Free Press Journal
  • Next few games will be tough: MSD

    Mirpur: MS Dhoni said the next few games will be tough hence it was important for him to bat up the order as he was not getting any opportunity to spend time in the middle since the top-order was performing consistently well for them.

  • Sammy leads WI to emotional win over Aus

    Mirpur: Chris Gayle started with flair while Darren Sammy finished with a flourish as West Indies got the better of Australia by six wickets in an exciting Group 2 League encounter of the ICC World T20 on Friday.Opting to bat, Australia scored a competitive 178 for eight in 20 overs, riding on Glenn Maxwell’s 45 and Brad Hodge’s 35. West Indies got the runs with a couple of balls to

  • BCCI accepts SC interim order

    New Delhi: A relieved BCCI said the interim order was “acceptable” to it and will take necessary steps for its implementation. Hailing the Supreme Court’s decision not to suspend CSK and Rajasthan Royals from playing in IPL 7, BCCI Vice-President Rajeev Shukla said the order was in the best interest of the game and cricket fans. “We have no objection to the Supreme Court order. The BCCI lawyers have also

  • MS Dhoni is answerable for lying to probe panel: Salve

    New Delhi: India skipper MS Dhoni will be answerable if an enquiry is ordered into cover up of the IPL betting and fixing scandal since he lied to the probe panel that Gurunath Meiyappan was not associated with CSK in any official capacity, senior Counsel Harish Salve on Friday.

  • Gavaskar, Yadav etch their name in history

    Mumbai: In the long history of the BCCI only one man has played Test cricket prior to becoming its president before Sunil Gavaskar and Shivlal Yadav were made Board presidents for IPL-related and non-IPL-related functions respectively by the Supreme Court on Frdiay.

  • RCA questions Shivlal’s promotion

    Jaipur: The Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) questioned the promotion of senior vice-president Shivlal Yadav to the top job after the cash-rich T20 league.Mehmood Abdi, a permanent RCA representative in BCCI, questioned the grounds of ascertaining seniority in the cricket governing body. “Supreme Court has suggested that Shivlal Yadav would be taking over as BCCI chief because of his seniority.

  • Justice Mudgal pleased with Supreme Court’s verdict

    New Delhi: Justice Mukul Mudgal, who headed the probe committee which conducted investigation into the IPL scandal, described the Supreme Court’s interim order as “balanced” and in “best interest of Indian cricket”.”I expected nothing else. It was a very balanced order by the court. It balances the interest of administration, purity of the game and interest of the players, team and Indian cricket and also the cricket loving people of the county.

  • Top seeds set for Miami showdown

    While Serena downs Sharapova once again, Australian open champ Li Na books her spot by beating Cibulkova 7-5, 2-6, 6-3

  • Anand to meet Karjakin in penultimate round

    Mumbai: As he approaches the big game against Russia’s Sergey Karjakin, five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand would aim to carry forward his good from into the crucial 13th and penultimate round of the Candidates Chess tournament on Friday.

  • Tolgay strikes four in Dempo’s thumping win

    Margao: Tolgay Ozbey scored four times, including a hartrick, as Dempo FC scored a resounding 4-1 win over Churchill Brothers in a 22nd round I-League match on Saturday.Ozbey, who was at his best, took advantage of the rival defense that provided ample space to him.

  • Vijender asks Centre to resolve boxing crisis

    Unless  sporting authorities do not maintain a clean image in the global sporting arena, it would be very difficult for the athletes to do well

  • Advani, Mehta set for China challenge

    New Delhi : Indian snooker stars Pankaj Advani and and Aditya Mehta are all set to compete in the China Open, to be held in Beijing from March 31 to April 6, and will will be the last ranking tournament before the World Championship.

  • Vaibhav nets winner for Soccer XI

    Mumbai: Soccer XI inflicted a narrow 1-0 defeat on Spring Field in Super Division match of the MDFA (Mumbai District Football Association) League on Friday. Vaibhav Mishra netted the all-important winning goal for Soccer XI.Earlier, Bombay Gymkhana prevailed over Renaissance SC by a 2-1 margin in another close Super Division encounter. Harmeet Singh and Kastubh T scored a goal each for the gymkhana side, while Surjit S pulled one back for the

  • Lahiri’s putt helps Asia fight back

    Kuala Lumpur: With the entire Asian team egging him on from the gallery, India’s Anirban Lahiri made no mistake with a tense 10-footer to give Asia its second full point of the day at the EurAsia Cup presented by DRB-HICOM.With Lahiri, partnering his good friend Siddikur of Bangladesh, winning the last of the five foursomes, Asia rallied from 0-5 to 3-7 at the end of the second day with 10 singles matches