Jonny Bairstow and Alex Hales hailed “another very special day” at Trent Bridge, after capitalizing on the pristine batting conditions at their favorite ground for ODI cricket and smashing England’s own record for the highest team total in one-day cricket. After being asked to bat first in the third ODI – on the grounds that Tim Paine, Australia’s captain, didn’t know what would constitute enough runs on what was self-evidently a belter of a pitch – England rampaged to a massive total of 481 for 6, beating by 37 runs the previous record of 444 for 3 that they made here against Pakistan in 2016, reports espncricinfo.
Colombo, June 18 (newsin.asia) – A global anti doping intergovernmental ministerial meeting got underway in Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo on Monday, in order to discuss ways in freeing national and international level athletes from prohibited substances. Twenty nine countries participated in the ’15th Asia/Oceania Regional Intergovernmental Ministerial Meeting on Anti Doping in Sports’ which is organised […]
On Thursday, Afghanistan’s national cricket team played India in a Test match, a form of the game — taking place over five seven-hour days — reserved for a select group of nations. In cricket’s near 150-year history of international fixtures, only 11 countries have competed at that level; Afghanistan becomes the 12 th. The achievement marks another high point in a remarkable ascent: Emerging from refugee camps in Pakistan and only officially formed in 1995, Afghanistan’s cricket team has surmounted obstacles unknown to most athletes — terrorism, displacement, war — and with flair and panache that have won admirers the world over,writes Sidharth Monga in New York Times.
Colombo, May 25 (Espncricinfo) – Sri Lanka batsman Dhananjaya de Silva has withdrawn from the tour of West Indies after his father was killed by an as-yet unidentified gunmen on Thursday night. Sri Lankan Police confirmed that Ranjan de Silva, Dhananjaya’s father, was shot dead in Rathmalana – just south of Colombo – at around 8:30 pm. […]
Lakshman Namal Rajapaksa, Sri Lankan Member of Parliament and national rugger player, has invited Jammu and Kashmir rugby teams to participate in the Sri Lankan Rugby League through an exchange program. Rajapaksa was on a special visit to Kashmir along with a 10 member delegation from Sri Lanka to impart training to Jammu and Kashmir rugby players.
Pakistani hockey legend decides not to go to India for heart transplant despite offers of free services
Pakistani hockey legend Mansoor Ahmed, who had appealed to India for a medical visa to get a heart transplant done, and two Indian hospitals had offered to provide free services, will not go to India, but will be treated in Pakistan itself at the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases in Karachi.
A day after former Pakistan hockey team captain Mansoor Ahmed sought a heart transplant in India, the Chennai Hockey Association volunteered help, and leading surgeons in Chennai confirmed they had been contacted by his doctors. “Mansoor Ahmed’s doctors have sent me his medical records and have asked me to help. We are looking into it,” Dr K.R. Balakrishnan, a senior city-based heart transplant surgeon said.
Namal Rajapaksa, Sri Lankan member of parliament and the eldest son of former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakdsa, has trained Kashmiri girls in Rugby, a game which he has mastered.On his maiden visit to Kashmir for a seven-day rugby training workshop, told Express on Monday that sports has the potential to change the “perception and discourse about Kashmir.”
Pictures of Saudi female athletes in colorful “sports abayas” running in the Red Sea city of Jeddah went viral last month, setting off a new debate on sartorial freedoms for women in a country where the typically all-black, body-shrouding garment is obligatory in public.
Carrara, Australia, April 7 (Indian Express): India men’s hockey team’s campaign at the Commonwealth Games began much the same way as it did for the women – with a disappointing result. While the women had lost 2-3 to Wales on Thursday, the men were held to a 2-2 draw by Pakistan on Saturday. Even though […]