Joe Williams

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Joe Williams is the Sport Editor of The Free Press Journal. He has over two decades of experience and has been associated with The Indian Express, Daily News and Analysis (DNA) and Corporate Citizen.

Stories By Joe Williams

Former Indian skipper Dilip Vengsarkar at his academy in Oval

Elven eleven

MumbaiThe Oval maidan in South Mumbai has been the veritable field of dreams for many a fledgling cricketer who has gone on to don India ...Read More

Move, Learn & Discover: Here's all you need to know about Olympic Day

Move, Learn & Discover: Here's all you need to know about Olympic Day

Mumbai: Olympic Day is one of the most celebrated days across the globe. Irrespective of age, sex or creed, thousands gather to commemora...Read More

Olympic Games countdown: Flashback to Moscow, the last time the India men's team won a gold in field hockey

Olympic Games countdown: Flashback to Moscow, the last time the India men's team won a gold in field hockey

MumbaiIndia’s 1980 Moscow Olympics gold is seen as the last hurrah in Indian hockey. Ironically, for a country that has won eight Olympic...Read More

The Colonel is the man with plan

The Colonel is the man with plan

MumbiaMoving the matches to southern states during the monsoon and curtailing the number of matches could be the best way to get on with ...Read More

Byram Jeejeebhoy rides off into the sunset

Byram Jeejeebhoy rides off into the sunset

MumbaiByram Jeejeebhoy, a prominent figure on the country's racecourses, passed away at his Worli residence recently. A philanthropist an...Read More

Big guns of cricket to confer today

Big guns of cricket to confer today

MUMBAIThe wise men of the International Cricket Council (ICC) will meet on June 10 via teleconference to decide the fate of the T20 World...Read More

The stadium has a Federation International Hockey (FIH)-recognised surface on their premises.

Hockey gets a new lease of life in Pune after training school gets FIH-approved astro turf

MumbaiOlympians Dhanraj Pillay, Joe Phillip, and the Nimal Brothers are the names that crop up when Poona, now Pune, is talked about. The...Read More

Coronavirus in Mumbai: Thanks to COVID-19, Kanga League may get cancelled for the first time

Coronavirus in Mumbai: Thanks to COVID-19, Kanga League may get cancelled for the first time

MumbaiThe Kanga Cricket League, one of the oldest cricket tournaments in Mumbai, will be a doubtful starter this year. According to the s...Read More

CEO D’Silva, Jhinghan part ways with Kerala Blasters

CEO D’Silva, Jhinghan part ways with Kerala Blasters

MumbaiWhile it is calm and quiet on the field, there are many things happening off it. It's the Indian Super League football team which i...Read More

A groundsman gets essential supplies from one of the benefactors

Lockdown 4.0: Groundsmen who look after open spaces get overwhelming support

While we remain comfortably ensconced in our apartments or houses, mostly unaffected by the lockdown, there are so many people out there ...Read More

Lockdown 4.0: Stadiums may have reopened, but can India's sporting giants come out and play?

Lockdown 4.0: Stadiums may have reopened, but can India's sporting giants come out and play?

The games were played under the guidelines issued by the German Football League. A total of 17 matches were played over the weekend, with...Read More

Off range, but on target at home, Olympian Anjum Moudgil has currently trained her sights on dancing

Off range, but on target at home, Olympian Anjum Moudgil has currently trained her sights on dancing

Only the second shooter in her category to have earned a spot in the Tokyo Olympics, she has been recommended for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel R...Read More

Besides mountaineering, Dr Nayak is also an avid runner and has participated in full marathons

Mountaineer Dr Arun Nayak continues to train from home amid coronavirus lockdown

The pandemic has played havoc with major sports events, including the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympic, either being postponed or cance...Read More

Pune 'monsoon' season racing under a cloud

Pune 'monsoon' season racing under a cloud

With horses still stabled in Mumbai, dark clouds loom over the Pune racing season which opens its gates in the last week of July.The summ...Read More

Lockdown brings to fore the virtues of virtual reality gaming

Lockdown brings to fore the virtues of virtual reality gaming

Joe WilliamsMumbaiOnline gaming platforms have been growing in popularity in not just in India but across the globe. In fantasy sports, f...Read More

Can't put a premium on this collection

Can't put a premium on this collection

An LIC employee in Nashik has compiled an assortment of sports memorabilia in a 130 sq ft room

Australia ace the Tests, dethrone India, England continue to lead men’s ODI rankings

Australia ace the Tests, dethrone India, England continue to lead men’s ODI rankings

Mumbai: Just a two-point difference is enough for Australia to prove they are better than India, as Steve Smith and company have moved to...Read More

Legalisation of ball tampering; Right now, it's all up in the air

Legalisation of ball tampering; Right now, it's all up in the air

Mumbai: The issue of legalising ball tampering has raised a lot of dust off the cherry, but expert opinion on the subject is varied. Form...Read More

It will now be a digital ball game for Akash Chopra

It will now be a digital ball game for Akash Chopra

Mumbai: Taking on challenges is what former Indian cricketer Akash Chopra is all about, as his commentary moves from on-the-ground to the...Read More

T20 World Cup to be postponed

T20 World Cup to be postponed

It is evident the ICC is chasing a mirage, as none of the sports events planned this year are being held in the current circumstances, wi...Read More

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