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24% consumers in India experience online fraud: Report

New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Nearly one in four Indians have directly experienced fraud while transacting online, a new report from global information services company Experian said on Monday. As brands and consumers are looking for easier ways to buy and sell products online via mobile devices, the opportunity for online fraud is escalating simultaneously, suggests the report titled Digita...

9 hours ago
Australia slip to 34-year low in ICC ODI rankings

Melbourne, June 18 (IANS) Australia slipped to a 34-year low, dropping to the sixth position on the ICC's latest ODI rankings table after losing the opening two fixtures of the ongoing five-match rubber against England. The Kangaroos will need to win at least one of the three remaining games in the series to climb back above Pakistan to fifth. According to cricket.com.au, the las...

2 days ago
Bradburn interested in New Zealand coaching job

Edinburgh, June 16 (IANS) Former New Zealand off-spinner and current Scotland coach Grant Bradburn has expressed interest in taking up a coaching role for the Black Caps after Mike Hesson decided to stand down from his position due to personal reasons. Bradburn, who played seven Tests and 11 ODIs for New Zealand, has been coaching Scotland since April 2014 and talks about renewing his co...

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A fresh start in World Cup history for Peru, Denmark

Saransk (Russia), June 15 (IANS) Peru will take on Denmark in a Group C match which will be their first FIFA World Cup encounter after a gap of 36 years at the Mordovia Arena here on Saturday. Peru had appeared in the FIFA World Cup for the last time in 1982 and in their comeback match, they face an opponent who is also making a comeback after missing out on the 2014 edition. A v...

4 days ago
Western Storm sign Smriti Mandhana for Super League 2018

London, June 14 (IANS) Smriti Mandhana will become the first Indian to feature in the Women's Cricket Super League in England after signing up with defending champions Western Storm for the 2018 season. Storm announced the Indian vice-captain as their second overseas recruit for the third edition of the domestic T20 competition, alongside New Zealand wicketkeeper-bat Rachel Priest, who i...

5 days ago
Kiwi legend Hadlee undergoes surgery for bowel cancer

Wellington, June 13 (IANS) Legendary New Zealand all-rounder Richard Hadlee has recently undergone surgery to remove a tumour after he was diagnosed with bowel cancer. According to a New Zealand Cricket (NZC) statement on behalf of his wife Lady Dianne, Hadlee will commence chemotherapy shortly and is expected to make a full recovery. Last month, Richard had a routine, three-year...

6 days ago
Asian Cup teams will be a lot tougher: Chhetri

Kolkata, June 12 (IANS) Not willing to read too much into their Intercontinental Cup win, India captain Sunil Chhetri on Tuesday said the 2019 AFC Asian Cup would be 'at a different level' with teams like UAE, Bahrain and Thailand. It was a great preparatory tournament for us. We don't play teams like Kenya and New Zealand everyday. It was a different challenge. No matter how much we imp...

6 days ago
ISL experience helped me improve: India goalkeeper Gurpreet

New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) Indian goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, who had a brilliant outing in the Intercontinental Cup, especially in the final, credited his stint in the Indian Super League (ISL) with Bengaluru FC for his success. Gurpreet conceded just one goal during the Intercontinental Cup, which featured New Zealand, Chinese Taipei and Kenya apart from hosts India. In the summit...

7 days ago
Intercontinental Cup: Kohli, Big B laud football team's win

Mumbai, June 11 (IANS) Several sporting and entertainment personalities, including Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli and Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan led the congratulatory messages for the triumphant football team which beat Kenya 2-0 to win the Intercontinental Cup here on Sunday. Captain Sunil Chhetri on Sunday scored a brace to take his tally to 64 goals for the country as In...

7 days ago
Lenovo India appoints new CMO for Asia Pacific

New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) Lenovo India on Monday appointed Bhaskar Choudhuri as the new Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) of the Asia Pacific region. He was previously Lenovo India's Head of Marketing and succeeds former regional CMO Nick Reynolds who has now been appointed the company's global Head of Marketing for Digital, Web and Social Media. Bhaskar is tasked with expanding the ...

7 days ago
Prince Harry, Meghan to visit Australia, New Zealand

London, June 11 (IANS) Prince Harry and wife Meghan will visit Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand later this year, marking their first official royal tour after getting married in May. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been invited to Australia and New Zealand by the governments of the countries and will travel to Fiji and Tonga at the request of the UK Foreign Office, the Kensingt...

7 days ago
Vettel wins Canada GP, regains F1 leadership

Montreal, June 11 (IANS) Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel dominated the Canadian Grand Prix here to retake the championship lead as Lewis Hamilton could finish only fifth for Mercedes. Vettel converted pole position into a lead at the first corner and was never headed as he kept Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas at arm's length throughout the race, the BBC reported. The German achieved his 50t...

9 days ago
India should cash in on football's popularity

Once in four years the whole world gets excited about the World Cup. So do the Indians, taking stock of their own football. The other night 'Mirror Now', television channel got five knowledgeable football experts to discuss the state, rather the ills, of Indian football. Three of them are passionately involved with the sport, the others wasted time contradicting the panelists in ...

9 days ago
New Zealander Rob Nicol announces retirement

Wellington, June 9 (IANS) New Zealand opening batsman Rob Nicol on Saturday announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. The 35-year-old featured in two Tests, 22 ODIs and 21 T20Is, scoring 941 runs that included two centuries in the 50-over format. Nicol made his international debut in the shortest format when he featured in the 2010 ICC World T20 in the West Indies, befo...

10 days ago
Kenya thrash Chinese Taipei to enter Intercontinental Cup final

Mumbai, June 8 (IANS) Kenya thrashed Chinese Taipei 4-0 in the last group stage match at the Mumbai Football Arena here on Friday to qualify for the final of the Intercontinental Cup. In order to qualify for the final, Kenya at least had to win this game with the margin of three goals and D. Odhiambo (52nd minute), J. Atudo (54th minute penalty, 89th) and T. Otieno (69th minute) made su...

10 days ago
Intercontinental Cup: Chhetri has been my inspiration: Udanta

Mumbai, June 8 (IANS) Making inroads into the national team, India winger Kumam Udanta Singh on Friday said iconic skipper Sunil Chhetri has been his inspiration. India will play in the final of the Intercontinental Cup on Sunday. I feel privileged to share the dressing room with Chhetri-bhai both at the Club level as well as the national team. He has been my idol and for so man...

10 days ago
Jane Fonda to go on speaking tour

Los Angeles, June 8 (IANS) Veteran actress Jane Fonda will visit Australia and New Zealand for a speaking tour in August. The 80-year-old star will appear at the Sydney Opera House on August 27 and Melbourne's Hamer Hall the following day, before flying to Auckland at the end of the month, reports dailymail.co.uk. Fonda is known for her frankness when it comes to speaking about h...

10 days ago
Chhetri thanks football fans for overwhelming support

Mumbai, June 8 (IANS) Indian football team skipper Sunil Chhetri has welcomed the overwhelming fan support from across the country after his emotional message on social media urging to back the team up went viral. Our team's pride and passion to represent the country is at an all-time high considering the nationwide outpour of love and support over the past week, Chhetri told IANS in a s...

11 days ago
Intercontinental Cup: Dyer's late goal helps New Zealand pip India

Mumbai, June 7 (IANS) Moses Dyer's late goal helped New Zealand edge past India 2-1 in an Intercontinental Cup match at the Mumbai Football Arena here on Thursday. A lucky goal from Sunil Chhetri put India into the lead in the 48th minute but the Kiwis first restored parity through Andre Jong, while substitute Moses John Dyer sealed the fate in the 86th minute. Both Teams finishe...

11 days ago
Intercontinental Cup: Dyer's late goal helps New Zealand pip India

Mumbai, June 7 (IANS) Moses Dyer's late goal helped New Zealand edge past India 2-1 in an Intercontinental Cup match at the Mumbai Football Arena here on Thursday. India skipper Sunil Chhetri opened the scoring in the 46th minute through a fantastic goal, his seventh consecutive in home games but the hosts failed to keep the lead and conceded the equaliser the very next minute. ...

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