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BCCI to extend cricket coaching through digital platforms

Mumbai, Aug 14 : The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is drawing up plans to provide basic and advanced modules of cricket coaching through digital platforms that will reach a larger audience of budding cricketers who can avail this guidance. A cricket coaching mobile application and a customised website will be launched to provide content covering all ...

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First Test: India firmly on top after an all-round performance on day two

Galle, Aug 13: A twin century by Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli and a twin strike by the Indian bowlers in the Sri Lankan second innings have set India on top at the end of the second day of the first Test match here on Thursday. Trailing by 192 runs, Sri Lanka are 2 down for 5 runs after losing ...

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Shane Warne defends Michael Clarke from John Buchanan’s criticisms

Melbourne, Aug 13 : Australian spin legend Shane Warne has extended his support towards Test skipper Michael Clarke who has attracted negative criticisms from fans and experts alike after the nation’s Ashes debacle. Warne has been particularly vocal about ex-Australian coach John Buchanan’s remarks against Clarke and said his claim was ‘absolute rubbish’. Speaking at Triple M’s Hot Breakfast, a ...

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Dhoni praises Parag Shah’s upcoming guide on entrepreneurship

New Delhi, Aug 13 : Indian Cricket Team skipper MS Dhoni, who happens to be good friends with Parag Shah and family, gives positive gesture and luck for his upcoming Antar Prerna: An Entrepreneur`s Journey. Parag Shah, the executive and originator of FLAME (For Liberal & Management Education) has been in the teaching field throughout recent years, having propelled numerous ...

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First Test: Spinners take 8 wickets as India dominate proceedings on day one

Galle, Aug 12 : A ruthless Ravichandran Ashwin picked up six wickets in the first innings as Sri Lanka were bowled out for a mere 183 runs on the first day of the first Test match with India dominating the proceedings here on Wednesday. At stumps, Indians were comfortably positioned at 128 for 2; still requiring 55 runs to take ...

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Steve Smith named Australia’s ODI skipper

Sydney, Aug 12 : Australian has named Steve Smith as their new ODI skipper for the series against England and Ireland. With seven new faces in the squad, Smith will captain a side which will face a spirited England following their Ashes victory. Batsman Joe Burns has been included in the Australian side after he performed well in India while ...

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SL bowled out for 183, India 128 for two at stumps

Galle, Aug 12 : Indian bowlers dominated the day as they bowled out Sri Lanka for 183 runs in their first innings on the first day of the Test series here on Wednesday. R Ashwin used the conditions well to destroy the Sri Lankan batting lineup as he finished with a figure of 6-46. He even broke the crucial partnership ...

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China earns two more golds and USA’s 2008 Olympic Champ Eller comes back atop of the podium at the ISSF World Cup in Gabala

Azerbaijan, Aug 11: Three events were contested at the ISSF World Cup in Azerbaijan, today where Mai and Cao of the People’s Republic of China won the 50m Pistol Men and the 25m Pistol Women events. USA’s Walton Eller came back atop of an ISSF podium two years after his last victory, at the 2013 World Championship. Day-4 of the ...

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All schemes of the Ministry and the Sports Authority of India are gender neutral

New Delhi, Aug 11: The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs and Sports Sarbananda Sonowal said that all schemes of the Ministry and the Sports Authority of India are gender neutral, inclusive schemes and are equally applicable to women sportspersons. Incentive in the form of cash awards under the scheme of ‘Special Awards to Medal Winners in Sports ...

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Sania Mirza to be conferred Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award

New Delhi, Aug 11 : Indian Tennis icon Sania Mirza, who has won several tournaments in recent times in doubles, will be conferred India’s highest sports award Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, media reports said on Tuesday. “World No. 1 Tennis doubles player Sania Mirza’s name has been approved for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award by a 12-member selection committee which ...

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