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Yearender 2020 | The top sporting moments

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1) Bangladesh won the ICC Under-19 World Cup in February, defeating India in the final at Potchefstroom, South Africa. It was the nation’s first World Cup win at any level and sent its citizenry into raptures. It also...

Coimbatore District Cricket Association gears up to host the upcoming TNPL

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“Coimbatore is starved of quality entertainment in sports,” says D. Lakshminarayanaswamy, Managing Trustee of SNR Sons Charitable Trust. We are at the newly inaugurated turf wicket cricket grounds of Coimbatore District Cricket Association at Sri Ramakrishna College of...

Here’s how Indian sportspersons are using the lockdown to prepare for a stronger comeback

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Sprinter Dutee Chand entered 2020 with a dream — to bring home a medal from the Tokyo Olympics. With a support team of 10 members that includes a coach, assistant coaches, physiotherapists, and nutritionists, Dutee was training eight...

Ben Stokes and the tricky question for analysts

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Ben Stokes sprinting to long-off to field a ball off his own bowling in the second Test was an exhibition of the ‘cricketness’ of the sport. It didn’t make any difference to the score (the batsmen ran four),...

‘Saliva ban an interim measure’

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ICC Cricket Committee chairman Anil Kumble says the recommendation to ban saliva for shining the ball is only an interim measure and “things will go back to normal” once the pandemic is brought under control.The Kumble-led panel recommended...

Former sports journalist Siddhartha Vaidyanathan writes his first novel

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Former sports journalist Siddhartha Vaidyanathan's first novel is on a young boy’s struggles and successes in an all-boys’ school in Bengaluru of the ‘90s Former India cricket captain Rahul Dravid, a voracious reader, terms it “Fun, entertaining, delightful.”...

Shoaib Akhtar moots India-Pakistan ODI series to raise funds for tackling COVID-19

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Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar, on Wednesday, proposed a three-match ODI series against arch-rival India to raise funds for the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in both the countries.The two nations have not played a full-series since 2007...

Usha’s son Vignesh forges new path

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Hockey legend Dhyan Chand’s son Ashok Kumar picked up his dad’s sport and won an Olympic bronze in Munich, 1972. And athletics great Milkha Singh’s son Jeev went on to become one of India’s finest golfers.Also read: The...

Chess | Anand named ambassador for WWF India

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Five-time World chess champion Viswanathan Anand is the new Ambassador for World Wildlife Fund (WWF) India’s Environment Education programme.Commenting on his association with WWF India, Anand said, “Our children deserve a better, greener and more sustainable world than...

The Games that became the ‘Missing Olympics’

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Fears are growing that this year’s Olympics may be postponed or axed because of the coronavirus pandemic but Japan has been here before — the cancelled summer Games of 1940 were also due to be hosted in Tokyo.Also...

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