Danish Kaneria, former Pakistan cricketer faced segregation in Pak team over being a Hindu. The former Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Akhar divulged Kaneria to have incurred inequality in Pakistan team. Pakistan team members even would not take food with Kanaria, in an interview to a Pakistan Media Akthar said.
Russia banned from international sports event for four years by the world Anti-Doping Agencies (WADA). Russia would likely to be banned from international sports events including 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Food ball world cup in Qatar and 2022 winter Olympics in Beijing.
Sourav Ganguli the newly appointed president of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) after taking charge said he will lead the board as he led Cricket team. He said he will not compromise on organization’s credibility.
In the 30th minute Blasters won penalty as Jairo Rodrigues claimed that he was pulled back by ATK's Pranoy Halder inside the box. Without any mistake Ogbeche scored his first goal of the season from the spot.
The Right handed opening batsman also became the fastest to hit 50 sixes in Test cricket. Rohit has taken only 51 innings to reach this record. Former Indian captain MS Dhoni was the fastest before (78 innings).
On day one, Rohit started his innings carefully as India lost three top order batsmen while just 39 runs on the board. As his 5th wicket partner Ajinkya Rahane started counter attack, Rohit slowly came to mood and started to play his natural game.
KBFC will look for a better start for the campaign as they failed to impress in the last season. Team has some injury worries, especially in the defense.
BCCI cut down the ban on Sree Santh over 2013 IPL spot fixing to seven years. Sree Santh, the one-time aggressive fast bowler in India’s jittery over the past years relaxed to take breath.
Deepa Malik, Paralympics silver medalist and Bajrang Punia, Common Wealth Games Champion Wrestler won Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, the highest sporting award in the nation.
Keralite Athlete Muhammad Anas was recommended for Arjuna award. The award committee selected his name. The award was conferred on him after winning the record in 400 m national record.