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Srikanth Kidambi wins Australian Badminton Open Super Series Men’s Singles title

India’s shuttler Srikanth Kidambi  defeated Olympic champion Chen Long in a dominating fashion to win the Australian Badminton Open Super Series Men’s Singles title on Sunday in Sydney. Srikanth won the match in straight games 22-20, 21-16 to win his career’s fourth Super Series title. This is world no 11 Srikanth’s second straight title victory in a week […]

India’s Srikanth Kidambi in the finals in 2017 Crown Group Australian Badminton Open

Men’s Singles Srikanth Kidambi’s dream run at the Australia SuperSeries continued today when he easily defeated China’s Shi Yuqi, ranked fourth in the world. Kidambi took out the first set 21-10 and the second 21-14, sending him to his third consecutive SuperSeries final. “I am coming back,” Kidambi of India said. “I have played the […]

PV Sindhu beats Japan’s Sayaka Sato in opening round of 2017 Crown Group Australian Badminton Open

Women’s Singles India’s PV Sindhu was given a scare in her opening round of the women’s singles, dropping the second set to Japan’s Sayaka Sato, before eventually recovering in the third to win 21-17 14-21 21-18. Sindhu, the 2016 Olympic silver medallist lost her momentum during the second game, and Sato was able to capitalise […]

A Book Review: A Gentleman’s Game – Reflections on Cricket History

By Kersi Meher-Homji A Gentleman’s Game – Reflections on Cricket History by Anindya Dutta, 142 pages, illustrated. The Kindle e-book is available on Amazon Australia at A$4.49. The link to the book is Amazon Australia : https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B0725VZJFQ  The Paperback is available on Amazon US at US$5.99. I grew up in an era when cricket was a noble […]

India enters Champions Trophy final with a Bang

 By Kersi Meher-Homji At the semi final stage, it looks more like Asia Cup than Champions Trophy. Three of the four teams in the semi finals were from Asia; India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Interestingly, before 1947 it was just one country – India! After trouncing Bangladesh by 9 wickets with 59 balls in hand at […]

India thrash South Africa to enter the semis

By Kersi Meher-Homji It was a night to remember as India thrashed strong South Africa (SA) at The Oval in England to enter the semi final of the ICC Champions Trophy on Sunday. India will meet Bangladesh at Birmingham on Thursday. If they win, they will meet the winners of England and Pakistan in the […]

India defeats Indonesia on Day 3 of the Sudirman Cup

India’s superstar P V Sindhu won the Women’s singles match as India defeated Indonesia 4-1 in the Total BWF Sudirman Cup 2017. Indonesia now faces Denmark in its Group 1D match on Wednesday 24 May 2017 at 6pm. After an embarrassing 1-4 defeat against European powerhouse Denmark in the opening match on Tuesday India desperately […]

Mumbai Indians win IPL final by one run

 By Kersi Meher-Homji Oh what a heart-stopping final of IPL 2017 in Hyderabad! Mumbai Indians (MI) under skipper Rohit Sharma defeated Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS) led by Steven Smith by one run off the last ball. This marked the 10th IPL which was inaugurated in 2008 and MI won the title for a record third […]

Once again some Aussie cricketers put money over country

By Kersi Meher-Homji Money is not the root of all evil. The love of money over one’s country is. Money is a necessity of life. But when one has it and wants MORE, then it becomes the ROUTE to evil. Cricketers were paid poorly forty years ago and one can understand their joining Kerry Packer’s […]

How will India go in ICC Champions Trophy?

By Kersi Meher-Homji After a lot of political maneuvering between ICC and BCCI, India has decided to participate in the 50-overs ICC Champions Trophy in England starting on 1 June. India is the current holder of the Champions Trophy having defeated England by five runs in the final at Birmingham, England. So India has a […]

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