National Child Award for Vantika Agrawal

December 3, 2016

The 14-year-old chess prodigy, received the award from President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan. New Delhi: Delhi teenager Vantika Agrawal was conferred the National Child Award for Exceptional Achievement in Chess on the occasion of the Children’s Day last month. The 14-year-old chess prodigy, received the award from President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan along with 30 other children who were recognised for their exceptional abilities in academics, culture, arts,…


Coach Vimal says Saina Nehwal should be back to best by January-end

December 2, 2016

She has recovered from a knee injury sustained during the Rio Olympics in August. Mumbai: Saina Nehwal, who has recovered from a knee injury sustained during the Rio Olympics in August and is back on the international circuit, is still not at her physical best and needs more time to reach that high level, feels her coach Vimal Kumar. “She is definitely not back to her best and has some…


PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal gear up for Macau Open

November 28, 2016

Saina Nehwal is showing signs of getting back to full fitness after recovering from a knee surgery. Macau: Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu will be back at her favourite hunting ground on Wednesday, when the $120,000 Macau Open is set to get underway. Sindhu, who recently won China Open before finishing runners up at the Hong Kong Open, will be looking to defend her Macau Open title – a trophy…


ICC punishes Indian women’s team for skipping Pakistan matches, BCCI angry

November 24, 2016

The International Cricket Council has not taken it too kindly that the Indian women’s team skipped all their three matches against Pakistan in the ICC women’s championship competition. India have now been docked all their six points against their arch-rivals.The technical committee of the ICC said in a press statement on Wednesday that it was sensitive to the current state of relations between India and Pakistan, but concluded that the…


India v/s England: Parthiv Patel to replace Wriddhiman Saha in Mohali Test

November 23, 2016

Thigh strain rules out Saha from the third Test. India have called up wicketkeeper Parthiv Patel for the third test against England after Wriddhiman Saha was ruled out of the match in Mohali with a thigh strain, the country’s cricket board (BCCI) said on Wednesday. Saha replaced Mahendra Singh Dhoni as India’s test wicketkeeper after the former captain retired from the five-day format at the end of 2014. He has…


Virat Kohli shoots up to career-high 4th in ICC Test Player Rankings

November 22, 2016

The Indian Test captain is currently top-ranked in Twenty20 Internationals and has also held the top position in One-Day Internationals. India captain Virat Kohli reached a career-high fourth position in the ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen after producing a man of the match performance in the second Test against England which India won by 246 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series. Kohli is currently top-ranked…


‘Well played’, PM Modi applauds PV Sindhu post China Open triumph

November 21, 2016

PV Sindhu clinched her maiden Super Series Premier title after edging out Sun Yu in the final of the USD 700,000 China Open badminton tournament. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday congratulated ace Indian shuttler PV Sindhu who defeated China’s Sun Yu to claim her maiden China Open Super Series title. “Congratulations to @Pvsindhu1 for her first super series title. Well played! #ChinaOpen,” tweeted Prime Minister Modi. Meanwhile, Telangana Chief…


India vs England: Ashwin takes five, India’s lead goes past 200

November 19, 2016

Bairstow and Stokes provided resistance but India still managed to take a lead of 200 runs. India’s Ravichandran Ashwin picked up his 22nd five-wicket haul to help bundle out England for 255 and give the hosts a first-innings lead of 200 on the third day of the second test on Saturday. After opting not to enforce the follow on, Indian openers Murali Vijay and Lokesh Rahul batted out 20 minutes…


Ind vs Eng, 2nd Test: Virat Kohli misses rare record on day 2

November 18, 2016

Kohli could have become the first Indian batsman to score three double centuries in a calendar year had he went on to cross 200-run mark. Visakhapatnam: Virat Kohli missed out on a rare record on Thursday morning as he got out to Moeen Ali. Kohli could have become the first Indian batsman to score three double centuries in a calendar year had he went on to cross the 200-run mark….


Ind vs Eng, 2nd Test: Free entry for fans on day one of Vizag Test

November 17, 2016

The crowd will include about 5,000 school children who will be brought from different parts of Vizag. Visakhapatnam: The Andhra Cricket Association (ACA) on Wednesday announced free entry for fans on the opening day of the second Test between India and England and if all goes well gates will be open for all on all days. “This is the first Test in the history of Andhra Cricket. We want to…


KL Rahul No.1 choice as Team India opener: Virat Kohli

November 16, 2016

One person who may not be too happy about Rahul’s comeback is Gautam Gambhir. Vishakhapatnam: India Test captain Virat Kohli gave a huge indication that opener KL Rahul may be included in the lineup for the second Test against England, at the Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, in Vishakhapatnam. Rahul had injured his hamstring in the first Test against New Zealand, in Kanpur, last month, and has been…


Fed Cup: Czech Republic down France to retain title

November 14, 2016

The nation won five titles as Czechoslovakia in the 1970s and 80s before dominating the women’s team competition in recent years. Strasbourg: The Czech Republic further established themselves as the dominant force in women’s team tennis as they claimed a 3-2 comeback win against hosts France to capture their fifth Fed Cup title in six years on Sunday, and 10th overall. Karolina Pliskova and Barbora Strycova downed Kristina Mladenovic and…