Dean Jones, 59, passes away after cardiac arrest
Former Australian batsman and well-known commentator Dean Jones passed away on Thursday afternoon after a cardiac arrest. Jones was in Mumbai as part of the Indian Premier League broadcast set-up, and was learnt to be absolutely fine before he suffered a sudden collapse. Jones was 59. His family, back in Australia, has been informed.
PM Narendra Modi asks Virat Kohli about Yo-Yo test
Skipper Virat Kohli explained how the Yo-Yo test helped the Indian cricketers achieve high-level fitness when Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked him about the mandatory running aerobic fitness routine. Prime Minister Modi was interacting with fitness experts and influencers from across the country to mark the one-year anniversary of the 'Fit India Movement.'
How IPL teams have come up with innovative fan engagement ideas
Instead of its usual tournament window of April-May, this year the much-delayed T20 league is happening in the September-November window, which opened up after the ICC T20 World Cup was postponed. The tournament of course could not be staged at its usual time because of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. This time the tournament is being played in just three stadiums in the UAE, instead of the home-away format in India.
IPL 2020: KXIP aim to bounce back against RCB
From an umpiring howler to a Super Over heartbreak, Kings XI Punjab witnessed it all in their tournament opener against Delhi Capitals on Sunday. Unnerved by the outcome, the two Karnataka men at the helm of the Mohali-based franchise, mentor Anil Kumble and skipper KL Rahul, will now be up against the Royal Challengers Bangalore, a team which the duo represented in the earlier editions of the IPL.
Relaxed Simona Halep heads into French Open as clear favourite
Former champion Simona Halep arrives at the rescheduled French Open as the player to beat in a women's draw missing title holder Ashleigh Barty and recent US Open winner Naomi Osaka, two of the world's top three.
NRAI to hold national shooting camp from Oct 5 to Nov 8
After a call from the coaches of India's national shooting team, the NRAI has once again set its wheels in motion and announced Oct 5 to Nov 8 as the dates for a national camp at Delhi's Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range. "We have announced the camp from October 5," NRAI secretary Rajiv Bhatia said. "It will be for the entire national squad. I think around 100 shooters will be there," he added.
National shooting camp from Oct 5 to Nov 8, pending SAI approval
After a call from the coaches of India's national shooting team, the NRAI has once again set its wheels in motion and announced Oct 5 to Nov 8 as the dates for a national camp at Delhi's Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range. "We have announced the camp from October 5. It will be for the entire national squad. I think around 100 shooters will be there," NRAI secretary Rajiv Bhatia said.
'Skipper' Aaron Finch enjoying his IPL role
Aaron Finch, who joined the RCB line-up this season, is happy to step away from the leadership role and enjoy his game. As RCB, who won their season opener against Sunrisers Hyderabad, prepare to take on Kings XI Punjab on Thursday, the Australian spoke at length about Kohli, playing the IPL in the Emirates, and opening the innings alongside young debutant Devdutt Padikkal.
Havertz helps Chelsea hit six, Arsenal edge out Leicester in League Cup
Frank Lampard said Kai Havertz is just getting started after opening his Chelsea account with a hat-trick in a 6-0 thrashing of Barnsley, while Arsenal also booked their place in the League Cup fourth round with a 2-0 win at Leicester.
MI vs KKR: First innings took 40 minutes more than official allotted time
The Indian Premier League's (IPL) own rule allows an innings a total of one hour and 25 minutes, and an additional five-minute strategy break - a total of 85 minutes - to be completed. The Mumbai Indians innings took 40 minutes more than the allotted time.
Cummins got permission to play hours before match, unfair to judge him: Karthik
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Dinesh Karthik has backed Pat Cummins, who failed to impress with the ball against Mumbai Indians, saying that the pacer is a 'world champion' and will make a comeback.
Luis Suarez joins Atletico Madrid from Barcelona
Atletico Madrid announced signing of Barcelona forward Luis Suarez late on Wednesday, confirming the Uruguayan striker is set to continue playing in La Liga rather than joining Juventus in Italy. Barcelona said that Atletico agreed to pay six million euros for Suarez. Since joining Barca from Liverpool in 2014, Suarez won a host of trophies, including the 2015 Champions League and 4 Liga titles.
BCCI Conflict of Interest rule is a 'disservice' to Indian cricket
A professional working in India's cricketing ecosystem cannot undertake more than one assignment in a year within India. India's massive cricket circuit clearly appears to be a prisoner to a very 'warped rule' that the BCCI and the judiciary needs to take a look at once again.