The Indian Premier League 2021, starting from April second week, will be organized in six cities - Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Delhi. Reportedly, Delhi was the latest entrant in the list as the BCCI had to exclude Hyderabad citing reasons of the latter's local cricket association issues. Moreover, the different venues will allow different seating occupancy in stadiums except Mumbai which has planned to go ahead with no… read-more
Indian women boxers bagged five gold medals in the 30th Adriatic Pearl Tournament held in Budva, Montenegro. Notably, with 10 medals, India topped the tournament’s medal tally followed by Uzbekistan and the Czech Republic. While Babyrojisana Chanu, Arundhati Choudhary, Alfiya Pathan, Vinka, and T Sanamacha Chanu clinched gold, boxer Lucky settled with a silver. Moreover, while Vinka was awarded the 'Best Woman Boxer of the Tournament,' and … read-more
Ethiopian sprinter Gudaf Tsegay has become the world champion by breaking a world record in the Women's indoor 1500 meters in a meet at Lievin. The 24-year-old posted a time of 3 minutes, 53.9 seconds, two seconds quicker than the previous record. After the feat, the sprinter said, "I'm not really surprised. I worked to do that." Previously, the record was held by Genzebe Dibaba in 2014.
Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni became the first cricketer to cross Rs 150-crore earning in the Indian Premier League. Dhoni's earnings sky-rocketed from Rs 137 crore (before 2020) to Rs 152 crore after CSK extended his contract. Currently, the yellow team's skipper gets Rs 15 crore per season since IPL 2018. Meanwhile, Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma stood second with Rs 146.6 crore, followed by RCB skipper Virat Kohli with Rs 143.3… read-more
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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.
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
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Gearing up for IPL season 2021 mini-auctions, franchises on January 20 announced the list of retained marquee players and released ones to retrieve more money in the auction purse. While the most surprise package was the retention of Suresh Raina, who left the team last season, CSK has yet again shown confidence on its skipper MS Dhoni and released Murali Vijay, Harbhajan Singh and Shane Watson. The defending champions Mumbai Indians, in a… read-more
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In a unique achievement, Pune IPS officer Krishna Prakash has been inducted in the World Book Of Records for completing the rigorous Ironman Triathlon in 2017. Reportedly, Krishna became the first Indian government servant, civil servant, and the officer of uniformed service to earn the 'Ironman' title. Participants of the Triathlon had to complete a 3.8 Km swim, 180.3 Km bicycle ride, and a 42.2 km run within 16-17 hours.
Finishing fourth in the recently declared world rankings, the Indian men's hockey team has achieved its highest position in the rankings since 2003. However, the feat was achieved as the team played fewer matches compared to earlier years due to the pandemic. Maintaining its performance in the rankings, the Indian team has consistently improved its ranking from finishing 10th in 2011. Earlier, its ranking dropped only twice during 2012 and… read-more
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Dzhambulat Khatokhov, a Russian sumo and Guinness world record holder for the heaviest kid in 2003, passed away at the age of 21 due to prolonged illness. His death was confirmed by a regional sports official. However, the proximate cause was not determined but a regional newspaper suspicioned he died of kidney disorder. Khatokhov who weighed 34 kg at the age of 2, increased to 108 kg by the time he reached 13.
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