Free Press Journal
  • ONGC eyes Asian Games, Tokyo Olympics post CWG success

    New Delhi: After the successful campaign at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) Limited has now set their sight on the Jakarta Asian Games 2018 and the Tokyo Olympics 2020. ONGC sportspersons bagged 13 medals including five Gold, three Silver and five Bronze, contributing to the 66 medal tally for Team India. ONGC had sent a contingent of 21 sportspersons to Gold Coast to represent India

  • Indian women’s cricket team to hire a bowling coach

     New Delhi: The Indian women’s cricket team will soon have a bowling coach as the BCCI is all set to invite applications for the role.  The players get batting inputs from head coach Tushar Arothe, former Baroda all-rounder who scored 6105 first-class runs and took 225 wickets.  Biju George has been doing a decent job as fielding coach.

  • ICC World Cup 2019: Here’s the likely schedule, fixtures, timetable, venues

    The schedule of the International Cricket Council World Cup 2019 is out. The tournament will be held in England from May 30 to July 15 with a reserve day for the semi-finals and finals. The final will take place at Lord’s while the remaining will take place all over England. The event will take place in total 11 venues including Lord’s, the Oval, Edgbaston, Trent Bridge, Headingley,

  • IPL 2018: Delhi Daredevils to face Kolkata Knight Riders under new captain Shreyas Iyer

    New Delhi: Struck by the crisis emanating from Gautam Gambhir’s resignation as captain, a beleaguered Delhi Daredevils face a herculean task to revive their IPL campaign when they clash with Kolkata Knight Riders here tomorrow under young skipper Shreyas Iyer.  Gambhir leaveing captaincy midway into the tournament does not guarantee resurrection of the side but the left-hander’s decision has given the team management a chance to infuse new life into the franchise

  • IPL 2018, Match 25: FPJ’s Dream XI for Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kings XI Punjab

    The No 3 ranked Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) will take on No 2 ranked Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) at Uppal in match 25 of IPL 2018. Though it is early stages, however, a win will get them one step closer to making the playoffs. Sunrisers will be high on confidence after a thrilling victory against Mumbai Indians (MI). After being dismissed for 118, SRH bowlers bundled out MI for 87. Interestingly, when the

  • BCCI recommends Rahul Dravid for Dronacharya, Virat Kohli for Khel Ratna, Sunil Gavaskar for Dhyan Chand

     Kolkata: The BCCI has recommended former India captain Rahul Dravid for the prestigious Dronacharya award and once again nominated Virat Kohli for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna honour. Legendary opener Sunil Gavaskar’s name has been recommended for Dhyan Chand Lifetime Achievement Award. CoA chief Vinod Rai confirmed Dravid’s nomination for the Dronacharya award.

  • Mickey Arthur eager for Pakistan to resume full home schedule

     Canterbury: Nine years on from the armed attack on the Sri Lanka team bus in Lahore, Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur says he hopes “we’re really close” to the world’s leading teams touring there again.  International cricket in Pakistan was efectively suspended for several years after the 2009 attack.

  • IPL 2018: Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli fined Rs 12 lakh for slow over rate against Chennai Super Kings

    Bengaluru: Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli has been fined Rs 12 lakh for maintaining slow over-rate during their Indian Premier League (IPL) against Chennai Super Kings here on Wednesday night.  The hosts had put on board a challenging 205 for eight but riding on MS Dhoni’s power-packed 34-ball 70, Super Kings overhauled the formidable target with two balls to spare.