Sharad Deep is a versatile sports journalist, who loves writing on cricket and Olympic sport. He has played cricket at the university level and has been writing for Hindustan Times since 1997.
Articles by Sharad Deep
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone for an international cricket stadium in Varanasi, ending the 95-year wait for Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association's own stadium. The stadium is expected to be completed in mid-2026 and will be leased to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for the first 30 years. The BCCI/UPCA will pay ₹10 lakh annually to the state treasury and the District Sports Development Committee. Cricket legends and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will attend the stone-laying ceremony.
The newly-laid wicket at the Lucknow stadium is scheduled to host five World Cup matches, including the India-England game on October 29.
The hosts won the doubles and the first reverse singles -- Sumit Nagal completed his double in the fixture -- to seal the tie in Lucknow
Partners Yuki Bhambri to seal the doubles win going into retirement. It helped India win the World Group II tie against Morocco in Lucknow on Sunday
Sasikumar Mukund started brightly but was forced to retire due to cramp before victory in the second singles helped India level the tie on Day 1
Indian tennis is struggling to find momentum and the presence of players in Majors could change that
India will start as favourites on home turf but the onus will be on the singles players to put their best foot forward
In a season of steady rise, Nagal out to give ‘best send-off' to Bopanna
After a brilliant run at the US Open, the doubles specialist is all set to play his 50th and final Davis Cup tie later this week
Ankita Bhambri is confident India’s four-member women’s team will do better than the lone bronze they managed at the 2018 Asian Games.
India take on Morocco in a two-day Davis Cup tie in Lucknow on September 16 and 17, and hosts want to use this opportunity to prepare well for the Asian Games in China later this month.
Kanpur's Green Park Stadium is hosting the first-ever Uttar Pradesh Twenty20 League, with the pitches proving to be batting-friendly.
Diva Bhatia, a 17-year-old tennis player from Lucknow, dreams of winning the French Open and becoming the world No. 1. She is dedicated to her training and has hired top coaches to help her achieve her goals. Diva has already achieved success in various tournaments and aims to win Junior Grand Slams in the next two years. Her parents fully support her passion for tennis and she is determined to make a name for herself in the sport.
Even after being hit five sixes on consecutive deliveries by Rinku Singh in an IPL encounter, left-arm pacer wants to make full use of the opportunities at the UPTwenty20 League to gain more confidence ahead of the new domestic season
One of the top run-getters of IPL and former UP captain, Suresh Raina says that the event gives an opportunity to Uttar Pradesh cricketers to showcase their skills to play for the state teams in the domestic circuit, in IPL and even for the country later
The fear of betting and match fixing seems quite strong as during a 2017 IPL match, police recovered ₹40,90,000 in cash and five mobile phones from suspects.
Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) are set to launch their cricket academy in collaboration with Ekana Sportz City’s Cricket Academy after the cricket World Cup. Negotiations are underway, and the academy is expected to start functioning in December-January. LSG has appointed Justin Langer as their head coach and MSK Prasad as a strategic consultant for the next season.
Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association’s first-ever official league starts on August 30 at the Green Park Stadium in Kanpur.
India team all-rounder Deepti Sharma supports captain Harmanpreet Kaur's demand for more Test matches in women's cricket, as it allows players to showcase their skills. Sharma, who has played only two Tests in her career, believes that increasing the number of Tests will raise the level of the game in India. She also praises franchise cricket for providing financial rewards and exposure for women cricketers in the country. Sharma is currently preparing for the Asian Games and aims to perform well in the tournament.
Young shuttler from Saharanpur is training hard at the Gopichand’s academy in Hyderabad for the last three years
The 17-year-old from Uttar Pradesh shone in India’s U-19 World Cup victory in January
The 17-year-old bowler from Uttar Pradesh is training hard at the off-season camp of the UP Warriorz
Young Utkarsh Srivastava’s parents moved to the USA in 2016 and he is being trained by former West Indies’ great Alvin Kallicharran.
Out of the 27 medals that India won at the 5-day meet, six were gold, 12 silver and nine bronze. Also, India bettered its 2019 finish when it won 16 medals
Parul, who has already qualified for the September’s Asian Games in China, clocked 9:36:76 seconds to finish on top of the table, pushing Chinese and Japanese rivals to second and third places, respectively
Given that this is a World Cup year, the former selector feels this will help the Indian players get practice on the spin-friendly wickets.
A resident of Poore Suklan, post Dahiyawa in Amethi, Pal clocked 29:33.26 seconds to finish third in the men’s 10,000m event.
The 20-year-old wins high jump bronze at World Para Athletics to become first para-athlete from Uttar Pradesh to qualify for the Paris Paralympics
His age as well as loss of pace and swing seem to have dented his chances of making it to Team India ahead of younger bowlers
The 25-year-old has been named in the women’s squad that will tour Bangladesh this month to play three ODIs and T20Is