June 4, 2023


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A total of 814 players from India and 283 from overseas – registered for the auction with most entries coming from the West Indies (56) followed by Australia (42) and South Africa (38).

While Starc, who last played in the T20 league in 2015, misses out once more, Root — centurion on the first day of the ongoing opening Test against India, too didn’t enroll for the second successive time, joining fellow England players Harry Gurney and Tom Banton, who also did not register.

ENGLAND Test skipper Joe Root and Australian speedstar Mitchell Starc opted out while tainted Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan and India’s S Sreesanth were among the 1097 players who registered for the much-awaited IPL auction to be held here on February 18.


Sumit Nagal was expecting a clash against a top-10 player in his opener but the India tennis player on Friday drew Lithuania’s Ricardas Berankis as his first round opponent at the Australian open.

It will be Nagal’s second clash against the world number 72 in as many weeks after losing to the Lithuanian early this week in the build-up event.


Arjun Tendulkar has registered for the lucrative Indian Premier League! With the next Tendulkar ready to burst into the scene, will the 21-year-old find a bidder? What are his chances of being lapped up by Mumbai Indians in the upcoming mini-auction in Chennai? He is a rookie but a left-armer and that could work in his favour in the auction. The seamer has set his base price at Rs 20 lakh.


India’s mixed doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa was rewarded for its stupendous show at the recent-concluded Asia leg as it broke into the world’s top 20 in the latest BWF rankings announced on Tuesday.

Satwik and Ashwini, who had become the first Indian mixed doubles pair to reach the semi-finals of a world tour Super 1000 event at the Toyota Thailand Open, jumped 16 places to reach a career-best ranking of world number 19.


Indian cricketers must get two weeks break after this season of IPL to recover from fatigue since staying in Bio-Bubbles is “mentally draining”, head coach Ravi shastri said on Friday.

Seven members of the Indian women’s hockey team, including captain Rani Rampal, and two support staff members on Monday tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of a training camp at the Sports Authority of India’s (SAI) Centre in Bengaluru.

The IPL has created the “safest” bio-hub for its participants but Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting says he is also well aware of the “grim” COVID-19 situation outside the bubble in India and often discusses it with his players.

India is among six teams which have qualified for the women’s T20 competition of the 2022 Commonwealth Games as cricket returns for the second time in the multi-sporting event.

The six qualifiers who join home team England in the eight-team T20 competition are Australia, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, and a country from the West Indies.

Indian archery’s star couple Deepika Kumari and Atanu Das led the show with two individual gold medals as the country capped its best ever performance in a World Cup, claiming three golds and a bronze in the tournament’s first stage.

Former world number one Deepika claimed her career’s third individual World Cup gold to add to the team’s triumph, while her husband Das grabbed his first ever World Cup individual medal in style winning the men’s recurve individual final.

Needing a win to stay in control of the Spanish league, Atletico Madrid stumbled again on Sunday with a 2-1 loss to Athletic Bilbao, giving Barcelona a chance to take over the lead.

Not even the return of Luis Suarez and Joao Felix was enough for Diego Simeone’s team, which could drop to second on Thursday when Barcelona plays eighth-place Granada at home.

The Denver Nuggets (DEN) will be facing the Memphis Grizzlies (MEM) for their upcoming regular season NBA game for the 2020-21 season. The game is scheduled for Monday, 9:00 PM EST (Tuesday, 6:30 AM IST) at the Ball Arena in Denver, Colorado. Here is a look at the DEN vs MEM Dream11 prediction and DEN vs MEM Dream11 team.

The mysterious ’54’ number, displayed by KKR analyst Nathan Leamon left fans and commentators buzzing with what the odd combination of numbers could mean.

Pitted against Punjab Kings (PBKS), Eoin Morgan-led Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) stepped onto the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Monday hoping to change its luck after being knocked down by four consecutive defeats in the ongoing IPL 2021. While the team attempted to restrict Punjab Kings’ from reaching a respectable score, the dugout was seen delivering a coded message ’54’ to skipper Morgan. The mysterious number, displayed by KKR and England analyst Nathan Leamon left fans and commentators buzzing with what the odd combination of numbers could mean. 

The clash between Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad proved to be an enthralling one for the fans as the contest went down till the Super Over. SRH’s Kane Williamson was instrumental in the team equalling DC’s score of 159 in the contest. The Kiwi international stepped up with an inspiring half-century but the side failed to cross the line after their middle-order failed to deliver on yet another occasion. Despite his brilliant outing with the bat, Williamson created an embarrassing record after the DC vs SRH Super Over thriller.

The Mumbai leg of the Chennai Super Kings ended on a high note when they defeated the Royal Challengers Bangalore in Match 19 of the IPL 2021 by 69 runs. This victory put the Chennai Super Kings on the top spot of the IPL 2021 points table. The Chennai Super Kings are on a winning spree and the team is set to continue their matches in the Delhi leg of the tournament.

Delhi has been one of the worst-hit states due to the second wave of the coronavirus. The state is also facing an oxygen shortage for its patients. Due to the ongoing situation, many international players have begun to quit the league in the middle of the season. Players leaving the tournament mid-season has left the fans speculating whether the international players are ready to quit and if the IPL is going to be suspended.