International

  • Robin Uthappa eyes India's opening slot with good show in new season 16 hours 35 minutes ago

    Bangalore: With Rohit Sharma nursing a finger injury and Shikhar Dhawan struggling with his form, India discard Robin Uthappa is eager to earn the opening slot in the national team with some good performances in the upcoming season, which ends with 2015 World Cup. "I think we can do with another...
  • India reclaim number one position in ICC ODI rankings 18 hours 38 minutes ago

    Dubai: India's dominating performance against England coupled with Australia's shock loss to Zimbabwe made India the sole number one team in the latest ICC ODI rankings issued on Monday. "World champion India have been confirmed as the number-one ranked side in the Reliance ICC ODI Team Rankings following Zimbabwe's three wickets...
  • UP: Sulabh hands over 108 low cost toilets to villagers in Badaun 18 hours 51 minutes ago

    Lucknow: Sulabh International handed over 108 low cost toilets to villagers at Katra Sadatganj in Badaun district of Uttar Pradesh, where two sisters were allegedly gangraped and murdered while they went to relieve themselves in fields. This sanitation drive is the starting point for a nationwide 'Toilets for Every House' campaign....
  • Roger Federer to play Brisbane International in January 21 hours 3 minutes ago

    Roger Federer has confirmed he will return to the Brisbane International in January to kick off his preparation for the Australian Open. Federer was beaten in last year's final by local favorite Lleyton Hewitt at the Queensland Tennis Centre and said he expected to be in top form for January's tournament. The...
  • IOA ad-hoc committee calls meeting, Boxing India fumes Yesterday

    New Delhi: The administrative mess in Indian boxing is showing no signs of ending as of now but the Indian Olympic Association's ad-hoc committee, in-charge of the sport right now, has called a meeting of the state associations to finalise the dates of the National Championship. But the meeting, set for...
  • West Indies Cricket Board not rushing to fill vacant spot for coach 2 days ago

    Bridgetown: West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) chief executive Michael Muirhead said that no decision has been made yet on who will fill the vacant post of Windies head coach and there will be no mad rush to find the candidate. Media reports in recent weeks have indicated that Mickey Arthur was...
  • J&K: One soldier killed in an encounter with terrorists in Kupwara 2 days ago

    Srinagar: A soldier has died and another one has been injured in an encounter with terrorists in the Kalaroos area of Kupwara in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday. Incidents of continued aggression have been doing the rounds since the past two weeks on the line of Control (LOC) and the...
  • FIBA delays decision to lift ban on turbans 3 days ago

    Washington: The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) has decided to delay the review of its discriminatory policy against Sikh basketball players who wear turbans, drawing sharp reactions from top American lawmakers and Sikh bodies which described it as "outdated". "Every day FIBA delays is another day that Sikhs can't play. Allowing Sikhs...
  • Kohli, Root, Smith, Williamson 'Fab Four' of Tests: Martin Crowe 3 days ago

    Wellington: Former New Zealand captain Martin Crowe has said Virat Kohli, Joe Root, Steven Smith and Kane Williamson are the new "fabulous four" of Test Cricket but will go through "teething problems" before shooting for the stars. Calling them "leading young bucks in Test cricket today", Crowe said - Williamson from...
  • Hockey scene in India better than Pakistan: PHF secretary 3 days ago

    Karachi: Pakistan Hockey Federation secretary Rana Mujahid is "frustrated" that the national sport is struggling to lure sponsors due to lack of international success in recent years and felt the scene was much better in India. "We feel frustrated ourselves as sponsors are reluctant to invest in a sport which has...
  • Ceasefire violations: A virtual nightmare for people near the Indo-Pak border 4 days ago

    RS Pura International Border: As Pakistan continues to violate the ceasefire along the border, the men, women and children living in the villages near the border are living a virtual nightmare every day. These are people caught in the crossfire of the Indo-Pak politics for decades. One sees tearful women and...
  • Alagiri granted anticipatory bail in land grabbing case 4 days ago

    Madurai: Madras High Court bench on Thursday granted anticipatory bail till September 3 to former Union Minister and expelled DMK leader M K Alagiri in a case relating to alleged grabbing of land of a local temple. The District Crime Branch and anti-land grabbing special cell had filed a case against...
  • BCCI awards Micromax 2014-15 title sponsorship for Rs 18 crore 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The Marketing Committee of the BCCI on Thursday awarded the Title Sponsorship for the International Series and Domestic Tournaments to be played in India during the 2014-15 season to Micromax Informatics Limited for an approximate fee of Rs 18 crore. According to a BCCI release, "The winning bid for...
  • Wayne Rooney to captain England team 4 days ago

    Wayne Rooney has been named England captain, taking over the leadership role of an inexperienced team in a rebuilding phase following its worst-ever World Cup. England coach Roy Hodgson confirmed the Manchester United player's appointment - from a small pool of potential captains - while naming the squad for England's first...
  • Congress member Manish Tewari slams government on ceasefire violation 4 days ago

    Congress member Manish Tewari said, "This is a failure on the part of the BJP and NDA to bring peace at the border. The situation on the Line of Control and International border is very tense." ...
  • David Richardson pleased with ICC World Cup 2015 preparations 4 days ago

    Dubai: ICC Chief Executive David Richardson has expressed satisfaction with preparations for next year's ODI World Cup in Australia and New Zealand after receiving detailed updates in Melbourne and Wellington this week. The briefings and presentations took place in the two host cities from August 25 to 27 followed by venue...
  • Hockey India Secretary General hits back at SAI Director General 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Hockey India Secretary General Narinder Batra hit back at Sports Authority of India's Director General Jiji Thomson, accusing the top SAI official of "telling lies" and misguiding the media as far as conducting camps were concerned. HI High Performance Director Roelant Oltmans had recently written a letter to Sports...
  • Xabi Alonso retires from international football 5 days ago

    Madrid: Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso, one of the key figures in Spain's dominant era that included two European championships and a World Cup title, said he is retiring from international football. The 32-year-old Alonso announced the decision on Twitter on Wednesday, saying it had been "an enormous honor" to play...
  • Richie Benaud offered chance to commentate from home 5 days ago

    Australia's voice of cricket Richie Benaud has been offered the chance to commentate on Test matches from his home this year if he is not well enough to get to the grounds, according to broadcaster Channel Nine. The 83-year-old former Australia captain has been absent from the commentary box since crashing...
  • Ivan Lendl opens up on Andy Murray split 1 week ago

    Ivan Lendl has opened up about splitting with Andy Murray, citing extra family commitments and the difficulty of matching the emotional high of the Briton's grand slam breakthroughs as factors in his decision. The 54-year-old, who coached Murray to the 2012 US Open and 2013 Wimbledon crowns after he had lost...
  • Saeed Ajmal's bowling action to be tested on Monday August 24, 2014

    Dubai: Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal's suspect bowling action will be tested at the Cricket Australia National Cricket Centre in Brisbane on Monday and the result will be declared in about two weeks time, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said in a statement on Sunday. The ICC clarified the procedures that will...
  • MH17 bodies returned as Malaysia battles fallout August 23, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Carried by soldiers and draped in the national flag, coffins carrying Malaysian victims of Flight MH17 returned home Friday to a country still searching for those onboard another doomed jet and a government battling the political fallout of both tragedies. The bodies and ashes of 20 victims from the...
  • Mickey Arthur favourite to take over as West Indies coach August 23, 2014

    Former Australia and South Africa coach Mickey Arthur has emerged as the favourite to take over as the West Indies cricket coach following the exit of Ottis Gibson earlier this week. Media reports in Trinidad and Tobago suggested that the South African, who recently finished his duties with the Jamaica Tallawahs...
  • PCB waits on ICC anti-corruption code to get Mohammad Aamir back August 22, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board is waiting anxiously for the ratification of new anti-corruption code of International Cricket Council in October to start a fresh move to get banned pacer Mohammad Aamir back into the sport. The ICC executive board is scheduled to take a decision on these new anti-corruption laws in...
  • Australia will not tone down aggression against India: Ryan Harris August 22, 2014

    Melbourne: India's tour of Australia might be over three months away but mind games have already started with pacer Ryan Harris saying they will not tone down their aggression and the Indians may face a brutal summer from fellow fast bowler Mitchell Johnson. Harris has declared that the Australians would seek...
  • Luis Suarez left off list for Uruguay friendlies August 22, 2014

    Luis Suarez has been left off a preliminary list of players for Uruguay's international friendly matches next month against Japan and South Korea, even though he was eligible to play after his biting ban was softened. Suarez is banned from Uruguay's next eight competitive matches for biting an opponent during the...
  • US goalkeeper Tim Howard to take year off from international duty August 22, 2014

    US national team goalkeeper Tim Howard says he will take a year off from international duty in order to spend more time with his family. Howard, who will continue to play in England's Premier League with Everton, has been capped 104 times by the US and was the starting goalkeeper in...
  • F1 boss Ecclestone dashes hopes of Indian Grand Prix's return in 2015 August 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone on Thursday asserted that the troubled Indian Grand Prix has run out of time for a 2015 return and its organisers must settle the contractual obligations for a possible comeback in 2016. Ecclestone was hoping the race organisers, Jaypee Group, will sort out the...
  • Declare Vadodara, Surat terminals as international airports: Gujarat government August 21, 2014

    Vadodara: Gujarat government wants flight terminals at Vadodara and Surat to be declared as international airports. State Finance and Civil Aviation Minister Saurabhbhai Patel called on Union Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju in Delhi and put forth the demand for declaring Vadodara and Surat flight terminals as international airports, and...
  • BCCI needs to handle Aaron with care: Former India physio August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian cricket board (BCCI) must take special care of injury-prone fast bowler Varun Aaron to ensure he has a long and successful international career, feels former national team physio John Gloster. Gloster, who had worked with the Indian team from 2005-2008, feels that "maintaining proper workload is an...