The women contingent of IPL 2020

Anjum Chopra and Lisa Sthalekar are part of the elite commentary team; Neroli Meadows, Kira Narayanan and Nashpreet Kaur take over anchoring duties from Mayanti Langer. The Women’s T20 Challenge [WIPL] was inaugurated in 2018 amid little fanfare. In India, the bitter truth is female cricket is still very much neglected. A Keyword Research indicates […]

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Why do we watch men’s sports but not women’s?

Improper media coverage and negative perceptions ail women’s athletes. Here’s why we perennially overlook them.  Cricket is one sport that is hugely popular in India. It never escapes the notice of print and TV news publishers. It’s perhaps the only game that has found a place in the hearts of the masses as well as […]

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PepsiCo join Visa as UEFA Women’s Football sponsors

PepsiCo signs a five year deal to sponsor Women’s Champions League and Women’s Euro competitions. Food and beverage giant PepsiCo paid an undisclosed fee to become UEFA’s main sponsor for women football until 2025. The deal was announced ahead of the Women’s Champions League final between Lyon and Wolfsburg on 30th August, 2020. UEFA’s onboarding […]

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Naomi Osaka: A Champion and Crusader in equal measure

Naomi Osaka won her 2nd US Open championship, defeating Belarusian Victoria Azarenka 1-6 6-3 6-3. Naomi Osaka lay on court and stared into the skies after winning the US Open in 3 sets. It’s not such an unusual celebration in the times of Covid-19, where human contact is best minimized. At the end of it […]

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Yuki Nagasato becomes first woman footballer to play in a men’s team

Japanese footballer Yuki Nagasato joined Hayabusa Eleven on loan from NWSL team Chicago Red Stars until 2021. A profound quote reads like this: Dreams are never just dreams. They are reality waiting to happen. Nagasato explored an opportunity, acted in time and made it happen. She will be playing competitive football with men. The forward […]

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Why was lineswoman Laura Clark blamed for Novak Djokovic’s US Open ouster?

Novak Djokovic exited US Open 2020 in strange circumstances. Trailing in a fourth round men’s singles match, Djokovic inadvertently slammed the ball towards the display board. Little did he know that a little show of frustration would strike a line judge on her throat.  The line judge fell to the ground holding her throat. Novak […]

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The ultimate transfer queen: Chelsea’s Marina Granovskaia

Revenues have taken a hit. Strict lockdowns between March and June this year have meant that no football was possible. There’s still time before the economy in most places of the world takes an upturn again. At a time when revenue streams are depleting, organizations are finding the need to balance books.  The next logical […]

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Equal pay for England and Brazil’s men and women football teams

The two countries join a select group consisting of Australia, Norway and New Zealand that pay their men and women footballers the same money.   Reports have recently emerged of a parity in payment to the men and women representing England and Brazil’s national football team. For all it’s mishappenings, the year 2020 has been socially […]

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Chelsea Women pay record fee to sign Wolfsburg’s Pernille Harder

At a time when the global economy is distressed by the coronavirus pandemic, Roman Abramovich’s extravagant spending continues. Prolific Danish attacker Pernille Harder is the latest mega arrival at Chelsea. She moved to South West London from Champions League [UWCL] finalists Wolfsburg for a fee believed to be in the region of £300,000 – a […]

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