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India beat Sri Lanka by 9 wickets in 1st ODI as Dhawan, Kohli star in chase

Dambulla, Aug 21: The Indian Cricket Team achieved yet another comprehensive victory over Sri Lanka in the opening One Day International (ODI) of the five-match series at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium in Dambulla, Sri Lanka, on Sunday.

After losing Rohit Sharma early, the unbeaten partnership between opener Shikhar Dhawan and skipper Virat Kohli set up a nine-wicket victory...

Former hockey player from Kodagu stabbed to death by wife

Madikeri, Aug 21: A former hockey player from Kodagu was allegedly stabbed to death by his wife over some dispute in Malad suburb located in the northern part of Mumbai.

52-year-old Chenanda Naveen Appaiah and his wife Amita had an argument over some issue at around 1 pm yesterday. The dispute escalated into a fight and during...


I deserved Arjuna this time: Sandhu after third failed attempt

New Delhi, Aug 20: Country's leading squash player Harinder Pal Sandhu, the 2014 Asian Games team gold medalist, has been left dejected after being ignored by the Arjuna awards selection panel for the third time.

"I was pretty confident that I would be chosen for the honour this time. It is deeply disappointing when you are not picked despite...

Keeping '19 WC in mind, need to assign specific roles: Virat Kohli

Dambulla, Aug 20: India captain Virat Kohli wants specific roles for certain players keeping a two-year time frame leading upto the 2019 World Cup, in mind.

"For us, it is about the time frame. It is not about which opposition we are playing. You can't pick and choose. I have never believed in that and we as a team...

HCA not following Lodha panel recommendations: Azharuddin

Hyderabad, Aug 20: Former India skipper Mohammed Azharuddin today alleged that the Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) is not following the Lodha Committee recommendations and also indulged in other "irregularities and misuse".

Azharuddin, whose nomination was rejected for the post of HCA president in the elections held in January this year, said deserving players were "ignored" in the teams announced...

India begin search for World Cup core, take on Sri Lanka

Dambulla, Aug 19: The Tests clinched without much of a strain, India will begin the journey to identify the core of their 2019 World Cup squad when they square off against a low-on-confidence Sri Lanka in a five-match ODI series, starting here tomorrow.

The visitors won the three-Test series by a comfortable 3-0 margin and will look to take...

Kumble Not Strict; Shastri More Involved in New Stint: Saha

Kolkata, Aug 19: Some of his teammates may have considered Anil Kumble "strict" but India's Test wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha never felt that about the former coach, who quit after a bitter fallout with skipper Virat Kohli.

Kumble was forced to resign in June this year, after difference of opinion with Kohli. Kumble, a former captain, had gone...

Kohli continues to top ICC ODI rankings for batsmen

Dubai, Aug 18: India captain Virat Kohli continued to be the world's top-ranked One-day batsman in the latest ICC ODI rankings, released here today.

Having 873 points in his kitty, Kohli will have a chance to increase the 12-point lead over second-placed Australian David Warner at the upcoming five-match ODI series against Sri Lanka, starting in Dambulla on Sunday....

Dhoni to set up cricket academy in Dubai

Mumbai, Aug 17: MS Dhoni, India’s World Cup winning captain, has announced that he’ll be setting up a coaching academy in the Dubai Pacific Sports Club (PSC) in the UAE, as reported by Gulf News.

Dhoni, who will be joining the Indian team in Sri Lanka for the five-ODI series starting August 17, spoke on his partnership with the...

Coach abused me: Umar Akmal makes shocking revelation

Karachi, Aug 17: Pakistan cricketer Umar Akmal has made a shocking revelation and claimed that national coach, Mickey Arthur, used 'poor language' and then abused him at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore. The right-handed batsman said that former captain Inzamam-ul Haq and former leg spinner Mushtaq Ahmed were both witness to the incident. Meanwhile, according to a Pakistan Cricket...