Sharad Deep is a principal correspondent based at Lucknow. He has spent 26 years in journalism and covers sports.
Articles by Sharad Deep
UPDATED ON MAR 15, 2020 11:15 PM IST
Among many other sports events affected was the cancellation of the three-match ODI series between India and South Africa.
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Sharad Deep & Manish Chandra Pandey
UPDATED ON MAR 12, 2020 11:05 PM IST
The sports ministry has issued an advisory that in case it’s unavoidable to postpone a sporting event, then it is preferable that it be conducted without a large public gathering.
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2020 11:37 PM IST
Sakshi’s one last hope of making it to Tokyo will depend on Sonam failing at Asian qualifying event, scheduled in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan from March 27 to 29.
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2019 01:22 PM IST
Priyam Garg’s journey is yet to hit the crescendo, but it touched an important milestone on Monday when he was named the captain of the India U-19 team for the World Cup in South Africa, starting January 17.
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2019 09:01 AM IST
A three-time world champion and winner of 29 titles, Marin has been blighted by injuries in recent years. It has seen the former world No. 1 slide down the world rankings to 18.
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2019 11:57 PM IST
Sourabh came into the summit clash with a 1-1 head-to-head record, having lost narrowly to Tzu Wei at the Tong Yun Kai Cup in March this year.
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2019 07:56 PM IST
Cornwall took a match haul of 10 wickets as the West Indies bowled out Afghanistan for 120 on day three and reached their target of 31 to seal the win in just over an hour of the first session in Lucknow.
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2019 08:16 PM IST
At stumps, Afghanistan were reeling at 109/7 in the second innings. With a slender 19-run cushion and only three wickets in hand, it seems difficult for Afghanistan to avoid a rout on Friday.
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2019 09:41 PM IST
Cornwall (7/75) spun a web around the Afghanistan batsmen on a turning track to shoot them out in 68.3 overs after West Indies won the toss and opted to field.
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2019 10:15 PM IST
Starting off with a maiden world title at the age of 18, Advani now has 23 world titles to his name. Advani visited HT house here along with another great Geet Sethi and spoke at length.
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2019 11:08 PM IST
Jaiswal, 17, cracked a 83-ball 108 with the help of 16 fours and four sixes as India romped home in 27.4 overs while chasing 173, at the Ekana B ground here.
UPDATED ON NOV 21, 2019 09:53 PM IST
India U19 have won a third of the 12 U19 World Cups played so far, the most successful country at that age level with one trophy more than Australia and two more than Pakistan.
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2019 08:15 AM IST
After a 0-3 mauling in the ODIs, the series win in T20s is a shot in the arm for the Rashid Khan and Co, who are aiming to make an impression at next year’s Asia Cup and the World Cup T20.
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2019 08:29 AM IST
Janat, 21, showed his prowess with both bat and ball to give the home side a reason to smile for the first time here, fashioning Afghanistan’s emphatic 41-run win to level the three-match Twenty20 series one-all.
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2019 09:00 AM IST
Sher Khan is 8 feet 2 inches tall, 27 years old, and drew more attention with his presence at the Ekana cricket stadium—to watch Afghanistan play West Indies in the first ODI of their three-match series—drew more interest than the match itself.
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2019 08:16 AM IST
Shai Hope and Roston Chase struck half-centuries to power West Indies to a seven-wicket win over Afghanistan in the first one-day international in smog-hit Lucknow on Wednesday.
UPDATED ON NOV 05, 2019 11:29 PM IST
The two sides, which occupy bottom rung spots among Test-playing nations in the rankings across all formats, will play three ODIs, three T20s and a Test during the month-long full series at Afghanistan’s adopted home.
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2019 10:47 AM IST
The conditions impacted training sessions of both teams. Fielders found it difficult to see the white ball clearly even in the afternoon.
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2019 10:46 AM IST
As West Indies tries to recover from a poor World Cup in England and the recent reverses against India at home, Simmons, 56, feels it is important for the team to be supported by everyone.
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2019 08:26 AM IST
Having named Gulbadin Naib just before the mega tournament, the Afghanistan Board has handed the job in all formats to Rashid Khan.
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2019 10:24 PM IST
Afghanistan has nine days to put things in order as West Indies arrive for the first full series between the teams comprising three ODIs and T20s each, and a one-off Test.
Inter-State Athletics championships: Sprinter Dutee Chand disappoints in 100m, Parul shocks Sudha in 3000m steeplechase
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2019 09:54 PM IST
The Odisha runner could only manage an under-par 11.38 seconds to win the 100m dash at the 59th Inter-State Athletics Championships in Lucknow on Friday.
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2019 10:24 AM IST
Anjali Devi clocked 51.53 seconds to win 400m gold at Lucknow on Thursday
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2019 11:40 PM IST
Despite it’s importance as a tournament where many athletes will be trying to hit the qualification mark for the World Championships in September, there was no dope testing at the meet.
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2019 01:28 AM IST
The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) had barred 25 girls from attending national camps that included seven who were not allowed to take part in the trials for the World Championships on August 19.
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2019 12:13 AM IST
Hima Das’ name figures in the eight-member list of participants from Assam for the four-day Inter State Championship here but her coach Nipon Das said the ‘Dhing Express’ will not participate.
New Delhi | By Sharad Deep
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2019 06:04 PM IST
Dhanda (59kg) and Kaur (65kg) made it to the Indian team here on Monday without a fight as there were no competitors in their weight categories.
Lucknow/Delhi | By Sharad Deep & Avishek Roy
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2019 11:52 PM IST
In a tough posture, the WFI also barred wrestlers who were scheduled to take part in the trials for the World Championships in the non-Olympic categories.
Hindustan Times,. KANPUR/LUCKNOW | By Haidar Naqvi/Sharad Deep
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2019 08:48 AM IST
The UP Sports College acting secretary, Vijay Gupta, said he had sought a detailed report on the death of the badminton player.
PUBLISHED ON MAY 30, 2019 05:49 PM IST
Intensifying the government’s mission to produce world-class sportspersons, union ministry of sports and youth affairs has come out with a special plan to identify talent in athletics across India, taking special measures even in the state athletics championships.