Amlan Chakraborty

Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

17 Jun 2017

TV ad rates rocket ahead of India, Pakistan final

NEW DELHI Television advertising rates for Sunday's cricket final between India and Pakistan are 10 times the normal price, industry sources said, as millions of fans are expected to tune in for a clash that last time ranked among the six most-watched sporting events.

16 May 2017

Soccer - Present perfect, future tense for Indian upstarts Aizawl FC

NEW DELHI India's prolific film industry churns out scores of movies with plotlines bordering on the absurd every year but even Bollywood might have dismissed as too preposterous the story of the rise of soccer club Aizawl FC.

10 May 2017

India can be the next China for NBA, says top official

NEW DELHI While China is the National Basketball Association's biggest market outside the United States, NBA Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum has told Reuters that India is ripe to grow the game as its changing sporting culture begins to offer its 1.3 billion people alternatives to cricket.

09 May 2017

NBA opens first academy in cricket-mad India

NEW DELHI The National Basketball Association (NBA) opened its first academy in India on Tuesday, hoping the facility on the outskirts of Delhi will trigger the game's growth in a country obsessed with cricket.

09 May 2017

Proteas wrecking ball Rabada wants to stay the course

NEW DELHI Kagiso Rabada's shoulders are big enough to carry the burden of being a pace spearhead but he is also looking to strike a balance between bowling flat out and staying the course, the South African speedster told Reuters.

08 May 2017

No surprises in India's belated Champions Trophy squad

NEW DELHI India recalled fit-again opener Rohit Sharma and spin trump card Ravichandran Ashwin as the holders finally named their squad for next month's Champions Trophy in England and Wales on Monday.

03 May 2017

Indian champions Aizawl FC threaten 'fast unto death' if relegated

NEW DELHI Surprise I-League winners Aizawl FC have threatened to "fast unto death" after finding themselves in the bizarre position of staring at relegation next season despite winning India's top division title on Sunday.

10 Apr 2017

IPL's Afghan pioneer Rashid longs for long form

NEW DELHI Rashid Khan has set the Indian Premier League alight just two matches into his maiden season, and while he is enjoying the cut and thrust of the lucrative Twenty20 competition the teenage Afghan spinner says playing test cricket is his ultimate dream.

05 Apr 2017

Art of deception will help spinners thrive in IPL

NEW DELHI Contrary to popular belief, Twenty20 cricket rewards brains as well as brawn with the smartest spinners able to find a way to nullify the most explosive batsmen, according to wily Indian Premier League (IPL) veteran Amit Mishra.

29 Mar 2017

Good cricket mixed with bad blood makes for fine series

DHARAMSALA, India As India celebrate the return of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy from previous holders Australia, the overriding consensus is that the hosts maintained order between the sport's top two test sides in a series that had everything.

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