Sharad Deep is a principal correspondent based at Lucknow. He has spent 26 years in journalism and covers sports.
Articles by Sharad Deep
LUCKNOW/NEW DELHI | By Sharad Deep & Ajai Masand
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2020 09:50 AM IST
Top IOA officials feel it is important to warn those travelling to China for sports events that they must strictly follow regulations to ensure they don’t get into trouble and put India in an embarrassing situation.
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Sharad Deep
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2020 06:48 PM IST
Ace steeplechase runner and Asian Games medallist Sudha Singh, who is aiming for a last shot at gold at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, is one such athlete.
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Pawan Dixit and Sharad Deep | Edited by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2020 11:52 PM IST
“Pakistan is a part of Akhand Bharat and Hindus living there are our brothers. If he (Kaneria) wants to visit Ram Mandir and offer prayers, then he is most welcome,” said Nritya Gopal Das.
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow/New Delhi | By Sharad Deep & Ajai Masand
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2020 07:31 AM IST
On 30 years of Iraq’s invasion, the world champion remembers not knowing he wouldn’t see his home again.
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Sharad Deep
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2020 07:52 AM IST
Unlike any of his predecessors, Garg has been made to wait endlessly – and for no real fault of his own either – to show what he is made of.
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Kamran, who last played a first-class match in 2013 at the Premier League Tournament at Colombo, has been practising hard since his return to home.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sharad Deep & Ajai Masand
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2020 09:01 PM IST
Rio Olympics bronze medallist Sakshi Malik and 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games silver medallist Pooja Dhanda were knocked out by juniors in the trials. They are likely to be tested even more in next year’s trials as WFI is “keen on hosting the national championships in the next 2-3 months, situation permitting,” and field some of the juniors (under-20) in the trials next year.
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LUCKNOW | By Sharad Deep
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2020 04:57 PM IST
“We were very positive from the beginning and we never intervened in anybody’s territory. It is good everyone wants to settle things amicably. We too want to let it happen in the right manner,” Mehta said on Monday.
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The American says salary was never an issue and he has been unfairly terminated despite showing results very fast.
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ajai Masand and Sharad Deep
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2020 04:51 PM IST
The IOA had signed a deal with Li-Ning in May 2018 till the Tokyo Olympics and as per the agreement the company would sponsor training apparel, leisure wear and footwear to Indian contingent, including officials.
NSFs, state bodies join IOA row; IOA treasurer Pandey alleges HI president Ahmad’s position ‘illegal’
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2020 08:08 PM IST
The IOA row has already reached the doorstep of the International Olympic Committee after vice-president Sudhanshu Mittal accused president Narinder Batra of getting elected to top posts on the basis of false affidavits.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sharad Deep
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2020 01:42 PM IST
Yadav enjoys the company of her father and farmer Samar Bahadur Yadav, who not only helps her collect the javelin after every throw, but also keeps measuring the distance. The process continues for almost two hours in the morning.
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2020 01:45 PM IST
IOA president Narinder Batra’s decision to disband and re-appoint bodies, including the Ethics Commission on May 19, has been termed ‘unconstitutional’ by some members.
By Sharad Deep
PUBLISHED ON MAY 15, 2020 12:16 AM IST
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UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2020 10:11 AM IST
Confined to his house due to the national lockdown, without access to proper training facilities, Yadav is still using the “meagre resources” at his disposal to work on his skills.
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Sharad Deep
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2020 03:44 PM IST
A month into the lockdown and their paltry savings all but gone, desperation is taking over. While some are into odd jobs like fixing punctures, others have taken to sewing clothes.
Hindustan Times | By Sharad Deep
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2020 12:30 AM IST
Left with no option, Palak and Nilesh, who were the only two shuttlers left in a group of 10 who could not leave the Lucknow’s training centre—made a makeshift court in the housing colony and now train regularly to be in shape for the quadrennial event next year.