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Shafali Verma’s rapidfire 50 is evidence that the Indian cricket board needs to promote the women’s game more Purists might argue that it is a bit unfair to compare men’s and women’s sport even in the same game. But the

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PV Sindu Crowned as Badminton Queen

PV Sindhu is a world champion but she is so much more than that Soon after PV Sindhu climbed to the top step of the podium at the world championships and accepted her medal, a needless controversy seemed to have

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Change of Concussion Protocols in Sports

Several sports are taking the risks of head injury seriously. It’s time that such norms go to lower levels of cricket as well The sight of Steve Smith lying low after a bouncer from English bowler Jofra Archer must have

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Sports: A Great Leveller

Steve Smith’s incredible return to Test cricket highlights sports as the crucible of human achievement The greatest stories in sport are not the arrival of a new miracle wunderkind, they are about redemption and beating all sorts of odds. Let

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Time to show unity among the cricketers

India has enjoyed decade-plus success on the cricket field, to see it being undone by innuendo is bizarre Ten years ago if you predicted that a sporting crisis would be ignited by one cricketer ‘unfollowing’ another on social media, you

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The Case of Lt Colonel Dhoni

He may try to grab eyeballs with his military stint in Kashmir but Dhoni will always be Captain Cool Cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni was wearing the Territorial Army uniform when he received the Padma Bhushan on the seventh anniversary of

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India’s golden girl Hima Das

Hima Das is making waves at international meets but we must keep expectations in check as she has to peak standards he news that Hima Das won a string of athletic meets during the European summer season was heartening. The

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Is dividing India’s cricket captaincy a good idea?

Is dividing India’s cricket captaincy as part of a post-World Cup rebuild a good idea? The unique thing about the England team that won the World Cup, questionably according to many, was that there were two captains on the field.

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ICC needs to introspect

May be England deserved the World Cup but to win a game on the basis of boundaries hit is arbitrary On the south bank of the Thames river that intersects London, a Wimbledon final for the ages was going down,

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Disappointment, Yet Hopes for the Future

India’s exit from the 50-over World Cup disappointed millions but things look good for the future International cricket tournaments are sadly few and far between nowadays, much like football, where club competitions have changed the game and at a level

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