Thursday, December 03, 2020


Kohli breaks Tendulkar's fastest 12K ODI runs' record

CANBERRA:  India skipper Virat Kohli on Wednesday became the fastest batsman to score 12,000 runs in One-Day Internationals (ODIs). Kohli reached the milestone in the third and final ODI of the three-match series against Australia at the Manuka Oval.

Hope to continue IPL momentum for South Africa: Rabada

NEW DELHI: South Africa fast bowler Kagiso Rabada, who had an exceptional Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 as he emerged as the Purple Cap holder, is looking forward to carry that momentum while playing for the national side against England.

Bengal T20 Challenge: Town Club beat Tapan Memorial

KOLKATA: Purab Joshi smashed maiden fifty of the tournament while bowlers Md Kaif and Aritra Chatterjee bagged three wickets each as Town Club defeated Tapan Memorial by 28 runs in the recent match of the ongoing Bengal T20 Challenge being played at the Eden Gardens.

Chahal concedes most runs by Indian spinner in an ODI

SYDNEY: Leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal has registered an unwarranted record to his name as he became the Indian spinner to concede most runs in an ODI.

Aus vs Ind: Crowds to return to stadia for men's cricket after 8 months

SYDNEY:The three-match ODI series between India and Australia, which will get underway at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday, will also be the first time that men's cricket will see specatators in stadia since March when international cricket had come to a halt following the coronavirus outbreak.

It's emotional: Bikramjit on representing Punjabi club in I-League

NEW DELHI:Veteran midfielder Bikramjit Singh, who has played for clubs across the country and winning numerous trophies, will represent a team from his home state for the very first time as he dons the RoundGlass Punjab FC colours for the I-League 2020-21 campaign.

IPL has made players friendly & taken shine out of sledging, says Smith

SYDNEY:Australia top-order batsman Steve Smith has played down chances of verbal duels during the upcoming series against India, saying that playing regularly with each other has made sledging look awkward these days.

Raina to adopt 34 schools to ensure health & hygiene for over 10K kids

NEW DELHI:Former India cricketer Suresh Raina, who will turn 34 this Friday, has pledged to build sanitation and drinking water facilities at 34 government schools across Uttar Pradesh, Jammu and the National Capital Region (NCR) to ensure health and hygiene for over 10,000 children studying in these schools.

Aus vs Ind: Have not set any personal goals, says Gill

NEW DELHI:Young India batsman Shubman Gill is looking forward to the much-anticipated clash against Australia which begins this Friday with the three-match ODI series in Sydney. However, Gill has not set "any personal goals" for and wants to make the most of the opportunities he will get in what is his maiden trip Down Under.

Dying to make a mark in upcoming I-League, says striker Sumeet Passi

NEW DELHI:Striker Sumeet Passi, who made his India debut back in 2016, is hungry to 'make a mark' in the upcoming I-League season and return to the senior national team fold as he dons the RoundGlass Punjab FC colours.

Aditya Chauhan and Harleen Kaur Dhanda lift singles titles

CHANDIGARH:CLTA trainee and top seed Aditya Chauhan won the boys under-16 singles title in the HPCL-CLTA-AITA Championship Series (CS-3) Tennis Tournament at the Sector 10 Tennis Stadium here today.

2339 sportspersons, deprived of prize money during previous government, be given cash prizes soon; announces Rana Sodhi

CHANDIGARH:Punjab Sports and Youth Services Minister Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi today announced that around twenty four hundred sportspersons, who were deprived of prize money during the tenure of the previous government, would be given cash prizes within next two months. And, the winners of national and international acclaim, who brought laurels between the year 2017 to till date will also be accorded with cash prizes.

Aditya Chauhan and Radhika Vasudeva in finals

CHANDIGARH: Top seed Aditya Chauhan and second seed Radhika Vasudeva advanced into finals of the HPCL-CLTA-AITA Championship Series (CS-3) Tennis Tournament at the Sector 10 Tennis Stadium here today.

ISL introduces series of technological innovations for 2020-21 season

MUMBAI:Ahead of the upcoming edition of the Indian Super League (ISL) which will be played behind closed doors amid the Covid-19 pandemic, Star Sports and FSDL have brought forward a series of exciting opportunities for fans to engage with their favourite clubs and players.

MPL Sports is official Team India kit sponsor till 2023

NEW DELHI:The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday announced MPL Sports, the athleisure wear and sports merchandise brand from esports platform Mobile Premier League, as the new kit sponsor and official merchandise partner for the Indian cricket team

Karandeep Kochhar clinches victory on home turf

CHANDIGARH: Chandigarh’s Karandeep Kochhar clinched victory on his home turf with a stoic last round effort of three-under-69 at the TATA Steel PGTI Players Championship 2020 Presented by Chandigarh Golf Club.

Delhi beat Hyderabad, to face Mumbai in their maiden IPL final 

ABU DHABI:Marcus Stoinis's all-round performance, Shikhar Dhawan's superb 50-ball 78, and pacer Kagiso Rabada's four-wicket haul propelled Delhi Capitals (DC) into their maiden Indian Premier League (IPL) final with a 17-run win over Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the second Qualifier here on Sunday.

Rahul most productive batsman in terms of running in IPL 2020

NEW DELHI:Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) may not have been able to make it to the playoffs but their captain, KL Rahul, has signed off as the most productive batsman of the tournament. Besides still holding the Orange Cap, has also made a distinction for covering the maximum distance between the wickets among all the batsmen this IPL season.

Aman Kumar Sharma named as Secretary-General of the “Indian Association of Traditional Sports and Games(IATSG)

NEW DELHI: Today in New Delhi a meeting was organized for the formation of the Indian Association of Traditional Sports and Games. Representatives from approximately 10 states came to Delhi to attend the meeting.

Akshay Sharma extends lead to a commanding five shots

PANCHKULA:  Local golfer Akshay Sharma emerged as the outright favourite for the title after extending his lead to a commanding five shots in round three of the TATA Steel PGTI Players Championship 2020 Presented by Panchkula Golf Club.

Pak vs Zim: Chance for Babar Azam to regain top spot in T20Is

RAWALPINDI: Babar Azam would be looking to continue his fine batting form and regain the top spot, which he lost recently to England's Dawid Malan, in the ICC T20I rankings when Pakistan take on Zimbabwe in the three-match series beginning Saturday.

IPL 13: Bumrah takes Purple Cap from Rabada, Orange stays with KL

DUBAI:Mumbai Indians pacer Jasprit Bumrah has taken over the Purple Cap from Kagiso Rabada following his menacing spell of fast bowling which helped the defending champions thrash Delhi Capitals enter the final of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) edition.

Gurugram: 7 including Nepalese national held for betting on IPL matches

GURUGRAM: The Gurugram Police have arrested seven men including a Nepalese national, on charges of betting on an Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket match in two separate instances.

Akshay Sharma posts a 66 in round two to build on lead

PANCHKULA: Chandigarh’s Akshay Sharma was confident of capitalizing at his home course in Chandigarh ahead of round two and that’s exactly what he did. After a superb 64 in the first round at Panchkula, the 30-year-old Akshay made merry in familiar conditions at the Chandigarh Golf Club with a six-under-66, a second straight bogey-free round.

Akshay Sharma takes round one honours with a 64 at Panchkula

PANCHKULA: Akshay Sharma of Chandigarh celebrated the resumption of events on the PGTI with some fireworks of his own as he shot a blistering eight-under-64 to take the round one honours at the TATA Steel PGTI Players Championship 2020 Presented by Panchkula Golf Club. Asian Tour regular Chikkarangappa of Bengaluru occupied second place at six-under-66.

BBL 10 to start in Hobart & Canberra bubbles

MELBOURNE:Cricket Australia on Thursday announced the schedule for first 21 Big Bash League (BBL) 2020-21 matches in December in which it confirmed that bubbles in Hobart and Canberra will host the initial games starting December 10 before venues in Queensland (December 23) and Adelaide (December 28) join the party.

Callum Ferguson calls time on first-class career

MELBOURNE:South Australia batsman Callum Ferguson will call time on his 16-year-old first-class career after this week's Marsh Sheffield Shield match against Queensland. Ferguson, however, will continue to lead Sydney Thunder in the Big Bash League and remains keen to continue playing one-day cricket for South Australia.

SAI lodges FIR to demand probe into false ad for 2021 Khelo India Games

NEW DELHI: The Sports Authority of India has lodged an FIR and demanded an immediate probe after several athletes across the country were duped of money through a false advertisement for next year's Khelo India Games slated to be held in Panchkula.

Feels good, after that dreadfull loss to KXIP: SRH captain Warner

SHARJAH: SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) captain David Warner on Tuesday said that the team has done well to turn around its fortunes since falling to a 12-run defeat to Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) while chasing a target of 128 last month.

Bala's 'path-breaking' journey will inspire all Indian footballers: Gurpreet

NEW DELHI: Arjuna awardee Gurpreet Singh Sandhu feels Bala Devi's "path-breaking" journey can inspire not only the women footballers but also their men counterparts in the country as well.

Sakshi Malik recalls Rio bronze & her fight till the end

NEW DELHI: Star Indian wrestler Sakshi Malik gives all-credit to a three-month training camp that helped her "immensely" win an Olympic medal in Rio in 2016.

Make helmet mandatory for batsmen: Tendulkar

NEW DELHI:Sachin Tendulkar on Tuesday called on the authorities to make the use of helmet mandatory for batsmen at professional level.

Kiren Rijiju inaugurates Sai Regional Centre in Zirakpur

CHANDIGARH:Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports  Kiren Rijiju virtually inaugurated Sports Authority of India’s (SAI) new Regional Centre in Zirakpur, Punjab today which will now act as one of the main SAI centres for the northern belt of India.

IPL 2020: Orange Cap stays with KL, Purple back with Bumrah

ABU DHABI :Delhi Capitals pacer Kagiso Rabada and KL Rahul of Kings XI Punjab are currently leading the respective bowling and batting charts following the completion of 55 matches in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Faf du Plessis to make PSL debut with Peshawar Zalmi in playoffs

LAHORE: South Africa's Faf du Plessis will make his Pakistan Super League debut when he will turn out for Peshawar Zalmi in the playoffs stage of the tournament, which will resume from November 14.

I RETIRE: Sindhu gives fans a 'heart attack'

NEW DELHI: Ace Indian shuttler PV Sindhu on Monday gave a "mini heart attack" to sports fraternity with a social media post where she said: "I RETIRE".
In a lengthy post on her official Twitter handle, Sindhu said that the Denmark Open was the final straw and she has decided to bid adieu to the game.
Denmark Open was the final straw. I RETIRE," the Rio Olympics silver medallist said.

IPL 13: Morgan has carried KKR's middle order all tournament, says Hogg

DUBAI: Former Australian spinner Brad Hogg has heaped praise on Eoin Morgan, saying the KKR skipper has carried the middle order of Kolkata Knight Riders throughout the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Rijiju inaugurates SAI Regional Centre in Zirakpur

MOHALI: Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Monday virtually inaugurated Sports Authority of India's (SAI) new Regional Centre in Zirakpur, Punjab which will now act as one of the main SAI centres for the northern belt of India.

IPL: Chris Gayle fined for breaching Code of Conduct

ABU DHABI:Kings XI Punjab batsman Chris Gayle was fined 10 per cent of his match fee for breaching the Code of Conduct during the Indian Premier League (IPL) match against Rajasthan Royals.

IPL: Chasing totals the way forward as dew hurts defence

NEW DELHI:Going forward in the Indian Premier League (IPL) this season, it seems teams winning the toss will look to chase totals since dew on the ground is making it hard to defend.