NEW DELHI - From 'Sikkimese Sniper' Bhaichung Bhutia to Olympic-medalist shooter Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, the Lok Sabha elections this time has a bevy of renowned personalities from the world of sports. Bhutia, a former India captain and the country's most-capped footballer, is the Trinamool Congress candidate for the Darjeeling Lok Sabha seat. The recipient of many accolades and honors,
NEW DELHI - Senior batsman Virender Sehwag on Mar. 29 conceded that he had not scored enough runs in the last season to be in the India team but said he would hope to be back in the reckoning with a good performance in the IPL beginning April 16. Sehwag, who was bought by Kings XI Punjab in players' auction early this year for Rs 3.2 crore, said he was looking forward to the IPL to come...
MUMBAI - Complying with Indian Supreme Court's order, The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has given marching orders to all the employees of India Cements or its associate companies who were also part of the Cricket Board. Confirming the development, a BCCI source said, "All India Cements employees connected with the BCCI have been taken out of the Board as per the Supreme Court's order."
NEW DELHI - The Indian Supreme Court Mar. 28 handed over the reins of BCCI to former player Sunil Gavaskar during IPL 7 and did not bar Srinivasan-promoted Chennai Superkings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) from participating in the tournament. Taking the cricket board out of incumbent Srinivasan's hands, the Court directed that the senior most vice president of the Board, Shivlal Yadav, will be looking after the affairs of BCCI.
MUMBAI - A gigantic digital photo mosaic of cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, who recently retired from cricket ending his decades long career, has been unveiled in his home city Mumbai. Japanese electronics major Toshiba erected the structure, considered to be the largest of any cricketer, as a tribute to the iconic player. Tendulkar himself unveiled the mosaic at a function here on Mar 26.
NEW DELHI - The Supreme Court of India on Mar 27 proposed Sunil Gavaskar's name as replacement for N Srinivasan as Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President and the batting legend said he will be "honored" and "happy" to adhere to the directives of the highest court of the land. "First and foremost, if the highest court suggests something, you have to do so but that has to be on record.
MIRPUR - India's World Cup winning captain Kapil Dev Mar. 28 refuted reports that he would be joining Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and campaign for their candidates in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. "Let me clarify it that I am not joining Aam Aadmi Party. There has been reports that I will be officially joining AAP and but I can assure you that nothing of that sort is happening," Kapil, said here.
NEW DELHI - Injecting a new twist in the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) row in the wake of demands for N Srinivasan's resignation, former President Shashank Manohar Mar. 26 demanded the suspension of the IPL till a thorough probe by the CBI is completed. Manohar, who was succeeded as BCCI president by N Srinivasan, was also critical of the decision to stage a part of the 2014 IPL in the UAE in April,
NEW DELHI - Coming down heavily on Board of Control for Cricket in India President N Srinivasan, the Supreme Court on March 25 asked him to step down for a free and fair probe in the betting and spot fixing scandal involving his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan and some cricketers, failing which it would pass an order. After going through the contents of a report filed in a sealed cover by...
RUSSIA - Written off by critics and experts, five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand has come back with a big bang and is the most likely contender to challenge Magnus Carlsen of Norway in the next world championship match to be held later this year. Leading by a full point with five rounds still to come in the candidates, Anand's lead is effectively 1.5 points if one considers the tiebreak...