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  • Sunil Gavaskar says stories about him questioning Srinivasan 'fabricated' 2 days ago

    Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar on Thursday expressed surprise at the "fabricated stories" about him questioning N Srinivasan's silence in the match-fixing scandal while reacting to the Mudgal Committee report. Gavaskar was quoted by India Today Group as having said in Melbourne that Srinivasan needs to explain why he didn't act...
  • Young ISL performers can graduate to India team: Chhetri 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Impressed with the performance of some of the youngsters playing in the ongoing Indian Super League, India captain Sunil Chhetri on Wednesday said that they deserved to be considered for national team selection. The likes of C S Sabeeth, Balwant Singh, Durga Boro, Cavin Lobo and Sandesh Jhingan have...
  • Stand-up comedians become better film actors: Sunil Pal 4 days ago

    Panaji: Comedian-turned-actor Sunil Pal says stand-up comedians turn out to be better actors in films as they know the pulse of the audience after having performed live shows. "When a stand-up comedian does a film, he does it better as he is always live in front of the audience and has...
  • Gavaskar hits out at Meiyyapan, questions Srinivasan's silence 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Indian cricket legend Sunil Gavaskar has hit out at Gurunath Meiyyapan, son-in-law of ICC President N Srinivasan, over his involvement in betting and also questioned the Tamil Nadu strongman's silence in the whole spot-fixing and betting issue. "The full force of the law must come down on Meiyyapan," Gavaskar...
  • We would like to get 8 teams in IPTL by 2020: Bhupathi 6 days ago

    Singapore: Tennis star Mahesh Bhupathi, who is the brain behind the International Premier Tennis Leaque (IPTL), is hoping to include a team from China in future and have eight teams on board by 2020. The inaugural edition of the USD 40 million event will feature four star-studded teams. The 24-match tournament,...
  • IPL Spot-Fixing: SC verdict will make things clear, says Gavaskar November 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Preferring to play safe, former India captain Sunil Gavaskar on Friday said that the whole IPL spot-fixing saga will become clear once the Supreme Court verdict is out in the open. "I think the AGM has been postponed. So if the AGM is postponed then I believe they are...
  • TMC councillor Ranjit Ruidas, aides face molestation charge November 13, 2014

    Durgapur: A complaint has been filed against a Trinamool Congress councillor and his supporters for allegedly outraging the modesty of a girl and beating up her parents at Durgapur in Burdwan district. Additional Commissioner of Police, Durgapur Police Commiserate Sunil Yadav confirmed having received a written complaint from Santosh Ruidas...
  • Australia tour good exposure for Team India before World Cup 2015: Gavaskar November 12, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Former Indian skipper Sunil Gavaskar on Wednesday said though the Team India's upcoming Australian tour is likely to be a hard one, it would provide them a good exposure ahead of the upcoming World Cup. "The Australian tour will be a hard one for Team India. They will have a...
  • No regrets for not playing Indian Super League: Sunil Chhetri November 10, 2014

    Imagine Indian cricket without Sachin Tendulkar or the Indian Premier League with no Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Hard to digest, isn't it? However, that's what has happened with India in football. At a time when Indian football, immensely popular at one point of time but now confined to a few...
  • SV Sunil strikes in India's 1-0 win over Australia in third hockey Test November 8, 2014

    Perth: SV Sunil struck the only goal of the match in the third quarter as India stun Australia 1-0 in the third hockey Test to take a 2-1 lead in the four-match series on Saturday. Rupinder Pal Singh, who played his 100th international match on Saturday, led the Indian side in...
  • Investor confidence of India on an all-time high: Piyush Goyal November 6, 2014

    New Delhi: As top business leaders debated growth outlook for India under its five-month-old government, Union Minister Piyush Goyal said that investor confidence of the country has reached an all-time high. "When business succeeds, we will improve the lives of the people," Goyal said here at India Economic Summit as...
  • India stun world champions Australia 2-1 to level hockey series November 5, 2014

    Perth: The Indian men's hockey team bounced back in style against Australia, beating the World Champions 2-1 to level the four-match test series at 1-1 here on Wednesday. India started aggressively and kept the opponents' defence busy in the first two quarters. They managed to sneak into Australian defence-line and...
  • Bengaluru FC meet Salgaocar FC in the semi-finals November 3, 2014

    Margao: Sunil Chhetri scored twice from the penalty spot to save Bengaluru FC the blushes as they came from behind to hold Sesa FC to a 2-2 draw and set up a semi-final clash with Salgaocar FC in the 127th Durand Cup at Raia Panchayat ground on Monday. The draw put...
  • Bengaluru FC take on Sesa with an eye on semi-finals November 2, 2014

    Margao: Bengaluru FC will take on SESA Football Academy for a place in the semi-final of the Durand Cup at the Raia Panchayat ground, on Sunday. The team from Goa beat Mohammedan Sporting 1-0 on Saturday to make it a two-horse race for a place in the last four. Earlier last week,...
  • Bengaluru FC beat Mohammedan Sporting in Durand Cup October 30, 2014

    Margao: I-League winners Bengaluru FC made a perfect start to their Durand Cup campaign as they defeated defending champions Mohammedan Sporting 2-1 in the opening match of Pool C quarter-final league here on Thursday. Bengaluru, who led 2-0 at half time, scored through Sunil Chhetri (6th minute) and Evgeneson Lyngdoh (38th)....
  • Taking 20 wickets will be key to success in Australia: Sunil Gavaskar October 18, 2014

    New Delhi: India's success in the upcoming Australia tour would hinge upon their ability to take 20 wickets, reckons former batting great Sunil Gavaskar. India, who have been juggling with their team set-up for quite some time now, will take on Australia in a three-Test series in December before competing in...
  • BCCI pays Gavaskar, Shastri more than players: reports October 13, 2014

    In a startling report done by The Indian Express, which reveals that former players Sunil Gavaskar and Ravi Shastri are top-earners of BCCI by drawing Rs 6 crore annually. Both of them also get paid extra Rs 2 crore for their additional roles - Shastri being the director of Indian...
  • DTC buses cause 239 accidents in 5 years due to rash driving October 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Transport Corporation buses have been involved in 239 accidents in the national capital in the past five years due to rash and negligent driving. A total of 44 accidents involving DTC buses were reported due to rash and negligent driving by DTC drivers during 2009-10, while 43 accidents...
  • Team sticking together and has a must-win attitude: Bravo October 10, 2014

    New Delhi: West Indies captain Dwayne Bravo had an embargo regarding any questions on their ongoing dispute with the WICB, but the allrounder said that the team stuck together in difficult times and maintained a "must-win attitude". "The good thing is that the team is sticking together and supporting each other...
  • Complainant withdraws plea against Paraskar's pre-arrest bail October 9, 2014

    Mumbai: The Mumbai-based model who has filed a complaint of rape against former deputy inspector general of police Sunil Paraskar on Thursday withdrew her application seeking cancellation of his pre-arrest bail. "The victim today withdrew the cancellation application that she had filed after her former lawyer was allegedly threatened by a...
  • Virat Kohli's loss of form is a huge cause of concern, says Sunil Gavaskar October 9, 2014

    Expressing concern over Virat Kohli's prolonged loss of form, former India skipper Sunil Gavaskar on Thursday said that the talented batsman needs to be dropped down the order to get him back to his run-making ways. Kohli made his ninth single-digit score in his last 16 innings when he managed just...
  • Bowlers with suspect action should be taken off immediately, says Gavaskar October 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar says instead of reporting a bowler with suspect action, umpires can straightaway call the offender or inform the captain to take him off attack, as that would not allow the bowler to have an impact on the outcome of the match. Talking about ICC's...
  • 1st ODI: India, West Indies begin series amid ISL buzz October 8, 2014

    Sunil Narine fish-hooked by WICB. Chris Gayle busy tweeting images of recuperation. Virat Kohli looking forward to home comfort. And Kuldeep Yadav an exciting, unusual option. These and an eye on sorting out their World Cup options will be the talking points for India and West Indies over the next...
  • Wim Koevermans steps down as Indian football coach October 6, 2014

    Following a spate of mediocre outings, Indian football team coach Wim Koevermans on Monday stepped down from the post soon after the country suffered a defeat in an international friendly. After India lost to Palestine 2-3, Koevermans declared in the post-match presentation ceremony that that he isn't continuing as coach of...
  • Narine will emerge as a better bowler, says Gautam Gambhir October 6, 2014

    Kolkata Knight Riders' captain Gautam Gambhir hopes that teammate and West Indies off-spinner Sunil Narine will emerge a "better bowler and a stronger individual" from his ban due to chucking. Narine has been reported twice for a suspect bowling action during the Champions League T20 (CLT20) cricket tournament. He has been...
  • Sulieman Benn replaces Sunil Narine in West Indies squad October 4, 2014

    Mumbai: Left-arm spinner Sulieman Benn will be replacing mystery bowler Sunil Narine, who has been was withdrawn from the tour of India following his "illegal" bowling action reported during the Champions League Twenty20 tournament. The 33-year-old Barbados player, Benn will join the team on Monday at Kochi, the venue for the...
  • West Indies pull Sunil Narine out of India tour October 4, 2014

    After being suspended from bowling in the Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) over suspect action, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has withdrawn ace spinner Sunil Narine from the entire tour of India, ESPNCricinfo reported on Saturday. In a press release on the decision, the WICB confirmed Narine's withdrawal to give...
  • CLT20: KKR team management rally behind Sunil Narine October 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The Kolkata Knight Riders team management stood by their star spinner Sunil Narine, who won't be able to bowl in their Champions League T20 summit clash against Chennai Super Kings in Bangalore on Saturday, and is hopeful that he will come back strongly despite this setback. "Sunil is not...
  • CLT20: Narine's action reported again, suspended from bowling October 2, 2014

    Hyderabad: Kolkata Knight Riders and West Indies offspinner Sunil Narine was on Thursday reported for the second time for a suspect illegal bowling action and he will not be eligible to bowl in the CLT20 final on Saturday, the organisers of the tournament said. "Kolkata Knight Riders player Sunil Narine will...