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League of shuttlers

Sunday, 28 Jul 2013 | Pioneer | in Foray

After having seen cricketers being sold at auctions and shunning national colours for the Indian Premier League, the Indian Badminton League is all set to wow the spectators across the country. Foray Sport tells you how the six teams match up MUMBAI MASTERS STRENGTHS: World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia...

Same old batting woes for Australians

Sunday, 28 Jul 2013 | Pioneer | in Foray

They are 2-0 in the five-match Ashes series but comeback chances seem miniscule for the Australian team currently having a miserable English summer. Krishnaraj Singh Jasana has a look at the current Aussie predicament More than 10,000 miles away from London, when a certain Michael Hussey was reported to have been...

DRS needs a review

Sunday, 21 Jul 2013 | Pioneer | in Foray

The first Test in the ongoing Ashes series gave enough evidence about the hi-tech failure in facilitating error-free umpiring. While the howlers continue, ICC is not yet ready to dump DRS. Amit Chaudhary reports It is quite remarkable that an engrossing, action-filled Test match between Australia and England at Trent Bridge...

Right on track

Sunday, 14 Jul 2013 | Abhishek Purohit | in Foray

Indian athletics was hit hard by a dope scandal in 2011, taking away some big performers. But, a decent show resulting in a sixth place finish with 17 medals in the Asian Athletics Championships, has shown that it is getting back on track. New faces taking centrestage has renewed hope...

‘AFI has extended support to NADA’

Sunday, 14 Jul 2013 | Abhishek Purohit | in Foray

Abhshek Purohit chats up with AFI Secretary CK Valson about association’s stand on doping, comeback routes of dope-flunked athletes and recent performances of Indian athletes. Excerpts Is the AFI happy with India’s performance in the recently concluded Asian Athletics Championships? Yes, we’re happy with the performance. But, as you know, we had...

Wimbledon party pooper

Sunday, 07 Jul 2013 | Pioneer | in Foray

Upsets have been the order of the day at this year’s Wimbledon with most of the top seeds in both men’s and women’s singles eliminated by lower ranked players. While this has robbed the tournament of some of its sheen, it has also made it interesting by introducing the element...

Target 2015

Sunday, 30 Jun 2013 | Pioneer | in Foray

India have done well to see off the transition period quickly and assemble a young team that is fearless, confident and talented. They have started well by winning the Champions Trophy but the challenge ahead will give them an opportunity to leave a legacy of success. Amit Chaudhary looks at...

Need to evolve constantly

Sunday, 30 Jun 2013 | Amit Chaudhary | in Foray

In the euphoria of a successful campaign, teams tend to ignore several mistakes. And India would do themselves a huge favour to avoid this situation. The present team may look perfect but there is still a huge room for improvement. For instance , the middle-order and death overs bowling. The success...

Rockstars

Sunday, 30 Jun 2013 | Pioneer | in Foray

Shikhar Dhawan ‘Gabbar’ has arrived with a bang. He couldn’t impress during his previous stint but this time he ensured that the whole world take a bow when he scored the fastest Test century by a debutant against Australia in Mohali and twirled his newly-grown Moustache. And to make sure that...

The grasshoppers

Sunday, 23 Jun 2013 | Pioneer | in Foray

This year’s Wimbledon promises to be exciting with Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic in fine form, defending champion Roger Federer keen to end his poor run and local hero Andy Murray looking to end Britain’s 77-year wait. Ajeyo Basu takes a look From the red clay of Roland Garros, the focus...

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