NEW DELHI - Middle order batsman Ajinkya Rahane was on Monday named captain of the 15-member Indian cricket team that will tour Zimbabwe in July as Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Virat Kohli, among other seniors, were rested. Batsmen Shikhar Dhawan, Suresh Raina, Ravichandran Ashwin, Rohit Sharma and Umesh Yadav were also rested by the Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI)
BANGALORE - Ahead of their five-match One-Day International (ODI) cricket series against New Zealand, India women's skipper Mithali Raj on Friday said the hosts were ready to face a tough, well-drilled and talented visiting side. She also said that the home series was important as they attempt to improve their standing in the Women's Championship. The ODI series begins in Bangalore on Sunday.
KOLKATA - Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Thursday rubbished reports of internal conflict within the Indian team following a humiliating One-Day International (ODI) series defeat against Bangladesh. "You get to hear all these when a team loses and has not played to their potential. I believe there is no conflict within the team, all of these things have been made up," he told media persons here.
BANGLADESH - India's limited overs cricket skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has said he will happily step down if that facilitates a performance upliftment, following the team's first ever One-Day International (ODI) series loss against Bangladesh. India lost their second ODI by six wickets at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium here on Sunday night to surrender the three-match series 0-2 after going down in the first game by 79 runs.
DHAKA - India One-Day International (ODI) skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Bangladesh pacer Mustafizur Rahman both were fined by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Friday following their mid-pitch collision in Thursday night's match that the hosts won. "Bangladesh fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman and India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni have been fined 50 and 75 per cent of their match fees respectively...
FATULLAH, BANGLADESH - India Test opener Murali Vijay believes good rapport off the field with teammate and opening partner Shikhar Dhawan helps them perform better on the field. "It's said that for openers, it's important to be good friends off the field in order to succeed as a pair on it. And it is absolutely true. Shikhar and I share a very good rapport off the field and that helps us in the middle,"
NEW DELHI - Tennis ace Leander Paes has opted out of India's squad for their Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Group I second round tie against New Zealand which will be played on the indoor hard courts of the Wilding Park Tennis Centre in Christchurch from July 17 to 19. Saketh Myneni has been named to replace Paes in the squad which also includes Yuki Bhambri, Somdev Devvarman and Rohan Bopanna while...
NEW YORK: Cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni is among Forbes magazine's 100 highest-paid athletes in the world, the only Indian sportsman on the list that has been topped again by American boxer Floyd Mayweather and includes golfer Tiger Woods, tennis star Roger Federer and Portuguese soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo. Dhoni has been ranked 23rd on the Forbes list of The World's Highest-Paid Athletes 2015,
BUENOS AIRES - Football great Diego Maradona on Monday claimed he may be in line to become the vice president of FIFA should Prince Ali Bin al-Hussein be elected as Sepp Blatter's successor as president. The 1986 World Cup winner and former Argentina coach has been a long-term opponent of Blatter and described him as "a dictator" last month. Maradona is now keen to help out with the restructuring of football's...
NEW YORK - The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is examining how world football's governing body FIFA awarded the 2018 and 2022 World Cup hosting rights to Russia and Qatar respectively, a United States regulation enforcement official said on Thursday. FBI is also looking at the relationship between FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke and Ricardo Teixeira, former president of the...