Aiming to make Gujarat proud, ARA FC prepare for I-League Qualifiers challenge

New Delhi [India], September 23 (ANI): Founded just about five years ago in 2016, the Ahmedabad Racquets Academy FC (ARA FC) has gone on to become one of the leading clubs from Gujarat. ARA FC started as a racquet sports centre, but soon integrated all kinds of other sports, including football. In 2018, they became the first professional football team from Gujarat to feature in the Second Division League.

Updated: Sep 23, 2021 17:16 IST

Steve Elworthy appointed new Chief Executive of Surrey County Cricket Club

London [UK], September 23 (ANI): Steve Elworthy on Thursday was appointed as the new Chief Executive of Surrey County Cricket Club.

Updated: Sep 23, 2021 17:08 IST

Proteas spinner Raisibe Ntozakhe's action found legal, allowed to resume bowling

Dubai [UAE], September 23 (ANI): The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday announced that following remedial work and re-assessment, the bowling action of South Africa off-spinner Raisibe Ntozakhe has been found to be legal, and she can resume bowling in international cricket.

Updated: Sep 23, 2021 16:38 IST

ISL: East Bengal snap up Croatia forward Perosevic

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], September 23 (ANI): SC East Bengal on Thursday added teeth to their attack by acquiring the services of Croatia forward Antonio Perosevic on a one-year deal that will keep him at the club till the end of the Indian Super League 2021-22 season.

Updated: Sep 23, 2021 16:38 IST

Ashes: UK PM raises issue of family travel with Australian counterpart

Washington [US], September 23 (ANI): UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has made an intervention in order to ensure that the upcoming Ashes series against Australia goes ahead later this year as planned.

Updated: Sep 23, 2021 16:24 IST

Neeraj's javelin, hockey stick gifted by women's team up for grabs in e-auction of PM Modi's gifts, mementos

New Delhi [India], September 23 (ANI): Neeraj Chopra's Tokyo Olympics javelin and para-athlete Sumit Antil's javelin are among the items that are up for grabs in the e-auction of gifts presented by Olympians and Paralympians to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Updated: Sep 23, 2021 16:16 IST

Mizoram Football Association to collaborate with Mizoram Youth Commission

New Delhi [India], September 23 (ANI): The Mizoram Football Association and Mizoram Youth Commission signed an agreement on Tuesday to join hands in promoting football and creating better career opportunities for the youth in the state.

Updated: Sep 23, 2021 16:05 IST

Live the Game -- Men's T20 World Cup 2021 anthem launched

Dubai [UAE], September 23 (ANI): Live the Game, the official anthem of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021, composed by renowned Indian music director Amit Trivedi, was launched on Thursday. The 16-team tournament is the biggest sports event ever in the UAE and Oman and takes place between October 17 and November 14.

Updated: Sep 23, 2021 15:42 IST

IPL 2021: Great to have Pant and Shreyas back together, says DC coach Ponting

Dubai [UAE], September 23 (ANI): After registering an emphatic eight-wicket win over SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season, Delhi Capitals coach Ricky Ponting on Thursday said it is great to have Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant back playing together.

Updated: Sep 23, 2021 15:31 IST

Durand Cup: Quarter-final game between Army Red and FC Bengaluru United called off due to COVID-19

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], September 23 (ANI): The Local Organising Committee (LOC) of 130th Durand Cup has called off the quarter-final game between Army Red and FC Bengaluru United (FCBU) scheduled for Friday at the Kalyani Stadium due to positive Covid-19 cases reported in the Army Red squad.

Updated: Sep 23, 2021 15:03 IST

Aus W vs Ind W: Rachael Haynes struck on elbow on eve of second ODI

Mackay [Australia], September 23 (ANI): Australia vice-captain Rachael Haynes suffered an injury scare on the eve of the second ODI against India as he was struck on the elbow.

Updated: Sep 23, 2021 14:22 IST

IPL 2021: Comeback unfolded the way I wanted it to, says Shreyas Iyer

Dubai [UAE], September 23 (ANI): The Delhi Capitals started the second half of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season on a fabulous note after defeating SunRisers Hyderabad by eight wickets at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Wednesday.

Updated: Sep 23, 2021 13:35 IST

IPL 2021: Virat desperate to do well, looks like he has found his rhythm, says Hesson

Dubai [UAE], September 23 (ANI): Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Director of Cricket and head coach Mike Hesson has said skipper Virat Kohli is desperate to do well in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021.

Updated: Sep 23, 2021 13:31 IST

Harmanpreet Kaur not fit, won't be available for second ODI against Australia: Shiv Sunder Das

Mackay [Australia], September 23 (ANI): India women's batting coach Shiv Sunder Das on Thursday confirmed star batter Harmanpreet Kaur is still not fit, and hence would not be available for the second ODI against Australia.

Updated: Sep 23, 2021 13:13 IST

IPL 2021: Marcus Stoinis' injury can be a worry for Australia ahead of T20 WC

Dubai [UAE], September 23 (ANI): Delhi Capitals all-rounder Marcus Stoinis limping out of the bowling attack during the game against SunRisers Hyderabad in the IPL on Wednesday is bound to give Australian team management anxiety as they wait to hear on the extent of his injury with the T20 World Cup round the corner.

Updated: Sep 23, 2021 13:03 IST

Paralympic bronze medallist Sharad diagnosed with swelling in heart

New Delhi [India], September 23 (ANI): Tokyo 2020 Paralympics bronze medallist Sharad Kumar has been diagnosed with swelling in the heart. He was recently admitted at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi. The high jumper was initially kept under observation after complaining of chest pain and underwent tests.

Updated: Sep 23, 2021 12:47 IST

IPL 2021: Shreyas Iyer reaches 4000 T20 runs while Saha crosses 2000 runs in league

Dubai [UAE], September 23 (ANI): The Indian Premier League encounter between Delhi Capitals and SunRisers Hyderabad on Wednesday saw two milestones being reached. While DC batsman Shreyas Iyer reached 4000 runs in T20 cricket, SRH wicket-keeper batsman Wriddhiman Saha crossed 2000 runs in the IPL.

Updated: Sep 23, 2021 12:06 IST

IPL 2021: McCullum just let us be ourselves, says KKR opener Venkatesh Iyer

Dubai [UAE], September 23 (ANI): Kolkata Knight Riders batsman Venkatesh Iyer says there is no extra pressure when batting in front of head coach Brendon McCullum as the latter allows the players to be their natural self and play the brand of cricket that makes the boys comfortable.

Updated: Sep 23, 2021 11:36 IST

IPL 2021: It's important that we turn up and do the job, says MI skipper Rohit

Abu Dhabi [UAE], September 23 (ANI): Defending champions Mumbai Indians might have lost their previous game against Chennai Super Kings, but skipper Rohit Sharma feels it's important for the team to turn up and do the job when they take on Kolkata Knight Riders in their Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Thursday.

Updated: Sep 23, 2021 10:30 IST

'When there's been a few lows, it makes the highs even better,' says Lea Tahuhu

Derby [England], September 23 (ANI): New Zealand pacer Lea Tahuhu admits it was touch-and-go as to whether she would be able to play any part in New Zealand's tour of England after undergoing foot surgery.

Updated: Sep 23, 2021 09:01 IST