We have various options in all three aspects of game: Ponting

We have various options in all three aspects of game: Ponting

Tuesday, 19 March 2019 | PTI | New Delhi

Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting Tuesday said that his franchise has enough depth to excel in the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League. The former Australia skipper who has been serving as the head coach of the Delhi-based franchise since last season, insisted that reshuffle in the squad during...

Five-goal classic derby

Tuesday, 19 March 2019 | AFP | Milan

AC Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso on Sunday said that he is more upset by an "unacceptable" bust-up between midfielders Franck Kessie and Lucas Biglia on the sidelines at the San Siro than his team's 3-2 derby defeat to Inter. Ivorian Kessie, 22, and Argentina midfielder Biglia, 33, had to be pulled...

UEFA probe CR7 for ‘cojones' goal celebration

Tuesday, 19 March 2019 | AFP | Turin

UEFA on Monday opened an investigation into Cristiano Ronaldo's goal celebration after scoring a hat-trick in Juventus' Champions League comeback win against Atletico Madrid last week. European football's governing body said Ronaldo is facing charges of "improper conduct" after he mimicked Diego Simeone's crotch-grabbing 'cojones' gesture in last Tuesday's 3-0 win...

James’ night in Munich

Tuesday, 19 March 2019 | AFP | Munich

Bayern Munich took out their Champions League frustrations on Mainz as James Rodriguez claimed his first Bundesliga hat-trick on Sunday in a 6-0 romp to fire the Bavarians back to the top of the table. After Wednesday's Champions League exit, following a 3-1 home defeat by Liverpool in the last 16,...

‘No complacency on WC security’

Tuesday, 19 March 2019 | AFP | Karachi

The deadly New Zealand shootings which Bangladesh cricketers narrowly avoided means security will remain an "absolute priority" going into the World Cup, the head of cricket's governing body said on Sunday. Fifty people died in attacks on two mosques in Christchurch on Friday, in what is believed to be the worst...

Don't forsee threat to Indo-Pak WC match, they are bound by ICC agreement: Richardson

Tuesday, 19 March 2019 | PTI | Karachi

International Cricket Council CEO Dave Richardson on Monday said he doesn't forsee any threat to the high-profile India-Pakistan World Cup match, insisting that the two teams are bound by an ICC agreement to show up. "For ICC events, all teams have signed a members' participation agreement which requires them to participate...

‘There can't be conditional bans’

Tuesday, 19 March 2019 | PTI | New Delhi

Former India opener Gautam Gambhir on Monday said the BCCI should either snap all cricketing ties with Pakistan, including multi-lateral events, or engage with the arch-rivals at every level as "there can't be conditional bans". Gambhir, who called for snapping ties with Pakistan after the Pulwama terror attack, said the Indian...

Afghans record maiden Test win

Tuesday, 19 March 2019 | AFP | Dehradun

Afghanistan claimed their first ever victory in Test cricket on Monday, beating fellow newcomers Ireland in what captain Asghar Afghan hailed as a historic day for the war-torn country. Afghanistan and Ireland both achieved full member status of the International Cricket Council in 2017, becoming only the 11th and 12th teams...