Goswami appointed coach for India U-16 camp

RAJKOT, Aug. 20 -- Former Saurashtra player Hitesh Goswami has been appointed coach for the India U-16 camp to be held from August 21 in Bangalore. has cleared BCCI's level 'C' exam for the coaches," the Saurashtra Cricket Association (SCA) said in a release.

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HCA not following Lodha panel reforms: Azhar

HYDERABAD, Aug. 20 -- Former India skipper Mohammed Azharuddin alleged that the Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) is not following the Lodha Committee recommendations and also indulged in other "irregularities and misuse". Azharuddin said deserving players were "ignored" in the teams announced for the Moin-ud-Dowla tournament to be held here. He also said the HCA did not follow Lodha panel recommendations in the appointment of its selectors.

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Upul evokes memories of Champions Trophy

DAMBULLA, Aug. 20 -- Sri Lanka should look for positives from two months back rather than agonise over what went wrong in the last two weeks or so when they take on India in the first ODI, believes new skipper Upul Tharanga.

Tharanga, who struggled in his traditional role as opener but will drop down to No 4 to boost the middle order, urged his players to forget the 0-3 Test drubbing at the hands of India.

"We have been successful in the last d... Read More

Rahul looks to cash in on season of fresh starts

DAMBULLA, Aug. 20 -- If KL Rahul looks in the mirror, it would reveal the face of a bearded man alright, but it could well be Virat Kohli peering at him, such has been their kindred spirit.

Rahul has often spoken about the influence Kohli has had in his outlook towards the game and how to stay focused, and keep performing with the intensity that is Kohli's trademark.

"We feel lucky we don't have to look too far. The guy who inspires you is sitt... Read More

Mission World Cup starts here: Kohli

DAMBULLA, Aug. 20 -- Virat Kohli declared that the clock will start ticking in the buildup to the 2019 World Cup when India begin the ODI series against Sri Lanka here on Sunday.

India, ranked No 3 in the ICC ODI list, will look to add to their dominance over Sri Lanka, having achieved a 3-0 Test series sweep. Sri Lanka also upset India in the early stages of the ICC Champions Trophy in June, but Virat Kohli had his sights set on the big prize. ... Read More

India flex muscle vs jittery Lankans

DAMBULLA, Aug. 20 -- India openers Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma will reunite at the top as Virat Kohli's side aims to repeat its dominance over Sri Lanka in the five-match ODI series starting at the Dambulla International Stadium on Sunday.

India, the No 3 team in the ICC ODI rankings, will have a point to prove after Sri Lanka upstaged them in the group stages of the ICC Champions Trophy, where the hosts were still eliminated while India fin... Read More

Dambulla: India to take on Sri Lanka in first ODI today

Dambulla, Aug. 20 -- The first One Day International of the 5-match series between India and Sri Lanka will be played at Dambulla today.

India had recently white-washed the 3-match Test series against the Lankans and will be looking to take that momentum into the limited-overs' leg of the tour as well.

For Sri Lanka, on the other hand, the ODI series is more than just avenging the Test defeat. They need two more wins to confirm their spot in th... Read More


New Delhi, Aug. 20 -- Actor-comedian Kapil Sharma has denied that he has replaced cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu on The Kapil Sharma show with actor Archana Puran Singh. "I can never ever think about this. Whenever I plan to shoot, I plan it with Sidhuji because he is lucky for me. I don't know from where this news came," Pinkvilla quoted Kapil as saying. NOTE TO READERS: Some of the coverage that appears on our pages is paid for by the concerned b... Read More


Yamunanagar, Aug. 20 -- A migrant labourer has allegedly strangled his 5-year-old stepson to death in Aurangabad village of Yamunanagar district. The victim has been identified as Munish Kumar. His mother had married to the accused Vijay Kumar, 35, four months ago. The police said the accused was working as a worker in a poultry farm and on late Friday night, he took Munish to a deserted place where he strangled him and tried to mutilate his body... Read More

Angry farmers foil police plan, gherao Navjot Sidhu's residence

Amritsar, Aug. 20 -- Despite the police attempt to foil the protesting farmer's bid to approach local bodies minister Navjot Singh Sidhu's residence, the farmers gheraoed his residence for two hours here on Saturday.

Upping their ante over the debt waiver issue, farmers owing allegiance to Kisan Sangharsh Committee (KSC) were led by Satnam Singh Pannu during the protest.

The agitating farmers led by KSC leader Sarwan Singh Pandher gathered ne... Read More