Stuart Broad wants 'soft signal' abolished after New Zealand incident
England great Stuart Broad has urged cricket chiefs to "do away now" with the soft signal after feeling he had been denied a wicket by the current Decision Review System in the ongoing second Test against New Zealand.
India's white-ball squad to have 14-day quarantine ahead of SL games
India's white ball squad, led by Shikhar Dhawan, will quarantine in Mumbai from June 14 to 28 and undergo six RT-PCR tests on alternate days before flying off to Colombo for the six-match series against Sri Lanka, starting on July 13.
WTC Final: I will be looking forward to Boult vs Rohit contest, says Sehwag
Opener Rohit Sharma countering Trent Boult's incoming deliveries will make for a fascinating contest, something that Virender Sehwag will be looking forward to during the World Test Championship final between India and New Zealand, starting in Southampton on June 18.
Staying calm in crunch situations will be key in Olympics: Navneet Kaur
Indian women hockey players have all the skills to compete against the world's best but they will need to stay calm and take the right decisions in crunch situations to be able to do well during the upcoming Olympics, feels forward Navneet Kaur.
Michael Holding criticises England team's 'moment of unity' gesture
West Indies great Michael Holding has criticised England cricket team's "moment of unity" gesture in the ongoing Test series against New Zealand, saying it was not supporting Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement but giving subtle meaning of "all lives matter".
Boult hopes playing Edgbaston Test will put him in 'good stead' for WTC final
Initially not expecting to feature in the ongoing second Test against England, New Zealand pacer Trent Boult is hopeful that achieving game fitness rather than bowling in the nets will put him in "good stead" in the upcoming World Test Championship final against India.
Sakariya prepares for SL with energy development programme
Left-arm pace bowler Chetan Sakariya, who has been picked in India's squad for the limited-overs tour of Sri Lanka, has said he is currently working in Chennai on 'energy system development' which helps in sustaining energy over a long period of time through dedicated training routines.
Michael Holding criticises England team's 'moment of unity' gesture, likens it to saying 'all lives matter'
Cricket: England players wore T-shirts sporting messages against any racism, religious intolerance, sexism and other anti-discrimination slogans, having decided to not take the knee after the series against West Indies last year
PCB to bid for five major ICC events in 2024-2031 cycle: Source
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will bid for five major events of the International Cricket Council (ICC) during the 2024-2031 cycle, including an edition of the Champions Trophy and World T20 Cup, according to sources.
IOA draws contingency plan; SAI for athletes to travel directly to Tokyo
Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has drawn up a contingency plan for the country’s Tokyo-bound sportspersons if they test positive upon arrival in Japan or during the duration of the multi-sport spectacle.
Euro 2020 Group B match preview: Pukki set to start for Finland against Denmark
Football|: Stockholm: Striker Teemo Pukki raised the fever of Finnish fans a notch by declaring has himself fit to lead the line against Denmark in their opening Euro 2020 Group B clash at the Parken Stadium today. Pukki, who scored 10 of Finland’s 16 goals as they came runner-up to Italy in their group to qualify for the finals of a major tournament for the first time, told reporters he has fully recovered from an ankle injury he sustained in May. “I’ve been training normally for the past week and a half, as all the other player have, and I played 30 minutes in the last preparation game, I haven’t had any issues with the ankle and I’m ready to play as much as the coach will allow me to,” the Norwich City player said. Finland’s blue-and-white clad fans had already begun arriving in Copenhagen on Friday, enjoying the sunshine around the stadium as their team made their final preparations. “There is a clear football fever in Finland at the moment, it’s great to see that there’s been a lot of videos, support messages, songs sent to us,” Pukki added. Both Pukki and team captain Tim Sparv know the Danes well, having spent four and six years respectively playing in the Danish top flight, and they have plenty of respect for their opponents. “In my mind, the Danish team don’t have any big weaknesses, we’ve been talking about their offensive game, they have some big names that can be very dangerous if we give them the time and space to do what they want,” Sparv said. Coach Markku Kanerva said he had no worries about Pukki or Sparv, who had been troubled by a knee injury in the lead-up to the tournament. “There are no new injuries, and we will go through our final training to see if all our players are 100 percent in shape. It all looks good, the players that had some small issues are doing well,” he said. Repeat of 1992 Meanwhile, Kasper Hjulmand said that his Denmark team will “dream big” and have one eye on a repeat of their unexpected triumph in 1992. A talented Danish side begin their campaign nearly three decades after winning their one major honour in a tournament for which they only took part because of the break-up of Yugoslavia. Hjulmand, 49, was not fazed when asked whether he thought his team could go all the way. “We are comfortable and we believe in ourselves,” Hjulmand told reporters. “We do dare to dream big but we also know that there are bigger countries out there with better opportunities to win it all. So our first aim is to progress from the group and then everything can happen. “It’s football and in one game everything can happen. But first and foremost it’s the first game against Finland and we’ll do our best to try and get a good start. From there, as I said, everything can happen.” Much will depend on the form of Christian Eriksen if Denmark are to have a successful Euro 2020. Image Credit: AP Denmark will be spurred on by 16,000 of their own fans and key to their success will be Christian Eriksen, who comes into the Euro after a turbulent season at Inter Milan when he won last season’s Serie A title but also spent long periods out of departed coach Antonio Conte’s team. “I think it wouldn’t matter where I’ve come from in the last 18 months. Every tournament is special, no matter where I’ve come from,” said the 29-year-old. “I’m not looking backwards, I’m looking forwards to this tournament and to play the Euros. “How things are seen from the outside and I feel about them may be completely different. If it (the Euro) had been seven months ago I would have still been very confident going into the tournament.”