Million-dollar prize on the line in India

Million-dollar prize on the line in India

Mumbai, Feb 16 – There’s more than just the Border-Gavaskar Trophy up for grabs when Australia meet India in a four-Test series next week As if the Australian cricket team needed any more inspiration to overturn the weight of history and claim a series win in India, here’s some. US$1 million. The International Cricket Council […]

India lifts T20 World Cup for Blind

India lifts T20 World Cup for Blind

Mumbai, Feb 13 – India successfully defended its Twenty20 World Cup for Blind title on Sunday, defeating Pakistan in the finals. With eight wins from nine matches, India went into the finals as the favourites and lived up to it with a comprehensive victory. For Pakistan, though, it was their first loss in the tournament, […]

Usain Bolt stripped of Olympic gold medal after team-mate fails drugs test

Usain Bolt stripped of Olympic gold medal after team-mate fails drugs test

Jamaica, Jan 26 – Usain Bolt lost his claim to the title of ‘triple-triple’ Olympic champion when a Jamaican 4 x 100 metres team-mate retrospectively tested positive for a banned substance and caused the 2008 Beijing gold medal winners to be stripped of their title. Bolt, the world’s greatest track-and-field star, is now the only one of six […]

Tamil Nadu Act on Jallikattu next week will ensure its continuance

Tamil Nadu Act on Jallikattu next week will ensure its continuance

Chennai, January 22 (PTI): Former Indian Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju said here on Sunday that the apprehensions of sections of protesters seeking a “permanent solution” were unfounded as the ordinance to allow Jallikattu will be replaced by an Act of the Tamil Nadu legislature which will be the “permanent solution”. “Some people say that […]

Indian village lad Bhamara’s journey from Balloke to basketball circuit in US

Indian village lad Bhamara’s journey from Balloke to basketball circuit in US

By Kanishkaa Balachandran Balloke. Try pointing out this place on the India map. This nondescript village in Punjab, with a population of just 800, made up of the farming community, has an unlikely  connection with American basketball. Satnam Singh Bhamara, a lad from one of the farming families of Balloke, broke barriers to become the […]

Dhoni is known for surprises

Dhoni is known for surprises

By Kanishkaa Balachandran/NIA MS Dhoni is known for surprises. On Wednesday, the Indian wicketkeeper-batsman was watching his native Jharkhand take on Gujarat in the Ranji Trophy semi-final in Nagpur. After the game, he set out for some batting practice trying out various bats, in preparation for the limited-overs series against England beginning on January 15. […]

Is Ashwin one of India’s greatest bowlers?

Is Ashwin one of India’s greatest bowlers?

By Kanishkaa Balachandran It might still be too early to include him in the elite list, but given his achievements in 2016 alone, Indian bowler Ravichandran Ashwin is set to break more Indian records. At the start of this decade, Indian cricket was on the cusp of change. It was an adjustment not many would […]

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