Girish Koushik – 63rd Grandmaster – Bengaluru

Girish Koushik – 63rd Grandmaster – Bengaluru

Girish Koushik is the 63rd Chess Grandmaster.  The feat  is a testimony to Grisih’s talent.  His father Arun Kumar is a business man and coach to Arun Kumar. 

The Elite group :

Girish Koushik went to Europe to play in three tournaments in May and June 2019 with a rating of 2444 and 1 GM norm. His first GM norm was scored all the way back at the World Juniors in 2011.

Girish’s first tournament was the Llucmajor Open where he scored his 2nd GM norm and also gained 25.4 Elo points.

In the second event of the Europe trip, which was the First Saturday June edition, Girish scored his final GM norm and also gained 20.3 Elo points.

This completed his norm requirements for the GM title and took his live rating to 2489.7. Girish then played at the Balaton International Chess Festival 2019 GM round robin event and gained 11 points, thus reaching a Live rating of 2500.7.

Girish Koushik :

The 1997 born Girish Koushik becomes India’s 63rd GM and the third from the state of Karnataka after Thejkumar and Stany.

Speaking to ChessBase India after his phenomenal achievement, Girish said, “It feels amazing to achieve my GM title. Especially, because I didn’t have any preparation before these 3 tournaments. I had just finished my 8th semester B.E exams on the day of departure!”

Girish is not only a GM but also an electronic engineer! When he was a young kid Girish had become the Asian champion in under-8, 10, 12, 14 and 16! He had won multiple national and world titles as well! It was achieved through sheer will power and belief. That same qualities were on show as Girish defied all odds and overcame his long break to achieve his cherished dream of becoming a grandmaster.

Education of Girish Koushik :

Girish became academically inclined and started to pursue Electronics and Communications Engineering in RV College of Engineering in Bengaluru. It seemed like India had lost a GM. Not quite true. The moment his 8th semester got over Girish packed his bags and left for a three tournament Europe trip in May-June 2019.

The 8th semester at the RV college of Engineering had just come to an end. Girish Koushik couldn’t wait to catch a flight and play in the three tournaments that he had planned during May and June 2019. They were the Llucmajor tournament in Spain, First Saturday June edition in Hungary and Balaton GM Round Robin also in Hungary.

Girish wants to devote more time to chess. He wants to pursue his masters.  He is looking out for a good sponsor. 

Niranjan Mukundan –  Bengaluru Para Swimmer – 5 gold medals

Niranjan Mukundan – Bengaluru Para Swimmer – 5 gold medals

Bengaluru Para Swimmer Niranjan Mukundan got 5 gold medals at Norwegian Swimming Championships 2019 (Ado cup) at Norway.  

Mukundan won 5 gold medals in the 50 M butterfly, 200 M IM (Individual medley), 200 M breast storke, 100 M freestyle and 50 M breast stroke events at the Norwegian Swimming Championship 2019.

This championship marks an important event in Nirajan’s swimming career.  With this, he has cross 50 medals mark.

Niranjan Mukundan :

Niranjan Mukundan (born 4 September 1994) is an Indian para-swimmer. He was crowned as the Junior World Champion in the year 2015.

Niranjan was born in Bengaluru with Spina bifida;  he has an incomplete development of the spinal cord and clubbed feet. With the support of his parents, he started learning swimming and progressed very quickly.

He underwent as many as sixteen surgeries. He was advised by the doctors to undergo swimming to strengthen his leg muscles. His mother took him to the swimming club in Jayanagar, Benglauru and it is here that coach John Christopher spotted and promised to turn him into an international level swimmer.

He is been coached by John Christopher, Miguel Lopez Alvarado.

Niranjan attended the Jain University in Bengaluru for higher education.

Swimming career of Niranjan Mukundan:

Niranjan claimed the silver medal twice in 50m butterfly at the Paralympic nationals in Mumbai in  2004–2005 and Kolkata in 2005-2006.  At the state aquatic championships in Bengaluru he won silver medal in 2007 and bronze in 2009 in Water Polo.

Year 2012 was a fruitful one for Niranjan at the national swimming championship in Chennai.  He  won three gold medals, one silver in swimming and one bronze in Water Polo.  Niranjan won his first international medal, a bronze in 200m freestyle at the IDM German Swimming Championship in Berlin.

National and International achievements :

In 2013 he won more international medals at the IWAS World Junior Games in Puerto Rico, clinching two silver in 100m freestyle and butterfly along with two bronze medals in 100m backstroke and 50m freestyle.  He soon became world number 17.  At the 13th para national swimming championship in Bengaluru, he won one gold, a silver and two bronze medals.

At the 2014 IWAS World Junior Games in Stoke Mandeville, U.K,. Niranjan won a whopping eight medals, three gold, two silver and three bronze.

On 1 November 2015, he won the state’s prestigious Kannada Rajyotsava Prashasti. He also received the National Award (best sportsman with disability) for his exceptional achievement in the field of sports, at Vigyan Bhavan, Delhi.  He won 10 medals (7 gold and 3 silver) in the World Junior Games held at Stadskanaal, Netherlands and was also crowned as the Junior World Champion.

At the 2016 IWAS Junior World Games in Prague, Czech Republic, Niranjan won eight more medals, also three gold, two silver and three bronze. He was honored to have delivered the athletes’ oath in front of his fellow competitors.


Norwegian Swimming Championships 2019 (Ado cup) :

Based on disability in the men’s group, there are categories for physical, intellectual disability and for people who are blind.  Swimming competition is conducted according to the categories of disability and caliber.

Mukundan rank 14 in the world and 3rd in India.  His hope is to come in top 10 in the world by the end of this year.

In December 2008, Mukundan suffered ankle injury and underwent a major surgery, which forced him out of atleast 2 months.

Awards and recognition of Niranjan Mukundan :

  • 2016 – Ekalavya Award
  • 2015 – National Award for Best Sports-person of the Year by Government of India.
  • 2015 – Achiever’s Award from Dr. Chenraj Roychand, founding Chairman, The JGI Group.

Bangalorean.com team good wishes to Niranjan Mukundan. 

Who will triump #IndvsPak

Cricket’s biggest rivalry will take place at Manchester on 16th June. India will lock horns against the Arch-Rivals Pakistan. India would want to retain their winning streak but on the other hand Pakistan would want to end their losing streak against India in the world cup.

Although the skies weren’t completely clear, the weather forecast for Sunday’s game is promising. It is expected to be a little cloudy, but the chances of rain are minimal. It will be a welcome relief for both teams, who have already had washouts in their campaigns. Pakistan saw their game against Sri Lanka in Bristol ruined by rain while India’s match against New Zealand in Nottingham on Thursday suffered the same fate.

After Shikar Dhawan suffered a thumb injury, young Rishabh Pant has arrived at Manchester. Pant will not be a part of the squad and cannot play in any of the matches unless India officially rule Dhawan out of the World Cup. India, though, are not in any hurry to take that step. Assistant coach Sanjay Bangar on Wednesday explained that India do not want to rule out a ‘precious player’ like Dhawan so early, and are instead willing to give him time to recover.

In this world cup India has won 2 of the 3 matches while Pakistan has won only 1 of their 4 matches.

Pitch report at Manchester

The ball is certainly expected to turn and both teams should field their spinners for this clash. Also, the playing surface is usually pretty dry and crusty making the ball ample for reverse swing during the later stages of the innings.

The new ball doesn’t swing too much making this a good batting surface but the overcast conditions expected might turn the fixture to the favour of the bowler.

Head to head records

Overall Pakistan lead 73-54 in 127 completed ODIs against India.

In World Cup: India, meanwhile have never lost to Pakistan in the World Cup and have a huge 6-0 lead over their rivals.

There are always some key players when it comes to big matches. For India the key players are Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Yuzavendra Chahal. For Pakistan they are Babar azam, Facker Zaman and Imam-ul-haq.

India would want both their batsmen and bowlers to fire like the game against Australia. Pakistan’s bowling has done okay but their batsmen need to go all guns blazing against India.

So let us expect one of the most challenging encounters in the history of the World Cup.

By Young Sportsman and Author – Thanmay Manohar

TCS World 10K Run – Bengaluru 2019

TCS World 10K Run – Bengaluru 2019

TCS World 10K Run –  Bengaluru 2019 is fast approaching. It is on Sunday  the 10th May 2019.    Over 24,000 runners are set to take the road on the occasion. 

Looking at the success of the Mumbai Marathon and the Delhi Half Marathon, Procam decided to spread the distance running revolution to the garden city of Bengaluru in 2008. Today, the event is the world’s richest 10 Km run and has seen participation from top elite athletes in the world.

The TCS World 10k Bengaluru has always excelled in ways beyond running. It has opened new doors for people to reach out to the less privileged of the society and encourages them to do their bit.

Mike Powell, Marie Jose Perec, Carl Lewis, Maria Mutola, Linford Christie are few of the big names in sports who have been the event ambassadors of the TCS World 10K, which is one of Bengaluru’s most eagerly awaited events. South superstar Puneeth Rajkumar is the face of the event.

TCS World 10K Bangalore :

The World 10K Bengaluru (Known as the TCS World 10K Bengaluru) for sponsorship reasons by Tata consultancy Services (TCS) is an annual 10 km running competition.  The competition was first held in 20018 and usually takes place in late May.  The first three editions were sponsored by Sunfeast (ITC Limited).

The race, which is certified by AIMS-certified, begins and ends at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium, after looping through the roads of Bengaluru.

The different race categories at the event are:

  • World 10K (participation restricted to International and National athletes)
  •  Open 10K (participation open to amateur runners)
  •  Majja Run (a 5.7 km run meant for fun runners)
  •  Senior Citizens’ Run (a 4.2 km run for Senior Citizens)
  • the Champions with Disability event (a 4.2 km event for persons with disability).

In addition to this there also is a 10 km Corporate Champions category in which companies can field a team of 3 members and compete to achieve the best aggregate time.

Face of the event – Puneet Rajkumar :

 He has been the face of TCSW10K since 2012.

Celebrating his continued association as the Face of the Event, Superstar Puneeth Rajkumar urged Bengaluru, to get on to the streets to Feel the Pride and sharing his thoughts, said, “The TCS World 10K over the years has encouraged a healthy lifestyle amongst all. But most importantly, the event has truly managed to bring the community together as a collective, a proud collective of hosts. It is this sense of belonging that we invite you to Feel the Pride in our city and call Bengaluru your home with pride.”

2019 TCS World 10K Run Event Ambassador – Arantxa Sanchez :

Former World No. 1 Arantxa Sanchez will be International Event Ambassador for TCSW10K Bengaluru. The Spanish legend who accumulated 14 Grand Slam titles – four singles, six doubles, and four mixed doubles is considered to be one of the most decorated Olympians in Spanish history winning four medals (two silver, two bronze).

At just 17, she reached the 1989 French Open final facing world No. 1 and two-time defending champion Steffi Graf. But she stunned one and all, and announced her arrival on the pro circuit, beating the German to win her first ever Grand Slam, becoming the youngest player ever to win the French Open.

Timings of the TCS World 10K run :

Start time : Women 7.10 am

                   Men 8.00 am

Start – Inside Sree Kanteerava Stadium

Finish – Inside Sree Kanteerava Stadium

The elite run will start fro the Sree Kanteerava Stadium and enter MG road through Kasturba road.  Then it progress to Dickenson road and then Cubbon Road.  It heads into the Cubbon  Park along Vidhana Soudha, goes past the Central Library and returns to the stadium via Corporation circle.

Medical  Partners :

Fortis Hospital are the official medical partners for the event.  Around 220 medical personnel will be present at the race.  There will be a base camp with 30 beds at the finish and two medical stations on the route.

Five doctors on bikes will the present along the route with 6 ambulances and 100 nurses.  More than 100 doctors are running in the event.

Tata Consultancy to celebrate 10 years of association with TCS World 10K :

The 12th edition of the world’s premier Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) World 10K, the IAAF Gold Label Race will be flagged off from the Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru on May 19.

This year as well organizers are expecting the consistency of attracting the best elite runners as well as enthusiastic amateurs from across the globe.

Commenting on a 10 year long association with the run, Nagraj Ijari, Vice President & Head, TCS Bangalore Operations said, “We are always excited to be back – and this year is even more special, because this year we celebrate our tenth year of being associated with this event. An association we feel that has gone by so fast.”

“Within TCS we also take fitness very seriously, and have multiple initiatives that support that vision including Fit for Life, that encourages a lot of people to clock miles. And last financial year we our Bangalore offices clocked about 2.3 million kms among all our associates in Bangalore and are confident to doubling the number with 4.6 million kms already registered,” he added.

Eco-friendly TCS World 10K run :

TCS World 10K over the years has consciously taken steps to be an environmentally friendly and a 100 per cent waste managed race.

HasiruDala Innovations, a social enterprise-focused on creating better livelihoods for waste pickers will spear-head and advise on different eco-friendly alternatives to ensure efficient waste management and over-see last mile disposal and consequent recycling plans.

Beyond being a globally acclaimed sporting event that puts Bengaluru on an international racing calendar, the TCS World 10K today is also recognized for the phenomenal impact it creates in terms of social change through the Cubbon Park Rejuvenation Program, Madiwalla Urban Forest and being the largest sporting charity platform in South India. This is what makes Bengalureans proud hosts of a race that is a celebration of sport and spirit of the city.

Women’s marathon world champion to run in Bengaluru World 10K :

 World champion and Asian Games marathon gold medallist Rose Chelimo of Bahrain will be one of the title contenders in the TATA Consultancy Services World 10K race here on May 19.

A total of 17 gold label athletes, nine men and eight women, will be seen at the starting line for the race. Seven of the 12 international elite men have personal best timings which are below the course record of 27:44 set by Geoffrey Kamworor in 2014.

Four of the 10 international elite women also have their personal best below the course record of 31:19 set by Agnes Tirop in the last edition. The Kenyan is returning to the city to defend her title.

Majja run and senior category run :

Among the participants, 6,046 will take part in the open 10k (10,000 metres) marathon, with 95 of the world’s best track and field athletes, road and amateur runners.

“Of the total, 6,595 are participating in the 5.7-km Majja run fun category, while 873 senior citizens and 723 in the physically challenged categories,” TCS Bengaluru head Nagaraj Nagaraj Ljari told reporters.  

Head-to-head races expected:

The 12th edition of the TCS World 10K promises to deliver enthralling head-to-head competition after the elite fields for the IAAF Gold Label road race on Sunday 19 May were announced.

Kenya’s Geoffrey Koech and Vincent Kiprotich Kibet finished 2018 as the third and fifth fastest men over 10km in the world last year with 27:18 and 27:21 respectively, both times considerably faster than the Bengaluru course record of 27:44 set by their compatriot Geoffrey Kamworor in 2014.

Kenya’s Agnes Tirop returns to the Garden City to defend the title – a feat never achieved before in the women’s race since the TCS World 10K was inaugurated in 2008 – she won last year. In 2018, Tirop set a course record of 31:19 after managing to shake off Ethiopia’s Senbere Teferi with just 250 metres to go.

Prizes :

The TCS World 10K Bengaluru 2019 has a total prize fund of US$213,000, with the men’s and women’s winners taking home US$26,000.

Brishti Bagchi – Indian female footballer

Brishti Bagchi, the first Indian female footballer to be invited to train for a contract with the world’s top football league, the Spanish La Liga!

Football is a relatively new entrant to the Indian sports fan’s radar, and women’s football even more so. It’s heartening then, when a young Indian footballer gets picked to train for a possible contract with the Spanish La Liga.

Journey of Brishti Bagchi :

Brishti is born and brought up in Bengaluru. Her father is a mathematician and mother is a statistician.  

Brishti’s  journey in football started when she was about 7 years old. Brishti  played football in school and also participated in numerous coaching camps outside school.

At the age of 9, she was officially selected to play for the Sports Authority of India (SAI) girl’s team under Chitra Gangadharan. Soon after, Brishti Bagchi also had the chance to represent the state team of Karnataka, at Senior and Junior nationals (as captain).

As soon as she finished school in 2012, Brishti Bagchi  got invited for trials in the USA with the Oklahoma City University Team.  She  was in a dilemma between going to the Indian camp versus being a student athlete in the US.

Brishti chose the later because it enabled her to have the opportunity to keep learning the game while earning a degree in Kinesiology. She was soon on the Oklahoma City Women’s soccer team, playing in the NAIA (National Association for Intercollegiate Athletics) league as a student athlete.

Playing for different universities :

While she was in the USA, Brishti played on two different university teams (Oklahoma City University & North Texas University club) and one semi-pro team (Dallas City Fc – B in the Women’s Premier Soccer League).

Brishti  graduated in May 2018 with a degree in Kinesiology from the University of North Texas with 1.5 years of UG research experience.

La Liga Spanish League :

The 25-year-old soccer player has now been offered an opportunity to train in professional football in Spain. If all goes well, she will be the first Indian woman to play in the Division 1 La Liga (Spanish League).

From June, she is scheduled to begin training at an academy in Madrid and playing with reserve teams, provided she can muster enough funds. If she performs well, she stands to bag a contract to play club football professionally.

The major stumbling block remains finances as Brishti is not in a position to afford forcing her to urn to crowd-funding.

Current team – Brishti Bagchi:

Brishti is playing for Bangalore United FC in the ongoing Indian Women’s League in Ludhiana. 

She has played with Dallas City FC B in the Women’s Premier Soccer League in the United States.

Message to youngsters :

She has a message for young girls and their parents too: “They should always try to find out what their kids love doing and support them in that. Children should have faith in themselves. Especially when things start to fall apart, believe in your inner self and get going. It is a test of your determination as to how far you can go doing what you love.”

Brishti has started a fundraising campaign on Milaap where she has detailed her ambitions and struggles.  She is hoping for a corporate sponsor.

Dreams of Brishti Bagchi :

Brishti is keep to help in popularizing football among youngsters.  According to her, “Women’s football in India definitely has gone up.  I think there is more hope bur there needs to be more support.  I know they are working on it and hopefully it will happen in the future.”

Bangalore united Football club (BUFC) – Bengaluru

Bangalore united Football club (BUFC) – Bengaluru

Bangalore United Football Club was established in 1940 having headquarters at Bengaluru.   The vision is the development of football in Bengaluru with a keen interest in Women Football.

Women’s Football :

Women’s football  is the most prominent team sport  played by women around the globe. It is played at the professional level  in numerous countries throughout the world and 176 national teams participate internationally.

The history of women’s football has seen major competitions being launched at both the national and international and  levels. Women’s football has faced many struggles throughout its history. Although its first golden age occurred in the United Kingdom in the early 1920s, when one match achieved over 50,000 spectators.

The Football Association initiated a ban in 1921 that disallowed women’s football games from the grounds used by its member clubs. The ban stayed in effect until July 1971.

Early women’s football :

Women may have been playing “football”  for as long as the game has existed. Evidence shows that an ancient version of the game (Tsu Chu) was played by women during the Han Dynasty (25–220 CE). Two female figures are depicted in Han Dynasty (25–220 CE) frescoes, playing Tsu Chu.

There are, however, a number of opinions about the accuracy of dates, the earliest estimates at 5000 BCE.  Reports of an annual match being played in Scotland are reported as early as the 1790s.

The first match recorded by the Scottish Football Association took place in 1892 in Glasgow. In England, the first recorded game of football between women took place in 1895.

Popularity of Women’s Football :

Women’s football became popular on a large scale at the time of the First World War,  when employment in heavy industry spurred the growth of the game, much as it had done for men fifty years earlier.

A team from England played a team from Ireland on Boxing Day 1917 in front of a crowd of 20,000 spectators.  The most successful team of the era was Dick, Kerr’s Ladies of Preston, England.

The team played in the first women’s international matches in 1920, against a team from Paris, France, in April, and also made up most of the England team against a Scottish Ladies XI in 1920, winning 22-0.

Despite being more popular than some men’s football events (one match saw a 53,000 strong crowd), women’s football in England suffered a blow in 1921 when The Football outlawed the playing of the game on Association members’ pitches, on the grounds that the game (as played by women) was distasteful.

Some speculated that this may have also been due to envy of the large crowds.  that women’s matches attracted. This led to the formation of the English Ladies Football Association and play moved to rugby grounds.

Features of Bangalore United Football Club :

The features of Bangalore United Football Club includes :

  • Men’s Team – Currently competing in the Bangalore ‘A’ Division.
  • Women’s Team–Champions of KSFA IMPETUS knockout trophy 2018
  • Champions of Karnataka Super Division football league 2019 and representation from Karnataka   in Indian Women’s League (IWL).
  • Reds United – U19 Youth team. Competing in Bangalore ‘C’ Division.
  • International players to University level players part of BUFC teams.
  • U10/12/14/16 & Senior Men and Women Teams.

History of the club :

Bangalore United Football Club was started in the year 1940, and has the legacy of owning many Internationals who played for the club. The club also has very strong links to its local community and Government schools conducting and managing football for them from years .

The club holds regular Camps for boys and Girls.  The club’s  under 12 years team is the winners of County Cup last season and 2 senior players were recently selected to play for the county.

Many of the  players have represented Karnataka state and Indian National team.  Bangalore United Football club players are trained under qualified Coaches who possess ‘A’ license for coaching from Asian Football Confederation and also by ex-Internationals.

Currently the club are the champion of Impetus Trophy (Aug 2018) organized by Karnataka state Football association.  The BUFC  are the newly crowned CHAMPIONS of KARNATAKA STATE WOMEN’S FOOTBALL LEAGUE which concluded on 27th Feb 2019 and by which are qualified to play INDIAN WOMEN LEAGUE 2019.

Mission of Bangalore United Football club :

Bangalore united Football Club which is a non-profit organization  is serving the youth of the South side of Bengaluru. The main goals are to inspire youth regardless of race, creed or national origin.

To also practice the ideals of sportsmanship, provide scholarships  and overall physical fitness, and most importantly the women Empowerment

Support to Bangalore United Football Club :

Running a Football team of this huge magnitude is expensive.  The club are running the team till now with its own  funds and support from the club’s  well wishers and not all from the families in team can afford the cost.  The club ask for sponsorship support to help women to make their Dream a reality.

The club understands that one have several choices when considering different marketing and community outreach opportunities, but the club  truly believe that this is a great fit. Sponsoring the  team is not only a great way to get involved with the community, it’s also an amazing form.

The team consists 18 players and 5 officials and will play Indian Women’s League matches from 5th of May 2019 at Ludhiana Punjab.

Indian Women’s League 2019 :

The 2018-19 Indian Women’s League will have 14 teams, divided into two groups. The teams will play each other once and the top two teams will compete in the semi-final.

The league starts on May 5th  and The league stage will come to an end on May 18. The semi-finals will be played on May 20 and the final will be on May 22.  All the matches will be played at the Guru Nanak Stadium in Ludhiana.

The teams taking part in the third edition of Indian Women’s League are:

IWL (INDIAN WOMENS LEAGUE 2019)
Group A                                                                         Group B

Rising Student’s Club                             Manipur Police Sports Club

Gokulam Kerala                                      Sethu FC

Football Club Alakhpura                       Bangalore United Football Club

Hans Women Football Club                  CRPF Women’s Football Team

Central SSB Women Football Team     SAI-STC Cuttack

Panjim Footballers                                    FC Kolhapur City

Tripura Sports School                             Baroda Football Academy

Third season IWL 2019 :

The third season of the women’s football championship will be played in Ludhiana, Punjab. The third edition of the Indian Women’s League will get underway on May 5 and all the matches will be played at the Guru Nanak Stadium in Ludhiana.                                                                          

                                               

                                     

Indian Athletes shine – Asian Athletics championships 2019

Indian Athletes shine – Asian Athletics championships 2019

Indian Athletes Shine at the Asian Athletics Championships 2019 which is being  held at Doha, Qatar between April 21 to 24.  Asian Athletics Association is the governing body of athletics in Asia.

India is currently placed fifth in the Asian Athletics Championships 2019 medal table. 

Asian Athletics Championships 2019 :

The  Asian Athletics Championships 2019  is the 23rd edition of the Asian Athletics Championships. It is being held in Doha, Qatar.  During the closing ceremony of the 22nd Asian Athletics Championships in Bhubaneswar in India, President of Asian Athletics Association (AAA) Dahlan Al Hamad officially handed over the AAA Flag to Qatar Olympic Committee Secretary-General and Qatar Athletics Federation President Thani Abdulrahman Al Kuwari.

The event is held at the Khalifa International Stadium and will serve as the test event for the 2019 Athletics World Championships which are being held at the same venue.

43 nation’s are participating in the championships.

Athletics Federation of India (AFI) :

Athletics Federation of India (AFI) is the apex body for controlling, promoting and managing sport of Athletics in India and is affiliated to the IAAF, AAA, MYAS and Indian Olympic Association.

As declared in Memorandum of Association of AFI in its Constitution, AFI is responsible to select and control the Indian Athletics Contingent for the Olympics, Asian Games, Common Wealth & SAF Games and various other International competitions under the patronage of IOA, IAAF and other federations/associations.

These Athlete made India proud in Asian Athletics Championships 2019 :

  1. Tejinder Pal Singh Toor  – Men’s Shot put – Gold Medal
  2. Gomathi Marimuthu – Women’s 800m Final race – Gold Medal
  3. Shivpal Singh – Men’s Javelin throw – Silver Medal
  4. Jabir Madari Palliyalil – Men’s 400m hurdles – Bronze medal
  5. Gavit Murali Kumar – Men’s 10000m – Bronze Medal
  6. Poovamma Raju Machettira – Women’s 400m Final – Bronze
  7. Avinash Mukund Sable –  3000m Men’s Steeplechase race – Silver medal
  8. Parul Chaudhary – Women’s 5000m race – Bronze medal
  9. Annu Rani – Women’s Javelin Throw – Silver medal
  10. Swapna Barman – Heptathlon – Silver Medal
  11. Muhammed Anas, M.R.Poovamma, V.K.Vismaya & Arokia Rajiv – 4X400m Mixed Relay team – Silver medal
  12. Sanjivani Jadhav – Women’s 10000m – Bronze medal
  13. Saritaben Gayakwad – 400m hurdles – Bronze medal

Tejinder Pal Singh Toor – Gold medal at Asian Athletics Championships 2019 :

Tejinder Pal Singh Toor, born 13 November 1994 is a shot putter who holds the outdoor national record of 20.75m.

Asian games shot put medal winner tejinder
Gold medal winner

Toor was born on 13 November 1994 in Khosa Pando village in Moga district, Punjab. Hailing from a family of farmers, he switched from cricket to shot put at the insistence of his father.

In June 2017, Toor recorded his personal best outdoor throw of 20.40m at the Federation Cup National Senior Athletics Championships in Patiala,  but fell short of the World Championships qualification standard of 20.50m.  In the following month, he won the silver medal at the 2017 Asian Athletics Championships in Bhubaneswar with a throw of 19.77m, missing out on the gold medal by 0.03m.

The gold medal which he missed at Bhubaneshwar in the 2017 Asian Athletics Championships was won at the  Asian Athletics Championships 2019 at Doha, Qatar. His 1st round throw of 20.22m was enough to get him a gold in the Men’s Shot-put event.

Toor finished eighth in the final of the 2018 Commonwealth Games with a throw of 19.42m.On 25 August 2018, Toor won gold at the 2018 Asian Games with a 20.75m throw, breaking the Games Record and the national record.

Gomathi Marimuthu – Gold Medal at Asian Athletics Championships 2019 : 

Gomathi Marimuthu, the 30-year-old middle distance runner from Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, created history yesterday by winning India’s first gold medal in the 23rd Asian Athletics Championships at the Khalifa Stadium in Doha, Qatar.

She lost her farmer father to cancer. She struggled with an injury for two years. She lost her coach at the national camp to a heart attack.    But 30 year old Gomathi Marimuthu’s journey to winning India’s first gold at the Asian Athletics Championships is really an epitome of courage and conviction. 

Gomathi clocked a personal best time of 2 minute 02.70 seconds.   A daughter of farmers, for Gomathi, who only began professionally running when she was 20, it’s been ten long years of intense struggle. 

Shivpal Singh :

This 23-year-old won a Silver medal at the Asian championships in Doha with a personal best throw of 86.23 metres. India were represented by two throwers and while Shivpal finished second, Davinder Singh Kang – bronze medallist in the previous edition – finished at the bottom.

The medal was long time coming for someone who took up the sport at an early age. Shivpal was born in a family of javelin throwers and his father was a state-level competitor. His uncle and coach Jagmohan Singh was a 10-time gold medal winner in Services.

Jabir Madari Palliyalil :

Jabir won Men’s 400m hurdles bronzemedal with a personal bet of 49.13 seconds.

Gavit Murali Kumar :

The 21-year-old runner was born in Dang district of Gujarat. He made his debut in 2015 and has been going strong ever since.  This Indian long-distance runner, continued his preparations for the 2019 Asian Athletes Championships as he clinched the bronze medal.  

The long distance runner has been competing on the track ever since 2015 and has slowly progressed over the years. From his debut in 2015 – till now – Murli Kumar has been able to reduce his time for 5000 m by over forty seconds. While for 10000 m, the runner’s exploits and rigorous training have led to a reduction of over a minute.

Murli Kumar is one of India’s better prospects for Athletics in the future, and the 21-year-old will hope that he continues to deliver such performances.

Poovamma Raju Machettira :

She won bronze medal at women’s 400m finals  and a silver in 4x400m mixed relay at the 2019 Asian Athletes Championships at Doha, Qatar.

Machettira Raju Poovamma born on 5 June 1990 is a sprinter who specializes in the 400m distance.  As a member of the Indian 4×400 m relay teams she participated in the 2016 Olympics and won gold medals at the 2014 and 2018 Asian Games and 2013 and 2017 Asian championships; individually she won a silver medal in 2013 and a bronze in 2014 at those competitions. She received the Arjuna Award in 2015 for her contributions to athletics.

Poovamma was born to M. G. Raju and Jaji. She completed her primary and higher education in Mangaluru  and acquired her bachelor’s degree in business management from the Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College of Business Management, Karnataka. Her brother MR Manju also competed in the 400 m events at the national level.

Avinash Mukund Sable :

Sable clocked 8 minutes 30.19 seconds to win a silver in men’s 3000m steeplechase, his first international medal in his maiden international competition.

“I just gave my everything in the last 250m. I am really happy to win my first medal for the country,” he said.

Sable’s rise has been remarkable as he shifted from cross country to steeplechase in 2017. He was with Belarusian coach Nikolai Snesarev when he created his earlier national record during the National  Open Championships. He then parted ways with Nikolai and  trained with Army coach Amrish Kumar.

Maharashtra’s Sable, who is currently a havildar in the Army, had trained earlier under Kumar. 

Parul Chaudhary :

The 24-year-old Parul gave India the second medal as she finished third in women’s 5000m race, clocking a personal best of 15 minutes 36.03 seconds. She bettered her earlier personal best of 15:58.35 which she had clocked during the Federation Cup last month.

Annu Rani :

Annu Rani,  born on 28 August 1992 in Meerut is  a Javelin thrower and is the current national record holder. She is supported by Olympic Gold Quest, a not-for-profit  foundation that identifies and supports Indian athletes.

Rani, with a throw of 58.83 metres (193.0 ft) at the 2014 National Inter-State Championship in Lucknow,  broke the national record previously held by Furmeet Kaur, With this throw, she qualified for the 2014 Commonwealth Games, with the selection criteria being 58.46 metres. At the event, she finished eighth, with a best of 56.37 meters in the final.

In the same year, at the Asian Gamesin Incheon, South Korea.  She won the bronze medal with a throw of 59.53 meters, bettering her own national record. She Born in Jatt Farmer Family in Dabthuwa Village of Meerut.

In Bhubaneswar in Odisha  at the  2017 Asian Athletics Championships, Rani took a bronze medal with a throw of 57.32m.

The 26-year-old Annu, who had won a bronze in the 2017 edition in Bhubaneswar, hurled the spear to a best distance of 60.22m to grab the silver. China’s Lyu Huihui won the gold with an effort of 65.83m at the Khalifa Stadium.

Annu’s performance was, however, more than 2m short of her national record shattering effort of 62.34m during the Federation Cup at Patiala last month, which earned her a berth in the World Championships to be held at the same venue in September-October.

Swapna Barman :

Swapna Barman won the silver in the heptathlon with 5993 points at the 2019 Asian Athletes Championships.

Swapna Barman, born on 29th October 1996 is a heptathlete. She won the gold medal at 2018 Asian Games and was placed first in the Heptathlon at the 2017 Asian Athletics Championships. She is supported by the GoSports Foundation through the Rahul Dravid Athlete Mentorship Program.

Barman was born in Jalpaiguri, West Bengal in 1996. She is unusual in having six toes on each foot. Her mother Basana worked on a tea estate and her father, Panchanan Barman, was a rickshaw driver. and is bed-ridden after having suffered a stroke in 2013, making life tricky for his four children. She found it difficult to find the right food and her unusual feet caused her pain because she could not afford extra wide running shoes.

Swapna uses her prize money to look after her family who live in a house without a concrete wall. In 2016 she won a scholarship of 150,000 rupees in recognition of the success she had at athletics. She currently trains at the Sports Authority of India campus at Kolkata.

Sanjivani Jadhav :

Sanjivani Baburao Jadhav, born on 12th July 1996 is a long-distance athlete at 5000 m and 10,000 m. She won a bronze medal at 5000 m at the 2017 Asian Athletics Championships.   She won a bronze medal at the 2019 Asian Athletics Championships with a record timing of 32:44:96 seconds.

Jadhav was born in Nashik. She attended Bhonsala Militry college where she combined her ambition for sport with that of becoming a civil servant. She was identified as an outstanding athlete and supported by SportsNest who nurture sports athletes. In 2013 she won three medals at the 1st Asian School Athletics Meet. She came second in the 2016 Delhi marathon.

She is coached by Vijender Singh who trained Kavita Raut.  In 2018 she took a bronze medal in the 8 km event as part of the Asian Cross Country Championships in Guiyang.

Sanjivani received the Shivchhatrapati Award in 2018.

Saritaben Gayakwad :

Saritaben Laxmanbhai Gayakwad born  on 1st June 1994  is a sprinter who specializes in the 400m  hurdles.  She was part of the Indian Women’s 4×400 m relay team that won the gold medal at the 2018 Asian Games.

Gujarat Govt. has selected her as a brand ambassador of Gujarat State Poshan Abhiyan.

Gayakwad was born on 1 June 1994 in a tribal family in Kharadi Amba village, Dang District, Gujarat. She represented her state in national level kho kho competitions till 2010, before making the switch to sprinting.

Gayakwad was selected in the Indian women’s 4x400m relay team for the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia. She thus became the first track and field athlete from the state to be selected for the Commonwealth Games.

The quartet of Gayakwad, M.R.Poovamma, Hima Das and V.K.Vismaya clocked 3:28.72 in the final to clinch the gold medal.

She won a bronze medal with a record of 57.2 seconds at the 400m hurdles at the 2019 Asian Athletes Championships.

Mohammed Anas:

Mohammed was part of 4x400m mixed relay team which won silver medal at the 2019 Asian Athletes championships at Doha, Qatar.

Mohammad Anas Yahiya, born 17 September 1994 is a sprinter who specializes in the 400m distance. He competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics  in the 400 m. and the 4×400 m relay and holds the national record (45.31) in the 400 meters, which he set at the 2018 Czech Athletics Championships.

At the 2018 Asian Games, Anas won three silver medals, in the individual 400 m, and men’s 4×400 m and mixed 4×400 m relays. At the 2018 Commonwealth Games he placed fourth in the 400 m, while his men’s 4×400 m failed to finish.

Anas took up athletics at the Style Sports Academy in Nilamel. He initially trained in the long jump  and changed to 400 m by chance, when his school team was looking for a last-minute replacement for a 400 m competition. His younger brother competed in the long jump at the 2017 World University Games.

C.K.Vismaya :

Vismaya was part of the Indian 4x400m mixed relay team which won silver medal at the 2019 Asian Athletes Championships.

Velluva Koroth Vismaya, born 14 May 1997 is a sprinter who specializes in the 400m. She was part of the Indian Women’s 4×400 m. relay team that won the gold medal at the 2018 Asian games.

Arokia Rajiv :

He was part of the Indian 4x400m mixed relay team which won silver medal at the 2019 Asian Athletes Championships at Doha, Qatar.

Arokia Rajiv, born 22nd May 1991 is an Indian sprinter who specializes in the 400m distance. He won silver medals in the men’s and mixed 4×400 m relays at the 2018 Asian Games and placed third in the individual 400 m in 2014. He won medals in both the 400 m and 4×400 m events at the 2016 South Asian Games and 2017 Asian Championships. He competed in the relay at the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Rajiv was born in Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu in a poor family. He studied at the Government Boys Higher Secondary School  Lalgudi  and St. Joseph’s College Tiruchirappalli.

Rajiv began his career as a long jumper before taking to 400m.  At the 2014 Asian Games, he won the bronze medal, clocking 45.92 seconds in the final.[4] In the process, he bettered his previous best of 46.13 seconds, which he had achieved at the National Inter-State Championships in Lucknow in June 2014.

Sports Talent – Nagma Rahman Sharieff – Bengaluru

Sports Talent – Nagma Rahman Sharieff – Bengaluru

Sports Talent is difficult to find.  Talent alone will not confirm a success story.  Not when one’s father is struggling to make meet the daily needs meet as an auto driver.

Nagma Rahman Sharieff, a auto driver’s daughter from Bengaluru could be the next pace queen of Indian cricket.

Nagma bowls at 97-100km/hr. Like any other male cricketers, she also wants to bowl at a pace of 130km/hr

Indian Women cricket team  – Sports talent :

Women’s cricket in India hasn’t been the same since Jhulan Goswami did what she did and made the gentleman’s game accessible to pretty much any aspiring young girl.

Nagma Rahman Sharieff, a 16-year-old crickter from humble origins —her father drives an auto for a living — wants to be the next Jhulan Goswami.

Nagma Sharieff  – Sports Talent :

Nagma’s involvement with cricket started when she was 14 —  a precocious girl watching her elder brother Fazulla Sharieff, who is also a cricketer playing.

She recalls how it began, “I watched as he played and won several gold medals for his fast bowling in the zonal matches. But I was not aware that girls also played cricket. I asked my father if I could also play cricket. Without a second thought, he agreed and brought me to Karnataka Institute of Cricket.’

Karnataka Institute of Cricket – Sports talent :

KIOC is the only cricket coaching centre that operates throughout the year. For the benefit of trainees, KIOC operates five sessions a day. In reality, there is activity all through the day as many senior state cricketers utilize the facility for specific training.

One-to-One coaching is conducted during the period between the morning and evening sessions & again after the evening session under flood lights.

Karnataka Institute of Cricket was inaugurated by the then India captain Mohammad Azharuddin in 1996 at the RBANM’s ground, Bangalore.

Journey of Nagma Sharieff :

In order to play for the Karnataka State Under-16 Girls cricket team, Nagma had to take a break from school and play zonal matches.

She took a break from her studies when she was class in 2018.  Since then she has played many zonal cricket matches. While attending the school she was finding it difficult to practice cricket nor concentrate on her studies. 

This made her decide to take  a break and work on improving her skills and pace.  Till date she has played 3 times for the Under-16 and twice for the Under-19 cricket teams.

She is hoping to rejoin school and complete her class IX and X.

Nagma Sheriff – routine practice :

Nagma starts her day with warm-up exercises like jogging, stretching and bending. She along with her two siblings, spends her time at KIOC till 9 pm.

Sometimes, the coach trains them by giving one-on-one classes. This increasingly happened when she was selected for the Under-16 team. Irfan Sait, who is the owner and coach at KIOC, spends not less than six hours a day honing her skills.

Irfan Sait – Coach to Nagma :

Irfan Sait, the owner of KIOC, was also instrumental in helping Nagma achieve her dream.  According to Ifran, “Nagma is a hard working and extremely talented girl.  She is a fast bowler and has been doing quite well,  With her talent, she has the potential to get into the Indian Women’s cricket team very soon.”

Message in an auto :

Meet this cricket dad, who is so much more than the moniker he has earned. Sharieff has been working as an auto-driver for the past 26 years, driving a rented auto. With his earnings of Rs 15,000 a month, Sharieff manages to pay his children’s school fees, auto rent, house rent and takes care of his family expenses.

Besides this, he has managed to send all his three children to the Karnataka Cricket Academy. “My children are very good at sports. They have won a lot of medals and trophies at sports competitions. So I decided to enroll them in the Karnataka Institute of Cricket (KIOC). I could not afford the fees at the cricket academy but we are glad that the academy is coaching my children free of cost.’’

Australia – Bangladesh ICC World Cup 2019 Team :

Australia – Bangladesh ICC World Cup 2019 Team :

Australia and Bangladesh has announced their team for the upcoming ICC World Cup 2019.

Steve Smith and David Warner have returned to Australia’s one-day international squad.

Cricket World Cup Australia squad: 

Aaron Finch (capt)

David Warner

Usman Khawaja

Steve Smith

Shaun Marsh

Alex Carey

Marcus Stoinis

Glenn Maxwell

Mitchell Starc

Jhye Richardson

Pat Cummins

Jason Behrendorff

Nathan Coulter-Nile

Adam Zampa

Nathan Lyon

Bangladesh :

Bangladesh has announced the team. Bangladesh have named uncapped right-arm pacer Abu Jayed in their 15-man squad for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019.

Cricket world cup Bangladesh squad :

Mashrafe Mortaza (c)

Tamim Iqbal

Liton Das

Soumya Sarkar

Mushfiqur Rahim (wk)

Mahmudullah

Shakib Al Hasan (vc)

Mohammad Mithun

Sabbir Rahaman

Mosaddek Hossain

Mohammad Saifuddin

Mehidy Hasan Miraz

Rubel Hossain

 Mustafizur Rahman

 Abu Jayed

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 –  Indian Cricket squad

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 – Indian Cricket squad

 

ICC Cricket world cup 2019 is fast approaching.  India Cricket squad for World cup cricket has been announced.  The MSK Prasad led selection committee has named the 15 member squad to represent the country in ICC World cup cricket 2019.

Teams Qualified for the ICC cricket World-Cup 2019:

  • Australia.
  • South Africa.
  • India.
  • New Zealand.
  • Sri Lanka.
  • Bangladesh.
  • Pakistan.
  • England

The group stage format is a round-robin, where all ten teams play each other once, in a single group. This means a total of 45 matches will be played, with each team playing a total of nine matches. The top four teams from the group will progress to the knockout stage.

Indian Cricket  Squad  – ICC world cup 2019 :

Highlights :

Dinesh Karthink has been chosen over Rishabh Pant.

Rohit Sharma is the vice-captain of the team.

The Selection Committee has retained 7 players from the 2015 World Cup squad.  7 players will be making their debut appearance at Cricket’s biggest event.

The Indian cricket Squad – ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 :

Virat Kohli – Captain

Rohit Sharma – Vice-Captain

Shikhar Dhawan

M.S.Dhoni (Wicket-keeper)

Dinesh Karthink (Wicket-keeper)

Kedar Jadhav

Hardik Pandya

Ravindra Jadeja

Kuldeep Yadav

Yuzuvendra Chahal

Jasprit Bumrah

Bhuvaneshwar Kumar

K.L.Rahul

Vijay Shankar

Mohammed Shami

Player Profiles – ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 – Indian cricket squad :

Virat Kohli :

Virat Kohli will lead the Indian team in the ICC world Cup 2019.  Presently he is the No. 1 ODI batsman.

He is a top order Batsman who is 30 years old.

Matches : 228

Runs – 10843

Highest score – 183

Average – 59.57

Strike Rate – 95.96

50s/100s – 49/41

Previous World Cup appearances  – 2011 and 2015.

He has scores 100 not out against Bangladesh in 2011 world cup and 107 vs. Pakistan in 2015 at Adelaide.

Rohit Sharma :

Rohit Sharma is an opening batsman who is 31 years old.  He is the most destructive batsmen of the modern era.  He will be Dhawan’s opening partner in the World cup.  He amassed 330 runs in 8 matches which included one century and a couple of half centuries at an average of over 47.

Matches : 206

Runs – 8010

Highest score – 264

Average – 47.39

Strike Rate – 87.95

50s/100s – 41/22

Previous World Cup appearance : 2015

Shikhar Dhawan :

He is a left hand opener who is 33 years old.  This will be his second appearance  in World cup.  in the previous World Cup he scored 412 runs in 8 matches at an average of 51.50.

Matches : 128

Runs – 5355

Highest score – 143

Average – 44.62

Strike Rate – 93.79

50s/100s – 27/16

Previous World Cup appearance : 2015

M.S.Dhoni :

He is the Wicket keeper batsman of the Indian team who is 37 years old.  He is the senior most member of the Indian Squad.

A match winning knock of 91 not out in the 2011 World cup final is an evergreen memory in the minds of cricket lovers in the country.  His world cup performance includes 507 runs in 20 matches (17 innings) at an average of over 42.

Matches : 341

Runs – 10500

Highest score – 183*

Average – 50.72

Strike Rate – 87.55

50s/100s – 71/10

Dismissals – 434

Catches and stumpings 341/120

Previous World Cup appearance : 2007,2011 and 2015

Dinesh Karthik :

He is a wicket keeper batsman who is 33 years old.

His memorable performance was during the 2018 Nidahas trophy final against Bangladesh (T20I Competition) when he scored an unbeaten 29 off just 8 balls which included a last ball six. He is a capable finisher in the Indian team.  His record in 2018 includes 167 runs at an average of 41.75.

Matches : 91

Runs – 1738

Highest score – 79

Average – 31.03

Strike Rate – 73.70

50s/100s – 9/0

Dismissals – 68

Catches and stumpings 61/7

Previous World Cup appearance : 2007

Kedar Jadhav :

He is a batting all rounder who is 34 years old.

He is a middle order batsman and an uncanny wicket taker.  He is a spinner who can chip in with wickets at crucial junctures.  He is a formidable player because of his ability to pace his innings according to the match situation.  This World Cup is his first.

Matches : 59

Runs – 1174

Highest score – 120

Average – 43.48

Strike Rate – 102.53

50s/100s – 5/2

Wickets – 27

Best bowling figures – 3/23

Economy 5.15

Previous World Cup appearance : None

Hardik Pandya :

He is an all rounder who is 25 years old.  So far he has made a huge image in Indian cricket.

His memorable performance was 76 runs strike against Pakistan in 2017ICC Champions Trophy final.  He is one of the cleanest strikers in the Indian Team. Hardik is considered at a reliable bowler who can trouble any batsman.

Matches : 45

Runs – 731

Highest score – 83

Average – 29.24

Strike Rate – 116.58

50s/100s – 4/0

Wickets – 44

Best bowling figures – 3/31

Economy 5.53

Previous World Cup appearance : None

Ravindra Jadeja :

He is an all rounder who is 30 years old.

Jadeja came back during India’s successful run in the 2018 Asia cup.  In Asia cup this left arm spinner claimed 7 wickets in 4 matches.  He is one of the best fielders in the Indian team.  He is a spinning all rounder.

Matches : 151

Runs – 2035

Highest score – 87

Average – 29.92

Strike Rate – 84.23

50s/100s – 10/0

Wickets – 174

Best bowling figures – 5/36

Economy 4.88

Previous World Cup appearance : 2015

Kuldeep Yadav :

He is a spinner who is 24 years old.

Kuldeep is one of India’s wrist spinner.  Some of the batman find him virtually unplayable.  His ability of wicket taking especially outside India is remarkable (36 wickets in 15 matches in SENA countries).  His bowling approach is street smart.  Kuldeep dominates opposition batsmen.

Matches : 44

Wickets – 87

Best bowling figure – 6/25

Average – 21.74

Economy – 4.93

5 wicket hauls – 1

Previous World Cup appearance : None

Yuzuvendra Chahal :

He is a leg spinner who is 28 years old.

He is not afraid of getting hit for a 6 and will not hesitate to toss the ball up to the batsman.  Chahal is an ace spinner in the cricket world.  He is termed as a courageous bowler.  He along with Kuldeep Yadav is making up the world’s most lethal spin bowling combination.  His economy rate is 4.89.  His career best bowling figure is 6-42 in Melbourne against Australia to go with two 5 wicket hauls in 42 matches.

Matches : 41

Wickets – 72

Best bowling figure – 6/42

Average – 24.61

Economy – 4.89

5 wicket hauls – 2

Previous World Cup appearance : None

Jasprit Bumrah :

He is a pacer who is 25 years.  Presently he is the world No.1 ODI bowler.  He shoulder a huge responsibility and India’s success is heavily depends on his performance.

His debut was in 2016 in Australia.  He has a spped of over 145 km/hr.  Bumrah is one of he world’s feared bowlers.  His economy rate is 4.51.

Matches : 49

Wickets – 85

Best bowling figure – 5/27

Average – 22.15

Economy – 4.51

5 wicket hauls – 1

Previous World Cup appearance : None

Bhuvaneshwar Kumar :

He is a pacer who is 29 years old. 

He is good with a new ball.  Bhuvaneshwar has the ability to chip in with wickets in the power play overs.  He is one of a kind who can swing the ball both ways with accuracy.

Matches : 105

Wickets – 118

Best bowling figure – 5/42

Average – 35.66

Economy – 5.01

5 wicket hauls – 1

Previous World Cup appearance : 2015

K.L.Rahul :

He is a top order batsman who is 26 years old.  Rahul has a terrific hand-eye coordination.  Rahul has the audacity to decimate any bowling attack.  He has been part of 14 ODI matches so far. This World cup will be his first.

Matches : 14

Runs – 343

Highest score – 100*

Average – 34.30

Strike Rate – 80.89

50s/100s – 2/1

Previous World Cup appearance : None

Vijay Shankar :

He is a batting all rounder who is 28 years old.  His debut was in 2018 Nidahas Trophy T20I tournament.  Shankar has played only 9 matches.  He is a mature player.  Shankar is  a reliable batsman in the middle.  He is a perfect fit in the Indian line up as the 2nd fast  bowling all rounder after Hardik Pandya.

Matches : 9

Runs – 165

Highest score – 46

Average – 33

Strike Rate – 96.49

50s/100s – 0/0

Wickets – 2

Bowling figures – 2/15

Economy – 5.61

Previous World Cup appearance : None

Mohammed Shami :

He is a pacer who is 28 years old.  Shami is a medium pacer with a vengeance.  He displays a breath taking display of old and new ball bowling.   He has played 11 ODI matches so far.   ShamiI’s 19 wickets – that include wickets in ODI series in Australia, New Zealand and India. He is a vital cog in the Indian pace department.  In the previous World Cup 2015, he bagged 17 wickets in 7 matches at a strike rate of 21.5.

Matches : 63

Wickets – 113

Best bowling figure – 4/35

Average – 26.11

Economy – 5.48

5 wicket hauls – 0

Previous World Cup appearance : 2015

England team for ICC World Cup Cricket 2019 :

Srilanka Team for ICC World Cup Cricket 2019 : 

South Africa team for ICC World Cup Cricket 2019 :

Afghanistan team for ICC World Cup 2019 : 

Bangladesh Team for ICC World Cup Cricket 2019 :

Australia Team for ICC World Cup cricket 2019 : 

West Indies Team for ICC World Cup Cricket 2019 :

Pakistan team for the ICC World Cup Cricket 2019 :

New Zealand Team for the ICC World Cup Cricket 2019 :

ICC world cup 2019 schedule :

30 May 2019     England v/s South Africa  –  The Oval, London

31 May 2019   Pakistan v/s West Indies  –  Trent Bridge, Nottingham

1 June 2019      New Zealandv/s West Sri Lanka – Sophia Gardens, Cardiff

1 June 2019      Australia v/s Afghanistan – County Ground, Bristol

3 June 2019      England v/s Pakistan – Trent Bridge, Nottingham

4 June 2019      Afghanistan v/s Sri Lanka – Sophia Gardens, Cardiff

5 June 2019      India v/s South Africa – Rose Bowl, Southampton

5 June 2019      Bangladesh v/s New Zealand – The Oval, London

6 June 2019      Australia v/s West Indies – Trent Bridge, Nottingham

7 June 2019      Pakistan v/s Sri Lanka – County Ground, Bristol

10 June 2019      South Africa v/s West Indies – Rose Bowl, Southampton

11 June 2019      Bangladesh v/s Sri Lanka – County Ground, Bristol

12 June 2019    Australia v/s Pakistan – County Ground, Taunton

13 June 2019    India v/s New Zealand – Trent Bridge, Nottingham

14 June 2019    England v/s West Indies – Rose Bowl, Southampton

15 June 2019    Australia v/s Sri Lanka – The Oval, London

15 June 2019    Afghanistan v/s South Africa – Sophia Gardens, Cardiff

16 June 2019   India v/s Pakistan – Old Trafford, Manchester

17 June 2019   Bangladesh v/s West Indies – County Ground, Taunton

18 June 2019   England v/s Afghanistan – Old Trafford, Manchester

19 June 2019   New Zealand v/s South Africa – Edgbaston, Birmingham

20 June 2019   Australia v/s Bangladesh – Trent Bridge, Nottingham

21 June 2019   England v/s Sri Lanka – Headingley, Leeds

22 June 2019   Afghanistan v/s India – Rose Bowl, Southampton

22 June 2019   New Zealand v/s West Indies – Old Trafford, Manchester

23 June 2019   Pakistan v/s South Africa – Lord’s, London

24 June 2019   Afghanistan v/s Bangladesh – Rose Bowl, Southampton

25 June 2019   England v/s Australia – Lord’s, London

26 June 2019   New Zealand v/s Pakistan – Edgbaston, Birmingham

27 June 2019   India v/s West Indies – Old Trafford, Manchester

28 June 2019   South Africa v/s Sri Lanka – Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street

29 June 2019   Afghanistan v/s Pakistan – Headingley, Leeds

29 June 2019   Australia v/s New Zealand – Lord’s, London

30 June 2019   England v/s India – Edgbaston, Birmingham

1 July 2019      Sri Lanka v/s West Indies – Riverside Ground, Chester-le- Street

2 July 2019      Bangladesh v/s India  – Edgbaston, Birmingham

3 July 2019      England v/s New Zealand – Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street

4 July 2019      Afghanistan v/s West Indies – Headingley, Leeds

5 July 2019      Bangladesh v/s Pakistan – Lord’s, London

6 July 2019      India v/s Sri Lanka  – Headingley, Leeds

6 July 2019      Australia v/s South Africa – Old Trafford, Manchester

 

Abdul Wahid Tanveer – Motor Sport – Merzouga Rally

Abdul Wahid Tanveer – Motor Sport – Merzouga Rally

Abdul Wahid Tanveer had a great run in the Merzouga rally as he finished at P1 in the enduro category.

Racer Abdul Wahid Tanveer entered the record books in the recently concluded Merzouga Rally when he became the first Indian rider to win a class in an international rally. Tanveer finished 20th in the Enduro category.

Both Indian teams had a solid start to their post-Dakar 2019 campaign

  • Oriol Mena bags a podium for Hero in the overall classification.
  • Abdul Wahid Tanveer was highest placed Indian rider in 20th position.
  • Next rally for both teams will be the 2019 Desert Storm.

Merzouga rally :

Merzouga Rally is a rally raid that takes place in Morocco every year since 2010 at the beginning of October in the big dunes of Merzouga. It’s a five-day race plus prologue and a marathon stage in the desert. The stages are varied and round 2–300 km long. Navigation is the key and the competitors use the GPS Unik2, the same used on the Dakar Rally.

Safety is important as well with the competitors using the Iritrack, the tracking system studied for the African rallies. Plus a professional medical staff with 4×4 ambulances and doctors on bike and quad along the track and heli-ambulance service.

To meet the needs of the professional riders but also the necessities of amateurs, the Merzouga Rally features the division of the route in 2 categories: PRO: open to pro riders and those competitors ready for an ultimate challenge EXPERT: a technical and navigated route but less extreme stages as the Expert riders will cover the 75% of the complete route of the Pro riders. The Merzouga Raid: Ideal for those who face the desert for the first time.

At their own pace, riding on the same route of the rally in small groups with an expert guide. The vehicles will be equipped with world track, the satellite system that allow to follow the vehicles on track in real time. (for the rider no sports licence is required).

History of Merzouga rally :

In 2010, 40 competitors took part to the first edition of the Merzouga Rally. Every year the rally grows reaching an average of more than 120 vehicles on track..

Studied by Italian Promoter Edoardo Mossi, the Merzouga Rally formula is addressed to all amateurs that challenge the desert for the first time, but also for the professional riders who wish to train in preparation of the Dakar Rally.

Abdul Wahid Tanveer :

The racer from Mysuru said the Merzouga Rally finish has motivated him to set his sights on Dakar Rally. “Yes, Dakar Rally is in my sights. I would love to compete and it also depends on how TVS is looking at it,” he said.

According to Tanveer, the most important part of rallying is to strike a balance between endurance, skill and managing the bike. “We also need to know how to navigate as that helps us to finish rallies. It all comes through experience. I also have a good talk with my mechanic and team manager as it helps us in understanding the bike better. While the mechanic works on the engine and other stuff, I work on minor adjustments to suit my riding. According to me, only by having a healthy discussion is the only way to improve in this sport,” he explained.

The technical and mostly off-road course of Merzouga Rally makes it the perfect training ground for riders who have the ambition to compete in the Dakar

Achievements of Abdul Wahid Tanveer :

Tanveer made his international debut in 2017 and has been making steady progress.  Competing in the Enduro class, Abdul Wahid Tanveer won the PanAfrica Rally last year, and a few days ago, finished on top in the Merzouga rally at Morocco.

The Enduro class is generally viewed as ideal training ground for riders looking to make the jump to the tougher rally class.

According to the Sherco TVS Rally team rider, “the terrain was hard, with a lot of rocks.  Navigation was the key”.

Abdul Wahid Tanveer – Inspired by sibling :

Tanveer was inspired to take up riding by his elder brother.  After watching his brother  in action, he started riding in local events in his home town which is Mysuru.   By this he got to know that big teams select riders from National Events. So he rode a few National events and TVS selected him in 2014.

Team Manager, B.Selvaraj, TVS Racing is happy with Abdul Wahid Tanveer’s progress.  The rally win at Morocco has shown that Tanveer has come a long way. Tanveer uses an RTR 450 motorbike in rallies, will be competing in the Desert Storm Rally next month.

The Dakar Rally – Abdul Wahid Tanveer :

The Dakar Rally formerly known as the “Paris–Dakar Rally”) is an annual rally raid organized by the Amaury Sports Organization. Most events since the inception in 1978 were from Paris, France to Darkar, Senegal, but due to security threats in Mauritania,  which led to the cancellation of the 2008 rally, races since 2009 have been held in South Africa. 

The race is open to amateur and professional entries, amateurs typically making up about eighty percent of the participants.

The race is an off-road endurance event. The terrain that the competitors traverse is much tougher than that used in conventional rallying  and the vehicles used are true off-road vehicles rather than modified on-road vehicles.

Most of the competitive special sections are off-road, crossing dunes, mud, camel grass,  rocks, and erg among others. The distances of each stage covered vary from short distances up to 800–900  kms. (500–560 mi) per day.

History of Dakar rally :

The race originated in December 1977, a year after Thierry Sabine got lost in the Tenere desert whilst competing in the Abidjan-Nice rally and decided that the desert would be a good location for a regular rally.

182 vehicles took the start of the inaugural rally in Paris, with 74 surviving the 10,000-kilometre (6,200 mi) trip to the Senegalese capital of Dakar. Cyril Neveu holds the distinction of being the event’s first winner, riding a Yamaha motorcycle.

The event rapidly grew in popularity, with 216 vehicles taking the start in 1980 and 291 in 1981. Neveu won the event for a second time in 1980, Hubert Auriol taking honours in 1981 for BMW. By this stage, the rally had already begun to attract the participation of famous names from elsewhere in motorsport, such as Henri Pescarolo and Jack lckx.

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Sports Infrastructure – India – Bengaluru

Sports Infrastructure – India – Bengaluru

Sports Infrastructure – plays a crucial role in achieving excellence in the global arena of sports. It not only helps in producing sports persons of international reputation  but also encourages the young population of the country   to participate in sporting activities with the objective of creating a culturing of sports.

In India, the standard of Sports Infrastructure is not at a satisfactory level for a number of reasons but has come a long way. 

Despite all the successes, it is pertinent to mention that the status of sports infrastructure in India is yet to reach the desired level. This creates an obstacle in developing a culture of sports in the country.

Importance of sports Infrastructure :

Sports Infrastructure plays a crucial role in achieving excellence in the global arena of sports. It not only helps in producing sports persons of international repute, but also encourages the young population of a country to participate in sporting activities with the objective of creating a culturing of sports.

Sports as a social enabler :

Sports and games have historically played a significant role in development of personality traits and qualities like discipline, tolerance and leadership amongst the youth. With adequate support, planning and focused implementation, immense potential of the India’s youth can be gainfully channelized through sporting activities.

The realization of their true potential will not only build future character, but is a conduit of national integration. More importantly, our top sportsmen come from diverse parts of the country, many with limited Sports Infrastructure, thus indicating huge unexplored potential.

A road-map to Sports Infrastructure :

Over the last decade there has been a spurt in the development of Sports Infrastructure and facilities in the country.  With the increase of capital investments and successful hosting of events such as the Commonwealth Games-2010, ICC World Cup-2011, the Indian Premier League, the F1 Indian Grand Prix in 2011, the Under 17 FIFA World Cup-2017.

The Indian Badminton and Soccer League are also included in this. There are enormous commercially exploitable opportunities present in the Indian sports industry. However, the regulation of the Indian sports industry is highly decentralized and fragmented.

Regulation of the sector :

There is no national or state legislation for regulation of sports in India.  The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (MYAS) was set up by the Government of India to create the infrastructure and promote capacity building for broad-basing sports as well as for achieving excellence in different competitive events at National and International levels.

The National Sports Policy of 2001 was formulated to undertake the development and promotion of various sports prevalent in the country.  Sports promotion is primarily the responsibility of different National Sports Federations (NFS’s)which are autonomous in nature.  The MYAS  issues notifications and guidelines from time to time to regulate the NSFs.

Key issues plaguing the Sports Infrastructure :

Sports development in India is often hampered by bureaucracy and politics because of the low level of private sector involvement. Many federations are highly dependent on Government funding for carrying out their key objectives, such as organizing championships, procuring equipment, and training sports persons; a model which increases the probability of breeding inefficiencies.

Further, lack of accountability of sports federations, and the restrictive and non-competitive guidelines of the Khelo India program are other factors hampering the participation of private players in the development of Sports Infrastructure. There is also a lack of clear guidelines on asset utilization and monetization.

Sports Infrastructure in India :

Sports is primarily a State subject under the Constitution of India, and a huge portion of the sports infrastructure is owned and managed by State Governments. Sports Authority of India (“SAI”) builds and maintains stadia on behalf of the MYAS (infrastructure owned and managed by the Central Government). 

The Central Government through its ‘Khelo India’ initiative, has allowed grants for certain Sports Infrastructure projects and sports facilities creation at the state/union territories/district/sub-district level. State Governments and other local authorities may seek the benefit of these grants.

However, the beneficiary of such a grant has to enter into a Memorandum of understanding (“MoU”) with SAI in order to provide the latter access, for a minimum of ten years, to the facilities on a time-sharing basis for training of the trainees of SAI and holding competitions.

The utilization of the sum for development of sports infrastructure will be limited to the strict guidelines under the scheme.

Recent scenario :

More parents are encouraging their children to play sports and seek a career in it.  They have faith that sports can also provide the platform for a healthy and a decent future.  This change is happening from the last decade and it is convincing that India has arrived as a sporting nation.

The day is not very far when India will be  a force to reckon with on the world stage.  It is good that the country have an Olympic Medalist as Union Sports Minister.  This is a welcome change because the athletes are beginning to have faith in the system. 

Constant improvement :

India has begun to offer competition in games which are not a big name at home.  This is due because we do have talent. In traditional games like hockey, tennis, badminton and athletics, there is impressive progress.

Swimmers have begun to make a mark and promise in the international arena. 

According to Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore after he became the Sports Minister he declared the year 2018 as the year of Sports for India.  Before his tenure no army recruitment took place in Jaipur district.

Budget support – sports infrastructure :

In India, the Union budget for 2018-19 provided Rs.2196.35 crore for sports.  Out of this Rs.520.09 went to Khelo India, the governments initiative program to search for the talent.  The budget of Sports Authority of India was cut by Rs.66 crore.  This curtailed freedom to be liberal with proposals from national sports federations.

There is a need to concentrate on creating new infrastructure and updating the old facilities.  Foreign exposure of our sports persons is needed. 

 A Cultural change :

Over the last decade, a lot of athletes have not only been at the top of the world but have also inspired a generation of athletes to look at dominating in different sports.

Importantly there has been a big cultural change in the belief system.  Athletes no longer feel as though they are inferior in their international counterparts and that is probably the most heartening aspect of Indian Sport.

Some of the major initiatives taken for the development of Sports Infrastructure in India are mentioned below:

·   Scheme of Grants for Creation of Sports Infrastructure including Rural Schools, for which INR 942.5 million was allocated

·   Scheme of Grants for Installing of Synthetic Playing Surfaces, for which INR 201.3 million was allocated

·   Scheme of Grants for Promotion of Games and Sports in Universities and Colleges, for which INR 328 million was allocated

·   Scheme of assistance for the creation of Urban Sports infrastructure

The non-availability of land for building sports infrastructure is another major obstacle. Moreover, not much initiative has been observed till now in promoting sports-specific infrastructure by adopting PPP model to ensure the sustainability of these facilities.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 – England – Wales

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 – England – Wales

World cup Cricket  2019 is fast approaching.  The 2019 Cricket World Cup (officially ICC Cricket World Cup 2019) is the 12th edition of the Cricket World Cup scheduled to be hosted by England and Wales from 30 May to 14 July 2019.  Team India/ Indian Cricket team is one of the team to participate in the ICC cricket world cup 2019.

With the World Cup being held in England, one thing which is quintessential for each team will be their batting lineup. In such a big tournament like this, consistency will be the key, especially from the top order.

Hosting country of ICC cricket world cup :

The hosting rights were awarded in April 2006, after England and Wales withdrew from the bidding to host the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup which was held in Australia and New Zealand.

The first match will be played at The Oval while the final will be played at Lord’s. It is the fifth time that the Cricket World Cup will be held in England and Wales, following the 1975,1979,1983 and 1999 World Cups.

World cup cricket history :

Cricket World Cup, international Cricket championship held at four-year intervals that is the premier contest in one-day cricket and one of the most-watched sporting events in the world.

The first world cup was held in 1975 just four years after one day cricket  took the world by storm. It was the ICC’s official response to the ‘World series of cricket’ Phenomenon which was proving incredibly popular with fans.

In the last 40 years, the tournament has been held all over the cricketing world and has been won by teams from every corner of the globe. The tournament in 2019 will be the twelfth time the competition has been played and the fifth time it has been played in the UK.

In 1975 the first Cricket World Cup was contested in England as a series of one-day matches of 60 overs per side. It was held outside England, in India and Pakistan, for the first time in 1987.

The 1987 contest also saw the number of overs per side reduced to 50. In 2007 Australia became the first team to win three consecutive World Cup tournaments.

Teams at ICC Cricket World Cup 2019:

The 2019 World Cup will feature 10 teams, a decrease from previous World Cups in 2011 and 2015 which featured 14 teams. The hosts, England, and the top seven other teams in the ICC One Day International rankings as of 30 September 2017 earned automatic qualification, with the remaining two spots being decided by the 2018 Cricket World Cup Qualifier.

Teams Qualified for the 2019 Cricket World Cup:

  • Australia.
  • South Africa.
  • India.
  • New Zealand.
  • Sri Lanka.
  • Bangladesh.
  • Pakistan.
World cup with Teams

The group stage format is a round-robin, where all ten teams play each other once, in a single group. This means a total of 45 matches will be played, with each team playing a total of nine matches. The top four teams from the group will progress to the knockout stage.

Qualification for the cricket world cup 2019 :

Only 10 teams will qualify for the 2019 world cup after a decision was taken to shrink the size of the tournament. In 2011 and in 2015 the tournament had 14 teams but ICC have decided few nations will make for a better competition.

England will qualify automatically because they are hosting the tournament, as will the top seven one day international nations according to the latest ICC rankings 6 months prior to the tournament.

However, that leaves only two spots for the remaining test playing nations and affiliate members of the ICC. Those places have been taken by Afghanistan and West Indies at a qualifying tournament which was held in Bangladesh in March 2018.

This tournament included the remaining four teams that failed to make the top seven one day international spots plus the top four teams from the Cricket World League Championships.

Format of ICC cricket world cup 2019 :

In the past, a variety of formats have been used but the reduced number of teams this year means that the format will be much simpler than in previous years.

In 2018 there will only be one central group consisting of all 10 teams. In this group stage, every nation will play each other once meaning that there will be a total of 45 group games before the finals stage.

Because of this extended group phase, the quarterfinals have been abolished and the top 4 teams will instead progress directly to the semi-finals with the remaining 6 nations knocked out of the tournament.

The winners of each respective semi will progress to the final and the winner of that match will be declared world champion.

Venues for the world cup : 

Lords, the spiritual home of cricket will play host to the final while The Oval will host the opening game. The two semi-finals according to the English Cricket Board will be played at Edgbaston and Old Trafford.

The London stadium will host the opening ceremony and some group stage fixtures. The rest of the games will be played across England and Wales at the grounds which meet the ICCs size and capacity requirements.

Controversy :

The reduced size of the tournament :

Understandably, the affiliate nations of the ICC have protested the decision to shrink the size of the tournament because it will mean that it will be much harder for smaller cricketing nations to qualify.

They argue that World Cup berths give their nation’s experience and exposure that they don’t get at any other time and that denying them the chance to compete could set the game back years in their respective countries.

According to the affiliate nations, if the ICC wants to grow the game then they should be making the tournament bigger, not smaller.  They further argue that upset wins by nations such as Ireland over England in the 2011 World Cup  show that they can be competitive and that anything is possible when they are given the chance.

ICC’s decision to reduce the size :

In response, the ICC has defended its decision saying that the move was necessary to ensure the best quality product was being presented to fans in the stands and viewers around the world.

They argue that having smaller nations involved was just leading to blowouts which were boring to watch and actually damaged the sport in those smaller countries.

They believe that smaller nations are better served by playing each other in competitive matches until such a time comes when they will be able to legitimately compete with the larger cricket nations such as Australia or India. 

They also claim the new format is fairer as it allows every competing nation to play every other competing nation. This means the table at the end will be a fairer representation of who the better teams.

Indian team/Team India for the world cup 2019 :

According to Rohit Sharma the India squad for World Cup 2019 will depend on England weather and the Indian captain.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A couple of spots are still undecided in the Indian team for the World Cup
  • Rohit Sharma said the Indian bench strength would largely depend on the captain’s opinion
  • Rohit said he would not want IPL performances to influence World Cup selection

The Indian selectors, who are days away from announcing the squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup, are closely monitoring the Indian Premier League.

A couple of spots are still undecided and some sterling performances in the IPL could decide which two players are included in the final list of 15.

Several factors will determine what kind of squad the selectors pick.

Team India’s best possible 15-member squad for World Cup 2019 :

This time in the ICC cricket world cup 2019, the format of the tournament has changed and each side will have to face every other participating nation at least once, which makes the competition a lot stiffer for the teams to qualify for the knockouts.

The Indian cricket team will begin their World Cup journey from 5th of June and will face off against South Africa.  Since many teams would not like to waste a crucial spot in the fifteen having a backup opener warming the bench all through the tournament, a floating batsman would be a better choice.

An excellent season would definitely force the selectors to have second thoughts. We can expect BCCI to announce the World Cup squad by the 15th of May.

India’s Expected ICC World Cup 2019 squad :

Team India :  Virat Kohli(C), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayadu, MS Dhoni (WK), Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvaneswar Kumar, Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav.

ICC world cup 2019 schedule :

30 May 2019     England v/s South Africa  –  The Oval, London

31 May 2019     Pakistan v/s West Indies  –  Trent Bridge, Nottingham

1 June 2019      New Zealandv/s West Sri Lanka – Sophia Gardens, Cardiff

1 June 2019      Australia v/s Afghanistan – County Ground, Bristol

3 June 2019      England v/s Pakistan – Trent Bridge, Nottingham

4 June 2019      Afghanistan v/s Sri Lanka – Sophia Gardens, Cardiff

5 June 2019      India v/s South Africa – Rose Bowl, Southampton

5 June 2019      Bangladesh v/s New Zealand – The Oval, London

6 June 2019      Australia v/s West Indies – Trent Bridge, Nottingham

7 June 2019      Pakistan v/s Sri Lanka – County Ground, Bristol

10 June 2019      South Africa v/s West Indies – Rose Bowl, Southampton

11 June 2019      Bangladesh v/s Sri Lanka – County Ground, Bristol

12 June 2019    Australia v/s Pakistan – County Ground, Taunton

13 June 2019    India v/s New Zealand – Trent Bridge, Nottingham

14 June 2019    England v/s West Indies – Rose Bowl, Southampton

15 June 2019    Australia v/s Sri Lanka – The Oval, London

15 June 2019    Afghanistan v/s South Africa – Sophia Gardens, Cardiff

16 June 2019   India v/s Pakistan – Old Trafford, Manchester

17 June 2019   Bangladesh v/s West Indies – County Ground, Taunton

18 June 2019   England v/s Afghanistan – Old Trafford, Manchester

19 June 2019   New Zealand v/s South Africa – Edgbaston, Birmingham

20 June 2019   Australia v/s Bangladesh – Trent Bridge, Nottingham

21 June 2019   England v/s Sri Lanka – Headingley, Leeds

22 June 2019   Afghanistan v/s India – Rose Bowl, Southampton

22 June 2019   New Zealand v/s West Indies – Old Trafford, Manchester

23 June 2019   Pakistan v/s South Africa – Lord’s, London

24 June 2019   Afghanistan v/s Bangladesh – Rose Bowl, Southampton

25 June 2019   England v/s Australia – Lord’s, London

26 June 2019   New Zealand v/s Pakistan – Edgbaston, Birmingham

27 June 2019   India v/s West Indies – Old Trafford, Manchester

28 June 2019   South Africa v/s Sri Lanka – Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street

29 June 2019   Afghanistan v/s Pakistan – Headingley, Leeds

29 June 2019   Australia v/s New Zealand – Lord’s, London

30 June 2019   England v/s India – Edgbaston, Birmingham

1 July 2019      Sri Lanka v/s West Indies – Riverside Ground, Chester-le- Street

2 July 2019      Bangladesh v/s India  – Edgbaston, Birmingham

3 July 2019      England v/s New Zealand – Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street

4 July 2019      Afghanistan v/s West Indies – Headingley, Leeds

5 July 2019      Bangladesh v/s Pakistan – Lord’s, London

6 July 2019      India v/s Sri Lanka  – Headingley, Leeds

6 July 2019      Australia v/s South Africa – Old Trafford, Manchester

Semi-finals  and Final match  of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will be decided on a later date.

Bengaluru 10K challenge 7th July, 2019

Bengaluru 10K challenge 7th July, 2019

Bengaluru 10K challenge is back on 7th July, 2019 at NICE Road.  Running is a great way to get in shape  and everyone knows it. But it also can benefit almost every part of body and lift mood.

Whether it’s a favorite part of the day or something one has to push through, the benefits are undeniable.

Running increases endurance, builds muscle to maintain an optimal body fat composition, promotes cardiovascular health, strengthens the heart, and even improves  overall mood.

Combined with weight training,  run  can help out maintain the perfect balance of mental stimulation and physical fitness.

History of running :

It is thought that human running evolved at least four and a half million years ago out of the ability of the ape-like Australopithecus, an early ancestor of humans, to walk upright on two legs.

The theory proposed considered to be the most likely evolution of running is of early humans’ developing as endurance runners from the practice of persistence hunting of animals, the activity of following and chasing until a prey is too exhausted to flee.

Reasons for running :

The next time you’re thinking of skipping a run, think of these reasons to get your butt out the door.

  1. It is a great way to increase overall level of health. Research shows that running can raise r levels of good cholesterol while also helps  increase lung function and use. In addition, it also boosts  immune system and lower the risk of developing blood clots.
  2. For women, running can actually help to lower your risk of breast cancer. It  also helps reduce the risk of having a stroke. Many doctors today recommend it for people who are in the early stages of diabetes, high blood pressure, and osteoporosis. It is proven to help reduce the risk of having a heart attack. By helping the arteries retain their elasticity and strengthening the heart, chances of suffering a heart attack can be significantly reduced.
  3. It is one of the best forms of exercise for losing and maintaining a normal standard  weight. One will find that it is a leading way to burn off extra calories and that it is the second most effective exercise in terms of calories burned per minute, following only after cross country skiing.
  4. Stress causes a number of health and mood problems. It also diminishes appetite and sleep quality. When a person run, he/she force their  body to exert excess energy and hormones. Running also helps to reduce chances of developing tension headaches.
  5. Not all of the benefits of running are physical. Running provides a noticeable boost of confidence and self-esteem.

About Bengaluru 10K challenge :

Bengaluru is proud of having the largest runners-community in India. Many Bengaluru runners across different age groups have been winning at the major run events in India.

Bengaluru 10K Challenge is all about achieving personal best! The fourth edition had an overwhelming response with over 14,000 runners participating. The fifth edition of the 10K Challenge to getting more people to take up running and also to challenge the pros who have been running for years.

NEB Sports :

NEB Sports, organizes big banner events such as IDBI Federal Life Insurance New Delhi Marathon, IDBI Federal Life Insurance Mumbai Half Marathon, Shriram Properties Bengaluru Marathon and NIDJAM. Focus of their  events is to provide a good experience to participants and encourage people to adapt a fit and healthy lifestyle.

Sponsors for the Bengaluru 10K challenge :

There are a number of partners sponsoring 10 K event . 

Physio-partners : Tranquil healthcare

NGO partner : Agastya international foundation

Running partner : Reebok

Soulfull – Delicious millets

Fresh food partners – ID fresh food

Energy partner – Enerzal

Health partner : Apollo Spectra hospitals

Venue partner : NICE (Bengaluru Mysore infrastructure corridor)

Zico

Robinhood army

Rules to follow to participate in Bengaluru 10K challenge :

General rules :

  • Use only the application modes suggested on website to submit entries.
  • Go thoroughly through all relevant information given on the event website and application form prior to submitting application.
  • Requests for participation cancellation, and thereby refund, will not be entertained.
  • If availed any early bird offer, refund/transfer and cancellation will not be entertained.

Entries :

  • Only individual entries for 10K and 5K shall be accepted.
  • Applicants for 10K must be the age of 14 years as on 6th July 2019.
  • Applicants for 5 K Fun Run must be the age of 6 years as on 6th July 2019. Minors between 6-12 years must be accompanied by a guardian/parent who is a participant under the same race category.

Entry confirmation :

  • Confirmation of applications received will be subject to Entry Rules & Guidelines given herein.
  • Post close of registrations, email confirmations will be sent to all the confirmed participants who have given their valid email id in the application form.
Winners medal – Bengaluru 10K Challenge :

On the Race Day, victory ceremony will be conducted for fastest 10K winners, both, for men & women. All age category winners will be announced on the website and on Social Media platforms, three working days post the event. They will be provided with their medals & prize money within 45 days from the finish of the event.

Merit certificate :

All prize money winners of the run (as given in the prize money structure in prize money tab) will receive Merit Certificates certifying their prize money winning positions.

Finishers medal :

All participants will be eligible for the Finisher’s Medal post their run. Medals will not be posted to individual runners.

Running number bib collection :
  • All confirmed participants are required to come to Expo, scheduled from 5 July 2019 to 6 July 2019 in order to collect their running number bibs. No Running Number will be posted to an individual’s mailing address nor distributed on race day, i.e 7th July 2019
  • It is mandatory for the participants to collect his/her running number bib personally from the Expo. In case of unavoidable circumstances, such runner can send his/her authorized representative to collect running number bib on his/her behalf. Authorized representative must carry with him/her: 
    a) Soft Copy of Confirmation Email/SMS with BIB Number details.
    b) Soft Copy of Photo-identity proof (Aadhar card, PAN Card or passport) of the confirmed participant.
  • Note: Photo copy is not necessary, if participant personally presents.

To know more about running event click on the link : https://www.bangalorean.com/sports/runners-360-3years/

FIM  Bajas World Cup 2019  – Aishwarya Pissay :

FIM Bajas World Cup 2019 – Aishwarya Pissay :

FIM Bajas World Cup 2019 season is the 8th season.   It is an international rally raid competition for motorbikes and quads.

Aishwarya Pissay was the first female racer from our country to compete in the FIM Bajas World Cup.

The calendar for the 2019 season will feature four baja-style events.  Some of the bajas are also part of  2019 FIA World Cup for Cross-country Bajas.

TVS racer Aishwarya Pissay secured a podium finish in the women’s class of the two-day rally completing 29th overall.

FIM ( Federation Internationale  De  Motocyclisme) :

 In 2004, the FIM celebrated its centenary.  It was founded in December 21, 1904, in the rooms of the restaurant Ledoyen in Paris, under the name Federation Internationale des clubs motocyclisters.

The birth of this federation was premature.  In July, 1906, on the occasion of the International Cupin Patzau, Bohemia, the delegates of the participating countries – Austria, France, Germany and Great Britain unanimously decided to dissolve the FICM.

Five years later, the Auto-cycle union of Great Britain took the initiative oc calling a meeting which was held at Olympia in London on 28th November 1912.  The FICM was re-established inorder to control and develop sporting and touring aspects of motorcycling and to assist motorcycle users in those fields.

The ten countries which are considered as the official founder of the FICM are : Belgium, Denmark, France, Great Britain, Italy, the Netherlands and the United States, Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Aishwarya Pissay –  FIM  Bajas World Cup 2019  :

Aishwarya Pissay is an Indian off-road racer. She is the first Indian woman to win 5 National titles in Road Racing and Rally Championship combined. She found her passion in racing as she turned 18, while taking small road trips around her home town Bengaluru. 

She is a young women achiever from Bengaluru making name in International racing.

Interest in riding-FIM  Bajas World Cup 2019 :

After completing her commerce degree through correspondence from Bangalore University, she continued with the passion of her life, riding.  After enrolling for a formal training, she started riding in competitions in 2016, and has been supported by TVS Co. from last year.  She participates both in circuit races and off-roading raids.  For her whether it is circuit or off-roading, it is raiding at the end of the day.

Consequently she learned  how to master the art of riding a bike. This hobby grew into a profession as she won 4 National titles in Road Racing and Rally Championship in 2016 and 2017 and competed in the National Rally Championship in 2018, winning it as well.  She also became the first Indian woman to compete in the Bajaj Aragon World Rally in Spain held in 2018.

She has seen ups and downs in her path to success.  She is good in breaking barriers at every step to achieve what she aims for.   The young achiever believes that a lot more is to be done for the cause of women in motor-sport.

Career – Aishwarya Pissay :

In 2016,  Aishwarya graduated from Apex Racing Academy and won the Honda One Make Championship. She secured 5th position in the Dakshin Dare and 2nd place in the Asia Road Racing cup. She also won Indian National Rally Championship in the year 2016.

In 2017, Aishwarya won the CEAT Sprint Rally and also graduated from the California Superbike School in 2017. She won the Indian National Road Racing Championship and the Indian National Ra;;u Championship in the same year. 

Aishwarya secured 3rd place in Dakshin Dare Group – B and finished 4th in the Raid De Himalaya and was the only female rider to complete the course in the “Xtreme” category.

Pissay also won the TVS one-make Road Racing championship in 2017, making this her 4th national championship overall.  TVS Racing signed Aishwarya Pissay on board as a factory racer in the same year.

In 2018, she won the Indian National Rally championship. She competed in the Bajaj Aragon rally, where she crashed on the final day of the event forcing her to retire from the event.

Awards :

Aishwarya received the TiE Young Achiever of the Year award in 2016 She also received the Outstanding Women in Motorsports Award by FMSCI in 2016.  She received the Outstanding Women in Motorsports Award by FMSCI for the 2nd consecutive year in 2017 and also the Sports Women of the Year Award by Autotruck Magazine.

FIM Bajas world cup rally  2019 :

The second round of the FIM Bajas World Cup Rally ended on 24th March 2019 and Indian riders Aishwarya Pissay and Ashish Raorane traversed the challenging terrains of Portugal to complete the gruelling rally. While Ashish managed to complete the race in 27th place overall.

Aishwarya finished in 29th place in the Baja do Pinhal. Pissay though managed to bag a podium in the women’s category of the rally with a third-place finish, was placed fourth in the junior category. The two-day rally saw the riders complete a course of 364.69 km.         

Aishwaraya’s achievement at FIM Bajas World cup rally 2019 :

Pissay’s completion of the rally is commendable as the TVS racer managed to do so after enduring a nerve pull on her right hand during Stage 1 on 23rd. The injury affected her pace but she managed to complete both stages.

Speaking on her injury and the performance, the 23-year-old said, “I had problems using the throttle and because of that, I could not have the pace that I wanted. Otherwise, it was a good day of riding for me as I managed to finish the stage without any crashes. My performance could have been a lot better but I hurt the nerve on my right hand forcing me to take it easy on the bike.”

Aishwarya’s participation in the rally :

Participating in the women category, Aishwarya Pissay completed an exhausting course of 364.69 Kms over two days. Though Bengaluru-based Aishwarya, a former Indian National girls racing and rally champion, finished 29th, overall in the two-wheeler class.

She was placed third and fourth in the women and junior categories, respectively, but not before enduring a nerve-pull on her right hand on 23rd March  that cost her a lot of time. The podium finish here fetched her 15 points which took her World Cup tally to 40, following the 25 she received in the first round in Dubai, earlier this month.

Congratulations to Aishwarya Pissay on achieving this accomplishment.

Young women achievers  –  Namma Benglauru

Young women achievers – Namma Benglauru

Young women achievers in Bengaluru qualify as achievers with their sheer talent and hard work. Seeing the passion in today’s young mind, nobody will be shocked to come across people who have reached great heights before turning 25. Many such young achievers in Bengaluru have reached milestones when the night was turning into day.

Aditi Ashok – Young Golfer :

Aditi Ashok (born 29 March 1998) is a professional golfer who took part in the 2016 Summer Olympics. She is a young women achiever from Bengaluru making name in the International golf.

Personal Life :

Aditi was born on 29 March 1998 in the city of Bengaluru.  She studied at The Frank Anthony Publi School in Benglauru and graduated in 2016.

She started playing golf at the age of 5.  At that time only three golf courses were in Bengaluru.  When she showed interest in gold  her father took her to the Karnataka Golf Association driving range. Her father, Ashok Gudlamani, is now her caddie.

Career :

Aditi became the youngest and first Indian to win the Lalla Aicha Tour School and secured her Ladies Duropean Tour card for the 2016 season. This win also made her the youngest winner of a Q School for an international tour.  Aditi is the first and the only Indian golfer who played the Asian Youth Games (2013), Youth Olympic Games (2014), Asian Games (2014) and Olympic Games (2016).

Her appearance at the Olympics created sensation.  There was nothing sudden about Aditi’s performance on the world stage. She had not qualified for the Games overnight, or emerged out of the blue.

Weeks after her return from Rio, Aditi sealed back-to-back wins on the Ladies European Tour (LET), at the Hero Women’s Indian Open and the Qatar Ladies Open. It capped off a sensational first season in Europe, at the end of which she finished second on the Order of Merit and was named the LET’s Rookie of the Year.

In 2017, her rookie season on the LPGA, she competed in all five majors, and registered a maiden top-10 finish on the Tour at the Marathon Classic.

Professional achievement :

Ladies European Tour Wins (3)

  1. 2016 Hero Women’s Indian Open, Qatar Ladies open
  2. Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies open

Other wins

  • 2011 Hero Professional Tour Leg 1, Hero Professional Tour Leg 3 (both as an amateur)

Team appearances :

  • Espirito santo tropy – Representing India in 2012 & 2014.

Aishwarya Pissay – racer :

Aishwarya Pissay is an Indian off-road racer. She is the first Indian woman to win 5 National titles in Road Racing and Rally Championship combined. She found her passion in racing as she turned 18, while taking small road trips around her home town Bengaluru. 

She is a young women achiever from Bengaluru making name in International racing.

Interest in riding :

After completing her commerce degree through correspondence from Bangalore University, she continued with the passion of her life, riding.  After enrolling for a formal training, she started riding in competitions in 2016, and has been supported by TVS Co. from last year.  She participates both in circuit races and off-roading raids.  For her whether it is circuit or off-roading, it is raiding at the end of the day.

Consequently she learned  how to master the art of riding a bike. This hobby grew into a profession as she won 4 National titles in Road Racing and Rally Championship in 2016 and 2017 and competed in the National Rally Championship in 2018, winning it as well.  She also became the first Indian woman to compete in the Bajaj Aragon World Rally in Spain held in 2018.

She has seen ups and downs in her path to success.  She is good in breaking barriers at every step to achieve what she aims for.   The young achiever believes that a lot more is to be done for the cause of women in motorsport.

Career :

In 2016,  Aishwarya graduated from Apex Racing Academy and won the Honda One Make Championship. She secured 5th position in the Dakshin Dare and 2nd place in the Asia Road Racing cup. She also won Indian National Rally Championship in the year 2016.

In 2017, Aishwarya won the CEAT Sprint Rally and also graduated from the California Superbike School in 2017. She won the Indian National Road Racing Championship and the Indian National Ra;;u Championship in the same year. 

Aishwarya secured 3rd place in Dakshin Dare Group – B and finished 4th in the Raid De Himalaya and was the only female rider to complete the course in the “Xtreme” category.

Pissay also won the TVS one-make Road Racing championship in 2017, making this her 4th national championship overall.  TVS Racing signed Aishwarya Pissay on board as a factory racer in the same year.

In 2018, she won the Indian National Rally championship. She competed in the Bajaj Aragon rally, where she crashed on the final day of the event forcing her to retire from the event.

Awards :

Aishwarya received the TiE Young Achiever of the Year award in 2016 She also received the Outstanding Women in Motorsports Award by FMSCI in 2016.  She received the Outstanding Women in Motorsports Award by FMSCI for the 2nd consecutive year in 2017 and also the Sports Women of the Year Award by Autotruck Magazine.

Sanjana Ramesh-Basket ball player :

Basketball started as a way to prove her capabilities in sports to her brother for Sanjana Ramesh. And, that’s how the 17-year-old has embarked on the path of making India proud with her game.  Hailing from Chennai and now living in Bengaluru.

Sanjana is a young women achiever from Bengaluru making name in Basket ball.

Early life :

Sanjana Ramesh often competed against her older brother in soccer and badminton, honing her competitive spirit. She started playing basketball at 12 as a hobby with friends. By 13, she was playing for her state team. Basketball quickly transformed into her favorite sport.

Sanjana’s good game got recognition in no time and four years after playing basketball for the first time, she was in the India U-16 team and was picked as the captain of the Indian Under-16 team last year for the Asian championship Division B.

The young basketball player was among the 18 best female basketball prospects from across India, who were picked for the NBA camp. There, she received training from Olympic gold medalists Jennifer Azzi and Ruth Riley, former Women’s NBA player Ebony Hoffman, and former college coach Blair Hardiek, along with former India captain Divya Singh.

National & International level :

Sanjana participated in The NBA Academies Women’s Program camp at The NBA Academy India in Delhi National Capital Region (NCR), where she received on- and off-court training alongside top female prospects from throughout India.  

The NBA Academies Women’s Programs are designed to engage top female prospects from outside the United States, giving players an opportunity to experience elite coaching and facilities. Along with Hardiek, Ruth Riley and Jennifer Azzi are also technical directors. The experience was transformative for Ramesh.

 Following the NBA Academies Women’s Program camp, Ramesh was then named the MVP of the girls’ division at Basketball Without Borders Asia, a three-day basketball development camp featuring the top male and female basketball prospects from throughout Asia.

Ashwini Ponnappa :

Ashwini Ponnappa Machimanda(born 18 September 1989) is a badminton player who represents India at the international badminton circuit in both the women’s and mixed doubles disciplines. She had a successful partnership with Jwala Gutta. 

Ms. Ponnappa is a young women achiever from Bengaluru making name in the international badminton arena.

This  pair has won many medals in international events including a gold medal at the Common Wealth Games and bronze medals at the Uber Cup and the Asian Badminton Championships.

They were consistently ranked among the top 20 in the BWF World Ranking reaching as high as No. 10 position.  Ashwini Ponnappa and Jwala Gutta also won the bronze medal at the BWF World championships in 2011, becoming the first Indian pair and women and only the second overall to win a medal at the World Championships.

Early life of Ashwini Ponnappa :

Ashwini Ponnappa was born to CA Ponnappa and Cauvery Ponnappa on 18 December 1989 in the Karnataka capital of Bengaluru. Her father played hockey for India. However Ashwini preferred badminton over hockey and started training in badminton.

She attended the St. Francis Xavier’s Girls High School in Bengaluru before moving to Hyderabad for her Bachelor’s degree. She would actively play hockey at the university level.

Ponnappa’s first success came in 2001 when she won her first national medal in the sub-junior girls’ doubles category. In addition to that, she also won the national title in sub-junior girls’ doubles in 2005, and the Junior girls’ doubles National cup in 2006 and 2007.

International arena :

Ashwini Ponnappa’s  first international title came in the South Asian Games, where she won the gold medal in mixed doubles and the team events in 2010. Later, in the 2010 Commonwealth Games, she scripted history, winning the gold medal in Women’s doubles event.

With Jwala Gutta, she became the first woman to win the yellow metal in the event. The top podium spot was thus elemental to her becoming a popular name in the country.

Marriage :

In December 2017, Ponnappa married businessman-model Karan Medappa in a private wedding ceremony in Coorg, Karnataka. The wedding ceremony proceeded according to traditional Kodava style. Among the guests were some of the biggest names in the world of badminton, including Rohan Bopanna, Jyotsna Chinappa, longtime women’s doubles partner, Jwala Gutta among others.

Achievements/Titles :

Gold at 2010 Commonwealth Games (Women’s double)

Bronze at BWF World Championships 2011 ( Women’s double )

Silver at 2014 Commonwealth Games (Women’s double)

Bronze at the 2014 Asia Championships (Women’s double)

Gold at the 2015 BWF Grand Prix Canada Open (Women’s double)

Gold at the 2016 South Asian Games (Women’s double)

Bronze at 2018 Commonwealth Games (Women’s double)

We at Bangalorean.com wish good luck to all these young women achievers from namma Bengaluru.

Annual player retainership – cricket – 2018-2019

Annual player retainership – cricket – 2018-2019

Annual player retainership – was announced by Board of Controller of Cricket in India (BCCI) The Hon’ble Supreme Court of India appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) for BCCI on 7th March  announced the Annual Player Contracts for the period from October 2018 to September 2019.

The CoA was of the view that the performance and position of Indian Cricket needs to be recognized with the fee structure comparable to the best in the world.

The payment structures  of Annual Player Retainership are as under :  

Team India (Senior Men)

 Period Grade A +  Grade A Grade B  Grade C
Oct 2018 to Sept 2019 INR 7 Cr INR 5 Cr INR 3 Cr INR 1 Cr

Distribution of  Annual Player Contracts Team India (Senior Men)

I.
Grade
S.No.
Athletes
A + 1 Mr Virat Kohli
2 Mr Rohit Sharma
3 Mr Jasprit Bumrah
II.
Grade
S.No.
Athletes
A 1 Mr Ravichandran Ashwin
2 Mr Ravindra Jadeja
3 Mr Bhuvneshwar Kumar
4 Mr Cheteshwar Pujara
5 Mr Ajinkya Rahane
6 Mr MS Dhoni
7 Mr Shikhar Dhawan
8 Mr Mohd. Shami
9 Mr Ishant Sharma
10 Mr Kuldeep Yadav
11 Mr Rishabh Pant
III.
Grade
S.No.
Athletes
B 1 Mr KL Rahul
2 Mr Umesh Yadav
3 Mr Yuzvendra Chahal
4 Mr Hardik Pandya
IV.
Grade
S.No.
Athletes.
C 1 Mr Kedar Jadav
2 Mr Dinesh Karthik
3 Mr Ambati Rayudu
4 Mr Manish Pandey
5 Mr Hanuma Vihari
6 Mr Khaleel Ahmed
7 Mr Wriddhiman Saha

Player’s added in the annual player retainership :

Rishabh Pant’s successful run in international cricket over the past year has earned him a Grade A contract in the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s annual retainers list.

Rishabh Pant, who was not a part of the contracted players list for the previous season, has been placed in Grade A, which comes with an annual retainer worth INR 5 crore.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Shikhar Dhawan were also new entrants into the A category, alongside Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma and Kuldeep Yadav, all three of whom were promoted from Grade B.

Dhawan and Kumar, on the other hand, were demoted from the top-bracket A+ category, with a retainer of INR 7 crore (USD 1 million approx.) and usually featuring only players to play in all three formats. 

MS Dhoni, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja all retained their spots in the A category.

Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul remain in B Category.

New entrants included Ambati Rayudu, Hanuma Vihari and Khaleel Ahmed into the C category. 

Running –  good for all – health benefits

Running – good for all – health benefits

Running is a great way to get in shape  and everyone knows it. But it also can benefit almost every part of body and lift mood.

Whether it’s a favorite part of the day or something one has to push through, the benefits are undeniable.

It increases endurance, builds muscle to maintain an optimal body fat composition, promotes cardiovascular health, strengthens the heart, and even improves  overall mood.

Combined with weight training,  run  can help out maintain the perfect balance of mental stimulation and physical fitness.

History :

It is thought that human running evolved at least four and a half million years ago out of the ability of the ape-like Australopithecus, an early ancestor of humans, to walk upright on two legs.

The theory proposed considered to be the most likely evolution of running is of early humans’ developing as endurance runners from the practice of persistence hunting of animals, the activity of following and chasing until a prey is too exhausted to flee.

Reasons for running :

The next time you’re thinking of skipping a run, think of these reasons to get your butt out the door.

  1. It is a great way to increase overall level of health. Research shows that running can raise r levels of good cholesterol while also helps  increase lung function and use. In addition, it also boosts  immune system and lower the risk of developing blood clots.
  2. For women, running can actually help to lower your risk of breast cancer. It  also helps reduce the risk of having a stroke. Many doctors today recommend it for people who are in the early stages of diabetes, high blood pressure, and osteoporosis. It is proven to help reduce the risk of having a heart attack. By helping the arteries retain their elasticity and strengthening the heart, chances of suffering a heart attack can be significantly reduced.
  3. It is one of the best forms of exercise for losing and maintaining a normal standard  weight. One will find that it is a leading way to burn off extra calories and that it is the second most effective exercise in terms of calories burned per minute, following only after cross country skiing.
  4. Stress causes a number of health and mood problems. It also diminishes appetite and sleep quality. When a person run, he/she force their  body to exert excess energy and hormones. Running also helps to reduce chances of developing tension headaches.
  5. Not all of the benefits of running are physical. Running provides a noticeable boost of confidence and self-esteem.

To know more about running event recently happened at Bengaluru read https://www.bangalorean.com/sports/runners-360-3years/

Runner’s 360 – 3 years of running, training and marathon

Runner’s 360 – 3 years of running, training and marathon

It’s been three years since we kicked Runners360 off in a modest way and to-date we have mentored over 350+ people right from couch to 5 K runners to seasoned runners Running their first Ultra Marathon or their fastest Marathon.

So firstly thank you all.. including the admins of this group who have made this virtual group 20,000+ strong Community.

With time we have evolved and understood that each Runner is unique and needs a bit of special care and now evolved with two modes of training:

  1. General Fitness: This is for Beginners & Novices where you be a part of the group, learn the nuances of the sport with our 5-day / week Sessions at Cubbon Park & Jayanagar to set yourself up for greater possibilities in future. This program will also enable you to build a positive attitude towards life, stay stress free, help manage lifestyle issues … obesity and diabetes for example in addition to which you will gradually build yourself up to Running 10kms or even a half marathon with minimal chances of Injury.
  2. Find Your Potential: This is for Runners who have Run a few races wherein we customize plans, be in constant touch and keep a closer watch on your progress to enable you find your true potential. We also work virtually in this mode and have people train with us across India and Outside India only through word of mouth. Under this program we have enabled 60 people run sub 4 Marathons and 4 sub 3 Marathoners. Commitment, Patience, & Trust is the Key under this program to succeed.

Please note we take limited numbers to ensure our quality is not diluted and the entire program will be overseen by myself along with various trainers.

For more details:
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Email: shreyaskarnad999@gmail.com

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Author and Runners360 Coach – Shreyas Karnad

Team announced – Selective Committee – BCCI – World Cup

Team announced – Selective Committee – BCCI – World Cup

BCCI talks with IPL franchises to manage their workload during the course of T20 bash. Acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary admitted that the franchises have diverse views on the matter.

We have shortlisted 18 players and we will rotate them before selecting the final World Cup squad – MSK Prasad – Selective Committee Chairman

The team announced for One day and T20 series, the engagement with Australia starts February 24 with the first T20 International in Visakhapatnam.

KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya makes to the list, after Coffee with Karun 

After loosing New Zealand Rohit Sharma will continue to be Vice Captain, while Mr.Jasprit Bumrah makes to the team, Mayank Markande leg-spinner from Punjab makes to the list.

World Cup starts from May 30th.

Karthik Out Rishabh Pant in the List

Dines Karthik was criticized for his on-field decision-making during the final T20 International against New Zealand Hamilton. Dinesh Karthik refused a single when Krunal Pandya was on a rampage at the other end. India lost by four runs.

Rishabh Pant is young and performing better and his confidence will give him an opportunity to prove himself and may get a ticket to play World Cup 2019

The Squad for 1st and 2nd ODI

  1. Virat Kohli – Capitan
  2. Rohit Sharma – Vice Capitan
  3. Shikhar Dhawan
  4. Ambati Rayudu
  5. Kedar Jadhav
  6. Mahendra Singh Dhoni – Wicket Keeper
  7. Hardik Pandya
  8. Jasprit Bumrah
  9. Mohamed Shami
  10. Yuzvendra Chahal
  11. Kuldeep Yadav
  12. Vijay Shankar
  13. Rishabh Pant
  14. Siddharth Kaul
  15. K.L.Rahul

For remaining three ODIs

  1. Virat Kohli – Capitan
  2. Rohit Sharma – Vice Capitan
  3. Shikhar Dhawan
  4. Ambati Rayudu
  5. Kedar Jadhav
  6. Mahendra Singh Dhoni – Wicket Keeper
  7. Hardik Pandya
  8. Jasprit Bumrah
  9. Mohamed Shami
  10. Yuzvendra Chahal
  11. Kuldeep Yadav
  12. Vijay Shankar
  13. Rishabh Pant
  14. Bhuvneshwar Kumar
  15. K.L.Rahul

For T20 series

  1. Virat Kohli – Capitan
  2. Rohit Sharma – Vice Capitan
  3. Shikhar Dhawan
  4. Dinesh Karthik
  5. Mayank Markande
  6. Mahendra Singh Dhoni – Wicket Keeper
  7. Hardik Pandya
  8. Jasprit Bumrah
  9. Umesh Yadav
  10. Yuzvendra Chahal
  11. Kuldeep Yadav
  12. Vijay Shankar
  13. Rishabh Pant
  14. Siddharth Kaul
  15. K.L.Rahul

Have you heard of Mr. Siddharth Kaul? 

12th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL)

12th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL)

The 12th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is all set to commence from 23rd March 2019. Even though the full IPL schedule is not out, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) have already started to groom their players for the upcoming season. While the senior players busy with their international commitments, the RCB have focused attention towards the young national players.

RCB’s domestic players set to undergo Yo-Yo test at conditioning camp

After finishing sixth in the IPL points table last season, RCB’s performance has gone downhill since 2016. However, RCB will be hoping for an improvement from its domestic players in the forthcoming season.

Along these lines, RCB organized a five-day conditioning camp for the players who are available in Bengaluru for the same. The camp began on 3rd February and stretched through 5 days at the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium.

The conditioning camp chiefly focused on vigorous fitness drills for conditioning and strengthening of the players for better performances. The fitness regime also included the yo-yo test that evaluates an individual’s aerobic endurance fitness.

The players were under the guidance of experienced trainers like A I Harsha, Evan Speechly and Shravan Kumbagowdana. Chief Coach Gary Kirsten and Bowling Coach Ashish Nehra were in-charge to supervise the progress of the players and to get a close look at their fitness.

RCB sweat it out ahead of the new season

The camp was primarily joined by eight of RCB’s domestic players including Ranji Trophy top run-scorer Milind Kumar, 16-year old Bengal prodigy Prayas Ray Burman, who got into the limelight with eleven dismissals in nine matches in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, Mumbai’s all-rounder Shivam Dube, right-handed batsman and Uttar Pradesh’s captain Akshdeep Nath, talented Delhi seamer Kulwant Khejroliya, who made his List A debut for Delhi in the 2016–17 Vijay Hazare Trophy.

Here is the complete list of 8 players that joined RCB conditioning camp ahead of IPL 2019 – Washington Sundar, Akshdeep Nath, Devdutt Padikkal, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Himmat Singh, Kulwant Khejroliya, Milind Kumar, Prayas Ray Barman, Shivam Dube

Thanks to Harsal Nagarkar

Karnataka Athletic Association (KAA) – Vision 2022

Karnataka Athletic Association (KAA) – Vision 2022

Karnataka Athletic Association (KAA) will be starting the process of registering athletes and coaches across the Karnataka State.   This drive is to increase the efficiency of their training and to monitor their progress.

Athletics like any sport is moving ahead in a world experiencing rapid and reasoning, social, economic and technological changes

Novel ideas have confined young and old. It is allowing them to be performance oriented and prospering them towards a sustainable and prospective future.

Karnataka Athletic Association – President Sri. Muthappa Rai:

Karnatkaa Athletic Association President Muthappa Rai

The president of Karnataka Athletic Association, Sri. Muthappa Rai is working to revive the glory of the past in Karnataka Athletics.  KAA has been under his leadership, working towards restricting and integrating strategic development plans.

The main central point being :

  1.  Professionalizing the administration of Karnataka Athletic Association and adopting strategic partnerships to improve development
  2. Revival of Kanteerava stadium for athletes
  3. Identifying the talents across the state of Karnataka and grooming athletes for future athletics in Karnataka.

Achievements of Karnataka Athletic Association :

Karnataka Athletic Association follows policies on good governance.  These policies enables the board, leaders, athletes and district associations to aim and achieve the objectives in most efficient ways.

The governance ensures transparency, reporting and complying with a variety of policies and practices . It is then followed as a condition in the governance and structure.

Vision 2022 – Karnataka Athletic Association :

Karnataka Athletic Association has signed innovative partnership agreements with the Indian Economic Trade Organization (IETO) and United States Sports Academy (USSA) (America’s sports university).  This agreement was for continued education providing the framework for Athletic transformation.


Karnataka Athletic Association – Vision 2022 inauguration

The state Athletics body also named former athlete Mr. Elvis Joseph as Chief Executive Officer.

The Karnataka Athletic Association plans to reach out to one thousand schools. The purpose is to recognize, identify and groom potential talents for the future.

Key Points of Vision 2022 of KAA:

The key points includes :

  1.  Good governance
  2. Partnership and resources
  3. Knowledge management and training
  4. Project and development programs
  5. Sustainable financial modules.

The Karnataka Athletic Association is launching the website on March 4th 2019.

Cricket World-Cup 2019 – England, Wales

Cricket World-Cup 2019 – England, Wales

ICC cricket World-cup 2019 is fast approaching.  The 2019 Cricket World Cup (officially ICC Cricket World-Cup 2019) is the 12th edition of the Cricket World-Cup scheduled to be hosted by England and Wales from 30 May to 14 July 2019.

With the ICC cricket World-Cup 2019 being held in England, one thing which is quintessential for each team will be their batting lineup. In such a big tournament like this, consistency will be key, especially from the top order.

ICC Cricket World-cup history :

Cricket World-Cup, international Cricket championship held at four-year intervals that is the premier contest in one-day cricket and one of the most-watched sporting events in the world.

In 1975 the first Cricket World-Cup was contested in England as a series of one-day matches of 60 overs per side.

World-Cup cricket 1975 winners

It was held outside England, in India and Pakistan, for the first time in 1987. The 1987 contest also saw the number of overs per side reduced to 50. In 2007 Australia became the first team to win three consecutive World Cup tournaments.

Teams at ICC Cricket World-Cup 2019:

The ICC cricket World-cup 2019 will feature 10 teams, a decrease from previous World-Cups in 2011 and 2015 which featured 14 teams.

Participating teams in ICC world cup 2019

The remaining two spots being decided by the 2018 Cricket World-Cup Qualifier.

Teams Qualified for the ICC cricket World-Cup 2019:

  • Australia.
  • South Africa.
  • India.
  • New Zealand.
  • Sri Lanka.
  • Bangladesh.
  • Pakistan.
  • England
  • Afghanistan
  • West Indies

The group stage format is a round-robin, where all ten teams play each other once, in a single group. This means a total of 45 matches will be played, with each team playing a total of nine matches. The top four teams from the group will progress to the knockout stage.

The names of the Indian team is yet to be announced.

Archana Kamath – Table Tennis Champion

Archana Kamath bagged maiden crown t the National senior Table Tennis meet.  She is the first youngster from Karnataka State in 50 years to win this title. The last player from Karnataka to win the title was Usha Sunderraj in 1968.

Archana Kamath with trophy

Archana Kamath represented Petroleum Sports Promotion Board.  She defeated Krittwika Sinha Roy of West Bengal.   She beat CWG Gold medalist Manika Batra in the semifinals. 

Archana Kamath –  Life

Archana is a Bangalorean, born to an ophthalmologist couple. Her constant support from her family led her to be ranked number 1 player in Karnataka State. 

The young and fierce Archana Kamath is a right handed player with a shake-hand grip and an attacking style of play and idolizes Saina Nehwal and Roger Federer. 

Young Archana Kamath

Archana was introduced to the sport of Table Tennis when she was 9.  What started off as a recreational game soon became the passion.  The passion drove the teenager Archana in making accomplishments at the international level.

Accomplishments of Archana Kamath

Archana won her first U-12 and U-18 State title in 2011.  She retained the Karnataka State No.1 Sub-junior ranking through 2012.

She is ranked number 1 player in Karnataka State in 4 age categories i.e. (U-15, U-18, U-21 and Women’s Singles). She is the first player to hold this distinction in the history of TT in Karnataka. In 2013, at the Karnataka State Ranking Table Tennis Tournaments, she won 30 titles in total.

Archana Kamath in action

In the year 2013 she ended the year by winning National Championship (Singles Gold) and Doubles Bronze. Archana made Karnataka proud by becoming the first TT player from the state to win all the 3 available Gold medals in a National championship.

Title dedication and Conclusion

Archana Kamath dedicated her title to 3 people.  First among them is her coach Vijay Sarathy. The others being Judit Magos Engle, wife of former India coach Peter Engel and her cousin sister, who passed away recently.

Archana Kamath has already achieved a lot in her Table Tennis career.  She has won the Gold medal in the 2015 French Open. She also reached the quarterfinals in the Mixed Doubles category of the 2015 World Junior Table Tennis Championship. 

Indian Premier League – Cricket

Indian Premier League – Cricket

Indian Premier League – Cricket – The Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) put an end to the speculation about the event. The whole of Twenty20 matches will be held in India from March 23.

Indian Premier League – Cricket – history:

The Indian Premier League – cricket officially Vivo Indian Premier League for sponsorship reasons, is a professional Twenty20 cricket league in India.  It is contested during April and May of every year by teams representing Indian cities and some states.  

The league was founded by the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) in 2008, and is regarded as the brainchild of Lalit Modi, the founder and former commissioner of the league.

Indian Premier League – cricket Tournament format

In Indian Premier League – Cricket, each team plays each other twice in a home-and-away round-robin format in the league phase. At the conclusion of the league stage, the top four teams will qualify for the playoffs. The top two teams from the league phase will play against each other in the first Qualifying match, with the winner going straight to the Indian Premier League – cricket final.

Imdian Premier League – Cricket Trophy

The loser getting another chance to qualify for the Indian Premier League-cricket final by playing the second Qualifying match. Meanwhile, the third and fourth place teams from league phase play against each other in an eliminator match and the winner from that match will play the loser from the first Qualifying match.

The winner of the second Qualifying match will move onto the final to play the winner of the first Qualifying match in the Indian premier league cricket Final match, where the winner will be crowned the Indian Premier League champions.

Indian Premier League – Scheduling

In 2009 the Indian Premier League was held in South Africa.  In 2014 the tournament was at the United Arab emirates.  

Teams playing in IPL

Scheduling of the cash-rich Indian Premier League had become a challenge this year with India’s general election due by May.  It is also the month when the 50-overs World Cup gets underway in England.

It is learnt that the cash-rich tournament has been kept in the country keeping in view the fact that the elections are held in phases.  It would not be too much of a logistical issue to schedule the games.

Players to look out at  Indian Premier League

Steve Smith and David Warren of Australia will return to the Indian Premier League – cricket after a gap.  Both the players are serving 1 year ban and were barred from the 2018 Indian Premier League. 

Indian Premier League – cricket HIGHLIGHTs
  • The BCCI CoA has confirmed that Indian Premier League 2019 will not be shifted outside India.
  • The IPL will start on March 23 and the detailed schedule will be out later.
  • The CoA will have a discussion with all the franchises before taking a call on the full schedule.

Mary Kom – New World Champion

Mary Kom – New World Champion

Mary Kom is the New World champion

Mary Kom became the world champion by winning the Gold medal at World boxing championship.

Mary Kom – World champion emerged victorious beating Ukraine’s Hanna Okhota 5-0 in 48 Kg. A category in Women’s World Championship at the J D Jhadav Hall.

This is Mary’s historic 6th gold.   She was adjudged the best boxer of the 10th World Women’s Boxing championship.  The AIBA panel chose the Indian boxer Mary Kom as the best among the competitors.  It was a much-deserved honour to the 35-year-old boxer.

Event :

Mary Kom entered the arena to the cheering reception by her fans. The Indoor Stadium was buzzing. Local favourite Mary Kom, who was in the blue corner, was making her way into the ring. The seasoned campaigner’s relatives and friends were there.

When the event started with both the boxers being a bit flat-footed, Mary threw a few good punches in the first round. As usual, she waited for her opponent to make the moves but came up with a few decisive ones herself.

It turned out to be a tight affair. A close contest as Ukraine’s Hanna kept herself busy. She tested the Indian boxer Mary Kom as the latter seemed more aggressive than she was in the first round.  Both boxers hoping to make a mark.

The Indian pugilist resisted a lot of theatrics from her opponent and was content to keep herself away from the action.

By winning the title Mary Kom has now the joint-most successful boxer in the history of the world meet. And she has done no other woman has done.

It was Mary’s strength, resolution, determination and her attitude which made her reach the goal.

The Olympics bronze medalist belongs to the Kom tribe of Manipur. She is the first daughter of M.Tonoa Kom and M.Akham Kom of Kangathel village in churachandpur district of Manipur.

Mary Kom’s aggression is the mainstay of her game. And she has a never-say-die attitude a boxer should have. She fights till the last bell and one can only respect that.

Awards:

Padmashree

Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna

Padma Bhushan

Future Aim:

Mary Kom’s next project is Tokyo Olympic 2020.

Congratulations to Mary Kom for winning gold medal in the Boxing championship

you can also read more about her journey to the final here.

 

Mary Kom in World Boxing Championship final

Mary Kom in World Boxing Championship final

Mary Kom in World Boxing Championship finals is representing India. She is a  five time world champion  who beat North Korean Kim Hyang Mi in 48 Kg category.

Mary Kom is a five time world Amateur Boxing champion and only woman boxer to have won a medal in each one of the six world championships.  The 35 year old Mary beat her counterpart in semifinals with a score of 5-0 unanimously.

The finals will be on 24th November 2018.  Mary Kom will fight against Ukraine’s Hanna Okhota.  The 22 year from Komsomolsk defeated Madoka Wada of Japan 5-0 in the Semi-finals to enter finals. Earlier this year in a tournament in Poland Mary had defeated Hanna.

On reaching semifinals on 20th November, Mary Kom became the most successful woman boxer in the boxing history.  If Mary wins a gold, she will match Cuban men’s legend Felix Savon as the joint most successful boxer in the world championship.

North Korea’s Kim Hyand started off rapidly in the 1st round with a lot of punches against Mary Kom.  Kim was defeated by Mary in the Asian Championship last year in Ho Chi Minh City.

Mary Kom found the fight harder but managed to get a hold from the 2nd round and rebounded in her unique way.  It was a tough battle but Mary made it.

She has won a lot of awards and medals for her contribution to the world of Boxing.

Mary Kom’s awards and Recognition:

  • The International Boxing Association (AIBA) awarded Mary Kom with the first AIBA Legends awards for “promising boxing career.
  • The International Boxing Association (AIBA)  announced Mary Kom as the brand ambassador for 2016 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships.
  • Padma Bhushan (Sports), 2013
  • Arjun Award (Boxing), 2003
  • Padma Shri (Sports), 2006
  • Contender for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, 2007
  • People of the Year- Limca Book of Records, 2007
  • CNN-IBN & Reliance Industries Real Heroes Award.
  • Pepsi MTV Youth Icon 2008
  • ‘Magnificent Mary’, AIBA 2008
  • Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, 2009
  • International Boxing Association’s Ambassador for Women’s Boxing 2009 (TSE 30 July 2009 Thur)
  • Sportswoman of the year 2010, Sahara Sports Award.

Mary Kom is also the first amateur athlete to win the Padma Bhushan.

 

Sanjana Ramesh gets America’s basketball scholarship

Sanjana Ramesh gets America’s basketball scholarship

The 17-year-old Bengaluru girl Sanjana Ramesh became only the second Indian woman to receive NCCA Division 1 US basketball scholarship with the Northern Arizona University.

Five months after being named the Most Valuable Player in the girl’s division of NBA’s Basketball Without Borders Asia camp in June, hosted by India. Bengaluru girl  Sanjana Ramesh has been rewarded for her performance with a full Division I basketball scholarship. This is under the United States’ National Collegiate Athletic Association.

Sanjana is one of two players picked by the Northern Arizona University to play in the NCAA 2019-’20 season.  She is only the second Indian woman to receive an NCAA Division 1 basketball scholarship, after Kavita Akula in 2017.

Sanjana Ramesh 17, will be an incoming freshman for the 2019-20 season. The Bengaluru player captained the Indian team in the 2017 FIBA U-16 Asia Cup. Averaging 6.5 points and 7 rebounds per game in the tournament, Sanjana helped India win Division ‘B’ and earn promotion to Division ‘A’.

Sanjana’s journey

Sanjana Ramesh caught the eye of college recruiters when she was named the ‘Most Valuable Player’ of the girls‘ division at Basketball Without Borders Asia. The three-day development camp had featured top male and female prospects from Asia. The 12th standard student at Delhi Public School (South)  stated that her game has improved considerably in the last couple of years. “The 2017 under-18 Nationals was the turning point for me. I played well for Karnataka, which gave me great confidence. Before that, I was not part of the starting five.”

Northern Arizona University women’s basketball coach Loree Payne said, “She is an athlete who has international and national experience.  We’re trying to get our foot in the door of the international recruiting scene. So for us, Sanjana is everything we’re looking for.  Her potential is limitless.”

She averaged 6.5 points and 7.0 rebounds per game during the tournament and then proceeded to play for India in the 2018 William Jones Cup held in Taiwan.  Sanjana Ramesh had also participated in The NBA Academies Women’s Program camp in May at The NBA Academy India.

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Ranji trophy: Nischal, Sharath’s tons life Karnataka

Ranji trophy: Nischal, Sharath’s tons life Karnataka

Nischal and Sharath pulled Karnataka in Ranji Trophy.  Contrasting centuries by opener D. Nischal ( 111, 339b, 10×4) and debutant wicketkeeper B.R. Sharath (103, 161b, 20×4) and the duo’s 160 run partnership for the 6th wicket kicked off Karnataka’s Ranji Trophy campaign by ensuring at least three points versus defending champion Vidarbha.

On a penultimate day at the Vidarbha Cricket Association stadium, Nischal and Sharath helped Karnataka overtake Vidarbha’s first innings total of 307 and captain R. Vinay Kumar, batting stiff neck, ensuring a healthy 71-run lead for the visiting team.

The fightback of Karnataka

After two middling days, Karnataka on Wednesday (November 14) came up with a determined effort that ensured them at least of first innings lead against Vidarbha on the third day of their Ranji Trophy Elite Group A fixture at the VCA stadium here.

Nischal and Sharath, the more aggressive of the duo, added a fine 240 runs for the sixth wicket that might have just turned this match decisively in favor of Karnataka.

The young wicketkeeper became only the ninth Karnataka batsman to score a hundred on first-class debut. More importantly, his hundred, combined with a 160-run partnership with D.Nischal, gave Karnataka the vital lead against defending champion Vidarbha in its Ranji Trophy opener.

Two lucky dismissals –a rough call by umpire Rajeev Godara to uphold a caught-behind appeal against Sanjay Ramaswamy and Captain Faiz Fazal’s run out – in the last session meant Vidarbha still has to work hard to avoid an outright defeat.

Veteran Wasim Jaffer and seasoned pro-Ganesh Satish may have helped Vidarbha wipe off the deficit but with the team leading by a solitary run, the duo will have to dig out in the morning to take the team to safety.

The day belonged to the young duo with different styles of batting.  While Nischal continued his dogged defence to frustrate the bowlers, Sharath continued his boundary spree.

Ranji centuries on debut for Karnataka:

125 runs  K.Ganapathy Rao v/s Kerala – 1957

104 runs  PR Ashokanand v/s Kerala – 1958

101* runs YB Patel v/s Hyderabad – 1961

108 runs S.Krishna v/s Kerala – 1961

230 runs G.R.Vishwanath v/s Andhra – 1967

110 runs M.Vijay v/s Goa – 1988

174 runs S.Sriram v/s Tamil Nadu – 1996

106 runs B.Rowland v/s Kerala – 1999

103 runs BR Sharath v/s Vidarbha – 2018

 

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