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Let people write me off, I am preparing for 2021 Tokyo now: Sushil Kumar

Let people write me off, I am preparing for 2021 Tokyo now: Sushil Kumar

New Delhi: “People have this perennial habit of writing me off now and then but it does not affect me,” says veteran wrestler Sushil Kumar, who has not only quashed his retirement talks but is rather bullish about his qualification for next year’s Tokyo Olympics. Already on the wrong side of 30s, Sushil was struggling […]

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Hafeez, Malik should retire gracefully: Ramiz Raja

Hafeez, Malik should retire gracefully: Ramiz Raja

Karachi: Former Pakistan captain and well-known commentator Ramiz Raja has advised senior players Muhammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik to take retirement from international cricket. “They should leave international cricket with respect and gracefully,” he said on Monday about the two former captains. Talking to the media in a video conference, Raja said he avoids making […]

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Chahal goes back to old passion, says chess taught him to be patient on cricket field

Chahal goes back to old passion, says chess taught him to be patient on cricket field

Chennai:  Chess master-turned-cricketer Yuzvendra Chahal went back to his old passion by headlining an online blitz event and said the sport taught him to be patient on the cricket field. A former national Under-12 chess champion, India cricketer Chahal has the distinction of having represented the country at the World Youth Chess Championships, and is […]

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Rohit reminded me of Inzamam in his early days: Yuvraj

Rohit reminded me of Inzamam in his early days: Yuvraj

NEW DELHI: Former India cricketer Yuvraj Singh has said that Rohit Sharma reminded him of Pakistan batting legend Inzamam-ul-Haq in his early days. The flamboyant India vice-captain made his ODI debut in June 2007 while his maiden T20 game came during the World Cup later that year against England, where unfortunately Rohit didn’t get a […]

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Stephen O'Keefe retires from 1st class cricket

Stephen O'Keefe retires from 1st class cricket

Sydney:  Former Australia Test spinner Stephen O’Keefe has retired from first class cricket after being omitted from New South Wales’ list of contracted players for the next domestic season. The 35-year-old left-armer, who took 35 wickets in nine tests including 12 in a match against India at Pune in 2017 confirmed Sunday his first class […]

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East Bengal signs Iranian winger Omid Singh

East Bengal signs Iranian winger Omid Singh

Kolkata: East Bengal on Sunday signed Indian-origin Iranian midfielder Omid Singh for a two-year deal. “Omid has signed with us for two years. He will join us once the next season starts,” East Bengal top official Debabrata Sarkar said here. The 29-year-old left-winger, who originally hails from Punjab and holds an Indian passport, currently plies […]

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FIFA postpones U-17 Women’s World Cup in India due to COVID-19

FIFA postpones U-17 Women’s World Cup in India due to COVID-19

New Delhi: The FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup to be held in India in November was on Saturday postponed by the football’s world governing body due to the worsening COVID-19 pandemic. The women’s age group showpiece was to be held at five venues in the country from November 2-21. The decision was taken by the […]

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Covid-19: England’s men and women cricketers donate £500,000

Covid-19: England’s men and women cricketers donate £500,000

London: England cricketers, both men and women, have volunteered pay cuts and donated £500,000 as contribution towards the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The cricketers’ gesture comes after the England and Wales Cricket Board had proposed a 20% cut in the players’ salaries. The ECB was waiting for a response from the representatives at the […]

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Hockey India donates Rs 75 lakh more, golfer Lahiri pledges Rs 7 lakhs to fight Covid-19

Hockey India donates Rs 75 lakh more, golfer Lahiri pledges Rs 7 lakhs to fight Covid-19

New Delhi: Hockey India on Saturday donated an additional Rs 75 lakh towards the PM-CARES Fund to take its total contribution to Rs 1 crore to tackle worsening Covid-19 pandemic in the country. Hockey India had earlier donated Rs 25 lakh towards the cause on April 1. The decision to donate an additional Rs 75 […]

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PM discusses COVID-19 with top sportspersons

PM discusses COVID-19 with top sportspersons

 Seeks support for awareness campaigns

New Delhi:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday discussed the the rapidly-growing threat of the COVID-19 pandemic with India’s top athletes, including cricket icon Virat Kohli and star shuttler P V Sindhu, urging them to support awareness campaigns on social distancing More than 40 athletes, along with sports minister Kiren Rijiju, participated in nearly an […]

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