What will be the worth of that World Cup trophy if you haven’t beaten Pakistan: Aakash Chopra

Former India cricketer Aakash Chopra has given his opinion on the increasing calls for India to boycott their World Cup group stage match against Pakistan on June 16 at Old Trafford in Manchester. In the aftermath of the dastardly Pulwama attack that claimed the lives of 40 CRPF jawans, the general consensus in the country is that the ‘Men in Blue’ shouldn’t play against Pakistan at this year’s showpiece tournament in the UK. Chopra, on the other hand, has said that India isn’t a ‘regressive’ country and therefore, politics and…

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Rasik Salam, South Kashmir pacer makes it to Mumbai Indians

Happy at his selection in the Mumbai Indians squad for the twelfth season of the coveted Indian Premier League (IPL), Rasik Salam, a teenaged pacer from Kulgam district in south Kashmir, hopes to prove his mettle on the cricket field. “It is indeed an honour to get a chance and rub shoulders with well-known players, like Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah and others. I am really pleased that my hard work is paying off,” Rasik said over phone from Jammu. He hoped that he would get a chance to prove himself…

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J&K beat Haryana by 130 runs in Ranji Trophy

J&K’s mentor-cum-player Irfan Pathan took five-wicket haul while as Umar Nazir took three wickets as J&K bundled out hosts Haryana for 91 runs in their second inning to register 130 run win in the match of Ranji Trophy at Chaudhry Bansi Lal Cricket Stadium, Lahli on Sunday. Having being reduced to 49 for the loss of four wickets by Irfan Pathan in chase of 221 run target, Haryana got bundled out for 91 runs in their second inning to suffer 130-run defeat. Soon after resuming their inning on third day…

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Post Warne’s praise 7-Year old Kashmiri spinner becomes an internet sensation

Saturday will be the most cherished morning for the Ali family and their son Ahmad Abbas, as the seven-year-old came to know of his clip catching the eyeballs of legendary leg-spinner Shane Warne and cricket fans around the world. ”I love Shane Warne. He liked my googly,” Ahmad, the tiny Kashmiri cricketer who has become a cynosure for cricket buffs world over told News 18 from Dubai. Ahmad’s family have been based in the United Arab Emirates for last 14 years, with his father Nawab Ali working in an insurance…

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Real Kashmir Beat Aizawl FC 1-0, Jumps to 4th Spot

Debutants Real Kashmir FC continued their impressive show this I-League season by registering a solitary goal victory over former champions Aizawl FC at the TRC Turf ground here on Wednesday. Ivorian midfielder Bazie Armand struck the match-winner in the 30th minute to help the home side register their third win and jump to fourth in the league standings with 10 points from six games. Aizawl FC remains in ninth place with five points from seven games. Both the coaches made one change to the playing eleven that featured in their…

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Real Kashmir FC to lock horns with Mohun Bagan

Real Kashmir Football Club (FC) will take on the 130-year-old Mohun Bagan in an I-League game here on Tuesday. With the previous two Real Kashmir FC games getting rousing support from the local crowd, the team is banking on the home advantage in the crucial tie with Mohun Bagan. “No pressure on us at all….we are the underdogs playing against the 130-year-old club …but pressure is on them to get results. Pressure is on those guys,” Real Kashmir FC coach David Robertson told reporters in a press conference. Mohun Bagan…

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Football makes a come back in Kashmir, Real Kashmir’s made maiden appearance

After a dream debut in I-League, the highest division of league football, Real Kashmir FC’s maiden appearance on home turf on Tuesday united fans from different walks of life as it rekindled the Valley’s love for football. Though the match against Churchill Brothers Sports Club ended goalless, excitement was palpable at the packed TRC Stadium where fans, right from schoolchildren to former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, came to root for the home side. “The atmosphere was reminiscent of pre-militancy days when even local matches used to draw huge crowds. There…

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Hamid Aziz, Srinagar youth finishes 200 Km ultramarathon

Hamid Aziz, an athlete, on Thursday completed the 200-km Kargil-Srinagar ultramarathon — a feat never achieved or attempted before. The 24-year-old from the Hawal area in the old city said his goal was to run from Kashmir to Kanyakumari and the 200-km run was a preparation for that big event. “I will attempt a 500-km run in a week’s time from J&K to Punjab and will gradually increase the ultramarathon distance in coming years till I finish my first major goal of running from Kashmir to Kanyakumari in 60 days,”…

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Rasikh Salam, 17 Year old Kulgam pacer gets IPL trial call-up

Three-time champions of IPL, Mumbai Indians on Friday called Rasikh Salam- 17-year-old pace prodigy from Jammu and Kashmir- for trials ahead of the IPL 2019 following his impressive outing in the Vijay Hazare Trophy. The trial session will take place in Mumbai tomorrow. Rasikh, who recently made his debut in the competitive cricket against Rajasthan in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, had played no age-group level cricket before making his entry to the senior side, largely due to Irfan Pathan’s insertion as mentor-cum-player to the side. Coming from a small village…

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J&K slump to 4th consecutive defeat against Jharkhand in Vijay Hazare Trophy

J&K senior cricket team suffered its fourth consecutive defeat in ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy one day tournament as they went down to Jharkhandh by 73 runs at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai on Thursday. Under criticism on the composition of the playing-XI in the previous matches, J&K made one change as they brought in experienced batsman Ian Dev Singh in place of youngster Shubham Pundir. The move was aimed at strengthening the batting line that had failed miserably in the previous games. Going into match as underdogs, J&K won the toss…

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