The threat of rain looms over the second cricket Test between India and New Zealand at the Eden Gardens here with the India Meterological Department forecasting thundershowers and thunderstorm on the first four days of the match that begins on September 30.
However, cricket lovers would take heart from the much-improved drainage facilities at the iconic ground after Sourav Ganguly took charge as Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) president.
South Africa One-Day International (ODI) captain, AB de Villiers, will undergo surgery to repair a troublesome left elbow impingement injury after failing to respond to rehab and treatment. De Villiers failed a fitness test on Tuesday morning, and will miss the upcoming home and away series’ against Australia due to the surgery.
Proteas team manager, Dr Mohammed Moosajee said: “AB de Villiers is still symptomatic and has not recovered from his elbow impingement injury whi...
India will reclaim the Test rankings top spot from Pakistan if they manage to win the second Test against New Zealand starting on Friday at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. The victory in their 500th Test in Kanpur meant India is now a victory away from reclaiming the Test Championship mace from Pakistan.
India had entered the three-match series against the Kiwis, trailing Pakistan by a point and needed to win the series to move ahead of its traditional rival.
India bowled out New Zealand for 236 in their second innings to win the first cricket Test by 197 runs on the fifth day at the Green Park Stadium in Kanpur on Monday. Chasing a daunting 434 to win, the Kiwis were 93-4 at stumps on day four and on Monday lost the remaining six wickets for 143 runs.
Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin (6/132) claimed the 19th five-wicket haul of his career and picked up the final three wickets of the day, while fast bowler Mohammad Shami scalpe...
Indian Test cricket skipper Virat Kohli on Monday said the teams lower-order batting performance has improved and that is the area they need to keep working on to win more matches.
At the post-match presentation, the Delhi batsman said that those 40-50 runs from that lower-middle order can provide much strength to the team even when they play in overseas conditions.
With a magnetic personality and bold style of play which combined to make him one of the golf's greatest players, Arnold Palmer in his demise leaves the sport with a void that will be hard to fill. Palmer, the sport's most revered figure, died late on Sunday from complications due to a heart condition. He was 87.
The winner of 62 career PGA Tour titles, including seven major championships, Palmer rose from modest roots in the US state of Pennsylvania to become a towering ...
Northern Ireland's Rory Mcllroy won the FedExCup title and with it the Tour Championship at the East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Georgia with a total of 12-under 268 following a play-off with Americans Kevin Chappell and Ryan Moore.
McIlroy, Chappell and Moore finished the four rounds with 268 totals on Sunday. So they had to face a play-off on the par-five 18th hole where Chappell was the first to be eliminated as he needed five strokes, while McIlroy and Moore each had f...
Real Madrid were held to a 2-2 draw by Las Palmas in an away match in La Liga, forcing the capital club to drop points for the second time within in a week. They were earlier held to a 1-1 draw by Villareal on September 21.
Real Madrid were without two of their injured Brazilian stars in Marcelo and Casemiro on Saturday at the Gran Canaria Stadium.
Bayern Munich extended their winning run in the Bundesliga, beating Hamburg 1-0 thanks to a late winner from Joshua Kimmich.
Front-runners and title holders Bayern Munich secured their fifth straight win on Saturday, as Kimmich scored the winner in the dying minutes of the game to inflict a fourth loss of the season on Hamburg.
Two goals in as many first-half minutes from Luis Suarez and Rafinha put Barcelona on track for a 5-0 win over Sporting Gijon, which seems to answer the question over whether or not they can still perform without Leo Messi.
Barcelona coach Luis Enrique on Saturday made five changes from the side which drew 1-1 at home to Atletico Madrid on Wednesday and was without Messi who picked up a groin injury in the game.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has stated that his hunger for titles is as high as it has ever been during his tenure with the Gunners, because he knows he is on a shorter clock as his own professional career draws closer to its end.
In a reflective mood as he celebrated 20 years since joining Arsenal with a 3-0 win over Chelsea, Wenger said, "I’m hungrier. Because I know I have not 20 years in front of me. As well because I feel more the responsibility, you’re not 20 years s...