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BCCI has asked ICC to let Dhoni wear insignia: Rai

London, Jun 7: Mahendra Singh Dhoni will continue wearing the dagger insignia on his wicket- keeping gloves as it is not a military symbol, Committee of Administrators (CoA) chief Vinod Rai asserted Friday, saying that the BCCI has sought the ICC's permission for it.

During India's opening World Cup game against South Africa in Southampton, Dhoni's green...

Remove army insignia, ICC tells Dhoni

Southampton, Jun 7: Mahendra Singh Dhoni sporting an Army insignia on his glove during the India-South Africa clash was well appreciated by his fans but the International Cricket Council on Thursday requested the BCCI to have the badge removed, saying it is against its regulations.

Claire Furlong, ICC General Manager - Strategic Communications, told PTI that the apex body...

Australian Open: Sindhu faces second-round exit

Melbourne, Jun 6: Indian shuttler PV Sindhu was knocked out of the Australian Open after she faced a 21-19, 21-28 defeat against Thailand's Nitchaon Jindapol in the second round here on Thursday.

After securing an easy win over Indonesia's Choirunnisa, Sindhu struggled to win even a single set against Jindapol, she lost in straight sets.

In the opening...

Bumrah operating at a different level: Kohli

Southampton, Jun 6: India captain Virat Kohli on Wednesday lauded Rohit Sharma's match-winning hundred against South Africa in challenging conditions besides raving about his star pacer Jasprit Bumrah.

India, who had to wait for long to play their first game, outplayed South Africa by six wickets to begin their World Cup campaign on an emphatic note.

"The wait...

ICC World Cup 2019: Ton-up Rohit, Chahal star in India's victory over South Africa

Southampton, Jun 6: Rohit Sharma curbed his natural flair for greater good as his gritty hundred complemented a superb bowling effort in India's resounding six-wicket victory over a hapless South Africa in their World Cup opener on Wednesday.

It was an uncharacteristic 23rd ODI hundred for the Indian vice-captain (122 not out off 144 balls) in a successful chase...

New Zealand hold nerve to beat Bangladesh in thriller

London, Jun 6: New Zealand held their nerve under the floodlights to beat Bangladesh by two wickets in a dramatic low-scoring Cricket World Cup match at The Oval on Wednesday.

Chasing a modest target of 245, Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson shared a third-wicket partnership of 105 to put the Black Caps on course for a comfortable victory, but...

India to finally begin their World Cup campaign, fans mock delay on Twitter

New Delhi, Jun 5: Considered favourites for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, Team India are yet to kick off its campaign and fans on social media seem disheartened as they have not seen their 'Men in Blue' in action since May 30.

India is set to play their opening match against South Africa at Southampton on Wednesday and...

Sri Lanka beat Afghanistan in low-scoring World Cup 2019 clash

Cardiff, Jun 5: Averting what could have been an another upset in the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, Sri Lankan bowlers stepped up to salvage pride for their team as they succeeded in wrapping up minnows Afghanistan for 152 runs in 32.4 overs to set up a 34-run victory in the rain-affected clash at the Sophia Gardens here on...

Cricket draws 93% of sports viewers in India reports BARC

London, Jun 4: Cricket is the jewel in the crown of rising sports viewership in the country, with 93 per cent of all sports viewers in 2018 tuning to cricket content, and women form a chunk of the audience, according to a BARC India report.

As many as 766 million viewers sampled sports content in 2018. It grew from...

World Cup 2019: Pakistan triumph as England fall short in huge run chase

Nottingham, Jun 4: Pakistan beat England by 14 runs at Trent Bridge on Monday as the World Cup's first centuries from Joe Root and Jos Buttler were not enough to help the hosts and pre-tournament favourites overhaul the huge target of 349 set for them.

England had won the toss and put Pakistan in to bat, banking on the...