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Thursday, January 18, 2018Kohli sweeps ICC awards

Dubai, Jan 18 : After a prolific run with the willow last year, India skipper Virat Kohli on Thursday swept the International Cricket Council (ICC) annual awards as the 29-year won the prestigious Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for being the World Cricketer of the Year 2017.

Kohli was also named as ICC ODI cricketer of the year 2017 and the captain of both ICC Test and ODI teams. It is the second


Thursday, January 18, 2018Australian Open: Paes-Raja enter 2nd round

Melbourne, Jan 18 : Veteran Leander Paes and fellow Indian Purav Raja defeated N. Basilashvili and A. Haider-Maurer in straight sets in the first round of the men's doubles competition at the Australian Open tennis tournament here on Thursday.

The Indian combination did not face too much trouble from their European opponents as they eased to a 6-2, 6-3 win.

The Indians will be up against J.


Wednesday, January 17, 2018Star India to target IPL 2018 reaching 700 million fans

Gurugram, Jan 17 : Indian Premier League's (IPL) new broadcaster Star India on Wednesday said it is targeting an unprecedented reach of 700 million Twenty20 cricket fans across TV and Digital platforms.

Sanjay Gupta, Managing Director, Star India, said at a press meet that through multiple attractive initiatives, they will try their best to ensure that the 2018 edition of IPL can better the la


Wednesday, January 17, 2018India thrash Japan in 4-nation hockey meet

Tauranga (New Zealand), Jan 17 : India got off to a winning start in the double-leg Four Nations Invitational Hockey Tournament, notching a comfortable 6-0 win against Japan at the Blake Park here on Wednesday.

Rupinder Pal Singh (7th minute), Vivek Sagar Prasad (12th, 28th), Dilpreet Singh (35th, 45th) and Harmanpreet Singh (41st) scored in India's win.

The team got off to a dominant start


Tuesday, January 16, 2018ICC U-19 World Cup: India registers comfortable 10-wicket win over Papua New Guinea

Mount Maunganui, Jan 16 : Riding on a lethal bowling attack followed by a scintillating innings by skipper Prithvi Shaw (57 not out), India outclassed Papua New Guinea by 10 wickets in a Group B fixture of the ongoing ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup here on Tuesday.

The Rahul Dravid-coached India colts are now placed at the top spot in group B points table after two wins from as many games.


Tuesday, January 16, 2018Stumper Karthik to replace injured Saha for 3rd Test

New Delhi, Jan 16 : The BCCI on Tuesday named Tamil Nadu wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik as replacement for injured Wriddhiman Saha for the third cricket Test against South Africa.

Karthik is expected to join the team ahead of the final Test at the New Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg.

"The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named Dinesh Karthik as replacement for Wriddhiman Saha for the


Saturday, January 13, 2018Gayle, Yuvraj, Watson among 1122 players sign up for IPL auction 2018

New Delhi, Jan 13 : A whopping 1122 players including West Indies power hitter Chris Gayle, star Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh, England's Joe Root and Shane Watson will be part of the upcoming IPL auction which is slated to be held in Bengaluru on January 27 and 28, the BCCI announced on Saturday.

Among Indian stars Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh, off spinners R Ashwin and Harbhajan Singh, Ajinky


Saturday, January 13, 2018Saudi women attend a football match

Riyadh, Jan 13 : Saudi women made a new history on Friday by attended the Saudi professional League game in Jeddah, an activity that was limited to men for decades.

The Saudi government allowed women to observe the game with other family members at the King Abdullah Sports City stadium, Al Arabiya local news reported on Friday.

The move came after the decision to allow females to drive effe