Thu, Jan 28, 2021

  • All England players have tested negative for Covid-19 following tests on their arrival in Chennai for a four-Test series against India on Wednesday. The English team flew to Chennai on a charter...
    England players test negative for Covid-19 on arrival
    All the tests of English players have returned negative results, confirmed an official to IANS. The tests will be conducted every third day in the lead-up to the series.  By Wednesday evening, both the teams had arrived and entered the bio-bubble at the Leela Palace. Only India captain Virat Kohli was yet to arrive and officials confirmed that he would reach Chennai by late evening. The teams won't be practicing till February 1 and have their first practice session only on February 2 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium. India play a four-Test series against England beginning February 5. The first Test will be held in Chennai from February 5-9. The second Test will be at the same venue from February 13-17, before the action shifts to Ahmedabad for the last two Tests (Feb 24-28 and March 4-8). The Test series will be followed by a five-game T20...
  • Huge disadvantage for players in strict quarantine: Thiem Huge disadvantage for players in strict quarantine: Thiem

    Austrian world No.3 Dominic Thiem has admitted that players who have been put in strict quarantine ahead of the 2021 Australian Open tennis are at a huge disadvantage compared to others in...

  • Ind vs Eng: Chennai pitch likely to be slow despite grass Ind vs Eng: Chennai pitch likely to be slow despite grass

    Five pitches with decent amount of grass have been prepared for the first India-England Test that begins at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on February 5. The Indian team management will pick...

  • FIFA probes African soccer leader, bars him from election FIFA probes African soccer leader, bars him from election

    The interim president of the African soccer confederation is under investigation by FIFA and was barred Wednesday from an election to retain his seat on the governing body's ruling council. FIFA said...

  • Rahane doesn't get angry when bowlers go wrong, Virat's energy mistaken for anger: Arun Rahane doesn't get angry when bowlers go wrong, Virat's energy mistaken for anger: Arun

    Made of 'steely nerves', Ajinkya Rahane has such calmness that bowlers don't feel scared when they fail to execute a plan under him while regular skipper Virat Kohli's energy is sometimes mistaken for...

  • Fawad Alam slams century to lead Pakistan revival vs SA Fawad Alam slams century to lead Pakistan revival vs SA

    Left-handed batsman Fawad Alam scored his third Test century and the second after being recalled to the Test side after a gap of 11 years as Pakistan staged a revival in the first Test against South...

  • England's weak link is the top three as India cement theirs England's weak link is the top three as India cement theirs

    While India cemented their top-order batting on the recent tour of Australia with Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill settling in as opening pair and Cheteshwar Pujara already there at No. 3, England's...

  • Andy Murray enters challenger event in Italy Andy Murray enters challenger event in Italy

    Andy Murray has entered a lower-tier challenger tournament in Italy next month after withdrawing from the Australian Open with the coronavirus. Murray is listed to play an indoor tournament in Biella...

  • Two Russian tennis players banned for life for match-fixing Two Russian tennis players banned for life for match-fixing

    Two Russian tennis players were banned from the sport for life on Wednesday for match-fixing, including incidents when they played together as doubles partners.

  • Indian eves suffer 2-3 loss to Argentina Indian eves suffer 2-3 loss to Argentina

    Indian women's hockey team lost 2-3 to world number two Argentina in their latest encounter.