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Mithali, Jhulan star in India's 7-wkt win over Proteas women

Potchefstroom: Skipper Mithali Raj’s quick-fire half century and pacer Jhulan Goswami’s three wickets helped India beat South Africa by seven wickets in a low-scoring match of the women’s Quadrangular Series here on Tuesday. Chasing 120, Mithali top scored a 66-ball unbeaten 51 and Mona Meshram contributed with a patient 93-ball 38 to overhaul the target […]

Sachin Tendulkar receives Asian Awards Fellowship

Mumbai: Indian cricket star Sachin Tendulkar has been honoured with the Fellowship award at The Asian Awards in London. The master blaster, who is looking forward to the release of his upcoming biographical drama “Sachin: A Billion Dreams”, attended The Asian Awards ceremony on Friday at the London Hilton on Park Lane. The event honours […]

Harbhajan lashes out against 'racist' Jet Airways pilot

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Veteran cricketer Harbhajan Singh on Wednesday lashed out against a Jet Airways pilot for racial discrimination against a fellow Indian passenger on the flight. The Punjab tweaker, who is currently playing for the Indian Premier League (IPL) side Mumbai Indians, took to Twitter to reveal that the pilot, named Bernd […]

Zaheer Khan engaged to ‘Chak De! India’ actress Sagarika Ghatge

Mumbai: Former Indian pace spearhead, Zaheer Khan has announced his engagement to ‘Chak De! India’ actress Sagarika Ghatge a day ago. The cricketer took to Twitter to announce the news. He wrote, “Never laugh at your wife’s choices. You are one of them. Partners for life!!! #engaged.” Zaheer also put up a picture with the […]

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Whoever wants 'Azadi', leave the country, says Gambhir

New Delhi: Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir on Thursday backed paramilitary personnel who were manhandled by Kashmiri youths in a video which has gone viral on social media, saying whoever wants freedom for Kashmir can leave the country. A video which shows Indian security forces being physically and verbally abused in the Kashmir Valley went viral […]

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India's cricket home season records highest TV viewership

New Delhi: The Indian cricket team’s recently concluded home season of 13 Tests recorded one of the highest television viewership, the official broadcasters claimed on Wednesday. According to official broadcasters Star Sports, the 13 Tests — which comprised home series against New Zealand, England, Bangladesh and Australia — recorded a total of 3.1 billion gross impressions. […]

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We believed we could win the World Cup, says Gambhir

Kolkata: It was the belief in the dressing room that helped Gautam Gambhir settle his nerves after opener Virender Sehwag got out early during India’s World Cup final against Sri Lanka in 2011, the southpaw said on Sunday. On the occasion of the sixth anniversary of India’s famous World Cup triumph under Mahendra Singh Dhoni […]

India beat Australia to win series

Dharamsala: India defeated Australia by eight wickets in the fourth and final Test at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) Stadium here on Tuesday. India have thus clinched the series 2-1 to regain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. Lokesh Rahul hit a half-century and guided the hosts to victory along with stand-in captain Ajinkya Rahane after the early […]

OCA spent Rs 30L in Holi, New Year celebrations!

Bhubaneswar: In what could come as a shocking revelation to cricket lovers in the State, the Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) has ‘spent’ about Rs 30 lakh in Holi and New Year bashes in the past few years. This is what the premier cricket institution has informed in written to an audit firm, as reported by […]

First Test: Australia lead by 201 runs at tea on Day 2

Pune: Australia scored 46/2 in the second innings, taking their lead to 201 runs at tea on the second day of the first cricket Test against India at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Friday. Skipper Steven Smith (27) and Jose Handscomb (8) were at the crease when umpires called for the break. After […]

End of the road for Odisha’s sports Czar?

By Sandeep Sahu The inevitable has happened. After resisting complying with the Supreme Court order to lay down office as per the recommendations of the Justice RM Lodha Committee, Asirbad Behera, the uncrowned king of Odisha cricket who had an uninterrupted 16-year long reign as the all-powerful ‘Honorary’ secretary of the Odisha Cricket Association (OCA), […]

OCA to meet today over Ind-Eng ODI match

Cuttack: The Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) will meet today to discuss about smooth conduct of the upcoming ODI match between India and England at Barabati stadium to be held on January 19,2017. OCA sources said the meeting will figure the Lodha Committee recommendation on financial reformation and cash less transaction for the match. All expenditure […]

Ranji Trophy: Odisha take first innings lead against Assam

Hyderabad: Double ton by captain Gobinda Poddar and a century by his team mate Biplab Samantray helped Odisha take a massive first innings lead against Assam on the third day of the Ranji Trophy match at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here today. At draw of stumps, Deepak Behera and Suryakanta Pradhan were batting with 28 […]

Age fudging: CMC confirms birth certificate of OCA CEO’s son forged!

Cuttack: New revelation has disproved the claim of Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) CEO Bidyut Nayak, who had refuted the charge of manipulating the age of his son to enable him to play under-19 matches and showed the details contained in it have been forged. The birth certificate of Subham Nayak, son of Bidyut, issued by […]

Afghanistan cricket fairytale enters a new era

From the ruins of war to rubbing shoulders with world beaters at the biggest stage for limited-overs cricket, the meteoric rise of the Afghanistan cricket team is nothing short of a fairy tale

Bravo quits Tests after four years in wilderness

Port of Spain: West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo has announced his retirement from Test cricket, after four years in the wilderness and just weeks after being sacked from the One-Day International (ODI) squad. The 31-year-old has played 40 Tests but had not suited up for the West Indies since December 2010, when the West Indies […]

Saxena, Bist save Rajasthan blushes with fighting fifties

Vineet Saxena (87) and Chetan Bist (51) saved the day for Rajasthan by striking fighting unbeaten half-centuries as the visitors ended the day one at 191 for five against Odisha in their Ranji Trophy Group B cricket match, here today

Good, bad and ugly: Indian cricket had it all in 2014

From Rohit Sharma's record breaking double ton in ODIs, the team's never-ending overseas woes, to the controversy surrounding BCCI president-in-exile N Srinivasan over IPL 6 spot-fixing scandal, Indian cricket had the good, bad and ugly in equal measure in 2014

India 71/1 at stumps on day 3 against Australia

Australia were all out for 505 in their first innings on the third day of the second cricket Test against India here on Friday

Gujarat in command over Odisha on 2nd day

Riding on a superb 87 not out from Bhargav Merai, Gujarat put themselves in command in their Ranji Trophy cricket match against Odisha by reaching 255 for four in their first innings on the second day here on Monday

Hafeez suspended for illegal bowling action

In a massive blow to Pakistan cricket, all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez was on Sunday suspended by the ICC after his bowling action was found to be illegal in bio-mechanic tests

Australia topples India from number one ODI ranking

Australia dethroned India from the top position of the Reliance ICC ODI Team Rankings after its 4-1 victory over South Africa in the five-match series which concluded in Sydney on Sunday

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Ishant to replace injured Mohit for remaining ODIs

Ishant Sharma has got another lease of life in the shorter format with the lanky pacer being included in the Indian ODI squad for the ongoing series against West Indies after Mohit Sharma was ruled out from the remaining four matches due to injury

Samson, Karn included in India's ODI side

Kerala youngster Sanju Samson and Railways leg-spinner Karn Sharma today earned their maiden call-up while batman Cheteshwar Pujara was omitted from India's 17-member squad for the One-day series against England, beginning from August 25

Bangalore look to halt Punjab's victory march

Left in disarray after consecutive losses, Royal Challengers Bangalore face the arduous task of taming the yet-to-be-beaten table-toppers Kings XI Punjab when the two sides clash in an IPL match here on Monday