Friday, December 14, 2018

Former cricketer Diana Edulji refuses Lifetime Achievement Award

Diana Edulji, the former India team test cricketer, refused to accept the Col. C.K. Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award that the BCCI decided to confer upon her. She made her official statement after the BCCI published the recipients of the BCCI...

No ambulance, dressing room in MFDA women’s league

A women's football league is going on but there are no ambulances, doctors or proper dressing rooms for the footballers and officials. This happens to be the situation in the ongoing MFDA Women's League that is taking place in...

Cash prizes disappointment for Haryana medallists: To boycott ceremony

It looks like the Commonwealth Games honeymoon period is over. The back and forth twitter congratulations from ministers and athletes thanking them seem to have taken a back seat and it has all boiled down to the one thing...

Pakistan hockey goalie seeks India’s help in heart transplant

For hockey fans, the name Mansoor Ahmed is not unfamiliar. The former goalkeeper of the Pakistan hockey team has represented Pakistan in over 300 matches and have stood tall in the face of India's attack. But now, years later, the...

India will not boycott 2022 CWG over shooting exclusion

Shooting has always been one of the strongest events for India at the Commonwealth Games. Therefore to see that shooting was not included in the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham was bound to be disappointing. The indignation was strong in the...

Is Reservation for sports icons the right move?

Telengana Chief Minister Chandrashekhar Rao announced that there would be a 2 per cent reservation in government jobs for sportspersons. This was announced by the CM when he met some of the homeward bound Commonwealth Games medallists. This 2 per...

BCCI forms committee to prevent sexual harassment

A four-member internal Complaints Committee has been appointed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India for prevention of sexual harassment against women at workplace. The BCCI has constituted the committee in line with Sexual Harrassment against Women at...

Harmeet Desai calls out Gujarat gov over cash prize

Be careful about how much you celebrate based on what the government promises to shower upon you. Take the instance of Harmeet Desai for reference. Harmeet happens to be Gujarat's only gold medallist from the recently completed Commonwealth Games...

GFI incompetence cost gymnasts participation ticket

The Gymnastics Federation of India (GFI) has gotten itself quite a reputation in the last few weeks itself, leading up to and during the Commonwealth Games. From being indecisive and vague about sending gymnasts to the Gold Coast as well...

IOC President Thomas Bach visits India, what’s in store?

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President, Thomas Bach is in India on a two-day visit where he is expected to meet the newly elected IOA office bearers, several Olympic medallists, and Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore. Olympic Council of Asia President and...