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January 2017

Furste inspires Kalinga to stun high-flying Mumbai 4-3 in HIL

Mumbai, Jan 31: Captain Moritz Furste's twin penalty corner conversions inspired Kalinga Lancers to end their two-match losing streak as they stunned high-flying Dabang Mumbai 4-3 in the Coal India Hockey India League (HIL) at the Mahindra Hockey Stadium here on Tuesday.The German talisman struck twice in the first three minutes of the third quarter to pull Kalinga back on level terms after Harmanpreet Singh's successful conversion of a penalty stroke incurred from field play had given the hosts a 2-0 lead in the…

Kashmiri athlete denied US visa

New Delhi, Jan 31: Kashmiri snowshoe athlete, Tanveer Hussain Parra, on Tuesday claimed he was denied visa by the US Embassy here, with officials citing the "current policy" under the Donald Trump administration.Parra, 24, was scheduled to attend the World Snowshoe Federation (WSSF) World Championship on February 25 in Saranac Lake, New York. President Trump last week signed an executive order banning immigrants from seven Muslim-majority nations and placed Pakistan under "extreme vetting", an action…

I-League: Lajong beat Chennai 2-0 to win third consecutive home match

Shillong, Jan 31: Shillong Lajong FC won their third straight home match with a 2-0 win against Chennai City FC in the I-League football tournament here on Tuesday.Dipanda Dicka gave the hosts an early breakthrough in the 20th minute and followed it up with another goal in the 65th minute. The victory takes Lajong to nine points from six matches while Chennai remain static at four points. Buoyed by two wins on the trot at home against Minerva Punjab and Mumbai FC, Lajong started the proceedings on a dominant note…

Finch named Australia captain for T20I series against Sri Lanka

Melbourne, Jan 31: Right-handed batsman Aaron Finch will captain Australia in the Twenty20 International (T20I) series against Sri Lanka in February.Finch, 30, will take charge of three matches at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (February 17), Kardinia Park in Geelong (February 19) and the Adelaide Oval (February 22) after his appointment was recommended by Cricket Australia's (CA) National Selection Panel (NSP) and endorsed by CA's Board of Directors on Tuesday. Finch has previously led Australia in six T20Is and…

Mukund back, Parthiv dropped for one-off Test vs Bangladesh

New Delhi, Jan 31: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) selectors on Tuesday recalled Tamil Nadu opening batsman Abhinav Mukund to the national team for the one-off Test against Bangladesh, to be played in Hyderabad from February 9.Regular opener Murali Vijay, also from Tamil Nadu, made a comeback to the 16-member squad after recovering from a shoulder injury during India's fifth and final Test against England. Bengal wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha, all-rounders Hardik Pandya, Jayant Yadav and…
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