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April 11, 2019

Karthik should be in World Cup squad, says Nayar

Kolkata, April 11: Dinesh Karthik's versatility should get him a berth in the World Cup squad, feels Kolkata Knight Riders' (KKR) mentor Abhishek Nayar just four days ahead of the India's team selection.Nayar is credited with helping Karthik get out of a rut. "In the past two years he has showed us how versatile he is. He is not only a finisher, but could bat well up the order. He gives you that versatility also being a wicketkeeper and a good fielder," Nayar said. Nayar put Karthik through…

Pinki, Sakshi ensure two more medals at Boxing WC

New Delhi, April 11: Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Pinki Rani (51kg) and reigning youth world champion Sakshi (57kg) assured India of its third and fourth medal by entering the semi-finals of the Cologne Boxing World Cup 2019 in Cologne, Germany, on Thursday.Continuing her impeccable form, the India Open gold medallist Rani put up yet another dominating performance to blank Thailand's Phunsang Cahiranchaya 5-0 in the quarter-final bout. The 18-year-old Sakshi won in contrasting fashion. She faced stiff resistance…

Minerva set to host opening AFC Cup match in Odisha

New Delhi, April 11: Minerva Punjab FCs problems over hosting their AFC Cup home matches finally ended on Thursday when the government of Odisha decided to allow the club to use the Kalinga Stadium for the opening tie on May 1.The deadlock was broken after the Punjab club owner Ranjit Bajaj met senior officers of the Odisha government in Bhubaneswar. Earlier, Minerva were told that their booking had to be cancelled since the Kalinga Stadium was to undergo renovation. It prompted Minerva to allege that the All India…

Russell kills it with his fashion sense too: Karthik

Kolkata, April 11: Andre Russell is not only making headlines for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on the field with his explosive displays, off the field too the West Indies all-rounder is killing it with his style statement, skipper Dinesh Karthik revealed on Thursday."Among the foreigners, Russell.. He kills it, so he's got a good fashion sense as well," Karthik said at a promotional event here. Russell has been a picture of consistency for KKR, plundering 257 runs from just 121 balls with a stunning ball…

Me and Sourav have got similar ideas: Ponting

Kolkata, April 11: They were once part of one of the biggest rivalries in world cricket, but Ricky Ponting now enjoys Sourav Ganguly's company and is more often than not on the same page as the former India captain, as they try to end Delhi Capitals' dry run and help them capture their first Indian Premier League title.Ganguly was roped in as Delhi's advisor at the start of the season, raising a few eyebrows regarding conflict of interest as he is also the Cricket Association of Bengal's (CAB) president.…
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