Ministry of Sports: News

Sports Ministry invites applications for National Sports Awards

The Ministry of Sports on Thursday invited applications for the National Sports Awards, allowing eligible athletes, coaches, universities, and other entities to self-nominate and apply online.

Sri Lanka Police drops 2011 World Cup final fixing probe

The Sri Lanka Police, on Friday, called off its investigation over allegations of match-fixing in the 2011 World Cup final.

Sri Lanka coach Chandika Hathurusingha axed from selection panel

In a bold step, Sri Lanka Cricket has removed coach Chandika Hathurusingha from the selection panel, ahead of the second Test against Australia.

Ball Tampering: Chandimal not to be further punished by SLC

Sri Lankan skipper Dinesh Chandimal will not face further sanctions for the ball-tampering scandal, which he orchestrated against West Indies earlier this month.

29 Oct 2017


NADA gets permission to conduct dope tests on Indian cricketers

India's Ministry of Sports has given its go ahead to the National Anti Doping Agency (NADA) to conduct dope tests on Indian cricketers and adopt the rules of World Anti Doping Agency (WADA).

18 Feb 2017


Sports Ministry orders probe in SAI after complaints from athletes

The Sports Ministry of India has ordered an on-site assessment in the 18 centres of Sports Authority of India (SAI) as the athletes complained that the coaches and officials ate their daily quota of dry fruits.

26 Dec 2016


Government makes a U-turn; says yoga not a sport anymore

After more than a year of recognizing yoga a sport, the Government of India has reversed its decision.

25 Oct 2016


Cash rewards for Rio Games medallists' coaches put on hold

While the Ministry of Sports gave away cash rewards to the medal winners of the Rio Olympics and Paralympics, the awards for the coaches have been put on hold.