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Satisfied to score double ton after forgettable debut: Kohli

ANTIGUA: “Extremely satisfied” with his maiden Test double hundred, India skipperVirat Kohli+ says the feat has helped him wipe off the memories of his disappointing debut tour to the Caribbean in 2011 when he had struggled with the bat. Kohli returned to the Caribbean after five years and got down to business, scoring his maiden 200 in the very first ... Read More »

Russia facing Rio Olympic, Paralympic ban

MOSCOW: Russia on Friday made a last-ditch bid to avoid a blanket ban at the Rio Games over state-run doping as a fresh batch of drug test failures fromBeijing 2008 and London 2012rocked the Olympics. However, as they launched a desperate rearguard action, the International Paralympic Federation (IPF) announced they were seeking a suspension which would sideline the Russians from ... Read More »

Hope Virat Kohli gets a double hundred: Shikhar Dhawan

Shikhar Dhawan has always had the uncanny knack of producing goods when the chips are down which he attributes to his “big heart” and the “backing” he has got from skipper Virat Kohli and coach Anil Kumble. Dhawan scored a polished 84 and is certainly feeling a bit less pressure after there were unconfirmed reports that KL Rahul, with back-to-back half-centuries in practice games will replace him ... Read More »

West Indies Looking For Steady Progression Against India

North Sound: “The ultimate aim is to start performing well in Test cricket. We have got a young side, and we are looking to build something,” said Holder ahead of the opening Test starting at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in North Sound on Thursday. West Indies skipper Jason Holder doesn’t expect his young and inexperienced side to improve by ... Read More »

Hamilton sweats over record fifth Hungary victory

BUDAPEST: Defending champion Lewis Hamilton faces a demanding and sweaty battle with his championship-leading Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg and a potentially-rampant Red Bull team as he seeks a decisive victory at this weekend’s Hungarian Grand Prix. The 31-year-old Briton, who is also aiming to complete a hat-trick of successive wins after triumphs in Austria and his home British event, can ... Read More »

Barcelona extend Qatar Airways sponsorship deal to 2017

La Liga champions Barcelona said they agreed a one-year extension to their shirt sponsorship with Qatar Airways, increasing the annual value of the deal to around 35 million euros ($38 million) according to Spanish media reports. The Spanish giants – once renowned for never having had a sponsor on their shirts – have been locked in negotiations with the airline ... Read More »

Golden generation meets attitude era: Kumble and Kohli

The scene is from India’s departure press conference for the tour of West Indies. Test skipper Virat Kohli and new coach Anil Kumbler were seated next to each other, fielding questions from the media. Among a variety of topics ranging from preparation to pitches, to the new coach’s role of bridging together recent past and near future, and so on, ... Read More »

Heartiest Greetings and Felicitations on EIDULLAH (Eid-e-Ghadeer)

The 18th of Zil-Hajj marks the auspicious occasion of Eid-e-Ghadeer. This is the day of nomination of Imam Ali(a.s.) as the successor to the Holy Prophet(pbuh&hf) and commander of the faithfuls and the first Imam. This is also the day when the famous Ayat “Al-yaoma akmalto lakum dinakum wa atmamto alaikum naimatee” [Today we completed the DEEN for you and ... Read More »