NEW DELHI - The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Monday announced that they will title all future bilateral series between the two countries 'The Mahatma Gandhi-Nelson Mandela Series'. Going forward, the Test series between the two countries will be played for the 'Freedom Trophy' which is dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela.
DUBAI - Pakistan shouldn't play any bilateral cricket series with India until the long standing border unrest between the two countries is settled, former pacer Shoaib Akhtar has said. A series between the two neighbouring countries is due to be held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in December. The UAE is scheduled to host three Tests, five One Day Internationals (ODIs) and two Twenty20 matches this December.
NEW DELHI - The sports ministry on Friday sanctioned financial assistance to women's World No.1 shuttler Saina Nehwal, discus thrower Vikas Gowda and the Indian wrestling team from the National Sports Development Fund (NSDF). The ministry will pay Rs.1 lakh per month as remuneration to Saina's personal coach U. Vimal Kumar and Rs.10,81,000 for the purchase of gym equipment for a 15-month period...
HAVEN-Anirban Lahiri finished tied fifth following a superb four-under 68 in the fourth and final at the $10,000,000 97th Professional Golfers Association Championship here to record the best-ever finish by an Indian at one of the four golf Majors. World No.53 Lahiri, who had scores 70, 67 and 70 in the first three rounds respectively, took his 72-hole total to 13-under 275 — seven shots behind champion Jason Day of Australia.
COLOMBO - Their new-found 'aggressive' style did not pay too much dividend in the opening Test defeat to Sri Lanka, but Team India director Ravi Shastri asserted on Monday that the visitors will continue with the same approach. The Indians snatched defeat from the jaws of victory in the first Test at Galle. They had taken a 192-run lead in the first innings before capitulating to an embarrassing 63-run defeat on the fourth day...
KOLKATA - Sports icons on Friday took to Twitter to congratulate ace shuttler Saina Nehwal for reaching the singles semi-finals at the badminton world championships on Friday. "Heartiest congratulations to #Saina," Indian shuttler and Saina's contemporary Jwala Gutta posted on the social networking site, along with a few 'clap' emoticons. V.V.S. Laxman wished Saina "good luck" for the upcoming matches and...
LONDON - Former Australia captain Ian Chappell called for a complete rethink of Australia's domestic cricket system after the team's crushing defeat in the ongoing Ashes series in England. Chappell also forecast dark days ahead due to the lack of batting depth in the domestic system. Australia lost the five-match Ashes 1-3 with still a match to be played. "Normally you'd be highly critical of the selection panel for doing that,
MUMBAI - Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) former secretary Niranjan Shah will chair a five-member ad-hoc committee for administration of the sport's activities in Bihar. BCCI treasurer and joint secretary M.P. Pandove will chair a similar commitee that will look into the affairs of Uttarakhand. Shah will be assisted by Vinod Phadke, secretary of Goa Cricket Association, Sourav Dasgupta, secretary,
COLOMBO - India's coaching staff is in a fix ahead of a busy season as team director Ravi Shastri's three assistants are reportedly yet to be given their contracts by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Shastri is set to join the squad here on August 8, four days prior to the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle, but it appears the BCCI is still waiting to take a decision on his future, reports ESPNcricinfo.
KAZAN - Indian swimmers failed to qualify for the semi-finals and final of the three events they took part in the World Swimming Championships here on Sunday. Saurabh Sangvekar in men's 400m freestyle failed to qualify for the final, finishing at the 60th position in 4 minutes and 2.57 seconds in the heats of the event. Sandeep Sejwal in men's 100m breaststroke failed to make it to the semi-finals,