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India's Test captain Virat Kohli has said he never dreamt of taking up the mantle of captaincy at a young age, and added that as a kid he only dreamt of playing in the biggest format of the game for his country.Kohli, 26, was named the captain of the Test team after the sudden retirement of Mahendra Singh Dhoni from the longest format of the game during India's series against Australia last year.Dhoni ...
The BCCI has appointed former India all-rounder Ravi Shastri as Team India's interim coach for the upcoming tour of Bangladesh, according to media reports. India will be playing a lone Test match and three ODI's and Shastri will be touring with the Indian team as a coach and not as Team Director. A report in India Today stated that although Shastri has been appointed as the interim coach, the batting ...
India's Test captain Virat Kohli has said he never dreamt of taking up the mantle of captaincy at a young age, and added that as a kid he only dreamt of playing in the biggest format of the game for his country.Kohli, 26, was named the captain of the Test team after the sudden retirement of Mahendra Singh Dhoni from the longest format of the game during India's series against Australia last year.Dhoni ...
The BCCI has appointed former India all-rounder Ravi Shastri as Team India's interim coach for the upcoming tour of Bangladesh, according to media reports. India will be playing a lone Test match and three ODI's and Shastri will be touring with the Indian team as a coach and not as Team Director. A report in India Today stated that although Shastri has been appointed as the interim coach, the batting ...
By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU, June 1 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nepal's labour minister urged Qatar on Monday to scrap a sponsorship scheme which prevents the free movement of migrant workers, calling it a violation of the rights of thousands of its nationals who are working in the Gulf state. The kafala sponsorship system is used to monitor the number of foreigners working in Gulf Arab states, ...
Sepp Blatter was re-elected president of FIFA for a fifth term on Friday after his only challenger conceded defeat in an election overshadowed by allegations of rampant corruption in world soccer.Blatter won despite demands that he quit in the face of a major bribery scandal being investigated by U.S., Swiss and other law enforcement agencies that plunged soccer's governing body into the worst crisis ...
Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga illuminated a grey day in Paris with a thrilling win over Tomas Berdych to reach the French Open quarter-finals on Sunday but Maria's Sharapova's title defence was put on hold by the rain.Roger Federer, the 2009 men's champion, was another player kept waiting by the weather and although the Swiss did get on court, he walked off in the gathering gloom unsure about his last ...
Indian tennis players Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna crashed out in the men's doubles pre-quarterfinals, while Sania Mirza partnering Swiss Martina Hingis entered the quarter-finals of the French Open here on Sunday. Paes partnering Canadian Daniel Nestor who were seeded 10th lost to the sixth seed Italian pair of Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini 2-6, 4-6 in straight sets. Ninth seed Bopanna along ...
The Indian cricket board is bothered about its image more than the development of the sport or the promotion of players. It wants to project itself as a modern cricket power with a feudal mindset. If the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) thinks it is modern and a superpower, then it should first drop the world "control" and with it the acronym. Like the boards of all cricket-playing nations, ...
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) on Tuesday confirmed India as hosts of the 2016 AFC Under-16 Championship. AFC announced its decision through a letter addressed to all its member associations. The All India Football Federation (AIFF) first expressed its interest in hosting the continental championship in May, 2014. The AIFF said the championship is a perfect build ...
Rio de Janeiro: Fans can begin registering for tickets to the Rio 2016 Olympics in November with prices starting at less than $20, officials said.The most expensive tickets are for the opening ceremony, where the best seats will be available for almost $2,000, reports Xinhua.Track and field, basketball and indoor volleyball have the highest single-session prices at about $515.The price is about ...
Bucharest: Rio 2016 Summer Olympics will be successful, just as the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has said.In Bucharest for the centennial anniversary of the Romanian Olympic Committee, the IOC president said that they are expecting an excellent Olympics in Rio, an Olympics full of enthusiasm and joy of life from Brazil."Everyone is working ...
Five-time chess world champion Viswanathan Anand won his maiden London Classic title after defeating British Grandmaster Michael Adams in the fifth and final round.Having drawn the first four games of the six-player round-robin tournament, Anand had to win to stay in contention for a podium finish and he was duly assisted by Adams who fought it out instead of going for a dull draw with white pieces.The ...
Magnus Carlsen retained the title of world champion with something to spare by winning game 11 of the match versus Viswanathan Anand. That win gave the Norwegian Grandmaster an unassailable lead of 6.5-4.5 and therefore, Game 12 will not be played.It was a tragicomic end to the match as Anand ruined a good position by being over-optimistic. The  game started quietly with yet another Berlin Defence ...
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