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ICC not interfering in Indo-Pak bilateral series agreements an 'advantage': BCCI CoA

Mumbai (Maharashtra), June 24 -- With the International Cricket Council (ICC) staying out of the row surrounding India-Pakistan bilateral series agreements, the BCCI Committee of Administrators (CoA) chief Vinod Rai on Saturday admitted that step was an advantageous one for India.

"Answer of PCB's question is very simple, if a government of a country says not to play, then it will not play bilateral series. That is a Force Majeure. A Force Majeu... Read More


There were 'perceptional, professional' issues between Kumble-Kohli: COA Chief

Mumbai, June 24 -- Amid the turmoil created post resignation of Anil Kumble, Chief of Committee of Administrators (COA) Vinod Rai on Saturday said that there were 'perceptional, professional' issues between the former coach and Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli.

Rai said it is natural for two people living together all the time to have differences in opinion.

"If any two persons are thrown together for 24/7 there will be a difference of p... Read More


BCCI struck a 'good deal' with ICC in terms of revenue: Vinod Rai

Mumbai (Maharashtra), June 24 -- With the Indian Cricket Team getting whopping USD 405 million from the International Cricket Council (ICC), BCCI Committee of Administrators (CoA) chief Vinod Rai on Saturday lauded BCCI Chief Executive Officer Rahul Johri Acting Secretary Amitabh Chaudhary for cracking the deal and added that the 293 million dollars deal from ICC was wrongly quoted.

"Whole lot of things were discussed, firstly people must acknow... Read More


Ben Stokes terms Jason Roy's obstruction dismissal 'embarrassment'

India, June 24 -- England all-rounder Ben Stokes on Friday took to Twitter, expressing his displeasure at the 'obstructing the field' decision given against teammate Jason Roy, during the second T20 International against South Africa at Taunton.

(Read | England's Jason Roy becomes 1st player to be dismissed 'obstructing the field' in T20Is)

Roy, who returned to form in the second game of the three-match series with a 45-ball 67, was found obstr... Read More


ICC Women's World Cup 2017: Mithali Raj enters history books with seventh consecutive fifty

New Delhi, June 24 -- Captain - Mithali Raj is not only the poster girl of India's women's cricket but also the biggest icon of the game in the country. Known for her combative and all-round batting skills, Mithali is not only regarded among India's premier batters but has also earned herself a reputation for being the best in the world in women's cricket.

In the ICC Women's World Cup opener against England, the right-handed batsman played a sci... Read More


Sidhu declares war on Punjab's 'cable mafia', says Fastway 'bullied' Reliance

Chandigarh, June 24 -- A prime poll promise of the Congress did not get fulfilled in the budget session of the Punjab assembly that concluded on Friday. The government failed to bring in a legislation to end the hold of Fastway, allegedly owned by the Badals, on the cable network, though minister Navjot Singh Sidhu had on Thursday announced to probe what he termed the "Fastway scam worth Rs 500 crore".

After passing of 11 bills in the absence of... Read More


F.C. Barcelona and Real Madrid Fans Clash Over Tweets

Rabat , June 24 -- Rabat - When the Champions League's official twitter account wished Barcelona's star, Lionel Messi, a happy birthday as he turned 30 on Saturday, Real Madrid fans, especially those of Cristiano Ronaldo, reacted badly.

The European league's first tweet included a question mark implying debate as to whether Messi was " the greatest". Messi's fans replied that there was no need for a question mark.

Happy 30th birthday Lionel Mes... Read More


India- West Indies clash abandoned due to rain

Trinidad, June 24 -- The first ODI between West Indies and India has been abandoned due to rain.

Ajinkya Rahane (69), Shikhar Dhawan (87) and Virat Kohli (32*) had provided India a strong start as the visitors scored 199 runs for the loss of three wickets in 39.2 overs. Yuvraj Singh (4) departed early but former skipper MS Dhoni (9) was at the crease with Kohli when rain came down to spoil the game. Earlier, West Indies elected to field first af... Read More


ICC okays new cricket rules, players can be sent off for violence from October 1

India, June 24 -- The International Cricket Council has decided that teams will no longer lose a review under the Decision Review System (DRS) if a leg before referral returns as 'Umpires Call', part of a slew of changes recommended by its Cricket Committee.

The ICC Chief Executives Committee approved the recommendations made by the panel headed by India's Anil Kumble at its annual conference held in London this week.

(Read | Anil Kumble docume... Read More


Clube Tennis de Gaspar Dias TT Championship receives over 300 entries

Panaji, June 24 -- Clube Tennis de Gaspar Dias Table Tennis Championship 2017, Goa's first tennis club in partnership with Goa Table Tennis Association (GTTA), has received total 313 entries from across 13 categories.

According to a press release here today, the event will be an annual fixture on the state's sports calendar with the Clube Tennis de Gaspar Dias TT Championship slated to be held between June 26 and July 2.

The tournament has rece... Read More