India Looking For Better Performance At Men’s Asian Champions Trophy In Oman

New Delhi: World’s number five India go into the tournament as the highest ranked the Asian nation, and will be looking to bounce back from their subdued Bronze Medal finish at the recently-concluded 18th edition of the Asian Games. Indian men’s hockey team will look to open their campaign at the 5th edition of the Men’s Asian Champions Trophy with a convincing performance as they face hosts Oman in their opening match on October 18.

India beat Oman 7-0 when the two teams met the last time during the 2014 Asian Games, but Chief Coach Harendra Singh believes that facing the hosts will be a good test for the Indian team ahead of other crucial round-robin pool matches.


Government Felicitates Medal Winners Asian Para Games With Cash Awards At Par With Any Athlete

New Delhi: The government felicitated the medal winners at the just-concluded Asian Para Games with cash awards at par with able bodied athletes describing them as “true icons” of the country following India’s record haul in the Continental event.

The gold medal winners were given a cash award of Rs 30 lakh each, while silver and bronze medallists took home Rs 20 lakh and Rs 10 lakh respectively. Present on the occasion were Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Sports Secretary Rahul Bhatnagar and Sports India (erstwhile Sports Authority of India) Director General Neelam Kapur among others.


India Looks At Hockey Asian Champions Trophy To Test Waters For World Cup

New Delhi: India, which had lost to Malaysia in semifinals at the Asian Games in Jakarta but beat arch-rivals Pakistan to win a bronze medal, looking at Asian Champions Triohy. India’s hockey captain Manpreet Singh says the Asian Champions Trophy is not only a redemption chance for them after below-par show at the Asian Games but also an opportunity to test the waters before the World Cup at home.

“We have had a tough few months as we could not achieve our target of winning the gold medal at the 18th Asian Games, but it is time now for all of us to rejuvenate ourselves and prepare well for the Hockey Men’s World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018,” Manpreet said before leaving for Champions Trophy, to be held in Oman. World number five Indian team will begin its campaign against hosts Oman on Thursday.


India Complete 10th-Successive Series Win At Home With A 10-Wicket Victory Over West Indies

New Delhi: India has completed their 10th-successive series win at home, including ones against Bangladesh and Afghanistan, with a 10-wicket victory over West Indies. Prithvi Shaw and KL Rahul both were unbeaten on 33. India have not lost a home series since their defeat to England in 2012.

When West Indies skipper Jason Holder took the second new ball straightaway to begin proceedings on Sunday morning, few would have thought the second Test here too would get over in three days. But 16 wickets fell on Day 3 to make it possible.


BCCI Announces Fourth ODI Between India And West Indies To Be Held At CCI

New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced that the fourth ODI between India and West Indies has been shifted from the Wankhede Stadium to the Cricket Club of India (CCI) in Mumbai.

“Under the instructions of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India appointed Committee of Administrators, the fourth One-day International match between India and Windies scheduled on 29th October at Wankhede Stadium has been shifted to Cricket Club of India, Mumbai,” the BCCI statement read.