So the focus is right now firmly on Indian sportswomen and why not? Indeed it is about time they received due recognition for their achievements after being for long in the shadow of Indian sportsmen and given the all too familiar hurdles and obst .. Read More

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POST GALLE: A CRICKET SEASON OF OPTIMISM

PARTAB RAMCHAND

The 2017 – 18 season which has just started presents a major challenge for Virat Kohli and his boys. Having made a clean sweep of the contests at home during the previous season the Indian team has the opportunity to show that they can win T... Read More

FEDERER HAS TRANSCENDED TENNIS: THE GREATEST SPORTSPERSON OF ALL TIMES

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NEW DELHI: That he is the greatest tennis player of all time has been known for some years now. His eighth Wimbledon singles title and 19th Grand Slam overall only doubly confirmed Roger Federer’s exalted status on the Mount... Read More

A 'COLOSSAL TALENT" WE HAVE NOT GIVEN FULL DUE TO

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Is he the greatest Indian sportsman ever?

Certainly it would be easier to argue for him than against him. In any case there is no doubt in my mind that he is the greatest ever.

The latest honour of being in the world&... Read More

VINTAGE FEDERER!

PARTAB RAMCHAND

So Roger Federer won the Australian Open for his 18th Grand Slam title and Rafael Nadal won the French Open for his 15th Grand Slam title. Some things never change in the world of tennis.

And to think that at the start of the year b... Read More

"JUST ANOTHER GAME"

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Surely there cannot be any further talk about the ICC Champions Trophy being “the unwanted stepchild of international cricket’’ after what we have witnessed in England over the past 18 days.

This uncharitable term ... Read More

ICC CHAMPIONS TROPHY UP FOR GRABS

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How important is the ICC Champions Trophy to the participating teams? What is its stature in international cricket as compared to the Fifty 50 World Cup and the T-20 World Cup generally considered the twin jewels in the international calendar?
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ICC CHAMPIONS TROPHY UP FOR GRABS

PARTAB RAMCHAND

How important is the ICC Champions Trophy to the participating teams? What is its stature in international cricket as compared to the Fifty 50 World Cup and the T-20 World Cup generally considered the twin jewels in the international calendar?
Read More

IPL-10 ENDS WITH BOWLERS ON THE ASCENDANT

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IPL-10 has come and gone and as usual the memories will linger for some time and then largely be forgotten.

For six weeks it provided the staple brand of ``cricketainment’’ which has been its trademark since it was ina... Read More

THE THUNDERCLAP THAT CHANGED CRICKET FOR EVER

PARTAB RAMCHAND

Forty years ago this week came the sensational announcement that changed cricket forever. The sport underwent a metamorphosis and the stage was set for cricket of the future.

The genteel English summer sport steeped in traditional... Read More

ATP BIG FOUR NOT READY TO SURRENDER YET

PARTAB RAMCHAND

With a third of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Tour season over it is clear that despite a strong challenge from younger players the ‘Big Four’ are not yet ready to surrender their top positions. On the contrary Roger Fe... Read More

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