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Kiren Rijiju to introduce roadmap for sports development amid COVID-19 in 2-day video conference; Read More-

Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju will be meeting Sports and Youth affairs ministers of all states and union territories in a two-day video conference on July 14 and July 15. This meeting comes to establish a roadmap for grassroots-level sports development as well as the activities of Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS) and National Service Scheme (NSS), across the country...

Blackwood's 95 assists West Indies to earn historic win against England

West Indies booked a historic win against England after defeating them by four wickets and took the lead by 1-0 lead in the three-match series in England. This is the second time since 2000 that West Indies have won a Test on English soil...

Ben Stokes wears jersey with name Dr Vikar Kumar? Know more

Dr Vikas Kumar who hails from New Delhi one of the health workers whose name was featured on the jerseys of England’s Test players to honor the health professionals working at the forefront to combat COVID-19. The jersey with his name was worn by none other than England Test captain Ben Stokes...

Asia Cup 2020 postponed till June 2021

The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) announced that the Asia Cup 2020 which was supposed to kick start in September 2020 is postponed till June 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic...

WATCH: England, WI players takes knee as sign of support to #BlackLivesMatter movement

England and West Indies took a knee to show solidarity against and racism and support the "Black Lives Matter Movement" before the first Test of the three-match series here at the Ageas Bowl on Wednesday...

International Cricket resumes as WI is set to take on England; Read More-

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the international cricket returns as West Indies will take on England today in the first test of 3-test matches at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton will be played behind-closed-doors in a bio-secure environment. ..

5 things we still miss about MS Dhoni!

Mahendra Singh Dhoni - the former Indian captain who earned all the three ICC titles when India lifted its second ICC Cricket World Cup after 28 years under Mahi in 2011, won the ICC WT20 in 2007 and defeated England in the 2013 Champions Trophy, turns 39 today!..

New Zealand offers to host IPL says BCCI official

Following Sri Lanka and UAE, the most recent country offered to host the Indian Premier League (IPL) is New Zealand if the most expensive league will not take place in India due to increasing cases of coronavirus...

Shikhar Dhawan donates cricket kits, bedding essentials to Hindu refugees

In a bid to assist the Hindu refugees amid the coronavirus pandemic, Indian batsman Shikhar Dhawan turned into helping hand to the community when he visited the Hindu refugee colony near Majlis Park Metro Station in Delhi...

ICC rubbishes off match-fixing allegations regarding to World Cup 2011 final

Following Kumar Sangakarra, the captain of Sri Lankan team in ICC World Cup 2011 was interrogated regarding the match-fixing allegations, the ICC responded that there is no reason to doubt the integrity of the 2011 World Cup final where India defeated Sri Lanka. ..

Miracle Happens! Asian Medalist Dingko Singh wins battle against COVID-19

acles do happen and it happened once again as Indian boxer and Asian Games gold medalist Dingko Singh, who is battling cancer has won the battle against COVID-19 after testing negative. He underwent treatment for more than a month after testing positive for five times during his stay in the hospital...

Kumar Sangakkara interrogated for over 8 hours post WC 2011 match-fixing allegations

Kumar Sangakkara who was the captain of the Sri Lanka team which lost in the 2011 World Cup final, was interrogated for over eight hours at the Police Unit of the Sports Ministry. ..

PV Sindhu, Sunil Chhetri to launch Fit India Talks on Friday with Kiren Rijiju, Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank

With an aim to inspire the school children amid the pandemic, the Fit India movement, India's flagship program is launching a series of interactive sessions with some of the top sportspersons of the country...

Why BCCI may feel it is better for India's Shashank Manohar to step down as ICC chairman?

On Wednesday, it was announced India's Shashank Manohar on Wednesday stepped down as International Cricket Council (ICC) chairman on Wednesday after two, two-year tenures. ..

India's Shashank Manohar resigns as ICC Chairman

India's Shashank Manohar on Wednesday stepped down as International Cricket Council (ICC) chairman on Wednesday after two, two-year tenures. This decision came one week early before the election process for his successor is announced. Deputy chairman Imran Khwaja is said to be the interim chairman as of now until a successor is elected...

Virat Kohli recalls 'Very special, important Adelaide Test': Relive the journey-

The Indian cricket team captain, Virat Kohli recalled the Adelaide Test during India’s tour of Australia in 2014 stating it "very special and important test". For him, the series, always remain an important milestone for the team. ..

SAFF Championship Postponed To 2021

In yet another sporting event comes to halt as the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) on Monday decided to postpone SAFF Championship to 2021 in the wake of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic...

India's Nitin Menon becomes youngest umpire to join ICC Elite Panel of Umpires!

The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Monday that Nitin Menon from India was included in the ICC Elite Panel of Umpires for the season 2020-21 after the annual review and selection process conducted by ICC...

Goalkeeper Aditi Chauhan believes FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup will break social tabbos

With an aim to get a boost from the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup to be hosted in India, the Indian women's team goalkeeper Aditi Chouhan believes that it will have a “huge impact on breaking social taboos and generating the awareness among women’s football, and parents in general.”..

Davis Cup: India's match against Finland postponed till 2021

India's match against Finland in Davis Cup tournament is now postponed till 2021 as the International Tennis Federation (ITF) announced the 2020 Davis Cup by Rakuten Madrid Finals will be postponed until 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic...

#EPL: Liverpool crowned as Premier League Champions after 30 years

Liverpool FC ended their 30-year wait for the Premier League title after being crowned as champions for 2019-20 season following Manchester City's defeat 2-1 to Chelsea on Thursday...

Strong defence domestic capability will lead in great economic growth says MoS Shripad Naik

Union Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik believes that developing a strong domestic capability in defence would lead to an increase in economic growth as well as generating employment. His statement came as he was addressing a two-day digital conference on the defence & aerospace manufacturing sector ‘Defence Conclave 2020, Gujarat’ via video conferencing...

BCCI hits back at PCB; Asks if it can give 'No Terror Attack Guarantee'

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) slammed Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for the "written assurances" from the latter's CEO Wasim Khan. The BCCI has asked for "no terror attack guarantee from the PCB in written"...

PCB wants assurances from BCCI to play 2 World Cups in India

In order to obtain confirmation from India, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has asked the International Cricket Council (ICC) to get "written assurances" from the BCCI. PCB CEO Wasim Khan stated that his team wants visas to play in the T20 World Cup 2021 and the World Cup 2023 in India without any uncertainties...

ICC Women’s T20 World Cup becomes Most Watched Event in Women’s Cricket History

The International Cricket Council revealed the figures revealed that the ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2020 was one of the most-watched women’s sporting events in history with the event the making a record of 1.1 billion video views through the governing body’s digital channels. The numbers are considered to be 20 times more than the previous edition in 2018...

Know the Khel Ratna Award Nominees this year and why they deserve it!

Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, the highest sporting honor in India is annually awarded by the Sports Ministry to sportsperson for their “spectacular and most outstanding performance in the field of sports over a period of four years” at the international level...

First Class Cricket Stalwart Rajinder Goel passes away at 74!

The record maker and first-class spinner Rajinder Goel passed away on Sunday here due to prolonged illness at the age of 77. He finished with 750 first-class wickets. He is survived by his wife and son Nitin Goel, who has also played first-class cricket and is a domestic match-referee...

BAI puts forward Kidambi Srikanth's name for Khel Ratna Award nominations following his apology

Following the apology sent by shuttler Kidambi Srikanth, the Badminton Association of India (BAI) recommended Kidambi Srikanth for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award. The apology to the federation came as for his conduct during the Asian Championship earlier this year...

Sports Ministry builds hope for past sports champions; Know how-

In a major initiative to bring former sporting champions to help promising athletes and to ensure a sustained source of income, the Sports Ministry has decided to establish 1000 Khelo India Centers (KIC) at the district level across the country. These centers will either be run by a past champion or have them as coaches. ..

Wax to replace saliva to shine the ball? West Indies pacer Kemar Roach backs idea!

West Indies pacer Kemar Roach supported the idea to use wax the ball instead of the saliva that has been banned by the International Cricket Council (ICC). He even also liked the idea to use a second new ball after 50-55 overs during an innings of a Test match...

Harsh Vardhan flags off India’s first mobile I-Lab for COVID-19 testing

In a bid to ramp up COVID-19 testing across the country, Union Health Minister, Dr. Harsh Vardhan flagged off India's first mobile I-Lab (Infectious disease diagnostic lab) for last-mile access to COVID-19 testing in rural and inaccessible areas of India. The innovation is aimed at ensuring testing of COVID-19 in far-flung areas and inaccessible parts of the country...

BCCI, IOA ready to cut ties with Chinese sponsors

Following the violent face-off between Indian and Chinese troops in Ladakh, the demand to boycott the Chinese products is growing rapidly. The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) are also ready to boycott Chinese products and sponsors and will rule out the termination of contracts if the situation goes out of control...

CSK suspends team doctor for tweet on Ladakh face-off

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on Wednesday suspended its team doctor Madhu Thottappillil for a social media post on the martyring of 20 Indian Army soldiers during a clash with Chinese troops in eastern Ladakh...

Sports Ministry to establish Khelo India Centres to strengthen India's Olympics performance

In a major development to strengthen India's Olympic performance in upcoming years, the Sports Ministry is ready to establish Khelo India State Centres of Excellence (KISCE) under the flagship, Khelo India Scheme. With the efforts to provide sports facilities across the country, one KISCE will be identified in each state and union territory (UT). ..

Ace Sprinter Hima Das becomes one of youngest nominees to be nominated for Khel Ratna!

ndia's ace sprinter Hima Das has been recommended for the highest sporting honor Rajiv Khel Ratna Award by the state government of Assam. With this, she became one of the youngest nominees for Khel Ratna this year...

'Gone Too Soon' says Sports Fraternity Over Sushant Singh Rajput’s demise

Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput breathed his last after committing suicide at his Bandra residence in Mumbai on Sunday that was confirmed by the additional commissioner of police, Western Region of Mumbai later on...

BCCI rules out India's Tours to Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe

In yet another cancellation of a sporting event, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced that the Indian Team will not travel to Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic...

Sunil Chhetri Spills Beans over his Retirement; Explains Awareness, Education can Lessen Racism in Society

Indian football skipper Sunil Chhetri revealed that he does not see himself retiring from the sport in the coming times as he finds himself the fittest even now during a live chat on the Indian football team official Facebook page. He even further explained spreading awareness and educating people in the society can help to overcome the racial discrimination in society...

ICC puts off decision to take call on upcoming T20 World Cup until next month

In order to explore a number of contingency plans regarding the future of the Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 and the Women’s Cricket World Cup 2021, the International Cricket Council (ICC) Board postponed the decision on conducting both the massive events until next month...

Domestic Season of Indian Football to kick start on August 1

With the approval of FIFA, the All India Football Federation stated that the domestic season of Indian football, the Indian Super League and the I-League, will kick-start from August 1 when the transfer window opens which is two months later than normal times due to the coronavirus pandemic...

Black Lives Matter- The Indian Chapter begins!

With the whole world protesting against the killing of George Floyd, an Afro-American man by a white police officer in the USA, several athletes have come forward to speak up against racism. Most of them have also urged the people to break the silence and speak up for the racial discrimination they have been facing. Thereafter #BlackLivesMatter is trending for days with people taking to the streets from all walks of the lives shared their stories and revealed the moments when they faced such racism ..

Sakshi Malik, Mirabai Chanu applies for Arjuna Award raises eyebrow;Know Why-

Having already rewarded with India's highest sporting honor Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, wrestler Sakshi Malik and weightlifter Mirabai Chanu still have applied for this year's Arjuna Awards which has raised many people's eyebrows...

Cricket Returns as West Indies departs for 3-test Tour of England

With the sporting events are returning to the field again including cricket, the West Indies cricket team is also ready to kick-start the cricket amid the coronavirus pandemic. The team departed from Antigua for the tour of England in order to play three test matches against England without spectators. The West Indies Tour of England is the first cricket event to be played after all the cricket activities came to halt due to the pandemic...

'India will finish under Top 10 in 2028 Olympics' Believes Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju

Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju assured that India's preparations have started for finishing under top-10 in the 2028 Olympics. He further stated that the junior champions will have the ability to return back to India with more medals as the preparations have started...

Asian Football Confederation announces new dates for India's 2022 World Cup against Qatar

In yet another postponement of India's sporting event is the Indian football team’s 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying round game against Asian champions Qatar. The Asian Football Confederation (AFC), in consultation with FIFA, announced on Saturday the match is now rescheduled to October 8, 2020, as the continental body proposed new dates for the matches...

ATK-Mohun Bagan, FC Goa, Bengaluru FC to stand in for India at AFC Champions League

ATK-Mohun Bagan, FC Goa, Bengaluru FC are all set to represent India in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) competitions in 2021...

Hockey resumes outdoor training in Bengaluru

The Indian Men and Women hockey teams have rolled back at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) Center to resume on-field training in a phased manner while following all norms under Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)...

'This country is a joke': HS Prannoy roasts BAI after not being nominated for Arjuna Award

Top shuttler HS Prannoy slammed the Badminton Association of India and questioned the selection criteria for Arjuna Award. ..

Hockey India picks skipper Rani Rampal for Khel Ratna Award; Know why she deserves it-

Another name has been added in the nomination list for Rajiv Khel Ratna Award, highest sporting honor. This time it is the Hockey India on Tuesday that announced to nominate Indian Women's hockey captain Rani Rampal with many other players getting nominated for Arjuna Award, Major Dhyan Chand Award, and Dronacharya Award...

Sports Ministry to begin KICC Development Program; Sports Ministry Kiren Rijiju to inaugurate it

In order to equip the students with proper training, the Union Sports Ministry introduced a 25-day Khelo India Community Coach (KICC) Development Program commencing from Monday. The program will be inaugurated by Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju. It will help in the professional development of 15,000 PE teachers and community coaches...

First Cancer, Now COVID-19! Boxer Dingko Singh tests positive for Corona

After getting treatment for cancer and returning to Manipur from Delhi last week, the former Asian Games gold medallist boxer Dingko Singh has now tested positive for coronavirus. Dingko who has been suffering from liver cancer since 2017, was airlifted to Delhi last month for radiation therapy there. ..

Chess Master Vishwanathan Anand to return to India after being stuck in Germany for over three months, f

The five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand will be finally reaching India late on Saturday. He was stuck in Germany for almost three months due to the lockdown imposed in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic...

BWF comes up with guidelines regarding Olympic qualifying events; Know what are they-

BWF comes up with guidelines regarding Olympic qualifying events; Know what are they-..

Midfielder Indumathi 'Plays' in opposition to COVID-19 Wearing Khaki Uniform

In the midst of the coronavirus crisis, the police officers and medical professionals are risking their lives to mitigate the virus. One such attempt can be seen by a female police officer who is ensuring that all the norms are followed amongst the people in order to flatten the pandemic...

Legendary Balbir Singh Sr cremated with State Honours

Legendary and three-time Olympic gold medalist Balbir Singh Senior who breathed his last at the age of 96 was cremated with state honours on Monday. ..

What Made Balbir Singh Senior Different From Other Sportsperson

Singh, one of the best centre forward India had produced in Hockey, passed away on early Monday. He spent his last days in hospital when he was admitted in 2018 due to pneumonia and heart ailments. The former Indian skipper was part India's wins in the 1948 London Olympics, 1952 Helsinki Olympics in which he was the vice-captain, and 1956 Melbourne Olympics as captain. He played a crucial role in continuing the winning streak of Indian Hockey in the Olympics...

3-time Hockey Olympic Gold Medallist Balbir Singh Sr passes away at 96

Hockey Legend Balbir Singh Senior breathed his at a Mohali Hospital on Monday morning. He had been admitted to the hospital earlier this month on May 8 due to pneumonia and was on ventilator support. He was 96...

22 BWF tournaments in just five months leave shuttlers in shock!

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) announced a rescheduled calendar of tournaments to be conducted in the latter half of 2020 due to the disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic. However, this announcement has raised many questions before the Indian shuttlers...

Back to Cricket: ICC directs Saliva Ban, Travelling, Training guidelines and much more to resume Cricket

In order to resume the cricket in a safe manner, the International Cricket Council (ICC) highlighted “ICC Back to Cricket Guidelines” to assist in restarting cricket activities in their countries as the governments have started to lift certain restrictions...

Big Blow for Kerala Blasters! Sandesh Jhingan departs from football club!

After contributing to the Indian Super League's (ISL) franchise Kerala Blasters for six years top defender Sandesh Jhingan departed from the football club on Wednesday. Spending six seasons with the club, he became the player with the most appearances for the Yellow Army...

Premier League confirms 6 players tests positive following resumption of training sessions

Premier League confirmed on Tuesday that out of the 748 players and staff who were tested for coronavirus over the weekend, six have tested positive for the virus. It is reported that one player and two staff at Watford and Burnley assistant manager Ian Woan are among the people who have tested positive...

ICC bans use of saliva to shine ball, nods to allow sweat; Know the reasons-

Anil Kumble-led ICC Cricket Committee recommended banning the use of the saliva to shine the ball with several other changes made in International Cricket Council (ICC) regulations. However, the panel decided not to prohibit the use of sweat. The regulations were taken 'to mitigate the risks posed by the coronavirus...

Know why Ian Chappell thinks Kohli is 'unquestionably best at the moment'-

The former Australian captain Ian Chappell believes that current Indian skipper Virat Kohli is presently the world's best batsman across formats among the current generation of cricketers. His remarks came as former England batsman Kevin Pietersen said that Australia's top batsman Steve Smith was nowhere close to Kohli...

Bhajji, Yuvi, Gambhir slam Shahid Afridi over flagrant Kashmir and PM Modi remarks

The recent controversial statements made by Pakistan spinner Shahid Afridi on including a team from Kashmir in Pakistan Super League (PSL) Season 6 and criticism of PM Narendra Modi sparked fumes among Indian cricketers. ..

IOC braces to bear cost of $800 mn following postponement of Tokyo Olympics

The International Olympic Committee is preparing for a finacial hit of $800 million following the decision to postpone the Tokyo Olympics until 2021 stated the IOC president Thomas Bach. This came after a virtual conference was held of the IOC's executive board that was the first online meeting since the announcement was made to reschdule the Tokyo Games to July 23, 2021. ..

Hockey India instructs players to download Aarogya Setu; Throws light on restart of training sessions

The Indian Hockeys players will have to download the Aarogya Setu App as the sport’s governing body, Hockey India, has made it mandatory for all players and staff. The Aarogya Setu App is developed to track coronavirus...

NRAI recommends Anjum Moudgil for Khel Ratna, Jaspal Rana for Dronacharya Award

The National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) recommended rifle ace Anjum Moudgil for the Khel Ratna which is the country’s highest sporting honor while Jaspal Rana for the Dronacharya Award consecutively for the second year...

AIFF picks Sandesh Jhingan, Bala Devi for nominations of Arjuna Award; Know why these players deserve Award

The All India Football Federation nominated the Indian national football team’s central defender Sandesh Jhingan and women’s team striker N Bala Devi for the renowned Arjuna Award...

FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup India to be played in Feb 2021; Know more-

The coronavirus pandemic has spared no one and brought all the sporting events to a halt. In addition to another postponement of the sporting event is the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup India 2020. The tournament, which was supposed to kick-start in India in November this year, will now be played in February 2021...

Paralympics silver medalist Deepa Malik bids adieu as Para-Athlete to become the President of PCI

In order to meet the guidelines of the National Sports Code to become the President of the Paralympic Committee of India, Paralympics silver medallist Deepa Malik on Monday announced her retirement...