Five star Lyon women match Real Madrid Champions League achievement

Olympique Lyonnais feminin replicated Real Madrid’s winning spree between 1956 and 1960 when the competition was still called the European Cup. Lyon women won the Women’s Champions League [UWCL] for the 5th season in a row, beating Wolfsburg 3-1 at Spain’s Anoeta Stadium. But that shouldn’t come as a surprise to you. Consider the records […]

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Jordyn Huitema and Alphonso Davies: Nearly a Champions League Couple

The couple that almost delivered a Champions League double in 2020! Romantics were left heartbroken when Lyon women beat Paris Saint-Germain 1-0 in the 2nd UEFA Women’s Champions League semi-final. Canada’s teenage sensation Alphonso Davies lifted the UEFA Champions League with Bayern Munich on 23rd August. In Bilbao, another Canadian teenager was dominating the pre-match […]

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Why ICC’s 100% Cricket needs your involvement

There are two reasons why International Women’s Day, 2020 was historic for women’s cricket. The ICC T20 World Cup final witnessed a record gathering at the MCG, with 86174 spectators watching. This of course, was before Covid-19 had started rapidly infecting people across borders. The lesser known event, 100% Cricket was ICC’s new campaign aimed […]

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Lisa Sthalekar, Jacques Kallis and Zaheer Abbas inducted into ICC Hall of Fame

Retired cricketers come into the reckoning five years after they played their last international match. It was a long time coming. On the 23rd of August, three legendary cricketers were inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame. All-rounders Jacques Kallis, Lisa Sthalekar and yesteryear run-machine Zaheer Abbas were all honoured in this year’s ceremony. So […]

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Vinesh, Rani, Rohit among five Khel Ratnas at National Sports Awards 2020

The Ministry of Youth and Sports Affairs on 22nd August, announced the list of National Sports Awards winners for 2020. The Sports Ministry recognizes the athletes who have been acclaimed on an international stage while representing the nation.  The sports ministry made an exception this year by allowing athletes to self-apply for different categories. The […]

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Who will coach the Team GB football team at the Tokyo Olympics?

As things stand, Team Great Britain’s football team will be without a coach for the Tokyo Olympics. Sarina Wiegman’s stint begins only in September of 2021, leaving the Football Association [FA] with a gap to plug. The FA is yet to appoint a coach for the games, which was postponed to 2021 due to Covid-19. […]

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Neville may cry: Sarina Wiegman to take over the England job in 2021

Former Netherlands midfielder Sarina Wiegman will replace Phil Neville as England’s head coach starting September 2021. She has signed a contract for four years. It’s still unclear whether she’ll coach Team Great Britain at the Olympics.  Earlier in the year, England’s FA and Neville decided that his current deal would not be extended, paving the […]

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‘Beyond the Boundary’ – documentary on T20 World Cup 2020 out on Netflix

The film, exclusively for the platform’s subscribers received a worldwide release on 14th August. OTT streaming service Netflix released ‘Beyond the Boundary’, a documentary capturing the highs from the ICC T20 Women’s World Cup 2020.   It’s supported with subtitles in English, Thai, French, Japanese, Malay, Indonesian, Korean, Dutch, and Hindi.

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Coloured cricketers reveal racist taunts | Black Lives Matter

The England versus West Indies Test series felt different. Of course it did – it was the first cricket assignment since the Covid-19 lockdown. The excitement of live action returning was palpable. It was also at this stage that the Black Lives Matter [BLM] movement had gained momentum. Sky Sports commentators Michael Holding, Ebony Rainford-Brent […]

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