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Jasvinder Sidhu

Jasvinder Sidhu, with the Delhi sports team, has been a journalist for 20 years and writes on cricket.

Articles by Jasvinder Sidhu

For Mary Kom, toys come before toying with rivals

On the eve of Mary Kom's Asian Games gold medal bout against Kazakhstan’s Zhaina Shekerbekova, the gloves were off, as she was busy playing the doting mother. Her seven-year-old twin sons had demanded a toy turtle and a Spiderman costume.

Updated on Oct 14, 2014 08:11 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

For Mary Kom, mother's touch before the punches

It was toys first for 'Super Mom' MC Mary Kom before she toyed with her opponent in the Asian Games final at Incheon.

Updated on Oct 31, 2014 01:16 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Cricket villain turns hero in Indo-Pak love story

Border tensions between India and Pakistan may be up, but that hasn’t stopped Pakistani director Faisal Bukhari from packing his suitcase for India to hunt for an actress for his new hero: banned Pakistani fast bowler Mohammad Amir.

Updated on Oct 12, 2014 12:50 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Signs of change, new umpiring signs come into effect

If a ground umpire places a finger close to his chest while referring a doubtful decision to the TV referee during the second India-West Indies ODI in Delhi on Saturday, don't be surprised.

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Updated on Oct 10, 2014 09:29 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Spot fixing: Mudgal panel examines three Indian players

The Justice Mukul Mudgal committee examined three India players last week as part of its IPL spot-fixing investigations.

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Updated on Oct 07, 2014 06:46 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

For J-K cricketer Parvez Rasool, this productive bat was worth taking a risk

A lot has been lost in the surging waters of the Jhelum but Parvez Rasool, the first cricketer from Jammu and Kashmir to play for India, managed to save a prized possession, his cricket bat.

Updated on Sep 16, 2014 07:26 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Kashmir willow under water, cricket bat industry on sticky wicket

The cricket bat industry in Jalandhar and Meerut is bracing for a crisis as the recent floods in Jammu and Kashmir have washed away Kashmir willow, worth crores, used for making bats.

Updated on Sep 15, 2014 05:25 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Why India’s quicks aren’t fast, furious

They are bowling fast these days but breaking down faster. India’s fast bowlers — a rare breed — are falling prey to frequent injuries, attributed to flawed training and wrong priorities.

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Updated on Sep 14, 2014 04:01 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

In riot-hit Muzaffarnagar, kabaddi heals wounds, unites

Shabnam and her sister, Rookaiya, had a dream: they wanted to play kabaddi. But when the women from a dusty village in riot-hit Muzaffarnagar asked their father for permission, he was in a dilemma.

Updated on Aug 31, 2014 12:02 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Muzaffarnagar

Love blossoms for Sardar Singh on Facebook, marriage has to wait for Rio

It took time and patience for the one-liners like, 'Sardar Singh you are a great player, I like you,' to have an impact. But love did win in the end for India the hockey captain and Ashpal Kaur, a former England under-19 hockey player.

Updated on Aug 11, 2014 10:50 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Smarting Team India rank one as offenders

India are bristling at the International Cricket Council (ICC) judicial commissioner's decision to dismiss the serious charges they had levelled against England fast bowler, James Anderson. And they have reason to.

Updated on Aug 05, 2014 02:09 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Cricket can wait, two Indian-origin Israeli youngsters respond to call of military duty

In the dance of death in the Israel-Hamas conflict, there is an Indian connect, a tale of two young men, who insist duty to their adopted nation comes first but hope things will calm down soon so that they can swap the army gear for cricket attire.

Updated on Aug 01, 2014 08:21 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

In Parliament, Tendulkar still on nought

Sachin Tendulkar, India’s cricketing talisman, far outshone former hockey captain Dilip Tirkey in the popularity stakes. But in Parliament, it is a very different story.

Updated on Jul 24, 2014 12:47 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

BCCI uses Ahmedabad Test row to educate upcoming players

India’s controversial decision not to enforce the follow-on in the 1999 Ahmedabad Test against New Zealand is among the big mysteries in Indian cricket. It is being used as educational reference.

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Updated on Jul 23, 2014 03:47 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

A lot that glitters in IPL is red

The Indian Premier League (IPL) is regarded as a tournament awash with cash, but teams are more in the red than in the pink of health since the tournament kicked off in 2008.

Updated on Jul 19, 2014 01:26 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

IPL scandal not mentioned in ICC annual report

Last year, the spot-fixing scandal in the IPL shook international cricket. Delhi and Mumbai police arrested more than 25 persons, including three players and a franchise owner. The Supreme Court, which has ordered a fresh probe, had made many adverse remarks against the IPL.

Updated on Jun 22, 2014 01:05 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Mudgal panel can’t get ex-player on board

The Justice Mukul Mudgal committee is finding it difficult to rope in a former cricketer of repute to assist it in the ongoing investigation. It was learnt that the committee wants a former captain who has played in recent years.

Updated on Jun 05, 2014 01:21 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

'I reported what I felt was correct on Azharuddin'

The Andhra high court might have struck down the life ban imposed on Md Azharuddin by the BCCI earlier this month, but former CBI joint director, K Madhavan, feels his investigation and evidence against the former India skipper was very strong.

Updated on Nov 24, 2012 01:07 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Board's RTI adds to animosity with ministry

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) might have ruffled the sports ministry's feathers by asking for details about the Rs. 50 crore it contributed to the government's National Sports Development Fund (NSDF) four years back. Jasvinder Sidhu reports.

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Updated on Nov 20, 2012 01:22 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

PCB vigilance wing monitoring team

"We have set-up a vigilance division to keep a check on our players. Its officers are now travelling with team. Every day they send a report to our security and vigilance division head. If the division feels that there's something I should must know, it sends me copy of the report," PCB chairman Muhammad Zaka Ashraf told HT. Jasvinder Sidhu reports.

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Updated on Sep 30, 2012 12:37 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Colombo
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