IPL 2021: Chennai wicket has stumped me, can’t gauge the pitch, says Morgan

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], April 18 (ANI): After stumbling to a 38-run loss against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Eoin Morgan on Sunday said that the Chennai wicket has stumped him as he is…

IPL 2021: Maxwell, ABD and spirited bowling hand RCB 38-run win over KKR

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], April 18 (ANI): Glenn Maxwell and AB de Villiers' knocks of 78 and 76 were backed up a spirited bowling performance as Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) defeated Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by 38 runs…

IPL 2021: Delhi Capitals win toss, opt to bowl against Punjab Kings

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], April 18 (ANI): Delhi Capitals skipper Rishabh Pant on Sunday won the toss and elected to bowl against Punjab Kings in the Indian Premier League (IPL) here at the Wankhede Stadium.At the time of the…

Hockey India mourns death of former international umpire Anupama Punchimanda

New Delhi [India], April 18 (ANI): Hockey India on Sunday mourned the death of 40-year-old Anupama Punchimanda, former international umpire. She passed away this morning in Bengaluru due to COVID-related complications. Anupama, a former national-level ...

IPL 2021: Maxwell, ABD masterclass propel RCB to 204/4 against KKR

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], April 18 (ANI): Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) might have been 9/2 in the second over, but Glenn Maxwell and AB de Villiers' knocks of 78 and 76 ensured that the side posts a total…

IPL 2021: Maxwell might just end up being player of tournament, says Vaughan

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], April 18 (ANI): Former England skipper Michael Vaughan feels Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell might end up as the player of the tournament in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021.Maxwell might have a bad…

IPL 2021: We showed great character against SRH, says Zaheer Khan

New Delhi [India], April 18 (ANI): Mumbai Indians Director of Cricket Operations Zaheer Khan lauded the side after registering their second consecutive win in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) and said the players showed…

Miami GP to join F1 calendar from 2022

Miami [US], April 18 (ANI): Formula 1 is heading back to Florida, as the organisers on Sunday confirmed that the brand-new Miami Grand Prix will join the F1 calendar in 2022.The race - set to be the first…

AIBA Youth Men and Women’s World C’ships: Indian boxers continue their ruthless run

New Delhi [India], April 18 (ANI): Extending splendid run, Indian boxers put up a phenomenal performance on yet another glorious day at the AIBA Youth Men's and Women's World Boxing Championships after as many as country's five pugilists…

IPL 2021: Tackling dew is one of the major factors, says Nortje

New Delhi [India], April 18 (ANI): Ahead of the game against Punjab Kings, Delhi Capitals pacer Anrich Nortje said that tackling the dew will be one of the challenges at the Wankhede pitch in Mumbai.South African pacer joined…

IPL 2021: Trying to get guys to free up in our side, says McCullum

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], April 18 (ANI): Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) coach Brendon McCullum on Sunday said that as the coach of the franchise, he is trying to get all the players in his side to free up…

Happy with my performance at Asian Championships: Mirabai Chanu after bagging bronze medal

New Delhi [India], April 18 (ANI): Mirabai Chanu said she is happy with her performance in the Asian Weighlifting Championships after she set a new world record in Clean and Jerk as she lifted 119 kg in the…

IPL 2021: RCB win toss, opt to bat against KKR

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], April 18 (ANI): Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Sunday won the toss and opted to bat against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) here at the MA Chidambaram…

I miss winning trophies, United need to win something: Pogba

Manchester [UK], April 18 (ANI): Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has said that he misses winning trophies and it is about time that his side manages to win something.United has not won a major title since they prevailed…

Queensland win ninth Sheffield Shield title

Brisbane [Australia], April 18 (ANI): Queensland on Sunday won its ninth Sheffield Shield title, defeating New South Wales in the 2020-21 final by an innings and 33 runs at Allan Border Field.Bulls batsman Marnus Labuschagne was named Player…

Boucher takes ‘massive responsibility’ for SA’s series loss against Pak

Centurion [South Africa], April 18 (ANI): South Africa head coach Mark Boucher has taken full responsibility for his side's loss in the ODI and T20I series against Pakistan.Under Boucher's tenure, the Proteas have lost eight of their 11…

Rohit Sharma completes 4,000 runs as captain in T20s

New Delhi [India], April 18 (ANI): Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma on Saturday added another feather to his highly illustrious cap as he completed 4000 runs in T20s as captain.The right-handed batsman achieved the feat against SunRisers Hyderabad…

On this day in 2008: Brendon McCullum gave flying start to IPL

New Delhi [India], April 18 (ANI): On April 18, 2008, a global phenomenon in the form of the Indian Premier League (IPL) first came to light and went on to cement India's stature as a powerhouse in the…

On this day in 1986: Javed Miandad struck final ball six to stun India

New Delhi [India], April 18 (ANI): It was on this date, 35 years ago, when former Pakistan batsman Javed Miandad struck a final ball six to defeat India in the finals of the Austral-Asia Cup.This match still sends…

Reefs are heart and soul of our oceans: Rohit bats for ‘save the corals’

New Delhi [India], April 18 (ANI): Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma is continuously taking up the causes related to nature and wildlife as he bats now for saving oceans.In Mumbai Indians' third game against SunRisers Hyderabad at the…

Mithali Raj becomes first Indian woman to score 10,000 International runs

Lucknow, March 12 India ODI skipper Mithali Raj on Friday added another feather to her cap as she became the first Indian woman to complete 10,000 runs across formats. Mithali…

Indian Hockey team Captain Manpreet Singh to interact with Hockey Academy players today

The Fact News Service Jalandhar, March 7 Indian hockey team captain Manpreet Singh Surjit will interact with the players of Hockey Academy today. According to Surjit Hockey Society Chief P.R.O.…

Sumit Nagal from Haryana qualifies ATP Tennis tournament

The Fact News Service Chandigarh, March 2 Sumit Nagal of India broke Nicolas Kicker of Argentina by 2-6 6-2 6-3 in 2 hours and 12 minutes in the final qualifying…

Celebrities should be careful in using terms that may be misinterpreted: HC

The Fact News Service Chandigarh, February 28 Now celebrities should be careful in using words before making any comments on the internet. The Punjab and Haryana High Court has recommended…

Everyone expressed their opinion: Virat Kohli on farmers’ protest

The Fact News Service New Delhi, February 4, 2021 Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli on Thursday said that the ongoing farmers’ protest against new agriculture laws has come up for…

Team India creates history clinches series 2-1 and all of it without the star players

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Chelsea sign French defender Malang Sarr on five-year deal

London [UK], Aug 27 (ANI): Chelsea on Thursday announced the signing of young French defender Malang Sarr on a free transfer after leaving Nice following the expiry of his contract.The 21-year-old has now signed a five-year deal with…

Organic farming keeps ex-India skipper Gouramangi Singh ‘fresh’ in lockdown

New Delhi [India], June 15 (ANI): Former India captain and defender Gouramangi Singh has discovered a new passion which is keeping him connected with the ground -- organic farming.Currently with his family in Imphal due to the prevailing…

Wahab Riaz willing to return to Test cricket in England tour “if required”

Lahore [Pakistan], June 15 (ANI): Ahead of England tour, Pakistan pacer Wahab Riaz on Monday said he is willing to return to the Test side "if required" in the English conditions.In September 2019, Riaz took the indefinite break…

SAI organises first-ever online CEP exam for coaches from India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Malaysia

New Delhi [India], June 15 (ANI): In a first-ever initiative, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) organised an online exam for coaches on June 13 and 14, following an extensive 21-day online Coach Education Programme that was conducted…

PCB unveils 5-year plan to become one of ‘top-performing, credible’ cricket boards in world

Lahore [Pakistan], June 15 (ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday released its five-year strategic plan, which has been approved by the Board of Governors, with an aim of becoming one of the "top-performing and most credible…

Cricket Australia to part ways with chief executive Kevin Roberts: Reports

Melbourne [Australia], June 15 (ANI): Cricket Australia (CA) chief executive Kevin Roberts is set to part ways with the board due to his stewardship of the game during the coronavirus pandemic.There are speculations that Cricket Australia would appoint...

‘You will always be cherished’: Harmanpreet pays tribute to Sushant Singh Rajput

New Delhi [India], June 15 (ANI): India women's T20I skipper Harmanpreet Kaur on Monday termed the untimely demise of young actor Sushant Singh Rajput as "shocking and saddened" while maintaining that he will always be cherished for his…

On this day in 2017, Yuvraj Singh played his 300th ODI and became fifth Indian to do so

New Delhi [India], June 15 (ANI): Three years ago on this day, swashbuckling all-rounder Yuvraj Singh became the fifth Indian cricketer to play 300 One-Day Internationals for the country.He achieved the feat during the ICC Champions Trophy semifinal…

On this day in 2017, India thrashed Bangladesh to qualify for Champions Trophy final

New Delhi [India], June 15 (ANI): On this day in 2017, India thrashed Bangladesh by nine wickets in the second semifinal of the ICC Champions Trophy and secured a final spot. Chasing a moderate target of 265 runs,…

Solskjaer confident of Henderson becoming Manchester United’s first-choice keeper in future

Leeds [UK], June 15 (ANI): Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is confident of Dean Henderson becoming the club's first-choice goalkeeper "at some point" in the future. Henderson is currently spending a second season on loan at Sheffield…

Still unable to believe this, says Shikhar Dhawan on Sushant Singh Rajput’s death

New Delhi [India], June 15 (ANI): Indian opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan on Monday mourned the untimely death of versatile star Sushant Singh Rajput and extended condolences to the family of the late actor.The left-handed batsman put out a…

David Wagner ‘happy’ after witnessing 1-1 draw against Bayer Leverkusen

Gelsenkirchen [Germany], June 15 (ANI): Although Schalke witnessed a 1-1 draw against Bayer Leverkusen, manager David Wagner is happy and pleased to see that the team is "sticking together despite the tough situation.""I'm definitely happy with the way...

We didn’t deserve more than a point: Sven Bender after draw against Schalke

Gelsenkirchen [Germany], June 15 (ANI): After a draw against Schalke, Bayer Leverkusen's Sven Bender said that the club did not produce the "best performance" and "didn't deserve more than a point"."We definitely didn't produce our best performance. I…

Zidane praises Eden Hazard’s ‘unselfish’ act

Madrid [Spain], June 15 (ANI): Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has praised the "unselfish" Eden Hazard after the latter passed the ball to Sergio Ramos at the time when "he could have scored himself"."We have players up top…

Zidane praises Eden Hazard’s ‘unselfish’ act

Madrid [Spain], June 15 (ANI): Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has praised the "unselfish" Eden Hazard after the latter passed the ball to Sergio Ramos at the time when "he could have scored himself"."We have players up top…

Real Madrid were very strong: Zinedine Zidane after ‘important victory’ over Eibar

Madrid [Spain], June 15 (ANI): Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane is elated after his club registered a commanding victory over Eibar saying that his side displayed a 'very strong' performance. "This is a completely different thing to what…

Sergio Ramos looks for improvement despite victory over Eibar

Madrid [Spain], June 15 (ANI): Despite a victory over Eibar, Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos is looking for improvement saying that it wasn't a "wonderful performance"."It's no surprise it wasn't a wonderful performance and we have things we can…

Ronaldo gave Juventus a lot: Giorgio Chiellini

Leeds [UK], June 15 (ANI): Juventus' Giorgio Chiellini said he is lucky to have Cristiano Ronaldo as his teammate, adding that the Portuguese has given a lot to the club."Unfortunately he scored a lot against us. Luckily he's…

Gareth Bale completes 250 appearances for Real Madrid

Madrid [Spain], June 15 (ANI): Real Madrid's Gareth Bale on Sunday completed 250 appearances for the club when he stepped out to play against Eibar.After the match, the club's president gave Bale a commemorative jersey. His 250 matches…

La Liga: Real Madrid secure 3-1 win over Eibar

Madrid [Spain], June 15 (ANI): Real Madrid secured a commanding 3-1 win against Eibar in the ongoing La Liga at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano here on Sunday.Both the clubs were playing their first match after the resumption…

Danish Kaneria seeks permission from PCB to play domestic cricket

New Delhi [India], June 14 (ANI): Pakistani cricketer Danish Kaneria on Sunday said that he has appealed to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), seeking permission to play domestic cricket.Kaneria was found guilty of spot-fixing while playing for English…

It’s all about winning, no room for friendship: Kemar Roach issues warning to Jofra Archer

London [UK], June 14 (ANI): West Indies player Kemar Roach has issued a warning to fellow Barbadian fast bowler Jofra Archer saying that there will be no room for friendship and his team will focus solely on winning…

Minute’s silence to be observed ahead of Real Madrid-Eibar match in memory of COVID-19 victims

Madrid [Spain], June 14 (ANI): Real Madrid on Sunday announced that a minute's silence will be held at the Alfredo Di Stefano stadium, ahead of the La Liga match, in memory of the victims of the COVID-19.Real Madrid…

We fought for the win until the end: Diego Simeone after 1-1 draw against Athletic Bilbao

Bilbao [Spain], June 14 (ANI): Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone on Sunday said that his club 'fought for the win until the end' after his side witnessed a 1-1 draw against Athletic Bilbao."We were closer to earning the…