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Anuj Rawat

India’s U-19 cricket captain under scanner for playing unauthorised Mauritius league

Anuj Rawat could face sanctions, including a ban, for participating in the T20 tournament.
The poster of the T20 tournament played in Mauritius

An unsanctioned T20 league that went unnoticed. Now, 58 players from India face bans

These players took part in a disapproved T20 tournament in Mauritius last year, in which other participants were former internationals from England, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
Players at NCA Bengaluru | With special arrangements

Wriddhiman Saha’s injury doesn’t change the fact that NCA has been good for Indian cricket

Since the NCA’s revamp, W.V. Raman and Narendra Hirwani have not just developed junior players but also helped seniors rediscover their mojo.
The Croatia football team after making it to the FIFA World Cup finals | @HNS_CFF/Twitter

World Cup final is route to redemption for scandal-hit Croatia

The Croatian government hopes that the unexpected performance in the World Cup will move the country, heavily dependent on tourism, forward.

Former judges sent to run Mumbai cricket body get caught in battle for IPL passes

The CoA gave free passes to serving judges, even as it drastically reduced the number allotted to MCA management.
One of the most famous migrants in football is Cristiano Ronaldo | Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

If you are watching the World Cup then you’re seeing high-performing migrants at work

There are 1,032 players involved in the tournament. Of those, 98 were born beyond the borders of the country they are representing.
Krunal and Hardik Pandya to become the third brother duo in the Indian cricket team | YouTube

Krunal and Hardik Pandya to be third brother duo to represent Team India

Pandya brothers will play their first international T20 match together against England at the Old Trafford on Tuesday.
David Warner

A cricketer is a crook depending on which TV camera is watching him

Since 2006, seven cricketers have been penalised for ball tampering, but none as harsh as the three Aussies —all of whom confessed. In Chennai, you can ride your bike in the neighbourhood, feel the wind in your hair and keep the cloying humidity out of your scalp; a cop will stop you for breaking the law, but when you smile sweetly and ask nicely, he will let you go. In Delhi, you can drive home from work late at night, sipping from a can of cold, strong beer, and when the policeman pulls you up, tell him how you’re stuck between a prissy boss and a bossy spouse, and he will empathise and let you go. In Bangalore, you might drive up a one-way street on a Sunday, and an inspector will halt you. Plead that you have half a litre in your tank and can’t take the right way, and you will be sent along with a wave. In Mumbai, you can...
Arjun Tendulkar

The awkwardness of being Arjun Tendulkar

If Arjun does well, he’ll be celebrated. If not, he will face a situation no 18-year-old should have to put up with.
In the survey, 70% respondents wanted more coverage of women’s cricket | @BCCI_Women/Twitter

Cricket has a billion fans the world over, reveals ICC’s global market research

87% of the survey respondents said the Olympics should feature the T20 format of the sport.

On Camera


Katrina Kaif and Vicky Kaushal | PTI/ANI

Vicky Kaushal and Katrina Kaif have pulled off the greatest Bollywood ‘heist’

How to be private people in a 24x7 online world? Vicky Kaushal and Katrina Kaif just pulled off an impossible feat.

Billionaire backed FabIndia seeks Rs 3,770 crore in IPO

FabIndia aims to submit its draft red herring prospectus as soon as early next year. Its IPO will largely consist of investors selling existing shares.


Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu in New Delhi Monday | ANI

Why Rajnath raised China’s Ladakh aggression at 2+2 dialogue with Beijing’s friend Russia

India and Russia’s maiden 2+2 dialogue comes at a time when New Delhi’s ties with Washington are on an upswing while its oldest ally — Moscow — gets closer to Beijing.   

Yes, UPA’s dead. But here’s what Mamata, PK are saying about Congress & why that’s right too

Even in its second successive annihilation by BJP, Congress retained a solid block of 20% votes. That’s why all of BJP’s victims want the Congress at the core of their challenge.