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Feb 22, 2021 17:02

Tech Mahindra partners Vishy to launch Global Chess League

NEW DELHI: Tech Mahindra Ltd., one of the fastest growing global IT companies and a leading provider of digital transformation, consulting and business re-engineering services and solutions, Monday announced the launch of a phygital (physical and digital) Global Chess League. 

Feb 22, 2021 17:02

Sky wins UK b'cast rights for England's white-ball series in India

LONDON: Sky Sports will show exclusive live coverage of England's ODI and T20 series against India in March with seamer Stuart Broad part of the commentary team.

Broad will join Dinesh Karthik, David Lloyd, Nasser Hussain, Michael Atherton, Ian Ward, Ebony Rainford-Brent and Rob Key during the series, which consist of five…

Feb 22, 2021 17:02

Centre approves Bhopal as Khelo India Games 2022 host city

BHOPAL: The Centre, which last month gave in-principle approval to the Madhya Pradesh state government to host the Khelo India Games of 2022 in Bhopal, has reportedly issued a formal notification to that effect. 

Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju will reportedly visit the Madhya Pradesh capital next month to make the formal…

Feb 22, 2021 16:02

Narinder Batra to contest for second term as FIH president

NEW DELHI: International Hockey Federation (FIH) and Indian Olympic Association (IOA) president Narinder Dhruv Batra has confirmed his intention to contest the upcoming elections of the world governing body of hockey for a second term.

Feb 22, 2021 15:02

ICC issues ITTs for signage partners, accreditation service providers

DUBAI: The ICC has issued Invitations to Tender (ITT) for Accreditation Management Services providers and Signage partners for select Women’s and Men’s tournaments from 2021 to 2023.

Accreditation Management Services providers 
The ICC requires providers who will be able to manage accreditation…

Feb 22, 2021 15:02

AIBA questions IOC’s decision to cancel world qualifiers

LAUSANNE: The International Boxing Association (AIBA) has faulted the decision of the International Olympic Committee's Boxing Taskforce to cancel the world qualifying tournament and to postpone the European qualifiers, arguing that the plan to instead allocate quotas based on rankings was "fair and democratic only in theory".

Feb 22, 2021 15:02

Karnataka to host Khelo India University Games 2021

NEW DELHI: Karnataka will be the host state of the second Khelo India University Games (KIUG), scheduled to be held later this year.

The announcement was made on Sunday by the state's chief minister BS Yediyurappa and Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju.

The games will be held in Bengaluru's Jain University and other…

Feb 22, 2021 14:02

OLX Group appoints Gautam Thakar as global CEO OLX Autos

GURGAON: Prosus-owned OLX Group, a global leader in classifieds marketplaces, Monday announced the appointment of Gautam Thakar as global CEO of OLX Autos, effective March 15. 

Feb 22, 2021 11:02

Djokovic aces 9th Australian Open; captures Grand Slam No. 18

WORLD NO. 1 NOVAK DJOKOVIC won a historic ninth Australian Open title on Sunday at Melbourne Park, becoming just the second player in history to lift nine trophies at one Grand Slam championship.

Djokovic produced a tennis masterclass while obliterating Russia's Daniil Medvedev 7-5, 6-2, 6-2. The Serbian all time great…

Feb 20, 2021 06:02

Delhi Capitals leverages IPL auction for fan engagement activations

NEW DELHI: As the much-anticipated Indian Premier League auction took place in Chennai on Thursday, IPL franchise Delhi Capitals continued with last season’s efforts to involve fans directly, via an array of engagement initiatives.

In the build-up to the auction, community polls were hosted on social media and in-person vox…