New Delhi, Apr 5 (IBNS): Itâ€™s the club which every footballer longs to be a part of. East Bengal Striker Chidi Edeh entered the 100 goals club when he netted his 100th goal in India against Mohammedan Sporting in the Airtel I-League at the floodlit Salt Lake Stadium on Saturday. The striker becomes only the fifth player in Indian football to reach the landmark. The quartet who have already achieved the feat are Ranti Martins, Odafa Okolie, Yusif Yakubu and Jose Ramires Barreto. In his first detailed interview since making it to the elite club, the Nigerian spoke at length to www.the-aiff.com on what the landmark means to him, his long association with Indian Football, the best Defender he has played against and much more. Excerpts:
Fatorda, Apr 5 (IBNS): Mumbai FC came from a goal down to hold high-flying Dempo SC to a 1-1 draw in an I-League Round 24 encounter at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Fatorda on Saturday.
Dhaka, Apr 5 (IBNS) The ICC on Saturday announced details of the umpire and match referee appointments for the womenâ€™s and menâ€™s finals of the ICC World Twenty20 Bangladesh 2014, which will take place at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur on Sunday.
Mumbai, Apr 4 (IBNS): The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Friday said Indian Premier League (IPL) side Rajasthan Royals (RR) has indicated to the Indian cricket board that the team is 'happy' to play their four home matches of the India leg of the 2014 season at Ahmedabad.
Pune, Apr 4 (IBNS): Ten-man Pune FC went down fighting 1-2 to Salgaocar FC in an I-League round-24 encounter at the Shree Shivchhatrapati Sports Complex in Pune on Friday.
New Delhi, Apr 4 (IBNS): India's Saina Nehwal crashed out of the India Open Super Series after she was defeated in the quater-finals by Yihan Wang of China here on Friday.
New Delhi, Apr 4 (IBNS): The Indian Sports Ministry on Friday said the responsibility to deal with issues like betting and match-fixing during the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) will rest with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
Mirpur, Apr 4 (IBNS) Virat Kohli shined with his bat once again as India thrashed South Africa by six wickets in the semi-finals to reach their second ICC World T20 final here on Friday.
Mirpur, Apr 4 (IBNS): India beat South Africa by six wickets in the World T20 semi-final to reach the final of the tournament here on Friday.
Mirpur, Apr 4 (IBNS) South Africa posted 172 for four in their 20 overs in the second semi-finals of the World T20 here on Friday.
Islamabad, Apr 3 (IBNS): Pakistani all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez has quit as the country's T20 skipper.
Mirpur, Apr 3 (IBNS): Rains stopped the proceedings in the 14th over of the second innings, as Sri Lanka reached the final of the World T20 by beating defending champions West Indies by 27 runs via the Duckworth Lewis method in the first semi-finals of the World T20 here on Thursday.
Kolkata, Apr 3 (IBNS): Debasish Mukherjee was chasing the dream since 2003, when he lost the coveted state title by whisker to Swapan Mitra.
Kolkata, Apr 3 (IBNS) Bengal batsman Manoj Tiwary's unbeaten 67 and blistering 37-ball 54 from Wriddiman Saha powered his side to beat Jharkhand by 8 wickets and Assam registered second consecutive victory defeating Tripura by 11 runs in east zone chapter of Syed Mustaq Ali T20 cricket here on Thursday.
Mumbai, Apr 3 (IBNS): The second phase of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) will be played in India from May 2.