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De Goede and Van Doren named Players of the Year in 2018 FIH Hockey Stars Awards

LAUSANNE (SWITZERLAND): The Netherlands’ Eva de Goede and Arthur Van Doren of Belgium have been revealed as the FIH Players of the Year in the 2018 Hockey Stars Awards, the International Hockey Federation (FIH) has announced.

1st T20I: India opt to bowl vs New Zealand

WELLINGTON:  Stand-in India skipper Rohit Sharma won the toss and opted to bowl against New Zealand in the first of the three-match Twenty20 international rubber here on Wednesday.

Dhoni rises in latest ICC ODI rankings for batsmen

DUBAI:  After scoring three successive half-centuries in the recently concluded series against Australia, former India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has moved up three places in the latest ICC rankings for ODI batsmen.

Punjabi cinema is becoming Global sensation, Thanks to the Biggest Film Distributor Munish Sahni

CHANDIGARH: Film distribution is a humongous department in the film industry ensuring that a filmmaker’s hard work and toil gets its due recognition. Punjabi films are breaking the borders of regional cinema and are reaching amongst the national and international audiences. One name that has made sure that Punjabi cinema is a rage across continents is Munish Sahni. He has laid the foundation of changing the scenario of the industry by entertaining the global audience. And now he is all set with his next release ‘Uda Aida’.

Karan Grewal adjudged "All-rounder" best by NAPA; Martin Mackenzie gets Player of the Year award

NAPA (CALIFORNIA): Indian Karan Grewal was adjudged the best "All-rounder"  for the second successive year by Napa Valley Cricket Club.  Grewal contributed strongly in all three cricketing disciplines – batting, bowling, and fielding – in 2018.  Grewal’s numbers for 2018 were: batting – 14 innings for 351 runs with an average of 29.25 runs and a high of 67 runs; in the bowling department, Grewal bowled 86.2 overs at a cost of 361 runs taking 24 wickets with an average of a wicket every 15 balls bowled. In the field, Grewal took 7 catches.

Indian men stand at 5th and women at 9th in FIH World Rankings

LAUSANNE (SWITZERLAND): The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has revealed the updated FIH Hero World Rankings at conclusion of the FIH Series Open events that took place at various locations between June and December 2018,

Smriti stars in India's 9-wkt win over New Zealand in tour opener

NAPIER: India rode on opener Smriti Mandhana's fourth ODI ton and a disciplined bowling effort from the spin twins of Ekta Bisht and Poonam Yadav to outclass New Zealand by 9 wickets in the first ICC Women's Championship One-day International at the McLean Park here on Thursday.

JLF enters its 12th edition amid festive fervour, security beefed up

JAIPUR: The Jaipur Literature Festival entered its 12th edition with its characteristic fervour, with the loud beating of drums and rhythms of traditional Rajasthani musical instruments reverberating in the premises of Diggi Palace here on Thursday while the Rajasthan Police beefed up security to avoid any untoward incident.

Shami fastest Indian to claim 100 ODI wickets

NAPIER: Mohammed Shami on Wednesday added another feather to his cap becoming the fastest Indian medium pacer to complete 100 wickets in one-day internationals (ODIs).

1st ODI: Discipline bowling restricts New Zealand to 157

NAPIER: India rode chinaman Kuldeep Yadav and pacer Mohammed Shami's exceptional bowling effort on Wednesday to restrict New Zealand to a paltry 157 runs in the first of the five-match ODI rubber at the McLean Park here.

Virat Kohli makes clean sweep of three kanor ICC awards

DUBAI: Virat Kohli has become the first player in history to win the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Cricketer of the Year, the ICC Men’s Test Player of the Year and the ICC ODI Player of the Year awards following an extraordinary 2018.

Kohli named captain of both ICC Test, ODI Teams of the Year

DUBAI: India skipper Virat Kohli was on Tuesday named captain of both the International Cricket Council's (ICC) Test and ODI Teams of the Year following his remarkable show in 2018 both as batsman and skipper.

Siraj, Kaul in Indian limited overs squad, Bumrah rested

SYDNEY: Debutant pacer Mohammed Siraj will replace Jasprit Bumrah in the Indian squad for the upcoming limited overs series against Australia and New Zealand.

India among 10 direct qualifiers for ICC's T20 World Cup

DUBAI: The International Cricket Council today confirmed the sides that have qualified directly for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 to be held in Australia, based on the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s T20I Player Rankings as on  December 31, 2018.

3rd Test: India beat Australia by 137 runs, lead series 2-1

MELBOURNE:  India defeated Australia by 137 runs in the third cricket Test to take a 2-1 lead in the four-match series here at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Sunday.

Dhoni recalled for T20Is vs New Zealand

NEW DELHI: Former skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni was on Monday recalled to India's T20I squad that will play a three-match rubber in New Zealand.

Canadian Anil Sharma wins overall trophy in Chandigarh Golfing Tour

CHANDIGARH: Top of the leaderboard  Anil Sharma of  Canada produced a card 0f 157 for both days and won the overall championship trophy in the two-day Indian oil Durapave Chandigarh Golfing Tour 2018 which culminated at the Panchkula Golf Club.
Pawan Parihar from Jammu hit the longest drive 320 yards and Sachin Bansal was rewarded for the Nearest to the Pin. He hit the ball 5 feet 6 inches away from the hole.

Anil Sharma and Capt GS Ghumman win in Chandigarh Golfing Tour

CHANDIGARH: Anil Sharma of Canada carded 76 to emerge the 0-10 handicap gross winner in the two-day Indian Oil Durapave Chandigarh Golfing Tour 2018   at Chandigarh Golf Club here today. Kharag Singh of New Zealdn returned a card of 79 to be declared runner-up.

IPL Auction: Royals splurge Rs 8.4 crore to buy Unadkat back

JAIPUR:  Inaugural Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Rajasthan Royals has splurged a whopping Rs 8.40 crore to buy back India discard left-arm pacer Jaydev Unadkat in the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction here on Tuesday.

New Zealand to hold referendum on recreational marijuana use

WELLINGTON:  New Zealand will hold a referendum in 2020 to decide on the legalisation of recreational marijuana, Justice Minister Andrew Little announced on Tuesday, a week after Parliament gave the green light to its use for medicinal purposes.

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