Ganguly Says He Wanted To Be National Coach But Ended Up As Administrator

New Delhi: Former India captain SouravGanguly has revealed that he was "desperate" to become the national coach but ended up being an administrator.

"You should do what you can and not thinking about the outcome. You never know where life goes, you never know where life will take you. I went to Australia in 1999, I wasn't even the vice-captain. Sachin (Tendulkar) was the captain and in three months I became the captain of 
India,” he said.

"When I got into administration, I was desperate to be the coach of the national side. (Jagmohan) Dalmiya called me and said 'why don't you try for six months'. He passed away and none was around, so I became the CAB president. People take 20 years to become president. You have to live for the day," Ganguly said while speaking at the India Today Conclave East 2017.


Chennaiyin FC Outplay Northeast United FC 3-0 InISL 2017

New Delhi: Chennaiyin FC has defeated North East United FC by 3-0 in Indian Super League season 4 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.

It was the first win for Chennaiyin at home over NEUFC in the ISL and only their second victory over their North-East rivals.

In an impressive performance, the home side gave the Guwahati outfit the blues. An own goal and a strike by Raphael Augusto put the former ISL champions 2-0 ahead at half-time and then added a late goal through Mohammed Rafi to take home three points.

Aiming to recover from a 2-3 defeat at the hands of FC Goa in the opener on Sunday, Chennaiyin FC started in a brisk manner and went on the attack from the word go.


Virender Sehwag Says Cricket Needs To Grow To Be An Olympic Sport

New Delhi: Former India opener Virender Sehwag has said cricket needs to be played in more countries if the game has to make its way into the Olympics.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) comprises 105 members but only 12 are full members. The world governing body is pushing for the game's inclusion in the 2024 Games. The only time cricket was part of Olympics was way back in 1900.

"I think it is ICC's call. They need more nations to play cricket, then it can be part of Olympics. Twelve teams (full members) are not enough," said Sehwag on the launch of St. Moritz Ice Cricket.


Eight Indian Shuttlers In Arena at Hong Kong Super Series

New Delhi:  Indian Shuttlers will play eight matches in different events at the Hong Kong Super Series at Kowlong, Hong Kong today. In the Women's singles, Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu will clash with Leung Yuet Yee of Hong Kong while SainaNehwal, ranked 11th, opens her campaign against Denmark's MettePoulsen. 

In the Men's Singles, World No.10 H.S. Prannoy will face experienced Hong Kong's Hu Yun in the opening round whereas ParupalliKashyap will clash with Lee Dong Keun of Korea and SourabVerma will meet Indonesia's Tommy Sugiarto whereas SaiPraneeth will meet Son Wan Ho of Korea.


P V Sindhu leads India's challenge at Hong Kong Super Series

New Delhi:  Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu will lead India's challenge at the Hong Kong Super Series, starting at Kowloon in Hong Kong today. She had suffered a listless loss against China's GaoFangjie in China Open Super Series Premier last week. 

Among other Indians, national champions SainaNehwal and H S Prannoy have also been on the road like Sindhu and they too will look to end the season on a high. While World No. 10 Prannoy will face experienced Hong Kong's Hu Yun in the opening round, Saina, ranked 11th, opens her campaign against Denmark's MettePoulsen in the women's singles.