Category: Sports

Punjab State Youth Festival-2019 Postponed

(Chd,Pb)Punjab State Youth Festival-2019 Postponed
“Punjab State Youth Festival-2019” which was announced to be organized by the Department of Sports & Youth Services, Government of Punjab at the campus of Chandigarh University, Gharuan on 23rd – 24th December 2019, has been postponed due to administrative reasons.
This festival would beheld in the last week of January, 2020 and the new dates would be declared later on.

Cricketer PK Thrashed a Child &Couple in RoadRage

(Meerut,UP)Cricketer PK Thrashed a Child &Couple in Avoidable RoadRage
A factory owner has alleged assault by former Indian cricketer Praveen Kumar
The incident allegedly took place in Multan Nagar around 3 pm on Saturday when factory owner Deepak Sharma was bringing down his six-year-old son from a school bus
Transport Nagar police station incharge Dinesh Chandra has not registered case against the cricketer as investigation into the complaint was on.
Deepak, who runs a sculpture factory, told police that the former cricketer was in his car when he was bringing down his son from the bus due to which the road was blocked, resulting in an argument between them.
Deepak alleged that Kumar assaulted him and pushed his son.
He alleged that the ex-cricketer also entered into a scuffle with his father Jitendra Sharma.
The factory owner and his son allegedly suffered injuries in the incident.

13 Members Expert Committee Formed to Review Sports Code

(New Delhi) 13 Members Exepert Committee Formed to Review Sports Code
Olympic bronze-medallist shooter Gagan Narang,
former football captain Bhaichung Bhutia and
national badminton coach Pulella Gopichand
have been named in a 13-member expert committee formed by the Sports Ministry to review the controversial Draft National Sports Code 2017
Besides the trio, the committee will also have World Championships bronze-medallist long jumper Anju Bobby George. The expert committee will be headed by Supreme Court judge Justice (Retd) Mukundakam Sharma as its chairman.
The panel will also feature a representative from the Indian Olympic Association (IOA), which has rejected the document in current form as it seeks to put an age and tenure cap on sports administrators.

Kohli Fastest to 5K Test Runs as Captain

(Kolkata)Kohli fastest to 5000 Test runs as captain
Virat Kohli on Friday became the fastest to 5000 runs as captain, completing the feat in 86 innings during day one of the Day/Night Test between India and Bangladesh
As captain, Kohli was also the quickest to 4000 Tests runs (65 innings). He is the sixth captain to reach the 5000-run mark.
Australian great Ricky Ponting had taken 97 innings to complete 5000 runs as captain, ahead of West Indian legend Clive Lloyd (106 innings),
South African Graeme Smith (110),
Australian Allan Border (116) and
New Zealand’s Stephen Fleming (130.

Rajat Sharma Resigned From Post of TopBrass of DDCA

(New Delhi) Rajat Sharma Resigned From Post of TopBrass of DDCA
Senior journalist Rajat Sharma on Saturday resigned from the post of president of Delhi & Districts Cricket Association (DDCA), citing his inability to continue amidst “various pulls and pressures” within the organisation.
Sharma’s nearly 20-month tenure was a tumultuous one with his public differences with general secretary Vinod Tihara, who enjoys a fair amount of support base in the organisation.
“The cricket administration here is full of pulls and pressures all the time. I feel that vested interests are always actively working against the interest of cricket,” Sharma said in a statement.
Sharma had joined cricket administration after receiving active backing from former finance minister late Arun Jaitley.

District Level Venue Committees Constituted:World Kabaddi

(Chd,Pb) District Level Venue Committees Constituted in Punjab :World Kabaddi
The Venue Committees at District level have been constituted in order to make the World Kabaddi Cup tournament a memorable event. Sports Minister rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi had recently announced that World Kabaddi Cup would be organized which would be dedicated to the 550th Prakash Purb of Sahib Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji. The matches would be played at Amritsar, Kapurthala, Gurdaspur, Ferozepur, Bathinda, Patiala and Ropar.
Chairman of the committees would be the DC of the concerned district whereas the Police Commissioner/SSP, ADC, DPRO, Civil Surgeon, 2 nominated members of the Punjab Kabaddi Association would be its members. The concerned District Sports Officer would be the Convenor of the commitee.
The committees have been assigned the task of completing various arrangements such as the repair works at the stadiums, renovation, arrangements for toilets, whitewashing and ensuring seating capacity for 15000-20000 persons by November 25th.

Minerva Punjab FC Renamed as Punjab Football Club

(Mohali)Minerva Punjab FC Renamed as Punjab Football Club
Former I-League champions Minerva Punjab FC has been renamed as Punjab Football Club,
The players are already training under UEFA/AFC/AIFF certified coaches at Round Glass Sports. International medical, nutritional, educational and lifestyle facilities are being provided to all the players to help them develop their skills.
The club’s director Ranjit Bajaj said, “There is a sense of positivity and excitement for the upcoming season and we are confident of putting up a good show.
“This is the best thing to have happened to football in north India, and Punjab in specific, and it will ensure an even stronger presence of football in the region.

Kohli Declares at 601/5,Visitors Lost Early Three Cheaply

(Pune)Kohli Declares at 601/5, Visitors Lost Early Three Cheaply at present they are playing at 35 with seven wickets in hands
Virat Kohli declared first innings at 601/5 With His Own Double Ton on day two
India declared their first innings at 601 for 5 on day two of the second Test against South Africa
Skipper Virat Kohli emerged as the highest scorer for India, scoring an unbeaten 254, while opener Mayank Agarwal (108) and Ravindra Jadeja (91) also chipped in with useful contributions.
Kagiso Rabada claimed three wickets for South Africa.

India Defeated SA in Opening Test by 203 Runs

(Visakhapatnam) India Defeated SA in Opening Test by 203 Runs
India dismissed South Africa for 191 runs in their second innings on the fifth and final day to win the opening Test by 203 runs on Sunday.
Defending a 395-run target, India rode on bowling exploits of Ravindra Jadeja and Mohammed Shami to complete the win and help the team take a 1-0 lead in the three-Test series.
Shami took five wickets and Jadeja scalped four, while Ravichandran Ashwin took one to equal Sri Lankan great Muttiah Muralitharan in becoming the joint fastest to take 350 wickets.
Resuming at 11 for one, South Africa were reduced to 117 for 8 at lunch.
In the post-lunch session, the Proteas lost the remaining two wickets, bundld out for 191 in 63.5 overs.
On Saturday, India declared their second innings at 323-4 in 67 overs to set an improbable 395-run target for South Africa.
South Africa were 11-1 at stumps on day four.
Earlier, the Proteas were bowled out for 431 in their first innings in reply to India’s 502 for seven declared.

Vaibhav Gehlot,son of CM Ashok Gehlot,Elected RCA President

Jaipur, Oct 4 (PTI) Vaibhav Gehlot,son of CM Ashok Gehlot,Elected RCA President
His panel swept all six posts in a tension-ridden election of the state body.
Vaibhav scored a resounding 25-6 victory over Ram Prakash Choudhary to bag the top post. He enjoyed support from C P Joshi and Vaibhav rewarded the outgoing RCA president by making him the chief patron of the association.
After losing Lok Sabha election from Jodhpur, Vaibhav was later nominated as treasurer of Rajsamand District Association, paving his entry into the RCA.
Amin Pathan was elected vice president while Mahendra Sharma became the new secretary.
KK Neemawat and Mahendra Nahar were elected as joint secretaries.
Brajkishore Upadhyaya was elected as an executive member.
The challenge of the Lalit Modi faction, led by another senior congress leader Rameshwar Dudi, lost the sting after three district associations — Nagaur, Sri Ganganagar and Alwar — were disqualified by the election officer RR Rashmi.
They were suspended by RCA and the nominations filed by their officials were rejected amidst a lot of chaos and angry exchanges between the two warring factions.
National selector Gagan Khoda did not turn up for voting.