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‘160 teams from Kashmir, 164 teams from Jammu will be participating’
Sports Council’s cricket academy to begin event
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JAMMU, June 22: The State Cricket Academy is all set to start a mega cricket event after this Eid, in which 160 teams from Kashmir province and 164 teams from Jammu province are participating. The event would be held in two phases and the registration process has started two months ago. The registration process in Jammu is in progress. “It will be first major cricket event to be held in state on this scale this season. The top level cricketers from all over State would be taking part in the event,” Director State Cricket Academy Mubashir Hassan said, adding, the first phase will see teams from all over State talking on each other. In the second phase there will be 20 teams which will include players selected on the basis of their performance during first phase. The second phase will als...
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Hockey veterans seek CM's intervention
Sports Council encouraging people running sports mafia
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JAMMU, June 22: Time and again, the apex sporting body namely the State Sports Council headed by the chief minister Mehbooba Mufti encouraging the all those people running sports mafia in the state of J&K. A number of hockey veterans and former general secretary, Roman Singh today alleged malfunctioning by the present set of office bearers of Hockey Jammu and Kashmir amidst demand of inquiry by the Crime Branch. Speaking to the media, these hockey veterans demanded intervention by the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, who happens to be president of governing body of sports in the state, J&K State Sports Council. Levelling allegations against general secretary and his team, Romal Singh said, "I was removed as general secretary undemocratically that too without any reason. Now, residen...
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Rope Skipping training workshop organised
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JAMMU, June 22: Organised by the Rope Skipping Association of Jammu and Kashmir, under the aegis of Rope Skipping Federation of India, a workshop for coaches and judges concluded, here today. Around 50 officials and technical individuals attended the training sessions during the workshop held under the guidance of instructor and examiner from Federation, Anil Sharma. Those present were Tarsem Sharma, general secretary, Subash Sharma, joint secretary, Gulshan Rattan and Shafkat Shafi....
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Summer Taekwondo camp gets underway
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JAMMU, June 22: A week-long Summer Taekwondo training camp, organised by J&K Taekwondo Association, in support with J&K State Sports Council, got underway at MA Stadium, here today. During the week-long coaching sessions, the Association has involved Taekwondo coach of the State Sports Council, Atul Pangotra as trainer, a handout issued by the Association here today informed. The coaching sessions shall be held in two sessions of morning (8 am to 11 am) and evening (5 pm to 7 pm). During the Summer Camp, young trainees shall be imparted latest techniques in the events of Poomsae, Kyorugi, Demonstration, Self Defence (for females), Yoga and Meditation session, the handout added....
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Afghanistan Cricket Board hires British lawyer for Mohammad Shehzad
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MUMBAI, June 22: Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) has hired the services of a British lawyer to deal Mohammad Shehazad's doping case. This was revealed by the chairman Atit Marshal, The 30-year-old Shehzad has been provisionally suspended (in April) by the ICC on the doping charges. In January this year, the Afghanistan wicket-keeper batsman underwent out of competition doping tests and the results were found positive with contents of anabolic agent clenbuterol.contained in his murine samples. Speaking exclusively over his mobile from London, where he is attending the ICC's AGM (Annual General Meeting), he said, "We have hired the services of an expert lawyer dealing in such cases. It is not that we are supporting the player but we are helping his to deal in this case". Results of few...
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SLC was lone to oppose the governance structure
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MUMBAI, June 22: The Indian cricket board and the ICC have settled over the long pending issue over financial model and agreed to the government structure but it the acceptance of the new structure was not an anonymus decision by all Board members. According to the highly placed sources in the ICC, it was once again opposed by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) board. The matter went to the extent of voting but it all fell against SLC and the resolution was passed with 9-1. SLC has been opposing the changes from the begining and according to the ICC sources, the SLC president Thilanga Sumathipala also wrote a 10-page letter detailing the reasons of their protests. The decision to make Ireland Cricket and the Afghanistan Cricket Board the full members, were however, not opposed by SLC, it is l...
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J&K Police lifts 15th Chak Morh Wrestling Title
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JAMMU, June 21: Benia Min of J&K Police resident of Basantgarh (Udhampur) clinched the 5th Annual Chak Morh (Chopra Shop) Dangal Title outplaying Wrestler Satinder of Air Force in the 1st malli bout that lasted for 21 minutes at Chak Morh. The Dangal, in which 62 bouts were played, was held under the overall supervision of President J&K Indian Style Wrestling Association, Shiv Kumar Sharma, Treasurer District Udhampur Indian Style Wrestling Association and President of Chak Morh Dangal Committee Satish Kumar and Ashok Kumar (Shoaha). Dangal was organized by Chak Morh Dangal Committee in collaboration with J&K Indian Style Wrestling Association. BJP State General Secretary Pawan Khajuria was the chief guest on the occasion who gave away cash prizes to the wrestlers. Treasurer Indian St...
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CBI says large amount transferred from accounts of JKCA officials
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SRINAGAR, June 21: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has informed the Jammu and Kashmir High Court that huge amounts of money were transferred from the bank accounts of the State Cricket Association into those of its office bearers and other unconnected individuals. The court had in September 2015 ordered a probe by the CBI into the over 100 crore scam in the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA). The JKCA had been under scanner for misappropriation of Rs 113.66 crore (including bank interest) received from Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) between April 2002 and December 2011. It was alleged that instead of utilizing funds on development of infrastructure, these were swindled by some of its members including former treasurer Ahsan Mirza to live a lavish lifest...
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Nowshera Club wins Pritpal Memorial hockey tourney
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RAJOURI, June 21: Nowshera Club clinched the Ist Pritpal Singh Memorial Hockey Tournament beating Seven Star 5-3 in the final played at Nowshera, here. The event was organised under the banner of Hockey Jammu and Kashmir. Sourav Damral remained star of the final, who struck three goals for the winning team. Bhukesh was adjudged man of the tournament for scoring highest 12 goals in the entire competition. In the final and prize distribution function, Sub Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) Nowshera, Nawaz Choudhary was chief guest, who interacted the finalist teams and other officials. Prominent citizen, Jalaj Choudhary was guest of honour. Rakesh Choudhary presented vote of thanks....
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BCCI shows no courtesy to the coach applicants: No guts to ask Kohli's resignation, if he was not comfortable with the coach
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MUMBAI, June 21: Apparently the Indian cricket board has not acknowledged the receipt of the CVs' sent by few former cricketers, who have applied for the coach position. This reporter spoke to three such applicants and none of them have received the acknowledgement from the BCCI, they confirmed. "I am the respectable cricketer in my country and is this the way to treat us...I am yet to know whether my CV has reached to the proper channel. The BCCI claims to be the professional body and is this the professionalism" he asked. "They (the BCCI people) have no courtesy to acknowledge the receipt of my CV. I would have been happy had a one-line letter even had they sent..leave aside whether it would be considered or not...., Anil Kumble, who was tipped to continue till the West Indies t...
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T-20 tourney for hearing impaired cricketers
JKP is on forefront to promote sports in state: DGP
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JAMMU, June 20: Director General of Police Dr SP Vaid has said that Jammu and Kashmir has been contributing in the promotion of sports in the State and various sports activities are carried out to inspire the youth towards sports. While interacting with the office bearers of J&K Association of Deaf at Police Headquarters here today, Dr Vaid said that JKP has organized many sports events for specially abled players. A national level cricket tournament was organized at Jammu for specially abled cricketers in which various states of the country participated. The DGP in his interaction with the office bearers informed that JKP is organizing good number of sports events in Kashmir this summer. These events include Jashn-e-Dal, Run for Fun, Martyrs Memorial Football Tournament and Special Foo...
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Harayana wrestler Tej Beer Lifts 29th Majalta Kesari Dangal title
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JAMMU, June 20: Wrestler Tej Beer from Rohtak (Harayana) defeated Wrestler Babar Patha Vijay Paul Pahelwan Chandigarh (U.P) and lifted “29th Annual Majalta Kesari Title 2017” organized by Majalta Dangal Committee in collaboration with J&K Indian Style Wrestling Association at Govt Girl Middle School Majalta. Renowed wrestler from across the country participated in the Dangal, which was witnessed by a gathering of nearly 15,000 people from the District. The first malli main bout wrestler Tej Beer was awarded with cash prize of Rs. 31,000 along with traditional Gurh (Gadda) and Patta, while runner-up wrestler Babar got Rs. 25,000. Around 45 bouts were played in the competition and an amount of Rs. 2,00,000 was distributed in the shape of prizes among the winners and runner-up. Joint Se...
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Shawetica selected as Judge of Bouldering World Cup
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JAMMU, June 20: Shawetica Khajuria, Joint Secretary of Mountaineering Association of J&K and a qualified national judge in sport climbing, has been selected as a Judge of the Bouldering World Cup scheduled to be held at Navi Mumbai from June 24 to 25. The communication was received by Mountaineering Association of J&K from Indian Mountaineering Foundation, New Delhi, the apex body for adventure sports in the country. It is a big honour for our state that a sport climbing Judge from J&K shall officiate as a judge at a world level competition. Besides, two sport climbers of our state Shivani Charak and Mrityunjay Sharma are also in the Indian team for this competition. Khajuria, a trained mountaineer who is also General Secretary of Tawi Trekkers J&K and an executive member of Indi...
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Male coach is always desirable for the women's team also, says Gargi Banerji
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MUMBAI, June 20: On the conclusion of the men's Champions Trophy, the focus now shifts to the other ICC event when the Women's World Cup is set to begin later this week in England. Several women's teams, including Mithali Raj-led Indian team, have male members as their support staff. Baroda's Tushar Arother has replaced Purnia Rau as new head coach. "Well, in technical aspect the male coach will be favourable for the women's team too, because of him having played more cricket and so experience counts. But women coach should assist the chief coach so that in future women can also take the work as now men taking", Gargi Banerji , the former India player, speaking exclusively, said. "There can be no embarrassment for the women players. When i learned cricket it was under male coach i...
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ICC provided white jackets to the victorious team
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MUMBAI, June 19: The victorious Pakistani players who wore white jackets during the presentation ceremony on Sunday were prepared by the ICC. This was revealed exclusively by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shahryar Khan. Speaking from London on Monday morning, he said, "no, the jackets to the players were not prepared by our board but were presented by the ICC, the host of the Champions Trophy". This may perhaps be the first occasion when the players are given jackets by the ICC. The ICC is likely to have kept them ready for Kohli too, but they were not destined for them. All four umpire were presented the mementos. A big celebration for the team arrival was planned in Pakistan when the team was scheduled to depart from London at 10.30 am. After a 2-hour stoppage i...
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Volleyball summer coaching camp continued
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JAMMU, Jun 19: On the second week of the currently on going 21 days summer volleyball coaching camp of J&K State boys under 16years of age group. Jagir Singh Randhwa a renowned veteran National Volleyball player, National coach, Retired as Commandant BSF imparted latest techniques of volleyball game i.e. spiking, receiving, lifting, defense and service etc. through demonstration-cum-lecture to the campers during his 2 days stay at Jammu. The campers/ coaches were highly impressed by the methodology of Randhwa in apprising them about high quality improvement in volleyball game in the state of J&K. Randhwa who hails from Himanchal Pradesh, has the privilege of playing with stalwarts / Arjuna Awardees / Dhornacharya Awardees players of India namely Balwant Singh alias (Balu) Nirpjeet S...
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No ball call is never intended for batsman's advantage, says former umpire
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MUMBAI, June 19 : Pakistani opener Fakhar Zaman could not take the advantage of the first no ball and the subsequent free hit off Jaspreet Bumrah's second over of the Champions Trophy final on Sunday. Though Bumrah compensated by running out his partner later, the first Pakistani wicket of the day. Three months later, the no ball call will be made by the 3rd umpire from the pavilion. "It will be an ICC regulation and not a law", Fraser Stewart, the MCC's Law official, speaking exclusively from Lord's, said. The umpires are still not clear on how the no ball call will be conveyed to the on field umpires and the striker in particular. "I understand the 3rd umpire will have live footage of side-on cameras showing the bowler's front foot. His finger will be ready on a butt...
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Chandigarh wrestler Dinesh lifts 2nd Kun Dorian Dangal title
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JAMMU, June 19: Wrestler Dinesh of Zirkarpur, Chandigarh Patha RS Kundu defeated Wrestler Amir Khan of Bajrangi Akhara Jammu and lifted “2nd Kun Dorian Dangal Title”. Dangal was organized by Kun Dorian Dangal Committee in collaboration with J&K Indian Style Wrestling Association at Kun Dorian in Tehsil Katra and District Reasi. Ex. MLA Balwant Singh Mankotia was the chief guest on the occasion, who distributed cash prizes among the wrestlers. Joint Secretary J&K State Sports Council Shiv Kumar Sharma who is also President J&K Indian Style Wrestling Association, Treasurer Indian Style Wrestling Association of India, Vice-President Wrestling Federation of India and President Senior Citizens Welfare Forum (Regd.) Katra presided over the function. DSP Katra Dr Ashok Kumar Sharma and Gener...
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Nasir lifts Jai Baba Shivo Dangal title
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JAMMU, June 19: Nasir Qureshi of Maharashtra today defeated J&K Police’s wrestler Benia and lifted Jai Baba Shivo Dangal title of the Second Jai Baba Shivo Mahakesri Dangal held in Samba district. The competition was organised by Jai Baba Shivo Dangal Committee at Goran of Samba District. Renowned wrestlers from across the country participated in the Dangal , which was witnessed by a gathering of nearly 30,000 people from the district. The main bout in which first position was won by Maharashtra’s Qureshi, was awarded Rs 1,21,000 prize money. Meanwhile in the second bout, which was fought between Harish Ravat of Bahadargarh, UP and Abdul Ghani of Malerkotla, Punjab. The bout ended in a draw. In the third bout having prize money of Rs 51,000, Sonu Pahalwan of Himachal Pradesh outclass...
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Mir Zahoor for developing Royal Springs Golf Course as tourist hub
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SRINAGAR, June 19: Minister of State for Forest, Environment, Animal & Sheep Husbandry, Cooperative and Fisheries, Mir Zahoor Ahmad, today took an extensive visit to Royal Spring Golf Course (RSGC) in Srinagar. Senior Officers of Wildlife Protection Department and RSGC authorities accompanied the Minister. The aim of the visit was to oversee measures being taken to develop the course, situated at the Boulevard road over looking Dal Lake in capital city, as one of the best tourist destination besides catering to its basic objective of promoting Golf in the State. The landscape is rich habitat and diverse flora and fauna exist in the Course. During the visit, the Minister stressed on developing its bank portions in the buffer into Horticulture zones and said that avenue plantations can a...
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Kashmiri women cricketers interact with Australian cricketing legend Gilchrist
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NEW DELHI, June 19: Jammu & Kashmir women cricketers met Australian cricketing legend Adam Gilchrist here today to take some tips from the cricketing legend. They also played an exhibition match against a team from the Jesus and Mary Convent at the Australian High Commission. The friendly match was played between Education for All Stars Cricket team captained by Adam Gilchrist and Women Cricket Team from Jesus & Marry College, New Delhi at Australian High Commission lawns here. The Education for All Stars Cricket team comprised a mixture of High Commission staff and women cricketers of Jammu and Kashmir. The arrangements for the match were coordinated by Advisor to Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Prof Amitabh Mattoo and the event was a joint venture of State Government of J&K and Aust...
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Inspired Pakistan pummel India to win Champions Trophy
OVAL, June 18(Agencies):Fakhar Zaman and Mohammad Amir starred as Pakistan completed a remarkable turnaround at the ICC Champions Trophy on Sunday, winning the global 50-over tournament for the first time courtesy of a hugely convincing 180-run victory over great rivals India at The Oval. A fortnight on from being thrashed by India in their opening group match at Edgbaston, Mickey Arthur's side looked a totally different team as they followed up their semi-final hammering of hosts England by trouncing the defending champions. Pakistan's formidable total of 338-4 - the highest score of the event - owed much to Fakhar, who took full advantage of being caught off a Jasprit Bumrah no-ball on three by compiling a flamboyant 114, his maiden one-day international hundred. Azhar Ali (59), Baba...
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Punjab Wrestler Abdul Gani lifts Thial-Chougan Dangal Title
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JAMMU, June 18: Abdul Gani of Mallerkotla of Punjab defeated Wrestler Binda Bishhanpuria of Kapurthala of Punjab in the 112nd Annual mega historic Dangal held at Govt. Middle School Sunal in Block Khoon, Tehsil Majalta and District Udhampur. Bout was played for 21 minutes. Winner Wrestler Abdul Gani was awarded with cash prize of Rs 40,000 along with traditional Gurj (Gada) by chief Guest BJP Senior Leader Nand Kishore Sharma, President J&K Indian Style Wrestling Association Shiv Kumar Sharma & Krishan Kumar (President) Dangal Committee Thial Chougan while runner-up Wrestler Binda awarded with cash prize of Rs 25,000/- by Sunil Badyal, Tehsildar Ved Parkash and Kartar Chand (Secretary) Dangal Committee. 44 bouts were played in the one day long wrestling event and an expenditure of Rs 3,...
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29th Majalta Kesari Vishal Dangal on June 19, 2017
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KATRA, June 18: 29th Histroic and famous Majalta Kesari Vishal Dangal on June 19. Vishal Dangal will organized by Majalta Dangal Committee in collaboration with J&K Indian Style Wrestling Association, timing 3.30 P.M to 7.00 P.M under the overall supervision of President J&K Indian Style Wrestling Association Shiv Kumar Sharma, Tara Mani Numberdar Lochan Singh and Prem Nath. The decision to this effect was taken in the officer chamber of President J&K Indian Style Wrestling Association, Shiv Kumar Sharma at Jammu. Sharma said about 55 invited Wrestlers from different States Punjab, Harayana, Delhi, U.P, Himachal, Chandigarh in addition to various parts of J&K State are likely to participate and only 30 selected interesting bouts will be played in which only invited Wrestlers can ta...
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Sharjeel Khan was threatened to admit the spot-fixing allegations "to save his cricket career", claims lawyer
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MUMBAI, June 18 Pakistani opener Sharjeel Khan, who has been suspended for the spot-fixing allegations in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) was threatened (to accept the charges) to save his cricket career. This on Sunday was claimed by his lawyer Shaigaz Ijaz. Speaking exclusively over his mobile from Lahore, where he was preparing to represent his client for Monday's hearing, he said, "in Dubai when Sharjeel Khan was being interviewed by the ICC officials Colin Tenant, Stephanie McCormick and Col. Khalid (Integrity Officer of Islamabad United team) at the ICC Head Quarters, Col. Azam Khan, (General Manager : Security and Vigilance Department (Pakistan Cricket Board, PCB) entered the room and asked Sharjeel “You will reply as I have instructed/told you”. "Col. Azam also took Sharjeel K...
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