FIFA U-17 World Cup: Delhi Crowd Propels USA, Germany Into Last Eight

USA and Germany both recorded big wins in their respective pre-quarter matches in the capital, paving their way into the last eight of the competition. Although these two countries are from two different continents and with totally different football cultures, they found one common ground at the stadium in New Delhi — the crowd support. New Delhi: “We love India”, exclaimed Tim Weah, the hat-trick hero of the second FIFA Under-17 World Cup Round of 16 match between USA and Paraguay, during the post-match press conference at the Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi on Monday. USA and Germany … Continue reading FIFA U-17 World Cup: Delhi Crowd Propels USA, Germany Into Last Eight

Kuldeep Yadav is a product of Anil Kumble: Suresh Raina

MUMBAI: Praising Kuldeep Yadav for his recent exploits in international cricket, India discard Suresh Raina said credit should be given to former head coach Anil Kumble for shaping the young spinner. “Kuldeep (Yadav) is doing very well and the credit goes to Anil Bhai (Anil Kumble). He worked really hard with him,” Raina told reporters at an event here. “I was talking to him (Kuldeep) in the IPL and he always use to message Anil Bhai. He is the product of Anil Kumble. “He (Kuldeep) has done well with (former Australian china man) Brad Hogg. He is the guy who … Continue reading Kuldeep Yadav is a product of Anil Kumble: Suresh Raina

In-form India eye series win against struggling Australia

Rain forces cancellation of the host’s practice as another truncated match looms India will be looking to complete its dominance over Australia across formats in the ongoing cricket bilateral series when it takes on the visitor in the T20I here at the Barsapara Stadium on Tuesday. The Assam Cricket Association-owned stadium, which will be making its international debut, presents a perfect setting for the host to accomplish a win and seal the three-match series. India coasted to its seventh successive T20I win at Ranchi a couple of days ago, downing the Australians by nine wickets in a rain-truncated match.The Duckworth-Lewis … Continue reading In-form India eye series win against struggling Australia

We could have won match against Colombia: India coach

NEW DELHI: India put up a valiant fight and also scored their first-ever goal in the FIFA U-17 World Cup in their 1-2 defeat against Colombia but coach Luis Norton de Matos today said that his side could have won the match had the goalpost not denied them in the first session. Rahul Kannoly’ s left-footed volley beat the Colombian goalkeeper but the goalpost came in the way and both sides went into the half time goal-less. de Matos rued that the outcome of the Group A match could have been different had India gone up 1-0 at the breather. … Continue reading We could have won match against Colombia: India coach

India, Australia teams arrive in Guwahati for second T20

GUWAHATI: The Indian and Australian cricket teams arrived here today for the second Twenty 20 match at the newly-built Barsapara Stadium, which is getting ready to make its international debut. About a thousand fans gathered at the airport to catch the arrival of the two teams as the city prepares itself for its first international match after a gap of seven years. From their 2011 World Cup win to a new era under Virat Kohli, much has changed since Guwahati hosted its last international match way back on November 28, 2010 when India beat New Zealand by 40 runs in … Continue reading India, Australia teams arrive in Guwahati for second T20

ICC’s new playing condition rules leave players confused

RANCHI: The new playing condition rules laid down by the ICC have left Indian and Australian cricketers confused after it was applied in the rain-hit first Twenty 20 International. Australian opener Aaron Finch said it was strange that the rules were “mixed and matched” for the T20I series, while his Indian counterpart Shikhar Dhawan too admitted of being “unaware” of the changes. According to ICC’s new playing conditions for shortened games that came into effect on September 28, DRS would now be used in T20Is in addition to Tests and ODIs. The rules also state that if a game is … Continue reading ICC’s new playing condition rules leave players confused

FIFA Under 17 World Cup 2017 Full Schedule: Match Date, Timing, Venue & Results

The FIFA Under 17 World Cup 2017 which is the 17th FIFA Under 17 World Cup will be contested in various stadiums across the country. The much awaited football tournament will begin on Friday, October 6, 2017, and go on until October 28, 2017. There will be a total of 52 football matches in the tournament that will be played among twenty-four football teams, including India. Here is the FIFA Under 17 World Cup complete schedule with details such as time (in IST), date, teams, groups and venue of the match: FIFA Under 17 World Cup 2017 Full Schedule Date … Continue reading FIFA Under 17 World Cup 2017 Full Schedule: Match Date, Timing, Venue & Results

Coach Shastri gets Rs 1.20 crore for 3 months

NEW DELHI: Chief coach Ravi Shastri was paid a little over Rs 1.20 crore for his services during the first three months of his new tenure with the Indian cricket team. Shastri came back as the chief coach in July this year and has since been paid Rs 1,20,87,187 for a three-month period between 18th July to 18th October, according to the BCCI website. Former skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni was paid Rs 57,88,373 (Rs 57.88 lakh) as a share of gross revenue from the international tournaments held outside India. In what would be a good news for those who play … Continue reading Coach Shastri gets Rs 1.20 crore for 3 months

Grounded Prithvi’s stock keeps rising

MUMBAI: The year 2017 has seen the rise and rise for Prithvi Shaw. In January, the 17-year-old batting prodigy from Mumbai slammed a hundred on his first class debut in the Ranji semi-finals against Tamil Nadu. In August, he led the India U-19 team in the one-dayers on the England tour. Last month, he hit a hundred on his Duleep Trophy debut, and on Monday , the youngster was picked for the first three one-dayers in the India A team which will play New Zealand in a five game series at Vizag (beginning on October 6), and in the Board President’s … Continue reading Grounded Prithvi’s stock keeps rising