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featuresports2 days ago

Good, Bad, Ugly ft. Players community service, Clubs furloughing staff, and Gambhir offence

Writing this column has always been fun because of the sheer drama that sports have to offer on a regular basis. But the Coronavirus pandemic has ensured no sporting action, thus expanding us to a bigger territory - understanding the humane side of the sportsmen we adore day in and day out.
Bastab K Parida
featuresports3 days ago

Satire Saturday | Sourav Ganguly calls Ehsan Mani to make up for COVID-19-induced losses

It is an unprecedented time for the cricket world and easily the worst since World War - II. The losses that cricket has been suffering is way beyond comprehension. And that eventually forced the BCCI boss to keep the board’s ego aside and call Pakistan to schedule a tour to make up for the losses.
Bastab K Parida
featuresports4 days ago

Friday Fights | The Big ODI Fight - Hashim Amla vs Rohit Sharma

While the last three encounters were mouth-watering, none would get better than it - Hashim Amla vs Rohit Sharma. History has never seen two openers dominate as much as these two in the modern day and what happens when they go head-to-head in terms of statistics? Let’s find out, today!
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featuresports5 days ago

Throwback Thursday | MS Dhoni’s six clinches India their first World Cup in 28 years

Welcome to the series where we present you a moment, a game in history that has shaped the way the sport has been played, in our weekly segment ‘Throwback Thursday.' This week, we recap the historic 2011 World Cup Final between India and Sri Lanka, which incidentally happened exactly 9 years ago.
Anirudh Suresh
featuresports6 days ago

What if Wednesday | What if Karnataka had dropped Mayank Agarwal in 2017

In the winter of 2017, a then 26-year-old Mayank Agarwal had what many believe is the greatest domestic season by an Indian ever, scoring over 2000 runs across the three premier domestic competitions. But what if Karnataka had decided to drop the opener after his pair against Hyderabad?
Anirudh Suresh
featuresports7 days ago

Truthful Tuesday | Rahul Dravid was a better captain than he is given credit for

Rahul Dravid, the man himself, was one of the Fab 4 of the golden era of India cricket but when it came to his captaincy, the phase has always been looked down upon. So, in this week’s edition of ‘Truthful Tuesday’, we break the entire issue down and look at the truthful and factual side of it. 
Sritama Panda
newssports8 days ago

Coronavirus' impact will be very severe, feels Shivlal Yadav

Former Indian spinner and ex-BCCI president N Shivlal Yadav has predicted that the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis will be severe on BCCI's overall wealth as the sponsors will be hard-pressed to invest. However, he has also added that an unprecedented situation will not be anyone's fault.
SportsCafe Desk
newssports8 days ago

Tokyo Olympics to kick off on July 23 next year

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has confirmed that the Tokyo Olympics will take place between 23 July and 8 August next year and the Paralympic Games will now take place on 24 August to 5 September. A decision to postpone the Olympic and Paralympic Games was taken last week.
SportsCafe Desk
featuresports9 days ago

Good, Bad & Ugly ft. Appie Nouri, 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Keyboard warriors

Well, we are all on a break now, certainly sports is on a break, but don’t worry, we got you covered with some of the good ones, bad ones and definitely the more ugly ones. One, two, three, four, five, six. Using six - the perfect number - we tell you what there is in the world of sports this week.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newssports10 days ago

Mumbai Premier League team owners to donate Rs 8 lakh to groundsmen

All eight team owners of the Mumbai Premier League have donated one lakh each towards helping the groundsmen in Mumbai grounds who are struggling financially due to the Covid-19 pandemic. All cricket has been cancelled in India by the BCCI and the country is in lockdown till April 15.
SportsCafe Desk