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Natham, Dindigul: Ambati Rayudu’s first tryst with the Sankar Cement Tamil Nadu Twenty20 Premier League (TNPL) has surprised him no end, be it the organisation, the venue or the facilities on offer for the players. The 33-year-old, who retired from all forms of the game last month, was so enthralled by the set-up at the NPR College Ground that he watched the Ravichandran Ashwin-led Dindigul Dragons ...
New Delhi: Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday lashed out at the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) after they sent a 'conflict of interest' notice to Rahul Dravid. Dravid, who is currently the head of National Cricket Academy's (NCA) operations in Bangalore, has got a notice from BCCI's Ombudsman-cum-Ethics Officer Justice (Retd) D.K. Jain after the latter received a complain ...
London [UK], Aug 8 (ANI): Former South African cricketer Gary Kirsten will be coaching Durban Heat in the upcoming Mzansi Super League (MSL)."I have got fond memories of playing cricket at Kingsmead and, with my wife being from these parts, she thinks it is a natural progression. It is also a great opportunity to be involved in South African cricket and when Heinrich (Strydom) gave me the call I thought ...
The league-cum-knockout tournament, which decides the two qualifiers for the Women's T20 in Australia in 2020, will also see Scotland take on the USA and Thailand fight it out with the Netherlands, as all eight teams play on the opening day at the two venues -- the Forfarshire Cricket Club in Dundee and the Arbroath Cricket Club. Namibia were named as a replacement for Zimbabwe, having finished second ...
Nyon [Switzerland], Aug 8 (ANI): Players from Liverpool dominate the nominations for positional awards 2018/19 as Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) on Thursday rolled out three-man shortlist for each award.Liverpool's Alisson Becker, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Jordan Henderson, Virgil van Dijk and Sadio Mane have been nominated in different award categories.The Reds had managed to win Champions ...
Leeds [UK], Aug 8 (ANI): Liverpool FC's manager Jurgen Klopp on Thursday provided an update on team's forward player Sadio Mane, saying the player looks fit and will be considered as an option for Premier League opener against Norwich City."He only had two weeks off, so you don't lose anything - that is the good news at least! He looks fit. Yesterday was the first session with the team. He looks absolutely ...
On Monday, the All India Tennis Association (AITA) selection committee had named the squad which will travel to Pakistan for the Group I tie scheduled to be held in Islamabad on September 14-15.However, after the Parliament scrapped Article 35A and Article 370 of the Constitution on Tuesday, Pakistan has decided to downgrade relations with India. AITA Secretary General Hironmoy Chatterjee on Thursday ...
While the 23-year-old Aussie has been a consistent performer over the past year, culminating in her maiden Grand Slam title at the French Open back in June, a fourth round exit at Wimbledon and a shock second round loss to American Sofia Kenin 6-7 (5-7), 6-3, 6-4 at the Canadian Open in Toronto on Tuesday meant the door was open for Osaka to regain her number one status, reports Xinhua news agency.Taking ...
Nyon [Switzerland], Aug 8 (ANI): Players from Liverpool dominate the nominations for positional awards 2018/19 as Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) on Thursday rolled out three-man shortlist for each award.Liverpool's Alisson Becker, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Jordan Henderson, Virgil van Dijk and Sadio Mane have been nominated in different award categories.The Reds had managed to win Champions ...
Leeds [UK], Aug 8 (ANI): Liverpool FC's manager Jurgen Klopp on Thursday provided an update on team's forward player Sadio Mane, saying the player looks fit and will be considered as an option for Premier League opener against Norwich City."He only had two weeks off, so you don't lose anything - that is the good news at least! He looks fit. Yesterday was the first session with the team. He looks absolutely ...
Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin has revealed that he ordered the downing of a "hijacked" plane that threatened 40,000 spectators who came to witness the opening ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games, the media reported.The President made the revelations on Sunday in a two-hour documentary film titled "Putin" directed by Andrey Kondrashov, a state television filmmaker, which was shared on ...
PyeongChang (South Korea): Shiva Keshavan of India finished at the 30th spot in the Singles Run 3 of the Men's Luge event at the Winter Olympics here on Sunday. Shiva, who had finished 36th in the earlier round, now has an overall standing of 31 among 40 competitors. The Indian registered a time of 48.9 seconds on Sunday, which was 1.396 seconds slower than Chris Mazder of the US who came in first. Mazder, ...
Norwegian grandmaster Magnus Carlsen has retained his World Chess Championship title after defeating America's Fabiano Caruana 3-0 in a tie-break contest.The challenge proved to be one of the most difficult ones for the reigning world champion as both the players played 12 draw matches leading them to the tie-breaker. A 20-day long event tested the nerves of the players but in the end, it was Carlsen ...
Kolkata: Indian chess legend Viswanathan Anand saved his best for the last to clinch the inaugural Tata Steel Chess India Blitz Tournament by getting past overnight leader Hikaru Nakamura in the playoff here on Wednesday. The 48-year-old five-time world champion, who was fourth after the first leg, secured six wins and three draws in the final nine rounds to draw level with the world number three ...

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