Sports | GG2.Net http://www.gg2.net Sports | GG2.Net 2017-05-29 http://www.gg2.net en //gg2.net/images/logo.png Garavi Gujarat http://www.gg2.net <![CDATA[Cricket: High excitement for Tendulkar movie despite mixed reviews]]>
Critics called the new Sachin Tendulkar biopic "hagiographic" but fans of the Indian cricket legend loved the work that hit screens amid nationwide fanfare on Friday. "Sachin: A Billion Dreams", directed by Emmy-nominated British filmmaker James Erskine, brought out throngs of fans from the first day. It has real footage of the right-handed batsman who made his debut for India in 1989 aged just 16, but its claims to reveal the more intimate side of the icon did not imp]]>
<![CDATA[Cricket: BCCI raises concerns after Manchester attack]]>
  The Indian cricket board has sent a security officer to England amid concerns over team safety in the Champions Trophy following the Manchester bomb attack. Acting president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) CK Khanna confirmed to AFP that Neeraj Kumar, security incharge and consultant of its anti-corruption unit, left for England on Tuesday. "Neeraj Kumarji was anyhow supposed to travel with the team but had to go early after the attack," a senior B]]>
<![CDATA[ Cricket great Tendulkar's life brought to silver screen]]>
A hotly anticipated film about the life of Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar hits cinemas this week but the batting great says he might find watching it an unsettling experience. "I am used to seeing myself on a big screen inside the stadium, not inside a movie theatre," Tendulkar told AFP ahead of Friday's release of "Sachin: A Billion Dreams" The docudrama, directed by Emmy-nominated British filmmaker James Erskine, took four years to make and traces Tendulkar&#]]>
<![CDATA[Cricket: Mumbai beat Pune in tense IPL final]]>
Mumbai Indians beat Rising Pune Supergiant by a single run in a gripping Indian Premier League final on Sunday to claim their third title. Pune captain Steve Smith hit a crucial 51 that seemed to put Pune on course for victory in the chase for Mumbai's 129-8 in Hyderabad. But he was then one of two wickets to fall in straight balls to Smith's compatriot Mitchell Johnson in the final over and Pune ended on 128-6. Mumbai seemed to be struggling after openers Parthiv Patel and Lendl Simm]]>
<![CDATA[Tintu has done well despite limitations: PT Usha]]>
        PT Usha would not like to take any blame for Tintu Luka's unending struggles to make it big at the world stage but says the Kerala middle-distance runner has managed decent results despite her limitations.   The 28-year-old Tintu, mentored by Usha, has enjoyed success at the Continental level, winning a bronze and a silver at the Asian Games - 2010 Guangzhou (2:01.36) and 2014 Incheon (1:59.19) apart from six medals at the Asian Cha]]>
<![CDATA[Fit-again Rohit returns in India's Champions Trophy squad]]>
A fit-again batsman Rohit Sharma expectedly returned to the side as national selectors offered  no surprises in the 15-member Indian cricket squad for next  month's Champions Trophy in England. Rohit, after recovering from a thigh injury he sustained during the Test series against England last year, has replaced opener K L Rahul, who has been laid low by a shoulder injury. Manish Pandey has been drafted in as an extra batsman in the 15-member squad, to be led by Virat Kohli. ]]>
<![CDATA[Windies claim late wickets as Pakistan close on 162-3]]>
    West Indies hit back with three wickets in the final hour after a 155-run opening stand as Pakistan reached stumps at 162 for three in reply to the home side's first innings total of 312 on the second day of the second Test at Kensington Oval here. Azhar Ali held firm at one end for an unbeaten 81 in a five-hour vigil late last night after opening partner Ahmed Shehzad rode outrageous moments of luck to contribute 70 in the first-wicket partnership. He resumes o]]>
<![CDATA[101-year-old Indian woman wins sprint gold at World Masters Games]]>
With a jaunty victory dance, 101-year-old Man Kaur celebrated winning the 100 metres sprint at the World Masters Games in Auckland on Monday, the 17th gold medal in the Indian athlete's remarkable late-blooming career. Kaur clocked one minute 14 seconds as a small crowd cheered her on -- ending a mere 64.42 seconds off Usain Bolt's 100m world record set in 2009. In truth, her dash became more of a gentle amble the closer the diminutive centenarian came to the finish line, with mor]]>
<![CDATA[Umpires can eject players, tethered bails approved]]>
Cricket umpires have been given the power to eject disobedient players while tethered bails will be permitted to protect wicketkeepers from eye injuries as part of a series of law changes coming into effect from Oct. 1. The new 'Players conduct' rule will allow on-field officials to remove a misbehaving competitor temporarily or permanently and award five penalty runs to the opposition, the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) has said. If a captain refuses to remove his offending player]]>
<![CDATA[Gautam Gambhir to pay for expenses of kids of CRPF men killed in Sukma]]>
Cricketer Gautam Gambhir, who has been of late tweeting a lot about the sacrifices made by India's armed forces, will be paying for the expenses of the children of 25 CRPF personnel who were killed+ by Naxalites in Chhattisgarh's Sukma earlier this week, ANI reported. The Naxalites, who ambushed the CRPF jawans in Sukma on Monday, were heavily armed, say jawans who survived the attack. Yesterday, the Kolkata Knight Riders - the team of which Gambhir is captain - on field saluted t]]>
<![CDATA[ India's U-17 World Cup team leaves for exposure tour to Europe]]>
The Indian football team for the U-17 World Cup on Tuesday left the country for an exposure tour to Europe where it will play a series of practice matches in Portugal, France, Hungary and a tournament in Italy. The 26-member squad, accompanied by seven officials including head coach Luis Norton de Matos, will train in Lisbon till May 15, and will play practice matches against U-17 youth teams of leading Portuguese clubs like Sporting Lisbon, Benfica, Estoril and Setubal. The squad would t]]>
<![CDATA[ Tennis superstar Serena Williams confirms pregnancy]]>
  Tennis superstar Serena Williams is pregnant and taking maternity leave through the rest of 2017, expecting to give birth this fall, her spokeswoman said on Wednesday in an announcement that upended a sport the 35-year-old athlete has dominated for the past decade. The confirmation came hours after Williams, due to regain to the No. 1 world ranking next week, set off a day of frenzied speculation with a short-lived selfie posted on social media - posing for a photo in a yellow one-]]>
<![CDATA[ IPL 2017: Nitish Rana, Hardik Pandya Help Mumbai Indians Pull Off Thrilling Win]]>
Mumbai Indians (MI) rode on some sensational hitting by Nitin Rana and Hardik Pandya to pull off a four-wicket win over Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) with one ball to spare in the 20th over to score their first points of the 10th edition of the Indian Premier League at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Sunday. It was two frenetic last overs that saw KKR implode as Pandya captalised on the brilliant work done by Rana to guide his side home. Chasing KKR’s 178/7. MI ended with 180/6 off ]]>
<![CDATA[ David Warner, Rashid Khan Help Sunrisers Hyderabad Wallop Gujarat Lions]]>
Exceptional performances from skipper and opening batsman David Warner and Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan helped defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad defeat Gujarat Lions by nine wickets in the Indian Premier League at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium on Sunday evening. Warner roared back to form with an unbeaten blistering 76 after rookie Rashid weaved a mesmerising spell as Sunrisers Hyderabad overpowered Gujarat Lions. It was Rashid's 3 for 19 that helped Sunrisers re]]>
<![CDATA[ Sagarika Ghatge and Zaheer Khan get engaged]]>
Cricketer Zaheer Khan announced his engagement to actress Sagarika Ghatge on Twitter on Monday evening. The fast bowler announced the good news with an endearing tweet. Zaheer posted a picture of the two with the ‘Chak De! India’ actress flaunting a rock and wrote, “Never laugh at your wife's choices. You are one of them !!! Partners for life. #engaged @sagarikavghatge.” Sagarika too posted a picture on her Twitter handle with the caption, “Partners for life!]]>
<![CDATA[IOA grants affiliation to Boxing Federation of India]]>
  The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has granted affiliation to the Boxing Federation of India (BFI), ending a long-standing impasse between the two bodies. "As per the directives of the International Olympic Committee vide their letter dated February 7, the IOA grants affiliation to the BFI subject to ratification by the Executive Council/General Body of the IOA," the IOA stated in a letter to BFI President Ajay Singh. The affiliation ends a logjam that goes back to Sept]]>
<![CDATA[Bhupathi drops veteran Paes from Davis Cup squad]]>
Veteran Leander Paes was on Thursday dropped from the Indian team for the Asia/Oceania Davis Cup tie against Uzbekistan to be held here from April 7 to 9. India's non-playing captain Mahesh Bhupathi instead selected Rohan Bopanna to pair with Sriram Balaji in the second round Davis Cup tie in Group 1 of the Asia/Oceania zone to be played at the KSLTA. Bopanna and Balaji will feature in the doubles match  against Farrukh Dustov and Sanjar Fayziev. Bopanna is ranked 23rd in the world -]]>
<![CDATA[ India Win 4th Test To Clinch Series 2-1, Reclaim Border-Gavaskar Trophy]]>
India reclaimed the Border-Gavaskar Trophy with a comfortable eight-wicket win over Australia in the 4th and final Test in Dharamsala on Tuesday. Chasing a modest 106-run winning target, the hosts overcame a couple of stutters to duly post a victory to seal off the fiery series 2-1. Opener KL Rahul remained 51 not out while stand-in captain Ajinkya Rahane hammered a rapid unbeaten 38 as hosts ended at 106 for two. They ensured there were no great alarms after India had lost Murali Vijay and C]]>
<![CDATA[India denied by Aussie grit, third Test ends in draw]]>
Indian bowlers were thwarted by Australia's perseverance as Steve Smith's men survived a battle of nerves today to force a draw in the third cricket Test here and keep the series alive. Starting the day at a nervy 23/2 in reply to India's 603/9 declared, Australia were 204/6 in 100 overs in their second innings when the two teams decided to end the proceedings. The visitors managed to hold on thanks largely to Peter Handscomb and Shaun Marsh's gritty vigil at the crease. H]]>
<![CDATA[K T Irfan wins bronze in Asian 20km Race Walk Championships]]>
 National record holder K T Irfan clocked an impressive timing to win a bronze in the 20km men's event in the Asian Race Walk Championships here on Sunday. Irfan finished the race in 1 hour 20 minutes and 59 seconds, a tad slower than his national record timing of 1:20.21 which he set while finishing 10th in the 2012 London Olympics Korea's Kim Hyun-Sub took the gold in 1:19:50 while Georgiy Sheiko of Kazakhstan bagged the silver in 1:20:47. 27-year-old Irfan had won the Nati]]>
<![CDATA[We need to look beyond 2020 Olympics: Bindra]]>
Stressing on the need to put systems in place, India's lone Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra today said the country should forget about 2020 Games and instead start working for 2024 and beyond. "No, for 2020 (Olympics), the time is too short. Just a couple of years down the road and you can't really make any significant changes. You have to just try and streamline whatever you have. It would be a mistake to completely, radically change everything. Any change takes time to se]]>
<![CDATA[Former racing champion Ashwin Sundar dies in mishap]]>
Former national racing champion Ashwin Sundar and his wife Niveditha died in a mishap at MRC Nagar here on Saturday. According to police sources, the car in which the two were traveling caught fire after it hit a roadside tree. Sundar and his wife were charred to death inside the vehicle, the police sources said. The burning of the car was streamed live on Facebook which instantly went viral on social media. Police officials claimed that the racer's over speeding was the reason behind]]>
<![CDATA[ Prominent Australians ask Adani to abandon coal mine project]]>
 Cricket legends Ian and Greg Chappell and few other prominent Australians have written to Adani Group Chairman Gautam Adani urging him to abandon the USD 21 billion mine project, a plea the company rejected as "motivated" by a very small group "misled" people. The open letter cited public opposition, risks to miners' health, climate change and potential impact on the fragile Great Barrier Reef as reasons not to proceed with the project in the Galilee Basin.  ]]>
<![CDATA[Fire in hotel; Dhoni, Jharkhand cricket team members rescued]]>
The Jharkhand cricket team, including their skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, on Friday escaped unhurt after a fire broke out at a five star hotel in Dwarka here leading to postponement of the Vijay Hazare Trophy semi final against Bengal. The match that was supposed to be held at the Airforce ground in Palam has been rescheduled at Feroz Shah Kotla tomorrow after match referee Sanjay Verma announced the postponement. Dhoni along with his teammates was having breakfast at the team hotel, ITC ]]>
<![CDATA[Australian cricketers inspired by young women in Jharkhand]]>
Australian cricketers visited Yuwa, an NGO based in the city, that provides a platform through team sport for young women to gain confidence to make a change in their world. The players took time out from their preparations for the third Test of the Tour of India, which begins here tomorrow, to engage with some inspiring young girls who hail from Jharkhand. The girls who are part of Yuwa are rewriting their script and it all starts with sport and education. Australian players spent time i]]>
<![CDATA[Shashank Manohar steps down as ICC Chairman]]>
Shashank Manohar has stepped down as ICC Chairman with immediate effect. Manohar has cited 'personal reasons' for his withdrawal.Manohar was elected as the first independent chairman of ICC after he moved away from BCCI in May 2016. Manohar has sent a letter to ICC CEO, David Richardson to convey his inability to continue as the Chairman. He took over the post only eight months prior to this resignation."I have tried to do my best and have tried to be fair and impartial in de]]>
<![CDATA[ Kohli remains 3rd in ICC ODI rankings]]>
Captain Virat Kohli remained unchanged at third to be the best-placed Indian batsman in the latest ICC ODI rankings issued here on Friday. Rohit Sharma (12th) and Mahendra Singh Dhoni (13th) follow Kohli, both of them also remaining static on their previous positions. Opener Shikhar Dhawan, however, dropped a rung to be 15th. Among the bowlers, Akshar Patel was the best-placed Indian at the 11th position.  South Africa's AB de Villiers has regained the top spot in the rankings fo]]>
<![CDATA[Kohli, Ashwin bag top honours in BCCI Awards Night]]>
Indian captain Virat Kohli and spin ace Ravichandran Ashwin were tonight honoured for their phenomenal run of form through the season in the BCCI Awards Night 2017 here. Kohli won the Polly Umrigar award for best international player of 2015/16, becoming the first player to get the award three times. Much like his skipper, Ashwin too has been on a record-breaking spree in the ongoing season, winning the CK Nayudu award for his performance in the West Indies in 2016. He picked up 17 wicket]]>
<![CDATA[India face England in ICC Women's World Cup opener]]>
Former champions India will face hosts England at Derby, while New Zealand meets qualifier Sri Lanka in Bristol on the opening day of the ICC Women's World Cup which gets underway on June 24, ICC said on Wednesday. India will feature in four games in Derby, including the much-anticipated clash with its arch rival Pakistan on July 2. India will also take on the West Indies in Taunton, Australia in Bristol and South Africa in Leicester. Reigning champion Australia will begin its title defen]]>
<![CDATA[ India beat Australia by 75 runs in second Test]]>
Team India levelled the four-match Test cricket series against Australia as the hosts prevailed in the second match by 75 runs here on Tuesday. India, who were bowled out for 274 in their second innings, setting a target of 188 for Australia to win the match, dismissed the visitors for 112. Earlier, India rode on a superb bowling performance to put themselves in a strong position to win the ongoing second cricket Test against Australia at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Tuesday. Chasing a t]]>
<![CDATA[Ind Vs Aus - Yadav, Ashwin tilt balance in India's favour]]>
India finally have Australia on the mat after three whole days of momentum see-sawing between the two sides in parts. After being bowled out themselves for 274 in the first session and setting Australia a target of 188 in the second Test in Bengaluru, India reduced Australia to 101 for 6 by Tea on Day 4, much to the delight of the spectators at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Tuesday (March 7), tightening their grip on the game to level the series 1-1. Peter Handscomb and Mitchell Starc will tak]]>
<![CDATA[Kerala HC issues notice to BCCI on plea by Sreesanth]]>
 The Kerala High Court today issued notice to the BCCI on a plea filed by tainted Indian cricketer S Sreesanth, challenging the life ban imposed on him by the disciplinary committee of the cricket body. Admitting the petition by the player, seeking a direction to BCCI to allow him to play for a Scottish club in April, Justice P V Asha directed the Union government and the BCCI to file their counter affidavits. Sreesanth had submitted that even the trial court which heard the match-fi]]>
<![CDATA[Kohli named captain of the year at ESPNcricinfo Awards]]>
 India Test skipper Virat Kohli has been named as the 'Captain of the Year' at the 10th annual ESPNcricinfo Awards. Kohli led India to nine wins out of 12 Tests in the year goneby. Englishman Ben Stokes won the Test Batting Performance of the Year for his incredible counterattacking innings of 258 runs off 198 balls against South Africa in Cape Town. Stokes team-mate Stuart Broad's 6 for 17 in the third Test ensured a series victory for England and fetched him the Test Bo]]>
<![CDATA[Indian eves win ICC World Cup Qualifier finals]]>
Harmanpreet Kaur blasted a six in the penultimate delivery to power India to a one-wicket win over South Africa in a last-ball thriller at the ICC Women's World Cup Qualifier Final at P Sara Oval here on Tuesday. Needing nine off six balls, Indian women were staring at defeat when they lost Poonam Yadav (7) in the first delivery but Harmanpreet plundered Letsoalo over deep midwicket to bring India back on the chase and sealed the win with a couple of runs in the last ball of the over. ]]>
<![CDATA[India gets 2019 Combined World Cup for shooting]]>
India will be hosting the Combined World Cup for shooting in 2019, a qualifying event for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, which will further boost the country's profile as a global shooting destination. The National Rifle Association of India's (NRAI) bid was approved by the International Shooting Sport Federation's Executive Board in its meeting held in New Delhi. Combined World Cup comprises all the three categories -- shotgun, rifle and pistol --, and at stake in the 2019 edition will]]>
<![CDATA[India beat Pak to make final of Women's World Cup Qualifier]]>
The Indian women's cricket team continued its unbeaten run at the ICC World Cup Qualifiers by advancing to the final with a seven-wicket victory over arch-rivals Pakistan here today. India bundled out Pakistan for a meagre 67 in 43.4 overs after asking them to bat upon winning the toss. The team then achieved the target in just 22.3 overs, scoring 70 for three to post a comprehensive win which helped it top the Super 6 table. Ekta Bisht shone for India with an impressive five-wicket haul,]]>
<![CDATA[ Afridi announces international retirement]]>
Legendary Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi today announced his retirement from international cricket, ending an illustrious and sometimes controversial 21-year career. The 36-year-old star had already quit Tests in 2010 and ODI cricket after the 2015 World Cup but still skippered the Pakistan Twenty20 team at the 2016 world championships in India. He stepped down as captain after the tournament although he retained his slender hopes of continuing his career in the sport's shortest forma]]>
<![CDATA[Dhoni removed as Pune captain, Smith to take over]]>
Indian cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni was on Sunday removed as captain of IPL franchise Rising Pune Supergiants and replaced by Australian Steve Smith, ending his innings as skipper in both international and  franchise cricket. Dhoni, who had stepped down as India's limited-overs captain to snap his international run as skipper earlier this year, will, however, continue to be a part of the Pune franchise as a player. "Dhoni has not stepped down. We have appointed Steve Smith]]>
<![CDATA[Service Tax Dept summons Sania Mirza for alleged tax evasion]]>
Tennis player Sania Mirza has been issued notice by the Service Tax department in connection with alleged non-payment or evasion of service tax. The Principal Commissioner of the Service Tax office here issued the summons to the tennis star on February 6, asking her to appear before it in person or through an authorised agent on February 16. The notice says, "Whereas an investigation against you about non-payment/evasion of Service Tax/contravention of provisions of Finance Act 1994 and ]]>
<![CDATA[ No tax evasion, Telangana govt gave Rs 1 cr as incentive: Sania]]>
Tennis star Sania Mirza, who was summoned in connection with an alleged case of non-payment of Service Tax, has denied any tax evasion. In response to the summons issued to the tennis star on February 6, her Chartered Accountant appeared on her behalf before the Service Tax authorities yesterday, as she has gone abroad. She contended that the Rs one crore given to her by the Telangana government was a "training incentive". "Sania's representative submitted certa]]>
<![CDATA[ Tendulkar adopts another village for transformation]]>
After transforming the lives of villagers in Puttamraju Kandriga in Andhra Pradesh, Indian cricket icon and Rajya Sabha MP Sachin Tendulkar is now set to adopt Donja in Osmanabad (Maharashtra) under the Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojna. Tendulkar has sanctioned over INR 4 crore from his MPLAD fund for development of Donja. The amount will be spent on development of a new school building, a water Supply scheme that would provide potable water to each household, concrete roads and a sewage line att]]>
<![CDATA[My role in BCCI is that of a night-watchman, says Vinod Rai]]>
Former Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) Vinod Rai, who will head the Supreme Court-appointed four-member panel of administrators, on Monday called himself a "night-watchman" whose only job will be to ensure a "smooth transition" to an elected body in BCCI. The Supreme Court on Monday appointed a four-member committee of administrators to run the affairs of the BCCI and implement the court-approved recommendations of the Justice R M Lodha panel. Asked Rai ]]>
<![CDATA[ Ex-CAG Vinod Rai to head administrators' panel to run BCCI: SC]]>
Brushing aside all resistance, the Supreme Court on Monday appointed a four-member committee of administrators headed by former Comptroller and Auditor General of India Vinod Rai to run the affairs of the BCCI and implement court-approved recommendations of the Justice R M Lodha panel on reforms in the cash-rich cricket body. Other three members of the committee of administrators  are famous cricket historian Ramachandra Guha, Vikram Limaye, Managing Director of Infrastructure Develo]]>
<![CDATA[ Bumrah's nerveless final over helps India level series]]>
Jasprit Bumrah lived up to his billing as a death-overs specialist, defending eight runs in the final over as India completed a thrilling five-run victory on Sunday (January 29) to level the three-match series 1-1. India posted 144 on a sluggish wicket at the VCA Stadium in Nagpur and were heading for defeat after a 52-run fourth wicket stand between Joe Root and Ben Stokes before Ashish Nehra (3 for 28) and Bumrah's (2 for 20) expert death bowling helped India defend 41 off the final fiv]]>
<![CDATA[ Sania and Dodig end runner-up at Australian Open]]>
 Sania Mirza will have to wait for her seventh Grand Slam trophy as the Indian and her Croatian partner Ivan Dodig lost the Australian Open mixed doubles final 2-6 4-6 to underdogs Abigail Spears and Juan Sebastian Cabal, here on Sunday The second-seeded Indo-Croatian pair paid the price for the free-flowing unforced errors from the racquet of Dodig,  who struggled with his serve and groundstrokes on Sunday.It is second runners-up finish for Sania and Dodig together after losing the]]>
<![CDATA[ England colts gear up for One-day series against India U-19]]>
England Under-19 captain Matthew Fisher on Sunday said that the One-day series against their India counterparts, starting here tomorrow, would be a tough one but his team was here to win. "We are not here to just develop and learn, we are here to also win. We are going to compete best we can. We know it's going to be tough but that's not an excuse. We are going to leave everything on the field, just back ourselves, " Fisher told a media conference this afternoon. The England]]>
<![CDATA[Hussey warns Australia to avoid angering Kohli]]>
Australia need a clear strategy to keep Virat Kohli in check and refrain from getting into verbal confrontations with the India captain during the four-test series starting this month, former batsman Mike Hussey has said. Under leading batsman Kohli, India are unbeaten in their last 18 tests, registering series wins in Sri Lanka and West Indies, while thumping South Africa, New Zealand and England at home. The captain's form has been key to India's rise to number one in the te]]>
<![CDATA[ Cricket-Chahal sparks England collapse as India win T20 series]]>
Yuzvendra Chahal spun a web around England's batsmen to pick up six wickets and fire the hosts to a series-clinching 75-run victory in the third and final Twenty20 international on Wednesday. Chasing 203 for victory, the touring side collapsed spectacularly to lose their last eight wickets in 19 deliveries for the addition of eight runs as they were dismissed for 127 in the 17th over.Leg-spinner Chahal's figures of 6-25 were the third best in the shortest format of the game. E]]>
<![CDATA[Indian-American to build 8 cricket stadiums in US]]>
An Indian-American cricket enthusiast has announced plans to build as many as eight cricket stadiums across the US at an estimated cost of USD 2.4 billion to professionalise the game in the country. The eight proposed stadiums, each having a capacity of 26,000 people in New York, New Jersey, Washington DC, Georgia, Florida, Texas, Illinois and California, would create as many as 17,800 new jobs in the US, said Jignesh (Jay) Pandya, chairman of Global Sports Ventures. Gujarat-born Pand]]>
<![CDATA[ England restrict India to 147/7 in first T20 International]]>
Indian batsmen were found struggling against a disciplined England bowling attack which restricted the hosts at 147 for 7 in the first T20 International, here this evening. Loss of wickets at regular interval did not allow India to accelerate even though MS Dhoni's 36 off 27 balls towards the end helped them get closer to 150. The other contributions came from captain Virat Kohli (29 off 26), who opened the batting, and comeback man Suresh Raina (34 off 23). Offie Moeen Ali was the st]]>