IMAGE: Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel drives during wet weather tyre testing at Circuit Paul Ricard in Le Castellet, on January 26, 2016. Photograph: Mark Thompson/Getty Images The French Formula One Grand Prix will return in 2018 after a 10-year absence with the race scheduled to take place at the Circuit Paul Ricard in southern France, regional politician Christian Estrosi said on Monday."We and those who are with me are very proud... it's a great victory," Estrosi told reporters.Named after the ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago
The inaugural World Cup in Uruguay featured just 13 teams and 17 matches. FIFA voted to expand the World Cup to 48 teams from its current 32, brushing aside concerns that the expansion would lower the overall standard of the tournament, and make it too long and unwieldy.Soccer's governing body said on its Twitter feed that the FIFA Council, its decision-making panel, had voted unanimously in favour of the change which will be introduced at the 2026 tournament.The new format will include a ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
'The players who performed were selected.' IMAGE: Vinod Kambli celebrates a century for the Mumbai Cricket Association President's XI against England XI in a tour game at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai, November 18, 2001. Photograph: Tom Shaw/AllSport Ajit Wadekar, the former India captain and one-time chairman of the selectors, has rubbished the allegation that there is caste discrimination in the selection of players for the Indian team. Udit Raj, a Bharatiya Janata Party MP from Delhi, ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
A new draft proposal circulated among Nuclear Suppliers Group member states early this month could pave the way for India to become a member of the elite club, but this is unlikely to happen before the end of the Barack Obama presidency next month. The American push for India to become a full-fledged member of the NSG would now have to be pursued by the incoming Sonald Trump administration as the outgoing Obama administration is unlikely to fulfill its promise made to the Narendra Modi ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago New draft proposal could pave way for India's NSG membership Deccan Herald, 1 month ago
IMAGE: The pitch at Chepauk Stadium in Chennai. Photograph: BCCI. The groundstaff at the Chepauk were on Wednesday seen using burning coal to dry the pitch set to be used for the fifth and final cricket Test between India and England starting December 16. Cyclone 'Vardah' that lashed the city last Monday caused considerable damage to property and the iconic stadium has also not been spared. However the square and the outfield have not been damaged. But the downpour has certainly left a lot of ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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