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I-League clubs cry foul, say AIFF didn't give them clear picture

<br>Speaking to IANS, Minerva Punjab FC owner Ranjit Bajaj said that the club was not aware of the fact that an agreement was being made, but added that the AIFF had asked them to sign a document which said that AIFF may start a top league in future which Minvera may not be a part of initially.<br> <br>"They made us sign a document which said that if they start a top league, we will not be part of it immediately," he said.<br> <br>"But they never said

19 Jul 2019 10:58 am
Rijiju launches AIFF Golden Baby Leagues Handbook 2019-20

The launch also marked the renaming of the 'AIFF Baby Leagues' to 'AIFF Golden Baby Leagues', with emphasis being laid for ages under 6 to under 12 both for girls and boys."Baby League sounds very cute to me. The actual scouting has to start from a very young age. I have been explained how it's planned by the AIFF. I'm really interested to see the result of that. We'll look to put more emphasis on the Golden Baby League tournament," Rijiju said.The handbook is a guide to help the stake

19 Jul 2019 10:20 am
Lodha & BCCI stunned as CoA asks Kohli-Shastri to decide on WAGs travel

<br>Speaking to IANS, Lodha said that now that Ethics Officer D.K. Jain is there, he should take a stand and stop any move that is against the newly registered constitution as per the proposals of the Lodha panel."What can I say? The Ethics Officer is there now to decide. What do I say? Everyone is interpreting it (the Lodha panel's proposals) in their own way. Our recommendations are in place and based on that I was told the constitution was framed. As and when issue arises, the Ethi

19 Jul 2019 9:20 am
Sachin, Donald & Fitzpatrick inducted in ICC Hall of Fame

<br>Tendulkar, who retired in November 2013, tallied 15,921 runs in Tests and 18,426 in ODIs, both of which remain records. He is the sixth Indian to be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame. <br>"It is an honour to be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame, which cherishes the contribution of cricketers over generations. They have all contributed to the growth and popularity of the game and I am happy to have done my bit," said the 46-year-old at the induction cer

19 Jul 2019 8:22 am
Zimbabwe Cricket suspension: Raza, Taylor express disappointment

At the ICC annual conference which concluded on Thursday in London, a unanimous decision was made after they felt that Zimbabwe Cricket had not been able to provide a process for conducting free and democratic elections.Sikandar Raza and former captain Brendan Taylor were among the many who came out in support of Zimbabwe's status as a Test-playing nation. Sikander, who has played 12 Tests, 97 ODIs and 32 T20Is for the country, took to Twitter to express his disappointment and said: "How on

19 Jul 2019 7:36 am
Melbourne's Formula 1 event contract extended till 2025

Following the success of local driver Daniel Ricciardo, the sport has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity in Australia, helping to ease concerns regarding the event's significant price tag.Albert Park has held the Grand Prix season-opener since 1996, with the exception of 2006 and 2010, reports Xinhua news agency."The decision to extend the current relationship for a further two years stems from the fact this event has proved to be a resounding success...proving immensely popular with fans a

19 Jul 2019 6:08 am
Sachin, Donald & Fatzprick inducted in ICC Hall of Fame

Tendulkar, who retired in November 2013, tallied 15,921 runs in Tests and 18,426 in ODIs, both of which remain records. He is the sixth Indian to be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame."It is an honour to be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame, which cherishes the contribution of cricketers over generations. They have all contributed to the growth and popularity of the game and I am happy to have done my bit," said the 46-year-old at the induction ceremony which took plac

19 Jul 2019 3:08 am
Amir is playing with 'kids': Vijender Singh

<br>Amir had raised questions over Vijender's abilities and skills when the Indian boxer started his proffessional career.Speaking on the sidelines of an event where he was felicitated for his recent win in the US, Vijender said: "I am always ready, you should ask him (Amir). He has been playing with 'kids' all these time. He was supposed to fight Neeraj Goyat, but our boxer got injured. Neeraj is junior to us. After that, he fought with some Australian boxer and won. As I said earlie

18 Jul 2019 4:00 pm
Commonwealth TT: Indian women reach semis, men follow

Though the Indian men have a formality to complete -- they play their last match against Wales in group F -- the women finished their engagements in group F with emphatic triumphs over Wales (3-0), Malaysia (3-0) and Nigeria (3-0).Earlier, the men's team defeated Sri Lanka and Malaysia with an identical 3-0 margin to seal their berth in the semifinal.Anthony Amalraj, who got to play his matches on Thursday, had it rather easy against Sri Lankan Krishan Wickramaratha, cleaning him up with a 3-0 v

18 Jul 2019 3:42 pm
You can't chop down a whole Olympic sport from CWG: Heena

"If they are throwing their weight, we can also throw our weight. But then again, its not fair as because of a few sportspersons, others will also suffer. But we have to be united, otherwise today it is happening with shooting, few years back there was also some problem with wrestling... Who is going to stand for the sportspersons if you are not standing for one sport? We definitely need to have a common front," the 29-year-old shooter told mediapersons."They (CWF) are catering to

18 Jul 2019 2:52 pm
India team selection for WI tour postponed due to new CoA diktat

<br>Speaking to IANS, sources in the know of developments said that the directive of the CoA has led to a complete change of plan and that had led to a delay in the process. "The change in the rule announced by the CoA means that the Secretary will not convene the meeting and that is behind the delay as that has leads to some complexities which need to be addressed," the source explained.The CoA has decided that neither any officer bearer nor the CEO shall attend any Cricket Comm

18 Jul 2019 1:54 pm
Extra financial help for Indian football: Rijiju

"We'll always be there. I'm very enthusiastic about supporting any kind of sport in India, and football is very special to me," Rijiju said.<br> <br>He also praised the Indian women's team for their recent rise in the FIFA rankings which were released on July 12.<br> <br>"I must compliment the women's team for rising to 57 in the FIFA Rankings recently. That's a huge jump. I'm very confident that the standard of the women's team will rise further," he

18 Jul 2019 1:02 pm
Bayliss appointed head coach of Sunrisers Hyderabad

"After very careful consideration, the Sunrisers franchise has decided to take a different direction with the head coaching role and will be parting ways with Tom Moody. Trevor Bayliss, England's 2019 World Cup winning coach, has been appointed head coach of Sunrisers Hyderabad. "Trevor has already won two IPL trophies with KKR and has also won the Big Bash League and Champions League T20 with Sydney Sixers. He is a proven winner and we feel that his successful track record will be ide

18 Jul 2019 10:46 am