Many former sportspersons have slammed the central and Haryana government for mistreating the farmers during the protests. They have also condemned the use of tear gas and water cannons on farmers. Moreover, they have decided to return their awards on December 5 to stand by the farmers. Former player Sajjan Singh Chema questioned, "If turbans of our elders and brothers are tossed, what will we do with our awards and honour?"
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Olympic Organizing Committee of Tokyo has cleared that no spectators from abroad will be allowed at the test events. The information was provided after the organizers announced to host 18 test events from March to May 2021. The games delivery officer Hidemasa Nakamura said that only some (unspecified number) domestic fans will get entry into the test events. The postponed Tokyo Olympics are slated to begin from July 23, 2021.
By conceding 89 runs in his 10 overs, Indian spinner Yuzvendra Chahal set an unwanted record during the first ODI match of the ongoing series against Australia. The bowler became India's highest run-giver spinner in an one-day international match. India is currently playing a three-match ODI series against Australia with the first ODI played at the Sydney Cricket Ground on November 27. Bhuvneshwar is the most expensive ODI Indian bowler.
Tech-giant Google has been developing 'Project Guideline' to assist blind and people with low vision to play outdoor games. Working on machine learning, the technique uses a smartphone, headphone and a yellow coloured path. It will assist the visually impaired to follow instructions via headphone, while it uses the smartphone camera tied on his wrist. The project is in early-phase of research in collaboration with American guide dog training… read-more
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On the sudden demise of legendary footballer Diego Maradona, the Kerala government has announced that the state's sports sector would observe mourning for two days. Sports minister E.P. Jayarajan announced the decision and stated that lakhs of fans in Kerala could not believe the news. The veteran footballer has visited Kerala in 2012 for an event.… read-more
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Rajkot Municipal Corporation has allotted tenders worth Rs 23 crore to establish a model school that will be dedicated to sports curriculum. A total of 26,000 square metre area has been marked for the school, of which 23,000 square metre will be exclusively for construction of sports facilities. Touted as the first-of-its-kind in Gujarat, the school will provide facilities for both outdoor and indoor games along with computer lab and library… read-more
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Under the 'Tandarust Punjab Mission', the Punjab CM launched a project for construction of 750 stadiums and play grounds in the rural areas of the state. The CM said that the project, which will cost Rs 105 crore, aims to "help youth channelize their energy." He added that the government intends to complete at least five stadiums per block by 2020-2021, and wishes to name them after eminent sportspersons.
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Uruguay has left Edinson Cavani out of its squad for the forthcoming World Cup qualifiers against Chile and Ecuador. The former Paris Saint-German (PSG) striker, Cavani, had recorded 200 goals for PSG but now has no club as his agreement with the French champions concluded in June. Mario Rebollo, assistant coach of Uruguay said that they were not sure about Cavani's fitness as the pandemic had "interrupted his training regimen."
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Going by the reports, sports-related jobs in India are witnessing a downfall of about 25%. The ongoing pandemic has led various sports events to stand cancelled. The Times of India reported that, In August, the search for jobs in the sports market has increased by 11%. Moreover, the job posting in the sector has also plunged by 25%.
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Pakistan Cricket Board chief Ehsan Mani has announced that there can be no bilateral cricket series with India unless political conditions normalise. He also said BCCI would not be requested to allow Pakistani players to play in IPL. “At this moment I don't have any intention of playing any T20 league with India,” he added. It has been more than eight years since both sides have played on either soil.
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