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Games Politics: A Scholar’s Mantra To Boost Sports In India

Former sportspersons and professionals rather than politicians and bureaucrats should drive Indian sports federations if the country’s standards are to improve, says Geoff Schoenberg, a Research Fellow at Australia’s Deakin University, whose post-doctoral work is specifically focused on sports governance in India. “One of the common things I heard from …

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IPL 2018 Auctions: 5 Unlikely Players Who Might Grab Big Money

The IPL auctions this year have a large pool of players and team enriched with cash The IPL auctions are here already and the anticipation of whether Ben Stokes will go for more than Virat Kohli or if Ravichandran Ashwin will get back to Chennai Super Kings is being debated …

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India’s Blind Cricket World Cup – Glorious Feat Goes Unseen

It is almost three days since India retained the Blind Cricket World Cup, when it vanquished Pakistan in a dream championship clash that went the distance. In normal circumstances and given the rarity with which India achieves anything spectacular in team events, such magnificent showing should have sparked a frenzied …

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In Cricket, Why India Keep Going Back To Parthiv And Karthik On Post Dhoni Era?

Dhoni replaced the two as India’s wicketkeeper, but two years after his retirement from Tests, both are still vying for the spot left vacant by him. On Day 3 of the second Test between India and South Africa at Centurion, there was a spell of play which was particularly frustrating …

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How BCCI Preparing For IPL 2018 Mega Splurge?

Not long ago, India’s sports budget for the entire year was about Rs 600 crores. Now, it’s Rs 453 crores for six weeks of IPL. If you thought only Indian skipper Virat Kohli was getting his priorities wrong, the Indian cricket board (BCCI) was not to be left behind. On …

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India’s Cricket Team Selection: Desperate Times, Desperate Measures

Cricket is a funny game and in a week’s time perspectives can change drastically. The ongoing South Africa-India Test series is a classic example of that. Before the start of the series in Cape Town, we were considering this tour as India’s best chance to register a Test series win …

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Yuvraj Singh, Chris Gayle, Shane Watson Among 1122 Registering For IPL-2018 Auctions

A whopping 1122 players including the likes of Chris Gayle, Yuvraj Singh, Joe Root and Shane Watson have signed up on expected lines to be part of the upcoming IPL auction, the BCCI announced. The auction, scheduled to take place in Bengaluru on January 27 and 28, will also see …

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Fishy Tale As Olympic Venues Like Gangneung Oval Face Uncertain Future

Thousands of fans will pack the futuristic Gangneung Oval for the Olympic speed skating competition next month. But afterwards, one suggestion is for the cavernous steel-grey structure to store frozen fish. No definitive future use has been identified for the $120 million building on South Korea’s east coast, one of …

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