Free Press Journal
  • Kohli hits out critics of chop-and-change policy, calls it ‘bizzare’

    Nottingham : India skipper Virat Kohli on Friday said his players don’t feel threatened because of his chop-and-change policy and called it “quite a bizarre thought to have”, taking a dig at those questioning the trend. Kohli has made 37 changes in 37 Tests as captain and that trend looks set to continue when India meet England in a must-win third Test here on Saturday.

  • Leaving out Sam Curran was one of most difficult decisions: Joe Root

    Nottingham : England captain Joe Root on Friday welcomed all-rounder Ben Stokes into the playing eleven but said leaving out the promising Sam Curran for the third Test against India was one of his “most difficult” selection decisions.

  • Ben Stokes back in England’s playing eleven

    Nottingham : All-rounder Ben Stokes on Friday returned to the England playing eleven for the third Test against India, four days after being found not guilty of affray.

  • Reality check awaits as India eye glory after topsy-turvy build-up

    Jakarta : A trial by fire for the youngsters and a battle to stay relevant for some ageing superstars but above all, the 18th Asian Games will be a reality check for India’s athletes after the Commonwealth Games high.

  • Sachin terms Wadekar’s demise as personal loss

    Mumbai : Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar on Friday paid rich tributes to Ajit Wadekar and said the demise of the former India captain was an “irreparable and personal loss” for him. Wadekar passed away at a South Mumbai hospital on August 15 at the age of 77 after prolonged illness.

  • Christiano Ronaldo gets nod for Juve debut vs Chievo 

    Milan : Cristiano Ronaldo is curious to find out about life in Serie A and will make his debut in the opening match of the season for champions Juventus against Chievo in Verona, coach Massimiliano Allegri confirmed on Friday.

  • Rain slows Djokovic in Cincy, Stephens ousted

    Cincinnati : Novak Djokovic’s third-round struggle with defending champion Grigor Dimitrov was halted by rain, forcing the pair to come back at the ATP-WTA Cincinnati Masters.

  • BCCI hands over hosting rights fo Asia Cup to UAE

    Dubai : The decks were finally cleared on Friday for the Asia Cup as BCCI officially handed over its hosting rights to the Emirates Cricket Board. “The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the Emirates Cricket Board signed an agreement today for the United Arab Emirates to host the 2018 edition of the Asia Cup,” the BCCI stated in a release.

  • Asiad success key to World Cup podium dreams: Hockey Coach Harendra Singh

    New Delhi : Indian men’s hockey team coach Harendra Singh is chasing a second successive Asian Games gold not just to secure qualification to the 2020 Olympics, but also kick-start preparations for the year-end World Cup, where he is eyeing a podium.