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India women's team draw seocnd match in Spain tour

Madrid, June 14 (IANS) India women's team played a 1-1 draw against hosts spain in their second game of the five match series at the Consejo Superior de Deportes Hockey Stadium here. It was a match of two halves as hosts Spain dominated the match in the first two quarters but the Indian team made a comeback in the latter two quarters on Wednesday. It was Spain's Berta Bonastre (...

3 days ago
Women's hockey: India begin 5-match series against Spain

Madrid, June 11 (IANS) The Indian women's hockey team will start its five-match bilateral series against Spain on Tuesday at the Consejo Superior de Deportes Hockey Stadium. The World No. 10 team will be led by Rani Rampal, who has returned to the team after having been rested for the recently concluded 5th Women's Asian Champions Trophy held in South Korea. The visitors have picked a fu...

3 days ago
Saini replaces unfit Shami for Afghan Test

Bengaluru, June 11 (IANS) Delhi medium pacer Navdeep Saini on Monday earned a call-up to the national side as replacement for Mohammed Shami, who according to a BCCI statement has failed to clear the fitness test at the National Cricket Academy here. Shami, however, had participated in a three-hour net session on Monday. The all-India senior selection committee has named Navdeep ...

6 days ago
Hockey squad undergoing psychology sessions to regain belief post CWG failure

Bengaluru, June 8 (IANS) India's hockey team's vice-captain Chinglensana Singh Kangujam on Friday revealed that the players are undergoing psychology sessions in order to regain their self belief ahead of a crucial year after the failed campaign at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, in April. The ongoing preparatory camp for the FIH Champions Trophy has seen the squad focus...

9 days ago
India team should do well in Asian Cup with Chhetri leading them: Gouramangi

Kolkata, June 5 (IANS) Heaping praise on his former teammate and skipper Sunil Chhetri, veteran India defender Gouramangi Singh on Tuesday backed the Indian team to deliver in the Asian Cup next year owing to their recent performances. India rode Chhetri's second half double on his 100th game for the country to blank Kenya 3-0 in the Intercontinental Cup and storm into the final.

15 days ago
Sreejesh to lead 18-member Indian team for Champions Trophy

New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Seasoned goalkeeper P.R. Sreejesh will lead an 18-member Indian hockey team in the final edition of the Champions Trophy at Breda in the Netherlands from June 23. Under Sreejesh's leadership, the Indian team created history in the previous edition by clinching the silver after a tense final encounter with World No.1 Australia. It was India's first podium...

20 days ago
Hockey India names 48 players for senior women's national camp

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Hockey India on Saturday named 48 players for the senior women national camp to be held from May 28 to June 9 at the Sports Authority of India, Bengaluru ahead of a tour to Spain and the FIH Women's World Cup in London. After ending their 5th Women's Asian Champions Trophy campaign with a silver medal, the Indian team will regroup for the training camp under chi...

24 days ago
Thomas and Uber Cup: India hammer Australia; Malaysia, Denmark win

Bangkok, May 21 (IANS) After going down to Canada in their opening match, the India women's badminton team came all guns blazing on Monday to thrash Australia 4-1 in the second group match of the Thomas and Uber Cup here on Monday. Barring the women's doubles match, the Indian team led by ace shuttler Saina Nehwal won all their matches. Saina kicked off the proceedings with a str...

24 days ago
Thomas and Uber Cup: India hammer Australia 4-1

Bangkok, May 21 (IANS) After going down to Canada in their opening match, the India women's badminton team came all guns blazing on Monday to thrash Australia 4-1 in the second group match of the Thomas and Uber Cup here on Monday. Barring the women's doubles match, the Indian team led by ace shuttler Saina Nehwal won all their matches. Saina kicked off the proceedings with a str...

25 days ago
Why Indian board opposes every new idea straightaway?

Why is India reluctant to embrace a new cricketing idea straightaway when all others are gladly willing to go along with it. First they were apprehensive about the Umpires' Decision Review System (DRS), then they opposed the Twenty20 Internationals to start with and now they are hesitant to play pink ball cricket under the Adelaide lights on their upcoming tour of Australia. Thou...

26 days ago
South Korea beat India in Women's Asian Champions final

Donghae City (South Korea), May 20 (IANS) South Korea pipped India 1-0 to lift the 5th Women's Asian Champions Trophy at the Sunrise Stadium here on Sunday. The match saw South Korea keep a resolute defence and score the only goal of the match in the 24th minute when Youngsil Lee found the back of the net. India's defence was tested in the early stages of the match as South Korea...

27 days ago
India hold South Korea in women's hockey tourney

Donghae City (South Korea), May 19 (IANS) India held hosts South Korea to a 1-1 draw in a round robin match of the 5th Womens Asian Champions Trophy hockey tournament at the Sunrise Stadium here on Saturday. With this draw, the Indian team, led by experienced defender Sunita Lakra, go into Sunday's final as the table toppers. Earlier in the tournament, India beat Japan (4-1), Ch...

1 month ago
Amittrajit to compete in FIA European Rally Championship

New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Multiple National racing and rally champion Amittrajit Ghosh will become the first Indian to compete in the prestigious FIA European Rally Championship, it was announced on Tuesday. Team RRPM revealed that their star driver will begin his campaign in Round 3 of the Championship, the EKO Acropolis Rally 2018, to be held around the city of Lamia in Greece from June...

1 month ago
International Grandmasters Chess Tournament gets underway in Kolkata

Kolkata, May 14 (IANS) A total of 207 players from 13 countries will feature in the International Grandmasters Chess Tournament, which kicked-off at the Newtown School here on Monday. Legendary English Grandmaster and former World Championship challenger Nigel Short, who will be playing as the top seed, was present during the inauguration of the tournament. Conducted by the Diby...

1 month ago
I consider myself an all-format cricketer: Karun Nair

Kolkata, May 14 (IANS) Back in the Indian Test cricket team after more than a year, middle-order batsman Karun Nair says he is now working to become an all-format player in future. The 26-year-old Karnataka right-hander will replace Virat Kohli in the Indian team, which will take on debutants Afghanistan in Bengaluru from June 14-18. Captain Kohli will play for English county sid...

1 month ago
Paddlers shine at Thailand Open

Bangkok, May 11 (IANS) Indias young paddlers excelled in the Thailand Junior and Cadet Open here, bagging four bronze medals in the team events. The junior boys, spearheaded by Manav Thakkar, Manush Shah, Jeet Chandra and Snehit S made the most of their first round bye to make it to the medal rounds of this Golden Series event, a part of the 2018 ITTF World Junior Circuit. They r...

1 month ago
Constant public scrutiny of my personal life uncomfortable: Virat Kohli

New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) From the time he was dating actress Anushka Sharma to his wedding in Italy and even now -- months after the two tied the knot -- prying paparazzi and public scrutiny of Virat Kohli's life has not stopped. India's cricket captain and the icon of the country's youth says it can get uncomfortable, but he is learning to deal with it. Virat and Anushka, fondly called ...

1 month ago
India aware day-night Test won't suit them: Clarke

Kolkata, May 9 (IANS) Terming this as a chance for India to script their first-ever Test series win Down Under, former Australia captain Michael Clarke on Wednesday said India had their reasons to back out of a Day/Night match during their tour later this year. I think India feel like they know the conditions that will suit them best to beat Australia. Remember India have never beaten Au...

1 month ago
Indian eves gear up for hockey Asian Champions Trophy

New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Putting behind the disappointment in the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, the Indian women's team led by defender Sunita Lakra on Tuesday left for the 5th Asian Champions Trophy to be held at Donghae City in South Korea from May 13. Besides India and hosts South Korea, Japan, China and Malaysia will vie for top honours. In 2016, the Indian team won their mai...

1 month ago
Rahane to lead India in Afghan Test, dropped from limited overs squads

Bengaluru, May 8 (IANS) Ajinkya Rahane was on Tuesday expectedly named skipper of the Indian team for the historic one-off Test match against Afghanistan here next month but the Mumbai batsman was surprisingly omitted from the limited overs squads for the subsequent tours of Ireland and England. The BCCI selectors met here to pick six squads on Tuesday, including two T20I squads to face ...

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