1983 World Cup win’s 39th anniversary: Syed Kirmani goes down memory lane

Today (June 25) marks the 39th anniversary of India’s landmark 1983 cricket World Cup win. The Kapil Dev-led team stunned the mighty West In...
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Ashwin has not travelled to England after testing positive for COVID-19: BCCI source

Senior off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has not travelled to the United Kingdom along with his India team-mates for the one-off fifth Test after testing positive for COVID-19, a BCCI source told (Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by The Federal staff and is auto-published from a syndicated feed.)

Kuortane Games: Neeraj Chopra wins gold in ‘tough conditions’

Days after breaking his own national record recently, India’s ace javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra won the gold medal at the Kuortane Games in Finland on Saturday (June 18). Chopra, who won a historic gold at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, hurled the javelin to 86.69 metres in his first attempt in rainy conditions in Kuortane. This was enough for him to ...

Rahul ruled out of England tour; to seek treatment for groin injury in Germany

It’s official: star Indian batter KL Rahul will not only miss the T20I series against South Africa but has also been ruled out of the upcoming England tour. Rahul had suffered an injury to his right groin last week. BCCI secretary Jay Shah said on Thursday (June 16) that Rahul will get his treatment in Germany and will leave for the procedure...

FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup India 2022 schedule announced

FIFA and the Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup India 2022 have on Wednesday (June 15) officially announced the schedule for the biennial youth football tournament. India will host this showpiece event for the first time, from October 11 to 30. Also read: After Wimbledon ban, Russia, Belarus players allowed to...

ICC Test Rankings: Joe Root reclaims top spot; Virat Kohli 10th

England batter Joe Root is back at the top of the ICC Men’s Test Player Rankings after smashing a second successive century in the ongoing ICC World Test Championship series against New Zealand. Indian captain Rohit Sharma and former skipper Virat Kohli remained static at eighth and 10th respectively. They are the only Indians in the top-10 of t...

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After Wimbledon ban, Russia, Belarus players allowed to compete at US Open

The US Open tennis tournament, which starts in New York on August 29, will allow Russia and Belarus players to participate, the organisers announced on Tuesday (June 14). Russia’s Daniil Medvedev, who is the world no. 1, is the defending champion at the US Open. Also read: Wimbledon bans Russia, Belarus players over Ukraine invasion The de...

Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra betters own national record in Finland

In his first competition after winning a historic gold at the Tokyo Olympics last year, Indian javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra broke his own national record. On Tuesday (June 14), Chopra, with a throw of 89.30 metres at the Paavo Nurmi Games in Turku, Finland, bettered his previous mark of 88.07. Chopra’s record effort got him the silver medal. ...

BCCI jackpot: IPL media rights fetch ₹48,390 cr; Disney Star, Viacom18 bag mega deals...

The BCCI on Tuesday (June 14) announced that it has secured ₹48,390 crore ($6.20 billion) through IPL media rights for a five-year period, starting 2023, in one of the biggest broadcast deals in the history of the sport that has cemented its status as a cricketing behemoth. While Disney Star retained its Indian sub-continent TV rights with a fig...

S Africa Twenty20: India struggling to find right mix as series defeat looms

India are still in the sifting process, trying to separate the men from the boys, so to say, in their quest to button down their best 15 for the World Cup.

Day 2: At ₹46,000 crore, IPL media rights bidding sets new record

The Indian Premier League (IPL) media rights for the next five-year cycle (2023-2027) have been sold for more than ₹46,000 crore so far and the e-auction is still not completed, according to multiple reports. The e-auction which started on Sunday is expected to end on Tuesday (June 14). As per reports, the total value of IPL media rights has ...

Rs 45,000-crore IPL media rights e-auction: Dates, base prices, packages, bidders

Sunday (June 12) will be a historic day for the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and for its brand – the Indian Premier League (IPL). The IPL media rights, for the first time, will be sold via an e-auction. Brand IPL has grown over the years since its inaugural edition in 2008. Now, the BCCI is set to make unprecedented revenue throu...

Chess Olympiad in Chennai: Teams, schedule, format and venue details

In fewer than 50 days, India will host the world’s biggest chess event. Chennai will be the host city for the 44th Chess Olympiad, which will take place from July 28 to August 10. The All India Chess Federation (AICF) is leaving no stone unturned to make the tournament a grand success. On Thursday (June 9), Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin...

Ambani vs Bezos battle off as Amazon pulls out of IPL media rights race

The much-anticipated duel between Jeff Bezos and Mukesh Ambani for acquisition of one of world's costliest sporting properties won't materialise now as OTT giants Amazon on Friday (June 10) pulled out of IPL media rights bidding, scheduled to start on Sunday. Reliance Industries Limited-owned Viacom18 is considered to be one of the strongest con...

A first in 88 years of Ranji Trophy: Minister hits ton; Bengal enters semis

Seamlessly juggling politics and cricket, Manoj Tiwary on Friday (June 10) achieved what no one else did in 88 years of Ranji Trophy: score a hundred while being a sitting minister in a state government. Without an iota of doubt, Tiwary's 136 was the highlight of an inconsequential fifth day's play as Bengal advanced to the semi-finals of the Ra...

Norway Chess 2022: Anand makes a blunder, now in third place

In the world of chess, it is not every day that we get to see a grandmaster of the prestigious 2800-points club get caught in a wrangle. Indian Grandmaster Vishwanathan Anand blundered and immediately resigned from his game in Round 8 at the Norway Chess 2022 on Thursday. Also read: Norway chess: No stopping Anand after third straight win ...

No world record: South Africa halts India’s 12-match T20I winning run

India failed to set a new world record in Twenty20 Internationals as its 12-match winning run in the format was halted by South Africa in the opener of the five-match series on Thursday (June 9). South Africa achieved its highest T20I run-chase as it gunned down 212 with five balls and seven wickets remaining at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New D...

Ranji quarterfinals: Sharma, Saurabh script historic win for UP against Karnataka

Young Karan Sharma led from the front with a calm and composed 93 not out as Uttar Pradesh knocked out favourites Karnataka with a five-wicket win in their Ranji Trophy quarterfinals in Alur on Wednesday (June 8). This was Uttar Pradesh's first-ever win over Karnataka on 13 occasions and it could not have come at a better time. UP are now headed...

Sports Authority terminates contract of cycling coach RK Sharma

Sports Authority of India (SAI) on Wednesday terminated the contract of chief cycling coach R K Sharma, acting on a preliminary report of an inquiry committee after a female cyclist accused him of "inappropriate behaviour" during a training-cum-competition tour of Slovenia. SAI said the inquiry committee, formed by it following the complaint, fo...

SAI calls back Indian cycling contingent from Slovenia in wake of allegations against...

The Sports Authority of India (SAI) has decided to call entire Indian contingent back to the country from Slovenia after a female cyclist accused chief coach RK Sharma of "inappropriate behaviour" during the training-cum-competition trip. The Indian endurance contingent, consisting of five male and one female cyclists, was scheduled to return on...

Joe Root can break Tendulkar’s Test record of 15,921 runs. Here’s how

In 2016, Indian batting legend Sunil Gavaskar had backed England opener Alastair Cook to break Sachin Tendulkar’s record for the most number of runs. But that did not happen as the Englishman retired from international cricket at the age of 33, in 2018. Now, the focus has shifted to another Englishman, and at least two former cricketers believe ...

India vs South Africa: Rahul Dravid makes big statement on Umran Malik

India coach Rahul Dravid on Tuesday (June 7) spoke for the first time about rookie pace sensation Umran Malik ahead of the five-match T20I series against South Africa. Malik, who impressed in the recently concluded IPL 2022 where he took 22 wickets and consistently clocked 150 kmph-plus, has earned a maiden call-up to the Indian team. Also re...

Rafael Nadal’s French Open glory: A tale of numb foot, pain, and warrior’...

If there is one thing Rafael Nadal hates more than losing, it is making excuses. Or even seen to be doing so. The champion who has made it a habit of looking debilitating injury in the face and staring it down added another glittering feather to his already overflowing cap with a remarkable triumph on his beloved Philippe Chatrier court in Paris...

Ravi Shastri’s iconic Audi 100 fully restored; here’s how it was done. See pictures

It has been 37 years since India won the Benson & Hedges World Championship of Cricket in Melbourne, Australia by defeating Pakistan by eight wickets in the final. The tournament saw Ravi Shastri getting an Audi 100 car as he was chosen “Champion of Champions” for scoring 182 runs and taking eight wickets. Do you know how that iconic Audi ca...

India vs South Africa: Umran Malik names his 3 idols; eyes 5-0 win

India’s rookie fast bowler Umran Malik, who impressed in the recently concluded IPL 2022, is now focused on winning games for the national side as he prepares for the five-match T20I home series against South Africa. The 22-year-old Malik, who plays for Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), hogged the limelight in this year’s IPL with his pace. He consiste...

French Open: Nadal beats protege Ruud to lift 22nd Grand Slam

Rafael Nadal pulled away to beat Casper Ruud 6-3, 6-3, 6-0 in the French Open final on Sunday for his 14th championship at Roland Garros and 22nd Grand Slam title overall, adding to two records he already owned. Nadal's victory came two days after his 36th birthday and made him the oldest title winner in the history of the clay-court tournament....
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