The air quality in the National Capital Region (NCR) improved Thursday as high speed winds swept away pollutants. Despite the prediction of a fall in mercury, the minimum and maximum temperatures rose due to the clear sky and drop in the level of humidity, weather analysts said.
East Bengal on Thursday appointed Mario Rivera as new head coach of the team, a position which was lying vacant after the sudden resignation of Alejandro Menendez.
Amit Aggarwal is known for his powerful collections which are futuristic and a confluence of structure and fluidity. For the first time, the designer is all set to close the curtains on one of the leading fashion events in the country. The Summer/Resort 2020 edition promises to be its biggest yet.
Former India leg-spinner Laxman Sivaramakrishnan has applied for a position in the national selection panel along with former off-spinner Rajesh Chauhan and left-handed batsman Amay Khurasiya. All the three former India internationals have confirmed to PTI that they are offering their candidature for a place in the selection committee. The last date for applying is Friday, January 24. The BCCI will be replacing MSK Prasad (South Zone) and Gagan Khoda (Central Zone) from the current committee while Sarandeep Singh (North Zone), Jatin Paranjpe (West Zone) and Devang Gandhi (East Zone) will be continuing for one more season.
Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri said he expects an emotional return to his former club Napoli on Sunday as Lazio and Roma prepare for a derby clash in Serie A after both capital-city sides exited the Italian Cup during the week.
India football captain Sunil Chhetri says 20,000 grass pitches required to end use of artifical turf
PUNE Sunil Chhetri is not less of an idol when it comes to football in India. The India football captain was in the city on Thursday to launch the a sports performance enhancing data analytics system at the Global Indian International School at Balewadi on Thursday. Chhetri is currently playing in the ISL for Bengaluru FC. Amidst a freewheeling interaction with students, Chhetri took on questions from Jigar Hindocha, offering a broad view of football in India.
Pankaj Tripathi to play lead in Salman Khan’s Kaagaz: ‘Idea of Bollywood hero was different when I began working’
Actor Pankaj Tripathi has bagged his first lead role in a film that is being backed by Salman Khan’s productions house. Speaking about the project, Pankaj has said all the love coming his way is “humbling”, adding that “the idea of a Bollywood hero” was different when he entered showbiz.
Kolkata Knight Riders’ bowler Harry Gurney has responded to former England captain Michael Vaughan after the latter urged hot shot young batsman Tom Banton to skip this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL). Banton is one of the most exciting stars in the shortest format and has made his name with his exploits in England (Somerset) and now in Australia in the ongoing Big Bash League (BBL). He was snapped up by KKR for the upcoming season for his base price of Rs 1 crore in the IPL 2020 auction.
Fourth seed Daniil Medvedev of Russia dealt with spells of resistance from Spanish qualifier Pedro Martinez and a bleeding nose on his way to a 7-5 6-1 6-3 win on Thursday to reach the third round of the Australian Open. Medvedev, a U.S. Open finalist last year, arrived in Melbourne in red-hot form, winning all his singles matches at the inaugural ATP Cup before a three-set defeat to seven-time Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic in the semi-final.
India vs New Zealand: Upbeat India take on injury-struck Kiwis as build-up to T20 World Cup continues
Preparations for the World Cup on top of their agenda, India will take on an injury-hit New Zealand in a rare five-match T20 International series starting Friday during which seam-friendly wickets would be a major challenge for the visitors. Unlike most overseas tours, this will be a quick start for the Indian team. In a tight season, the first T20 comes only five days after their last ODI against Australia at home.
India vs New Zealand: India Predicted XI for 1st T20I – Six bowling options, tough call in middle-order
After an overwhelmingly successful home season post the 2019 ODI World Cup where the Indian cricket team beat South Africa, Bangladesh, West Indies, Sri Lanka and Australia in all formats they played in, Virat Kohli and Co. travel to New Zealand for their first overseas assignment of 2020. Considering the nature of series in recent times, the five T20Is, three ODIs and two Tests in New Zealand should qualify as a long tour. India’s tour of New Zealand begins with the first T20I on Friday in Auckland. The series bears special significance in the lead up to the T20 World Cup in October in Australia this year as conditions in New Zealand will be closest to what India would get down under.
Bhojpuri actor and Khatron Ke Khiladi 10 contestant Rani Chatterjee is planning to get married to her longtime boyfriend, who is a television actor. They are planning to have a December wedding.
Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri complimented Cristiano Ronaldo’s mother as the Portuguese star extended his scoring streak in a 3-1 win over Roma to advance to the Italian Cup semi-finals. The Portuguese star picked up a Gonzalo Higuain cross after 26 minutes, finishing off from an angle in the Allianz Stadium on Wednesday.
IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals have appointed former Australian fast bowler Rob Cassell as their new Fast Bowling Coach for the upcoming 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League. Cassell has had good success of working with, and developing fast bowlers at his previous coaching and development roles at South Australia and Ireland men’s cricket team.
Kolkata Knight Riders co-owner Shah Rukh Khan took to social media platform Twitter to conduct an #AskSRK question and answer round with the fans. During this session one of the fans asked when would the franchise be making young batting star Shubman Gill the captain of KKR. In his inimitable way, SRK responded: “As soon as KKR makes you the Head Coach my friend.” Now, as soon as this answer was posted, the official Twitter handle of Kolkata Knight Riders were quick to react as they posted a photo of KKR head coach and former New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum with the hashtag #SavageReplies along with a laughing smiley.
Manchester United were labelled an “embarrassment” as pressure mounted on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer following Burnley’s shock 2-0 victory, while Tottenham boosted their top four prospects with a 2-1 win over Norwich on Wednesday. Solskjaer’s side suffered a third defeat in their last four Premier League games to put the United boss’s job security back under the microscope.
If 2019 was all about rediscovering that old belief for Steve Smith after a yearlong ban for the ball-tampering scandal that broke him emotionally, the New Year will be about covering fresh ground in limited-overs cricket with Australia hosting the T20 World Cup in October.
National capital Delhi is breathing ‘very poor’ air as the Air Quality Index (AQI) is recording a reading of 309 on Thursday morning.