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BCCI nominates Rohit for Khel Ratna; Shikhar, Ishant and Deepti for Arjuna

Rohit's opening partner Shikhar Dhawan and Ishant Sharma, the most-capped Test cricketer in the current set-up, have been nominated for the Arjuna Award. In the women's section, Deepti Sharma got BCCI nomination for her consistent show across formats in the last three years.

ICC Board Meeting: World T20 most likely to be postponed to 2022, October window for IPL

"There is a good chance that postponement of World T20 will be decided during Thursday's board meeting. Whether there will be a formal announcement or not is the question," an ICC board member told on conditions of anonymity. "There is very little chance of World T20 going ahead in this situation. I don't think either Cricket Australia or the top boards will mind," he added.

Three-time Olympic gold medal-winning hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr dies

One of the country's greatest athletes, Balbir Sr was the only Indian among 16 legends chosen by the International Olympic Committee across modern Olympic history. His world record for most goals scored by an individual in the men's hockey final of the Olympics still remains unbeaten.

No fans, no saliva, hand sanitisers on boundary: Welcome to a new-look T10 cricket

Welcome to cricket during coronavirus as it's being played out in the Caribbean this week. Six teams are taking part in the Vincy T10 Premier League at the picturesque Arnos Vale venue near Kingstown, the main city on St Vincent.

No sporting event in near future, have to live with new normal of sports behind closed doors: Rijiju

Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju's statement gain greater significance in the context of the suspended IPL, which the BCCI wants to host in October-November in case the ICC T20 World Cup in Australia is postponed. The Sports Minister, however, reiterated that resumption of sporting activities will entirely depend on guidelines of respective states and local administrations.

Naomi Osaka tops Serena Williams as world's highest-paid female athlete

Osaka, whose father was born in Haiti and whose mother is Japanese, ranks 29th on the 2020 Forbes list of the world's 100 top-paid athletes, four spots ahead of Williams, who has won 23 Grand Slam singles titles. The complete list, due to be released next week, has not featured two women since 2016, according to the magazine.

IPL is just a money grab, shouldn't take precedence over T20 World cup: Border

"(I'm) not happy with that. The world game should take precedence over local competition. So, the World T20, if that can't go ahead, I don't think the IPL can go ahead. I would question that decision -- it's just a money grab, isn't it, that one?" former Australia skipper Allan Border said in ABC's Grandstand Cafe radio program.

4-time Grand Slam singles champion Ashley Cooper dies at 83

Ashley Cooper led Australia's Davis Cup team to victory over the United States to retain the title in 1957. But after the result was reversed in a loss to the Americans the following year he was so upset, according to Tennis Australia, that he considered withdrawing from a professional contract because he felt he owed the country more.

Bihar girl, who cycled down 1200km carrying father, will be called for trial by cycling federation

Stuck in Gurugram due to nation-wide lockdown, a tenacious Jyoti asked her father to sit on the rear side carrier of her cycle and took him to his native place, covering 1200km in seven days. Cycling Federation of India Chairman said that if Kumari passed the trial, she will be selected as a trainee at the state-of-the-art National Cycling Academy at the IGI Stadium.

Stadiums set to reopen but don’t expect any sporting activity soon

With most of the athletes forced to stay indoors for the past two months due to the nationwide restrictions on outdoor activities, their training patterns got disturbed and they had to make do with improvised workouts that were insufficient for the needs of international athletes.

Amit Panghal, Vikas Krishan nominated for Khel Ratna by BFI; 3 names for Arjuna

The BFI has nominated world bronze-winning trio of Lovlina Borgohain (69kg), Simranjit Kaur (64kg) and Manish Kaushik (63kg) for the Arjuna awards. Of these, Borgohain has won the world bronze twice, the most recent being last year.

BCCI nominates Rohit for Khel Ratna; Shikhar, Ishant and Deepti for Arjuna

Rohit's opening partner Shikhar Dhawan and Ishant Sharma, the most-capped Test cricketer in the current set-up, have been nominated for the Arjuna Award. In the women's section, Deepti Sharma got BCCI nomination for her consistent show across formats in the last three years.

Balbir Singh Sr: A legacy in gold

An equal to Dhyan Chand in wizardry and legacy, Balbir Singh Sr was perhaps the last recognisable connect to that bygone era of Indian hockey which had gold written all over it.Nostalgia is what that era evokes, a time when Singh and Dhyan Chand became the symbols of India's dominance in international hockey.Dhyan Chand, the greatest for most, passed away in 1979 at 74 and Singh, considered the best after him, breathed his last at 96 on Monday.

36th National Games postponed indefinitely due to COVID-19 pandemic

"The National Games organising committee has decided to postpone National Games due to COVID-19 pandemic," Goa's deputy chief minister Manohar (Babu) Ajgaonkar, who also holds the sports portfolio, said in a statement shared by IOA President Narinder Batra.

ICC Board Meeting: World T20 most likely to be postponed to 2022, October window for IPL

"There is a good chance that postponement of World T20 will be decided during Thursday's board meeting. Whether there will be a formal announcement or not is the question," an ICC board member told on conditions of anonymity. "There is very little chance of World T20 going ahead in this situation. I don't think either Cricket Australia or the top boards will mind," he added.

SAI resumes sports activities in Delhi's JLN and National stadiums

The Sports Authority of India (SAI) on Tuesday started activities in two out of its five stadiums in the national capital after the central government green lighted resumption of outdoor sports in a phased manner. According to a SAI statement, sporting activities have resumed at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium from Tuesday afternoon in slots of one hour which needs to be pre-booked online.

‘There are no losses as such’ even if IPL is cancelled: Mustafa Ghouse, JSW Sports CEO

It’s being projected that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is set to lose around Rs 4,000 crore in revenue if the 2020 edition of the IPL is cancelled. In turn, it will affect the revenues of the eight franchises as BCCI distributes a part of its earning every season among the teams. What kind of losses is JSW Sports staring at?

Balbir Singh Senior cremated with state honours

The mortal remains of the three-time Olympic gold medallist was consigned to flames at an electric crematorium here, with his maternal grandson Kabir performing the last rites in the presence of Sikh priests.

Three-time Olympic gold medal-winning hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr dies

One of the country's greatest athletes, Balbir Sr was the only Indian among 16 legends chosen by the International Olympic Committee across modern Olympic history. His world record for most goals scored by an individual in the men's hockey final of the Olympics still remains unbeaten.

No fans, no saliva, hand sanitisers on boundary: Welcome to a new-look T10 cricket

Welcome to cricket during coronavirus as it's being played out in the Caribbean this week. Six teams are taking part in the Vincy T10 Premier League at the picturesque Arnos Vale venue near Kingstown, the main city on St Vincent.

Coronavirus pandemic: ICC issues comprehensive guidelines for cricket to restart

The International Cricket Council on Friday issued comprehensive guidelines aimed at getting the sport up and running around the world while at the same time maintaining the highest safety protocols. 'Safety first' is one of the primary considerations of the ICC's back-to-cricket guidelines and involving the governments at all stages is a must.

No sporting event in near future, have to live with new normal of sports behind closed doors: Rijiju

No sporting event in near future, have to live with new normal of sports behind closed doors: Rijiju

Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju's statement gain greater significance in the context of the suspended IPL, which the BCCI wants to host in October-November in case the ICC T20 World Cup in Australia is postponed. The Sports Minister, however, reiterated that resumption of sporting activities will entirely depend on guidelines of respective states and local administrations.

The day Bachendri conquered the Everest and a lot more

The day Bachendri conquered the Everest and a lot more

Thirty-six years ago, on this very day, Uttarakhand’s Bachendri Pal became the first Indian woman to scale the highest peak in the world, shattering many a glass ceiling. Every moment of that glorious day still fresh in her mind, Bachendri shares with ET Sport her inspiring journey

Top five batsmen with most sixes in international cricket

Top five batsmen with most sixes in international cricket

There’s an art to hitting sixes, and like every form of art some are better at it than others. Here’s a list of the batsmen who’ve hit the most sixes, across all formats.

Naomi Osaka tops Serena Williams as world's highest-paid female athlete

Naomi Osaka tops Serena Williams as world's highest-paid female athlete

Osaka, whose father was born in Haiti and whose mother is Japanese, ranks 29th on the 2020 Forbes list of the world's 100 top-paid athletes, four spots ahead of Williams, who has won 23 Grand Slam singles titles. The complete list, due to be released next week, has not featured two women since 2016, according to the magazine.

IPL is just a money grab, shouldn't take precedence over T20 World cup: Border

IPL is just a money grab, shouldn't take precedence over T20 World cup: Border

"(I'm) not happy with that. The world game should take precedence over local competition. So, the World T20, if that can't go ahead, I don't think the IPL can go ahead. I would question that decision -- it's just a money grab, isn't it, that one?" former Australia skipper Allan Border said in ABC's Grandstand Cafe radio program.

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