India chose to risk – as it is entitled to – bowling in unhealthy conditions but that doesn’t afford the team a higher moral ground. By not siding with Sri Lanka, it has in no way shown that it has superior athletes.
A survey has revealed that the gender pay gap in sport is larger than one finds in politics, academia, business and medicine.
To some, the quality and longevity that separates Serena Williams from the others makes the rest look mediocre – but such a myopic understanding fails to uncover the depth in the women’s game.
For a tournament which had ‘Football Takes Over’ as its slogan, the success of its efforts in promoting the game remained ambiguous.
Despite the Lodha Committee rules clearly saying both must quit, the Shah dynasty rules the Gujarat Cricket Association.
The BCCI’s ban, which virtually shuts Sreesanth from any sort of engagement with cricket, could be the end of the road for the 34-year-old capricious pace bowler.
The incident took place on Tuesday night after Australia defeated India by eight wickets in the second Twenty20 International (T20I).
All six Indian cities where matches are being held exceeded international safe levels for air quality in October 2016.
The fact that this has been the grandest build-up to an under-17 FIFA event should make us reflect on what this tournament has come to mean for India.
In First for BCCI, New Handbook Tells Indian Cricketers How to Deal With Sexual Harassment, Bullying
The BCCI’s new handbook could be a great manual for other sports federations where reports of harassment and bullying suggest such problems are on the rise.
If FC Barcelona stays committed to its political beliefs, such as Catalonia’s independence from Spain, it will threaten its own existence – such as getting kicked out of the La Liga.
The Games take place next February in the mountainous resort town of Pyeongchang, just 80 km (50 miles) from the heavily fortified border with North Korea.
Not since the days of the Black Power movement have we seen collective mobilisation by sportspersons of this magnitude against an oppressive regime.
Given the high cost, environmental degradation and attack on civil liberties it entails, hosting the Olympic Games is no longer the privilege it once was.
While a few have burned out, the top franchises have not yet been able to knock off their accumulated debt.
Madison Keys and Sloane Stephens squaring off in the US Open women’s final was a landmark moment, made possible due to the struggles of the likes of Althea Gibson, Arthur Ashe and the Williams sisters.
The proposal seeks to justify dropping ‘Nehru’ on the grounds that the organisation has now “acquired a truly national character” covering 623 districts.
“He hates women’s cricket,” Edulji said of former BCCI president N. Srinivasan.
Maintenance tenders at the Sports Injury Centre in Delhi’s Centre-run Safdarjung Hospital show several financial irregularities, a committee formed to look into the matter has said in its report.
Despite his failure to win the men’s 100m final and the botched finish in the relay, the Jamaican left with his legacy intact. How dearly would athletics want to be in his place.
The UEFA Women’s European Championships 2017 highlights some of the differences between women and men’s football in a number of fields, ranging from finances and viewership to pure footballing techniques.
The reforms that have not been implemented include one state, one vote; the size of the national selection panel; the size of the apex council and ones that cover age cap and tenure of office bearers.
Watching women play, giving them the media coverage they deserve and creating routes for young girls to emulate their heroines is the best way to remember the team’s World Cup campaign.
The world is yet to react to the study but there will surely be murmurs of discontent from sportspeople. Many of them have continued to argue that taking performance-enhancing drugs makes for a level playing field.
Beyond sedition, the Indian captain is guilty of a much more indefensible crime: weakening the nation’s resolve to demonise Pakistan and dehumanise Pakistanis.
Kumble’s selection and departure have their roots in a sickening culture nurtured by the BCCI: it hired him in fishy circumstances and then fired him when he stood up for himself.
The arrested were booked by the police under sections 124A (sedition) and 120B (criminal conspiracy) of the IPC.
Sporting disciplines that do not feature within the mainstream are deemed unworthy of our attention unless they bring glory – a selfish idea with little to say for the development of Indian sport.
‘Hope all nations now come and play cricket in Pakistan’, Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed said at the post-match press conference.
Today’s hyper-nationalism is the consequence of a challenged identity riven with doubts. Sport is an important component in this project, used to demand the persecution of our threats on and off the field.
“India and Pakistan will continue to play at international tournaments but neither India plays in Pakistan nor Pakistan plays in India.”
The unpredictability of women’s tennis in 2017 should make us strongly question the performance of the official rankings – and not simply the players’ performance.
Cricket fans have recently turned matches between the two sides into an ugly display of competitive nationalism on social media. These clashes have been spurred by on-field tensions and gratuitous political rhetoric.
Ramachandra Guha, an outsider to the cricketing world, probably understood it better than those on the inside.
In his resignation letter, the historian cites instances of conflict of interest.
Guha has written some of the most revered books on cricket like “Wickets In the East” and “Corner of a foreign Field”.
In the smoothly manufactured narrative of the 44-year-old cricketer’s life, there was no room to explore the personal tensions that may have existed.
Female participation in sport should not depend on the number of women who write about sport. The skewed coverage owes much to the same culture that privileges a ‘pretty face’ over her knowledge of cricket.
Eliud Kipchoge’s experimental marathon run at Manza has opened up a whole new set of possibilities on what the human body can achieve.
Corporate interests are guiding the All India Football Federation to the disadvantage of smaller teams.