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Tuesday, January 25, 2022Australia set to tour Pakistan with full-strength squad

Australia are set to tour Pakistan with a full-strength squad as no player has so far expressed any reservation about travelling to the country which did not get to host top-flight international cricket for nearly a decade due to security concerns.

The last time Pakistan had an ICC event on its soil was when it co-hosted the 1996 World Cup along with India and Sri Lanka. The terrorist attack o


Tuesday, January 25, 2022You can't win every game, it's a temporary phase for Team India: Shastri

Muscat, Jan 25: Former India head coach Ravi Shastri does not see any reason to press the panic button after the team's shocking Test and ODI series loss to an under-strength South Africa as he believes it is a "temporary phase" and the side will tide over it soon.

In the backdrop of Virat Kohli's departure as captain from all formats, India, under stand-in skipper KL Rahul, were blanked 0-3 i


Tuesday, January 25, 2022Sania bids adieu to Australia Open with quarterfinal loss in mixed doubles

Melbourne, Jan 25: Trailblazing India tennis star Sania Mirza's swansong appearance at the Australian Open ended with a quarterfinal loss to local pair Jaimee Fourlis and Jason Kubler in the mixed doubles event here on Tuesday.

Mirza, partnering American Rajeev Ram, lost the match 4-6, 6-7 to wildcard entries Fourlis and Kubler in one hour 30 minutes.

The 35-year-old Mirza is India's most a


Monday, January 24, 2022Virat Kohli should have married after scoring 120 centuries: Shoaib Akhtar

New Delhi: Virat Kohli’s quest for the 71st international century has become a hot topic in cricket.

Former India captain is going through a lean phase in his career, where he is not able to convert his starts into a ton. It has been more than two years since the swashbuckling batter has scored a century.

Interestingly, former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar has balmed Virat’s lack of centurie


Sunday, January 23, 2022Men's singles final at Syed Modi declared 'No Match' after one finalist tests positive for COVID-19

Lucknow, Jan 23: The men's singles final of the Syed Modi India International badminton tournament here on Sunday was declared as a 'No Match' after one of the finalists tested positive for COVID-19.

The all-French clash was scheduled between Arnaud Merkle and Lucas Claerbout.

"The men's singles final of the Syed Modi India International 2022 has been declared a 'No Match'. BWF can confirm


Saturday, January 22, 2022Former India footballer and coach Subhas Bhowmick dead

New Delhi: Former India footballer and coach Subhash Bhowmik passed away on Saturday morning after undergoing diabetes and kidney related treatment at a private hospital in Ekbalpur, South Kolkata for the past two weeks. He was 72.

Suffering from diabetes and kidney disease since a long time, Bhownik’s health started deteriorating on Saturday and breathed his last at 3.30am IST.

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Thursday, January 20, 2022Tough times made me stronger but needed calm and clarity: Shikhar Dhawan

Paarl, Jan 20: Shikhar Dhawan believes that every lean patch in his career has made him "stronger" but it is his clarity of mind and calmness that has enabled him to ride over the rough times.

The oldest player in the Indian ODI set-up, there were lot of talks about Dhawan's poor form in domestic cricket but as it has been with the 36-year-old, he was back with a bang in his favourite blue shi


Thursday, January 20, 2022Sindhu eases into Syed Modi quarterfinals

Lucknow, Jan 20: Two-time Olympic medallist PV Sindhu stormed into the women's singles quarterfinals of the Syed Modi International badminton tournament after registering a straight-game win over American Lauren Lam here on Thursday.

Top seed Sindhu took just 33 minutes to get the better of her American rival 21-16 21-13 in her second-round match.

Sindhu will take on sixth-seeded Thai shutt