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.
Attacks like the one on German football club Borussia Dortmund earlier this month target a space where society and the state interact in an extraordinary manner.
Srinivasan’s history of arm-twisting people into submission is valued highly by his supporters, who don’t take a benign view of the measures being used to halt Shashank Manohar’s reforms.
With close to Rs 300,000 crore at stake, the underground betting syndicates have adopted new methods to up their game significantly.
For a country that has ranked third on the global list of dope offenders in recent years, anti-doping legislation is a necessity – even if it is meant to mainly deter coaches and support staff.
The obvious flashpoint was the DRS controversy in Bengaluru which saw both captains, Steve Smith and Virat Kohli, fail to keep up their best behaviour.
While politicians governing sports bodies is not an aberration, the political expediency which seems to colour Supriyo’s appointment is troubling.
While Steve Smith got caught exploiting a grey area in the game, Virat Kohli took things further by making claims of cheating without providing evidence.
Many American sports personalities have spoken their mind on Trump’s travel ban. They must now fight for the rights of Muslim athletes to compete on US soil whenever the opportunity arises.
Till the time of publication, the Ministry of External Affairs has not yet protested the US visa denial
While corruption and fraud within the BCCI has tainted cricket in the country, the Supreme Court’s latest move is a welcome step towards cleaning up the sport.
The apex court initiated this as an interim measure to make sure that the BCCI implements Justice Lodha panel recommendations.
But in a world where women’s sport continues to be denied equal attention, it is a shame that this Australian Open will be associated with the battles among men with women remaining on the sidelines.
During Infantino’s time at UEFA – in his comfort zone – the European body submitted its cash-rich tournaments at the altar of commercial interests. His FIFA reign is shaping up to be no different.
The law commission has engaged a law firm to send questionnaires to stakeholders to determine the feasibility of the Lodha Panel recommendations on legalising betting and bringing the BCCI under the purview of the RTI Act.
The current move can be termed as a complete U-turn by the IOA which has been suspended by the sports ministry for making the controversial appointments.
Chief Justice T.S. Thakur’s landmark judgment has set in stone the standards that all sports bodies will have to follow henceforth.
Thakur was removed for failing to implement the Lodha Panel recommendations meant to make the BCCI more transparent.
Now is the time to visualise an alternate vision for the world. Sport can be a useful ally in that endeavour, but that can only start if we see sport in a more realistic light.