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 […]

Sri Lanka’s batsmen undone by lack of patience

Sri Lanka’s batsmen undone by lack of patience

Poor shot selection cost Sri Lanka the first Test against South Africa in Port Elizabeth, says Kanishkaa Balachandran When South Africa were bowled out for 286 early on the second day of the first Test against Sri Lanka at Port Elizabeth, there was hope that the match could turn out to be more evenly matched […]

Sri Lanka’s former sprint queen admitted to ICU

Sri Lanka’s former sprint queen admitted to ICU

Colombo, Dec 27 (NIA) – Sri Lanka’s former sprint queen, Susanthika Jayasingha was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of the Diyatalawa Hospital, in the country’s central highlands on Tuesday following an illness. Hospital sources said that Jayasingha had been suffering from fever and was admitted to hospital with the flu. However some local media […]

India really needs to talk about hosting day-night tests

India really needs to talk about hosting day-night tests

It’s time India started hosting day-night matches, says Kanishkaa Balachandran in www.scoopwhoop.com Eight out of 13 Tests have been completed in India’s 2016-17 home season, but curiously, none of them are day-night games. The concept is gaining ground in other countries, with Dubai having hosted one recently, and Australia – the first to embrace the […]

India-England Chepauk memories

India-England Chepauk memories

Previous Test matches between England and India in Chennai have produced some memorable anecdotes, both on and off the field, writes Kanishkaa Balachandran. For cricket starved fans in Chennai, the fifth Test against England at the MA Chidambaram Stadium was something to look forward to. There was a huge scare that the timing of Cyclone […]

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