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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...

India ready for 2-week quarantine in Australia to make tour happen, says BCCI

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) treasurer Arun Dhumal said that India is ready to undergo a two-week quarantine period in Australia so that the scheduled India tour of Australia could take place later this year...

Sports move live in COVID, though slow and steady! Know all in deet-

With the daily lives turned into chaos including the sporting events that were postponed or canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, few of the sporting events across the world are coming back to kick-start a normal life...

Who is to decide the fate of ICC T20 World Cup 2020?

2020 has been the year to remember as a nightmare for sporting events, organizers, fans around the world. For the first time ever since World War II, the Summer Olympic Games and Wimbledon have been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic that has almost erased all the sporting events...

'I takes pride several Sporting Stars outside cricket are women but India still a long way to go' says Sania Mirza; Know why-

Top tennis player Sania Mirza who has always been outspoken about the barriers a woman athlete faces believed that many of India’s sporting stars, outside cricket, are women. However, she also said that it will take a few more generations for a woman to pick sports that should be seen as a natural career choice in the country...

England to lose 380 mn pounds if no cricket matches played amid COVID-19

The England and Wales Cricket Board chief, Tom Harrison, believes that English cricket will have to suffer losses of up to 380 million pounds if no matches are played this summer due to the coronavirus pandemic...

10 spectacular feats achieved by Indian Shooter Gagan Narang

Ace Indian shooter Gagan Narang turning 36, today, has overcome several obstacles in his career to achieve his dreams and inspiring many of Indians to pursue a career in the shooting which was not even known sport at that time...

Australia Sports Minister reveals biggest hurdle ahead of ICC T20 World Cup

Australia sports minister Richard Colbeck believes that it is able to bring all the cricket playing teams to the country but considers the crowds one of the hurdles it will have to face ahead of the ICC World Cup 2020...

A fan gets free Netflix Subscription from Footballer Sunil Chhetri; Know the fun part-

With the world getting under lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Indian Football captain Sunil Chhetri figured out a way to look after one of his fans he requested Chhetri for his Netflix ID and password...

Commonwealth Youth Games now in 2023!

With another setback in the world of sports due to the pandemic, the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) declared that the 2021 Commonwealth Youth Games will be 'potentially' held in 2023...

Sania Mirza emerges as first Indian to be nominated for Fed Cup Heart award

Adding another feather to her cap, the ace tennis player Sania Mirza on Thursday turned out to be the first Indian player to be nominated for the Fed Cup Asia/Oceania Group I Heart Award...

Subimal Chuni Goswami, former Indian footballer departs this life at 82!

The former Indian footballer Subimal Chuni Goswami, who directed the national football team to the 1962 Asian Games gold passed away at 82 on Thursday in Kolkata after fighting a prolonged illness...

'Can't Risk Losses for BFI's Failure to Comply With Obligations', says AIBA

Following the concerns of the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) noticed by International Boxing Association (AIBA), it firmly said on Thursday that it "cannot take the risk to suffer further losses caused by BFI’s failure to comply with its obligations" and it had no option left other than to terminate India's contract. ..

BFI calls AIBA's decision taken 'haste' after India Loses 2021 Men's World C'ship Hosting Rights

The Boxing Federation of India (BFI) slammed that the decision by the International Boxing Association (AIBA) was taken in "haste" after the hosting rights of the Men's World Championship 2021 were taken away from India for not paying the host fees on time...

Arsenal, Spurs, West Ham and more Premier League Clubs resumes training sessions amid Corona

Following the Premier League organisers had shared its plan to continue the season named “Project Restart” last week, football clubs like Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham United, Arsenal, Brighton and Hove Albion have decided to undertake training sessions with strict guidelines issued by the government...

When Hima Das wrote Adidas on her shoes before becoming brand ambassador of it

Throwing some light before making it big as an athlete and getting custom-made Adidas shoes with the name printed on them, India's top sprinter Hima Das said there was a time when she used to write Adidas manually on her ordinary spikes...

'Will never leave RCB till the time I play IPL ' says Virat Kohli

Indian captain Virat Kohli who is also the captain of the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) though the side has not won a title in 12 years, he stated, he will never leave RCB till the time he plays for Indian Premier League (IPL) citing the love and loyalty of the RCB fans as the reason behind it. ..

Harbhajan Singh gives reality check! Says current team heavily relies on Kohli, Rohit; Know why he said it

: The veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh believes that the current Indian team lacks match-winners as the other players heavily rely on the limited-overs vice-captain Rohit Sharma and skipper Virat Kohli. ..

Dingko Singh to be airlifted from Manipur to Delhi by BFI-arranged air ambulance

In the midst of nationwide-lockdown, Dingko Singh, the former Asian Games gold medal-winning pugilist will be airlifted to Delhi from Manipur arranged by Boxing Federation of India (BFI) after he had made a request to the Sports Ministry to help him travel from Manipur to Delhi for his cancer treatment...

'Corruption damaged Pak cricket as much as Lahore attack on Sri Lankan team' says Former Pak batsman Zaheer Abbas

Former Pakistan's top batsman Zaheer Abbas said on Tuesday the Pakistan Cricket Board has been "soft" in dealing with corruption within the national team which is as damaging as the 2009 attack on the Sri Lankan team...

KL Rahul hands out his ICC World Cup 2019 bat and other cricket memorabilia for auction

After celebrating the birthday recently, Indian top batsman KL Rahul with his brand Gully, handed out a lot of his cricket memorabilia including his ICC World Cup 2019 bat, for auction. It is reported that all the returns from the auction will go to the 'Aware Foundation'. ..

#Coronavirus: Bhutia joins the football greats Maradona, Pele to applaud the 'Humanity 's Heroes'

The former Indian captain Bhaichung Bhutia joined the legendary football players like Diego Maradona, Pele, Zinedine Zidane to take part in the FIFA's initiative in applauding the 'humanity's heroes' and medical professionals for risking their own lives fighting against the deadly coronavirus pandemic. ..

Transformation of KL Rahul

Being versatile with bat and guarding the wickets is not everyone’s cup of tea and as time goes, cricket has been developed more into a mind game than physical, hence the psyche of KL Rahul completely changed him from an underdog to a match-winner. ..

Rohit Sharma to turn into brand ambassdor of Dubai-based cricket academy

India's hitman, Rohit Sharma has been revealed to turn into the brand ambassador of 'CricKingdom', a Dubai-based cricket academy based. The academy will also serve the coaching through digital platforms due to the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. ..

India books berth in ICC Women's World Cup 2021 after series against Pakistan cancelled

India booked the berth in ICC Women's World Cup 2021, announced the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday after the ICC Championship series was cancelled against Pakistan as BCCI did not obtain the necessary government clearance...

International Weightlifting Federation Prez Tamas Ajan steps down amid the corruption investigation

While getting investigated following the allegations of corruption and doping cover-ups, Dr. Tamás Aján has officially resigned from the International Weightlifting Federation. In a virtual meeting, the IWF Executive Board had approved the retirement and accepted the resignation after a 24-year working as the General Secretary and 20 years as its President...

Pakistan again shows its true colors; Says doesn't need India to survive!

"We don't need India to survive," said Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ehsan Mani in a podcast released by PCB on Tuesday while dismissing the former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar's idea of an India-Pakistan series to help raise funds in the fight against the coronavirus outbreak. He also further added, the Asian Cup will not be canceled or postponed to accommodate the Indian Premier League...

Throwing some light on retirement of MS Dhoni, his CSK fellow mate Suresh Raina has this say!

Following several speculations about the retirement of former captain MS Dhoni, his fellow teammate of IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings Suresh Raina deciphered about Dhoni's retirement in an interview on Tuesday...

Sachin Tendulkar chips in again amid Corona crisis; Read More how he pledges to support a NGO

Following the donation of Rs. 50 lakh to aid the battle against the coronavirus pandemic, the legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has once again pledged to support the needy people. He will be feeding around 5000 people for one month as India is continuing to struggle in this crisis...

Playing test cricket in India is difficult says Steve Smith; Reveals toughest Bowler To Face In Subcontinent

Top Australian batsman Steve Smith said on Thursday said playing the Test cricket in India is very difficult and he would love to win a Test series against the No.1-ranked side as the Aussies have not even won a single Test series since 2004...

Sigh of Relief! IOC announces deadlines for Tokyo Olympics qualifications

Several questions were raised after the Tokyo Olympics 2020 was postponed, one of the questions being the qualification period for the Olympics with many qualifying events being postponed. So, the International Olympic Committee has approved a series of amendments to the Tokyo 2020 qualification systems principles in which it stated that the new qualification period deadline will be 29 June 2021...

IWF bans Malaysia and Thailand weightlifters at Tokyo Olympics

: Following hearings and the careful consideration of relevant evidence, the Independent Member Federation Sanctions Panel (IMFSP) has decided to take disciplinary sanctions on the Thai Amateur Weightlifting Association (TAWA) and Malaysian Weightlifting Federation (MWF) on Sunday. Both have been banned from sending weightlifters to the Tokyo Olympics...

Cricketers march their bit to fight against the pandemic; Yuvi contributes 50 lakhs; Bhajji to feed 5000 families!

Former batsman Yuvraj Singh and spinner Harbhajan Singh on Monday pledged their support to fight against the virus on Sunday. This is after several sportspersons came forward to do their bit in helping to combat the coronavirus pandemic in India...

Taking Indian Badminton online! Coach Pullela Gopichand shares fitness program via digital videos

While the lockdown is still going to contain the coronavirus pandemic, the national coach of badminton Pullela Gopichand to maintain the fitness of his badminton players has decided to give out tips through video...

ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2020 scripts history; marks record-breaking viewership

The recently completed ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 raised the bar for cricket and women’s sport also globally. Setting a benchmark as a sport was not only limited to on-field but also off-field. ..

Tony Lewis , one of the men behind Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method dies aged 78

The England and Wales Cricket Board on Thursday announced that Tony Lewis, one of the men behind the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern system of calculating target scores in rain-affected limited-overs matches has died aged 78...

Reliving the moment.. India's triumph in World Cup 2011 Final!

The stage was set! India and Sri Lanka were against each other in the final of ICC World Cup 2011 who were also the two hosts of the event. They faced off at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. ..

Wimbledon Championship cancelled.. first time after World War II; This is how players react..

The most anticipated event of tennis, "the Wimbledon Championship has been canceled due to public health concerns linked to the coronavirus epidemic", announced the Main Board of the All England Club (AELTC) and the Committee of Management of the Championships on Wednesday...

I got lot more support from Ganguly than Dhoni and Kohli, says Yuvraj Singh

The former all-rounder and the hero of World Cup 2011 Yuvraj Singh in an interview said, he got a lot more support from Sourav Ganguly in comparison to the current skipper Virat Kohli and the former captain MS Dhoni...

Humanity speaks at peak in crisis! More donations pour in from Sports fraternity; Read more

The silver lining in the coronavirus pandemic, which has created havoc throughout the nation, is that humanity is still alive in this materialistic world. As reported earlier, there were sportsperson who had pledged their support in fighting against the virus, helped the needy people. It is now that more sportsperson has stepped up to help in this crisis by donating money to the Prime Minister's Relief Fund and the Chief Minister's Relief Fund. ..

New Dates Announced! Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics Games to commence on these dates

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) along with, International Paralympic Committee and Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee and the Government of Japan, Metropolitan Government have announced new dates on Monday. They have decided to begin the Games exactly after a year from 23 July 2021 to 8 August 2021. Meanwhile, the Paralympic Games will begin from 24 August 2021 till 5 September 2021...

ICC applauds Cricketer-Turn Cop Joginder Sharma for his heroics amid Coronaivirus Outbreak

International Cricket Council has praised the former Indian cricketer Joginder Sharma who is continuing to serve India as a police officer now and currently contributing to combat the coronavirus pandemic in India. He had made India proud by helping to win the maiden ICC T20 World Cup. ..

Modern Games caught in upheavals of history! Is Tokyo Olympics the only edition that's postponed?

The Tokyo Olympics 2020 was supposed to kick-start on July 24 but the coronavirus pandemic has made the staging of the event nearly impossible. However, it is not the first time the event is postponed. It was cancelled earlier too, though not due to the pandemic, but in the backdrop of World Wars and other major terror attacks, which we can term as man-made disaster. ..

Ajax footballer Abdelhak Nouri wakes up from coma after 2 years and 8 months

Ajax midfielder Abdelhak Nouri who had collapsed during a friendly match in 2017 has recovered from an induced coma after nearly three years and has been enjoying football again, his family confirmed in a statement on Friday..

Indian Paddler Takeme Sarkar grounded in Spain amid Coronavirus

Aiming to play in the Spanish League in Spain, the Indian paddler Takeme Sarkar has found herself stuck in an apartment here due to the lockdown in India in the wake of coronavirus outbreak with all the international flights coming to the country being suspended...

'Athlete's Worst Fear comes true', Vinesh Phogat comments on postponement of Tokyo Games

Announcing the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics 2020 due to rising pressure on International Olympics Committee (IOC) because of the spread of the deadly coronavirus pandemic across the globe, the Commonwealth Games gold medallist Vinesh Phogat said the postponement was her "worst fear" which had come true and the extended wait is going to be tougher than competing at the Games...

Crisis gets all together! Sports Fraternity to donate in fight against Coronavirus pandemic

With India being under a complete lockdown in wake of widening coronavirus outbreak, it has been the top-most concern for many of us especially for the underprivileged people who have almost seen reduction in their source of income and the medical facilities being so expensive, the sports fraternity has taken initiative for these causes and has decided to donate particular amount of money to the relief fund...

One more sports event down! Japan PM and IOC Prez concludes to postpone Tokyo Olympics 2020

The International Olympics Committee after facing pressure from various National Olympic Committee has agreed with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to postpone the Tokyo Olympics 2020 until 2021 on Tuesday through a conference call...

PK Banerjee.. India's triumph in 1962 Asian Games! Let's relive his journey..

From scoring most goals in his international debut tournament to being an integral part of gold medal-winning team in 1962 Asian Games, PK Banerjee the former captain of Indian Football team breathed his last at a private hospital in Kolkata after a prolonged illness on Friday...