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Cricketer Sanju V Samson marries college-mate in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 22: Indian cricketer,Sanju Viswanath Samson Saturday tied the knot with college mate and longtime friend, Charulatha in a low-key ceremony here.

Close relatives, family members and friends attended the function held at a posh hotel this morning.

The 24-year-old wicket keeper-batsman, a member of Kerala Ranji team and representing the Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier...

ICC Test Rankings: Kohli maintains top spot, Rishabh Pant leapfrogs to career-high 48

Dubai, Dec 20: Indian skipper Virat Kohli's 25th Test ton against Australia in the Perth Test makes him stand firm at top of the batting charts according to the latest ICC Test rankings released on Thursday.

Kohli became the second fastest to reach 25 Test ton during Perth Test from his 127 innings while after Sir Don Bradman took...

Disgraced Aussie Smith barred from Bangladesh T20 league

Dhaka, Dec 20: Bangladesh's Cricket Board said on Thursday it has barred former Australian captain Steve Smith from the forthcoming Bangladesh Premier League Twenty20 tournament following an objection raised by some franchises.

Smith, serving a one-year ban from international cricket and Australia's domestic Sheffield Shield and Big Bash League, had signed for Comilla Victorians to play in the next...

Vodafone uses Smith's ball-tampering shame in ad

Melbourne, Dec 20: Disgraced former Australia captain Steve Smith has tied up with the local arm of Britain's Vodafone Group in an advertising campaign that leverages the nation's ball-tampering shame for marketing purposes.

Smith, along with former vice-captain David Warner and Cameron Bancroft, remains banned from international and state-level cricket in Australia as he serves out a 12-month suspension...

Tottenham's Alli hit by bottle in derby win at Arsenal

London, Dec 20: Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli was struck on the head by a bottle at Arsenal while helping his team seal a place in the League Cup semifinals with a 2-0 victory in the north London derby on Wednesday.

The plastic bottle was hurled from the stands at the Emirates Stadium about 12 minutes after Alli scored the...

PCB told to pay BCCI 60% of claims

Dubai, Dec 19: The ICC's Dispute Resolution Panel on Wednesday ordered Pakistan to pay 60 per cent of the cost demanded by the BCCI after the world body's rejection of the PCB's compensation claim which blamed India for lack of bilateral series between the two nations.

Nearly a month after rejecting the Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) compensation claim against...

With Olympic boxing on the ropes, Japan fighters fear dashed dreams

Hachioji (Japan), Dec 19: Yudai Shigeoka has long dreamed of becoming a world boxing champion, but a decision that could see the sport excluded from the 2020 Olympics might deal his hopes a knockout blow.

The International Olympic Committee said last month it was suspending preparations for boxing at the Tokyo 2020 Games over governance concerns, leaving Japanese boxers...

Uncapped Chakravarthy fetches big bucks at IPL auction, Yuvraj finds a buyer at last

Dec 19: Unheralded architect-turned-cricketer Varun Chakravarthy on Tuesday fetched a sensational bid of Rs 8.4 crore, more than 40 times his base price, before veteran Yuvraj Singh finally found a buyer at the IPL players' auction that had an unmissable Caribbean flavour to it.

Chakravarthy, with a base price of Rs 20 lakh, went to Kings XI Punjab after...

Kohli was silly and disrespectful, feels Johnson

Perth, Dec 19: Former Australian pacer Mitchell Johnson slammed India captain Virat Kohli, describing his behaviour as "disrespectful" and "silly" during the second Test here.

Kohli and Australia captain Tim Paine were involved in a series of heated exchanges, which at one point prompted umpire Chris Gaffaney to step in to dissolve the tension.

However, once the second...

India erred in Perth by not including spinner: Manjrekar

Mumbai, Dec 18: Former India batsman Sanjay Manjrekar feels India made a mistake in not including a front- line spinner in the second Test that Australia won on Tuesday at Perth to square the four match series 1-1.

He said the team management should take the blame for selections which have "back-fired.

"(Australian spinner) Nathon Lyon is a...