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Sydney, Feb 27: Former England captain Michael Vaughan has slammed the BCCI for producing pitches that are not deemed good enough for Test cricket and said the more India is allowed to "get away with whatever they wish", the more "toothless" the ICC will look. England on Thursday suffered an embarrassing 10-wicket defeat in the third Test against India on a spin-friendly Motera track to go down 1

Mumbai, Feb 26: Yusuf Pathan, former India all-rounder, announced his retirement from all formats of cricket on Friday. Yusuf, the older brother of another former India cricketer Irfan Pathan, is a two-time World Cup winner. Yusuf has also won the Indian Premier League twice with Kolkata Knight Riders – in 2012, 2014 – and once with Rajasthan Royals in 2008. "I thank my family, friends, fans

Chennai, Feb 26: India's spin bowlers exposed England batsmen's frailties on pitches that aid turn more than usual. England's mental fragility as well as their lack of skills were laid bare as slow bowlers Axar Patel and R Ashwin kept them under a tight leash with wicket-to-wicket line. After their skipper Joe Root (5/8) and Jack Leach (4/54) had given them an opportunity to come back in the match

Brisbane, Feb 25: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has narrowed down on Australian city Brisbane as its preferred candidate to host the 2032 Olympic Games. India was among the many countries that expressed interest in hosting the Olympics with Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju saying earlier this week that a green signal from the Centre is yet to be given on the matter. IOC president Thomas

Los Angeles, Feb 24: Tiger Woods was seriously injured when his SUV crashed into a median, rolled over and ended up on its side near a steep road in suburban Los Angeles known for wrecks, authorities said. The golf superstar had to be pulled out through the windshield, and his agent said he underwent leg surgery. Woods was alone in the SUV on Tuesday when it crashed into a raised median, crossed

New Delhi, Feb 23: Five-time Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Mumbai Indians has over the years proved that it is one of the most successful clubs in world cricket. While the team definitely boasts of some world-class performers like Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard among others, what makes the club stand out is its vision and keenness to back raw talent and turn

Ahmedabad, Feb 23: Facing the challenge of avoiding a defeat to keep their hopes of reaching the World Test Championship (WTC) final alive, India will step onto a Motera ground that has been reconstructed from scratch and hence is largely unknown to them. To add to the challenge of a new pitch and the shiny seats -- that may make sighting slightly tough for fielders, the Indians will have to

Mumbai, Feb 23: Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar firmly believes that sport only recognises performance on the field and not the background of an athlete. One of the game's all-time greats, Tendulkar retired in 2013 after breaking a plethora of records during a glorious career. "Every time we enter the dressing room, it really didn't matter where you came from, which part of the country and where you

New Delhi, Feb 22: India's undefeated star professional boxer and Olympic medalist Vijender Singh is all set to enter the ring after more than a year-long gap due to Covid-19, as IOS Boxing Promotions announces the ace pugilist's upcoming fight in India. While the promoters finalise on the opponent, date and venue, Vijender will certainly be in action this March with an aim to extend his unbeaten

Mumbai, Feb 22: Rahul Tewatia was told that he had been selected for the Indian team by his Haryana teammate Yuzvendra Chahal and the all-rounder wondered whether to take the news seriously at first. Tewatia, Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav all received call-ups to the Indian T20I team that will face England in five matches starting on March 12. "When Yuzi bhai (Chahal) informed me, my first