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featuresports3 months ago

Truthful Tuesday | Go ahead, BCCI. Nothing wrong in clashing with WBBL

An oasis in the middle of a desert is a comforting illusion and a thriving modicum that lets the world feel the vibe in a way nothing else can. Women’s Cricket in India, out of nowhere, has found that dimmed light and, if anything, it has come as a celebration of a whole lot more.
Bastab K Parida
newssportsa year ago

Mary Kom first Indian woman athlete to be recommended for Padma Vibhushan

Ace Indian women boxer Mary Kom, who has also been a six-time world champion, has been recommended by the Sports Ministry for the Padma Vibhushan award. Amongst others, while PV Sindhu has been nominated for Padma Bhushan award, six other women have been named for Padma Shri award.
SportsCafe Desk
newssports2 years ago

Chetshwar Pujara, PV Sindhu, Mary Kom among the nominations for Indian Sports Honours

India's Test cricket stalwart Cheteshwar Pujara, Olympic medallists Mary Kom, and P V Sindhu are among the host of sportspersons nominated for the second edition of Indian Sports Honours which will be awarded on Saturday. Rohit Sharma, Sunil Chhetri and Jasprit Bumrah are also some of the nominees.
SportsCafe Desk
newssports2 years ago

Reports : Women's T20 exhibition games to continue during IPL 2019

BCCI is all set to continue the experiment of hosting women's T20 fixtures during the 2019 IPL season. Last season, Harmanpreet Kaur captained IPL Supernovas played Smriti Mandhana-led IPL Trailblazers where the former clinched the thriller by three wickets in the one-off encounter.
SportsCafe Desk
newssports2 years ago

India Women vs New Zealand Women | Harmanpreet Kaur defends Mithali Raj's omission

Indian women's T20I skipper Harmanpreet Kaur has defended her decision to leave Mithali Raj out of the playing XI in the first T20I against New Zealand in Wellington on Wednesday. India suffered a 23-run defeat against the White Ferns who took a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
SportsCafe Desk
featuresports2 years ago

Good, Bad, & Ugly ft. PV Sindhu, Harendra Singh & Australia Cricket Team

From PV Sindhu finally breaking her jinx in the finals of the World Championships, to some of the best names in cricket applying for the Indian women’s team coaching role, Indian sports had a lot of good elements. However, COA and India hockey team’s debacle have levelled it out in the end.
Subhayan Dutta
featuresports2 years ago

The Good, Bad & Ugly ft. Mary Kom, Mithali Raj and South American derby

This week saw more bad than good with Mary Kom clinching gold at the World Championship as India’s only positive outcome. Gaurav Mukhi suspended for age-fudging, Harmanpreet Kaur being called a ‘cheat’, and South American football’s grueling scenes ahead of derby constitute our bad and ugly.
Subhayan Dutta
featuresports2 years ago

The Good, Bad & Ugly ft. Harmanpreet Kaur, Virat Kohli and Dipa Karmakar

From the Indian eves opening their T20 World Cup in a smashing manner banking on Harmanpreet Kaur’s century, to Virat Kohli receiving scathing criticisms for his “hyper-national” comments, to Dipa Karmakar laying bare the cold war among authorities, we bring you the best and the worst of this week.
Subhayan Dutta
newssports3 years ago

Four Indian sports personalities make it to the Forbes India under 30 list

Pacer Jasprit Bumrah, women's cricketer Harmanpreet Kaur, Ace-shooter Heena Sidhu and women's hockey team’s goalkeeper Savita Punia have been included in the distinguished list. Among others, actors Bhumi Pednekar, Mithila Palkar, and Vicky Kaushal have also been named on the list.
SportsCafe Desk
newssports3 years ago

Sardar Singh and Devendra Jhajharia to get Khel Ratna award for 2017

Sports Ministry has decided to honour the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna 2017 to Para Athlete Devendra Jhajharia and former hockey skipper Sardar Singh. Meanwhile, 17 sports personalities were honoured with the 2017 Arjuna awards, including cricketers Cheteshwar Pujara and Harmanpreet Kaur.
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