THREE QUARTERS OF Indians think sport is important in their lives but just 36% participate in any kind of sport or physical activity, according to a BBC research study.

The research, based on answers received from 10,181 respondents from 14 Indian states, says that 42% of men said they played sport compared to 29% of women, PTI reports. People in the 15-24 age bracket play the most sport, and the research showed that those who are unmarried are also more likely to take part in sports, 54% of those unmarried play sports compared to 30% of those married/divorced.

Dec 19, 2019 17:12
NEW DELHI: The BBC has announced a new sports award to celebrate and honour India's finest sportswomen - with the winner chosen by the fans. The BBC Indian Sportswoman of the Year 2019 will be chosen from a shortlist put together by a jury of sports journalists. Then the responsibility will be handed to the fans, who will be able to vote for their favourite.
Mar 26, 2019 17:03
DUBAI: The BBC has signed a two year deal with Channel 2 Group Corporation (Dubai) to broadcast the Indian Premier League. BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra and the BBC Sport website will broadcast ball-by-ball commentary of the IPL, with coverage also on BBC Radio 5 Live and the BBC Asian Network.
Jan 19, 2019 15:01
LONDON: The Premier League’s woes of searching for a new CEO to replace Richard Scudamore continue. Tim Davie, CEO of BBC's commercial division, is the second person after Animal Planet global head Susanna Dinnage to turn down the sporting competition’s offer for its top job.
Oct 06, 2018 14:10
MUMBAI: Wisden, ‘The Independent Voice of Cricket’ and famous for the ‘Wisden Almanack’ that honours the top cricketers, matches and stories from the sport around the world, has bagged the global audio rights for the first time ever beginning with the upcoming two-Test series between Pakistan and Australia in the UAE.
Sep 14, 2018 17:09
LONDON: talkSPORT has successfully obtained the exclusive free-to-air radio broadcast rights for England cricket’s overseas tour of South Africa in 2019/2020, the second successive England winter cricket tour that has gone out of the hands of the BBC.
Jun 22, 2018 14:06
LONDON: The Wimbledon Championships 2018 will be streamed in 4K resolution and high dynamic range colour (HDR) for the first time in its 150-year history in the United Kingdom by the tournament’s official broadcaster, British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).
May 24, 2018 18:05
LONDON: The BBC has won radio commentary rights to next year's ICC Cricket World Cup. Test Match Special will broadcast live ball-by-ball commentary of the 2019 tournament, which is being played in England and Wales. It is part of a long-term deal that ensures TMS will cover all the ICC's major events through to the 2023 Cricket World Cup in India.
Apr 18, 2018 16:04
LONDON: talkSPORT has won the cricket audio rights for England's major upcoming overseas tours. It is the first time BBC Five Live’s Test Match Special programme has lost the rights for an England away tour to a commercial broadcaster since 2005.  The free to air rights cover England's tours of Sri Lanka and the West Indies including all the Test matches, ODIs and T20 internationals from each tour.