WTC title would be 'big' for Virat Kohli, feels Parthiv

NEW DELHI: Former India wicketkeeper Parthiv Patel believes winning the World Test Championship title would be ‘big’ for Virat Kohli, who has been eluded of ICC trophy till now. Speaking on Star Sports show Game Plan, Parthiv Patel gave his views on on what the World Test Championship title would mean for Virat Kohli. “This…

We remain convinced that ECB is institutionally racist, have not

LONDON: Former English umpire John Holder has hit out at England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) over the latter’s statement that he and his colleague Ismail Dawood have withdrawn their claim of institutional racism. Holder accused the ECB of being “disingenuous” and “misleading” following their racial discrimination claim. The duo had announced their intention to…

Pujara is 'up and running' as Indians allowed individual physical

SOUTHAMPTON: Indian cricketers trained in a staggered manner on the third day of their quarantine here after being allowed to run in the gymnasium and the main playing field at different time slots. Senior batsman Cheteshwar Pujara uploaded a video of his running on his Instagram stories, indicating that the England and Wales Cricket Board…

Swiatek Rolls Into Roland Garros Quarterfinals

Iga Swiatek conquers Marta Kostyuk 6-3, 6-4 to reach 2nd consecutive French Open quarters Like her incredible run to the title last fall in Paris, Iga Swiatek had not dropped a set thru three rounds. The twenty-year-old reigning French Open champion has achieved a career-high ranking of #9 and is brimming with confidence having recently won…

Ban period over, waiting to hear from BCCI: Ankeet Chavan

MUMBAI: Mumbai cricketer Ankeet Chavan, who, along with his then Rajasthan Royals S Sreesanth and Ajit Chandila was banned for life by the Board in 2013 for his alleged involvement in the IPL spot-fixing scandal, has claimed that BCCI Ombudsman DK Jain has reduced his life ban to seven years, which means he’s eligible to…

Chappell cites Joel Garner while telling Manjrekar that Ashwin is

NEW DELHI: Australian great Ian Chappell has described senior India spinner Ravichandran Ashwin as one of the best Test bowlers playing the game right now. But when former India player Sanjay Manjrekar expressed his “problems” with Ashwin being seen as an all-time great by citing his overseas record and the recent successes of Ravindra Jadeja…

French Open: Rybakina Upsets Serena

Elena Rybakina upsets Serena Williams 6-3, 7-5 to reach French Open quarters Serena Williams, at thirty-nine years of age, was striving to win her fourth French Open championship (2002, 2013, 2015) and tie Margaret Court with 24 total grand slam titles. With the 2019 champion, Ash Barty pulling out mid-match in the second round and the…

WTC final will be a test of Virat Kohli and

CHENNAI: Despite producing top-quality performances on the international stage, an ICC title has eluded New Zealand cricket for over two decades. New Zealand’s only ICC crown came in the form of the Champions Trophy which they won by beating India in 2000. They have made the summit clashes of the last two ODI World Cups,…

Karatsev Defeats Medvedev In Rome Masters

Karatsev wins battle of the Red-hot Russians defeating Medvedev 6-2, 6-4 Compatriots and two of the hottest players on tour, met for the first time at the Foro Italico. Daniil Medvedev, world #2, continued his winning ways at the start of the season, reaching the Australian Open final (l. to Djokovic) and claimed his 10th title…

Seniors and youngsters learn from each other: Umesh Yadav |

Umesh Yadav has been around for 10 years now in international cricket. He spoke to TOI on the evolution of fast-bowling scene in India, the rise of young pacers and how he, Ishant Sharma and Moahmmed Shami have donned the mentor’s role. Excerpts from an interview…You haven’t played much cricket of late. How difficult was…