Bashar: Strong bench crucial for Ireland’s Test growth

Every first is special in cricket. The first run, 50 or a 100, or a dismissal; there are phases for every landmark. On Tuesday — after a 12-year wait since international debut — Ireland completed its first in whites, against Pakistan, at the Malahide Oval in Dublin. The last nation to attain Test status, before Ireland, was […]

IPL 2018: Mumbai Indians in search of home comfort

While the Kings XI Punjab outfit, demoralised from its loss to Royal Challengers Bangalore on Monday and jaded from its travel from Indore to Pune, took rest on Tuesday, Mumbai Indians was involved in an intense training session ahead of its last Indian Premier League (IPL ) home game. Star Wars: Mumbai Indians vs Kings […]

Vantika scores big upset downing GM Karthikeyan

Young Woman International Master Vantika Agarwal produced the biggest upset of the day defeating two-time national champion and Grandmaster Murali Karthikeyan, in the second round of LIC Kolkata International Grandmaster Open Chess tournament on Tuesday. The other big upset came in the form of veteran D. V. Prasad defeating Grandmaster Deepan Chakkravarthy. Former World Junior champion […]

Serena Williams returns to Grand Slam action on Day 3

Former world number one Serena Williams returns to Grand Slam action for the first time in over 15 months, when she goes up against Czech Kristyna Pliskova in the French Open first round on Tuesday. American Williams, 36, has not played a major tournament since winning the 23rd title at the 2017 Australian Open, having […]

U. K.-bound Abhimanyu Easwaran to train in Bengaluru

Surat-based cricket mentor Apurva Desai’s tactical and technical finesse emanated freshly after Dinesh Karthik, one of his wards, smashed an eight-ball 29 — including a last-ball six — to win India the Nidahas Trophy against Bangladesh in March. Desai, who is also the coach of Bengal batsman Abhimanyu Easwaran for over five years, is now […]

BCCI signs Letter of Intent with UN Environment

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has signed an agreement with the UN Environment to promote ‘green’ cricket in India. BCCI Acting Secretary Amitabh Choudhary and UN Environment Executive Director Erik Solheim signed the letter of intent at the BCCI headquarters on Sunday. The partnership is to spread awareness about the environmental […]