World anti doping conference gets underway in Sri Lanka

World anti doping conference gets underway in Sri Lanka

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 […]

The irresistible rise of Afghanistan’s cricket team

The irresistible rise of Afghanistan’s cricket team

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.

Dhananjaya de Silva withdraws from West Indies tour after father killed by gunman

Dhananjaya de Silva withdraws from West Indies tour after father killed by gunman

Colombo, May 25 (Espncricinfo) – Sri Lanka batsman Dhananjaya de Silva has withdrawn from the tour of West Indies after his father was killed by an as-yet unidentified gunmen on Thursday night.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. […]

Namal Rajapaksa to invite Kashmiri rugby players to participate in Sri Lankan tournaments

Namal Rajapaksa to invite Kashmiri rugby players to participate in Sri Lankan tournaments

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.

Chennai offers a heart to ailing Pakistani hockey legend Mansoor Ahmed

Chennai offers a heart to ailing Pakistani hockey legend Mansoor Ahmed

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.

Sports will change perceptions about Kashmir, says Namal Rajapaksa, Lankan MP and rugby coach

Sports will change perceptions about Kashmir, says Namal Rajapaksa, Lankan MP and rugby coach

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.”

Jogging in Jeddah in “sports abayas”

Jogging in Jeddah in “sports abayas”

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.

Over the ropes: instances of batsmen hitting the last ball of the match for six to win

Over the ropes: instances of batsmen hitting the last ball of the match for six to win

By Kanishkaa Balachandran/The Hindu Following Dinesh Karthik’s heroics against Bangladesh in the Nidahas Trophy final, we look at other instances of thrilling international matches that ended with a six off the final ball Javed Miandad, Pakistan vs India, Sharjah, 1986 The shot that broke over a million hearts. In the Australiasia Cup final in Sharjah, […]