Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Scoring big with Analytics: Performance Analysis finds growing relevance in Indian sports

"How can you not be romantic about baseball?" says a young Brad Pitt in the much acclaimed Hollywood movie Moneyball. While dealing predominantly with American Baseball and the struggles behind building a competitive team from scratch, the sentiment is...

Why Sameer Verma is playing the World Tour Finals and Srikanth isn’t

The BWF World Tour Finals, formerly known as the World Superseries Finals, has been one of the most prestigious tournaments on the badminton calendar ever since its inception in 2008. It has been purported as showcasing the top 8 players/teams...

After successful crowdfunding campaign, the girls from Bihar fulfill their dreams

It was 27th of November when Ms Afsana, the founder of 'Pehchaan Live Foundation' received a message inviting her young brigade of football players over to the Capital to compete in a United Nations hosted tournament scheduled to start...

For us, sport is how we save lives in Kashmir | By Waheed-Ur-Rehman Para

When you try to understand the role sports play in a society like Kashmir, it is imperative to leave behind all kinds of preconceived notions one might have about the culture of the same in the rest of country....

Kolkata’s Divided Football Fan base among the Two Top-tier National Competitions

Football is a beautiful game, with all the strategies from the managers and great performances to negate or execute those plans by eleven players on the field. The "twelfth man", the dedicated fans, stay invested to their side the...

2018: The year female athletes found their way on major magazine covers

2018 was the year of tournaments which brought with them their own shares of highs and lows. With the Tokyo Olympics less than 600 days away, it is but inevitable that all sporting action involving Indian athletes on an...

Dear Mr. Bhupathi, I have a question.

(…This query comes after you spoke about the increasing depth in the talent pool a few days ago. While having potential is commendable, how do you and the officials plan to work on it and ensure that Indian tennis...

So-called ‘small teams’ scripting a new era in Indian football

I-League may be a neglected football competition compared to its rich cousin Indian Super League, but it has managed to bring out surprises which are remarkable in the context to Indian football as a whole. Mohun Bagan and East Bengal...

How BCCI was reduced to tatters bit by bit

Nostalgia has a unique trait of glorifying the bygone. It varnishes over all the irregularities that are associated with the follies of the past. The way Indian cricket was run a decade ago had cricket pundits, experts, the media...

I-League: Has Indian Arrows unleashed their true potential yet in football?

Established in 2010, the Indian Arrows (then AIFF XI) was the brainchild of the president of All India Football Federation (AIFF), Praful Patel and the then Indian national football team coach Bob Houghton brought into existence with a view...