Leander Paes and Sania Mirza. Photograph: Harish Kotian/Rediff.com India will field a second-string tennis contingent in this month's Asian Games after allowing frontline players, including Leander Paes and Sania Mirza, to play on the professional tours instead to revive their rankings. India's top singles player Somdev Devvarman has already announced he will not defend the singles and men's doubles gold medals he won four years ago in Guangzhou, China, citing the same reason. "Special ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
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At the conclusion of the Test series against England, Harish Kotian assesses the Indian players’ showing. India’s batting disappointed yet again as they were humiliated by an innings and 244 runs by England in the fifth and final Test at the Oval, in London, on Sunday. The visitors, who won the second Test at Lord’s, were comprehensively outplayed in the next three and lost the series 1-3. Things took a turn for the worse for India from the third Test, in Southampton, in which ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago Analysis: Pujara, Kohli's poor batting hurting India most Rediff.com, 1 month ago SPECIAL: The architects of India's historic win at Lord's Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Instead of sidelining coach Duncan Fletcher, the BCCI, says Harish Kotian/Rediff.com, should have dismissed him. With the Board of Control for Cricket in India making some changes in the coaching structure for the Indian team following the debacle in England, the countdown for Duncan Fletcher's exit may have begun. Though he continues to be the head coach, a BCCI statement on Tuesday named Ravi Shastri as team director for the ODI series in England. Shastri 'will be the overall in-charge of ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
In a freewheeling interview with Rediff. com's Harish Kotian, Olympic medallist RajyavardhanINooz, 1 month ago
Suresh Raina hits a six. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images Mumbai Ranji Trophy coach Pravin Amre tells Harish Kotian how Suresh Raina prepared for the ODI series in England.It was no long ago that Suresh Raina was dropped from India’s One-Day International team after a string of poor scores. But the left-hander returned with a bang, scoring an entertaining 100 from 75 balls, to set up India’s 133-run victory over England in the second match in Cardiff, on Wednesday.The ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
Former Board of Control for Cricket in India chief Sharad Pawar could make a sensational return as president. There is talk that the Maharashtra politician could emerge an unlikely candidate to take on the suspended Narayanaswami Srinivasan. Aditya Verma, president of the defunct Cricket Association of Bihar, believes Pawar is the right man to lead Indian cricket out the current mess it is in. “I believe Sharad Pawar is ready to take charge of the BCCI. I feel he is the right man to bring ...Rediff.com, 5 hours ago
News and pics: Rons Bantwal Daijiworld Media Network Mumbai (EP) Mumbai, Sep 19: "Billawa Samaja which has spread throughout the world is involved in several activities. It is a matter of pride that our youth has indulged in several types of ...Daijiworldcom, 13 hours ago
News and pics: Rons Bantwal Daijiworld Media Network Mumbai (EP) Mumbai, Sep 19: 160th birth anniversary of Brahmashree Sri Narayanaguru was celebrated at Billawa Bhavan in the Head office of Billawara Association recently. Honorary president of ...Daijiworldcom, 13 hours ago Billawar Association celebrates Guru Narayana Jayanti Daijiworldcom, 4 days ago Mumbai: Billawa Jagriti Balaga Celebrates 160th Birth Anniversary of Narayana Guru Mangalorean, 4 days ago Billava Association Borivali celebrates 'Aatidongi Koota' Daijiworldcom, 1 month ago
Rahuld Dravid speaks at the Dilip Sardesai memorial lecture. Photograph: Reuben NV/Rediff.com With the demands of the game growing everyday, former India skipper Rahul Dravid urged the administrators to cut down on the number of ODI matches to save the format from extinction. Harish Kotian reports... Former India captain Rahul Dravid, on Friday, urged cricket administrators to rethink their plans for One-day cricket to ensure longevity of the format. He believes that the number of ...Rediff.com, 4 days ago
Media Release Muscat, Sep 14: In commemoration of the 30th year of Shree Ganesh Festival celebrations in Muscat, the Festival Committee organized a Sarwajanika Satyanarayana Pooja and Yakshagana shows at Shree Krishna Temple Hall, Darseit here on ...Daijiworldcom, 5 days ago Oman: Shree Ganesh Festival Ends Splendily with Yakshagana and Satyanaraya Puja Mangalorean, 1 week ago
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