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ODISHA will host the Indian Women’s League, with dates to be confirmed later. It has been over a year since the last edition of India’s premier women’s football league concluded. …

INDIA could be a guest nation in the 2024 Copa America according to reports. The tournament which will be played in Ecuador will contain either two or six guest teams. …

THE AIFF has confirmed India will return to international football in March with a double-header against Oman and the United Arab Emirates. Both games on March 25 and March 29 …

NESS WADIA, franchise co-owner, has explained the decision to re-brand Kings XI Punjab as Punjab Kings. The franchise was a founding franchise in 2008. They finished third in the inaugural …

ENGLAND COACH Chris Silverwood has apologised to all-rounder Moeen Ali for the way in which the team confirmed he will miss the last two tests in India. Captain Joe Root …

AAKASH CHOPRA has suggested the Chennai Super Kings would be a perfect fit for England all-rounder Moeen Ali. Mr Ali had a three-season spell with Royal Challengers Bangalore. The comments …

EIGHT CRICKETERS from Nepal have been recommended for the 2021 Indian Premier League draft according to the Cricket Association of Nepal. The most notable of the list is arguably 20-year-old …

KUSHAL DAS, the AIFF General Secretary, has predicted that football will eventually become the most popular sport in India. Speaking to PTI, Mr Das noted a huge growth in investment …

THE ALL INDIA FOOTBALL FEDERATION (AIFF) is waiting for a response from Kerala Blasters before its Player Status Committee can decide on the fate of Subha Ghosh. ATK Mohun Bagan …

THE BOARD OF CONTROL FOR CRICKET IN INDIA (BCCI) is likely to add just one new franchise for IPL 2021 according to reports. Last month, members gave the go-ahead for …

COLIN GRAVES, the former chairman of the England and Wales Cricket Board, has claimed Indian Premier League owners would be willing to invest in The Hundred. Due to start last …

INDIAN SUPER LEAGUE side FC Bengaluru have parted ways with Spanish manager Carles Cuadrat. Mr Cuadrat had been in charge of the club since 2018, winning the ISL in his …

A BBCI administrator has said the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, which begins on Sunday, will provide a litmus test for the 2021 IPL. The season is scheduled to begin in …

ROS BATES, the Queensland Shadow Minister for Health and Ambulance Services, has sent a blunt message to the touring India team after an official voiced complaints about coronavirus quarantine restrictions. …

NEW DELHI’s Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports have confirmed New Delhi will allow 50% attendance for major sporting events in India. This will cover the 2021 IPL and England’s …

INDIA CAPTAIN, top scorer and most capped player Sunil Chhetri has given his backing behind the AIFF’s bid to host the 2027 AFC Asian Cup. The Federation made the announcement …

REPORTS SUGGEST the city of Ahmedabad in Gujarat could receive the ninth Indian Premier League franchise at this month’s BBCI Annual General Meeting. According to Times Now News, a tenth …

SCOTTISH GIANTS Rangers have agreed a deal to broadcast Indian Super League games in the United Kingdom. The side who have won 54 league titles have a strategic partnership with …

ENGLAND ALL-ROUNDER Sam Curran says his experience of playing in the Indian Premier League this season has improved him as a cricketer. Mr Curran, 22, was an ever-present for the …

ENGLISH STRIKER Joe Garner is set to leave League One club Wigan Athletic to link up with East Bengal according to the East Anglia Daily Times. Mr Garner has previously …

Kolkata Derby

ATK Mohun Bagan’s Spanish defender Tiri has expressed his excitement ahead of the Indian Super League’s first Kolkata Derby on Friday. The 29-year-old who has spent time in his home …

IN A VIDEO posted on Facebook, former Kolkata Knight Riders and India batsman Aakash Chopra has called for the Chennai Super Kings to release MS Dhoni ahead of the 2021 …

INDIAN PHILANTRHOPHIST Nita Ambani, the chairperson of the Reliance Foundation, non-executive director of ISL stakeholders Reliance Industries, and owner of the Mumbai Indians in the IPL, has given her backing …

FORMER ENGLAND captain Michael Vaughan has revealed he does not believe Royal Challengers Bangalore will win the IPL this season. Mr Vaughan, who spent his entire domestic career playing for …

FORMER NIGERIA striker Bartholemew Ogbeche has left Kerala Blasters, for whom he was the record goalscorer, for Mumbai City. Walkin' in like a B _ _ _ ! 😎 pic.twitter.com/9qd4DD9eGs — …

GUINEA INTERNATIONAL striker Idrissa Sylla has signed for NorthEast United, the 29-year-old has previously played top flight football in Belgium and second-tier football in France and England. A proven finisher …

ENGLAND’S WHITE BALL captain Eoin Morgan will take over as captain of the Kolkata Knight Riders following Dinesh Karthik’s decision to stand down in order to focus on his batting. …

THE 2020 IPL will be the first to feature a mid-season transfer, which began today. Here, we explain the rules behind the window. The window opens as all teams have …

FORMER ENGLAND and Liverpool Robbie Fowler is set to join East Bengal as manager for the side’s first Indian Super League season. 📆 January 27, 2006 Robbie Fowler joins Liverpool …

EAST BENGAL have confirmed the success of their application to join the Indian Super League next season. The Red and Gold Brigade who celebrated their centenary last month, will be …

I-LEAGUE club East Bengal have confirmed they have made an application to join the Indian Super League. East Bengal were second in the I-League behind arch-rivals Mohun Bagan when the …

THIS weekend sees the IPL get underway in the United Arab Emirates. To review the opening weekend, we have a live chat, available on the Desi Sportscast YouTube page and …

IPL 2008 Quiz

FC ODISHA midfielder Vinit Rai has played eleven times for the India national football team. Hailing from Dispur in the state of Assam, he is one of a number of …

IPL 2019 Quiz

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DALIMA CHHIBBER signed for the Manitoba Bisons just over a year ago. The Bisons are the athletic teams of the University of Manitoba. At the time, Ms Chhibber was captain …

FLOYD PINTO spoke about his experience of the coronavirus lockdown during his Desi Sportcast appearance in June.     Mr Pinto who has coached the India Under 20 team and …

FC ODISHA goalkeeper Arshdeep Singh was selected to be part of the AIFF Elite Academy when he was 17 years old. The AIFF founded the academy to help develop footballers …

GERMANY is likely not the first country that comes to mind when you think of cricket. But the sport is rapidly growing in the country with 2,000 kids playing the …

Terry O’Connor explained to the podcast how the sport which did not have a single club until 23 years ago began to get a small foothold in the country.   …