Author: Pratik Asthana

India U-17 World Cup team loses to Estonia 1-2

Moscow, Jan 15: The India U-17 football team lost to Estonia U-18 side 1-2 in the Valentin Granatkin Memorial Cup here on Sunday.

The match was a play-off for 9th to 12th positions. India took the lead when Joysana’s shot deflected off Pihelgas to roll into his own net in the 37th minute.

Estonia equalised in the 70th minute with Sorga dribbling his way into the box, as his left-footer left the Indian goalkepeer Dheeraj Singh stranded. The European side sealed the match in the 87th minute when, Pihelgas won the second ball before net ting it.

India will now contest for positions between 13th to 16th after the loss.

Final Score:
India 1 (Joysana 37′) lost to Estonia 2 (Sorga 70′, Pihelgas 87′)

51st National Cross Country Championships

51st National Cross Country Championships will be held at Bhillai (Chhattisgarh) on Sunday, the 15th January 2017. The following races will be conducted in the Championships:-

MALE FEMALE

Men – 10Km Women – 10Km

Jr Men (U-20 Yrs) – 8Km Jr Women (U-20 Yrs) – 6Km

Boys Under 18 Yrs – 6Km Girls Under 18 Yrs – 4Km

Boys under 16 Yrs – 2KM Girls Under 16 Yrs – 2KM

Composition of Teams

(a) Men, Women, Junior Men, Junior Women – 6 to run & 4 to score

(b) Boys & Girls under 18yrs & 16yrs – Each unit can send maximum of two athletes in each section.

Team Championships

Team Championships will be worked out in Men, Women, Junior Men & Junior Women sections only.

There will be no Team Championships in Races conducted for Boys & Girls under 18 yrs & 16 yrs. In other words Medals & Merit Certificates will be awarded to First Three places only in these groups.

Eligibility Criteria for Junior Athlete.

(a) Junior Athlete should be in his/her age group as on 15th January 2017.

(b) An athlete can participate in his/her age group only.

Age Brackets

Boys & Girls under 20 yrs – Born between 16.01.1997 & 15.01.1999

Boys & Girls under 18 yrs – Born between 16.01.1999 & 15.01.2001

Boys & Girls under 16 yrs – Born between 16.01.2001 & 15.01.2003

Age Verification

Junior Athletes are required to bring with them original X Standard certificate from recognized Central/State Education Board. Athletes who have not passed X standard OR have not gone to the school at all, are required to bring original Birth Certificate from the concerned Government /Municipal authorities. Athletes who are drop outs should bring original Birth Certificate and also certificate showing date of birth from the school he/she last attended.

Junior Athletes, who do not produce the proof of date of birth as mentioned above, will Not be allowed to participate. A team of Doctors & members of AFI Age Verifications Committee will verify the age of Junior athletes.

Flags

Each team is required to bring its Flag and deposit with the organizers.

Government forms Panel For National Sports Code

The Government has decided to constitute the following Committee to study the existing sports governance frame work, issues relating to sports governance in the country, recent developments related to sports governance, including court judgments & international best practices and make recommendations on bringing out a comprehensive National Sports Development Code across sports disciplines.

i. Shri Injeti Srinivas, Secretary (Sports) Chairman
ii. Shri Abhinav Bindra, Olympian Member
iii. Ms. Anju Bobby George, Olympian Member
iv. Shri Praksh Padukone, Eminent Sports Person & Coach Member
v. Shri Narinder Batra, President, FIH Member
vi. Shri. Nandan Kamath, Lawyer Member
vii. Shri Bishweshwar Nandi, Coach Member
viii. Shri Vijay Lokpally, Sports Journalist Member
ix. Joint Secretary (Sports), MYAS Member Secretary

The terms of reference of the committee are to identify basic universal principles of ethics and good governance based on the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Charter international best practices, draft National Sports Development Bill, National Sports Development Code of 2011, Supreme Court and High Court judgments,” the ministry said in a statement.

The Committee is required to submit its report within a month.

India retains SAFF Women’s Championship 2016 trophy

Siliguri, Jan 4: India beat Bangladesh 3-1 in the final at the Kanchenjunga Stadium in Siliguri on Wednesday to win their fourth SAFF Women’s Championship title in as many editions.

Dangmei Grace scored the first goal in the 12th minute. In the 40th minute, Shopna scored the equaliser. Both teams headed into the half time 1-1.

Sasmita Malik put India ahead in the 60th minute. A howler by the Bangladesh Goalkeeper in the 67th compounded Bangladesh’s misery & held onto the lead to secure the SAFF title for the 4th consecutive time

India has an enviable record of 18 wins and one draw out of 19 matches that they have played in the tounament’s history so far.

Final Score:

India 3 (Dangmei Grace 12′, Sasmita Malik 60′, Indumathi 67′) beat Bangladesh 1 (Sirat Jahan Shopna 40′)

Starting XI (India): Aditi Chauhan (GK), Umapati Devi Thokchom, Ashalata Devi Loitongbam, Manisa Panna, Premi Devi Yumlembam, Kamla Devi Yumnam, Bala Devingangom (C), Sasmita Malik, Dangmei Grace, Indumathi Kathiresan, Dalima Chhibber.

STI News – 04.01.2017

Ranji Trophy 2016 – Semifinals – Day 4

Rajkot, Jan 4: Mumbai were 5 for no loss in their second innings, chasing a target of 251 runs against Tamil Nadu at stumps on day 4 of their Ranji Trophy semifinals at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, here on Wednesday.

Earlier in the day, riding on fine centuries by Baba Indrajith (138) and Abhinav Mukund (122), Tamil Nadu declared their second innings at 356 for six.

Brief score:

Tamil Nadu – 305 (Baba Indrajith 64, Vijay Shankar 50, Kaushik Gandhi 50, Abhishek Nayar 4/66, Shardul Thakur 4/75) & 356/6 dec (Baba Indrajith 138, Abhinav Mukund 122, Balwinder Sandhu Jr 2/67)

Mumbai – 406 (AP Tare 83, Suryakumar Yadav 73, Abhishek Nayar 58, Vijay Shankar 4/59) & 5/0

Day 4: Stumps – Mumbai need 246 runs with 10 wickets in hand.

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Nagpur, Jan 4: Gujarat beat Jharkhand by 103 runs on day 4 at Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground, here on Wednesday.

Chasing a modest target of 225, Jharkhand were dismissed for 111 in their second innings. Jasprit Bumrah took six wickets in a brilliant display of fast bowling. Earlier, in the day Gujarat were dismissed for 252 in their second innings.

Brief scores:

Gujarat – 390 (Priyank Panchal 149, Parthiv Patel 62, Ajay Yadav 3/67, Rahul Shukla 3/71) & 252 (Manpreet Juneja 81, Chirag Gandhi 51, Shabaz Nadeem 5/69)

Jharkhand – 408 (Ishank Jaggi 129, Ishan Kishan 61,  Kaushal Singh 53, RP Singh 6/90) & 111 (Kaushal Singh 24, Jasprit Bumrah 6/29, RP Singh 3/25)

Man of the Mantch: Jasprit Bumrah

STI News – 30.12.2016

65th Senior National Volleyball Championship for Men and Women

Chennai Dec, 29: Defending champions Railways entered the men’s final of the 65th Senior National Volleyball Championship with a 25-17, 25-23, 22-25, 25-23 win over Punjab at the Nehru indoor stadium here on Thursday.

In the other semifinal, Kerala beat host Tamil Nadu 19-25, 25-19, 25-23, 25-16.

In women’s category Railways got the better of Andhra Pradesh 25-12, 25-12, 25-10, while Kerala overcame Maharashtra 25-18, 21-25, 25-21, 25-14.

Semi Finals – Results
Men:
Railways beat Punjab: 25-17, 25-23, 22-25, 25-23
Kerala beat Tamil Nadu: 19-25, 25-19, 25-23, 25-16

Women:
Railways beat Andhra Pradesh: 25-12, 25-12, 25-10
Kerala beat Maharashtra: 25-18, 21-25, 25-21, 25-14

Prithvi Shaw inducted by Mumbai for Ranji semis

Mumbai Dec, 28: 41 time Ranji champions had included uncapped 17 year old batsman Prithvi Shaw into their squad for the semi finals against two-time champions Tamil Nadu to be played at Rajkot from January 1 to 5.

Shaw had slammed a then record score of 546 in a Harris Shield Schools game at the age of 14. His record was broken by Pranav Dhanawade in January this year.

The squad: Aditya Tare (Captain), Abhishek Nayar, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Siddhesh Lad, Praful Waghela, Prithvi Shaw, Shardul Thakur, Balwinder Singh Sandhu (Jr.), Tushar Deshpande, Royston Dias, Sufiyan Shaikh, Vijay Gohil, Akshay Girap, Eknath Kerkar.

Aryaveer wins gold at State Cross Country Championship

Jammu, Dec 29: Upcoming long distance runner, Aryaveer Singh of BSF School (Paloura) claimed gold medal in Under-16 category of State Cross Country Championship, here Thursday.

Aryaveer wins gold at State Cross Country Championship

Jammu, Dec 29: Upcoming long distance runner, Aryaveer Singh of BSF School (Paloura) claimed gold medal in Under-16 category of State Cross Country Championship, which alongwith Senior State Athletic Championship concluded, here Thursday.

Aryaveer won the gold for second consecutive year. The Championship was organized by Jammu & Kashmir Athletic Association, under the auspices of Jammu & Kashmir State Sports Council.

Around 250 athletes (men and women) drawn from various districts of the State participated in this Championship to vie for the top honours.

Bilal Ahmed Bhatt was the chief guest on the occasion, while Zamir Thakur was the guest of honour.

65th Senior National Volleyball Championship for Men and Women

Chennai Dec, 29: Defending champions Railways entered the men’s final of the 65th Senior National Volleyball Championship with a 25-17, 25-23, 22-25, 25-23 win over Punjab at the Nehru indoor stadium here on Thursday.

In the other semifinal, Kerala beat host Tamil Nadu 19-25, 25-19, 25-23, 25-16 to setup a rematch of previous edition held at Sree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium, Bangalore.The Railways women got the better of Andhra Pradesh 25-12, 25-12, 25-10 to enter the finals.

The Railways women’s team will be gunning for their 31st overall and 9th straight title, when they meet Kerala on Friday. In another semifinal, Kerala overcame Maharashtra 25-18, 21-25, 25-21, 25-14. Just like the men’s category the women’s final will also be a rematch of the 64th edition of the Senior National Volleyball Championship.

Semi Finals – Results

Men:
Railways beat Punjab: 25-17, 25-23, 22-25, 25-23
Kerala beat Tamil Nadu: 19-25, 25-19, 25-23, 25-16

Women:
Railways beat Andhra Pradesh: 25-12, 25-12, 25-10
Kerala beat Maharashtra: 25-18, 21-25, 25-21, 25-14

Jerry Lalrinzuala

For the upcoming 2017 season, Jerry Lalrinzuala has been signed by the I-league side DSK Shivajians FC on loan from Indian Super League (ISL) side Chennaiyin FC.

Touted by many as the future of Indian Football, he was awarded Emerging Player of the 2016 Indian Super League” in addition to four “Emerging Player of the Match awards”.

He was among five under-19 players from the All India Football Federation’s Elite Academy in Goa to train at Ligue 1 team FC Metz.

The diminutive Jerry made 11 starts and featured in 13 games all for Chennaiyin FC in the third season. He became the youngest to make an ISL appearance apart from becoming the youngest to score.

The 18-year-old left back from Mizoram has also been capped by the national side from the under-14 to under-19 age group. He had been rejected twice for the under-14 India trials in Mizoram.

In Mizoram Premier League, he represents Chanmari FC. He was born on 13th July, 1998 in Mizoram.

STI News – 28.12.2016

121st All India Beighton Cup – finals

Kolkata Dec, 27: Indian Oil (IOC) won the 121st All India Beighton Cup Hockey Tournament after Bharat Petroleum (BPCL) 5-3 in the final played at SAI Complex in Kolkata on Tuesday.

Final Score:

Indian Oil – 5 (Gurjinder Singh 4’ & 22’, S.K. Uthappa 12’, Deepak Thakur 45’, Prabhjot Singh 48’) beat Bharat Petroleum – 3 (Amir Khan 42’, Varun Kumar 44’, Harmanpreet Singh 63’)

Best player of the Tournament: Kothajit Singh (Indian Oil)

Fairplay Trophy: Central Secretariat

Ranji Trophy 2016 – Quarterfinals – Day 5

Raipur, Dec 27: Mumbai beat Hyderabad by 30 runs on day 5 at Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium, here on Tuesday.

In the semifinals, 41 time winner Mumbai will take on formidable Tamil Nadu at Rajkot. The semis will be played from 1st to 5th January, 2017.

Brief score:
Mumbai – 294 (Siddesh Lad 110, Aditya Tare 73, Abhishek Nayar 59, Chama Milind 5-80, Md. Siraj 4-64) & 217 (Aditya Tare 57, Siddesh Lad 46, Mohammed Siraj 5/52)

Hyderabad – 280 (Tanmay Agarwal 63*, S Badrinath 56, Abhishek Nayar 3/26) & 201 (B Anirudh 40*, Abhishek Nayar 5/40, Vijay Gohil 5/64)
Man-of-the-Match: Abhishek Nayar
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Jaipur, Dec 27:The quarterfinal match between Gujarat and Odisha ended in a draw at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium here on Tuesday. However, it was Gujarat which made it to the semifinals by virtue of 64-run first innings lead.

In the semifinals, Gujarat will take on Jharkhand, which had made to the semis for the first time at Nagpur. The semis will be played from 1st to 5th January, 2017. 

Brief scores:
Gujarat – 263 (Chirag Gandhi 81, Rush Kalaria 73, Basant Mohanty 5-68, Deepak Behera 3-50) & 641 (Samit Gohil 359*, Priyank Panchal 81, Dhiraj Singh 6/147)
Odisha – 199 (Suryakant Pradhan 47, Jasprit Bumrah 4-33, Rush Kalaria 2-32) & 81/1 (Subhranshu Senapati 59*)

Man-of-the-Match: Jasprit Bumrah