MS Dhoni and Pankaj Advani have been conferred with the prestigious Padma Bhushan award. Badminton star Kidambi Srikanth and Tennis ace Somdev Devvarman awarded with the Padma Shri award. The awards were given out by President Ramnath Kovind in a glittering ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Tuesday. Tap to read.
Kevin Pietersen has slammed Adil Rashid and Alex Hales for giving up on red-ball cricket. PSL 2018 was Kevin Pietersen’s last competitive tournament as the former England captain retired from all formats of the game. Having played 100 test matches for England, Pietersen is a firm believer in the test cricket format, and criticizes Rashid & Hales for going on a T20 League hunt. Tap to read.
Chennai City FC have named Singapore’s Mohammad Akbar Bin Abdul Nawas as their new head coach. Barcelona man Jordi Villa will be Akbar’s assistant and the director of the Chennai City FC’s youth development program. The new coaching staff will take over from former head coach V Soundararajan. Tap to read.
East Bengal have confirmed the signing of Ugandan midfielder Aucho Khalid. Aucho Khalid’s signing has come just before the transfer deadline of Super Cup 2018 India, also known as Hero Super Cup India. East Bengal are hoping for a successful outing in the Hero Super Cup India after finishing 4th in the I-League 2017/18 season. Tap to read.