Free Press Journal
  • Indian eves seal series against Sri Lanka with 7-wicket win

    Colombo : Anuja Patil and Jemimah Rodrigues smashed unbeaten half-centuries, taking Indian women to a series-sealing win over hosts Sri Lanka in a rain affected fourth T20 International here on Monday. With the second T20 being washed out, India have now taken a 3-0 lead in the five-match series.

  • England give Burns chance to fill Cook’s shoes in SL

    Nottingham : Uncapped Surrey batsman Rory Burns is set to replace Alastair Cook at the top of England’s order after being named in a 16-man squad on Friday for the upcoming three-Test tour of Sri Lanka.

  • Rodrigues helps Indian eves beat SL

    Katunayake (Sri Lanka) : Jemimah Rodrigues and Poonam Yadav produced special performances to fire India to a 13-run win over Sri Lanka in the first T20 International of the five-match series here Wednesday. Teenager Rodrigues smashed 36 off 15 balls in a whirlwind innings that saw her becoming the first Indian woman to hit three sixes in an over.

  • We didn’t disappoint anyone else but ourselves: Constantine  

    Dhaka : Indian football team lacked consistency and disappointed itself by going down in the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Suzuki Cup final against Maldives, said chief coach Stephen Constantine. Seven-times champions India lost 1-2 to Maldives in the final on Saturday.

  • Mithali Raj smashes ton but Lanka beat India

    Katunayake (Sri Lanka) : Skipper Mithali Raj’s career-best knock of 125 not out went in vain as Sri Lanka women shocked India women by three wickets in the inconsequential third and final One-day International, here on Sunday.

  • Asia Cup 2018: All-round performance helps Bangladesh to defeat Sri Lanka by 137 runs

    Dubai: The Bangladeshi cricket team produced an all-round performance to wallop Sri Lanka by 137 runs in the opening match of the Asia Cup at the Dubai International Stadium here on Saturday. Winning the toss and electing to bat first on a flat track, Bangladesh suffered an early blow when opener Tamim Iqbal was hit on his wrist by Sri Lankan pacer Suranga Lakmal earlier in the game, effectively ruling out of

  • Mushfiqur ton takes Bangladesh to 261 vs SL

    Dubai : Mushfiqur Rahim hit a superb hundred under pressure as Bangladesh scored a competitive 261 against Sri Lanka despite Lasith Malinga wreaking havoc on his international comeback in the Asia Cup opener on Saturday.

  • India-Pakistan clash in spotlight

    Dubai : Virat Kohli’s absence might have taken some sheen off it but the general excitement surrounding Indo-Pak encounters will be the USP of the six-nation Asia Cup starting Saturday with a Bangladesh-Sri Lanka clash here.

  • Indian eves trounce Sri Lanka by 9 wkts

    Galle : India produced a clinical performance to register a convincing nine-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the first ODI of the ICC Women’s Championship here Tuesday. India women produced an incisive bowling effort to bundle out Sri Lanka women for a meagre 98 in 35.1 overs after the home side opted to bat first and then chased down the target with consummate ease, reaching 100 in 19.5 overs for the loss

  • Football: Confident India take on Maldives in SAFF Cup

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  • We need to rectify our  mistakes: Constantine

    Dhaka : Indian football team’s chief coach Stephen Constantine Thursday said that although he was happy with the 2-0 win over Sri Lanka in the SAFF Cup opener, he expects a better performance in the coming matches.

  • Sri Lanka: 1 dead, 80 hospitalised in protests

    Colombo: One person died and over 80 were hospitalised as a massive protest rally held by the opposition ended in the Sri Lankan capital on Thursday, media reported. According the Colombo National Hospital, the one death was due to cardiac arrest, Xinhua news agency reported. While eight were hospitalised from food poisoning, eight others had sustained minor injuries and over 70 were hospitalised due to excessive alcohol consumption.

  • India kicks off SAFF Cup campaign against Sri Lanka in Dhaka today

    Dhaka : Defending champions India will start as overwhelming favourites against Sri Lanka in the opening encounter of the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Cup at the Bangabandhu National Stadium here on Wednesday.

  • India to play first Test against WI on October 4

    New Delhi : India will begin its seven-week home series against the West Indies with a Test match at Rajkot on October 4, less than a week after the completion of the Asia Cup. The BCCI on Tuesday announced the fixtures of the home series against West Indies which will culminate on November 11.

  • Cycling back in vogue, now as a fun fitness trend

    Do you remember the first adventure sport that you indulged in as a five-year-old kid? Well, believe it or not, it has to be cycling for most of us. A ride on the two-wheeler, balancing oneself, pedalling ahead without any support remains the most cherished memory. Not to forget the umpteen falls, scratches and bruises on hands and legs collected with pride, while perfecting that balance on two moving wheels, all adding