Amlan Chakraborty

Boxing: Mary Kom caught in Olympic qualification row in India

18 Oct 2019

NEW DELHI MC Mary Kom has inspired many young boxers in India but one of the new generation feels the six-times world champion has received special treatment from the country's federation over Olympic qualification and is fighting back.

India optimistic Davis Cup tie will be shifted from Islamabad

16 Oct 2019

NEW DELHI India's tennis association will apply for visas for their Davis Cup tie against Pakistan next month but expects the fixture to be moved away from Islamabad, AITA Secretary General Hironmoy Chatterjee told Reuters on Wednesday.

Cricket - Shami shows class on final day once again

07 Oct 2019

NEW DELHI Fast bowlers usually play second fiddle to their slow-bowling counterparts on the final day of tests on the sub-continent but Mohammed Shami's performance in India's test win over South Africa in Visakhapatnam on Sunday told a different story.

Cricket: Shafali Verma, the tomboy teen who could be India's next superstar

18 Sep 2019

NEW DELHI Shafali Verma was not exactly trying to be a rebel when she began training with the local boys in the north Indian city of Rohtak as a precocious 10-year-old.

BCCI probes match fixing approaches in women's game and regional league

17 Sep 2019

NEW DELHI The Indian cricket board has launched investigations into suspected match fixers who approached a member of the women's national team and players in a regional Twenty20 league, its anti-corruption head said on Tuesday.

Cricket: Rahul axed as India try Rohit as opener against South Africa

12 Sep 2019

NEW DELHI India axed struggling opener KL Rahul and handed Rohit Sharma a chance to revive his stop-start test career after selecting the limited-overs stalwart for next month's three-match series against South Africa.

Soccer: Shock draw with Asian champs Qatar fills India with pride

11 Sep 2019

NEW DELHI India are unlikely to make it to their first World Cup finals this time around but a 0-0 draw in Doha against Asian champions Qatar in 2022 qualifying on Tuesday has filled them with pride.

Cricket: BCCI complies with national anti-doping agency

09 Aug 2019

NEW DELHI The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has shed its apprehensions about efficiency of the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) and will come under its ambit, a sports ministry official said on Friday.

India may seek neutral venue for Davis Cup tie against Pakistan

08 Aug 2019

NEW DELHI India may request the International Tennis Federation (ITF) to shift next month's Davis Cup tie against Pakistan from Islamabad to a neutral venue because of the prevailing tensions between the neighbours, an Indian official told Reuters on Thursday.

Disappointed' CGF hopes to talk India out of Birmingham boycott

29 Jul 2019

NEW DELHI The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) will meet Indian officials to try and talk them out of their plans to boycott the 2022 Birmingham Games over shooting's absence in the programme, the governing body has said.

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