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No cap on IPL matches for World Cup-bound players, insists Virat Kohli

Bengaluru, Mar 17: "You cannot put a cap on anything," said India captain Virat Kohli, insisting that no instructions have been issued to Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises with regards to workload management of World Cup-bound players.

However, the Indian captain expects his teammates to be smart enough to manage their workload before the mega event starting May 30....

Steve Smith, David Warner reunite with Australian cricket team in Dubai

Mar 17: Steve Smith and David Warnerhave been welcomed back into the Australian fold with hugs and cuddles at a team meet-up in Dubai and said it was like they'd never left.

The disgraced pair, whose year-long bans for ball-tampering expire this month, were invited by coach Justin Langer as part of their re-integration after the scandal in South...

KT Irfan first Indian athlete to qualify for Tokyo 2020

New Delhi, Mar 17: National record holder KT Irfan Sunday became the first Indian from athletics to qualify for the next year's Olympics while finishing fourth in the 20 km event of the Asian Race Walking Championships in Nomi, Japan.

The 29-year-old Irfan clocked 1 hour 20 minutes and 57 seconds to better the Tokyo Olympics qualification standard of...


Valtteri Bottas wins Australian Grand Prix for Mercedes

Melbourne, Mar 17: Valtteri Bottas capitalised on a late pitstop to upset his world champion team mate Lewis Hamilton and clinch the season-opening Australian Formula One Grand Prix for Mercedes in Melbourne on Sunday.

Starting second behind pole-sitter Hamilton, Bottas got the jump on the Briton during a typically messy start at Albert Park and ended up cruising to...

Pak fans ask if ICC ban cricket in NZ after Christchurch terror attack

New Delhi, Mar 16: Cricket-mad fans from Pakistan have furiously been using Twitter to ask if the International Cricket Council (ICC) will ban International cricket in New Zealand after the Christchurch terror attack on Friday.

In 2009, Sri Lanka team was attacked during their tour of Pakistan. Seven people were killed in the attack, although, the Sri Lanka cricket...

Federer, Nadal set up semi-final showdown at Indian Wells

Indian Wells, Mar 16: Rafael Nadal withstood the challenge of Russian Karen Khachanov to set up a blockbuster semi-final with Roger Federer at the ATP Indian Wells Masters Friday despite a flare-up of right knee trouble that required mid-match treatment.

World number two Nadal, the highest seed left in the draw after the early ouster of No. 1 Novak...

Gautam Gambhir among 5 sportsperson received Padma Award

New Delhi, Mar 16: Former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir, and four other sports personalities received Padma Awards from President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday for their awe-inspiring contribution to the sports world.

Gambhir was conferred with Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian award, along with footballer Sunil Chhetri, archer Bombayla Devi Laishram and Prashanti Singh, noted basketball player....

From Munich to Christchurch: When violence hit sports

New Delhi/Christchurch, Mar 15: The Bangladesh cricket team escaped unhurt and was not even the target but violence has been specifically directed at sportspersons in the past, leading to bloody repercussions. Here is a look at instances when sport, often a tool to propagate the idea of world peace, found itself caught in the crossfire.

*1972 Munich Olympics: The...

ICC supports cancellation of NZ-Bangla Test

Dubai, Mar 15: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Friday said it "fully supports" the cancellation of the third Test between New Zealand and Bangladesh in Christchurch after the visiting side had a narrow escape from a shooting attack at a mosque there.

The attack on the Masjid Al Noor mosque in Hagley Park killed several people, the media...

SC ends life ban on Sreesanth, asks BCCI to reconsider

Bengaluru, Mar 15: The Supreme Court on Friday set aside the BCCI's disciplinary committee's order imposing a life ban on former Indian cricketer S Sreesanth for his alleged involvement in the 2013 IPL spot-fixing scandal.

A bench comprising justices Ashok Bhushan and K M Joseph said the disciplinary committee of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)...