Indian cricketer Virat Kohli along with actors Tamannaah Bhatia and Aju Varghese have been issued notice by the Kerala High Court, on January 27 over a petition seeking ban on online rummy. The petitioner alleged that the brand ambassadors has turned youth into gambling addicts, in-turn claiming many lives. However, the High Court has demanded a response from the state government. Reportedly, a Kerala resident committed suicide two-weeks-ago… read-more
Courtesy: The Tribune
The International Cricket Council (ICC) on January 25 announced the introduction of 'ICC Player of the month' for both men & women. According to the reports, the cricketers across all formats will be awarded each month, through a vote by the former players, broadcasters, and journalists. Interestingly, the fans will also get a say in voting, officials informed. India's Mohammed Siraj, Washington Sundar, T Natarajan, Rishabh Pant, and R… read-more
Courtesy: Go News
Famed as Afghanistan's first female break-dancer, 18-year-old Manizha Talash now eyes the Paris Olympics 2024. Talash is one among six female breakdancers of Afghanistan's 30-member club that was founded a year ago. She said, "I want to be a good role model for Afghanistan.” Reportedly, Talash is even receiving death-threats from militants, and she fears that the increasing influence of Taliban militants may end her career.
Tamil Nadu has entered the semi-finals of Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy on January 26 after beating Himachal Pradesh by five wickets in the quarterfinal. Chasing 136, Tamil Nadu secured the match with the inning-saver unbeaten partnership between Baba Aparajith (52) and Shahrukh Khan (40). Both the players carried their team to victory from a tight spot of 66/5. Tamil Nadu will now play against the winner of the Bihar-Rajasthan match in the first… read-more
The WHO’s Health Emergencies Programme head Mike Ryan cancelled the mandatory CVOID-19 vaccination of athletes participating in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. Ryan cited insufficient vaccine stocks to inoculate even the vulnerable behind the decision. The announcement came days after the French Olympic Committee President Denis Masseglia had asked a 14-day quarantine and regular COVID-19 test of athletes when they arrived in Japan. The Olympics are… read-more
Courtesy: The New Indian Express
The losing streak of senior women's hockey continues as India suffered a 2-3 loss against Argentina B in the ongoing tour. India lost the game despite Salima Tete scoring the first goal in the sixth minute in the match. Reportedly, the core Indian side has zero victories with two draws(2-2, 1-1) and two defeats(1-2, 2-3) in the tour. The visitors now eye on their next match against the main Argentinian team.
Courtesy: The Times of India
The Sports Authority of India was put on alert after reports of National Wrestling Championships at Noida flouting social distancing norms surfaced on January 24. Reportedly, the indoor stadium entertained hundreds of spectators by not following the Sports Ministry's eight-page Standard Operating Procedure issued on December 26, 2020. SAI Director-General Sandip Pradhan said, "we have also sought a report from the Federation on the alleged… read-more
Courtesy: The Indian Express
Former interim-lightweight champ Dustin "The Diamond" Poirier avenged his loss against "The Notorious" Conor McGregor, after Poirier was demeaned at UFC 257 in Abu Dhabi, on January 24. Poirier knocked out McGregor in 2 minutes 32 seconds during the second round bombarding the latter with heavy punches that forced referee, Herb Dean to stop the contest. The lightweights showed contrast in their pace since McGregor came out early at Poirier, … read-more
Courtesy: Brifly News
Taking to Twitter, Business tycoon Anand Mahindra has announced that all six young debutants of India vs Australia test series will be gifted the all-new Mahindra Thar SUV. Highlighting the efforts made by team India in the Brisbane Test, Anand Tweeted, "they’ve made it possible for future generations of youth in India to dream & explore the impossible". The debutants - Mohammad Siraj, T Natarajan, Shardul Thakur, Washington Sundar,… read-more
Courtesy: Brifly Exclusive
The Ferrari Driver Academy is all set to have its first female member named Maya Weug. The 16-year-old Dutch girl got selected through the "Girls on Track-Rising Stars" program. Winning a five-day scouting camp, Weug will be awarded a season in the Formula Four Championship. Expressing his joy about Weug's induction, Formula One Team Boss Mattia Binotto said, "This is a key moment in the history of Scuderia Ferrari and its academy."
Courtesy: Deccan Herald