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Friday, August 7, 2020Harmanpreet Kaur: Important for us to carry the momentum forward on Women's T20 League

Jammu, Aug 7: Indian captain Harmanpreet Kaur says the rearranged Women's T20 Challenge will come as a much-needed boost for the game after the COVID-19 shutdown, though the scheduling clash with the Women's Big Bash League (WBBL) in Australia is not ideal.

Staged on the sidelines of the Indian Premier League, the three-team Challenge looked undetermined this year after the IPL was deferred in


Friday, August 7, 2020After IPL, VIVO loses its sponsorship from Pro Kabaddi League

Jammu, Aug 7: After pulling out of the Indian Premier League (IPL) sponsorship deal for 2020, Chinese smartphone major Vivo will withdraw from two more title sponsorship deals - Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) and reality show Bigg Boss, which is expected to begin in October. While Vivo's PKL deal was worth Rs 60 crore per year, it paid Rs 30 crore to Colors channel for a season of Bigg Boss.

"Vivo h


Thursday, August 6, 2020Chinese mobile manufacturer VIVO sponsorship suspended, confirms BCCI in 2020

Jammu, Aug 6: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday proclaimed the suspension of Chinese mobile manufacturer VIVO's sponsorship for the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2020.VIVO will not be IPL's title sponsor in 2020 in the wake of the growing border tension between India and China.
"The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and vivo Mobile India Pvt Ltd have decide


Thursday, August 6, 2020Yuvraj Singh's Split Image Comparison Prompts Harbhajan Singh To Post Funny Comment

Jammu, Aug 6: Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh on and off the sphere is usually thought to be a golden customary of a relationship amongst skilled cricketers. However, the duo has not shared the dressing room for fairly a while now and now that Yuvraj Singh has retired, the prospect is successfully carried out and dusted. It hasn’t stopped Yuvraj and Harbhajan from pulling one another’s leg for h


Wednesday, August 5, 2020Iker Casillas announces retirement after 22-year playing career

Jammu, Aug 5: Spain’s World Cup-winning captain and goalkeeper Iker Casillas announced his retirement from the professional game at the age of 39 on Tuesday.The former Real Madrid skipper had called time on his five-year spell with side Porto in July after his contract with the Portuguese club expired.
Casillas had suffered cardiac arrest during a training session last year and has not played an


Wednesday, August 5, 2020England beats West Indies by 269 runs, claims series as Stuart broad

Jammu, Aug 5: England beats West Indies by 269 runs on Tuesday to claim the third Test at Old Trafford and clinch the series. England took the series 2-1 to regain the Wisden Trophy they lost in the Caribbean last year. England paceman Stuart Broad became the seventh bowler to take 500 Test wickets as the West Indies, set 399 for victory, collapsed to 129 all out in under 38 overs. Broad, controv


Tuesday, August 4, 2020Hosting U-17 World Cup can transform women's game in country

Jammu, Aug 4: : India executes the U-17 women's World Cup in 2021 will play a vital role in boosting the image of the sport among girls in the country, says head of FIFA's women's competitions, Sara Booth.
Speaking at an e-summit organised by Football Delhi on Monday, Booth said Delhi will feel the "positive impact" of hosting a World Cup and lauded the state association's collaborative effort w


Tuesday, August 4, 2020MS Dhoni teases Ishant Sharma: Your age is 32 but your body is around 52

Jammu, Aug 4: India's fast bowler Ishant Sharma exhibited his amusing side in a recent interview and also revealed how he gets teased by his wife Pratima and teammate MS Dhoni for his age.
Ishant, will now turn 32 on September 2, says that he feels older than his age which is something which even former India captain Dhoni reminds him from time to time as a joke.
Furthermore, Ishant's wife, Ind


Sunday, August 2, 2020Among 70 players Irfan Pathan showing interest in Lanka Premier League

Jammu, Aug 2:Erstwhile All-rounder Irfan Pathan from India could be one of the biggest attractions in the inaugural Lanka Premier League (LPL) as he is among the 70 foreign players who have expressed interest in competing in the event starting August 28.
According to a report in ESPNcricinfo, Pathan, who announced his retirement in January this year, will now be "put in a player draft unless one


Sunday, August 2, 2020Nehra: This IPL can't be selection criteria for Dhoni

Jammu, Aug 2: Mahendra Singh Dhoni at this year's IPL can be a talking point but the tournament cannot be a selection trial for the enigmatic former India captain, reckons former pacer Ashish Nehra.
Dhoni has retired from Test cricket and has not played for India in the limited overs format since last year's World Cup, where India ended semifinalists.
His comeback and retirement has been a matt


Sunday, August 2, 2020Soccer pro Didier Drogba submits candidacy to become President of Ivory Coast

Jammu, Aug 2: Didier Drogba is an Ivorian retired professional footballer who played as a striker. He is the all-time top scorer and former captain of the Ivory Coast national team. He is best known for his career at Chelsea, for whom he has scored more goals than any other foreign player and is currently the club's fourth highest goal scorer of all time.
On Saturday, Didier Drogba attracted lar


Sunday, August 2, 2020We are going ahead with women's IPL on time: BCCI President Ganguly

New Delhi, Aug 2: BCCI president Sourav Ganguly on Sunday said the Women's IPL or the Challenger series, as it is better known, is "very much on", ending speculation about the parent body not having a plan for Harmanpreet Kaur and her team.

The men's IPL will be held between September 19 and November 8 or 10 (final date yet to be locked in) in the UAE due to the surge in COVID-19 cases in Indi


Saturday, August 1, 2020Decided against pulling out of 2008 Australia tour to set example: Anil Kumble

Jammu, Aug 1: Former captain Anil Kumble says pulling out of the 2007-08 Australia Tour following the controversial Sydney Test could have been an "acceptable" option but his side continued the series to set an example by winning the remaining matches under trying circumstances.
The Sydney Test in January 2008 was marred by the infamous Monkey gate scandal where off-spinner Harbhajan Singh was


Saturday, August 1, 2020Felt Harbhajan was wronged: Kumble opens up on Monkeygate incident

New Delhi, Aug 1: Former India captain Anil Kumble has recalled the infamous Monkeygate incident of 2008 that threatened to sour the relationship between two of the biggest powerhouses in world cricket.

During India’s tour of Australia, the Sydney Test had made headlines for all the wrong reasons. While it was known for the umpiring errors during the match, the biggest story to come out of it


Saturday, August 1, 2020Kapil Dev: Imran Khan looked like an ordinary bowler

Jammu, Aug 1: Legendary India all-rounder Kapil Dev has revealed that he initially thought iconic Pakistan captain Imran Khan “looked like an ordinary bowler”.

However, Kapil perceived that Imran began to develop and improve his skills. In fact, the 61-year-old was so impressed by Imran’s enthusiasm and determination to get prudent that he said the Pakistan all-rounder “was the most hardworkin