India take on Oman today

Muscat: Virtually out of reckoning after four losses in a row, a beleaguered Indian football team would look to salvage some pride and put up a decent performance against higher-ranked Oman in a World Cup qualifying round match here on Tuesday. India are without a win in their World Cup qualifying campaign, even losing to lower-ranked Guam and pressure has been piling on the [Full Article...]

‘Dinesh Mongia was in ‘gang’ that fixed ICL matches’

London: Tainted New Zealand cricketer Lou Vincent on Monday told a London courtroom that former Indian cricketer Dinesh Mongia was one of the key members of a “Gang of four” that fixed matches during the unsanctioned and now defunct Indian Cricket League (ICL). The 36-year-old Vincent spoke at the Chris Cairns’ perjury trial where he admitted that while playing for Chandigarh Lions in the [Full Article...]

Royals tame Shillong United

SHILLONG: Royal Wahingdoh FC put up a thoroughly professional show to tame Shillong United 2-0 in a Shillong Premier League match at the JN Stadium in Shillong on Monday. Nabachandra Singh was the hero of the day scoring a goal each in both halves to seal a comprehensive  win for the Royals. Nabachandra struck the nets in the 21st and 50th minutes to snatch [Full Article...]

Kolkata up for Kerala challenge today

Kolkata: Boosted by the presence of the legendary Pele, defending champions Atletico de Kolkata will look to open their home campaign on a winning note when they face Kerala Blasters FC in the Indian Super League (ISL) football tournament here on Tuesday. The three-time World Cup winner is on a week’s visit to India as he will be the guest of honour at the [Full Article...]

Peter Taylor expecting a tight game against Atlético

Kolkata: Kerala Blasters FC head coach Peter Taylor is looking forward to his team’s encounter with reigning champions Atlético de Kolkata in their first meeting since last year’s Hero Indian Super League final. Add to it, the atmosphere at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata is expected to be electric with the legendary Pele set to be in attendance as the guest of honour. [Full Article...]

I cannot cry over missing players: ATK coach

Kolkata: fending champions Atletico de Kolkata may miss several of their key players in their Indian Super League football match against Kerala Blasters FC but coach Antonio Habas said he cannot cry for that and will rather think of putting a collective effort. “I don’t want to give any excuse. I’ve absolute confidence on our team. Injuries are part and parcel of any game, [Full Article...]

Saina to lead India’s charge

Odense: World No.1 woman shuttler Saina Nehwal will be fresh and hungry after nearly a month’s rest when the $650,000 Denmark Open begins at the Odense Sports Park here on Tuesday. The 2015 World Championships bronze medallist is the top seed at the tournament which she won three years ago. In the first round on Wednesday, the 25-year-old will face world No.17 Busanan Ongbumrungphan [Full Article...]

‘Don’t play India in ICC events if Pak series is cancelled’

Karachi: Former ICC chief Ehsan Mani has advised the Pakistan Cricket Board to not play India in the group games of ICC events if the arch-rivals don’t play the planned bilateral series in December. Mani, in an interview to PTI, said that Pakistan would have to show some teeth in order to put pressure on the ICC to intervene and also on India to [Full Article...]