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Shalini Gupta is a member of the Chandigarh sports team and has been a sports journalist for 10 years. She mainly writes on cricket.

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WPL 2: Happy with the underdog tag, says Alyssa Healy

UP Warriorz skipper Alyssa Healy is determined to overturn the disappointment of not making the final last season

UP Warriorz player Alyssa Healy plays a shot during the Women's Premier League match(PTI)
Published on Feb 23, 2024 09:18 PM IST

Gujarat Giants confident of overturning last season disappointment: Mithali Raj

Mithali Raj is confident that despite missing the services of Kashvee Gautam and Lauren Cheatle, her team will do well in the WPL.

Gujarat Giants mentor Mithali also mentors the Railways team(BCCI)
Published on Feb 22, 2024 09:01 PM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh all-rounder Kashvee ruled out of Women’s Premier League 2

Following an injury, Kashvee has been ruled out of the tournament and will be replaced by Mumbai medium-pacer Sayali Sathgare, who will now have the chance to share the dressing room with the GG mentor Mithali Raj

Kashvee Gautam
Updated on Feb 20, 2024 09:30 AM IST
ByShalini Gupta, Chandigarh

Decade into the making, Mullanpur stadium readies for day of reckoning

The Mullanpur stadium missed a few deadlines and whether it passes the latest test remains anyone’s guess. If things do not go to plan, cricketing fans will have to wait for a few more months to see stars take to the pitch.

The newly constructed Maharaja Yadavindra Singh Cricket Stadium in Mullanpur braces for a big week, with the Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) special team expected to inspect the venue this coming week in the lead-up to the Indian Premier League (IPL). (Ravi Kumar/HT)
Updated on Feb 12, 2024 09:04 AM IST
ByShalini Gupta, Chandigarh

PCA Mohali to host English cricket team

The third Test will commence on February 15 in Rajkot while the fourth Test kickstarts in Ranchi from February 23. The fifth and final Test of the series will be played in Dharamsala from March 7

The English cricket team would use the renovated PCA stadium, Mohali, for net practice, and use the golf course for rejuvenation. (HT File Photo)
Updated on Feb 11, 2024 06:20 AM IST
ByShalini Gupta, Chandigarh

Ranji Trophy: Punjab's Kaul surpasses Vij's record for most wickets

The 33-year-old pacer now has 261 wickets for Punjab besides leading country's tally in Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 and Vijay Hazare ODI Trophy

File image of Siddarth Kaul(Getty Images)
Published on Feb 09, 2024 09:22 PM IST

These T20 leagues are not only about money: Chamari Athapaththu

Sri Lanka's T20 stalwart says she has a point to prove after going unsold in the auction and then being picked as a replacement player by UP Warriorz for WPL 2

Sri Lanka's Chamari Athapaththu in action
Published on Feb 07, 2024 07:50 PM IST

Kashvee Gautam in fitness race ahead of WPL 2

The all-rounder with Gujarat Giants is hopeful she will recover from a foot injury to feature in the second edition of WPL starting on February 23

Kashvee Gautam was part of the India emerging U-23 team which won the Asia Emerging Women's Cup in Hong Kong last year.
Updated on Feb 12, 2024 05:46 PM IST
By, Chandigarh

It’s clash of the aces at Chandigarh Golf Club

CGC elections on Januray 28 come at a time when the iconic institutions is facing a raft of building violation notices on the Club premises by UT administration

The Chandigarh Golf Club elections, an annual ritual to elect its president and 11-member governing council, are never a dull affair. In the run-up to the polling day, not only do they evoke a frisson of excitement among its 1,800-odd voting members but are also a staple of social chatter among the well-heeled of the City Beautiful. (HT File Photo)
Updated on Jan 25, 2024 09:44 AM IST
ByShalini Gupta, Chandigarh

Shivam Dube shines as India cruise to victory in 1st T20I vs Afghanistan

The hosts chase down target of 159 with six wickets in hand and 15 balls to spare against Afghanistan in Mohali

Shivam Dube and Rinku Singh celebrate their partnership during the 1st T20I against Afghanistan at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium in Mohali
Updated on Jan 12, 2024 06:54 AM IST
By, Mohali

Who will replace Virat Kohli in T20I opener against Afghanistan at Mohali?

The Indian team management will look to assess the performance of some of the players in the build-up to the 2024 T20 World Cup.

Indian captain Rohit Sharma along with Rahul Dravid during the practice session at PCA Stadium in Mohali
Published on Jan 10, 2024 09:26 PM IST

India vs Afghanistan 1st T20I in Mohali faces fog, dew challenge

Northern venues in India usually don't stage floodlit games in winter and Thursday's tie, starting at 7pm, could be hampered by poor visibility.

Fog Over the PCA Stadium in Mohali on Tuesday(Ravi Kumar/Hindustan Times )
Updated on Jan 10, 2024 07:08 AM IST
By, Mohali

Ahead of T20 tie in Mohali, all eyes on spin wizard Rashid Khan

Though he is part of the Afghanistan team, it remains to be seen if he will be playing in the three-match T20I series against India after his recent back surgery

Members of the Afghanistan team during a practice session at the IS Bindra PCA stadium in Mohali on Monday. (Ravi Kumar/HT)
Updated on Jan 09, 2024 09:42 AM IST
ByShalini Gupta, Mohali

T20I opener in Mohali on Jan 11: Amid chill, excitement heats up among Afghanistan fans

The thrilled fans, most of them students in various tricity institutes, have already booked their tickets and readied their outfits for D-Day

The Afghanistan team arrived in the city on Sunday and will be hitting the nets at the PCA stadium on Monday evening (HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 08, 2024 08:53 PM IST
ByShalini Gupta, Chandigarh

From Ludhiana to Australia’s BBL, Nikhil charts unique journey

Nikhil Chaudhary was born in Delhi but his family moved to Ludhiana when he was 2. His cricket journey started in his teens when his coach Charanjit Banghu trained him to become an all-rounder so that the lad could play for Punjab and make a mark

From Ludhiana to Australia’s BBL, Nikhil charts unique journey
Updated on Jan 06, 2024 07:52 AM IST
ByShalini Gupta, Chandigarh

From Ludhiana to BBL, Nikhil charts unique journey

The 27-year-old all-rounder is only the second Indian male cricketer to compete in BBL

Nikhil Chaudhary
Published on Jan 05, 2024 08:45 PM IST

Afghanistan-India T20I tie ticket sale to start from tomorrow

It will be for the first time that the Mohali stadium will be hosting a T20I game in chilly winters.Come January 11 and the newly renovated IS Bindra Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) Stadium will be hosting the T20I three-match series opener between India and Afghanistan under the floodlights bringing joy and thrill to the cricket fans in the region.

Come January 11 and the newly renovated IS Bindra Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) Stadium will be hosting the T20I three-match series opener between India and Afghanistan under the floodlights bringing joy and thrill to the cricket fans in the region. (Getty Images/ Representational image)
Updated on Jan 04, 2024 08:32 AM IST
ByShalini Gupta, Chandigarh

Looking back at 2023: A year of wins, on and off the field for sports in Chandigarh

After a quiet few years due to the pandemic, 2023 was a great year for sports in Chandigarh. Highlights include the return of Punjab Kings to their home ground, Amanjot Kaur's debut for India, Kashvee Gautam's lucrative contract, and the success of Chandigarh University athletes in the Asian Games. The city also introduced its own sports policy and inaugurated its first synthetic athletic track. Shubman Gill scored a double century in an ODI, and Jaskirat Singh Grewal became the first golf coach in India to win the Dronacharya Award.

Cricket fans enjoying an IPL match at IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali. (HT File)
Updated on Dec 22, 2023 09:18 AM IST
ByShalini Gupta, Chandigarh

Grewal, the golf Dronacharya, gets his due

The venerated golf coach, who has been coaching for 33 years and has mentored the likes of Shubhankar Sharma, has been named for this year's Dronacharya Award

Jaskirat Singh Grewal(HT)
Published on Dec 20, 2023 11:19 PM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh’s Jesse Grewal first golf coach to get Dronacharya Award

Jaskirat Singh Grewal, 64, has been training golfers since 1988, including internationally acclaimed Shubhankar Sharma, Amandeep Drall, Irina Brar, Yuvraj Sandhu, Karandeep Kochhar, Angad Cheema, Abhijit Chadha, and budding golfers, such as Nihaal Cheema and Ojaswani Sehrawat

Jaskirat Singh Grewal, popularly known as Jesse Grewal, 64, has become the first golf coach in the country to be awarded the coveted Dronacharya Award. His name resonates with golfing success in Chandigarh. (HT file photo)
Published on Dec 20, 2023 04:19 PM IST
ByShalini Gupta

WPL auction: Uncapped Kashvee goes to Gujarat Giants for Rs2 crore

There was a bidding war with UP Warriorz before the young Chandigarh all-rounder, who has shone at all levels so far, went to Gujarat at the WPL auction

Kashvee Gautam was bought by Gujarat Giants for a mammoth INR 2 crore (Instagram)
Published on Dec 09, 2023 08:42 PM IST
By, Chandigarh

Young seamer Titas Sadhu ready for England, Australia Tests

BCCI doesn’t hold any domestic red-ball tournament for women, but the 19-year-old is unfazed after a fine start to her senior India career this year.

Titas Sadhu (R) celebrates with teammates after the dismissal of Sri Lanka's Anushka Sanjeewani (AFP)
Updated on Dec 05, 2023 09:24 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Wait ends as spinner Shreyanka gets maiden India call-up for England T20s

The 21-year-old was the highest wicket-taker in this season’s Women’s Caribbean Premier League, and shone for India A versus England A as well

Shreyanka Patil celebrating with her teammates(Twitter/BCCI Women)
Published on Dec 03, 2023 12:32 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

165 players in the fray for auction for the 2nd Women’s Premier League

The auction for the T20 Women’s Premier League, ahead of its second edition, will be held in Mumbai on December 9

A total of 165 cricketers are in the list with 104 Indians and 61 overseas players – 15 of them are from Associate Nations – due to go under the hammer(PTI)
Updated on Dec 02, 2023 09:52 PM IST

Punjab’s Uday Pratap Saharan to lead India in U-19 Asia Cup

Bowler Aradhya Shukla from Ludhiana has also been named in the squad; the semi-finals will happen on December 15 and the final is scheduled for December 17

Uday Pratap Saharan (HT photo)
Updated on Nov 26, 2023 06:52 AM IST
ByShalini Gupta, Chandigarh

Haryana's 14-year-old Deeya slams 213* in U-15 Women’s One-day Trophy

The teenager struck 40 boundaries as her team crushed Tripura in a league match played at Raipur on Saturday

Representative image(HT)
Published on Nov 25, 2023 09:03 PM IST

Chandigarh’s Parushi to don North Zone jersey after strong domestic season

Captaining Chandigarh U-19 women’s team and then standing out in the Chandigarh senior women’s team followed by securing a place in the North Zone women’s senior team for the inter-zonal matches, the 18-year-old left-handed batter has been on a roll

Chandigarh cricketer Parushi Prabhakar was introduced to cricket by her father Vaneet Sharma an avid cricket fan who was amazed to see Harmanpreet Kaur score a legendary unbeaten knock of 171 runs against Australia in the 2017 World Cup. (HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 21, 2023 06:04 AM IST
ByShalini Gupta, Chandigarh

Anmolpreet, Arshdeep power Punjab to maiden Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 title

The batter from Patiala scored a blistering 61-ball 113 to help Punjab pile up 223/4 batting first against Baroda as Punjab

Punjab had won their last national cricket title way back in 1993 when they won the Ranji Trophy.
Updated on Nov 07, 2023 08:12 AM IST
ByShalini Gupta, Mohali

Anmolpreet's fiery ton gives Punjab maiden Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 trophy

The batter from Patiala scored blistering 61-ball 113 to help Punjab win their first national title since 1993

Anmolpreet's knock included six sixes and 10 fours while Nehal's had four sixes and six boundaries.(HT Photo/Bharat Bhushan)
Published on Nov 06, 2023 11:52 PM IST

Bishan Bedi was godfather of North India cricket: Madan Lal

Bishan Singh Bedi played a significant role in shaping Delhi cricket after he quit playing for Punjab in the late 1970s.

Bishan Singh Bedi played a huge role in Madan Lal's career.(HT/Getty)
Published on Oct 24, 2023 02:28 PM IST
By, Chandigarh
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