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Time to move on from tests: Smith

Friday, 31 Mar 2017 | PNS | New Delhi

After a grueling Test series which saw many controversies, Australia captain Steve Smith, who would be leading the Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS) in the IPL, says he is ready to put all the controversies behind him. "The Test series is done and dusted and we are moving on," he said. India captain...

Rahane excited about new ipl season

Friday, 31 Mar 2017 | PNS | New Delhi

After leading the Indian test team to victory in the final Test against Australia, Ajinkya Rahane is now firmly focusing his attention on the IPL. Speaking at the press conference, Rahane said he was "confident and excited about the upcoming edition of IPL." In spite of receiving praise from various ex-cricketers for...

‘BCCI officials don't need COA approval to call SGM’

Friday, 31 Mar 2017 | PTI | New Delhi

In a significant statement, the head of Committee of Administrators (COA) Vinod Rai on Thursday made it clear that the BCCI officials don't need their approval to convene a Special General Meeting (SGM). "They (BCCI) don't need COA approval to call Special General Meeting (SGM) but yes they have to keep...

‘March 30 will be known as World Apology Day’

Friday, 31 Mar 2017 | PTI | New Delhi

Ravichandran Ashwin on Thursday took a dig at former Australia batsman and Gujarat Lions coach Brad Hodge, who was forced to apologise to Virat Kohli for his allegation that the India captain opted out of Dharamsala Test match to keep himself fit for the cash-rich IPL. Once it was clear that...

‘ICC to bid for cricket's inclusion in 2024 Oly’

Friday, 31 Mar 2017 | PTI | london

The ICC is set to bid for inclusion of cricket, in its Twenty20 format, in the 2024 Olympic Games, its Chief Executive Officer Dave Richardson has said. Richardson said the ICC will take a decision in June whether to apply with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for the inclusion of cricket...

De Kock's absence big loss: Dravid

Friday, 31 Mar 2017 | PTI | Gurugram

Delhi Daredevils coach Rahul Dravid on Friday admitted that missing a batsman of Quinton de Kock's calibre along with seasoned player JP Duminy will affect the balance and composition of the team going into 10th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL). Duminy has cited personal reasons for pull-out while De Kock...

Jose slams mid-season friendlies

Friday, 31 Mar 2017 | Agencies | london

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says he is "totally against" international friendlies following injuries to key central defenders Chris Smalling and Phil Jones on England duty. Mourinho expects to be without five first-team players against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday, including the injured Paul Pogba and suspended Zlatan Ibrahimovic. "I am totally...

Sunil, Harmanpreet bag AHF awards

Friday, 31 Mar 2017 | PNS | ew Delhi

Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) announced on Thursday that two Indian players, SV Sunil and Harmanpreet Singh, have been chosen for the Asian Player of the Year 2016 and Asian Promising Player of the Year 2016 awards respectively. The nominations for these awards were made by coaches across Asia from the national...

Taiwan to be host for 2017 Summer Universiade

Friday, 31 Mar 2017 | PNS | New Delhi

The Mayor of Taipei, Ko Wen-je announced Taipei, the capital city of Taiwan as the host city for the 2017 Summer Universiade. The Universiade is an international multi-sport event, organised for university athletes by the International University Sports Federation (FISU). The name is a combination of the words "University" and "Olympiad". Second...

Saina, Sindhu & Sameer reach Q/F

Friday, 31 Mar 2017 | PTI | New Delhi

Star shuttlers Saina Nehwal and P V Sindhu on Thursday notched up contrasting victories to set up a mouth-watering quarterfinal clash at the Yonex-Sunrise India Super Series badminton tournament at the Siri Fort Sports Complex here. London Olympics bronze medallist Saina, who had struggled past Pornpawee Chochuwong in the finals of...

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Cutting the cord

26 Mar 2017 | Kushan Mitra

The advent of online streaming services that can stream content directly to your television screen is making the argument for cutting the cable connection more and more convincing, believes Kushan Mitra Is it time to cut the cable? In the past year and a half, online television streaming services Hotstar Premium, Netflix and Amazon Prime Video have launched their services in India. There is also Voot from Viacom18 and Sony LIV...

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Hridya Naryan Dikshit elected speaker of UP Assembly

31 Mar 2017 | PNS | Lucknow

Hridya Naryan Dikshit was elected Speaker of the 17th Assembly unopposed on Thursday. His election was announced by Protem Speaker Fateh Bahadur Singh and later Leader of the House and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Leader of Opposition Ram Govind Chaudhary escorted Dikshit to the Speaker’s chair...

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