IPL spot-fixing: Ban on S Sreesanth against principles of natural justice, says lawyer

IPL spot-fixing: Ban on S Sreesanth against principles of natural justice, says lawyer

Sreesanth was banned for life by the BCCI after being found guilty of spot-fixing in the IPL in an internal inquiry conducted by the Board’s Anti-Corruption and Security Unit chief Ravi Sawani.Calling the life ban imposed on S Sreesanth “bizarre”, his lawyer Rebecca John said the tainted pacer will challenge the BCCI’s decision in court […]

India to meet Oman in Asia Cup hockey opener

India to meet Oman in Asia Cup hockey opener

The ninth Men’s Asia Cup hockey tournament kicks off at Ipoh in Malaysia on Saturday. India is placed in Pool-B, alongside Korea, Bangladesh and Oman. Pool-A includes hosts Malaysia, Pakistan, Japan and Chinese Taipei. In the opening match of the tournament, India will meet Oman today. The match will begin at 1:35 PM Indian Time. […]

Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award for ace Indian shooter Ronjan Sodhi

Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award for ace Indian shooter Ronjan Sodhi

New Delhi: Ending all the speculations, Sports Ministry on Thursday confirmed the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award for ace Indian shooter Ronjan Sodhi.Sodhi, two-time world champion in double trap shooting, was selected for India’s highest sporting honour, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, by the selection committee. Later on, Khel Ratna selection panel member Anjali Bhagwat […]

No Arjuna Award for Tom Joseph

No Arjuna Award for Tom Joseph

New Delhi: Union Sports Minister Jitendra Singh cleared the national sports awards file on Thursday without making any changes in the list finalised by the committee headed by former World billiards champion Michael Ferreira. The Sports Department Secretary had recommended the name of Kerala-based volleyball player, Tom Joseph, for Arjuna Award after his exclusion from […]

Maria Sharapova pulls out of US Open with shoulder injury

Maria Sharapova pulls out of US Open with shoulder injury

New York City:  The U.S. Tennis Association announced the withdrawal of the 2006 champion, who has played only one match on tour since her second-round loss at Wimbledon in June.Sharapova originally was seeded third at the U.S. Open. The USTA said 2012 Wimbledon runner-up Agnieszka Radwanksa would shift from No. 4 to No. 3, and […]

IPL spot-fixing: Sreesanth won’t appear before court

IPL spot-fixing: Sreesanth won’t appear before court

Koch: Santhakumaran Sreesanth, who faces trial in IPL spot-fixing case, will not appear before the court on Wednesday. Sreesanth’s lawyers directed him not to appear as he did not receive the summons. 21 accused in the case including Sreesanth had been directed to appear before court on Wednesday.

Athletics: Bolt equals world record for Gold medals after winning 4X100m relay

Athletics: Bolt equals world record for Gold medals after winning 4X100m relay

Jamaican sprint legend Usain Bolt equalled the world record for Gold medals after he anchored his country’s 4x100m relay team to victory at the World Athletics Championships. It is Usain Bolt’s eighth world gold medal. He has joined American women’s 200 metre specialist Allyson Felix, and retired US track stars Carl Lewis and Michael Johnson […]