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Ambati Rayudu levels charges of corruption against Mohammad Azharuddin-led HCA

New Delhi, Nov 23: India batsman Ambati Rayudu on Saturday appealed to KT Rama Rao, Telangana's Minister for Industry and Municipal Administration to look into 'rampant corruption' in Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA).

He also expressed concern about the functioning of the state cricket association.

"Hello sir @KTRTRS, I request u to plz look into and address the rampant...

Vijender claims 12th successive professional win

Dubai, Nov 23: Indian boxing star Vijender Singh demolished Ghana's former Commonwealth champion Charles Adamu to claim his 12th successive win and ensure that his four-year unbeaten streak in the professional circuit remained intact, here on Friday.

The 34-year-old former Olympic bronze-medallist prevailed unanimously in an eight-round super middleweight contest against the 42-year-old.

The Indian's right hand was...

India exploit Bangladesh's pink chink to lord in Kolkata

Kolkata, Nov 23: Ishant Sharma and his pace colleagues wreaked havoc with the pink ball to put India in charge of their maiden day-night test against Bangladesh at a heaving Eden Gardens on Friday.

Armed with the heavily-lacquered ball, India`s three-pronged pace attack bundled out the tourists for 106 in front of a 60,000-strong crowd which included Bangladesh Prime...

Day/Night Test: Bangladesh win toss, elect to bat

Kolkata, Nov 22: Bangladesh captain Mominul Haque won the toss and elected to bat against India in their maiden Day/Night Test here on Friday.

The Virat Kohli-led India have not made any change to the side that won the opening Test in Indore.

Bangladesh made two changes to their line-up with Al-Amin Hossain and Naeem Hasan coming in...

Day-Night Test: Fielding biggest challenge with pink ball, says Virat Kohli

Kolkata, Nov 22: Ahead of their first Day-Night Test against Bangladesh at the Eden Gardens here, India captain Virat Kohli said on Thursday that fielding with the SG pink ball is a very challenging task.

India had a full training session under lights on Wednesday evening where Kohli was seen batting for a long while at the nets during...

KPL betting: Bookies blackmailed players through honey-trapping

Nov 21: In a new development in the Karnataka Premier League (KPL) match-fixing scandal, Bengaluru Police Commissioner Bhaskar Rao on Wednesday revealed that players had allegedly been blackmailed through honey-trapping tactics by bookies.

The police commissioner shared new details of the scandal while announcing that a Special Investigation Team (SIT) was being formed within the Central Crime...

Manu Bhaker wins gold in ISSF World Cup Finals

Putian (China), Nov 21: India's Manu Bhaker fired her way to the gold medal with a junior world record in the women's 10m air pistol event of the World Cup Finals here on Thursday.

The 17-year-old Bhaker shot 244.7 to claim the top prize in the prestigious season-ending tournament of the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF).

Her compatriot,...

Pak's 16-year-old to make Test debut against Australia

Australia, Nov 20: Teenage bowling sensation Naseem Shah will become one of the youngest cricketers to play a Test after Pakistan captain Azhar Ali confirmed on Wednesday that the 16-year-old will make his debut at the Gabba.

Shah, who opted to remain on tour after his mother died last week, made the grade for Thursday's first Test after impressing...

'No shame in showing tears, it's ok for men to cry': Sachin Tendulkar

New Delhi, Nov 20: "There's no shame in showing your tears," said Sachin Tendulkar on Wednesday, recalling a time when he believed that crying makes a man weak, a belief he wants none to have now.

In an open letter to fellow men in the ongoing International Men's Week, the cricket icon said his tribe should never pretend to...

Bangladesh bans Shahadat for five years for assault

Dhaka, Nov 19: The Bangladesh Cricket Board on Tuesday banned former national team fast bowler Shahadat Hossain for five years, two of them suspended, after he assaulted a teammate in a match.

The temperamental Shahadat was reported by umpires after he was seen to slap and kick a teammate during a National Cricket League match on Sunday.