[NEW DELHI]Hero Motocorp Extends Association with Sri Lanka Cricket
Speaking about this association, Pawan Munjal, Chairman, MD and CEO, Hero MotoCorp, said,
“Cricket continues to be one of the most popular sports in Sri Lanka and we are glad to extend our association with Sri Lanka cricket. Hero MotoCorp is a youthful brand and has been associated with a variety of sports for over two decades now. This partnership will further enhance Hero’s brand entrenchment in Sri Lanka, which is an important global market for us. I look forward to yet another successful and exciting tournament ahead and wish all the teams the very best of luck.”
Jerome Lee Jayaratne, Chief Operating Officer, Sri Lanka Cricket, said, “Hero as a brand has carved its niche and legacy in the market. We are extremely glad to have them as the Title Sponsor and look forward to an enriching affiliation for both stakeholders.”
New Delhi headquartered Hero MotoCorp has been associated with cricket for over two decades. The Company was one of the Global Partners of the International Cricket Council. It is currently the Title Sponsor of the Hero Caribbean Premier League, the leading T20 cricket tournament in the Caribbean islands.
[NEW DELHI]Hero Motocorp Extends Association with Sri Lanka Cricket
[New Delhi]Nation Hails India under-19 TEAM.India today beat Australia by eight wickets in the final to win a record fourth U-19 World Cup trophy.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar,Rahul Gandhi Capt Amarinder Singh, and senior captain Virat Kohli were among millions who congratulated the Indian U-19 team for their World Cup winning effort.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi. tweeted
“Absolutely thrilled by the stupendous achievement of our young cricketers. Congratulations to them on winning the Under-19 World Cup. This triumph makes every Indian extremely proud,”
President Ram Nath Kovind. official handle read a tweet
“Congrats to India’s talented young cricket team for winning the Under-19 World Cup. Calmness and composure of our boys embellishes their skills. Proud of captain @Shaw_Prithvi and his mates, as well as of coach Rahul Dravid and the hard- working support staff,”
Former and current India players were also quick to praise the unbeaten effort of the Indian team which thrashed Australia in the final for a record fourth title.
“What a win for the U19 boys, take it as a stepping stone; Long long way to go! Enjoy the moment,” wrote India captain Virat Kohli on his twitter page.
Tendulkar wished the boys luck for the journey ahead and also lauded the support staff including coach Rahul Dravid.
India coach Ravi Shastri wrote: “Great performance boys.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi said the country takes pride in the success of its new generation of cricket stars.
CM Of Punjab Capt Amarinder Singh Tweeted
Congratulations Team India for your scintillating victory in #U19CWC. The #BoysInBlue showed remarkable performance to win the coveted trophy for the 4th time. Way to go and wish you the best for many more!
[New Delhi]Cricketer Yusuf Pathan Suspended For Five Months
the BCCI said in a statement.”Mr Yusuf Pathan has been suspended for a doping violation. Mr Pathan had inadvertently ingested a prohibited substance, which can be commonly found in cough syrups,”
The 35-year-old Pathan had provided a urine sample as part of the BCCI’s anti-doping testing program during a domestic T20 competition on March 16 last year.
The all-rounder, who has played 57 ODIs and 22 T20 Internationals for India, was charged with the “commission of an Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV) under the BCCI Anti- Doping Rules (ADR) Article 2.1 and provisionally suspended pending determination of the charge”.
[New Delhi]Oh! No!! Shikhar Dhawan’s Family Stopped at Dubai Airport
Cricketer Shikhar Dhawan had to go through an ordeal when his wife and kids were stopped at Dubai airport from boarding a connecting flight to Cape Town, which hosts India’s opening Test against South Africa on January 5.
Apparently, Dhawan’s family was asked to show birth certificates and some other documents as identification proofs, which they weren’t carrying.
Dhawan vented out his ire on social media after reaching South Africa without his family.
“Absolutely unprofessional from Emirates. I was on my way 2 SA with my family & was told that my wife and kids can’t board the flight from Dubai to SA. I was asked to produce birth certificates & other documents for my kids at the airport which we obviously didn’t have at that moment,” he wrote on his twitter handle.
“They are now at Dubai airport waiting for the documents to arrive. Why didn’t @emirates notify about such a situation when we were boarding the plane from Mumbai? One of the emirates’ employee was being rude for no reason at all,” the Indian opener said in another tweet.
India, including newly-married skipper Virat Kohli, checked into their hotel in Cape Town last night.
India will play three Tests, six one-dayers and three T20Is during the 56-day-long tour.
[New Delhi] Olympic Champ Bindra Targets IOA For Sports Ministry
Bindra backing IOA suspension, lauds ministry decision
Olympic champion Abhinav Bindra today backed the Sports Ministry’s decision to suspend the Indian Olympic Association and called it a “good step” following the sports body’s move to honour two scam-tainted administrators.
The IOA named its former presidents Suresh Kalmadi and Abhay Singh Chautala as life presidents on Tuesday, a decision that has been heavily criticised as both are facing allegations of corruption.
As a result, the Vijay Goel-led ministry yesterday suspended the IOA.
“The @Olympics movement and specially the movement in India can no longer hide behind autonomy. It’s the age of good governance and ethics,” Bindra wrote on his twitter handle.
The 2008 Beijing Olympics gold medallist – India’s lone gold medal winner in individual sport at the Games – added, “Change in Indian sport will only happen if mandated. A law is necessary in India. A good step by @IndiaSports & @vijaygoelbjp to suspend IOA.”
Cracking the whip, the Sports Ministry yesterday suspended the Olympic body till the time it reverses the decision to make the tainted duo of Kalmadi and Chautala its life presidents.
The government took the firm decision after IOA failed to reply to its showcause notice within the deadline.
Kalmadi spent nine months in jail after allegations, stemming from the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi. He was released on bail pending an appeal to Delhi High Court and has denied any wrongdoing.
Chautala is also facing unrelated corruption charges in an ongoing court case. He has also denied the allegations
[Mumbai] Goel Hits Out At IOA Chief For Honouring Tainted Chautala+Kalmadi \
Union Sports Minister Vijay Goel today said the IOA chief was equally responsible for taking up the item which was not on agenda of the meeting.
Goel told reporters after inaugurating the 10th national vanvasi archery competition at the RCF ground in Chembur
Minister said “Indian Olympic Association’s job is to work with basic principles of ethics and good governance, but they have made two persons – Suresh Kalmadi and Abhay Chautala who are charge-sheeted – as Life Presidents,”
Goel informed that his ministry has now issued a showcause notice to the IOA and given it time till tomorrow to respond by 30th December .
The appointments made by IOA are wrong. We have told them (Chautala and Kalmadi) to give their resignations or they will be immediately removed. As sports minister, it is my responsibility to stop wrong things happening in IOA,” he further said.
Kalmadi has already decided not to accept the honour.
[New Delhi]Centre Distributes Cash Awards To Medal Winners of RIO Paralympic
Cash award distribution function was held today for medal winners of Rio Olympics/Paralympics, 2016.
Vijay Goel, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs and Sports was the chief guest.
In his address, the sports Minister assured the people about the commitment of his government towards the promotion and development of the sports in the country.
Vijay Goel presented the cash awards. Amount of cash awards is as follows:
Shri Mariyappan Thangavelu (Gold in High Jump), – 75 Lakhs.
Shri Devendra Jhajharia (Gold in Javelin Throw) – 75 Lakhs
Ms. P.V. Sindhu (Silver in Badminton) – Rs. 50 Lakhs.
Ms. Deepa Malik (Silver in Shot Put) – Rs. 50 Lakhs
Ms. Sakshi Malik (Bronze in Wrestling) – Rs. 30 Lakhs
Shri Varun Singh Bhati (Bronze in High Jump) – Rs. 30 Lakhs
The Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports (I/C), Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Shri Vijay Goel distributing the cash Award to Shri Devender Jhajharia, the medal winner of Rio Olympics / Paralympics 2016, at a function, in New Delhi on October 24, 2016.
The Secretary, (Sports), Shri Rajiv Yadav is also seen.
[New Delhi]Centre To Include Sports Sector Under Infrastructure Status:Banks May Provide Long Term Financial Support
The Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports Affairs had moved a proposal for inclusion of Sports in the harmonized master list of infrastructure sub-sectors so that the sports sector becomes eligible for obtaining long term financial support from banks and other financial institutions on the same principle as is available to other infrastructure projects.
The Ministry of Finance after a series of meetings and discussions with different agencies including RBI have decided that sports infrastructure will be included under the Harmonized Master List of Infrastructure Sub sectors and that it “includes the provision of Sports Stadium and Infrastructure for Academies for Training / Research in Sports and Sports-related activities” In this connection Ministry of Finance, Department of Economic Affairs, had issued a Gazette Notification dated 09th September 2016.
This inclusion would encourage private investment in a public good which has socio-economic externalities in a country with young population.
It will also bolster investment in sports infrastructure sector which will contribute to the economy and help in promotion of health and fitness of the people of this country as also provide opportunities for employment in the new and exciting sectors. It goes without saying that investment of the private sector will widen the platform from where the country can become a sporting power in future.
[New Delhi]Lodha Panel Echoed In SC For Removal of BCCI Top Brass
The Supreme Court today pulled up the BCCI, asking it to “fall in line” after the Justice R M Lodha panel sought removal of the top brass of BCCI, including its President Anurag Thakur and Secretary Ajay Shirke, for non-compliance of the apex court directions.
The Lodha panel, in its status report filed before the apex court, had sought the replacement of top brass of the cricket body with cricket administrators.
It said that the BCCI and its office bearers are not complying with directions and repeatedly issuing statements to undermine the authority of the court and the members of the Lodha panel, which had recommended structural reforms in BCCI.
The counsel appearing for the panel said BCCI is not replying to emails and other communications sent to them and repeatedly defying the orders of the court.
The bench headed by Chief Justice T S Thakur took note of the submissions and said these are serious allegations and BCCI has to follow the directions of the court.
“If the BCCI thinks that they are law unto themselves, then they are wrong. They have to comply with the directions of the court,” the bench also comprising Justice A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud said.
“You (BCCI) are behaving like Lords. Fall in line otherwise we will make you fall in line,” the bench said, adding that, “BCCI is bringing the system to disrepute by not following the directions”.
The bench posted the matter for hearing on October 6.
[New Delhi]Cricketer Rahane And Rohit Received Arjuna Awards.Sharma and Rahane could not earlier receive the Arjuna Awards from the President of India, as they were participating in international tournaments.
Cricketers Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane receive Arjuna Award from Sports Minister Vijay Goel
The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs & Sports, Vijay Goel here today conferred Arjuna Awards to cricketers Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane in a function held at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.
Rohit Sharma was conferred Arjuna Award for the year 2015 and Ajinkya Rahane for the year 2016.
Speaking on the occasion Goel said that while there is no doubt that cricket is among the most popular game in India, the current government under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is committed to promote indigenous and other sports as well. He said , the recent success of Athletes at Paralympics , 2016 has made every Indian proud.
The Arjuna Awards, instituted in 1961, are given to sports persons for consistently outstanding performance for four years preceding the year of award and who have also shown qualities of leadership, sportsmanship and a sense of discipline.
The awardees are given a statuette, a certificate, ceremonial dress and award money of Rs. 5 lakh.