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IPL 2019 from March 23; first two weeks schedule announced

The 12th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will commence on March 23, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced on February 19. It also released a two-week schedule of the tournament. Winners of IPL 2018, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will take on Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the first match in Chennai.

The BCCI...

Man United eye FA Cup final after Chelsea win

Feb 19: Manchester United must build on their 2-0 win over defending champions Chelsea in the fifth round of the FA Cup and go all the way to the final, caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said.

United have had to play two tough away games at fellow Premier League top-four contenders, Arsenal and Chelsea, to reach the quarter-finals,...

India shouldn't play Pakistan in World Cup, says Harbhajan Singh

New Delhi, Feb 19: Veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh doesn't want India to play Pakistan in the upcoming ODI World Cup in the aftermath of the ghastly terror attack in Pulwama.

Harbhajan said India are strong enough to win the World Cup even if they decide to forfeit the match against Pakistan in Manchester on June 16....

Covering of Imran pictures in India regrettable: PCB

Karachi, Feb 18: The Pakistan Cricket Board has said it will take up with the BCCI the "regrettable" removal of pictures of its former players at a couple of venues in India, owing to the Pulwama terror attack, during an ICC meeting this month.

In a statement issued late Sunday night, the PCB's Managing Director Wasim Khan said the...

Sunil Chhetri receives ‘Football Ratna’ award

New Delhi, Feb 18: Star Indian striker Sunil Chhetri was awarded the first-ever ‘Football Ratna’ by Football Delhi, the State Association governing the sport in the national capital.

Delhi Football president of Shaji Prabhakaran presented the honour at a function which was held at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.

Chhetri, who was recently named as the 6th Indian Footballer...

Gayle to bid adieu to ODIs after WC 2019

Kingston, Feb 18: Swashbuckling left-handed batsman Chris Gayle has announced that he will retire from one-day international cricket (ODI) after the World Cup slated to be held in England and Wales later this year.

"Yes, I'm looking to draw the line after the World Cup," he said. "Or should I say cut the string? Definitely, in 50-over cricket, the...

Pulwama attack: Cricket Club of India covers Imran Khan's portrait

Feb 17: The prestigious Cricket Club of India (CCI) on Saturday covered a portrait of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, in a unique way of protest against the dastardly terror attack on CRPF convoy in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama.

On Thursday, at least 40 CRPF paramilitary troopers were killed in a terror attack while several others are battling for...


BCCI should donate at least Rs 5 crore for Pulwama martyrs' families: Acting president Khanna to COA

Feb 17: BCCI acting president CK Khanna on February 17 appealed to Committee of Administrators chief Vinod Rai to sanction at least Rs 5 crore for the families of the Indian soldiers, martyred in the Pulwama terror attack. Former India opener Virender Sehwag has already declared that children of martyr's families will be provided free education at his 'Sehwag...

Martin Guptill century secures ODI series for New Zealand over Bangladesh

Christchurch, Feb 16: A rejuvenated Martin Guptill produced his second century in as many games as New Zealand wrapped up their one-day series against Bangladesh with an eight-wicket win in Christchurch on Saturday.

It followed a similar overwhelming eight-wicket victory in game one of the three-match series when Guptill cracked a commanding 117 not out.

This time the...

Aryaan Bhatia first Indian tennis player to flunk dope test

New Delhi, Feb 15: Aryaan Bhatia became the first Indian tennis player to fail dope test and has been put under provisional suspension, the National Anti-Doping Agency said on Friday.

16-year-old Bhatia's urine sample was taken during the Fenesta Open National Tennis Championship held here in October last year. The NADA had collected samples for the first time from...