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icc champions trophy 2017 final

It is the final game of Champions Trophy 2017 and it is a clash between favourites India and their eternal arch-rivals Pakistan. A game of cricket between these two is always a mouthwatering contest considering so many factors such as the historical context, political situations, and more than anything else the sheer levels of skill and artistry on display. So far, India has been the bookies’ favourite and barring the odd slip against Sri Lanka [...]

India vs Pakistan Champions Trophy 2017

It doesn’t get bigger than this. The mother of all battles, it’s India vs Pakistan at Birmingham on the 4th of June. The cricketing ties between the two countries are at a standstill as the Indian government has taken a firm stand that they will not play cricket with their neighbors until the cross-border terrorism is completely stopped. In the wake of this decision, the only time the cricket lovers gets a taste of the [...]

ICC Champions Trophy 2017

Champions Trophy, one of the biggest cricketing tournaments after the ICC World Cup, has begun at the Oval in London. The inaugural tournament of the ICC Champions Trophy, which is a one day international cricket tournament, was held in 1998 which saw South Africa emerging as the winners. Also referred to as the Mini World Cup by some people, the event is held approximately every two years and the last one, which was held in [...]

orange cap claimants

David Warner, who recently scored his first century for Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), right now leads the race to win the orange cap. At present, he has 529 runs from 11 games and with the 126 against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), he also has the distinction of having scored the highest runs in a game as a captain. Gautam Gambhir The skipper of KKR, Gambhir believes in showing the way himself and throughout the season he [...]

OPPO Wins Indian Cricket Team Sponsorship

The Board Of Control For Cricket In India (BCCI) has just confirmed selection of Chinese mobile phone brand OPPO as the main sponsor of the Indian cricket team for the next five years, starting April 1, 2017. The earlier sponsor was Star India that had won the contract with a bid of Rs 538 crore. The OPPO contract is expected to exceed that amount, though the exact value of the contract is yet to be disclosed. [...]

India Cricket Team's Match Schedule 2017

It is the start of the year and the Indian men’s cricket team already gave plenty of moments to cheer for the avid Indian fans. The year started with a hard-fought series win against West Indies in their backyard followed by consecutive home series wins against New Zealand and England in rather convincing fashion. The team ended as the top-ranked test team. Not that long ago, on the limited overs front, though it lost the [...]

MS Dhoni Retires as India's Limited Overs Captain

Every cricket fan in India knew it was bound to happen, yet Dhoni’s stepping down as the captain of the ODI and Twenty20 team has broken many hearts. Dhoni, India’s most successful captain in limited overs, batsman and wicket-keeper, is one of the most popular sportsperson in India who transformed the team into a formidable power. The flamboyant batsman cum wicket-keeper made the announcement just days before India meets England in ODIs and T20s. Nevertheless, [...]

Supreme Court Expels Anurag Thakur from BCCI Post

In what may be regarded as a major decision, the Supreme Court has removed Anurag Thakur and Ajay Shirke from their respective positions at the very top of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Thakur had been serving as President and Shirke was the BCCI Secretary. The major reason cited in this case – as had been expected by so many leading up to the decision – was the organization’s failure in [...]

Mahavir Singh Phogat

Anyone who closely follows Hindi films and Bollywood news will tell you this – Aamir Khan, at least in his modern avatar, is quite a perfectionist. He believes in making films which are quite out of the ordinary. One of the most important criteria for Aamir to pick a movie seems to be the social message involved in the story. Taare Zameen Par, 3 Idiots, and PK are proof enough that Aamir Khan believes in [...]

2016 Best Sporting Moments

As 2016 comes to an end, India can celebrate yet another year of sporting achievement. Its sportspersons have done the nation proud with some very inspiring performances and continue to stand up as role models for the younger generation. 2016 will also be remembered as a year when women outperformed men in many sports and took charge in holding up the Indian flag. Another positive fallout has been the recognition that various past and existing [...]