The Committee of Administrators has given the green signal to allow certain aspects of DRS in the knockout stages of Ranji Trophy for the upcoming season. However, a BCCI official has slammed the move saying efforts should be made to improve umpiring the standards instead of covering their mistakes.
India will be awarded the gold medal for the mixed relay race in the Asian games last year after Bahrain athlete Kemi Adekoya, who was a part of the winning Bahrain team, failed a dope test. The athlete’s results for a period of three months have been scrapped and she has been given a four year ban.
Ahead of the start of the seventh edition of the league, Anup Kumar has mentioned that he always wanted to take up the coaching role in the Pro Kabaddi League. This is the first year that Anup will be coaching the Puneri Paltan side in the league which gets underway on Saturday in Hyderabad.
Indian U-19 football team put in a good show to fight back from behind but ultimately succumbed to a narrow 2-1 defeat against Oman U-19 in a friendly in Turkey on Friday. The team has been playing a series of friendlies against nations and clubs to be in shape for the upcoming AFC Qualifiers.
Anupam Goswami, the executive head of Mashal Sports and the League Commissioner of PKL, is of the belief that the new format will help in improving the understandability of the sport. This is the seventh edition of the league and the organisers have scrapped the older zonal format for this year.
PV Sindhu put in a dominating performance against a very aggressive Chen Yufei to win without losing a game and book her spot in her first final of the present year. The only Indian still in contention for a medal at the event, she will be facing off against Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi in the final.
Dabang Delhi coach Krishan Kumar Hooda is of the opinion that there will be no room for debate about the balance in the league as there will be no zonal format in PKL 7. Tamil Thalaivas coach E Bhaskaran has also expressed his delight after the suggestion regarding this was noted by the organisers.
Ravichandran Ashwin is known for his unconventional antics and unusual variations while bowling in his attempts to baffle the batsmen. On Friday, he gave the world another such bizarre moment when he bowled a delivery off the wrong foot and with a hand stationary to leave everyone watching confused.
Former India selector Sanjay JagdaleM has reckoned that MS Dhoni is mature enough to make the right call on when to hang up his boots from international cricket. The 68-year-old former cricketer also defended Dhoni’s batting display in the recently concluded edition of the ICC World Cup in England.
Brendon McCullum has stated that the losing team is too heartbroken at the moment to realize the incredible contribution they have made to cricketing folklore by being a part of the historic final. He further discussed some controversial aspects of the game and his own experience of losing a final.