The New Indian Express - Sport - RSS Feed from The New Indian Express en Copyright 2012 The New Indian Express. All rights reserved. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 07:06:39 +0530 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 02:21:48 +0530 Sport Dhoni, Kohli not Attending Practice Session Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:52:50 +0530 Asian Games: Arch Rivals India, Pak Drawn in Same Pool Indian men’s hockey team after pocketing home a silver medal at the Commonwealth Games, now eyes for the highly anticipated Asian Games which begins from 19th September. The former World Cup champions figure in group B alongside traditional rivals Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Oman. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:30:34 +0530 Jitu Rai Eyes Asiad Medal When we talk about shooting the picture that comes to mind is either of celebrated shooter Abhinav Bindra or Commonwealth Games gold medallist Gagan Narang. Jitu Rai, the 10 m air pistol World Champion and the Glasgow Commonwealth Games gold medallist is now a name to reckon with in the world of shooting. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:26:29 +0530 Anushka Distracts Virat Kohli in England: BCCI Anushka distracts Virat Kohli in England: BCCI Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:24:28 +0530 Is BCCI Considering All Indian Coaching Staff? While the axe hangs over Indian coach Duncan Fletcher for string of poor performances by team India, it looks as if the BCCI is all geared up to opt for an all Indian coaching staff. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:21:13 +0530 Anushka Distracts Virat Kohli in England: BCCI Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:41:28 +0530 India Suffers Embarrasing 0-2 Defeat Against Pakistan Arch rivals India and Pakistan took to the field for the second time to play football friendly on Wednesday. After having won the first encounter 1-0 with a lone goal from Indian captain Sunil Chhetri, India failed to capitalise on the momentum and suffered an embarrassing 0-2 defeat at the hands of energetic Pakistan in the second and the final match to end the two-match series 1-1. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:39:16 +0530 Struggling Dhoni Sets a Captaincy Record Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni who stepped out for the toss at the historic Oval on Friday, became the most-capped Indian captain against England. Dhoni went past legendry Sunil Gavaskar, who led India in 14 Tests against England. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:59:33 +0530 Players Need to Sort Out Their Mind: Unmukt After receiving flak from cricket pandits and wrath from cricket fans over the drubbing they received at the hands of England at the just concluded five Test match series, team India got soothing words from Rajasthan Royals opener Unmukt Chand. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:40:51 +0530 Sai Recommends New Guidelines for Arjuna Awards After the Arjuna Award committee decided against the procedure of adding more names to the list of 15 candidates recommended by it to the Sports Ministry for this year’s awards, Jiji Thomson revealed about the new guidelines that the committee has forwarded to the Sports Ministry for Arjuna Awards for the next calendar year. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:38:21 +0530 Boxer Manoj Kumar to Sue Indian Sports Ministry Indian boxer Manoj Kumar is planning to sue the Indian Sports Ministry for not considering him for the prestigious Arjuna Award. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:30:43 +0530 Rajasthan Royals to Select School Cricketers A squad a 15-16 students will be selected from various schools to represent in South Australian challengers. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:28:19 +0530 Who Next After Dhoni? Indian cricket is going through the lowest ebb after plummeting to a series defeat in England. The beleaguered team India have come under sharp criticism from fans and former players who have questioned MS Dhoni’s captaincy skills. While the BCCI have reposed faith in MSD, the multi-captain theory for different format has once again resurfaced. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:50:47 +0530 Sreesanth Eyes Comeback; Hopes to be on field by 2015 After being banned by the Indian cricket board, tainted Indian bowler S.Sreesanth now wants to venture into different fields. After impressing one and all with his dancing skills on a reality show, the pacer has shifted his base to ‘dream city’ Mumbai to try his luck at acting. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:46:35 +0530 Indian Team and Players Tumble in ICC Test Rankings The humiliating defeat on the English soil in the Test cricket has affected Indian team and players ranking in the Test cricket. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:34:10 +0530 Its a Decision to Re-Energise Team: Sanjay Patel The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) today announced that former Indian captain Ravi Shastri would assist the team management in the capacity of team director. BCCI also clarified that Duncan Fletcher will continue as the head coach while the services of fielding coach Trevor Penney and bowling coach Joe Dawes would be put on hold for some time. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:32:18 +0530 Is BCCI Mounting Pressure on Fletcher? With the announcement of former Indian captain and commentator Ravi Shastri as the director of the Indian cricket team, it seems that the days of current coach Duncan Fletcher are numbered and the board is mounting pressure on the Zimbabwean to put in his papers before the West Indies series. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:25:57 +0530 Happy To Represent India: Debutant Lourenco To Nnis Sporting Clube de Goa’s Joyner Lourenco is a happy man. National coach Wim Kovermans showed a lot of trust in him by fielding him in the first friendly against Pakistan. A Manchester United follower, Lourenco will be hoping that Man U’s bad luck does not rub on him when he steps onto the field on Wednesday to play the second and the final match. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:49:35 +0530 No Change In Arjuna Awardees List This Year, Says Kapil Dev After facing severe criticism and question on the selection of this year’s Arjuna Awards, a review meeting was called on Tuesday to see if any changes can be made or not. But sticking to their earlier decision the committee has decided not to make any changes in the list of the Arjuna Awards this year. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:43:04 +0530 Friendly Basketball Match Between India and Bangladesh "It seems that the new government at the centre is determined to have better relations with our neighbouring countries. If the Pakistan team is playing a football match at Bangalore then at Kolkata, the Border Guards of Bangladesh are sharing the basketball court for a friendly match with the BSF Guards. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 11:42:30 +0530 Bedi to NNIS: Indian Test Team Can Only Play 20 overs Former Indian captain Bishan Singh has slammed the Indian cricket team for their disastrous performance in the Test series against England. In an exclusive chat Bedi blames IPL for India’s shameful performance and feels they can only play a T20 match. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 11:36:27 +0530 Hurt and Disgruntled Fans Demand Fletchers Head After team India’s humiliating series defeat, coach Duncan Fletcher has come under severe criticism. Disappointed with his contribution and his failure to find a winning formula, people have started demanding the Zimbabwean’s immediate ouster. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 11:31:03 +0530 Midas Touch Gone, MSD Faces Cricket Fans Wrath Indian cricket is going through its lowest ebb after plunging to a series defeat in England. The beleaguered team India have come under sharp criticism from fans who have questioned MS Dhoni’s captaincy skills. Once called a magician with the Midas touch, MSD, reeling with defeat after defeat now faces the wrath of his loyal fans. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 11:24:28 +0530 Is Dhoni Contemplating Stepping Down? Once the near invincible Indian captain MS Dhoni is on a new low and passing through the worst phase in his career as a captain. Dhoni has now lost 14 Test matches and has won only one of their 18 overseas Tests. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 11:18:18 +0530