PM Modi Pays Tributes to Major Dhyan Chand

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday paid rich tribute to the legendary sportsperson, Major Dhyan Chand, on the occasion of his 115th birth anniversary and said that his magic with the hockey stick can never be forgotten. Modi took to Twitter to remind that Dhyan Chand’s birthday, which is also celebrated as the National Sports

IPL in limbo as 12 from CSK tests positive

A big question mark has suddenly sprung up against the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) after 12 members of the Chennai Super Kings, including players/coaching/support staff, tested positive for coronavirus, just 22 days before the start of the lucrative league, sources said on Friday. According to the IPL’s Standing Operating Procedures (SOPs),

Covid Positive Vinesh Phogat Skips Sports Award Ceremony

Asian Games gold medal-winning woman wrestler Vinesh Phogat has tested positive for the dreaded coronavirus. She was tested by the Indian government as per the protocol as she was to receive Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, the country’s top sports accolade, here on Saturday. “My test was done on Thursday and it has come positive. I

Akashdeep delighted on Arjuna Award win

Forward Akashdeep Singh, who has played 194 matches for the Indian men’s hockey team, has earned recognition for his contributions to his side and will be conferred with the Arjuna Award this year. Akashdeep has been part of several crucial victories in the last four years such as Olympic Qualifiers 2019 wins over Russia, clinching

Badminton sweeps six national awards

The 2020 National Sports Awards curved a milestone moment for Indian badminton as it received as many as record six awards which also included its first-ever Dhyanchand Award for lifetime achievement. The prestigious Dhyanchand Award was conferred to former star shuttlers Pradeep Gandhe, Trupti Murgunde and Satyaprakash Tiwari (para) for their contribution to the sports.

Indian football improving with more exposure: Bhutia

Legendary striker Bhaichung Bhutia, the first Indian to have 100 international caps to his name, spoke about the changes he has seen in Indian football since he hung up his boots in 2011. In a TV interview, Bhaichung spoke about the increased number of matches as well as the vast improvement in exposure and infrastructure

Sakshi Malik Expresses Displeasure After Arjuna Award Snub

Olympic bronze medallist Sakshi Malik has expressed her displeasure at missing out on the Arjuna awards this year, in a tweet addressed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju. “I am proud to have been conferred the Khel Ratna. Every sportsperson dreams of winning all the awards. A sportsperson puts her life

Khel Ratna awards announced

Star India batsman Rohit Sharma is among the five athletes who will receive the country’s highest sporting honour, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, for 2020. This will be the first time in the history of National Sports Day awards that five sportspersons will be conferred with the Khel Ratna. The Selection Committee for National

Dream11 to sponsor IPL 2020

Fantasy league platform Dream11 has got the sponsorship rights for this year’s edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). “BCCI has awarded the title sponsorship of IPL 2020 to Dream11,” sources close to the development confirmed to IANS. While the BCCI received Rs 440 crore per year from Vivo, Dream11 may pay BCCI approximately Rs