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October 2017

Ability, hunger for runs, hard work key to Virat’s success: Rathour

Kolkata, Oct 31: Ability, combined with a hunger for runs and hard work has done wonders in the evolution of Virat Kohli as a great batsman for India, former Test and One-Day International (ODI) opener Vikram Rathour said here on Tuesday."He was always a great player. But I think he is extremely hungry, extremely hardworking. So all that combination is paying off now," said Rathour, now in the city as the coach of the Himachal Pradesh Ranji Team slated to take on Bengal in a group D tie at the Eden Gardens from…

Cuevas, Schwartzman through to Paris Masters 2nd round

Paris, Oct 31: Uruguayan tennis player Pablo Cuevas and Argentine Diego Schwartzman advanced to the second round of the Rolex Paris Masters on Tuesday after beating their rivals.Cuevas easily defeated Russian Karen Khachanov 6-4, 6-2 in just an hour, and in the same round, Schwartzman made a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Serbian Viktor Troicki after one hour and 10 minutes, reports Efe. Cuevas is set to play the second round against Spanish Albert Ramos Viñolas, 15th-seed, while Schwartzman is to face American John Isner,…

Tottenham striker Kane to play in Real Madrid clash

London, Oct 31: Tottenham striker Harry Kane is expected to take part in the upcoming Champions League match against Real Madrid, the English football club's manager said on Tuesday.On October 22, the 24-year-old sustained a strain to his hamstring during his club's 4-1 win over Liverpool, forcing him to be replaced in the 85th minute, reports Efe. "It may be possible he (Kane) can play tomorrow. He trained today but it is important we make the right decision," coach Mauricio Pochettino said during a…

DDCA messes up facts while honouring Sehwag

New Delhi, Oct 31: The Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) on Tuesday committed a huge blunder while dedicating the Ferozshah Kotla Stadium's Gate No.3 to former India opener Virender Sehwag.The gate contained a cut-out of Sehwag, with the line "Legends are forever", and a panel recounting statistics and achievements from his remarkable international career spanning 14 years. On the panel, Sehwag was described as "the only Indian to score a triple hundred in Test cricket". The…

Hassan set to be re-elected as BCB President

Dhaka, Oct 31: Veteran cricket administrator Nazmul Hassan is set to be re-elected unopposed as the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) President for a second term.According to a report by espncricinfo, the board directors will hold a meeting on Wednesday, in which they will confirm Hassan as the chief of the board after Naimur Rahman, Alamgir Khan and Syed Ashfaqul Islam won the elections of their respective segments on Tuesday. "We will be sitting for our president's election on Wednesday," Hassan said. …
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