Jun 13, 2020

Mission Restart

The Home Ministry has given go-ahead to the re-opening of sports stadia without spectators. Sportstar spoke to top athletes across disciplines to find out their views on resumption of outdoor training.

Briefing

Last Word

The importance of memory in sports

The question of memory in sport is a crucial one. It helps you remember and dip into experience and it also helps focus.

Statsman

The leading bowlers among Test captains

The captain is the appointed leader, having several additional roles and responsibilities over and above those of the 10 others in the playing XI.

On The Write Line

Gavaskar: Chandrasekhar, Prasanna, Venkataraghavan played cricket for love of it

Prassie, Venkat and Chandra, three of India’s famous quartet of spinners (Bedi, obviously, the other great), reached personal milestones — recently they celebrated landmark birthdays — much to the delight of the pre-Internet generation.

Cricket

Top 10 Indian left-hand batsmen who left a lasting impression

From Nari Contractor to Sourav Ganguly, a look at the top 10 Indian left-hand batsmen who graced the game and left a mark in world cricket.

Cricket

Afghanistan will be affected if there's no Asia Cup, World T20 this year: Klusener

Afghanistan head coach Lance Klusener is optimistic that his team would bounce back from the hard times that has been caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Athletics

Swapna Barman: Don’t want to experience this kind of break ever again

Heptathlete Swapna Barman has been lifting her nieces and nephew for some squats to keep fit as her fitness equipment is stuck in SAI, Kolkata. She is confined to her home in Jalpaiguri.

Basketball

Priority at Thunder is following NBA guidelines, says assistant coach Vin Bhavnani

With NBA teams returning to training, assistant coach Vin Bhavnani claims the priority at Oklahoma City Thunder is following the guidelines of the league.

Cricket

Cricket stakeholders foresee sweeping changes post COVID-19

Players, coaches, administrators, franchise owners, umpires and broadcasters weigh in on the resumption of cricket after COVID-19.

Table Tennis

TTFI seeks players’ opinion for camp in June

The TTFI reaches out to India’s top paddlers for their approval to organise a 10-day training camp.

Hockey

A day with the hockey legend Balbir Singh

“At the 1948 victory ceremony, as the Tricolour was going up, I felt as if I was going up, too. I felt as if I was flying,” Balbir Singh said in an interview at his Chandigarh residence in February.

Hockey

M. M. Somaya pays tribute to late Balbir Singh Sr

Hockey has indeed lost its brightest star and signalled the end of an era. RIP Balbir Sir. Thank you for inspiring a generation of hockey players.

Hockey

Balbir Singh Sr: His hockey stick was a magician’s wand

Hockey was hugely popular in India when Balbir Singh Sr was winning the hearts of his countrymen. He played fair and there was an indefatigable spirit that marked his game.

Badminton

P.V. Sindhu, Sikki Reddy's parents call for changes in training

Chief national badminton coach P. Gopichand assured that safety measures will be implemented as the players’ health is of utmost importance.

More Sports

Most sportspersons wary of returning to outdoor training

The Home Ministry has given go-ahead to the re-opening of sports stadia without spectators. Sportstar spoke to top athletes across disciplines to find out their views on resumption of outdoor training.