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Raina first player to score 300+ runs in each IPL season
short by Saloni Tandon / on 28 Apr 2017,Friday
Gujarat Lions skipper Suresh Raina has become the first player to score over 300 runs in each season of the IPL. Raina reached the feat during GL's match against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Thursday. The left-hander has scored more than 500 runs in a single season thrice, in 2010, 2013 and 2014.
short by Saloni Tandon / 08:23 pm on 28 Apr
ICC willing to increase India's revenue share to ₹2,500 cr
short by Saloni Tandon / on 28 Apr 2017,Friday
ICC Chairman Shashank Manohar has said the board is willing to increase BCCI's revenue share in the 2015-2023 cycle to $390 million (₹2,500 crore). This comes after all ICC members except India voted for a new revenue model, which cuts India's share to $260 million (₹1,668 crore). BCCI has already rejected an offer of an additional $100 million from Manohar.
short by Saloni Tandon / 04:17 pm on 28 Apr
Indian team not paid match fees for last 6 months: Reports
short by Saloni Tandon / on 28 Apr 2017,Friday
Members of the Indian cricket team have reportedly not been paid their match fees, besides the BCCI-announced ₹1 crore bonus, for the past six months. While players were unaware of the reason for the delay, a BCCI official said it was because of "various issues," including the stand-off between the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators and the BCCI.
short by Saloni Tandon / 06:24 pm on 28 Apr
Kambli slams user for tagging him in tweet on Vinod's demise
short by Rini Sinha / on 28 Apr 2017,Friday
Cricketer Vinod Kambli slammed a Twitter user for wrongly tagging him in a condolence post on veteran actor Vinod Khanna's demise. While the user apologised for his mistake and claimed it wasn't done intentionally, Kambli blocked him on Twitter. Vinod Khanna, who was reportedly suffering from cancer, passed away at the age of 70 on Thursday.
short by Rini Sinha / 03:31 pm on 28 Apr
BCCI denies Indian cricketers' payments held up for 6 months
short by Abhishek Bansal / on 28 Apr 2017,Friday
BCCI's Committee of Administrators chief Vinod Rai has denied reports that claimed Indian team cricketers had not been paid their dues, including match fees, for the past six months. "Show me the records and I'll show you my records that payment has been made," Rai stated. He added that any outstanding payment issues would be rectified in 24 hours.
short by Abhishek Bansal / 10:53 pm on 28 Apr
4 stands at Eden Gardens stadium named after Army martyrs
short by Saloni Tandon / on 28 Apr 2017,Friday
Four stands at Kolkata's Eden Gardens stadium were named after Indian Army martyrs on Friday. Cricket Association of Bengal President Sourav Ganguly and Army's Lieutenant General Praveen Bakshi dedicated the stands to 1962 Indo-China war martyrs Subedar Joginder Singh and Lieutenant Colonel Dhan Singh Thapa. Two other stands were named after Late Colonel NJ Nair and Late Havaldar Hangpan Dada.
short by Saloni Tandon / 05:40 pm on 28 Apr
Gautam Gambhir donates IPL prize money to CRPF martyrs
short by Saloni Tandon / on 29 Apr 2017,Saturday
Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir has pledged all his prize money from IPL 2017 to families of 25 CRPF martyrs, who died in the recent Maoist attack in Sukma. Gambhir, who was named Man of the Match against Delhi Daredevils on Friday, is also taking care of the education expenses of the children of Sukma martyrs.
short by Saloni Tandon / 10:13 am on 29 Apr
Your time should be up in the sport: Pietersen to Sharapova
short by Saloni Tandon / on 28 Apr 2017,Friday
Former England captain Kevin Pietersen has spoken against tennis player Maria Sharapova's comeback after serving a doping ban. Pietersen tweeted that he "wasn't having the return at all" and those indulging in doping and match fixing should not be allowed to return to the sport. Sharapova got a wildcard at the Stuttgart Open after she completed her 15-month ban.
short by Saloni Tandon / 02:11 pm on 28 Apr
PV Sindhu crashes out of Badminton Asia Championships
short by Abhishek Bansal / on 28 Apr 2017,Friday
Rio Olympics silver medallist PV Sindhu on Friday crashed out of the Badminton Asia Championships after losing the quarterfinal match of the tournament. The Indian shuttler was defeated by China's He Bingjiao in three sets, 21-15, 14-21, 22-24. Sindhu managed to save two match points in the final set but failed to convert her own match point.
short by Abhishek Bansal / 06:41 pm on 28 Apr
Pakistan board to sue BCCI for refusal to play series
short by Saloni Tandon / on 28 Apr 2017,Friday
Pakistan's Cricket Board will send a legal notice to BCCI next week seeking compensation for India's refusal to play in the country. PCB has accused India of dishonouring the MoU between the nations, as per which India and Pakistan were supposed to play six series between 2015-2023. PCB claimed it lost around $200 million in revenue because of India's refusal.
short by Saloni Tandon / 05:04 pm on 28 Apr
Dhawan's 77 leads SRH to 26-run win over KXIP
short by Abhishek Bansal / on 28 Apr 2017,Friday
Sunrisers Hyderabad defeated Kings XI Punjab by 26 runs on Friday to remain on the third spot on the IPL points table. Batting first, Shikhar Dhawan's 48-ball 77 and Kane Williamson's 27-ball 54* helped Hyderabad post 207/3 in their 20 overs. Punjab managed to reach only 181/9 as Siddarth Kaul and Ashish Nehra picked up three wickets each for Hyderabad.
short by Abhishek Bansal / 11:36 pm on 28 Apr
Kapil Dev to get a wax statue at Delhi's Madame Tussauds
short by Saloni Tandon / on 28 Apr 2017,Friday
India's 1983 World Cup-winning captain Kapil Dev will get his own wax statue at the upcoming Madame Tussauds museum in Delhi. Besides Kapil, Sachin Tendulkar, David Beckham and Lionel Messi are the other sportspersons who will have wax figures at the museum. This will be India's first Madame Tussauds museum, and will be inaugurated in July.
short by Saloni Tandon / 11:26 am on 28 Apr
Zidane only player I asked to swap shirts with, says Messi
short by Saloni Tandon / on 28 Apr 2017,Friday
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has revealed former Real Madrid player Zinedine Zidane is the only player he asked to swap shirts with. "I don't ask for shirts. If there is an Argentine, I will swap with an Argentine...If there is someone else that asks me, I will swap it with them...I asked, once...I asked Zidane," said Messi.
short by Saloni Tandon / 01:04 pm on 28 Apr
KKR pull off 13th consecutive successful chase at Eden
short by Abhishek Bansal / on 28 Apr 2017,Friday
Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Delhi Daredevils by 7 wickets on Friday to register their 13th consecutive successful chase at the Eden Gardens, their home stadium. Gautam Gambhir's 52-ball 71* and Robin Uthappa's 33-ball 59 helped Kolkata reach the target with 3.4 overs to spare. Batting first, Sanju Samson's 38-ball 60 had helped Delhi reach 160/6 in their 20 overs.
short by Abhishek Bansal / 08:10 pm on 28 Apr
Iranian footballer banned for not wearing hijab in tour game
short by Dishant Sharma / on 28 Apr 2017,Friday
Iranian soccer star Shiva Amini has been banned from playing for the national team for not wearing a hijab in a friendly match while on a tour of Switzerland and Italy. Amini's offence was discovered after she posted pictures on Instagram showing her wearing shorts and playing football without a veil.
short by Dishant Sharma / 08:51 am on 28 Apr
Video: McCullum pulls off boundary-line juggling catch
short by Anmol Sharma / on 27 Apr 2017,Thursday
Gujarat Lions' Brendon McCullum pulled off a juggling catch at the long-on boundary to dismiss Royal Challengers Bangalore's Sreenath Aravind off James Faulkner's bowling. McCullum lost momentum after taking the catch first time but managed to throw the ball up before stepping outside the boundary line. He then came back inside the fence and successfully completed the catch.
short by Anmol Sharma / 10:37 pm on 27 Apr
I'm way above that: Sharapova on Bouchard's 'cheater' remark
short by Abhishek Bansal / on 28 Apr 2017,Friday
Maria Sharapova has responded to Canadian tennis player Eugenie Bouchard's remarks after the latter called her a 'cheater'. "I don't have anything to say, I am way above that," Sharapova said. "She's a cheater... I don't think a cheater in any sport should be allowed to play that sport again," Bouchard had said on Sharapova's return from the doping ban.
short by Abhishek Bansal / 05:00 pm on 28 Apr
Finch scores fastest fifty for GL in 7-wicket win over RCB
short by Anmol Sharma / on 27 Apr 2017,Thursday
Gujarat Lions defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore by 7 wickets in the Indian Premier League on Thursday, driven by batsman Aaron Finch's 72(34). Batting first, RCB were dismissed for 134 with Andrew Tye picking up 3 wickets. Finch smashed 50 in 22 balls, fastest by any batsman for GL, helping the team chase down the target with 37 balls to spare.
short by Anmol Sharma / 11:05 pm on 27 Apr
Pak players publicly snap at each other, PCB launches probe
short by Saloni Tandon / on 28 Apr 2017,Friday
Pakistani cricketers Umar Akmal and Junaid Khan publicly snapped at each other before a domestic match, following which the country's cricket board launched a probe. Junaid failed to turn up for the match after which Akmal, who was the team's captain, publicly said he had no idea why Junaid was absent. Junaid posted a video expressing disappointment at Akmal's statement.
short by Saloni Tandon / 03:08 pm on 28 Apr
Sourav Ganguly denies creating Dhoni-less IPL fantasy team
short by Saloni Tandon / on 28 Apr 2017,Friday
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly has denied reports that he created an IPL fantasy team without MS Dhoni. Ganguly posted the clarification on Twitter, saying he does not participate in fantasy leagues and the Twitter account sharing the team was not his. Ganguly was reported to have picked Delhi Daredevils keeper Rishabh Pant ahead of Dhoni.
short by Saloni Tandon / 11:48 am on 28 Apr
Pakistan call off B'desh tour after country refuses invite
short by Saloni Tandon / on 28 Apr 2017,Friday
Pakistan have called off their tour to Bangladesh after the country rejected an invitation to play two T20Is in Pakistan this year. Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Shaharyar Khan said the team cannot tour Bangladesh for a third straight time, since the latter failed to reciprocate. Pakistan travelled to Bangladesh in 2011 and 2015, while Bangladesh last toured Pakistan in 2007-08.
short by Saloni Tandon / 01:46 pm on 28 Apr
Indian lifter Sushila Panwar banned after failing dope test
short by Saloni Tandon / on 29 Apr 2017,Saturday
Indian weightlifter Sushila Panwar has been provisionally banned by the Indian Weightlifting Federation after failing a dope test. The National Anti-Doping Agency conducted the test on March 25 in Patiala, in which her 'A' sample was found to test positive for banned substances. This comes after Indian goalkeeper Subrata Pal also failed a dope test on Tuesday.
short by Saloni Tandon / 10:27 am on 29 Apr
Australian players reject Cricket Australia's new pay offer
short by Abhishek Bansal / on 28 Apr 2017,Friday
The Australian Cricketers' Association (ACA) has rejected the latest pay offer from their cricket board. Cricket Australia had proposed to share the surplus revenue of the board with only male international players, while female cricketers and domestic male players would be given fixed amounts. The ACA said the proposal is "a win for cricket administrators but a loss for cricket."
short by Abhishek Bansal / 06:38 pm on 28 Apr
Wanted to become Sachin, quickly realised I can't: Sehwag
short by Abhishek Bansal / on 28 Apr 2017,Friday
Stating that youngsters need to rely on their own game and must not try to copy others, former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag said, "I also wanted to become Sachin Tendulkar, but I quickly realised that I can't be." Sehwag, who serves as Kings XI Punjab's Director of Cricket Operations, further said, "A youngster needs to know his strengths and weakness."
short by Abhishek Bansal / 06:02 pm on 28 Apr
10-man Man Utd plays out goalless draw in Manchester derby
short by Saloni Tandon / on 28 Apr 2017,Friday
Manchester United played out a 0-0 draw with Manchester City in the Premier League on Thursday, with Marouane Fellaini being sent off in the 84th minute for headbutting Sergio Agüero. With the draw, United are now at par with their 2010-11 record of the longest unbeaten run in a single top-tier season, remaining unbeaten in 24 PL matches.
short by Saloni Tandon / 09:12 am on 28 Apr
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