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Chennai, Kanpur announced as host cities for India`s home Tests against B`desh

The centerpiece of India`s campaign is the World Test Championship (WTC), with the team slated to participate in five crucial home Tests before embarking on a monumental five-match series against Australia Down Under

20 Jun 2024 5:37 pm
Ex-India pacer Johnson dies after falling from 4th floor apartment, probe on

Johnson, who was admitted to the St Philomena`s Hospital last week after complaining of acute stomach pain, was battling health issues for a while now

20 Jun 2024 5:29 pm
T20 World Cup 2024: Ian Bishop lavishes praises on Jasprit Bumrah

So far in the T20 World Cup 2024, Bumrah has bagged five wickets by conceding 45 runs with an economy rate of 5.00. Speaking on Jasprit Bumrah`s unorthodox bowling action, Bishop said that he has a unique bowling action for which he gets an advantage

20 Jun 2024 5:26 pm
T20 World Cup 2024 | It`s tough to leave anyone out: Rahul Dravid

The Men in Blue displayed an outstanding show in the T20 World Cup 2024 group stage and finished at the top spot of Group A. Dravid lavished praises on Afghanistan`s bowling attack and said that are experienced bowlers

20 Jun 2024 4:54 pm
T20 World Cup 2024 | Quite excited to play India in a day game: Jonathan Trott

........and hopefully, we can come in obviously perceived as underdogs but in my mind very much not underdogs and fully prepared and ready for the battle that confronts us tomorrow which I`m very excited about, Jonathan Trott said

20 Jun 2024 4:24 pm
My priority is still to play for New Zealand: Kane Williamson

Kane Williamson also stepped down from the Black Caps captaincy in white-ball formats, but he asserted that his international career is still far from over. Kane Williamson said he was eagerly waiting to see how the leadership role of New Zealand evolves in white-ball formats

20 Jun 2024 3:54 pm
T20 World Cup 2024 | Win against WI has given confidence and momentum: Salt

Salt played a crucial role in the T20 World Cup 2024 match win against West Indies as he scored an unbeaten 87 runs in just 47 deliveries in the run chase of 181 runs. Salt said that he was waiting for the right moment to attack the Caribbean bowlers

20 Jun 2024 3:28 pm
WI legendary pacer Curtly Ambrose is a huge fan of this Indian star

Curtly Ambrose in his playing days was known to trouble the best batsmen in the world due to the extra bounce he used to create with his 67` height. In modern-day cricket, he would like to test himself against Virat Kohli, Joe Root, Babar Azam and Kane Williamson

20 Jun 2024 3:02 pm
Aditya Birla Capital Partners with IOA for Paris Olympics 2024

As the Official Sponsor of Team India at the Paris Olympics 2024, Aditya Birla Capital aims to celebrate this spirit of sportsmanship and deepen its association in the field of sports

20 Jun 2024 1:12 pm
Yuzi or Kuldeep could be used in game against Afghanistan, says Dravid

Dravid also added that India will be flexible with its batting order and change it as per the situation

20 Jun 2024 8:24 am
Xherdan Shaqiri stunner moves Swiss to verge of Euro last 16 after Scotland draw

Switzerland, who defeated Hungary 3-1 in their opener, are not mathematically certain to advance to the knockout stages but they are in a strong position heading into their last game against Germany

20 Jun 2024 8:23 am
Bopanna-Ebden pair moves to Cinch Championship quarters

The Indo-Australian team triumphed 6-4 6-4 in 56 minutes, beginning their preparations for the Wimbledon Championships in right earnest

20 Jun 2024 8:21 am
Murray doubtful for Wimbledon, reflects on mid-match retirement struggles

There is nothing I could do, and then there is part of you that wants to go out there and see if it gets better, you know, and maybe feel better with a bit of treatment or something, but that wasn`t the case, he added

20 Jun 2024 8:20 am
Euro 2024: Germany is first team into the last 16 with a 2-0 win over Hungary

The game was effectively settled when Maximilian Mittelstdt`s low cross was beautifully stroked into the net by Gundogan to make sure of Germany`s place in the last 16

20 Jun 2024 8:19 am
T2O World Cup 2024: South Africa edge past USA by 18 runs in a thrilling contest

On the bowling front, Saurabh Netravalkar was the standout performer for the USA, claiming two wickets for just 21 runs in his four overs. Harmeet Singh also impressed with his left-arm spin, taking 2 crucial wickets to keep the South African total in check

20 Jun 2024 8:18 am
Djokovic to play at Paris Olympics

Novak Djokovic and Dusan Lajovic have fulfilled the conditions according to ATP ranking and confirmed their participation at the Summer Olympic Games in Paris 2024, the Serbian committee said on their website.

20 Jun 2024 8:14 am
Messi eyes continental glory

The 108-year-old competition is being held in the United States with the host nation among six teams from the CONCACAF region joining the 10 South American nations looking for a place in the July 14 final in Miami

20 Jun 2024 8:09 am
Spalletti wants Italy to dictate rhythm against Spain

The Azzurri have played Spain at each of the last four Euros and will face a serious test of their credentials as reigning champions on Thursday in Gelsenkirchen

20 Jun 2024 8:08 am
Wow, Conceicao!

Coach Roberto Martinez hails young Franciscos character after his stoppage-time winner helps Portugal rally to beat Czech Republic 2-1

20 Jun 2024 8:07 am
Albania put Croatia on brink of exit after dramatic draw

After a disappointing 3-0 loss to Spain in their opener, Croatia were behind again when Qazim Laci gave Albania an early lead in Hamburg

20 Jun 2024 8:06 am
Mandhana, Harman tons help India clinch series 2-0 vs SA

It was a matter of margin once India posted an imposing 325 for three, riding on Mandhanas 136 (120b, 18x4, 2x6) and Harmanpreets unbeaten 103 (88b, 9x4, 3x6), their seventh and sixth one-day tons respectively

20 Jun 2024 8:05 am
`5 IPL teams interested to buy stakes in The Hundred club`: MCC chief Nicholas

Nicholas, also a veteran commentator and writer, is set to take over as the Spirits chairman later this October

20 Jun 2024 8:04 am
Bangladeshs Tanzim fined for getting physical

The incident took place in the third over of the Nepal chase on Sunday

20 Jun 2024 8:03 am
`Marsh not just a captain, but a leader`: Stoinis

Mitchie is not a captain, but a leader. The way he gets the groups together inspires it, fellow all-rounder Stoinis said on the Unplayable podcast

20 Jun 2024 8:02 am
Ex-selector Banerjee backs Kohli as opener, Raja Venkat disagrees

Kohli was pushed up to the opening role alongside captain Rohit Sharma on the back of his tremendous top-order form in the IPL, where he finished as the highest scorer with a mammoth 741 runs at an impressive average of 61.75

20 Jun 2024 8:01 am
`You are one of the greats`: Hall tells Kohli

I have seen a lot of great players and you are one of them. I have followed your career and I hope you play for India for many more years, said the 86-year-old

20 Jun 2024 8:00 am
`Afghanistern` test!

Rohit Sharma & Co begin real challenge for second T20 World Cup title against a much-improved Afghan side in todays Super 8 encounter

20 Jun 2024 7:54 am
MCA Apex Council appoints JS Saharia as electoral officer for Prez`s election

Premier cricket association to get new president before July 26

19 Jun 2024 9:48 pm
Optimism reigns as soccer world awaits Kylian Mbapp`s nasal injury update

The widespread expectation is that Mbapp will play a further part at Euro 2024, especially since France`s win over Austria means the team is likely to advance to the knockout stage

19 Jun 2024 8:43 pm
Can left-arm pacer Farooqi trouble Rohit again?

With 12 wickets from four matches at the T20 World Cup so far, Afghanistan pacer Fazalhaq will be licking his lips at the opportunity of having a go at the India captain in Thursdays Super 8 clash; the last time the two met, he dismissed the opener for a duck in January at Indore

19 Jun 2024 5:09 pm
`Great to go out knowing I`m not going to cop it anymore`: Warner

The 37-year-old Warner served a one-year ban by Cricket Australia for his involvement in the 2018 sandpaper gate scandal but enjoyed plenty of success since his return to the national side

19 Jun 2024 4:14 pm
Shreyas Iyer likely to return for SL ODIs, youngsters in line for Zimbabwe T20Is

Having a successful run in the IPL 2024, Shreyas Iyer might also play in India`s XI in the five-match T20I series against Zimbabwe which will kick start on July 5. But the more positive chances of him featuring in Indian matches is in the ODI series against Sri Lanka

18 Jun 2024 7:48 pm
Mbappe suffers facial injury in France`s 1-0 win against Austria at Euro 2024

France needed an own goal from Maximilian Wober in the 38th minute and handed Didier Deschamps his 100th victory as national team coach

18 Jun 2024 4:47 pm
T20 WC 2024 | Oh, I don`t know: Williamson unsure about his future in T20Is

On New Zealand`s short campaign at the T20 World Cup 2024, the 34-year-old said I think no matter what happens, you`re always want to do more. New Zealand were the last team to kickstart their T20 World Cup 2024 campaign

18 Jun 2024 4:34 pm
Euro 2024: Ivan Schranz goal helps Slovakia stun Belgium on debut

Schranz scored in the seventh minute of the match and Slovakia defended stoutly to deny Belgium the equaliser and cause a huge upset in the tournament

18 Jun 2024 2:42 pm
After dream start, MLC stars Netravalkar, Patel aim to continue USA`s run

Team USA has captured the world`s attention as the host nation making its debut in the World Cup. They convincingly defeated Canada in the opening game. They emerged victorious against Pakistan in a thrilling super-over, which put the team in a position to finish second in Group A of the marquee event

18 Jun 2024 1:39 pm
T20 WC 2024 | Trent a great servant of our game and the world game: Williamson

Coming to New Zealand`s T20 World Cup 2024 campaign, the side faced two defeats out of four matches. In Group C, the Kiwis ended in the third position with a net run rate of +0.415 and four points

18 Jun 2024 1:19 pm
Amol Kale came as a phoenix to Mumbai cricket

Ex-Mumbai Cricket Association secretary Prof Ratnakar Shetty and fellow city cricket administrators pay rich tributes to the late MCA president Amol Kale at Wankhede Stadium on Monday

18 Jun 2024 7:55 am
Nagal loses final, but earns best ranking of 71

His previous best was 77 last week. The Olympic-bound Nagal jumped six places following his runner-up finish at the Perugia ATP Challenger tournament on Sunday

18 Jun 2024 7:53 am
Madrid have a clear position, I dont think Ill play Paris Olympics: Mbappe

Mbappe is captaining France at the Euro, and playing the Olympics too could take up almost all of his off-season before an eagerly expected debut at Madrid

18 Jun 2024 7:51 am
This time my story very different

I do think this time my story at the Euros is very different from the last one, he said. Luckily its been a lot of games since it happened. I felt confident in playing again, so I was just happy to be back playing

18 Jun 2024 7:50 am
Romania beat Ukraine 3-0 for first win at major tournament in 24 years

Iordanescu, who was the first coach to lead a Romania team at a European Championship since his father Anghel in 2016, turned 46 years old on Sunday

18 Jun 2024 7:48 am
This Portugal generation deserves to win: Ron

I believe this generation deserves to win a competition of this magnitude, Ronaldo told reporters upon arrival in Germany, setting his sights on the Henri Delaunay trophy

18 Jun 2024 7:46 am
Bellingham credits backroom staff with Alexander-Arnold wolf celebration

So it was more a celebration for the backroom staff who put in so much work every day and they wont receive any awards like this [man-of-the-match trophy], he added

18 Jun 2024 7:43 am
Spirit on show

England coach Gareth Southgate says his team defended well as a unit despite suffering during 1-0 win over Serbia; insists road ahead v Denmark and Slovenia wont be easy

18 Jun 2024 7:41 am
Trott: IPL exposure serves well for strong Afghan show

I think the more exposure players have got to the IPL and different franchises where theres pressure all the time in this format of the game, I think thatll only do us well and serve us well going forward, Trott said

18 Jun 2024 7:39 am
Rishabh Pant 2.0

From being unable to even brush his teeth after a serious car accident in December 2022 to presently wielding his willow like a toothpick, India keeper-batters story is a remarkable tale of resilience and resolve

18 Jun 2024 7:37 am
T20 World Cup 2024: We haven`t rectified our mistakes: Hasaranga

As a team, we should decide if we have to rectify those mistakes. I think we have not rectified our mistakes yet. As a captain, I feel very sorry about this, Hasaranga said

18 Jun 2024 7:34 am
T20 WC 2024: BAN batting is not acceptable, says skipper Najmul Hossain Shanto

Shanto admitted that the sides batting failures have been hard to decipher, but he rejected suggestions that slow pitches were a reason

18 Jun 2024 7:29 am
T20 World Cup 2024: Babar Azam expresses his views on quitting captaincy

Babar Azam reveals he hasnt considered giving up leadership after Pakistans disastrous T20 World Cup campaign; says its up to PCB to take that call

18 Jun 2024 7:24 am