MUMBAI, Jan 2: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly, who also heads the country’s cricket board (BCCI), was admitted to a hospital in Kolkata on Saturday after complaining of chest pain.

Sandip playing first match of Big Bash on Saturday

Published On: January 1, 2021 05:09 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, Jan 1: Nepali leg spinner Sandip Lamichhane is playing the first match of the season in the ongoing Big Bash League in Australia on Saturday.

Australia fined for slow over-rate in loss to India

Published On: December 29, 2020 07:41 PM NPT By: Reuters

SYDNEY, Dec 29: Australia have been fined 40% of their match fee and penalised four ICC World Test Championship points for maintaining a slow over-rate in their defeat by India in the second test in Melbourne on Tuesday.

India bowled out for 326, lead by 131 runs

Published On: December 28, 2020 08:20 AM NPT By: Reuters

MELBOURNE, Dec 28: Australia rattled through India’s last five wickets before lunch on day three of the second test in Melbourne on Sunday but will need to bat big to set the tourists a target.

Rahane reigns as India batsmen banish nightmare 36

Published On: December 27, 2020 07:30 PM NPT By: Reuters

MELBOURNE, Dec 27: Stand-in skipper Ajinkya Rahane stepped out of Virat Kohli’s shadow with an inspiring century on Sunday as India’s batsmen banished their horror 36 in Adelaide to take control of the second test against a profligate Australia on day two.

Bereaved India paceman Siraj savours emotional test debut

Published On: December 26, 2020 03:50 PM NPT By: Reuters

MELBOURNE, Dec 26: India paceman Mohammed Siraj was urged by his captain Virat Kohli and his mother to stay in Australia and push for selection in the test side rather than head home to grieve with his family following the death of his father last month.

Liverpool won't force Salah to stay, says Klopp

Published On: December 26, 2020 12:42 PM NPT By: Reuters

LIVERPOOL, Dec 26: Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp sees no reason why Mohamed Salah would want to leave the Premier League champions but says he would not keep the Egyptian forward at the club against his will.

Indian board approves two new IPL franchises from 2022

Published On: December 25, 2020 07:18 AM NPT By: Reuters

NEW DELHI, Dec 25: The Indian Premier League (IPL) is set to become a 10-team affair from 2022 after the Indian cricket board on Thursday approved a proposal to add two more franchises to the world’s richest Twenty20 competition.

Messi breaks Pele's record goal haul by scoring 644th for Barca

Published On: December 23, 2020 08:41 AM NPT By: Reuters

VALLADOLID, Spain, Dec 23: Lionel Messi became the all-time top scorer for a single soccer club on Tuesday after scoring his 644th goal for Barcelona during their La Liga match against Real Valladolid, surpassing Pele’s record goal haul for Brazilian side Santos.

Messi equals Pele's record of 643 goals for a single club

Published On: December 20, 2020 07:19 AM NPT By: Reuters

BARCELONA, Dec 20: Lionel Messi equalled Pele’s haul of 643 goals for Santos after scoring for Barcelona against Valencia in La Liga on Saturday, matching the Brazilian great’s scoring record for a single club.