A livid India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Tuesday took a dig at the pitch prepared for the first T20 International terming it an “English” rather than Indian track.

Australian selectors Tuesday dumped Aaron Finch as captain in favour of Steve Smith for the World Twenty20 which begins next month in India, while Peter Nevill replaces Matthew Wade as wicketkeeper.

Pakistan’s retired hockey international Rehan Butt, who was appointed coach of the national team taking part in the 12th South Asian Games, has turned out as a player in the team’s first two matches, including Monday’s game against India.

Hockey India (HI) on Wednesday announced the national women’s squad for the tour of South Africa, which includes two matches each against Germany, Scotland and the hosts from February 20 to March 1.

Sombre ex-Ferrari chief Luca de Montezemolo admitted Thursday that he did not have “good news” regarding the condition of stricken Formula One legend Michael Schumacher.

The Chinese Super League, the country’s top football tournament, is no stranger to foreign players. Ever since its inception in 2004, the league adopted the ‘4+1 policy’ i.e. inclusion of four internationals plus one Asian player in a team.

By the 2020 Olympics (in Tokyo), women shooters will be seen competing against men. The previous instance was during the 1992 Barcelona Games, where skeet was held as an open event and six women shooters were allowed to compete.

Barcelona star Neymar and president Josep Maria Bartomeu will be called to give evidence this week in the murky case over the deal which brought the Brazilian to the Catalan giants from Santos in 2013.

Australia great Michael Clarke retired on the last Ashes tour of England, ending a remarkable batting career on a low after starting with a bang, with a century on Test debut in Bengaluru in 2004.

After being ignored for the one-day side, left-hander Suresh Raina wanted to make use of the domestic matches, especially the Syed Mushtaq Ali Twenty20 to ready himself for the three T20 games on tour to Down Under.