COACHING

  • Aaqib Javed criticises ICC's WC plans, questions West Indies' slump 6 days ago

    Brisbane: UAE coach Aaqib Javed, a member of Pakistan's 1992 World Cup-winning team, has criticised the ICC's plan to reduce the number of teams in next World Cup from 14 to 10, and questioned the downward spiral of full members like the West Indies and Bangladesh in recent years. The 2019...
  • Sacked after 2011 dope scandal, Yuri may return as coach January 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Ukrainian track and field coach Yuri Ogrodonik, who was sacked by the government after the doping scandal in 2011, is likely to return to the country to prepare Indian athletes for 2016 Rio Olympics after his name was cleared "in principle" by the sports ministry recently. Ogrodonik's contract was...
  • CCTV footage shows Chhattisgarh table tennis team coach dragging female member out of her room January 14, 2015

    In a shocking incident, CCTV footage showed a coach of the table tennis team from Chattisgarh dragging a female team member out of her room. In the footage the girl can be seen fighting with the coach. The incident happened during a table tennis sub junior tournament held in Rajahmundry,...
  • Table Tennis coach suspended following confrontation with girl player January 14, 2015

    A CCTV footage created a controversy as it showed a table tennis coach and a girl player getting involved in a physical confrontation outside a hotel room in Andhra Pradesh, following which the player-cum coach was suspended. The Secretary of the Chhattisgarh Association has also resigned from his post, taking moral...
  • Afghanistan national football coach stabbed in attack January 12, 2015

    Kabul: Afghanistan national football coach Mohammad Yasouf Kargar was recovering Monday from stab wounds after being attacked by four men outside his house in the Afghan capital. Afghan criminal investigation police chief Mohammad Farid Afzali said that Kargar was in good condition at a Kabul hospital after being injured in his...
  • BCCI begins hunt for new Team India coach: reports January 10, 2015

    Duncan Fletcher's contract with the BCCI will come to an end with the World Cup and if reports are to be believed, the Indian board has already started hunt for the Zimbabwean's replacement. The Times of India has reported that Fletcher wanted to leave early due to his wife's illness but...
  • MS Dhoni recommends Michael Hussey to be India's new coach: report January 2, 2015

    Having ended his Test career with a jaw-dropping, mid-series announcement, Mahendra Singh Dhoni took most by surprise. But while he waived at India's Test dressing room bidding it a goodbye, Dhoni wants it to remain in the best shape and in best hands. According to a report in the Hindustan Times,...
  • 'Irudhi Suttru' teaser: R Madhavan is relentless as the tough, passionate boxing coach December 19, 2014

    Written and directed by Sudha Kongara, the bilingual sports drama is titled 'Saala Khadoos' in Hindi. The film also features Ritika Singh and Mumtaz Sorcar in the female lead roles, along with Radharavi and Nassar in supporting roles. Songs for 'Irudhi Suttru' have been composed by Santhosh Narayanan who has...
  • New India hockey coach could be appointed before HIL starts December 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian men's hockey team is expected to get a new foreign coach within a month, that is by the time the third season of Hockey India League (HIL) starts on January 22. The process for selection of Australian Terry Walsh's successor had already started with Hockey India formally putting...
  • Simeone urges fans to keep calm before 'high risk' Cup game December 2, 2014

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has called for an end to football-related violence as his team prepare to play their first game since the death on Sunday of a Deportivo La Coruna fan near the Atletico stadium. The 43-year-old supporter had to be pulled out of the Manzanares river following...
  • Carlo Ancelotti in dreamland after Real Madrid set club win record November 30, 2014

    Madrid: Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti said he felt like he was dreaming after watching his team secure a club record 16th consecutive victory with Saturday's 2-1 success at Malaga in La Liga. Ancelotti's side have won all their games across the Spanish top flight, the Champions League and the King's...
  • New Zealand coach Mike Hesson wary of Sharjah conditions November 24, 2014

    Sharjah: New Zealand coach Mike Hesson warned his team needed to be at their best to compete on a flat Sharjah pitch where they meet Pakistan in the third and final Test from Wednesday. New Zealand seek a series-levelling win after losing the first Test in Abu Dhabi by 248 runs...
  • India hockey coach Terry Walsh will withdraw resignation if given new contract October 21, 2014

    Terry Walsh, who resigned as Indian men's hockey team chief coach on Tuesday due to "sporting bureaucracy" and pay dispute, hinted that he was ready to reconsider his decision if he was given a new contract by the Sports Authority of India (SAI) on his terms and conditions. The 60-year-old Australian,...
  • West Indies begin global search for head coach October 4, 2014

    St. John's: The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) announced that a global search has been launched to find a new head coach for the West Indies cricket team. A WICB statement released on Friday said the new coach must have a proven track record as a world-class coach, sound practical experience...
  • New Sri Lanka coach Marvan Atapattu eyes World Cup glory September 26, 2014

    Colombo: New Sri Lanka coach Marvan Atapattu targeted more success on Friday for cricket's reigning T20 champions at next year's 50-over World Cup, saying morale is riding high. In his first press conference since landing the job full-time, Atapattu said there was no danger of complacency among his players and...
  • Dunga succeeds Scolari as Brazil manager July 22, 2014

    Brazil named Dunga as their manager for the second time on Tuesday, two weeks after they were hammered 71 by Germany in the World Cup semifinals which led to the resignation of former coach Luiz Felipe Scolari. The 50yearold Dunga, who captained Brazil to their fourth world title in 1994, was...
  • Brazil to name Dunga as coach: reports July 22, 2014

    Rio De Janeiro: Brazil are set to name their new national team coach, with reports suggesting Carlos Dunga is likely to return to the post. Brazil will announce a coach on Tuesday to succeed Luiz Felipe Scolari, who resigned after Brazil failed to win the World Cup eliminated in a...
  • High speed rail coaches to be rolled out in September end July 9, 2014

    Kapurthala: A day after Railway Budget was presented in Parliament, Kapurthala based Rail Coach Factory (RCF) on Wednesday said it will roll out first rake of coaches, capable of running at a high speed of 160 km per hour by the end of September or first week of October. Making the...
  • World Cup 2014: Selfies, jokes, photo bombs: Why we absolutely love Mexico's hopelessly passionate coach Miguel Herrera June 24, 2014

    Selfies, elaborate jokes, photo bombs involving his squad's biggest stars and now exclusive team news. Mexico's Miguel Herrera is not one of those national team coaches afraid of Twitter.In the past month, the 46yearold former player has seen the number of people following him on Twitter more than double. His...
  • A female coach for Andy Murray bold but not odd June 10, 2014

    Wimbledon champion Andy Murray surprised the tennis world by appointing a female coach for himself in France's Amelie Mauresmo and became the only player in the men's top 10 to have a female coach. Murray's decision to appoint the former world number one and Wimbledon champion Mauresmo was closely scrutinised...
  • Grant Flower may become Pakistan's batting coach May 2, 2014

    As the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is finding it difficult to convince country's most capped player, InzamamulHaq, to become national team's batting coach, the important position may go to Zimbabwean Grant Flower. According to PCB sources, Flower has applied for the job but PCB's preference remains Inzamam, who played 120 Tests...
  • Commercial establishments in residential areas to face sealing drive April 26, 2014

    Several commercial establishments including banks, ATMs, nursing homes, coaching centres, cyber cafes and private schools running in residential sectors are going to face the heat as Ghaziabad Development Authority has launched a drive against them. Allahabad High Court in September last year had directed GDA to seal all buildings in residential...
  • Former Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova dies at the age of 45 April 25, 2014

    Former Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova has passed away at the age of 45 after a long battle with cancer. Vilanova had a tumour removed from his throat in November 2011 before suffering a relapse in December 2012. He stepped down as Barca boss last July to continue his treatment, with Gerardo...
  • Pakistan Cricket Board starts another coach hunt April 18, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board has once again advertised for coaching positions in the national team after the short-term contracts given to head coach Moin Khan, batting consultant Zaheer Abbas and fielding coach Shoaib Mohammad were not renewed. In an advertisement on its website, the board also invited applications for sports...
  • Sampark Kranti leaves 4 coaches behind while departing from Darbhanga April 18, 2014

    Train movement under Samastipur rail division was hampered for around two hours on Friday morning when Darbhanga-New Delhi Sampark Kranti Superfast Express sped ahead leaving four coaches behind at Laheriasarai station in Darbhanga district. Railway officials said the Delhi-bound train started its journey at 8.35 am from Darbhanga station and reached...
  • Zac Efron working with sobriety expert to control drug problem April 7, 2014

    London: Actor Zac Efron has reportedly hired a sobriety coach in a bid to help him control his alleged drug problems. The 'High School Musical' star, who sought treatment in rehab last year to control his hard-partying lifestyle and drug issues, is apparently working with an expert to help him stay...
  • Now you can book your own coach in Delhi Metro March 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Tourists, foreign travellers and government or private school children, NGOs running schools for differently able children can book coaches for metro tours for anything between Rs 30,000 and Rs 50,000. Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, under its Policy on Reservation of Car(s)/Train, allows tour operators, any government or private agency,...
  • Over 6,000 RPF personnel, 1,000 coaches ready for LS elections March 19, 2014

    Gearing up for Lok Sabha polls, the Railways has kept 75 companies of RPF ready for deployment in various parts of the country during the election time. One RPF company consists of about 90 personnel. Railway has also provided about 1,000 coaches for the movement of polling staff and security personnel...
  • Not ready to be India coach yet: Rahul Dravid March 14, 2014

    Mumbai: Cricket legend Sunil Gavaskar wants Rahul Dravid to take up the highly challenging job of India coach but the former captain is not ready as yet to assume the mantle from under-fire incumbent Duncan Fletcher because of "time constraints". "I am happy that he [Gavaskar] said I am capable of...
  • BCCI dismisses report on appointment of assistant coach February 27, 2014

    Mumbai: The Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) on Thursday refuted report on a website that it was planning to appoint an Indian assistant coach in place of bowling coach Joe Dawes, whose contract is unlikely to be extended in the wake of consistent poor show by the bowlers. "Nothing of this sort...