Sunil, Harmanpreet win AHF awards for brilliant 2016


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Harmanpreet had a stupendous 2016 with the Indian junior men’s team winning the Junior World Cup in Lucknow.

MUSCAT: Ace forward SV Sunil and young dragflicker Harmanpreet Singh has been named as the Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) Player of the Year and Promising Player of the Year 2016 respectively. Continue reading “Sunil, Harmanpreet win AHF awards for brilliant 2016”

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IPL 2017: R Ashwin, KL Rahul, Murali Vijay out; some rest for Umesh Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja


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R Aswhin is out of IPL 10 due to sports hernia. (Source: BCCI)

The Indian Premier League was on Friday robbed of some sheen after premier off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and a host of top Indian players pulled out of the event’s 10th edition beginning on April 5, owing to a gruelling international season. Continue reading “IPL 2017: R Ashwin, KL Rahul, Murali Vijay out; some rest for Umesh Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja”

Sunil Chhetri wants to end India football career at 2019 AFC Asian Cup


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Sunil Chhetri vies for the ball during the India vs Myanmar AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 soccer match at Thuwunna stadium in Yangon on March 28. India beat Myanmar 1-0. (AP)

In terms of importance, Sunil Chhetri rated his 90th minute goal against Myanmar at par with the hattrick in the AFC Challenge Cup final in 2008 and the late winner from a free-kick against Bangladesh that avoided a first round elimination from the 2013 SAFF Championships. Continue reading “Sunil Chhetri wants to end India football career at 2019 AFC Asian Cup”

Could the Indian National Football Team be a part of the 2026 FIFA World Cup?


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That day might not be even a decade away when you see the Indian national anthem being played before a World Cup game!

India have been handed a shot in the arm by the Bureau of the FIFA Council – comprised of the FIFA President and the presidents of each of the six confederations, who convened this week and agreed upon a new list of slot allocations for the 48-team 2026 FIFA World Cup. Continue reading “Could the Indian National Football Team be a part of the 2026 FIFA World Cup?”

IPL 2017: AB de Villiers To Lead RCB In Virat Kohli’s Absence, KL Rahul Set To Miss Out


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Virat Kohli injured his shoulder during the Ranchi Test

South Africa batsman AB de Villiers is likely to lead Royal Challengers Bangalore in the initial phase of Indian Premier League (IPL) season 10, if regular skipper Virat Kohli fails to recover from a shoulder injury. Continue reading “IPL 2017: AB de Villiers To Lead RCB In Virat Kohli’s Absence, KL Rahul Set To Miss Out”