Big time cricket to visit US shores this month

  It’s time for globalisation of cricket as big time competitive cricket is set to hit the American coast late this month. The Indian cricket team for the first time will be playing international matches in the United Stated of America when it will take on reigning World Twenty20 champions West Indies in a two-match…

Why not keep the faith away from uniform at the Olympics?

“We’re not uncomfortable in our bikinis,” is what a member of the US women Olympic beach volleyball team had said expressing no intention to cover up in the last Olympics despite new rules which allowed them to. And they continued with their skimpy crop-tops and bikini bottoms. Time and again, Olympic officials of several nations…

Gunning for glory at Rio

Prashanto With the amount of nuclear weapon in possession of most of the nations, experts say there is little possibility of a Third World War which can lead to the destruction of the world only. Sports, most feel, have replaced war in the real term but at the same time come closest to it. Nations…

Malkhamb: King of all workouts

Two years ago, a photography-based show on National Geographic Channel asked its contestants to click pictures of India’s ancient game malkhamb. And this year, the incredible malkhamb was clearly the first finalist. Malkhamb is undoubtedly a game that entwines power and perfect balance. The word can be divided into two parts to understand the meaning…

Bombay Gymkhana: Connecting with cricket

One of the city’s most elite clubs, the 140-year-old Bombay Gymkhana, has been instrumental in shaping many an Indian cricketer’s future. Formed in 1875 exclusively for the elite Europeans, it remained that way well into the 20th century – even Ranji was refused admission. The only Indians allowed into the club were servants, although this…

Welsh warriors’ fairytale ends

Like every other major international tournament before it, Euro 2016 also sprang forward its fair share of surprises. And no other team has surprised experts more than Wales, the nation with the smallest population to ever to reach the semi-finals of the European championships. At the start of the tournament, people had little to no…

Falling stars: The flops of Euro 2016

An athlete’s time rises and falls like the sun. The players who are at their peak now will slowly move away with the passage of time, making way for a new generation, who in turn will give way to the next. Like this, the cycle will continue till the end of time. It’s hard to…

Euro 2016: Rise of the minnows

  Ever since the Euro Cup started this past June, every football enthusiast in the world has chosen their preferred teams, most notably the ones that are considered superpowers in the football world. Teams like Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal and England have always attracted tons of supporters due to their storied history and star players….