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Yonex shuttlecocks are used for tournaments and coaching camps all across the country.(BWF Image)

BAI writes to sports minister on lifting of import ban on shuttlecocks

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2020 10:54 PM IST
BAI reached out to the sports minister after Yonex Sunrise Sports (India) - the federation’s official supplier of shuttlecocks - apprised them of the grim situation.
Rashid Khan.(Getty)
Rashid Khan.(Getty)

I’ll meet Sport Minister for help, DGC is hurting my Olympic dream: Rashid Khan

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2020 07:52 PM IST
Rashid is unable to practice with DGC continuing to deny him access to the course despite easing of restrictions by the government.
Representational Image.(Twitter)
Representational Image.(Twitter)

‘Impossible to set date’ for Serie A return, says sports minister

Rome | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2020 09:49 PM IST
“We all hope that the championships can resume regularly, at the same time today it is impossible to set a certain date,” Spadafora said during question time in the Italian parliament.
Hertha Berlin's goal scorer Salomon Kalou celebrates his goal v Borussia Moenchengladbach.(REUTERS)
Hertha Berlin's goal scorer Salomon Kalou celebrates his goal v Borussia Moenchengladbach.(REUTERS)

Hertha Berlin’s Salomon Kalou ‘shocks’ German politicians by shaking hands

Berlin | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2020 06:47 PM IST
“The video has done the German league (DFL) and professional football a disservice,” Anja Stahmann, chairwoman of Germany’s regional sports ministers, told radio station RBB on Wednesday.
Novy Kapadia.(Livemint)
Novy Kapadia.(Livemint)

Sports Ministry sanctions Rs 4 lakh for football commentator Kapadia’s medical expenses

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 16, 2020 06:01 PM IST
Kapadia has been sanctioned the financial assistance from the Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay National Welfare Fund for Sportspersons.
Kiren Rijiju is seen climbing a robe in the image.(Twitter/Kiren Rijiju)
Kiren Rijiju is seen climbing a robe in the image.(Twitter/Kiren Rijiju)

Kiren Rijiju’s rope climbing video amuses people. Impresses Olympic medallist Carmelita Jeter

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Trisha Sengupta
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2019 05:46 PM IST
Since being shared, Kiren Rijiju’s video quickly captured people’s attention.
File image of players of Zimbabwe Cricket Team celebrating the fall of a wicket.(Getty Image)
File image of players of Zimbabwe Cricket Team celebrating the fall of a wicket.(Getty Image)

Zimbabwe readmitted as International Cricket Council member

Dubai | By AFP
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2019 09:06 PM IST
An ICC statement said the move was made following a meeting in Dubai involving the Zimbabwe Cricket chairman and sports minister.
The video impressed sports minister Kiren Rijiju too.(Twitter/@nadiacomaneci10)
The video impressed sports minister Kiren Rijiju too.(Twitter/@nadiacomaneci10)

Indian school kids somersault on street. Video amazes Olympic gold medallist Nadia Comaneci

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Trisha Sengupta
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2019 11:30 AM IST
In the video, two kids – a boy and a girl – are seen walking on a street. Within a few seconds, they perform cartwheel and somersault with near perfection.
Sri Lanka's Dimuth Karunaratne plays a shot.(AP)
Sri Lanka's Dimuth Karunaratne plays a shot.(AP)

Sri Lanka to return to Pakistan for three short-form matches

Colombo | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2019 07:12 PM IST
Citing safety fears, Fernando said two Tests could instead be played in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), where Pakistan has held many of its home series.
File photo of Sri Lankan cricket team head coach Chandika Hathurusingha.(AFP/Getty Images)
File photo of Sri Lankan cricket team head coach Chandika Hathurusingha.(AFP/Getty Images)

Sri Lanka cricket coach Chandika Hathurusingha given deadline to quit: Sports minister

Colombo | By AFP
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2019 10:38 PM IST
Harin Fernando said Hathurusingha would be given until the start of Sri Lanka’s home Test series against New Zealand, which begins on August 14, to quit and make way for a new coach.
Sri Lanka's captain Dimuth Karunaratne, center, interacts with team coach Chandika Hathurusingha(R).(AP)
Sri Lanka's captain Dimuth Karunaratne, center, interacts with team coach Chandika Hathurusingha(R).(AP)

Sri Lanka to sack coaches over World Cup failure: Officials

Colombo | By AFP
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2019 02:03 PM IST
Sri Lanka cricket was in crisis when Hathurusingha was appointed in December 2017, after a successful three-year spell in charge of Bangladesh.
Uttar Pradesh Sports minister Chetan Chouhan addressing third national conference of Krira Bharti during the inaugural session in Dhanbad on Friday.(Bijay-Hindustan Times)
Uttar Pradesh Sports minister Chetan Chouhan addressing third national conference of Krira Bharti during the inaugural session in Dhanbad on Friday.(Bijay-Hindustan Times)

Jharkhand sports minister bats for mandatory sports classes in schools to boost budding talents

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By Pankaj Kumar
PUBLISHED ON DEC 29, 2018 12:17 PM IST
Changes are coming in the field of sports at national level too. After cricket, now players of hockey and kabaddi are getting good remuneration through auction in professional leagues.
Lasith Malinga delivers the ball during the Twenty20 international cricket match between Sri Lanka and India in Colombo.(AFP)
Lasith Malinga delivers the ball during the Twenty20 international cricket match between Sri Lanka and India in Colombo.(AFP)

Lasith Malinga back as Sri Lanka limited-overs skipper against New Zealand

Colombo | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2018 05:48 PM IST
Sri Lanka Cricket said the 35-year-old right-arm fast bowler was named skipper of a 17-man squad for three one-day internationals and one T20 starting January 3.
File picture of Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May(REUTERS)
File picture of Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May(REUTERS)

UK signs pact to tackle match-fixing in sport

London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2018 07:52 PM IST
The Council of Europe Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions - commonly known as the Macolin Convention - aims to prevent, detect and punish match fixing.
Image for representational purposes(AFP)
Image for representational purposes(AFP)

Uttar Pradesh set to get top-notch shooting academy

Lucknow | By PTI
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2018 06:29 PM IST
Uttar Pradesh Sports and Youth Welfare minister Chetan Chauhan said that this will be a first-of-its-kind shooting academy in the state.
Mirabai Chanu, who clinched gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, was awarded the country’s highest sporting honour.(File Photo)
Mirabai Chanu, who clinched gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, was awarded the country’s highest sporting honour.(File Photo)

Every athlete wants to win awards but can’t get it every year: Mirabai Chanu

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Bihan Sengupta
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2018 10:41 PM IST
Mirabai Chanu lifted a world record 194kg (85kg snatch and 109kg clean-and-jerk) in November, 2017 to become only the second Indian, after Karnam Malleswari, to win a world championship title.
Jakarta: India's Bajrang Punia gestures after winning in the Finals of men's freestyle wrestling (65kg) against Japan's Daichi Takatani at the Asian Games 2018, in Jakarta on Sunday, August 19, 2018.(PTI)
Jakarta: India's Bajrang Punia gestures after winning in the Finals of men's freestyle wrestling (65kg) against Japan's Daichi Takatani at the Asian Games 2018, in Jakarta on Sunday, August 19, 2018.(PTI)

Bajrang to meet sports minister after Khel Ratna snub

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent/Agencies
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2018 10:37 PM IST
Bajrang hoped the ministry will add his name to the list. “If not, then I will move court. That’s the only option I have as I truly believe that I deserve the award because I have better achievements than weightlifter Mirabai Chanu.”
Bajrang Punia poses with his gold medal after winning in the men's freestyle wrestling (65kg) against Japan's Daichi Takatani at the Asian Games 2018.(PTI)
Bajrang Punia poses with his gold medal after winning in the men's freestyle wrestling (65kg) against Japan's Daichi Takatani at the Asian Games 2018.(PTI)

PM Narendra Modi congratulates Asiad medallists, asks them to work harder for Olympic glory

New Delhi | By Agencies
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2018 05:24 PM IST
India won a record medal haul at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang, by bagging 69 medals, beating the previous best of 65 won at the Guangzhou Asiad in 2010.
Sri Lanka skipper Dinesh Chandimal was handed a two-match ban in relation to ball tampering.(REUTERS)
Sri Lanka skipper Dinesh Chandimal was handed a two-match ban in relation to ball tampering.(REUTERS)

Sri Lanka seeks ‘clear rules’ on ball tampering after Dinesh Chandimal ban

Colombo | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2018 05:46 PM IST
Sri Lanka skipper Dinesh Chandimal refused to take the field for two hours on Day 3 of the second Test against the West Indies last month after he was accused of ball tampering on the previous day.
Mohammad Shahid’s wife Parveen is happy that the promises made haven’t been kept.(HT Photo)
Mohammad Shahid’s wife Parveen is happy that the promises made haven’t been kept.(HT Photo)

Hockey Olympian Mohammad Shahid’s widow threatens to return his awards

Hindustan Times, Varanasi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2018 09:54 PM IST
Widow of Mohammad Shahid , member of the 1980 Moscow Olympics gold medal-winning Indian hockey team, is angry the state or central government had not fulfilled their promise made after the hockey stalwart’s death in 2016.
Punjab sports minister Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi(HT File Photo)
Punjab sports minister Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi(HT File Photo)

Drug menace can’t be eradicated overnight, says Punjab sports minister

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2018 01:18 PM IST
Sodhi said the state government was implementing a sports policy that would be help in uprooting the drug menace and provide employment to the youth
Rahul Bajaj won the team sliver medal in golf at the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, China.(HT Photo)
Rahul Bajaj won the team sliver medal in golf at the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, China.(HT Photo)

2010 Asian Games golf medallist still awaits Uttar Pradesh government job

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Robin Bose
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2018 07:51 PM IST
Rahul Bajaj, who won team silver in golf at the Guangzhou Asian Games, was promised a job in the UP government but administrators have since given him the cold shoulder.
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