INTERNATIONAL

  • Kalki Koechlin's 'Margarita With A Straw' bags best feature film at Washington festival 4 hours 37 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Kalki Koechlin-starrer disability drama 'Margarita With A Straw' has bagged the best feature film honour at the recently concluded Washington DC International Film festival. Kalki, 31, who plays a cerebral palsy patient in the Sonali Bose-directed film, took to Twitter to share the news. "And in Filmfest DC look who...
  • Tennis: Divij Sharan, Karunuday Singh advance at China International 6 hours 10 minutes ago

    Anning: Indian qualifier Divij Sharan saved a match point against local wild card Wei Qiang Zheng in a three-set contest, while Karunuday Singh ousted eighth seed David Perez Sanz to move to the singles second round of the China International 2015 on Tuesday. The left-handed Indian came from behind to beat...
  • Lionel Messi is God-like: Franz Beckenbauer 6 hours 26 minutes ago

    Barcelona: German football legend Franz Beckenbauer on Tuesday labelled Barcelona star Lionel Messi as "God-like" and believes the Spanish team's hope of success this season rests on his shoulders. The 27-year-old has recovered from a disappointing end to 2014 to inspire his side to a fine run of form domestically and...
  • James Taylor in line to lead new-look England against Ireland 12 hours 24 minutes ago

    London: James Taylor could find himself captain of a much-changed England one-day side when the squad to play Ireland is announced on Tuesday. So crowded is England's fixture schedule that none of the players selected for the third and final Test against the West Indies in Barbados, which starts later this...
  • Facebook rolls out donation button for Nepal earthquake aid 13 hours 39 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Facebook was rolling out a donation button Monday for contributions to victims of the massive earthquake in Nepal, and offered to match up to $2 million. "People are coming together to support those affected by the earthquake that struck Nepal and impacted the populations of Nepal, India and Bangladesh,"...
  • Zimbabwe considering tour of Pakistan 23 hours 32 minutes ago

    Cape Town: Zimbabwe are close to accepting an invitation to play in Pakistan next month in a one-day series that could mark the first visit by a test-playing nation since 2009. Zimbabwe were keen to undertake the tour but still need to settle financial guarantees and a memoranda of agreement has...
  • Sri Lanka to appoint a cricket corruption probe Yesterday

    Colombo: Sports Minister Navin Dissanayake is all set to appoint a probe committee on corruption in Sri Lankan cricket administration. "An investigation is to be launched next week to probe all corruption issues in cricket administration," Dissanayake told reporters on Monday. The Sports Minister's comments came after a month since he dissolved...
  • Kevin Pietersen becomes fastest to reach 1,000 first-class runs for Surrey Yesterday

    London: Kevin Pietersen became the fastest batsman to reach 1,000 first-class runs for Surrey before falling relatively cheaply to Essex's New Zealand allrounder Jesse Ryder in the Second Division of the County Championship on Sunday. Pietersen, in his 17th innings at this level for Surrey, needed only two balls at...
  • Thomas Bach's visit will boost Indian sports, says OCA secretary Yesterday

    New Delhi: International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach's visit to India will boost the profile of Olympic sports in the country regardless of whether it bids for the Games, according to a local official. Olympic Council of Asia secretary-general Randhir Singh made the comments ahead of Bach's arrival later Sunday and...
  • Shamjetsabam Sarjubala, Pinki Jangra strike gold for India at President's Cup 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Rounding off a reasonably successful campaign for India, Shamjetsabam Sarjubala (48kg) and Pinki Jangra (51kg) clinched god medals at the 22nd President's Cup Open International Boxing Tournament at Palembang, South Sumatra, Indonesia. Pinki, a Commonwealth Games bronze-medallist, defeated Mongolia's Nandintsetseg 2-1 to notch up the yellow metal. World Championships silver-medallist...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo would be great anywhere, Lionel Messi wouldn't: Alex Ferguson 2 days ago

    London: Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson on Sunday said Lionel Messi is purely a Barcelona player but believes Cristiano Ronaldo would be a success anywhere in the world. The Barcelona and Real Madrid forwards have won the last seven Ballon d'Or awards between them, marking the pair as the two...
  • Zimabawe ask PCB for financial incentives for touring players 2 days ago

    Karachi: The Zimbabwe cricket union has managed to convince its players to tour Pakistan for the one-off limited overs series in May but have asked the Pakistan Cricket Board for special financial incentives for their players as well. According to sources in the PCB the ZCU after holding talks with its...
  • International aid groups rush to reach Nepal earthquake victims 2 days ago

    Paris: International aid groups rushed to respond to a massive earthquake in Nepal that claimed more than 1,000 lives as aftershocks and severed communications hampered rescue efforts. "We do not yet know the scope of the damage, but this could be one of the deadliest and most devastating earthquakes since...
  • Indian snookers to compete in World tourney in Pakistan 3 days ago

    Karachi: The Pakistan Billiards and Snooker Association (PBSA) said that Indian players will compete in the International Billiards and Snooker Federation World 6-Red and Team Championships to be held in Karachi from August 6 to 15. PBSA President Alamgir Sheikh told PTI that the Billiards and Snooker Federation of India (BSFI)...
  • Sourav Ganguly gives away his BCCI pension to Ankit Keshri's family 3 days ago

    Kolkata: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly has decided to give away his BCCI pension for this year to the deceased Under-19 Bengal cricketer Ankit Keshri's family. Ganguly has also decided to use the pension, which he will be getting in future years from the Board, to fund the treatment of injured...
  • Wriddhiman Saha deserves to replace MS Dhoni in Tests, says Virat Kohli 3 days ago

    New Delhi: India's Test captain Virat Kohli feels that it will be difficult to replace someone like Mahendra Singh Dhoni but Wriddhiman Saha according to him "deserves" to don the big gloves for the national team for the "next five to six years". Asked about who according to him is ideal...
  • IOC chief to meet PM Modi to discuss ways to take Indian sports forward 3 days ago

    New Delhi: International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach arrives on Sunday for his one-day whirlwind visit and is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday to discuss ways to take Indian sports forward amid speculation that the country might bid for 2024 Olympics. Bach, who will be on his...
  • Rumours of rival cricket bodies unnerve boards 3 days ago

    The International Cricket Council is on alert with rumours of a rival body doing the rounds since Essel Group, the Indian business giants, began registering companies with names that appear to be rival national cricket boards. Essel, the conglomerate behind the now defunct Indian Cricket League (ICL), has registered companies such...
  • Takes time to fill up void created by Jayawardene, Sangakkara: Mathews 4 days ago

    New Delhi: With the yoeman service Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara have given to Sri Lankan cricket for over a decade and a half, it would be difficult to find their replacements overnight, feels Angelo Mathews. "The retirement of Mahela Jayawardene and impending one of Kumar Sangakkara will certainly create a...
  • Zimbabwe touring India, Pakistan trip not confirmed 4 days ago

    Harare, Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe's cricket board says it will host India in July but won't confirm if it will become the first Test nation to play in Pakistan since gunmen attacked the Sri Lankan team bus six years ago. Zimbabwe Cricket managing director Alistair Campbell said on Thursday that India and then...
  • Zimbabwe puts forth two conditions to tour Pakistan 5 days ago

    Karachi: The Zimbabwe Cricket Union (ZCU) has put forward two conditions to its Pakistani counterpart to undertake the tour to Pakistan next month to play a limited over series. A source in the Pakistan Cricket Board told PTI that the ZCU has put forth two conditions. First, a return tour to...
  • PCI wants Tomar out of it, requests government to lift suspension 5 days ago

    Just after the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) was suspended by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) for an indefinite period over infighting within the body, the executive members of the committee have raised various questions targeted at PCI's suspended president Rajesh Tomar rather than thinking about the athletes and Paralympic...
  • SpiceJet looks to step up international services from Kochi 6 days ago

    New Delhi: No-frills airline SpiceJet on Wednesday said it plans to scale up its international operations from Kochi with some new flights to the Gulf region and is also looking to connect Maldivian capital Male to other domestic destinations via the coastal city. The Gurgaon-based carrier is also evaluating prospects of...
  • Kumar Sangakkara wants Kevin Pietersen to make England return 6 days ago

    London: Sri Lanka's batting great Kumar Sangakkara enjoyed his first experience of batting with Kevin Pietersen at English county side Surrey and said he wants England and Pietersen to settle matters which might help the English batsman find a way to return to international cricket. The pair spent 37 minutes together...
  • PCB to sell off regional teams for domestic structure 6 days ago

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) aims to sell off its affiliated regional teams to sponsors in a bid to improve its much maligned domestic structure and offer better pay incentives to domestic players. PCB chairman Shahryar Khan said the performances of the national team players in recent months was a...
  • Australian batsman Aaron Finch sidelined for three months 6 days ago

    Sydney: Australian one-day opening batsman Aaron Finch faces a three-month recovery after undergoing surgery for a left hamstring injury, cricket officials said on Wednesday. Finch was an invaluable member of Australia's recent World Cup winning team, hitting a match-winning century against England on the opening day of the tournament this year...
  • AIFF signs agreement with German football Association 1 week ago

    Goa: Close on the heels of having signed a MOU with the Japan Football Association, All India Football Federation entered into another significant partnership with German Football Association (DFB) on Tuesday. AIFF General Secretary Kushal Das signed on the dotted lines with Markus Weidner, Director Coach Education and International Relationship, DFB. The...
  • Banned Salman Butt to appear before ICC corruption unit 1 week ago

    Karachi: The 32-year-old opener was banned for ten years with five suspended conditionally along with Mohammad Asif (seven years with two suspended) and Mohammad Amir (five years) in a spot-fixing case in England in 2010. The trio and their agent Mazhar Majeed were also jailed in Britain for receiving money in...
  • Cricket South Africa launches Africa T20 Cup 1 week ago

    Johannesburg: In a bid to promote the game and nurture young talent in the continent, Cricket South Africa (CSA) has announced a new tournament to be known as the Africa T20 Cup. The tournament featuring Zimbabwe, Kenya, Namibia, hosts South Africa and 12 CSA affiliates will run from September 4 to...
  • Ready to wait for Test call-up: David Miller 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The David Miller style of play is suited more to shorter formats but the big-hitting batsman dreams of playing Tests for South Africa to this date, having made a name for himself in five years of international cricket, complimented by a successful stint in the IPL. If Miller eventually...