramod Bhagat, Manoj Sarkar (MS SL3 category), Sukant Kadam and Nitesh Kumar (MS SL4), Krishna Nagar (MS SH6), Manasi Joshi and Parul Parmar (WS SL3) all made it to the last-four stage in their respective categories, and barr
  • Pietersen takes indirect dig at SA on scheduling
    New Delhi, April 3 (IANS): Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen on Saturday said that cricket boards around the world should not schedule any cricket during the Indian Premier League season since it is cricket's biggest tournament. "Cricket boards need to realise that the @IPL is the biggest show in town. DO NOT schedule ANY international games whilst it's on. V v v simple!," tweeted Pietersen. His remarks come at a time when some of South Africa's IPL-bou
  • Warner, Williamson arrive, undergo quarantine
    Chennai, April 3 (IANS): SunRisers Hyderabad's foreign recruits David Warner and Kane Williamson have landed in Chennai and are undergoing a week-long quarantine, the franchise's website confirmed on Saturday. Australia opener Warner and New Zealand captain Williamson were shown speaking on twitter, confirming they are undergoing quarantine. "Hey Orange army (referring to SRH fans), I am looking to get out of quarantine in about six or seven days. And guess what, I a
  • Mel Jones elected full member in ICC women's committee
    Melbourne, April 3 (IANS): Former Australia women's cricketer Mel Jones has been elected as a full member representative of the International Cricket Council women's committee. Jones has been a member of the Cricket Australia board since November, 2019. "It is a tremendous honour and extremely humbling to be elected to the ICC Women's Committee and I look forward to continuing the council's excellent work in growing and supporting women's cricket globally
  • Lahiri moves into tied 8th place at Texas Open
    San Antonio (USA), April 3 (IANS): India's Anirban Lahiri battled to a 3-under 69 to move up to tied eighth place after the second round of the Texas Open on Friday. He is five shots behind leader Cameron Tringale. After turning in 35 with a birdie on two, the former Asian No. 1 endured a rollercoaster back nine with three birdies, three bogeys and one eagle at TPC San Antonio for a two-day total of 4-under 140. Japanese star Hideki Matsuyama came home in 74 to slip to T14 wh
  • Karunaratne, Fernando play out a draw for SL vs West Indies
    North Sound (Antigua), April 3 (IANS): Sri Lanka batted out the last day to earn a draw against West Indies in the second and final Test at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium here on Friday. The first Test was also drawn. West Indies started the day needing 10 wickets for victory but got two on a good batting surface as the visitors closed on 193/2. Captain Dimuth Karunaratne made the top score of 75 off 176 balls with nine fours while Oshada Fernando was unbeaten on 66 off 119 ball
  • Dubai para badminton: Top Indian shuttlers reach knockout stage
    Dubai, April 2 (IANS) Reigning world champions Pramod Bhagat and Manasi Joshi were among Indian stars who made it to the knockout stage of the 3rd Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Dubai Para Badminton International 2021 at the Shabab Al Ahli Club here. Top seeds Parul Parmar (WSSL3) and Krishna Nagar (MS SH6) also won their respective singles and doubles matches in emphatic manner on Thursday. Bhagat, the reigning world champion, said he is aiming for nothing less than gold in
  • Down with COVID-19, Tendulkar hospitalised as precautionary measure
    Mumbai, April 2 (PTI) Former India captain and batting icon Sachin Tendulkar has been hospitalised as a precautionary measure, six days after he tested positive for COVID-19. The 47-year-old took to twitter to announce the development on Friday. "Thank you for your wishes and prayers. As a matter of abundant precaution under medical advice, I have been hospitalised. I hope to be back home in a few days. Take care and stay safe everyone," Tendulkar wrote. Tendulkar ha
  • Match fixtures for Dr T Ao Trophy 2021 drawn
    Our Correspondent Kohima | April 1  The fixture for the forthcoming 21st Inter District Football Championship 2021 (Dr. T. Ao Trophy) was drawn today at Hotel Vivor, Kohima. The championship has been scheduled for April 12 to 19 at Indira Gandhi Stadium Kohima. The championship is organised by Nagaland Football Association (NFA) in collaboration with the Department of Youth Resources & Sports, Nagaland. The fixture was drawn in the presence of NFA President, K Neibou
  • 18th Nagaland State Chess Championship concludes
    Our Correspondent Kohima | April 1  The 18th Nagaland State Chess Championship 2021 under the aegis of Nagaland Chess Association (NCA) concluded today at The Heritage, Kohima. Neiba Kronu, Minister of Planning & Coordination, Land Revenue, & Parliamentary Affairs and also President of NCA gave away prizes to the winners at the valedictory function. The champion in open category was awarded with Rs. 50,000 while second, third and fourth place winners received Rs.
  • MDFRA introductory programme held
    MON, APRIL 1 (MExN): The Mon District Football Referee Association (MDFRA) held its first ever introductory cum pre Aoleang feast programme on March 30 at the Treasurer’s residence with the objective to “strengthen the association and motivate the youth into a Drugs Free Environment with the attraction of the game and it's discipline.” The programme was attended by the MDFA, KSU, Pioneers of Referees Association and some of the senior citizen of Mon Town. The p
  • 3rd T20I: Allen blitz takes New Zealand to 65-run win
    Auckland, April 1 (IANS): Finn Allen smashed 71 off 29 balls as New Zealand beat Bangladesh by 65 runs in a third T20I curtailed by rain at Eden Park on Thursday. Allen, who will play for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League this season, smashed 10 fours and three sixes in a match that was reduced to 10 overs a side. Allen's whirlwind innings propelled New Zealand to 141/4 and in reply, Bangladesh folded for 76 runs. New Zealand have thus swept the series
  • DC announce one-year partnership with online broker OctaFX
    New Delhi, April 1 (IANS): Delhi Capitals (DC) have announced a one-year partnership with online broker OctaFX, which comes on board as the team's "Official Trading Partner". The deal includes an exclusive digital content partnership with the brand. Under the partnership, Delhi Capitals' flagship digital asset, DCTV, and all content produced under it, will be sponsored exclusively by OctaFX. In the 2020 season of the Indian Premier League, the first edition o
  • Kohli, de Villiers, reach Chennai for RCB camp
    Chennai, April 1 (IANS): Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain Virat Kohli and star batsman AB de Villiers have arrived in Chennai, the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise said on Thursday. de Villiers and Kohli will quarantine for seven days before joining the rest of the squad in the training camp at the at the Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research. Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, Harshal Patel, Shahbaz Ahmed, Pavan Deshpande, Mohamme
  • Miami Open: Sakkari ends Osaka's winning streak
    Miami, April 1 (IANS): Maria Sakkari of Greece brought world number two Naomi Osaka's 23-match winning streak to an end in stunning fashion in the Miami Open quarterfinals, claiming victory 6-0, 6-4 in just 69 minutes. The Japanese star had not lost a match in over a year, winning last year's US Open and this season's Australian Open. But in the quarterfinal clash against Sakkari, Osaka just could not find a way out, Xinhua news reports. Meanwhile, Sakkari delivered a
  • Hazlewood pulls out of IPL
    Sydney, April 1 (IANS): Australia fast bowler Josh Hazlewood has pulled out of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in order to get ready for the national team's upcoming calendar. Hazlewood was set to turn out for the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) this season. "It's been a long 10 months in bubbles and quarantine at different times, so I decided to have a rest from cricket and spend some time at home and in Australia in the next two months," Hazlewood told
  • 3rd T20I between Aus, NZ women abandoned due to rain
    Auckland, April 1 (IANS): The third T20I between New Zealand women and Australia was abandoned due to rains on Thursday, leading to the series ending 1-1. Only 2.5 overs could be bowled in the match, which started after a 90-minute delay at Eden Park. The game itself was reduced to 13 overs with New Zealand winning the toss and choosing to bowl. Rosemary Mair dismissed Beth Mooney in the second over by which time it had started raining again. The two teams played out the next ove