We should have scored at least 400 in first innings: Zimbabwe skipper Craig Ervine

London [UK], Feb 25 (ANI): After facing defeat in one-off Test against Bangladesh, Zimbabwe skipper Craig Ervine said his side, having batted first, should have scored at least 400 runs against the hosts."Batting first, we should have got…

Players should think about country, not just about themselves: BCB president

London [UK], Feb 25 (ANI): Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hassan on Tuesday said the players must think about the country rather than themselves.Bangladesh wicket-keeper batsman Mushfiqur Rahim had refused to travel to Pakistan in Janu...

Kohli, Rahul named in Asia XI squad against World XI

London [UK], Feb 25 (ANI): Virat Kohli and KL Rahul were named in the Asia XI squad for the upcoming two-match T20I series against World XI, reported espncricinfo.comMohammed Shami and Kuldeep Yadav also made to the Asia XI…

Corrie van Zyl to resume work at Cricket South Africa

Cape Town [South Africa], Feb 25 (ANI): Corrie van Zyl will resume work at the Cricket South Africa (CSA) after the end of the suspension period, reported sport24.co.za.Corrie van Zyl was holding the post of acting director before…

Confident of reaching UEFA Championship League final, says Manchester City’s Gundogan

Leeds [UK], Feb 25 (ANI): Ahead of the clash against Real Madrid, Manchester City's Ilkay Gundogan said that he is confident of his side making it to the UEFA Champions League final."But yeah, I'm confident that we have…

Serena Williams is greatest player of all time, says Mary Pierce

New Delhi [India], Feb 25 (ANI): Serena Williams is a legend and greatest tennis player of all time, former tennis player Mary Pierce said on Tuesday on the sidelines of Roland Garros Junior Wild Card Series tournament."Serena William…

India can produce future grand slam champions, says Mary Pierce

New Delhi [India], Feb 25 (ANI): On the sidelines of Roland Garros Junior Wild Card Series tournament, former tennis player Mary Pierce on Tuesday said that India has a lot of potential and can produce future grand slam…

World Team Table Tennis Championships postponed amid Coronavirus outbreak

Lausanne [Switzerland], Feb 25 (ANI): The 2020 World Team Table Tennis Championships, which were scheduled to be held in Busan from March 22- 29, has been postponed due to coronavirus, the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) confirmed on…

Spinners shine as Bangladesh defeat Zimbabwe in one-off Test

Dhaka [Bangladesh], Feb 25 (ANI): Bangladesh spinners took nine wickets in the second innings and made a significant contribution to Zimbabwe's defeat by an innings and 106 runs in the one-off Test on Tuesday here at the Shere…

Warner overwhelmed by ‘very respectful’ response from South Africa crowd

Port Elizabeth [South Africa], Feb 25 (ANI): Australia's David Warner is "overwhelmed" by the response he received from the South African fans saying that they were "very respectful"."I have pretty much been overwhelmed by the support we have…

‘How are you Sue-Chin’: Michael Vaughan asks Tendulkar after Trump mispronounced Sachin

New Delhi [India], Feb 25 (ANI): As President of the United States, Donald Trump referred to Sachin Tendulkar as 'Soo-chin' at the Namaste Trump event in Ahmedabad's Motera Stadium, former England skipper Michael Vaughan mocked the POTUS over…

Why hate someone over wrong pronounciation: Jimmy Neesham on Trump’s ‘Soo-chin’ Tendulkar remark

New Delhi [India], Feb 25 (ANI): As Donald Trump ended up referring Sachin Tendulkar as 'Soo-chin' at the 'Namaste Trump' event in Ahmedabad's Motera Stadium, many continue to mock the American leader over the mispronunciation of the name…

Shafali Verma has been asked to play fearless brand of cricket: Shikha Pandey

Perth [Australia], Feb 25 (ANI): As 16-year-old Shafali continues to excite fans in the ongoing Women's T20 World Cup, Indian pacer Shikha Pandey has said that the youngster has been given license to play a fearless brand of…

My job is to look at the opponent and find weaknesses: Lampard ahead of clash against Bayern Munich

Chelsea [UK], Feb 25 (ANI): Chelsea manager Frank Lampard said his job is to find the weaknesses of the opponent while adding that his team has to be at their best when they face Bayern Munich."My job is…

Amid coronavirus threat, Indian boxing contingent to leave for Jordon earlier than planned

New Delhi [India], Feb 25 (ANI): Boxing Federation of India's Executive Director RK Sacheti on Tuesday said that there is no need to panic and the boxing contingent will leave for Jordon in a day or so for…

Haynes feels win over Sri Lanka will create ‘wonderful momentum’ for Australia

Melbourne [Australia], Feb 25 (ANI): Australia women's Rachael Haynes feels that win over Sri Lanka in the ICC Women's T20 World Cup will create 'wonderful momentum' for her team heading into the rest of the tournament."I'm sure there…

Bundesliga not as tough as Premier League: Mateo Kovacic

Leeds [UK], Feb 25 (ANI): Chelsea midfielder Mateo Kovacic said Bundesliga is not as tough as the Premier League and hence, their opponents Bayern Munich will be better rested than them for the upcoming match."They have a great…

Thiago Silva out for three weeks due to injury

Paris [France], Feb 25 (ANI): Paris Saint-Germain faced a major blow as they will be without Thiago Silva for an 'estimated' three weeks due to his injury.Silva picked the injury during the Ligue 1 clash against Bordeaux on…

Comparing Maradona and Messi is like comparing Picasso to Mozart: Ottavio Bianchi

Leeds [UK], Feb 25 (ANI): Former Italian midfielder Ottavio Bianchi said that comparing Lionel Messi and Diego Maradona is like drawing a comparison between Picasso and Mozart.The comparisons between Messi and Maradona have been going on for a…

Wanted to create history, our boys took it seriously: Liverpool manager

Liverpool [UK], Feb 25 (ANI): Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is beaming with joy as his club equalled Manchester City's record for the longest winning run in Premier League.Klopp's side registered a 3-2 win over West Ham United and…

‘He left nothing in the tank’: Michael Jordon pays heartfelt tribute to Kobe Bryant

New York [USA], Feb 25 (ANI): Former basketball player Michael Jordon on Monday (local time) paid a heartfelt tribute to Kobe Bryant and said that the late basketball phenomenon left 'nothing in the tank'.Jordon's remarks came during a…

Quique Setien praises Fabian Ruiz ahead of clash against Napoli

Leeds [UK], Feb 25 (ANI): Ahead of the clash against Napoli, Barcelona manager Quique Setien praised the opponent's Fabian Ruiz saying that he has a lot of affection for the Spanish player."I have a lot of affection for…

Thank you for the support: Ross Taylor after playing 100 Test matches

New Delhi [India], Feb 25 (ANI): After playing 100 Test matches for New Zealand, middle-order batsman Ross Taylor on Tuesday thanked everyone for their support and said that the last few days have been very humbling for him.Taylor…

Hansi Flick believes Philippe Coutinho putting ‘too much pressure’ on himself

Leeds [UK], Feb 25 (ANI): Bayern Munich head coach Hansi Flick believes that Philippe Coutinho is a gifted player but said the Brazilian is putting 'too much pressure' on himself."His training performances always give me hope that he…

I think I’ll be in T20 World Cup squad, says Kane Richardson

Cape Town [South Africa], Feb 25 (ANI): Australia pacer Kane Richardson believes that he would make the team's squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup if he continues to give consistent performances."If I keep getting picked and I…

Test cricket is the most rewarding form of cricket: Jos Buttler

London [UK], Feb 25 (ANI): England's wicket-keeper batsman Jos Buttler believes that Test cricket is the most rewarding format of the game and added that he cannot be picked in the squad just on the basis of the…

Gerard Pique picks Messi over Maradona

Leeds [UK], Feb 25 (ANI): Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has picked Lionel Messi over Diego Maradona because of the Argentine's consistency.This comes despite Pique calling Maradona a 'unique player'."Maradona was a unique player in the history of foo...

Liverpool defeat West Ham United, equal Manchester City’s Premier League record

Liverpool [UK], Feb 25 (ANI): Liverpool defeated West Ham United by 3-2 in Premier League here on Monday (local time).With this victory, Liverpool equalled Manchester City's record for the longest winning run in the English top-flight, taking their…

13-year-old Vansh Nandal selected for Junior Tennis Championships

Rohtak (Haryana) [India], Feb 25 (ANI): "Want to give India their own Roger Federer," said the 13-year-old Vansh Nandal after getting selected in the Indian team for the upcoming World Junior Tennis Championships.The Championships will be held in…

Former Indian hockey captain Surajlata Devi lodges domestic violence case against husband

New Delhi [India], Feb 25 (ANI): Former Indian women's hockey captain Waikhom Surajlata Devi said she has filed a case of domestic violence case against her husband, Shantakumar, also a former hockey player."I filed domestic violence case against…

Mumbai University’s twins bag four medals in Khelo India University Games

Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India], Feb 24 (ANI): The University of Mumbai's twin-sisters Jyoti and Aarti are setting the swimming pool at the Khelo India University Games (KIUG) on fire as the duo shared four medals between them on Monday.On…

No official complaint received from Quetta Gladiators over alleged ball-tampering by Peshawar Zalmi: PCB

Karachi [Pakistan], Feb 24 (ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday confirmed that match referee Roshan Mahanama has not received any official complaint from Quetta Gladiators against Peshawar Zalmi for changing the condition of the ball durin...

Win against Sri Lanka will provide momentum to side, says Rachel Hayes

London [UK], Feb 24 (ANI): After securing a victory over Sri Lanka in ICC Women's T20 World Cup, Australia cricketer Rachel Hayes said that win against islanders will provide momentum to the side for the rest of tournament."I'm…

Easiest wicket to score double hundred, says Mushfiqur Raheem

Dhaka [Bangladesh], Feb 24 (ANI): After scoring his third double century in the Test cricket, Bangladesh wicket-keeper batsman Mushfiqur Raheem on Monday said it was the easiest wicket to amass the double ton."This double-hundred was on the easiest…

Khelo India University Games: Punjab universities bag 3 gold in fencing

Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India], Feb 24 (ANI): The universities of Punjab bagged three gold medals in fencing in the ongoing 2020 Khelo India University Games here on Monday.Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, won the gold medals in both Senior…

Real Kashmir FC defeat Indian Arrows 1-0 in I-League

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Feb 24 (ANI): Real Kashmir FC on Monday defeated Indian Arrows 1-0 in I-League clash here at TRC Ground.Ivorian midfielder Bazie Armand scored the all-important winner in the 70th minute of the game…

Women’s T20 WC: India-Bangladesh clash witness historic attendance at WACA

Perth [Australia], Feb 24 (ANI): The Women's T20 World Cup clash between India and Bangladesh on Monday witnessed a historic attendance in the WACA Stadium here which is a record crowd for standalone women's cricket in Western Australia.The…

Women’s T20I World Cup: Poonam Yadav shines as India defeat Bangladesh by 18 runs

Perth [Australia], Feb 24 (ANI): Poonam Yadav shone bright as India secured an 18-run victory over Bangladesh in the ongoing ICC Women's T20I World Cup here at the WACA on Monday.Yadav took three wickets and gave away just…

KL Rahul to play for Karnataka in Ranji Trophy semi-final against Bengal

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], Feb 24 (ANI): India opening batsman KL Rahul will be available for Karnataka's Ranji Trophy semi-final clash against Bengal at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on February 29.Rahul had asked to be rested from Karnataka's…

I-League talent impresses India coach Igor Stimac

New Delhi [India], Feb 24 (ANI): The Indian football team head coach Igor Stimac on Sunday said he is impressed with the talents in the ongoing I-league."It was fantastic to witness two I-League matches in Mumbai and Goa…

Alexandre Lacazette always encourage me, says Nketiah

Leeds [UK], Feb 24 (ANI): Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah said that teammate Alexandre Lacazette is a great player and always motivates him to do well for the team."Obviously he is a mature lad and a great player. He…

ICC bowls-out Trump for calling Sachin Tendulkar ‘Soo-chin’

New Delhi [India], Feb 24 (ANI): International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday took a jibe at US President Donald Trump's pronunciation of former India cricketer Sachin Tendulkar's name. While speaking at the Motera Stadium, as part of Namaste…

Mushfiqur Rahim becomes leading run-scorer for Bangladesh in Tests

Dhaka [Bangladesh], Feb 24 (ANI): Mushfiqur Rahim became the leading run-scorer for Bangladesh in the Test Cricket.Rahim achieved the feat against Zimbabwe in the ongoing one-match Test series. The 32-year-old Rahim registered his third Test double cen...

Zimbabwe trail by 286 runs against Bangladesh in one-off Test

Dhaka [Bangladesh], Feb 24 (ANI): Bangladesh are in a strong position in the one-off Test against Zimbabwe as they are just eight wickets away from the victory at Shere Bangla National Stadium here on Monday.Brendan Taylor and Kavin…

Women’s T20 World Cup: Bangladesh win toss, opt to field against India

Perth [Australia], Feb 24 (ANI): Bangladesh have won the toss and opted to bowl first against India in the ongoing ICC Women's T20I World Cup here at the WACA on Monday.This is Bangladesh's first match in the World…

Chandigarh to host 2022 Commonwealth Archery and Shooting Championships

New Delhi [India], Feb 24 (ANI): The Commonwealth Archery and Shooting Championships are set to take place in India in 2022 after a proposal to stage the event was approved by the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) Executive Board.The…

Women’s T20 WC: Haynes, Lanning star as Australia defeat Sri Lanka

Perth [Australia], Feb 24 (ANI): Rachael Haynes and Meg Lanning played knocks of 60 and 41, respectively, as Australia defeated Sri Lanka by five wickets in the ongoing Women's T20 World Cup on Monday here at the WACA.…

Sourav Ganguly, Jay Shah attend ‘Namaste Trump’ event at Motera Stadium

Ahmedabad (Gujarat) [India], Feb 24 (ANI): The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly and its Secretary Jay Shah on Monday were present at the 'Namaste Trump' event at the Motera Stadium. US President…

Here’s why Motera Stadium holds significance in hearts of Indian cricket fans!

New Delhi [India], Feb 24 (ANI): As Motera Stadium hosts US President Donald Trump at a grand event, here's a look at why the ground is special to cricket fans across the country.The first major moment in the…

Everybody will call us failures if we don’t win Champions League: Kevin De Bruyne

Leeds [UK], Feb 24 (ANI): Ahead of the Champions League round-of-16 match against Real Madrid, Manchester City's midfielder Kevin De Bruyne believes that everyone will label the side a failure if they don't win the tournament.City managed to…