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PIL filed as pressure mounts on Indian cricket board

kriralok desk: The question mark over hosting the 13th edition of Indian Premier League on time, in light of the Coronavirus scare, refuses to go away with more concerns being raised from different quarters on the wisdom of going ahead with the showpiece event. The IPL is scheduled to be held from March 29 to May 24 across nine venues ...

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Miami Open to go ahead

kriralok desk: A brief statement released by the Miami Open organisers on Twitter said preparations for the March 23-April 5 event were “moving forward as scheduled.” “Safety remains a top priority, and we are monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely with local, state and federal officials and health organisations in the lead up to the tournament,” the statement said. “In addition ...

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Manchester United’s derby win over City

kriralok desk: Manchester United completed a first Premier League double over Manchester City for 10 years as Anthony Martial and Scott McTominay punished two errors from visiting goalkeeper Ederson for a 2-0 win at Old Trafford on Sunday. Victory keeps United hot on the heels of Chelsea for a top-four finish in the Premier League just three points behind the ...

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Champion Andreescu not fit to return at Indian Wells

kriralok desk: Bianca Andreescu will not return from her troublesome knee injury in time to defend her Indian Wells title next week. The Canadian claimed the first championship of her WTA Tour career in California last year, kickstarting an outstanding 2019 season. Andreescu claimed the Rogers Cup and then triumphed at the US Open, before a knee problem at the ...

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Singapore and Hong Kong through to Asia Cup Qualifier

kriralok desk: Singapore and Hong Kong won through the Asia Cup Eastern Regional Qualifier in Bangkok to claim the remaining two berths at the four-team Qualifier final, to be held in Malaysia in August, where they will join the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait, the finalists at last week’s Western Qualifier. Singapore went unbeaten through the tournament, a washout against ...

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Liverpool dumped out of FA Cup by Chelsea

kriralok desk: Chelsea inflicted a third defeat in four games on Liverpool to reach the FA Cup quarter-finals as goals from Willian and Ross Barkley gave Frank Lampard’s men a much-needed lift at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday. Liverpool remain well on course for a first league title in 30 years with a 22-point lead at the top of the Premier ...

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Arsenal through to FA Cup quarters

kriralok desk: Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Eddie Nketiah were on target as Arsenal battled for a 2-0 win at League One Portsmouth that booked its place in the FA Cup quarterfinals. The Gunners survived some nervy moments to take an undeserved lead into the break at a noisy Fratton Park thanks to Sokratis’ well-taken goal in first-half injury time. Nketiah then ...

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Sri Lanka complete clean-sweep

kriralok desk: In what turned out to be a humdinger, with the fortunes of both sides swinging back and forth, Sri Lanka held their nerve to clinch the final ODI of the series against the West Indies in Pallekele to clean-sweep the rubber 3-0. The visitors finished with 301 for 9 in pursuit of 308. When the West Indies captain, ...

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Nadal wins 85th ATP Tour title

kriralok desk: Rafael Nadal secured his 85th ATP Tour title with a resounding win over Taylor Fritz in the Mexican Open final on Saturday. The Spanish great proved too good for Fritz 6-3, 6-2 in just 74 minutes in the decider in Acapulco. Nadal won the ATP 500 title for the third time and first since the event changed from ...

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Nadal through to fourth Mexican Open final

kriralok desk: Rafael Nadal is one win away from this third Mexican Open crown after beating Grigor Dimitrov in straight sets to advance to the Acapulco final. Top seed Nadal was too good for Dimitrov en route to his fourth Mexican Open decider, triumphing 6-3, 6-2 in convincing fashion at the ATP 500 tournament on Friday. Nadal won the event ...

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