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S Kannan

S Kannan

Deputy editor, Mail Todays.kannan@mailtoday.in
Sports columnist.

By S Kannan

What Cameron Bancroft’s ball tampering will mean for Australian cricket

Playing hard cricket, sledging is one thing, cheating quite another.

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The COA is going beyond its brief by meddling with cricketing matters

The SC-appointed committee’s job was to implement the Lodha Panel reforms.

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Why rise of junior shooters is promising for Indian sports

The names of young shooters Manu Bhaker and Anish Bhanwala are becoming popular thanks to their performances on the big stage.

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Ravi Shastri saying ‘people are happy when we lose’ is in bad taste

Just like captain Virat Kohli and the Indian coach do an honest job, so do the people who write on cricket and other sports.

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Why sending star players to Commonwealth Games is not the best idea

We should instead focus on grooming young talent at a stage where the competition is not very tough.

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How World Number One Roger Federer has perfected the art of winning

One big factor that separates the tennis great from other champions is humility.

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After win in South Africa, captain Virat Kohli has the last laugh

The Indian team’s bouncing back has a lot to do with one man’s leadership skills.

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India U-19 World Cup winning cricket team should be celebrated, but let's not overdo the hype

The victory also proves coach Rahul Dravid’s prowess as a mentor.

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At the Australian Open, women’s tennis finds new champions

In terms of fitness, speed, ability to grind points and whack winners, Caroline Wozniacki and Simona Halep define a new generation.

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Australian Open: Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal still rule tennis

While the Swissman had said that someone his age should not be considered the favourite, his game remains in the masterclass.

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How BCCI is preparing for IPL 2018 mega splurge

Not long ago, India's sports budget for the entire year was about Rs 600 crores. Now, it’s Rs 453 crores for six weeks of IPL.

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South Africa Test: On a day the top order crumbled, Hardik Pandya showed true class

The 24-year-old from Baroda has the potential to become a good Test all-rounder, but it is too early to compare him with Kapil Dev.

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Why 2018 looks like a promising year for Indian sports

Cricket, boxing, badminton, things are looking up for us across disciplines.

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Why the rise and rise of Rohit Sharma is a big moment for Indian cricket

The batsman can also be groomed as a prospective captain.

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Is BCCI in it just to make money? Kohli and team should oppose plan of fewer Tests and more T20s

By preparing a playing schedule that puts more emphasis on the shortest format of cricket, it’s clear the board is looking at maximising TV rights revenues.

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Under new coach, Indian hockey seems set on right path

To finish in the top four of an international hockey federation event is proof the sport is looking up.

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Let Rahul and Rahane find form in Ranji, instead of repetitive ODIs

Team India needs both players in good form ahead of the tour to South Africa.

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Virat Kohli can decide when he needs rest

The Indian skipper has suddenly been talking about how he is 'not a robot'.

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Why Sushil Kumar’s farcical gold at the nationals does the champion disservice

One wonders how the two-time Olympic medallist felt as opponents came, bowed and walked away.

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More twists expected in standoff between BCCI and anti-doping body

The cricket board is resisting the NADA as it thinks that could be the precursor to allowing the National Sports Code 2011 to become applicable to it.

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Kidambi Srikanth and HS Prannoy have given badminton lovers in India much to cheer

The best part about the sudden ascendancy in Indian badminton is how players are pushing each other hard.

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To maintain Indian cricket's clean image, BCCI needs to engage with national anti-doping body

The cricket body must be more transparent about doping tests on players.

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Indian hockey is going good, but can get better

With a new coach in command, the team has performed well in the Asia Cup, but needs to step up to match European teams.

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